American Spendgasm – Wars

I’m not sure if spendgasm is a word, but it sure as hell ought to be one. This was the weekend of Black Friday sales and today, we’re already $95 into Cyber Monday deals on Amazon and the sun’s not even up, yet.  Black Friday shoppers spend record amount online, Adobe says. We will be talking … Read More

The Anti-Aging Elixir (1)

Investors – deep down – know one of the fundamental rules of money is “Must be present to Win.” Which means there’s a reason to spend profits now and then on getting healthy as possible. This week, we focus on a key new idea that has come out of research into life extension. But while … Read More

Power Density Friday – Markets and Woo-Woo

Yes, that’s right: PDF Friday. Power Density Friday.  And, because I’m in a long-winded mood, this will be a two or three-cupper. So what’s this power-density idea? As humans, we are uniquely underqualified to see hidden aspects of Nature.  By reason of our “lock on Time.” Trust me, this all relates to Markets and recent … Read More

Markets, Amazon, War – All “Past Our Prime”

Before we get into the morning fray, a bit of data has just dropped: May I present?  Producer Prices! The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.1 percent in June, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Final demand prices declined 0.4 percent in May and edged up 0.1 percent in … Read More

AYSM? War is Coming – Market Collapse

My, ain’t ole Mr. Ure chipper and happy? Well, no. Some of the best shopping of the year (Amazon Prime Day is tomorrow) at the very time the Economic Sunset of America gets rolling with Wave 3 down. I mean the juxtaposition of this is flat-ass amazing. 1929 Meets WW 1 We’ve been here before, right?  … Read More

ShopTalk Sunday: Electronics Workbench

All three tube-type oscilloscopes are gone.  So’s a signal tracer, two full-sized vacuum tube voltmeters (VTVM’s). And an early Heathkit Signal generator. Poof.  In a cloud of fury powered by Mrs. Olson. Headed to eBaying in future weeks. (Email me if interested.) I’ve decided that for the balance of my seventies, I’m going to focus … Read More

Federal Job Numbers – as WW III Gets Closer

Biden’s War Party seems to be doing its damnedest to usher in Global War in August. But first… How About Jobs? Dandy trading session. Although my expected rally into today’s close was muted.  We expected a decline at the open.  But from its session lows, the Dow rose from a session low of 33,771.47 to … Read More

ADP Jobs Blow-out! Higher Hiring, Rates to Follow

Give that Economy a big spin! (If you haven’t noticed, there is HUGE spin on nearly every data point and news story even remotely connected to People’s Wallets…) Jobs Blowout ADP job creation numbers, the Challenger Job Cuts, and the Labor data on new unemployment filings. Let’s start with the 497,000 new hires which blew by … Read More

China to Replay U.S. 1929 Role?

While not offering advice, I did mention to subscribers I’d gone short last Friday. Odd things happen in the long wave economic cycles.  Positions of power and influence change.  With it, nations rise – and as we fear out west – they can also fall. This will leave the U.S. to reprise the role of … Read More

Celebration Day & ShopTalk Tuesday

Celebrate while you can. Financial markets are closed today in faux Americana. But they’ll be along tomorrow. In the meantime, the Big Predicament has not changed. Let’s begin with the Labor and Income ledger.  Raise your hand if you are making more – on a real purchasing power parity basis – than you were a year ago.  Or, … Read More

France Plays Babal? More ATS-25 Answers

According to reports out of France early today, the widespread rioting has calmed down.  Only 157-arrests overnight, according to this report: French police arrests fall sharply to 157 during sixth night of unrest (france24.com). Still, the French experience raises some troubling questions for us about how modern communications channels allow for “social contagious” – like … Read More

ShopTalk Sunday: Survival Radio – ATS-25 School

Today, we’re going to turn you into a competent basic radio operator.  It may be a much longer report than usual, but it’s a four-day weekend for many, so what the hell, right? Much of this morning’s discussion will apply to radios other than the ATS-25 (and its many variants) that may be purchased on … Read More

A Reasonable Court in an Unreasonable World

Some major SupCo decisions this week and we find them most agreeable. But they are not popular, depending on which one(s) you talk about. Today our main focus, being a holiday weekend, is on the charts.  We are eyeing the coming few weeks to see if the end of the Wave 2 rally will become … Read More

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