This weekend, we wrap up the remaining four subject areas in our Seven Major Systems model of how (physical) life works for humans as we peer into 2014. We’ll hatch an answer to Bitcoins in our discussion (finance: subset virtual) about a concept I call FEDCOINs. You will be flat-ass amazed at how many of our financial woes they could solve both short and long-term. (Doing our annual forecast is a joy when a decent breakthrough concept bonks me on the head. Send this one to your congressoids.) First, however a strong cup of coffee and a few headlines to kick the dust out and get ready for some serious strategic thinking..
Housing, Food, and Communications are in our sights this morning. In Saturday’s subscriber report, I put forth some market expectations for 2014 and it seems only right to look at the translation of that forecast into possible cost impacts in specific areas of life. While the (false) glee of a budget agreement may seem like a grand thing, it is merely an effort to postpone the inevitable conclusion which must occur when demand for service – paid for by taxes – runs into the hard reality of limited taxing power as the number and wages of working humans declines. As the old demographer said, “If you want to know the future, start with birth rates…” But first, we’ll have coffee, check out some headlines, and see what our Trading Model says about the period immediately ahead. Bundle up and top off…this is gonna be cool…. But let’s start off with a quick subscriber poll…
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While it’s true that I have made more money on the short side of the market than the long side, it’s also true that I’m pretty much an agnostic. That’s because the market is going to move as it will. So anyone who undertakes to manage their own money is well advised to understand hard reality. Toward this, a few classic books exist, such as William Gann’s “Truth of the Stock Tape.” This morning’s report will be nice, short, and to the point as we consider what may be out there in 2014. We’ll get to it right after some headlines and coffee.