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Wobbly Life At An Historic Top In The Stock Market

Not my favorite subject today, I’m not gonna lie to you. On January 26, 2018 the American stock market made the final top in the Grand Supercycle bull market that began in 1784. The previous top of similar degree occurred … Continue reading

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Two Views On What’s Next

On January 26 I posted an essay in which I said: “…the market is in the process of coming to a catastrophic end.” (Newer readers can view the entire essay by scrolling down past this one.) Shortly after reading my post, … Continue reading

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The Bull Market of 1932-2018

This wont take long: stock owners should be aware that the U.S. stock market is now in  the process of coming to a catastrophic end. Rising hundreds of points day after day turns an investment arena into a gambling den … Continue reading

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Bitcoin For Dummies

What is Bitcoin? Trying to read Wikipedia’s entry for Bitcoin will put you in a permanent state of confusion. Here’s the elevator answer to the question: Bitcoin is a digital asset, that is, its existence is in the form of … Continue reading

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Manias, Past And Present

Stare at the chart below, history is being made: A rational buy-and-hold investment strategy, cultivated by persistent increases over several decades, has come to a frightening  moment in the U. S. stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has soared … Continue reading

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Soul Cake

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Quintessencially Speaking

The mind wants to know all the world, and all eternity, even God. The mind’s sidekick, however, will settle for two eggs, over easy. –Annie Dillard, The Abundance Riffing on my favorite TV meteorologist (Look it this picture, folks, isn’t … Continue reading

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On The Eve Of A 200 Year Top In The U.S. Market

The following is quoted from the August 4, 2017 issue of The Elliott Wave Theorist. Permission granted by  Bob Prechter, author. “…the setup is reminiscent of 1929, which kicked off the biggest bear market in U.S. history with a crash that erased … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place

Saying the NFL kneeling is about the flag is like saying Rosa Parks staying seated on the bus in Montgomery was about transportation –Overheard somewhere, yesterday It’s now sixty-four years since I saw what I saw, and nothing’s changed. Nothing. … Continue reading

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What’s Not To Like?

Killing me softly, killing me softly, with his song… –Roberta Flack It’s September 14th. Cindy’s birthday is the 18th. I think, “You know what? I’d love to give her the new Amazon 8″ Kindle Fire with built-in Alexa.” Did I … Continue reading

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