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Chicago Mayor Ready To Push For Largest Property Tax Hike In Modern History

09/03/2015 12:42:00 PM

--->NewsA combination of unrealistic promises and poor management decisions has many of the nations largest pension funds heading towards insolvency. Politicians, in response to the coming crisis, will be raising taxes to defend the integrity of sys > read more

Economic Activity Composite

09/03/2015 09:00:00 AM

AWICIf the Fed is going to use the pretense of economic strength to raise rates, it shouldn't procrastinate or risks losing face to a business cycle believed to manageable or dead by countless experts. The invisible hand, the true driver of the busi > read more

09/03/15 Review of Sentiment & US Stocks

09/03/2015 06:00:00 AM

US StocksUS Stocks, lead by technology stocks since 2008, remain in cause building within broader mark up phase for months. The unwinding of extreme optimism within cause, the transfer of ownership in which the minority fades the actions of the maj > read more

08/31/15 Review of Precious Metals and US Stocks Updated

09/02/2015 08:00:00 AM

CTIThe majority, following the daily chatter of headlines, rumors, failed theories, and various other opinions rather than the message of the market, consistently chases. This tendency, an opinion-driven process often referred to as trader's chasing > read more

Small Business Owners: Feds Are Trying To ‘Destroy’ Us

09/02/2015 07:00:00 AM

---> NewsMost people don't get that the great leveling of society, the policies of 'fairness' supported by socialism, has consequences. Small businesses, the huge job creation engine for US economy, has not only seen significant reductions in invest > read more

Normalization of Rates Likely But Many Still See The Fed on Hold Indefinitely

09/02/2015 06:30:00 AM

--->NewsReports over the weekend that China would abandon support for its stock market and fears that the Fed will 'normalize' its interest rate policy has US stock futures point down this morning. The Fed, which is regularly criticized by those tha > read more

California Pensioners Approaching Charleston Heston Moment As Calpers Looks To Reduce Risk

09/01/2015 16:00:00 PM

--->NewsIn a move similar to George Taylor (Charleston Heston) stumbling onto the half buried Statue of Liberty, the California Public Employees' Retirement System or Calpers, the nation's largest pension funds in the United States, presented a new r > read more

Republican Party in Turmoil

09/01/2015 07:00:00 AM

--->NewsJeb Bush has quietly lost his top three fund raisers. This move, confirmation of an ongoing revolution against career politicians, confirms the real-time adaptation of the Republican Party. Trump, a dominant presence in the polls, refuses to > read more

Failed Decline Similar to 1926, 1987, or Something Else Updated

09/01/2015 06:30:00 AM

US StocksPrice which generally leads the cycle bottoms should bottom within three months. If the conditions for a failed decline similar to 1926 are violated, either the timing of the phase transition has been delayed or something else is unfolding. > read more

08/31/15 Review of Precious Metals and US Stocks

08/31/2015 07:00:00 AM

CTIThe majority, following the daily chatter of headlines, rumors, failed theories, and various other opinions rather than the message of the market, consistently chases. This tendency, an opinion-driven process often referred to as trader's chasing > read more

08/25/15 Review of Australian Dollar

08/31/2015 06:30:00 AM

Aussie DollarThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark down phase for Australian dollar (Aussie). While seasonality often defines the summer transition as a low, it could produce a high in 2015. This > read more

08/25/15 Review of US 10YR Bonds

08/30/2015 08:08:00 AM

US 10YR BondsThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark up phase for US 10YR Bonds. A series of interest rates cuts and a reduction in reserve requirements by China and numerous 'competitive' currenc > read more

08/18/15 Review of Crude Oil

08/28/2015 08:00:00 AM

Crude OilThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark down phase. The bulls, generally embracing bullish opinions (1,2) view cause as the accumulation of the energy necessary reverse the phase from mark do > read more

08/18/15 Review of Lean Hogs

08/28/2015 07:00:00 AM

Lean HogsThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within minor mark down phase for lean hogs. Profit-taking that relieved overbought (OB) several weeks ago. The daily chatter is linking last week's sharp decline with amp > read more

Special: Sep-Dec $30

08/27/2015 16:16:00 PM

Special: Sep-Dec $30 Save $10 on Insights key through the end of August. Enhance your understanding of trends, leverage, and time through the message of the market. Rising volatility is confusing both bulls and bears. This makes understanding th > read more

Failed Decline Similar 1926 or 1987 Updated

08/26/2015 17:30:00 PM

US StocksPrice which generally leads the cycle bottoms should bottom within three months. If the conditions for a failed decline similar to 1926 are violated, either the timing of the phase transition has been delayed or something else is unfolding. > read more

Investors Haven't Forgotten About the Fed

08/26/2015 10:00:00 AM

--->NewsThe Fed's plan to begin hiking interest rates in September (or the end of the year) seems undisturbed by weakness in China and US stocks. The Fed, facing a damned if they do or damned if they don't moment, realize higher interest rates are n > read more

Soapbox Predictions Not The Message of the Market

08/25/2015 12:12:00 PM

US TBondsToday's stock market rally has the equity bulls screaming buy, US Treasury bond bears screaming sell, and precious metals bulls citing manipulation. It's best to ignore them all and follow the message of the market. While concentrated accu > read more

08/24/15 Review of Precious Metals and US Stocks

08/25/2015 07:00:00 AM

CTIThe majority, following the daily chatter of headlines, rumors, failed theories, and various other opinions rather than the message of the market, consistently chases. This tendency, an opinion-driven process often referred to as trader's chasing > read more

China Cut Lowers Interest Rates and Reserve Requirements

08/25/2015 06:30:00 AM

--->NewsThe People's Bank of China (PBOC) interest rates 25 basis points for the fifth time since November and lowered the amount of cash banks must set aside. While this may be a token move, it suggests the Chinese recognize the growing strain of d > read more

Failed Decline Similar to 1926 or 1987

08/24/2015 17:00:00 PM

US StocksPrice which generally leads the cycle bottoms should bottom within three months. If the conditions for a failed decline similar to 1926 are violated, either the timing of the phase transition has been delayed or something else is unfolding. > read more

Failed Decline Similar to 1926 or Something More?

08/24/2015 07:00:00 AM

US StocksA phase transition or accelerating trend in the Dow Industrials (DJIA) would likely play out as follows: (1) DJICA2, the longer of the two short-term cycles for US stocks would generally hold above 1 Z-Score during the failed decline (chart > read more

08/18/15 Review of US Stocks

08/23/2015 07:15:00 AM

NASDAQAs long as the US Stock rally continues to defy conventional wisdom of the majority - for example a bull market in stocks cannot coexist with a bear market in bonds, bearish calls (1, 2, 3) and pessimism towards them will only grow. Subscriber > read more

08/18/15 Review of US Dollar Index

08/22/2015 07:00:00 AM

US DollarThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines countertrend decline within cause (building)/distribution for the US Dollar Index (UUP). The US Dollar Index or Dixie for short, an index or basket of trade weighted currencies, has been > read more

08/18/15 COT Matrix

08/21/2015 15:00:00 PM

--->COT MatrixThe COT Matrix compliments a broader message of price, leverage, and time discussed regularly for subscribers. COT Matrix Select Market ---------------------------------- Market-driven money flow, trend, and intermarket analysis > read more

US Stocks Not Showing Concentrated Complacency Defined By Bears

08/21/2015 10:26:00 AM

--->NewsReading trend volatility is certainly not the strength of headline analysis. Some view US stock's steady rally since 2011 as a uncommon (highly concentrated) calm and complacency; calm that generally precedes periods of agitation and fear (b > read more

08/17/15 Review of Precious Metals and US Stocks Update

08/21/2015 07:30:00 AM

CTIThe majority, following the daily chatter of headlines, rumors, failed theories, and various other opinions rather than the message of the market, consistently chases. This tendency, an opinion-driven process often referred to as trader's chasing > read more

08/11/15 Review of US Treasury Bonds Update

08/21/2015 06:35:00 AM

US TBondsThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark up phase for US Treasury Bonds. A 25 basis point (bp) interest rate cut, the third reduction in six months that follows 100 bp reduction in the res > read more

08/11/15 Review of US Treasury Bonds Update $5

08/21/2015 06:30:00 AM

US TBondsThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark up phase for US Treasury Bonds. A 25 basis point (bp) interest rate cut, the third reduction in six months that follows 100 bp reduction in the res > read more

Greek PM to resign, seek snap election in September

08/20/2015 11:36:00 AM

--->NewsTspiras resignation may seal support for a bailout over the short-term, but the third, fourth, or more more bailout changes nothing. The Greek crisis will only worsen as the global contraction becomes obvious in 2016. Headline: Greek P > read more

Majority Reacts to Events While Minority Anticipates

08/20/2015 07:30:00 AM

--->NewsInvestors that view the trend in stocks as reactions to present events such as falling oil prices, Fed minutes, volatility in the Chinese market, or other 'flavor of the day' headline explanations rather than anticipation of future events lik > read more

08/20/15 Review of Sentiment & US Stocks

08/20/2015 07:00:00 AM

US StocksUS Stocks, lead by technology stocks since 2008, remain in cause building within broader mark up phase for months. The unwinding of extreme optimism within cause, the transfer of ownership in which the minority fades the actions of the maj > read more

08/11/15 Review of Crude Oil

08/19/2015 13:00:00 PM

Crude OilThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark down phase. The bulls, generally embracing bullish opinions (1,2) view cause as the accumulation of the energy necessary reverse the phase from mark do > read more

Increasing Volatility In Asian Market Consistent With Deteriorating Global Economy

08/19/2015 07:30:00 AM

---> NewsAsian shares, lead by Chinese stocks, continue their decline. > read more

08/11/15 Review of US Treasury Bonds

08/19/2015 06:30:00 AM

US TBondsThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark up phase for US Treasury Bonds. A 25 basis point (bp) interest rate cut, the third reduction in six months that follows 100 bp reduction in the res > read more

Skepticism Warranted Despite Housing Starts Near Eight-Year High

08/18/2015 15:57:00 PM

--->NewsWhile home builders, especially on the high end, could rally to extreme upside concentration in 2015, they no longer offer low risk entry points for investors. Low risk entry points came in 2009 and 2011 (chart 1 and 2). Deteriorating cred > read more

08/11/15 Review of Copper

08/18/2015 07:00:00 AM

CopperThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark down phase for copper. The flow of leverage and sentiment continues to describe a message of change. The majority, a group that believes central planners' > read more

08/11/15 Review of Lean Hogs (Incomplete)

08/18/2015 07:00:00 AM

Lean HogsThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within minor mark down phase for lean hogs. Profit-taking that relieved overbought (OB) several weeks ago. The daily chatter is linking last week's sharp decline with amp > read more

Established Political Class Becoming Irrelevant For 2016

08/18/2015 06:30:00 AM

---> NewsStates face with large budgetary holes produced by decades of excess. History tells us they will attempt to maintain their influence through increased taxation, licensing, and fees rather than proactively reduce their size and scope. If t > read more

08/11/15 Review of the Yen

08/17/2015 08:00:00 AM

YenThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines mark down for the Japanese Yen (FXY). The Yen has been trending lower against the dollar since 2011. This protracted period of distribution and steady transition from fear to complacency shoul > read more

08/17/15 Review of Precious Metals and US Stocks

08/17/2015 06:30:00 AM

CTIThe majority, following the daily chatter of headlines, rumors, failed theories, and various other opinions rather than the message of the market, consistently chases. This tendency, an opinion-driven process often referred to as trader's chasing > read more

Nothing Has Changed For Greece

08/16/2015 06:30:00 AM

--->NewsHandshakes all around except for Greece. Tspiras, whom supported another bailout and tax increases, pension cuts and market reforms despite being elected on the promise to end austerity, will likely face a confidence vote soon. The leader o > read more

Economic Activity Composite

08/14/2015 10:00:00 AM

AWICIf the Fed is going to use the pretense of economic strength to raise rates, it shouldn't procrastinate or risks losing face to a business cycle proclaimed manageable or dead by many. The invisible hand, the true driver of the business cycle and > read more

Review of Precious Metals and US Stocks

08/14/2015 07:50:00 AM

Gold Show More ---------------------------------- Market-driven money flow, trend, and intermarket analysis is provided by an Insights key. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] > read more

Majority Finger Pointing Void of Independent Thinking

08/14/2015 06:30:00 AM

--->NewsThe Fed will raise rates because it realizes that a policy of ultra-low interest rates is killing pension funds and insurance companies. As long as the majority can't see past the explanations from the previous cycle, interest rate policy wil > read more

08/04/15 Review of US Dollar Index

08/13/2015 08:00:00 AM

US DollarThe professional investors must profit by anticipating future trends and events rather than chasing old news. This is done by following the invisible hand or message of the market. That message, the simultaneous study of the the cycle of acc > read more

08/13/14 Review of Sentiment & US Stocks

08/13/2015 07:00:00 AM

US StocksUS Stocks, lead by technology stocks since 2008, remain in cause building within broader mark up phase for months. The unwinding of extreme optimism within cause, the transfer of ownership in which the minority fades the actions of the maj > read more

China Follows The Message of The Market

08/12/2015 18:41:00 PM

--->NewsChina, a country that follows the message of the market better than most, 'stunned' (expect for the invisible hand - Swiss Franc) the world's financial markets by devaluing the Yuan for the second straight day. The Yuan, slumping for the sec > read more

08/04/15 Review of Cocoa

08/12/2015 07:00:00 AM

CocoaThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause within mark up after a reversal of mark down 2013. Ghana and Indonesia, leading producers of cocoa, reported a poor harvest due to a mixture of bad pesticide control and weather. Contra > read more

08/04/15 Review of Gold Update

08/11/2015 07:00:00 AM

GoldThe cycle of accumulation and distribution breaks the ice of cause (building) and confirms continuation of mark down phase for gold. Gold's sharp decline, a topic of conversation across most trading desks on 7/20, broke the ice of cause. Rumor > read more

08/04/15 Review of Lean Hogs

08/10/2015 07:00:00 AM

Lean HogsThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within minor mark down phase for lean hogs. Profit-taking that relieved overbought (OB) several weeks ago. The daily chatter is linking last week's sharp decline with amp > read more

08/03/15 Review of Precious Metals and US Stocks

08/10/2015 07:00:00 AM

CTIThe majority, following the daily chatter of headlines, rumors, failed theories, and various other opinions rather than the message of the market, consistently chases. This tendency, an opinion-driven process often referred to as trader's chasing > read more

The Fed Ready To Act Regards of Pundits' Opinions

08/09/2015 08:30:00 AM

---> NewsFriday's labor report featured 215,00 jobs created in July. Although pundits were quick to call this report solid, it's probably best characterized as mediocre job creation for a civilian labor force of 157,106 million. The Fed, nonethel > read more

08/04/15 Review of Silver

08/07/2015 16:01:00 PM

SilverThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark down phase for silver. While seasonality often defines the summer transition as a low, it could produce a high in 2015. A decline that includes the poss > read more

07/15 Long Term Charts

08/07/2015 07:00:00 AM

--->LT ChartsComposite Timing Indicator Seasonality ---------------------------------- Market-driven money flow, trend, and intermarket analysis is provided by an Insights key. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full l > read more

Howard Schultz: America deserves better candidates

08/06/2015 16:10:00 PM

--->News"Too many of our political leaders are putting party before country, power before principle and cynicism before civility. The common purpose that created this great nation, which has united us in difficult moments, has gone missing", says How > read more

08/06/15 Review of Sentiment & US Stocks

08/06/2015 07:15:00 AM

US StocksUS Stocks, lead by technology stocks since 2008, remain in cause building within broader mark up phase. The unwinding of extreme optimism within cause, the transfer of ownership in which the minority fades the actions of the majority, cont > read more

Special: July-Dec $40

08/06/2015 07:15:00 AM

Special: July-Dec $40 Save $15 on Insights key. Enhance your understanding of trends, leverage, and time through the message of the market. Rising volatility is confusing both bulls and bears. This makes understanding the message of the market e > read more

A Growing Minority Calls For Germany To Leave The Euro

08/06/2015 07:06:00 AM

--->NewsA third and most likely futile bailout of Greece could come by the end of the month. This move would come as non-official calls for Germany, not Greece, to leave the Euro build. A growing minority is beginning to recognize the under reporte > read more

Be Wary of Opinion-Driven Headlines

08/05/2015 10:00:00 AM

--->NewsUS stocks anticipate/discount the future rather than present news. The word CAN'T (see headline below) implies opinion rather than acceptance of the message of the market. Markets ignore bad news when the cycle is up; they 'react' or at lea > read more

Greed and Control Prevents Return of Jobs to US

08/05/2015 08:08:00 AM

---> NewsTrump has the right idea here. Millions of jobs lost to foreign competitors could return if the backdrop of increasing regulations and higher taxation were reversed, not by cyclical market forces but rather human beings convinced that the s > read more

Trump builds lead

08/05/2015 07:30:00 AM

---> NewsTrump's popularity stems from the fact that he's neither a professional politician or cut from the political class. John Boehner, a staunch support of the status quo, should oppose Trump or any other political outsider for the Republican n > read more

07/27/15 Review of Precious Metals and US Stocks

08/05/2015 07:15:00 AM

CTIThe majority, following the daily chatter of headlines, rumors, failed theories, and various other opinions rather than the message of the market, consistently chases. This tendency, an opinion-driven process often referred to as trader's chasing > read more

07/28/15 Review of Crude Oil

08/05/2015 07:00:00 AM

Crude OilThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark down phase. The bulls, generally embracing bullish opinions (1,2) view cause as the accumulation of the energy necessary reverse the phase from mark do > read more

Only An Expanding Crisis Will Change The Leaders

08/05/2015 06:30:00 AM

---> NewsThere's an old saying, it's hard to teach old dogs new tricks. If Merkel win relection in 2017, don't expect any new tricks to come out of Europe unless the economic system (Euro) implodes; the world needs not any further than Greece to rei > read more

S&P Downgrades European Union

08/05/2015 06:00:00 AM

---> NewsS&P 500 cites the expectation that the EU would provide the first-loss guarantee support for financing connect to the Juncker investment plan as driver for lowering its outlook on the European Union to negative. The hunt for money, either > read more

07/28/15 Review of Gold

08/04/2015 07:00:00 AM

GoldThe cycle of accumulation and distribution breaks the ice of cause (building) and confirms continuation of mark down phase for gold. Gold's sharp decline, a topic of conversation across most trading desks on 7/20, broke the ice of cause. Rumor > read more

Calling It Climate Change Rather Than Global Warming Policies

08/04/2015 06:00:00 AM

---> NewsEarth's warming trend ended 17 years ago (1,2). The new figures that have triggered a fierce debate among climatologists suggests no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012. This ‘plat > read more

07/28/15 Review of US Stocks

08/03/2015 08:15:00 AM

NASDAQAs long as the US Stock rally continues to defy conventional wisdom of the majority - for example a bull market in stocks cannot coexist with a bear market in bonds, bearish calls (1, 2, 3) and pessimism towards them will only grow. Subscriber > read more

Real Estate Vulnerable During Liquidation Phase (Deleveraging) of Business Cycle

08/03/2015 07:30:00 AM

--->NewsCities from Chicago to Salt Lake Counties are looking to raise property taxes to support the public sector. The property tax increase search highlights a new city on a regular basis. Rising property taxes will not only drive homeowners crazy > read more

Puerto Rico to miss payment, default looms

08/03/2015 06:00:00 AM

--->NewsLarge debt holders of Puerto Rico are demanding austerity - reducing public sector employment, increase taxes, and reform labor laws as a means of maintaining payment rather than default. Puerto Rico's battle between credit holders and the p > read more

07/28/15 Review of Lean Hogs

08/02/2015 18:00:00 PM

Lean HogsThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within minor mark down phase for lean hogs. Profit-taking that relieved overbought (OB) and weakness in Live Cattle have hogs struggling for a positive close for nearly tw > read more

Highers Taxes Are Coming

08/02/2015 08:09:00 AM

---> NewsHigher taxes, the solution to mismanaged budgets, are coming at the local, state, and federal level. Headline: Washington gas tax goes up Saturday Washington’s gasoline tax goes up 7 cents Saturday but your price at the pump won > read more

Greek Bailout Without IMF?

08/02/2015 08:00:00 AM

--->NewsStaff from The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that without debt relief it would not participate the latest aid package. Greece's high debt levels and poor record of implementing reforms disqualifies it from a third bailout. The Gre > read more

Special: July-Dec $45

08/01/2015 07:15:00 AM

Special: July-Dec $45 Save $15 on Insights key. Enhance your understanding of trends, leverage, and time through the message of the market. Rising volatility is confusing both bulls and bears. This makes understanding the message of the market e > read more

07/28/15 COT Matrix

08/01/2015 07:00:00 AM

--->COT MatrixThe COT Matrix compliments a broader message of price, leverage, and time discussed regularly for subscribers. COT Matrix Select Market ---------------------------------- Market-driven money flow, trend, and intermarket analysis > read more

07/28/15 Review of US Treasury Bonds $5

08/01/2015 06:30:00 AM

US TBondsThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark up phase for US Treasury Bonds. A 25 basis point (bp) interest rate cut, the third reduction in six months that follows 100 bp reduction in the res > read more

07/28/15 Review of US Treasury Bonds

08/01/2015 06:15:00 AM

US TBondsThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark up phase for US Treasury Bonds. A 25 basis point (bp) interest rate cut, the third reduction in six months that follows 100 bp reduction in the res > read more

US Stock Building Cause Ahead of Interest Rate Hike

07/31/2015 09:47:00 AM

--->NewsThe public, largely following the daily chatter, opinions of the moment rather than the message of the market, generally believes that the market reacts to news. The market, however, move in anticipate of future events (news). Experienced t > read more

Headwinds For The Real Estate Market After August 1st

07/31/2015 07:00:00 AM

--->NewsThis trend of declining sales and at least stagnant prices should continues as Title XIV of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform - quietly abandoned this spring and Consumer Protection Act makes the progress of getting a mortgage more difficult > read more

07/21/15 Review of Lean Hogs

07/30/2015 17:00:00 PM

Lean HogsThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within minor mark down phase for lean hogs. Profit-taking that relieved overbought (OB) and weakness in Live Cattle have hogs struggling for a positive close for nearly tw > read more

High End Collectibles Moving From Europe to US

07/30/2015 10:00:00 AM

--->NewsThe hunt for money, a search that includes cash and production, has expanded to high end collectibles. The proposed legislation plans stiffer controls on the export, sale and provenance of art objects and antiquities, and will examine its mu > read more

07/30/15 Review of Sentiment & US Stocks

07/30/2015 09:07:00 AM

US StocksUS Stocks, lead by technology stocks since 2008, remain in cause building within broader mark up phase. The unwinding of extreme optimism within cause, the transfer of ownership in which the minority fades the actions of the majority, cont > read more

Short Term Fear Within A Broader Trend of Growing Complacency

07/29/2015 19:09:00 PM

---> NewsFear or lack thereof (complacency) is relative. Sentiment towards stocks may reflect growing fear over the short-term - WAS approaching -1 (chart 1). Contracting monthly volatility, however, defines growing complacency over the long-term (ch > read more

The Soap Opera Known As The 2016 Presidential Campaign Has Started

07/29/2015 07:00:00 AM

--->NewsDonald Trump, an unconventional Presidential candidate that has yet to offer much in the way of solutions to the coming economic crisis, is certainly smart enough to tap growing sentiment against the professional politician. It won't be long > read more

07/21/15 Review of US Treasury Bonds

07/28/2015 11:00:00 AM

US TBondsThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark up phase for US Treasury Bonds. A 25 basis point (bp) interest rate cut, the third reduction in six months that follows 100 bp reduction in the res > read more

Dunkin' CEO: $15 min wage is 'outrageous'

07/28/2015 09:00:00 AM

---> NewsIf market forces, i.e. selling food for a profit rather than loss, cannot support $15 per hour fast food wages, then companies will invest in automation that requires no benefits and lots of layoffs. Every legislative move designed to 'buy' > read more

GSR Maintains Clear Message

07/27/2015 10:00:00 AM

GSRThe gold to silver ratio (GSR), a measure of risk appetite within the financial system, precious metals, and a leading directional indicator for gold and silver (COT Analysis) jumped the creek of resistance in September 2013 (chart 1). This bearis > read more

07/21/15 Review of Silver

07/27/2015 07:00:00 AM

SilverThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark down phase for silver. While seasonality often defines the summer transition as a low, it could produce a high in 2015. A decline that includes the poss > read more

Economic Activity Composite

07/26/2015 17:00:00 PM

AWICIf the Fed is going to use the pretense of economic strength to raise rates, it shouldn't procrastinate or risks losing face to a business cycle proclaimed manageable or dead by many. The invisible hand, the true driver of the business cycle and > read more

07/14/15 Review of Crude Oil

07/24/2015 07:00:00 AM

Crude OilThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark down phase. The bulls, generally embracing bullish opinions, view cause as the accumulation of the energy necessary reverse the phase from mark down to > read more

Earth-Like Planet Orbiting Similar Star Found Very Far Away

07/23/2015 13:15:00 PM

--->NewsNASA has announced the discovery of the first near-Earth size planet in the so-called habitable zone around another star 1,400 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Cygnus, a star that star closely resembles the Sun. The exoplanet, Kep > read more

07/23/15 Review of Sentiment and US Stocks

07/23/2015 07:00:00 AM

US StocksUS Stocks, lead by technology stocks since 2008, remain in cause building within broader mark up phase. The unwinding of extreme optimism within cause, the transfer of ownership in which the minority fades the actions of the majority, cont > read more

Silver Update

07/23/2015 06:35:00 AM

SilverThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within a broader mark down phase for silver. While seasonality often defines the summer transition as a low, it could produce a high in 2015. A decline that includes the poss > read more

07/14/15 Review of Corn

07/22/2015 18:00:00 PM

CornThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines mark down for corn (CORN) since 2012. Breaking of the ice of the 2005 uptrend intensified the selling. The United States' worst outbreak of bird flu, 222 confirmed cases and more than 47 millio > read more

Digital Privacy Does Not Exist

07/22/2015 09:00:00 AM

---> NewsWe continue to believe that overly broad search warrants are unconstitutional and raise important concerns about the privacy of people's online information," a Facebook spokesperson. Restrict or eliminate the use of cash and digital privacy > read more

07/21/15 Review of Lean Hogs

07/22/2015 08:44:00 AM

Lean HogsThe cycle of accumulation and distribution defines cause (building) within minor mark down phase for lean hogs. Profit-taking that relieved overbought (OB) and weakness in Live Cattle have hogs struggling for a positive close for nearly tw > read more

Grexit Is Only A Matter of Time

07/22/2015 06:30:00 AM

--->NewsGreece, following Britain's lead during the early stages of the Great Depression, should abandon the Euro and devalue through introduction of a new drachma. Britain, long before the lessons learned from Argentina, was the first country to r > read more

Detroit's Attempt to Balance The Budget Contracts Present and Future Economic Growth

07/22/2015 06:00:00 AM

---> NewsDetroit, as well as many other local municipalities across the US, chronically spending more than they collect will be raising taxes in attempt to close hefty budget deficits. Few politicians understand or care to understand that taxation > read more

07/14/15 Review of Gold

07/21/2015 07:00:00 AM

GoldThe cycle of accumulation and distribution breaks the ice of cause (building) and confirms continuation of mark down phase for gold. Gold's sharp decline, a topic of conversation across most trading desks on 7/20, broke the ice of cause. Rumor > read more



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