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By Andrew Snyder | Posted on December 9, 2009
Get ready for Stimulus Version 2.0. With unemployment in double-digit territory, credit still tight and consumers refusing to part with their cash, it’s obvious Washington’s first bailout did nothing but put the nation even further in debt and give China an even larger stake of the country’s financial future.
Before I go…
Posted on January 21, 2010 by Andrew Snyder | 1 Comment
This is it. With bittersweet emotions, we have come to the final edition of Notes from the Investment Underground. Although without the burdens of daily writing chores I will be free to pursue some exciting trading endeavors, I will most certainly miss having a captive audience for my research and opinions.
The great turnaround of 2010
Posted on January 20, 2010 by Andrew Snyder
Today is a huge day for this country. Not only did the GOP take back a pivotal seat, but the markets are reacting fiercely and appropriately to a horde of economic data. The possibilities from here are unlimited.
Is Obama a closet capitalist?
Posted on January 19, 2010 by Andrew Snyder | 1 Comment
It’s a huge day in the nation’s history. As with a couple of other great revolutions, America’s latest smack to the face of an overpowering government comes from Massachusetts.
What about tomorrow?
Posted on January 18, 2010 by Andrew Snyder
The world remains shocked over the tragic events unfolding in Haiti. While every life saved is worth celebrating, for every success story, there are tens, if not hundreds, of tales with horrific endings. A country that many thought could get no poorer was dealt a knockout blow.
Don’t get fleeced with the rest of them
Posted on January 15, 2010 by Andrew Snyder
Some stories just have to be repeated. Like the one from Sweden that tells of a collapsing floor during a Weight Watchers weigh-in. As twenty or so dieters filled the room to measure the fruits of their effort, the floor beneath them rumbled then failed.
What’s more important than making money?
Posted on January 14, 2010 by Andrew Snyder
There is a time for making money and there is a time for giving money. Now is the time to reach into your heart and help your global neighbors.
As rumors of a death toll in Haiti that could stretch into the hundreds of thousands slowly become reality, we need to spend a moment or two wondering why we do what we do.
Fiscal fitness: America is too fat
Posted on January 13, 2010 by Andrew Snyder | 1 Comment
What’s worse than having Wall Street kingpins like Bernanke and Geithner in charge of America’s economic future? China taking the reins, that’s what.
While Washington’s all-powerful ego may have our leaders believe they still control our fiscal fate, they lost that power long ago. Now, the Fed and the Treasury may dictate who gets what, but China decides how much and when.
What not to do for economic success
Posted on January 12, 2010 by Andrew Snyder
Baltimore — The radio is a fantastic mirror of the economy. Advertisements, radio personalities and even the tunes themselves, do a fine job of illustrating the highs and lows of a region’s fiscal situation.