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“Toto, I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore” – Global GDP Rankings

Take a look at the change in World GDP rankings since 1980.   Stunning. The U.S. GDP in purchasing power parity  (PPP) terms, which adjusts for currency valuations,  was 187 percent  larger than Japan, the world’s second largest economy in 1980.   … Continue reading

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COTD: Working Hours To Buy iPhone

The World Economic Forum reports, How many hours must you work to buy a new iPhone? It varies dramatically around the world, reflecting disparities in productivity and purchasing power. According to a 2015 report by UBS that aims to measure … Continue reading

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Nattie Fresh!

Take a look at the chart below, which shows a series of CO2 emissions versus Natural Gas’ Share of Electric Power Consumption.    The increase demand for the “clean fossil fuel” versus  burning dirty coal to fire electric plants has … Continue reading

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Nattie’s Immaculate Reversal

F**k  Technical Analysis.  F%%k  Candlesticks.   That is the way we feel after yesterday’s post about the sure thing short in Natural Gas futures.  When you hear or feel “sure thing” in trading, head for the hills.  Hey, but we were … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day: Trump, The Raven

Just when the bear was getting comfortable the Raven shows up…and not just “gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.” Apropos, no? The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over … Continue reading

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Nattie’s Ugly Reversal

After hitting a 52-week just above a key resistance this morning,  the Natural Gas Jan. futures reversed 5 percent to close at almost the low the of day in after hours trading. Note today’s outside day or bearish engulfing candlestick … Continue reading

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Stress Test The Rose Colored Glasses!

Good piece by Bloomberg, The Pessimist’s Guide to 2017.  Always prudent to stress test your optimistic view as to what could go wrong. The Pessimist’s Guide to 2017 December 5, 2016 By John Fraher, Flavia Krause-Jackson and Mira Rojanasakul Donald Trump … Continue reading

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QOTD: All The World’s A Casino

“The world’s not just a stage. It’s a casino, and our lives are games of chance.” – Michael Lewis

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Renzi Fustigazione!    

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Quote of the Day: Bond Market Nutcracker

So while the technically-driven surge in equities may be over, a historic short squeeze in Treasuries may be about to unfold, as according to DB calculations, shorts in bond futures the largest in over 6 years with positions short across … Continue reading

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