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James Quinn is a senior director of strategic planning for a major university. James has held financial positions with a retailer, homebuilder and university in his almost 30-year career. Those positions included treasurer, controller, and head of strategic planning. He is married with three ... more

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Tesla Posts Record Loss – And Stock Price Goes Up!
Elon Musk’s Tesla (TSLA) just posted its biggest loss to date – $430 million in three months – but Tesla stock prices climbed 10 percent after the announcement. What to make of this?
Is The Media Deliberately Trying To Spawn Civil War 2.0?
Everyone is talking about a looming civil war on American soil, but they’re all blaming the “other” side. We need to ignore the media looking to stir things up. We can refuse to participate and take the bait - you don’t have to engage in the hate..
Funniest BLS Report Ever
Only a captured government drone could put out a report showing only 38K new jobs created, with the working age population rising by 205,000, and have the balls to report the unemployment rate plunged from 5.0% to 4.7%, the lowest since August 2007.
The Great Corporate Earnings Fraud
Dividends and stock buybacks in 2015 topped $1 trillion for the first time. Stock Buybacks and ex-items accounting gone wild.
Deranged Central Bankers And Their Consequences
The global economy has only deteriorated since mid-2014, with politicians and central bankers accelerating the issuance of debt.
Most Americans Hit "Peak Income" More Than 15 Years Ago
After adjusting for inflation, the majority of Americans are worse off today than they were decades ago.
The Fed Induced Farce
The minutes from the last Fed meeting were released on Wednesday afternoon.
Will The Law Of Supply & Demand Ever Matter Again?
The physical gold has flowed from West to East over the last few years. The price of gold has been driven to 5 year lows through the use of paper derivatives, as the physical supply isn’t keeping up with the demand by any stretch of the imagination.
Housing Bubble Part Deux
In a real free market would home prices go up by 30% while mortgage originations remained flat for the last four years?
Macy's Imploding, Catching Down To Sears & Penney's
About the resilient consumer and the tremendously low unemployment rate of 5%, maybe someone should tell Macy’s why their sales and profits continue to plummet.
When Is A Ceiling Not A Ceiling ?
When is a ceiling not a ceiling? When corrupt politicians do as they are told by their keepers on Wall Street and in the boardrooms of S&P 500 mega-corps.
Dow Valued In Gold Still 65% Below Its 1999 Peak
For some perspective on the long-term performance of the stock market, today’s chart presents the Dow priced in another global currency — gold.
Why This Feels Like A Depression For Most People
The government didn’t keep official unemployment records until 1940, but the Department of Labor estimated 12.8 million people were unemployed during the worst year of the Great Depression or 24.9% of the labor force.
Jim Cramer's "Yum-my" Advice Isn't So Tasty
For those keeping track, anyone who followed Cramer’s sage advice on YUM has lost 20% of their investment in 8 weeks.
What Recovery? 9.4 Million More Americans Below Poverty Line Than Pre-Crisis
Despite the Fed continuing to kick this down the road, they continue to claim that we're in the middle of an ongoing recovery. There’s just one problem with that, things are getting worse than pre-crisis levels for millions of the poorest Americans.
Two Outs In The Bottom Of The Ninth
The housing market peaked in 2005 and proceeded to crash over the next five years, with existing home sales falling 50%, new home sales falling 75%, and national home prices falling 30%.
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