I stumbled upon this totally by chance, and it’s mesmerizing. These men didn’t know their conversation was being recorded (it isn’t clear who was doing the bugging), but it is riveting, particularly considering how high the stakes were. The mutual respect is also inspirational.
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Preface from Tim Knight: just to be really clear, this is a contribution from an outside writer, and is neither my piece nor my opinion.
As the media highlights the potential impeachment process in the coming weeks, many are so concerned that this will be the “cause” of the market drop we are expecting. Yet, history suggests otherwise.
The narrative will certainly play out as follows: The market likes certainty and stability within our government. (Please ignore that this was the same reason many claimed that the market was going to crash if Trump was elected – yet we were pounding the table in expectations of a large rally). However, an impeachment proceeding places us into a very uncertain and unstable situation within our government. Therefore, the market will react negatively to that uncertainty.(more…)
Even I was surprised to see the size of my little town’s financial dilemma:(more…)
The pundits and the media were debating for several weeks leading up to the last Fed meeting about what the Fed was going to do and the effect they thought it would have on the market. And, it amazes that the great majority of the market does not realize how much of a waste of time these debates really are.
But, as I often note, many market participants and analysts are simply not burdened by the facts. If they really would review the facts of market history, they would learn that there is no one that can control the market. PERIOD.(more…)
After days of virtually nonstop reading, I finally plowed my way through my MMT book. I’m not sure how long it’ll take me to do a write-up, but it’s definitely going to be a Best of Slope entry.
Somewhat related to this is the graph I just saw this morning:(more…)
A few days of weakness, and the world was ready to declare the 40-year bull market in bonds to be over. Not so fast! My view is that this touch of weakness simply sealed up a price gap, and now we’re starting to get some strength again. The big day is exactly two weeks from today – July 31, the last day of this month, when the Fed does their thing.(more…)