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With A Straight Face

How the BLS manages to create their monthly reports without laughing is beyond me.

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 10:51am

Today's BLSBS...and the 35% reduction reported for January...leaves us laughing. And it appears that many others are starting to catch on to the BLS' monthly shenanigans.

Recall that the January number of jobs was reported to be 314,000 and this "robust" number was used as cover to...

This Is Only Step One

This is a free public post. Given the circumstances, you should take time to read it.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:54am

If you've been following along since late last year, then you know there is nothing about the current action, economic climate or Fed policy that is unexpected. Therefore, it's very important to note that this is still just the initial rally of 2019 . There will always be...

Ahead Of The Fed

Today's fedlines need to be watched closely.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 9:13am

Fed Head, Chief Goon Powell, will produce his fedlines and stage a press conference this afternoon. Ahead of this, I've seen speculation that he's going to announce a surprise fed funds rate hike. I can assure that this is NOT what's going to happen.

Why/how can I say that with such...

A View From The Russian Side With JBSFC

Another must listen podcast from Batchelor and Cohen.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 9:12am

Not only do John and Steve consistently offer the western media's only reasoned and objective discussion of The New Cold War, sometimes they're able to adeptly explain things from the Russian perspective, too. This was the case last evening.

As always, please carve out some time to...

Looking Ahead To An FOMC Wednesday

What does The Fed have in store for us?

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 10:29am

It's a low-volume day thus far so you know what that means...AlgoLand. Thus we've already seen an enforcement of the NEEEE Rule and a quick drop due to the CNY. One can only wonder what the rest of the day will bring.

Let's start with today's NEEEE Rule...which, again, is the...

A Busy Week Ahead

Keep calm and stack on.

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:55am

Wow, is there a lot of stuff going on this week! The economic calendar is full and there are all sorts of political and geopolitical events going on. So, buckle in and let's get it on!

First of all, be sure to note that every week I update the economic calendar and this appears in the...

Wrapping Up A Long Week

Let's attempt to put this week behind us.

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 8:05am

We figured that this week would be a No Fun Zone and it has certainly become more ways than just the "markets". So let's take stock of where we are and where we hope to finish before we turn our attention to next week.

First of all, thanks again for your patience and...

Not Your Regular Thursday

Our No Fun Zone week continues.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:55am

An odyssey begins today but not without first a post with a few updated charts.

The idea of a "No Fun Zone" week has certainly played out as prices have mostly gone sideways. The lack of news and economic datapoints have combined to starve the algos of headlines to devour. Thus, we're...

NEEEE Wednesday

Gold prices are never allowed to rise consistently for more than 24 hours.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:49am

There are few things in life of which you can be certain. Of course, there are the obvious like death and taxes. However, there's also The NEEEE Rule, and we saw it play out again today.

Once more, what's The NEEEE Rule? It's that global gold prices are Never, Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever...

Another Great JBSFC

Your weekly dose of objectivity from Batchelor and Cohen.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 8:55am

Though John's battle with the flu seems to be worsening by the week, he and Professor Cohen managed to record another essential podcast last evening.

Be sure to listen this week as once again the discussion is a both a political and history lesson. Additionally, Professor Cohen's...


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