Graph of the Day for December 14, 2009

"This is an urgent matter, and we need to move very quickly... we're talking about hundreds of billions of dollars... we can't determine what the cost is today...  But I can assure you the cost won't be anything like what is put out to buy these investments and these assets. And when the assets are sold, the money will come back into the treasury."  Henry Paulson, Treasury Secretary at the time, on Meet the Press, Sept. 21, 2008.

Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Costs through Sept. 2009


Source: The Government Accounting Office, Dec 2009.


Hoven's Index for December 14, 2009


Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of various countries:

Egypt:  $445 billion (rank: 27).

Venezuela:  $356 billion (32).

Norway;  $276 billion (41).

Iceland:  $13 billion (139).


Source:  CIA World Factbook.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"This is an urgent matter, and we need to move very quickly... we're talking about hundreds of billions of dollars... we can't determine what the cost is today...  But I can assure you the cost won't be anything like what is put out to buy these investments and these assets. And when the assets are sold, the money will come back into the treasury."  Henry Paulson, Treasury Secretary at the time, on Meet the Press, Sept. 21, 2008.

Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Costs through Sept. 2009


Source: The Government Accounting Office, Dec 2009.


Hoven's Index for December 14, 2009


Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of various countries:

Egypt:  $445 billion (rank: 27).

Venezuela:  $356 billion (32).

Norway;  $276 billion (41).

Iceland:  $13 billion (139).


Source:  CIA World Factbook.


Graph of the Day Archive.