Daily Archives: September 10, 2009

A view of market risk: VIX over the S&P 500

Our technical analyst Cory Venable gave me an interesting picture this week of relative risk and reward in the S&P 500 today. Dividing the VIX (Volatility Index) by the price level of the S&P 500 Index, we can see buys … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy of "wealthy" up 73%, homes for sale over 1m at 21 month supply

The number of wealthy individuals and families filing for bankruptcy jumped 73 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, according to the National Bankruptcy Research Center. See: Bloomberg: Wealthy Families Face Bankruptcy “Wealthier people filing for bankruptcy typically … Continue reading

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Meredith Whitney on CNBC this morning

Meredith Whitney, founder and CEO of the Meredith Whitney Advisory Group, discusses financials and the state of the credit market on CNBC. Two things I appreciate about Whitney are her ability to explain the interconnection of banks, credit, housing and … Continue reading

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