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What has Become of America? Musings of an Equities Investor

Author and stock market investor John Reizner discusses his investing experiences in the aftermath of the financial crisis. He talks about the difficulties that many families face in rebuilding their financial lives after the meltdown - and continue to experience in an economic recovery that is chiefly rewarding only those with substantial assets in the U.S. stock market. A hollowed middle class and many millions just barely making it financially are left behind.

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The Ownership Society: Worthy Concept, Poor Execution

I am not a great believer in the governing abilities of our former President, George W. Bush, but I do think his concept of having wide swaths of Americans participate in an ownership society was a laudable goal. The concept included large numbers of Americans riding a wave of prosperity engendered through ownership in appreciating assets such as homes, businesses and retirement accounts. This was viewed as a ticket toward upward mobility. At least that was the theory.

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Why the Stock Market May have Collapsed Months before Barack Obama was Elected President

Background: I remember in February 2007, the Shanghai market cracked, and ours followed sharply downward the next day. However, both our markets and the Shanghai Exchange snapped back shortly thereafter as quickly as they had fallen.
 

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