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Doug Kass’ 15 Surprises For 2018: FANG Crackdown, Gold All-Time-Highs, Stocks Slump

Authored Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners Management, "The missing step in the standard Keynesian theory [is] the explicit consideration of capitalist finance within a cyclical and speculative context . . . finance sets the pace for the economy. As recovery approaches full employment . . . soothsayers will proclaim that the business cycle has been […]

Anarchist Group Deletes Article Bragging About April Train Track Sabotage Near Monday Derailment

An anarchist group associated with Antifa has deleted an April article bragging about pouring concrete onto railroad tracks in Olympia, WA in an attempt to stop the transportation of fracking equipment over the BNSF railway. The April sabotage by the Puget Sound Anarchists was part of a long-standing protest which included a November raid of an […]

Visualizing The World’s Most Valuable Companies Of All Time

MODERN JUGGERNAUTS LIKE APPLE DON’T EVEN COME CLOSE The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist Before speculative bubbles could form around Dotcom companies (late-1990s) or housing prices (mid-2000s), Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes that some of the first financial bubbles formed from the prospect of trading with […]

Bloomberg Has Identified Buffett’s Successor At Berkshire Hathaway (It Thinks)

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Katy Perry Asks Warren Buffett For His Thoughts On Cryptocurrency

Popstar Katy Perry set crypto twitter aflame Tuesday when she posted a picture of her and investing legend Warren Buffett with the caption: “nbd asking Warren Buffet [sic] his thoughts on cryptocurrency.”   nbd asking Warren Buffet his thoughts on cryptocurrency @ Berkshire Hathaway https://t.co/erKvhd6WRj — KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 29, 2017   The post […]

“Did Mike Pence Buy A Diet Dr.Pepper For A Woman That Was Not His Wife?”

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, If only abortion were retroactive, we could suitably deal with monsters like Senator Al Franken (D – MN), who apparently ventured to apply a breast adjustment to a female colleague asleep on the military airplane winging them home from USO duty in Afghanistan. This was back in the […]

Visualizing How Billionaire Investors Hedge Against Geopolitical Black Swans

Investors must always be comfortable with the idea that the market bears risk. Sometimes this risk flies under the radar and isn’t as pronounced as it probably should be. However, as Visual Capitalists's Jeff Desjardins notes, in other cases, the topic of risk can catapult to the forefront of discussion. There can be specific events […]

The United States Of Toxins

Via Priceonomics.com, Every year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires most large industrial facilities to report the volume of toxic chemicals they release into the environment.  The EPA takes this data and consolidates it into the Toxic Releases Inventory (TRI), which is then used to set environmental policies in place. We analyzed this data […]

Ralph Nader: How CEO Stock Buybacks Parasitize The Economy

Authored by Ralph Nader via Evonomics.com, The monster of economic waste – over $7 trillion of dictated stock buybacks since 2003 by the self-enriching CEOs of large corporations – started with a little noticed change in 1982 by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under President Ronald Reagan. That was when SEC Chairman John Shad, […]

Flatliners – Dead Market Walking

Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, In the movie Flatliners aspiring medical doctors tried to unlock the mysteries of death by, well, killing themselves. It was meant to be a controlled death of course, to flat line on the heart rate monitor for a few minutes to find out what wonders where to be found […]

“It Won’t Pass” – Larry Fink, Warren Buffett Blast Trump’s Tax Reform Plan

In the week that’s passed since the White House unveiled its tax-reform plan, Republicans and Democrats have expressed their reservations about the proposal, particularly after an analysis from the non-partisan Tax Policy Center suggested that taxes would rise over the coming ten years for most members of the middle class if the proposal were passed […]

Warning: Danger Lurks Here

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at Take a look at the volume of stocks listed vs. indexes listed going all the way back to the days of bellbottoms, loud hair, and orange wallpaper. Since 1995, the supply of stocks, particularly in the US, has been shrinking faster than Trump’s approval ratings. At the same time, the number of […]

Warren Buffett Predicts Dow 1,000,000; But There’s A Catch…

The Wall Street Journal won the award for the greatest “Shock And Awe” financial headline of the day when it published a story earlier entitled “Warren Buffett Says the Dow Is Going Over One Million.”  The ‘Oracle of Omaha’ apparently made the ‘bold’ prediction at the 100-year anniversary celebration of Forbes magazine in which he […]

The Looting Begins…

Via StockBoardAsset.com, WPLG in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has just released footage of 8-9 looters targeting a Simon’s shoe store on Sunrise Blvd. and Powerline Road.   In the video, the store’s front windows are smashed in with a nearby ladder laying on the ground. Various members of the group are seen running in and out of the […]