ShopTalk: Visual Cueing Theory – Mode of Place

It was time to take a walk around the yard Saturday.  Besides the obvious (put in seeds, lay out bug killers and a round of weed n feed) there were a number of “signage” projects that showed as needing work. Visual Cueing Theory When comes to designing a space, you will have a progressively cooler – and transporting – space, if you emphasize more than BS interior design crap.  I mean  let’s face it:  Any old …

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Markets on the High Board: Replay 1929 – or 1998?

Those of us judging Long Wave Economics are ready with the flip-number boards as the market heads toward what we’d reckon – at first blush – to be at least a retest of the Thursday lows. After that, it’s anyone’s guess, although we sure like the look of a modest rally for at least a little while next week.  It was that kind of pattern in 1929. My Consigliere Differs Being another one of those polymath …

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Are We the ONLY Ones Who Called It?

From this morning’s column on UrbanSurvival: “The conventional wisdom is that the markets rise – lots of times – during the first week to 10-days of a month.  Because that’s when the “fresh money” comes into the market. Flip side of this (so we mentioned to our Peoplenomics subscribers a long time back) is that quite often you get an end-of-month “adjustment” as the “hot money” squares up with the Bankster class.” And how’s it working …

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Rent’s Revenge – Jobs Data – BlizTex E.R. Blowback

Since this is nominally  a website about common-sense economics, we will start there before moving on to Emergency Room Adventures and this morning’s latest flash-in-the-pan data on Jobs. Month End? The conventional wisdom is that the markets rise – lots of times – during the first week to 10-days of a month.  Because that’s when the “fresh money” comes into the market. Flip side of this (so we mentioned to our Peoplenomics subscribers a long time back) …

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Can “They” Pull It Out?

“They” being the PowersThatBe in the financial universe.  Main focus is on the ChartPack this morning.  Sure, we were entertained by the J. Powell “fed-speak” but the focus on jobs is likely to be a problem since jobs in America will come at the expense (largely) of jobs elsewhere in the world.  Think Asia. We have only a few headlines.  Mainly, this is a time to look at the world and see through the hype …

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Housing Holds – Long in the Tooth?

The good news is the Housing report from Case-Shiller is pretty good: S&P CORELOGIC CASE-SHILLER INDEX REPORTS: 10.4% ANNUAL HOME PRICE GAIN TO END 2020 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 10.4% annual gain in December, up from 9.5% in the previous month. The 10-City Composite annual increase came in at 9.8%, up from 8.9% in the previous month. The 20-City Composite …

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Edging Toward “De-Bubbling”

[Reader Note:  Refresh this page at 8:15 AM for Housing data.] We first began to notice this “possible De-Bubbling”  recently in our Aggregate Index charts.  There is a major pause (reverting to “normal?”) going on  in several domains of finance. Cryptos:  Dreams and Demons We have a couple of reasons to be offering (again!) our advice to be extremely leery of digital anything’s.  A CNBC story, for example, noted that BTC had dropped under $50,000 recently.  …

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Markets Set to Falter? Modern Bag-Holders

As our Peoplenomics readers have known for a good while, there has been a small – but larger-than-zero – chance the stock market would end its meteoric rise (on Made-UP-Money) around the President’s weekend. So far, that has evidenced itself by a slow-motion, rolling-top in our Aggregate Index work. While this doesn’t mean “The End” is here – since market’s don’t crash from highs – it does have us looking at the nominal 37-trading/55-calendar day figures …

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