Trump’s Tumbler

With a year from the election of Donald Trump, it’s time to begin work on our economics (and therefore market) outlooks for 2018.

As a starting point for this seasonal review I wanted to begin this morning with a look at two years of data in order to assess whether economic  progress has been “real” or “perceptual.” 

After coffee, headlines and those damn bullish charts that as of last week had been calling this bull market run spot-on for over a year..

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Scenarios for the Future

We take some time this morning to look at crypto currencies, the future of autos, and where gold may go.

These are all topics of immediate concern to subscribers…but first a few headlines and a look at the charts.  Which, as we expected, ended the week in the U.S. right on our 9-day moving averages…

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When Not to Follow Trading Models

One of our readers asked an interesting question that deserves a comprehensive answer this morning:  What is the point of all the Peoplenomics research and charts if *Ure’s truly*  doesn’t religiously follow his own models?

FOGODfear of gap opening down – –which the market is set to deliver in an unusually timely way as our example today at the open. After our usual headlines and coffee, natch.

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D153: The "Crazy Beam" Caper

Economics is often best-understood through the use of a “thought-model.”  Around here, when enough pieces of the Big Picture aren’t fitting well, we fall back to a hypothetical “super agency” that is in charge of delivering an agreed-upon future to those of us who are blissfully ignorant of the game’s highest levels.

With this in mind, we launch into a discussion of “The Crazy Beam.” And, as you’ll see as our “fictionalized” story unfolds, there is a case for 18 (or more)  mass shooting events in the US in 2018.

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How 12% of Your Lifestyle was Stolen

It’s all in the numbers this morning as we behold one of the most interesting spectacles of human history.

We have been screwed out of 12 percent of our real lifestyle and it takes some clever work in statistics to see it and understand how it’s been pulled-off.
Before we get you straightened out on that, headlines and charts. 

We may be going down the road of Rome, but no reason not to have a few Didrachm along the way.

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How to Fix Hollywood

This morning we go through a review of what has gone wrong in Hollywood.  Long list.  And, as our contribution to “public service” we also offer some free consulting advice on how to fix what ails the silver screen crowd.

Except, in mid-report a mystery pops up and it leads to the underworld…

After charts and news bits, or course.  I mean, what’s the movies without having to sit through some “previews of coming attractions,’ right/

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SML: Electronic Thought Templates

Some years back I developed “The Substitution Method of Learning” or SML for short.  The idea is that you can  generalize the form of knowledge by simply replacing terms to come up with new, and often very useful, approach to problems.

Today, we focus on electronics which, as it turns out, provides an excellent tool for understanding both product development and how people operate.

If the idea doesn’t “resonate” with you, some study of concepts like “resistance” may lead you to this morning’s path

If not, certainly our adventure in Fed Spotting will be of interest – if you’ll pardon the pun at this hour.

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How to Monetize ANYTHING

One of our readers decided that I wasn’t right.  He challenged me to find a way to monetize anything he named.  He named doggie droppings.

But yes, this morning we talk about how to monetize dog droppings .  Perhaps not so coincidentally, the same principles apply to politicians.  So this morning we talk method and technique.

First, however, the charts and why I am still in my nearly insane short position.  Hint:  It has something to do with chickens and when they hatch..

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AI and the Return of Slavery?

We get into some interesting speculation this morning about the future of artificial intelligence.  Not so much about when it knows what TV shows you like.

No, what we’re talking about when machine consciousness shows up; wants to vote and that kind of thing.  Alexa with a soul.  Siri with her own tastes…

Ever wonder what happens when the A.I.  holds a “job” (formerly done by a human)? Are human-like robots subject to withholding?  Fascinating problems are out there…after coffee, headlines, and charts…

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