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October 19, 2018 | Let’s All Honor Thomas Jefferson’s Contributions to America! How?

Our great founding father, Thomas Jefferson, not only wrote most of the Declaration of Independence (giving Americans real freedom) but he also contributed in so many other areas (astronomy, paleontology, agriculture, art, language, history, economics, religion, and money). Are you aware that Thomas Jefferson’s logic was key to establishing our monetary system? Yes, Jefferson was the […]

October 15, 2018 | ‘Rogue Killers’ Says Trump? Is This Valid?

Crown Prince Salman (age 32). Shows history of desiring absolute conformity to his political worldview! Mr. Trump called (via phone) the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and this leader denied any knowledge of the murder (or the details) about this dissident, Mr. Jamal Khashoggi. Let’s think on this situation to discern some realities. What questions […]

October 14, 2018 | Looks Like Khashoggi Was Murdered And His Body Dismembered!

The journalist who worked for the Washington Post and other media outlets had a perspective which the official Saudi’s (at the top) disliked (so it appears). It appears from my research that this journalist, Mr. Khashoggi, died on October 2, 2018, from a planned murder by the political regime of Saudi Arabia. His body was dismembered […]

October 13, 2018 | Money – the idea emerges from VALUE!

Let’s think about the origin of this idea called ‘money’. Money, technically, does not exist within our greater material universe and there is no such ‘thing’ as money on planet earth. So why do we have ‘money’ and what is it suppose to accomplish? Money is actually ‘invented’ by people in a marketplace as they negotiate […]

October 12, 2018 | 5% Mortgage Rates…Slowing Markets!

Average rates are now up to 5% for first time buyers in my area. Some 45% of Freddie Mac lending goes to first time buyers (according to Wall Street Journal). This is up from 30% in normal times. All this means that real estate will suffer big time in a few months. Applications will decline, home […]

October 11, 2018 | Cycle Change or Merely a Temporary Drop?

All my investor friends came to the clubhouse today to get my view on the markets. I said that I think that a ‘cycle’ change could be developing. I do not express certainty as I know that our markets are manipulated by our Central Authorities and this could change my perspective down the road. But my […]

October 10, 2018 | 800+ Point Collapse – More to Come! Why?

A silent crash of some 832 points reveals that our stock markets are now heading down.This signal today was significant and reveals that our markets are now changing from positive to negative. This is likely to continue and we could witness new point drops much more severe in the coming days and weeks. A trend […]

October 8, 2018 | Republicans should Prevail in 29 days ‘If’ the Economy does not Crash!

As of today, my sense is that the momentum for the Trump election psychology should provide the Republicans a win on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The democrats would need to gain confidence from their psychological loss in the Kavanaugh nomination (this soap opera event) and this seems unlikely as of today. As of today, the […]

October 4, 2018 | WSJ says: Gold Is No Longer Haven Asset of Choice!

Prices of gold have fallen rapidly this year and investors have not desired this historical precious metal for their haven. This is valid to a point. The same goes for silver. Both precious metals have fallen to record lows as our authorities have promoted the digital dollar. This digital $ has gotten stronger (in relative terms) […]

October 3, 2018 | FAKE ‘Money’ Rules for Now! Why?

Computers, AI, mobile phones, cyber money, and central planners rule over our economy! Agenda 2030 is the goal. We have 12 years until this goal is achieved. Our markets now operate with fake money which gets created from ‘thin air’. Thin air means that the money units derive from the mind of a banker (not […]

September 28, 2018 | Ronald Reagan’s Economist says Recession Looming!

Today’s Wall Street Journal has an article entitled “Another Recession Is Looming”. This article by Martin Feldstein, a Ronald Reagan economist, has a message which is right-on IMO. Martin says “ten years after the Great Recession’s onset, another long, deep downturn may soon roil the U.S. economy.” I fully agree!   His message is that […]

September 26, 2018 | Fed’s Decision was Unanimous! What Else?

The interview with Mr. Jerome Powell, Chairman of our Fed, reveals a few nuggets to think about. First of all, his vision of our economy is much different from mine. Jerome views our low unemployment rate, low inflation rate, and our 3% growth rate as indicators of a strong economy for now and the immediate future. […]

September 25, 2018 | Trump’s U.N. Speech – not realistic! Why?

I just listened to Mr. Trump’s U.N. speech to the General Assembly in New York. The speech was excellent (the basic rhetoric) but his understanding of reality does not seem valid or accurate. Let’s cover some of the bullet points of his speech and then discuss why his view of reality is not valid for […]

September 22, 2018 | Digital Wealth vs. Physical Wealth!

Money used to be physical. Today, we live primarily with digital money ($$$) for our valuations/prices! The difference is HUGE! Let’s think about our financial system as composed of two forms of ‘wealth’. My car is an example of ‘physical’ wealth and the ‘value’ of my car is a form of ‘digital’ wealth. So how […]

September 17, 2018 | Economy Shrugs Off Negatives! Why?

Today’s Wall Street Journal says “Economy Shrugs Off Storms’ Blows”. Neither hurricanes, volcano’s, earth quakes, or war destruction affects our computer driven stock markets today. Today, we witness another hurricane called Florence on our East coast. Prior hurricanes, such as Harvey, Marie, Irma, and Katrina also did not force a correction in our stock markets. […]

September 15, 2018 | Next Financial Crisis – Easy to Predict!

My prior missive covered the many reasons why the next financial crisis is easy to predict.Today’s Wall Street Journal had another article entitled “Get Ready for the Next Financial Crisis”, page A15. This article explains why the post 2008 fixes did nothing to resolve the debt issues or many of our banking issues. All forms […]

September 11, 2018 | Why are ‘Silver/Gold’ Prices held at these Low Prices? Why are Investors Deceived?

Listen to Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (25 minute mark) as he explains how silver/gold prices are suppressed! Why will shorts not be covered in the physical metals? I have been reading all the pundits who now think that all the Comex short selling (these past few weeks) requires that these contracts must be ‘covered’. These […]

September 10, 2018 | Swedish Elections, Next Crash, Bubbles!

Stockholm, Sweden (CNN) Sweden has been plunged into political uncertainty after both the main centrist coalitions failed to win a majority in general elections Sunday, and as the far-right anti-immigration party gained ground, further fracturing the vote. The word from Sweden is that ‘fragmentation’ has occurred. The Swedish elections did not produce a bombshell, but […]

September 6, 2018 | Silver, Emerging Currencies, Algorithms!

Today’s Wall Street Journal had an interesting article on silver, entitled: “Silver’s Skid Hints at Economic Weakness”. The writer maintains that the price of silver is determined by market forces and that the silver price is weak because investors desire the strong dollar. Is this a valid interpretation of what has happened to the silver price? […]

September 3, 2018 | Middle East to Blow-up Soon!

The situation over in the Middle East is dire. Turkey, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya, Tunisia, and Israel are all at each others throats (to some degree). Economics is part of the problem as the currencies of Iran, Turkey, Yemen, and Libya are collapsing daily. The other issue is the motivation of Russia and […]

August 31, 2018 | Weak Currencies – Blame the Central Banks!

All currencies are compared to our U.S. dollar! What is happening to many national currencies as Fed policies increase U.S. interest rates? Today’s Wall Street Journal had a couple of articles on currencies which are weak and getting weaker relative to our dollar. The Argentine currency has lost some 108.2% of its value relative to […]

August 29, 2018 | Global News and Interpretations!

Events change but our markets are now mostly elevated to levels which seem like a bubble to me. I talked to an investor today who says he is shocked that our markets continue to go up with no sign of a correction. His view was that the markets should have corrected three years prior to today. […]

August 28, 2018 | Prices can be Controlled with an Algorithm and Source Code!

Most of our trading today is done using algorithms as the means of execution. When I buy a stock an algorithm executes the trade in milliseconds and when I sell a stock an algorithm executes the trade automatically. Human market makers do not need to execute any trades today. Algorithms operate automatically as we trade and […]

August 27, 2018 | Managed Economy – The New Rreality!

Our stock markets are key to how people think and feel. If the stock markets go up and up, then investors feel good (irrespective of political events or foreign policy issues). Have you noticed this reality? Our Dow Index is up some 19% in the past 12 months, the S & P index is up […]

August 26, 2018 | Sweden, Trump, Bitcoin, Markets, Trends!

Today, I will address a number of issues to clear the air on what is happening around our planet. Let’s cover each issue briefly for your consideration: The elections over in Sweden occur on September 9 (16 days from now). What is likely to happen? My perception is that a chaotic situation will develop as […]

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