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You have a very busy schedule. You know you should keep up with the Markets, but you just don't have the time. Here's your answer. Give us 5 minutes a day (OK sometimes we do go to 7minutes) and we'll go behind the numbers to look at the people, events, and issues that propel today's financial mark…

David Reavill


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    Who Do I Thank?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2023 7:50


    It's one of those special memories that I look back upon and cherish, with just a hint of mystery. The year was 2001, and we were visiting my old hometown, Santa Barbara. After attending Mass at Mission Santa Barbara, we headed to the Four Seasons, renowned for its Sunday Brunch. It was the perfect place for the family to enjoy a bite to eat.

    Who Do I Thank?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2023 7:50


    It's one of those special memories that I look back upon and cherish, with just a hint of mystery. The year was 2001, and we were visiting my old hometown, Santa Barbara. After attending Mass at Mission Santa Barbara, we headed to the Four Seasons, renowned for its Sunday Brunch. It was the perfect place for the family to enjoy a bite to eat.

    The New Global Chess Master

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2023 10:05


    This week, the master of Global Chess came to San Francisco to meet his chief adversary. Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, was meeting Joe Biden, President of the United States.

    The New Global Chess Master

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023 10:05


    This week, the master of Global Chess came to San Francisco to meet his chief adversary. Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, was meeting Joe Biden, President of the United States.

    Observations Of The 2023 Election

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2023 7:34


    The Mainstream Media, with help from the Biden Administration, is trying to portray Tuesday's election as a return to the issues of the 1980s, primarily touting women's right to an abortion. It's a puzzling move, especially at a time when the literal survival of our nation is at stake.

    Observations on the 2023 Election

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2023 7:34


    The Mainstream Media, with help from the Biden Administration, is trying to portray Tuesday's election as a return to the issues of the 1980s, primarily touting women's right to an abortion. It's a puzzling move, especially at a time when the literal survival of our nation is at stake.

    What's Happening To Jobs In America?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2023 9:12


    For the past couple of years, we've been told this is a robust and vibrant economy and that the recovery from the COVID Lockdown is complete. Inevitably, these Pollyannas point to the strong labor market as their proof.

    What's Happening To Jobs In America?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2023 9:12


    For the past couple of years, we've been told this is a robust and vibrant economy and that the recovery from the COVID Lockdown is complete. Inevitably, these Pollyannas point to the strong labor market as their proof.

    What's Inflation? It's The Fed's Answer That Counts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2023 9:07


    If you were asked: "what's inflation?" it's likely that you might give a couple of different answers. On the one hand, you might say: "It's when prices rise." Or, on the other hand, you may respond: "It's when things cost more." Both answers would be correct. But there's a mile's worth of difference between the two.

    What's Inflation? It's The Fed's Answer That Counts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2023 9:07


    If you were asked: "what's inflation?" it's likely that you might give a couple of different answers. On the one hand, you might say: "It's when prices rise." Or, on the other hand, you may respond: "It's when things cost more." Both answers would be correct. But there's a mile's worth of difference between the two.

    This Economy May Not Be What We Think It Is

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2023 8:28


    Like almost everything about our current Economy, this began with the COVID-19 pandemic and the steps to "lockdown" commercial activity. American politicians, from the President down to the local councilman, put in special rules to quarantine people everywhere.

    This Economy May Not Be What We Think It Is

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2023 8:28


    Like almost everything about our current Economy, this began with the COVID-19 pandemic and the steps to "lockdown" commercial activity. American politicians, from the President down to the local councilman, put in special rules to quarantine people everywhere.

    Today's Reality: It's the US (vs) China AND Russia

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2023 10:27


    We're the United States of America for God's sake, the most powerful nation in the history-- not in the world, in the history of the world. The history of the world. We can take care of both of these (Ukraine and Israel) and still maintain our overall international defense.   President Biden on CBS 60 Minutes October 15, 2023

    Today's Reality: It's The US (vs.) China AND Russia

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2023 10:27


    We're the United States of America for God's sake, the most powerful nation in the history-- not in the world, in the history of the world. The history of the world. We can take care of both of these (Ukraine and Israel) and still maintain our overall international defense.   President Biden on CBS 60 Minutes October 15, 2023

    How Joe Biden Gambled Our Commercial Crown Jewel, And Lost

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2023 11:39


    President Biden's decision to block Russia from using the Society For Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT)) has been epic.

    How Joe Biden Gambled Our Commercial Crown Jewel, And Lost

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2023 11:39


    President Biden's decision to block Russia from using the Society For Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT)) has been epic.

    How Washington's Economic Policies Are Leading To A Credit Crunch

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2023 10:22


    It's the story of a finely tuned economic machine that is as delicate and precise as a Swiss watch. It's the American Economy and perhaps the most complicated social organization ever created.

    How Current Economic Policies Are Leading To A Credit Crunch

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2023 10:22


    It's the story of a finely tuned economic machine that is as delicate and precise as a Swiss watch. It's the American Economy and perhaps the most complicated social organization ever created.

    Israel And The Nuance Of War

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2023 9:32


    "I have directed the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group to begin moving into the Eastern Mediterranean," with those words, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin signaled that the full power and might of the United States would come to the support of Israel, in its hostilities with Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement.

    Israel And The Nuance Of War

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2023 9:32


    "I have directed the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group to begin moving into the Eastern Mediterranean," with those words, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin signaled that the full power and might of the United States would come to the support of Israel, in its hostilities with Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement.

    What's A Recession?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2023 10:06


    In the 78 years since the end of World War II, this country has had 13 Economic Recessions, or an average of a recession every six years. Perhaps the strangest of all these downturns was when a President had a heart attack.

    What's A Recession?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2023 10:06


    In the 78 years since the end of World War II, this country has had 13 Economic Recessions, or an average of a recession every six years. Perhaps the strangest of all these downturns was when a President had a heart attack.

    When Money Becomes Political

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2023 11:54


    Let's be clear: this strategy of raising interest rates works because it depresses overall commercial activity. As rates rise, industries cut back on investment, consumers curtail the amount they purchase, and eventually, prices stabilize, but in a much weaker overall economy. That's why when these rate hike strategies begin, they're almost always followed by a Recession (a more fragile economy).

    When Money Becomes Political

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2023 11:54


    Let's be clear: this strategy of raising interest rates works because it depresses overall commercial activity. As rates rise, industries cut back on investment, consumers curtail the amount they purchase, and eventually, prices stabilize, but in a much weaker overall economy. That's why when these rate hike strategies begin, they're almost always followed by a Recession (a more fragile economy).

    Smash And Grab, The Financial Implications

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2023 9:25


    However, there was one way in which this tragedy differed from all the others. In the Floyd protests, people took to the streets. There is nothing new about that. Americans have been doing that for a couple of hundred years. But this time, the sheer scope of the protests was staggering. Every state in the country experienced protests. The country's 200 largest cities had demonstrations, and 64,000 national guardsmen were mobilized to control the crowds. Sixty foreign countries sent notices of support. Together, 26 million Americans took to the street.

    Smash And Grab, The Financial Implications

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2023 9:25


    However, there was one way in which this tragedy differed from all the others. In the Floyd protests, people took to the streets. There is nothing new about that. Americans have been doing that for a couple of hundred years. But this time, the sheer scope of the protests was staggering. Every state in the country experienced protests. The country's 200 largest cities had demonstrations, and 64,000 national guardsmen were mobilized to control the crowds. Sixty foreign countries sent notices of support. Together, 26 million Americans took to the street.

    How America Can Get Back In The Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2023 12:03


    Today, there is a growing consensus in the country that in reacting to the Pandemic, our political leaders overstepped their authority. Many of the ad hoc solutions created more issues than they solved. Fortunately, we still have the capability of self-correction. Properly applied reform could be as effective today as it was 90 years ago after the Great Depression.

    How America Can Get Back In The Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2023 12:03


    Today, there is a growing consensus in the country that in reacting to the Pandemic, our political leaders overstepped their authority. Many of the ad hoc solutions created more issues than they solved. Fortunately, we still have the capability of self-correction. Properly applied reform could be as effective today as it was 90 years ago after the Great Depression.

    The Ukraine War, A Return To Feudalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2023 8:53


    The Ukraine War is showing us different times. A time before the American Revolution, back to the Middle Ages. A time when feudal lords, with their private soldiers, fought for supremacy.

    The Ukraine War, A Return To Feudalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2023 8:53


    The Ukraine War is showing us different times. A time before the American Revolution, back to the Middle Ages. A time when feudal lords, with their private soldiers, fought for supremacy.

    A Political Tsunami Threatens To Wipe Away Support For The Ukraine War

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2023 9:25


    What today is beginning to crest as a significant political tsunami began just a few months ago as a little pebble tossed into the European pond by former German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It was to be a human interest article by the German Magazine Die Zeit.

    A Political Tsunami Threatens To Wipe Away Support For The Ukraine War

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2023 9:25


    What today is beginning to crest as a significant political tsunami began just a few months ago as a little pebble tossed into the European pond by former German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It was to be a human interest article by the German Magazine Die Zeit.

    Moscow In September, Don't Stay Too Long

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2023 10:53


    Many of us see the Autumn as our favorite time of the year. The humidity and high temperatures are behind us now, and we can enjoy pleasant temperatures and often fair skies. That's how it is in Moscow, Russia, currently. The weather forecast for the rest of September calls for a light breeze, with temperatures in the high 60s and 70s. Napoleon found the same weather when he was there in the Autumn of 1812. He had just conquered most of western Russia and enjoyed September in Moscow. But he stayed too long.

    Moscow In September, Don't Stay Too Long

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2023 10:53


    Many of us see the Autumn as our favorite time of the year. The humidity and high temperatures are behind us now, and we can enjoy pleasant temperatures and often fair skies. That's how it is in Moscow, Russia, currently. The weather forecast for the rest of September calls for a light breeze, with temperatures in the high 60s and 70s. Napoleon found the same weather when he was there in the Autumn of 1812. He had just conquered most of western Russia and enjoyed September in Moscow. But he stayed too long.

    A Nation Adrift

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2023 9:08


    The contrast between how this President began his term and today could not be more stark. You may recall that the newly elected President, Joe Biden, sat at the Resolute Desk signing Executive Order after Executive Order for the first couple of days in office. He set a record of creating new policies and initiatives for the country.

    A Nation Adrift

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2023 9:08


    The contrast between how this President began his term and today could not be more stark. You may recall that the newly elected President, Joe Biden, sat at the Resolute Desk signing Executive Order after Executive Order for the first couple of days in office. He set a record of creating new policies and initiatives for the country.

    The UN's Goals For Sustainable Development

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2023 6:36


    The occasion was the 15th anniversary of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. The halfway point of a program that was envisioned to be completed in the year 2030, just over six years from now. That's just the sort of precision investors look for: specific goals with a set time to achieve them.

    The UN's Goals For Sustainable Development

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2023 6:36


    The occasion was the 15th anniversary of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. The halfway point of a program envisioned to be completed in 2030, just over six years from now. That's just the sort of precision investors look for: specific goals with a set time to achieve them.

    A Brief History Of Our Developing Cities

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 10:34


    It's a world in which each "partner" along the way must rely on all the rest. And, if you follow the logic, that's how a local tragedy, like the closing of the neighborhood store, becomes a national financial crisis when up the ladder first the owner, then the lender (banks) aren't paid.

    A Brief History Of Our Developing Cities

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2023 10:34


    It's a world in which each "partner" along the way must rely on all the rest. And, if you follow the logic, that's how a local tragedy, like the closing of the neighborhood store, becomes a national financial crisis when up the ladder first the owner, then the lender (banks) aren't paid.

    Why American Cities Are On Their Knees

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2023 7:57


    These are the most difficult days for Cities in America, ever. Daily, we see the symptoms of their struggle with crime, the homeless, and the drug-addled on their squalid sidewalks. The internet is full of videos of the "trank" addicted in Philadelphia, the muggings and fights on New York Subways, and the "Shooting galleries" in San Francisco. It's not a pretty picture. Most of us, myself included, are overwhelmed by the human degradation of these suffering people.

    Why American Cities Are On Their Knees

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2023 7:57


    These are the most difficult days for Cities in America, ever. Daily, we see the symptoms of their struggle with crime, the homeless, and the drug-addled on their squalid sidewalks. The internet is full of videos of the "trank" addicted in Philadelphia, the muggings and fights on New York Subways, and the "Shooting galleries" in San Francisco. It's not a pretty picture. Most of us, myself included, are overwhelmed by the human degradation of these suffering people.

    September 11th Is The Birthday Of the New World Order

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2023 9:06


    On this day, September 11, 1990, the American President announced the beginning of the New World Order. Appropriately enough, it was President George HW Bush who made the announcement. After all, he was its chief architect. Before a special Joint Congress session, Bush outlined his vision for this New Order of the Ages.

    September 11th Is The Birthday Of The New World Order

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2023 9:06


    On this day, September 11, 1990, the American President announced the beginning of the New World Order. Appropriately enough, it was President George HW Bush who made the announcement. After all, he was its chief architect. Before a special Joint Congress session, Bush outlined his vision for this New Order of the Ages.

    The American-Chinese Business Model Is Ending

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2023 8:34


    And so the exodus began. American factories, by the droves, moved across the Pacific. The elites were happy, as profit margins, driven chiefly by this low-cost Chinese production, continued to increase. The overall effect on the American economy was profound. Consider this: the most profitable companies, the ones with the most significant incomes, all follow this business model, American marketing with offshore (principally Chinese) production. Almost the entire US Tech Industry now has its manufacturing facilities in Asia.

    The American-Chinese Business Model Is Ending

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2023 8:34


    And so the exodus began. American factories, by the droves, moved across the Pacific. The elites were happy, as profit margins, driven chiefly by this low-cost Chinese production, continued to increase. The overall effect on the American economy was profound. Consider this: the most profitable companies, the ones with the most significant incomes, all follow this business model, American marketing with offshore (principally Chinese) production. Almost the entire US Tech Industry now has its manufacturing facilities in Asia.

    How The United States Spends Its Money

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2023 7:14


    As you've no doubt guessed, the organization we're referring to is our Government and its budget process. September is the final month in the Federal Fiscal Year and the time when a budget must be prepared and approved for next year.

    How The United States Spends Its Money

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2023 7:14


    As you've no doubt guessed, the organization we're referring to is our Government and its budget process. September is the final month in the Federal Fiscal Year and the time when a budget must be prepared and approved for next year.

    Ukraine, The Twisted Road To War

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2023 12:15


    When this conflict in Ukraine began, it all seemed so black and white, so clear cut. Russia, in a wanton act of aggression and with no provocation, had invaded Ukraine. And, as has often been the case throughout our history, America rode to the rescue of Ukraine.

    Ukraine, The Twisted Road To War

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2023 12:15


    When this conflict in Ukraine began, it all seemed so black and white, so clear cut. Russia, in a wanton act of aggression and with no provocation, had invaded Ukraine. And, as has often been the case throughout our history, America rode to the rescue of Ukraine.

    Ukraine, The Twisted Road To War

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2023 12:15


    When this conflict in Ukraine began, it all seemed so black and white, so clear cut. Russia, in a wanton act of aggression and with no provocation, had invaded Ukraine. And, as has often been the case throughout our history, America rode to the rescue of Ukraine.

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