Cost-push inflation could break out (and a note on gold) Before beginning the post a little context is in order. We (NFTRH) anticipated the current
US now finds itself on outside of two massive Asia-Pacific blocs From Nikkei Asia: Five RCEP takeaways: Asia cements grip as free trade torchbearer In
China’s Politburo is not sitting idly by while Trump pushes them around. From the Nikkei Asian Review… Why China’s ‘dual circulation’ plan is bad news
In Friday’s post about the Stock/Economy Pumper-in-Chief we also noted regarding economic ‘experts’ AKA economists: Of course the ‘experts’ were wrong. They are usually wrong.
…but today he’s vigorously pumping the Jobs number. His Twitter is littered with the stuff. What a spam artist. Of course the ‘experts’ were wrong.
The data sets at Yardeni.com are fabulous. You should keep it on watch and rummage through when you have spare time if you want to
When I used to publish other peoples’ stuff at biiwii.com one of my favorites was the Daily Shot Brief. So this post is just a
It is difficult in the midst of panic and loss to think about others, but I know a lot of people are doing just that.
 As with all these posts that include politics this one seems to have stirred something up that I did not intend. If you think
I don’t mind telling you that I tend to tune everybody out in favor of the market. That includes mainstream Wall Street types, perma-bulls, perma-bears,
You can click this graphic for the detailed November Payrolls report from BLS. Here is where the heavy lifting came from. There is the usual
Here is the full ISM Report on Business if you’d like to check it out. Here are the concerning items I’ve marked up… Here are
Gold bugs will remember 2012 as the last year of hope that gold was still in its bull cycle as it managed to hold key
It’s just one region, but the Philly Fed’s Manufacturing survey bumped up in its most recent reading. The thing I find most interesting is the