Slaves To The Data

In the preposterous world of paper derivatives, pries and values have become slaves to the data. No fundamental factor is significant. All that matters is the data, the headlines that proclaim it and how the HFT algos react.

TFMR Podcast - Tuesday, March 3

The selling pressure on the metals remained today and will continue into tomorrow ahead of the pivotal action that will follow the BLSBS on Friday.

Buying Bug-out Bunkers 101

My wife and I will be completing a sale on our new bug-out property in a couple of weeks. We are getting a smoking deal. I know that many of you are interested in a similar deal, but perhaps do not know all the tricks of the trade to get the kind of deal you deserve. Not that I know them all either, but we have had some experience buying properties on the cheap and I simply wanted to share what we have learned and open a conversation that invites the expertise of several real estate pros that I know haunt these forums.

About Last Night...

A bit of a late start this morning so I'll try to keep it brief but I've got a few things you have to see.

The Imperial Presidency

After finding no resistance to his "executive action" on such issues as illegal immigration and ammunition sales, President Woody II is about to boldly go in a direction we should have expected all along.

TFMR Podcast - Monday, March 2

The paper metal "markets" are dominated by the Bullion Bank Cartel trading desks and a handful of spec trading funds and don't let anyone tell you differently. In fact, today's price action was just another lesson in how all of this works.

Guest Post: "Breaking Bad (Debt), by Jim Quinn

Two weeks ago, Jim Quinn wrote a definitive, four-part series on "The Fourth Turning" and the works of Strauss and Howe. Jim is back this week with a comprehensive, three-part expose on the looming, continued debt crisis and how this unsustainable system is certain to crash again in the near future.


Just like the post from a few days ago. However this time, instead of "different day", are we staring down the barrel of "same sh*t, different week"?

<This is now free and public because everyone should read it before Friday.>

The Fog of War

We are already in the middle of a very real information and psychological war between two of the world's largest powers.  And as I understand the conflict, BOTH sides view the war as an existential struggle--and both sides are playing deceptively and unethically.

Welcome to the fog of war.

Turd on with Elijah Johnson

Last week, Elijah Johnson and I took some time to discuss a variety of current events around the globe.

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