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This is not the 70s

This is not the 70s

This is not the 70s   In the 1970s, the dollar was in free-fall after we completely eliminated the gold standard. As the value of the dollar was in decline, purchasing power eroded and inflation was the result. The Fed was tasked with buying dollars a.k.a....
How Bear Markets End

How Bear Markets End

One of the things that never ceases to amaze me is how a bear market ends. While history books will point to some catalyst, announcement or otherwise, I’ve been through enough cyclical transitions that squash this idea altogether. Nope, it doesn’t end with some grand...
Consumer Confidence Notch 70-Year Low

Consumer Confidence Notch 70-Year Low

Over the weekend you’ll be bombarded with headlines regarding this morning’s CPI report. The monthly number came in hotter than expected and our rolling 12-month 8.6% inflation is the highest we’ve seen since 1981. Under the fold you may read another staggering...