Market and Investment Update – Perception is reality; The secret to long-term investing success

I have uploaded a Market and Investment podcast for August 25, 2018. Click here to go to the show archives page to get the links to the articles and media discussed and to download the podcast, or you can listen on the link below.
-We all have confirmation biases. How we deal with them is the difference between success and failure.

-Much of the stuff we hear in the alt-media is disinfo conjured up by expert psychologists in DARPA and Arlington, VA. Much of the stuff we hear on MSM is developed by the same people.
-I don’t listen to the popular alt-media shills anymore. If I need to find anything out about Alex Jones, I can read the dozens of MSM articles and news segments that come out daily about him. He’s there to blow up, embarrass, and impoverish the patriot movement.
-A review of US Fed policy changes
-A review of the gold, silver, UST, stocks and other asset markets
-High end real estate continues to suffer. Working-class properties are still the best investments out there.
-Higher rates will cause distress around the globe and could lead to painful market adjustments. We can spot them if we stay objective
-Opportunity cost
-A small but noticeable numbers of homeowners who live in high-cost, high-tax states such as New York and California appear to be fleeing to lower-tax markets. Some communities in Florida, Nevada and Washington are seeing unusually large price jumps in sales of upper bracket homes. Buyers aren’t reticent about their reasons either: Congress’ $10,000 cap on deductions of state and local property and incomes taxes.

Links to articles and media discussed-

Durables Goods Orders Drop Most In Six Months As US Slowdown Accelerates
U.S. Business-Equipment Orders Climb by More Than Forecast
It’s Getting Harder to Pump Up Prices in Cryptocurrency Markets
Hedge Funds Kept Betting Against Gold Even as Prices Began Rally
Durable-goods orders fall for 3rd time in 4 months, but businesses boost investment
COT Gold, Silver and US Dollar Index Report – August 24, 2018
US dollar index chart
10-Year UST COT Chart
Gold COT Chart
gold/platinum ratio chart
10-Year UST Price and COT Chart
Gold Price and COT Chart
Sellers’ price-cutting trend could be good news for buyers