Depression Warning: Is it a “1-Down” or a “4?”

These are interesting (trips-to-the-bathroom-inducing) times to be trading the markets.  Another 500-odd Dow points to the downside Thursday reminds us of several points average people will miss.  If I may? We are reminded that the fiercest forces of all are Mother...

Market Fails: Trump to Reprise Hoover? CPI Holds

Sure, Florida is an awful mess this morning in the wake of the hurricane hit Wednesday.  The storm is moving off to the northeast, vastly diminished. But we may have a bigger problem:  The Market.  Which blew through 800+ points yesterday for reasons that aren’t...

A Gentle Introduction to Mixed-Mode Modeling

Yes…today’s “deep thinking” piece is about mathematical modeling. But the really good news is that we will use hardly any mathematical terminology.  Other than some of the most basic functions anyone acquainted with Excel (and clones) can...

Prepping: Popular Problems Q&A 1

The other day, I happened to be looking at some data on what preppers were really looking for on the web that landed ’em here on UrbanSurvival.  And I kid you not, these are some of the questions people are really asking: #1. How do I trim too many Hobbies? My...

Aggregate Trading: When “Up Days” are Down

Burton Malkiel’s book, “A Random Walk down Wall Street: The Time-tested Strategy for Successful Investing,” made the case long ago that as “investment tools” darts work pretty well. Others have said much the same thing; noting that on any...

PC Stupidity, Stock Price Channels Matter

Welcome to National Political Correctness is Rotting America Day around here.  Because this is a holiday (no bills in the mail, though) to honor Christopher Columbus and the claiming of the continent by Europeans. At issue in the demonstrations to come today will be...

Prepping: Storing “Obsolete Knowledge”

A tale about Obsolete Knowledge today – a very instructive tale, especially if you’re over 40 and particularly if you think about the En d of the World.. Since my friend of 65-years (‘the major‘) is down visiting, part of my preps for his visit...

The Clock Running Out

We skip the politics of insanity this morning to focus on our highest value:  Namely, using longwave economics and an assortment of analytical tools to take a reasonable guess at the future. We don’t have to be 100% right; just somewhat so, in order to shade our...

Prepping: Card Files Vs. Databases

This is a discussion to have with yourself and all your other “team members” including spouse and children.  It’s all about how you manage your Life. Specifically, we’ve been huge fans of the “morning cuppa coffee and planning” ...

Idiots to Riot – Useless Protesters, Jobs

There is a “clear and present danger” to America coming this weekend to a country near you.  It’s idiotic leftist protesters who will be out – funded by left-wing benefactors who suck  money out from the gullible – on the notion that...