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What Is Coronavirus?

What exactly is coronavirus? Here's what you need to know about the China-linked mystery illness now confirmed in the U.S. — QuickTake by Bloomberg (@QuickTake) January 22, 2020

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Paul Tudor Jones Interview

I worked for one of the greatest global macro traders of all-time and almost went to work for this one.  PTJ is the best.  

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QOTD: Did Boomers Burn Down The House?

QOTD = Quote of the Day It’s kind of stunning how Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, a “very angry” 17-year old Swedish teenage girl diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and selective mutism, can trigger the President of the United States,  many … Continue reading

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The Happiest Places On Earth

Happiest countries in the world: 1. Finland 🇫🇮2. Denmark 🇩🇰3. Norway 🇳🇴4. Iceland 🇮🇸5. Netherlands 🇳🇱6. Switzerland 🇨🇭7. Sweden🇸🇪8. New Zealand🇳🇿9. Canada🇨🇦10. Austria🇦🇹11. Australia🇦🇺12. Costa Rica🇨🇷13. Israel🇮🇱 #WEF20 — Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) January 21, 2020

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The Black Swan Chart Of 2020

  The surprising outcome of the 2020 presidential election may be, OK, Boomer.  It’s time to pass the torch of leadership to a new generation.    The younger generations dwarf the boomers in terms of sheer numbers but they have … Continue reading

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Howard Marks, Oaktree Capital

Howard is always worth a listen.  Note the interview took place in October, so a bit dated. We found a true gem from his latest memo, however. This experience produced two of my most important observations: Success in investing doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Best MLK Weekend Of All-Time

We are reposting this in honor of Dr. King, a truly great American. Originally Posted on January 21, 2019 During my Lehman days as a bond strategist, the firm’s research group would do a January roadshow in many of America’s major … Continue reading

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The Secular Decline in U.S. Manufacturing Employment

The title of the post is a bit of a misnomer. Though the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States is 40 plus percent higher than in 1939, the proportion of total private payrolls hit its lowest level in … Continue reading

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How Is That Austrian Century Bond Doing?

I guess it depends on your entry price.   The Austrian 2117 bond chart now looks like a broken stock. We did notice during summer feeding frenzy and August highs, our bond trading buddies in Europe were pounding the table the … Continue reading

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Stocks Get Vertical & Vertigo

This is some chart.  Even if you assume a structural shift in valuations began when the Fed started backstopping markets after the 1987 crash, that puts the average valuation of the Wilshire Market Cap to GDP at 92.58 percent.   That’s … Continue reading

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