This ZeroHedge article article caught my attention Friday night…(more…)
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Because I am a deeply-troubled person, I spent my Sunday morning looking at centuries-old financial data from the United Kingdom. SlopeCharts – – which, if you’re not, you really should be using – – has a jaw-dropping amount of data in its economic database, and for a lunatic like me, it’s great fun just trawling through it. Here are some gems I found (descriptions captioned):(more…)
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…)
Roughly shown from weaker to stronger……….and, as always, click on any chart for a huge version.(more…)
China’s Shanghai Index (SSEC) heats up in anticipation of the signing of the new U.S./China Phase I Trade Deal, expected on January 15, 2020.
The monthly chart of the SSEC shows price has just broken above a downtrend line that began at the highs of June 2015.(more…)
And here we go again. Even though Washington has said repeatedly that it will not accept a “partial” trade deal, equities have roared higher since China has said they would be open to a partial trade deal. I’ve lost count how many times we’ve gone through this charade. Now, listen, I understand Washington could agree to a partial deal, since their words don’t mean crap. But, still, if we take them at their word, why would China’s “capitulation” mean anything? In any case, the algos love it:(more…)