Markets: Southbound & Down? Plus Retail Data

Thursday I tossed out a projection that according to a new model I’ve constructed, the market was “due” to head down – and seriously so – in the next week.  In fact, I put an S&P number under 2,500 on the table with a target date of next Friday. That might be aggressive, but despite the Dow “gaining” 70- points Thursday, “The Turn” I was telling you about has, indeed, begun. That’s because we are …

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Prepping: Sustainable Relocation

Having a guest here this week has been most instructive.  Since our guest is a tax attorney, not to mention an extra class ham radio operator, and a genuine expert on the economic longwaves, it’s great to have a “fellow traveler” to this place to kick things around with.  Thinks like “the future” and where to be when it happens… As you know, sustainability is huge with us.  I  can see the handwriting on the …

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Prepping: Minimal Survival Levels (ICoD2)

In Case of Depression #2 today.  Since we covered some of the basics of the economic and social drivers already, so let’s move on to the “worst case” minimums to think about as we edge toward the uncertain future. We have seven quantitative measurements to consider:  Housing, Food, Environment, Communications, Transportation, Energy, and Finance. Together, these comprise a kind of ‘tag-cloud’ that defines how you live.  It’s a useful exercise to make a list of …

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Markets Peak… Food Next?

The longwave economics view brings many terrible thoughts to mind.  It’s like standing at the shoreline, sometimes, watching the tide come in.  Then realizing it’s a tsunami. Amidst the odd machinations of the news lately, we are reminded of a huge story lurking behind the headlines.  Namely that America has some exceptional drought impacts evolving. We can begin with the US Drought Monitor which shows the four-corners are of the Southwest in a terrible state: …

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Market Primed and “Blow-Off Ready”

The stock market is already AT NEW HIGHS – it just hasn’t hit the news yet because individual indices – like the Dow – have not confirmed. That’s where our Peoplenomics.com subscribers have a leg-up on other investors.  You see, we use something I developed long-ago to get at the Truth of Markets – which is often not apparent in the headlines. I call it the “Aggregate Index.”  The reason for the Index is simple:  …

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PWoP’s Paradox

“What’s a PWoP?”  [ PWoP, N. pronounced pee-wop] That’s shorthand around here for People (or Person) Without Purpose.  And, it’s a mighty-fine topic to take up on a Monday morning when so much of the daily news-flow, here in the summer doldrums, is like reading an amateur’s attempt to re-write the always-entertaining Hints from Heloise.  (Who’s a Texan, by the way and a really nice human being.) PWoPs have basically taken over America – in …

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Coping: Project CO-MIND Notes

First off, a morsel of science and conjecture  – arising from my recent research – about the world of Dreams. As I continue working on my next book (Psychocartography:  the Reality Stacks) something quite extraordinary has into view as a low, but greater than zero, possibility.  I’ll try to mash this down as compactly  as possible with a few bullet points: The (Schrödinger/Everett) Many Wolds Interpretation (MWI) of quantum mechanics says the universe splits every time a …

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