December 10, 2013

THANKS, W:

Americans Continue to Regain Lost Wealth (NEIL SHAH, Dec. 9, 2013, WSJ)

The stage could be set for stronger economic growth next year, as a surging stock market and run-up in home values have helped Americans recoup nearly all the wealth they lost in the recession.

The net worth of U.S. households and nonprofit organizations--the values of homes, stocks and other assets minus debts and other liabilities--rose 2.6%, or about $1.9 trillion, in the third quarter of 2013 to $77.3 trillion, the highest on record, according to the Federal Reserve.

Of course, we'd be doing even better if bank bailouts had been built around retiring mortgages.
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