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Uninvestable Tesla

Tesla is an uninvestable stock for me, not just because of its high valuation but also because it fails our fairly basic quality test, which I shamelessly borrowed from Warren Buffett: Would I still buy this stock if right after the purchase the stock market were to close for ten years? If you are a big Tesla […]

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 […]

Stockman: Why The Deep State Is At War With Trump

Authored by David Stockman via The Mises Institute, If you were a Martian visitor just disembarked from of one of Elon Musk's rocket ships and were therefore uninfected by earth-based fake news, the culprits in Washington's witch-hunt de jure would be damn obvious. They include John Brennan, Jim Comey, Sally Yates, Peter Strzok and a […]

Frontrunning: December 4

Stock futures jump after Senate approves tax bill (Reuters) Tax Bill Marked by Blinding Speed (WSJ) Corporate Winners and Losers in the GOP Tax Bill (BBG) Flynn’s Guilty Plea Sparks Clashing Interpretations (WSJ) Irish border deal reported settled as May meets Juncker (Reuters) Houthi radio says ex-president Saleh killed in Yemen fighting, no confirmation (Reuters) […]

Elon Musk’s First Payload To Mars: His “Midnight Cherry Tesla Roadster Playing Space Oddity”

In late November, we reported on Elon Musk’s desperate attempt to boost market confidence with a shock and awe performance unveiling Tesla’s new semi-truck and roadster. While the event was a thriller, it appears the laws of physics may have finally caught up with Tesla’s stock – now in a bear-market from September highs. Musk […]

Carpetbagger Paradise – by James McShirley

The term carpetbagger originally referred to post-Civil War Northerners who moved to the South during reconstruction for either economic gain, political gain, or both. They frequently arrived with hastily sewn suitcases made of carpet remnants, hence the moniker “carpetbaggers.” Carpetbagging has subsequently also become a popular description for non-native politicians who for expediency and opportunity […]

The Approaching Silicon Valley Meltdown

Authored by Mark St.Cyr, To say that we are living through precarious times seems to be an understatement. Whether one lives in the so moniker’d “developed world, emerging, or frontier” there seems to be one constant currently: No one seems to be able to accurately ponder what tomorrow may bring, whether its political, economical, social, […]

Weekend Reading: You Have Been Warned

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Investors aren’t paying attention. There is an important picture that is currently developing which, if it continues, will impact earnings and ultimately the stock market. Let’s take a look at some interesting economic numbers out this past week. On Tuesday, we saw the release of the Producer Price Index […]

Is This The Tesla Killer?

We all know the story behind Fisker, it was one of the world’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in 2008, and even had a legal spat between Tesla, but shortly after in 2012 the company crashed and burned in bankruptcy. Last year, Henrik Fisker decided to relaunch his brand. He thought that one failure wasn’t enough—-just […]

Why Australia’s Economy Is A House Of Cards

Authored by Matt Barrie via Medium.com, Co-authored with Craig Tindale. I recently watched the federal treasurer, Scott Morrison, proudly proclaim that Australia was in “surprisingly good shape”. Indeed, Australia has just snatched the world record from the Netherlands, achieving its 104th quarter of growth without a recession, making this achievement the longest streak for any […]

Jim Chanos Adds To Tesla Short, Sees Musk Stepping Down

The ongoing vendetta between the scourge of Enron, Jim Chanos, and Elon Musk escalated when the Kynikos Associates founder said he has been adding to his Tesla short position throughout the year even as the company’s shares soared to record highs. Speaking at the Reuters Global Investment 2018 Outlook Summit, Chanos – who first disclosed […]

Bank Of America: This Is What $700 Quintillion Could Buy You Today

In a whimsical, 100+ page report, meant to literally drum up interest in investing in an entirely new frontier, Bank of America tries to address the untapped “space” opportunity from the perspective investors. The Primer “sets out the challenges and opportunities posed by Space” and, predictably, concludes that lots of money is to be made, […]

Stephen Hawking: Earth Will Become A Flaming Ball Of Fire By 2600

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Physicist and professor Stephen Hawking is warning that earth will become a flaming ball of fire by the year 2600. He also warns that if humans want to avoid permanent extinction, we should be making plans to evacuate the earth. Hawking claims that mankind will destroy the earth making […]

Global Stock Meltup Sends Nikkei To 25 Year High

The global risk levitation continues, sending Asian stocks just shy of records, to the highest since November 2007 and Japan’s Nikkei topped 22,750 – a level last seen in 1992 – while European shares and US equity futures were mixed, and the dollar rose across the board, gains accelerating through the European session with EURUSD […]

Krieger Rants “Washington D.C. Is Swarming With Unaccountable Parasites”

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, In theory, Americans should be proud of their national capital and all the important work that gets done there. In theory. In reality, our nation’s capital is an utter cesspool of self-serving, unethical and unaccountable parasites. We all know it and, even worse, it’s probably a hundred […]