Using the interest rate cycle to predict the market

The S&P 500 keeps going up. Had you bought in early 2018, when Trump initiated his tariffs, you still would have still made 15% in spite of all the dire media pronouncements. The media and pundits are pushing this narrative that society is on the…

The trade deal merry-go-round

On Saturday Trump announced yet another trade deal with China (for some reason these deals always happen on Saturday). But I thought I must have been hallucinating because I was sure that Trump announced such a deal at least a few weeks ago. No, my…

But weren’t the tariffs supposed to be inflationary?

Low consumer inflation opens the door for Fed to cut interest rates further The consumer-price index was flat in September, the government said Thursday, marking the smallest change since January. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 0.1% advance.   The increase in the cost…

Dear dissent right, Trump is just not all that into you

Bill Ram Z Paul Gates put out another video, this time calling out Trump for ‘de-platforming’ Michelle Malkin. This is in regard to Trump’s resort, Mar a Lago, which rescinded hosting an event by ACT, with Michelle Malkin who was scheduled to be the keynote…

The Crisis

A new post from Jim The crisis It looks as though the 2020 election is going to be decided by which side puts the other side’s leading candidates in jail, which is not all that democratic and is on trend for the end of democracy…

The Chinese Millennial Experience is also an American one, and vice-versa

Saw this article going viral China’s Millennials The viralness of the article is evidence of the intense interest and approbation by smart Americans of China, as part of the US-China intellectual and cultural connection, as I have written about on numerous occasions. From the article,…

Drudge Report

In recent months, some on the pro-Donald right have been complaining about the Drudge Report having an anti-Trump bias and have stopped reading it. I wound’t know, because the last time I visited Drudge was in 2010 or 2009, so I was one step ahead…

Trump and Stock Market Updates

In response to Peloci’s impeachment inquiry, Trump on Twitter invoked the possibility of civil war should he be removed from office. Predictably, the liberal media was apoplectic. Which does not make much sense to me because one would think that the far left would support…

Nihilistic Realism

Nihilism is a difficult word to define despite how often the word is used in everyday language. Some equate it with godlessness, or with amorality, or with life lacking a purpose of meaning. Nihlism is often associated with the philosophy of Nietzsche, who characterized nihilism…

The “alternative media” is often not that much of an alternative

Upon reading the “about Us” of Unz Review, which is as follows “A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media,” and other publications of the so-called “alternative media,” one may be under the mistaken impression that the views…