I trust everyone is recovered from the President’s Day revelry, festoonery, and jocularities. The futures markets aren’t much different than they were on Sunday. Here we see the /ES’s penny-perfect tag of the major Fibonacci and the subsequent slippery slide.(more…)
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#745’s Commodities segment, discussing inflation and the materials of inflation
Excerpted from the February 19th edition of Notes From the Rabbit Hole (#745)
Inflation & Commodities
The news is full of articles now discussing how food (Staples) producer prices are going to continue rising, how warehouse and distribution channels are pushing “inflation” higher, how charges to use cargo containers and transportation are all pushing “inflation” higher.
The inflationary acts were committed in 2020 and 2021. The inflation was inflicted then and is now history. What is happening now is a plethora of knock-on effects from the inflation. It’s lagging, sticky and in some cases opportunistic and greedy stuff that is not inflation but instead, the predictable after-effects of it.(more…)
Well, February 20th is here, which means that the eBook version of my first novel, Solid State, is ready for your reading pleasure. Here’s a micro-synopsis of the book, and I hope you’ll gamble nine bucks in order to give it a read. And you can start reading it immediately! Thank you!
In the year 2036, humanity has achieved a nearly perfect digitally based society. Behind the scenes, a terrorist group known as The Liberators see it as their mission to free humanity from the shackles of social media. Aided by a rogue tech billionaire, they detonate a nuclear device over the heart of technology, the San Francisco Bay Area. Their act instantly turns back the clock two hundred years on the eight million people who live there, leading to widespread chaos and death. In the aftermath of the attack, an ambitious young Senate candidate rescues his family from the horrors of the disaster as more attacks are threatened. The man behind the attack learns he has been a pawn in a global game. Through an encounter with a mysterious stranger, he finds a pathway to redeem himself and make amends to those he has gravely harmed.(more…)