9/11+20: America’s (Still) Soft Underbelly

Much somber discussion and recall this weekend. But around here, something more.  The realization that despite billions, if not trillions spent on the National Security State, America is just loaded with weak underbellies waiting for someone to attack.

Perhaps related to the calendar, we’ll cover our new “Exceptional Fear Indicator” based on market action in the Aggregate Index.

A series of remarks from my Consigliere who has been thinking long and hard about this.  As you’ll see, the opportunity for terrorism can never be truly eliminated.  For where there’s evil, there’s a way.

Not much more chipper, today’s ChartPack updates out likely Crash date pick for this fall.  We need to have that “preserving “widow and orphan money” discussion again.  The kind we had in the late summer of 2008 when you could already feel the financial underpinnings beginning to shake.

More coffee?  A few headlines?  Then we’re look at and see what’s to be learned from looking back.

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Social Security Contingencies

Although 2034 seems a long ways off, not too early to be rethinking Social Security plans.  It’s due to run out of assets during our lifetime.  2034 is when the Trust Fund part runs out.  Assuming we get lucky for 13-more years!

Actually, we doubt it will be that long.  Because Covid 19 and the dollar’s falling status as the global reserve currency all comes into play.  So does a Fed describing property we labeled “temporal diodes” from years ago.

Because a lot of readers are just now “getting their groove on again” after the holiday, we’re keeping this morning’s report very concise.

Also a lot of interest in our ChartPack section this morning, as well.  Because the market sell-off yesterday sets up an interesting “technical situation” we’ll explore a bit.

So bean up, buckle up, and clean the specs…we’re off to learn Socialist Calculus with a side of financial reality.

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Drones & Prepping?

Bet you didn’t know there are over a million drones now registered in the U.S., did you?  Are there any prepping angles to them?  The answer, says your newly-minted Part-107 Remote Pilot is “Hell yeah!”  It’s a long weekend and care to guess who has play on his mind?

Of course, there’s the money-stuff, too:

With a new all-time high in our Aggregate Index comes a new target date for the fall collapse. Though we have to admit the continued rally would be more mysterious if it were not largely powered by the Fed making up money.  And most people having no alternative investment ideas.

Which is odd when you think about it (which we will a bit today):  With Covid and variants being made lickety-split (*say “Mooo!“) very few people are considering the compound outcome of population reduction PLUS excessive money creation.

Think back to the previous century in terms of a Flu-mar Republic  hyper-inflation!

A few headlines and then off the high board into data…

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