For What It’s Worth (Or Not Worth)

The comparisons between the 2020 stock bubble and the 2000 stock bubble are striking. For example, you have to go back 20 years to the dot-com disaster to find a time when the Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) traded this far above its 100-day moving average. Executive insiders at...

Mark Cuban and the ‘Cubes’

Mark Cuban is a billionaire. He’s also an enigmatic investor on the business reality television series, “Shark Tank.” In a candid interview (7/20/20) regarding the comparisons between the 2000 dot-com bubble and the 2020 Nasdaq, Mr. Cuban said,...

Mega-Cap Stock Madness

There are times when one ought to look beneath the covers. For example, if you merely scroll the headlines (7/16/20), you’d read that initial jobless claims fell to a post-pandemic low of 1.3 million. Never mind the persistently high claims above one million. Things...

The Other 490 Stocks in the S&P 500

One of the most startling features of the current stock bubble? An unquenchable thirst for exposure to mega-cap growth has masked extraordinary weakness in the rest of the market. In particular, the S&P 490 (S&P 500 ex mega cap growth) is down roughly 15% on...

Debunking Phony Government Statistics

A whopping 23% of the US civilian workforce collects unemployment payments. These folks are not working, nor are they retired. Yet, somehow, the official government stat for the U.S. unemployment rate is a tick higher than 11%. What gives? Due to the pandemic, the...