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Armstrong Economics

  • newDemocrats are the Enemy of the Middle Class
    Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act this Tuesday, wasting $437 billion of taxpayers’ dollars. “I’m keeping my campaign commitment. No one — let me emphasize this — no one earning less than $400,000 a year will pay a penny more…
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  • newCanada to Launch Digital Identity Program
    Trudeau is pushing forth the Great Reset at any cost. Canada will impose a federal “Digital Identity Program” to help the World Economic Forum develop a global ID system. Since the COVID passports failed, they are outright demanding that everyone…
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  • newWhy Do Democrats Create More Laws That Harm Society?
    Shakespeare’s famous line was: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” To put that in its proper context, only the king had an attorney, so they were prosecutors. When we look at the real difference between Republicans and Democr…
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  • newMarket Talk – August 17, 2022
    ASIA: Japan’s imports jumped to a record amount in July, boosted by global fuel inflation and a weak yen, outweighing exports and deepening the trade deficit, in a sign of a further worsening in the terms of trade for the export-oriented economy. M…
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  • South Korea Offers Olive Branch to the North
    Russia recently claimed that it had been a close friend of North Korea since World War II, when Japanese forces were expelled from the peninsula. In a celebratory speech, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol mentioned how the end of Japan’s coloniz…
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  • IRS Agents Training to Raid Homes
    The Internal Revenue Service 2021 report contains a bit more information about who the IRS aims to target – you. These special IRS Criminal Investigation agents are armed and ready to prevent a penny from leaving the government’s control. After o…
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  • National Bank of Romania Hires Fortune Teller
    The National Bank of Romania (BNR) is turning to ancient rituals to predict future economic movements. Gabriela Dima, 64, often referred to as Minerva, holds two majors in psychology and cinematography. She also happens to be a popular fortune teller…
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  • Market Talk – August 16, 2022
    ASIA: The move to delist five Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) signals that Beijing may be willing to compromise to strike an audit deal with the United States and end a more than decade-old dispute. Anal…
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  • PRIVATE BLOG – Beware of September
    PRIVATE BLOG – Beware of September Private blog posts are exclusively available to Socrates subscribers. To sign-up for Socrates or to learn more, please visit post PRIVATE BLOG – Beware of Septemb…
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  • Desperate Times in Lebanon
    Desperate times drive people to desperate measures. A Lebanese man made international headlines after holding 10 people hostage in a seven-hour standoff with authorities before surrendering. This man was not attempting to steal from the bank and had…
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The Market Ticker

  • newThe Market Ticker - CRIMINAL Tax Fraud?
    Oh oh.....The Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer will admit to conspiring with the Trump Organization and Trump Payroll Corporation in a 15-year tax fraud scheme while head of the company’s finances at a Manhattan Supreme Court…
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  • The Market Ticker - Buh-Bye Cheney!
    It appears that $36 million of wealth accumulated in six years and voting for impeachment of the President, who is in your party, is a poor decision when it comes to being re-elected to Congress.  Last night Liz Cheney was deposed by the people of W…
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  • The Market Ticker - The Cruise Industry Is DEAD
    Norwegian reported a huge miss on revenue and a monster loss, -$1.14 .vs. -$0.82 expected.At the end of the day the jabby passport demands which they have not dropped in the industry, either flat-out requiring them or wildly penalizing those who r…
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  • The Market Ticker - A Message!
    A Message For You $150  
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  • The Market Ticker - PPI: Finally, Perhaps Some Relief (In A Year!)
    Well well, look what we have here... a pattern break. Unfortunately its not very much of one, it is still running almost three times the Fed's target, assuming one of those is absorbable through efficiency (but won't be until productivity starts…
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Wolf Street

Dollar Collapse

  • newMise Institute: The New Green Economy Is Little More than a Keynesian Spending Scheme
    posted by JR MacLeod on the Mises Institute: Climate change theory says that the public has to drastically reduce its consumption to save the environment, while Keynesian economics says that increasing consumption by the general public is the surest…
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  • Breaking News
    Wall whispers commodity rally before year-end…Mortgage demand continues to fall…The backwards reason coal is at its highest demand ever…Colorado River nearing drought levels…CDC releases MonkeyPox Map…Afghanistan’s rare minerals will be c…
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  • Matt Taibbi: The Espionage Act Gets An Instant Makeover
    A law reviled by liberalism ten minutes ago is now Savior to All…Taibbi explains the history behind the violation and enforcement of the Espionage Act. We all know why…We want a just, and free America. posted by Matt Taibbi on his TK News Substac…
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  • Matthew Piepenburg: Modern American Policy: Stupid or Sinister?
    Piepenburg has been writing for months on the Fed led dystopia we’ve all been brought into…Are we moving forward to advance the few at the expense of the many?…Or did we break faith in 1913? What returning to gold could do as a trusted store of…
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  • Stewart Thomson: US Civil War Cycle & Gold
    Can you predict market trends?…Revealed: Thomson’s not-so-secret “buy zones of champions”…Specific Gold ETFs that could be profitable very soon…How a US civil war cycle could connect with the price of gold. posted by Stewart Thomson on 32…
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  • Doug Noland: The Everything Squeeze
    Doug Noland’s review of what he calls: “Epic Monetary Disorder”. posted by Doug Noland on the CreditBubbleBulletin: Wednesday’s CPI release was telling. July consumer price inflation data were somewhat better than forecasts. Instead of increa…
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  • Top Ten Videos – Aug 15 2022

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  • Bob Moriarty: Goliath Drills More Outstanding Holes
    According to Bob, this is the easiest investment you’ll ever consider – full moon or not. He tells you everything you need to know… posted by Bob Moriarty on Friday August 12th is a full moon. Full moons tend to mark either reversal…
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  • David Stockman: The Reason Home Affordability Just Hit A 33-Year Low
    Here’s one for the “they never learn” file. It seems the home affordability index in June posted at the worst level in 33 years. posted by David Stockman on It was more expensive to buy a U.S. home in June than it has been for…
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  • Michael Snyder: More Nightmarish Pestilences Continue To Erupt All Over The World
    For years, Snyder has been persistently warning, that we’d be entering a time of great pestilences. Now we’re here. And our world is going mad, and trying to pretend otherwise isn’t going to help anything. posted by Michael Snyder on EndoftheAm…
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Money Game

International Business Times

Sovereign Man

  • Some Great Reasons to Not Procrastinate on Your Plan B
    Securing a second residency is a crucial aspect of a strong Plan B. It gives you another place where you are entitled to live, work, and invest if your home country ever becomes unlivable or undesirable. For a long time, Panama’s Friendly Nations V…
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  • Another wasted opportunity to close the trust deficit
    It’s been another historic and mind-blowing week to say the least. Over the last several months we’ve heard some of the most ridiculous lines of BS from politicians. Things like, “The economy is not in recession.” Last year’s humiliating wi…
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  • Living the American Dream… In Mexico
    One of the hallmarks of the ‘American Dream’ has long been owning your own home— and it’s a dream people around the globe share. But now that housing affordability has hit its lowest levels since the early 2000s in many parts of the world, th…
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  • The US is about to go full Louis XVI
    On September 3, 1783, after nearly a year of excruciating back-and-forth negotiations, all sides had finally gathered together in Paris to sign a historic peace agreement. It was a pretty important peace deal. Because the Treaty of Paris, as it is no…
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  • Four ways the “experts” have proven that they are insane this week
    There’s an old saying that people often misattribute to Albert Einstein– that ‘the definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result.’ The saying has become a bit of a cliché, but there…
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  • Why Nicaragua still makes sense as a Plan B destination in 2022
    Is Nicaragua still a good place to consider for second residency? Today, we revisit whether the country still makes sense as a Plan B destination. Let’s get into the details below… Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Nicarag…
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  • The Best Tax Deal in the Eastern Hemisphere
    One of the most important elements of a Plan B is to legally reduce your tax rate. Depending on where you live, the government routinely confiscates up to half of your hard-earned income. At best, this money is wasted and squandered— for example, t…
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  • The “experts” nail it again!
    In March of 421 BC, after years of escalating conflict, Athens and Sparta finally decided to bury the hatchet and coexist peacefully together in the Mediterranean. The two powers had been at odds for decades. Athens had ballooned into a regional empi…
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  • US government to centrally manage innovation. It’s genius!
    When news of Suleiman the Magnificent’s death on September 6, 1566 reached Europe, kings, queens, and clergy across the continent breathed a collective sigh of relief. Suleiman had reigned as the supreme leader of the Ottoman Empire for nearly 50 y…
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  • Some solid information for your Plan B
    For this week’s podcast I had the pleasure to speak with Viktorija once again, fresh off a long flight from Istanbul and several weeks in Europe. We had a really in-depth discussion that covers a lot of ground. We talked about Mexico City… and wh…
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Daily Reckoning

  • The Geopolitics of Inflation
    This post The Geopolitics of Inflation appeared first on Daily Reckoning.You know all too well about today’s inflation. But the U.S. is also exporting that inflation to the rest of the world. Today, Charles Hugh Smith shows you the geopolitical ef…
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  • Why Inflation Could Last Years
    This post Why Inflation Could Last Years appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Why today’s inflation could last years...The post Why Inflation Could Last Years appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
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  • The Fed Has It EXACTLY Backwards
    This post The Fed Has It EXACTLY Backwards appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The Federal Reserve believes it hangs from the hooks of a horrendous dilemma.The post The Fed Has It EXACTLY Backwards appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
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  • The Ancient Solution to Eliminate America’s Debt
    This post The Ancient Solution to Eliminate America’s Debt appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The 5,000-year old solution to wipe away America’s crushing debt…The post The Ancient Solution to Eliminate America’s Debt appeared first on Daily…
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  • Recession!!!
    This post Recession!!! appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The U.S. economy has entered recession… The Biden administration argues that there is no recession…The post Recession!!! appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
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  • Why the Fed Can’t Stop Inflation

    Why the Fed Can’t Stop Inflation

    This post Why the Fed Can’t Stop Inflation appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The Fed did exactly what the market expected today…The post Why the Fed Can’t Stop Inflation appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
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  • Not a Recession, But a Depression
    This post Not a Recession, But a Depression appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The real meaning of a depression isn’t what you think it is… Why the New Great Depression isn’t ending anytime soon…The post Not a Recession, But a Depression app…
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  • Rickards: The Fed Needs to Read This
    This post Rickards: The Fed Needs to Read This appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Even if the economy isn’t in recession now, it’s coming… Could the Fed be underestimating its tightening impact by a factor of four?…The post Rickards: The Fed…
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  • Epic Collapse Is Upon Us
    This post Epic Collapse Is Upon Us appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The old world order appears to be unraveling before our eyes, greatly accelerated by the war in Ukraine. Where it all ends up remains to be seen. But today, James Howard Kunstler s…
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  • Let Them Eat Bugs
    This post Let Them Eat Bugs appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The elites want us to eat bugs. You may laugh, but today Jeffrey Tucker shows you how serious food shortages are, and how to avoid a severe hunger crisis.The post Let Them Eat Bugs appea…
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Jim Rogers Blog

of two minds

  • Deglobalization Is Inflationary
    Price cutting is being replaced with price gouging, a substitution that consumers recognize as inflation..Globalization was deflationary, Deglobalization is inflationary. The entire point of globalization is to 1) lower costs as a means of maximizing…
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  • A Tale of Two Recessions: One Excellent, One Tumultuous
    Events may show that there are no winners, only survivors and those who failed to adapt.Some recessions are brief, necessary cleansings in which extremes of leverage and speculation are unwound via painful defaults, reductions of risk and bear market…
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  • A Most Peculiar Recession
    So what are conventional pundits missing today? I would start with three dynamics. Only old people experienced real recessions--those in 1973-74 and 1980-82. Recessions since then have been shorter and less systemic. In the good old days, a recessi…
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  • Are Older Workers Propping Up the U.S. Economy?
    Are 55 and older workers propping up the U.S. economy? The data is rather persuasive that the answer is yes.The chart of U.S. employment ages 25 to 54 years of age and 55 and older reveals a startling change.There are now 20 million more 55+ employed…
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  • Rather Than Focus on What You Don't Control ("The News"), Focus on What You Do Control: What You Grow, Eat and Own
    Now that globalization and financialization are finally unraveling, people are slowly awakening to the national security foundations of localizing production.What exactly is "the news" other than an inducement to passivity, despair and derangement? S…
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  • China at the Crossroads
    Watch where capital is flowing. That's pretty much all you need to know to predict the future. The word "China" evokes strong emotions, so let's set it aside in favor of a simple syllogism: 1. Certain things matter in all economies. 2. China is an…
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  • Can We "Export Inflation?" Yes We Can, Yes We Are
    A strong currency exports inflation to those nations which do not issue the currency. Though it's difficult to be confident of anything in the current flux, I am pretty confident of three things: 1) price is set on the margins 2) currencies are the…
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  • What Can The Beatles Teach Us about Management?
    Own your work. Don't give it away or let others profit at your expense. Leverage it when opportunities arise. What can The Beatles teach us about management?Young readers may wonder why The Beatles still matter 52 years after the band broke up. It's…
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  • How Much of "Inflation" Is the Price Being Jacked Up Under the Excuse of "Inflation"?
    The problem for global corporations feasting on "Inflation" profiteering is that the vast majority of consumers can't afford another lavish vacation, overpriced vehicle or specious subscription. A funny thing seems to be happening within "Inflation":…
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  • There Won't Be Any Winners Because The Status Quo Is Corrupt Everywhere
    Systemic corruption on this vast scale optimizes failure and collapse. Debating which nations will "win" as the global economy unravels is a popular but pointless parlor game.Since the status quo in every nation is deeply, profoundly, systemically co…
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The Big Picture

  • new10 Thursday AM Reads
    My morning train WFH reads: • 4 Common Sense Rules of Investing: Almost 60% of all calendar years have seen gains in excess of 10%. More than one-third of all years have experienced returns of 20% or more. So you’ve been more likely to gain 20% o…
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  • newPassive vs. Active
      Yesterday I spent some time with Eric Balchunas recording a Masters in Business podcast. Balchunas is Senior ETF Analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence and the author of “The Bogle Effect: How John Bogle and Vanguard Turned Wall Street Inside Out an…
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  • 10 Wednesday AM Reads
    My mid-week morning train WFH reads: • The Fed’s Past Crises Hold Secrets to Tackling Future Recessions: The US central bank has made mistakes before and learned from the experience. Now it must do so again. (Bloomberg) • When Data Fails: One o…
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  • Transcript: Kenneth Tropin
         The transcript from this week’s, MiB: Kenneth Tropin, Graham Capital Management, is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Bloomberg, and Acast. All of our earl…
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  • 10 Tuesday AM Reads
    My Two-for-Tuesday morning train WFH reads: • When is a Bear Market Over? Like many things in the market, there aren’t any hard and fast rules for this kind of thing, especially in real-time. (A Wealth of Common Sense) see also Countertrend? Typi…
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  • Countertrend ?
      One of my favorite ways to contextualize market trends is to divide long periods of time into secular bull and bear markets. When we look at the past century, we can see decades-long eras where the economy is generally robust, supporting markets t…
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  • 10 Monday AM Reads
    My back-to-work morning train WFH reads: • When is a Bear Market Over? Like many things in the market, there aren’t any hard and fast rules for this kind of thing, especially in real-time. Let’s look at the 2008 scenario as an example. The S&P…
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  • A conversation with Jim Simons
      During the 2022 Abel lectures Jim Simons had a conversation with Nils A. Baas and Nicolai Tangen. The lectures were held at The University of Oslo, May 25th… A conversation with Jim Simons: Mathematics, Common Sense and Good Luck Source: The Abe…
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  • 10 Sunday Reads
    Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • An American Catastrophe: The secret history of the U.S. government’s family-separation policy. We need to take away children.” (The Atlantic) • A Uran…
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  • MiB: Kenneth Tropin, Graham Capital Management
        This week, we speak with Kenneth Tropin, chairman and founder of Graham Capital Management, a multi-strategy quantitative hedge fund with $18 billion in assets under management. Prior to founding GCM in 1994, Tropin was president and chief exec…
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Jesse's Cafe Americain

Angry Bear

  • newIndustrial production heats up in July
    Industrial production heats up in July If the news in the housing sector this morning was bad, the news from the King of Coincident Indicators, industrial production, was quite good. Total production rose 0.6% to a new all-time high. Manufacturing pr…
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  • new“Letter to an American,” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    This is a 100% copy and paste as taken from Steve Schmidt’s Substack “The Warning. “Friday reflections: ‘Letter to an American'” ( I thought you might enjoy a good read. Certain versions I have access to which I am allowed to s…
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  • newAre abortion atrocities crowding out culture war outrage?
    I haven’t heard much recently about the horrors of cancel culture or efforts to teach critical race theory to 5 year olds, or about the latest trans panic or “don’t say gay” law, or about defund the police or abolish ICE. Maybe it’s just me…
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  • What Was in My In-Box
    climate and the environment edition This week, a number of articles in My In-Box were about climate and the environment. Seeking Alpha was featuring Michael Smith’s “The Future of Farming,” on their site. Recognizing AB authors is not unusual.…
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  • Biden Appoints Biggs to Social Security Advisory Board
    I (run75441) saw this article on MSN early (AZ time) this morning and sent it off to Dale. For those of you who may not have been around. Dale Coberly, Bruce Webb and Arne would discuss Social Security and how to save it. You also may not know it; Da…
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  • Housing permits, starts, and construction telegraphing a deeper economic decline ahead
    Housing permits, starts, and units under construction telegraph a deeper economic decline ahead Housing had another negative month in July. Permits (gold in the graph below) declined -1.3% to 1.674 units annualized, an 8 month low. Single family perm…
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  • Housing affordability: at or near the worst this Millennium
    Housing affordability: at or near the worst this Millennium The NAR calculates a monthly “housing affordability index,” which estimates the median mortgage payment for the median priced existing home based on an estimate of median household incom…
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  • Extreme heat belt
    Angry Bear Michael Smith’s post The Future of Farming reminded me that food and water supply issues need regular updates and highlighting. This report caught my eye since we here in Boston are experiencing very dry conditions with hot day temps. Th…
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  • Open thread August 16, 2022
    The post Open thread August 16, 2022 appeared first on Angry Bear.
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  • ‘Til the Rivers Run Dry
    Reactors in France had to reduce power because of low flow in the rivers being used for cooling. The pictures show Lake Garda in Italy at record lows. The Rhine is becoming too low for barge traffic, for cruise ships. In Rome, the River Po is low. Th…
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The Burning Platform

Silicon Valley Insider

The Wire

War Room

Naked Capitalism

Coyote Blog

  • Buying and Selling a Business
    Since a number of folks have asked me via email: yes, I am OK and would someday like to get back to active long-form blogging (I still make a foray into twitter now and again).  However, things have been a bit crazy here.  A number of business owne…
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  • Christmas Wonder, with Penguins
    I always enjoy Christmas day with the family.  But no matter how good a day we have together, it can never quite duplicate the sense of wonder when one is 8 or 9 and you come down the stairs to see the Christmas tree surrounded in gifts brought by S…
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  • Regional Variations in COVID are SEASONAL, not Correlated with Party of the Governor
    If you want a pointer towards the seasonality of the COVID virus, check out the NY Times per capita case map for the US for today:   (hat tip to This looks like a weather map, not a map of Trump v. Biden voters or party af…
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  • An Open Letter to California Public Recreation Officials
    New California rules are set to effectively end the ability of RVers to use generators to produce power in California: I am sending this to a number of folks we work with in the USFS and California S…
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  • If Fauci Were A Scientist
    I am not blogging much due to some overwhelming work circumstances in my real life.  However, I cannot believe the reaction of world leaders racing to institute the most onerous of restrictions on citizens based on the reports that a new COVID varia…
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  • A Few Thoughts on Yale Law School
    I won't go into all the details (one of many articles on this incident here), but the Yale Law School administration attempted to blackmail and intimidate one of their students over a party invitation he sent out, the main complaint seeming to be the…
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  • Fixed SSL Issue (I Hope)
    After a lot of complicated debugging, of course it was something simple -- the certificate failed to renew automatically.  Hopefully all is working correctly now Update:  Of course then I screwed something else up.  Some sort of problem with php v…
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  • Understanding the Difference Between Authoritarianism and Totalitarianism
    Who says universities don't teach anything useful? The difference between mere authoritarianism and totalitarianism is often hard to explain to people, and some want to use the terms interchangeably.  But I think this distinction is particularly imp…
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  • 20 Years Ago Today on September 11...
    ... I was in Manhattan on a business trip from Seattle.  Ironically, I was running an aviation-related startup and in town to try to convince my investors to fund a new round based on improvements in the commercial aviation business.   Perhaps the…
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  • Back When The ACLU Actually Stood Up For Civil Rights, Rather Than Shilling for Totalitarianism
    This article by Glenn Greenwald on the ACLU's response to COVID is simply remarkable.  I won't even try to excerpt it.  Suffice it to say that barely a decade ago, the ACLU actually was concerned about individual rights being trashed by coercive go…
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Deal Breaker

Deal Book

Dr. Housing Bubble

Marc to Market

  • newFed Minutes were Not as Dovish as Initially Read
    Overview: The sell-off in European bonds continues today. The 10-year German Bund yield is around four basis points higher to bring three-day increase to about 22 bp. The Italian premium over Germany has risen by almost 18 bp over these three session…
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  • newMarkets Look for Direction
    Overview: The biggest development today in the capital markets is the jump in benchmark interest rates.  The US 10-year yield is up five basis points to 2.86%, which is about 10 bp above Monday’s low.  European yields are up 9-10 bp.  The 10-yea…
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  • Greenback Remains Firm
    Overview: After retreating most of last week, the US dollar has extended yesterday’s gains today. The Canadian dollar is the most resilient, while the New Zealand dollar is leading the decline with a nearly 0.75% drop ahead of the central bank deci…
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  • China Disappoints and Surprises with Rate Cut
    Overview: Equities were mostly higher in the Asia Pacific region, though Chinese and Hong Kong markets eased, and South Korea and India were closed for national holidays. Despite new Chinese exercises off the coast of Taiwan following another US cong…
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  • Is the Dollar's Month-Long Pullback Over?
    The bullish dollar narrative was fairly straightforward. Yes, the US main challengers, China and Russia, have been hobbled in different ways by self-inflicted injuries. Still, the driver of the dollar was the expected aggressive tightening by the Fe…
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  • Week Ahead: More Evidence US Consumption and Output are Expanding, and RBNZ and Norges Bank to Hike
    After two-quarters of contraction, many still do not accept that the US economy is in a recession. Federal Reserve officials have pushed against it, as has Treasury Secretary Yellen. The nearly 530k rise in July nonfarm rolls, more than twice the me…
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  • Heading into the Weekend, Dollar's Downside Momentum Stalls
    Overview: The markets are putting the finishing touches on this week’s activity. Japan, returning from yesterday’s holiday bought equities, and its major indices jumped more than 2%. China, South Korea, and Australia struggled. Europe’s Stoxx 6…
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  • US Dollar Soft while Consolidating Yesterday's Drop
    Overview: The US dollar is consolidating yesterday’s losses but is still trading with a heavier bias against the major currencies and most emerging market currencies. The US 10-year yield is soft below 2.77%, while European yields are mostly 2-4 b…
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    - 31 May 21, 11:07pm -
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    - 21 Apr 21, 9:15am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1458
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    - 24 Feb 21, 9:59am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1457
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  • Flash Commentary No. 1456
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  • Economic Commentary No. 1454
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