Monthly Archives: July 2015

Stock Market Update

For the first time since 2013, I have added some additional bearish positions. All are short etfs. The largest position is in TZA which follows the Russell 2000. The Russell 2000 is the easiest index to manipulate so it is … Continue reading

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Stir the Pot

I don’t support candidates. Candidates run for office out of self interest. There is nothing wrong with that but expecting them to immediately take the causes of those who elect them is completely unrealistic. Government provides a way for all … Continue reading

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The Health Care Squeeze

Anthem Inc. is in the process of trying to buy Cigna Corp. For anyone who doesn’t know these are Giant Health Insurance providers. There are only a handful of these companies. The story is that consumers will benefit because cost … Continue reading

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What is Money?

In Ivy League Economics money is created politically. This kind of money works in economic models, none of which provide any utility to society. Money created politically is to economics as a cancer cell is to a human body. Start … Continue reading

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Understanding Donald Trump

It seems Donald Trump is drawing maximum heat from both Republicans and Democrats. Trump is also drawing maximum attention. Attention is what all of the others need but have no way to get. Trump may also be the first non … Continue reading

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Slaves in Search of a Kind Master

I recommend re-reading the articles I have already written about Greece and its troubles. All economic problems have the same solution. Government must provide a free market system and remove government as a tool for rigging markets. Since the only … Continue reading

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Where Stupidity Rules

As Americans go about their daily lives as individuals,many are brilliant and completely adept at what they do. When they participate in groups or aggregations of people, all but a few are completely stupid. For the most part completely stupid … Continue reading

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Will Mankind Get Lucky?

What do all nation’s citizens have in common with the Greeks? The Greek people have no influence over their government’s spending. Neither do the citizens of Germany, United Kingdom, France, or the United States. Why would the Greek people feel … Continue reading

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