The Economic Data Calls for More Aid/Relief/Stimulus

The Economic Data Calls for More Aid/Relief/Stimulus

#Aid/Relief/Stimulus #Congress #GDP #Fed #depression #economy US Treasury Mnuchin Calls on Congress to Pass more Stimulus this Month The economic data reported Thursday confirmed the enormity of the Q-2 blow suffered by the global economy and the challenges ahead. The longer Congress delays, the greater the risk that the stalled recovery will lead to a […]

Resilience in the Face of the C-19 Coronavirus Chaos

Resilience in the Face of the C-19 Coronavirus Chaos

#resilience #C19coronavirus #chaos #fear #loneliness #quarentines #health #stress #anxiety #worries #concerns #loneliness #depression #love #gratitude #joy #hope. Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties: aka, guts! During the C-19 coronavirus chaos, legitimate concerns are being raised that the social distancing, financial upheaval, quarantines and virus fears could lead to an upcoming mental health […]

Warning: Australia’s Economy to Shrink 7% in Q-2

Warning: Australia’s Economy to Shrink  7% in Q-2

#Australia #economy #shrink #recession #depression #unemployment #recovery #C19Coronavirus $AUD Thursday, Australia warned that its economy shrank at its fastest pace in history during Q-2, while the budget deficit will be the biggest since WWII as the country battles to contain the impact of the C-19 coronavirus. The government has pumped tens of billions of AUDs […]

What the Fed Said in ‘Five Easy Pieces’

What the Fed Said in ‘Five Easy Pieces’

Last Wednesday Fed Chairman Powell spoke showing he has the power to move markets when it comes to monetary policy and how to help deal with the current C-19 coronavirus chaos’s instant recession. The FOMC was not expected make any change regarding Zero interest rates and nothing really new on the Fed’s ongoing asset purchases […]

This V-Shaped Recovery is Real

This V-Shaped Recovery is Real

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX As global share markets reversed off of their March lows many people have been struck by what they believe is a contradiction between the economic data and the market’s response. Doomsday stories of great depression unemployment, bankruptcies, collapsing earnings, are out of phase with the fact that stocks are at […]

The Economics of Negative Interest Rates Simplified

The Economics of Negative Interest Rates Simplified

Here we assess whether this is a sustainable form of monetary policy for central banks in some countries at risk of a deflationary depression. A negative interest rate policy happens when a country’s central bank lowers the nominal monetary policy interest rate below Zero. In other words, commercial banks must pay to lodge some of […]

The C-19 Coronavirus Chaos and Gold

The C-19 Coronavirus Chaos and Gold

$XAU $GLD $VXX $USD The Big Q: How High is Too High for the precious Yellow metal? Q-1 of Y 2020 was positive for gold prices, as the chart below shows. The precious Yellow metal gained 6.2% from 31 December 2019 to 31 March 2020, moving from 1,515 to 1,609 oz. In April, gold rallied to 1,693, increasing […]

The Global Business Sentiment in the Wake of the COVID-19 Coronavirus

The Global Business Sentiment in the Wake of the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In McKinsey’s latest survey global executives report a gloomier outlook than a month ago, 67% expect a sizable contraction in the world economy, and a most predict declining company profits. The COVID-19 chaos spread quickly across and within geographies, and now executives share growing concerns about its economic impact and, varying by region, dramatic shifts in […]

Gold, “If ever there was a time, Now is it…”

Gold, “If ever there was a time, Now is it…”

$XAU $GLD $USO $USD The gold market is holding its uptrend pattern in the 1,700 range, and it may stay that way for most of the year, as investors have yet to fully understand the impact central banks and government actions around the world will have on financial markets and inflation. From a gold investment […]

Tips on Maintaining Good Mental Health in the War Against the Coronavirus

Tips on Maintaining Good Mental Health in the War Against the Coronavirus

Staying at home, worrying about jobs and finances, is a recipe for depression during the War against coronavirus . Below are some tips on how to maintain good mental health during this difficult time. “The current situation has many of us feeling helpless, fearful and adrift,” said Dr. Donna Anthony, chief medical officer at Gracie […]

Fighting Against Coronavirus Anxiety

Fighting Against Coronavirus Anxiety

Americans are fighting for their psychological health now.  Many people are battling anxiety issues that threaten to become chronic without a plan of action to hold them off, as anxiety has become as contagious as the COVID-19 coronavirus. Anxiety can often lead to depression and other life challenging experiences.  According to the data, more than […]

We Must Be Optimistic About the Long-Term Impact of the ‘Covid Economy’

We Must Be Optimistic About the Long-Term Impact of the ‘Covid Economy’

“In the short run, we have to save lives and hibernate the economy. In the longer term we will have slower, but important changes. The pandemic raises appreciation for sick leave. We will fly less and, unfortunately, we will use less public transportation, but we will also work more from home, commuting and driving less. […]

Protecting Our Senses as We Grow Older

Protecting Our Senses as We Grow Older

Sight, Smell, Hearing, Taste, Touch Tens of millions of Americans suffer age-related losses in at least 1 of their senses, according to a University of Chicago study. “People are living longer than ever before in history and with these extended life expectancies comes the likelihood of sensory decline,” Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA […]

Our Brains and Bodies Benefit from Playing

Our Brains and Bodies Benefit from Playing

Play Makes You Smarter, Kinder and Braver, and is important for the generation of well-being. The replacement of physical play with technological gadgetry has many experts worried, as research shows playing makes people smarter, braver and kinder. Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play, a nonprofit corporation is “committed to bringing the […]

Did You Know, You Can Drink Too Much Water…

Did You Know, You Can Drink Too Much Water…

We all know some things are really bad for our health. Smoking, binge drinking, and processed foods are all unhealthy, but hang on it does not stop there. Drinking too much water, wearing cheap sunglasses, and taking the window seat on a plane are just some of the other surprising things that can cause damage […]

Your Dog or Cat Can be a 4 Legged ‘Therapist’

Your Dog or Cat Can be a 4 Legged ‘Therapist’

Researchers at Washington State University have discovered new evidence that petting dogs and playing with cats can be even more beneficial to our health than previously thought. They used college students as their subjects and found that interaction with pets made them calmer in 10 mins. Their findings, published in the AERA Open journal, proved […]

Stress Taming Foods

Stress Taming Foods

FLASH: Feeling stressed? Well, the solution may be as simple as eating the right food. “Food sends chemical messages to the brain that either trigger or tame our stress reactions,” Dr. Heidi Hanna, chief energy officer of synergy brain fitness and a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress says. “Helpful stress-taming foods include a […]

Campaign to Reinstate the Gold Standard in US Gathering Momentum

Campaign to Reinstate the Gold Standard in US Gathering Momentum

$XAU, $GLD, $USD The once-fringe fantasy of a return to the gold standard is creeping back into the mainstream. It has long been dismissed as a fool’s errand, on par with abandoning the Federal Reserve and other trappings of the modern economy. Mainstream economists deride it almost without exception. Reintroducing the gold standard would “be a disaster […]

Early Christmas Celebrating On Mental Health

Early Christmas Celebrating On Mental Health

A recent study from the Journal of Environmental Psychology says research shows decorating for the holidays early can be good for one’s mental health. It demonstrates you are sociable and open to making new friends and supports a nostalgic feelings about one’s childhood. That same feeling of Christmas happiness is felt in holiday traditions.  A […]

Holding a Grudge is Bad for Ones Health

Holding a Grudge is Bad for Ones Health

It is easy to hold a grudge, but whether it involves a friend, colleague, a co-worker or loved one, it can fill you with bitterness, keep you stuck in the past and lead to anxiety or depression. That means the grudge holder the is suffering from the situation, and not the subject of your anger […]

Brain Research Points to the Need for Good Night’s Sleep

Brain Research Points to the Need for Good Night’s Sleep

You, me, we all need a good night’s sleep of at least 7 hours, and anything less can be dangerous, brain researchers say. The Washington Post reported a new line of research suggests poor sleep might increase the risk of Alzheimer’s, another study found staying up all night pushes anxiety to clinical levels, and still another found even modest sleep reductions are linked […]

Social Media Can Increase Loneliness

Social Media Can Increase Loneliness

Social Media Can Increase Loneliness For the billions of young people who seek community and connection on social media, new research warns their search may be in vain. Instead, spending too much time on Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram may actually increase the risk of depression and loneliness. So concludes a small analysis that tracked the […]

Reduce Anxiety and Depression Without Rx Drugs

Reduce Anxiety and Depression Without Rx Drugs

Reduce Anxiety and Depression Without Rx Drugs Anxiety disorders and depressive disorders are 2 of the most common mental disorders of our time. These kind of disorders affect the mood and feelings of the person, and need to be differentiated from usual mood fluctuations. For instance, feelings of sadness or fear are normal reactions to stress. Symptoms of anxiety and […]

Mental Health Issues Cost the US Economy Billions

Mental Health Issues Cost the US Economy Billions

Mental Health Issues Cost the US Economy Billions  Mental health days are costing the US economy billions in income growth, and that number is expected to increase dramatically over the next few years, according to a June study published in the Review of Regional Studies. Drawing upon economic and demographic data from between Ys 2008 and 2014, […]

Be Open to Nature, It is Really Healthy

Be Open to Nature, It is Really Healthy

Be Open to Nature, It is Really Healthy A huge study involving data from more than 140 studies and 290-M people revealed that exposure to green-space, defined as open, undeveloped land with natural vegetation, led to significant health benefits Reductions in diastolic blood pressure, you know the bottom number, salivary cortisol, a physiological marker of […]

Get Out of Bed on Purpose!

Get Out of Bed on Purpose!

Get Out of Bed on Purpose! Research has found that people who are naturally early to bed and early to rise may have a lower risk of depression than those who are night owls. This research is the largest and most detailed observational study yet to look at the link between chronotype, an individual’s own […]

The Link Between Food and Mood

The Link Between Food and Mood

The Link Between Food and Mood Recent research looking at the effects of the antihypertensive diet on mental health concluded this kind of dietary pattern, which is low in sugar and high in fresh fruits and vegetables, can help reduce the risk of depression in many people especially seniors. Overall, people who followed the DASH diet […]

Obesity is Deadly!

Obesity is Deadly!

Obesity is Deadly! Obesity is a deadly health condition, associated with heart disease, diabetes, depression, cancer and premature death, take good care of yourself. Today it is growing at epidemic proportions and researchers find it may spread through communities. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30% of adult Americans […]

Traders and Investors: Super Foods for Mental Acuity

Traders and Investors: Super Foods for Mental Acuity

Traders and Investors: Super Foods for Mental Acuity Once you are eating healthy in general (no processed foods, Organic, Mediterranean, Norwegian or Japanese diet) there are a number of Superfoods you can focus on that are known for their beneficial impact on mood and psychological well-being aka no anxiety. While this list is long, but here […]

America’s Parents Believe, “our Kids are not alright”

America’s Parents Believe, “our Kids are not alright”

America’s Parents Believe, “our Kids are not alright” The children are not alright, many American adults believe. More than 67% of adults think children today are less healthy than prior generations of youngsters, and more than 75% believe kids’ mental health is also worse, a new survey finds. “Our findings clash with the American Dream […]

Depression, a Major Risk for Cardiovascular & Heart Disease

Depression, a Major Risk for Cardiovascular & Heart Disease

Depression, a Major Risk for Cardiovascular & Heart Disease According to a new study published in the Journal Atherosclerosis depression is as big a risk for cardiovascular disease in men as high cholesterol and obesity, “There is little doubt that depression is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases,” explained researcher Karl-Heinz Ladwig. “The question now is: […]

The Anemic Recovery from Great Recession Surprise Economists

The Anemic Recovery from Great Recession Surprise Economists

The Anemic Recovery from Great Recession Surprise Economists $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Friday, the Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said that the slow recovery from the Great Recession has surprised economists, confounding long-held beliefs about growth and inflation. Speaking to an economic conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston,  Ms. Yellen did not address […]

Another Democratic ‘Tax & Spend’ Administration = Recession

Another Democratic ‘Tax & Spend’ Administration = Recession

Another Democratic ‘Tax & Spend’ Administration = Recession $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Hillary Clinton got hammered from all directions Monday. Mrs. Clinton is trying come up with a new and inspiring idea to jump-start a anemic US economy and help the financially stressed middle class. The progressive/left really does not know  how to and will […]

Gardening Can Improve Your Health, Fitness, Mood and Nutrition

Gardening Can Improve Your Health, Fitness, Mood and Nutrition

Gardening Can Improve Your Health, Fitness, Mood and Nutrition Of course, fresh air never hurt anyone, and research confirms that spending time in nature can have significant mental and emotional health benefits. Depression is sometimes rooted in a feeling of being disconnected, and reconnecting to nature can help you reconnect to your own self and […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Earnings are for the most part over. The Key economic reports this week are regional manufacturing reports, New York, Philadelphia, CPI, Industrial production/Capacity utilization, and the FOMC minutes. The economics data is always important. But, this 7 year old Bull Market has been given support since […]

Some of America’s Great Leaders Suffered with Mental Health Problems

Some of America’s Great Leaders Suffered with Mental Health Problems

Some of America’s Great Leaders Suffered with Mental Health Problems Some of America’s greatest leaders in history have had mental health problems and it may have helped in times of crisis, psychiatrists and psychologists said. Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, along with Civil War generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman and […]

Japanese Buying Physical Gold, Storing it in Switzerland

Japanese Buying Physical Gold, Storing it in Switzerland

Japanese Buying Physical Gold, Storing it in Switzerland Japanese investors are buying Bullion and storing it in Switzerland because of negative interest rates and fears JPY will depreciate as the government grapples with the heaviest public debt burden in the developed world, according reports. The number of buyers jumped 62% in 1-H of Y 2016 […]

Barron’s Gold Mining Index (BGMI): A 96 Year Study

Barron’s Gold Mining Index (BGMI): A 96 Year Study

Barron’s Gold Mining Index (BGMI): A 96 Year Study $GLD, $SLV What does “real money” mean to you? To many of my readers, I suspect real money would be gold and silver coinage backing the paper money in circulation. But to politicians and economists, it means something completely different: “A billion here, a billion there, and […]

Looking at Equity Markets for Economic Signals is a “Mistake”

Looking at Equity Markets for Economic Signals is a “Mistake”

Looking at Equity Markets for Economic Signals is a “Mistake” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Volatility in stocks and bonds was part of the FOMC’s consideration for slowing interest rate increases in February. Now a Fed economist attached to the central bank’s Dallas branch says that “relying on the equity market for economic signals is a […]

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood Memory and cognition are the extra benefits associated with physical fitness. Exercise is known to dispel depression, and in many cases more effectively than antidepressants. One of the Key ways exercise promotes mental health is by normalizing insulin resistance and boosting natural “feel good” hormones and neurotransmitters associated […]

Ways To Boost Your Mood Quickly

Ways To Boost Your Mood Quickly

Ways To Boost Your Mood Quickly When you are in the midst of your daily routine; to-do lists, work deadlines, cooking, cleaning, children’s activities and the like you are probably not thinking about what you could do to feel happier. There seems to be no time for that, and your mind is probably occupied with […]