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  • newCreating Fear to Push COVID
     The post Creating Fear to Push COVID first appeared on Armstrong Economics.
    - 15 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 4:01am -
  • Market Talk – April 16, 2021
    ASIA: China just posted its strongest quarterly growth on record as the world’s second largest economy continued its robust recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. GDP growth of 18.3% year-on-year in the first quarter was the strongest since China…
    - 1 day ago 16 Apr 21, 3:50pm -
  • Twitter Acting to Protect CNN Rather than the People
    If you ever needed any proof that Twitter is out to overthrow the United States and transform it into a leftist utopia, the proof is now clear. Dorsey and his Twitter permanently banned Veritas for exposing the truth that CNN has deliberately used sc…
    - 1 day ago 16 Apr 21, 12:51pm -
  • Stacking the Court Pelosi Backs Down
    COMMENT: Marty; your piece on the Supreme Court made a difference. Printouts were circulating around the hill. Pelosi refused to bring it to a vote because all she has is a two vote majority. Great job. PJ REPLY: Nice to hear. But as in 1937, there w…
    - 1 day ago 16 Apr 21, 12:36pm -
  • New Zealand – Vaccinate or “Move on”
    PM Ardern has announced basically get vaccinated to work or move on.  The post New Zealand - Vaccinate or "Move on" first appeared on Armstrong Economics.
    - 2 days ago 16 Apr 21, 4:09am -
  • Fauci Preaching Total World Control is Necessary
    Fauci is now pushing Bill Gates’ agenda that the ENTIRE WORLD must be vaccinated against a virus that is no more deadly than the flu. Yet, the vaccines have unknown problems. What will messing with our DNA do to future generations? The conflict of…
    - 2 days ago 16 Apr 21, 4:05am -
  • Speranza Resigns in Italy Admitting This is a Marxist Revolution Using Covid
    Roberto Speranza is the Italian politician of the Chamber of Deputies who served as national secretary of Article One. He also served as the Minister of Health since 2019 under the government of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and was later confirmed b…
    - 2 days ago 16 Apr 21, 4:03am -
  • CNN Deliberately Manipulating Public
      Jeff Zucker was named Chairman of WarnerMedia News and Sports in March 2019. He has also served as president of CNN Worldwide since 2013. If I were Zucker, I would hire an army to protect myself and my family. He is engaged in overthrowing the Uni…
    - 2 days ago 16 Apr 21, 4:01am -
  • Market Talk – April 15, 2021
    ASIA: China’s economy likely grew at record pace of 19% in the first quarter, rebounding from a pandemic slump early last year as demand recovered at home and abroad and as policy support for ailing smaller firms continued, a Reuters poll showed. R…
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 4:56pm -
  • Biden to Stack the Supreme Court to make it WOKE
    As expected, the Democrats will introduce a bill to change the Supreme Court turning into the first WOKE institution to permanently change the face of the United States once and for all. Biden pretended to create a commission to study changing the Su…
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 7:54am -

The Market Ticker

  • newThe Market Ticker - To Michigan Residents: You Bought The Ticket, Enjoy The Ride
    Just cut the bullshit ok?Masks do not work."Social distancing" does not work because the places where the virus spreads are not where you can employ it.These are facts.  Even the CDC admits it.  The largest single source of Covid-19 infection is…
    - 3 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 4:52pm -
  • The Market Ticker - Stop It Now Or The Nation Dies
     Let that sink in folks.Do you really think these "vaccines" are about a disease?They are not.Do you really think getting jabbed will "let you return to normal life"?  It will not.Do you think there is no risk to going back every five or six month…
    - 1 day ago 16 Apr 21, 1:04pm -
  • The Market Ticker - And Now Proof: Covid Vaccines are MORE DANGEROUS Than Covid
    in the non-morbid.I suspected the data would be forthcoming showing this given the VAERS reports and now we have it:Using an electro nic health records network we estimated the absolute incidence of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) in the two weeks f…
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 4:12pm -
  • The Market Ticker - Oh, Another SHINING Example Of BS!
    Ah, the worm turns.So as we all know Duante Wright was shot "accidentally" by a police officer.It was not an accidental shooting, it was a negligent discharge of said firearm by the admission of the officer herself.She has stated she intended to…
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 11:00am -
  • The Market Ticker - Idiocy: Experimental Vaccines And Spike Proteins
    So now the FDA has "paused" the J&J Covid-19 vaccine because of, as they claim, just six cases of thrombotic disorder.That alleged "six" is a goddamned lie; this is a hell of a lot more common than that even though one in a million is outside of t…
    - 3 days ago 14 Apr 21, 5:18pm -
  • The Market Ticker - Sunset
    Sunset In My Dreams 8*10 $  
    - 3 days ago 14 Apr 21, 4:00pm -
  • The Market Ticker - The Fraud Collapses: Cheap Meds Better Than Vaccines
    Still not ready to start tossing people in prison, starting with Fraudci, Trump, every one of the pharma companies and now Biden and his jackass cabal as well?Findings from the phase 2 randomised study, which was supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomed…
    - 4 days ago 13 Apr 21, 11:55am -
  • The Market Ticker - Chauvin Observations
    Burn, Loot and Murder are gassing up the bottles, I suspect.I've not watched the entire trial thus far, but have seen a decent part of it.  It hasn't gone well for the prosecution.Normally what you see in a trial that is headed for a guilty verdic…
    - 4 days ago 13 Apr 21, 11:00am -
  • The Market Ticker - Come And Get It! RLA w/Tickerguy
    Yet another interview, this one with RLA having a great discussion on investing in a money-printing world.https://retirementlifestyleadvocates.com/podcast/episode/2021-04-04-retirement-lifestyle-advocates-radio-w-karl-denninger 
    - 5 days ago 12 Apr 21, 3:59pm -
  • The Market Ticker - Discard First Principles, Live In A Turd-World CrapHole
    One of the first principles of economics is that everything has a cost.Everything.So there's a virus.  It kills some people.  We quickly learn that it almost-never harms children, but often harms older, sicker people.  This should not surprise;…
    - 5 days ago 12 Apr 21, 1:08pm -

Wolf Street

Dollar Collapse

  • newBreaking News/Best Of The Web
    Charles Hugh Smith: What’s taboo? Everything except greed … Caitlin Johnstone: The aliens are not coming … Bloomberg: Big banks can’t keep up with US money printing … Mises Institute: Does the FOMC even believe what it’s saying? … China…
    - 19 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 12:50am -
  • Yet Another Ridiculous Stock Market Bubble, In Three Charts
    The Fiat Currency Age is nothing if not repetitious. There are dozens of charts that illustrate how closely today’s financial bubble resembles its predecessors. But simple is better when expressing a hard truth, so let’s go with that old standby,…
    - 1 day ago 16 Apr 21, 6:40pm -
  • Lawrence Lepard: Gold Is Going Higher
    Excerpt from Lawrence Lepard’s Equity Management Associates Q1 Report:  We believe we are in the early to middle stages of a worldwide sovereign debt bubble collapse. The “bubble” which exists today is in debt and the currencies which are back…
    - 5 days ago 12 Apr 21, 7:33pm -
  • Top Ten Videos — April 11
    Lobo Tiggre: The Four Horseman of the gold price apocalypse … Rick Rule: A commodity supercycle is coming … George Gammon: Should you consider Puerto Rico for tax savings? … Andrew Maguire: China’s gold reserves will crush the dollar … Russ…
    - 6 days ago 11 Apr 21, 5:42pm -
  • Glenn Greenwald Explains How Real Journalism Works
    If you think New York Times, Fox, and MSNBC reporters are pursuing “journalism” when they repeat CIA talking points or haunt online forums hoping to catch people using problematic words (and then whine when they’re criticized for being deep sta…
    - 8 days ago 9 Apr 21, 4:59pm -
  • How Can These Two Trends Coexist?
    Before the pandemic, auto sales were booming, mostly because car loans were available to pretty much anyone with a driver’s license and a heartbeat. “Subprime” auto loans – which charge high interest rates and run for up to eight years (hence…
    - 9 days ago 8 Apr 21, 6:02pm -
  • Paradise Lost
    So a single political party gains control of a lockdown-battered country desperate for any and all forms of government spending. Direct payments, loan forgiveness, infrastructure, all of these and more are not just possible, but popular. The presiden…
    - 12 days ago 5 Apr 21, 4:06pm -
  • Top Ten Videos — April 4
    Francis Hunt: The end of the mega debt cycle is close at hand … Will Rhind: Explosive silver price movement coming?… Max Keiser: The Ponzi economy buckles … Rick Rule’s top 10 silver stocks … Willem Middelkoop: This is the time to buy, not…
    - 13 days ago 4 Apr 21, 6:55pm -
  • Top Ten Videos – March 28
    Willem Middelkoop: The IMF has begun ‘indirect currency debasement’ … Mike Maloney: Inflation is now inevitable … Peter Grandich: Gold will be the ‘best bull market I’ve experienced in 37 years’ … Killer Mike torches ‘evil’ Jeff B…
    - 20 days ago 28 Mar 21, 5:41pm -
  • WSJ Gets It Right: “A Fed With No Fear of Inflation Should Scare Investors”
    The mainstream press is comfortable with moderate inflation because it raises financial asset prices and allows the government to spend more money. But when inflation hits a rate that threatens the stock market, even the Wall Street Journal starts to…
    - 25 days ago 23 Mar 21, 6:32pm -

ClusterStock

Money Game

International Business Times

Sovereign Man

Investment Watch

Daily Reckoning

  • Here’s When the Bull Market Ends

    Here’s When the Bull Market Ends

    This post Here’s When the Bull Market Ends appeared first on Daily Reckoning.More money has flowed into the stock market within the past five months than the previous years combined…The post Here’s When the Bull Market Ends appeared first on…
    - 3 days ago 14 Apr 21, 7:25pm -
  • Final Nail in the Coffin

    Final Nail in the Coffin

    This post Final Nail in the Coffin appeared first on Daily Reckoning.By August, we'll know if the country has held the line on reckless spending and more welfare or if Biden will get to make history by permanently pushing America to the left in the…
    - 5 days ago 12 Apr 21, 8:16pm -
  • Cultural Revolution in America?

    Cultural Revolution in America?

    This post Cultural Revolution in America? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Americans appear to be divided more along ideological lines today than traditional class lines. Many believe the U.S. is actually undergoing a cultural revolution. Today, Ch…
    - 7 days ago 10 Apr 21, 4:36pm -
  • Back to the 1970s

    Back to the 1970s

    This post Back to the 1970s appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Gold has undergone a correction of late. But today, Jim Rickards’ senior analyst, Dan Amoss, shows you why the case for gold is as strong as ever — and why you can expect a major gold…
    - 8 days ago 9 Apr 21, 4:13pm -
  • “I Don’t Know What the Blank I’m Doing”

    “I Don’t Know What the Blank I’m Doing”

    This post “I Don’t Know What the Blank I’m Doing” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“I don’t know what the [expletive] I’m doing.” Here you have the confession of a stock trader. A stock trader with three days’ experience.The post…
    - 9 days ago 8 Apr 21, 1:54pm -
  • Archegos: Snowflake That Triggers the Avalanche?

    Archegos: Snowflake That Triggers the Avalanche?

    This post Archegos: Snowflake That Triggers the Avalanche? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Archegos Capital Management is a family office controlled by Bill Hwang, a former hedge fund trader.The post Archegos: Snowflake That Triggers the Avalanch…
    - 12 days ago 5 Apr 21, 4:17pm -
  • Reagan Was Right

    Reagan Was Right

    This post Reagan Was Right appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Mr. Ron Reagan, 40th United States president: "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the Government, and I'm here to help.”The post Reagan Was Right appea…
    - 13 days ago 4 Apr 21, 8:33pm -
  • War on Cash: The Next Phase

    War on Cash: The Next Phase

    This post War on Cash: The Next Phase appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“Anyone who controls the money controls political power, the economy, and people’s lives”…The post War on Cash: The Next Phase appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 15 days ago 2 Apr 21, 9:32pm -
  • An Old Man in a Hurry

    An Old Man in a Hurry

    This post An Old Man in a Hurry appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Biden seeks to “jam through once-in-a-lifetime historic changes to America”…The post An Old Man in a Hurry appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 19 days ago 29 Mar 21, 9:23pm -
  • Stimulus: Band-Aid on a Tumor

    Stimulus: Band-Aid on a Tumor

    This post Stimulus: Band-Aid on a Tumor appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The United States has spent trillions on “stimulus” during the pandemic. But today, Charles Hugh Smith shows you why it is like putting a Band-Aid on a tumorThe post Stim…
    - 21 days ago 27 Mar 21, 9:15pm -

Jim Rogers Blog

of two minds

  • newIf You Don't See Any Risk, Ask Who Will "Buy the Dip" in a Freefall?
    Nobody thinks a euphoric rally could ever go bidless, but as Greenspan belatedly admitted, liquidity is not guaranteed. The current market melt-up is taken as nearly risk-free because the Fed has our back, i.e. the Federal Reserve will intervene lon…
    - 4 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 3:22pm -
  • What's Taboo? Everything Except Greed
    OK, now I get it. Take a couple tabs of Euphorestra and Hopium, and stick to talking about making money in the market. Greed won't offend anyone. So I started to tell my buddy about my new screenplay idea:"There's a global pandemic, and when they r…
    - 2 days ago 16 Apr 21, 2:51am -
  • The Middle Class Has Finally Been Suckered into the Casino
    The Fed's casino isn't just rigged; it's criminally unstable. The decay of America's middle class has been well documented and many commentators have explored the causal factors. The bottom line is that this decay isn't random; the income of the m…
    - 3 days ago 14 Apr 21, 4:51pm -
  • The "Helicopter Parent" Fed and the Fatal Crash of Risk
    All the risks generated by gambling with trillions of borrowed and leveraged dollars didn't actually vanish; they were transferred by the Fed to the entire system. The Federal Reserve is the nation's Helicopter Parent, saving everyone from the cons…
    - 5 days ago 12 Apr 21, 5:49pm -
  • Is a Cultural Revolution Brewing in America?
    The lesson of China's Cultural Revolution in my view is that once the lid blows off, everything that was linear (predictable) goes non-linear (unpredictable). There is a whiff of unease in the air as beneath the cheery veneer of free money for almo…
    - 8 days ago 9 Apr 21, 5:00pm -
  • What Could Go Awry?
    All of which sounds very pretty indeed, but it does raise a question: can risk really be destroyed, or can it only be transferred? And if it can only be transferred, then what's it been transferred to? What a remarkable moment in time: every asset…
    - 10 days ago 7 Apr 21, 4:34pm -
  • What's Changed and What Hasn't in a Tumultuous Year
    Inequality is America's Monster Id, and we're continuing to fuel its future rampage daily. What's changed and what hasn't in the past year? What hasn't changed is easy: 1. Wealth / income inequality is still increasing. (see chart #1 below) 2. Wages…
    - 13 days ago 4 Apr 21, 11:46pm -
  • The UFO/Fed Connection
    Perhaps the aliens' keen interest in Earth's central bank magic and its potential for destruction results from a wager. You've probably noticed the recent uptick in UFO sightings and video recordings from aircraft of the extraordinary flight paths…
    - 16 days ago 1 Apr 21, 6:29pm -
  • Our "Wealth": Cloud Castles in the Sky
    Buyers know there will always be a greater fool willing to pay more for an over-valued asset because the Fed has promised us it will always be the greater fool. I realize nobody wants to hear that most of their "wealth" is nothing more than wispy Cl…
    - 17 days ago 31 Mar 21, 5:01pm -
  • The Hazardous Detour in the Road to "Recovery" Few Foresee
    As the level of Fed smack and crack needed to maintain the high increases, system fragility increases geometrically. You know the plot point in the horror film where the highway is blocked and a detour sign directs the car full of naive teens off on…
    - 19 days ago 29 Mar 21, 6:12pm -

The Big Picture

  • newMiB: Rob Arnott, Research Affiliates
        This week, we speak with Rob Arnott, founder and chairman of Research Affiliates. The firm created & patented a methodology for basing indexes on fundamental metrics instead of market cap weighting, and its strategies runs $157 billion in asse…
    - 6 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 1:00pm -
  • new10 Weekend Reads
    The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish blend coffee, grab a seat on the sofa, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • Fraud, Short Sellers & Media Frauds and bad businesses usually aren’t exposed until markets fall and inve…
    - 9 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 10:45am -
  • newSuccinct Summation of Week’s Events 4.16.21
    Succinct Summations for the week ending April 16th, 2021 Positives: 1. 200 million vaccinations or ~40% of Americans have been given in the U.S. as global total shots approach one billion. 2. Retail sales rose 9.8% m/o/m, above expectations. 3. CPI r…
    - 22 hours ago 16 Apr 21, 9:30pm -
  • Shifting Balance of Power?
        A massive shift is occurring in the labor market today, one that has been misinterpreted by economists of all stripes: On the right, there is the false meme that lazy workers are staying home because the (3) massive CARES Act. Unemployment benn…
    - 1 day ago 16 Apr 21, 2:00pm -
  • 10 Friday AM Reads
    My end of week morning train WFH reads: • Coinbase’s Public Listing Is a Cryptocurrency Coming-Out Party With acceptance from traditional investors, a profitable start-up that eases transactions is offering proof of the industry’s staying power…
    - 1 day ago 16 Apr 21, 10:45am -
  • 1962 3500 GT Vignale Spyder
    Another lovely convertible tailor made for Spring: The Maserati 3500 GT was first shown at the 1957 Geneva Salon. It was offered only as a “rolling chassis” designed by chief engineer Giulio Alfieri; various exotic coach builders came up with dif…
    - 1 day ago 16 Apr 21, 10:00am -
  • Cash on the Sidelines?!?
    Don’t Fall for the ‘Cash on the Sidelines’ Trope Money coursing through the economy can impact markets and investor sentiment for the better, just not in the way many think. Bloomberg, April 12, 2021       I find myself bothered these days b…
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 2:00pm -
  • How The Next Batteries Will Change the World
    Silicon Valley is about to commercialize revolutionary technology that will enable huge breakthroughs in the battle against global warming. The future of batteries, sought for decades by academics, startups, and corporate R&D armies is—quite possib…
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 12:00pm -
  • 10 Thursday AM Reads
    My morning train WFH reads: • How Hedge Funds Lost Their Way and Why They’ll Come Back HFRI Equity Hedge Total Index returned 14% a year from inception in 1990 through the financial crisis in 2008, doubling the total return of the S&P 500 Index.…
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 10:45am -
  • Accessing Losses via Direct Indexing
            To hear an audio spoken word version of this post, click here.       In 2019, Ritholtz Wealth Management was one of five beta testers of O’Shaughnessy Asset Management new direct indexing software, Canvas. As Chair of RWM’s Invest…
    - 3 days ago 14 Apr 21, 12:00pm -

Jesse's Cafe Americain

Angry Bear

  • newWeekly Indicators for April 12 – 16 at Seeking Alpha
     – by New Deal democrat Weekly Indicators for April 12 – 16 at Seeking Alpha My Weekly Indicators post is up at Seeking Alpha. The big call I made last year is that conditions were setting up for a Boom this year, once the pandemic started to b…
    - 58 mins ago 17 Apr 21, 6:31pm -
  • newDaunte Wright’s Killing Makes the Case for Shrinking Police Budgets
    Naked Capitalism had this commentary up on its site as introduced by Yves Smith. I made some small editorial changes to further emphasize the two points Yves makes in the beginning and also some of the commentary in the article. Both parts are good r…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 5:30pm -
  • newTax Evasion by the High Income
    Washington Equitable: Tax evasion at the top of the U.S. income distribution and How To Fight it. There is another version of the issue starting off with Senior fellow (Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center of the Urban Institute), Steven M. Rosenthal ta…
    - 6 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 1:09pm -
  • 4-Day Work Week
    From Treehuggers; “Spain To Try Nationwide 4-Day Workweek” A shorter workweek has been suggested s a means of improving work-life balance and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Freelance Writer, Olivia Rosane. The topics of a shorter work week an…
    - 1 day ago 16 Apr 21, 3:03pm -
  • Open thread April 16, 2021
    The post Open thread April 16, 2021 appeared first on Angry Bear.
    - 1 day ago 16 Apr 21, 1:04pm -
  • That Prices were up the most since 2012 is probably also noteworthy . . .
    CPI Rose 0.6% in March on Higher Prices for Energy and Transportation Services, R.J.S, MarketWatch 666 The consumer price index rose 0.6% in March, the largest monthly increase since August 2012, as higher prices for fuel, utilities, transportatio…
    - 1 day ago 16 Apr 21, 9:40am -
  • Keeping Fingers Crossed As US Commits To Removing Military From Afghanistan
    Keeping Fingers Crossed As US Commits To Removing Military From Afghanistan  Yes, President Biden has bitten the bullet to remove US troops from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack that triggered our initial entry into that nation…
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 12:56pm -
  • Wealth distribution in the US continues to be a first order economic issue
    Wealth distribution in the US continues to be a first order economic issue Tomorrow (Thursday) is one of those days when just about Every Economic Statistic in the World will be released. In the meantime, no new data today. So, while we wait, let me…
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 12:54pm -
  • It is Ok to Lick Your Counter Top . . . Again
    A few notes catching you up on stuff. I would not recommend licking the counter top as it does not taste very good. In any case, the transmission of COVID-19 does not come from touching surfaces. And I am reiterating what I had read approximately a y…
    - 3 days ago 15 Apr 21, 1:21am -
  • What the Future Holds
    It was a warm October evening, back in 1957, when we heard the news and began looking anew toward the night skies. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) had just launched a satellite that they called Sputnik into orbit; an event that changed…
    - 3 days ago 14 Apr 21, 9:39pm -

The Burning Platform

  • newBest/Worst States According To Americans
    Any poll that ranks NY as the 8th best state, and CA as the 12th best state is actually FULL OF SHIT. And that 5 of the bottom 10 are in the South is also complete Libfuk bullshit … although I suspect Southerners want to keep it that way (to keep L…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 5:58pm -
  • newA Battle for Monetary Supremacy… Gold, Bitcoin, and Fiat
    Via International Man International Man: For over 2,500 years, gold has been mankind’s most enduring money. With the emergence of Bitcoin—which has piqued the interest of many—there is a new hard money option. How do you see the two as governme…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 5:43pm -
  • newGOVERNMENT & MEDIA RIDICULE
    Via Politically Incorrect Humor
    - 6 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 1:29pm -
  • newDAVID ICKE FROM 2009 – CONSPIRACY THEORY or TRUTH?
    David Icke – conspiracy theory from 2009 pic.twitter.com/QdGzLF5pkn — conspiracyguy (@conspiracyguy78) April 13, 2021
    - 6 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 1:15pm -
  • newFauci Preaching Total World Control is Necessary
    Guest Post by Martin Armstrong Fauci is now pushing Bill Gates’ agenda that the ENTIRE WORLD must be vaccinated against a virus that is no more deadly than the flu. Yet, the vaccines have unknown problems. What will messing with our DNA do to futur…
    - 6 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 1:07pm -
  • newBetter Than Viagra
    Max out the sound.  Bass at 10.  Full screen. Now tell me blood ain’t flowing to parts unknown! Dmitry Orlov — who imho is even better than The Saker — has written another new truly superb article. He discusses Ukraine; a failed state economi…
    - 6 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 1:00pm -
  • newCOVID passports – what about the naturally immune? [Letter from Great Britain – 04-17-21]
    “The Financial Jigsaw” has been serialised here and is replaced by this weekly “Letter from Great Britain.”  NOTE – If anyone would like an electronic copy of the complete book, I should be pleased to email a free PDF on request to: peter@…
    - 9 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 10:52am -
  • newHOW TO PRIME AN AUDIENCE
    Submitted by Hardscrabble Farmer
    - 9 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 10:41am -
  • newThis Was Planned From the Beginning
    Via GenZConservative I was reading an article by Daniel Payne in ‘Just the News’  in which he said that vaccines were being promoted by authorities since early 2020. Soon after, these same authorities discussed a way to track and trace the vacci…
    - 9 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 10:41am -
  • newGold is the “Ultimate Insurance,” Says Robert Hartmann
    From Birch Gold Group This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Precious metals as the ultimate insurance, bullion is in short supply, and Hungary loads up on gold bullion o…
    - 9 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 10:40am -

Silicon Valley Insider

The Wire

War Room

Naked Capitalism

Coyote Blog

Deal Breaker

Deal Book

Dr. Housing Bubble

Marc to Market

  • newThe Virus, Vaccine, and Economic Velocity
    The fact that neither the dollar nor US interest rates rose after the stronger than expected March CPI and real sector that prompted upward revisions to GDP forecasts may be saying something about market sentiment and positioning.  It lends credence…
    - 5 hours ago 17 Apr 21, 2:08pm -
  • Treasuries: The Dog that Did not Bark
    Overview: Like the dog that did not bark, the long-term US yields tumbled despite data that confirms the acceleration of the US economy and labor market.  The  10- and 30-year bond yields fell by the most since the end of February (~8.5 bp) and are…
    - 1 day ago 16 Apr 21, 10:23am -
  • Data To Show Surging US Growth, but is that Enough to Lend the Dollar Support?
    Overview:  Ahead of what is expected to be reports confirming the surging US economy, the dollar remains on its back foot, unable to sustain even modest upticks.  The euro has drawn closer to $1.20, and the dollar is holding below JPY109 for the fi…
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 10:28am -
  • The Greenback Continues to Trade Heavily
    Overview:  US officials called for a pause in the J&J vaccine, and the company has delayed the roll out in Europe.  The market seems to be looking past what appears to be an abundance of caution that now looks to last a few days.  Risk-taking appe…
    - 3 days ago 14 Apr 21, 10:35am -
  • US CPI to Surge, but is it All Base Effect?
    Overview:  The US raised $207 bln yesterday by selling bills and coupons with little fanfare.  The bid-cover on the three-year and 10-year sales were a little softer than at the last auctions. Today, the US will sell $24 bln 30-year bonds, a few ho…
    - 4 days ago 13 Apr 21, 10:21am -
  • Capital Markets Look for Direction
    Overview: Risk appetites have not returned from the weekend.  Equities are heavy, and bond yields softer.  The dollar is drifting lower in Europe.  China's unusually candid admission of the shortcomings of its vaccine and record new cases in India…
    - 5 days ago 12 Apr 21, 10:37am -
  • The Dollar may be at an Inflection Point
    The US dollar softened last week as yields softened, and it continued to pare the gains scored in the second half of March.  The dollar's inability to gain after the much stronger than expected March employment data may have encouraged a bout of pro…
    - 6 days ago 11 Apr 21, 2:01pm -
  • The Urge to Surge
    The US dollar pulled back, and long-term yields softened last week, but the economic surge has only just begun.  The more than 900k rise last month's non-farm payrolls and the jump in auto sales will set the tone for this month's economic data, and…
    - 7 days ago 10 Apr 21, 11:25am -
  • Disappointing Economic News in Europe, Elevated Geo-Political Risks, and Rising Yields Help the Greenback Recover
    Overview:  The dollar has come back bid.  A disappointing and unexpected increase in the US weekly jobless claims pressed yields lower, with the 10-year falling a two-week low and seemingly dragging the greenback with it.  The greenback is trading…
    - 8 days ago 9 Apr 21, 10:30am -
  • Calm Capital Markets See the Dollar Drift
    Overview:  Global stocks are moving higher today.  Fears of a new lockdown in Tokyo amid rising covid cases weighed on Japanese stocks, a notable exception as the MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose for its fifth session of the past six.  Europe's Dow J…
    - 9 days ago 8 Apr 21, 10:35am -

Business Insider Video

  • Why scorpion venom is the most expensive liquid in the world
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript from the video:Narrator: The deathstalker is one of the most dangerous scorpions on the planet, and what makes it so dangerous also happens to be the most expensive liquid in the world.  This stuff co…
    - 1 day ago 16 Apr 21, 4:06pm -
  • What happens if you grind your teeth too much
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: Thirty to 40 million Americans grind their teeth at night. That's roughly 10% of the US population, and chronic teeth grinding can lead to painful issues from tooth fractures to c…
    - 1 day ago 16 Apr 21, 2:49pm -
  • Jeff Lane's $10 million collection of rare and odd cars
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Jeff Lane: I'm Jeff Lane, and welcome to Lane Motor Museum.Narrator: Located in Nashville, Tennessee, the 144,000-square-foot facility is an automotive haven for the forgotten, the unseen…
    - 1 day ago 16 Apr 21, 1:00pm -
  • Why professional violin bows are so expensive
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcription of the video. Narrator: In 2017, a single violin bow sold at auction for $690,000. You can buy a beginner's bow for less than $50, but a top-rate professional bow can often cost thousands of dollars…
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 11:51pm -
  • Why Australian black opal is one of the most expensive gemstones in the world
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: High-quality black opal can cost over $10,000 per carat, making it one of the world's most expensive gemstones. But mining black opal isn't easy. After investing tens of thousand…
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 11:50pm -
  • Here's what would happen if all insects on Earth disappeared
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: Humans might have built civilizations, but insects own the world. After all, over half of all known species are insects. So if they all suddenly vanished, you'd notice. No more s…
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 5:58pm -
  • The Amphicar 770 is a classic that masters land and sea
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: This is the Amphicar 770. When it launched in Germany in 1961, it was the first mass-produced car that could traverse land and sea. But after just seven years, the automaker went…
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 1:00pm -
  • One Egyptian company is keeping the 5,000-year-old art of papyrus-making alive — here's what it's like inside
    Summary List PlacementWe visited an Egyptian business that's one of the last places in the world to make papyrus paper.Ancient Egyptians invented papyrus paper around 5,000 years ago, but the art is almost completely lost today.One village is keep…
    - 3 days ago 14 Apr 21, 9:45pm -
  • The real reason we still haven't cloned humans
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: We've been able to clone human embryos for about seven years. But as far as we know, no one's actually cloned a whole person. Turns out, ethics aren't the only thing holding scie…
    - 3 days ago 14 Apr 21, 6:04pm -
  • 6 unique rides by independent engineers
    Summary List PlacementFollowing is a transcript of the video.Narrator: This Barbie car is no toy. YouTubers Edwin and Ethan build unnecessary motorized creations. Convinced most people thought about hot-rodding their toy car as a kid, the duo decide…
    - 3 days ago 14 Apr 21, 1:00pm -

The Reformed Broker

  • newThis Week on TRB
    These are the most read posts on the site this week, in case you missed it...The post This Week on TRB appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • Clips From Today’s Halftime Report
    Focus on price action: Josh Brown on investing during market highs from CNBC....The post Clips From Today’s Halftime Report appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 6:31pm -
  • Five Superpowers
    These are some superpowers that I've observed in business and investing over the years, in no particular order of importance....The post Five Superpowers appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 2 days ago 15 Apr 21, 1:11pm -
  • Coinbase IPO Special!
    We're going live tonight on YouTube to discuss what could be one of the biggest IPOs of the era...The post Coinbase IPO Special! appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 3 days ago 14 Apr 21, 7:29pm -
  • Banks make a lot of money when the Fed + Treasury outlaw losses
    This morning's explosive quarterly earnings report from JPMorgan is a reminder...The post Banks make a lot of money when the Fed + Treasury outlaw losses appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 3 days ago 14 Apr 21, 1:15pm -
  • Nothing To Do Except Gamble
    Join Downtown Josh Brown and Michael Batnick for another round of What Are Your Thoughts? On this week's episode, Josh and Michael discuss the biggest topics in investing and finance, including:...The post Nothing To Do Except Gamble appeared first…
    - 4 days ago 13 Apr 21, 8:00pm -
  • Clips From Today’s Halftime Report
    JNJ pause a ‘bump along way,’ represents a buying opportunity: Brown from CNBC....The post Clips From Today’s Halftime Report appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 4 days ago 13 Apr 21, 6:30pm -
  • Powell: We’d rather clean up after a bubble than try to prevent one
    okay, so no more talk of taking away the punch bowl...The post Powell: We’d rather clean up after a bubble than try to prevent one appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 4 days ago 13 Apr 21, 2:47pm -
  • Hot chart: Top 500 US stocks added $2 trillion in market cap so far this year
    Market value for the largest 500 companies is up $2 trillion in Q1 2021. ...The post Hot chart: Top 500 US stocks added $2 trillion in market cap so far this year appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 4 days ago 13 Apr 21, 1:33pm -
  • You ever notice?
    I used to think negativity was a state of mind. Now, having watched for long enough, I come to realize negativity is a character trait....The post You ever notice? appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 4 days ago 13 Apr 21, 12:15pm -

Shadow Stats

  • Flash Commentary No. 1458
    (SGS Subscription required) • 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 Contr…
    - 52 days ago 24 Feb 21, 9:59am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1457
    (SGS Subscription required) • 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, Pan…
    - 61 days ago 16 Feb 21, 3:21am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1456
    (SGS Subscription required) • 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 194…
    - 75 days ago 1 Feb 21, 9:45am -
  • Economic Commentary, Issue No. 1455
    (SGS Subscription required) • 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 Deep…
    - 79 days ago 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…
    - 23 Nov 20, 10:48pm -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1451
    • Positive News on COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments Rallied Stocks to Pre-Pandemic Peaks • Pandemic-Related Structural Damage to the Economy, However, Promises a Troubled Recovery, With Meaningful Fiscal and Monetary Stimulus Likely Continuing B…
    - 16 Nov 20, 11:12am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1450
    • Economic Rebound Continues to Falter • Advance-Estimate, Third-Quarter 2020 GDP Growth Exploded at an Unprecedented, Annualized Real Pace of 33.08% • The Third-Quarter 2020 GDP Annual Year-to-Year Decline Also Narrowed to 1.78% (-1.78%), fr…
    - 31 Oct 20, 2:32am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1449
    • 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 Meeting • Policies Will Conti…
    - 16 Sep 20, 9:07pm -

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