Michael Shedlock's Blog

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Mike 'Mish' Shedlock Mish is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance, low volatility, regardless of market direction. He has a global economics blog which has commentary 7-10 times a week, and is a "professor" on Minyanville. Mike does weekly live radio on KFNX, the Charles Goyette show every Wednesday. When not writing about stocks or the economy he spends a great deal of time on photography. He has over 80 magazine and book cover credits. Some of his Wisconsin and gardening images can be seen at Michaelshedlock.com.

Michigan Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Utah and Missouri Ease Restrictions

Nov 8 – National laws are in need of a serious overhaul as states take matters into their own hands. In midterm election votes, Michigan, Utah and Missouri eased restrictions on marijuana. There are now 33 U.S. states that have legalized marijuana to some degree...

Forbes, Laffer Ask Trump for Zero Tariffs, Zero Subsidies and Zero Barriers

Michael Shedlock –In a letter to Donald Trump, the Committee to Unleash Prosperity seeks zero tariffs. There were several notable letter signees. Steve Forbes, Arthur Laffer, Fred Smith, and Stephen Moor on the Committee to Unleash Prosperity ask...

Italy Bond Yields Surge in Confrontation with ECB President Mario Draghi

By Michael Shedlock – Mario Draghi warned, "Undermining E.U. budget rules carries high price for all." Then, Italian bond yields surged. Draghi did not mention Italy by name, but his threat Undermining EU Budget Rules Carries High Price For All was well understood by the bond markets.

Foolproof Reason Electric Cars Will Soon Take Over: Government Mandate

By Michael Shedlock –Electric cars are coming. Electric may not make any practical sense, but so what? Global warming advocates will win. The two things I have battled most with my readers both pertain to cars. The first is self-driving, the second is electric.

Walmart to Use Blockchain to Track Lettuce

By Michael Shedlock – Walmart will require lettuce and spinach suppliers to contribute to a blockchain database to pinpoint contamination. The New York Times reports Walmart’s Veggie-Tracking B.L.T.: Blockchain Lettuce Technology. Some think this...

US Trade Talks With China Collapse: No Further Talks Scheduled

By Michael Shedlock – Either Trump backs down from repeated threats or more tariffs are coming as talks with China collapse. Be prepared for an escalating trade war as U.S.-China Trade Talks End With No Sign of Progress.

China's Alleged "Victory Plan" Over the US Dollar

By Michael Shedlock – Every few months someone promotes complete silliness regarding China displacing the US. Here we go again. The winner by a mile is Lacalle. There is no victory for China. Here are some reasons...

Waymo Keeps Rolling: Self-Driving Cars Now Ferry Arizona Shoppers

By Michael Shedlock – Waymo's early rider program is now a year old. And it's expanded as a taxi service for shoppers. People still tell me "self-driving will never work" but it's working already. Please consider Waymo...

June New Home Sales Decline 5.3 Percent from Huge Revision Lower in May

Michael Shedlock – Economists missed the mark badly on new home sales estimates. And over half of last month's surge was revised away. Economists expected 668,000 new homes would be sold in June. Instead, home sales fell 5.3%...

Spotlight Turkey: Hyperinflation and Mass-Migration Crisis Inevitable

By Michael Shedlock – Turkey isn't close to hyperinflation yet. But the path it's on is a guaranteed way to get there. As Erdogan tightens his grip on finance and the central bank, Investors Fear Turkish Currency Crisis.

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