The feverish purchasing of stocks since January 31st has been predicated on one absolutely laughable notion: that the government of China is well-intentioned, honest, and is fully-disclosing what’s going on with its pandemic. Allow me to remind you that this is the same government that has killed tens of millions of its own people without a second thought.(more…)
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My first computer was a TRS-80, back in 1981. One of the very first programs I bought for it was Dancing Demon. At the time, it was a technological marvel, that the programmer could squeeze this much into the extraordinary limited capabilities of the machine. Here it is, in all its glory. It still brings back fond memories! Jeez, I feel so damned old.
Today from Fed Chairman Powell…
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday the central bank would fight the next economic downturn by buying large amounts of government debt to drive down long-term interest rates, a strategy that has been dubbed quantitative easing, or QE.
Of course they will. The fix is always in, isn’t it? Wouldn’t want to let a system and associated economy so far out on a brittle limb weighed down by exponential debt leverage go it on its own, now would we? Wouldn’t want anything like a naturally functioning economy because until an utter and complete crash and clean out, there can be no such thing. So more debt manipulation it is!(more…)
One of the most vulnerable sectors in this goes-up-every-market is, I believe, the banks. Earlier today, I shorted KBE, with a stop at 46.35; it is already showing a modest profit.(more…)
I just added five more shorts to my portfolio. I’ve put the stop-loss I’m using in the caption of each one.(more…)
At this point, we might as well just start pulling projections from thin air. Dow Industrials? How about a 50,000 target. Or 100,000, for that matter. NASDAQ? I dunno, 20,000? With new lifetime highs every day, and 99.999999% of the “investing” public utterly thrilled, anything is possible.(more…)