Monthly Archives: May 2019

A life of boom and bust: Can Argentina break the cycle?

A century ago, Argentina was one of the ten richest countries in the world. But crisis after crisis has earned it the dubious distinction of being the only nation ever to regress to developing country status. With hyperinflation, devaluations and … Continue reading

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“Oh no no no I’m a tariff man”

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time ‘Till tariffs come down again I’m not the man the market thinks I am Oh no no no I’m a tariff man – paraphrasing Rocket Man (starts tonight)   Tariff … Continue reading

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Did Mueller Buy Or Sell President Trump?

“And as set forth in the report after that investigation, if we had had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.  We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the … Continue reading

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International Trade Balance As A Percent Of State GDP

Our last post,  Trade As Percent Of State GDP (2018),  which illustrated the openness of each state to international trade normalized by the state’s GDP,  provoked our curiosity about which states run the largest trade deficits with the rest of the world. … Continue reading

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Trade As Percent Of State GDP (2018)

Who would have thunk it? Lousiana (petrol products and soybeans), Kentucky (aircraft), Michigan (auto & parts), Texas (oil),  South Carolina (aircraft & auto),  and Tennessee (medical equipment, aircraft & auto, parts), the states most engaged in international trade (i.e., > … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Tribute 2019


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Priceless And Timeless

"The First Lite Beer Bowling Tournament" (Classic 1982 Miller Lite Beer Commercial) An amazing cast of sports legends…and Rodney Dangerfield! — Baseball by BSmile (@BSmile) May 24, 2019

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Will The S&P Hold The Line?

Will the S&P hold its May 13th low of this current sell-off at 2801.43? Glad you asked.   The market is currently trading at its low of the day, 5 points above that support level. Tuesday’s Post The stock market took … Continue reading

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Stress Testing Apple

Goldman finally getting around to stress testing Apple as the trade war escalates.  They are out today warning Apple is in a world of hurt if China targets the iPhone maker in the trade war. The U.S.-China trade war could … Continue reading

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Key S&P Levels

It’s been a while since drilling down on the markets.  We have been concentrating on rebuilding our website to deal with the free riders and honing our web scraping coding skills.  Our economic and market analysis has focused on the … Continue reading

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