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  • Vaccine Mandate for Cross Border Trucking Now in Effect, Mandate for Domestic Trucking Begins in a Week, Prepare Your Affairs Accordingly. ( Canada )

    01/17/2022 10:06:03 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 16, 2022 | Sundance
    The cross border vaccine mandate for truckers in/out of Canada is now in effect. The U.S. vaccine mandate takes effect on January 22nd. It will take a few days to see the consequences, but there will be consequences. Keep in mind, any impact is taking place in a supply chain system that is already tenuous and unstable at best. A small disruption that may have been minimally significant against a fully operational supply chain, is more likely to be a much bigger disruption in a supply chain that is already under a severe amount of demand side stress. Somewhere in...
  • Shipping Blues! Cass Freight Index Expenditures Rose 43.6% In 2021 While Baltic Dry Index Has Crashed Since October 2021 (Omicron Strikes!)

    01/14/2022 6:22:07 AM PST · by Browns Ultra Fan · 15 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/14/22022 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Ever wonder why prices are rising so fast? One reason is that with rapidly rising energy prices under the Biden Administration, the costs are getting passed-through to consumers in the form of higher prices. According to the Cass Corp Freight Index, the total spent in December on shipping goods to their customers in the US spiked by 43.6% from December 2020 to December 2021. Not surprising since energy prices over the past year have soared by almost 50%. But at the same time, the Baltic Dry index (The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is a shipping and trade index created by...
  • Global Economy Heading For "Mother Of All" Supply Chain Shocks As China Locks Down Ports

    01/13/2022 11:23:58 AM PST · by blam · 48 replies
    Mixed Times ^ | 1-13-2022 | Tyler Durden
    Over the past month, as Wall Street turned increasingly optimistic on US growth alongside the Fed, with consensus (shaped by the Fed's leaks and jawboning) now virtually certain of a March rate hike, we have been repeatedly warning that after a huge policy error in 2021 when the Fed erroneously said that inflation is "transitory" (it wasn't), the central bank is on pace to make another just as big policy mistake in 2022 by hiking as many as 4 times and also running off its massive balance sheet... right into a growth slowdown. The Fed is going from one huge...
  • House GOP pushes back after McCarthy pitches stock trade restrictions

    01/11/2022 5:38:10 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/11/2021 | Juliegrace Brufjke
    A suggestion by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) that he may seek to limit lawmakers’ ability to trade individual stocks if the GOP takes the majority this November is going over like a 500-point Dow drop among his members. McCarthy told Punchbowl News that he is considering a range of ideas, from restricting members to only holding professionally managed mutual funds to barring lawmakers from owning stocks of companies overseen by their committees. He added that deliberations are still at an early stage and no final decisions have been made.
  • Things to Look For…

    01/09/2022 12:49:32 PM PST · by Bratch · 48 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 8, 2022 | sundance
    Things to Look For…January 8, 2022 | Sundance | 602 CommentsThings that seem disconnected but aren’t. The thirteen bullet points below are the issues we will first notice as the general food supply chain begins show signs of vulnerability. This outline explains why it is happening and how long it can be expected.In the previous October, November and December warnings we emphasized preparation and counted down the 90-day window. Now, as we enter the final two weeks before mid/late January, the date of our original prediction, it appears that some media are starting to catch up and the larger public...
  • Rickards Exposes Globalism’s Achilles’ Heel (Supply Chain)

    01/08/2022 2:17:54 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    Nation And State ^ | 1-8-2022 | James Rickards via
    Supply chain disruptions have not been resolved, and it’s not clear when they will be. You’re seeing the effects of these disruptions at the store in the forms of shortages and higher prices. Yet the supply chain is a subject that very few are familiar with beyond a superficial acquaintance. Most people think the supply chain is just part of the global economy. That’s not entirely true. The supply chain is the global economy. There isn’t a single good or service of any kind that does not arrive through a supply chain. Not one. If the global supply chain is...
  • US Fed: Global supply chain crisis may soon be over

    01/04/2022 1:47:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/1/22 | Dan Verbin
    The global supply chain crisis that led to historic levels of inflation unseen in decades may have reached a tipping point and may soon be over, according to a new barometer used by the US Federal Reserve to monitor supply chain pressures. The Fed tool demonstrated that while supply chain pressures are still at dangerous level, the gridlock may have peaked, CNBC reported. The new barometer, called the Global Supply Chain Pressure Index (GSCPI), analyzes supply chain disruptions beginning with 1997. The current pandemic supply chain crisis is far more severe than other increases in the metric, even spikes seen...
  • Insider Trading; A Guide to Financial Crime and Fraud (did stock trades by Nancy Pelosi's husband ever lose

    01/02/2022 6:46:19 AM PST · by Liz · 41 replies ^ | Updated Dec 15, 2021 | AKHILESH GANTI, Reviewed by SOMER ANDERSON Fact checked by PETE RATHBURN
    What Is Insider Trading? Insider trading involves trading in a public company's stock by someone who has non-public, material information about that stock for any reason. Insider trading can be either illegal or legal depending on when the insider makes the trade. Insider trading is illegal when the material information is still non-public, and this sort of insider trading comes with harsh consequences. KEY TAKEAWAYS Insider trading is the buying or selling of a publicly traded company's stock by someone who has non-public, material information about that stock Material nonpublic information is any information that could substantially impact an investor's...
  • RCEP: Asia readies world's largest trade deal

    12/31/2021 7:17:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.30.2021 | Nik Martin
    Trade barriers between most countries in the Asia Pacific will be lowered significantly from January 1 as the world’s largest free trading bloc opens for business. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a trade deal between the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. RCEP will cover about 30% of global gross domestic product (GDP), worth $26.2 trillion (€23.17 trillion), and nearly a third of the world’s population, some 2.2 billion people. By comparison, the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) covers 28% of world trade, while the European Union’s Single...
  • Break Your Chinese Shopping Habit for 2022: Here's How ( No, You don't have to give up shopping on Amazon or Walmart )

    12/31/2021 11:47:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/31/2021 | Athena Thorne
    I don’t think I need to tell anyone who reads PJ Media that China is the United States’ greatest existential threat and geopolitical enemy. They steal our intellectual property. They hack us and spy on us. They trade and form military alliances with our enemies. They colonize, buy, and assimilate territory all over the world at a frightening rate. And they’ve infiltrated the U.S. to a shocking degree already, evidenced by our increasingly authoritarian government-global corporation complex. Back in my youthful Ayn Rand phase, the libertarian in me loved the idea of a global marketplace. My strong anti-collectivist tendencies made...
  • A New Approach to Ending the Not So Sweet Sugar Subsidies

    12/30/2021 5:43:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | December30, 2021 | Rick Manning
    During the holiday season candy canes are once again omnipresent with all the joy they represent to go with their yummy goodness. But the business behind the production of that candy cane is fraught with trade battles pitting nations against one another as quotas and subsidization distort any sense of an honest pricing model. That is why it is good news that earlier this year, Representatives Kat Cammack (R-FL) and Dale Kildee (D-MI) introduced a new resolution to zero out the foreign subsidies that make sugar the world’s most distorted commodity market. “Time and again, the survival of American sugar...
  • 'Conflicted Congress': Key findings from Insider's five-month investigation into federal lawmakers' personal finances (AND SEARCHABLE DATABASE)

    12/17/2021 10:06:17 AM PST · by bitt · 6 replies ^ | 12/16/2021 | Dave Levinthal
    Dozens of federal lawmakers and at least 182 top staffers have violated a conflict-of-interest law. Numerous members of Congress personally invest in industries they oversee. Few face serious consequences, legally or otherwise. The nation is unabashedly polarized. Republicans and Democrats enjoy little goodwill and less commonality. But in Washington, DC, a bipartisan phenomenon is thriving. Numerous members of Congress, both liberal and conservative, are united in their demonstrated indifference toward a law designed to quash corruption and curb conflicts-of-interest. Insider's new investigative reporting project, "Conflicted Congress," chronicles the myriad ways members of the US House and Senate have eviscerated their...
  • Unwinding America's Catastrophic China Mistakes

    12/17/2021 5:38:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | December 17, 2021 | Neil Patel
    Do you remember Armand Hammer? If you're over 50, you may. Hammer was a business tycoon who died in 1990. He was most famous for his deal-making with the Soviet Union. Hammer would cut business deals directly with the Kremlin. This was unusual; most U.S. businesses had very few dealings with America's greatest adversary. Today, by contrast, many American multinational businesses see their growth as much or more tied to China, our new primary adversary, as they do to America. I began my career as a young lawyer on a special congressional committee set up to investigate the transfer of...
  • Pelosi Defends Members of Congress Trading Stocks: It’s a ‘Free Market’

    12/15/2021 2:16:15 PM PST · by DFG · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/15/2021 | Rudy Takala
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Wednesday she believed members of Congress should be allowed to trade stocks despite ethical questions, citing the “free market.” Pelosi, who routinely makes headlines with her husband for their prophetic ability to making winning trades, made the comment in response to a reporter who asked about a Business Insider story based on a five-month review that found a large number of lawmakers and their staffers had been late filing financial disclosures detailing their trades. “Should members of Congress and their spouses be banned from trading individual stocks while serving in Congress?” the reporter asked....
  • How to Interpret Insider Buys and Sells from corporate officers and directors of a company

    12/12/2021 8:56:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Wealthy Retirement ^ | 12/11/2021 | Alexander Green, Chief Investment Strategist of The Oxford Club.
    Alex Green, Chief Investment Strategist of The Oxford Club, explains how the majority of investors fundamentally misunderstand when and why corporate officers and directors sell or buy their own shares… And this consistently leads to huge misses on investor profits left and right. Read on to see whether this error applies to you. – Kyle Wehrle, Assistant Managing Editor Finance professors who study insider transactions often issue a warning sign about the market when they see corporate officers and directors selling more shares than they’re buying. But this is entirely misguided, not least of all because corporate insiders almost always...
  • Supply Chain Crisis Expected To Intensify As China Installs 7-Week Quarantine

    12/07/2021 5:55:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/07/2021 | Andrew Moran
    As part of China’s COVID Zero strategy, international shipping giants confirmed that crews are required to face a seven-week quarantine.Chinese seafarers returning to the country are mandated to quarantine. In addition, vessels are prohibited from refreshing their crews and bringing on new members for two weeks.Shipowners and managers have had to re-route ships. This has resulted in additional shipping delays and different staff. Many of these large companies, including Evergreen and Ocean Network Express, have informed customers that they are suspending bookings for cargo destined for smaller ports.“China’s restrictions cause knock-on effects,” said Guy Platten, the secretary-general of the International...
  • Cracks Emerge in Treasury Bond Market as Fed Starts to Back Away (Stimulypto Bubble Trouble: China, Shiller CAPE, Buffett Ratio)

    12/06/2021 8:12:25 AM PST · by Browns Ultra Fan · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/06/2021 | Anthony B. Sanders
    As The Federal Reserve tries to drain-off the extraordinary growth in its balance sheet since COVID without raising its target rate (good luck with that!), it is time to appraise where we are sitting. First, liquidity. Let’s look at the ongoing saga of Chinese conglomerate Evergrande (mainly known as a large real estate developer). Their 8.25% bond has plunged to $23.481 on speculation of a catastrophic default on their bond payments. Then we have Invesco’s Golden Dragon China ETF (measuring a diversified market cap of US-listed companies headquartered or incorporated in China & derive a majority of their revenues from...
  • Off the grid: Chinese data law adds to global shipping disruption

    11/18/2021 5:11:40 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/17/2021 | Jonathan Saul and Eduardo Baptista
    LONDON/HONG KONG, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Ships in Chinese waters are disappearing from tracking systems following the introduction of a new data law in China, frustrating efforts to ease bottlenecks that are snarling the global economy, according to three shipping sources directly impacted.
  • Ships at California ports are now waiting RECORD 17 days to unload: Supply crisis gets worse after Biden vowed to fix it

    11/14/2021 1:21:20 AM PST · by knighthawk · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 14 2021 | STEPHEN M. LEPORE
    The logjam at California's ports for ships to wait is now as long as 17 days - a new record amid the continuing supply chain crisis just weeks before Black Friday and the holidays usually turn spending into overdrive.. There were as many as 83 ships at anchor and in a holding pattern outside ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach as of Friday night, officials said. The nearly 17-day wait is double the wait time from just two months ago.
  • US and EU economies hang on Chinese imports ----- Dampening inflation, China is a silent partner of the Fed's Open Market Committee and the European Central Bank

    11/09/2021 7:27:47 PM PST · by elpadre · 4 replies ^ | November 8, 2021 | David P. Goldman
    China’s exports to the United States and the European Union now amount to nearly 30% of manufacturing GDP, after an unprecedented surge in shipments this year. US imports from China are 30% higher than before the Covid-19 pandemic, and Europe’s imports are 50% higher. These margins of increase have an important macroeconomic impact. Taiwan and South Korea, in turn, are important suppliers of industrial goods – especially electronics – to the West, and their imports from China include components that are re-exported to the US and Europe. This reflects closer economic integration among the major Asian industrial economies. In effect,...