The Move From Hell

I’m going to spare you the sordid details but in a nutshell our move from Valencia up to the North of Catalonia has effectively blown up in our faces. Two moving companies in succession screwed us over, which means we are currently sitting in our Valencia apartment surrounded by a few dozen boxes while we are considering our options. Which are quickly diminishing as Christmas is only a few days away. I’m literally writing this post on my MBP positioned on top of an old shoebox.

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On The Move

First up apologies for my perennial absence over the past month. As you may recall I’ve been planning to move my operation up to the North of Spain for quite some time now. Even before the COVID crisis life in Valencia had become too stressful and noisy as tourism exploded during the past decade. The constant drumming of the NYT and various travel publications for Valencia being the #1 expat destination frankly didn’t help matters.

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How To Properly Handle A Spike

Last week the stock market suddenly tripped over its own feet and landed on its face. This came a bit as a shock to many participants who over the past year became conditioned to a uni-directional market exceeding one ATH after the other. Of course what happens on an initial leg down rarely matters, what does however is the follow up, so let’s talk about that.

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Tech Domination

Cognitive dissonance seems to have evolved from a temporary phenomenon to a national pastime. Volatility continues to be pumped in the back months while the SPX is wiggling its way from one all time high to the next. If the equities market is starting to look like one giant bubble to you then you’re surely not alone.

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Bubbles Galore

It’s all over the news. The U.S. housing bubble, the stock market bubble, and now the crypto market bubble. In fact since the onset of the 21st century we have seemingly stumbled from one market bubble to the next.

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Time For A Taper Tantrum?

I have been perusing the financial MSM over the past few days and beyond all the usual hyperbole and guesswork as to what the Fed may or may not decide to do there is one thing they all share in common: A total lack of consideration or care as to the long term implications of an exploding Fed balance sheet and an inability or unwillingness to draw correlations to the massive jump in inflation that consumers in and outside of the U.S. are increasingly experiencing. So basically, business as usual!

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November Historical Statistics

October is behind us and despite being infested with termites and cockroaches the house still appears to be standing. Historically speaking we ought to now be heading straight into the most productive earnings season of the year. Of course 2021 – like its preceding year – has not been a regular year. Nevertheless the stats are the stats, so let’s get on with it:

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Sidelined

If you’re feeling a bit stumped right now by the current ramp higher you are not alone. In fact a lot of things in this market don’t make much sense to me at the moment. Which in turn led me to lower my exposure in equities weeks ago and that implicitly means I am not just talking my book.

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Hot Seat Monday

I’ve had what one may call an ‘interesting weekend’ which dragged on into nearly 5:00am Monday morning. That’s right – the fun never stops at the evil lair and you can imagine how I’m feeling today. Anyway, with only a handful of neurons left to spare let’s not waste time on cheeky remarks and jump right into the weekly stats:

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It’s Never Too Late For Bitcoin

With Bitcoin trading near its all time highs a lot of people have emailed me over the past week asking if it was too late to buy Bitcoin. And my answer has remained the same it has always been:

It’s never too late for Bitcoin!

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