As I was trying to hang onto the thrilling market mayhem with the ES +0.00 and the NQ down 0.01%, I was so bored I started looking at interest rate charts. I found this one kind of interesting:(more…)
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Early Sunday morning, I was driving down Santa Cruz Avenue, which is the main retail drag of Menlo Park, and it was so sad. Only a few months ago, this was one of the most affluent and ritzy retail strips in the Bay Area, and yet a dozen different places were utterly empty and abandoned with a For Lease sign on the front. It was like a ghost town, even though it is surrounded by thousands of millionaires.
All of us known small business owners who have been struck down by the shutdown, such as barbers, gym owners, party centers, restaurants, and so forth. In an effort to help, the government has thrown trillions of dollars at the problem, including a multi-hundred-billion dollar SBA “Paycheck Protection Program” designed to help employees keep their jobs while their employers are struggling.(more…)
Time for another anti-government rant that’s bound to garner me more love and fans from the public service union mob.
Here are three adjacent stories that greeted me on the front page of this morning’s local paper:(more…)
When Andrew Yang was running for President just a few months ago, people would howl with laughter at his proposal for free money (he called it the Freedom Dividend). How swiftly things change. What was now the source of risible derision is now blasting its way through the hallowed halls of Congress (hat tip to doublenaughtspy for this video):(more…)
With much fanfare, the IRS trotted out their system to let people check in on the $1200 bribe the government is handing out to distract them from the trillions they are handing to the billionaires.(more…)
I know we already have been told. It’s just amusing seeing how obvious where the “help” is flowing.(more…)
Moments ago, the President’s address to the nation finished. Many were hoping for the “bazooka“. None was to be found. We were instead instructed to wash our hands thoroughly. In any event, the market doesn’t like what it just heard.