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December 31, 2022 | Trading Desk Notes For December 31, 2022

The Financial Times: Global Stock and bond markets lost more than $30T in 2022 The S+P more than doubled (up ~120%) from the Covid Panic lows in March 2020 to the All-Time Highs in January 2022 as a combination of aggressive monetary and fiscal policies flooded markets with “money,” drove risk assets higher and spawned unforgettable acronyms like […]

December 31, 2022 | 2022, Year of Face-Ripping Bear-Market Rallies that Got Crushed

The year 2022 ended with: S&P 500 Index: -19.4% from a year ago, -20.3% from its high on January 3, 2022. Nasdaq Composite: -33.1% from a year ago, -35.4% from its high on November 22, 2021. The whole mess started in that infamous February 2021, with the popping of the bubble of the most ridiculously […]

December 31, 2022 | This Week in Money

  • Ross Clark – Stock Markets, Dow, Nasdaq, USD, Canadian Dollar, Oil, Gold, Tesla
  • John Rubino –  (11:44) Recession or Worse?, World War III, Gold
  • Robert Campbell –  (38:27) US Real Estate, Economy, Mental and Physical Fitness Tips

December 30, 2022 | Cheers To Healthful Longevity

Seventy-two percent of Americans (Canadians, about the same) are now overweight and obese, reducing the quality and quantity of their life. Not to mention crushing the sustainability of our sick-care system. Study after study shows that it’s the type and quantity of things we are consuming. Here’s to delicious things that don’t promote cancer, heart […]

December 30, 2022 | It’s Not A Lie If You Believe It

“The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.” – George Orwell, 1984 “Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.” ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World I wish I could go through a day without having to reference Orwell and Huxley when observing how the […]

December 30, 2022 | Outlook for 2023: Sort Of

Decades ago, when we were retained by major mining companies for our studies on metal prices there were varying views. Guys in the market-finance department wanted to know price trends for metals. Using supply/demand analysis they were experienced at extrapolating trends. Actual reversals in price typically lead key changes in the supply/demand equation, which makes […]

December 30, 2022 | Will Gold and US Dollar Out Perform 2023 Stock Market?

Is Lithium losing its appeal to investors?

December 29, 2022 | The Political Storm on the Horizon

COMMENT: Could an individual state finish the wall started by the previous administration? It’s painfully obvious Washington has its own agenda. And at this time, I see no point in even lobbying our federal government to do anything in our border towns/states. Is it legal to have our individual states finish what was started? I […]

December 29, 2022 | Princely Finance and Taxation For More Than Twenty Years an Annual Piece

One would have hoped that financial rip-offs committed by medieval princes would have been permanently shelved when liberal enlightenment ended the divine right of kings. Instead, the divine right of bureaucrats has forced too much in-your-face and in-your-wallet government. Today’s supposedly classless version of greedy royalty.

December 29, 2022 | Federal Reserve & Misconception

There is an onslaught of misinformation about the Federal Reserve from everything that it can go bankrupt, and the Treasury will become a second central bank, and of course, the Fed is really the cause of inflation and its balance sheet. The proposal by Janet Yellen to buy in long-term debt and swap it with […]

December 29, 2022 | Gold and Silver in 2023

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December 29, 2022 | Market Lows Still to Come in 2023?

Can the US Economy withstand Fed efforts to destroy it?

December 29, 2022 | Gold, Silver, US Dollar, Crude Oil, Natural Gas

Inflation, Interest Rates, Recession

December 28, 2022 | Home Prices Are Falling For Good Reasons

I recently reviewed Canadian real estate metrics in Canadian home prices need to fall. The segment below reviews similar affordability deficits in US home prices. The median US household income is $54,000, while the household income needed to qualify to buy the median US single-family home is $87,000 (up nearly 50% year over year). Real estate presently […]

December 27, 2022 | Understanding the Neocons

QUESTION: I saw you on TV here in Russia. I think you are more respected in Russia than in the United States. You are the only person ever to say that war is created by politicians and not the people. Do you see any hope of avoiding war? VR ANSWER: Unfortunately, no! The only real […]

December 26, 2022 | The Government Unconstitutional Manipulation of News

Perhaps you will recall when Edward Snowden exposed the truth that the government was spying on American citizens, they called him a traitor and want to imprison him for life or even execute him for revealing that the government no longer complies with the Constitution. Absolutely NOTHING came out of that and the government claimed […]

December 25, 2022 | Santa Rally Crawls Toward the New Year

In an economy that over decades has grown increasingly dependent on revved-up holiday sales, investors have responded by praying more fervently each year for a Santa rally. It’s an odd metaphor, however, considering that Wall Street even at its seasonal cheeriest has a heart as cold and dark as volcanic glass. The Santa of investors’ […]

December 24, 2022 | Zelensky – Not What You Thought

  This is a video of Zelensky before he became President. He married a Christian girl and his children were baptized Christians. He suddenly became a Jew when soliciting money from Israel. List to his jokes. It is funny to rob the property of both Russian and Jews. The systemic ethnic hatred in Ukraine will […]

December 24, 2022 | This Week in Money

December 23, 2022 | Liquor, Ladies and Leverage

  A smart person knows that leverage comes with forward and reverse gears. Leverage works wonders when home prices are rising – but it can ruin you when prices are falling. I can give you research and signals, but it’s up to you to manage your own risk. Merry Christmas everybody!

December 23, 2022 | Where is the Santa Claus Rally?

Bonds, US Dollar, Gold, Crude Oil

December 22, 2022 | FBI Tells Social Media Who to Censor

Anyone who trusts the government is an absolute fool. I have stated that the First Amendment was intended to protect us from free speech. The interpretation is that as long as the government does not “direct;y” censor the people, whatever social media does is fair game. But they have violated that line and have been […]

December 22, 2022 | How Strung-Out Are Households with their Debt Service & Financial Obligations as the Miracle of Free-Money Fades?

hat is the burden on households from servicing their debts and other financial obligations, in terms of their disposable income? That’s perhaps the most important debt measure, and the question we’re going to grapple with in a moment. The pandemic-era policies left households flush with money, allowed them to catch up with past-dues, and allowed […]

December 22, 2022 | 2023 Stock Markets, Gold, US Dollar, Interest Rates, Cryptos

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December 22, 2022 | Cold Snap Energy Demand

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