eTrade Survey results show that Deep Pockets are concerned that more Stock Market Volatility to come in 2019

I called it a Sucker Rally. That is the current rise in the US Stock markets, so far in 2019.

Seems that I am not alone in being concerned that there is more volatility to come in 2019.

Click on this link to visit the CNBC website to read their article about the recent eTrade Survey results which is titled “E-Trade survey: America’s wealthy are ‘in preservation mode’ and don’t think we’ve seen the market bottom.

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1,500 Private Jets to ferry attendees to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos

Private Jets will fill the sky at Davos. Huge Limousines will then fill the streets of Davos. And no one will even mention the massive Carbon Footprint of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Attendees.

But what about the massive Carbon Footprints of World Economic Forum (WEF) Attendees in Davos and the impact on Global Warming – err Climate Change?

The silence speaks volumes.

Click on this line to visit the Air Charter Service website to read their article titled “1,500 PRIVATE JETS PREDICTED TO DESCEND ON DAVOS THIS WEEK“.

This is nothing new. Pretty much the same occurred last year at the 2018 WEF in Davos.

 

Video is courtesy of the Mass Tea Party – Wake Up America! YouTube Channel

 

Click on this link to visit the ZeroHedge website to read their article titled “1,500 Private Jets To Descend On Davos This Week, Up 50% From Last Year“.

Huge Carbon Footprint of the WEF 2019 Davos meeting.

The World’s rich and powerful business and political leaders will descend on Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday Jan 22 2019.

So will large fleets of limousines. In Switzerland, The Central Bank Chief and Government Ministers regularly take public transport. In contrast, many Attendees of the WEF 2019 Davos meeting will not use “Public Transit”.

Many attendees flew to Switzerland via Private Jets. Many Attendees to be driven around in huge Limousines. Their Carbon Footprint and impact on Global Warming – Climate Change is never mentioned. Why is that?

Video is courtesy of the EPAIreland YouTube channel

The one thing missing is any talk about their impact on Global Warming – Climate Change. There will be no discussion about how “the huge Carbon Footprint” of the Davos attendees will impact Climate Change.

Click on this line to visit the Bloomberg / Quint website to read their article titled: “It’s Limos Versus Locals When the Elite Gather for Davos“.

Video courtesy of the CNBC-TV18 YouTube Channel

The coming Economic Crash will Dwarf the 2008 Financial Crisis

The coming Economic Crash will Dwarf the 2008 Financial Crisis.

 

Video is courtesy of the Evie Courtlandt YouTube Channel

 

Video is courtesy of the RonPaulLibertyReport YouTube channel

 

Click on this link to visit Gerald Celente’s Trend Research Institute website.

In 2018, China’s Economy grew only 6.6%. That is the lowest growth rate in 28 years.

In Guangzhou, China’ major Export hub and 4th largest city the economy grew 6.5%. The forecast had been for 7.5% growth.

Click on this link to visit the South China Morning Post website to read their article titled: “China set to report slowest economic growth for 28 years“.

Click on this line to visit the China Economic Review website to read their article titled: “Guangzhou misses growth forecast as trade war bites“.

IMHO the slowdown in China’s economy is not related to the supposed Trade War with the USA. I believe that it is related to the wordwide slowdown of the major economies. For example Germany just missed being “officially’ in a Recession.

Video is courtesy of the Fox News TV YouTube Channel

2019 has only just started, but already the signs are showing up that Global Economies are headed towards Recession in 2019.

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com has an yearly salary of only $81,840

In the age of the multi-millionaire CEO salaries, I was awe struck by Jeff Bezos’s salary of only $81,840 per year.

He is also allocated $1.6 Million for a Security Detail, but that is not part of his salary. Even the Security Detail figure is very low and responsible.

Video is courtesy of the Top Trending YouTube Channel

Actually all the top level Executives at Amazon get down to earth salaries of less than $200,000 per year each.

If the average company employee makes less than $100,000 per year, I could never understand how a Top Executive could get paid say $50,000,000 or more per year. The less than $100 thousand per year employee is productive in that they produce something which the company sells to bring in income. The CEO making $50 Million per year is a huge expense only, as they DO NOT produce anything, which the company can sell.

Jeff Bezos is the Richest Person on Planet Earth. His salary is not much more than the average salary of an Amazon.com employee. Jeff also wins at Income Tax Time because a lower salary means paying less Income Tax. Very smart on many counts.

Click on this link to visit the Salary.com website to view their page listing the salaries of the Top Executives at Amazon.com. The numbers posted are accurate.

Posted by Vincent Banial

The Opioid Crisis and OxyContin

Sambuca di Sicilia is offering up homes in the town for €1, or approximately $1.50

Sambuca di Sicilia is offering up homes in the town for €1, or approximately $1.50. Sambuca di Sicilia is located on Italy’s southern island of Sicily.

 

Click on this link to visit the CNN website to read their article titled “Italian town of Sambuca in Sicily sells homes for a dollar“.

 

Click on this line to visit the Italy Property Guides website to read their post titled “An Italian house for one euro“.

 

Video courtesy of the AFP News Agency YouTube Channel

 

Click on the is line to visit the CTVNEWS website to read their article titled: “Italian town offering up villas for $1.50.

 

Click on this link to visit the Case 1 Euro website to view a city map of Sambuca di Sicilia and to read their post titled “Buy your home in Sicily with only 1€“.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Open Offices are found everywhere and are hated by those stuck working in them and for very good reasons.

The Royal Society published a Research Article by Ethan S. Bernstein and Stephen Turban about research studies on Open Offices. The research found “Contrary to common belief, the volume of face-to-face interaction decreased significantly (approx. 70%) in both cases, with an associated increase in electronic interaction. In short, rather than prompting increasingly vibrant face-to-face collaboration, open architecture appeared to trigger a natural human response to socially withdraw from officemates and interact instead over email and IM (Instand Messaging).

Click on this link to visit the Royal Society to read the Research Article titled “The impact of the ‘open’ workspace on human collaboration” written by Ethan S. Bernstein and Stephen Turban.

Open Offices are found everywhere and are hated by those stuck working in them and for good reasons. Open Offices are way overrated.

Open Offices can get extremely loud. If you are doing phone support in an open office it gets distracting because you get to hear all the other conversations going on around you. When a shift end arrives, the noise levels rise dramatically.

Because people are crammed side by side in an open office, colds and flu are readily spread.

Video is courtesy of the The Feed YouTube channel

Click on this link to visit the Fast Company website to read their article titled: “Everyone hates open offices. Here’s why they still exist“.

Video is courtesy of the Vox YouTube channel

High-Tech Billionaires Have “Sold Out” America

High-Tech Billionaires Have “Sold Out” America.

Video is courtesy of the USA Survival YouTube Channel

Michelle Malkin and John Miano have written “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires and Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasals Are Screwing America’s Best and Brightest Workers.

Global Ecomony headed for Recession in 2019 by John Kemp

The OECD composite leading indicator has a near perfect record of giving advance warning of Recession lurking just around the corner.

 

Please click on this link to view chart of the OECD composite leading indicator https://data.oecd.org/chart/5rwx

 

Since 1970, when the OECD composite leading indicator had dropped below the 99.43 level a Recession followed in 1970, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1990, 2001 and 2008.

 

Another thing you will note that there is almost a cyclical component to Recessions. It was 10 years between 1970 and 1980. It was 11 years between 1980 and 1991. Another 11 years between 1991 and 2001. Then 7 years between 2001 and 2008. Add 11 years to 2008 and your get 2019. Surprise!!!!

 

Click on this link to view John Kemp’s charts related to his article: https://tmsnrt.rs/2HfQKH5

 

Click on this link to visit the Thomson Reuters Foundation News website to read John Kemp’s article titled: “Global economy is headed for recession: Kemp“.

 

In the United States and Germany, the tentative signs of easing growth momentum, that were flagged in December’s assessment, have been confirmed with easing growth momentum remaining the assessment for Canada, the United Kingdom and the euro area as a whole, including France and Italy.

H-1B Visas Impact on the US High Tech Job market

H-1B Visas HUGE Impact on the US High Tech Job market.

Video courtesy of the PBS’s To The Contrary YouTube Channel

Click on this line to visit the Breitbart News website to read their article titled: “‘Betrayal’: College-Grad Voters Slam Trump’s Support for H-1B Outsourcing Program“.

The foreign workers (mainly from India) who work at US based High Tech companies via the H-1B Visas are exposed to the latest US High Techbologies. The Visa is for 3 years. The knowledge that these people gain while working in the US, they then take back home to further develop India’s High Tech Industry.

This is a massive transfer of knowledge. In another decade China will likely be the top Worldwide Economy. India will come in at number 2. Both will leave the US behind.

Video is courtesy of the Stefan Molyneux YouTube Channel

John Miano is a leading expert on the effect of foreign labor on technology workers and a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies. John is the co-author of “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best & Brightest Workers.

Click on this line to visit Amazon.com to order Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best & Brightest Workers”.

Center for Immigration Studies Blog: http://cis.org/Miano-Blog

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 just debuted at the North American International Auto Show


The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 just debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (Jan 14 to Jan 27).

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500


It’s 700HP engine can move this Mustang 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Carbon Fiber Track Package


Huge 420mm diameter Front Brembo Rotors help bring the Shelby GT500 to a stop.

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500


Carroll Shelby, who designed the first Mustang Shelby GT500 in 1967 would be very proud of the new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

Huawei is the market leader in 5G Technology. They also compete in the Cell Phone market. Maybe that is why they are being attacked.


Huawei has invested Millions in research and development of 5G. Huawei is recognized as the world leader in the new 5G Cellular technology, which will bring with it the new Internet.

Video is courtesy of the RT America YouTube channel

Instead of investing time and money to create better technology, it is easier to harass this company and it’s executives. Using Fear Mongering by saying that Huawei is spying for the Chinese Government. Kinda like the Pot calling the Kettle black. Edward Snowden revealed how extensive US spying was.

Video is courtesy of the Wall Street Journal

So far Canada has arrested a major Huawei Excutive, apparently at the request of the US Government. I suspect strings were pulled and Poland comes out with yet another and more serious charge against another Huawei Executive. Funny how German and French Security and Intelligence Services have not said a word. Why? Maybe because Huawei does not spy for the Chinese Government and they will not allow themselves to be bullied into a false action.

Europe is a major market for Huawei. IMHO this is an attempt to stop the sale of Technically Superior Huawei 5G equipment in Europe.

Video is courtesy of the Wall Street Journal

If you cannot compete with better 5G Technology then hey maybe your government can Tar and Feather the competition who has developed better 5G Technology.

Video is courtesy of The Real News Network YouTube channel

Recent Quarterly Reports from Apple, indicated that iPhone sales in China were slowing down. Huawei also competes in the Cell Phone market and their Cell Phone sales are growing. Might be another reason for the under handed attacks on Huawei.

Video is courtesy of the Wall Street Journal

U.S. Government Has Amassed Terabytes of Internal WikiLeaks Hard Drives

U.S. Government Has Amassed Terabytes of Internal WikiLeaks Hard Drives.

Big mistake to carry WikiLeaks hard drives when traveling. Big Mistake to give other people access to WikiLeaks data files. Big mistake to store passwords needed to decrypt the encrypted WikiLeaks Hard Drives on some of the hard drives.

Video is courtesy of the Wochit News YouTube channel

Click on this link to visit the Gizmodo website to read the article written by Emma Best titled: “The U.S. Government Has Amassed Terabytes of Internal WikiLeaks Data“.

Click on this link to visit the WikiLeaks website.

Click on this link to visit the MIT Technology Review website to read their post titled: “Everything You Need to Know About Wikileaks“.

DBS Superleggera – the Ultimate Aston Martin

The new 2019 DBS Superleggera
is now the Ultimate Aston Martin.

It features a 715bhp V12 engine.

Video is courtesy of the Doug DeMuro YouTube channel

Half of Economists surveyed see downturn by 2020

78% Of Americans Living Paycheck To Paycheck. Wait till the coming Recession hits!

With 78% of American’s living Paycheck to Paycheck, the coming Stock Market Crash and Recession which will follow will not be easy to turn around.

Once the Recession starts, it will only get worse as jobs are lost and companies are unable to renew their loans and are forced into Bankruptcy Court to liquidate their assets.

Video is Courtesy of the Fox News YouTube Channel

Click on this link to visit the Career Builder site to read their report titled: “Living Paycheck to Paycheck is a Way of Life for Majority of U.S. Workers, According to New CareerBuilder Survey
Some highlights from the Career Builder Report:

78 percent of U.S. workers live paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet
Nearly 3 in 4 workers say they are in debt today – more than half think they will always be
More than half of minimum wage workers say they have to work more than one job to make ends meet

US Cancer Death rates have fallen between 1% and 2% each year since 1991.

The American Cancer Society has reported that US Cancer Death Rates have fallen between 1% and 2% each year since 1991. That is an overall decease of 27% since 1991.

Click on his link to visit the Wiley Online Library to read the Cancer Journal for Clinicians and the published report titled: “Cancer statistics, 2019“.

You can download a PDF of that American Cancer Society report at the link above.

I suspect that the trend will continue as Medical Cannabis becomes legal in more States. Why? It has been shown that THC Oil (made from Cannabis) can be an effective treatment  protocol for some individuals and some Cancers. THC has been shown to kill cancer cells in lab studies. Human cases (not peer reviewed studies) have had THC inhibit the growth and metastasis of Lung Cancer for Example. THC Oil is credited with shrinking inoperable Brain Tumors is another example. As Cannabis becomes legal there, will be new Medical Studies done on it.

There is also another report which states that smoking in the US is at a record low. Fewer people smoking will result in fewer people getting Lung Cancer or Heart Disease and other complications due to smoking cigarettes. In the near future I will do a post on that report.

Moving company scams. Investigation by CBC Marketplace

Moving company scams. Investigation by CBC Marketplace.

Video Courtesy of the CBC NEWS YouTube Channel

2019 Lamborghini Huracán Evo

Lamborghini Huracán EVO

Lamborghini Huracán EVO Photo Copyright © 2019 Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

The brand new 2019 Lamborghini Huracán Evo takes only 2.9 seconds to from 0 to 62 Miles Per Hour. It has a top speed rated at 201 MPH.

Video Courtesy of the John Halvaci YouTube Channel

Click on this link to visit the official Lamborghini website for the new Lamborghini Huracán Evo.

Click on this link to download a PDF of the official Lamborghini Press Release about the new Lamborghini Huracan Evo.

Lamborghini Huracan Evo

2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo Copyright © 2017 Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

Click on this line to visit the Wikipedia page about the Lamborghini Huracán – lots of details and specs on the different models over the years.


Photos in the post are Copyright © 2017 Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. and are used with Lamborghini’s permission.


Posted by Vincent Banial

Solar Minimum could bring about a Mini Ice-Age

Daily News – Martin Armstrong On The Coming Mini Ice-Age

Video is courtesy of the Daily News YouTube Channel

GRAND SOLAR MINIMUM: The Coming Ice Age Weather Updates and Mainstream Media Lies Continue

Video is courtesy of the Sling and Stone YouTube Channel

China furious as US Missile Destroyer sails through South China Sea