Category Archives: Economy

China’s Debts are Coming Due at the Worst Possible Time

The economic consequences of coronavirus are quickly piling up like garbage along the streets of Los Angeles.  Breaking supply chains, closed Chinese factories, iPhone disruptions, and massive shortages of Chinese made products.  These developments will most definitely get worse before they get better. Continue reading

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Is the Fed Secretly Bailing Out a Major Bank?

The promise of something for nothing is always an enticing proposition. Who doesn’t want roses without thorns, rainbows without rain, and salvation without repentance? So, too, who doesn’t want a few extra basis points of yield above the 10-year Treasury note at no added risk? Continue reading

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The Federal Reserve is a Barbarous Relic

Today, at the risk of being called Chicken Little, we tug on a thread that weaves back to the ancient Celts. Our message is grave: The sky is falling. Though the implications are still unclear. Continue reading

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How to Prepare as the Fed Scorches the Earth

The hillsides are always brown in the land of fruits and nuts come autumn. After baking away all summer long in the hot sun, the dense sage and chaparral covering the coastal hillsides and canyons are dry and toasty. Though, before conditions get better, they must first get worse. Continue reading

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