Daily Digest 12/12 – The Truth About Pensions, Are You Ready for the Financial Crisis of 2019?

Goodbye to Illinois’ $130 billion pension hole. Now it’s $133 billion. And getting deeper. More parents struggle to repay loans they borrowed for their children’s education The truth about pensions: they aren’t dead, but some are barely holding on Former Fed Chair Yellen says excessive corporate debt could prolong a […]

Off The Cuff: Whipsaw!

In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss: Whipsaw! Trade talk uncertainty is running the markets ragged Flattening Yield Curve The market, not the Fed, is driving the long end of the curve France Burning The Yellow Jacket protests are a glimpse into the future Brexit […]

Daily Digest 12/11 – Brexit Deal In Turmoil, A Bad Moon Rising Over Several Markets

Brexit deal in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote Scientists discover billions of tons of ‘zombie’ bacteria inhabits the ground beneath our feet Justifying Diversity How I Read It: The Veritas Is Out There A Bad Moon Rising – Over Several Markets Verizon says to shed 10,400 jobs by mid […]

The People Rise

The protests in France are extraordinary for their breadth of popular support among the people of France (roughly 75% at the last poll). And for their emotional intensity. The people of France are pissed off. This is exactly the sort of social unrest that will erupt more and more frequently around […]

Daily Digest 12/10 – How To Quit Google, Why You Can’t Afford A Home

U.K. Tells Supermarkets to Maximize Stockpiles Before Brexit The Comprehensive Guide to Quitting Google Why you can’t afford a home Ammon Bundy Is Quitting The Militia Movement After Breaking With Trump On Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric The FBI says the Proud Boys are not an extremist group after all Dow 10,000 The […]

Daily Digest 12/8 – Google’s “Shadow Workforce” Has Demands, Why The Speed Of Rising Greenhouse Gases Matters

American Entrepreneurs Who Flocked to China Are Heading Home, Disillusioned Beige Book report shows economy still solid as workers gain greater power Google’s “Shadow Workforce” Has Demands Wells Fargo reform plans fail to satisfy Fed after scandals: sources Alphabet is coming for Uber Aphria: The Aftermath Of Short Seller Accusations […]

What To Do Now That The Big One Is Here

Executive Summary The warnings signs that have our full attention & why What the yield curve is telling us about the next recession What indicators to watch for in the markets over the next few weeks/months The steps to take right now to prepare If you have not yet read […]

Every Bubble is in Search of a Pin

Those of us who have spent the past years watching in concern as the Everything Bubble grew, this is the moment we’ve been anticipating. Time to put your crash plans into action. Join the conversation » Powered by WPeMatico

Daily Digest 12/7 – Good News Friday: Adapting The Grid To Clean Energy, Maersk To Cut Carbon Emissions To Zero By 2050

NYC sets $17 an hour minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers A big new review of the evidence finds that prescription heroin works Neo-Nazis Have No First Amendment Right to Harassment, Judge Rules Human Connectome Project Burger King is giving away 1-cent Whoppers…at McDonald’s Clean energy technologies threaten to […]

Daily Digest 12/6 – The Trade Truce Won’t Last, How Low Will Gas Prices Go?

The Trade Truce Won’t Last GM lobbyists go into full crisis mode over layoffs Les Gilets Jaunes – A Bright Yellow Sign of Distress Don’t Worry About the Gold Price — China’s Got Your Back Construction spending falls as public works edge out home building Asian stocks pare losses after […]

Daily Digest 12/5 – Hungry Venezuelans Selling Heirlooms To Buy Groceries, What Happens If PG&E Goes Bankrupt?

Hungry Venezuelans are selling gold rings and family heirlooms just to buy groceries Highland Park to hike property tax levy nearly $1M to pay for pensions When Burning Cars in Paris Gets You a Tax Freeze CALMatters: What happens if PG&E goes bankrupt? Puerto Rico lost $43 billion after Hurricane […]

Reality Bites!

I’ve monitored numerous online investing chat boards for a long time. “Average Joe” traders have been licking their wounds since the October correction, but they’ve been trying to remain bullish. Many were excitedly talking about their dip-buying “strategies” as recently as yesterday as the Trump-Xi trade “agreement’ euphoria hit the […]

Charles Hugh Smith: Preventing The Final Fall Of Our Democratic Republic

There’s mounting evidence that the Age of American Exceptionalism is grinding to an end. Demographically, in the U.S. (as well as many other developed nations), the prospects of the younger generations are substantially less than those of the Baby Boomers. The same is true socioeconomically as well; the wealth gap […]

Daily Digest 12/4 – Security Services Cinema, Oil Jumps On Trump-Xi Trade Truce

These numbers show Suze Orman is right about needing $5 million to retire Syria’s Last Bastion Of Freedom The Anatomy of a Smart City in 2018 JPMorgan Asset Says Cash Better Than Stocks for First Time in Decade Security services cinema – lights, camera, redaction Canada outlaws the mailing of […]

Daily Digest 12/3 – NAFTA Formally Canceled, Our Deficits May Finally Be Coming Home To Roost

Trump will formally cancel NAFTA to press Congress to approve new trade deal Trump, Xi Agree to Temporary Truce in Bid to Contain Trade War Economic Winter And The Coming End Of Globalization Our deficits may finally be coming home to roost “I Hereby Confess Judgment” No Charges Will Be […]

Off The Cuff: Are The Fed Rate Hikes Ending Early?

In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss: Are The Fed Rate Hikes Ending? Decoding Powell’s latest guidance Lower Oil Prices Are Not The Boon Most Are Expecting The implications are mixed The Housing Market Continues To Soften In many markets, we’re now clearly past the […]

Daily Digest 12/1 – Measles Surges In U.S., What Is This Green New Deal Anyway?

Deutsche Bank Raided in Laundering Probe Going Into 2018 Federal agents raid office of lawyer who previously did tax work for Trump Bayer cutting 12,000 jobs in wake of Monsanto deal US ‘Empire of Debt’ will go to war to stop emergence of petro-yuan – Max Keiser China halts work […]

How To Manage Conflict & Build Relationships That Last

Executive Summary The Foundation: funding your Emotional Bank Account The Gottman framework of The Sound Realtionship House The Gottman Method: the 9 Components Of Relational Health (very meaty) Putting these techniques in practice in your own life If you have not yet read Part 1: Dealing With Others, available free […]

Dealing With Disagreement

If you’re reading this, chances are very good you’re concerend about where the world is headed. The over-leverged economy. Asset price bubbles across the stock, bond and real estate markets just waiting to pop. Declining world net energy per capita. Escalating geopolitical tensions. Unprecedented die-offs among foundational species in our […]

How to Prepare for Natural Disasters

A nice infographic to review and study on the various steps and basic materials to have on hand to be preparred for a natural disaster or emergency. https://aerindustries.com/blog/2017/10/30/how-to-prepare-for-natural-disasters/ Join the conversation » Powered by WPeMatico