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September 22, 2011

Everything Must Go: Global Meltdown As Investors Prepare For Worldwide Recession

The DOW is down 400+. And it seems to me that these sectors...

The worst performing stock market sectors mirrored the sell-off in global commodities markets, with materials down 4.6 percent and energy stocks down 4.1 percent.

...tend to most predictive of near-future economic activity.

...

The selling in risk assets picked up momentum after the Fed's statement Wednesday, in which it characterized risks to the economy as "significant" and noted that "strains in global financial markets" (or Europe) could be a catalyst. Then overnight, a preliminary China manufacturing data showed moderating growth.

Obama benefactor George Soros says we're already in a double-dip.

Not only that, he's pretty sure it's Obama's fault.

Kidding. Of course it's the Republicans' fault.

Asked by CNBC if he believed the US risks falling into a double-dip recession , Soror said: "I think we are in it already."

"We have a slowdown and basically a conflict about whether the rich ought to pay taxes to create jobs or not and there was a deal in the making which would have balanced the budget over the long term, but would have allowed short-term fiscal stimulus, which would have been the right policy," Soros said in an interview late Wednesday.

"That was rejected, it fell apart… so it will come to the electorate next year to decide what they want," he added.

Because of course the last stimulus worked so beautifully.

Thanks to RDBrewer.

Is it time to panic?

Or... did many miss their chance?


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