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TimingLogic

TimingLogic
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I'm an electrical engineer and mathematician by training. My career has spanned diverse areas of expertise from being part of a team which designed the world's most powerful computers to corporate consulting around business transformation and information-based solutions to being a corporate sales and marketing executive in the information technology and business consulting space. I’ve led teams responsible for innovative and transformative solutions and been part of teams that helped set strategy for many of America's greatest companies. Two of my interests are econometrics, democratic finance and quantitative - qualitative analysis. Over the years I have developed risk-based models and trading systems meant to identify significant investment opportunities and periods of extreme risk. My blog is an outlet for another of my passions, writing. I generally consider myself a contrarian. Therefore, many of my rantings are meant to encourage people to question what they believe to be true. Terms of Use & Disclaimer: First off, I don't take anything on here too seriously and you shouldn't either. These are simply sardonic rantings of Bill, my alter ego, often meant to agitate for peaceful & nonviolent reform. This web site reflects the views of its authors. It is unaffiliated with any NASD broker/dealer. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of anyone other than its authors. The information on this site is provided for discussion purposes, comedic relief and entertainment only and are not investing recommendations. The authors may have positions in securities mentioned herein. Under no circumstances does this information represent a recommendation to buy or sell securities. While information discussed on this site was gathered from what are believed to be reliable sources, in no way is informational accuracy guaranteed. All information on this site may contain errors and omissions. Trading and investing involves high levels of risk. Always consult a licensed financial advisor or broker before making any and all investment decisions. Authors of this site and any sites which are fed by said site, including Open Salon and others, will assume no responsibility for the actions of the reader and user. Readers and users agree, as condition to accessing this site, to release and hold harmless this site's authors from all liability in connection with this site or any views posted on this site. All readers and users of this site agree that use of this site requires acceptance to the current Terms Of Use & Disclaimer and that current terms include any and all use and material from site inception. If you do not understand these statements in their entirety or do not agree to be bound by this current agreement, you must immediately discontinue use of this site. This Terms Of Use & Disclaimer may change at any time and it is the reader's and user's responsibility to review, understand and abide by any updates.

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Delta

For anyone with any kind of memory beyond the last handful of years, the airline industry is the going out of business industry sans Southwest and a few regional discount carriers.  This industry has never consistently made any money. 

At one time sanity prevailed and the governm… Read full post »

Breitbart has three interesting stories over the past few weeks on STEM workers. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) 

This nation is suffering under a level of ignorance that is wildly oppressive and very representative of class-based societies.   Any time there is hierarchy,… Read full post »

It’s really no surprise the ECB has actually trashed cash with this week’s announcement.  And, in the process, provided another bailout to the aristocracy on the backs of the poor and working class who will pay for the ECB’s criminal, non-democratic arrogance.  

There are two f… Read full post »

As I have noted on here before, I actually like David Stockman.  Mostly because he told Ronald Reagan his economic policy was bullshit.  About the only thing I can say that I disagree with in his economic analysis is the mythical characterization of the good ole days… Read full post »

Correlation

Let’s take a look in greater detail at the chart shown in the post last week.  Above is the ten year Treasury, the Russell 2000 and the Nasdaq banking index. 

Every single move between the three indices is completely in sync and correlated sans a handful of… Read full post »

Let’s be honest with ourselves.  Predators certainly have always controlled hierarchy and class.   And that certainly involves the political class and standing armies.  It is one who has no empathy or compunctions about harming others that almost always rises to the top of any h… Read full post »

The recently cited survey of nary a single economist expecting GDP to contract any time in 2014 was released right on time.  Revised GDP didn’t disappoint.  It was negative as everyone has likely seen by now.  Thus, once again proving that economics as taught in universities is o… Read full post »

The title of this post is the title of a Bloomberg article linked to below.  I have written extensively about IBM since Buffett made an investment in the firm.   As I have noted on here before, technology is generally a horrible investment.  That’s why one of Buffett’s… Read full post »

The Financial Times article is titled populism but it is really nationalism.   Because of how the world is divided today, populism is nationalism.   People are seeking to reassert their own cultural identity, cultural values, traditions and individualism in a system of repressive… Read full post »

This is a powerful act of humanity against the money changers.  Before this cycle is finished, we could easily see a global repudiation of debt when people realize money is nothing more than an illusion of control used by the state to beat people into conformity and  state  submission.… Read full post »

In other words, since the year the Federal Reserve was created and thus permanently enabled a criminal class of looters in this nation and in the process stole whatever was left of the rule of law and freedom.

I got this work of Professor Emmanuel Saez from Alan Grayson. … Read full post »

Hahaha.  My title is a mockery of the drivel, lies, deceit, propaganda and emotional violence we are exposed to in this nation and in modern corporate capitalist societies around the world.   

In the United States, a nation of such overwhelming propaganda that actually people ac… Read full post »

A guaranteed living wage is a consistent theme on here.   Or, something equivalent.  The criminals will tell you that isn’t possible.  Or they will tell you that raising wages simply means higher prices.  This is outright bullshit.   A small fraction of price… Read full post »

MAY 7, 2014 3:18PM

Monica Lewinsky Speaks Out

The sensationalism and dumbed-down coverage of mindless drivel by the mainstream media in this nation is beyond disgusting.  What does it say about our nation that the national news headlines are about a dirty old man, Donald Sterling, and a gold-digging prostitute who betrayed him?  &… Read full post »

America has been in a depression for nearly forty years as noted on here countless times.   While most Republican corporatists and faux Democratic intelligentsia would laugh at any such characterization, most working class people and seekers of truth who were at least of childhood age in th… Read full post »

Just a few timely remarks about GDP.   Some how the bureaucrats who pull the levers on this system were very surprised that preliminary GDP was just one tenth of one percent.  (It looks like first quarter’s revised final GDP’s  number will likely be negative.)   … Read full post »

There have been a small list of Wall Street darlings that I have written about as poster children for the crisis yet to come.   As noted on here ad nauseam, the stock market represents absolutely no semblance of reality or value.  It has become nothing more than a bubble of criminal… Read full post »

Title link here.

What do you call a salary of $200 million that creates absolutely no wealth for society but instead actually consumes wealth?  This is not a personalized attack on anyone’s worthiness but on the socially-acceptable behavior based on acts of class-based state violence.  S… Read full post »

I want to first make a note of a new revelation that is worth watching.  Americans are recognizing that not only does the emperor have no clothes, he is not to be feared.  The CIA is a criminal, anti-democratic state institution whose only mission is perpetuation of state violence.  It… Read full post »

Yah think? 

So, if most Americans believe Obama regularly lies, is it pathological or are 81% of Americans suffering from mass delusions?

Or, are the perceptions of endless lying due to massive state secrecy that hides the incompetence and criminal behavior of a rogue political class?  O… Read full post »

Most people don’t seem to appreciate the significance of the times we are living through.    Contrarily, the analysis on here over the last nine years has been well ahead of the curve and very unique.   There aren’t too many people involved in finance and economic… Read full post »

APRIL 12, 2014 9:27AM

Vladimir, He Wrote Me A Letter