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A Striking Chart

  The Economy and the Stock Market As long time readers know, we are always paying close attention to the manufacturing sector, which is far more important to the US economy than is generally believed. In terms of gross output it is the largest sector of the economy, and it should of course be obvious […]

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More Data For The ‘Data Dependent’ Fed To Ignore

The University of Michigan released its September update for their surveys of consumers. The overall index of consumer “sentiment” was unchanged from August at 89.8, and up just 3% from last September. This “confidence” index peaked in January 2015 at 98.1 and has been sideways to lower ever since. Most of the internals were practically...

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Weekend Reading: Volatility Returns With A Vengence

Ironically, last week I titled last week’s reading list “Market Stasis” with respect to the 43-days of sideways market action with relatively minor price fluctuations. That publication marked the respective...

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The Existential Madness of Putin-Bashing

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Deconstructing The 5.2% Median Income Gain----More BS From The Washington Statistical Mills

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A Short History Of The Crimea/Ukraine Crisis-----Why Imperial Washington's Narrative Is Bogus

  Renewed Escalation This summer witnessed a renewed escalation between Russia and Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of sending saboteurs to attack Russian troops, targeting “critical infrastructure”. Kiev denied the allegations and claimed Russia’s “fantasy” was nothing but a false pretense to launch a “new invasion”.   August 10: Russian president Putin […]

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Second Half Rebound-----MIA Again!

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Why the Fed Destroyed the Market Economy

Swing voters are a fickle bunch.  One election they vote Democrat.  The next they vote Republican. For they have no particular ideology or political philosophy to base their judgement upon.  They don’t give a rip about questions of small government … Continue reading

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Stagflation Alert: Core CPI Highest Since Lehman---Rent, Healthcare Soar

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China's Housing Gets Scarily Expensive

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