Monthly Archives: December 2017

Efficient Markets?

Now up 400 percent! Long Island Iced Tea Corp to rebrand as "Long Blockchain Corp", stock up 280% in 6 minutes since issuing press release to change name. Unreal. $LTEA — Dennis Dick (@TripleDTrader) December 21, 2017

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QOTD: TJ On Government

Government in a bear market.  In politics, honesty is an art. “the whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.”  –Thomas Jefferson, July 1774

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FT Forecasts 2018: More political disruption to come in the US

2017 was a year of political shock and disruption, with Donald Trump upending the rules of politics with his Twitter account. The FT’s US managing editor Gillian Tett says that trend is set to continue. The big question is how … Continue reading

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Royal Statistical Society : Best statistics of 2017 are 69 and 0.1

I guess we can characterize the new U.S. immigration ban as “swallowing a camel to strain a gnat” given the following data. The numbers that best sum up 2017 are 69 and 0.1, said Britain’s Royal Statistical Society as it … Continue reading

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Interest Rates Starting To Bite

We have long held that interest rates have been so low (especially real rates) that it will take some time to reach a level for them to really matter and impact markets. The 2-year yield crossing over the S&P500 divie … Continue reading

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European far-right parties seek to unify — EuroNews

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Sector ETF Performance – December 15

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Global Risk Monitor – December 15

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Yellen Says Curve Likely To Be Flatter – Bloomberg

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Tax Reform At Risk After Trump’s ‘Bama Facial?

We think the probability is much higher than markets have priced. Susan Collins and Rand Paul  are now waffling on their tax reform vote.   Lots of flaws in the bill need to be fixed as haste makes waste. Hard … Continue reading

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