The Affluent Are Afflicted

Bob Shullman, President of Ipsos Mendelsohn, appeared on CNBC Tuesday to hawk the latest results of his market research company’s “Affluent Survey.” The affluent are afflicted with recession-related blues but remain ready to spend. The affluent control the majority of America’s income and wealth: they constitute 20% of all American households, but earn 60% of … Read more

Assorted Thoughts and Trades for September 25, 2009

Today has been a wild day in the financial markets, and I almost hesitate to jot down my thoughts before the close of trading. However, I will be shutting things down to get the weekend started as soon as possible, so I am writing now while thoughts remain fresh. There is no one theme I … Read more