Halloween: The Big Tipping Point is Here

Tonight is you-know-what. To keep your mind off the drudgery of it all, Google.com has an online video game up. You can tell the boss “I was just doing a work-related search…” Unless you happen to be Huma Abedin, in which case you might be worried about possible perjury charges as the scariest Halloween event: … Read More

Coping: How to Keep Kids Happy on Holiday

Elaine and I are running about like mad (again/still) getting ready for the next batch of guests who will be coming to Uretopia: Delightful son of E’s from the Denver area, his wife, and two children.  Occasion?  Turkey Day weekend. Thinking back on past holidays (a billion years ago) I was often more or less … Read More

Change of Plans: Broken Web II

Our pick-up on the public discussion of market action in Friday’s UrbanSurvival column will have to wait because of massively more important events in the Hillary Clinton saga.  And yes, markets are likely to follow through on the downside Monday. This morning, I will show you why there’s reason to suspect that Hillary’s case being … Read More

Aggregate Index Theory, Gold’s Direction

The Dow Futures, when I checked earlier, were up a fraction of a point. It reminded me I should at least mention one aspect of our ChartPack work over on our www.peoplenomics.com subscriber side. You see, whether you are a big whale of an investor, or just a little small-fry with nothing other than a … Read More

Coping: With the History of Halloween

It happens Monday night, so be ready for it. Here in the Outback of East Texas we have never had even a single trick-or-treater come by and that’s just fine with us. This is a special year for Halloween, too, because there are elections…which means Monday won’t be the scariest day of the year by … Read More

Spinning Up a War, Seismic War Possible

I like wagering. I go to casinos and play penny slots…and I usually walk out even or ahead. (That’s before counting the value of free drinks, too.) The thing about casinos is not the odds so much as the timing. You can get into a bad trade, for example, but by deftly timing your exit … Read More

Coping: Tuning Up Shop Practices

I don’t honestly know where to slot this note. It could be prepping (because it works with many project items), or cleaning (because it is), or whether it’s just good practice in the ultimate prepper shop. So put it where you will, it’s a short discussion. As part of our mega antenna project, I needed … Read More

Care Wreck: The Future On Rails

We focus on two major economic exercises (in futility) around here.  One is making money in the stock market with our rather unorthodox approach.  The other is a bit of futuring based on understanding the consequences of contemporary economic data. This morning we are pleased to report some major harmony is evolving between these two … Read More

Housing: Gains Again

Hot off the press release from Case Shiller, S&P, CoreLogic: NEW YORK, October 25, 2016 – S&P Dow Jones Indices today released the latest results for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data for August 2016 shows that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last … Read More

Coping: With Snowbird Time

No, we can’t afford it, but we have some friends and colleagues in that league. And this is the time of year they go snowbirding. The idea is pretty simple, really. In the summertime, the weather is never so good as it is in the Northeast, Great Lakes, or Northwest parts of the country. The … Read More

Mega Merger: Good or Bad?

While we wait for tomorrow’s S&P 500 Housing Report, and we suffer through a bunch of Fed-Speak speeches between now and then, there is really only one major story pressing the marketing higher this morning. That’s the proposed merger of Time Warner with AT&T. In a CNBC interview, AT&T chairman Randall Stephenson argues the point … Read More

Coping: Re-Engineering Dinty Moore

You ever wake up on a Monday morning and the only thing on your mind is food??? That’s me today.  Und zo…. Although we have house guests (and I am getting a lot of serious work out of derr Major) not too many people, guests or Elaine, seem anxious to get up and hit the … Read More

Ripcord: Toughest Questions of Retirement

Regardless of age, with luck you will have to face the two toughest questions of retirement:  When to actually retire and then how to find the “right” place to live. Thanks to a Florida reader, this week we look at the problem as an email exchange with the reader where we kick around some of … Read More

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