The Mass of Markets

I am not here to pick any fights this week. Nor to tell my readers how all the more famous investors and economists of the world are getting it wrong (they must be doing something right since they are famous, and I am not quite so much).  Instead I want to focus on some interesting statistics about markets and economies that can help frame a perspective about markets. The size of different markets, along with the size of different market participants, is something that is little talked about in the main stream investment mediums. This is what I am calling the Mass of Markets, and in some future post may be so brave as to try and detail these relationships; but first, a primer. […]

Austerity v. Stimulus: Why Neither Side is Right

We have an unfortunate economic situation on our hands that, while I do believe the worst has passed, is nowhere near being solved.  With a near 10% unemployment rate, that means we have approximately 15 million people in this country who are unable to find work.  You can see the stats as they are compiled Read more about Austerity v. Stimulus: Why Neither Side is Right[…]