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The Fed’s $8,000/Year “Mortgage Tax”
June 28, 2022 Big Picture. Big Profits., Investment Opportunities, News, U.S. EconomyInflation is caused by a mismatch between supply and demand. The Federal Reserve can’t increase the supply of goods and services. So, to control prices it must engineer “demand destruction.” That’s as nasty as it sounds. I’ve already explained how the Fed uses the “wealth effect” to make households with lots of stocks cut spending … and why that strategy won’t work with U.S. wealth concentrated in so few hands. I also explored how big changes in the U.S. and global economy since the 1970s will force the Fed to raise interest rates A LOT to bring inflation down. Today, we’re going to look at the impact of their demand destruction on U.S. households.
Burning Down The Housing Market; Tesla’s Trouble Is Just Getting Started
June 16, 2022 Great StuffA House Is A House Is A House… Happy Thursday, Great Ones, and welcome to another Thursday Throwdown, where — oof, good God, what’s going on with the market?! We’re doing that sell-off-the-whole-world thing again, huh? If you couldn’t tell by now, the Fed ratcheted up interest rates yesterday … and Wall Street is none […]
Consumer Sentiment Crashes, Ulta Splashes & DocuSign Faxes
June 13, 2022 Great StuffIt’s Times Like These… Great Ones, I was all ready to come into today like a new day rising … a brand-new sky to hang the stars upon tonight. I figured that after last week’s barrage of bad news and Wall Street’s accompanying sell-off, the markets would even out a bit. After all, most of […]
3 “Safe” Stocks About to Get Slaughtered
June 2, 2022 Investing, Quick Takes, Trading Strategies, True Options MastersThree staple stocks are down double digits in the last month. Seems like a perfect opportunity to buy the dip — until you check this...
Bank on the “Bullwhip Effect” for Big Trading Gains
May 27, 2022 Big Picture. Big Profits., Investment Opportunities, Trading StrategiesMany investors are worried about inflation. But I’m concerned about a much deeper trend with serious long-term implications. It stretches all the way back to the beginning of COVID-19’s supply chain disruptions, a “Bullwhip Effect” that could rip through retailers and portfolios. And today, I’m showing you how you can avoid it…