Pseudo Random News and Comment

Bubble Formation And Bubble Bursting: A Flowchart So Simple Even An Economist Can Get It  It is simple, but that’s probably overly optimistic.

Max Pain – A Key Trading Concept The tangled flip-flopping web that traders weave.

The fault lies not with our stars, but with our brains. Why Our Brains Stick Their Heads in the Sand (Metaphorically) When We Hear Bad News

Three Peaks  Great long-term chart with three flavors of cycles.

NAR: Pending home sales index declined 2.6% in August  Must be bad when the NAR can’t even make it look good.

iNflation: Americans Spend Less On Food, Movies To Pay For Soaring Cell Phone Obsession  In the last 12 months I spent $214.00 on my dumbphone. I retired in my 40’s. There may be a causal connection.

Why QE Won’t Create Inflation Quite As Expected  There’s a lot of supply, but a lot of demand as well.

China’s rich feel property squeeze  Although the heroin trade is still strong, this might signal a good time to unload your million dollar doghouse in Vancouver, BC.

Red States = Teen Moms  That good ol’ fashioned religion has some interesting side effects.

Snoring without sleep apnea does not increase death or heart disease risk Great news for every last one of the women in my life, ever.

Chocolate makes snails smarter  What does eating snails that eat chocolate do?

What Are Punishment and Reputation for?  The winner is: What’s in it for me?

Parasite Stress Predicts Offspring Sex Ratio  Surprisingly, even a better predictor than cultural preferences. So getting rid of some parasites in rural China may do more to protect female infants than anything else.

Antioxidant may prevent, even cure, cataracts and other degenerative eye disorders  As usual, medicine is frustratingly late in providing things I need.

Male Microchimerism in the Human Female Brain  The one that made the headlines. Men are often accused of having women, or parts thereof, on the brain. Science has now proven it’s in fact the other way around. It will be very interesting to see if it results in any behavioral changes. Maybe more headaches…

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