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Could Stocks Rally Even as Parts of the Economy Are Recessionary?

We contrarians can’t help it: when the herd is bullish, we start looking for a reversal. When the herd turns bearish, we also start looking for a reversal. So now that the herd is skittishly bearish, anticipating a recession, contrarians start … Continue reading

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Americans’ Self-Contradictory Views of Socialized Healthcare

Majorities want single-payer, but not from the government. Eric Zuesse On December 3rd, Gallup bannered “Government Favored to Ensure Healthcare, but Not Deliver It” and reported that 57% of Americans say “It is government’s responsibility to see that all have … Continue reading

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What’s the Real Meaning of the Stock Market Swoon?

There’s no shortage of explanations on the whys and wherefores of the US stock market’s recent swoon / swan-dive / plummet. Here’s a few of the many credible explanations: — the economy has reached peak earnings so there’s no fundamentals-driven upside left; … Continue reading

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Is psychopathy needed to reach the top in America?

Eric Zuesse Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court is just another tip being displayed of America’s top-level-psychopathy iceberg. On September 16th, the Washington Post headlined “California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Market Complacency / Euphoria

A relatively reliable measure of complacency/euphoria in the stock market just hit levels last seen in late January, just before stocks reversed in a massive meltdown, surprising all the complacent/euphoric Bulls. The measure is the put-call ratio in equities. Since this … Continue reading

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