Final Destination

A reminder: our membership promotion is drawing to a close.  For a great opportunity to do well by doing good, CLICK HERE.  *  *  * It’s pretty rare to see a V-shaped recovery stop short of new highs.  But, it happened Wednesday and again Thursday.  What’s more, last night’s ramp job is rapidly unwinding as … continue reading →

Targets!

The last few days has been fun, with lots of targets being tagged and more on the way.  We’ll start this morning with VIX, which is one good spurt away from our 13.93 target — a nice 49% gain from 9.33.  From Jan 10 [China: It’s Not Me, It’s You]: VIX jumped up and tagged … continue reading →

The Rubber Meets the Road

The great thing about low inflation is that central bankers can continue accommodative monetary policy without too much criticism.  Stocks love easy money. The crummy thing about low inflation is that it makes it that much tougher to prop up the US dollar.  For some reason, investors just don’t believe the FOMC will keep hiking rates … continue reading →

Snow Day!

I wanted to title today’s post “Snow Job” in honor of yesterday’s FOMC minutes.  But, it felt a little snarky, even for me.  If you haven’t read the minutes, here’s a quick synopsis: We don’t understand why inflation’s not at 2% yet, but we’re going to continue to raise rates anyway. We will continue to … continue reading →