Net Worth Percentile Ranking By Age

| June 5, 2017

Here we go, figure where you stand with these age/net worth breakdowns… Net Worth Summary Statistics for Households Aged 25 to 35 Net Worth Percentile Rank : A net worth of $0.00 for ages 25 to 35 ranks at the 22.67% Median Net Worth : $16,000.00 Mean Net Worth : $100,146.00 Net Worth 25th – […]

Disparity In U.S. And World Inequity Can’t Last Much Longer and It’s The Reason For The New Populist Agenda Sweeping The World

| March 28, 2017

It’s a screwed up world…  

Consumer Confidence Levels By Political Views

| March 8, 2017

Here is an interesting politically motivated chart…

Interesting Numbers

| January 7, 2017

So now we know why home ownership rates have fallen to 50 year lows.

2017 Tax Changes From President Elect Trump And How They Might Impact You

| December 17, 2016

Here it is …  how the new Trump proposed tax changes will effect you. Double click on image to enlarge.

Average Debt For Americans

| December 17, 2016

How does your debt compare…

State Tax Revenues Are Heading Down, Indicating Early Signs Of Trouble For State Budgets

| October 16, 2016

This is bad news for state governments …

Some Food For Thought From ‘Jessi’e’s Cafe Americain’

| August 15, 2015

So, the real question is….where are we now?     Sources: Jesse’s Cafe Americain, Oak Tree Asset Management.com

They’re Called The Princes Of “Rolling Jubilee” (You’ll See Why)….. So Just Who Are These Guys And What Do They Do?

| November 1, 2014

Rolling Jubilee… some say it’s about good vs. evil. But in reality it’s all about money and trying to fix the sales pitch from government and schools directly aimed at students which aggressively encourages student loans, and in the end it’s about fixing the pain of life long encumbrances caused by that sales pitch. The totality of college debt […]

The Perfect Witches Brew…..

| June 24, 2014

The Baltic Dry Index just delivered its worst first half of a year performance ever…yes, we said EVER!  This signals a slowing economy. Beware Wall Street, where we have record margin debt combined with incredible complacency…This is likely a perfect witches brew, setting up a variety of outlier events by year end 2014! By definition: The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is a […]

Milton Friedman On Big Government

| March 2, 2014

This says it all… “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand” Wise Dog Research

Mt Gox Files For Bankruptcy After $473 Million In Bitcoins “Disappeared”

| March 1, 2014

Hmm….It looks like the digital encrypted currency exchanges have some bugs to work out! For a case study of a blistering rise and an absolutely epic fall of an exchange that i) was named after Magic: the Gathering and ii) transacted in a digital currency which many have speculated was conceived by the NSA nearly two decades ago […]

New Digial Currencies Challenge Bitcoin

| December 1, 2013

Challengers to Bitcoin are popping up on the street. Bitcoins value topped out at $ 1,163 a few days ago but trades now at $941.03.   Ripple and Litecoin are challenging Bitcoin for the digital currency bussiness and Canada’s government project Mintchip is close behind. Read about it here: (The Canadian Mint Is Working On A New Digital Money Project […]

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 […]

The United States Antitrust Law? Does It Still Exist!

| November 25, 2013

                                  Op-Ed      The Stated Truth Elitist Defeatism Of Real Competition In A Slow Growth World For markets to grow in a capitalist society, it is imperative to have high levels of competition. The more competition the better. This helps innovation and has been the backbone of our economy over the last 102 years or to be […]

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 […]

Rich Man, Poor Man….How Do We Fix It?

| November 4, 2013

Back on October 27 we did a report on the worlds wealth pyramid titled A Travesty Of Grandiose Proportions (click the blue lettering to review).  The report discusssed the great disconnect in the world today between the wealth of the super rich and everyone else. Now, in todays review, we are going to touch on income extremes, with hopes […]

A Trillion Isn’t What It Used To Be!

| October 31, 2013

If you look back in history, it took the United States 192 years to rack-up $1 trillion of debt.  Then, the next $1 trillion of debt took only 30 years.  Astonishingly, now we are going through $1 trillion each year. Source: Wise Dog Research

The Canadian Mint Is Working On A New Digital Money Project Called ‘MintChip’, No It’s Not Ice Cream…It’s A New Form Of Digital Currency, Does BitCoin Ring A Bell?

| October 31, 2013

BitCoin may have become the fuzzy model for countries around the world to modify the digital money idea. Software engineers for Crown Corp in Canada will begin pilot testing a novel form of digital currency that so far has received little attention.  It has the potential to revolutionize how we do business. “Where we’re going is not a […]

U.S. Budget Deficit Narrows To 5-Year Low On Record Revenue

| October 30, 2013

Surprised as we are, somehow we don’t think it was employment gains that powered this giant revenue collection….capital gains taxes would make more sense being that stock markets are at all time highs! Bloomberg: The U.S. posted its smallest budget deficit in five years as employment gains helped propel revenue to a record. Spending exceeded receipts […]

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 […]

Let’s Throw Every One Of Them Out Of Office….It Will take Six Years, But It’s Something That Has To Be Done!

| October 17, 2013

The U.S. Congress, what a bunch of thieven’ bums…. Last night, after more than two weeks of utterly embarrassing theater, the government in the Land of the Entitled inked a deal to kick the can down the road for a few more months. And in doing so, they set a very dangerous precedent. As part of the […]

The U.S. Government Issues New Ben’s

| October 9, 2013

Yep…new $100 dollar bills (notes) started to circulate yesterday.  This project was said to be in development for over 10 years as a joint effort by The Federal Reserve, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the U.S. Secret Service.  First year production is expected to be around 3.4 billion with print facilities in Washington D.C. and […]

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 […]

Housing “Recovery” Showing New Cracks, This One Will Expand!

| October 2, 2013

Wise Dog Sources: “We know from experience that if Carlyle Group is a seller (of anything), then you’ll want to be a seller also.  Yes, they are that good.”   “They buy wholesale, and sell retail or above. There’s no meat left on the bone when they’re done!” Via Bloomberg, Carlyle Group LP, the private-equity firm with more […]

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

Donald Kohn Comments Send Him To The Back Of The Line For Next Fed Chairmanship

| September 16, 2013

Wise Dog Sources believe that Kohn is NOT a deregulator as Summers was perceived to be, and his comments that we review below essentially take him out of the Federal Reserve Chairman job opening! Wikepedia: Donald Lewis Kohn (born November 7, 1942) is an American economist who served as the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. […]

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 […]

Are New Bank Notes Around The World Going To Be Made Of Polymer?

| September 12, 2013

“Wise Dog” sources say the new normal in money has started a change from paper to plastic!  The reason being that after initial increased costs, the extra durability of the notes would mean they would last longer.  Canada has already adopted the polymer banknote because it’s cheaper to issue then paper notes. Other countries paying with plastic include: Australia was […]

Stanley Druckenmiller Reviews Key Issues That In His Opinion Will Effect The U.S. Economy

| September 11, 2013

Pay attention everybody, there will be a quiz on this….Stanley Druckenmiller (one of the most successful money managers of all time) addresses key issues for the U.S. economy going forward. Here are a few  snip-its. On what he is most uncomfortable about: “Let’s first set the table and looking at what is going on in the last […]

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.

Not Sounding Good…Especially Since We’re In An Economic Recovery (Sort Of)

| August 18, 2013

Things that make you wonder….and then question, how could this happen! 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck 27% of American have no savings at all 46% of Americans have less than $800 in savings The conversion of America into a part-time working society and the country’s second largest employer – a temp agency. The […]

Currently, Stock Markets Of The World Show Little Fear…But Maybe They Should!

| August 13, 2013

Why, you say…. It’s the dreaded Hindenburg Omen! “The Hindenburg Omen is a technical analysis that attempts to predict a forthcoming stock market crash. It is named after the Hindenburg disaster of May 6th 1937, during which the German zeppelin was destroyed in a sudden conflagration.” The Hindenburg Omen is not a guarantee of a […]

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% […]

Bad Seats…Hey Buddy!

| March 12, 2013

Hmm…This from the very successful Kyle Bass We are right back there! The brevity of financial memory is about two years. I don’t get paid to be an optimist, I don’t get paid to be pessimist, I get paid to be a realist – and a prudent fiduciary of the capital, and then if i […]

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