Biden fails, but not because he’s not “left” enough

As Joe Biden’s presidency continues to falter, a narrative is developing among progressives that suggests he is more of a lover than a fighter. in the The New York Timeswrites Michael Shear, “While many Democrats advocate a fighter who vents anger, Mr. Biden has chosen a more passive path…” Politico reported on Democrats becoming increasingly … Read more

From a sector that’s been a bear market bulwark, these 10 stocks have upside potential of up to 30%

In times of uncertainty, it can be helpful to look at what has happened during other down cycles for stocks. While we don’t know when the stock market will bottom this cycle, or if it will already. But you might want to bias towards a sector that has performed well in previous downturns. You may … Read more

“It’s going to be an expensive trip”: I was invited to a wedding in New Orleans. I live in LA. Is it cheesy to ask the bride if I can bring a plus one?

Dear Quentin, One of my closest friends from high school is getting married in New Orleans in December. We’re 32 now and we live in different states, but we keep in touch and we’ll all get together in New Orleans. I live in Los Angeles so will be traveling across the country for her wedding … Read more

Give airlines freedom to compete with each other and end travel chaos

Even before schools are closed or the holiday season really gets underway, airlines are buckled under the strain. EasyJet is reducing its flights because it can’t find staff to get the planes airborne, and even if it does get one off the runway, sandwiches will likely run out. Baggage piles up at Heathrow. It can … Read more

Here’s how high your Social Security check is likely to go up next year

Good news – sort of. If you’re retired or about to retire, next year’s Social Security exams are likely to experience one of the biggest bumps on record due to rising consumer prices. The average beneficiary could be getting up to $180 more per month starting next January, based on recent inflation. And they can … Read more

Airlines received $50 billion in pandemic aid — but still screwing Americans

If you’ve flown recently, or attempted it, it might have gone something like this: Your 1pm flight became a 5pm flight became a midnight flight before being unceremoniously cancelled. No explanation is given. The next few flights are already booked but they have a middle slot with two stopovers departing next week if that still … Read more

Opinion: “Liquidation Panic” has gripped the stock, bond and crypto markets – and this could be the beginning of the end

The US stock market is experiencing a liquidation panic where everything is being sold. The good news is that such panics don’t usually last long. Analysis by Quantifiable Edges’ Rob Hanna points to a rare Inverse Branch Breadth Thrust (ZBT). Although the sample size is small (n=10 since 1926), the declining implications of the study … Read more