Sep 28 2009
A couple of good links
Vincent Fernando at The Business Insider did a post comparing the current economic situation to that of the early 1980s. The upshot of the post is that when one looks at inflation, unemployment, and interest rates as they are now and as they were then things don’t look quite so bad right now.
Actually, from my perspective things now remind me more of the early 90s. That was the time of the RTC after all those thrifts were shut down across the country. In Rhode Island the governor shut down all the credit unions on New Years day 1990, which really did a number on the state economy for a couple of years. I was only a kid in the early 1980s, but I do remember it wasn’t a great time. The cities were in rough shape. I think anyone who was in NYC at the time would agree.
Seperate, former colleague Jamie Coleman at ForexLive postedÂ a fun look at the yen situation. The Japanese have always stood ready and willing to intervene in the currency markets, either directly or verbally. That, at times, creates some very interesting press and market action – as it did last night.
Here are some other posts which might interest you:
- If the US is Japan, Buy Long Bonds
- When trends become pop culture…
- Fun With Central Bank Currency Intervention
- They Want Me Again
- Tales of My Trading Mentor – Dec. Cotton