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I just wrapped up 25 years (persevering) as a “professional bear”.  My lucky break came in late-1989, when I was hired by Gordon Ringoen to be the trader for his short-biased hedge fund in San Francisco.  Working as a short-side trader, analyst and portfolio manager during ... more


Weekly Commentary: The Great 2021 Squeeze Mania
Yet another week for the history books. For posterity: GameStop gained 400%, AMC Entertainment 278%, Express 235%, Siebert Financial 122%, Cel-Sci 75%, Novavax 74%, Vaxart 68%, Fulgent Genetics 60%, Vir Biotech 59%, National Bev 54%, and Fossil 47%.
Weekly Commentary: 2020 Year In Review
In the middle of a devastating pandemic, financial conditions loosened dramatically throughout the emerging markets. Equities and bond markets rallied spectacularly. It was truly a year for the history books.
Weekly Commentary: $10.275 TN In Nine Months
Federal Reserve Assets surged $120 billion last week to a record $7.363 TN. Fed Assets inflated $3.593 TN, or 95%, over the past 66 weeks. M2 “money” supply surged $228 billion in this week’s report to a record $19.226 TN.
Weekly Commentary: Pondering The New Treasury Secretary
Janet Yellen as the new Secretary of the Treasury is being universally well-received by the markets. But in my commitment to accurately chronicle history there’s an aspect of Yellen’s career that should not be overlooked: Her failure as Fed chair.
Weekly Commentary: Critical Juncture
We’ve grown accustomed to the “new normal”: Stock market ebullience even as the country suffers through a distressing confluence of hardships. The S&P 500 surged 7.3% this week, the strongest weekly advance since April.
Weekly Commentary: The New Massive
The system has commenced a grand experiment in New Massive deficit spending. This follows years of very large (formerly known as “massive”) deficits.


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