Thing are moving fast - just yesterday we wrote that due to the soon end of QE3, that markets would be just as volatile as they were when QE1 and QE2 ended. (read Here)   Indeed this
  In An Economy Far, Far Away....   ...the Fed wound down its first quantitative easing program in March 2010, but merely one month later -- by the end of April -- the market was in a full-fledged
. *** Market Update: US stocks are slightly higher while Bonds prices much higher driving  10-year Treasury yields to 2.222%. Gold and Silver are both up with Oil getting pummeled as Crude Oil
  Each week we look at the technical picture of the major investment markets.  When the Long-Term Indicator moves from Bullish to Bearish or Bearish to Bullish, we will comment on the reasons
  *** Today the bond markets are closed and US activity will be very light given the Columbus Day holiday but the calendar will pick up tomorrow and beyond with a focus on inflation numbers
  *** The New York Fed has, via its Liberty Street Economics blog, admits that higher interest rates bring higher volatility. The Fed's conclusion, as Helen Thomas notes, is worrisome - low interest
  As of today, there have two violent selloffs this week for one simple reason: There are just three more weeks of POMO (Fed printing money) left after which the Fed's balance sheet does
  A Dallas County sheriff's deputy who went inside the Dallas Ebola victim's apartment last week without protective gear was transported from an urgent care center in Frisco to the Texas
“Adjusted” GDP data reported involves a “deflator” metric that is meant to adjust for inflation. The Feds often use an inflation adjustment that is even lower than their official Consumer Price Index
        The "official" report is        YES - NO - YES   YES!!       Yesterday California Congressman Duncan Hunter, a former Marine Corp Major and member of the House Armed Services
  ***  Market Summary: Commodities are sliding with oil plunging (almost a bear market from June highs) and copper crumbling. The US Dollar is higher with 10-year Treasury yields at 2.38%.  But
  All hopes are now on September for Germany (and Europe).  Held up as example of how an economy should be run, and the all-powerful engine that is supposed to pull the Eurozone out of its deep
  *** Market Snapshot:  Stocks, the US Dollar and oil tumble while bonds rally pushing the 10-year Treasury yield down to 2.39%. *** Europe is now officially in a triple-dip recession causing
  Each week we look at the technical picture of the major investment markets.  When the Long-Term Indicator moves from Bullish to Bearish or Bearish to Bullish, we will comment on the reasons
  Clearly the CDC is incompetent. Remember the reports about the guy with Ebola who vomited outside of his apartment as EMS was taking him to the hospital?  Take a look at these guys using a
Good news? Well kind of but not really.   First the good:  September saw some 248K jobs added in the month, beating expectations of a 215K , with a net prior revision of +69K jobs. And while
  Straight from a microbiologists mouth: "The CDC is asleep at the wheel," Mobley said. "... It's going to be bad, and I want to make sure that this conversation is happening that this could
  *** Europe:  European markets are not pleased with European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi comments. Nothing new or dramatic: Keeps current interest rates, extending current programs and that
  I normally I do not post regarding such matters; however, bear with me to take a few minutes to play a game. Let's play "Are You On The List?"            Fun family
  The Fed has confirmed that QE is ending this month and the markets think the juice will be cut off, but many analysts ask: Can the Fed really stop its printing binge?   While it’s pure
  *** Thus far, Bonds, Oil and Gold are all up while both domestic and international stocks retreat   *** Europe Central Bank To Buy Junk Bonds: The Eurozone’s jobless rate is mired at
  Today the CDC ANNOUNCED that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the deadly disease diagnosed in the United States.   Note to
  Since 2009 the markets have been driven by the Federal Reserve injecting trillions into the US economy --- $4.459 trillion through September 24, 2014. The Federal Reserve sets interest rates
As we wrote on September 1st, (here) Russia has already cut natural gas supplies to Poland.  Just a week ago the Russian energy minister made the first public 'threat' of gas supply "throttling" to
  That's right, Oklahoma seems to be the 'ISIS beheader destination of choice.   Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, who was recently fired from his job at a nursing home, threatened to cut her head off
  *** Massive Hong Kong Protest:  Protesters defy calls to disperse and pushback against Beijing’s decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub. Massive Protests over the weekend
  Each week we look at the technical picture of the major investment markets.  When the Long-Term Indicator moves from Bullish to Bearish or Bearish to Bullish, we will comment on the reasons
    FBI OFFICIALS ARE investigating the beheading of a WOMAN in .......drumroll.......   OKLAHOMA!! That's right, deep in the heart of the USA and in Moore Oklahoma - the same
  *** Yesterday's Selloff:  Concerns about Russia and Fed speak are among the catalysts for yesterday's plunge in stocks; however, today we find that there's another reason that explains the
Even the late show can nail the answers.  Posted with no further comment:
  *** A massive institutional sell order, covering almost 200 individual stocks, is rumored to be responsible for this morning's selling in stocks with the S&P 500 testing a key support at
  An ISIS offshoot posted a initial video 24 hours ago demanding France to stop its air strikes against IS in Iraq threatening to behead Herve Gourdel, a 55-year-old French hiker from the
  Recently we posted a brief comment (at bottom of page here) about how the Fed has absolutely no idea if or when interest rates will rise as their predictions have  been consistently wrong.
    *** French Farmers Burn Tax Office: Due to regulation and raising taxes to support bloated government and more recently the US sanctions against Russia, French vegetable farmers set
  First the good news -  we already took all our profits from small caps (Russell) on September 11th.   Now the Bad News for those that didn't take profits: Poor US housing data along
  Each week we look at the technical picture of the major investment markets.  When the Long-Term Indicator moves from Bullish to Bearish or Bearish to Bullish, we will comment on the reasons
  Here's a clue to get you headed in the right direction:     Ebola   That's right, starting Thursday at midnight, Freetown, the capital city of the nation of Sierra Leone,  is on lock- down
  As I have repeatedly stated over the last three years, a consumption based economy comprised of excess debt, structural unemployment and stagnant incomes retard economic prosperity.  
  The votes are counted and the results are in:  NO!- (do not leave the UK)     However, there is a problem, as shown below: A post-referendum poll from Lord Ashcroft  shows who
  In an unusual turn from video beheadings and threats, the most wealthy terrorist group in the world appears to have spent some of the $3 million it pockets in oil sales daily to hire a PR
  *** Scots began voting on 7am BST on whether to break away from the UK. While the No's are said to have a slim lead, it appears that the Undecided's vote will determine the final outcome. 
  Once again the world awaits the Janet Yellen’s post-FOMC meeting press conference. While we wait in breathless anticipation for the next clue, will Fed Chair Janet Yellen announce an end to QE
  *** Stock and Treasury Markets rally on China's QE news (see below)   *** China Cranks Up Printing Presses:  After abysmal Chinese economic and flow data the last several days, China's
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Develop, a think tank dealing with the world’s developed countries, cut its forecasts for the eurozone this year to 0.8%  from 1.2% in its May assessment
  The Texas Department of Public Safety released a three page document that warns that ISIS was actively promoting and encouraging supporters to take advantage of the porous Texas-Mexico border
*** Today's data hit with a thud.  Industrial Production fell 0.1% in August (missing +0.28% expectations) for its worst print since January's so-called "weather"-related plunge. This followed
  Each week we look at the technical picture of the major investment markets.  When the Long-Term Indicator moves from Bullish to Bearish or Bearish to Bullish, we will comment on the reasons
  *** China & Russian are BFF: The Russians, angry with Washington, are giving China wider access to their energy riches and their advanced military technology.  The destruction re of Russia's
      In remembrance to 9-11, below are excerpts from our Quarterly Commentary that I wrote following the attacks.      Even after a month, it is difficult to write about
  With winter just around the corner, Poland already complained that up to 25% of its usual gas deliveries from Russia had been cut.   But today the Polish financial website Biznes reports that

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