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  • newBoris Johnson & Bill Gates
    There are rising concerns that Boris Johnson fought for BREXIT so he could run into the arms of Bill Gates and the UN consortium including Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum pushing for this Globalist Agenda with even George Soros. Some are de…
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  • newMarket Talk – September 28, 2020
    ASIA: Profits at China’s industrial firms grew for the fourth straight month in August, buoyed in part by a rebound in commodities prices and equipment manufacturing, the statistics bureau said on Sunday. Industrial firm profits grew 19.1% year-on-…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 9:09pm -
  • newYouth Against Parents
    On YouTube COMMENT: Hi Martin and Team, I have been following your blog daily ever since The Forecaster was broadcast ed in the Netherlands about five years ago. I have good news! Talking with my daughter of 20 years old tonight she told me she was a…
    - 9 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 3:10pm -
  • newThe Markets & the Political Chaos into the Future – Where do we go?
    Sometimes it is important to try to look at markets from an interrelated perspective. Here is the Dow/Gold Ratio which shows the extreme high in the Dow when gold made its historic low in 1999. We then see that gold rallied into 2011 against the Dow,…
    - 13 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 10:59am -
  • newGates – Eugenics – Schwab – United Nations
    QUESTION: All this emphasis on abortion and Roe v Wade in order to pick a Supreme Court justice is strange that everything has to turn on a single issue. Is this still the ’60 women’s liberation movement that is this strong politically 60 years l…
    - 20 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 4:09am -
  • newBiden & the Ukrainian Corruption – But Who Cares?
      The Senate Republicans have released a long-anticipated report that details Joe Biden’s alleged conflicts of interest when he was vice president and his son, Hunter Biden, was making millions with sweetheart business deals in Ukraine, Russia, an…
    - 20 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 4:05am -
  • newAppointees to the Supreme Court Are Not Required to Appear Before the Judiciary Committee under the Constitution
        We now have this nonsense put forth by Schumer that McConnel is destroying the institution of the Senate by appointing a justice to the Supreme Court before the election. He is calling McConnel’s, equally absurd argument he made when Justice…
    - 20 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 4:01am -
  • Capital Flows Will Be the Key
    QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, If this “Great Reset” movement pushes gold underground, what kind of a future do we really have? HR ANSWER: On election night, Trump should win. However, the real question will be the mail-in ballots, and are they legitim…
    - 1 day ago 27 Sep 20, 5:43pm -
  • PRIVATE BLOG – Manipulating the People
    PRIVATE BLOG – Manipulating the People Private blog posts are exclusively available to Socrates subscribers. To sign-up for Socrates or to learn more, please visit
    - 1 day ago 27 Sep 20, 1:21pm -
  • London Police Attack COVID Protestors on Saturday 9/26/2020
      Once again, the London police continue to support the government and attacked peaceful protestors in Trafalgar Square. No matter what the evidence, the government is maintaining these Draconian lockdowns. We can see that the protest was peaceful u…
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 20, 4:04am -

The Market Ticker

  • newThe Market Ticker - RLA Interview -- Segments 2 & 3 -- Come and Get It!
    The computer models have once again been dead wrong by a factor of 10x, and the overreaction by governments worldwide has resulted in astounding economic damage that is likely to cause permanent changes within our economic system, none of them good.…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 9:53pm -
  • The Market Ticker - 4th Grade Math Final Exam: Proof Of The Scam
     Not much else to say here folks.  Oh, and you have to show your work too.Paper and pencil children, no cheating with a calculator.If you fail you should not only have to give up your job and all your wealth to everyone who lost their job as a re…
    - 1 day ago 27 Sep 20, 6:03pm -
  • The Market Ticker - Buy Her Some Stones!
    Ok, ok, not the stones.  Gas to get from and to the stone.  Whether the art or just a donation, help a cute chick and her dog out!This one looks like someone who tried to strop traffic while waving a sign..... Swirls $75 10*20
    - 1 day ago 27 Sep 20, 5:57pm -
  • The Market Ticker - Blow Up The Court -- I Don't Care
    The Democrats have threatened to blow up the Supreme Court, basically, by packing it.Of course they also are screaming that Trump appointing a justice now is blowing up the court.In other words, one way or another the Supreme Court is going to get…
    - 2 days ago 26 Sep 20, 9:25pm -
  • The Market Ticker - Heh Tourists: It's October. You're Going To Drive. Now What?
    Let's make the choice clear.You live within, oh, 2 hours of Atlanta.You can drive to either the Florida Emerald Coast or the Tennessee Mountains, including Sevier County and Gatlinburg.Both are beautiful.  I live in one and lived in the other until…
    - 3 days ago 26 Sep 20, 2:08am -
  • The Market Ticker - So Just Give Up Folks: America Is Done
    Can we cut the crap?It has now been disclosed that both FBI and CIA personnel took out professional liability insurance while in the middle of the Flynn investigation.  This implies that they not only expected to do something that might lead to l…
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  • The Market Ticker - Flush It
    Looks like the hole certain tech execs should be pulled into to me.  That's the beauty of abstract art; it can be whatever you want it to be...The Sky Exploded 16*24 $85  
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  • The Market Ticker - The Big Tech -- And Medical -- Lie
    So those of you who don't live under a rock know my Twatter account was "restricted" yesterday.Twitter Support has posted tweets saying first that this was a mass-event and due to an "error", which may have been tied to a problem Google Services had…
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  • The Market Ticker - Sorry, That's Not Illegal
    Florida amended its Constitution to allow felons to vote if they had completed all aspects of their sentence.  I resided in the state at the time and voted for that amendment, which passed.  Why?  Because our justice system is predicated on the…
    - 5 days ago 23 Sep 20, 3:29pm -

Wolf Street

Dollar Collapse

  • newBreaking News/Best Of The Web
    Fatality rate for covid-19 drops again and may surprise you … Doug Noland: The numbers are just monstrous … Organic Prepper: The supply chain is broken and food shortages are here … Gold price to end the year at $2,000 – Capital Economics ……
    - 22 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 1:40am -
  • 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 5 days ago 23 Sep 20, 6:55pm -
  • Here We Go Again (Reprint From Sept 5)
    The following was posted a couple of weeks ago. But with the markets tanking today, the message is still timely. For the past few years, the US financial system and the Fed have been playing a game of chicken in which the Fed tries to tighten (or at…
    - 8 days ago 21 Sep 20, 12:53am -
  • Top Ten Videos – September 20
    Scott Adams: Why Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize … James Altucher: New York City is dead … Pierre Lassonde: Gold mining profit margins are the widest they’ve ever been … Peter Schiff: The dollar rally already happened, now it’s going t…
    - 8 days ago 20 Sep 20, 6:35pm -
  • Good News For A Change: Vertical Farm Edition
    So this year sucks and next year might be even worse.  Buy gold and short tech stocks.  With that out of the way, let’s spend some time in the unfamiliar territory of things that are actually going right, with something called “vertical farming…
    - 8 days ago 20 Sep 20, 5:22pm -
  • Believe It Or Not, 2021 Is Looking Worse Than 2020
    This year is, by any measure, brutal. First came a pandemic so baffling that virtually no one other than Sweden made it through without a near-depression. (Reminiscent of the previous decade’s financial crisis, when only Iceland got it right.) Then…
    - 11 days ago 17 Sep 20, 5:07pm -
  • Michael Pento: Overvalued Stocks Head Into The Bunker
    From Pento Portfolio Strategies: The overvaluation of stocks relative to the economy has placed them in such rarefied space that the market is subject to dramatic and sudden air pockets. Our Inflation Deflation and Economic Cycle model is built to id…
    - 14 days ago 14 Sep 20, 7:31pm -
  • Top Ten Videos – September 13
    Peter Schiff: The fiercest fires were lit by the Fed … Rick Rule: They’ll find a cure for covid, but not for government … Gerald Celente: It’s all one big scam … McAlvany: Free money plus free time will end in free fall … Michael Pento: F…
    - 15 days ago 13 Sep 20, 3:31pm -
  • Top Ten Videos – September 8
    Peter Schiff: Once people lose faith in a fiat currency, you can’t get it back … Mike Maloney: Is it time to get the hell out of Dodge? … Paul Craig Roberts: The Fed will have a problem when gold hits $3,000 … Rick Rule: Gold is your protecti…
    - 20 days ago 8 Sep 20, 6:13pm -


Money Game

International Business Times

Sovereign Man

  • newWhat I heard from Stephen Hawking’s daughter last week
    [Editor’s note: This letter was written by our Sovereign Woman—Viktorija.] There’s something about our home towns… We either have fond memories about where we grew up, or we never want to go back. I grew up in a small village outside the capi…
    - 9 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 3:04pm -
  • World War II memorial cancelled for being too white
    Just when you think it couldn’t get more bizarre… we give you this week’s absurdity. Mural dedicated to WWII Vets cancelled for being too white 70 years ago, a decorated Veteran from World War II painted a mural on the campus of the University…
    - 3 days ago 25 Sep 20, 4:24pm -
  • Panama is still an obvious escape hatch
    At the turn of the 20th century, the United States had recently become the largest economy in the world… and it was showing. The US had just vanquished Spain in the Spanish-American War, resulting in a vast new American colonial empire, stretching…
    - 4 days ago 24 Sep 20, 4:36pm -
  • AOC’s terrorist propaganda video
    “I’m not here to poo poo you,” Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told 4.8 million followers on a live Instagram broadcast over the weekend. “I’m not here to say you’re wrong. Or that you’re a bad person. . . I’m not here to shame…
    - 6 days ago 22 Sep 20, 4:19pm -
  • Our Sovereign Woman explores Turkey’s Citizenship by Investment program
    [Editor’s note: This letter was written by Viktorija, our Sovereign Woman] If Simon were writing this letter, I have no doubt he would start off telling you a wonderful tale dating back thousands of years to Turkey’s ancient history… probably s…
    - 7 days ago 21 Sep 20, 4:42pm -
  • When government incompetence and overreach turns deadly
    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 and risks to your prosperity. Today, we are starting with some stories that are not amusing,…
    - 10 days ago 18 Sep 20, 4:15pm -
  • While I was sitting in the ER, I thought of these three other countries with great healthcare
    Around 2:30am a few days ago when I was deep asleep, my significant other suddenly shook me awake and asked me to take her to the emergency room. She told me she was having trouble breathing and her heart was racing, so we immediately hopped in the c…
    - 12 days ago 16 Sep 20, 2:54pm -
  • California’s governor makes ominous prediction for America
    California’s governor made a rather ominous prediction this weekend when he told an interviewer that “California is America. . . fast forward.” He was talking specifically about the wildfires that have ravaged his state– a warning that the na…
    - 13 days ago 15 Sep 20, 3:28pm -
  • Surprise! Politicians aren’t following their own COVID rules…
    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. Philadelphia Mayor ca…
    - 17 days ago 11 Sep 20, 1:45pm -
  • The new puritans are on the prowl
    In the spring of 1692, Giles Corey was 80 years old when his wife was accused of witchcraft. The entire town was in such a frenzy that even Giles started to believe that his wife might be a witch. Soon after, another person in the town was accused of…
    - 19 days ago 9 Sep 20, 5:23pm -

Investment Watch

Financial Survival

Daily Reckoning

  • The Most Dangerous Investing Decision You Can Make

    The Most Dangerous Investing Decision You Can Make

    This post The Most Dangerous Investing Decision You Can Make appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Today Brian tackles: 59 years until the Fed reaches its 2% inflation target?… Don’t get bitten by these FAANGs… The trade of the decade…The post…
    - 5 days ago 23 Sep 20, 7:20pm -
  • The Real Reason the Market’s Tanking

    The Real Reason the Market’s Tanking

    This post The Real Reason the Market’s Tanking appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“Without another “fiscal relief” bill, there isn’t enough debt issuance to support another round of interventions by the Fed”…The post The Real Reason th…
    - 6 days ago 22 Sep 20, 7:41pm -
  • The U.S. Could Seize China’s Treasury Holdings

    The U.S. Could Seize China’s Treasury Holdings

    This post The U.S. Could Seize China’s Treasury Holdings appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Jim Rickards shows you how the U.S. could seize China’s Treasury holdings and convert them to a trust fund to help COVID-19 victims…The post The U.S. C…
    - 7 days ago 21 Sep 20, 8:06pm -
  • Proof COVID Came From Chinese Lab

    Proof COVID Came From Chinese Lab

    This post Proof COVID Came From Chinese Lab appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Obviously, this outbreak started in Wuhan, China late in 2019 and spread from there, first to other parts of China then to the entire worldThe post Proof COVID Came From…
    - 7 days ago 21 Sep 20, 7:54pm -
  • Election Wildcards

    Election Wildcards

    This post Election Wildcards appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Jim Rickards shows you the wildcards that swing the election before November 3…The post Election Wildcards appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 10 days ago 18 Sep 20, 1:45pm -
  • “How Far Will You Lower Yourself?”

    “How Far Will You Lower Yourself?”

    This post “How Far Will You Lower Yourself?” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Yesterday’s reckoning about mask-wearing drew a heavy — and spirited — reader response. The bulk of it denounced us viciously. We are with the devil, readers in…
    - 12 days ago 16 Sep 20, 1:24pm -
  • The Shocking Truth About Facemasks

    The Shocking Truth About Facemasks

    This post The Shocking Truth About Facemasks appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Facemasks are “no more effective at keeping out viruses than France’s Maginot Line was at keeping out Germans”…The post The Shocking Truth About Facemasks appear…
    - 13 days ago 15 Sep 20, 1:53pm -
  • This Is How Long the Bubble Will Last

    This Is How Long the Bubble Will Last

    This post This Is How Long the Bubble Will Last appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Today Jim Rickards tells us why" Nobody understands inflation… Just how long can the stock market bubble last?…The post This Is How Long the Bubble Will Last appe…
    - 14 days ago 14 Sep 20, 8:42pm -
  • Life After Capitalism

    Life After Capitalism

    This post Life After Capitalism appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Today America’s no.1 futurist, George Gilder, outlines his new theory of capitalism and shows you why economics isn’t about material things, but information.The post Life After C…
    - 17 days ago 11 Sep 20, 9:30pm -
  • Goodbye, Baltimore

    Goodbye, Baltimore

    This post Goodbye, Baltimore appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Your editor leaves the city of Baltimore… Baltimore’s gunfire follows us to our new location…The post Goodbye, Baltimore appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 18 days ago 10 Sep 20, 7:21pm -

Jim Rogers Blog

of two minds

  • newGoodbye To All That: Are Our Rituals of "Prosperity" Increasingly Meaningless?
    The heretical truth is that many of the "consumption rituals" that signified "prosperity" for decades are either meaningless, unaffordable or require way more effort than the meager payoff is worth. Of all the economic heresies imaginable, perhaps th…
    - 23 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 12:36am -
  • The Road to Nowhere: Whatever Can't Be Politicized Ceases to Exist
    Just as time is a one-way arrow, "the politicization of everything" is a one-way road to dissolution and collapse. The essence of any Totalitarian society is the politicization of everything, as everything must be either supporting the status quo or…
    - 3 days ago 25 Sep 20, 8:11pm -
  • The Silent Exodus Nobody Sees: Leaving Work Forever
    The "take this job and shove it" exodus is silently gathering momentum. The exodus out of cities is getting a lot of attention, but the exodus that will unravel our economic and social orders is getting zero attention: the exodus from work. Like the…
    - 5 days ago 23 Sep 20, 7:49pm -
  • Inflation and "Socialism-Lite" Are Just What the Billionaires Want
    After a bout of inflation and "socialism-light", we could end up with even more extreme inequality when the whole rotten structure collapses. Imagine owning a Buffett-Bezos fortune of bilious billions, or even 10% of these mega-fortunes, i.e. between…
    - 7 days ago 22 Sep 20, 1:30am -
  • The Bill for America's $50 Trillion Gluttony of Inequality Is Overdue
    The battle to claw back a significant percentage of the $50 trillion is just beginning. Do you hear the pathetic bleating of America's billionaires and their army of toadies?If not, you soon will, for a remarkable report has been released that docume…
    - 8 days ago 21 Sep 20, 3:49am -
  • "Inflation" and America's Accelerating Class War
    Those who don't see the fragmentation, the scarcities and the battlelines being drawn will be surprised by the acceleration of the unraveling. I recently came across the idea that inflation is a two-factor optimization problem:inflation is necessary…
    - 10 days ago 18 Sep 20, 5:28pm -
  • This Is Why Inflation Will Rip Everyone's Face Off
     This is why inflation will rip everyone's faces off: production will continue to stagnate no matter how many trillions the Federal Reserve prints and throws around.This is how market capitalism is supposed to work: consumers decide (for whatever…
    - 11 days ago 17 Sep 20, 5:04pm -
  • Sacrifice for Thee But None For Me
    The banquet of consequences for the Fed, the elites and their armies of parasitic flunkies and factotums is being laid out, and there won't be much choice in the seating.Words can be debased just like currencies. Take the word sacrifice. The value…
    - 13 days ago 16 Sep 20, 3:34am -
  • Isn't It Obvious We Need a New System?
    Why do we tolerate such a corrupt, undemocratic, exploitive, elite-dominated system? Because we have no other choice? No, we do have a choice.Isn't it obvious that we need an alternative economic system that isn't controlled by corporations, the gove…
    - 14 days ago 15 Sep 20, 4:03am -
  • The Four D's That Define the Future
    When the money runs out or loses its purchasing power, all sorts of complexity that were previously viewed as essential crumble to dust.Four D's will define 2020-2025: derealization, denormalization, decomplexification and decoherence. That's a lot…
    - 15 days ago 13 Sep 20, 11:46pm -

The Big Picture

  • newTrump’s Tax Situation: Legal, Financial & Political Ramifications
        Pete Dominick and I discussed the legal, financial and political ramifications of that giant NY Times story on Trump’s chronic business losses and non-payment of taxes. (I start around the 26 minute mark). If you want the TL:DR, its this: the…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 10:00pm -
  • newMiB: Marketing Beer during a Pandemic
    How do you market beer in the midst of a pandemic lockdown? What do you do when sporting events get cancelled, and bars and restaurants were closed down. Oh, and one of your largest brands is called “Corona.” That was the challenge facing Pedro E…
    - 10 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 2:00pm -
  • new10 Monday AM Reads
    My back to work, morning train WFH reads: • Is It Insane to Start a Business During Coronavirus? Millions of Americans Don’t Think So. The pandemic closed hundreds of thousands of businesses across the country. But now applications for new U.S. b…
    - 14 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 10:00am -
  • Transcript: Pedro Earp
        The transcript from this week’s, MiB: Pedro Earp, CMO of AB InBev, 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 earli…
    - 1 day ago 27 Sep 20, 4:00pm -
  • Weekly Covid-19 News Round-Up, 9.20.27
    My helpful collection of resources and information for your easy like Sunday morning reads: How to Stay Safe: • FAQs on Protecting Yourself from Aerosol Transmission (Google Docs) • Airborne Transmission of SARS CoV 2 A Virtual Workshop (Nation…
    - 1 day ago 27 Sep 20, 2:30pm -
  • 10 Sunday Reads
    Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • ‘I Feel Sorry for Americans’: A Baffled World Watches the U.S. From Myanmar to Canada, people are asking: How did a superpower allow itself to be felle…
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 20, 10:50am -
  • How Corporations Pillaged the Free Market
    How Corporations Pillaged the Free Market Milton Friedman’s siren song of profit convinced lawmakers to stop worrying about people and hand big business limitless power. Bruce Bartlett, TNR, September 14, 2020       To conservatives, corporation…
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 20, 10:00am -
  • MiB: Pedro Earp, CMO of AB InBev
    This week, we speak with Pedro Earp, Chief Marketing Officer at AB InBev as well as the director of the company’s Venture Capital fund, ZX Ventures Officer. AB InBev is the world’s leading brewer, selling about ~1/4 of all beer around in the wor…
    - 2 days ago 26 Sep 20, 1:30pm -
  • 10 Weekend Reads
    The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Le Mans Coffee coffee, grab a seat outside, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • The Road Ahead: Charting the pandemic over the next 12 months — and beyond: Now — with health authorities…
    - 3 days ago 26 Sep 20, 10:00am -
  • Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 9.25.20
    Succinct Summations for the week ending September 25th, 2020 Positives: 1. Markets Avoid deep selloff, recover for the week; 2. New home sales came in at an annual rate of 1.011M in August, above expectations. 3. Home mortgage rose 3.0% w/o/w, above…
    - 3 days ago 25 Sep 20, 9:30pm -

Jesse's Cafe Americain

Angry Bear

  • newA Look at Drug Pricing 2020, Costs, and Why “Redux”
    I had written on the high cost of pharmaceuticals late 2019, “Another Look at Drug Pricing, Costs, and Why” citing from the World Health Organization, the ICER, JAMA Network, Health Affairs, and my own posts (links below and in text). You will fi…
    - 55 mins ago 28 Sep 20, 10:48pm -
  • newSeptember 25, 2020 Live Blogging the USPS Jones v USPS
    Prof. Steve Hutkins at Save the Post Office The plaintiffs in Jones have reached an agreement with the Postal Service that settles the case for now. The outline of the agreement is similar to the commitments in the Sept. 24 Standup Talk on Elect…
    - 6 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 6:00pm -
  • newWhy Post Election stealing by Trump is highly unlikely
    I stumbled across this article at Electoral-Vote .com.  They have a chart showing the control of the Secretary of States, Legislatures and Executive offices.   They combine that with the current polling in each state and electoral votes.  Their c…
    - 9 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 2:25pm -
  • newWages and The Market
    In the 19th century, employers stove off employee demands by bringing in immigrants willing to work under existing conditions. In the 20th Century, consequent the Great Depression, prohibition of child labor, immigration reform, … it was no longer…
    - 9 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 2:23pm -
  • new8th District Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin Answering Candidate Paul Junge on Healthcare
    In a face off with Republican candidate Paul Junge, Congresswoman Slotkin lets Paul Junge know Republicans must have a healthcare plan as they don’t. In this clip she gives her personal story about her mom having cancer and being unable to get insu…
    - 13 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 10:54am -
  • Questions for Amy Coney Barrett
    I would like to propose a set of questions for the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings. I would ask about her interview with Donald Trump. 1) in the interview, did the president talk about himself at all ? Both answers are costly. We all know he…
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 20, 4:29am -
  • Election Forecasting
    Polls vs Polls plus. Rule number 1 of forecasting is do not quarrel with Rule number 538 is not ever. So here I go. I am going to start with the fivethirtyeight Senate forecast(s). (s) because there are three and an “pick a mode…
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 20, 3:51am -
  • Open Thread September 26, 2020

    - 2 days ago 26 Sep 20, 2:13pm -
  • Republicans and McConnell’s Lies
    Nine Supreme Court vacancies in place during election years in SCOTUS’s post – Civil War era. It is simple, Republicans as led by McConnell lied to the American people. McConnell would call out to Democrats stating “the American voters” want…
    - 3 days ago 25 Sep 20, 8:00pm -
  • Donald Boudreaux schools us on libertarian values
    Trump Wednesday refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses in November.  He is deliberately undermining confidence in the integrity of mail-in ballot results – mail-in ballots that are expected to favor the Democrats.  Accordin…
    - 3 days ago 25 Sep 20, 12:59pm -

The Burning Platform

    “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” – Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair was describing willful ignorance based upon who butters your bread. The rampant corruption of our soc…
    - 4 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 7:48pm -
  • newLearning from Fidel
    Guest Post by Jeff Thomas via International Man Fidel Castro was the longest-reigning political leader of the twentieth century. How did this one-time law student/protestor pull this off? Well, as a protesting student, he made every mistake in the bo…
    - 5 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 7:02pm -
  • newU.S. Workers Hosed Again
    Guest Post by Joe Guzzardi Once again, the Deep State has set out to undermine President Trump. And in the process, career bureaucrats and entrenched Capitol Hill never-Trumpers are attempting to put the skids to U.S. tech workers. The issue, as per…
    - 5 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 6:37pm -
  • newGates – Eugenics – Schwab – United Nations
    Guest Post by Martin Armstrong There is no doubt that Pelosi and Diane Finestein are leftovers being 80 and 87 along with Hillary. The defense of Roe v Wade is actually hypocritical for the Democrats. The main support comes from Gates and Rockefeller…
    - 6 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 5:31pm -
  • newThe Prelude to World War II: The Spanish Civil War and Today’s America
    America is definitely not Europe, but we can find a number of parallels between European history and contemporary America. For example, we’ve previously written about the Italian Years of Lead as a possible template for urban unrest and low-level i…
    - 7 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 5:05pm -
  • newBoston University Prof Denounces Barrett As “White Colonizer” For Adopting Two Haitian Children
    Authored by Jonathan Turley, It appears that Judge Amy Coney Barrett has gone from a “cult member” for being a devout Catholic to a possible “white colonizer” for adopting two Haitian children.  Where most of us saw a loving interracial fa…
    - 8 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 3:38pm -
  • newSeeing Through Pea Soup
    Guest Post by Jim Kunstler Just as Regan, the possessed tweenager in the horror movie classic, The Exorcist, vomited streams of green sludge at Father Merrin in the final hours of her extremis, so, in the final weeks of election 2020, the possessed U…
    - 10 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 1:56pm -
  • newQuestion ‘The Science’? Go To Gulag!
    Guest Post by Ron Paul In the Soviet Union it was forbidden to dispute the wisdom of the “party line.” That’s because Marxian communism was viewed as the scientifically inevitable progression of mankind. For Marx and Lenin, the “science was s…
    - 10 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 1:23pm -
  • newChevrolet Releases California-Compliant Horse And Buggy
    Via The Babylon Bee DETROIT, MI—General Motors is making waves after a surprise unveiling of a line of exciting new California-compliant vehicles. After a week of building anticipation, officials at the company revealed its latest innovation for t…
    - 10 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 1:17pm -
  • new‘Cash-For-Ballots’ Fraud Uncovered In Ilhan Omar’s Minnesota District: Veritas
    Via ZeroHedge A scheme run by a so-called ‘ballot harvesters’ in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Minneapolis district was uncovered in a shocking exposé by Project Veritas. In one segment, alleged ballot harvester Liban Mohamed – the brother of Minneapoli…
    - 12 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 11:23am -

Silicon Valley Insider

The Wire

War Room

Naked Capitalism

Coyote Blog

  • 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 6 days ago 22 Sep 20, 5:00pm -
  • Will Office Real Estate Recover, and If Not, What New Services Will Substitute?

    - 13 days ago 16 Sep 20, 6:38am -
  • 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…
    - 14 days ago 15 Sep 20, 2:57am -
  • Phoenix Light Rail Fail: @valleymetro 2020 Report
    Well, it is that time of the year when Valley Metro, the Phoenix area transit authority, publishes its fiscal year (July-June) ridership numbers, and boy are they awful this year. In past installments, I have pointed out how our shift to funding a ri…
    - 14 days ago 14 Sep 20, 5:03pm -
  • An Update on the "Failing at Fairness" Gender Myth
    A couple of years ago I wrote about the 1994 Myra Sadker book "Failing at Fairness,"  a book that tried to make the case that girls were getting hosed (as compared to boys) by the US educational system.  Leaving aside my general sense that all kids…
    - 20 days ago 8 Sep 20, 5:54pm -
  • Have Landlords Given Up, Or Is It Just Mine?
    Granted, I am not a large tenant in my building.  I have about a thousand square feet of office space, but we are doubling the size of the company and I sent a note a number of days ago to my building management asking if I could look at getting per…
    - 26 days ago 3 Sep 20, 4:11am -

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  • newStocks Recover while the Greenback Consolidates
    Overview: Following the strong finish in the US before the weekend, global equities are paring last week's slide.  The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose to for a second session. Markets in  Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and India rose by more than 1%.  C…
    - 13 hours ago 28 Sep 20, 10:45am -
  • Dollar Correction may be One More Leg Away from Completion
    The US dollar had one of its best weeks in months.   It rose against nearly all the world's currencies. Many participants see scope for additional gains ahead of the quarter-end, which is ostensibly to require dollar-buying as corporates and asset-…
    - 1 day ago 27 Sep 20, 1:19pm -
  • Macro as September Winds Down
    The dollar began September extending its losses, but reversed higher and is winding down the month at its best levels against the euro and sterling in a couple of months. The Canadian and Australian dollars have approached last month's lows, and even…
    - 1 day ago 27 Sep 20, 1:03pm -
  • Sentiment Remains Fragile Ahead of the Weekend
    Overview: The dramatic week is finishing on a quieter note.  The modest gains in US equities yesterday helped the Asia Pacific performance today.  Most markets but China and Hong Kong pared the weekly losses, and easing regulations in Australia sp…
    - 4 days ago 25 Sep 20, 10:37am -
  • Darkest Before Dawn
    Overview:  The two recent market developments, push lower in stocks, and higher in the dollar is continuing. Tuesday's gains in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ were unwound on Wednesday and this is helping drag global markets lower.  The MSCI Asia Pacific…
    - 5 days ago 24 Sep 20, 10:50am -
  • Trying to Find Solid Ground
    Overview: A more stable tone is evident in the capital markets after the S&P 500, and NASDAQ rose more than one percent yesterday.  Japan returned from a two-day holiday, and local shares slipped fractionally, while China, Hong Kong, South Korea, a…
    - 6 days ago 23 Sep 20, 10:36am -
  • Turn Around Tuesday?
    Overview:  The S&P 500 tumbled for its fourth consecutive, the longest losing streak since February.  The dollar strengthened broadly.  Part of this may be the safe-haven bid the dollar often seems to have, reflecting the unwinding of financial st…
    - 7 days ago 22 Sep 20, 10:56am -
  • Risk Appetites Join Tokyo on Vacation
    Overview:  Global equity markets are off to a poor start to the week, and the dollar appears to be enjoying a safe-haven bid.  Tokyo markets are closed until Wednesday, while Asia-Pacific stocks tumbled, and the regional index is unwinding last wee…
    - 8 days ago 21 Sep 20, 10:26am -
  • The Charts: Ugly Equities and a Range Bound Dollar
    The major central banks have met, and not one felt it incumbent upon them to take fresh policy action.  Despite some dramatic intraday swings and close scrutiny, the euro-dollar exchange rate continues to be mainly in a $1.17-$1.19 trading range tha…
    - 8 days ago 20 Sep 20, 1:33pm -
  • It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times
    After disparaging the French Revolution at the Paris G7 summit in 1989, Margaret Thatcher left a copy of Dicken's Tale of Two Cities for the French Socialist President Mitterand.  The story, as it will be recalled, contrasts the revolutionary chaos…
    - 10 days ago 19 Sep 20, 11:17am -

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  • This Week on TRB
    These were 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.
    - 2 days ago 26 Sep 20, 2:03pm -
  • The Suburban Housing Boom is Just Getting Started
    Are you a buyer? The sooner the better. Are you a seller? Ask high, and take your time. Because the boom in suburban real estate was going to happen, beginning this year, pandemic or not. And it could have legs for years. That’s according to my spe…
    - 4 days ago 25 Sep 20, 10:57am -
  • Clips From Today’s Halftime Report
     Josh Brown: There are pockets of unhealthy trading, watch how Zoom is moving from CNBC. Election may cause ‘profoundly negative’ sentiment: Investing pro from CNBC. The trade on Slack in #AskHalftime from CNBC. Final Trades: Las Vegas Sands,…
    - 4 days ago 24 Sep 20, 10:30pm -
  • SPACs are still bulls***
    I almost slipped and bought into the SPAC Renaissance. Almost. Draftkings looks legit. But Draftkings could have been a true IPO. The SPAC wrapper was beside the point. Chamath and Ackman will probably do something legit, those guys usually find a wa…
    - 5 days ago 23 Sep 20, 12:04pm -
  • Clip From Today’s Halftime Report
     Look at the technicals amid the market correction: Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson from CNBC....The post Clip From Today’s Halftime Report appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 6 days ago 22 Sep 20, 10:30pm -
  • Household Net Worth Explodes: What Are Your Thoughts?
    On this week's episode, Josh and Michael discuss the biggest topics in investing and finance, including:...The post Household Net Worth Explodes: What Are Your Thoughts? appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 6 days ago 22 Sep 20, 9:28pm -
  • Airline safety
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    - 6 days ago 22 Sep 20, 3:27pm -
  • “more than half the racial gap in individual stock ownership has disappeared essentially overnight.”
    More young people of all different racial and cultural backgrounds learning the game, contributing to the market's pricing function and joining the investor class - it's wonderful!...The post “more than half the racial gap in individual stock owne…
    - 7 days ago 21 Sep 20, 7:58pm -
  • How big a drawdown can you survive?
    It's not enough to be smart. Everyone's smart....The post How big a drawdown can you survive? appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 7 days ago 21 Sep 20, 1:48pm -
  • My favorite new investing app on earth
    One of the single greatest ways to better understand the markets is to know the biggest, most influential companies really well. But this is time-consuming and an ongoing process. You’re never done. Even if you’re an indexer (or a financial advis…
    - 8 days ago 20 Sep 20, 2:36pm -

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…
    - 12 days ago 16 Sep 20, 9:07pm -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1448
    (SGS Subscription required) • Evolving, “L”-Shaped Economic Recovery Confirmed by Latest, Consistent Reporting of New Claims for Unemployment Insurance • August 2020 CPI and PPI Core Inflation Continued to Spike • Record Annual Money Supp…
    - 14 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% (…
    - 20 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…
    - 26 days ago 2 Sep 20, 4:05pm -
  • 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…
    - 48 days ago 12 Aug 20, 11:26am -
  • 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…
    - 61 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…
    - 67 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…
    - 81 days ago 10 Jul 20, 12:57am -
  • Special Commentary No. 1441
    (SGS Subscription required) • U.S. Economic Activity Was Faltering Before the Pandemic-Driven Collapse • Pre-Pandemic Economic Troubles Were Driven Primarily by Intensifying Federal Reserve Policy Malfeasance • March 2020 Economic Numbers Too…
    - 96 days ago 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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