Abenomics: A Work in Progress After Five Years

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on Abenomics: A Work in Progress After Five Years
While Japan’s economy has improved since Abe assumed office, not everything has come up roses.  For starters, Japan’s economy has slowed since early 2015 and the BoJ’s experiment with negative short-term interest rates does not appear to have been a success.  If anything, the negative rates introduced in February 2016 serve as a tax on Read More

Oil Markets in Supply-Demand Tug of War

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on Oil Markets in Supply-Demand Tug of War
The key supply-side technological development is the U.S. shale oil revolution, which commenced before 2010 and has driven U.S. oil production from below 6 million barrels per day (mbd) to over nine million mbd currently, and headed for over 10 mbd in 2018 and beyond.  What is often not appreciated is that shale oil technology Read More

Evolving Economics of Bitcoin, Gold, Currencies

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on Evolving Economics of Bitcoin, Gold, Currencies
Supply Scarcity and Stores of Value As stores of value, many investors perceive gold and, more recently, bitcoin as second to none.  Since 1971, gold has appreciated from $35 per ounce to around $1,300 at the time of this writing, a gain of over 3,500%.  Bitcoins have done even better.  On July 19, 2010, a Read More

Top 7 Gaming Subscription Services for Your Money

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on Top 7 Gaming Subscription Services for Your Money
We’ve all heard that cliché, the unavoidable “Netflix for gaming,” phrase, but who can really take the top spot? There are surprisingly more gaming subscription services than you would expect that can offer you different services. But which ones offer you more bang for your buck? What subscription offers you the greater variety of games? Read More

Redbook

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on Redbook
Tue Oct 31 07:55:00 CDT 2017 Actual Previous Store Sales Y/Y change 3.6% 3.5% Highlights Same store sales were up 3.6 percent year-on-year in the October 28 week, picking up by a tick the brisker 3 percent plus pace maintained in the weekly readings since mid-August. Month-to-date sales versus the prior month were down 1.3 Read More

S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller HPI

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller HPI
Tue Oct 31 08:00:00 CDT 2017 Consensus Consensus Range Actual Previous Revised 20-city, SA – M/M 0.5% 0.1% to 0.6% 0.5% 0.3% 0.4% 20-city, NSA – M/M 0.6% 0.6% to 0.8% 0.4% 0.7% 20-city, NSA – Yr/Yr 6.0% 5.7% to 6.3% 5.9% 5.8% Highlights Case-Shiller home prices continue to move gradually higher, up 0.5 percent Read More

Industrial Production

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on Industrial Production
Tue Nov 14 04:00:00 CST 2017 Previous Month over Month 1.4% Year over Year 3.8% Definition Industrial production measures the physical output of factories, mines and utilities. The measure provided by Eurostat excludes the volatile construction subsector for which data are released a few days later. Description Industrial production measures changes in the volume of Read More

GDP Flash

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on GDP Flash
Tue Nov 14 04:00:00 CST 2017 Previous Quarter over Quarter 0.6% Year over Year 2.5% Definition Gross domestic product (GDP) is the broadest measure of aggregate economic activity and encompasses every sector of the economy. There are two preliminary estimates which are based on only partial data. The first is the preliminary flash, introduced in Read More

Arkansas Police Generates Its Own Cryptocurrency to Track Child Porn

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on Arkansas Police Generates Its Own Cryptocurrency to Track Child Porn
The Cyber Crimes Division of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas has launched a pilot program involving the mining of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to monitor the activities of criminals online. The division has generated its own digital currency to track such crimes as the proliferation of child pornography. Combating cybercrimes Based on data Read More

Believe the Hype! Blockchain Integration Sends Shares Soaring… Again

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on Believe the Hype! Blockchain Integration Sends Shares Soaring… Again
Canadian startup Mogo has joined UK-based On-Line PLC in seeing its share price rocket from Blockchain integration. The online lender saw its biggest rise since it launched an initial public offering (IPO) two years ago on hints cryptocurrency functionality could soon come to user wallets. Mogo to Provide Canadians with a Secure and Trusted Way Read More