Markets “Kiss the Trend” – Replay of Last Thursday

Monday’s news flow sucks.  But that doesn’t mean we just sit around with our morning “cuppa” and idly pass the time. Instead, I pass the time arguing with myself over how much of my economic viewpoint I should keep for Peoplenomics readers and how much could be safely “teased” in public. Here’s the Answer A single chart view MAY hint at what’s ahead. This is much more plain that trying to figure out the Sixains of Nostradamus.  …

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“Directions are Wrong” & “Square Hole” Ray

Yessir: ShopTalk Sunday.  As we await the opening of the “crooked casino”  now part-owned by the Federal Reserve (as presumably you as a taxbleeder), we go to our Person Caves to Create. “Directions Are Wrong” Added a few more items to the stores this week. Which meant assembling another 48 X 14 x 80 inch wire rack unit. I’ve done these before – and always meant to write an article about how to cut your …

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May-Day!

While we don’t expect global war this weekend, there’s plenty of reason to be concerned with the balance of the year.  We ponder the global rise of “strongman socialism” and where we might be by year’s end. A deep look at our Aggregate Index charts, as well.  Since charts often do hold predictive content – if you look at them in a particular light. Double the bean, we’re on the scene. More for Subscribers ||| …

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Markets Pause and a Woo-Woo Lesson

Early market futures were pointing to a down opening.  But is that really so bad? Employment Cost Index Just out: Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.9 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the 3-month period ending in March 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Wages and salaries increased 1.0 percent and benefit costs increased 0.6 percent from December 2020. Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 2.6 percent for the 12-month period ending in …

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“Bidenhood” Impact: Rent-Your-Life Grows

The Second Depression started, near as we can figure, in March of 2020.  That’s when the markets tanked and the Fed became the biggest inflator of paper assets – ever. In fact, the tip-off that the U.S. Economy is still on a ventilator may be clearly seen by anyone with half a brain.  Though even these are now in short supply: “The Committee decided to keep the target range for the federal funds rate at …

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Yes. Money Does Buy Happiness

Even with inflation coming, if you have even grocery money, you can hedge. We tackle some absurdities are we review some of the obvious untruths and lies about Money.  These are programmed into us from a very young age. The good news is that with a minimum of effort, you can do your own “de-programming” in the comfort of your own home. But, you will need to move quickly.  For, as we detail this morning, …

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Housing Rocks On

Just out from 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 12.0% annual gain in February, up from 11.2% in the previous month. The 10-City Composite annual increase came in at 11.7%, up from 10.9% in the previous month. The 20-City Composite posted an 11.9% year-over-year gain, up from 11.1% in the previous month. Phoenix, San Diego, and Seattle reported the highest year-over-year …

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Inflation Rears, Housing Pending, Traitor Named?

More coming for subscribers to our Peoplenomics.com site tomorrow.  But if you want to “sense future” a bit, roll with this CNBC video via MSN which look at what roaring commodity prices may bring. A bit of strategy discussion tomorrow. Meanwhile, though, the Biden stock market is the strongest opening role since Dwight Eisenhower took the oval. But, as the Fed meetings on rates get underway, no question that the Fed is unlikely to move …

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Markets Pause, UFO’s, and Double Woo-Woo

“This here is what’cha call a “target rich environment” to kick-off the week. Early Futures Don’t Tell The Dow Futures were up 8,, the S&P down 4-1/2 and the NASDAQ down 40.  But with better’n two-hours to the open.  Useless since no consensus there. This week (Palm Sunday week in Orthodox, Easter Sunday next weekend) all’s semi-quiet on the Eastern Front (Ukraine, if you live under a rock). The BIG Ukraine story is that 35-years …

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ShopTalk Sunday: DIY Pest Control Saves $$$

We used to spend $600+ per year on pest control.  Now?  Less than $150 and a little bit of time. Pest Control and Time This is a dandy example of the UrbanSurvival philosophy in action:  Select the lowest cost Vendor.  And remember, you can be the Vendor! Begin by remembering that your time is worth something. You have two things you can do with “personal time.”  You can turn it into savings or you can turn it …

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SatGourmet: Peanut butter Cookies from Cake?

Couldn’t resist:  From LOOB: I Got a request for peanut butter cookies from a cake mix from an old friend that asked me to share it. so here it is.. thank god for my daughter who first turned me on to making cookies with cake mixes.. they are the best.. although when shopping for cake mixes make sure you taste test the dough since there are a couple of cake mixes out there that skimp …

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