Another Big Fed Rate Hike

As “expected” the Federal Reserve raised the fed funds rate by another 75 basis points (.75%) today.  We put “expected” in quotation marks because when we started writing about inflation ten months ago, the big Wall Street firms thought we’d get a total of 75 basis points of rate hikes for all of 2022.  We … Read more

The Depth Report – Running on Empty Part V – What to do Now

Overview: Contemplations on the Tree of Woe wrote Running on Empty, a three-part analysis of the petrodollar system that was so full of woe that it ran a full four parts.  That’s 33% more woe than had been promised.  Because we thought the series represented the kind of deep-dive analysis that we admire, we asked … Read more

The Depth Report – A Basic Guide to Hedging for the Amateur/Intermediate Investor

Overview: We’ve been getting a lot of important questions recently from amateur investors regarding some of the more advanced topics we discuss at Deep Knowledge Investing.  Many people have been taught about things like diversification and dollar cost averaging, but don’t really understand things like hedging, offsetting different kinds of risk, or shorting stocks.  That’s … Read more

We’re Getting Questions About the Market Short

Yesterday, we got the same question from an existing client and a prospective client.  They both wanted to know if we were taking off our market short.  We’ve been publicly short the S&P 500 (ticker: SPY) and the NASDAQ (ticker: QQQ) since the first week of January.  It’s been our most profitable position this year … Read more

The Depth Report – The New Inflation Number is Huge – And is Understated

Overview: The US Bureau of Labor Statistics just announced the March Consumer Price Index (CPI) at 8.5%, the highest number in just over 40 years.  Some government officials are pointing to the core number excluding food and energy (for people who don’t use either?) of “just” 6.5% which is the highest number in just under … Read more

All the news is bad. Why do the markets keep going up?

A discussion between Gary Brode of Deep Knowledge Investing and Raji Khabbaz of ArcanX covering: All the news is bad. Why do the markets keep going up? Is the Russian response to sanctions effective and what does it mean for the dollar in the future? What economic indicators are we watching now? What are we … Read more

Webinar – All the news is bad. Why do the markets keep going up?

Webinar – All the news is bad. Why do the markets keep going up? A conversation with Gary Brode and Raji Khabbaz (Portfolio Manager of ArcanX, Member of the Deep Knowledge Investing Board of Advisors) Monday, April 4th at 4:30 Eastern Free but registration required: https://deepknowledgeinvesting.com/webinar/

War in Ukraine: An Honest Discussion of the Costs for US Citizens

We published a piece in the newspaper that deals with issues so important, we wanted to re-emphasize them here.  For our non-U.S. subscribers, please note that while certain discussion of U.S. policy won’t apply to you, key points on energy and food inflation will affect you as well.  Link to the original article is here.  … Read more