New Jobless Claims & Major Woo-Woo

As happens Thursday mornings, we see how the “New Unemployment Claims” pool will pay off for the week. Three Bigger Stories The first is Retail Sales: You shouldn’t need too much help with that. Next is the Philly Fed outlook: More details on the Philly Fed website here. Followed by the… NY Fed’s Empire State Manufacturing Report: “Business activity grew strongly in New York State, according to firms responding to the April 2021 Empire State Manufacturing …

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Tools: Website Development

Peoplenomics readership is pretty broad and many of our readers are involved with the web. Some at the executive level, some as content providers, and others in marketing and sales. So, a periodic discussion of how to assess, build, and analyze websites is something we have a real interest in. Our technology is not “the hottest licks” out there.  But, it does get the job done.  In fact, before the year is out, we will …

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CPI, NFIB, and the “Forgotten Ukraine Nukes”

At the risk of sounding like a runaway Neocon, we will try for the major “bullet points” today. CPI: Spend it Quick While it still has purchasing power. With “free money” being dispensed, what did you think would happen?  Just out from Labor Statistics: “The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.4 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics …

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Talking Down Markets? Or, Waking Up to War?

Market futures are down a bit today.  Not a lot.  But, give it time.  There are many “moving pieces” that could fall well for America.  Or, very, very badly. We will start by noting that Fed Boss J. Powell is talking-down the chances of a Fed Rate Hike for the remainder of the year, and beyond.  One reason is Covid virus, which we will treat separately in a sec. Corp Tax Warfare Second point is the Biden …

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ShopTalk Sunday: Time Logs – Order of Battle

Project pictures toward the end.  Let’s talk theory first. Being a management sciences-trained geek-at-heart, I thought it would be useful to do a “ride-along” on a typical Sunday in the shop (and ranch) project.  Give you the feel for the “Maker Mindset.”  This is the “as it happened” time log. 07:00: Days Start with Planning There are always competing priorities.  So each day starts with “picking off a few” and resolving to make them happen.  While …

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Life Loops and Investing

Yes, an odd topic, but one useful if you are troubleshooting bad trading. To get started we’ll go over some macro-basics.  Then adapt to trading analysis. After, that is, a few morning data points, the “war check” in eastern Europe.  And, of course, the ChartPack of the stock market which is off running competition with the ISS in terms of altitude, lately. More for Subscribers ||| Not a Subscriber? SUBSCRIBE NOW! ||| Subscriber Help Center

SatGourmet: Cornflakes and Tender Chicken

We have been blessed with many outstanding contributions around here from several readers.  Especially “Looking Outside of the Box” (LOOB),  He’s not only demonstrated cooking sharpness, but in past shop episodes, has generated some first-class cardboard furniture including a college frat-house bound bar set up. It would be a hard choice to narrow down to one reader to do a cooking show on TV with (having no studio-kitchen or television gear to speak of) but one …

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PPI and War Coming

For the one – PPI – it’s supposed to already be here.  Just out from the Labor Department: (How’s your Life going to work when crypto sites and your bank, market, etc. report similar “can’t handle the load” results?  Got a plan? Why Dow futures are up 73 boggles the wetware. Cyber-war target softening?) What we eventually got – half an hour late? “The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 1.0 percent in March, …

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