Are U.S. Markets Looking at a Major Crash in Q4?

U.S. share markets are continuing to be driven up this year.  Why?  The reason is twofold: One, institutions are selling the market based on the assumption that there will, in fact, be a crash.  These fears are driven, in part, by Goldman Sachs forecasts for 2018. Two, the current rally is fueled in part, by […]

Is the West Coast Going Nuts?…

It seems that socialism is winning the battle up and down the western coast of the United States.  Companies (and of course, the families that own and operate them) are migrating out of California, Oregon and Washington in every increasing numbers, and the pace does not promise to slow down any time soon. So why […]

Economically Speaking, Are We Doomed to Repeat the Past?

It’s been 10 years since the great depression of 2008 and nobody really seems to be happy about it.  Liberals believe that guilty bankers got off scott-free.  Free market disciples cry over the fact that they have not seen “meaningful” reforms while out west, our growth has been slower than experienced in other parts of […]

Is America better off Without NAFTA?

The NAFTA agreement doesn’t represent a “free trade” agreement, but a compromise.  Do our politicians put together trade deals for the benefit of American workers, or the average consumer? To learn more about NAFTA and if the United States might all benefit from its cancellation, please click on the following link: the worker or the […]

If Trump is Impeached and Thrown Out of Office, Then What?…

There are many here in this country (and around the world) that associate Trump the “person” with Trump the President.  Throw Trump the person out of office, and simply replace him with one of the many career politicians that thrive in DC.  One part fits all.  It’s just that simple, right?… It certainly seemed that […]

A New Ottoman Empire, or Turkey in Default?

It seems that there are quite a few rumors spreading around these days about whether or not Turkey will default nearly $450 Billion in debt due, at least in part, to U.S. sanctions and trade tariffs. It makes us wonder if President Tayyip Erdoğan will turn his back on the west and team up with Putin.  […]

Gold or Star Trek Money?

With the uncertainty in the world today (U.S./Russian relations, the Korean peninsula, chemical attacks in Syria), you’d think that the market would be screaming at us to BUY GOLD!  However, this is not the case, and for some reason, gold doesn’t seem to be a factor in today’s trading. Most of us were taught about […]

Will Bitcoin Replace the American Monetary System?

Apparently, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are, in fact, an asset class – HOWEVER, they do not represent currencies in any sense of the word.  So the thought that bitcoin will replace the American dollar, or the national currency of any nation is fictional. Or is it?… Transactions in the U.S. by paper currency (cash) only […]

Will November Mid-Terms Mark a Turning Point in World Currencies?

Asian and European markets are currently experiencing a downtrend, while in July, the Dow Jones Industrial Index broke out above the downtrend line. The Economic Confidence Model (ECM) is a global business cycle that never peaks and bottoms together.  What might this mean for the United States in 2019 and 2020? To find out more, […]

Consumer Confidence in America Continues to Ride High!

The consumer confidence index rose 4 tenths of a percentage point in July (to 127.4), indicating confidence was stronger than predicted in June. According to Lynn Franco (the Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board), “Consumers’ assessment of present-day conditions improved, suggesting that economic growth is still strong”. To find out if this is […]