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Enjoy Veterans’ Day

Today is Veterans' Day. So, we should all take a moment to consider what the day means to each of us. For me, it means I am appreciative of those who have, throughout our history, served in our military, the entity that has often stood between us and...

A Balance Between Perception And Reality

Wow! Can you believe the immensity of chatter about Twitter? There is no way the volume of words can fit into a 140-character mode. Back when FB did its grand IPO, I thought the volume was high. Twitter has set a new standard. Technology that derives...

It Is Hard To Let Go

It is difficult for an old, economic fundamentals dog like me to let go of the bone I’ve had in my mouth for so long. Every day, I feel the grip my teeth have on the bone and I want to chew. So, without gnawing crazily, let me just point out a couple of...

Are You Serious About the Market Game?

The DIJA is closing in on its all-time high. Of course, the fact that the market is still climbing, albeit with small steps, is a clarion call for the hilltop screamers. Yet and still, ignore those folks and stick with the economic and market...

Icons Shift and Cell Phones Reach

E-commerce is an idea whose time has come and gone. The above headline from MIT’s e-newsletter caught my eye this morning. It seemed so contrary for a future thinking organization to suggest such a thought. So, I read it and, of course, it made sense,...

It Is Time For A Change

For years now, my writing has focused on the economics behind the market. It is time for a change. It is not that the economics are not important – they are; rather my focus on the battle about the economics is becoming less important. The reason is...

The Fundamentals Are Back in Play

The very first thing I want to give you this morning is the very good news that coffee prices should be coming down soon. December coffee on Thursday tumbled to a fresh 4-1/2 year low after ICO data showed global September Arabica coffee bean exports of...

Good And Bad, More Of The Same

ADP just released its monthly shot at the number of workers hired for October – 130,000. Of course, this released a flood of other projections that suggested the government number would come in much lower. U.S. private-sector employers hired the fewest...

Slow and Steady With Minor Jolts

Eight-four years ago today, the US began to unravel financially, which led to an unprecedented depression that lasted some seven years. The government efforts to alleviate the pain helped stave off total disaster, but the economy still slogged through...

Sometimes The Market Acts Out

This week is gonna be a long one, to paraphrase a line from an Eagles tune. I expect the market will see it this way, as well.   The price of oil hovered above $97 a barrel Monday as investors prepared for key U.S. economic reports and a Federal Reserve...

So Much For the Childish Threats

So Much For The Threats Another day, another round of contradiction. This is the way of the world. This is the way of the market. Bad news cometh and the market simply blows it off, again. Orders for a wide range of U.S.-made capital goods plummeted in...

Casting Bones To See The Future, Still?

I am running behind this morning, but life is just that way sometimes. I had to get my boy to school because he missed the bus, and then some folks showed up to say hello, and then … In any case, I am here now and I see the market is holding on to its...

Don’t Let Groupthink Fool You

Groupthink … The world comes from the classic Orwellian novel, 1984. The basic idea is that everyone is forced to think the same way. This is how I am feeling these days – forces are trying to make me think like the preponderance of “thinkers” out there....

Year-End Above 16,000?

The market opened with a boom this morning, even as the headline news fingered the employment report as bad news. Even with the marquee unemployment rate dropping one-tenth of a percent, 148, 000 new jobs is not great news by any stretch, yet the number...

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