Markets: Xi’s Terrible Virus Quandary

We expect the market to open seriously down this morning for several reasons, not the least of which is the seriousness of COVID-19 is dawning on people other than us. As of writing time, Dow futures were down 178 points on the Dow,  but we will see how the Fed plays...

Re-Screwing of Bernie, Princesses Wuhan Mess

Holiday Schedule:  No US market activity today due to President’s Day.  As a result, there’s little in the way of insightful comment on the financial side, other than our awe-struck sense of wonder at idiots in Finance who can’t understand medicine....

Prepping: Bike & Fix-It Shop Basics (Pt. 2)

Breaking:  A Wuhan Update Before we jump into the lighter stuff, two quick notes. First the daily numbers: Cases:  69,266   Deaths: 1,670 Cases are up almost 86% from a week ago; deaths are up 105.6% – more than doubling. Second is a follow-up to the research...

Wuhan – As a De-Population Event?

You are being CC’ed on a note to my son G-II today to protect his “family jewels” as more research – of the scariest sort to males charged with continuing the family breeding lines- comes from China virus studies coming out:  Like this one:...

The End of “Flat-Land” News

Advances in data summarization and presentation has outstripped the average human’s ability to live  effectively with “Flat-Land News.” That is, to admit that most of what passes for “news” is wholly incomplete, lacking of context...

Retail Fails and Trump’s ADHD Micromangement Woes

Although the Trump-haters are out in force – trying to drum up another phony impeachment drive – there and  still several much more important stories in play this morning, so let’s use brain cells instead of our adrenals, shall we? Wuhan Scorecard...

Breaking: Consumer Prices & the Wuhan Willies

Consumer Prices are just out from thge Labor Department: “The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.1 percent in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, after rising 0.2 percent in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported...

Anagnorisis & the Wuhan Workout

As the death toll worldwide continues to mount – passing 1,116 on 45,204 confirmed – , we eye the next set of personal escalations.  This morning a look at what we’ve done already that you may wish to implement ahead of further events.After,...