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Jan 21 07:17

Investors Growing More Bullish On Oil

Jan 21 06:41

The Bank of Japan has endgamed itself

Jan 20 21:00

The New Normal

A great documentary that investigates The Fourth Industrial Revolution, what the 1% has to gain and the rest of us are about to lose.

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Jan 20 10:53

Ranked: The Most Populous Cities in the World

Jan 20 10:17

The Next Financial Crisis is Coming Soon

Jan 20 08:15

Boeing, Boeing, Gone... Again

Boeing’s stock prices continues to languish in the wake of the B-737 Max crashes in 2018 and 19. In December 2020 the jinxed plane was finally allowed to fly again after a tortuous programme to re-write and improve its control systems and regulatory oversight. The stock didn’t move much. Nor should it have.

I’ve mentioned many times I have massive issues with the US duopoly plane-maker. I am not a fan. Last week it signed a $2.5 billion deferred settlement with the US Department of Justice which some think puts it on the road to recovery. The deal makes me seethe – it’s a massive victory for Boeing’s corporate legal team over corporate social responsibility, natural justice and just about every positive aspect of stakeholder capitalism and ESG investment.

Jan 20 08:05

Biden administration to work to stop Nord Stream 2 project - Secretary of State nominee

The administration of US President-elect Joe Biden will use every persuasive tool to stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and will work to convince European partners not to move forward with it, Secretary of State Nominee Antony Blinken told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that held a confirmation hearing on Tuesday.

He said Joe Biden’s strong conviction was that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a "bad idea" and that the administration would use "every persuasive tool" to convince partners, including Germany, to discard the project.

Jan 19 13:16

Twitter Shares Fall Even More Following Trump Ban

Twitter shares—since President Donald Trump’s permanent ban—slid even more on Monday.

As of Monday at around 11:20 a.m. ET, the San Francisco-based company’s stock was trading at $44.96—dropping about 0.50 percent. Earlier in the day, shares were trading below $44.60.

On Jan. 6, during the Joint Session of Congress, the company’s shares were trading at $53.26. At this point, Twitter is down about 17 percent so far in 2021.

Last week, CNBC analyst Jim Cramer warned that Twitter’s stock could slide even further because of Trump’s ban.

Jan 19 13:14

Direct deposits of $1,200 stimulus checks will start arriving Wednesday with banks alerted tonight which accounts IRS will sent them to - but paper checks for poorest are WEEKS away

Americans who gave their direct deposit information to the Internal Revenue Service will see their $1,200 stimulus checks in their bank accounts on Wednesday.

But others, who did not give banking information when filing their tax returns, could wait months to see their stimulus dollars.

The move came the day after official new jobless claims hit 16.8 million and amid increasing signs of economic despair around the country, with food banks reporting record demand.

Democrats are already suggesting more checks will be needed to keep people afloat.

The Treasury Department will take the first step Friday in disbursing the millions of dollars in payments by alerting banks to confirm that the money will go into the correct accounts, according to Politico.

Jan 19 13:13

Government Waste: Biden To Tear Down Keystone Pipeline After $9 Billion Spent Putting It Up

President-elect Joe Biden is supposedly planning to cancel the permit for the $9 billion Keystone XL pipeline project as one of his first acts in office, and perhaps even as soon as his first day, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Two lobbyists confirmed that Biden plans to yank the project's permit on Inauguration Day, a development first reported by CBC News. It's the latest development in a decade-long fight over the controversial pipeline and solidifies a campaign promise the Canadian government had hoped was negotiable.

"The only question has always been whether labor can stave off the death sentence," said one oil and gas lobbyist who requested anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the press. "And they never had a chance."

Jan 19 09:34

The end of the road for Japanification?

Jan 19 09:25

NOT SO FAST, BIDEN: THE STREET DOESN’T BUY IT

Last week’s storming of the Capitol was a turning point in many regards, but what we want to focus on is what it signifies to the global community.

Since the end of WW2, America has represented democracy. Its power and prestige, in terms of its ability to invade other countries in the name of freedom and democracy, hasn’t been challenged much.

There have always been detractors to the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and others, but no Western World leader or emerging nation has ever publicly and formally come out in defiance of the American strategy of policing the world.

We believe that last week’s Capitol Hill incident will greatly damage any future attempts of U.S. diplomacy to pressure countries to embrace “Americanism” since they’ll strike back, saying that America’s democracy is, in itself, broken.

Jan 19 09:22

BIDEN WON’T GET HIS WAY!

Democrats have the legislative path to push through the $1.9tn American Rescue & Recovery Plan through the back door if they really wanted to; it’s called budget reconciliation. This is the mechanism that allows Democrats to vote on the plan, which will ease their path and relieve them from having to gain the support of at least ten Republicans, in order to reach the 61 total “YES” votes needed.

Biden presented the plan in a way that aims to unite the country, by hoping that Republican Senators agree to it, but $1.9tn is a huge sum!

Republicans can’t just abandon all logic and agree to this proposed stimulus plan, in the name of uniting the country. The markets, seeing through Biden’s weakness, are not happy with the delays that are projected with this plan.

This anticipated friction between the two camps is the cause of the few red days we’ve been seeing this week, especially in the NASDAQ 100 and, obviously, with precious metals.

Jan 19 09:15

Biden Likely Plans to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline on Day One

President-elect Joe Biden is planning to cancel the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on the first day of his administration, a document reported by CBC on Sunday suggests.

The words “Rescind Keystone XL pipeline permit” were reportedly listed on a briefing note shared by the Biden transition team with U.S. stakeholders as part of a roundup of Biden’s planned day one executive actions. CTV News also reviewed the briefing documents, and a source familiar with Biden’s thinking told Reuters that the President-elect is planning to cancel the pipeline as one of his first acts.

Jan 19 09:07

With Russia’s Help, China Becomes Plastics Making Power in Pandemic

After giving up on recycling — American recycling that is — China is still in love with the plastics biz. In fact, their companies are becoming dominant in all things plastic, one of the most important supply chains in the world.

In other words, it will be yet another segment in global business that the world will need Chinese companies to get supply.

The pandemic has helped the petrochemicals industry make up for losses in oil and gas demand. Plastics are tied to the fossil fuels industry. Stay-at-home orders throughout the U.S. and Europe has led to more take-out food orders and a lot of that is being placed in plastic containers.

Jan 19 08:38

US central bank is the SERIAL KILLER of small businesses – Max Keiser

Keiser Report hosts Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert look at the lockdown carnage in the world of small businesses, which employ almost half of all American workers.

“So, we’re back to medievalism,” says Max. He points out that if you give “the worst amongst us” the money printer, so they could literally just print untold sums without restraint, “then it’s like, imagine if Charles Manson was running the central bank” uninterrupted for 20 years.

“Then serial killing would be America’s number one industry,” Max says, adding: “Today, we’ve got a central banker who is serial killing small businesses.”

Jan 19 07:54

Workers need more jobs, not a $15 federal minimum wage that will eliminate available work

Once an idea considered so fringe that Hillary Clinton eschewed it on a national level, more than doubling the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour has become a widely lauded cornerstone of President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan.

It’s still a terrible proposal.

While Republicans who rubber-stamped President Trump’s multitrillion-dollar deficits won’t have much political capital to push back on most of Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief plan, it’s this “fight for 15” plan, the one that wouldn’t immediately raise our national debt, that they should fight. And why? Because it will only exacerbate the lethargy of our pandemic-lockdown-halted recovery.

Jan 19 07:46

America Happens Episode 4 - WAR WITH YOUR WALLET

Jan 19 07:39

Money Printing, Money Printing and More Money Printing

2020 was an interesting year, to say the least. One aspect of the markets that is not mentioned in the mainstream media is that gold turned in its best year since 2010. Skepticism with regard to the durability of the rally in gold and silver imposed restraint on the mining stocks, as the stock segment of the 2020 precious metals rally lagged the returns on gold and silver.

Jan 19 07:21

Stocks Decline, More May be Coming

Jan 19 07:11

Boeing Slips Under The Radar

Last week was quite a news cycle. Pundits construed the chaos in the capitol the week before as a coup, and the corporate establishment struck back. National Guardsmen were brought into Washington D.C. by the thousands. By the weekend, newly highlighted footage of the Viking helmeted Capitol intruder suggested coup claims were overwrought.

And Biden's transition team turned its concerns toward the National Guardsmen in the capital.

Given all that excitement, you might have missed the news out of Indonesia on January 9th: another Boeing (BA) airliner fell out of the sky. Or maybe you saw something and figured it was a follow-up article about the other Boeing airliner that crashed in Indonesia a couple of years ago).

Maybe It Wasn't Boeing's Fault

Jan 19 07:11

San Francisco Techsodus & Unwind of Office Hogging Sink Office Market. Sublease Explodes, Leasing Freezes up, Rents Drop

Oracle, after announcing in December that it would move its Corporate Headquarters from Redwood City in Silicon Valley to its campus in Austin, Texas, and after putting its 17-story office tower in San Jose up for sale, thereby becoming part of the California Techsodus, has now put four of the five floors it leases in San Francisco on the sublease market. The listing was first reported by the San Francisco Business Times. Oracle’s lease on these four floors — 85,622 square feet in total — in the 21-story tower at 475 Sansome Street in the Financial District runs through June 30, 2023. More office space that needs to find occupants was thereby dumped on the already record high San Francisco sublease market.

Jan 19 06:46

Small traders in euphoria

Jan 18 11:16

Is New Stimulus Enough To Keep Rally Going?

Jan 18 09:36

We’re about to suffer worse than I thought.

Jan 18 09:30

BILL GATES BUYING UP HUGE AMOUNT OF FARMLAND WHILE ‘GREAT RESET’ TELLS AMERICANS FUTURE IS NO PRIVATE PROPERTY

While Americans are being told by ‘Great Reset’ technocrats that the future is one without private property, Bill Gates and other billionaires have been buying up huge amounts of farmland.

Indeed, Gates is now the biggest owner of farmland in America, according to a Forbes report.

“After years of reports that he was purchasing agricultural land in places like Florida and Washington, The Land Report revealed that Gates, who has a net worth of nearly $121 billion according to Forbes, has built up a massive farmland portfolio spanning 18 states.”

Jan 18 09:07

$TSLA Is literally the next Subprime.

Jan 18 08:58

Creepy Bill Gates Is Now the Largest Private Farm Land Owner in the US – What Is He Up To Now?

Bill Gates wants the world to take the COVID vaccine maybe multiple times and now he’s buying up farm land across the US. What are this guy’s real intentions?

Successful Farming reported two days ago that creepy Microsoft Billionaire Bill Gates is now the largest farm land owner in the US:

Jan 18 08:12

Are....YOU....ready?

Jan 18 07:09

S&P 500 at 3rd perilous high since 1871!

Jan 17 18:02

Designed To Fail, Failure Guaranteed

Jan 17 17:40

Economic Stranglehold Begins

Jan 17 10:04

GOLD PRICE TARGETING $2690 AN OUNCE

Jan 17 09:20

4 Reasons for Hope

Jan 17 09:16

2021: The Year of the Gripping Hand

Jan 17 07:57

4 Economic Challenges for 2021

Jan 16 09:53

Gold Leads Interest Rates

Jan 16 09:27

The Upside of Lockdowns: More Saving

Jan 16 09:06

Shorting Tesla with John Rubino

Jan 16 08:21

No One Is Worried About Inflation

Jan 15 16:59

Are Markets Wrong Again About The Fed?

Jan 15 15:29

Blue State Economies Will Soon Crumble – But Will They Take Red States With Them?

The most likely reaction among blue states or the federal government under Biden will be to try to “redistribute” the wealth and stability from red states to blue states. This could happen in the form of stimulus measures that unfairly benefit blue states. The resulting dollar devaluation and price inflation might hit red states harder because they would not be receiving bailouts to offset the higher costs. In the worst-case scenario, in which a full spectrum financial collapse occurs, we may even see the federal government attempt to redistribute production and manufacturing from red states to blue states in the name of “national emergency.”

Jan 15 13:03

The limits of monetary policy...

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