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December 28, 2020 | The Most Splendid Housing Bubbles in America: December Update on House Price Inflation Gone Wild

Prices of single-family houses jumped 8.4% in the US, the biggest year-over-year jump since March 2014, according to the Case-Shiller Home Price Index for October, released today. The index is based on the “sales pairs” method, comparing the price of a house that sold in the current month to the price of the same house […]

December 27, 2020 | Are We Really Going to Build Back Better Arter a Dark Winter?

“It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in […]

December 27, 2020 | Homies

That’s Winston. He’s a border collie, raised, bred-in-the-bone and trained to herd sheep. But, of course, now he works from home. Via Zoom. Full pay, plus an employer-matched RRSP. It’s all good. And, like most workers under the age of 34 (Winston is four) he’s in no hurry to get back to the pasture and […]

December 27, 2020 | Bitcoin Rallies Above $28,300 – Is This The Peak?

We hope you enjoyed the brief holiday break… it seems Bitcoin has been busy while the markets have been resting! Bitcoin enthusiasts are adamant that the price rally has just started a parabolic move higher.  From a technical standpoint, this current rally certainly appears to have gone parabolic.  As any trader already understands, what goes […]

December 26, 2020 | Financial Realities Nine Months into Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many Americans to accept new financial realities. WSJ’s Shelby Holliday travelled to a diverse neighborhood in Philadelphia to learn how neighbors are facing different struggles brought on by the same virus. Here is a direct video link.

December 26, 2020 | This Week in Money

December 25, 2020 | Things to be Grateful for in 2020

While 2020 has been a very difficult year for all of us, I have learned that taking the time to make a gratitude list is always helpful. Many years ago, I was complaining about things that I felt were not going my way and an older and wiser person said to me, “What are you […]

December 24, 2020 | 5 of My Top Christmas Traditions

Christmas is a time to pause from the pursuit of wealth and think about the important things like the spirit of the season, family and traditions. And you know what? Even if you’ve been around the yule log more than once … I bet these are some Christmas traditions you’ve never heard of. I guarantee […]

December 24, 2020 | Do as I Command – Not as I Do!

The Senate on Monday night approved a $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief bill and sent it to President Trump for his signature. The legislation — which follows the passage in the House — authorizes $600 stimulus checks for people who earn less than $75,000 per year and an extra $600 payment per child. A $600 check will not pay one […]

December 24, 2020 | Of Loss and Gain

An Internet sensation is the dating video of Satan and 2020. A perfect match. Nobody saw this coming back in the halcyon days of late twenty nineteen. We had no idea how long and deeply we’d be tested. The last time there was a global pandemic of this extent was a century ago. The last time financial […]

December 24, 2020 | Is a Santa Claus Rally a Warning Sign?

Some historical Christmas financial footnotes

December 23, 2020 | Majestic Overshoot of Stimulus Money Ended. Faced with Second Wave, Americans Cut Back, Even on Durable Goods

Consumers are starting to run out of artificial steam. The free Pandemic money has been dropping for months and in November nearly faded out. For the first time since April, consumers spent less all around; they spent less on services, nondurable goods, and even on durable goods, which had been spiking in astounding manner. Personal […]

December 23, 2020 | Trump Calls Out Washington on its Standard Corruption

Link to full video. President Trump on Tuesday night called for Congress to take back the massive $2.3 trillion stimulus calling it a “disgrace” for it was handing money out to foreign governments and illegal aliens who all got more money than American citizens. Congress gave Americans $600 which is not enough to pay the […]

December 23, 2020 | Merry Vaxmas

Christmas Eve eve. We crave good news. So, here we go. It’s got a few names. Like, ‘vaccine lift.’ And ‘game-changer.’ Of course there’s the standard, ‘pent-up demand.’ The always-welcomed, ‘unleashed torrent’. And my new fav, ‘permanent reopening.’ This is the current econo-lingo being used to describe where we are, where we’re going. So even […]

December 23, 2020 | Did Planet Alignment Affect Markets?

Gold, US Dollar, Tesla, Tax Loss Season.

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December 23, 2020 | LNG to Asia Booming

Canadian producers glad of a gaseous fossil fuels tax exemption

December 23, 2020 | Very Golden Elephant Dung

Stibnite clears economic hurdles

December 23, 2020 | Bounty On Egregious Predatory Traders – Rewards Up To $5 Million

Future bodes well for upcoming bull market. Video – OSC and IIROC $5,000,000 Bounty On Predatory Small Cap Short-Sellers Stems From Intense Lobbying Efforts Of Terry Lynch and “SCM”. Watch JCDREAM ElectroMobility Video.  See AMY Lithium-ion Recycling Technology.  See AMY Company Presentation. Watch AMY’s Video – “Our Revolutionary Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Technology”. Watch AMY’s Video – “Introducing RecycLiCo™ – […]

December 22, 2020 | Going Wild

The slimy little pathogen has changed much. For those who have not actually been infected or punted from their job or business as a result, the next greatest impact is surely with real estate. Not just in Toronto. Or urban Lunenburg. Or Montreal and Vancouver, Barrie and Kelowna – but everywhere in North America. It’s […]

December 22, 2020 | Ontario Lockdown Resumes on Boxing Day

Emergency loan offerings are an understandable response to revenue loss, but because Canadian businesses and households came into this recession with record indebtedness and low cash savings, more loans are not the fix that many hope.  Any savings most did have has been price-indiscriminately tossed into risky corporate securities that have not recovered fully despite […]

December 22, 2020 | Bitcoin Rally Similarities – Is This The Peak?

The recent rally in Bitcoin is strangely similar to the rally that took place in 2017.  Although the range of price throughout the rally is somewhat different, the structure of price throughout the rally phase is very similar.  Our researchers believe this similarity suggests a peak may be forming in Bitcoin and the big volume […]

December 22, 2020 | Extreme Charts – December 22

It’s official: This has been the weirdest year in US economic history. Starting with the shape of the recent recession, even 2007 — an odd one in its own right — looks almost normal when compared with 2020, Labor force participation and the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet have veered in opposite directions. The government is […]

December 22, 2020 | Top Resource Stories of the Year

Why Canada rejected Chinese gold mine purchase

December 22, 2020 | How One Home Sale Creates $5.4 Billion in Wealth?

How many homes do you have to own to get to your dream home?

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