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  • newThe End Of Western Globalia?
    The End Of Western Globalia? Via TheSwarmBlog.com,Since the 1970’s, international trade has continuously been promoted by leaders of developed countries and economic agents.Several theoretical frameworks have been put forward to ex…
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  • newVisualizing Key Generation-Defining Events In US History
    Visualizing Key Generation-Defining Events In US History Looking back at history is a necessity when trying to understand what the future may hold.Using insights from our Generational Power Index 2021 report, along with survey data f…
    - 5 hours ago 16 May 21, 3:00am -
  • newDenying Reality Leads To Tyranny And Societal Failure
    Denying Reality Leads To Tyranny And Societal Failure Authored by Patrick Barron via The Mises Institute,The common thread that connects failed societies, from Weimar Germany to the Soviet Union, is an almost pathological insistence on…
    - 5 hours ago 16 May 21, 2:30am -
  • newIRS Launches Crackdown To Ensure Crypto Investors Pay Their Taxes
    IRS Launches Crackdown To Ensure Crypto Investors Pay Their Taxes Yesterday's news that the DoJ and IRS are digging into Binance amid whispers about allegations of tax fraud, manipulation and AML violations was just the latest indication…
    - 6 hours ago 16 May 21, 2:00am -
  • newPortland Police Union President Says City Is "On The Precipice Of A Gang War"
    Portland Police Union President Says City Is "On The Precipice Of A Gang War" Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times,The president of Portland, Oregon’s police union said in a blistering new statement that the city is on the…
    - 6 hours ago 16 May 21, 1:30am -
  • newPFAS Crisis: Toxic "Forever Chemicals" Found In US Mothers' Breast Milk
    PFAS Crisis: Toxic "Forever Chemicals" Found In US Mothers' Breast Milk New research conducted by Toxic-Free Future, a Seattle-based non-profit fighting for safer products free of deadly chemicals, found that women's breast milk, espec…
    - 7 hours ago 16 May 21, 1:00am -
  • newA Timeline Of "The Great Reset" Agenda
    A Timeline Of "The Great Reset" Agenda Authored by Tim Hinchliffe via GlobalResearch.ca,Say it’s 2014 and you’ve had this idea for a technocratic Great Reset of the world economy for some time now, but it only works if the entire…
    - 7 hours ago 16 May 21, 12:30am -
  • newThese Are The World's Top 50 Social Media 'Influencers'
    These Are The World's Top 50 Social Media 'Influencers' In the modern digital world, social media reach is power.The people with the most followers on Twitter, for example, have a massive platform to spread their messages, while those…
    - 8 hours ago 16 May 21, 12:00am -
  • newWhat Is Proof-Of-Stake? How It Differs From Proof-Of-Work
    What Is Proof-Of-Stake? How It Differs From Proof-Of-Work Authored by Jeff Benson and Matt Hussey via Decrypto.co,In briefProof of stake is a consensus mechanism, which makes sure that only legitimate transactions get added to bloc…
    - 8 hours ago 15 May 21, 11:30pm -
  • newNASA Rocket Launch Could Dazzle Saturday Night Sky In Eastern US
    NASA Rocket Launch Could Dazzle Saturday Night Sky In Eastern US Tens of millions of Americans could be in for a dazzling optical treat Saturday evening as NASA gears up to launch its Black Brant XII sounding rocket carrying the KiNET-…
    - 9 hours ago 15 May 21, 11:00pm -

Financial Survival

Armstrong Economics

  • newWorldwide COVID Conspiracy?
    Tucker Carlson interviews on the COVID Worldwide ConspiracyThe post Worldwide COVID Conspiracy? first appeared on Armstrong Economics.
    - 4 hours ago 16 May 21, 4:01am -
  • newPRIVATE BLOG – Basel III & Metals
    PRIVATE BLOG – Basel III & Metals Private blog posts are exclusively available to Socrates subscribers. To sign-up for Socrates or to learn more, please visit Ask-Socrates.com. https://ask-socrates.com/The post PRIVATE BLOG – Basel III & Metals…
    - 11 hours ago 15 May 21, 9:17pm -
  • The Trudeau & Castro Conspiracy
       The post The Trudeau & Castro Conspiracy first appeared on Armstrong Economics.
    - 1 day ago 15 May 21, 4:01am -
  • Spain Bans Combustion Engines by 2040 & All Old Cars by 2050
    The Spanish parliament has passed an energy transition law to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. “As of today, Spain has a climate law on the basis of which it can resolutely build a green, sustainable, just future with prosperity for all,” said…
    - 1 day ago 14 May 21, 8:49pm -
  • Market Talk – May 14, 2021
    ASIA: Singapore is locking down once again after a recent rise in cases. Although the lockdown will be less strict than prior requirements, authorities are urging people to work from home and limit gatherings to two people. The new restrictions will…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 7:40pm -
  • Swiss Diabolical Cancelation of their Currency
    The cancelation of the Swiss currency is a serious issue for they are no longer legal tender already. Much of the 1,000 franc notes reside outside of Switzerland. They are replacing the notes with new ones which is in line with the problem with curre…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 7:06pm -
  • Switzerland Cancels it Currency
    I previously warned that Trudeau had a law passed as of January 1st, 2021 he can cancel the currency of Canada. Little by little, those countries who have joined Schwab’s World Economic Forum’s view that paper money must be eliminated and we must…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 3:35pm -
  • Canada is being Controlled by the World Economic Forum
    It is common knowledge that Klaus Schwab and his World Economic Forum have been pushing this Great Reset, which includes implanting chips into everyone. I have said plenty of times that he is a really sick individual. Canada is fully on board with Sc…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 4:09am -
  • Biden & the COVID Fraud
      COMMENT #1: Marty, To show how absurd the vaccine policy of the US really has become, we are now told vaccinated travelers can go to certain European countries soon reopening provided they have received both vaccines. Yet, on return to the US, the…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 4:06am -
  • Netanyahu
    QUESTION: Do you know Benjamin Netanyahu? What do you think of him? EJ ANSWER: I did meet him once in Washington a long time ago. Probably more than 20 years ago. I do not recall other than simply a cordial greeting at some political affair. So yes I…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 4:05am -

The Market Ticker

  • newThe Market Ticker - Drop!
    Drip Drop $90 12*16  
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  • newThe Market Ticker - Why Obey The Law?
    How many times have I talked about this over the last what now -- 15 years?State Street Corp (STT.N) agreed to pay a $115 million criminal penalty and enter a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve charges the bank defrauded customers by secretl…
    - 19 hours ago 15 May 21, 12:38pm -
  • The Market Ticker - What Do Solarwinds And Colonial Have In Common?
    Oh, look at this little explooooiiner for the weak-minded.Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), who's been a leading voice in Congress on the issue, told Axios that if Americans knew how many ransomware attacks were happening every day, it would "blow their…
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  • The Market Ticker - Have You Learned Anything Yet?
    Just wondering, you know.Colonial's pipeline is allegedly being restarted.  That's nice.  Who's asking why that company is still in business and why we have one firm, with no regulation or oversight, that is responsible for basically the entire…
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  • The Market Ticker - You Know You Want WOOD!
    Sarah has the leftovers from her van flooring project.This is the real deal -- not the click-together vinyl stuff, although it is laminate (so not the stuff that $20+/square foot!)  Tongue-n-groove, glued together when installed.  20 full-length b…
    - 3 days ago 12 May 21, 8:51pm -
  • The Market Ticker - Be Green
    Green Thumb 8*10 $70  
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  • The Market Ticker - Sorry Fools, You Blew Up The Economy - And Stawk Market
    Oh, we'll just turn off the unemployment benefits in certain states and it will all be ok.You might turn them off.It will not be ok.Who remembers their first jobs?  I remember mine; carrying golf bags and then working at the local car wash.8 hours a…
    - 4 days ago 12 May 21, 11:00am -
  • The Market Ticker - Stop The Crap On Colonial
    Let's start with the stupid: Yes, what they did, assuming the reports are accurate, was stupid.You do not connect anything that has access to SCADA, that is, control systems, to the Internet.  Period.  I don't care how.  I don't why.  I don't…
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  • The Market Ticker - A News Report Of BLACK RACISM -- And 'Privacy'
    Well look what we have here...The attack unfolded around 8:40 p.m. when the black suspect snapped at her 31-year-old victim, "Take off your mask!" in front of 411 W. 42nd St., cops said Monday.The attacker swung a hammer at the victim, hitting her o…
    - 6 days ago 10 May 21, 11:00am -
  • The Market Ticker - Skyride
    Ride The Sky 8*8 $98  
    - 7 days ago 9 May 21, 4:00pm -

Wolf Street

Dollar Collapse

  • newBreaking News/Best Of The Web
    Kitco: We’re returning to the ‘70s era of social decay, crime, and stagflation … Zero Hedge: 3 reasons why Goldman now sees almost no upside for stocks in 2021 … Notes From The Rabbit Hole: Inflation is going stag … Alasdair Macleod: The en…
    - 7 hours ago 16 May 21, 1:14am -
  • Top Ten Videos — May 9
    Egon von Greyerz: This is the endgame for paper silver … Kevin O’Leary: There’s a big problem brewing in the cryptocurrency space … Nouriel Roubini: The Fed is ‘cornered’; will either lose control of inflation or crash markets … Michael…
    - 7 days ago 9 May 21, 3:21am -
  • What If “Transitory” Inflation Is Here To Stay?
    One of the emerging trends in the almost-post-covid economy is companies suddenly having to pay way up to find new employees. Restaurants, truckers, even Uber and Lyft, are now struggling to track down and re-hire the people they and their competitor…
    - 10 days ago 5 May 21, 8:45pm -
  • Top Ten Videos — May 2
    Dave Cullum: The stock market crash will destroy lives … Robert Cialdini: We’re being manipulated out of our money … Edward Snowden: You don’t realize these apps are spying on you … Lawrence Lepard: The Fed is a runaway printing machine ……
    - 14 days ago 2 May 21, 4:21pm -
  • Top Ten Videos — April 25
    Rick Rule: Economic collapse is horridly fascinating … Russell Brand: Leaked UFO videos are real – why’s the Pentagon admitting it now? … Lobo Tiggre: Gold is ready for a break-out … Danielle DiMartino Booth: Inflation is hitting from every…
    - 21 days ago 25 Apr 21, 4:44pm -
  • Tom Woods: They can’t milk COVID fear forever. They themselves admit it.
    From The Tom Woods Show: CNN technical director Charlie Chester said, “There’s a definitive ending to the pandemic. It’ll taper off to a point that it’s not a problem anymore.” But Chester said a lot more than that in front of a hidden Proj…
    - 22 days ago 23 Apr 21, 8:11pm -
  • Marin Katusa: The World is Sleeping on Commodities – 4 Things to Watch Closely
    Reprinted from Katusa Research: I’ve had people from all walks of life ask me questions on this sector in the last 2 months. And the number of questions, along with the number of people asking them, is astounding. “Have you bought Bitcoin, Ethere…
    - 23 days ago 23 Apr 21, 4:35pm -
  • What Happens When Everything Is A Story Stock?
    On today’s Wall Street Journal home page, two articles appear side-by-side. One is about how a heretofore obscure, nearly-valueless cryptocurrency called dogecoin, originally created as a joke, has soared to the point of being consequential for lar…
    - 23 days ago 23 Apr 21, 1:13am -
  • Top Ten Videos — April 18
    Jim Rogers: If bitcoin becomes successful it will be outlawed … Stephanie Pomboy: This is the most overvalued stock market ever … Lobo Tiggre: Could gold crash? … Marc Faber: If you want to destroy a society, print money … Jim Rickards: M2 is…
    - 28 days ago 18 Apr 21, 3:59am -
  • 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,…
    - 30 days ago 16 Apr 21, 6:40pm -

ClusterStock

Money Game

International Business Times

Sovereign Man

  • Giving your freedom back as if it were theirs to take away to begin with…
    You’ve almost certainly heard the news that the CDC in the Land of the Free has now decided that fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear a mask anymore. The President of the United States subsequently sent out a demeaning ultimatum via Twitter…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 5:19pm -
  • No inflation? Even used car prices are soaring
    We’ve reached a point now where anyone who can’t see inflation is clearly not paying attention. Inflation has now become so ridiculous that, according to the Wall Street Journal, even the price of a USED car is increasing… by a lot. Since Janua…
    - 5 days ago 11 May 21, 5:09pm -
  • Western Civilization has become a never-ending Jerry Springer episode
    Early in the 2nd century AD, around the year 101, the Roman humorist Decimus Junius Juvenalis began publishing a collection of satirical poems poking fun at the Empire. Rome was already in serious decline by the time Juvenalis wrote his first poem. I…
    - 6 days ago 10 May 21, 5:36pm -
  • CIA goes full woke in new recruiting campaign
    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. CIA goes full woke in…
    - 9 days ago 7 May 21, 4:06pm -
  • Three reasons why inflation is rising. Two of them aren’t going away

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  • Children are far more likely to die from diarrhea than COVID-19
    In the winter of 1837, Charles Dickens published the first two chapters of what would become one of his most popular works– the story of an orphan called Oliver Twist. If you’ve never read it, the book is one of Dickens’ most damning condemnati…
    - 12 days ago 4 May 21, 5:07pm -
  • Germany’s anti-mask judge investigated by the government
    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. Iran elected to UN Wo…
    - 16 days ago 30 Apr 21, 3:04pm -
  • This is not the time to procrastinate
    In early 387 AD in the eastern Roman city of Antioch, a local bureaucrat stood outside of the city council chambers to read a new decree that had just arrived from Emperor Theodosius I. As the anxious crowd gathered, the bureaucrat began reading alou…
    - 19 days ago 27 Apr 21, 5:21pm -
  • When the “Lord Protector” turned out to be the worst tyrant of all
    In early 1657, a young farmer from southeastern England named John Washington boarded a small merchant vessel bound for the English colonies in North America. Officially he was supposed to be part of a minor trade voyage to transport tobacco to the c…
    - 20 days ago 26 Apr 21, 7:04pm -
  • Et Tu, NASA? Wokeness goes to space. Oh, and cheese is racist.
    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. Drug overdose deaths…
    - 23 days ago 23 Apr 21, 2:24pm -

Investment Watch

Daily Reckoning

  • A Tsunami Warning Has Been Issued

    A Tsunami Warning Has Been Issued

    This post A Tsunami Warning Has Been Issued appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Stocks reel from the greatest monthly inflation spike in 40 years…The post A Tsunami Warning Has Been Issued appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 4 days ago 12 May 21, 7:45pm -
  • The Greatest Policy Blunder Ever

    The Greatest Policy Blunder Ever

    This post The Greatest Policy Blunder Ever appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Although lower caseloads and much lower fatality rates are emerging in the U.S. and elsewhere, the pandemic is far from over...The post The Greatest Policy Blunder Ever ap…
    - 5 days ago 11 May 21, 7:32pm -
  • The Biggest Jobs “Miss” Ever

    The Biggest Jobs “Miss” Ever

    This post The Biggest Jobs “Miss” Ever appeared first on Daily Reckoning.These wiseacres informed us April would turn in over one million fresh jobs. How many fresh jobs did April turn in?The post The Biggest Jobs “Miss” Ever appeared first…
    - 5 days ago 10 May 21, 8:43pm -
  • Inflation — or Deflation?

    Inflation — or Deflation?

    This post Inflation — or Deflation? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Are you prepared for inflation? Are you prepared for deflation? Or some “fat-tail” economic event? Today Charles Hugh Smith shows you why you need to have a plan for all sce…
    - 7 days ago 8 May 21, 8:35pm -
  • Gold Is Right

    Gold Is Right

    This post Gold Is Right appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“Gold has a better track record of predicting economic developments than any other asset class”…The post Gold Is Right appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 8 days ago 7 May 21, 8:27pm -
  • Janet Yellen Panics the Market

    Janet Yellen Panics the Market

    This post Janet Yellen Panics the Market appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Evidence stocks are obscenely overvalued… Historically low interest rates don’t mean you can borrow and borrow…The post Janet Yellen Panics the Market appeared first o…
    - 10 days ago 6 May 21, 2:21pm -
  • Bitcoin: National Security Threat?

    Bitcoin: National Security Threat?


    - 11 days ago 5 May 21, 2:03pm -
  • Have We Crossed the Line?

    Have We Crossed the Line?

    This post Have We Crossed the Line? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“You have completely crossed the line and are totally irresponsible”… We the People are the government… 30% of Democrats question the integrity of the election…The post…
    - 11 days ago 4 May 21, 8:09pm -
  • The Sky Is Falling

    The Sky Is Falling

    This post The Sky Is Falling appeared first on Daily Reckoning.According to President Biden’s Director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines, climate change needs to be “at the center” of countries' national security and foreign policy.The p…
    - 12 days ago 3 May 21, 9:25pm -
  • Arizona Opens Huge Can of Worms

    Arizona Opens Huge Can of Worms

    This post Arizona Opens Huge Can of Worms appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Rightly or wrongly, millions of Americans believe that widespread voter fraud may have influenced the 2020 election. Arizona is conducting a forensic audit of its ballots to…
    - 14 days ago 1 May 21, 8:57pm -

Jim Rogers Blog

of two minds

  • Why Wage Inflation Will Accelerate
    The Fed has created trillions out of thin air to boost the speculative wealth of Wall Street, but it can't print experienced workers willing to work for low wages. The Federal Reserve is reassuring us daily that inflation is temporary, but allow me…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 5:41pm -
  • The 'Take This Job and Shove It' Recession
    So hey there Corporate America, the Fed and your neofeudal cronies: take this job and shove it. This time it really is different, but not in the way the Wall Street shucksters are claiming. Conventional economists, politicos and pundits are completel…
    - 4 days ago 12 May 21, 7:52pm -
  • Here's How 'Everything Bubbles' Pop
    But weirdly, and irrationally, bubbles pop anyway. At long last, the moment you've been hoping for has arrived: you're pitching your screenplay to a producer. Your agent is cautious but you're confident nobody else has concocted a story as outlandish…
    - 6 days ago 10 May 21, 1:06am -
  • Hey Fed, Explain Again How Making Billionaires Richer Creates Jobs
    Despite their hollow bleatings about 'doing all we can to achieve full employment', the Fed's policies has been Kryptonite to employment, labor and the bottom 90%--and most especially to the bottom 50%, the working poor that one might imagine most…
    - 8 days ago 7 May 21, 11:46pm -
  • Covid Has Triggered The Next Great Financial Crisis
    What's left are the 'fatal synergies' of soaring debt and leverage, diminishing returns on stimulus, the substitution of credit for savings and the coming deflationary tsunami that pops all the speculative bubbles. Imagine a once modest but sturdy ho…
    - 11 days ago 5 May 21, 1:47am -
  • Insights into Risk: Taleb and Tyson
    Events that devastate the majority financially greatly enrich the few who bet on non-linear dynamics. I see the same question in forums, threads, articles and emails: what can I do to protect myself and my family from whatever lies ahead? Given the…
    - 13 days ago 3 May 21, 2:51am -
  • Which Lifeboat Will You Choose?
    I'm sure it's no surprise that the next five years will be risky and challenging; to the degree that we will be reliant on those closest to us, we are sharing a virtual lifeboat. Consider a scenario in which we're on a ship that's sinking, and the l…
    - 16 days ago 30 Apr 21, 4:06pm -
  • America Is Exceptionally...Kleptocratic: Wealth/Power Inequality and the Slide Into Disorder
    The sheer weight of this outlandish asymmetry of wealth and power is pulling the nation into disorder. The U.S. Constitution doesn't address a small elite owning most of the nation's private wealth and using a sliver of that wealth to influence the…
    - 17 days ago 29 Apr 21, 4:20pm -
  • Warning Light Flashing Red
    When the warning light is flashing red, it's prudent to have a capital preservation strategy in place. Not everyone has an IRA or 401K invested in the stock market, for those who do, the red warning light is flashing red: markets have reached hist…
    - 18 days ago 27 Apr 21, 10:34pm -
  • What's Yours Is Now Mine: America's Era of Accelerating Expropriation
    The takeaway here is obvious: earn as little money as possible and invest your surplus labor in assets that can't be expropriated. Expropriation: dispossessing the populace of property and property rights, via the legal and financial over-reach of m…
    - 20 days ago 26 Apr 21, 3:05pm -

The Big Picture

  • newMiB: Danny Kahneman on Noise
      This week, we speak with Danny Kahneman, winner of the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. His empirical findings with Amos Tversky challenge the assumption of human rationality prevailing in modern economic theory, and established a c…
    - 18 hours ago 15 May 21, 2:00pm -
  • new10 Weekend Reads
    The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Vista Alegre coffee, grab a seat in the sun, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • The Secret Origins of Amazon’s Alexa In 2011, Jeff Bezos dreamt up a talking device. But making the virtua…
    - 21 hours ago 15 May 21, 10:55am -
  • Succinct Summation of Week’s Events for 5.14.21
    Succinct Summations for the week ending May 14th, 2021 Positives: 1. “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.” 2. Home mortgage apps rose 1.0% w/o/w, above previous decrease.…
    - 1 day ago 14 May 21, 8:30pm -
  • 10 Friday AM Reads
    My end of week morning train WFH reads: • Robinhood’s Big Gamble: In eliminating barriers to investing in the stock market, is the app democratizing finance or encouraging risky behavior? (New Yorker) • Medallion Fund: The Ultimate Counterexamp…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 10:55am -
  • 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 327/365
    The C2, or second edition of the Corvette, was produced from 1963 to 1967. The famed 1963 split window coupe is the most famous of these cars, but they command a six figure premium over comparable C2s. I prefer the coupes, but Spring is here, it has…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 10:00am -
  • Employment / Inflation Quiz
        This morning I went off on a bit of a digression about McDonalds raising wages and how that manifests across the economy. They have come a long ways from back when they were having taxpayers subsidize their payrolls via their McHelp line. But m…
    - 3 days ago 13 May 21, 5:46pm -
  • 10 Thursday AM Reads
    This free daily email blast will no longer accepts polluting bitcoin as payment for deez morning reads: • Americans Up and Moved During the Pandemic. Here’s Where They Went. Big cities lost residents and the suburbs gained after 2020 lockdowns a…
    - 3 days ago 13 May 21, 10:50am -
  • Is It Inflation or Partisan Politics?
        Today’s digression will be about prices. In particular, why and how they are rising and what this means to your portfolio. My preface is that I have been writing about Inflation for quite a while; typically, when (for a variety of reasons) th…
    - 4 days ago 12 May 21, 4:47pm -
  • What We Learned from David Swensen
    I chatted with Tom Keene on what I learned from Yale’s David Swensen, why this is not the Elon Musk top, the folly of choosing sectors, and how bull markets end. (Note: I got the Druckenmiller OpEd exactly backwards)   Tech Stocks Got Ahead of The…
    - 4 days ago 12 May 21, 12:30pm -
  • 10 Wednesday AM Reads
    My mid-week morning train WFH reads: • As his restaurants’ customers return, a Miami chef is missing a critical ingredient: Workers Buoyed by a huge spring break and tourist influx, South Florida restaurants are having a boom, with no hourly work…
    - 4 days ago 12 May 21, 10:55am -

Jesse's Cafe Americain

  • newStocks and Precious Metals Charts - Wash and Rinse Complete
     And so the wash and rinse completes its cycle. Stocks were up sharply today. After having bounced off their key Fibonacci retracement levels. This was a 'tactical correction' in my books. Those worries about inflation were mostly hoo-haw and cl…
    - 13 hours ago 15 May 21, 7:09pm -
  • Big Charts - Have Gold and Silver Broken Out?
     Close but no cigar even from a look at the simple daily charts with the retracements.From the main chart in the 'Babson style' not shown, gold must take out and hold 1850.On the weekly chart not shown, silver must take out and hold 28 and then m…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 7:16pm -
  • Big Chart - SP 500 In the Babson Style
     Here is a shot of the SP 500 chart in its original size.You can more easily see the bounce off the 50% fibonacci retracement.I have mixed feelings about that 'gap' on the chart.   The futures are a more volatile animal than the cash market.These…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 4:54pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Bounce
     Stocks bounced back up today as the PPI came in reassuringly milder than the steaming hot CPI.Gold and silver gained back some ground as well.The Dollar chopped sideways.I marked the fibonacci retracement levels on the charts.Have a pleasant evenin…
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  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Correctomundo - Unanswered Questions - Walk Down Memory Lane
     "The [unanswered] questions include why does silver have the largest concentrated short position in terms of real-world production of any other commodity?  Next is why have the big shorts always been allowed to add as many new short positions as n…
    - 3 days ago 12 May 21, 9:08pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - It Can't Happen Here - And No One Can See It Coming
     "The time is almost here — and ignorance, falsehood, cruelty, greed and lust of power were never stronger in the hearts of any ruling class in history than they are in those who constitute the Invisible Government of America today.  Day by day…
    - 4 days ago 11 May 21, 8:22pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Risk Off
     "Monetary and regulatory policy encourage asset bubbles to proliferate.  Hot money seeks out the conscious mispricing of risk.  Capital, in the form of both money and personal talent, increasingly flows into malinvestment and the gaming of market…
    - 5 days ago 10 May 21, 9:15pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - The Leader of the Pack
     "Look out! Look out!  Look out! Look out!  I felt so helpless, what could I do?Remembering all the things we'd been throughIn school they all stop and stareI can't hide the tears, but I don't careI'll never forget him— the leader of the pac…
    - 8 days ago 7 May 21, 8:59pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Fed: Asset Prices Vulnerable To Significant Declines
     "Rising asset prices are posing increasing threats to the financial system, the Federal Reserve warned in a report Thursday.  Fed Governor Lael Brainard said the situation bears watching and points up the importance of making sure the system has p…
    - 9 days ago 6 May 21, 8:32pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - I Remember Mama
     “When the child must be weaned, the mother too is not without sorrow at the thought that she and the child are separated more and more, that the child which first lay under her heart and later reposed upon her breast will be so near to her no mor…
    - 10 days ago 5 May 21, 9:08pm -

Angry Bear

  • newWeekly Indicators for May 10 – 14 at Seeking Alpha
    Weekly Indicators for May 10 – 14 at Seeking Alpha  by New Deal democrat My Weekly Indicators post is up at Seeking Alpha. The big news in this past week, even though it has been expected for several months, was on the inflation front. That doesn…
    - 16 hours ago 15 May 21, 4:02pm -
  • newApril Industrial Production slightly disappoints – but only due to supply chain bottlenecks
    April Industrial Production slightly disappoints – but only due to supply chain bottlenecks   Industrial production is the King of Coincident Indicators, and is the one whose peaks and troughs most frequently mark the beginning and end of recessio…
    - 16 hours ago 15 May 21, 3:57pm -
  • Record High Trade Deficit
    Trade Deficit Increases 5.6% to Record High in March on Rising Imports of Consumer Goods, MarketWatch666, Commenter RJS Our trade deficit was at another record high in March, 5.6% higher than in February, as both our imports and exports increased, bu…
    - 1 day ago 15 May 21, 1:53am -
  • “Ambivalence” has dropped!
    “Ambivalence” has dropped!  Two things I am especially pleased about that were sort of incidental at the time: 1. The prominence in the title of “Ambivalence” — the future is ambivalent — and 2. The ending quote by Benjamin of a quote ab…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 11:12am -
  • Open thread May 14, 2021
    The post Open thread May 14, 2021 appeared first on Angry Bear.
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 10:03am -
  • Cuba’s Covid Vaccines Proceed even with US Sanctions
    Hit by “renewed” US sanctions (The Guardian) under trump and a Covid pandemic, Cuba is enduring an economic crisis. Pharmacy shelves are empty, people stand in line for hours to buy chicken, and bread is scarce and hard to find. May 6th Cuba rep…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 2:18am -
  • March JOLTS report confirms that month’s strong jobs report
    March JOLTS report confirms that month’s strong jobs report This morning’s JOLTS report for March confirmed that month’s stellar jobs report. Job openings made a new series high, while layoffs and discharges made a new series low. Hires, quits,…
    - 3 days ago 13 May 21, 3:49pm -
  • We all expected inflation to arrive: now it’s here
    We all expected inflation to arrive: now it’s here This morning’s report on April inflation confirmed what we already knew: inflation, both from the demand and the supply side, was coming. Now it’s here. First of all, take the YoY numbers with…
    - 3 days ago 13 May 21, 12:00pm -
  • Once more on vaccine hesitancy
    Let me follow up briefly on my post from yesterday on vaccine hesitancy. Demeaning people is the first step towards ignoring their interests or even persecuting them.  Jason Brennan urges us to ignore the welfare of the unvaxxed by painting a pictur…
    - 3 days ago 12 May 21, 11:33pm -
  • Scuppered
    The former actor campaigning for President said, “The government is the problem.” Who needs government? We need it, that’s who. In 1980, any damned fool could look around and see that nations with strong governments succeeded while those with w…
    - 4 days ago 12 May 21, 2:16pm -

The Burning Platform

  • newDead Planet Earth
    by the subway philosopher™ Out of left field, literally, comes Bright Green Lies, in which a trio of hardcore, tree-hugging, woke, feminist  environmentalists painstakingly eviscerate the hypocrisy, delusions and utopian pipe turbine-dreams of the…
    - 7 hours ago 16 May 21, 12:43am -
  • newI am Violence! Make way, step aside, I will crush you!!
    [What can we do to stop the Woke Insanity?  We haven’t the strength!] We have so hopelessly ceded our humanity that for the modest handouts of today we are ready to surrender up all principles, our soul, all the labors of our ancestors, all the pr…
    - 8 hours ago 15 May 21, 11:40pm -
  • newThe US, China, and the Geopolitical Battle for Monetary Dominance
    Via International Man International Man: In a recent interview, we discussed the battle for monetary supremacy between fiat, bitcoin, and gold—but in the geopolitical sense, the country with the “best” money ultimately imposes its dominance on…
    - 10 hours ago 15 May 21, 9:33pm -
  • newIntellectual Froglegs
    Look, I know it’s asking a lot to ask someone to click on a 32 minute vid.  But, generally speaking, do I ever steer you guys wrong?  I’ve recently gotten a 98.4% Customer Satisfaction rating from Admin and brian.  Even “Mygirl…maybe” is…
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  • newLAWN SIGN OF THE YEAR

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  • newBiden Really Is the New Jimmy Carter, Albeit a Far Worse Version
    Via GenZConservative Joe Biden: The New Jimmy Carter Rampant inflation. Declining economic prospects. Chaos and violence in the Middle East. Appeasing Iran despite its acting contrary to our interests. Social conflict. Appeasement, under the guise of…
    - 14 hours ago 15 May 21, 6:02pm -
  • newWhy Marxist Critical Race Theory Teaches America Is Evil

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  • newWAL-MART FREAKS OF THE WEEK
    See more freaks at People of Wal-Mart
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  • newGOVERNMENT & MEDIA RIDICULE
    Via Politically Incorrect Humor
    - 18 hours ago 15 May 21, 1:35pm -
  • newA Primer for the Propagandized: Fear Is the Mind-Killer
    Guest Post by Margaret Anna Alice The noose is dangling gently around our necks. Every day, they cinch it tighter. By the time we realize it’s strangling us, it will be too late. Those who – gradually and gleefully – sacrifice their freedoms, t…
    - 18 hours ago 15 May 21, 1:29pm -

Silicon Valley Insider

The Wire

War Room

Naked Capitalism

Coyote Blog

  • Business in 2021: Lots of Orders, No Employees, Rising Materials Costs
    This is an excerpt from an email from one of my suppliers.  This is happening everywhere: We are not a company that makes excuses as to quality or service. When things are beyond our control, we will not point fingers and say it's not our fault. How…
    - 9 days ago 7 May 21, 3:56pm -
  • When Regulation Hammers Those It is Supposed to Benefit -- A Real Example in California
    Regulation can be sortof kindof tolerable in stable, predictable, and unchanging markets.  But what markets act like that?  In the labor regulation world, for example, regulatory authorities are doing everything they can to kill a wave of innovatio…
    - 9 days ago 6 May 21, 11:11pm -
  • This is The Best Idea I Have Seen Related to Equity
    There are lots of ways to learn and grow skills and college is just one -- historically, most Americans have gained skills and improved their lives through learning and development in the workplace.  Stop the crazy over-credentialism of work.  Stop…
    - 10 days ago 6 May 21, 1:41pm -
  • Our Personal Liberties Are Now Hostage to the Least Common Denominator of Mental Health
    It is unbelievable we are allowing these people to rule us Here are just some of the restrictions: Everyone at the camp—including staff and every kid over the age of two—must wear masks at all times, unless they are eating or swimming. They shou…
    - 10 days ago 6 May 21, 3:22am -
  • Why Must I Change My Behavior To Protect Those Who Choose Not To Vaccinate?
    We are rapidly approaching the point where people who are unvaccinated are that way because they choose to eschew the vaccine.  Here in AZ, which has had a pretty solid vaccination program, tens of thousands of appointments for *free* vaccinations a…
    - 12 days ago 4 May 21, 5:50pm -
  • Well, It Worked For Bypassing the First Amendment
    CNN: Biden Admin Wants to Outsource Spying on Americans to Private Firms to Bypass Fourth Amendment The Biden administration is considering using private firms to track the online activity of American citizens in order to get around the Fourth Amendm…
    - 12 days ago 4 May 21, 4:28pm -
  • Biden Proposes Paying More People Not to Worki
    I sit on a lot of boards of trade groups and business roundtables of various sorts.  And the #1 exclusive topic -- seriously, we talk about nothing else right now -- is the inability to hire people because the government is still paying millions or…
    - 12 days ago 4 May 21, 4:12pm -
  • Why Most of the Pro-Mask Science Quoted in the Media is Absurd
    I have been close to writing this post off and on for almost a full year.  Starting back in the early days of COVID when the media used graphics about droplet spray patterns with and without masks as "proof" that masks work to slow the spread of COV…
    - 14 days ago 2 May 21, 5:59pm -
  • Virological Calvinism
    It is always dangerous when a non-religious person tries to make a statement about religious belief, especially when we get to complicated arguments about double predestination and supralapsarianism.  But for our limited purposes in this post, in Ca…
    - 20 days ago 26 Apr 21, 6:10pm -
  • Quote of the Day on US Media Practices
    From Glen Greenwald Twice in the last year, I have written about this bizarre practice where media outlets purport to “independently confirm” one another's false stories by doing nothing more than going to the same anonymous sources who whi…
    - 30 days ago 16 Apr 21, 6:27pm -

Deal Breaker

Deal Book

Dr. Housing Bubble

Marc to Market

  • newMacro Features in the Week Ahead
    We are halfway through the second quarter.  Interest is not so much on Q1 data, even though Japan will report GDP for the January-March period. April data may also get short shrift as May reports begin tricking in.  Even the May data may be overwhe…
    - 20 hours ago 15 May 21, 11:29am -
  • Softer Yields = Softer Dollar
    Overview:  The surge in consumer prices reported on Wednesday saw rates jump and the dollar push higher.  Stronger than expected producer prices yesterday, and news of wage increases (average 10%) at Mcdonalds and for 75,000 people Amazon wants to…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 10:23am -
  • Long Lost Bond Vigilantes Sighted, Gives Dollar Fillip
    Overview: It is as if the bond vigilantes were pushed too far.  US inflation is accelerating more than expected, and it cannot all be attributed to the base effect, and the Federal Reserve, to many investors, is tone-deaf.  With powerful fiscal sti…
    - 3 days ago 13 May 21, 10:24am -
  • The Dollar Stabilizes but Stocks, Not So Much
    Overview: The markets remain on edge.  Asia Pacific and US equities have yet to find stable footing, and inflation fears are elevated.  The foreign exchange market has turned quiet as the dollar consolidates its recent losses. China and Hong Kong e…
    - 4 days ago 12 May 21, 10:28am -
  • Stocks Slide but Little Demand for Safe Havens
    Overview: The sell-off in US shares yesterday has triggered sharp global losses today, and there is no flight into fixed income as benchmark yields are higher across the board.  Nor is the dollar serving as much as a safe haven.  It is mostly soft…
    - 5 days ago 11 May 21, 11:08am -
  • The Dollar Remains on the Defensive
    Overview:  Last week's cyberattack on the largest US gasoline pipeline continues to lift oil and gasoline prices.  The June gasoline futures gapped higher to extend last week's 2.4% gain but has subsequently moved lower to enter the gap.  June WTI…
    - 6 days ago 10 May 21, 11:13am -
  • Dollar Breaks Down
    The dollar was struggling to sustain upticks when the market anticipated a million new jobs were created in April.  It was sold off in disappointment that only a quarter of the expected jobs materialized.   Despite the inexplicable miss, there is…
    - 7 days ago 9 May 21, 11:24am -
  • The Dollar and the Fed
    One of the stark developments since the initial shock of the pandemic has been the aggressiveness of the US monetary and fiscal response.  This was also true in dealing with the Great Financial Crisis.  The divergence then and now had shaped the in…
    - 8 days ago 8 May 21, 2:08pm -
  • US and Canadian Employment Reports Ahead of the Weekend
    Overview:  Ahead of a report that is expected to show that employment jumped by around a million in the US last month, the dollar remains lower on the week against all the major currencies and all but a handful of emerging market currencies.  The…
    - 9 days ago 7 May 21, 10:36am -
  • Post-Holiday Blues in China While UK Sends Navy Vessels to Deter French Fishermen Blockade of Jersey
    Overview: China returned from its extended May Day holiday to find fresh confrontation over its domestic and international actions.  Its equity market fell even though most of the other large Asia Pacific bourses moved higher.  European markets are…
    - 10 days ago 6 May 21, 7:45pm -

Business Insider Video

The Reformed Broker

  • Houses that Sell the Fastest
    New Mike & Ben!...The post Houses that Sell the Fastest appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 3 days ago 13 May 21, 2:32pm -
  • Clips From Today’s Closing Bell
    This is not the type of inflation that should lead to drastic changes in your portfolio, says Josh Brown from CNBC....The post Clips From Today’s Closing Bell appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 3 days ago 12 May 21, 11:00pm -
  • How we operate our firm
    Join Nick, Anna, Kris and I this Tuesday! ...The post How we operate our firm appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 4 days ago 12 May 21, 5:43pm -
  • The thing you need to hear about inflation
    Please listen to this very important explanation...The post The thing you need to hear about inflation appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 4 days ago 12 May 21, 1:27pm -
  • Why Everyone is Selling Their Tech Stocks
    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 Why Everyone is Selling Their Tech Stocks a…
    - 5 days ago 11 May 21, 7:00pm -
  • Clips From Today’s Halftime Report
    I’m actually seeing signs of capitulation, says Josh Brown from CNBC. Here’s why Stephanie Link is concerned about higher wages from CNBC. First time investor: Is Airbnb a good longterm investment? from CNBC....The post Clips From Today’s Half…
    - 5 days ago 11 May 21, 6:00pm -
  • Life advice with me and Ryen Russillo
    I had a blast responding to financial questions from Ryen's audience on the podcast this week....The post Life advice with me and Ryen Russillo appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 5 days ago 11 May 21, 12:26pm -
  • My appearance on The Scoop with Frank Chaparro
    We talked about crypto and wealth management and what's holding back the inevitable wave of adoption. Hint: Lawyers....The post My appearance on The Scoop with Frank Chaparro appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 7 days ago 9 May 21, 12:00pm -
  • Saturday Night Live is the modern day Shoeshine Boy
    Let's watch and find out. I'm on the edge of my seat....The post Saturday Night Live is the modern day Shoeshine Boy appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 8 days ago 8 May 21, 2:37pm -
  • Josh + Haley team up for Mother’s Day
    I'm very excited to announce a new initiative...The post Josh + Haley team up for Mother’s Day appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 9 days ago 7 May 21, 4:00pm -

Shadow Stats

  • Benchmark Commentary No. 1459
    (SGS Subscription required) • 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 Payrol…
    - 25 days ago 21 Apr 21, 9:15am -
  • 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…
    - 81 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…
    - 89 days ago 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…
    - 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 -

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