Category Economics

Stars and Stripes Forever, Hopefully Not Forever

Welcome back. As Memorial Day weekend in the US is the official start of summer, we should start to see volumes in the stock markets head lower for the next few months. On the economic front, this week we have Consumer Confidence, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings.   Holiday, Celebrate: Markets will […]

I See Bond Yields Arisin, I see Trouble on the Way

Looks like we’re in for nasty weather. Hopefully, the Fed will save the day.   Investors will watch the latest on Treasury yields climbing above 3% and see how much higher they could climb, especially with the Federal Reserve statement this week. Traders will also be watching the latest out of earnings season. On the […]

Summer is Coming

We have a big week on the central bank front with statements from Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank. Earnings season also will keep traders busy this week. On the economic front, we have US GDP and Durable Orders.   Earnings: Earnings kicks into high gear with 181 S&P 500 companies and 12 Dow […]

How Far Away Are We from GAME OVER

Investors have a relatively quiet week for the first week of the 2nd Quarter. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Non-Farm Payrolls & Unemployment Rate:  Non-Farm Payrolls, the Unemployment Rate and Average Hourly Earnings for March are scheduled to be released this Friday (4/6). […]

1, 2, 3, 4, I Declare a Trade War

Investors will be watching the latest rhetoric out of the White House as President Trump is scheduled to sign tariffs on steel and aluminum this week. We also have a statement from the Bank of Japan where they may announce that they are taking away the punch bowl (a significant change to monetary policy.) On […]

Market Tranquilizer Report

Assessment – The Damage Of The Recent Market Turmoil Tactical View: As we prepare for market action this week (2/12), we must ask: Was Friday’s (2/9) market rally a real bottom or a fake one? In comparing Friday’s rally after a -4% selloff on Thursday (2/8) vs. Tuesday’s (2/6) rally after the -4% selloff on […]

How Many People Got Trampled on Black Friday??

After ordering the latest gadgets on Cyber Monday, investors have a busy week ahead highlighted by a potential floor vote on tax reform. We also have an OPEC meeting to discuss continued production cuts. On the economic front, we have Prelim GDP and ISM Manufacturing PMI. Tax Reform: It looks like the Senate is planning […]

US-China Cooperation

What we are witnessing is Diplomacy working at the highest level. It produces potentially good history for Mankind, rather than bad memories. It Is Cruising It has only been seven months since Xi met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago.  The progress on the Roadmap for US-China Relations is very encouraging indeed.  In addition to the signing […]

China’s New Era Under Xi Jingping

The 19th Party Congress just concluded with the election of the new leadership.  As expected, the lineup reflects solid support for Xi Jingping in his second term. Xi Jingping Thought = Socialism With Chinese Characteristics For A New Era The Party Congress consolidated Xi Jingping’s power and elevated his status to the level of Mao […]

Currency and Monetary Cooperative Framework

Now that China has made some moves (see previous post on “Currency Matters“), and the relative strength of the US and China are changing dramatically, it is time to expound upon the idea of a US-China Currency and Monetary Cooperative Framework (the “Framework”). The following is just a preliminary brief skeletal summary, to get the […]

Currency Matters

If you control food, you control people. If you control oil, you control nations. If you control currency, you control the world. – Henry Kissinger Guarding The Old Order The above is a famous quotation that some believe underlies Kissinger’s geopolitical realism, from the standpoint of the oligarchs of financial capitalism whom he serves. Ownership […]

Saudi Arabia: FOR SALE

Saudi Arabia thought it could sustain depressed oil prices around $50 (and maintain market share) for quite a while, but perhaps NOT this long. Around $75/barrel is regarded as their national finance break-even point. Plan “A” was to spend their way out of an oil price drop using an arsenal of its financial assets as well as […]

China : A Middle Class Blockbuster

I forgot to mention in my post “Goldman Sachs Report and China’s New Financial Lifeforms” the phenomenal rise of China’s middle class: The 300-500 million emergent and rapidly-growing middle class is propelling new realities, including financial technology. It is a socio-economic blockbuster that will be felt throughout the world for a long time to come. […]

Happy Mountain Day

Besides the continuation of earnings, investors will turn their attention to Fed speakers as we have a slow economic week ahead. On the economic front, we have CPI and PPI readings. Fed Members Speak: This week, we have 4 FOMC members scheduled to give speeches across the country. These are their first speeches since the latest […]

WWJD July 2017 Edition

What Would Janet Do? Likely Nothing   Investors have a light economic data week ahead as all eyes point to the Fed and earnings. On the economic front, we have 2Q GDP. Federal Reserve: On Wednesday (7/26), the Fed will release a statement where everybody will be waiting to see if the Federal Reserve decides to […]

Qatar and Beyond

*** In the Middle East, a friend of a friend can be an enemy, and an enemy of an enemy can also be an enemy. It is like an Opium Den in which every participant accuses others of breaking the law. *** A Powder Keg The showdown over Qatar triggered tension over two ongoing processes […]

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Did Someone Fake Ethereum Creator’s Death to Buy at a Steep Discount?

The creator of Ethereum, a popular cryptocurrency, was rumored on 4Chan to have died in a car crash two days ago. Despite skepticism, the rumor gained enough steam to be picked up in at least one news outlet (article now deleted), and crash the value of Ethereum from Sunday to Monday (with the lingering aftermath […]

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Senator Tim Kaine: The Cash-Free Society is Coming — Deal With It

I sent a letter to Senator Tim Kaine, D-VA, regarding the very clear push by globalist influences to abolish cash in the name of “consumer protection,” “reducing crime” and money laundering. It’s an absurd impetus, given that the biggest money criminals (the big banks) are protected by government, and the biggest drug traffickers (the CIA) […]

Historical Pattern Of Financial Markets

FED Actions This past Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board raised interest rate by 0.25%, the fourth increase since last year.  At the same time, it announced that it will reduce the size of its balance sheet by USD 30 billion per month, increasing eventually to USD 50 billion per month. When the FED increases or […]

Bilderberg: The World’s Most Secretive Conference

What is the Bilderberg “Club”? It is not what you would normally think of as a club. Here is how I would describe it. It is an international group of relatively high-powered technocrats and significant economic and political players assembled to serve the Western capital oligarchs. There is no vested membership, just various mailing and […]

Liberty Blitzkrieg

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. - Albert Camus

Hidden Forces

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire

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"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire

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