Author: David Merkel

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The Crisis At The Tipping Point

Ten years ago, things were mostly quiet.  The crisis was staring us in the face, with a little more than a year before the effects of growing leverage and sloppy credit underwriting would hit in full.  But when there is […]

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Why Are Stocks So High?

Assuming that you could throw stones on the financial internet, it would be hard to toss a stone and miss articles talking about how high the stock market is.  One good article from last week was Why Do U.S. Stocks Keep […]

The Rule of K Vs Rule Of 72

The Rule of K Vs Rule Of 72

This is a small update of my last piece.  I wish that I had put this graph in that piece, because it completes it. Over the interest rate range of 0% to 30%, the average absolute deviations from perfect doubling […]

2.79% Annual Returns Ahead?

2.79% Annual Returns Ahead?

I lost this post once already, hopefully it will be better-written this time.  I’ve been playing around with the stock market prediction model in order to give some idea of how the actual results could vary from the forecasts. Look […]