DDT: Data Dense Tuesday – 3 in 1 Meter Search

This morning, we’re trying something new: Instead of two reports on Housing Data Day, we are just going to insert a line, like this: Housing Zoom-Zoom Just out 9from Case-Shiller/S&P/CoreLogic: YEAR-OVER-YEAR The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 6.4% annual gain in February, up … Read More

Sliding Into: Wars, Fed, Jobs, Summer. PS-500 Quest

Behold! A quiet Springly Morn. As long as you don’t dwell too much on what’s to come, not a bad day to get out of bed.  Unfortunately, there’s all kinds of crap going on. The week will go to hell presently. Top of the List: War Northern Front: Slipping into More and Bigger – as … Read More

ShopTalk Sunday: Aging in Shop – Cleaning Before Work

There was no picture taken of my shop “before.”  It would be too embarrassing to reveal. However, as I worked on my personal energy block (“Come on, fool, why not not you done this shit yet?”) it occurred to me that I had never been in quite this position before. See, humans are limited apes.  Sit … Read More

Bracing for Fed Week

The odds of the Fed actually changing rates next week are low.   But that doesn’t mean the markets won’t be doing some hedging just in case. While doing so, we have our eyes on a bank going banko and wonder how next weekend employment reports will sail, as well. Mainly, we’re hoping for a quiet … Read More

Wall Street Goes “Lemony” – Delusions of Income

You may not be familiar with Daniel Handler’s series of children’s books, but the Lemony Snicket series, if in title and nothing else, does have a certain foreboding to it in finance.  Let me explain with a starting Wiki: “Lemony Snicket is the pen name of American author Daniel Handler (born February 28, 1970). Handler has published various children’s books under … Read More

Bang the Trend and Move On: GDP, Jobs, Fed Looms

While the usual, run-of-the-mill, headlines offer little grist or solace, the financial calendar is filling up quickly.  War among the poseurs. Before jumping into the GDP numbers, a quick follow-up for our Peoplenomics subscribers.  As we were projecting in the ChartPack Wednesday, the Wave ((4)) rally may be over as the futures today hold up … Read More

The Old Man’s Pain Book

Something more useful than market charts and insights today,  We do a once-over on pain.  The kind of aches and such that come with aging.  Because, well, with any luck anyway, we’re all going to do lots of aging. If the world doesn’t blow up first. First, though, a few of the more interesting (and … Read More

Political Implosions, BSD, Week to Fed

Our national fascination with the macabre continues.  While, sometimes like an old man, I wonder if I’m the only one who ever watched TV legal shows.  You know the genre, right?  Spans from Perry Mason to Suits.  And while the material was OK, at least you could pick up a few high-minded notions about law … Read More

Rally. CFNAI, Noise Dithering, iWAMP

No, I won’t say “Told you so!” But, um…yeah, the Future that came over the weekend was not the hyperly prognosticated one, was it? Life on the Ol Rock seems intact; congress has joined with the war-gamblers, spending is plain nuts, and the great “halving” of BTC hasn’t resulted in the world’s first quintillionaire.  Which, … Read More

Blended Reality

We have word today that the present general human model of death and the Afterlife may be seriously antiquated.  It’s a notion that had never struck me until one of my rare, but highly educational “Lucid Dreams” overnight. Without telling all, let’s just say that the present model of “What happens when people die” lacks … Read More

Close-In Future – Turn Spotting?

The situation in the Middle East is “game on” again – and (surprisingly) Israel did not wait until the Friday close of markets to nick Iran, again.  Instead, they launched earlier than expected. US Israel missile strike claims as Iran fires air defense at two sites after drones spotted. Notice in a second version of … Read More

Run Up for Options, New@Stu, Day Planning

We can begin this morning, to paraphrase reader Andy, “running right on schedule.”  Today, we are focused on the “musical constructs” of world-ending war.  It’s graceful, interesting, intellectually challenging. And – oh! – terminal.  But don’t go getting the blues because in a cosmic sense the Blues is playing lead in human affairs lately, in case you … Read More

New Pathways to Future

What humans have been doing so far has not worked out especially well.  Sure, we have 8-billion people.  Which – and this is a hard one to conceptualize – is 40-times larger than it was in Jesus’ time; people numbered only 200-million back then. Even so, mankind was even then territorial, fighting wars, and using … Read More

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