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September 15, 2020

Back to School: A “Triple Lindy” of COVID Worries for US Parents

After what was an incredibly long, often exhausting layoff for parents all around the world, the new academic school year has finally begun in earnest. Unfortunately, […]
September 10, 2020

Mass Exodus: Unemployment, High Rent, Evictions Cause Urban Flight

One of the greatest parts of all the different types of jobs I’ve held – from musician, to teacher, to natural resource analyst, to financial analyst […]
September 8, 2020

Fake News: Don’t Let the Headlines Fool You, China Trade Data is Bad

I’m not going to lie… working in the financial industry these past five years has been exhausting. And frankly, the last five months have been doubly […]
September 4, 2020

Robber Barons: Big Tech’s “New Gilded Age” Monopolies Hit a Wall

The late 19th century was one of the fastest developing periods in the history of the world… particularly so in the United States. During the lead-up […]
September 1, 2020

Aggressive China Showing Signs of ADD… Agriculture Deficit Disorder

For most of us in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly forced a merger of home and office. And surprisingly, it was reasonably successful… so much so […]
August 27, 2020

Inflation is Here – The Fed Just Doesn’t Know Where to Look

Early this morning when I sat down to write, I was resigned to talk about how the real economy is faring. I had some charts lined […]
August 25, 2020

Back to Back: Hurricane Laura Bears Down on Gulf Coast

It seems like just yesterday I was battening down the hatches in my garden as Tropical Storm Isaias barreled its way up the East Coast. But […]
August 20, 2020

Yellow Brick Road: The Path Back to the Gold Standard Leads Through China

After an elbow injury forced me to quit playing baseball in college, I unexpectedly found myself with a lot of extra time on my hands. Some […]
August 18, 2020

Bonds…Jay’s Bonds: Tomorrow’s 20Y Auction Will Make or Break Markets

I love everything about James Bond movies. That probably won’t surprise many of you, as I’ve written before about my penchant for cars, geopolitical conflict, and […]