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The Morning Call--Our National Debt Denial

Dec. 09, 2020 9:12 AM ETMA
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The Morning Call


The Market


Tuesday in the charts.

Bonds, Stocks, & Bullion Bid As Complacency Careens Beyond Dot-Com Highs

Margin debt confirms market exuberance.

Margin Debt Confirms Market Exuberance

December is the best month of the year for stocks.

Yes, December Is The Best Month For Stocks... But When In December

Short call buying accelerates.

Snowflake Market Cap Surpasses IBM, AMD



The Economy


Weekly mortgage applications fell 1.2%; purchase applications were down 5.0%.

The November small business optimism index was reported at 101.4 versus predictions of 105.0.


October Japanese machinery orders rose 17.1% versus estimates of up 2.8%.

The October German trade balance was E18.2 billion versus forecasts of E18.0 billion.

November Chinese CPI declined 0.6% versus consensus of -0.2% (must read).

Deflation Is Back In China As CPI Turns Negative For First Time Since The Financial Crisis


Breakeven inflation is breaking out.

Breakeven Inflation is Breaking Out

More on inflation.

Inflation Is Back... Big Time

Q4 nowcast still shows moderate growth.

Moderate Growth Outlook Holds For US GDP In Q4

The problem with the ‘Great Reset’.

The "Great Reset" And Plans For A Global War On Savings

The Fed

Stocks on a long monetary leash.

Stocks On A Long Monetary Leash

Fiscal Policy

Our national debt denial.

Our National Debt Denial | National Review

The coronavirus

The vaccine works.

The Vaccine Works Fast - Marginal REVOLUTION

Millions of tenants headed for eviction in January.

Millions of Tenants 'Headed for Absolute Disaster' After New Year, Owing Average of Nearly $6,000 in Rent and Utilities | naked capitalism

Bottom line.

Home country bias.

The No. 1 investment mistake retirement savers are making: Vanguard study

News on Stocks in Our Portfolios

Mastercard's (NYSE:MA) board allows the company to buy back up to $6 billionof its class A common shares under a new share repurchase authorization.

The board also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $$ cents per share, up 10% from its previous dividend.

What I am reading today

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