As Markets Replay 1929, Break Seen Ahead

The problem:  Could break up – or down. As you may know, this website began as my Master’s capstone back in 1998-1997.  It’s focus was originally Long Wave Economics and how will America cope when the financial crap hits the fan. The...

Fingerprints of the Fed

Honestly, there’s not a hell of a lot to write about this week.  We know the market is going down – and we know the Fed has arranged for a market low to happen around the time of the election. “You what job!  How could you POSSIBLY know that?”...

Prepping: How to Fix Anything School (1)

“George, prepping costs money.  You talk about getting debt-free and putting something aside for a rainy day, but dammit this all costs money.  Where’s THAT supposed to come from?” There are extremely simple answers to this obvious question. You know...

Longer-Term Market Breaks

A novel thought has crossed my mind while looking at the data – and particularly in retooling our “trading Golem” this week. Not completely original – since the idea is there in some of Didier Sornette’s work (see Why Stock Markets Crash:...

Prepping: Minimal Survival Levels (ICoD2)

In Case of Depression #2 today.  Since we covered some of the basics of the economic and social drivers already, so let’s move on to the “worst case” minimums to think about as we edge toward the uncertain future. We have seven quantitative...

Note for Mobile Users

I mentioned this morning that the “hamburger menu” was not working right – but I think the problem is now fixed.  When you “hit the burger” on the upper right of your phone, the menu should now pop open. Traced back to a caching program...

Down Again Next Week?

We have been holding to the idea lately that the market would be at one of those “turn either way” points when the election gets here. Over the last day, or two, one of our trading indicators (which our Peoplenomics.com subscribers will know as “the...

Mexico’s Slow Motion War with the US

Once again this morning, we are beset by three things in America that no one wants to deal with. Our first one is Mexico’s slow-motion war with America. For those incapable of clear-thinking on the matter, Nations have borders.  That’s what the dopes in...

Prepping: “How Bad Can It Get?” (ICoD1)

ICoD1 simply means we kick-off our “In Case of Depression” series with this first article. Although we would love to buy into the “Nanny State will save us all” mentality, there are convincing reasons why this Depression will be different than...

Beyond ERP: LRP and PRP?

Peace with the Robots?  A Life Resource Planner to better use global resources?  Sounds a bit sci-fi, to be sure, but we may have no choice. Today on the UrbanSurvival side, I offer a few public comments about the Lifealyzer concept,  That is:  Are we approaching a...