Post New Article

Under-the-radar trend suggests the US
may avoid a recession during the
coronavirus crisis

Original Article

Posted By: ladydawgfan, 3/15/2020 9:52:15 PM

Economic forecaster Lakshman Achuthan is seeing an encouraging market pattern that indicates the economy may avoid a recession. He boils it down in a chart of how commodity prices are doing. [Graphic] The red line shows easy to speculate commodities, which includes oil and copper. The blue line follows hard to speculate groups such as rubber, benzene and some textiles. Achuthan, who’s co-founder of the Economic Cycle Research Institute, contends both groups would be falling simultaneously during an economic downturn. However, the only drop he’s seeing is in very speculative commodities. It suggests, according to Achuthan,

Comments:

A bit of hopeful news, perhaps??

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: pinger 3/15/2020 10:22:31 PM (No. 347587)
Oh oh. This will be fingernails on the blackboard to Democrats...
8 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: bythegates 3/15/2020 10:30:15 PM (No. 347596)
Have not sold anything. Betting everything on a pre-election market explosion as corovirus becomes an ant hill thanks to POTUS' fast actions to stop travel from affected areas.
11 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 3/15/2020 10:32:03 PM (No. 347599)
Awesome. Guess all those toilet paper sales are going to keep our country afloat, after all!
4 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Timber Queen 3/15/2020 10:34:40 PM (No. 347603)
Over the last three years President Trump has remade the US economy. His tax and regulation cuts, as well as becoming energy independent, has give us the cushion we need to absorb any short-term economic difficulties. When the hunkering down is over, the pent-up activity will rebound faster than the super balls of yore.
9 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: texaspast 3/15/2020 10:42:34 PM (No. 347606)
To CNBC, this is bad news.
6 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Sandbar 3/15/2020 11:06:06 PM (No. 347616)
0% interest rates and cheap energy along with a springtime break from this virus may fuel an explosion of the economy. The longer term benefit of this may be that we bring production of essentials back home. With low interest rates companies can invest the money to retool or build new facilities here at home. It's time to quit planting our trees in our adversary's orchard.
10 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/16/2020 12:14:29 AM (No. 347638)
Interesting perspective. For now, the key is for the central banks to keep firm control of the financial system. This will mean negative interest rates soon. Some Zombie company will probably fail and it was a matter of time, anyway. However, my expectation is that the lessons learned from the 2008 financial downturn will help us. I think our economic system is sufficiently robust and adaptable and so is our North American supply chain. The President was extremely wise to bring some manufacturing jobs back to America. Achieving oil & gas independence was a critical accomplishment. No question about it. More to come though because this current crisis will expose some new weaknesses that need to be fixed. Over-dependence on Chinese goods, for example. Will be interesting to see if health care which has Obie's and the dims' name on it fails through the crisis. Unemployment will need to remain low throughout the crisis.
6 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "ladydawgfan"
and
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by ladydawgfan"
Uh Oh. German Brothels Latest Victims
Of Pandemic
1 reply
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/17/2020 11:00:24 PM Post Reply
All sorts of businesses are being negatively impacted by emergency orders shutting down various social activities. This is particularly true of bars and restaurants, and operations ranging from veterinary offices to theaters are feeling the pinch. But what about sex workers? It turns out that brothels are seeing a massive drop street traffic (if you’ll pardon the pun) as people hunker down in their homes to wait out the COVID-19 storm. And that’s particularly true in Germany, where brothels are both legal and numerous in the larger cities. (Associated Press) It’s 7 p.m. on a Friday night, a time when Aurel Johannes Marx’s three-room brothel on the edge of Berlin
Now Hiring: Grocers Respond To
Increased Demands
2 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/17/2020 10:43:09 PM Post Reply
In order to keep up with increased demands for food and household supplies grocery store chains are ramping up hiring. This is a bit of a silver lining for many who are temporarily unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Radical steps are being taken across the country in response to the coronavirus, especially during the next fifteen days, a period of time the public health professionals view as critical. If you saw the Trump administration’s press briefing with the COVID-19 task force, you know that the next 15 days will likely determine the severity of the spread of the virus across the United States.
Coronavirus Will Give President Trump His
Biggest Win
1 reply
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/17/2020 10:01:35 PM Post Reply
The peace and prosperity of President Trump’s first term in office was his biggest reelection asset, but also the greatest roadblock to his agenda. A strong economy and a lack of major domestic threats lulled much of the country into a false sense of security. These golden years, in sharp contrast to the economic malaise and regular terror attacks of the Obama era, made it hard for many to feel a sense of urgency. The border crisis was remote for most people. As were the continuing deaths in Afghanistan. The media’s torrent of smears and hit jobs, the sabotage of the administration by the bureaucracy, and a Democrat House bent on impeachment,
Left’s Pet Issues Like Mass Transit, Reusable
Bags Prove Deadly During Coronavirus Crisis
15 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/17/2020 10:04:10 AM Post Reply
With some experts predicting, at a minimum, anywhere from 480,000 to 1.6 million American deaths from the coronavirus over the next three to 18 months, how smart does urban living, mass transit, open borders, reusable straws, reusable grocery bags, reusable water bottles, gun restrictions, over-regulated housing, using the Centers for Disease Control to fight gun violence, and outsourcing to China look now? Hey, we don’t know what’s going to happen with the coronavirus. What we do know, though, is that between last Sunday and this Sunday, things went from Zero to Crazy in one week: We shut down our economy, store shelves are empty or emptying,
The American press’s entire energy is bent
towards destroying Trump
14 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/17/2020 9:23:19 AM Post Reply
The mainstream American media have abandoned journalism’s formerly-prized ethos of “who, what, where, why, when.” There is no pretense anymore that they serve a purpose other than maligning Donald Trump in the hope of destroying his presidency. The latest example comes from The New York Times, a once-respected institution that now would offend the birds whose cages it might line. President Trump has recommended new, very stringent, social distancing guidelines as part of slowing coronavirus’s spread in the United States. Speaking of slowing the virus, keep in mind that, thanks in part to President Trump’s decision to close America’s borders to China in January, the spread here has already been slow.
I am coronaed out 18 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/17/2020 9:09:07 AM Post Reply

After watching “Family Feud,” Mary and I usually flip to Tucker Carlson on Fox News, followed by Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham. For the past few days, we have not tuned into Fox. Folks, I have had my fill of corona-mania. Also, I am sick of people accusing me of being irresponsible and insensitive for not surrendering to the absurd Democrat and fake news media narrative that says Trump is handling the virus wrong and we're all going to die. Mary is a member of a keto diet Facebook group. Someone posted, “Does anyone have a recipe how to make toilet paper with cauliflower?” We both laughed out loud.

Fact Check: Biden Claims Trump Tax Cuts
Left U.S. Unable to Afford Coronavirus
Economic Rescue
4 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/16/2020 4:47:54 AM Post Reply
Claim: Joe Biden said Sunday night that the Trump tax cuts of 2017 and Fed rate cuts of 2019 have left the U.S. unable to afford measures needed to stabilize the American economy during the coronavirus crisis. “The problem is the policies of this administration. Economically have we eaten a lot of our seed corn here,” Biden said during the Democrat presidential debate. “The ability of us to use leverages that were available before have been used up by this god-awful tax cut of $1.9 trillion and the fact that we have used, the fed will be of little consequence now. They’ve already used what leverage they have.” Verdict: False.
James Clyburn Compares Trump to Hitler,
Could Make America ‘Germany in the 1930s’
23 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/16/2020 4:42:29 AM Post Reply
House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) told Axios on HBO Sunday, in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, that President Donald Trump is a racist who could make the U.S. “go the way of Germany in the 1930s.” [video] Axios published a preview of the interview Sunday, and reported (original emphasis): Rep. James Clyburn, the top-ranking African American in American politics, told “Axios on HBO” that President Trump is a racist who hired white supremacists, warning America “could very well go the way of Germany in the 1930s.” Why it matters: Clyburn is a force in Democratic politics widely credited for resurrecting Joe Biden’s campaign
Is CNN ready to call Mexico 'racist' for
thinking of shutting its borders to halt
coronavirus?
5 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/16/2020 2:16:38 AM Post Reply
For reasons still a little unclear, Mexico has avoided the disasters of the coronavirus. It barely exists in the country. Mexico has 26 cases, concentrated near the capital, meaning very likely that it came from exposure abroad. At the borderlands, there is nothing. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune: TIJUANA — Relatively unscathed to date, Mexico is stepping up measures against the coronavirus pandemic as authorities brace for what they call the inevitable large-scale spread of the virus throughout the region.With zero confirmed cases of coronavirus in Baja California thus far, and its northern neighboring state of California nearing 300,
Quarantined Italians inspire with their
balcony concerts
4 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/16/2020 2:11:51 AM Post Reply
The coronavirus is only partly about a killer illness that's taking down too many people. It's also about the disruption of life - from the missing toilet paper on store shelves to the painful ending of church masses and services, to the cancellations of weddings and travel, to the fears for the economy. Most of all, it's about the isolation, the forced 'social distancing' that's exactly the opposite of our human desire to gather and be together in times of crisis. It's the right thing to do to protect each other (since none of us knows if we are carriers) and the aim is right, too -
Under-the-radar trend suggests the US
may avoid a recession during the
coronavirus crisis
7 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/15/2020 9:52:15 PM Post Reply
Economic forecaster Lakshman Achuthan is seeing an encouraging market pattern that indicates the economy may avoid a recession. He boils it down in a chart of how commodity prices are doing. [Graphic] The red line shows easy to speculate commodities, which includes oil and copper. The blue line follows hard to speculate groups such as rubber, benzene and some textiles. Achuthan, who’s co-founder of the Economic Cycle Research Institute, contends both groups would be falling simultaneously during an economic downturn. However, the only drop he’s seeing is in very speculative commodities. It suggests, according to Achuthan,
Joe Biden pledges to pick a woman to be
his running mate
30 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/15/2020 9:44:34 PM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden committed to picking a woman as his running mate during Sunday’s Democratic debate. “I commit that I will in fact pick a woman to be vice president,” Biden said. When moderators asked whether he was guaranteeing that he will choose a woman to be his vice president, Biden said “yes.” Sen. Bernie Sanders was less firm on picking a female running mate. When he was asked whether he would name a woman to be his vice president, Sanders said: “In all likelihood, I will.”
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Is this panic over
coronavirus justified, or not?
50 replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/17/2020 5:05:26 AM Post Reply
A friend tweeted from Ireland (in time for St. Patrick’s Day), blaming President Trump for the major decline in the value of stocks. This same friend credited Barack Obama’s economic policies when the Dow Jones Industrial Averages approached 30,000. This — and more — is part of our political, economic and medical divide with mixed messages coming from supposed professionals, amateurs and people who don’t know what they are talking about. According to Dictionary.com, “panic” is “a sudden overwhelming fear, with or without cause, that produces hysterical or irrational behavior, and that often spreads quickly through a group of persons or animals.”
Sen. Romney proposes $1,000 handout for
U.S. adults in coronavirus stimulus
48 replies
Posted by Ribicon 3/16/2020 2:24:00 PM Post Reply
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney proposed Monday giving a $1,000 handout to every American adult in an attempt to help the U.S. economy weather the coronavirus which is devastating markets. The money is intended to “help fill the gaps” for Americans who are starting to have issues with their paychecks and bills. The senator sees it as an additional step to the House-passed coronavirus bill that includes free testing, paid sick leave and solidifies unemployment benefits. “We also urgently need to build on this legislation with additional action to help families and small businesses meet their short-term financial obligations, ease the financial burden on
All nonessential stores to be shut down across Pennsylvania
due to coronavirus
43 replies
Posted by quincy2 3/16/2020 2:53:03 PM Post Reply
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered the closing of all nonessential stores in the state effective at midnight due to the coronavirus pandemic...Restaurants and bars, except for take-out service, were also ordered to close for the next two weeks. Wolf made the announcement at a Monday afternoon news conference. The closures will be in effect for two weeks. Restaurants and bars, except for take-out service, were also ordered to close for the next two weeks. Facilities that can remain open include: Grocery stores Hospitals Medical facilities
Vice-president Stacey Abrams would make
the US a real democracy for the first time
41 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 3/17/2020 12:34:24 AM Post Reply
Democratic debates in times of coronavirus make for even less interesting television than during normal times, whatever that means in the Trump era. In Sunday night’s debate, Bernie Sanders had a double task. For the believers, to make a last pitch that he is the better candidate (which, in terms of the presidency, he clearly is). For the realists, his task was to push the inevitable nominee, Joe Biden, more to the left. He probably achieved neither, as Biden stole the show, by announcing (cleverly) that he will pick a female vice-presidential candidate, a progressive weak point of Sanders (who
Top Democrat Andrew Gillum says he is
entering rehab after he was found in a
South Beach hotel room with an escort
who had overdosed on meth
40 replies
Posted by zephyrgirl 3/16/2020 9:17:37 AM Post Reply
Former Florida candidate for governor Andrew Gillum disclosed Sunday that he is entering a rehabilitation facility, saying he had fallen into a depression and alcohol abuse after losing his bid for the state's highest post. The Democrat's statement came days after Gillum was named in a South Florida police report Friday that said he was 'inebriated' and initially unresponsive in a hotel room along with two male companions, Travis Dyson, 30, and Aldo Mejias, 56, where authorities found baggies of suspected crystal methamphetamine.
EXCLUSIVE: Meghan demands staffers wear latex gloves
and follow a strict hygiene protocol, as
she tells friends Harry feels 'helpless and
is concerned about Queen and Prince Charles'
falling ill with COVID-19
38 replies
Posted by zephyrgirl 3/17/2020 3:10:33 PM Post Reply
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are self-isolating in Canada, as Meghan confides in friends that Harry feels 'helpless' and is 'concerned' about the Queen and his father Prince Charles catching coronavirus, a close friend exclusively told DailyMail.com. 'Meghan said they are grateful, especially Harry, that they could spend time with his family before all this insanity began,' the insider explained. 'Meghan said [Harry] has been in contact with the both his father and grandmother. He urged them to stay safe and to take extra precautions.'
‘Americans Need Cash Now’—Donald Trump
Wants to Send Checks to Households Immediately
38 replies
Posted by Imright 3/17/2020 1:35:59 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump said at the White House Tuesday he wanted the federal government to send direct payments to Americans suffering economically from the coronavirus as part of a larger rescue package. “We’re going big,” Trump said, adding, “We want to go big, go solid.” The proposal was detailed by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday during a press briefing at the White House.“We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately,” Mnuchin said, adding,
Democrats’ Impeachment Lawyer Tests
Positive For Coronavirus, Blames Trump
For ‘Gaslighting’ America
35 replies
Posted by Imright 3/16/2020 5:44:16 AM Post Reply
Democratic impeachment lawyer Daniel Goldman announced Sunday that he’s tested positive for coronavirus — and immediately blamed President Donald Trump for “gaslighting” America.Goldman explained his situation through a series of tweets, explaining the difficulty that he had experienced even getting access to a test and suggesting that the Trump administration was at fault for too slow a response in providing tests and spreading false information. (Tweet) Goldman immediately pivoted from sharing his news to criticizing the administration’s lack of preparation with regard to testing —
A Day at the Coronavirus Supermarket That
Communist Bernie Would Have Loved
31 replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/16/2020 4:37:12 AM Post Reply
Have you ever had an experience alone that you wished you could share with someone? For example, that happened to me on the coldest day ever in Cincinnati during the Great Blizzard of 1994. I was clerking that year for the most brilliant and gifted judge in the United States federal courts, the Hon. Danny J. Boggs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and it was my turn to be in Cincinnati for the week’s appellate panels. Part One — Some Rambling (So Skip to Part Two If It Bores You) Judge Boggs’s chambers are based in Louisville, Kentucky.
Jennifer Rubin’s death wish for Republicans
is factually wrong -and the maps prove it
30 replies
Posted by Magnante 3/17/2020 6:37:16 AM Post Reply
Once upon a time, Jennifer Rubin was an intelligent woman. Things started to go downhill when she went to work for the Washington Post, but what really flipped the switch in her brain was seeing Donald Trump become president. Not only did she lose perspective, but she also lost intelligence, self-restraint, and decency. Her latest flight of NeverTrump nastiness has her speculate about possible Republican deaths during a time of coronavirus. Her speculation not only reveals an even further degradation of mind and soul, but she's got things entirely bass-ackwards wrong – and a couple of maps prove it.
Woman licks plane toilet seat
for ‘coronavirus challenge’
28 replies
Posted by Ribicon 3/16/2020 9:52:24 PM Post Reply
A woman has been slammed on social media for an alleged “coronavirus challenge” video that has since gone viral. Ava Louise, a twice-Dr. Phil guest and accused “clout-chaser” on social media, has recently gone viral for a bizarre stunt that is getting widely criticized during the global coronavirus pandemic, which is responsible for 68 deaths and at least 3,700 positive cases in the U.S. alone. In the video, which was originally shared to TikTok, the 22-year-old aspiring influencer from Miami is seen licking a toilet seat, allegedly while in a plane bathroom.
Durham probe expected to end
this summer: sources
28 replies
Posted by Imright 3/16/2020 11:58:17 AM Post Reply
U.S. Attorney John Durham is expected to wrap up his investigation into the origins of the Russia probe by the end of the summer, sources confirmed to Fox News.One source suggested the investigation could end as soon as July, while another said it could be closer to September, based on Durham's progress, which could be hindered by the coronavirus pandemic rocking the nation and the globe. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, relayed the same timeline during a House Rules Committee meeting focused on reform of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act last week.
Post New Article