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6-10-24 Rising Unemployment Rate: A Possible Recession Indicator?

Employment Report Headlines are stronger than the underlying data shows; economic activity is slowing, but markets remain upbeat. Markets have been quiet; complacency can lead to unexpected things. Markets tested 20-DMA and rallied; will re-test that level today...again. FOMC Meeting this week + CPI Inflation data could trigger a change: Markets' performance has been predicated on Fed rate cuts. How we get the employment numbers: Data vs surveys. The gap between households and BLS is growing; something is wrong with the adjustments. Why $20/hr minimum wage isn't working. Look at wages vs total compensation. Employment numbers are likely to be revised downward. Analysts' estimates are unrealistic in the face of economic data. Commodities in Boom-Bust cycles; supply/demand imbalances. Looking at Copper; the Hunt Brother's silver gambit fail. What will happen in the markets when buy back blackout period begins.

3:21 - Employment Report Review; Markets to Retest 20-DMA
14:52 - Headline Employment Numbers Belie Economic Weakness
30:27 - Analysts' Estimates Exceed Economic Reality
44:36 - Commodities in the Boom-Bust Cycle

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"Commodities And The Boom-Bust Cycle"
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