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Sell in May and Go Away?

Posted May 28, 2021

Happy Friday!Weve made it to the long weekend. Heres the plan:Well have our normal chinwag today. On Monday, Ill send you The Rudes Guide to the New Acronyms for your...

I Love It When a Big Amazon Gets Into Bondage

Posted May 27, 2021

Happy Thursday!Nearly there. And youve got a long weekend, to boot.Easy, peasy. Its a rainy, crappy day here in the Philippines, but Jeff Bezos just brightened it up by buying...

Just Say No… To Banning Bitcoin

Posted May 26, 2021

Happy Hump Day! The weather is weird in this part of the world.  Spring is hotter than summer, so it’s cooling down a bit. My AC is not going to break down...

More Running of This Bull…

Posted May 25, 2021

Top O’ The Morning to Ya! It’s a bright, sunny Tuesday here in Duterte’s Prison Paradise.  The markets had a nice, green start to the week, so let’s talk about that. After...

How Artificially Low Rates Alter Your Behavior By Changing Your Incentives

Posted May 21, 2021

Happy Friday!Let me give some big shout-outs to Hunter, Naushad, and one other very kind reader whose name I didnt get. Your kind words made my day! Im getting access...

Of Diamonds Hands and Men

Posted May 20, 2021

Happy Thursday!Just today and tomorrow to get throughHow You Feel About Bitcoin Depends on Your Entry PointHow are you feeling?Whores drawers, mate. Up and down.Its a common refrain in London...

From Almighty to Exhausted: The Dollar Needs a Good Night’s Rest

Posted May 19, 2021

Happy Hump Day!  Today is Wednesday, of course.  Just a little more to go before the peak, then it’s downhill into Thursday and Friday. Let’s have a look at the Dollar...

Elon is Why People Cry Out for Regulators

Posted May 18, 2021

Its Tuesday!Before I get into the meat and taters of todays edition, Id like to thank Beau John and Margaret for writing to the Rudes mailbag. Once I figure out...

Cryptos Gains are Taxable, and Uncle Sam Demands His Cut

Posted May 17, 2021

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend.I know the Rude is more about macro and gold than anything else, but I think its safe to say that cryptos...

In the Eye of the Inflation Storm

Posted May 14, 2021

Happy Friday!May you get pleasantly soused after work today. You deserve it!I, myself, will be drinking a skinful of wine this afternoon.But before I do, let me share with you...

More Inflation, Cathie Wood’s Ark Gets Hit, Elon’s BTC WTF?

Posted May 13, 2021

I’ve died and gone to Memeland.  It’s been a stellar few days on social media.  The memes are worth the price I had to pay for it, which is arguing...

Living in Cities is No Longer Worth It

Posted May 12, 2021

Where are you?Hi matey! Long time, no see, I had said to my Irish friend on our long awaited Zoom call. What a lovely room that is, I remarked, noting...

Inflation Trades Taking Off - Corn Follows Lumber and Copper North

Posted May 11, 2021

A good Tuesday morning to you!Here come the insane price rises on our commodities. Its not just lumber, gold, and copper anymore. Corn, soybeans, and wheat are on the up...

Why You Should Generally Avoid Commodity ETFs Despite Inflation, Commodity Prices Rising

Posted May 10, 2021

Happy Monday, Rudes!I thought Id start the week out with a warning and an explanation rather than just a news rundown. It may save your bacon if youre looking at...

Yale’s “Biggest Donor” Passes Away, America’s Unpayable Liabilities, You Don’t Need Diamond Hands for Dogecoin, Expensive Coffee

Posted May 07, 2021

Happy Friday!  Just a few more hours until you can rest thy weary head.  You’ve earned it. Let’s wrap up the week with a few golden nuggets: Yale Loses Its “Biggest Donor” David...

“Inflation! It’s Inflation! Run For Your Lives!”

Posted May 06, 2021

Touchy, touchy... In yesterday’s Rude, I touched on how the market overreacted to US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s seemingly benign remarks about the US central bank’s policy.  Let’s quickly review her...

Yellen’s Gob Gets Her Into Trouble, Why Divorce is More Expensive Than Marriage, and Hip, Hip, Hooray for Basecamp!

Posted May 05, 2021

Sean Ring Editor, Rude Awakening   Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen tells the world The Fed is in charge, inflation or not. Boomers, mathematically challenged at the best of times, pay up to leave....

Munger Down on Bitcoin, Gates Soon Down Big on Marriage

Posted May 04, 2021

Vice-Chairman Charlie Munger ripped Bitcoin at Berkshire Hathaways annual meeting. Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett talked about inflation, which we touched on yesterday in the Rude. Buffett buddy Bill Gates and wife Melinda call it quits after 27 years of marriage.

Did the Journal just call the Top?

Posted May 03, 2021

The Everything Rally endlessly runs despite all the bad news. President Bidens new tax policy - his word, not mine - is economic suicide. The domestic social and global political situations rapidly deteriorate. Its understandable to ask, When its all going to end? But theres news, and there are prices. And they may not tell us the same story.