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Looks Like A Democratic Tsunami – Cook Report

This election is looking more like a Democratic tsunami than simply a Blue wave. President Trump, mired in some of the lowest job approval ratings of his presidency, is trailing Biden by significant margins in key battleground states like Pennsylvania (8 … Continue reading

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Riding The Gravy Train: S&P500 Key Levels

The U.S. stock market is very expensive and narrow, led by large-cap tech with S&P500 range-bound between 3233 and 2965, a 9 percent range, closing today at the upper 1/3rd of that range.   Not a fan, and a dangerous market, … Continue reading

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QOTD: Crises & Economic Ideas

Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around.  – Milton Friedman Hat Tip:  Joe Calhoun @JoeCalhoun3 Anyone dare to take … Continue reading

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Mike Trout Doubt’s America’s False Choice

We have always maintained that to reopen the economy was a false choice unless the public had confidence the virus had been contained. The U.S. is losing control of the COVID crisis due to the colossal failure of leadership by … Continue reading

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Canada Crushed The COVID Curve As The U.S. Struggles

“They had a healthy respect for this virus.” The U.S. leaders thought they could gaslight science and the virus,  Canadian pols respected science and it shows in the data.  The Canucks were not influenced or led by the “Jesus Is … Continue reading

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The Real History Of The 4th Of July

Good stuff from Dictionary.com.  Looks like John Adams was two days early in his forecast on the date of the celebration.  Fortunately, he wasn’t trading S&P options, where timing is everything.  The history of Independence Day was also/still is very … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, America!

In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and … Continue reading

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The Mathematics Of Weight Loss

Fascinating Tedx Talks vid by Ruben Meerman, The Surfing Scientist, especially for those planning to drop a few after the fireworks. Chemical Formula For Human Fat C55H104O6 Where does the fat go after you lose it?   Listen up. Well worth the … Continue reading

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Markets Have Jumped The Shark

Welcome to the Twilight Zone.    Nothing seems real anymore — not the economy, not the markets, not the politics — and it is increasingly difficult to distinguish the difference between what is and what isn’t.  It truly feels the economy, … Continue reading

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More Companies Jumping On Facebook Boycott Train

Advertisements for hundreds of brands are due to disappear from Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday, as a wide-ranging ad boycott against the world’s largest social media company is taking effect. Last week, the Anti-Defamation League along with several civil rights groups had … Continue reading

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