Strange Alternative Methods

Since the market blew down almost 800 points yesterday, we’ll begin this morning with an update of our “1929 Replay” chart.  As you’ll see, although we canceled our “December Crash Alert” that doesn’t mean we are completely...

Prepping: The “Go-Everywhere Box”

There we were, Sunday morning…just gorged on French toast and coffee. My consigliere announced he wanted to take a hike down to the bottom of the hill and back.  And as we were discussing the wilds of East Texas, he got out his “Goes Everywhere Box.”...

Tomorrow’s Mourning: Overdone?

The “pop-up” day of mourning for departed President George H.W. Bush provides us an opportunity to ask a few very pertinent questions. Tomorrow, as you’ve heard, the stock and bond markets will take a day off.  And, as the Augusta Chronicle headlines...

FCPA: How Robert Mueller Might Nail Trump

Yes, the markets will melt up in the early going – maybe 500 points on the Dow – but there’s another story that we are looking at that could have more impact than a “rally with an air foundation” which is how we read the time-out on trade...

Coping: UrbanSurvival’s 2018 Book List (Part 1)

Today, I wanted to go through some of the books that I have read this year or which are still on my reading list.  People ask “What do you read? My thinking  has always been that if you are going to be an interesting writer, you need to read extensively across a...

Quakes, Passings, and the G20

There are a lot of very interesting news items this morning.  We’ll cover most in short summary form since a pages-long treatment of each gets boring.  Its also useless in terms of payback on time invested. In keeping with the “excess bandwidth”...

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...

WW3, Trump Stew, and “So What?”

It may be worth watching the news several times this weekend because the world is going into “Turn on the Blender Mode.” At the macro level, there is a meeting of the G20 in Argentina.  There’s more, but the top of the Wikipedia entry on point begins...

Cancel Our December Crash Warning?

Oh no you don’t.  We don’t offer financial advice – and besides, yesterday was a very painful day for me, personally.  It was one of those “zigged when we should have zagged” kind of days. Honestly, I don’t think we’re...

Data Collection for 2019

With my consigliere landing this afternoon to work with me a bit on the upcoming Annual Outlook issue, I thought it would be useful this morning to kick around some of the specific data we’ll be looking at. After we dodge a few bullets in the news headlines and...