Pullback or Toast? A 10-Year Weather Event

Little real economic news to begin the morning.  Oh, sure:  Italian retail sales and Denmark’s industrial product matter…if you’re Italian or Danish.  It won’t be until an hour before tomorrow’s close that we’ll see the U.S....

“Mad Scientist” Monday: Trading Boxes & Sunshine

Massive relief rally early.  But after that…who knows? As we begin the week, there isn’t much ahead until the Fed’s “Consumer Debt” report.  Wednesday.  Which they call consumer “credit” because they are  creditors. ...

Ham Radio Notes: Super-Antenna III

My bad.  I missed Ham Radio Field Day. It was last weekend.  As happens the last weekend in June each year, amateur radio operators (include from our club in town) and my buddy  The Major’s club is up in the Seattle area; he and some buds headed for the hills...

Rethinking the G20 Role

I couldn’t just sleep-in.  Had something on my mind that we need to watch for in coming weeks That is, if “spider sense” means anything outside of Marvel-space.I hope you’re having a dandy weekend and this will be mainly an expansion and...

The CV19 – Money Supply Train Wreck

Or, “How to Steal Without Robbing….” Yeah, you’d think you can’t “steal from someone” without  robbing them, right? For mere mortals, the likes of us, that’d be the case.  But in the CRAZY world of Made Up Money...

Jobs: Location Matters; Masks: Stupid Partisans

We have two “stories that matter” in addition to the continually soars, jacked-up-on-cash shit-show previously known as the Stock Market.  Normally, given the serious hit to both employment  and economic activity, stocks would decline to lower levels of...

Book Preview: "The Mad Scientist’s Notebook"

Oh no!  George has roughed out another book idea. And subscribers will vote the project up or down.  I hope it will be a harder choice than the choice in the fall election.Before that, a bit of pre-holiday news to go over and the market charts, of course as...

Housing Pops But….

Incomplete data due to CV-19 in Detroit area. 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 4.7% annual gain in April, up from 4.6% in the previous month. The 10-City...