Final week we famous that markets moved to new highs unsupported by constructive political or worldwide temper. Right here is an replace since then.
“Anybody who makes an attempt to separate any area from China will perish, with their our bodies smashed and bones floor to powder,” Mr. Xi mentioned.
Vladimir Putin mentioned on Thursday that America’s international dominance is coming to an finish, with the U.S. itself accelerating that course of with a string of errors “typical of an empire.”
And these two autocrats for all times imply what they are saying. Xi is focusing on Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the USA in that order.
The Battle on Trump continues. Rudy G. loses his regulation license, Trump’s CFO indicted for grand larceny, and Pelosi begins investigating Jan. 6 fracas with Liz Cheney and a strong Democrat line-up. There can be no investigation of the Portland riots.
We now have a world minimal tax price of 15%. That can be handed on to customers worldwide.
Gamestop is 15x its worth of some months in the past, however continues to be dropping cash. Ford inventory is lastly rallying. Toyota Tacoma gross sales have greater than doubled since June 2020. However Workforce Biden desires a 50 mpg commonplace by 2026 for brand new autos forcing firms to make electrical vehicles. Who’s going to purchase them when all we see are pickup vehicles and SUVs in parking heaps?
The battle between the states begins anew. California has now banned state-funded journey to Texas and 10 different states. Oklahoma retaliated forbidding the identical from there to California.
The massive bull market started in the summertime of 1982. The lengthy drought of negativity and inflation from 1968 to 1982 had lastly ended. Rates of interest have been declining stimulating curiosity in dividend paying shares. Reagan was a well-liked President with an enormous win. That’s hardly the state of affairs now.
The federal government says 850,000 new jobs have been created final month. Unemployment has dropped underneath 6%. That is excellent news. However rumors of a second number of COVID might enable authorities meddling in our lives to proceed.
In the meantime oil has hit $75 for the primary time since 2018. As famous refiners are producing much less product from carbon-based oil. All of the evaluation of why oil can’t go to $100 is targeted on provide and demand as an financial unit. However oil is a monetary commodity as effectively. Count on costs to proceed to advance.
Bond costs ought to be peaking now with rates of interest at one other low from the essential low of March 2020.
Demanding electrical vehicles now has solely resulted in increased gasoline costs.
Pleased Fourth of July.