What’s Next? Seven Uncomfortable Truths

By Jennifer Bawden March 30, 2009 ——————— Feverish speculators were ripped in half. Intoxicated investors are still nursing healthy scars. It’s like the movie “Sharks.” As you slowly start dipping your toe in after the last brutal market attack and you get ready for the spring swimming season here are seven clear and present dangers […]

The Tipping Point of the Dollar

By Jennifer Bawden March 29, 2009 ——————— A defining move by the Fed last week to buy billions in treasuries and Freddie and Fannie mortgage backed securities will change the world as we know it. With the Fed buying 300 billion in treasuries I believe that day of reckoning has come! Martin Weiss of Money […]

Ultra Short ETFs NOT Performing as Market Plummets

By Jennifer Bawden February 21, 2009 ——————— I just wanted to let you know that although I am still bullish on TZA, SRS and FAZ (three ETFs shorting the market) there is some important information you need to know. They are NOT mimicking the downside, as they should be. They should have jumped a lot […]

Five Solutions in a Deteriorating Economy

By Jennifer Bawden December 30, 2008 ——————— (Speech given at Renaissance Think-Tank in Charleston, SC.) The fierce fight between the market forces and the manipulators resumes for another year. My questions remain the same. If huge amounts of debt are what caused the problem, how can even more debt be the solution? And secondly, why […]

Deflation Dragon Disaster

By Jennifer Bawden November 25, 2008 ——————— So, Lets see if I understand this correctly. Real estate prices just keep dropping lower and lower and loans become harder and harder to get. The consumer’s balance sheets are upside down and more and more are defaulting on their debt every day. Everyone else is in a […]

Reits, Gold, Oil and A Dead Cat Bounce

By Jennifer Bawden December 5, 2008 ——————— So where do we stand now? Many people are calling this the bottom. It does look like the market wants to rally. As everybody keeps reminding me, there is a lot of money on the sidelines. Yes, despite choppy days, that big bear market rally could be just […]

Short Commercial Real Estate for Big Profits

By Jennifer Bawden November 24, 2008 ——————— Thursday DOW closed at 7552. For many following Denise and my suggestions, this was an excellent opportunity for everybody to exit on their short positions. I sold my SRS (Proshares Ultrashort Real Estate ETF) that I bought in January for an approximately 123% annualized profit. This is a […]

The Debt and Leverage Party Has A Massive Hangover!

By Jennifer Bawden November 10, 2008 ——————— Reporting from Marbella Spain As many of you know, I have been making speeches and writing extensively since the spring of 2007 on the dangers of over leveraged CDO’s (Collateralized Debt Obligations) and the credit bubble. On August 12, 2007 I wrote to warn you that ‘the gigantic […]

Obama Mania Can’t Stop Mr. Market

By Jennifer Bawden November 5, 2008 ——————— The Ultimate Black Swan – Credit Derivatives (The CDO Market). According to the Bank of International Settlements, has grown to $57.9 Trillion. This credit default swap meltdown that has begun to pour hot lava on a fragile market has only just begun to erupt. Substantial blame in my […]

Spain and Florida Real Estate

By Jennifer Bawden September 12, 2008 ——————— Jennifer Bawden reporting from Marbella, Spain. In late August as I rushed along the boardwalk to the internet café on the beach (the signal was out at the house, as usual), I watched hundreds of tourists and locals sunning on the beach, having a leisurely drink at a […]