Monthly Archives: August 2022

Memo to Wall Street:  The Monetary Cavalry Ain’t Coming

For the past 25 years, markets have depended on central banks to bail them out because of the delusion that “inflation had been vanquished to the dustbin of history.” Even after the Jay Powell smackdown, we still hear talk of … Continue reading

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Should We Worry About The Rise Of Fascism?

Uh…HELL YES!  

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Julian Robertson, R.I.P.

We are very sad to hear of the passing of the hedge fund great, Julian Robertson.  He was one helluva trader and an even better man.  When I was working on the sell side, almost every visit to his office … Continue reading

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Book ‘em Horns

The Texas university system is unlike other colleges because of its oil-rich land that’s driving record revenue this year. I have always (since my 20s) had a special spot in my heart for the University of Texas (UT) and its … Continue reading

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The National Football League (NFL) Is A Socialist State

Shhhh, don’t tell the Dallas Cowboy fans! Old Gold Post We are reposting the following more than decade-old piece as the football season is about to get underway in a few weeks. We had no idea the Rams would move … Continue reading

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How The U.S. Made Inflation Worse

Not a bad primer video from CNBC on the Fed’s policy mistakes, which we all are now, literally, paying for. I would add that monetary policy is a black box, mainly because we can’t define the money supply, much less … Continue reading

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The Moment I Knew America Was In Trouble, 3.0

We are reposting a piece from June 1, 2020 as we are very concerned about the stability of the American Street and how much of our country is slouching toward a bizarre and unprecedented form of a dangerous fascism. [A]t … Continue reading

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QOTD: Time To Fear The American Street

QOTD: Quote of the Day Putin and Xi couldn’t do it better than Fox News.

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History Is Not On Inflation’s (or the Fed’s) Side

CPI inflation hit 9.1 percent in June.  The FinMedia is quick to point out it was “the highest level in more than forty years,”   We doubt you will hear (at least from them) any context or the rest of the … Continue reading

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The World’s Breadbasket

There was some rare good news out of Ukraine today when a vessel loaded with 26,000 tons of corn left the port of Odesa — the first legal shipment of grain since Russia’s invasion began in late February. It’s a … Continue reading

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