Community Spread in the US

Trump Admin Incompetence

Iran's "Screaming Mary" Infected

How Many Iranians are Really Infected?

Japan to Close All Schools

Let's Get Those Exports to China Humming

Trump wants to exports masks to China. Hey why not?

Bianco's Latest Charts

Clorox Doing Well

Cruise Ships and Casinos Not Doing Well

ECB Complacency


Too Soon For a Rate Cut?

How About a Surprise Rate Cut?

Twice in the past week I mentioned the possibility of a surprise rate cut.

If it happens, I won't be surprised.

All News Must Funnel Through VP Pence

US Censorship Already

What's Happening?

  1. Feb 19: Fed Minutes Highlight Coronavirus Concerns and Uncertainty 8 Times
  2. Feb 24: Bond Yields Crash and Gold Soars on Pandemic Threat
  3. Feb 25: CDC Admits Spread of Coronavirus in the US Appears Inevitable
  4. Feb 25: Lie of the Day: This is Not a Pandemic
  5. Feb 25: Nearly 50% Odds of "At Least" 3 Rate Cuts by December
  6. Feb 26: Trump says We are "Very, Very Ready for the Coronavirus, for Anything"
  7. Feb 27: Useless Act: California Monitors 8,400 People for Coronavirus; 33 Test Positive
  8. Feb 27: Containment Fails: Coronavirus Tweets of the Day

Rate cuts odds started rising before coronavirus threat materialized on news Largest Global Shipping Decline Since 2009.

In regards to point 6 and Trump's comment that we are "very, very, ready", excuse me for pointing out that California is monitoring 8,400 people and has 200 test kits.

And monitoring people in and of itself is useless. By the time anyone show symptoms, they have been a carrier for as long as 19 days.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Tweets of the Day: Human to Dog Infections

Latest coronavirus news: human to dog transmission, emergency declarations, real time tracking in Singapore, more ...

50,000 New Coronavirus Infections Per Day in China

Prof. Neil Ferguson, Vice Dean Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College in London, estimates 50K new infections per day.

Coronavirus Update and Tweets of the Day

US schools shut, more Princess Cruise Ship disasters, Huge hotel cancellations, airline index plunge.

Italy and Iran Spreading the Coronavirus Like Mad

Global coronavirus cases outside of China growing exponentially. The main sources of global transfer are Italy and Iran.

Coronavirus Update and Tweets of the Day

Tweets of the Day: Expensive Words, Death Rate Comparison, Containment, Forward Guidance, and Trump Says

Tweets of the Day: Volatility, Mortgage Delinquencies, Iran, Debt

Here are some tweets, from people I follow, worth discussion consideration. Topics vary widely.

Coronavirus Deaths Top 250, 8th Infection in US

The coronavirus death toll hit 259 February 1. The number of deaths and infections are widely believed underreported.

Containment Fails: Coronavirus Tweets of the Day

Containment has clearly failed. A global recession is on the way.

Chicago Teachers Union Goes to Venezuela, Praises Maduro for Not Closing Schools

Four Chicago Teachers Union representatives went to Venezuela, a failed nation, singing praises of its corrupt leader.