Monthly Archives: December 2016

COTD: Executive Orders by President

Nice chart by the Daily Dot coming to us via King David over at  Think In The Morning.  Check out his blog, one of the smartest economists we know. The data totally contradict the meme that President Obama is the … Continue reading

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World Consumer Inflation Rates

We have ranked the world’s 2016 consumer inflation rates by country in the ginormous table below.  The data are from the October 2016 IMF’s World Economic Outlook database.  Note, 2016 are IMF estimates. But, first, check out the low inflation, … Continue reading

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Time To Buy A New or Used Car?

Folks, easy money/ conusmer credit almost always moves consumption  forward and robs from the future.  Not the case with capital investment and capital accumulation however, which are the foundations of growth. I posit the slow growth in the G5  is now … Continue reading

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World’s Fastest Growing Economies

We have ranked the world’s country 2016 GDP growth rates in the ginormous table below.  The data are from the October 2016 IMF’s World Economic Outlook database. But, first, check out the dismal economic performance of the G5 economies.

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COTD: Raw Materials

Nice chart/infographic,  Where do our raw materials come from? From the BullionVault, WHICH countries produce the raw materials we all need and use every day? Who mines the copper, grows the timber, makes the cement and harvests the coffee all … Continue reading

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US Sector ETF Performance – Dec 16

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Daily Risk Monitor – December 16

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Presidential Stock Market Returns

We’ve been busy crunching data from the Measuring Worth website on the Dow Jones Industrial Stock Index returns for each Presidents’ administration  going all the way back to Teddy Roosevelt.  We find the data very interesting and will, mostly, let it … Continue reading

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China Pushing Back, Gold Spikes $10

As we said a few days ago in our post,  Is Gold Finished, to get a new bull market jump started…a bull market sparked by geopolitical risks, which could increase markedly, in a scenario where, say,  the new President-elect tries … Continue reading

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Watch Those Gold Miners (GDX)

The gold miners index (GDX) gapped down another 4 1/2 percent today even after yesterday’s 5 percent down day.  Gold, the Feb futures contract, closed down about another $15 lower from the 5 pm electronic futures market close in New … Continue reading

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