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NYSE's Most Iconic Stockbroker Admits He's "Never Owned A Share Of Stock In My Life"

If you have a pulse and own a stock, The Washington Post points out, you probably have seen Peter Tuchman’s face. But a household name he ain’t. ...


What’s Going on with Stocks, Gold, Silver, Oil, and Mortgages?

Was the selloff in stocks just a brief correction, or a sign of greater significance?


Powell Fed: Market wildcard

Preface: Explaining our market timing modelsWe maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The "Ultimate Market Timi ...


Let's get the story right

I have trampled around in the same weeds recently, so I will keep it short this week. Equities are doing what they’re supposed to, trying to compl ...


The Biggest Thing I Got From an MBA

I didn’t really have a good reason to get my MBA. I already had the CFA designation and going to business school wasn’t going to change the trajec ...


Polar Ice Is Lost at Sea

Via Naked Capitalism and published orinially at Grist  Polar Ice Is Lost at Sea: Our planet reached another miserable milestone earlier this week: ...


ECB Governor Detained For Corruption

Back in May 2016, Lithuania central bank head, and ECB governing council member, Vitas Vasiliauskas said that contrary to widespread perceptions o ...


Phoenix Real Estate in January: Sales up 3%, Inventory down 11% YoY

This is a key housing market to follow since Phoenix saw a large bubble / bust followed by strong investor buying.The Arizona Regional Multiple Li ...


Competition Is for Losers

The Wall St. Journal quoted Peter Thiel’s business plans. It is mostly behind a paywall. Competition is for Losers If you want to create and canpt ...


The future of California will be with rentals:  California’s homeownership rate will remain stagnant for the next decade.

While indicators of the economy seem to be doing well, the homeownership rate in California is telling a different story.  The unemployment rate l ...


Rising Interest Rates: New Era with Tough Outcomes

Wolf Richter with Jim Goddard on “This Week in Money“


Net Asset Values of Certain Precious Metals Trusts and Funds

It has been a while since we have had a look at this. It is odd to see the relative 'bearishness' on silver.  The gold/silver ratio is very hig ...


QOTD: Paul Tudor Jones

“We are in the throes of a burgeoning financial bubble,  If I had a choice between holding a U.S. Treasury bond or a hot burning coal in my hand, ...


Week In Review – February 16

Nice bounce. The S&P500 is up 7.88 percent off the low and has recovered 58.65 percent of its loss.  It looks like the pivot is the .618 Fibonacci ...


As Bitcoin Nears $11,000, Here's A History Of Its Biggest Ups And Downs

The cryptocurrency rebound off Feb 5th's bloodbath lows (below $6,000 for Bitcoin) has been impressive, as a 'mysterious' massive buyer 'bought th ...


Fate of ‘Dreamers’ and US border wall in doubt – FT

Efforts to reach a US immigration deal suffered a major setback as Senate failed to approve a bipartisan plan that would have granted legal status ...


Sector ETF Performance – February 16


Global Risk Monitor – February 16


Mueller et al Declared that there Was Collusion

The post entitled “Trump’s Claim Mueller Found ‘NO COLLUSION’ Is Literal Nonsense” is not up to Jon Chait’s usual standard. Trump’s claim is, of c ...


All Economists Are Bastards — Except Us

All Economists Are Bastards — Except Us Peter Frase has a very interesting post up about the role of popular culture in legitimizing the police.  ...


On Closer Inspection, Debt of Bankrupt Spanish Construction Firm Grows Four-Fold

What happens if cases like this prove to be the rule rather than the exception?


Fiscal Stability or Dire Straights: John Cochrane’s Latest Rant

Fiscal Stability or Dire Straights: John Cochrane’s Latest Rant At times John Cochrane babbles on incoherently on what should be a straight forwar ...


Marx Versus Classical Economics

Marx can be read as both a continuation and a critique of classical economics. A not-too-radical reading might emphasize his claim to find distinc ...


The Class Struggle on Wall Street: A Footnote

Remember back at the beginning of February when the stock markets were all crashing? Feels like ages ago now, I know. Anyway, Seth Ackerman and I ...


"Highly Unusual" Enriched Uranium Particle Detected Over Alaska

Scientists found a "highly unusual" particle containing enriched uranium-235 during a routine sampling of the air above the Aleutian Islands in Au ...


When Algos Go Rogue

No political statement here but the following decision tree illustrates how algorithms can be biased. Note decision trees are a fundamental tool o ...


Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Through the Looking Glass - Comex Options Expiry Next Thursday

Stocks had a wide ranging day, with the SP futures doing the heavy lifting. But alas, the markets did not seem to want to go into the US' three d ...


Federal Prosecutors File First-Ever Fraud Charges Against Crypto Trader

The nearly 10-year-old cryptocurrency space has reached one of the more ignominious milestones to date. Several months after the SEC filed the fi ...


Online Retail Soars at Fastest Rate in Years

Out of whose hide are they taking this?


WisdomTree Climbs On Report JPM Seeking To Buy ETF Firm

In what appears to be an attempt by the largest US bank by assets to shore up its offerings in one of the most profitable - and fastest growing - ...


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