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  • newFauci: End Christmas & New Year – The Virus That Will Never End
      Fauci is already calling for shutting down both Christmas and New Years’ celebrations. They are doing exactly the opposite of the political strategy of the Romans. Give them “bread and circuses” (“panem et circenses”) is generally attrib…
    - 1 hour ago 3 Dec 20, 5:09am -
  • newApproaching the Rubicon
    COMMENT: Dearest Marty, YES he is also my favorite! But his NAME is GAIUS J. CEASAR! Sign Cancer Ur Scorpio, no wonder U love him! One of my favorite people in history was Julius Caesar (100-44BC) There is a tide in the affairs of men Which, taken at…
    - 1 hour ago 3 Dec 20, 5:03am -
  • newManipulating the Election Narrative
    Sharyl Attkisson is a champion among journalists leaving the rest behind as mere propaganda disseminators undermining the future of their own families. As Sharyl writes: “It is easy to find one side of the story when it comes to allegations of 2020…
    - 1 hour ago 3 Dec 20, 5:01am -
  • newMarket Talk – December 2, 2020
    ASIA: The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today: NIKKEI 225 increased 13.44 points or 0.05% to 26,800.98 Shanghai decreased 2.56 points or -0.07% to 3,449.38 Hang Seng decreased 35.10 points or -0.13% to 26,532.58 ASX 200 increased 1.70 poi…
    - 8 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 10:41pm -
  • Edward Snowden on Hacking the Election
    I get some emails from Democrats arguing there is no proof of the machines switching votes. As Edward Snowden posted, this is a video from 2019 that sounded the alarm. I was the keynote speaker at the Hacker Convention in Miami back in 2016. I dare s…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 20, 5:09am -
  • Analyzing Bitcoin
      A number of people have asked for a confirmation of the array analysis. Here you can see that the Turning Point was November, and then we have Jan/Feb. Not that we have back-to-back Directional Changes in November and December. Whenever the Direct…
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  • Why is Washington Post & New York Times Always Anti-American?
    The real problem with socialism/communism is a simple refusal to understand the business cycle. Indeed, communism collapsed for the very same reasons they seem to hate capitalism. The comment published in the Washington Post actually admits that ther…
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  • Market Talk – December 1, 2020
    ASIA: India on Monday didn’t join other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in backing China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which New Delhi has consistently opposed as a key part of it passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmi…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 20, 5:34pm -
  • Mainstream Media Remains in Denial About Voter Fraud
      Democrats are like zebra, they change their stripes according to self-interest whereas the Republicans can become white elephants when required. In this case, the mainstream media and governors swear the vote was real. However, Biden received more…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 20, 5:09am -
  • Las Vegas Oddsmakers are Never Wrong!
    Interesting take on what happened on 11-3-& 11-4. Wayne Root is a Vegas legend. By Wayne Allyn Root I’ve been a Las Vegas oddsmaker and sports gaming expert for four decades-long before I became known as a nationally syndicated conservative talk sh…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 20, 5:05am -

The Market Ticker

Wolf Street

Dollar Collapse

  • newTop Ten Videos – December 3
    Harry Dent: Stocks will crash 40% by April and won’t rebound for decades … Tom Woods: We’re living through the greatest public health fiasco in history … Pierre Lassonde: The gold/Dow ratio will collapse to 1:1 … Edward Snowden on the dange…
    - 5 hours ago 3 Dec 20, 1:33am -
  • Breaking News/Best Of The Web
    CDC’s Redfield: The most difficult months in health history loom … Charles Hugh Smith: 2021 is already optimized for failure … Yahoo: Bleak holiday ahead for millions of Americans seeing income drop … Michael Oliver: Ignore the gold correctio…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 20, 1:40am -
  • Technologies Of Freedom, Substack Edition
    Imagine that you’re trying to do actual investigative journalism at, say, the New York Times or Fox, and you propose a story that threatens the interests of your outlet’s audience or advertisers. Chances are you’ll be shut down by your editors,…
    - 7 days ago 25 Nov 20, 9:17pm -
  • Top Ten Videos – November 22

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  • Top Ten Videos – November 15
    Grant Williams: The rules of investing have changed … Mike Maloney: There’s no vaccine for the coming banking crisis … Rob McEwen: $5,000 gold is not that far out … Martin Armstrong: Are they coming for our gold, silver, and bitcoin? … Rick…
    - 18 days ago 15 Nov 20, 4:23pm -
  • Top Ten Videos – November 8
    Mike Maloney and Ronnie Stoeferle: Silver is the ultimate winner in turbulent times … The Hill: Are we in for a hellish bipartisan consensus? … Rick Rule: No sign of an end to the gold bull market … Max Keiser: You need to move to Bitcoin Natio…
    - 24 days ago 8 Nov 20, 6:57pm -
  • Top Ten Videos – November 1
    Jim Rickards: The polls are wrong; Trump will win a close one … Rick Rule: The wind is in precious metals’ sales … David Morgan: When will we see $100 silver? … Jim Rogers: Great Depression 2.0 is coming … Andy Schechtman: Buy gold now befo…
    - 31 days ago 1 Nov 20, 7:06pm -
  • Top Ten Videos – October 25
    Doug Casey: The great real estate bubble is over … Martin Armstrong: The economy isn’t going to bottom till 2022 … Keith Neumeyer: If gold doubles silver quadruples … Peter Grandich: I’m 100% in on gold mining stocks … Max Keiser on “th…
    - 38 days ago 25 Oct 20, 6:49pm -
  • This Is How A State Goes Bankrupt, Illinois Edition
    Somewhere back in the depths of the 20th century, a bunch of governors, mayors, and public sector union leaders got together and cooked up one of history’s greatest financial scams. They would offer teachers, cops, and firefighters extremely genero…
    - 40 days ago 23 Oct 20, 7:05pm -
  • One Table And Two Charts Show Why Stocks Are A Bad Place To Be
    US stocks are behaving amazingly well given the political and economic near-chaos of the past few months. This is probably the first recession that inflated rather than popped financial asset bubbles. Why? Because panicked governments and central ban…
    - 41 days ago 22 Oct 20, 7:32pm -

ClusterStock

Money Game

International Business Times

Sovereign Man

  • new4 Reasons to Consider Portugal for Your Plan B
    In September 1968, after four decades iron-fisted rule, Portugal’s de facto dictator, António de Oliveira Salazar, suffered a freak accident that caused a massive brain hemorrhage. Miraculously he survived. But he never recovered from the injury,…
    - 14 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 4:17pm -
  • How easy it is to be “dangerous”
    Early in the morning around 3am on March 24, 1603, Queen Elizabeth I died after ruling over England for more than four decades. Her successor was proclaimed only hours later– James Charles Stuart, who at the time was serving as King of Scotland. Ja…
    - 3 days ago 30 Nov 20, 3:19pm -
  • And the Emmy Goes to…
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. And the Emmy Goes to…
    - 6 days ago 27 Nov 20, 3:49pm -
  • Another hallmark of the Soviet Union: separate rules for the peasants
    [Editor’s note: This letter was written by Viktorija, our Sovereign Woman.] My experience with ridiculous government overreach began literally on the day I was born. It was more than three decades ago, in the tiny Soviet Socialist Republic of Lithu…
    - 8 days ago 25 Nov 20, 5:19pm -
  • Didn’t We Learn This Lesson 400 Years Ago?
    Exactly 400 years ago, 102 Pilgrims were staring down what promised to be a brutal winter, after first coming to shore, and setting up a tiny village in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The industrious, God-fearing Pilgrims decided to pull together and pool…
    - 9 days ago 24 Nov 20, 4:11pm -
  • People going hungry = Record high stock prices
    New York City is up 33% this year. St. Louis is up 66%. In Oregon it’s up 100%. I’m not talking about real estate prices, local budget gaps, or even property tax rates. These are the startling increases in the number of people across the country,…
    - 10 days ago 23 Nov 20, 4:32pm -
  • The ACLU and College Professors are Encouraging Book Burnings
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. ACLU and Professor Te…
    - 13 days ago 20 Nov 20, 3:22pm -
  • Panama rolls out new residency options
    If the idea of packing up and leaving has crossed your mind lately, you certainly aren’t alone. With so many people across the globe staring at a new wave of COVID lockdowns, higher taxes, more chaos in their cities, etc., heading out for greener p…
    - 15 days ago 18 Nov 20, 4:15pm -
  • How I paid just 1% in taxes LEGALLY…
    [Today’s letter was penned by Lucas, a member of the Sovereign Man family] Yesterday we reported how Deutsche Bank, one of the largest banks in the world, proposed that people working from home should have to pay an additional 5% tax to subsidize p…
    - 16 days ago 17 Nov 20, 4:35pm -
  • Get ready for the “Work From Home” Tax
    Once upon a time, long long ago in a dreamworld far far away, banks actually used to be capitalists. They were wealth creators. They wanted to do business with their customers. They facilitated important trade and commerce. They acted responsibly and…
    - 17 days ago 16 Nov 20, 2:30pm -

Investment Watch

Daily Reckoning

  • “It’s Really Bad”

    “It’s Really Bad”

    This post “It’s Really Bad” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The lockdowns’ devastating impact on small businesses… $4.8 Trillion of lost GDP?…The post “It’s Really Bad” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 20, 2:35pm -
  • Bad News

    Bad News

    This post Bad News appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Why Paul Krugman is ecstatic that Janet Yellen will be the next Treasury Secretary… The delusional world of mainstream economists…The post Bad News appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 3 days ago 30 Nov 20, 4:18pm -
  • The Real Source of America’s Frustrations

    The Real Source of America’s Frustrations

    This post The Real Source of America’s Frustrations appeared first on Daily Reckoning.We live in two different Americas, argues Charles Hugh Smith in today’s reckoning. Which one do you live in?The post The Real Source of America’s Frustratio…
    - 5 days ago 28 Nov 20, 4:15pm -
  • The Attack of the Watermelons

    The Attack of the Watermelons

    This post The Attack of the Watermelons appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“Green” energy isn’t always so green… Is Earth actually cooling, despite mainstream claims?… Only the rich can afford green energy…The post The Attack of the Wate…
    - 6 days ago 27 Nov 20, 4:10pm -
  • Oh No, She’s Back!

    Oh No, She’s Back!

    This post Oh No, She’s Back! appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Janet Yellen is coming back… The real reason Biden Picked Yellen as Treasury Secretary?…The post Oh No, She’s Back! appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 9 days ago 24 Nov 20, 2:30pm -
  • Here Comes the New Recession

    Here Comes the New Recession

    This post Here Comes the New Recession appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Compelling evidence about lockdowns… The Great Business Lockdown Part II… Why the great exodus from cities is bad for the country…The post Here Comes the New Recession a…
    - 10 days ago 23 Nov 20, 2:47pm -
  • Vaccines — Too Little, Too Late?

    Vaccines — Too Little, Too Late?

    This post Vaccines — Too Little, Too Late? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.We’re being assured by Pfizer and Moderna that their Covid vaccines are 95% effective and are safe enough to be injected into hundreds of millions of people. Before acc…
    - 11 days ago 21 Nov 20, 6:44pm -
  • The American Empire at Sunset

    The American Empire at Sunset

    This post The American Empire at Sunset appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The worst thing the Russians ever did to America… Going abroad in search of monsters to destroy… Does the world really want American democracy?…The post The American Em…
    - 12 days ago 20 Nov 20, 6:39pm -
  • Wall Street’s Back to “Full Bull”

    Wall Street’s Back to “Full Bull”


    - 15 days ago 18 Nov 20, 4:04pm -
  • Readers Condemn George Gilder

    Readers Condemn George Gilder

    This post Readers Condemn George Gilder appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Readers denounce George Gilder — and The Daily Reckoning…The post Readers Condemn George Gilder appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 17 days ago 16 Nov 20, 4:47pm -

Jim Rogers Blog

of two minds

  • newDo You Really Think the Empire Will Sacrifice the Dollar to Further Enrich Billionaires?
    As for stock markets--the devil take the hindmost. Let's keep it simple: US dollar up, stocks down. US dollar down, stocks up. Stocks up, billionaires get richer. Since that spot of bother in March 2020 when the US dollar (USD) soared and stocks crat…
    - 14 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 4:23pm -
  • 2021 is Already Optimized for Failure
    One sure way to identify a system "optimized for failure" is if all the insiders are absolutely confident the system is "optimized for my success". I often discuss optimization here because it offers an insightful window into how systems become fragi…
    - 3 days ago 30 Nov 20, 4:12pm -
  • Moral Decay Leads to Collapse
    Our national claim of moral superiority is no longer plausible. A very strong case can be made that America is now a moral cesspool. Consider just three cases: Jeffrey Epstein, the CEO of Pfizer and JPMorgan Chase. Sadly, Epstein is the epitome of Am…
    - 5 days ago 27 Nov 20, 7:44pm -
  • A Dimly Lit Thanksgiving
    Our overweening faith and confidence in our wealth and power make this a dimly lit Thanksgiving. A public expression of gratitude by victorious sports stars, lottery winners, etc. is now the convention in America: coaches, teammates, family and mento…
    - 6 days ago 26 Nov 20, 6:59pm -
  • Our Frustrations Run Far Deeper Than Covid Lockdowns
    The reality is the roulette wheel is rigged and only chumps believe it's a fair game. It's easy to lay America's visible frustrations at the feet of Covid lockdowns or political polarization, but this conveniently ignores the real driver: systemic un…
    - 8 days ago 24 Nov 20, 10:37pm -
  • Why I'm Hopeful About 2021
    What we need is not a return to the corrupt, tottering kleptocracy of 2019, but a re-democratization of capital, agency and money. I'm hopeful about 2021, and no, it's not because of the vaccines or the end of lockdowns or anything related to Covid.…
    - 10 days ago 23 Nov 20, 5:28pm -
  • The One Chart That Predicts our Future
    That our "leadership" reckons "bread and circuses" is what the stripmined bottom 90% want is beyond pathetic. There's one chart that predicts our future, and no, it's not related to Covid--it's related to capital, specifically the concentration of c…
    - 12 days ago 20 Nov 20, 6:46pm -
  • Vaccines--Too Little, Too Late?
    Trust in institutions, authorities and Big Pharma is scraping the bottom of the barrel, and rushing these vaccines into mass use with extremely high expectations of efficacy is setting up the potential for a devastating loss of trust in the vaccines…
    - 15 days ago 18 Nov 20, 3:31pm -
  • U.S. Healthcare Is Unraveling
    The confidence that there will always be facilities and professionals to care for us is no longer realistic. I've covered the systemic problems of U.S. healthcare for over a decade, and as a result I've attracted numerous healthcare professionals as…
    - 16 days ago 17 Nov 20, 10:41am -
  • Don't Blame Covid: The Economy is Imploding from Over-Capacity and Corrupt Cartels
    Now that the bubble has burst, the hope is that removing the pin will magically restore the burst bubble. Sorry, it doesn't work that way. Here's the fantasy: if we stop the shutdowns, the economy will naturally bounce back to its oh-so wunnerful per…
    - 17 days ago 16 Nov 20, 4:21pm -

The Big Picture

  • newMy 2021 Outlook Year in Preview
      This is the time of year when firms trot out their annual Year in Preview outlooks. These are counter-productive exercises for investors. First, they are little more than guesses. I mean that literally; there is no valid science to estimating stoc…
    - 12 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 6:00pm -
  • new10 Wednesday AM Reads
    My mid-week morning train WFH reads: • Deliver a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine in less than a year? Impossible. Meet Moncef Slaoui. As science adviser of Operation Warp Speed, the veteran pharmaceutical executive helped usher a coronavirus vacci…
    - 19 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 11:15am -
  • Oversampling: Did Covid Impact Polling?
        I have been working on a post-2020 “Lessons for Investors” column, when I stumbled upon an interesting Nate Silver post mortem discussion (above + ABC). His pre-election forecast was a 90/10% likelihood of a Biden victory. While that was co…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 20, 1:30pm -
  • 10 Tuesday AM Reads
    Welcome to December! My Two-for-Tuesday morning train WFH reads: • ‘It’s Been Amazing’: November’s Record Moves in Charts November that will go down in the history books. Small caps rose the most on record, Bitcoin reclaimed an all-time hig…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 20, 11:30am -
  • MiB: The Deals that Reshaped Wall Street
    Consider all of these deals: The spinout of Blackrock from Merrill Lynch; the purchase of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America; the sale of the Miami Marlins baseball team; the conversion of the Rockefeller Family Office into a Wealth Management firm; ev…
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  • 10 Monday AM Reads
    My back to work morning train WFH reads: • Goodbye, San Francisco. Hello, Austin. The question of who gets paid what, where, continues to drive a lot of these decisions. Reddit became the latest company to say it doesn’t matter: It’ll pay peopl…
    - 3 days ago 30 Nov 20, 11:30am -
  • Transcript: Greg Fleming
          The transcript from this week’s, MiB: Greg Fleming, Rockefeller Capital Management, is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, Bloomberg, and Acast. All o…
    - 4 days ago 29 Nov 20, 5:00pm -
  • Bartlett: GWB Looks Worse in Hindsight
    Bush Doesn’t Look Better in Hindsight. He Looks Worse. The forty-third president set the stage for a world-historical dimwit to run the nation into the ground. Bruce Bartlett TNR November 23, 2020     I always thought George W. Bush wasn’t very…
    - 4 days ago 29 Nov 20, 2:00pm -
  • 10 Sunday Reads
    Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • 20 days of fantasy and failure: Inside Trump’s quest to overturn the election: The result was an election aftermath without precedent in U.S. history. Wi…
    - 4 days ago 29 Nov 20, 11:30am -
  • MiB: Greg Fleming, Rockefeller Capital Management
        This week, we speak with Greg Fleming, founding CEO of Rockefeller Capital Management based on the prior Rockefeller Family Office. They have about $43 billion in AUM. Previously, Fleming was President of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and…
    - 5 days ago 28 Nov 20, 3:30pm -

Jesse's Cafe Americain

Angry Bear

  • newFirst look at the 2021 economy: housing
    by New Deal democrat First look at the 2021 economy: housing   As I’ve pointed out for years, housing is a long leading indicator. It can give us a decent read on the direction of the overall economy 12 to 18 months out. So the strength in the hou…
    - 16 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 2:27pm -
  • newNovember data starts out strong with a very positive ISM manufacturing index
    November data starts out strong with a very positive ISM manufacturing index   The first November data point, the ISM manufacturing index, was reported this morning, and while it declined from last month, it remained very strongly positive. The over…
    - 17 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 1:51pm -
  • Coronavirus dashboard for November 30
    Coronavirus dashboard for November 3 Total US confirmed infections: 13,383,320* Average US infections last 7 days: 162,365 (vs. latest low of 34,354 on Sept 12) Total US deaths: 266,873 Average US deaths last 7 days: 1,430 (vs. latest low of 701 on O…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 20, 1:42pm -
  • Open thread Dec. 1, 2020

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  • Weekly Indicators for November 23 – 27 at Seeking Alpha
     by New Deal democrat Weekly Indicators for November 23 – 27 at Seeking Alpha A little later than usual, my Weekly Indicators post is up at Seeking Alpha. While there has been no big deterioration, there are further slight signs that the out of c…
    - 3 days ago 30 Nov 20, 1:57pm -
  • Unprecedented
    Unprecedented  It occurs to me that our current president has engaged in a rather large number of actions that are unprecedented by any other president, as well as some only rarely happening and not for a long time, many of which for nearly all othe…
    - 3 days ago 30 Nov 20, 1:54pm -
  • “with our breathtaking landscapes and wide-open spaces, we’re a place to safely explore.”
    South Dakota: the Land of the Free. Celebrate what makes America great, and experience the Great Faces and Great Places of South Dakota. This is a bit of old news from September. Both South and North Dakota have emerged as the nations hot spots for C…
    - 3 days ago 29 Nov 20, 7:28pm -
  • Don’t Pay Your Rent? Go to Jail in Arkansas
    Arkansas is the only state where landlords can file criminal charges rather than civil complaints against tenants for falling behind on rent. Gee, whata surprise! As picked up from Crooks and Liars and originally reported by ProPublica – When Falli…
    - 4 days ago 29 Nov 20, 12:06pm -
  • State Medicaid Reported Enrollment Compared to CMS’s Reports and Covid’s Impact on Medicaid
    I get commentary (in my emails) from xpostfactoid who writes on healthcare issues and also does a yeoman’s function not found else in reconciling ACA signups, the differences between the penalty-mandate vs no penalty-mandate, Medicaid signups by st…
    - 4 days ago 28 Nov 20, 8:07pm -
  • October personal income declines, but still well above pre-pandemic peak; increased likelihood of negative pandemic reversal in jobless claims
    October personal income declines, but still well above pre-pandemic peak; increased likelihood of negative pandemic reversal in jobless claims Before I turn to this week’s report on jobless claims, a brief word first about October’s personal inco…
    - 5 days ago 28 Nov 20, 12:55am -

The Burning Platform

  • newDominion Whistleblower Testifies On “Complete Fraud” At Detroit Voting Center
    Via ZeroHedge A contractor for Dominion Voting Systems who was present during the Nov. 3 election at Detroit’s TCF Center testified at a Senate Committee hearing on Tuesday, telling the panel that she saw fraud throughout the day, as well as on Nov…
    - 4 hours ago 3 Dec 20, 2:07am -
  • newBetter Than Charity
    Guest Post by John Stossel Many of us will give money to charity this month. Americans give more than any other people in the world. Good for us. 56 years ago, because American charities hadn’t ended poverty, politicians said they would end it. The…
    - 5 hours ago 3 Dec 20, 1:00am -
  • newEdward Snowden on Hacking the Election
    Guest Post by Martin Armstrong I get some emails from Democrats arguing there is no proof of the machines switching votes. As Edward Snowden posted, this is a video from 2019 that sounded the alarm. I was the keynote speaker at the Hacker Convention…
    - 5 hours ago 3 Dec 20, 12:59am -
  • newThe United States And The Road From Abundance To Bondage
    Guest post from John Wilder at Wilder Wealthy Wise. “Is life in bondage better than death?” – The Ten Commandments I heard Leftists can’t find tasty mushrooms:  someone said they lost their Morel compass. Henning W. Prentis, Jr., presented…
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  • newTRUMP’S MOST IMPORTANT SPEECH EVER
    Statement by Donald J. Trump, The President of the United States Full Video: https://t.co/EHqzsLbbJG pic.twitter.com/Eu4IsLNsKD — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2020
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  • newOwner Of NYC Bar Arrested Days After Declaring “Autonomous Zone” To Dodge Pandemic Restrictions
    Via ZeroHedge The co-owner of a bar on Staten Island which declared itself an ‘autonomous zone‘ after its liquor license was yanked over COVID-19 lockdown violations was arrested and perp-walked out of the business in handcuffs on Tuesday night.…
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  • newSuspicious Minds
    Guest Post by The Zman The Panic of 1873 is one of those events that was important at the time, but gets little discussion today. One reason is it does not fit modern narratives, as the villains and victims are not familiar today. It is one of those…
    - 11 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 7:31pm -
  • newWarp Speed Ahead: COVID-19 Vaccines Pave the Way for a New Frontier in Surveillance
    Guest Post by John W. Whitehead “Man’s conquest of Nature, if the dreams of some scientific planners are realized, means the rule of a few hundreds of men over billions upon billions of men.” —C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man Like it or not,…
    - 12 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 6:43pm -
  • newGOVERNMENT & MEDIA RIDICULE
    Via Politically Incorrect Humor
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  • newCOVID-19 Lockdowns: Liberty and Science
    The Chinese Coronavirus (COVID-19) hit American shores — officially, anyway, there is significant evidence that it arrived earlier — in late January 2020. The American public was then told that a two-week shutdown of the economy would “flatten…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 3:52pm -

Silicon Valley Insider

The Wire

War Room

Naked Capitalism

Coyote Blog

  • I Am Still Here, Just Busy
    I am completing what is for me a large and complicated acquisition/merger that we have been working on all through 2020.  I fiddle around with Twitter once in a while but have not had time for long-form blogging.  But I will be back, I just need a…
    - 9 days ago 23 Nov 20, 7:42pm -
  • "Work From Home & Socialize via Zoom" Is the Height of Elite Priviledge
    I have been pointing out since April that stay at home orders tend to be supported by folks who either a) are rich with lots of savings; b) have professional jobs and can work from home (eg journalists) or c) get paid even if they don't work (eg gove…
    - 58 days ago 5 Oct 20, 6:31pm -
  • Coyoteblog Finally Has SSL/HTTPS
    After a few false starts, and prodding from several readers, I finally got this creaky 16-year-old blog (yes, started in October of 2004) onto SSL and HTTPS.  Hopefully you will not get security and safety warnings any more and will see that comfort…
    - 60 days ago 4 Oct 20, 4:34pm -
  • A Brief Primer on Corporate Accounting and Taxes
    From reading various comments on Trump's taxes, it is clear to me that many people do not understand even the basics of corporate accounting and taxes.  I sometimes forget, as the owner of a medium-size business, that everyone does not live and brea…
    - 65 days ago 29 Sep 20, 4:35pm -
  • Why The Incentives Are Stacked to Overreact to COVID
    Long-time readers will know that I am interested, to the point of obsession, in incentives.   One should always be suspicious of bad outcomes described as irrational or the nefarious actions of bad people.  In both cases, if one looks carefully, t…
    - 66 days ago 27 Sep 20, 7:51pm -
  • Attacks on the Meritocracy Have Been Coming For Years
    Via Andrew Sullivan What Freddie [DeBoer] is arguing is that, far from treating genetic inequality as a taboo, the left should actually lean into it to argue for a more radical re-ordering of society. They shouldn’t ignore genetics, or treat it as…
    - 68 days ago 25 Sep 20, 6:53pm -
  • Thoughts on RBG
    I found the immediate arguments about filling the Supreme Court vacancy literally seconds after the announcement of her death to be extremely distasteful. I think the idea that she somehow betrayed her supporters by not retiring when a Democratic Pre…
    - 70 days ago 24 Sep 20, 5:09pm -
  • The COVID Rorschach Test and the Split in Thinking That Divides America (the Sweden tribe vs. the Whitmer tribe)
    If you want to get right down to the core of the disagreement on responses to COVID, this post by Kevin Drum illustrates it perfectly.  Start with this: My usual daily look at COVID-19 deaths was posted a few minutes ago, but I thought it might be w…
    - 71 days ago 23 Sep 20, 3:18am -
  • Substantial CA Forest Management Changes Needed ESPECIALLY If You Think The Fires Are Caused by Climate Change
    There is a debate raging between the usual suspects as to whether the larger fires in California are the inevitable result of manmade climate change or whether they are the result of poor forest management practices.  For this post I actually am not…
    - 72 days ago 22 Sep 20, 5:00pm -
  • Will Office Real Estate Recover, and If Not, What New Services Will Substitute?

    - 78 days ago 16 Sep 20, 6:38am -

Deal Breaker

Deal Book

Dr. Housing Bubble

Marc to Market

  • newEuro Rally Stalls while Brexit Concerns Trip Sterling
    Overview:  The selling pressure that drove the dollar lower yesterday has abated, and the greenback is paring yesterday's loss, though the dollar-bloc currencies are showing some resilience.  EC negotiator Barnier briefed ministers that the same th…
    - 19 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 11:20am -
  • December Monthly
    The end of the annus horribilis is at hand, and despite the hard winter ahead for the northern hemisphere, there is a sense of optimism for the new year.  The first generation of vaccines for the coronavirus appears promising. The US has elected as…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 20, 3:15pm -
  • No Follow-Through After Month-End Adjustments
    Overview:  The near-record rallies seen in the major equity markets in November may have contributed to the month-end drama yesterday.  There has been no follow-through activity.   Stocks bounced back, and the US dollar is heavy, with few excepti…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 20, 11:19am -
  • Equities are Heavy and the Dollar Softer to Start New Week
    Overview: Month-end profit-taking saw Asia Pacific shares tumble earlier today.  Most markets are off 1-2.5% today after the MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 2.25% last week.  European shares are mixed, but little changed.  US shares are also trading…
    - 3 days ago 30 Nov 20, 11:26am -
  • Still Wary of a Breakout
    The dollar's losses were extended last week, but among the majors, only the New Zealand dollar and the Swedish krona made new highs for the year.  Last week, we were cautious about chasing the greenback lower, and we still are.  Perhaps the bearis…
    - 4 days ago 29 Nov 20, 12:33pm -
  • Stranger Things
    As November bleeds into December, new high-frequency data will be incorporated into an investment climate being shaped still by the public and private response to the coronavirus.  At the same time, the long drawn out game of brinkmanship between th…
    - 5 days ago 28 Nov 20, 1:08pm -
  • Dollar Offered Ahead of the Weekend
    Overview: Equities are finishing the week on a firm tone, while the US dollar remains heavy.   In the Asia Pacific, only Australia and India did not end the week on a firm note.  The MSCI Asia Pacific completed its fourth consecutive weekly gain,…
    - 6 days ago 27 Nov 20, 11:17am -
  • Risk Appetites Stall Ahead of the US Thanksgiving Holiday
    Overview:  The global equity rally appears to be stalling after the US markets rallied strongly yesterday.  Chinese, Taiwan, Korean, and Indian indices fell, and the MSCI Asia Pacific Index appears to have posted only its second loss this month. …
    - 8 days ago 25 Nov 20, 11:32am -
  • Diverging PMIs Fail to Give the Dollar Lasting Support
    Overview: The contrast between the eurozone and US preliminary PMI readings caught the short-term market leaning the wrong way, and the dollar snapped back after extending its recent losses.  However, today the US dollar is back on its heels and ret…
    - 9 days ago 24 Nov 20, 11:40am -
  • Markets Look Past Near-Term Challenges
    Overview:  News that the AstraZeneca vaccine was 70% effective but could be enhanced by changing dosage is lifting spirits and boosting equities.  Japan's markets were closed for a national holiday, but all the equity markets in the region advance…
    - 10 days ago 23 Nov 20, 11:20am -

Business Insider Video

  • newWATCH: Meet the last family practicing this 400-year-old Indian art form
    Summary List PlacementThe palm of the hand is the essential tool for getting the ancient painting technique of Rogan just right. Rogan art is believed to have come to India from Persia around 400 years ago. The designs were once common on ceremonia…
    - 7 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 11:08pm -
  • newWhy stubbing your toe hurts so much
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: Stubbing your toe hurts. It's right up there with paper cuts and chapped lips. Annoying, minor injuries that hurt way more than they have any right to. But it turns out, there's…
    - 11 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 7:30pm -
  • newEurope is slaughtering millions of mink to curb the spread of COVID-19
    Summary List PlacementMillions of mink could have COVID-19. And European authorities are slaughtering them out of fear that they'll spread a mutated strain of the virus to people.In northern Greece, that's already happened."We were notified by the…
    - 13 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 5:58pm -
  • newWhy Volkswagen stopped making its most iconic car, the VW Beetle
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator:  From its dark origins in Nazi Germany to the "Summer of Love" and the big screen, the Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most recognizable cars ever made. In its 81-year run, the…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 3:30pm -
  • Sumo wrestlers eat up to 7,000 calories a day, yet they aren't unhealthy
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: Sumo wrestlers eat up to 7,000 calories a day and weigh 300 to 400 pounds or two to three times as much as the average adult.While that may not sound like the healthiest lifesty…
    - 1 day ago 1 Dec 20, 9:30pm -
  • What would happen if you stopped sleeping, day by day
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: Not getting enough sleep won't just make you cranky. It could kill you. The United Nations even considers sleep deprivation a form of torture. And the longer it lasts, the worse…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 20, 6:15pm -
  • How oysters went from cheap snack to luxury dish
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: Oysters are a sure sign of high-end decadence, but look back 200 years and they were handed out as free bar snacks. So what made them the luxury food that they are today?Oysters…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 20, 3:30pm -
  • Futuristic Mercedes doesn't have a steering wheel
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: This here is the Vision AVTR, Mercedes' futuristic concept car inspired by the movie "Avatar." The car replaces multiple basic controls in the pursuit to be more connected to the…
    - 3 days ago 30 Nov 20, 6:16pm -
  • The Great Barrier Reef is at a critical tipping point and could disappear by 2050
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: This is the Great Barrier Reef, and it's dying. Less than 20 years ago, the world's largest living structure looked like this, and this. But today, ongoing pressures from climate…
    - 3 days ago 30 Nov 20, 3:30pm -
  • The bugs that lay eggs all over your body
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: For some bug babies, your body is home sweet home. Human botfly larvae, for example, burrow under your skin, forming a pus-filled pimple. Meanwhile, thousands of young Loa loa wo…
    - 3 days ago 29 Nov 20, 10:29pm -

The Reformed Broker

  • newOK, I’m available in your Tesla now too
    Now we're on TuneIn and you can play me in your Tesla....The post OK, I’m available in your Tesla now too appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 16 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 2:52pm -
  • Clips From Today’s Halftime Report
    Dow jumps more than 200 points to start December from CNBC. FedEx upgraded to overweight at Barclays from CNBC. Final Trades: Under Armour, Uber, Chevron & more from CNBC....The post Clips From Today’s Halftime Report appeared first on The Reforme…
    - 1 day ago 1 Dec 20, 11:30pm -
  • Josh is still bullish, would you buy Airbnb IPO, Dow 30k takes, Tesla added to SPX
    Subscribe to get The Compound delivered right to your inbox! On an all new edition of What Are Your Thoughts, Michael Batnick and Josh Brown tackle all the biggest topics on Wall Street this week, including: Some notable IPOs are headed our way this…
    - 1 day ago 1 Dec 20, 10:25pm -
  • Five Reasons Why Bitcoin is Going Up
    This is changing, slowly but inevitably....The post Five Reasons Why Bitcoin is Going Up appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 3 days ago 30 Nov 20, 3:23pm -
  • This Week on TRB
    These were the most read posts on the site this week, in case you missed it: ...The post This Week on TRB appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 5 days ago 28 Nov 20, 1:39pm -
  • The Portfolio Puzzle of Our Lifetime
    The new podcast episode - with Meb Faber and Bob Haber, it's lit! ...The post The Portfolio Puzzle of Our Lifetime appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 6 days ago 27 Nov 20, 1:04pm -
  • Thankful
    Thousands of miles of distance and yet not an inch of daylight between us. ...The post Thankful appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 7 days ago 26 Nov 20, 2:21pm -
  • Morgan Housel, Christine Benz, Brian Portnoy and I Talk Money & Investing
    I'm told the next batch of books will be available at 12/7...The post Morgan Housel, Christine Benz, Brian Portnoy and I Talk Money & Investing appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 7 days ago 25 Nov 20, 8:08pm -
  • Clips From Today’s Halftime Report
     Josh Brown says he expects to see the Dow hit 100,000 in his lifetime — Here’s why from CNBC. Final Trades: Coca-Cola, Uber, ViacomCBS & more from CNBC....The post Clips From Today’s Halftime Report appeared first on The Reformed Broker…
    - 8 days ago 24 Nov 20, 11:30pm -
  • The Bears Get Slaughtered. Again.
    Subscribe! On an all-new episode of What Are Your Thoughts, Michael Batnick and Josh Brown discuss the biggest topics on Wall Street this week, including: All the ingredients seem to be in place for a market melt-up into year end – or did that alre…
    - 8 days ago 24 Nov 20, 10:26pm -

Shadow Stats

  • Flash Commentary No. 1452
    (SGS Subscription required) • October 2020 Cass Freight Index® Turned Positive Year-to-Year, Gaining 2.4% Against an Unusually Sharp, Unseasonable Decline the Year Before • Such Was the First Annual Gain in Freight Activity Since November 2018…
    - 9 days ago 23 Nov 20, 10:48pm -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1451
    (SGS Subscription required) • Positive News on COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments Rallied Stocks to Pre-Pandemic Peaks • Pandemic-Related Structural Damage to the Economy, However, Promises a Troubled Recovery, With Meaningful Fiscal and Monetary…
    - 17 days ago 16 Nov 20, 11:12am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1450
    (SGS Subscription required) • Economic Rebound Continues to Falter • Advance-Estimate, Third-Quarter 2020 GDP Growth Exploded at an Unprecedented, Annualized Real Pace of 33.08% • The Third-Quarter 2020 GDP Annual Year-to-Year Decline Also Na…
    - 33 days ago 31 Oct 20, 2:32am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1449
    (SGS Subscription required) • Federal Reserve Will Maintain Its 0.00% to 0.25% Targeted Fed Funds Rate and “At Least” the Current Pace of Asset Purchases, For the Duration • Broad FOMC Outlook Appears Little Changed in Wake of September Meet…
    - 77 days ago 16 Sep 20, 9:07pm -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1448
    (SGS Subscription required) • Evolving, “L”-Shaped Economic Recovery Confirmed by Latest, Consistent Reporting of New Claims for Unemployment Insurance • August 2020 CPI and PPI Core Inflation Continued to Spike • Record Annual Money Supp…
    - 80 days ago 14 Sep 20, 4:59pm -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1447
    (SGS Subscription required) • Economic Rebound Continues to Falter • August 2020 Payroll and Unemployment Details Show Intensifying Flattening in the Developing L-Shaped Recovery • Year-to-Year Decline in Payrolls Has Stabilized Around 7.0% (…
    - 85 days ago 8 Sep 20, 8:46pm -
  • Economic Commentary No. 1446
    (SGS Subscription required) • Amidst Mounting Inflation Dangers, the Weakening L-Shaped Recovery from the Pandemic-Shutdown Began to Look Even Softer in July and Early-August Reporting • Revised Second-Quarter GDP and Initial GDI and GNP Reporti…
    - 92 days ago 2 Sep 20, 4:05pm -
  • Flash Economic Commentary No. 1445
    • Mounting, Fundamental Risks for Hyperinflation and Systemic Instabilities Promise New Highs for Gold and Silver Prices, Irrespective of the August 11th Sell-Offs • Historic GDP Collapse Wiped Out the Last Five Years of Economic Growth • Sec…
    - 12 Aug 20, 11:26am -
  • Economic Commentary No, 1444
    • FOMC Continues to Hold Its Extraordinary Interest-Rate and Liquidity Policies in Place for Duration of the Pandemic-Disruption, Amidst Signs of Renewed Slowing in Economic Activity • Exploding Gold and Silver Prices, and a Weakening U.S. Dolla…
    - 30 Jul 20, 2:00am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1443
    • Previewing Special Economic Commentary No. 1444 • Soaring Gold and Silver Prices, and a Weakening U.S. Dollar Increasingly Foreshadow Potential Hyperinflation and Systemic Instabilities • Reporting of Deepest-Ever GDP Decline Looms on July…
    - 24 Jul 20, 1:58am -

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