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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:34 PM

 

Calculated Risk: Households lost $16.1 trillion during the Near-Depression

According to the Fed, household net worth increased in Q3 compared to Q2 2011. Net worth peaked at $67.3 trillion in Q3 2007, and then net worth fell to $51.2 trillion in Q1 2009 (a loss of $16.1 trillion). Household net worth was at $64.8 trillion in Q3 2012 (up $13.6 trillion from the trough, but still down $2.5 trillion from the peak).

The Fed estimated that the value of household real estate increased $301 billion to $17.2 trillion in Q3 2012. The value of household real estate is still $5.5 trillion below the peak.


http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2012/12/feds-q3-flow-of-funds-household.html?m=1

Thank you, Obama, Bernanke,and Geithner.

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:45 PM

1. Obama?

You might have disagreed how he dealt with it, but this thing was rolling well before he could do anything about it.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:48 PM

2. I don't disagree with the President, Bernanke, and Geithner the least bit

 

Instead I credit the team with staving off a depression.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:06 AM

3. I find it interesting that the beginning of the upturn was in Obama's first quarter of office

The OP excerpt says the net worth bottom was in Q1 2009. Coincidentally perhaps, it was in Q1 2009 that Obama replaced Bushed. Putting it another way, the beginning of the upturn was in Obama's first quarter in office. At least as far as the household net worth.

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER.org), the official arbiter of recessions and expansions, the upturn began some unspecified time in June 2009, about 5 months after Obama took office (in Obama's 2nd quarter in office). http://www.democraticunderground.com/111622439#post3

Just noting the, perhaps, coincidence.

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