U.S. Household Worth Increases By $943 Billion…Has Recouped 53% Of Losses Off Highs In 2007

| June 9, 2011

Household wealth in the U.S. climbed by $943 billion in the first quarter of 2011 according to the Federal Reserve’s flow of funds report out of Washington,  as rising stock market share prices outstripped declines in home values.  From the peak in June 2007 to the low in 2009 the losses from all asset groups combined were -24.9% of assets.  As of […]

The Seeds Of Discontent

| March 31, 2011

To see the real story, just look at the charts….. The top 1 percent  control 42 percent of all financial wealth. Growing Inequality…the middle class vs. the rich Growing Inequality…in income Source:  Social Security Does this look like a recovery to you?   More and More Food Stamps……and no end in sight And Real Estate values are […]

Distribution Of Net Worth…Getting Current Using Fuzzy Logic

| September 4, 2010

Even after looking at the market’s rebound from the lows of 2009, nest eggs remain severely impaired.  As of the first quarter of 2010, net household assets—homes, 401(k) plans, pension assets and other investments minus debts—stood at $54.6 trillion, down an average of 18% from the end of 2007.   We actually think the losses are higher but we’ll […]

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