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Like It or Not, It’s Time to Face the FactsOne angry reader demanded that Mike Carr retract his criticism of Cathie Wood's performance in 2022. But Mike will always share the facts...
The “Stuff” Surplus Has Started; Like Taking Candy From Buybuy Baby
June 30, 2022 Great StuffDid Somebody Say “Blue Light Special?” Great Ones, we’ve long talked up the average consumer’s willingness to overspend like no tomorrow. You might fancy yourself a thrifty shopper, but c’mon: Who doesn’t at least shell out for the good frozen pizza every once in a while? No? Call it a willingness, call it an active […]
Nio’s Stopped Short; McCormick Gets Spicy; TikTok On Borrowed Time
June 29, 2022 Great StuffNio’s Grizzly Bear Market It’s not quite Fourth of July weekend yet, Great Ones, but that didn’t stop the fireworks from flying in Nio’s (NYSE: ) neck of the woods this morning. Yeah, it didn’t stop my neighbor at 10 o’clock last night either… I’ve been there … and you have my deepest sympathies (especially […]
Flipping Off The Housing Market; These Boots Weren’t Made For Walking
June 28, 2022 Great Stuff‘Cause This Is Shiller It’s close to 9 a.m., and something evil’s lurking in the dark. No, it’s not “Thriller” under the moonlight — it’s the latest Case-Shiller Index! *Distant shrieking and mass panic* I know, I know. The widely used gauge of housing market health isn’t so much “thrilling” as it is … chilling? […]
The Fed’s $8,000/Year “Mortgage Tax”Inflation 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.