Episodes

What Do Democrats Have Against Small Businesses?

Feb. 23, 2021

So I read on. Anxious to learn about how this Democratic Proposal would support the part of the economy that I'm most familiar with. As a former small business owner, I know that it is this sector that represents the most jo…

Who Will Defend The US Dollar? Jerome Powell?

Feb. 22, 2021

Using the admittedly volatile forex markets we can see a trend emerging for the Dollar, at it is disturbing, to say the least.   The Dollar began the Pandemic trading between 98 and 100 on Forex. Today it trades at 90. That…

"Non-Essential" The Economic Death Sentence.

Feb. 19, 2021

This month marks the one-year anniversary of perhaps the Nation's most destructive economic policy...ever: The Designation of certain businesses as “Non-Essential.”

Supply Chain Disruption.

Feb. 18, 2021

As we watch Winter Storm Uri move up the East Coast: we're seeing yet another disruption in the nation's supply chain. That delicate, ever-moving combination of ships, trains trucks, and planes keeps our store shelves stocke…

It's Reliable v. Unreliable Electricity.

Feb. 17, 2021

Nature has a way of exposing man's folly. When I lived in California, it was often earthquakes that exposed the poorly constructed building. In Florida, it's hurricanes.   And this week it has been Winter Storm Uri...

Where's Bitcoin Headed? Ask JP Morgan.

Feb. 16, 2021

The big bank, JP Morgan Chase, may have a lot more to do with the future of Bitcoin that you'd imagine.

All This Monetary Stimulus Is Like "Pushing On A String."

Feb. 12, 2021

There is a growing consensus on Wall Street that Inflation is right around the corner.   And when you first look at the numbers, that seems like a reasonable explanation of what is occurring in the economy. Currently, Congr…

Powell Refuses To Call Out Governors As The Real Cause Of Unemployment.

Feb. 11, 2021

The reason we have a weak labor market is as clear as the nose on your face. It is the elephant in the room. And it is the one thing that Powell refused to address. The one thing that would help alleviate this mess we find o…

Why There Is Little Inflation...For Now.

Feb. 10, 2021

This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest reading on the US Inflation Rate.   And this had to be one of the most widely anticipated reports to come out of Washington lately. This is especially true, wi…

How Is All This Stimulus Distorting The Economy.

Feb. 9, 2021

With all this largess coming out of Washington, the question is beginning to be asked, is this too much of a good thing. The amount of economic distortion that is beginning to be felt in the economy, is really remarkable.

The Disappearing American Corporation.

Feb. 8, 2021

Well, We're right in the middle of earnings season, with just over half of the publicly traded companies having reported their results, and half to go.

Will Amazon Become A Union Shop?

Feb. 5, 2021

It's the kind of news that sends a shiver up the spine of any Chief Executive. Even one, who is one of the richest men in the world, and just announced his retirement. We can speculate whether there was any connection betwee…

The Game Stop Saga: Real Capitalism Or Something Else?

Feb. 4, 2021

Well, I have to confess that when I first saw the news about Game Stop and all the others like AMC and American Airlines: I was tickled.   I'm no fan of short-sellers. And especially Short Sellers who weaponize their strateg…

Amazon And Alphabet/Google Two Companies In Transition.

Feb. 3, 2021

Amazon and Alphabet, two of the leading companies in the nation. And yet as we saw yesterday, two firms in transition. Their term, not mine.

When Shorting Becomes An Offensive Weapon.

Feb. 2, 2021

There is a pernicious evil, that happens when Shorting Stock becomes an offensive weapon. It is an evil that will literally rip the guts out of our financial markets. This type of market manipulation was once considered “ene…

Wall Street Reacts To Biden's Expansive, New Social Programs.

Feb. 1, 2021

Want an inside indicator of where this economy, and ultimately stocks and bonds are headed? Well, look no further than the latest moves out of Washington.

What's Really Happening With Game Stop.

Jan. 30, 2021

There really is a scandal here, but it's not at all what you're reading in the press or hearing on the news. The Scandal here is between big monied Hedge Funds and the Wall Street Brokers who serve them.   I can say categor…

If I Could Tell Presient Biden Just One Thing.

Jan. 29, 2021

So, if there is one thing that I could tell our new President it is to: Open up this economy, as fast and as far as he can.

If I Could Tell President Biden Just One Thing.

Jan. 29, 2021

So, if there is one thing that I could tell our new President it is to: Open up this economy, as fast and as far as he can.

Game Stop And The Great Bear Raid.

Jan. 28, 2021

Well. You may have read about the big price jump in Game Stop and a couple of other small companies that have recently come under the gave of a group of retail investors over at the Social Media Site: Redditt. If one were t…

The Cost Of Fear.

Jan. 27, 2021

Fear is perhaps the most overwhelming of all human emotions. When you are truly fearful is difficult, if not impossible, to think of anything else. Fear for you life, and that will be the consuming motivation for everything…

Janet "A Little Inflation Is A Good Thing" Yellen.

Jan. 26, 2021

Yesterday Janet Yellen was confirmed by the United States Senate as the 78th Secretary of the Treasury. Yellen thereby, has achieved several “firsts” in her new position. She is the first person to hold both the position …

Wall Street Looks Across The "Valley."

Jan. 25, 2021

Wall Street is convinced, that from here on things will get much better on the pandemic front. That we will see a fairly dramatic re-opening of the economy, which should start right about now. And that by the third quarter o…

Japan Slips Into Deflation...Why?

Jan. 22, 2021

Deflation, its a word that will send a shiver up any Economist's Spine. Last night, Japan revealed that prices, at the consumer level, had fallen 1.2% in the month of December. Let's look at the implications. Japan is one…