Monthly Archives: October 2015

Why do we have wars?

From kindergarten on, children art taught that the United States is a peaceful nation and that its military promotes principles of democracy around the world. In the mind of the average American our military is constantly engaged in completely necessary … Continue reading

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Economics of the Rich

Earn enough money and living above the law is easily accomplished. Given enough money the congress, president and all of the nations people work for you. All you have to do is get laws passed that force ordinary citizens to … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz and the Flat Tax

The flat tax is a gift to the donor class. Never support a candidate who proposes changes in the tax code without reductions in spending first. If you have no political power any change made through government will be a … Continue reading

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Stock Market and Republican Debates

Below are two articles from a few weeks back. As it turns out, organized support has been ample in countering the traditional weakness during the month of October. Stock Market Through October Stock Market Through December 2015 This is a … Continue reading

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When Governments Buy Stocks

The idea behind quantitative easing is to push asset prices, mainly stocks, higher with the notion that the economy will follow and there will be joy throughout the globe. It is kind of like the build it and they will … Continue reading

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Latest on Margin Debt

Each month the amount of margin debt is released by the New York Stock Exchange. Notice that the September level is at its lowest level since February. This is important but even more important is that this bearish level has … Continue reading

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How Do They Find These Idiots?

Mario Draghi is an economist? By whose standards? There is a global slowdown so Mr. Mario is going to give the world more of what caused it. For whoever will listen, just say that the global slowdown has been caused … Continue reading

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High Frequency Trading, Just a Reminder

Seldom are the real reasons for things discussed in the media or anywhere else. The damage to the economy, done by high frequency trading firms is never discussed in the media or in academic circles. Here are the facts. It … Continue reading

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What We Know for Sure

There are overnight meetings and tomorrow there will be a renewed effort push the stock market higher.Today the effort was enormous but still fell short. The fundamentals are not there and neither are the technicals. Today gave the impression of … Continue reading

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Strange Fear in the Stock Market

Today’s fear in the stock market is that it will go down at all, even a little. Any decline that begins has the potential to be unstoppable. The job of the plunge protection team has changed from elevating stock prices … Continue reading

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