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Stocks in Bondage but Fed Not Fazed

Posted March 15, 2021 By David Haggith

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 […]

Stock Market as Forward Looking as a Caboose

Posted March 4, 2021 By David Haggith
Cleaning up after the stock market crash.

“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 […]

One Man’s Devastating Conclusion

Posted February 21, 2021 By David Haggith
Dorothea Lange [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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…. […]

With 2020 Hindsight, Where Does Housing Go from Here?

Posted February 19, 2021 By David Haggith
By FEMA News Photo (This image is from the FEMA Photo Library.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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 […]

More on the Market’s Mania

Posted February 11, 2021 By David Haggith
Celebrate because the Epocalypse is here!

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's that swamp drainage project going?

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 […]

My Turn to Turn or Turn In

Posted February 7, 2021 By David Haggith

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.) […]

Elon Musk Portrait Painting Collage by Danor Shtruzman (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

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 […]

EPILOGUE: A Night to Remember at a Palace Beside the Sea

Posted January 19, 2021 By David Haggith

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 […]

Nothing to See Here, Folks. I Mean, Literally, NOTHING.

Posted January 16, 2021 By David Haggith
By 95 b-body ss [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

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.

MAGAnificent! The Economic Truth or Terror is Known at Last

Posted January 15, 2021 By David Haggith
By John Phelan (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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.

Plane made of burning dollar bills symbolizes price inflation and the Fed moving to digital currency

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 […]

Notice: I’ve made the last Patron Post now available to all.

Posted December 19, 2020 By David Haggith

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 […]

A Christmas Stocking Stuffer

Posted December 15, 2020 By David Haggith

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 […]