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  • newWhat Did Mothers do Before Baby Formula?
    COMMENT: Hi Martin! Thank you for all you do. I was discussing the baby formula shortage with my 94-year-old Italian grandmother, and it opened my eyes to how resourceful people can be when left with no alternatives. Baby formula was not an option in…
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  • newBiden’s Disinformation Governance Board Suspended
    Freedom of speech won this Wednesday after the Biden Administration suspended its controversial Disinformation Board. Former disinformation tzar Nina Jankowicz announced her departure today, citing an uncertain future, and, of course, disinformation.…
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  • newTwitter Bots Exposed
    Elon Musk’s potential Twitter takeover has brought to light the alarming amount of fake internet accounts on the platform that has been used to push the liberal political agenda. Musk has threatened to abandon the deal if the company cannot account…
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  • newPopulation & Social Security – Civil Unrest
    QUESTION #1: Dear Martin and AE Team, Thank you for everything you do and have done for us, the little people. My question is this. As you/Socrates have predicted the fall of governments on a global scale, along with the collapse in confidence, of wh…
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  • newMarket Talk – May 18, 2022
        ASIA:The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today:• NIKKEI 225 increased 251.45 points or 0.94% to 26,911.20• Shanghai decreased 7.72 points or -0.25% to 3,085.98• Hang Seng increased 41.76 points or 0.20% to 20,644.28• ASX 200 i…
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  • Trudeau’s Advice for the Poor – Kill Yourself
    I reported that Canada has begun a eugenics program, yet again, to remove the undesirables from society legally. The Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) program was initially intended to provide legal euthanasia for people suffering from terminal illnesses.…
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  • Parental Consent for Vaccines Not Required in California
    Governments are rapidly decreasing parental rights in all areas from health care to education. A new bill in California will now permit children as young as 12-years-old to take the COVID vaccine without their parents’ permission. Senators Scott Wi…
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  • California Proposes Gas Stimulus Checks
    Free handouts will not combat inflation. The politicians (or their advisors) know this fact but continue to issue free money in exchange for votes. Governor Newsom is proposing spending $11.5 billion to provide Californians with a $400 gas stimulus c…
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  • The Coming LIQUIDITY Crisis
    QUESTION: Marty, You were named hedge fund manager of the year in 1998 for producing the highest return during the Long Term Capital Management collapse over the Russian bond crisis. At the WEC in Orlando, you said in 2019 that we were facing a liqui…
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  • Market Talk – May 17, 2022
    ASIA: The 2022 Asian Para Games that were scheduled to take place in the Chinese city of Hangzhou have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) and the Games’ organizing committee (HAPGOC) said on Tuesday. A…
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The Market Ticker

  • newThe Market Ticker - Either Hike 200bps Today and 100 Each Mtg Until PPI Cools...
    .... or watch the economy literally burn to the ground.At the same time all inhibitions on energy production here in the US must be lifted immediately.  All of them.  All coal plants shut down but still operational and those intended to be retir…
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  • The Market Ticker - Ride It....
    Ride the Sky 8*8 $98  
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  • The Market Ticker - MARTS: What Do We Have Here?
    I refer to the Monthly Retail Sales Report as MARTS (as does the link, if you follow it), and this month's (April data) is interesting.Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for April 2022, adjusted for seasonal variation and holi…
    - 2 days ago 17 May 22, 12:54pm -
  • The Market Ticker - Supply Chain Insanity
    All around the news media the latest problem is infant formula.There are four (count 'em -- four!) factories that make infant formula in the United States.  A few months ago one of them was shut down after it was suspected (but not traced) that the…
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  • The Market Ticker - Less Disastrous Than Expected?
    What sort of insanity is this?The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.5 percent in April, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This rise followed advances of 1.6 percent in March and 1.1 percent in…
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Wolf Street

Dollar Collapse

  • newWolf Richter: Housing bubble getting ready to pop as mortgage applications plunge
    Pieces of evidence are lining up in increasing density. Potential future homebuyers who need a mortgage have been thinning out for months. Today, another milestone: Applications for mortgages to purchase a home dropped 12% from the prior week and wer…
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  • newJames Rickards: Nowhere to hide
    Only two days after it was originally published, this article became all the more starkly true as some stocks today took their biggest fall since Black Monday, 1987! Dow down 1165 points (3.57%). Nasdaq down 566 (4.73%). Retail crushed … by James R…
    - 10 hours ago 19 May 22, 1:14am -
  • newBreaking News
    US index futures wilt as Powell turns on the heat … Stock market outflows largest in history! Shatter previous record! … CEO outlook dims sharply, more than half expecting a recession … GOLD & silver: Massive volume indicates selling climax may…
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  • newEgon von Greyerz: Gold is as cheap today as in 1971 at $35
    “Specie (gold and silver coin) is the most perfect medium because it will preserve its own level, because having intrinsic and universal value, it can never die in our hands, and it is the surest resource of reliance in time of war.”  – Thomas…
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  • Jeffrey A. Tucker: Why Won’t They Admit Failure?
    It seems strange that one of the world’s richest men would feel the need for a book tour to boost sales. But that is what Bill Gates is doing, granting a series of interviews with deferential journalists. The thesis of his book and his interviews i…
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  • David Stockman on the monetary madness among the central bankers
    What did these cats expect after running the printing presses like there was no tomorrow for the better part of two decades? Stated differently, the central banks of the world have printed upwards of $30 trillion in fiat credits during the last 16 ye…
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  • Birch Gold: Conventional bond wisdom is toxic today – here’s why
    Bonds are generally considered a conservative investment vehicle because corporate bond-holders get paid before shareholders. Even in bankruptcy, bond owners are likely to recoup some of their investment. Now, however, bonds are going for broke … b…
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  • John Whitehead: Predictive AI technology puts a target on your back
    “The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem and very often makes the problem worse.”—Milton Friedman You’ve been flagged as a threat. Before long, every household in America will be similarly flagged and assigned a…
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  • Charles Hugh Smith: Curveballs in the housing bubble bust
    There are curveballs in the present housing bubble as it rolls over that will cause the bursting of the bubble to be more fragmented with some rich corporate buyers unscathed and many individual buyers hurt by rising mortgages. by Charles Hugh Smi…
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  • Top Ten Videos – May 16 2022

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Money Game

International Business Times

Sovereign Man

  • newFighting inflation… with price controls. It’s genius!
    One of the most repeated lessons we see over and over again throughout human history is that bumbling politicians almost invariably try to ‘fix’ inflation with price controls. Emperor Diocletian famously imposed strict price controls across the R…
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  • About that coming “food crisis”
    On Wednesday July 3rd in the year 1315, King Louis X of France– also know as “Louis the Headstrong”– issued a groundbreaking edict. “Whereas, according to natural right, everyone should be born free. . .” he began. “Many persons amongst…
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  • Oregon Schools To Provide Tampons in Boys’ Bathrooms
    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. Oregon Schools To Provide Tampons in Boys’ Bathrooms A new law…
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  • There are still plenty of great investments out there
    Longtime readers know that, with few exceptions, I typically don’t invest in the stock market. And my reasons are numerous: For starters, stocks are one of the most highly manipulated asset classes in the world. For years, stock prices have been he…
    - 7 days ago 12 May 22, 5:25pm -
  • Public Schools Enlist Child Soldiers in America’s Cultural Revolution
    Zhang Hongbing was 14 years old when the Cultural Revolution began to sweep China in 1966. But even though the Chinese Communist Party had already been in power for nearly two decades by that point, Chairman Mao still believed that there was too much…
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  • Even the smartest man in the world was a terrible central banker
    By the early Spring of 1696, England was on the brink of a major currency crisis that had been building for decades. This was back in an era where English money was primarily silver; more than 1,000 years ago, in fact, Britain’s pound sterling was…
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  • CDC Secretly Tracked Americans’ Locations During COVID Lockdowns
    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. CDC Secretly Tracked Americans’ Locations During COVID Lockdow…
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  • If You Don’t Want an Emperor, Stop Giving Him Your Money
    Elon Musk may be the richest man in the world, but he has a long way to go before he catches up with Jakob “The Rich” Fugger—a powerful merchant banker who lived in the 1500s. (Fugger’s name rhymes with ‘cougar’, not ‘bugger’. But as…
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  • 71% Of Elementary Math Textbooks in Florida Contained Woke Indoctrination
    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. 71% Of Elementary Math Textbooks in Florida Contained Woke Indoc…
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  • We know ‘crazy’ when we see it…
    In 1962, a movie theater in Ohio screened a French film called Les Amants, which contained a risque sex scene. And, simply for showing the movie, the theater’s manager was arrested and convicted of violating Ohio’s obscenity laws. The manager ap…
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Daily Reckoning

  • “We Are on the Precipice”

    “We Are on the Precipice”

    This post “We Are on the Precipice” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“We are on the precipice of a global food crisis.”… Will food shortages trigger another Arab Spring?…The post “We Are on the Precipice” appeared first on Daily Re…
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  • Nowhere to Hide

    Nowhere to Hide

    This post Nowhere to Hide appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The stock market is not alone in its recent dismal performance.The post Nowhere to Hide appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
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  • Urgent Warning for Homeowners

    Urgent Warning for Homeowners

    This post Urgent Warning for Homeowners appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The housing bubble may well be bursting. But as Charles Hugh Smith shows you today, this housing bubble is not like the last housing bubble. If you own a home, or would like t…
    - 5 days ago 14 May 22, 4:06pm -
  • The Folly of the World-Improvers

    The Folly of the World-Improvers

    This post The Folly of the World-Improvers appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“Few things are more dangerous to the future of humanity than a failed and humiliated ruling class that still possesses power”…The post The Folly of the World-Improv…
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  • How Inflation Erodes Culture

    How Inflation Erodes Culture

    This post How Inflation Erodes Culture appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The Daily Reckoning has long argued that today’s monetary system and the inflationary mindset it engenders debase the culture as well as the money. Today, Jeffrey Tucker rein…
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  • Sold Down the (Dnieper) River

    Sold Down the (Dnieper) River

    This post Sold Down the (Dnieper) River appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Biden wants $33 billion for Ukraine, Congress wants to give him $40 billion…The post Sold Down the (Dnieper) River appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
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  • More Valuable Than Gold

    More Valuable Than Gold

    This post More Valuable Than Gold appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The rate-sensitive Nasdaq lost over 4% today. It’s now mired in an official bear market (down 20% from its most recent highs), which will likely get worse before it gets better...…
    - 10 days ago 9 May 22, 3:38pm -
  • The Contrarian Curse

    The Contrarian Curse

    This post The Contrarian Curse appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The Daily Reckoning is known for its “contrarian” streak. But can that be in some ways a curse? Today, Charles Hugh Smith tackles the question.The post The Contrarian Curse appear…
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  • The Crack-Up Boom

    The Crack-Up Boom

    This post The Crack-Up Boom appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Jeffrey Tucker shows you why he believes we’re on course to suffer a “crack-up boom”…The post The Crack-Up Boom appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 13 days ago 6 May 22, 3:29pm -
  • Sorry, Investor — Bad News

    Sorry, Investor — Bad News

    This post Sorry, Investor — Bad News appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The stock market is lately making excellent speed… downward. And over the past 12 months?The post Sorry, Investor — Bad News appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 13 days ago 6 May 22, 3:24pm -

Jim Rogers Blog

of two minds

  • newThe Epidemic Nobody Talks About: Burnout
    Burnout makes everyone uncomfortable, so it's largely a silent epidemic. Epidemics are not just biological in origin. A strong case can be made that a silent epidemic has been sweeping the nation for years, an epidemic few acknowledge: burnout.Peopl…
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  • Checking In On Five Long-Term Cycles
    The decline phase of S-Curves can be gradual or a cliff-dive. Way back in 2007 I charted five long-wave cycles that I reckoned consequential: 1. Public debt (accumulating federal deficits) 2. Inflation 3. Oil (energy) 4. Interest rates 5. Speculativ…
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  • Curveballs in the Housing Bubble Bust
    All these curveballs will further fragment the housing market. Oh for the good old days of a nice, clean housing bubble and bust as in 2004-2011: subprime lending expanded the pool of buyers, liar loans and loose credit created speculative leverage,…
    - 6 days ago 13 May 22, 6:37pm -
  • Herd on the Street
    The casino has become complex and there are no easy answers or predictable paths. The Wall Street herd had it easy from 2009 to 2021. Life was simple and life was good: markets were easy to predict. As long as the Federal Reserve kept interest rates…
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  • The Problem with Money
    I'm simply pointing out "money" isn't simple, and "backing money with X" leads to questions about the nature of "money," collateral and the fluidity and complexity of the social construct we call "money." The problem with money is it isn't just one t…
    - 10 days ago 9 May 22, 6:20pm -
  • What Happens When Complexity Unravels?
    Those glancing at the appearances will be assured all is well and it will all sort itself out. Those who look behind the screen will move away as fast as they can. When finances tighten, there are two choices: cut expenses or increase revenues. Mono…
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  • The Contrarian Curse
    What if all the new consensus memes are as wrong as the ones they replaced?I have the Contrarian Curse, and I have it bad. The Contrarian Curse is: as soon as the herd adopts your previously contrarian view, you start questioning the new consensus, j…
    - 15 days ago 4 May 22, 6:25pm -
  • Is Housing a Bubble That's About to Crash?
    We are all prone to believing the recent past is a reliable guide to the future. But in times of dynamic reversals, the past is an anchor thwarting our progress, not a forecast.Are we heading into another real estate bubble / crash?Those who say "no…
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  • Not the 1970s or the 1920s: We're in Uncharted Territory
    All of these similarities and differences are setting up a sea-change revaluation of capital, resources and labor that will be on the same scale as the extraordinary transitions of the 1920s and 1970s. The awakening of inflation after decades of sl…
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  • Doom Porn and Empty Optimism
    If we can't discern the difference between doom-porn and investing in self-reliance, then solutions will continue to be out of reach. I'm often accused of calling 783 of the last two bubble pops (or was it 789? Forgive the imprecision). Like many oth…
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The Big Picture

  • newDon’t Read This Blog Post
        My inbox is overflowing, and so I have been culling some of my email subscriptions.   Out: Everything hyperbolic, hair-on-fire, over the top. In: Anything insightful, contemplative, self-reflective. I want to be counter-algorithmic. I want to…
    - 20 hours ago 18 May 22, 3:00pm -
  • 10 Wednesday AM Reads
    My mid-week morning train WFH reads: • Elon Musk Is Acting Like Henry Ford. Uh-Oh. Both auto magnates built dominant companies. Both became global celebrities. Both dove headlong into other pursuits. One lost his edge. So far. (Bloomberg) see also…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 22, 10:30am -
  • Sentiment LOL
    Consumer Sentiment vs. Stock Market Returns   I am not a fan of most Sentiment readings. I don’t mean their current levels, but rather the way the entire complex gets used. This is not a new belief, but rather, a long-standing pet peeve. Sentiment…
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  • 10 Tuesday AM Reads
    My Two-for-Tuesday morning train WFH reads: • The Rich Are Not Who We Think They Are. And Happiness Is Not What We Think It Is, Either. It’s not the small number of well-known tech and shopping billionaires but instead more than 140,000 Americans…
    - 2 days ago 17 May 22, 10:45am -
  • Secular vs. Cyclical Markets (2022)
        I wanted to say a few words this morning on the differences between secular and cyclical markets. This is more than just a technical distinction followed by a handful of market historians but rather an explanation as to why markets can and do m…
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  • 10 Monday AM Reads
    My back to work morning train WFH reads: • Meet the Hedge-Fund Manager Who Warned of Terra’s $60 Billion Implosion Kevin Zhou of Galois Capital says he started warning about Terra as a ‘public service to also let everybody else know’ about it…
    - 3 days ago 16 May 22, 10:55am -
  • Transcript: Boaz Weinstein
         The transcript from this week’s, MiB: Boaz Weinstein, Saba Capital, is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, Bloomberg, and Acast. All of our earlier p…
    - 4 days ago 15 May 22, 4:00pm -
  • 10 Sunday Reads
    Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • How Twitter lost the celebs: Elon Musk was right that Twitter’s most popular accounts have gone quieter over the years. Hollywood insiders explain what ha…
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  • MiB: Boaz Weinstein, Saba Capital
         This week, we speak with Boaz Weinstein, founder and chief investment officer of Saba Capital Management. Prior to that, he was co-head of global credit trading at Deutsche Bank, where he founded Saba Principal Strategies as a proprietary…
    - 5 days ago 14 May 22, 1:30pm -
  • 10 Weekend Reads
    The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of organic Peabody beans coffee, grab a seat by the window, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: • The Market Is Wrong, Bro: Stocks go up, stocks go down, and confirmation bias. The market isn’…
    - 5 days ago 14 May 22, 10:30am -

Jesse's Cafe Americain

Angry Bear

  • newBad SCOTUS Decision, Even Neil Gorsuch Joins Liberals
    Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Barrett, J., delivered the (her first?)  opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Thomas, Alito, and Kavanaugh, JJ., joined. Gorsuch, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joi…
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  • newVaccinating the global poor is a moral problem that requires a political solution
    Writing in The Atlantic in May 2021, Hoeg, Prasad, and Ghandi argued that the United States should delay vaccinating children against COVID-19 until vulnerable adults are vaccinated in poorer countries around the world.  A similar argument could now…
    - 17 hours ago 18 May 22, 6:11pm -
  • newReal retail sales signal further expansion, but also continue to suggest slower payrolls growth ahead
    Real retail sales signal further expansion, but also continue to suggest slower payrolls growth ahead Nominal retail sales for the month of April were up 0.9%, and previous months were revised higher. That means that, after inflation, real retail sal…
    - 23 hours ago 18 May 22, 12:22pm -
  • newWhat Is the Worst Part of the Current Inflation?
    What Is The Worst Part Of The Current Inflation In the US we may have seen the peak of overall inflation, with the annualized CPI rate increasing at 8.3% in April, down from 8.5% in March, the highest rate of increase in 40 years. The issue has becom…
    - 24 hours ago 18 May 22, 11:09am -
  • Will tomorrow’s real retail sales report forecast a recession, or just a continued slowdown?
    Will tomorrow’s real retail sales report forecast a recession, or just a continued slowdown? No economic data today (May 16) of significance; but tomorrow one of my favorite economic indicators, retail sales, will be reported for April. Since real…
    - 2 days ago 17 May 22, 11:25am -
  • Open thread May 17, 2022
    The post Open thread May 17, 2022 appeared first on Angry Bear.
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  • SPR and Distillates Low, Global Oil Surplus in April, Natural Gas Rigs High
    RJS: Focus on Fracking Summary: Strategic Petroleum Reserve at a 21 year low, distillates supplies at a 17 year low; 300,000 bpd global oil surplus in April, despite loss of 1.2 million bpd from Russia & Kazakhstan; natural gas rigs at a 32 month hig…
    - 2 days ago 17 May 22, 10:30am -
  • April’s consumer and producer prices; March wholesale sales
    RJS, MarketWatch 666 Summary: Producer Prices Rose 0.5% in April; Record Annual Increase of 16.3% for Final Demand for Goods The seasonally adjusted Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand rose 0.5% in April, as average prices for finished whol…
    - 2 days ago 17 May 22, 12:00am -
  • Farm & Ranch Quick Market Update
    Harvest season has sprung upon us in a hurry. We had to spend a few evenings in the fields collecting squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and even dug up all of the potatoes, among the multitude of other things we planted this spring and continue to plant.…
    - 3 days ago 16 May 22, 7:00pm -
  • SPR at a 21-year low, Distillates at a 17 year low
    RJS, Focus on Fracking Summary: Strategic Petroleum Reserve at a 21-year low, distillates supply at a 17-year low The Latest US Oil Supply and Disposition Data from the EIA US oil data from the US Energy Information Administration for the week endin…
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The Burning Platform

  • newIRAN: Digital Food Rationing rolls out using Biometric IDs amid food riots
    Iran is set to be the first country to roll out a food rationing scheme based on new biometric IDs. Where vaccine passports failed, food passports will now be eagerly accepted by hungry people who can’t afford rapidly inflating food prices. This is…
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  • newNew Food System Will Stop at Nothing to Control You
    Via Mercola Story at-a-glance The globalist takeover is coming at us from every possible angle. Whether we’re talking about biosecurity, finance, housing, health care, energy, transportation or food, all the changes we’re now seeing have one goal…
    - 20 mins ago 19 May 22, 10:35am -
  • newHere Are the Nutcases Who Believe in ‘Replacement’
    Guest Post by Ann Coulter The “Great Replacement Theory” (GRT) has taken the media by storm! It seems that the white racist who shot up a grocery store full of black people last weekend cited GRT in his 180-page “manifesto.” First of all, jou…
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  • newNo More Letting Them Slander Conservatives
    Guest Post by Kurt Schlichter It’s been a few days since some freak decided to go on a shooting spree, and the left told you it was all your fault because this toad scribbled an incoherent series of idiot ramblings blaming people of other races and…
    - 37 mins ago 19 May 22, 10:18am -
  • newMajor NATO War Games Set To Begin Miles From Russian Base
    Authored by Kyle Anzalone & Will Porter via The Libertarian Institute, The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will soon conduct large-scale exercises in the Baltics, with thousands of troops from more than a dozen nations set to take part in war ga…
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  • newTHIS DAY IN HISTORY – Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, is executed – 1536
    Via On May 19, 1536, Anne Boleyn, the infamous second wife of King Henry VIII, is executed on charges including adultery, incest and conspiracy against the king. Catherine of Aragon King Henry had become enamored of Anne Boleyn in the mid…
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    Via Comically Incorrect
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  • newShouldn’t At Least One Of Them Go Down?!”: Elon Musk Clamors For Jeffrey Epstein’s Client List
    Via The Blue State Conservative Three years ago and almost to the day, Jeffrey Epstein was killed. A few months ago, his alleged second-hand woman, Ghislaine Maxwell, was found guilty of trafficking underage girls. And that’s pretty much all we kn…
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  • newBorder Admissions Staggering, Mayorkas Admits
    Via Progressives for Immigration Reform For immigration lawyers, these are heady times! Since January 2021, when the Biden regime moved into the White House, the Department of Homeland Security has, by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ own shameless ad…
    - 11 hours ago 18 May 22, 11:47pm -

Silicon Valley Insider

The Wire

War Room

Naked Capitalism

Coyote Blog

  • Buying and Selling a Business
    Since a number of folks have asked me via email: yes, I am OK and would someday like to get back to active long-form blogging (I still make a foray into twitter now and again).  However, things have been a bit crazy here.  A number of business owne…
    - 24 days ago 24 Apr 22, 11:36pm -
  • Christmas Wonder, with Penguins
    I always enjoy Christmas day with the family.  But no matter how good a day we have together, it can never quite duplicate the sense of wonder when one is 8 or 9 and you come down the stairs to see the Christmas tree surrounded in gifts brought by S…
    - 26 Dec 21, 2:20am -
  • Regional Variations in COVID are SEASONAL, not Correlated with Party of the Governor
    If you want a pointer towards the seasonality of the COVID virus, check out the NY Times per capita case map for the US for today:   (hat tip to This looks like a weather map, not a map of Trump v. Biden voters or party af…
    - 20 Dec 21, 5:06pm -
  • An Open Letter to California Public Recreation Officials
    New California rules are set to effectively end the ability of RVers to use generators to produce power in California: I am sending this to a number of folks we work with in the USFS and California S…
    - 14 Dec 21, 7:46pm -
  • If Fauci Were A Scientist
    I am not blogging much due to some overwhelming work circumstances in my real life.  However, I cannot believe the reaction of world leaders racing to institute the most onerous of restrictions on citizens based on the reports that a new COVID varia…
    - 29 Nov 21, 6:43am -
  • A Few Thoughts on Yale Law School
    I won't go into all the details (one of many articles on this incident here), but the Yale Law School administration attempted to blackmail and intimidate one of their students over a party invitation he sent out, the main complaint seeming to be the…
    - 23 Oct 21, 11:04pm -
  • Fixed SSL Issue (I Hope)
    After a lot of complicated debugging, of course it was something simple -- the certificate failed to renew automatically.  Hopefully all is working correctly now Update:  Of course then I screwed something else up.  Some sort of problem with php v…
    - 6 Oct 21, 9:59pm -
  • Understanding the Difference Between Authoritarianism and Totalitarianism
    Who says universities don't teach anything useful? The difference between mere authoritarianism and totalitarianism is often hard to explain to people, and some want to use the terms interchangeably.  But I think this distinction is particularly imp…
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  • 20 Years Ago Today on September 11...
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  • Back When The ACLU Actually Stood Up For Civil Rights, Rather Than Shilling for Totalitarianism
    This article by Glenn Greenwald on the ACLU's response to COVID is simply remarkable.  I won't even try to excerpt it.  Suffice it to say that barely a decade ago, the ACLU actually was concerned about individual rights being trashed by coercive go…
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  • Macro and Prices: Sentiment Swings Between Inflation and Recession
    (On vacation for the rest of the month.  Going to Portugal.  Commentary will resume on June 1.   Good luck to us all.)The market is a fickle mistress. The major central banks were judged to be behind the inflation curve. Much teeth-gashing, finge…
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  • Sentiment Remains Fragile, and the Euro and Sterling can barely Sustain even Modest Upticks
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    - 6 days ago 13 May 22, 10:39am -
  • Dollar and Yen Surge
    Overview: Global equities are bleeding lower. Several large markets in the Asia Pacific region, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, and India are off more than 2%. Japan and Australian bourses fell by more than 1.5%. Europe's Stoxx 600 is off more than 2%…
    - 7 days ago 12 May 22, 11:36am -
  • Greenback Softens Ahead of CPI
    Overview: It appears that investors have become more concerned about growth prospects and less about inflation in recent days. The US 10-year yield that had flirted with 3.20% at the start of the week is now around 2.93%. It is approaching the 20-da…
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  • No Rest for the Weary
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    - 9 days ago 10 May 22, 9:20pm -
  • New Week Same Refrain: Stocks Down, Yields Up, Stronger Greenback
    Overview: New week, same refrain.  Stocks down, yields up, and the dollar is broadly higher.  The Nikkei and Taiwan fell by more than 2% and South Korea and Australia were off more than 1%.  China's Shanghai and Shenzhen rose, but the CSI 300 fel…
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  • Sterling,Tarred and Feathered, Bears Brunt of the Greenback's Rally
    The most important development last week was the swaps market lifting the terminal rate of the Fed funds rate toward 3.75% from around 3.25% at the end of April.  The knock-on effect sent the US 10-year yield above 3% and underpinned the greenback.…
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  • The Week Ahead: US CPI and PPI Set to Soften
    The Fed's 50 bp rate hike is behind us.  Another 50 bp hike is expected next month. The April employment report will do little to calm the anxiety about the "too tight" labor market.  The decline in the participation rate was disappointing and thi…
    - 12 days ago 7 May 22, 11:34am -
  • Markets Remain Unsettled Ahead of US (and Canada) Employment Reports
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  • Fed Day
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Shadow Stats

  • Flash Commentary No, 1460b
    • Fundamentals Could Not Be Stronger for Gold and Silver, nor Weaker for the U.S. Dollar and Stocks, Despite Fed or Market Nonsense to the Contrary • There Is No V-Shaped Recovery • Battered, Non-Recovered May 2021 Payrolls and Unemployment C…
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  • Flash Commentary No. 1460a
    • Benchmarked Industrial Production Revised Sharply Lower; Both Manufacturing and Mining Were Hit Hard • New Numbers Indicate the Economy Was in a Deepening Recession, Well Before the Pandemic Shutdown and Collapse • Old Numbers Showed Produc…
    - 31 May 21, 11:07pm -
  • Benchmark Commentary No. 1459
    • Intractable and Deteriorating Conditions Still Signal No Imminent Economic Recovery, Irrespective of Some Bounces in March Activity Against Weather-Driven February Collapses • Monthly Annual and Post-Pandemic Payroll Declines Have Stabilized A…
    - 21 Apr 21, 9:15am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1458
    • January 2021 Manufacturing Declined Year-to-Year for the 19th Consecutive Month, Still in the Downturn Induced by the FOMC 15 Months Before the Pandemic Collapse • Where January 2021 Year-to-Year Manufacturing Contracted by 1.0% (-1.0%), It Al…
    - 24 Feb 21, 9:59am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1457
    • Pandemic-Driven Unemployment Soared to an April 2020 Peak of About 32%, Worse Than in the Great Depression; Such Was Against a January 2020 Pre-Pandemic U.3 Unemployment Rate of 3.5% • In the Latest Four Months, Pandemic-Driven Unemployment Ha…
    - 16 Feb 21, 3:21am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1456
    • Fourth-Quarter 2020 Annualized Real GDP Growth of 4.0% Was as Expected, Slowing from the Record 33.4% Third-Quarter Pandemic Rebound • Full-Year 2020 Annual GDP Decline of 3.5% (-3.5%) Was the Deepest Since the 1946 Post-World War II Economic…
    - 1 Feb 21, 9:45am -
  • Economic Commentary, Issue No. 1455
    • Key Monthly Economic Numbers Turned Negative Anew in Fourth-Quarter 2020 • Narrowing Annual Declines in October and November Payrolls Stalled at 6.0% (-6.0%), But the Year-to-Year Drop in December 2020 Payrolls Deepened to 6.2% (-6.2%) • An…
    - 28 Jan 21, 3:03pm -
  • Economic Commentary No. 1454
    • Deepening Economic Woes and Soaring Inflation Ahead • Underlying Economic and Labor Numbers through November Indicate Contracting or Flattening Fourth-Quarter 2020 GDP, Well Shy of Economic Recovery • On Top of Downside Revisions, Declining…
    - 30 Dec 20, 12:58am -
  • Economic Commentary No. 1453
    • Four Million Unemployed People Are Missing from the Headline Labor Force • Pandemic-Disrupted U.3 Unemployment Effectively Was 9.0% in November 2020, Not the Headlined 6.7% • November Unemployment and Payrolls Confirmed Stalled, L-Shaped, N…
    - 15 Dec 20, 1:33am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1452
    • October 2020 Cass Freight Index® Turned Positive Year-to-Year, Gaining 2.4% Against an Unusually Sharp, Unseasonable Decline the Year Before • Such Was the First Annual Gain in Freight Activity Since November 2018, When Excessive Fed Tighten…
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