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The Macro Picture

An important week this week: more big earnings, first Q2 GDP release, FOMC and the last week of July.

Stock price increases the last 2 years have been 80% multiple expansion, front-running an anticipated return to ‘normal’ GDP growth of around 3% and earnings growth of around 10%, which has yet to occur. 749 more words


Local Option Sales Tax Distribution up 2.4% Statewide


The Tax Commission sent out the July distribution a bit early on the 18th while I was on vacation.  The July distribution (representing May sales) of the 1% local sales tax was up 2.4% statewide at $38.85 million.  210 more words


(07/26/2014) Good Intentions?

Divine judgment, self-justification, and sin are topics, today.  Also, there is more on being asked to carry the cross (i.e., that believers willingly respond to duty, law, and service).  708 more words

Duty Of Believers

Last Gasps

New moon this coming weekend and the seasonal geomagnetic model peak.

SP500 is still in a topping range since July 3, with RSI and Vix divergences. 357 more words


Second Chance Peak

Friday was a bullish fightback, but I still think the roll over is in gradual progress here. Here’s why I think the markets are at the second chance peak, rather than earlier in the topping process. 613 more words



US equities unresolved still at the time of writing, but unlikely for long.

US small caps and European stock indices made a definitive trend change around the start of July, making what looks like second chance lower high peaks. 623 more words


Selecting the Right Indicators to Improve Court Performance

In May, The World Bank released a short paper titled ‘An Introduction to Selecting the Right Indicators to Improve Court Performance.’ The report provides an overview of three different models used to measure court performance and also looks at data collection, the type of data that can be relied on, and how to ensure data collected translates into court reform. 1,498 more words