ShopTalk Sunday: Day of Invention

A garden note to begin with. I have been happy with those “poo pots” for starting plants in.  However, one oddity this week.  Went up to the garden to water only to discover that an animal had dug out a couple of them and had taken a bite out of the container. I suspect a rodent family member (squirrel?) as the smell of compressed cow poo might appeal to them.  Could have been a skunk, …

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The Case for Hyperinflation

There is only one way out of Depression:  Destroying savings. However, there are two ways to go about that. In this morning’s report, we lay out what looks to us like a coming hyperinflation.  It has some amazing implications for life and investing.  We’re moving into the economic Twilight Zone.  Where things of no value are priced infinitely high. Doubt it?  Looked at cryptos? A few headlines first, but then an in-depth ChartPack section. More …

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SatGourmet: Potato Salad Seminar

  From Mr. X – a totally worthy and delicious start to our seminar. Mom’s Recipe Hall of Fame v.5: Top Secret Potato Salad This is mom’s closely-guarded personal recipe, disclosing it here is a major security breach! 1 medium red onion finely chopped Enough apple cider vinegar to cover onions 4 hard boiled eggs chopped 2 large russet potatoes diced and boiled until tender 1/4 cup butter melted 1 tsp pink salt 1 tsp …

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Ramble Biden, Crumble Peace – Side of Data

We might as well get Housing data – just out – dispensed with: Look at the completions track and you’ll see how homebuilding is going balls2 in order to get product out there before the bubble bursts. Always take Daniel Yergin seriously.  When he says the supply chain mess is chopping at the real pillars of the economy, pay very close attention.  Might even be worth the $19 bucks on Kindle for his new book …

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New Jobless Claims & Major Woo-Woo

As happens Thursday mornings, we see how the “New Unemployment Claims” pool will pay off for the week. Three Bigger Stories The first is Retail Sales: You shouldn’t need too much help with that. Next is the Philly Fed outlook: More details on the Philly Fed website here. Followed by the… NY Fed’s Empire State Manufacturing Report: “Business activity grew strongly in New York State, according to firms responding to the April 2021 Empire State Manufacturing …

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Tools: Website Development

Peoplenomics readership is pretty broad and many of our readers are involved with the web. Some at the executive level, some as content providers, and others in marketing and sales. So, a periodic discussion of how to assess, build, and analyze websites is something we have a real interest in. Our technology is not “the hottest licks” out there.  But, it does get the job done.  In fact, before the year is out, we will …

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CPI, NFIB, and the “Forgotten Ukraine Nukes”

At the risk of sounding like a runaway Neocon, we will try for the major “bullet points” today. CPI: Spend it Quick While it still has purchasing power. With “free money” being dispensed, what did you think would happen?  Just out from Labor Statistics: “The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.4 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics …

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Talking Down Markets? Or, Waking Up to War?

Market futures are down a bit today.  Not a lot.  But, give it time.  There are many “moving pieces” that could fall well for America.  Or, very, very badly. We will start by noting that Fed Boss J. Powell is talking-down the chances of a Fed Rate Hike for the remainder of the year, and beyond.  One reason is Covid virus, which we will treat separately in a sec. Corp Tax Warfare Second point is the Biden …

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