Trust And Confidence Factors In America Today

| April 9, 2017

The media, big business and congress bring up the rear of the donkey’s ass here! It comes as no surprise to us.

Wikileaks Unveils ‘Vault 7’: “The Largest Ever Publication Of Confidential CIA Documents”

| March 8, 2017

It seems like all most everything we drive, carry, talk on, or watch is bugged by the government…hmm … Anybody wonder where the world will be in 20 years?   WikiLeaks has just published what it claims is the largest ever release of confidential documents on the CIA. It includes more than 8,000 documents as part […]

A College Degree May Not Mean What it Used To…

| August 30, 2016

So you got a college degree…now what?

Can Water Stop California’s Economic Growth?

| September 2, 2014

California’s sunshine is getting a little out of hand…so we would love to throw a little water on the subject, no pun intended, but….maybe we’ll use sand instead. Source: CDEC

The Rich, And Everybody Else

| March 21, 2014

It’s no secret that the rich are only getting richer, and everyone else is heading the other way. At some point, the rich will sink their boat.  Just a matter of time!  So….The U.S. Income Gap has now soared to the widest gap since the “Roaring 20’s”.  Yep, 10% of the population now make over 50% of all earned income! […]

Over Two-thirds Of The Contiguous USA Covered With Snow

| February 9, 2014

Back on Dec 15th, 2013: Over half the USA covered in snow, the most in 11 years….Now, it’s even more.  February 7, 2014   Area Covered By Snow: 67.4%   Area Covered Last Month: 48.1% See the map and the 3D image: Here are the percentages for the last ten years! February 7, 2014 Area Covered […]

Sooo….How Will The Economy Improve In 2014 If Almost Everyone Has Less Money To Spend?

| January 1, 2014

Just wondering…..Is the U.S. consumer tapped out? If so, how in the world will the U.S. economy possibly improve in 2014?  The bottom 50 percent of AGI (Adjusted Gross Income) households have an income cutoff of $34,823 meaning that over 68 million US households now live on an AGI of $35,000 or less. Most Americans know that the U.S. […]

Electric Shock Happens In More Ways Then One

| December 23, 2013

Hey, the government says there is no inflation…hmm, guess ecletricity doesn’t count! The average price for a kilowatt hour of electricity set a record for the month of November, according to BLS. During the year, electricity prices tend to bottom out in the late fall, winter and early spring and hit a peak in the […]

Bitcoin…Is It The Reason Gold Has No Future, Or… Does It Make Gold’s Future Even More Important!

| November 30, 2013

Is Bitcoin the shining light of the future and Gold a buried relic of the past. It sure is looking more and more like that’s the case.  But, maybe not so fast, as there are new plans to create a Gold backed digital currency similar to Bitcoin. This should be interesting, we’ll keep you informed. Governments of the […]

Here Are Some Studies That You Won’t Read About Every Day, Maybe Even Never Again!

| November 24, 2013

The most interesting chart below may be the Map Of Honesty Wallet Study! The best city in this study was Helsinki, Finland with 11 out of 12 lost walllets returned.  The worst city was Lisbon, Portugal at 1 of 12 lost wallets returned.  So how about  New York?  It had 8 of 12 lost wallets returned. Sources: Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Wise Dog Research, Zero […]

I’m Smarter, That’s Why I’m Richer Than You – Is The Rich War Cry…Uh, Maybe, Then Again Maybe Not!… But Either Way Governments Are Getting A Little More Desperate Now, And The Rich Are Making Themselves Into Very Colorful Feathered Targets For New Mega Wealth Taxes!

| November 5, 2013

The easy target with colorful feathers spread wide are the rich and the super rich.  Ice Cap Asset Management explains and the IMF builds the case…..Absent economic growth, higher taxes are the only perceived option. Be prepared. Ice Cap in summary….”Meanwhile, our analysis of the global economy continues to show a lack of any acceleration. Instead growth remains […]

Meet the 0.0001% – 166 Americans Who Made Over $50 Million In 2012

| November 4, 2013

Here we go, it’s the roaring 20’s all over again but even more so now!  Never in U.S. history have so many individuals earned over $50 million per year. Never before has the divide between the wealthy and the poor been so wide (never). The source of this catalyst for unrest in society, as Mark […]

Financial Musical Chairs… But When The Music Stops, Who Will Have A Seat?

| October 28, 2013

JP Morgan has a report out that is reviewed in part below. Everybody should take time to read it.  The economy is being stimulated with excess liquidity like never before in history. When it slows or stops, we will have a Stanely Druckenmiller event, i.e., Druckenmiller said recently (September 11)….that financial markets could readjust to lower priced levels instantaneously upon changes in Fed […]

A Travesty Of Grandiose Proportions

| October 27, 2013

Never before has the world seen such disparity of wealth between rich and everyone else.  Out comes the pen and off goes another letter to our worthless Congress.  Will they even read it? John Maudlin, in his new book Code Red, (to be released on Monday, Oct. 28) reviewed the latest key figures concerning record wealth disparity, and it’s a […]

The Interbrand Best Global Brands 14’th Annual Survey Is Out

| October 6, 2013

The Interbrand Best Global Brands survey was recently released, (September 30,2013)……Founded in 1974, Interbrand is the world’s leading brand consultancy! Bloomberg BusinessWeek notes,Coca Cola the soft drink giant had held the No. 1 ranking for 13 consecutive years but fell to No. 3 in this year’s report. Interbrand values the Apple brand #1 at about $98 billion, and other […]

Meet The Real Estate Housing Market “Vampire REOs” Where Many Americans Live Mortgage-Free

| October 3, 2013

Zero Hedge is just out with this interesting article concerning the housing markets and what they call artifical price gains. Yeh, we agree, the whole free market system has been rigged in one way or another since 2009. ZeroHedge: Concerning Foreclosure stuffing. We explained this scheme by banks to limit the amount of available for sale […]

“Trust” Is Fading Into The Sunset

| October 1, 2013

Yikes… heading down hill with no brakes!

The 10 Most Powerfull Corporations In The World

| September 27, 2013

Below are the top 10 corporations by market cap listed in 5 year increments spanning the last 21 years, actually the last increment was 6 years. While the names have changed at the very top, the premise has not.  And…the winner for 2013 is (drum roll) Apple. But pay attention to this, nobody has stayed number one for very long! In fact, most […]

Inflation Based On Three Easy Comparisons…..

| September 26, 2013

Based on the graph below, a new car is the deal of the decade, in fact it’s the best deal going back multiple decades! Wise Dog

Student Loans…Look At This Insane Graph Of Parabolic Student Loan Debt – Much Of Which Is ‘A University Or College Sales Pitch That’s Not Much Different Then A Car Salesman’

| September 26, 2013

“Soaring higher education costs are further widening the achievement gap as non-wealthy students are forced to become debt-serfs to pay for college”. This is a system that forces poor and middle income households to shoulder student loans for decades in return for marginal-return degrees. It is wrong and recklessly predatory. Yet this is the system that […]

A Picture Tells The Story

| September 25, 2013

  Education flails….then fails for many!  

Time To Send Off Another Letter To Your Congressman….Household Income Figures Since 1975, All Of Us Pinions Vs Memebers Of Congress

| September 20, 2013

Here’s a full history of the Census Bureau’s figures for median household income.  Notice that median household income in 2012 is below the 1989 figure. That’s 23 years. Not so good. Now let’s look at things from 1975, which is the begining of these records…..Median household income has increased by a cumulative, grand total of 11% […]

Five Years After A World Economic Meltdown, BIS (Bank of International Settlements) Ex-Chief Economist Warns “It’s Worse This Time”

| September 15, 2013

It’s concerning how so many people now think that “things are different this time”!  But since complacency has hit an all time record, it’s unlikely to end well. The Swiss-based BIS `bank of central banks’ said a hunt for yield was luring investors en masse into high-risk instruments, “a phenomenon reminiscent of exuberance prior to the global financial crisis”. The former chief economist […]

The Recovery Trudges On

| September 8, 2013

And this is during an economic recovery! In June, the number of  households receiving foodstamps rose to 23.117 million, an increase of 45.9k in one month, and also a new record high. The average monthly benefit per household was: $274.55, just off the record. In June an additional 125,059 individual Americans started using Foodstamps. The increase to 47.8 […]

Here Are The Most Recent U.S. Crude Oil Import Charts….

| September 4, 2013

The U.S. isn’t “oil  independent” just yet, but we’re working on it!  As you can see from the charts below, most of the OPEC oil imported by the US comes from places other then the Middle East.  Saudi Arabia and Libya are the exceptions.  2013 July vs June Chart Below……. 2013 Year To Date Chart below….. Source: Census Bureau

Say It Ain’t So….The Hemisphere Project (Formerly Known As) Hudson Hawk) Involves Over 4 Billion Recorded Phone Calls Per Day

| September 2, 2013

Here is a spaghetti chart created by the WSJ of the US telecom space. It lays out roughly how many current subscribers (many  from other carriers) pass through  US telecom giant, AT&T.  Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/02/2013 16:02 -0400  www.zerohedge.com The reason for this is that according to the latest revelations from the NYT, which […]

Happy Labor Day 2013

| September 2, 2013

There are now 130 Million citizens that are not currently employed… off we go with another letter to OUR (We The People) self serving Congress and Senate.  Even they can understand the picture below (we thinx). (h/t @Not_Jim_Cramer)     www.zerohedge.com

The China Plan…In Gold We Trust

| August 25, 2013

The China plan would look to eventually back the Chinesse Renminbi currency with Gold, creating a direct trading challenge to the U.S. Dollar. Russia’s Putin has in the past hinted at something similar for the Russian Ruble! Chinese Gold Imports – China Imports 104 Tonnes of Gold in June China just imported 104 tonnes of […]

New Home Sales Fall To Lowest Level Since Last October While Builder Confidence Rises To Its Highest Level Since November 2005, No Typo, 2005!

| August 23, 2013

So, it’s said by a number of Realtors that interest rate spikes don’t matter to home buyers….um, maybe they should rethink that idea? Yep, maybe rethink it twice! Purchases of new U.S. homes  plunged in July by the most in more than three years while previous month saless were revised down.  Housing in July showed that a […]

Hindenburg Omen Continues!

| August 18, 2013

The dreaded Hindenburg Omen continues through August 14….. For the 6th day in the last 8, the market has flashed a string of Hindenburg chart warnings that suggest that all is not well in a stock  market considered by some to be “ government driven”. See our review of this several posts below, it will explain the Hindenberg Omen in detail.

Say It Ain’t So….

| August 6, 2013

There are 28 million Americans with federal student loans, 60%, or 17 million, don’t pay the U.S. government a single cent!  Yep, nota, zippo, zero….not a penny!

Velocity Of Money Sits At Historic Lows….

| August 6, 2013

What this means is that money is not being circulated through the system, instead it is parked in things that don’t ecourage growth in the economy.  Velocity of Money is now at all time lows. Here is how to explain it:  The velocity of money (also called velocity of circulation and, much earlier, currency) is the average frequency with […]

Baltic Dry Index…A Sinking Ship

| August 6, 2013

Reviewing the overall global trade activity, the Baltic Dry Index shows we remain in record low territory. The global economy is moving at stall speed….   www.kingworldnews.com

U.S. Housing Rents Hit Record Highs As Homeownership Falls To 18 Year Lows!

| July 30, 2013

Never say things can’t get worse… Murphys Law says otherwise. According to the latest quarterly homeownership data released by the Census Bureau, the raw homeownership rate of 65.0% was unchanged from last quarter and 0.4% lower than a year ago. And on a seasonally adjusted basis the percentage of Americans who have a house declined […]

Housing and Household Incomes

| May 6, 2013

Hmm….Courtesy of our good friend Gene Inger. www.ingerletter.com

Home Ownership Rates Continue To Fall

| April 30, 2013

The US Census Bureau reported earlier today that the US homeownership rates in the first quarter of 2013 dropped by 0.4% to a new 18 year low.  It now sits at 65% which is it’s lowest rate since 1995! www.zerohedge.com

The Rich Get Richer, And ….Well, You Know The Drill

| April 23, 2013

It’s now a rich mans world, but it wasn’t always this way! As the Pew Research Center finds, during the first two years of the US economic ‘recovery’, the mean net worth of households in the upper 7% of the wealth distribution rose by an estimated 28%, while the mean net worth of households in the lower 93% […]

Is The System Rigged Or Is It Just Magic…It’s Your Call!

| April 21, 2013

The  U.S. GDP Will Be Revised Higher By $500 Billion Following Addition Of “Intangibles” To Economy Those who have been following the US debt to GDP ratio now that the US officially does not have a debt ceiling indefinitely, may have had the occasional panic attack seeing how this country’s leverage ratio is rapidly approaching […]

Retirement Market Assets Are Looking Much Better…But We Have A Long Way To Go

| March 8, 2013

Hmm….the average working age person has only about $79,651 saved up for retirement. That works out to about  $416 per mounth of retirement payout if retiring at age 62. ICI recently released their retirement plan data through Q3 of 2012. The chart of the day shows the real (inflation adjusted) total retirement market assets per working age citizen […]

The Consumer Appears Taped Out As Income Dropped By The Most In 20 Years…At The Same Time A Trap Door Just Opened, Taking The Savings Rate Back To 2007 Levels

| March 1, 2013

How do we define austerity?  Quit simply we think it means that out into the future… “we’re all going to be poorer”. This sets up a bad game, and looking at the view of the field, it really doesn’t look anything like the ticket they sold us……more specifically, we have  “bad seats, hey buddy…front row behind a pole, and we just sat […]

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