There Are Now Less Than 3,000 US Listed Companies, Dwarfed by Over 7,000 Global ETFs

| August 12, 2020

Rather important happenings if you are an investor. We would pay attention class, it will matter at some point. ETFs used to be touted as a great way to gain exposure to the stock market. But now, thanks to fee-hungry issuers, the tail is wagging the dog and ETFs are the stock market.  “The number of public companies […]

Is This 1929-1932 Sears Catalog From 90 Years Ago The Prelude to Amazon in the Year 2110, 90 Years Forward

| May 18, 2020

More than just interesting! A Look At The Great Depression Through The Sears Catalog Submitted by Nicholas Colas of DataTrek Research The slide, and recovery, from the depths of the Great Depression is on full display in the once iconic Sears catalog. But what really stands out is the increasing presence of modern appliances like blenders, […]

US Launches ‘Full-Scale Investigation’ Into Wuhan Lab

| April 17, 2020

This would seem to be the logical thing to do, all politics aside. The question has been asked why transportation outside of Wuhan, specifically to other parts of China was immediately forbidden, but international travel was allowed. Best to clear the air. The United States has launched a ‘full scale investigation’ into whether COVID-19 escaped from […]

The Jones Act of 1920 or J.A. for Short, Regulates Maritime Commerce in The United States, but Unfortunately in Modern Times it has Created a Severe Hardship for US Energy Maritime Commerce

| April 17, 2020

Ahh, now I get it. Another outdated law from a hundred years ago.  That time line alone should explain the problem here. The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also commonly known as the Jones Act, is the fundamental law of the U.S. maritime industry. The Jones Act when used in the sense of maritime law refers to federal statute 46 USC section 883. […]

COVID-19 Speculative Expectations and Projections

| March 30, 2020

President Trump expects the peak for COVID-19 now to arrive around Easter though some projections put it around April 15 vs. Easter’s April 12. Trump insisted he would “rely on experts” to determine the end of the quarantine and that the worst thing to do would be to “declare victory” over “the invisible enemy” and have it not […]

Charles Lindbergh, Can You Believe This?

| March 25, 2020

One would logically think it probably can’t get any worse! According to this stunning chart from Deutsche Bank’s Torsten Slok, US airline passenger traffic is currently just 10% of normal. As Slok explains, “on a normal day in March, over 2 million people travel by air in the United States. Yesterday that number was 279,018.”

Don’t Let Anybody Tell You That Coronavirus Isn’t A Big Deal!

| January 30, 2020

Putting this in the context of the deadly SARS epidemic, the coronavirus pandemic has now officially exceeded SARS in cumulative cases in just two weeks. Summary: First human-to-human transmission confirmed in US 9,821 confirmed cases worldwide, 213 fatalities South Korea confirms first human-to-human transmission China reported largest one-day jump in fatalities on Wednesday with Hong Kong warns of […]

US Surpassed Saudi Arabia, Russia To Become World’s Top Oil Exporter

| September 12, 2019

Let’s not celebrate too soon. The US’s spot at the top of the global oil-exporting heap was rather short-lived, because according tot he IEA, Saudi Arabia reclaimed the top spot for July and August as hurricanes disrupted US production. In June, the US has once again surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to reclaim the No. […]

Wealthy Millennials Are Now Moving To These States

| June 13, 2019

This makes sense, until a big earthquake hits the U.S. west coast. According to a new SmartAsset study, wealthy millennials are moving to the coasts, but the Northeast isn’t one of them. We defined millennials as people under the age of 35 and looked specifically at millennials with adjusted gross incomes (AGI) of at least $100,000. To determine […]

Are You in the Middle Class?

| January 10, 2019

Interesting Stats Are you in the middle class? You probably think you are, according to new research from the Pew Research Center, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re right.As HowMuch.net explains, it turns out household size is a major determiner of status in the lower, middle and upper classes.

Every Major US Valuation Milestone From 1781: The Road To Apple’s Trillion Dollars

| August 5, 2018

Apple goes from near bankruptcy in 1997 to a trillion dollar market cap in 2018, what a run! The market has been buzzing about Apple’s $1 trillion market valuation. It’s an incredible amount of wealth creation in any context – but, as Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins notes, getting to 12 zeros is especially impressive when you […]

Generation Z Will Be Economic Power, Baby Boomers Fading Away

| July 4, 2018

“Sorry Millennials, your time in the limelight is over.” That’s the conclusion of a new report from Barclays analyst Hiral Patel, who writes that it’s time for the Millennials to make way for the new kids on the block – Generation Z – a generational cohort born between 1995 and 2009, and already larger in […]

Top 10 Wealthiest Countries In The World

| May 8, 2018

Looks like its the United States and China, then everybody else…

Retailers Face Poor Future

| March 15, 2018

The future of retailers couldn’t look more bleak…we expect to see a wave of new BK’s

The Worlds Wealthiest Cities

| February 19, 2018

The data shown in this chart represents the total amount of private wealth held by all the individuals living in each of these cities. Figures here include all assets (property, cash, equities, business interests) less any liabilities. Meanwhile, government funds are excluded from these figures. New World Wealth also mentions that there were eight cities that […]

The Billionaire Quagmire – Rich Man, Poor Man

| January 22, 2018

In 2017 the world’s richest 1% raked in 82% of the wealth created last year while the poorest half of the population received none, Separately, chief executives of the top five global fashion brands made in just four days what garment workers in Bangladesh earn over a lifetime.

Millennial Homeownership

| December 16, 2017

Let’s break the map down into a top ten list of the urban areas with the highest rates of millennial homeownership, combined with the average price of their home. A full 42% of the millennials living in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN own their own home, the highest rate in the country. 1. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI: 42.4% and $222,528 […]

Bitcoin or Gold…Which Would You Take

| December 12, 2017

A recent unscientific poll compares bitcoin to gold…  Ron Paul ✔@RonPaul  A wealthy person wants to gift you $10,000. You get to choose in which form you’ll take the gift. But there’s a catch: You must keep the gift in the form that you choose, and you can’t touch it for 10 years. In which form […]

$300 Million in Cryptocurrency’ Accidentally Lost Forever…That’s Right, Forever!

| November 18, 2017

A user mistakenly takes control of hundreds of wallets containing cryptocurrency Ether, then accidently permanently destroys them in a panic while trying to give them back…Hmm, sounds like a bad day for someone! More than $300m of cryptocurrency has been lost after a series of bugs in a popular digital wallet service led one curious developer […]

Tax Revenues Hit New Record

| November 14, 2017

Record total tax revenues were collected in the month of October, taking in a total of $235,341,000,000 during the first month of fiscal 2018, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today. The federal government also brought in record individual income tax revenues for the month of October, taking in $127,832,000,000 in individual income taxes.

According To A New Poll, 12% of Americans Say That Are Skipping Holiday Gifts In 2017

| November 13, 2017

According to a new report, one-in-eight (12%) Americans say they don’t plan to buy any gifts at all this year. CreditCards.com surveyed over 1,000 adults and found that despite the uptick in the economy under President Trump, many Americans are planning to be frugal this year, with only 27% of them planning to shell out […]

The Latest On The Senate Tax Bill vs. The House Version

| November 9, 2017

Confirming the leaks that occurred in the last hours, Senate Republicans just released their proposal for the tax bill and it is notably different from the House bill. Here are the most notable highlights (more details below): 20% permanent corporate tax cut delayed by 1 year Complies with the $1.5 trillion cost (will cost $1.44 […]

DoD Plans Solar-Storm Based National Blackout Drill In November 2017

| October 27, 2017

According to The National Association for Amateur Radio (ARRL), elements of the US Department of Defense (DOD) will simulate a  “communications interoperability” training exercise across the United States on November 04-06. The announcement released on October 24 has not been widely distributed to the media, because the drill is simulating a total grid collapse and could spark public […]

Blockchain Trends Will Revolutionize IoT (Internet of Things)

| October 26, 2017

Blockchain technology derived from cryptocurrency’s evolution may well define the most important new trend of the next 10-20 years. There are many evolving blockchain trends that will transfer power from centralized governments to the citizens, including the internet of things, blockchain identification and voting platforms, and diverse financial markets. Melding blockchain solutions with IoT, the internet […]

Those Left Behind From The Current Economic Prosperity, Will Likely Never Be Able To Catch Up…

| September 25, 2017

Economic prosperity is concentrated in America’s elite zip codes, but in an interesting report on Distressed Communities, from The Economic Innovation Group, it is increasingly clear that economic stability outside of those communities is rapidly deteriorating. As Axios noted, this isn’t a Republican or Democratic problem. At every level of government, both parties represent distressed areas. But the economic fortunes […]

1970 Trivia – Cost of Living

| July 3, 2017

Hard to believe, but true…

U.S. Areas Of GDP Contribution

| May 13, 2017

As shown in the Statista chart below, the GDP has a strong correlation with how many people live in those areas. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the Southeast, which has the combined population of 12 states, amounting to approximately 83 million (or a quarter of U.S. citizens), also has the biggest […]

U.S. Broad Power Outage Likely Caused By Geomagnetic Storm, Not Russia

| April 22, 2017

A large recurrent coronal hole last seen in March will become geoeffective beginning April 23rd. A moderate (G2) geomagnetic storm watch was added and high latitude sky watchers may be in for an aurora treat once an expected solar wind stream arrives past Earth. More updates in the days ahead. Stay tuned to SolarHam.com where […]

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…

The Keystone Pipeline Is Back In Action

| January 24, 2017

Bloomberg:  President Trump intends to sign two executive actions today that would advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. 

U.S. States Population Migration in 2016

| January 22, 2017

South Dakota is the #1 inbound state regarding population movement,  #2 is Vermont, #3 is Oregon and #4 is Idaho. New jersey is the # 1 outbound, with #2 being Illinois, #3 New York and #4 Connecticut.  

Military Spending Around The World

| January 10, 2017

Yep, looks like those $1,000 dollar hammers are starting to add up.  

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…

| December 13, 2016

The most recent Gallop Poll on Economic Confidence just hit all time high … and it all came since Trump was elected president. So … inquiring minds want to know, what would have happened if it was Hillary Clinton? Hmm

Inflation As Measured By The Cost Of Ice Cream Scoops

| December 3, 2016

This  is some kind of inflation … In  1974, a single scoop of ice cream could be purchased at a Thrifty Drug Store for just a nickel. Then the price increased to $0.10 in 1976, to $0.15 in 1981, jumped to $0.35 by 1991, exploded to $1.29 in 2010, to $1.79 by 2013 and yes, to $1.99 now. Wowwwww

How The New Trump Tax Plan Might Relate To You

| November 21, 2016

From the looks of things, if this tax plan gets past the Republican congress, it will help everyone across the board.

Trump Administration Targets Reigning In Record Regulations As A Top Priority

| November 20, 2016

The reliance on regulations led to more than 82,000* (not final) pages in the Federal Register, the official daily digest of the national government, in 2015, eclipsing the 77,000 pages in 2014 and the previous record of 81,405 set in 2010. When “economically significant” regulations are considered, Obama’s totals significantly exceed those of Bill Clinton and […]

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