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Keating Undresses Geithner

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 9th, 2009 12:37 PM |

One of the few countries in the world to escape the worst of this economic tsunami is Australia. I introduced you to former Australian Prime Minister and Treasurer Paul Keating on February 18th in my piece entitled A Fresh and Honest Perspective. Keating was brutally honest in the video clip (thank you SR for providing it!!) included in that article .

I love an honest man!!

Former Australian Prime Minister and Treasurer Paul Keating

Former Australian Prime Minister and Treasurer Paul Keating

Well, Mr. Keating has spoken again and I am listening to him very closely as I strongly believe I am more educated and informed as a result. Our domestic officials and media outlets should take heed.

In an article published in this past Saturday’s Sydney Morning Herald, Obama’s Economic Saviour Savaged as Keating Let’s Rip.  Keating offers a piercing review of then Treasury Officer Geithner’s structuring of an IMF led rescue plan of the Southeast Asian crisis in 1997-98. For those unaware, many countries in SE Asia had massive infusions of foreign capital in the form of debt to facilitate infrastructure development. Geithner and then IMF Chief Michael Camdessus structured a plan that injected $200 billion dollars in the form of IMF loans to refloat the economy. Keating maintains that Geithner and Camdessus totally misdiagnosed the problem and in turn the solution.   (more…)

Midday Market Update . . . U-G-L-Y

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 5th, 2009 12:45 PM |

I had written that yesterday’s 2-3% upward move in the market was very likely a Dead Cat Bounce. Well, that cat is burrowing further into the ground as markets have more than fully retraced yesterday’s upward move and are making new lows. This type of price action, known as lower highs and lower lows, confirms bearish trends

I hope our readers know that all financial information you could possibly want is on the Market Data tab on the Sense on Cents header. That resource provided by the Wall Street Journal is not only a great way to get a quick and comprehensive snapshot of all sectors of the market, but also a great way to keep your brokers and financial planners on their toes and working for you!!

Let’s take a quick look at the markets and then I will offer some commentary. (more…)

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