...from Business Week (since we're in the finger-pointing mode down below in comments):
"A very powerful and durable rally is in the works. But it may need another couple of days to lift off. Hold the fort and keep the faith!" —Richard Band, editor, Profitable Investing Letter, Mar. 27, 2008
Good call, Dick. Except the markets had been gently declining for six months at that point ... and we know where they are now, don't we?
"I'm not an economist but I do believe that we're growing." —President George W. Bush, in a July 15, 2008 press conference
One more of the President's beliefs unsupported by ... you know ... facts. GDP shrank at .5% from July to September. And of course we were in a recession then, as we are in a recession now.
And to be fair and balanced -- we're not being partisan here -- there is Congressman Barney Frank's wrong analysis of Fannie and Freddie:
"I think this is a case where Freddie Mac (FRE) and Fannie Mae (FNM) are fundamentally sound. They're not in danger of going under…I think they are in good shape going forward." —Barney Frank (D-Mass.), House Financial Services Committee chairman, July 14, 2008
Sixty days further on, the companies were in receivership ...
And one more prediction, not from Business Week.
Bolt will do $120 million domestic, and double that overseas. It's gonna come close to $400 million in world box office." -- Steve Hulett
The dude was a tad optimistic on that one. The way it looks now, the white doggie won't hit the $120 million or $400 million markers.