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Moon Kil Woong is currently a VP at a SME. Previously he was a tech stock consultant, VP of Research at ING, and sell side Director at Crédit Agricole Indosuez. Moon Kil Woong has a Masters in Public Administration from SJSU.


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Despite the regularity of economic downturns and the existence of business cycles in a free market economy it is quite obvious that recession calling remains an art more than a science with the scientists being wrong consistently.


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The Unemployment Rate Has Been Left Even Lonelier
5 days ago

Rather than watch this we should look at 2 things, total employment percentages and average income minus anyone making over $500k a year. If you do this you will see if there the economy is floating on increasing core income or decreasing and if Americans are benefiting from growth or not. We are making headway, but I fear it is much slower than people think.

Ray Dalio Is Kinda, Sorta, Really Wrong
6 days ago

The issue with capitalism is not capitalism, people are more upset as they see opportunities lost as large companies seem to get tax breaks and government seems to bend over backwards helping them and not small and medium businesses. The sense that the table is not set fair in business is hurting the capitalist ideal. Also the sense that things are increasingly falling out of people's own hands and control makes people angry at the government and socialism. Adding cronyism and perceived unfair play in government only adds to the problem.

The issue is corruption and undue influence in government more than either capitalism and socialism. The simple fact is the middle class is getting run over and people are upset. Can you blame them? Both the Republican and the Democrats have a piece of the solution. Without the middle ground we will keep dropping into one bad solution after the other as the middle class fares worse with both sides at the helm. The reason being, they don't understand the real problem because they are a large part of it.

Without fair play everyone eventually loses.

Russell 2000 Defends Support
20 days ago

Most of the deterioration is the tech sector, especially the semi sector.

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Chart (Deluge) Of The Month
20 days ago

The slump in tech stocks was due to US action and potential for more action against some Chinese tech firms. This is hurting an already weak semi sector that was turning down already. The semi cycle is over and has been for a while for those who missed it.

March Quarter Results, Rising Crude Oil Prices, And Top Cues In Focus Today
20 days ago

I wonder how much the jump in US oil reserves is do to speculators seeking to hold more oil in expectation or hedging against a potential mid-East war. Demand and supply outside of the US seems pretty normal.

Who Will Replace Theresa May? Eight Candidates In Crowded Race
21 days ago

Trump going there to stir the pot makes it even harder to do a deal. Anyone who meets with him will be a loser, ergo everyone will flee the opportunity. Being he is for the UK to do Brexit to screw the EU and is very unpopular there, it will make it even harder for those pushing for Brexit.

Trade Wars, The Prospects For Freer Trade And The Impact On Asset Prices
21 days ago

As one can see this is crippling our farming sector and socialization of farming which is what Trump is proposing will do little to help and is an insult to his constituents.

Week In Review: How Trump's Policies Moved Stocks - May 26, 2019
21 days ago

Sadly with no deals being made for 3 years and taxes going up on consumers with tariffs this is getting very old for everyone. Sure it wins some points for those who think this is the US fighting foreign countries, however, in reality it's just US consumers and farmers getting hurt. Te Chinese trade deficit hasn't gone down in any meaningful way and the US deficit is ballooning. We need to take care of our finances at home rather than blaming our partners and taxing our people because Congress gave up its power over tariffs. For one thing, Congress needs to reign in the President's ability to tax via tariffs.

Boom-Bust Barometer Biffs Badly
25 days ago

The semi cycle is over but the rest of the economy is ok unless trade wars get worse. Despite Trumps interest in exacerbating them Republicans seem to be starting to push back.

Downward Reversal In Oil Is Knocking On The Door
25 days ago

Actually drawn out longer this is merely a stopping of a run up that is quite natural. Once can't expect the trend line drawn here to continue on forever. That, doesn't mean oil is set for a collapse. I also think that the oil build in the US is more a US issue as will a gas build up as Trump makes the trade war with China worse. Economically a fast decoupling of the US and China is and will be bad for both countries.

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Moon Kil Woong Commented on The Unemployment Rate Has Been Left Even Lonelier:

Rather than watch this we should look at 2 things, total employment percentages and average income minus anyone making over $500k a year. If you do this you will see if there the economy is floating on in...

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