Question: Who Is The Worlds Largest Producer Of Oil?…How About Natural Gas?

| July 4, 2014

Easy question….or is it?  We can’t imagine why the answer would be hard. It’s got to be Saudi Arabia, NOPE. How about Russia,  yep that sounds right! NOPE. Well, who else could it be? Hmm, just don’t know, how about Iran, NOPE. Umm, maybe China or Canada, NOPE, NOPE! One last chance… The U.S. overtook Saudi Arabia and Russia and is now the world’s biggest producer […]

It’s Just A Matter Of “Time” Before A Worldwide Cyber Attack Takes Down An Important Part Of The Worlds Economy!

| July 1, 2014

The new normal in computer cyber hacking and attacks will change the way we live at some point going forward. Cyber-spies are especially targeting utility companies all over the world. This will create havoc when it happens. According to Bloomberg, a Russian group of hackers known as “Energetic Bear” is attacking energy companies in the U.S. and […]

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 […]

Home Ownership Is On A Slippery Slope, But Home Prices Continue Higher!

| June 6, 2014

Home ownership in the United States has now fallen for 8 years in a row, and dropped to the lowest level in 19 years! To make matters even more interesting, almost 50% of all houses have no mortgages. This is an all time record up from 33% back in 2007-2008. Who is it then, that has […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our Lives Will Never Be The Same Because Of New Invasive Technologies

| February 6, 2014

There goes the ranch….With “NameTag”, nobody’s privacy will be safe any more! eOnline reports: A new app will allow total strangers to ID you and pull up all your information, just by looking at you and scanning your face with their Google Glass. The app is called NameTag and it sounds like an invasion of privacy. The […]

This Is What Will Take Down The World, Mark Our Words, It Sets Up An Unwelcome Outcome… Guar·an·teed..

| January 23, 2014

A Great Awakening Is Coming….. Currently the 85 richest people in the world have about as much wealth as the poorest 50% of the entire global population does.  In other words, 85 extremely wealthy individuals have about as much wealth as the poorest 3,500,000,000 do. Just as wrong is the fact that  according to Oxfam, the richest one […]

T R U S T Of Government Falls To Record Lows

| January 20, 2014

In the corporate world, Banks are the least trusted entity for the fourth year running…..that figures, dosen’t it!  Couldn’t happen to a better group of liers, cheaters and price fixers!  Oh, did we also say thieves? Trust in governments continues to fall, making them the world’s least-trusted institutions for a third year in a row, […]

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’s Competition Is Coming Like A Heard Of Wild Horses…Hello Chase Bank “Web Cash”

| December 10, 2013

Cryptocurrencies….is the new war cry! It looks like JP Mogan’s Chase Bank has filed for a patent on “Web Cash”…it’s a per-to-per “Internet Pay Anyone (IPA)” account with inherent safeguards built-in.  JP Morgan refers to this as a “Virtual Private Lockbox (VPL)”.  LetsTalkBitcoin noted recently, the “Method and system for processing internet payments using the electronic funds transfer […]

And Now A Word From Our Self Serving Congress…..

| December 9, 2013

According to Gallop, Congress now sports a 9% approval rating. It is the lowest level in the survey’s 39-year history. And…According to a survey based on data from the fine folks at the Office of the Clerk of the US House of Representatives, the current 113th Congress has delivered the lowest legislative activity “since at least 1947, when the […]

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 […]

John Connally, Ex-Treasury Secretary And Texas Governor, Shot While Riding With JFK In 1963… Talked Of Vast Criminality In U.S. Before He Died

| November 19, 2013

Criminality and corruption, especially in the government, are today like nothing ever seen before in our lifetime. But just how bad was it back in the 1960’s and 70’s?  Well, John Connally tells us in no uncertain terms, a stunning story of how bad it was. He waited until 1992 to talk about this. When John Connally finally did get things off his […]

New Productivity Apps May Forever Change The Way Computers Are Used!

| November 18, 2013

Back in December of last year, Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak talked about IT (Information Technology) Forecasts for 2013.  One of his thoughts listed in Forbes click here: (http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2012/12/13/woz-the-great-and-powerful-his-it-forecasts-for-2013/) involved BYOD. That stands for Bring Your Own Device, meaning iPad’s and cell phones that can work on office projects and utilize computer access from anywhere.  Here is a […]

New Hidden Taxes Target The Rich

| November 14, 2013

We’ve been saying that the rich are going to make themselves into colorful targets for new hybrid taxes, click here to read about it, (I’m Smarter, That’s Why I’m Richer Than You…), so here we go….they’re just getting started with the hidden tax trickery! Luxury real estate broker Ron Aioso says there is a tax that is […]

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 […]

The United States Is Now The Worlds Largest Oil Producer, Yes…You Heard It Right

| October 30, 2013

So maybe this has something to do with the stock markets being so strong. It’s no secret that cheap oil is critical to long term growth in big economies like the United States. Reuters News: The U.S. has  surpassed Saudi Arabia as the biggest oil producer in the world. You read that correctly: “The jump in output […]

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 […]

John McAffee Say’s He’s Got The Problem Of NSA Spying Fixed!

| October 25, 2013

Hmm…Anti-virus legend and wild man John McAffee claims that he has created a $100 hardware router which will block NSA snooping…..he goes on to say there’s no way (for the government) to track who you are or where you are.  Sounds great, but the biggest problem is – does anyone really believe him?  And even if McAffee did have a fix […]

Powerful Nations And Mega Large Companies Fight Back Against NSA Spying

| October 25, 2013

This is what can happen when power is abused,….we think it is just the begining of efforts to neutralize U.S. power around the world.. Much of the new telecommunications infrastructure layout is said to be built to avoid American spying.  Can’t say that we can blame them! One of India’s largest newspapers – The Hindu – reports: Most of Brazil’s global […]

Japan Wilts From With-In…..

| October 21, 2013

In Japan, diapors for old people now out sell diapors for babys….and it just gets worse from there.   A recent study showed a third of the people under 30 in Japan have never dated at all. That explains Japan’s fertility rate, which is 1.39 for women, compared with 1.93 in the U.S., according to the Ministry of Health, Labour and […]

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 […]

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 […]

The BitCoin Model Is Being Challenged By A Huge Federal Bust Of Anonymous Internet Kingpin Silk Road Website And Owner

| October 2, 2013

Reuters reports: U.S. law enforcement authorities raided an Internet site that served as a marketplace for illegal drugs, including heroin and cocaine, and arrested its owner, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday. The FBI arrested Ross William Ulbricht, known as “Dread Pirate Roberts,” in San Francisco on Tuesday, according to court filings. Federal […]

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 […]

“Trust” Is Fading Into The Sunset

| October 1, 2013

Yikes… heading down hill with no brakes!

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