Best Place to Stash Some Cash?

With the stock market swinging wildly up and down, real estate prices still falling in many markets, and banks paying basically zero (or worse) on savings accounts, I’m curious what the readers think about where’s the best place to keep one’s cash today. Let’s assume you just want to hold the money and avoid losing […]

Crash Comparisons: Job Losses & Dow Jones

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently posted an alarming chart of job losses that has been making the rounds. What jumps out to me when I look at her chart is the fact that the y-axis shows raw number of jobs rather than a percentage loss, and therefore fails to account for the increased size of […]

Stock Market Crash Historical Comparison Update

I thought it would be interesting to post an update on the stock market crash graph that I first posted back in October. In the chart below I have graphed the crashes of 1929, 1973, 1987, and 2001 alongside the current fall, with the peak points aligned near the left. Each crash is scaled on […]

Comparing Past Market Crashes

Since the stock market is all over the news again today, I thought it would be interesting to look at some past stock crashes and see how the current one compares. In the chart below I have graphed the crashes of 1929, 1973, 1987, and 2001 alongside the current fall, with the peak points aligned […]