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  1. Antarctica Pyramids "dwarf those in Egypt" Pyramids Found Beneath Antarctic Ice | The UnXplained (Season 3) Ancient Aliens: A Pyramid in Antarctica (Season 11, Episode 1) | History
  2. SUGAR vs PHL sugar producers Sugar (18.33cts, 89% DBA-$20.66) vs. sugar producers: VMC: 2.79 (15.2%), ROX: 1.57 (8.56%), CAT: 10.08 (55.0%) RCI now has only a very limited exposure to Sugar - like a 10-20% stake in RCI. I still like to show these charts together... RCI vs. ROX, CAT and Sugar : 2020: 2018 / rci: 0.56, rox: 1.57 - Ratio: 35.7%, was 51.4% ... cat: 10.08. sugar: 18.33 cents 2018: Sugar vs. SLV, DBA : 10yr: 5yr: 4yr: 2yr 1yr: 6mo: 10d:
  3. CATCH-UP coming?: Seems like RCI should be doing some catch-up with ROX., now P 1.00 higher. But RCI's ownership may be down to something like just 10%, so they can move separately. ROX-rci ... 5yr: 3yr: 1yr: YTD: 10d / Last: RCI: 0.56 +0.03 +5.66%, ROX: 1.57 +0.03 +1.95% 3yr: 1yr: 5yr: 3yr: 1yr: YTD:
  4. Ron DeSantis Laments ‘Disastrous’ Election of ‘Marxist Narcoterrorist’ President in Colombia Florida Governor Ron DeSantis described the election of Marxist Gustavo Petro, a former member of the left-wing M19 terrorist guerrilla, to the presidency of Colombia as “disastrous” in remarks on Monday, proclaiming that “we’ve got a problem” in Latin America with the rise of “totalitarianism.” DeSantis was responding to national election results on Sunday that gave Petro, also the former mayor of the national capital of Bogotá, a slight lead over surprise challenger Rodolfo Hernández and prompted the latter to concede, making Petro Colombia’s first president-elect. Despite dramatically declaring that the presidential election was hopelessly rigged as recently as last Thursday, insulting Colombia’s top election integrity official as a “liar,” Petro has yet to challenge the election results at press time. Colombian election officials documented nearly 400 instances of “irregularities,” including vote-buying and voter intimidation, in Sunday’s election. Petro is the first leftist president in the modern history of Colombia, a testament to Colombia’s longstanding tradition of conservative politics. DeSantis presides over the state with by far the largest Colombian-American population in the country, followed distantly by New York and New Jersey. Florida is home to an increasingly diverse community of anti-socialist Hispanic-Americans generally who largely support their governor’s conservative policies. “We watched the election results down in Colombia, and we have a lot of great Colombian-Americans here in our state who are very concerned about what was going on,” DeSantis told reporters on Monday, “and I think the results of that election have been very, very troubling for people that believe in freedom in the Western Hemisphere.” . . . DeSantis went on to warn, “we’ve got a problem in the Western Hemisphere with Marxism and totalitarianism really spreading.” “We thought 25 years ago, the Cold War and all this stuff, and it [Marxism] just keeps rearing its head. We’ll continue to stand with the people of Florida here who are passionate about freedom in the Western Hemisphere,” he promised, “particularly in Colombia – but very, very disappointing and very, very troubling result in that election.” Colombia follows Bolivia, Peru, Chile, and Argentina in electing radical leftists president since the Chinese coronavirus pandemic began, a testament to how poorly conservative and center-right governments handled the crisis in the region. In October, Brazilians will go to the polls for a presidential race largely considered a referendum on conservative President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the pandemic. Bolsonaro was a regional outlier in opposing Chinese coronavirus lockdowns and business restrictions. Petro’s election has been a particularly alarming development because, unlike the other leftist leaders elected, he has openly admitted to being a member of a terrorist organization. > https://www.breitbart.com/latin-america/2022/06/21/ron-desantis-laments-disastrous-election-of-marxist-narcoterrorist-president-in-colombia/
  5. Panel#Y, page 1 SIL: $28.45 . Abt,.44%vol $P: 10.2022, 120d: 01.2023, 000d : 01.2024, 000d: == Oct… 35: 0.00-0.00/ 0.00: 0.00-0.00/ 0.00: 4.40-4.80/$4.60 30: 2.30-2.45/$2.38: 3.20-3.50/$3.35: 5.50-6.30/$5.90: 28: 3.10-3.40/$3.35: 4.10-4.40/$4.25: 0.00-0.00/ 0.00: 25: 4.90-5.10/$5.00: 5.70-6.00/$5.85: 8.20-8.50/$8.35: == GDXJ: $35.99 . Abt,.45%vol $C: 09/2022, 085d: 01/2023, 211d : 01/2024, 575d: 40: 1.58-1.71/$1.65: 3.30-3.50/$3.40: 6.45-6.65/$6.55: 35: 3.60-3.80/$3.70: 5.30-5.65/$5.48: 8.45-8.60/$8.53: 30: 7.00-7.25/$7.13: 8.30-8.65/$8.48: 10.7- 11.3/10.98: 25: 11.3-11.6/11.45: 12.1-12.5/12.30: 13.7- 14.5/14.08: ==
  6. INFLATION BELLS, with CRB & USO CRB + Three Bells... since 2020: FOUR BELLS... since 2020: showing the "unnatural" collapse in USO, Another from 2010: Oct 2018 : USO: $90.04, XLE: $92.08, DBA: $22.11, GLD: $172.94 THREE BELLWETHERs: Oil (stocks), Ags, and GDX/Gold stocks ... from 2007:
  7. Colombia elects former guerrilla Petro as first leftist president BOGOTA/BUCARAMANGA, June 19 (Reuters) - Leftist Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M-19 guerrilla movement, who has vowed profound social and economic change, won Colombia's presidency on Sunday, the first progressive to do so in the country's history. Petro beat construction magnate Rodolfo Hernandez with an unexpectedly wide margin of more than 700,000 votes in what analysts said was a demonstration of Colombians' eagerness for efforts to combat deep inequality. Petro, a former mayor of capital Bogota and current senator, has pledged to fight inequality with free university education, pension reforms and high taxes on unproductive land. He won 50.5% to Hernandez's 47.3%. Petro's proposals - especially a ban on new oil projects - have startled some investors, though he has promised to respect current contracts. read more His victory was likely to cause market jitters until his cabinet is announced, analysts told Reuters on Sunday. > More: https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/colombians-head-polls-tightest-election-recent-memory-2022-06-19/ Analysis: Colombia's first leftist leader Gustavo Petro targets inequality; investors on edge, article with image Colombia's Gustavo Petro of the Historic Pact coalition shows his ballot before casting his vote at a polling station during the second round of the presidential election in Bogota, Colombia June 19, 2022. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com BOGOTA, June 20 (Reuters) - The election of Colombia's first leftist president, Gustavo Petro, is indicative of widespread yearning for a more equal and inclusive society, analysts and business leaders said, but the former guerrilla will need to act fast to reassure investors. Petro, a 62-year-old former mayor of the capital Bogota and current senator, won some 50.4% of votes on Sunday, handily beating construction magnate Rodolfo Hernandez. read more The election of a former guerrilla marks a radical change for a country still scarred by decades of conflict and highlights the depth of frustration with the right-leaning political establishment accused of overseeing a wide gap between rich and poor. Petro has pledged to fight inequality with free university education, pension reforms and high taxes on unproductive land in the Andean country, where nearly half the population lives in poverty. His proposals - especially a ban on new oil projects for environmental reasons - have startled some investors, though he has promised to respect current contracts. read more This campaign was Petro's third presidential bid and his victory adds the Andean nation to a list of Latin American countries that have elected leftists in recent years. Petro will take office at a time when Colombia is struggling with low credit ratings, a large trade deficit and national debt which is predicted to end the year at 56.5% of GDP SOME CHECKS on this policies Petro's victory showed people in Colombia - where nearly half the population lives in some form of poverty - are eager to fight inequality, said Daniela Cuellar of FTI Consulting. "What the Colombian population demonstrated today is that they are seeking a government focused on key social issues," she said. "Colombia's longstanding ailments of inequality, which were exacerbated by COVID-19, have contributed to the electorate seeking a shift." But a fragmented congress, where a dozen parties have seats, will act as a check on Petro's proposals. "Colombia's institutional strength and rule of law appear sufficiently robust for the country to maintain economic stability," Cuellar said. "Moreover, campaigning is not governing, Petro's policies will be more moderate." "Even if he tries to pass radical reforms, he does not have the congressional support to implement them," she added.
  8. Some good CYCLES work here, including the mining clock Bob Thompson: The Case for the Next Leg in the Bull Market Tom welcomes a new guest, Bob Thompson, to the program. Bob is Senior Portfolio Manager at Thompson Investment Partners of Raymond James Ltd.
  9. Anna Weyant sold this 2020 portrait, ‘Summertime,’ for $12,000. Two years later, the buyer resold it at Christie’s for $1.5 million. Three Years Ago, Her Art Sold for $400 at the Beach. Now It Fetches Up To $1.6 Million at Auction Anna Weyant, a new art star whose work evokes a millennial Botticelli, was discovered on Instagram. She’s also dating her dealer, Larry Gagosian. “She’s intelligent and has this Midwestern reserve, and she doesn’t speak all the art lingo,” he said. “I’m just trying to protect her from the big bad wolves.” Ms. Weyant said she welcomes his gallery’s market expertise, calling it a comfort. The artist is also trying to stick to her familiar routine. Although she increasingly travels in Mr. Gagosian’s jet-set circuit, she still lives and works in the one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side that she moved into in 2017. She pulls the curtains shut in her living-room-turned-studio when she works, her King Charles spaniel snoring beside her. The environment is hermetic, though her disposition is bubbly. When visitors come, the artist said she likes to bake chocolate-chip cookies. > https://archive.vn/dqP69
  10. Charles Nenner: It's Too Late to be Defensive - from Monday June 13th Tom welcomes a new guest, Charles Nenner. He provides independent market research to hedge funds, banks, brokerage firms, family offices, and individual clients. He has been out of most markets for the last year, everything except crude oil and natural gas. They are looking for entry points in gold and silver after the summer. GLD / Gold ... $171.27 x10.8= $1,849 SPX Last: 3,674.84. (which is a little BELOW his 3,700 target ) NASDAQ Last: 10,798. (which is a little BELOW his 11,180 target ) They have a downside target on the S&P of 3709, and, 11180 on the Nasdaq. There may be a bounce at that level, but it's still a long-term bear market. The correlations that experts give for inflation may be wrong. The causes of inflation have been building for a long time. Instead of trying to explain every action, it's important to focus on the long market cycles. This will remove a lot of the guess work as to the causes. Charles explains the timeframes and cycle methodology that he utilizes in his research. Charles argues the Fed is not really in control and that most of their actions have little effect. He believes they are worried about the situation. He notes that insiders started selling in the second half of last year. The problem with the news is they will tell you why something happened after it happens. In 2006, he predicted the housing market would crash, which it did. When stocks move up with a certain amount of momentum, you can calculate how long it will go up.
  11. Why Food Inflation Is Only Getting Started by Capitalist Exploits Friday, Jun 17, 2022 - 17:49 Take a look at this: The US has just experienced an 8.8% increase in food prices. The problem (and there are many, actually) is that this doesn’t take into account the spiraling costs farmers are now experiencing. It’s worth remembering that because farmers pay upfront and only recoup their expenses at the point of sale/harvest months later, all the opex they’ve experienced has a lag. This lag is dependent on produce but certainly, we’re looking at a tsunami of food inflation 12 to 18 months out. Then there is the fuel and fertilizer. You’ll hopefully recall our bullish call on both fuel and fertilizer in order to play the entire food cost explosion that is now kicking off. Fuel and fertilizer together are the two largest input costs to farmers, typically exceeding in aggregate 50% of their total costs. Here’s diesel: Then we have fertilizer, itself a by-product of natural gas: Fertilizer has tripled and in some cases quadrupled. What are governments doing to “fix” this? Playing with interest rates. How cute! Sticking with supply-side economics…
  12. Bitcoin Futures ... update: Friday: $20,625 . Sat trading OTC: $18,815 Low (so far) Different channel follows ETHE / Grayscale Ethereum Trust... update: $7.08 x 149.5 = ETH-$1060: $7.08/ 0.660 = $10.72 x99. = $1060 High: $47.40 x102.8= ETH-$4,873... last ETH: $1,000 /149.5 = $6.69 ETHE Discount or Premium to NAV - YChartsx Is Grayscale ethereum trust trading at a discount? ETHE Discount or Premium to NAV: -33.41% for June 13, 2022. > https://ycharts.com/companies/ETHE/discount_or_premium_to_nav Discount/Premium to NAV Definition The discount/premium to NAV is a percentage that calculates the amount that an exchange traded fund or closed end fund is trading above or below its net asset value. This metric can be a valuable metric to track how far away a security is trading away from its true value. This is an important metric for closed end funds specifically because CEFs don't issue any additional shares after its initial offering. This can cause the price to stray away from the true net asset value of the holdings in... Is ETHE trading at a discount?
  13. COVERED BTC short at $19,123, and Bought ETH at $1,004 Is this the End or the Beginning of the Crypto Meltdown Why MicroStrategy Did Not Receive A Margin Call Even Though Bitcoin Fell Below $21,000 MicroStrategy bought vast amounts of Bitcoin using a combination of debt and cash since 2020. Their average price of holding is $30,700, and now the price of Bitcoin is $20,443. But despite that, they have not yet faced margin calls. The company has been buying Bitcoin since 2020 using a combination of debt and cash. In March 2022, MicroStrategy took a $205 million loan from Silvergate Bank to buy BTC. The interest-only loan was given to MacroStrategy LLC, a subsidiary of MicroStrategy, which is listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, New York, and was secured by BTC as collateral. The company had 129,218 BTC at an average price of $30,700 as on March 31, 2022. > https://www.outlookindia.com/business/why-microstrategy-did-not-receive-a-margin-call-even-though-bitcoin-fell-below-21-000-news-203130