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11.12.2014 Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

NOTE>>!!!

Saturday, November 15th, I’ll be traveling to Scottsdale Arizona for the “Financial Fest” being held at the Westin Kierland Resort. So for any of you who live in the area, please come on by and say hello. The event is free, it runs from 8 am to 4 pm, and we’ll be doing a couple live talks. It’s going to be a fun day and I look forward to meeting you!



I Was Dead Wrong

If you think you can play in the financial markets and not be wrong now and then, let me tell you something…you’re delusional. I think that’s why I have such a smoldering hatred for some of the pompous analysts that they drag on TV, because they never say they’re wrong. They always have some excuse to show how “actually they were right”.  

11.9.2014 Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

NOTE>>!!!

Next Saturday, November 15th, I’ll be traveling to Scottsdale Arizona for the “Financial Fest” being held at the Westin Kierland Resort. So for any of you who live in the area, please come on by and say hello. The event is free, it runs from 8 am to 4 pm, and we’ll be doing a couple live talks. It’s going to be a fun day and I look forward to meeting you!

All The Tricks

One of the interesting things about putting out a newsletter for almost 20 years is that we've covered so many topics that you really can't even remember half of them. Think about the sheer numbers for a minute.

11.5.2014 Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

The Big Sweep

I don’t make a habit of talking politics too much, because frankly I don’t generally like politicians. But there are certain times when you have no choice because the fact is, we get our policies from these lunatics and those policies affect us.

Everyone knows by now that the Republicans swept up Tuesday, and now control both houses of Congress. The bigger question is “why” did they win so big, and of course…does anything change? So first let’s look at the why of things. This is going to wander down some paths you might not have thought of, but I think you’ll find interesting.

10.29.2014 Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

Excuse Me?

I hesitated to talk about Hillary Clinton’s latest remark because it was a few days ago and certainly everyone has talked about it.  But I do want to spend a minute talking about just how depraved and insane the left is when it comes to reality.

I have a special ugliness when it comes to Lady Hillary.  Back when she was pushing for her version of universal healthcare back in the 90’s, I was a retiring jeweler. I had owned a jewelry repair shop and a couple retail outlets making me the typical “small business owner”. Some might call it being an entrepreneur.  I will never forget the rage I experienced while driving in my car one evening listening to talk radio.

Financial Intelligence Report 10.26.2014 Bookmark

It was really a wonderful piece of timing for me; that my friend and partner Phil Grande from philsgang.com decided to send me an article he’d like to express.  My wife and I were going to be pretty tied up this weekend with some travel, so having an interesting article to publish was mighty handy. So with no further ado, here’s Phil with today’s commentary….


AMERICANISM vs QUANTITATIVE EASING;  CHARTING vs FUNDAMENTALS

With just 13 days left from this writing before the senate race; who would ever think that under the leadership of the democrats and President Obama (our “liar “N” chief) who’s cornerstone of his administration is lying , deception and deceit  (which is exemplified by his recent statement  “by almost every measure we are better off than the day he took office”) while his record shows more lies and deceit and quite the opposite facts:

10.19.2014 Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

Will They Do More QE?

Pull up a chair and let’s chat folks.  This is going to be an interesting letter on a lot of levels, so let’s get started.

Everyone that has any interest in finance knows that the Federal Reserve has had a program in place called Quantitative Easing for the past 5 years. For those of you who don’t understand what it is, the basics are that the Fed’s have printed up money and then used that money to buy Treasuries from the Government and to soak up toxic assets like bad mortgages from the banks. In doing so, it has had the effect of constantly lowering interest rates, since they don’t have to raise rates to “lure” folks into buying the T bills. The Fed’s would buy them at any price, and any rate of return.

But the offshoot of QE was that because they were buying up toxic crap from the banks, AND because Treasuries are also bought from the “primary dealers” ( the big banks) the banks got tons and tons of money to go play cowboy in the asset markets. With virtually zero percent money for the big companies to borrow and buy back their own stock, and all the bank money sloshing around, we’ve had the best bull market that fake money can buy. Stocks are up gigantically since the beginning of the program.

10.15.2014 Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

Fake Facts You Believe

One of the problems you face when you write a newsletter that goes out to thousands of folks, is that often the things you say…are diametrically opposed to what people have taken as fact for years.  Then they have to try and figure out if I’m simply nuts, or maybe realize that they’ve been shoveled a bucket of horse hockey all those years.  It causes stress I’m sure.

For instance we all know that Eve ate an apple in the Garden of Eden right? Well not so fast. She ate from the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Not once is it mentioned in the Bible that it was an apple. It probably wasn’t. Yet it’s taken as a generalized fact that she ate an apple.

10.12.2014 Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

Earnings Upon Us…

Four times a year, most companies produce their economic report for the previous quarter of business. This isn’t something new, they’ve been doing it since the idea of a structured company first began. But like most things, they’ve “morphed” into something much different than the standards set so many years ago. I’m not shy in saying that a very competent accountant overseeing companies in 1920 would have absolutely no clue how to figure out what the hell any modern company was even talking about.

So when these companies start releasing their earnings in bulk next week, just what are we actually hearing them tell us? Sometimes it isn’t as easy as just saying “oh that’s their earnings based on sales versus expenses”.  Thus I think a bit of history lesson needs to be taught here….

10.8.2014 Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

Ebola, should you prep for it?

On the weekend I put out a story about Ebola and how none of this makes a lot of sense. I’m not going to go through all the things that are wrong with this whole picture again, but suffice it to say that something is very fishy about this whole thing. There’s an agenda here, and just exactly what it is isn’t clear yet, but it will be.

However, maybe the timing is good for moving along a bit concerning basic prepping for emergencies. As you all know, I try my best to offer up real world solutions to things other than just simply the markets, because frankly the markets are not the only thing in life. Sure we make our money investing, but we all have lives outside the markets.  So if there’s a topic I’m fluent about, I think it’s right that I share that with you all.  Right now a lot of folks are in semi panic mode over Ebola, and what they should do at home. Well one thing to do is have basic emergency preparations in place.

EBOLA, What's Wrong With This Picture? Bookmark

What’s Wrong With This Ebola Picture?

Everything. And that will be the topic of today’s article.

Pull up a chair and lets chat folks. I’ve been meaning to chat about this for a week now, but of course life gets in the way. We have so many issues to talk about that one has to pick and chose topics carefully, so that it is significant to the most amount of people at the time. Well, this Ebola thing is pretty significant.

Now before I go off on my rant, I think I’d better check my sanity with a dipstick, just to make sure I haven’t become infested with the conspiracy virus.  Okay, that looks good, I don’t think I’ve become a brainwashed conspiracy nut. Yet what I’m going to talk about will plant me firmly in that camp for a lot of you.  All I ask is that you keep an open mind, because from where I sit, something stinks like 10 day fish.

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