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  • newMarket Talk – July 7, 2020
    ASIA: China’s largest semiconductor maker could raise as much as $7.5 billion this year by listing its stock in Shanghai — a move that could deliver the Chinese mainland its largest share sale in a decade, and reduce the country’s reliance on f…
    - 9 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 2:56pm -
  • newThe Great Reset
    The Great Reset may go down as the most important book perhaps with hindsight. I will be adding to it over the next month with a section reviewing the demise of every economy which has ever tried to impose precisely what they are doing. We need not j…
    - 19 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 5:27am -
  • newMore than 20% of Businesses in Germany Fear Their Future Survival
    The economic damage due to this fake coronavirus pandemic that has been touted as if it were the black plague is massive. In Germany, 21% of existing companies fear they will not survive. The total damage that has been unleashed upon the world econom…
    - 20 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 4:09am -
  • newDid Roosevelt Adopt the Soviet Model in 1934?
    QUESTION: Marty, a friend attended one of your conferences back in 1987 and you compared the Soviet and Roosevelt monetary systems. I searched your site to see if I could find that without success. Can you detail that subject again? Thank you PN ANSW…
    - 20 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 4:05am -
  • newMichigan Bans Companies from Implanting Chips into Workers
    The state of Michigan has introduced a bill designed to prevent employers from forcing their staff to accept microchip implants. The bill is to protect workers where companies might demand that workers accept a tracking chip under their skin. The onl…
    - 20 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 4:01am -
  • newPRIVATE BLOG – Cycle Inversion & the Elections 
    PRIVATE BLOG – Cycle Inversion & the Elections  Private blog posts are exclusively available to Socrates subscribers. To sign-up for Socrates or to learn more, please visit Ask-Socrates.com. https://ask-socrates.com/
    - 21 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 2:33am -
  • Market Talk – July 6, 2020
    ASIA: China has warned the UK not to interfere with Hong Kong following Beijing’s imposition of a sweeping new national security law. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming said the UK’s offer of a path to citizenship for up to three million Hong Kongers amount…
    - 1 day ago 6 Jul 20, 1:23pm -
  • Prepare for the 2nd Lockdown
    Switzerland has started 2nd wave on soft side = wearing masks in public transportation + quarantine when traveling back from 29 countries (incl. US, RU, Sweden, Israel..). Governments are using this virus which is no more deadly than the flu to impos…
    - 2 days ago 6 Jul 20, 4:09am -
  • Florida & Texas Attracting Even More Migrants from High-Taxed States
    The flight from the high-tax states continues to create a diversified real estate market throughout the United States. The Florida market is resilient. Despite the problems associated with COVID-19, the average price of sold listings through June 202…
    - 2 days ago 6 Jul 20, 4:01am -
  • PRIVATE BLOG – Political Coup, Digital Currency & Manipulations
    PRIVATE BLOG – Political Coup, Digital Currency & Manipulations Private blog posts are exclusively available to Socrates subscribers. To sign-up for Socrates or to learn more, please visit Ask-Socrates.com. https://ask-socrates.com/
    - 2 days ago 5 Jul 20, 4:40pm -

The Market Ticker

  • newThe Market Ticker - Get An Accent!
    Accents $60 8*10  
    - 8 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 4:18pm -
  • The Market Ticker - Science: Masks and Aerosols
    Let's look at physics and mathematics folks.We'll start with a single cough or sneeze.Everyone "knows" that if you cover a cough or sneeze, and you should do it into your sleeve instead of your hand, this will reduce the risk of someone else g…
    - 2 days ago 5 Jul 20, 2:15pm -
  • The Market Ticker - Sparkly....
    That Little Sparkle 18*24 $100  
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  • The Market Ticker - Happy Murderous Illegitimate Government Day
    Fuck our government.And not just our Federal Government either -- all 50 states.As I have written on for years the rapacious bastards in government at all levels -- federal, state and local -- have not only allowed they imposed by force the finan…
    - 4 days ago 4 Jul 20, 10:00am -
  • The Market Ticker - FACT: Mask Mandates UNLAWFUL In US
    FACT: It is illegal in the United States to sell, offer for sale or promote via any means that touches interstate commerce (which would include any communications form that crosses a state line) any drug or device intended to treat, prevent or c…
    - 5 days ago 2 Jul 20, 6:15pm -
  • The Market Ticker - Stop The Mask CULT By Any Means Necessary
    Folks, the science is settled on masks.As I have repeatedly pointed out they do nothing for viruses.  There are a number of reasons for this -- and physics tells us that they shouldn't work.  If you want to read the whole screed it's here, comp…
    - 6 days ago 1 Jul 20, 5:50pm -

Wolf Street

Dollar Collapse

  • newWhen It Rains It Pours, China Edition
    The US has its share of problems right now (see One Crisis Is Manageable. Five Might Not Be). But China is right up there in the “when it rains it pours” sweepstakes. As the apparent source of the covid-19 pandemic, it’s still battling new case…
    - 5 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 6:45pm -
  • newBreaking News/Best Of The Web
    States in fiscal crisis, cuts to basic services loom due to pandemic … Gary Shilling sees 1930s-style stock market decline … In the covid-19 economy, you can have a kid or a job, but not both … Charles Hugh Smith: What makes you think the stock…
    - 22 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 1:40am -
  • Look Where Gold Is Trading The Day After The 4th Of July
    What are the odds of gold trading at 1776 on Independence Day weekend? Seems like a good omen … I’ll go out on a limb and predict that this is the last July 4th weekend where gold trades at or below this price — and that the precious metals min…
    - 2 days ago 6 Jul 20, 1:39am -
  • Top Ten Videos — July 5
    Rob Kirby: The financial house of cards is coming down … Max Keiser: Cancel culture needs to cancel the Fed … Robert Kiyosaki: What happens when major cities go broke? … Rick Rule: Positioning for the good, the bad, and the ugly in mining … P…
    - 2 days ago 5 Jul 20, 2:56pm -
  • The Global Bond Market Is Turning Japanese, As All Long-Term Rates Plunge Towards Zero
    For the bond markets, covid-19 is apparently a great equalizer. Before the pandemic, Japan’s long-term interest rates were much lower than those of most other countries’, in part because Japan has been deeply in debt – and therefore under press…
    - 3 days ago 4 Jul 20, 3:52pm -
  • Wouldn’t That Be Cool…
    Take a world that’s spinning out of control with debt, money creation and pretty much every other measure of financial danger flashing red. Add the inevitable (given the above) precious metals bull market, with rising gold and silver taking the pre…
    - 7 days ago 1 Jul 20, 2:31am -
  • Top Ten Videos — June 28
    David Rosenberg: Life is going to change permanently … Glenn Greenwald on the new ‘bogus’ charges against Julian Assange … David Morgan: Gold outperforms during the biggest global shutdown in history … Robert Kiyosaki: Could Universal Basic…
    - 9 days ago 28 Jun 20, 4:52pm -
  • Stagflation Is Paradise For Gold And Silver
    The creators of Medicare, Social Security, and other long-term spending programs had a handle on demographics – or at least on the political realities of the time – so they structured those programs to initially take in more money than they neede…
    - 10 days ago 27 Jun 20, 4:26pm -
  • We’ve Been Here Before – And It Ended With An Epic Crash
    Wolf Richter just published some charts that, for anyone with a sense of stock market history, are pretty ominous. It seems that the major market indexes that recently soared back to record highs are being elevated by an amazingly small number of sto…
    - 13 days ago 25 Jun 20, 1:25am -
  • How Pension Funds Die, CalPERS Edition
    Say you’re running a big pension fund that – according to the politicians who are handing out ultra-generous benefits to public sector employee voters – has to generate 7% annual returns in order to meet the resulting obligations. But the bonds…
    - 15 days ago 22 Jun 20, 5:38pm -

ClusterStock

Money Game

International Business Times

Sovereign Man

  • The problem with monuments. . .
    Well, we knew it was bound to happen sooner or later. Last week a handful of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison called for a statue of Abraham Lincoln to be removed from the campus. Unlike other more ‘controversial’ Lincoln statues t…
    - 1 day ago 6 Jul 20, 4:40pm -
  • 1 million dead people received federal bailout checks
    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. A million dead people…
    - 4 days ago 3 Jul 20, 3:09pm -
  • You should really start thinking about a second passport
    On September 3, 1838 Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey sat in a train car heading north out of Baltimore. Frederick would later recount how his heart pounded as he waited for the conductor to check his papers. As a black man in a southern slave st…
    - 5 days ago 2 Jul 20, 3:47pm -
  • Great news from the most prosperous nation on earth
    By the mid-1990s, the economy of Zimbabwe was in serious trouble. The national government under its dictator Robert Mugabe had spent years confiscating private property– real estate, businesses, factories, bank deposits, etc.  And unsurprisingly,…
    - 6 days ago 1 Jul 20, 4:13pm -
  • Under this new law, cryptocurrency could become illegal
    In early 1775, Benjamin Franklin and his European colleague, Charles Dumas, developed a secret method of communicating with each other. Dumas had spent years gathering intelligence in Europe to assist the Americans in their revolt against Britain. Bu…
    - 8 days ago 29 Jun 20, 4:03pm -
  • The one statue that remains untouched: Vladimir Lenin
    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. Today we tackle the w…
    - 11 days ago 26 Jun 20, 3:13pm -
  • You don’t have a savings account. You have a dwindling account
    On April 5, 1933 everyone’s favorite fascist, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed an executive order which outlawed the private ownership of gold. To justify the seizure, FDR used wartime authorities under the “Trading with the Enemy Act of 1…
    - 12 days ago 25 Jun 20, 4:14pm -
  • Your barber has more training than your police force
    Late in the evening of April 24, 1980, the US military launched a risky operation in the Middle East codenamed “Eagle Claw”. 52 American diplomats and government workers had been held hostage for nearly six months at the former US Embassy in Iran…
    - 13 days ago 24 Jun 20, 4:00pm -
  • Five places that should boom from the coming Covid migration
    Today’s the day. Across the Land of the Free, and much of the world, local governments are finally starting to allow businesses to re-open and employees to come back to the office. Offices in New York City opened this morning for the first time in…
    - 15 days ago 22 Jun 20, 4:42pm -
  • Another 8-year old ‘criminal mastermind’ arrested
    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. Eight year old boy ar…
    - 18 days ago 19 Jun 20, 5:24pm -

Investment Watch

Financial Survival

Daily Reckoning

  • newDepression and the Great American Exodus

    Depression and the Great American Exodus

    This post Depression and the Great American Exodus appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The economy may not reach 2019 output levels until 2023 at the earliest, and full employment may not return until 2025…The post Depression and the Great American…
    - 3 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 9:30pm -
  • “A Revolution Not Made But Prevented”

    “A Revolution Not Made But Prevented”

    This post “A Revolution Not Made But Prevented” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Was the American Revolution actually a revolution?… Readers weigh in on Saturday’s Independence Day issue…The post “A Revolution Not Made But Prevented”…
    - 1 day ago 6 Jul 20, 8:07pm -
  • Was the American Revolution a Mistake?

    Was the American Revolution a Mistake?

    This post Was the American Revolution a Mistake? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Gary North is sure to ruffle many a feather. He argues the American Colonies were the freest society on Earth in 1775, and that the American Revolution was economical…
    - 3 days ago 4 Jul 20, 2:30pm -
  • Investing in a World Gone “Covidious”

    Investing in a World Gone “Covidious”

    This post Investing in a World Gone “Covidious” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Dr. Fauci trumpets a “Second Coming” of the coronavirus… “Time-prices” say the world’s getting better all the time…The post Investing in a World Gon…
    - 4 days ago 3 Jul 20, 9:30pm -
  • Investors Feel Bulletproof Again

    Investors Feel Bulletproof Again

    This post Investors Feel Bulletproof Again appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Dan Amoss shows you who he believes is really behind the latest stock market rally…The post Investors Feel Bulletproof Again appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 5 days ago 2 Jul 20, 10:37pm -
  • “Great Job Numbers”

    “Great Job Numbers”

    This post “Great Job Numbers” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“Great job numbers”… The Bureau of Labor Statistics admits to another “misclassification error”…The post “Great Job Numbers” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 5 days ago 2 Jul 20, 10:28pm -
  • The Election’s a Toss-up

    The Election’s a Toss-up

    This post The Election’s a Toss-up appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Jim Rickards shows you why the November election is a 50-50 coin toss right now…The post The Election’s a Toss-up appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 6 days ago 1 Jul 20, 9:36pm -
  • Will Trump Win Reelection?

    Will Trump Win Reelection?

    This post Will Trump Win Reelection? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“I’ve often defended Trump’s policies, especially regarding trade with China, so I certainly can’t be accused of being anti-Trump”…The post Will Trump Win Reelection…
    - 6 days ago 1 Jul 20, 9:30pm -
  • The Return of Stagflation

    The Return of Stagflation

    This post The Return of Stagflation appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“Even though measures of bank loan growth and money supply are surging, this is not yet inflationary because money velocity has plummeted”…The post The Return of Stagflatio…
    - 7 days ago 30 Jun 20, 7:06pm -
  • Central Banks Driving Gold

    Central Banks Driving Gold

    This post Central Banks Driving Gold appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Jim Rickards dismantles the mainstream arguments against gold and explains how central banks are inadvertently supporting a major gold breakoutThe post Central Banks Driving Gol…
    - 8 days ago 29 Jun 20, 7:41pm -

Jim Rogers Blog

of two minds

  • newWhat Will Be the Most Desirable Status Symbols in the Greater Depression?
    Virtue-signaling texts from your $100 million yacht no longer impress, they enrage.For the past five decades, celebrities and other wealthy folks have sought conventional status signifiers / symbols: a couple hundred thousand acres of ranchland, a l…
    - 19 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 4:52am -
  • What Makes You Think the Stock Market Will Even Exist in 2024?
    Given the extremes of the stock market's frauds and even greater extremes of wealth/income inequality it has created, tell me again why the stock market will still exist in 2024?When I read a financial pundit predicting a bull market in stocks throug…
    - 2 days ago 5 Jul 20, 11:35pm -
  • How We Got Here: the Global Economy's 75-Year Stumble to the Precipice
    Not only will there not be a recovery, but there can't be a recovery, as those brittle extremes have been lost for good.How did the global economy end up teetering on a precarious financial precipice? To formulate a cogent answer, let's take a whirl…
    - 4 days ago 3 Jul 20, 10:24pm -
  • Dancing Through the Geopolitical Minefield
    The elites dancing through the minefield all have plans, but how many are prepared for the punch in the mouth?Open any newspaper from the past 100 years and you will soon find a newsworthy geopolitical hotspot or conflict. Geopolitical conflict is t…
    - 5 days ago 2 Jul 20, 7:25pm -
  • An Interesting Juncture in History
    Just as the rewards of central-bank bubbles have not been evenly distributed, the pain created by the collapse of the bubbles won't be evenly distributed, either.We've reached an interesting juncture in history, and I don't mean the pandemic. I'm re…
    - 6 days ago 1 Jul 20, 6:01pm -
  • The New Normal: Extremes of Neofeudalism, Incompetence, Authoritarianism and Relocalization
    The pendulum swung to an extreme of globalization, financialization, centralization and monopoly, all of which created extreme systemic fragility.Here's what to expect in the rapidly evolving New Normal: extremes become even more extreme as the stat…
    - 7 days ago 30 Jun 20, 4:19pm -
  • Forget the V, W or L Recovery: Focus on N-P-B
    The only realistic Plan B is a fundamental, permanent re-ordering of the cost structure of the entire U.S. economy.The fantasy of a V-shaped recovery has evaporated, and expectations for a W or L-shaped recovery are increasingly untenable. So forget…
    - 9 days ago 28 Jun 20, 7:02pm -
  • The Depression Dominoes Are Toppling
    Once you allow your economy to become dependent on extremes of debt, leverage, inequality, legalized looting, monopoly, pay-to-play politics and speculative asset bubbles, a depression is inevitable.The pandemic lockdown will be blamed for the Great…
    - 13 days ago 25 Jun 20, 3:15am -
  • Is Data Our New False Religion?
    In the false religion of data, heresy is asking for data that is not being collected because it might reveal unpalatably unprofitable realities.Here's how every modern con starts: let's look at the data. Every modern con starts with an earnest appe…
    - 14 days ago 23 Jun 20, 4:24pm -
  • The Illusion of Control: What If Nobody's in Charge?
    The last shred of power the elites hold is the belief of the masses that the elites are still in control.I understand the natural desire to believe somebody's in charge: whether it's the Deep State, the Chinese Communist Party, the Kremlin or Agenda…
    - 15 days ago 22 Jun 20, 4:47pm -

The Big Picture

  • newRWM Site Redesign
        A little inside baseball on something that has been a long time coming: We launched a newly redesigned  RWM corporate site. In a firm anniversary post last year, I discussed why it was important to “Recognize your weaknesses;” our corporat…
    - 11 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 1:00pm -
  • new10 Tuesday AM Reads
    My Two-for-Tuesday morning train WFH reads: • Unemployment Expected to Reach Highest Level Since Great Depression (Wall Street Journal) see also Europe Sees Deeper Slump in New Warning on Uneven Virus Hit (Bloomberg) • Growth’s Edge Over Value…
    - 13 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 10:45am -
  • MiB: When America’s Warriors Need Help
    Robin King did not expect to be involved with the Naval Special Warfare program. When her photographer husband decided to follow his older brother’s entry into the Navy SEAL program, the California State University at Long Beach graduate put her Ba…
    - 1 day ago 6 Jul 20, 3:00pm -
  • Torsten Sløk to Apollo from Deutsche Bank
    Negative interest rates not the right tool for this shock Source: Torsten Sløk, Deutsche Bank Research   Torsten Sløk, chief economist at Deutsche Bank, is one of my favorite economics analysts. I have featured him in these pages over the years an…
    - 1 day ago 6 Jul 20, 1:30pm -
  • 10 Monday AM Reads
    My back to work morning train WFH reads: • Driving Over Air Travel, Takeout Over Cafes: Pandemic Shapes Consumption: Spending data reflect recent reopenings, with consumers cutting back on some online grocery purchases and flocking to hair salons a…
    - 2 days ago 6 Jul 20, 10:30am -
  • Jim Simons on Mathematics, Investing & Philanthropy
      Jim Simons: Life Lessons from the ‘World’s Smartest Billionaire’   Mathematician, code breaker, Professor, hedge fund pioneer, & philanthropist Jim Simons makes his first-ever podcast appearance with UC San Diego Professor Brian Keating. Le…
    - 2 days ago 5 Jul 20, 10:00pm -
  • Transcript: Robin King
      The transcript from this week’s, MiB: Robin King, Navy SEAL Foundation, is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Spotify, Overcast, Google, Bloomberg, and Stitcher. All of our earlier…
    - 2 days ago 5 Jul 20, 4:00pm -
  • 10 Sunday Reads
      My helpful collection of resources and information for your easy like Sunday morning reads: How to Stay Safe: • Millions track the pandemic on Johns Hopkins’s dashboard. Those who built it say some miss the real story. (Washington Post) •…
    - 3 days ago 5 Jul 20, 10:45am -
  • Hamilton Lessons
    1 No one is an accidental success. You’ve got to want it, you’ve got to pursue it like you’re running out of time. Did you watch “Hamilton” on Disney+? “Hamilton” is the biggest musical event of the past five years, far eclipsing Ariana…
    - 3 days ago 5 Jul 20, 10:00am -
  • MiB: Robin King, Navy SEAL Foundation
    This week on our Masters in Business interview, we have a special Fourth of July episode: we speak with Robin King, Chief Executive Officer for the Navy SEAL Foundation, a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that provides critical support and…
    - 3 days ago 4 Jul 20, 1:30pm -

Jesse's Cafe Americain

Angry Bear

  • newOpen thread July 7. 2020

    - 5 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 7:00pm -
  • newRepublicans Built and Own This
    And we as Democrats did not resist hard enough and gave in to the Republican message. It wasn’t the lack of turnout by black Americans causing Trump to be elected. It was not the failure to vote as the numbers of voters exceeded that of the 2012 el…
    - 6 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 6:00pm -
  • newWarren’s eviction bill is economically and politically savvy
    Senator Elizabeth Warren has a new bill out to prevent evictions during the COVID-19 crisis.  The bill imposes a 1 year moratorium on evictions nationwide.  That’s it. On its face, the bill seems to have two deficiencies.  First, millions of low…
    - 11 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 12:38pm -
  • The 2020 Presidential election forecast from State polling: a Biden tsunami threatens to swamp the GOP Senate
    The 2020 Presidential election forecast from State polling: a Biden tsunami threatens to swamp the GOP Senate For the past two weeks, I have posted a projection of the Electoral College vote based solely on State rather than national polls (since aft…
    - 1 day ago 6 Jul 20, 1:53pm -
  • A futile quest
    A futile quest, Why “performance” measurement is not working, Minnesota Physician The Independent Medical Business Journal, Kip Sullivan, April 2020 Intro: “Pay for Performance” is not a new catch phrase in the healthcare community, but it i…
    - 2 days ago 6 Jul 20, 8:52am -
  • Frederick Douglass’s oration on the 4th of July (abridged)
    Frederick Douglass’s oration on the 4th of July (abridged) The middle portion of Douglass’s famous speech, delivered in 1852 to white abolitionists in Rochester, NY, where Douglass lived at the time, and is buried — “What, to the American sla…
    - 2 days ago 5 Jul 20, 10:50pm -
  • June data starts out with a bright spot in manufacturing
    June data starts out with a bright spot in manufacturing Earlier this week the last of the regional Fed Districts, Dallas, reported their manufacturing indexes for June. The overall picture has been a strong rebound: Regional Fed New Orders Indexes (…
    - 3 days ago 5 Jul 20, 10:41am -
  • Competency
    Competency by   Ken Melvin What is the first criteria when a Board of Directors goes looking for a new CEO? When the construction firm goes looking for a project manager? Of late, too often, US Politics seems to have a new standard for selecting of…
    - 3 days ago 5 Jul 20, 1:07am -
  • Trump’s recent polling in retrospect
    The betting markets and statistical models of the 2020 election suggest Trump is either likely or very likely to lose.  I have no reason to doubt this, but it is interesting to look back at the history of his approval ratings. Trump’s approval tre…
    - 4 days ago 3 Jul 20, 6:21pm -
  • A New Covid Study
    Henry Ford Hospital Group (Michigan)  released its peer reviewed observational study on using HCQ, HCQ+AZT, and AZT in the treatment of Covid 19. At 4:30 AM (can’t sleep sometimes), I read it and this is difficult reading while yawning. The stats…
    - 4 days ago 3 Jul 20, 2:51pm -

The Burning Platform

  • newViolent Crime Is Surging Dramatically In Major Cities All Over America
    Authored by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com, What we are witnessing all over the country right now is incredibly sad.  In the aftermath of the tragic death of George Floyd, it would have been wonderful to see the entire nation unite behi…
    - 2 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 9:44pm -
  • newGavin Newsom Alerted To Illegal Activity By The Sound Of Children’s Laughter
    Via The Babylon Bee SACRAMENTO, CA—California Governor Gavin Newsom was spending another day keeping his state locked down and safe from the coronavirus when he heard a disturbing sound: the laughter of children. “Someone sounded like they were h…
    - 3 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 9:32pm -
  • newGold Shatters U.S. Import Records
    From Birch Gold Group This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: U.S. trade tumbles 30% year-to-date, $1,900 as the next target for gold, and Bank of England chooses to keep…
    - 3 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 8:36pm -
  • newInnumerate, Indifferent . . . or Complicit?
    Guest Post by Eric Peters Are people innumerate? Or indifferent? Perhaps, they’re just lazy. Or – worse – industriously eager to demonstrate their virtue (really, the virtue they’re told to demonstrate) by waking around with their mouths Diap…
    - 3 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 8:36pm -
  • newOpen Letter to Jack Dorsey
    Guest Post by James Grundvig The American People and Social Media “We seek a free flow of information… we are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.” – John…
    - 5 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 6:56pm -
  • newBLM Teacher Says 2+2 Only Equals 4 Because Of “Western Imperialism”
    Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, A Black Lives Matter-supporting teacher took to Twitter to assert that 2+2 only = 4 because of “western imperialism.” Yes, really. Brittany Marshall’s tweet went viral after she claimed during the…
    - 7 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 5:02pm -
  • newIT’S ALMOST AS BAD AS THE 2018 FLU
    Persons hospitalized per 100,000. Covid-19 surveillance through the Emerging Infections Program (EIP) as lab-confirmed hospitalizations in participating hospitals/counties/states vs. Flu-confirmed hospitalizations in the same program (2017-20 flu sea…
    - 7 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 4:44pm -
  • newCivil War 2.0 Weather Report: A Year Down The Road
    Guest post from John Wilder at Wilder Wealthy Wise. Count de Monet:  “It is said that the people are revolting.” King Louis XVI:  “You said it!  They stink on ice.” –History of the World, Part I When I copy in these big clocks into my p…
    - 8 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 3:44pm -
  • newChicago Mayor Says Fourth Of July Weekend Was ‘Mostly Peaceful’
    Via The Babylon Bee CHICAGO, IL—Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called this past Fourth of July weekend where 79 were shot in the city a “mostly peaceful” weekend at a press conference today. “It was mostly peaceful, very calm, lots of people en…
    - 9 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 3:28pm -
  • newInterview Of Nikole Hannah-Jones
    Guest Post by The Zman The following is a fictional transcript of a negotiation between white people and black people in America over reparations. Representing black people in the negotiations is Nikole Hannah-Jones, a staff writer for New York Times…
    - 9 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 2:58pm -

Silicon Valley Insider

The Wire

War Room

Naked Capitalism

Coyote Blog

  • George Floyd, A Memo to Conservatives
    A good many of my conservative friends are in shock at the reaction to the killing of George Floyd.   "We saw the video.  We agree its awful.  No one we know is defending this." Yes, that is likely true.  The video was pretty damning.  But you…
    - 37 days ago 1 Jun 20, 2:05am -
  • George Floyd, A Memo to Progressives
    I am not going to lecture serious Progressives on the arson and looting in the streets today -- if you don't understand that stealing iPhones is not an appropriate reaction to police brutality, then the rest of this is going to be lost on you.  But…
    - 37 days ago 1 Jun 20, 2:05am -
  • Another Climate-COVID Computer Modelling Similarity

    - 84 days ago 14 Apr 20, 11:10pm -
  • Parallels Between COVID-19 Alarm and Global Warming Alarm
    So I finally had a day or two of downtime from trying to keep my business afloat (it's weird reading all the internet memes of people at home bored when I have never been busier).  I wondered why I was initially, and remain, skeptical of apocalyptic…
    - 92 days ago 6 Apr 20, 4:36pm -
  • For the Left, Excess Hospital Beds Were "Too Many Deoderants" ... Until This Month
    For years, a significant critique (mostly from the Left) of health care costs has been that over-investment by private hospitals in premium facilities (e.g. ICU beds, MRI scanners, etc) is part of the reason health care costs have been rising so rapi…
    - 98 days ago 31 Mar 20, 4:10pm -
  • Please Honor Social Distancing Rules, Even if You Are Skeptical of the Risk
    I write this because I have been publicly skeptical of some of the COVID-19 responses.  But be that as it may, the decision has been made to go all-in on social distancing.  I am fully participating, whatever my personal beliefs are about risk.  O…
    - 99 days ago 30 Mar 20, 4:07pm -
  • COVID-19 And Some Thoughts on Data Analysis
    I am not going to take a position on COVID-19 severity now, if for no other reason as I am not an expert and I think its fine not to clutter the debates about virus responses too much with non-experts (though it is wrong, as discussed below, to censo…
    - 24 Mar 20, 7:59pm -
  • A Letter to the Harvard President on COVID-19 Response (Wherein Coyote Actually Sortof Makes An Intersectional Argument)
    I got this note from the head of alumni affairs (or something like that) at Harvard: I write to share with you a message President Bacow sent this afternoon to Harvard faculty and staff. He also sent a similar message to students. His message is one…
    - 19 Mar 20, 6:34pm -
  • Bringing Understand Across Party Lines: Guns and Abortion
    Theresa Bonopartis writes at the Federalist, "If Abortion Providers Cared About Women, They Wouldn’t Fight Abortion Safety At The Supreme Court."   The article is about what one would expect, an abortion opponent wondering why women who support a…
    - 4 Mar 20, 1:11am -
  • Welcome to August 1929
    It is not October of 1929 yet, but we are getting close in the stock market.  A few parallels A 10+ year bull market where many retail participants can't even remember a bear market New low cost brokerage models (in the modern case, zero-commission…
    - 23 Feb 20, 7:52pm -

Deal Breaker

Deal Book

Dr. Housing Bubble

Marc to Market

  • newFade the Dollar Gains
    Overview: The S&P 500 rallied 1.6% yesterday to extend the streak to a fifth consecutive session, and the longest of the year and completed the negation of a bearish technical pattern.  However, the main feature today is a wave of profit-taking on…
    - 13 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 10:35am -
  • Cool Video: Dollar, Trade, and China on TDA Network
    I began my career as a reporter on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, covering the currency futures and short-term interest rate futures for a news wire.   Among other things, I learned that often, the locals, people trading with their o…
    - 1 day ago 6 Jul 20, 1:05pm -
  • New Record Number of Covid Cases Doesn't Curtail Appetite for Risk
    Overview: A new daily high number of contagions globally has been reported, but the risk-appetites have been stoked.  Chinese stocks have been on a tear.  The Shanghai Composite rallied 5.7% today to bring the five-day advance to 13.6%.  Most oth…
    - 2 days ago 6 Jul 20, 10:33am -
  • Are We on the Cusp of New Leg up in Risk Assets?
    The consolidative/corrective phase in the capital markets appears to be drawing to a close.  The June PMI readings confirm a significant improvement is underway and that many high-income economies are on track to return to positive growth in Q3.  A…
    - 2 days ago 5 Jul 20, 2:08pm -
  • Macro Considerations in the Week Ahead
    Risk-appetites and, by implication, the capital markets entered a new phase around June 5 when the US reported an unexpectedly strong jump in the May non-farm payrolls.  The risk assets had been rallying since mid-March in anticipation of an economi…
    - 2 days ago 5 Jul 20, 1:41pm -
  • Cool Video: Forces Driving the Dollar and Downplaying Claims Sterling is an Emerging Market Currency
    From my remote location in Ocean Grove (next to Asbury Park of Bruce Springsteen fame), I joined Martin Soong and Sri Jegarajah for a brief interview as the Asia session was about to begin the new week. A three-minute clip of the interview can be fou…
    - 4 days ago 3 Jul 20, 8:17pm -
  • Dollar Thumped Ahead of US Jobs Report
    Overview:  Market optimism over the possibility of a vaccine in early 2021 overshadowed the continued surge in US cases, where the 50k-a-day threshold of new cases has been breached.  Following the NASDAQ close yesterday at record highs, global equ…
    - 6 days ago 2 Jul 20, 10:12am -
  • July Monthly
    Many major and emerging central banks took action in June, but outside of possible technical adjustments will continue with the current supportive stance in July.  The policy focus will shift back to fiscal initiatives.  The highlights will be the…
    - 6 days ago 1 Jul 20, 2:00pm -
  • Second Verse Can't be Worse than the First, Can it?
    Overview:  The resurgence of the contagion in the US has stopped or reversed an estimated 40% of the re-openings, but the appetite for risk has begun the second half on a firm note, helped by manufacturing PMIs that were above preliminary estimates…
    - 7 days ago 1 Jul 20, 10:34am -
  • When Primary is Secondary
    Overview:  The gains in US equities yesterday carried into Asia Pacific trading today, but the European investors did not get the memo. The Dow Jones Stoxx 600 is succumbing to selling pressure and giving back yesterday's gain.  Energy and financia…
    - 8 days ago 30 Jun 20, 11:36am -

Business Insider Video

  • newWhy we still haven't cloned humans — it's not just ethics
    We've technically been able to clone human beings for almost a decade.So, why haven't we? The answer has way more to do with science than morality. Not only is cloning inefficient and dangerous, there's just not a good enough reason to make a hum…
    - 7 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 5:15pm -
  • newWhat coronavirus stress is doing to your brain and body
    If you're feeling tired, fuzzy, or unmotivated, you're not alone. Stress related to the coronavirus and the global pandemic can take a huge short- and long-term toll on your mental and physical health. The wear and tear it causes our bodies is c…
    - 10 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 2:30pm -
  • 7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn't know
    Washington, DC is home to America's most historical landmarks.These landmarks attract thousands of visitors, but also have secrets and interesting backstories. A hidden crypt, a "whispering gallery," and moon rocks can be found in DC.Visit Busin…
    - 1 day ago 6 Jul 20, 6:30pm -
  • Leslie Odom, Jr.'s $500,000 gamble that led to a starring role in 'Hamilton'
    Leslie Odom, Jr., Tony Award winner and author of "Failing Up", risked $500,000 for his role in "Hamilton."His willingness to fail led to one of his greatest successes.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Following is a transcript…
    - 1 day ago 6 Jul 20, 2:30pm -
  • Why you don't see brilliantly blue fireworks
    Bright blue fireworks are far more challenging to produce than common colors like red, white, or green. Pyrotechnicians have been trying to produce brilliant blue fireworks for centuries, to no avail. The challenge is that the copper compound nee…
    - 5 days ago 2 Jul 20, 2:30pm -
  • What's next for dating during coronavirus, according to an anthropologist, pathogen expert, and love-life coach
    Social distancing and quarantining have been mandated across the US and many countries worldwide. But what does that mean for dating?Since the coronavirus was deemed a pandemic, online dating has taken off. Messaging on Hinge increased 30%, and Tin…
    - 6 days ago 1 Jul 20, 6:47pm -
  • 'Our society is evolving': What historians and activists are saying about the movement to remove statues
    Statues of Confederate leaders and other controversial figures, like slaveholders and colonists, have become a focal point for protesters around the country.Critics of Confederate statues say they celebrate racism and perpetuate a false narrative o…
    - 6 days ago 1 Jul 20, 5:51pm -
  • Why YETI coolers are so expensive
    YETI coolers have become a status symbol in the United States. The expensive, high-tech coolers range between $200 and $1,300.The company is currently valued at $1.5 billion. The technology used to make the coolers, combined with a highly effect…
    - 6 days ago 1 Jul 20, 2:30pm -
  • Here's what happens after you call 911 for the coronavirus
    We spoke with Hanan Cohen, the director of corporate development and community paramedicine for Empress EMS, a partner of PatientCare EMS Solutions, in New York's Westchester County, one of the most affected counties in the country so far with confi…
    - 7 days ago 30 Jun 20, 2:30pm -
  • Why American sunscreens may not be protecting you as much as European sunscreens
    Sunscreen in the US is regulated by the FDA, yet American sunscreens may not be protecting us as much as the ones you can find in other countries. Out of 20 best-selling US sunscreens, nine of them didn't meet European standards. In the video ab…
    - 8 days ago 29 Jun 20, 6:30pm -

The Reformed Broker

  • newClips From Today’s Halftime Report
    Why these investing pros say portfolios must stay diversified from CNBC....The post Clips From Today’s Halftime Report appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 2 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 10:30pm -
  • newThere are a lot of “textbook” ideas that won’t survive coronavirus and this is one of them. 
    Generations of investors had been taught that in a bear market, the most gruesome casualties would be the highest-flying, most expensive stocks....The post There are a lot of “textbook” ideas that won’t survive coronavirus and this is one of t…
    - 9 hours ago 7 Jul 20, 2:47pm -
  • How to turn newborn babies into future millionaires!
    Josh is joined by Noah Kerner, CEO of Acorns, one of the most popular investing apps in America....The post How to turn newborn babies into future millionaires! appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 1 day ago 6 Jul 20, 9:04pm -
  • The most expensive stock on earth
    There's no rule that says the share price must reward investors from here....The post The most expensive stock on earth appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 1 day ago 6 Jul 20, 3:00pm -
  • Chinese stocks break out
    The CSI 300 takes out a five-year high. ...The post Chinese stocks break out appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 1 day ago 6 Jul 20, 2:06pm -
  • The Broker Who Saved America
    This is the true story of the American Revolution that they never taught you. ...The post The Broker Who Saved America appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 3 days ago 4 Jul 20, 2:02pm -
  • Large, dominant companies are nothing new
    Some really great points and charts in the new Animal Spirits this week......The post Large, dominant companies are nothing new appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 4 days ago 3 Jul 20, 6:30pm -
  • Technology is taking over the Real Estate sector too
    The new episode of my podcast went up today...The post Technology is taking over the Real Estate sector too appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 4 days ago 3 Jul 20, 2:38pm -
  • Clip From Today’s Halftime Report
     Josh Brown breaks down why now is a difficult time for investors from CNBC....The post Clip From Today’s Halftime Report appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 5 days ago 2 Jul 20, 10:30pm -
  • The Gold Breakout
    Asking people why they buy gold is like asking them why they smoke weed. ...The post The Gold Breakout appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 6 days ago 1 Jul 20, 12:44pm -

Shadow Stats

  • Special Commentary No. 1441
    (SGS Subscription required) • U.S. Economic Activity Was Faltering Before the Pandemic-Driven Collapse • Pre-Pandemic Economic Troubles Were Driven Primarily by Intensifying Federal Reserve Policy Malfeasance • March 2020 Economic Numbers Too…
    - 13 days ago 24 Jun 20, 10:31pm -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1440
    (SGS Subscription required) • June FOMC Outlook: Deepening Near-Term Economic Collapse, Protracted Recovery • Unlimited Money Creation and 0.00% to 0.25% Fed Funds Promised for Foreseeable Future • May 2020 Money Supply M1, M2 and M3 Annual G…
    - 24 days ago 14 Jun 20, 12:35am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1439
    (SGS Subscription required) • May 2020 Payroll Gain and Unemployment Drop Were Not Credible • Extreme Pandemic-Shutdown Disruptions to Labor Market Conditions, and Surveying of Same, Heavily Distorted Bureau of Labor Statistics Reporting • He…
    - 28 days ago 9 Jun 20, 11:52pm -
  • Special Commentary No. 1438
    (SGS Subscription required) • Entire Economic Expansion Since the Great Recession Is at Risk of Collapse • Driven by the Pandemic, U.S. Economic Plunge and Financial Market Turmoil Are Accompanied by Rapidly Mounting Risk of a Hyperinflationary…
    - 34 days ago 3 Jun 20, 4:01pm -
  • Special Commentary No. 1437
    (SGS Subscription required) • Worst U.S. Economic Activity Ever Reported • April Retail Sales Fell the Most in Its 73-Year Reporting History • Production and Manufacturing Tumbled the Most in Their 101-Year History • Increasing New Claims…
    - 51 days ago 17 May 20, 9:59pm -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1436
    (SGS Subscription required) • April 2020 Cass Freight Index® Collapsed by 22.7% (-22.7%) Year-to-Year • Level of Activity and Annual Decline Both Sank to Lows Last Seen at the Depths of the Great Recession • Deepening Declines in Annual Frei…
    - 55 days ago 13 May 20, 9:27pm -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1435
    (SGS Subscription required) • Headline April 2020 Unemployment Really Was Around 20%, Not 15% • Bureau of Labor Statistics Disclosed Erroneous Unemployment Surveying for a Second Month • About 7.5 Million People in the April Household Survey…
    - 59 days ago 10 May 20, 3:53am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1434
    (SGS Subscription required) • U.S. Economy Already Was in Trouble Before the Pandemic, Because of Intensifying Federal Reserve Policy Malfeasance and Federal Government Fiscal Malpractice • The COVID-19 Pandemic Shutdown Has Overwritten that Dev…
    - 65 days ago 4 May 20, 1:09am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1433
    (SGS Subscription required) • Retail Sales Benchmarking Showed the GDP Slowing More Than Headlined, Coming Into the Pandemic Shutdown • ShadowStats Forecasts First-Quarter 2020 Annualized Real GDP Activity Ultimately Will Show a Drop of About 7.…
    - 70 days ago 28 Apr 20, 5:47pm -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1432
    (SGS Subscription required) • First Major Coronavirus Impact on Headline Economic Reporting Devastated March Activity - Only the Final Third of First-Quarter 2020 GDP • Despite Muted Pandemic Impact, Pending First-Quarter 2020 GDP Contraction Sh…
    - 81 days ago 17 Apr 20, 6:33pm -

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