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What's Your Plan B?

We all have a Plan A - continue living just like we’re living now - but what if Plan A doesn't work out...

The Banking Industry Treats Its Customers Worse Than United Airlines

Last week the Internet was ablaze with disgust after a man was physically dragged off a United Airlines flight. What’s amazing, though, is that there are countless cases of another industry abusing its customers in far, far worse ways than the airlines.

Ron Paul Rages "The Federal Reserve Is, and Always Has Been, Politicized"

While auditing the Fed is supported by the vast majority of Americans, it is opposed by powerful members of the financial elite and the deep state. Therefore, those of us seeking to change our national monetary policy must redouble our efforts to force Congress to put America on a path to liberty, peace, and prosperity by auditing, then ending, the Fed.

Angst In America - Disappearing Pensions

The deeper you look, the worse this pension situation gets. Angst is a perfectly reasonable response for anyone who is retired or thinking about retiring in the next decade...

"Hell To Pay"

"No doubt, there’s hell to pay for 100 years of ever escalating financial insanity.  Take it in stride.  The downside is here and it’s not going away any time soon."

Is The Deep State Creating Another "Crash Of 1929"?

"In short, the Deep State and their cronies, who were instrumental in creating the economic, social, and political house of cards that now exists, have the perfect opportunity to bring on the collapse and blame the new president for it."

Key Events In The Coming Week: French Election, Earnings, Manufacturing, Housing

This week will be dominated by the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday. On the data side, following China's strong economic report, attention will focus on US industrial production growth on Tuesday. In the euro area, flash PMIs for April due on Friday could point to moderation. This is also the first full corporate earnings week.

Frontrunning: April 17

  • Trump’s Renewed Focus on Health Bill Vexes GOP Tax Strategy (WSJ)
  • Wall Street banker Cohn moving Trump toward moderate policies (Reuters)
  • Trump Rejects Protests Over Tax Returns (WSJ)
  • Merkel Calls on Erdogan to Open Talks in ‘Deeply Split’ Turkey (BBG)
  • Turkish Opposition Plans Challenge to President Erdogan’s Referendum Victory (WSJ)

Fake News From The Fed

What you see in the media is mostly “fake news.” This is the public spectacle – where tiny and often trivial bits of real news are conflated with vast myths and illusions.

Why The Equity Bull Market Must Continue (Or Else)

The last time Private and State & Local Government Pensions were fully funded was at the end of the stock market bubble in 2000. However,  even with stocks making new highs, these pensions remain $2.33 trillion, or 27 percent of their assets, underfunded at the end of 2016.