Chairman Powell of the People’s Bank of the USSA would have you believe inflation is no concern because the Federales are in control. The bond vigilantes, with their pistols shoved into his back, would have you believe Powell is their prisoner and is being hauled off to the stockade where his friends in stocks are […]
“Remember that the market is a forward-looking indicator. Ideally, it is pricing in the gains of the next six to 18 months.” (Seeking Alpha) Famous last words again and again. That sunny advice about today’s overpriced market was repeated again about a week ago. It is the same excuse that was routinely deployed at the […]
I want you to read one average person’s year-end description of the changes in our socio-economic landscape we experienced in 2020 because his words build toward a devastating realization at the end: The movement back to the farm has grown stronger … until today it is almost an exodus from the city to the farm…. […]
Things couldn’t be worse if you’re in the market for a house, except that they can be and probably will be. As it stands, you can probably buy this photographed “cosmetic” fixer for half a million if it’s in a modest neighborhood or a large city that everyone is fleeing. Housing prices rocketed to the […]
Just a collection of market miscellaneous that continues to demonstrate how out-of-whack this market is with all reality. BofA notes that “we have already eclipsed the prior record in equity issuance from the dot-com bubble and we note that after the last two peaks, S&P 500 PE multiples dropped….” At the same time, for the past […]
How the QAnon conspiracy theory attracted millions of followers, many of whom were willing to drink the Kool Aid and die for their beliefs, will always be for me one of the modern marvels of mankind. Somehow it was easier and more logical for millions of people who needed hope to believe Bill and Hillary […]
Two years ago when I was weary of writing about the economy for nothing, I said I would only continue to write on this subject if I could achieve, at least, $500 in monthly support. (Prior to that I never asked for support and gave away my thoughts for years to anyone who would listen.) […]
The faint heartbeat of this week’s jobs report did not keep the stock market from trying to scramble back up to its record heights. The surging and plunging and scrambling for cash and closing of gates at Robinhood did not stop the rise either. Robinhood became a broken arrow Let’s just say market mania rose […]
At a peachy-pink palace that remained from a bygone era beside the sea in a land of decaying swamps, the king of Deep State gathered with the richest of his rich subjects to celebrate his former accomplishments and greatness. As with all kingdoms, only the old-money crowd gathered in the palace to dine with the […]
Every couple of months, I bring us up to date on how the economy has changed, and the last couple of month have taken us predictably back into economic decline, following a summer burst of subnormal passableness that never got us out of the crater we fell into last spring.
What does MAGAnificent America look like now that it’s here? Does America really feel greater after the last four years? Be honest now. Be really honest. From where I stand, America has never looked worse in any year of my life! That’s a statement packed with facts.
In my last Patron Post, which I eventually made available to everyone, I revealed a little-known (at the time) fact that M1 money supply (the most liquid forms of cash — bills, checks and basic savings accounts) had grown faster than any time in history. I showed that using a graph like the following, which […]
Just wanted to highlight that so people don’t forget to check it out now that password protection has been removed from the article. I’ve made it available because the news it contains about the latest major moves within the Federal Reserve System are tectonic — some serious, surprise, so-far-unexplained movement in cash money. See: “It’s […]
This month’s Patron Post lays out what course of action the Fed is likely to take this week, how and why any Fed action must team up with the federal government, and what the outcome is likely to be for the stock market and the economy. I’ve now unlocked that Patron Post for everyone because […]