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Soaring Rents Understate Inflation

Soaring Rents Understate Inflation

October 15, 2021

Corelogic takes a look at understated rent and understated Owner’s Equivalent Rent. It’s no surprise in this corner as Corelogic […]

Small Business Optimism Slips In September As Labor Shortages Inflation Impact Business Operations

Small Business Optimism Slips In September As Labor Shortages, Inflation Impact Business Operations

October 15, 2021

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index decreased one point in September to 99.1. Three of the 10 Index components improved, five declined, […]

American Consumers Continue To Run Up Credit Card Debt

American Consumers Continue To Run Up Credit Card Debt

October 15, 2021

Consumer borrowing has slowed somewhat from the record level we saw in June, but Americans continue to pile on the […]

Mapped: The Fastest (and Slowest) Internet Speeds in the World

Mapped: The World’s Fastest (And Slowest) Internet Speeds

October 14, 2021

Using data from the Speedtest Global Index™, this map ranks the fastest (and slowest) internet speeds worldwide, comparing both fixed broadband […]

“Boo At The Zoo” Offers No Tricks, Just Treats

“Boo At The Zoo” Offers No Tricks, Just Treat

October 13, 2021

Moorpark, Calif –America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College turns wildly spooktacular on Oct. 30 and 31 for “Boo at the […]

California’s ‘New Normal:’ PG&E Power Shut Offs On Windy Days

California’s ‘New Normal:’ PG&E Power Shut Offs On Windy Days

October 13, 2021

California’s ‘New Normal:’ PG&E Power Shut Offs on Windy Days. Thousands of Californians were without power Monday due to high […]

The Economy Needs Higher Rates

The Economy Needs Higher Rates

October 12, 2021

In a RealVision interview, Greenlight capital’s founder David Einhorn recently said: “I’m not in the transitory-inflation crowd. The private sector […]

Hyundai Mobis Reveals Foldable Steering Wheel For Future Cars

Hyundai Mobis Reveals Foldable Steering Wheel For Future Cars

October 11, 2021

Hyundai Mobis, South Korea’s largest auto parts manufacturer, announced on Monday that it has created a foldable steering wheel for future vehicles. […]

The Top 1 Now Own More Wealth Than The Entire Middle Class

The Top 1% Now Own More Wealth Than The Entire Middle Class

October 11, 2021

In some ways, we sympathize with Neel Kashkari’s fake “concern” about the unprecedented wealth inequality that has emerged in the US […]

Why We Arent Repeating The Roaring 20s Analog

Why We Aren’t Repeating The Roaring 20’s Analog

October 8, 2021

No. We are not repeating the “Roaring 20’s” analog. Ben Carlson had a recent post asking if the “Roaring 20’s” are already here? As his chart […]

Used Car Prices Hit Record High As Dealership Inventory At Historic Low

Used-Car Prices Hit Record High As Dealership Inventory At Historic Low

October 7, 2021

Wholesale used car prices rose to an all-time high in September as inventories at dealerships remain at historically low levels, given the […]

No Love For Commodities

No Love For Commodities

October 7, 2021

  HIGH YIELD: A LOSING PROPOSITION Take a look at this chart and then ask yourself what happens when folks wake […]

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