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  • newPRIVATE BLOG – US Share Market 10/21/2020
    PRIVATE BLOG – US Share Market 10/21/2020 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/
    - 1 hour ago 21 Oct 20, 5:06pm -
  • newUnderstanding Inflation – Chicken or the Egg
    QUESTION: Hi AE….think I finally get your message about money supply vs inflation. But aren’t we just dealing with a difference of semantics? If the gov’t prints endless amounts of currency, that HAS to. at some point, impact prices etc. which…
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  • newWhy No Bankers Ever go to Jail
    QUESTION: Why are bankers never prosecuted? The New York courts are not trustworthy. Can you explain why this is allowed to go one all the time? SK ANSWER: It is very simple and the shareholders are the ones who are being defrauded. The banks can rou…
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  • newBill Gates and MIT Unveil Quantum Dots to Mark Children
    Bill Gates and MIT unveil quantum dot technology to mark children’s skin so they can be scanned for vaccine compliance and anything else to be determined later. The MIT researchers have been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the N…
    - 14 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 4:04am -
  • newAl Gore – Really the true Clown
    COMMENT: Just an observation after reading the blog on how scientific illiterate Al Gore is. I actually had to LOL when I noticed that on the cover of his book “An Inconvenient Truth” the hurricane image arising from the smokestack was backwards…
    - 14 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 4:01am -
  • Market Talk – October 20, 2020
    ASIA: China on Tuesday asked India to approach ties with Taiwan “prudently and properly,” and said it would “firmly oppose” any official exchanges between New Delhi and Taipei. The statement from China’s Foreign Ministry came in response to…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 20, 5:39pm -
  • Voter Turnout May Reach 61%
    As of the weekend, more than 26 million people have voted, according to the U.S. Elections Project, a turnout-tracking database run by the University of Florida political scientist Michael McDonald. That’s more than six times the number of votes ca…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 20, 11:48am -
  • A Blue Wave is Bullish?
    It seems very strange that Trump was seen as being bullish for stocks, but Wall Street is trying to claim a Blue Wave will be even more bullish under Biden. Even the economist at Bank of America said the best scenario for the stock markets was a Demo…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 20, 4:09am -
  • Chuck Schumer will not Lose – Because He is Not Running
    COMMENT: I really had to laugh how many people claim they called the Trump victory in 2016 on just inuendos. The real laugh is the lastest one that claims Pelosi, Schumer, and AOC will all lose. Schumer isn’t even running until 2022. Thank you for…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 20, 4:08am -
  • Coming Famine?
    QUESTION: I just want to be prepared. How long is the famine supposed to happen? 1-2 years? More? SD ANSWER: These lockdowns have already set in motion a reduction in the food supply. In the United States, there were temporary shortages of certain fo…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 20, 4:06am -

The Market Ticker

  • newThe Market Ticker - 2020-10-19 Sevier County Commission Meeting
    Original link: https://www.bitchute.com/video/ozCHwn2x45F1/Written word document, with references: BTW, just when you think things couldn't get more-corrupt..... it appears that in a number of states it is trivially.......(Click link to read more)
    - 23 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 7:34pm -
  • The Market Ticker - We Deserve To Die
    The title sounds pretty awful, but really, if you want to know where the fault is when it comes to Covid19, get up and go look in the mirror.We're nearly nine months into this, and really, closer to ten.  We ignored the first month because we felt l…
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  • The Market Ticker - The Black Hole of Biden's Brain
    Swirls $55 10*20  
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 20, 2:40pm -

Wolf Street

Dollar Collapse

  • newBreaking News/Best Of The Web
    U.S. retailers secure stores as election unrest worries mount … Million New Yorkers can’t afford food as hunger crisis worsens … Will an increase in money supply cause inflation? … Jan Nieuwenhuijs: Gold is the only way out for central banks…
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  • Top Ten Videos – October 18
    Peter Schiff: America and the dollar are shadows of what they used to be … Rick Rule: The junior gold miners are overbought … Michael Pento: Debt — the cure is also the disease … Jim Rickards: Brace yourself for a new Great Depression … Ger…
    - 3 days ago 18 Oct 20, 3:26pm -
  • The LEAST Important Election Of Our Lifetimes
    A consensus seems to have formed on both left and right that the upcoming presidential election involves some literally existential questions, making it THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION OF OUR LIFETIMES. In fact, the opposite is true. This election is the…
    - 7 days ago 14 Oct 20, 8:48pm -
  • Top Ten Videos – October 11
    Charles Nenner: Big meltdown coming … Rick Rule: Gold will go higher and higher … Gerald Celente: Get ready for an October surprise … Alasdair Macleod: The debt trap is set … Mike Maloney: Gold chart signals $11,250 oz, but when? … Catherin…
    - 10 days ago 11 Oct 20, 5:48pm -
  • Well Played, Mr. President. Sorry To Have Doubted You
    The political and financial worlds were baffled by President Trump’s decision, just hours after being released from the hospital, to suspend coronavirus stimulus bill negotiations “until after the election.” Leaving aside the stupidity of massi…
    - 12 days ago 9 Oct 20, 5:26pm -
  • So No Stimulus Bill This Month … Really?
    Less than 24 hours after beating the apparently wimpiest case of covid-19 ever, Donald Trump decided that his subjects’ lives aren’t exciting enough. So he called off Congressional talks on the latest stimulus bill. Never a dull moment in pre-apo…
    - 15 days ago 7 Oct 20, 12:04am -
  • Top Ten Videos – October 4
    James Grant: Market risk is near the highest ever … G. Edward Griffin – How the banking cartel fooled America into creating the Federal Reserve System … McAlvany: Will covid be the excuse for a cashless society? … Mike Maloney: Why I own 500…
    - 17 days ago 4 Oct 20, 5:16pm -
  • Mainstream Investors About To Pile Into Gold
    Money managers who don’t recommend gold to their clients are becoming the exception rather than the rule. This week saw a couple more big-name banks join the pro-gold parade: UBS advises investors to put money in gold as hedge against economic unce…
    - 18 days ago 3 Oct 20, 7:00pm -
  • Top Ten Videos – September 27
    Michael Pento: The coming asset crash will “wipe out investors” … Rick Rule: Gold will rise regardless of the election outcome … Alasdair Macleod: Silver’s role as money in our future … Glen Greenwald: What explains elite contempt for Joe…
    - 24 days ago 27 Sep 20, 6:30pm -
  • Here We Go Again: Precious Metals Edition
    The game the government and the financial markets have been playing for the past few years – in which stocks tank until the Fed capitulates and agrees to cut interest rates and/or ramp up QE, after which markets soar  – is usually measured in st…
    - 28 days ago 23 Sep 20, 6:55pm -

ClusterStock

Money Game

International Business Times

Sovereign Man

  • newTaking back control– one small step at a time
    At the height of World War II, when American soldiers were on the front lines in Europe and the Pacific battling for the very survival of civilization, life back home was starting to feel pretty bleak. The psychological toll alone was severe. Countle…
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  • The First Law of a Plan B
    In the summer of 1687, after years of study and reflection, the legendary English scientist Isaac Newton published one of the most important works in the history of the world. He called it Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, and the insight…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 3:39pm -
  • Twitter Mob forces dictionary to change definitions
    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. Dictionary changes de…
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 20, 4:16pm -
  • The first time we went to see the Germans. . .
    [Editor’s note: This letter was written by our Sovereign Woman—Viktorija.] I was probably six or seven years old when my mother first put that idiotic pink bow in my hair. She had me dressed up like a little doll, in my nicest shoes and dress, al…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 20, 3:15pm -
  • Antifa is real. It’s violent. And you need to plan for it.
    American diplomat George Messersmith found himself in an awkward situation while attending a luncheon in Kiel, Germany in August of 1933. As lunch came to a close, the attendees erupted into song with arms outstretched in the Nazi salute. First they…
    - 7 days ago 14 Oct 20, 4:46pm -
  • When ancient Greece experienced their own ‘2020’…
    For the powerful city-state of Athens in ancient Greece, the year 430 BC was one of the most tumultuous and dramatic in its history. Prior to 430 BC, Athens had been at the pinnacle of stability and power for decades. But in the course of that single…
    - 9 days ago 12 Oct 20, 3:27pm -
  • Capitalists should be “lined up against the wall and shot”
    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. Former Twitter CEO sa…
    - 12 days ago 9 Oct 20, 3:16pm -
  • Don’t ignore the world we’re living in. Plan for it.
    One of the unique benefits of living in Puerto Rico is that it’s usually not too difficult to talk people into coming down here. It must be something about the beaches and warm, sunny weather… because whenever there’s a face-to-face meeting tha…
    - 13 days ago 8 Oct 20, 2:35pm -
  • Escape to distant, exotic lands… like Canada?
    Last Tuesday night, around 10:30pm the Google search term, “How to apply for Canadian citizenship,” spiked. Other popular searches that night included “how to move to Canada” or simply, “move to Canada.” This was in response to two men in…
    - 15 days ago 6 Oct 20, 1:12pm -
  • Europe’s Covid refugees are heading to this gorgeous island

    - 16 days ago 5 Oct 20, 4:28pm -

Financial Survival

Daily Reckoning

  • newNew Gold Standard: Orderly or Chaotic?

    New Gold Standard: Orderly or Chaotic?

    This post New Gold Standard: Orderly or Chaotic? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“The dollar collapse has already begun and the need for a new monetary order is now emerging”…The post New Gold Standard: Orderly or Chaotic? appeared first on…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 9:30pm -
  • new“Money Is Gold, and Nothing Else!”

    “Money Is Gold, and Nothing Else!”

    This post “Money Is Gold, and Nothing Else!” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Jim Rickards shows you why a return to a gold standard is likely. But will it be orderly — or chaotic?…The post “Money Is Gold, and Nothing Else!” appeared f…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 9:30pm -
  • Why Gold?

    Why Gold?

    This post Why Gold? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Jim Rickards shows you how elites have misled the public about gold, but also why they can’t stop the third major bull market in gold…The post Why Gold? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
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  • Central Banks: Gold’s Greatest Ally

    Central Banks: Gold’s Greatest Ally

    This post Central Banks: Gold’s Greatest Ally appeared first on Daily Reckoning.If central banks, the super-rich and their advisers are all jumping on the gold bandwagon, maybe you should too…The post Central Banks: Gold’s Greatest Ally appea…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 4:40pm -
  • Has Our Luck Finally Run Out?

    Has Our Luck Finally Run Out?

    This post Has Our Luck Finally Run Out? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The world appears to run in long-term cycles, though they are difficult to detect. Today Charles Hugh Smith shows you why he believes a 75-year cycle of “good luck” may be…
    - 4 days ago 17 Oct 20, 2:30pm -
  • The Fed Finally Admits It

    The Fed Finally Admits It

    This post The Fed Finally Admits It appeared first on Daily Reckoning.In today's Daily Reckoning: A senior Fed official tells the truth… What the Fed and the state of California share in common… A titanic burglary of the future…The post The F…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 20, 7:22pm -
  • The Strange Life of a Politician

    The Strange Life of a Politician

    This post The Strange Life of a Politician appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Why politicians should be both feared and pitied… What politicians and salesmen really think of you… Politics pays…The post The Strange Life of a Politician appeared…
    - 8 days ago 13 Oct 20, 1:43pm -
  • We Destroyed the World’s Greatest Economy for No Reason

    We Destroyed the World’s Greatest Economy for No Reason

    This post We Destroyed the World’s Greatest Economy for No Reason appeared first on Daily Reckoning.A 35% third-quarter growth rate wouldn’t be enough… The year when output will revert to 2019 levels… “We destroyed the world’s greatest e…
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  • The Theory That Will Revolutionize Economics

    The Theory That Will Revolutionize Economics

    This post The Theory That Will Revolutionize Economics appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Here at The Daily Reckoning, we are suspicious of most new ideas. They are often lunatic. But today, we yield the floor to America’s no.1 futurist, George Gil…
    - 12 days ago 9 Oct 20, 7:48pm -
  • Get Ready for Chaos

    Get Ready for Chaos

    This post Get Ready for Chaos appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Jim Rickards shows you why you need to prepare for the coming chaos, even after the election itself…The post Get Ready for Chaos appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 16 days ago 5 Oct 20, 7:25pm -

Jim Rogers Blog

of two minds

  • newThe New Tyranny Few Even Recognize
    Clearly, the Fed reckons the public is foolish enough to believe the Fed's money will actually be "free." It's pretty much universally recognized that authorities use crises to impose "emergency powers" that become permanent. This erosion of civil an…
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  • Will the Stock Market Be Dragged to the Guillotine?
    The Fed's rigged-casino stock market will be dragged to the guillotine by one route or another. The belief that the Federal Reserve and its rigged-casino stock market are permanent and forever is touchingly naive. Never mind the existential crises ju…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 4:11pm -
  • The "Titanic" Analogy You Haven't Heard: Passively Accepting Oblivion
    Whether we realize it or not, we're responding with passive acceptance of oblivion.You've undoubtedly heard rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic as an analogy for the futility of approving policy tweaks to address systemic crises. I've used the…
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 20, 6:14pm -
  • Why We're Doomed: Our Delusional Faith in Incremental Change
    Better not to risk any radical evolution that might fail, and so failure is thus assured. When times are good, modest reforms are all that's needed to maintain the ship's course.By "good times," I mean eras of rising prosperity which generate bigger…
    - 8 days ago 14 Oct 20, 3:39am -
  • Our Simulacrum Economy
    In the hyper-real casino, everyone has access to the terrors of losing, but only a few know the joys of the rigged games that guarantee a few big winners by design. Readers once routinely chastised me for over-using simulacrum to describe our econom…
    - 9 days ago 13 Oct 20, 3:03am -
  • How We Institutionalized Incompetence
    And so we face the ultimate irony: 'bailing-out-everything' destroys the entire rotten system.You've probably noticed things no longer work as well as they once did. For example, the store's online inventory says something is in stock and when you g…
    - 10 days ago 12 Oct 20, 2:44am -
  • Has Our Luck Finally Run Out?
    We are woefully unprepared for a long run of bad luck. Long-term cycles escape our notice because they play out over many years or even decades; few noticed the decreasing rainfall in the Mediterranean region in 150 A.D. but this gradual decline i…
    - 12 days ago 9 Oct 20, 3:07pm -
  • A Hard Rain Is Going to Fall
    The status quo is about to discover that it can't stop the hard rain or protect its fragile sandcastles. You'll recognize A Hard Rain Is Going to Fall as a cleaned-up rendition of Bob Dylan's classic "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall". Since the world had…
    - 13 days ago 8 Oct 20, 4:08pm -
  • What Could Go Wrong? Plenty
    Quite a lot of things can go wrong, especially if the mainstream's rose-tinted sunglasses induce a delusional confidence in fantasy. The conventional assumptions are remarkably rosy: the "recovery" is V-shaped in all the ways that count (i.e. the t…
    - 15 days ago 6 Oct 20, 10:59pm -
  • Corruption Is Now Our Way of Life
    Systemic corruption and the implosion of the social contract have consequences: It's called collapse. Social and economic decay is so glacial that only those few who remember an earlier set-pointare equipped to even notice the decline. That's the pos…
    - 16 days ago 5 Oct 20, 5:09pm -

The Big Picture

  • newIntangibles
    Source: Bloomberg     Today’s must read column is by Sarah Ponczek of Bloomberg News: Epic S&P 500 Rally Is Powered by Assets You Can’t See or Touch discusses several consequential issues impacting investing today. Begin with this observation:…
    - 5 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 1:00pm -
  • new10 Wednesday AM Reads
    My mid-week morning train WFH reads: • Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing Blockchain technology is going to change everything: the shipping industry, the financial system, government … in fact, what won’t it change? But enthusi…
    - 8 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 10:30am -
  • newTonight! Candid Election: Climate, Justice and The Economy
      Come check out this panel tonight: I’ll be on this panel with some very interesting people discussing the state of the economy, markets, climate, criminal justice, etc. two weeks before the election. The group behind this has done a number of ou…
    - 24 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 6:30pm -
  • Masters in Business: The Drinking Game!
        @ritholtz Trying again w proper privacy settings🤦‍♂️Barry, my brother @Gobbblesand I are big #MastersInBusiness fans. We also like to have a drink from time to time so we decided to make a drinking game for our favorite podcast. Have a…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 20, 1:00pm -
  • 10 Tuesday AM Reads
    My Two-for-Tuesday morning train WFH reads: • At some point over the next century, the stock market will lose more than 20% of its value in a single day. Maybe this doesn’t seem like useful advice, but you’re kidding yourself if you think marke…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 20, 10:30am -
  • John Oliver on WHO
    John Oliver discusses the crucial role of the World Health Organization, why Donald Trump is skeptical of it, and how his plans to withdraw the United States could have dire consequences.   The World Health Organization: Last Week Tonight with John…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 20, 10:00am -
  • MiB: Making Economics Fun Through Groundbreaking Research
        What happens when your ability to analyze data results in unique insights in economics? If you are Dr. Lisa Cook, you end up doing research for many of the most important institutions in the world: For the professor of economics and internation…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 3:00pm -
  • 10 Monday AM Reads
    My back to work morning train WFH reads: • Tech’s Influence Over Markets Eclipses Dot-Com Bubble Peak Companies that do everything from manufacturing phones to operating social-media platforms now account for nearly 40% of the S&P 500 (Wall Stree…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 10:45am -
  • The Electric Pickup Truck War Is Here
    The electrification of the pickup truck, America’s most beloved automobile, could finally jolt EVs fully into the U.S. mainstream. It also promises a huge payday for the companies that can make them affordable. The players in this potentially lucra…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 10:00am -
  • Transcript: Lisa Cook
          The transcript from this week’s, MiB: Lisa Cook, is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Spotify, Overcast, Google, Bloomberg, Stitcher, and Acast. All of our earlier podcasts on…
    - 3 days ago 18 Oct 20, 4:00pm -

Jesse's Cafe Americain

  • newStocks and Precious Metals Charts - Der Untergang - The Madness Serves None But Itself
     “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.”Leo Tolstoy  "The crisis takes a much longer time coming than you think, and then it happens much faster than you would have thought." Rudiger Dornbusch  "R…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 9:01pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Carnival of Heels and Souls
    "One can protest against evil; it can be unmasked and, if need be, prevented by force.  Evil always carries the seeds of its own destruction, as it makes people, at the least, uncomfortable.Against folly we have no defense.  Neither protests nor fo…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 9:20pm -
  • Harvest Moon
      When we were strangers I watched you from afarWhen we were lovers I loved you with all my heartBut now it's gettin' lateAnd the moon is climbin' highI want to celebrateSee it shinin' in your eyeBecause I'm still in love with youI want to see…
    - 4 days ago 17 Oct 20, 4:50pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Storm Warnings
    "It begins with a highly complex financial system, whose very complexity makes it difficult for anyone to know what might be going wrong; by definition, the multiple parts of the financial system are linked, which means that trouble in one institutio…
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 20, 8:25pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - And the Love of Most Will Grow Cold
     "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me."  Isaiah 29:13  "The U.S. went off the gold standard in August 1971.  With no benchmark, central banks could print money and debase…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 20, 10:14pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - The Beginning of Sorrows
     “Only the unlimited accumulation of power could bring about the unlimited accumulation of capital.” Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism  "I warn you, as I have warned you before, that those who join in this lawlessness will not inh…
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  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - The Hollow Men - Life in the Golden Age of Fraud
     "This is the Golden Age of fraud, an era of general willingness to ignore and justify the wrongdoings of the rich and powerful, which makes every lie bigger and widens its destructive path.” Reed Albergotti  "His money came from human misery a…
    - 8 days ago 13 Oct 20, 9:16pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Risk On
    "Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;He knew human folly like the back of his hand,And was greatly interested in armies and fleets;When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter,An…
    - 9 days ago 12 Oct 20, 8:25pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Just Because - Time Is a Flat Circle
    "Time is a flat circle.  Everything we have done or will do we will do over and over and over again— forever.  This place is like somebody's memory of a town, and the memory is fading.  It's like there was never anything here but jungle. " Rust…
    - 12 days ago 9 Oct 20, 8:39pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - The God of the Markets
    "At the root of America's economic crisis lies a moral crisis: the decline of civic virtue among America's political and economic elite.   A society of markets, laws, and elections is not enough if the rich and powerful fail to behave with respect,…
    - 13 days ago 8 Oct 20, 8:21pm -

Angry Bear

  • newThe Post Office in a Decent Society
    Mark Jamison’s commentary on USPO matters have been featured at Angry Bear Blog a number of times. A retired postmaster, Mark Jamison serves as an advisor, resident guru, and a regular contributor to Save the Post Office. Mark’s previous posts co…
    - 7 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 11:00am -
  • newEating More Chocolate: A Cure for Pandemic Fatigue?
    Just doing the local rounds and reading. One of three writers over at Naked Capitalism had this up on a small way escape the boredom of Covid.  It is more than just a promotion about chocolate and it does make you smile. When I was working in Riethi…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 9:00pm -
  • Tic Tac Toe, Supreme Court style
    (This was first posted February 21, 2008.) Bribes, payola, favor of the physical kind? Forget-about it. Just put the right person in the appropriate agency, preferably a person from the line of business the agency is to regulate. But, for extra insur…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 20, 2:00pm -
  • The Guardians of the Financial Galaxy
    by Joseph Joyce The Guardians of the Financial Galaxy The rapid expansion of the pandemic and the ensuing economic and financial collapses brought about responses by policymakers, including actions undertaken on an international basis. The Federal Re…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 20, 11:29am -
  • Let’s make a coronavirus deal?
    Latest on the relief negotiations is here.  Short version, Pelosi and Mnuchin are still negotiating over a $1.9 trillion bill; McConnell is floating the idea of a $500 billion dollar bill, but it is far from clear he can or even wants to pass anythi…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 20, 11:23am -
  • Open thread October 19, 2020

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  • Real retail sales continue (inexplicably) strong, still bode well for employment
    Real retail sales continue (inexplicably) strong, still bode well for employment   This morning we got two important monthly September reports: industrial production and retail sales. I have more to say about industrial production, and some general…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 11:22pm -
  • A New Agenda for Postal Reform
    Steve Hutkins of Save The Post Office critiques the cost-saving measures put into play to-date by PMG Louis DeJoy, the bypassing of the Postal Regulatory Commission which is supposed to review such plans, and the resulting unprecedented mail delays…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 3:36pm -
  • Stealing Signs
    Stealing Signs, Econospeak, October 13, 2020 I know this is a widespread and basically trivial matter, but since I had posted earlier about all of the BLM signs on my block (including at our house) accompanied more recently by signs related to the va…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 9:43am -
  • Weekly Indicators for October 12 – 16 at Seeking Alpha
    by New Deal democrat Weekly Indicators for October 12 – 16 at Seeking Alpha  My Weekly Indicators post is up at Seeking Alpha. What was most noteworthy about the past week is the confirmation that consumer spending, so far, has continued to hold…
    - 3 days ago 18 Oct 20, 4:11pm -

The Burning Platform

  • newThe Awakening
    Guest Post by The Zman When Finnish nationalists get together every year to socialize and organize, they call their event The Awakening. It is a great term for them to use as it has multiple meanings in this context. One is the obvious awakening amon…
    - 3 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 2:57pm -
  • newDisgusting Professorial Teachings
    Guest Post by Walter E. Williams The ugliness that we have recently witnessed including rioting, billions of dollars of property destruction, assaults, murders and grossly stupid claims about our nation has its origins on college campuses. Two websit…
    - 4 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 1:47pm -
  • newMark Zuckerberg Donates Hundreds Of Millions To Increase Voter Turnout In Democratic Strongholds
    Via ZeroHedge While Facebook has come under fire recently for its algorithm ‘favoring conservatives‘ – which the company says is due to right-wing figures being ‘more engaging,’ founder Mark Zuckerberg has donated millions of dollars in non…
    - 7 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 11:28am -
  • newRudy Giuliani Turns Over Alleged Photos Of Underage Girls From Hunter’s Hard Drive To Delaware Police
    Via ZeroHedge Things just took a very dark turn in the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. While the alleged crack, cronyism, corruption was enough to spark the biggest media suppression in history, and no denials whatsoever from the Biden camp, the bombshe…
    - 7 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 11:22am -
  • newSharing War Stories While Playing Tag With Flashlights in the Dark
    By Doug “Uncola” Lynn via TheBurningPlatform.com A few weeks ago, I ran into an acquaintance who I’ve known less than a year: a 60-year-old liberal woman who started out by saying:  “I don’t know where you stand politically, but I just can…
    - 7 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 11:09am -
  • newGoogle Mobility Data Suggests Sweden “Socially Distanced” Less Than Other Countries
    Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, As is often pointed out by prolockdown publications like the New York Times, Sweden has experienced covid-19 deaths at a rate above that of some of its neighbors that imposed relatively strict lockdo…
    - 7 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 11:04am -
  • newComing Famine?
    Guest Post by Martin Armstrong These lockdowns have already set in motion a reduction in the food supply. In the United States, there were temporary shortages of certain foods. You can see plenty of videos where farms lost 100% of their crops because…
    - 7 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 10:59am -
  • newTHIS DAY IN HISTORY – President Harding publicly condemns lynching – 1921
    Via History.com On October 21, 1921, President Warren G. Harding delivers a speech in Alabama in which he condemns lynchings—extrajudicial murders (usually hangings) committed primarily by white supremacists against Black Americans in the Deep Sout…
    - 7 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 10:59am -
  • newSTEAL TEAM SIX
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  • newQUOTE OF THE DAY

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Silicon Valley Insider

The Wire

War Room

Naked Capitalism

Coyote Blog

  • "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…
    - 16 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…
    - 17 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 29 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…
    - 29 days ago 22 Sep 20, 5:00pm -
  • Will Office Real Estate Recover, and If Not, What New Services Will Substitute?

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  • A Good Illustration How Much TV Has Changed From My Youth
    I saw this story in my feed reader today:   the Dallas Cowboys cheerleader reality show — consider it the Hard Knocks of cheerleading — is back for its 15th season. CMT announced today it’s bringing back Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making t…
    - 37 days ago 15 Sep 20, 2:57am -

Deal Breaker

Deal Book

Dr. Housing Bubble

Marc to Market

  • newDollar Slumps as Yields Rise

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  • Narrowly Mixed Markets as Clearer Direction Sought
    Overview:  The capital markets lack a clear direction today.  This is reflected in narrowly mixed equities, bonds, and currencies.  The spreading contagion is giving rise to new economic concerns, among other things, and the UK-EU talks are strugg…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 20, 10:15am -
  • Sterling Sparkles in Dollar Setback
    Overview:  Investors have not let the surge of the virus or uncertainty over the UK-EU talks or US fiscal stimulus to stand in their way.  Sterling is leading the major currencies higher, returning to the $1.30 area, while global equities are trad…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 20, 10:13am -
  • Sterling and Yuan Resilience, While Rate Differentials Aid Dollar?
    The US dollar rose against nearly all the major currencies last week.  The yen was the sole exception.  Risk appetites were shaken by repeated cycles of hope and disappointment over the outlook for additional fiscal support in the US and Europe's b…
    - 3 days ago 18 Oct 20, 11:58am -
  • Macro Drivers
    Macro memes are likely to eclipse the high-frequency economic data in the coming days.  The preliminary PMIs are among the first survey data for the new month, and October's are on tap next week.  The key reason that there may be downside risks in…
    - 4 days ago 17 Oct 20, 12:00pm -
  • Deja Vu All Over Again
    Overview:  It was like deja vu all over again.  First, the market reacted immodestly to headlines indicating there was little chance of pre-election fiscal stimulus in the US.  It was hardly new news.  Then the market seemed to react with surpri…
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 20, 11:49am -
  • UK Blinks on Threat to Walk Away on Eve of EU Summit
    Overview: Turn around Tuesday saw the dollar bounce, particularly against the Australian dollar and European currencies, among the majors.  Sterling pared earlier losses on reports that the UK would not walk away from the talks just yet, while the…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 20, 7:17pm -
  • Markets Shake and Dollar Goes Bid
    Overview:  A combination of the surging virus, threatening the slow recovery that was already losing momentum, the lack of new stimulus in the US, and market positioning is seeing risk unwind in a big way today.  Equities are selling off.  Led by…
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  • October Monthly
    After falling in July and August, the US dollar strengthened against most of the major currencies in September.  The dramatic pullback in equities seemed to have undergirded the yen's resilience, which gained a net 0.25% against the dollar.  Howeve…
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  • Markets Look for Fresh Incentives
    Overview:  The S&P 500 and NASDAQ gapped higher for the third consecutive session and continued to advance.  The benchmarks reached their best level since early September.  Hong Kong markets were closed due to a storm, but the MSCI Asia Pacific g…
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Business Insider Video

  • newWhy these Gucci clothes are racist
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: When this model walked down the runway in Gucci's 2018 Fall Winter Show, there was no major uproar. In fact, this turtleneck was being sold for nearly a year. But it's not just a…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 9:30pm -
  • newHow bike shops kept up with America's 121% spike in demand
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcription of the video.- When the coronavirus shut down public transportation and gyms, Americans returned to a trusted classic: the bicycle. In March, leisure-bike sales increased by 121% in the US. By April…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 9:26pm -
  • new3 dietitians debunk 18 weight loss myths, from cutting carbs to fad diets
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Lorraine Kearney: One of the biggest myths that I get from my clients is that I need to skip meals and starve in order to lose weight. It's not true. So, if you skip meals, it's gonna have…
    - 24 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 6:30pm -
  • How two ex-Green Berets were lured into a disastrous failed coup in Venezuela
    Summary List PlacementIn May, reports surfaced of a supposed failed coup against the Venezuelan government. Headlines called the event "Bay of Piglets," or "Keystone Coup," and footage released by the Venezuelan government seemed to back up the nickn…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 20, 1:00pm -
  • The rise and fall of Juicy Couture
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcription of the video.Irene Kim: Juicy Couture was an iconic part of early 2000s fashion. Its velour tracksuits and matching oversized bags were everything and everywhere. But Juicy went from making $605 mil…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 7:27pm -
  • The $300 billion breakthrough that gave us frozen food
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Clancy Morgan: If you're like me, your freezer is packed full of frozen food that came from a giant frozen section from a factory that freezes millions of pounds of food every year. It's a…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 6:03pm -
  • Why plane tires don't explode during landing
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: If you dropped a watermelon at 170 mph, it would be a mess. Strap over 500,000 pounds to its back and it would be, well, nothing.But airplane tires manage that impact every day,…
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  • How 2 million puzzles a month are made in the middle of a pandemic
    Summary List PlacementNarrator: A $10 puzzle can keep you busy for 10 to 15 hours.Nagendra Raina: It's yoga for your mind.Narrator: And all 3 million puzzles in this factory could mean 45 million hours of staying busy. And that return on investment…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 2:47pm -
  • What would happen to you if you never washed your hands
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: Germs are like cars. They are always on the move. And our hands? They're like one big freeway, moving germs toll-free from location to location outside and inside your body. But…
    - 3 days ago 18 Oct 20, 6:30pm -
  • Trump's COVID-19 treatment would have cost an estimated $650,000 out of pocket
    Summary List PlacementPresident Trump's three-day hospital stay cost much more than the treatment the average American COVID-19 patient receives.We estimate Trump's bill would have cost nearly $650,000 out of pocket, between experimental drug treat…
    - 4 days ago 17 Oct 20, 11:29pm -

The Reformed Broker

  • newBuy stocks now or after the election?
    New episode of What Are Your Thoughts! ...The post Buy stocks now or after the election? appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • Well this is…something
    Don't get me wrong, it's funny. I'm just not sure of why you'd feel the need to do it. ...The post Well this is…something appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • Are investors getting smarter?
    Ben says yes, investors are getting smarter. His evidence is the fact that a market sell-off of 35% brought in millions of new investors, arriving as they did, all at once, as though prompted by a divine thunderclap from the skies. It’s really quit…
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  • This Week on TRB
    These are the top posts on the site this week, in case you missed it:...The post This Week on TRB appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • Losing money is the coolest!
    This week's new episode of The Compound Show podcast is now live! ...The post Losing money is the coolest! appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • Clips From Today’s Halftime Report
     Josh Brown: Fastly is a gauge on the sentiment of the new investor from CNBC. Why Liz Young says investors shouldn’t do anything even if there is a short-term pullback from CNBC. Final Trades: J.P. Morgan, Caterpillar, Taiwan Semi & more from C…
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  • Here’s a blank slate
    The reviews and reactions are starting to trickle in from the small handful of people who got advanced copies...The post Here’s a blank slate appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • Countdown to the Election – Live Webcast
    Advisors + financial professionals: You're invited...The post Countdown to the Election – Live Webcast appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 20, 12:00pm -
  • CNBC Financial Advisor Summit – October 20th
    I'll be talking with the great Sharon Epperson and Tim Kochis, who is one of the most important figures in the history of our industry....The post CNBC Financial Advisor Summit – October 20th appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 7 days ago 14 Oct 20, 12:00pm -
  • Disney wants the Netflix treatment, renting a house, breaking up tech monopolies
    On an all new episode of What Are Your Thoughts, Michael Batnick and Josh Brown discuss the hottest topics on Wall Street this week, including:...The post Disney wants the Netflix treatment, renting a house, breaking up tech monopolies appeared firs…
    - 8 days ago 13 Oct 20, 10:15pm -

Shadow Stats

  • 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…
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  • 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…
    - 37 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% (…
    - 43 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…
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  • Flash Economic Commentary No. 1445
    (SGS Subscription required) • 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…
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  • Economic Commentary No, 1444
    (SGS Subscription required) • 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…
    - 84 days ago 30 Jul 20, 2:00am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1443
    (SGS Subscription required) • 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-Eve…
    - 90 days ago 24 Jul 20, 1:58am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1442
    (SGS Subscription required) • Soaring Gold and Silver Prices Reflect Intensifying Investor Concerns for Inflation Risk and Systemic Instabilities • Rising Gold Prices Suggest Central Banks and Treasury Departments Are Not Doing Their Jobs; Any R…
    - 10 Jul 20, 12:57am -
  • Special Commentary No. 1441
    • 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 Took the Initial Hit of the Pan…
    - 24 Jun 20, 10:31pm -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1440
    • 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 Growth Rates Accelerated to R…
    - 14 Jun 20, 12:35am -

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