Market Statistics Worth Study

Is there an easier way to track the “mood of the market?”  It’s a useful question to ask, particularly with so much trading being online and done by algorithms.

Today, a look at one of the “simple enough to do in your head” ideas that may help you improve your buy/sell timing in markets.

After we “run the numbers” and we have plenty of them to consider.

Also just posted is Podcast episode #20 over here. 33-minutes of coffee with Ure pal…

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Moving Wealth Through Time

Some of us are getting old and want to “pass something along.”  The problem is?  If you have another 1-to-20 years to run in this Life, what are the best vehicles to transfer wealth to future generations.

Not a “big deal?”  Maybe once upon a time.  But, today with pandemic(s), the risk of nuclear war, failure of the internet, and resource depletion?  See how the problem gets a lot more complicated?

We’ll jump into it after the usual serving of headlines, outlooks, and our ChartPack view of the stock market.

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Jobs Down–Market’s Up: What Gives?

Is there a logical limit to the Fed’s Making Up Money interventions?  Briefly – as in flash-in-the-pan Making Up Money under the guise of playing Modern Monetary Theory seems to work.  The Fed throws how much?  $6-trillion is it?  And the price of paper goes up.

But, in the long run, is it viable?  We think not.  And there’s strong economic reasons why MMT seems to work in the short run, but in the long run, malinvestment and economic distortions not only remain – they also grow.

We will take a high-dive into this end of the pool after some more reasonable stories:  The global outbreak of death and the shameless promotion of an injectable solution to all that ails us. 

First, however, a few choice (,maybe even prime) headlines, and the ChartPack.  As the U.S. Fed continues ice skating with nitro glycerin.

No podcast today.  Just too damn busy this week.  If you like audio, though, you can right-click on some browsers (like MS Edge) and have the column read to you…

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Affording the “Golden Years”

One of the most important topics once you reach the “ripe old age of 50” as many of our readers have. Surprisingly, it’s less a matter of how much money you have.  Really more a matter of managing yourself and expectations.

Today we talk about the Art of Retiring. To where?  While “big city life” may be a constant buzz of “social and cultural” the CV-19 data is making ta strong case that cities may not be the best place to :happily ever-after”  Especially if you’re trying to “get something out of life” beyond a fat paycheck and a commute.

We won’t do too much math, but if you spend 30-minutes each way to work, that’s five-hours a week, or 250-hours per 50-week year.  Over 35-years of working?  218.75 forty-hour work-weeks.  Equivalent to 4.2-YEARS of work.  Just to show up…

Now imagine, if you will, having a commute time of zero…  Maybe we should be thanking CV-19 for reminding us how we’re each guilty of  personal malinvestment of time?

As a warm-up, we’ll serve a string of headlines and a run through the latest virus numbers and outlooks, plus those ADP Job numbers just crossing and how that impacts our ChartPack series including the 1929 replay view.

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