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    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    PPI released up 0.3%

    up 1.8% year over year

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    a private group using computer entries of multiple types, states inflation number is 3.8%
     
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    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Possible Challenges To Traders Today
    – CPI is out at 8:30 AM. This is major.

    – Core CPI m/m is out at 8:30 AM EST. This is major.

    – Retail Sales is out at 8:30 AM EST. This is major.

    – Retail Sales m/m is out at 8:30 AM EST. This is major.

    – Empire State Mfg Index is out at 8:30 AM. This is major.

    – Business Inventories m/m is out at 10 AM EST. This is not major.

    – NAHB Housing Market Index is out at 10 AM EST. This is major.

    – Crude Oil Inventories is out at 10:30 AM. This is major.

    – FOMC Economic Projections is out at 2 PM EST. This is major.

    – FOMC Statement is out at 2PM EST. This is major.

    – Federal Funds Rate is out at 2 PM EST. This is major.

    – FOMC Press Conference starts at 2:30 PM EST. This is major.

    – TIC Long-Term Purchases is out at 4 PM EST. This is not major.
     
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    CPI ex food and energy 2.2%

    CPI Feb 0.1%

    Retail Sales up 0.1%
     
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    The majickal FOMC number; 2.2% CPI.... Me thinks the FOMC announces it will raise benchmark FFR today stating they are accomodating monetary policy & containing inflationary pressures.
     
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    fyi, they are stating CPI YOY was highest in 5 yrs.
     
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    No doubt.... Phase Two: Kill the Trump rally, kill support for Trump! Deep State Politics as usual in the USSA!
     
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    madhu Silver Member Silver Miner

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    Will the Deep state driving ussa into a gulag succeed



    My question is it constitutional to provoke you and then ensnare you as if u have committed a crime
     
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    Pitifull.... fraudulent liars "I catch three terrorists a day that you dont hear about." What he means is that they entrap, arrest & jail 3 sheep a day then label them as terrorists for asking questions when they're selected for harassment & detention..

    Wow, talk about expansion of uncontrolled & undefined federal police powers under the Patriot Act WOT .gov... its a replay of the "War on Drugs" except on steroids...

    Yep the Border Patrol is protecting us from Canadian Shoppers terrorizing the malls with their Canadian money... Meanwhile fed.gov gives the green light to import real American hating Muslim terrorists from the Islamic hives.

    These guys represent America, this certainly indicates how far we as a people have fallen and the police state that has been erected.
     
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    Doctors working in border towns across the northern border are being harrassed. Town like Massena in NY, are close to montreal. So USA citizen doctors who do locums fill in work fly to montreal and come into NY state. They are being harrassed. Tit for tat anecdotes are happenning with canadian border agents.

    I dont believe this is for security of America. This is palestinization of the peaceful us canada border. I remember going to Canada several times, particularly to Niagara falls, montreal, Quebec city.
    But everything changed in my last trip to Toronto in April of 2016 and when i was coming back to Buffalo.

     
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    tom baxter back from 2004

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    Rainy here today, just sitting on the rear deck in outer suburbia watching the clouds move over. I bought a couple of those game cams to put up on the retreat and have been testing them. One is great but the other, the cheaper one, is limited so I'll keep it here to keep watch on the street. I like the idea of that. Hidden in the bushes out front, only taking snaps when a hot lifeform wanders past it should be enlightening to see what transpires while I'm inside. I like the idea of the ones that can send you txt pictures direct and live though I don't know what use that is unless you call the cops if you see someone breaking in. Personally I don't like involving them as they can often cause more trouble than they are worth.

    It constantly amazes me how our economy just keeps ticking along with no obvious downward spiral evident? Houses stay the same price (same as 8 years ago) and there is no mass unemployment that isn't being absorbed by the various welfare programs designed to hide it. All very amusing when you know what's just ahead. Lately though I have been selling off a lot of gear I've been carrying for years and know I'll never use in the future. When things get tough it will impossible to get a decent price for stuff like german N scale trains and large telescopes and mounts. Hobbies! Where do they come from...
     
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    stands to reason if the dealers are trying to move unsold inventory as the propaganda goes
     
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    It says new car sales suck! Used prices are set via trade ins... Dealers are forced to bid up trades to resolve & pay off the negative trade equity of the customers vehicle. When used car prices begin to slump it indicates that new vehicle sales are slumping as dealers are no longer bidding up trade-ins...
     
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    fyi, dollar broke back below 100 on the overnights,

    for now, metals are not reacting to it,

    DXM17

    U.S. Dollar Index (Jun '17)
    99.625

    -0.609

    100.175
    100.180
    99.615
     
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    Private Equity Wins Even When It Loses, Thanks to Debt Markets

    As Payless shutters hundreds of stores and struggles to repay $665 million of debt, Golden Gate and Blum
    turned a profit on the deal. How? By having Payless borrow millions in the financial markets, a move that’s pushing the company to the brink. The firms have collected $350 million from Payless through debt-funded special dividends. Golden Gate and Payless declined to comment and Blum didn’t respond to requests.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...ins-even-when-it-loses-thanks-to-debt-markets

    This speaks to Scorps long term observation of the canabalization of the economy thru financialization.

    Molock is eating its young piece by piece!
     
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    VXX may be waking up....

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    USD still holding under 100 currently after piercing it yesterday.

    That led to big weakness in stocks and some metals gains.

    Again, quiet out there this am with no major follow thru anywhere other than oil continuing to pull back.

    We will see if the buy the dip boyz show up on the dollar and on stocks.
     
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    Here you can see the bounce off lows happening in bonds as people pull out of stocks,

    The only real question is if there is more to it, or if it is capped soon then continuing its downtrend.

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    BackwardsEngineeer If I weren't a snowflake, I'd have no luck at all Silver Miner

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    Way beyond cheap ceiling fans and switchgear, think primary supplier of nuclear fuel...... They had to shut down their plant outside of Columbia last fall in an un advertised incident, supposedly according to the scuttlebutt SC came close to glowing in the dark...

    Whatever money is needed will magically appear..
     
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    speak for yourself,

    I haven't had a birthday since I turned 40
     
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    initial jobless claims up 15K to 258,000
     
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    Speaking for myself....

    "Just because you have elected to ignore counting your birth-day anniversaries doesnt mean that I have!"

    Some sound advice as we enter the final stretch:

    images.jpeg
     
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    I sense a great disturbance in the force...like millions of liberal tears are being shed all at once
     
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    I just tried putting it in, and it is only a dot that changes color.
    People would be confused and wondering what the dot was for.............
     
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    Zed Size doesn't count! Midas Member

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    I dunno, looks manic depressive to me? It is a bi-polar world after all.
     
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    Up is Down
    Down is up

    Hello up there!!!
     
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    Just post the dot in a prominent place on the page and it can be the origin of the one question every new member will eventually ask..."What's the change in color of the dot at the top of the page mean?" It would spawn its own thread and give the board a little mystique!
     
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    What it means
    [​IMG] Significantly small network variance. Suggestive of deeply shared, internally motivated group focus. The index is above 95%
    [​IMG] Small network variance. Probably chance fluctuation. The index is between 90% and 95%
    [​IMG] Normally random network variance. This is average or expected behavior. The index is between 40% and 90%
    [​IMG] Slightly increased network variance. Probably chance fluctuation. The index is between 10% and 40%
    [​IMG] Strongly increased network variance. May be chance fluctuation, with the index between 5% and 10%
    [​IMG] Significantly large network variance. Suggests broadly shared coherence of thought and emotion. The index is less than 5%
    These colors can fade between each other so it's possible to have, for example, yellow-orange-ish and green-yellow-ish colors. Please don't strongly interpret the dot!
     
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