Insight on Automation

A Sloper sent me an email, which I liked so much that I asked if I could make a post out of it; he kindly agreed to this, so here you are: I read your post Pity the Sub Genius and agreed with a lot of what you wrote. However you missed what I think is the… Read More..

Turning Your Best Practices Into Best Processes

When I began working at a counseling center years ago, waiting lists for services were the norm--both at that center and across similar centers.  In many cases, people had to wait weeks to begin meeting with a counselor.  From my perspective, waiting lists were an accident waiting to happen.  It was only a matter of… Read More

It’s Decision Time For Gold, Miners, And The Dollar

Submitted by mickeyman via World Complex blog, Last month we saw this chart--in which the swings in the GoldxUSDX index had formed a triangle going back over a year. At that time we were quite close to the apex.  The last few weeks have been eventful. We saw a clear break below the lower trendline… Read More

Weekend Report…Part Two…All Hail the King (Dollar)

In part two of this Weekend Report I want to take an in depth look at the US dollar as many of the important currencies of the world all seem to be making important moves right now. If that is true then the US dollar is also in the process ... Read More... Recent Commentaries… Read More

Technical Market Report for November 22, 2014

New highs for the blue chips with only modest support from the breadth indicators is a recipe for a developing top. Seasonality is positive for the next 2 weeks so we should expect modest gains to continue. Read More... Recent Commentaries |… Read More

Vehicle Sales Forecast: “Could Reach 17 Million” SAAR in November

The automakers will report November vehicle sales on Tuesday, December 2nd. Sales in October were at 16.35 million on a seasonally adjusted annual rate basis (SAAR), and it appears sales in November might be at or above 17 million SAAR.Note:  There were 25 selling days in November this year compared to 26 last year.Here is… Read More

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/21/14

Today's Water Cooler: Mexico protests, Ferguson grand jury machinations, looting Whole Foods, and rape culture at the University of Virginia naked capitalism… Read More

The Personality Trait Most Important to Cultivate for Success

If, indeed, success is traversed by staircase and not elevator, what would be the best predictor of success?  It might be quite simple:  the propensity to take the next step.That propensity is part of what is known in psychology research as conscientiousness.  People who are conscientious tend to be very organized, very responsible, and very planned… Read More

Parabolic Moves Do not End Well!

There is a sense of déjà vu in the current stock market. Parabolic moves such as the current one are not that common. Yet over the past twenty years, the market is working on its third parabolic move. Read More... Recent Commentaries |… Read More

Existing Home Sales in October: 5.26 million SAAR, Inventory up 5.2% Year-over-year

The NAR reports: Existing-Home Sales Rise in October, First Year-Over-Year Increase since October 2013Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.26 million in October from an upwardly-revised 5.18 million in September. Sales are at their highest annual… Read More

This Crisis Was Foreseeable … Thousands of Years Ago

We’ve known for 5,000 years that mass spying on one’s own people is always aimed at grabbing power and crushing dissent, not protecting us from bad guys. We’ve known for 4,000 years that debts need to be periodically written down, or the entire economy will collapse. And see this. We’ve known for 2,500 years that… Read More

LA area Port Traffic in October: Strong Imports, Soft Exports

Note: There is a trucker strike in LA that might impact port traffic in November. From the LA Times: L.A.-area port truckers expand strike to three new companies A port truck driver strike at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach grew Monday, as protest organizers targeted three more companies that they accuse… Read More