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Top News and Analysis

Friday, March 27, 2020
Dow plunges 915 points, despite the passage of the $2 trillion economic relief legislation, as America leads all nations regarding the number of coronavirus cases





                   
               Crowd gathering on Wall Street after the 1929 crash

October, 1929 was a Titanic-shipwreck for the New York financial markets. The Dow reached a high point on September 3, 1929 and then fell to a low on July 8, 1932  -- a loss of 89.2% over three years. The Dow would not regain its September 3, 1929 level until November 23, 1954


Thursday, March 26, 2020
Dow soars for a third day in a row with a gain of 1,352 points


The release of the jobless claims number resulted in an improvement in the Dow futures figure from 490 point decline to negative 180 within 25 minutes



Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Dow closes with a gain of 496 points, marking the average's first two-day gain since February 5-6

Senator Sanders has threatened to hold up the virus legislation because four Republican senators have threatened to cut unemployment benefits










Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Dow soars 2,113 points in anticipation of a massive stimulus package from Congress, marking the biggest point gain ever and the largest percentage gain since 1933

Daily Mail: President Trump calls for an end of isolation by Easter


Jeff Cox: The Federal deficit is about to explode in the fight against coronavirus. However, the projected deficit for the fiscal year, pre-virus, was more than a trillion dollars

               


Monday, March 23, 2020
Dow falls 582 points, and the Dow presently is on pace for the worst monthly loss since September, 1931, but this was far from the session low. The Dow has lost 37% from its recent record high


At 5:00 AM Pacific time, the Dow futures indicate an opening in positive territory -- up 200 points -- after the Fed announced an unlimited stimulus plan to counteract the effects of the pandemic



President Trump has indicated his desire to move beyond lock-downs as soon as possible, and this has caused controversy because it appears to conflict with medical realities








             

I see you 2020 adults!! Running up the total owed on your grandkids' credit card. Arguing over how much to charge up and spend today.   

       Ever heard of saving for a rainy day? This is that rainy day

                                        No savings? No problem.
           Uncle Sugar will borrow trillions and send you a check




 
                              An example of Ethiopian beauty

                                           "Happy"

                                          "Deja Vu"

                                                       "Spell"



Sunday, March 22, 2020




                       What is financial technical analysis?





     

         The Italian Air Force aerobatic team -- the Frecce Tricolori
                                    Smoke on -- Go!

                                       "L'ultimo Re"

                                        "Resta Qui" 



Saturday, March 21, 2020
Daily Mail: President Trump has declared New York State a major disaster area, marking the first time in US history that a president has made such a declaration over a public health threat

The Hill: Legislation moving through the Senate may carry a $2 trillion total price tag in the fight against the coronavirus


Jonathan Chait: Here is a breakdown regarding the details of how much money an individual will receive





                                History of Time Magazine



Friday, March 20, 2020

Where was the Dow back in November, 2016 -- on Trump's Election Day? On Election Day, the Dow closed at 18,339, and the all-time intra-day high at that time was 18,668.48, which was reached in August, 2016




                         The Spanish Flu of 1918 - 1920
       That was the name, although some theorists maintain it started in Kansas

                          

I do not know this man, but I applaud his effort to save the Nation postal expense. Surely, with this spirit of self-sacrifice, we will push through this coronavirus pandemic in no time at all -- no time at all. For certain







   
Ray Dalio, of Bridgewater Associates, estimates that corporate losses in America will exceed $4 trillion. The losses globally will be $12 trillion




Overnight, the Nikkei rose 2% following the announcement by the European Central Bank that a $821 billion stimulus plan has been launched, called the Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme


         
                      


Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management: "A tsunami is coming. . . the World needs a 30 day time out."


                             
       


                    Here are a few helpful tips for those people who
                          are working from home for the first time                           
                                 Handling the kids



                                  Moderation is important


                                
Keep an eye on your pets





Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Dow bounces back for a gain of 1,049 points following the Trump Administration's backing of a $1 trillion stimulus package






 
 


                               


Dow opens with a crash of 2,250.46 points, a loss of 9.71%, to 20,935.16. The S&P 500 circuit breakers were triggered immediately and trading was halted within a few seconds after the open

                                                                                                                                

           26/27 degrees Celsius equals 79-80 degrees Fahrenheit

If you have lost a lot of money over the last two weeks and are also losing a lot of sleep, I'm sorry. But you should have followed my advice -- to leave the stock market --  set forth in this blog on August 27, 2019
 

Saturday, March 14, 2020




Friday, March 13, 2020
Ricochet Boom!: Dow soars 1,985 points following a stellar opening and then a boost from President Trump's declaration of a national emergency


Overnight, Dow futures indicated an opening gain on Wall Street, and the futures remained high throughout the night





"Destiny -- A Legend of Our Time" introduces Diana Enache, who plays the role of Anita Marlowe, a talented psychologist/PTSD specialist at March Air Force Base Regional Hospital, a Strategic Air Command installation located near Riverside, California in 1976

                                       "Everlasting Love"

                                       "Through the Fire"
                                
                                     "Candlelight and You"

                                          "Imagination"



Thursday, March 12, 2020
History has been made -- Dow plunges 2,352.60 points. This is the worst single-day point loss in history and a percentage loss second only to Black Monday -- October 19, 1987

Wall Street Journal: Global stock markets are falling even as central banks step in -- such as the Fed's pledge to pump $1.5 trillion into short-term funding markets




After President Trump's speech yesterday, stock futures sank sharply

CNN Politics: The House is preparing to vote on a bill that responds to the virus crisis. The Senate has canceled next week's recess






                         Sometime it's best to just have a laugh





Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The carnage continues: Dow plunges 1,465 points and enters Bear market territory


Overnight, equity markets in Asia struggled, but European stocks got a boost from an emergency rate cut by the Bank of England






                                Crime Prevention Kit
                                   

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Dow rebounds strongly with a gain of 1,167, but the tension is not over



                     Overview of the petroleum industry
                           

Monday, March 9, 2020

South China Morning Post: Overnight, Hong Kong stocks plunged more than 1,000 points, and this is the Hang Seng Index's worst performance in more than two years. All the Asian markets were down




                      
                              
                                      "What's Going On?"

At the open on Wall Street, within two minutes the Dow was down 7.08%, but the S&P 500 managed to stay above a 7% loss until 9:34AM.

The Dow was down 7.29% when the circuit breaker was triggered -- 1,884.88 points down at 23,979.90. S&P 500 hit the circuit breaker at 2,764.21, down 208.16, which was 7.0%. Dow is having the worst day since December, 2008

Nasdaq 7,987.44, down 588.18 points, a loss of 6.85%

VIX 49.64 at trigger. Twenty minutes later at 61.62

10-year Treasury 0.433%. Several minutes later at 0.310%. The low on the 2-year was only beat by the low on 9/11 at 0.150%

WTI Crude $32.43

Gold $1,678.70

Market reopened at 9:49 Eastern. Dow fell to 23,904 immediately, and then continued falling to a loss of 2,000 points -- a January, 2019 level -- in the next two minutes. At this point, the major averages are down 19% from record highs.



Sunday, March 8, 2020



Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economics Council: Long-term investors should think seriously about buying these market dips

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                          A Trip Down Memory Lane

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump was oftentimes touted as a very astute businessman who would lead the country to new heights of economic prosperity. The Trump campaign offered his wealth as proof of his business acumen. For a true story of President Trump's
business dealings, visit October 2, 2016 in this blog

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"Destiny -- A Legend of Our Time"  introduces Rose Chase, who plays the role of Captain Francesca Torres, of the Cuban Revolutionary Air and Air Defence Force, special envoy to President Idi Amin Dada Oumee in 1977


Saturday, March 7, 2020



Whoops!! I didn't know there would be math!!  Brian Williams of MSNBC and an editor from the New York Times embarrass themselves in front of all TV Land. Evidently, arithmetic is really hard, and $327 trillion is incomprehensible



                  

                     "Give the ladies a standing ovation"


Friday, March 6, 2020
Dow closes down 257 points, but it could have been much worse


Overnight, the major Asian stock exchanges took a more than 2% hit


Senate passes $8.3 emergency coronavirus bill and sends it to President Trump's desk


    

                                         "Twist"
 
                                  "My Father's Eyes"



Thursday, March 5, 2020
Dow collapses another 970 points for one reason: coronavirus

Overnight, financial markets in Europe were hammered by pandemic anxiety. At 4:53 AM Pacific Time, the Dow futures were implied down 573 points at the opening on Wall Street. The falling price of oil has prompted OPEC to cut output, although Russian oil producers are not expected to cooperate






                     The Wall Street crash of 1929  




                   Doha, Qatar -- OPEC member 1961-2019

                          A summarized history of OPEC

                                   "Smells Like Fire"



Wednesday, March 4, 2020



General Electric has issued a detailed profit outlook in which the corporation specifies that the pandemic will lower its profit and revenue in 2020 first quarter


Wall Street Journal: For a growing number of struggling cities, the downturn has arrived, and worse is ahead


 


                                           "Exodus -- Movement of Jah People"





"Destiny -- A Legend of Our Time" Introduces to the World -- Kiran, she plays the role of Brenda Montgomery, star reporter for the Miami Herald newspaper in the 1970's

                                              "Ride or Die"


   




Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Dow roller-coasters through a 1,300 point arc, and closes with a loss of 786 points, despite a rate cut by the Federal Reserve







Monday, March 2, 2020

                               What is a dead cat bounce?


                                What is the yen carry trade?


                            





Sunday, March 1, 2020


 
                 
                        "Mundial Brasil 1950 World Cup Musica"

                                "FIFA World Cup 2014"    
                          
                                                            

Saturday, February 29, 2020








 




"Destiny -- A Legend of Our Time"  Introduces Eliana Ruiz as City University of New York honors student Carmen Rodriguez



     
 

                                           "Flyin' High In The Friendly Sky"

                     

                                 "I Do Love You"

"Destiny -- A Legend of Our Time" --- the major Hollywood motion picture will be in theaters Worldwide in April, 2022. "Destiny" will be extremely controversial, because it has a profoundly serious subject matter. Namely, heroin smuggling and the United States of America

"Destiny" is not a musical or a comedy. However, Destiny will make Hollywood history since it will have the longest musical soundtrack of all time. "Destiny's" soundtrack is made up of 85 songs, including the 2023 Oscar winner for Best Song, and it will win the Oscar for Best Soundtrack. Our production company motto is "Aim High"


Friday, February 28, 2020

Prior to the opening bell on Wall Street, stock futures indicate that the huge downward slide will continue unabated. The implied open at 5:00 AM Pacific time is down 305 points

The value of the dollar is depreciating at a swift pace, with no end in sight, since President Trump is almost demanding that the Federal Reserve lower interest rates

The yield on the 10-year Treasury has collapsed to a record low -- 1.18%. Never in the history of the United States of America has this happened before. This is an extremely bad sign that portends a recession has probably already begun



                                     
                                       What is a Euro-dollar?

                                    
        

The American right-wing considers Senator Sanders and the other Democrats to be crazy thieves  -- theft by taxation and overspending on the part of the the government. According to the GOP, the Democrats need to read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged", which is a story of American society where the wealthy leaders of industry have refused to work hard when the government essentially taxes away a large percentage of their profits.




Jeff Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine Capital, asserts that the market downturn is being influenced by the investors' reaction to the possibility that Sanders or some other Democrat might be elected to the White House in November
 
          


                            "True Love Does Not Demand Fidelity"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             February 27, 2020 Stocks in Tokyo dropped more than 1% in early trading because of disease anxiety among investors

Overnight, U.S. stock futures were under heavy strain following release of information that an American coronavirus case has occurred that is of unknown origin -- indicating the dread possibility of a community spread, which is the first stage of a mass contagion

     

President Trump asserts that "quite a bit" of the stock market sell-off is due to investor fears that the Democrats will win the White House

If the Democrats win the White House in November, what will be the stock market reaction on Wall Street?  I will not tell a lie, even though the truthful answer to this question will be disturbing to many

If the Democratic nominee's business, finance, tax and foreign relations policies are the same on Election Day as these policies are at present, then the Dow Industrials will lose approximately 5,000 points between Election Day and Inauguration. By July, 2021, the United States of America will be in full-blown recession. Unemployment will double. However, interest rates will be low -- in fact, the yield curve will invert.

It is very difficult to forecast exactly how bad things will get as 2022 plays itself out. However, I could foresee the Dow losing 27% of its value by 2022's Election Day. We will lose the House, and the Senate would go further underwater. The Republicans will retake the White House in a landslide in 2024 -- maybe Donald Trump Jr.  Just kidding



                         Senator Sanders?   Is that you?

                              


Wednesday, February 26, 2020
In early trading on Wall Street, the market rebounded at the open, but by midday the gains had substantially evaporated

At the close, the Dow was down 124 points after a roller-coaster day

Jim Cramer: "It's time to start buying something." Buyer beware


Daily Mail: This evening Donald Trump held a news conference and addressed the Nation on the coronavirus pandemic


                          What should an investor do now?
Seriously, your guess is about as good as mine at this point., The fact is this: I said that the risk-adverse investor should leave the stock market on August 27, 2019 and stay out. See this blog for that date





               




 
                   

                               "The Closer I Get To You"

                                     "Superwoman"



Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Reuters: The value of the dollar is falling in expectation of a rate cut by the Federal Reserve


The plunge in the Dow continued today with a fall of 879 points. Over the last two days, stock losses on Wall Street have totaled $1.7 trillion. This has been the worst two-day point drop in history

The 10-year Treasury is at a record low of 1.32%. The yield curve has practically inverted. This is a widely acknowledged warning sign that a global recession is imminent
                         
                                What is an inverted yield curve?
 






                          


                               "Adore You"

                      

Monday, February  24, 2020


Sunday, February 23, 2020


                             
                                  "Memoria Rota"

                                "Amor De Mi Vida"

                            

Saturday, February 22, 2020

 
                                Senator Bernie Sanders






Sunday, January 26, 2020


Evelyn Cheng: Officials describe how the coronavirus is beginning to hit China's economy




                                     Superstar
                                   
                               Jennifer Hudson
 
                                Beyonce's Tribute

                                  Michael Jordan

                                    Shaq O'Neal

                                  Vanessa Bryant


Saturday, January 25, 2020
Why the coronavirus outbreak could trigger a stock market pullback, despite the current bullish sentiment




                          Trump Impeachment Trial



Friday, January 24, 2020





                  Text of U.S./China Trade Deal Phase One



The Vox article that is linked above is an example of left-wing propaganda, which is designed to influence the casual observer of America's tax policy. It is misleading in a number of ways. The Democrats need to develop tax and business policies that are more substantive than spiteful and demeaning use of language

                         Trump Impeachment Trial



Thursday, January 23, 2020
Dow falls 26 points amid a deluge of earnings reports and the anxiety caused by the coronavirus






                             Trump Impeachment Trial





Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Adarsh Sinha of Bank of America: Expect the dollar to depreciate in 2020 as economic growth picks up around the globe






                         Trump Impeachment Trial


Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Dow loses 152 points under the pressure of a possible coronavirus case in America; plus, Boeing is hit hard










Monday, January 20, 2020
Overnight, a pipeline shutdown in southwest Libya has affected output causing oil prices to rise









                        "The Great March to Freedom"

                           Detroit Walk to Freedom


On June 23, 1963, a civil rights march took place in Detroit, Michigan in which more than 125,000 people walked with Martin Luther King in commemoration of the tragic 1943 Detroit race riots and to strike against racial discrimination. The march was the largest civil rights demonstration in the history of America to that date. Dr. King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech at the end of the march before a packed auditorium at Cobo Hall. I was there that afternoon and was privileged to witness the awesome address


Sunday, January 19, 2020




Saturday, January 18, 2020




Friday, January 17, 2020
Dow gains 50 points to cap off a history making week across the board on Wall Street and the Nasdaq






Thursday, January 16, 2020
Dow soars 267 points and the S&P 500 tops 3,300 for the first time

Chris Ciovacco: Forecasts that the bull market will continue, but expect some scary losses along the road

Wall Street Journal: Wall Street surges ahead as the market looks to corporate earnings




                     Impeachment of Donald Trump



Wednesday, January 15, 2020
President Trump has signed phase one of a China trade deal

Dow adds 91 points on the date of signing the U.S./ China deal



                Summary of the China/United States trade war




Boeing aircraft orders have fallen to a 16-year low under the weight of the 737 MAX fiasco





                          "Make Love in This Club"


Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The American CPI is rising at the fastest rate since 2011, but, ironically, inflation is still low

New images show damage to military installations in Iraq from the Iranian missile attack







                          "Dr. Strangelove -- Attack!"
                     





Monday, January 13, 2020
Dow adds 83 points and the S&P 500 closes at a record high following release of news that China will be removed from alleged currency manipulation status


Federal deficit hit $984 billion in 2019, and that is a 50% increase over the time that Trump has been in office



                           
                          
  
"I've got my eye on you -- spendin' and spendin' some more"


 







 
    Which way would you prefer to die in the next five minutes?
                List of assassinations by the United States


                        List of assassinations by ISIL 

     Here is a third choice: You choose not to die in the next five minutes   






Wednesday, January 8, 2020







Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Daily Mail: Iran has fired tens of ballistic missiles at Al-Asad airbase in central Iraq






Monday, January 6, 2020
Dow manages a gain of 69 points, following a very rocky start of trading, which included a 200 point loss in early trading


Market Watch: Almost none of the rally in the S&P 500 can be pegged to rising earnings. That is not a good sign


       

                 Do you recognize this man?  Probably not

His name was Mohammad Mosaddegh. He was the 35th Prime Minister of Iran. He was removed from office by the American Central Intelligence Agency and British intelligence in 1953

                     

                                Who was this man?
                                  He was a soldier





Saturday, January 4, 2020



    What we have here is a failure to communicate


Friday, January 3, 2020
Dow plunges 234 points in response to the American attack on an Iranian general named Qassem Soleimani

                                    Iran and the Middle East
For extensive information on Iran, and the Middle East, see the text set forth on June 21, 2019 and July 26, 2018


        
                                           The Tip of the Sword

             This is the very rare sight of two B-52D's flying in formation

I have seen six of the giant planes in formation at a top secret location near the Arctic Circle. It was a sobering experience when one comprehends that each plane's nuclear weapons carry more firepower than all the bombs exploded in World War II combined

                           "Looking for Freedom"


Thursday, January 2, 2020
Another huge day in New York: Dow soars 330 points to a new record close, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq also at new records




                         Shanghai -- the financial center of China


        

                                "You Are My Lady"
 
   Even if you can't speak Mandarin, you can be sure these are love songs

                                          "I Am The One"



When did the United States and China become trading partners? Answer: In the modern era -- 1973. See the information set forth below in this column, dated August 25, 2019

 

                 "Flying High In The Friendly Sky"

                             "Danny Boy"



Wednesday, January 1, 2020





                              Happy New Year


Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Dow, Exxon Mobil and IBM presently top the "Dogs of the Dow" list

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                               Year End Numbers For 2019

                                 Gain
Dow       28,538.44   +22.3%

S&P 500 3,230.78    +28.9
 
Nasdaq  8,972.60    +35.2%

Apple     $293.65     +85%

Microsoft  $157.70  +55% 







                                 Happy New Year's Eve
                         


                               "Please Me"             

                               "24K Magic"

                               "Body Party"

                                  "Sugar"

                         "This Is How We Do It"

                                   "Yeah"

                                "Too Close"

                                   "Party"

                           "Sex On The Ceiling"

                                   "Sola"

                        "Sex You Back To Sleep"



Monday, December 30, 2019
Dow falls 183 points on very low volume and few news items that would move the market under ordinary circumstances




Sunday, December 29, 2019



                       

                        "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"

                              "California Dreaming"
                              
                                                              "Summertime"





 



Saturday, December 28, 2019



                                 "Imagination"






                                "Through the Fire"

                                "Everlasting Love"


Thursday, December 26, 2019


Wednesday, December 25, 2019
 
                        MERRY CHRISTMAS
                  


Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
Dow ends its losing streak after three days with a gain of 109 points, following positive economic data and rising optimism




     "This man has entered the Twilight Zone. All should fear the future"


Thursday, November 21, 2019
If you own an Android telephone, you should take a look at this right now, and read it slowly

South China Morning Post: Overnight, Chinese markets were pounded as anxiety rose concerning U.S. support for Hong Kong protestors and that support's possible affect on trade issues

Macy's shares fall sharply after cutting its forecast on holiday sales that may prove to be sector wide



 
                        
                                Debate Night in America
                                 November 20, 2019





                                               

                                    "Don't Want To Be A Fool"




Wednesday, November 20, 2019
U.S. healthcare sector picks up steam as some political worries show signs of abating

Dow falls 113 points on a report that phase one of the China trade deal may not be completed this year -- or ever




                         Career of Gordon Sondland






                                    "Love on the Brain"

                                  "Love the Way You Lie"
 
                                         "Diamonds"


    


              Um, humm, girl.  And you can sing?  I'll take it.  Call me




Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The Street: The recent theory of impending recession is grinding to a halt. Here's what's next for financial markets




Monday, November 18, 2019

Ford's Mustang Mach-E is a radical gamble on an electric future


Dow gains 33 points, as Wall Street sets new records at the close
 


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For months now there has been a campaign of derision concerning China -- including apparent news stories of questionable authenticity that appear to target the attention of non-Whites -- particularly African-Americans.
                                   
                                       For example:





I suspect that the organ harvesting narrative is abject propaganda and totally untrue, which is being injected into social media in an attempt to counteract China's successful global outreach effort known as:   One Belt, One Road

In the Third World, the Chinese often point out the truth to developing countries and distinguish themselves from the United States and the Europeans: "We were never your oppressors"





Sunday, November 17, 2019
Chris Matthews: With Dow and S&P 500 at record levels, investors are ignoring a material deterioration in the global economy

CNN Business: Saudi Aramco is the world's most valuable company -- at $1.7 trillion, according to the pricing of its upcoming offering, which is scheduled for December




"Titanic" was made on a record-setting budget of $200 million and released in 1997. Its box office gross was $2.187 billion

                                  "My Heart Will Go On"

                                                           "Incredible"





Saturday, November 16, 2019
Yahoo Finance: The "Hindenburg Omen" and the "Titanic Syndrome" were just triggered on the Nasdaq. Are there any chart watchers in the house following technical warnings?



                        

               


                          Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh
         Extremely successful Propaganda Boys of the right-wing

These two men, five days a week, preach to their mega-audiences for hours, and lay out the arguments that support the right-wing positions on the issues of the day. My question: Are the other sectors of the media giving debate on these issues? Or is the usual case one in which the right-wing arguments are lazily ignored -- generally by labeling them "conspiracy theories"?

There have been many examples of issues that are ignored on MSNBC and CNN, even though they are recited numerous times each week on Fox News and on right-wing talk radio. A few examples: Fast and Furious; Uranium One; only the right-wingers are good Christians; stupid Obama thinks there are 57 states in the Union; stupid Obama makes an international apology tour; stupid Obama gives $150 billion to the Iranian mullahs; and stupid Obama hates the Cambridge police and, by extrapolation, of course, all policemen in the country 






Friday, November 15, 2019



Tobias Levkovich, Citigroup's top U.S. equity strategist: Here are the top worries confronting investors in 2020







 
                  Former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch


Thursday, November 14, 2019






Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Reuters: Israel kills nine Gazans, says Islamic Jihad, as the militant group launches rockets in retaliation







                    A day that will be known for its infamy






Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Dow closes perfectly flat -- and that is a very rare occurrence



                             2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Spider
                                  Not for the faint of heart
                                               $350,000


Donald Trump's speech was supposed to move the market. The Dow did not move at all


 
 
                                   "Reasons"

                                  "Danny Boy"



Monday, November 11, 2019
CNBC: After a couple of quarters of anxiety, Wall Street is shrugging off its fear of Medicare for All -- for the time being

Microsoft, Apple and Alphabet all closed at record highs on Friday. Is that a good sign or is that actually very frightening?

Barron's: Now that stocks are repeatedly hitting record highs, where can an investor find value today?

Dow adds a slim 10 point gain, but that's enough for a new record close, thanks in large part to Boeing




   "My feet hurt mighty bad, so I'll just keep an eye on things here in Manhattan"




                               Veterans Day 2019                                                       
                                      "Home"





                                 Captain Walter Lewis
                                         U.S. Air Force -- 1974
 Captain Lewis volunteered for the U.S. Air Force at the height of the Vietnam War
                                          Some came running



                               Lt. Colonel Edgar V. Lewis
            In the pilot's seat of a U.S. Air Force B-52D -- 1968


Sunday, November 10, 2019





Saturday, November 9, 2019

Barron's: Is it time to shop for stocks in Europe and Japan?

Market Watch: A golden cross is forming in the Russell 2000

Tom Lee of Fundstrat Global Advisors: A Santa Claus rally is here

                      

           The fact is this: She has been known to be mistaken
                   before about some pretty important things
                                     But haven't we all?





                       Congratulations on a job well done


Friday, November 8, 2019
Dow adds a gain of 6 points and continues its winning streak, along with gains in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq


       



Thursday, November 7, 2019
Overnight, Asian markets slipped in early trading due to reports by Reuters of a trade deal delay that killed optimism





                        What is a private equity firm?

                        What is a leveraged buyout?





                           "La Caravan De Vida"



Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Dow closes with a loss of 1 point, as Wall Street reacts to reports that there is a delay in the deal with China on trade





     

                       Sean Hannity -- Propaganda Boy

Yesterday, on his syndicated radio show, Hannity spoke once again about how the Obama Administration stupidly gave Iran $150 billion, in cash on the tarmac of an Iranian airfield. Hannity's recitation of this event is extremely misleading, as is oftentimes the case on right-wing talk radio. Seriously, though, part of the problem is the fact that other parts of the media have never done the research and taken the time to refute Hannity's intentionally false characterization of what happened on the Iranian airfield. 
                                         To be continued. . .



 


                              "Something In My Heart"

                  "I've tried that love thing for the last time"
 



Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Overnight, equity markets in Asia rose in response to the Monday records set on Wall Street

Dow climbs 31 points for a new record high at the close


  

                      "And Then A Hero Comes Along"

                               "When You Believe"



Monday, November 4, 2019
The earnings recession seems destined to continue as Disney and the rookies set to take the stage




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                       and the United States of America



                      "Flyin' High In The Friendly Sky"


Sunday, November 3, 2019
Guyana's economy is on the verge of a huge expansion in growth
                     
The Co-operative Republic of Guyana, South America's only English speaking country of 780,000 people







                   

                                            "Tu"

                         "Whenever, Wherever, Whatever"

                                          "Can I"



Saturday, November 2, 2019
Ayatollah Khamenei asserts that the region's problems are sometimes caused by the clandestine plots of Western spies

              

 
The clandestine plot that killed Iran's Prime Minister Mosaddegh





                             "Baby, I'm For Real"



Friday, November 1, 2019
Chinese officials reportedly cite Donald Trump's impulsiveness as a significant problem in the arena of trade negotiations



           

               Everybody knows: She is the best First Lady

                                   "Be Ever Wonderful"


Thursday, October 31, 2019
Dow slides 140 points under the pressure of troublesome economic data regarding manufacturing and continuing anxiety with respect to American/Chinese trade relations

                   

                              Rush Limbaugh -- Propaganda Boy

According to Rush Limbaugh, impeachment is a Deep State effort to divert attention from Biden's misdeeds in Ukraine



                        

Is it true that Christianity, Islam and Judaism are all worshiping the same God?   Yes, the God of Abraham

    
 
                           One culture's call to prayer

                        Another culture's call to prayer

                     Let he who is perfect cast the first stone

   
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Dow gains 115 points as Wall Street welcomes the Fed's actions





Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Weizen Tan: An Elizabeth Warren presidency might not be as bad for businesses and finance as many commentators might think


This is a cautionary tale: The Wall Street crash of October 29, 1929

Mitt Romney has crafted a plan to rescue Medicare and Social Security before those programs collapse


                   Treasury securities in a nutshell
      
                    Summary of Eurodollar market




                        "Steppin' To The Bad Side"

                                   "Listen"

                                    "Halo"

                                 "Turn It Up"



Monday, October 28, 2019
Dow closes with a gain of 133 points because there is still optimism regarding a U.S./China trade agreement





                                       Summary of the S&P 500 Index
 
                        List of global stock market indices




Sunday, October 27. 2019



                                 Spiking the football

                                        Part Two



                The grand illusion called the War on Terror



Friday, October 25, 2019
Dow closes with a gain of 153 points, as the S&P 500 closes out the week with strength




Thursday, October 24, 2019


 
    Another perfect day in the paradise that is Southern California
                            Laguna Niguel in Orange County
    
                                    Queen Calafia's Island














                         10,000 square feet of living space
                Pacific Ocean views from all West-facing rooms
                                         Three kitchens
               Swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room
                                               Nine bathrooms
                                         300-bottle wine cellar
                Seven bedrooms and three professional offices

                                                 Listing Price: $6,585,000






                              "Candlelight and You"

                                       "Happy"


Tuesday, October 22, 2019


               



Many say that the vulgarity and ugliness of the Trump administration has spawned a backlash movement of increased spirituality and religious fervor

                                        "God's Got A Blessing"
                                        
                                          "Live"

                                     "Every Praise"



                                                             
P-51D Mustang from World War II, which was famously flown by the Tuskegee Airmen's 332nd Fighter Group from Ramitelli air field

                            Fighting Nazi jets

                         The Mustang in action

              Air Force 1949 Top Gun competition

                    General Benjamin O. Davis


Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Barron's: A strategy that can add diversity to your portfolio and still beat the S&P 500. Well Ok, but buyer beware -- as always



Caterpillar reports earnings that badly miss the Street's forecast, and slashes its earnings projections


 

                                  the United States of America




                                    "Amor"


Tuesday, October 24, 2019
Stocks globally turn lower amid earnings reports and Brexit anxiety caused by the latest round of delays


Monday, October 21, 2019




                        What exactly is a "junk bond"?




                        "You Don't Know My Name"

                       "That's What Friends Are For"

                                "I Have Nothing"

                                "Open My Heart"
                            
                             "Not On The Outside"

 

Sunday, October 20, 2019




                       "You Know How To Love Me"



Saturday, October 19, 2019

          
                              "Ooh Baby Baby"

                                 "Hypnotized"                              

                                    "Happy"
                       




Friday, October 18, 2019




Thursday, September 19, 2019
Dow slips 52 points as optimism faded regarding a trade deal






                                   "Who Dem"


Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Dow closes with a gain of 36 points, following a volatile session in which the average was down by 211 points as the markets reacted to the Fed's rate cut and failure to signal further cuts in 2019





Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Joy Wiltermuth: The Treasury is about to flood the market with debt in order to fund the trillion dollar deficit. That is a concern

Bloomberg: Gasoline prices at the pump in America are set to rise

Market Watch: Why the Saudi oil attack is a big deal that could be a game changer in stock markets and crude prices


Press TV: President Trump's claims that America does not need foreign oil are false


                        Yemeni Civil War 2015 -- present

                            Iran -- Saudi Arabia proxy conflicts



Twelve powerful photos that show the utter devastation in Yemen



Monday, September 16, 2019
More than 49,000 UAW members have gone out on strike against General Motors









According to Ron Paul, U.S. interest rates are going negative, the Treasury market is in a bubble and the bubble will soon burst


OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11


Dow closes with a loss of 143 points under the weight of the situation involving the Saudi Arabian oil facilities



Sunday, September 15, 2019

Daily Mail: President Trump states that the U.S. is locked and loaded regarding the drone strikes on Abqaiq and Khurais




                             Dhahran, Saudi Arabia



Saturday, September 14, 2019
Barron's: The Dow's 1.6% gain hides a great deal of turmoil beneath the surface of the market


Jodi Xu Klein: As the 2020 election approaches, America needs a trade deal much more than China needs a trade deal





Those pleasant-looking flowers are opium poppies growing in Gostan Valley, Nimruz Province, Afghanistan. Opium is the active ingredient of heroin and other opioids. At the top-center of the picture is an American armored fighting vehicle. The date of this picture is unknown, as are the circumstances under which the picture was taken. It is not possible to guage the size of this opium plantation from this picture. The owner of this property is unknown


Friday, September 13, 2019
Dow closes up 37 points amid enthusiasm over Cloudfare's IPO



CNS News: Federal spending hits $4.16 trillion by August, 2019




  
                  Operating cost per hour: $63,000


Thursday, September 12, 2019






                            "Don't Ask My Neighbor"

                               "Got News For You"

                                 "I'd Still Say Yes"
                         

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Overnight, global stock markets rose as optimism surged regarding an end to the U.S./China trade dispute


Dow soars 228 points because China is playing the role of Santa Claus with respect to the tariffs battle, as well as its stimulating the Chinese economy




                           Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
                 
                           Cost per Lightning II: $115 million
                            



Warfare that resembles a TV show: The F-35 has seen its share of significant problems, but ISIS has no effective air defense system, so the Department of Defense went all dramatic with one of the most expensive aircraft ever made



                        "God Bless the USA"


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Citibank forecasters see gold at over $2,000 an ounce in the next year or two







Monday, September 9, 2019
Overnight, global equity shares mostly rise in the face of a mix of economics data

Stephanie Landsman: Some technical analysis suggests that Wall Street is just starting a hot streak






                                  
                                          "Die For You"


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Kristen Myers: Amazon will pay zero dollars in income taxes for 2018 despite the fact its profit was $11.2 billion, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy

Zero Federal income taxes for Amazon -- sounds outrageous. Is it?
It depends in large part on the definition of "profit". Myers' article does not even take a stab at what is meant by a profit figure of $11.2 billion. Here is more fodder: In 2017 Amazon paid zero Federal income taxes on U.S, income of $5.6 billion




                    Flag of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Hezb-e Islami


Would you like to witness an Orwellian re-write of history? Check out the Wikipedia piece on Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin. Specifically, the list of opponents, which states the United States was an opponent of the Gulbuddin organization from 1976-2016. In actuality, America was Gulbuddin's biggest supporter beginning in 1979 and throughout the 1980's, a period of time when Gulbuddin was the planet's largest heroin trafficking cartel due to the active assistance of the U.S. military's airlift power



  "Destiny" -- the story of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and the United States of America









                              "Danza Kuduro"
                       Over one billion hits on You Tube

                            "Un Poco De Amor"



Saturday, September 7, 2019

Shanghai and Hang Seng indices post best weekly performances in two months


Friday, September 6, 2019
Dow adds a gain of 69 points following the release of a jobs report that did not meet the expectations of many




                  Analysis of the 1987 Wall Street crash






Thursday, September 5, 2019
South China Morning Post: The talks in the China-U.S. trade dispute are set to resume in early October




                  Mercedes Benz 2020 AMG GT C Roadster


Wednesday, September 4, 2019



Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Dow falls 285 points because the wheels are coming off the U.S. manufacturing sector







             Gulbuddin Hekmatyar -- Presidential candidate, Afghanistan 2019

The problem is this: Hekmatyar was the World's biggest heroin trafficker in the 1980's, with the assistance of American military aircraft and  American military flight crews



    "Destiny" is the story of Hekmatyar and the United States of America


Monday, September 2, 2019
Barron's: September is oftentimes the worst month of the year for stocks. This year, September may be bad


               Labor Day means summer is over


 
                                        "Somewhere"



Sunday, September 1, 2019
Peter Navarro brashly predicts Dow 30,000 if the Fed and Congress cooperate with the Trump Administration

What is the technical definition of per capita income? What country has the highest per capita income on the planet? Answer: Qatar
   
                                                     
 

                   Colors of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

The 2019 presidential election in Afghanistan has attracted a large slate of candidates, including Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.  Wikipedia describes Hekmatyar as a former Prime Minister of Afghanistan, which he was. However, a complete description would state that Hekmatyar was at one time the World's biggest heroin kingpin. In fact, he may still be a heroin drug czar








                                Al Jazeera Media Network
                      "The Opinion and the Other Opinion"



                                  Doha, Qatar                       

What can consumers do about the hidden sales tax effect that is created by the Trump Administration's tariffs


                              A project uncompleted
Mine is the one on the corner of the ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with a swimming pool in the backyard and two large palm trees, set in a really quiet neighborhood with good schools

                                        "Home"

                                "This Must Be Heaven"
                             
                                        "Happy"



Saturday, August 31, 2019