COVID-19: The Meek Are Waiting

The Fix Is In:  Market will rally at the open this morning, but in the meantime, the president’s warning that the deaths will be piling up at faster than ever rates, has been displaced with a dandy sense of denial. Markets are working hard at creating...

Will COVID Kill Social Media?

Reason to ask in an email from someone we know: “Is it just me, or is anyone else starting to take bets on if Facebook will survive this lockdown? I mean yeah, it helped pass the time and all in the beginning… but have you ever been stuck in a confined...

COVID Coping: Into the Second Depression

Since I’ve been  posting about the return of Depression to America for more than 20-years – suggesting people do quaint things like pay off debt, get rural, invest in food, make some of your own power, live where there’s water…you know, stupid...

Soft-Start to a Hard Depressioni?

Think it’s been hard with the market decline, so far?  Brace yourself.  It could be getting a lot worse in short-order.This morning we focus on concrete actions you can take to reinforce your future, if all of our charts, particularly the 1929 replay...

CV19 and Jobs, Mission Distractions

Is the Master of Disaster in the House? First thing out of the hopper today is the employment data from the Department of Labor.  Here’s what their news release lays out.  (Short version?  Sucks) Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 701,000 in March, and the...

In the Face of COVID-19…

Million case Thursday?  We may get there this afternoon.  Cases were up a little more than 10% Wednesday, and if it happens today, we could squeak over a million before midnight. Against the grim, the only press releases we figured that would matter this morning were...

Target Year Life Planning

As COVID-19 sloshes around, we suggest some serious movie-watching as a tonic.  Not that we’re not fans of high drama or spaghetti westerns…it’s period information we’re after.  Because out present-day period is going away. ...

Pre-Pandemic Housing Data

Before we get into the Housing Data, a word here about the timeframe of the data. We are at the end of March.  The data here is  January sales data. Pandemic impact on housing won’t be evident for some months, yet.  “Data released today for January 2020...