Category Archives: Equities

Black Monday, 1987: Inside The U.S. Treasury

#CKStrong Originally Posted October 19, 2020 By Liam McPherson The following exchange took place between President Reagan and reporters after the market close on Black Monday, October 19, 1987.  Leaving to visit the First Lady in the hospital, President Reagan … Continue reading

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Fed Heads Talking 4 Percent Inflation

Fed's Kashkari says he would not panic if he saw a 4% inflation rate-BBG — LongConvexity (@LONGCONVEXITY) April 8, 2021 The bond market might, however, assuming Kashkari’s  quote is true. We are reposting a piece, which we recieved tremendous pushback … Continue reading

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Ready For 4 Percent CPI By Mid-Year?

Starting to hear lots of talk about inflation these days, something we have been seeing in the pipeline for the past six months. Input price inflation accelerated to a near-decade high in January. Costs increased to the greatest extent since … Continue reading

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Hedge Fund Shorts Get Crushed

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Comfortably Numb: Are We There Yet?

Markets certainly are. OKJust a little pinprickThere’ll be no more aaaaaaaah!But you may feel a little sick – Pink Floyd Hard to say what the pinprick will be.  My bet is higher inflation and higher interest rates.    On the … Continue reading

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The Moment I Knew America Was In Trouble

We are reposting a piece from June 1st as we were very concerned about the stability of the American Street and where the country was headed.  We were worried about a future full of “peril,” and after the events of … Continue reading

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Inflation Cometh And So Is A Big Market Correction

It was hilarious, no, sad actually, to see a piece last week by some market strategist mocking the “inflation truthers.”   Kind of like “election truthers?” Of course, he surely knows the one thing that can knock the markets on their … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2021, Y’all!

By Carol K. Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope everyone had a happy and relaxing holiday season – or as happy as can be in the midst of a global pandemic.  I’ve been fighting a bout of pneumonia and was … Continue reading

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At Least Some Things Never Change

With the markets unmoored from historical reality (along with half the country, by the way) and valuations at historic and unprecedented extremes, it’s refreshing to see some things don’t change, such as the painful short squeeze taking place in the … Continue reading

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How to Tell the Difference Between ‘Cyclical’ Companies and ‘Secular’ Companies

Cyclical companies are sensitive to economic cycles and their stocks outperform the market when the economy is doing well and underperform when the market is doing poorly. Secular companies generally underperform when the economy is strong and overperform when the … Continue reading

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