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25 September, 2011

Is Financial Instability The New Normal?

Is Financial Instability The New Normal?: "The financial world is officially going crazy. Can you believe what is going on out there right now? Financial markets have been jumping up and down like crazy for months and this is creating a lot of fear. Other than during the financial crisis of 2008, in the post-World War II era have we ever experienced as much financial instability as we are seeing right now? Should we just accept that massive financial instability is going to be part of 'the new normal' in the financial world? The wild swings that we are witnessing in the global financial marketplace are making a whole lot of people very nervous right at the moment. When markets go up, they tend to do it slowly and steadily. When markets go down, a lot of times it can happen very rapidly. Also, as I have mentioned before, more major stock market crashes happen during the fall than during any other time of the year. The last major financial crisis happened during the fall of 2008, and things are starting to look a little bit more like 2008 with each passing day. The last thing the global economy needs right now is another major financial meltdown, but that may be exactly what we are about to get..."

1 comment:

  1. i think it is interesting to speculate on the future of our economy. As we have seen of late, there is a lot of pessimism circulating and rumors of an upcoming re-recession that could linger around for many years. This would have a very negative impact on people who do not have the capital to invest and/or know how to invest when there is an impending crisis around the bend.

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