Peter’s weekly commentary on financial data, national and global news and how to survive the coming financial crisis.

Yellen Proclaims It’s Different This Time – Ep. 309

Expected Rate Hike

Today the Federal Reserve did exactly what everybody expected them to do, they once again raised interest rates by just one quarter of one percent.  This is the third rate hike of the year; this is the fourth rate hike since Donald Trump was elected President and the fifth time the Fed has […]

By | December 13th, 2017|PODCAST|0 Comments

CNBC Becomes Crypto News BitCoin – Ep. 308

Bitcoin Week

I’m going to devote today’s podcast to bitcoin; I might as well just talk about bitcoin because that’s all anybody else is talking about.  On CNBC that’s pretty much all they are talking about; they said it is “BitCoin Week”.  It sure sounds like it.  I think they should just rename the network: Crypto News […]

By | December 11th, 2017|PODCAST|0 Comments

Trump Continues What He Once Called the Biggest Hoax in American Politics – Ep. 307

A Nonfarm Payroll Beat

Today the labor department released the November jobs report –  Nonfarm Payroll –  of course Wall Street always highly anticipates this number; all the politicians, Donald Trump was ready to tweet as soon as the data was released.  The expectation was for 190,000 jobs and we beat, with 228,000 jobs.

An Even Bigger […]

By | December 9th, 2017|PODCAST|0 Comments

Another Trump Flip Flop – Ep. 306

Trade Deficit Moving Higher as Economy Slows Down

Yesterday we got the release of the October monthly Trade Deficit and we got a trade deficit of $48.7 billion dollars.  That was a little bit North of the $47.4 billion expected in the consensus forecast.  In fact, the prior month, which was $43.5 billion was revised upwards to $44.9 […]

By | December 6th, 2017|PODCAST|0 Comments

Senate Passes Its Version of Fake Tax Reform – Ep. 305

Market Rallies on News of Passing Tax Cuts Act

Late Friday night, or I guess early Saturday morning, the Senate passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Last week the market, as it became more apparent that the Senate was in fact going to pass the bill, the market was rallying, and continued […]

By | December 4th, 2017|PODCAST|0 Comments

No Such Thing as a Permanent Tax Cut-Ep. 304

Buy the Rumor Sell the Fact

One of the things that could de-rail Wall Street enthusiasm is if Republicans are not able to deliver on the promised tax cuts.  Of course, even if they are able to deliver, it will be a, “buy the rumor, sell the fact”.  Especially since the fact is not going to […]

By | November 27th, 2017|PODCAST|Comments Off on No Such Thing as a Permanent Tax Cut-Ep. 304

Frankenfed Finally Fears Its Own Monster – Ep. 303

Fed Fears Inflation Is Not High Enough

Fed statements drove the markets today; particularly the foreign exchange markets and the precious metals markets. First we got a quote from Janet Yellen early this morning in which she was talking about inflation. Her concern is that inflation isn’t high enough.  Here’s and exact quote from Janet Yellen:

“It […]

By | November 22nd, 2017|PODCAST|Comments Off on Frankenfed Finally Fears Its Own Monster – Ep. 303

Financial Conditions Easiest Since 1994 – Ep. 302

Financial Conditions Are Loosest Since 1994

I was reading an article today that the Chicago Fed released their National Financial Conditions Index (NFCI)  and according to their research, financial conditions in the United States are the loosest since January of 1994.  Of course, that was early on in the dot com bubble, before it […]

By | November 17th, 2017|PODCAST|Comments Off on Financial Conditions Easiest Since 1994 – Ep. 302

Lies Republicans Tell to Sell Tax Cuts – Ep. 301

Faltering Expectations

The U.S. dollar and the stock market continued to be a little bit under pressure this week as anxieties are rising over the fate of the tax cuts with so many investors are putting so much expectation into the proposed tax cuts.

Tax Cuts Do Not Reflect Smaller Government

I have gone over many times on […]

By | November 15th, 2017|PODCAST|Comments Off on Lies Republicans Tell to Sell Tax Cuts – Ep. 301

Senate Rearranges the Deck Chairs – Ep. 300

No Real Tax Relief

Yesterday the Senate released their version of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, and it is not that different from the House version.  There are some differences, some of which I will get into, but the main problem is not the difference, but the similarity.  The plans don’t deliver any kind of […]

By | November 10th, 2017|PODCAST|Comments Off on Senate Rearranges the Deck Chairs – Ep. 300