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Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Ford Promises All Electric "Mach 1" SUV in 2020, 40 Vehicles by 2022
Ford says it will spend $11 billion producing electric vehicles by 2022. One dubbed the "Mach 1" will be ready in 2020. Ford is doubling down on electric vehicles as noted by an announcement of an All-Electric ‘Mach 1’ SUV coming in 2020. In an announcement at the North American International Auto Show on Detroit, Ford said the performance SUV will be developed by the company’s Team Edison at an electric- and autonomous-vehicle plant being built in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, but revealed
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Mark O'Byrne -
Silver’s Positive Fundamentals Due To Strong Demand In Key Growth Industries
– Increased efforts in green energy and advanced technology set to boosts silver’s demand– Four-year supply deficit set to increase due to fewer mine openings and discoveries– Bank manipulation may be why silver under performing– TD Securities and the Bank of Montreal expect silver to be best performing precious metal in 2018– Growing industrial demand combined with monetary safe haven makes silver an excellent diversifier The beauty of silver is its dual role. It is both a monetary metal and a
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Part 3 Sleaze, Various Other Truth Bombs
We scratched the surface on Government, finance, politics and the rule of law so far.  Today, let’s take a look at sleaze and fraud.  The sleaze part is not just “sensational”.  It is important because in many cases it crosses any decent person’s red line and should piss anyone off who reads it or discovers it.   The first part is certainly not all inclusive but is wide ranging.  That said, 2018 looks to be shaping up as barn burner for the arrests of child molesters and human traffickers.  No
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Order Pancakes From Your GM Dashboard
GM's "Marketplace" console will allow people to order coffee from Starbucks, pancakes from IHOP, or donuts from Duncan. Bloomberg reports GM Enables Drivers to Order Espressos, Pancakes From the Road. GM’s service -- which is made for use while driving -- is initially limited to about a dozen vendors but the automaker wants to add other brands and capabilities as it expands the service. Current offerings include reserving tables at TGI Friday’s, ordering take-out from restaurants including Appl
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Silver’s Positive Fundamentals Due To Strong Demand In Key Growth Industries
– Increased efforts in green energy and advanced technology set to boosts silver’s demand – Four-year supply deficit set to increase due to fewer mine openings and discoveries – Bank manipulation may be why silver under performing – TD Securities and the Bank of Montreal expect silver to be best performing precious metal in 2018 – Growing industrial demand combined with monetary safe haven makes silver an excellent diversifier The beauty of silver is its dual role. It is both a monetary metal a
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Golden Skin In The Game
For the past few weeks I’ve suggested that a modest US dollar rally against the yen (and thus gold) was due…and now it’s here! The dollar’s right shoulder rally fits with the US senate’s decision to finally pass some corporate tax cuts. That’s modestly good news for “risk-on” investors. It’s modest because it comes at a late stage in the business cycle. Many institutional money managers are trimming US stock market holdings. They are investing the proceeds into key Asian markets where corpor
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
GM to Have Robotaxi Service by 2019: Can Uber Survive
GM claims it will have a fleet of robotaxis by 2019 and that will be its biggest profit-maker within a decade.Please consider GM Aims for Self-Driving Taxi Fleet by 2019. GM executives, speaking at an investor conference Thursday, said the company aims to run a large-scale fleet of driverless cars in big cities by 2019. GM is among the first major driverless-car developers to attach a timeline to the commercialization of autonomous vehicles, and the 109-year-old auto maker is racing big tech co
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Self-Driving Cars And Deciding Who Lives And Dies: Your Family Could Be Sacrificed For The “Greater Good”
As the establishment continues to declare that the era of “self-driving” cars is upon us, many Americans have been left wondering what the privacy implications for such a tremendous change in society will end up being. Now, with the very real possibility that, in the event of an accident, these cars would literally make the decision between who dies and who lives, Americans have even more to worry about when it comes to handing over control of their vehicle to a supercomputer. According to multi
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
How Many Uber and Lyft Drivers Will Lose Their Jobs All of Them
Uber will buy 24,000 autonymous Volvo cars in 2019-2021. Nearly every driving job will vanish, faster than most think. Bloomberg reports Uber Expands Driverless-Car Push With Deal for 24,000 Volvos. Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to buy 24,000 sport utility vehicles from Volvo Cars to form a fleet of driverless autos, a signal that the company remains committed to autonomous cars under newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi. Uber’s order steps up efforts to replace human driv
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Waymo to Offer Paid-Ride Robot-Only Chauffeurs 2018
Waymo vans loaded with laser LiDAR, radar, cameras, computers, AI and no human safety drivers will pick up Arizonans registered in its “Early Riders” program within a few months. Commercial, paid-ride service starts in 2018.Those who thought self-driving vehicles with no backup human driver was decades away are about to find out the future starts in 2018 as Waymo Shifts to Robot-Only Chauffeurs with commercial service starting in 2018. Waymo technicians are already hailing its Chrysler Pacifica
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
  The US Military Is Quietly Building SkyNet
This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Maybe Elon Musk had a point… The US’s military leaders have agreed on a strategy to guarantee the US military retains its global dominance during the twenty-first century: Connect everything with everything, as DefenseOne describes it. The result? An unimaginably large cephapoloidal nervous system armed with the world’s most advanced weaponry, and in control of all military equipment belonging to the world’s most powerful arm
Monday, October 2, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Rise Of The Machines: U.S. Military to Have More ROBOT Soldiers Than Human by the Year 2025
Warfare is being reinvented. Like a scene out of The Terminator, the future of warfare is destined to include robot soldiers, unmanned aerial assault, and self-driving, weaponized vehicles. An $11 million contract approved by the Pentagon has been awarded to Six3 Advanced Systems. The US Department of Defense is calling on Six3 to “design, develop, and validate system prototypes for a combined-arms squad.” By the year 20
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
“Vision for Safety”: New Federal Guidelines for Self-Driving Cars
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will announce new autonomous vehicle guidelines later today. I will update this post when the guidelines are in, but one thing we know is automakers and testers will have an easier go of things under Trump than Obama. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will unveil on Tuesday streamlined safety guidelines for automakers that want to deploy self-driving vehicles, a person briefed on the matter said Monday, as members of Congress push their own proposal
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
  Driverless Pizzas: Just a Start of Vanishing Driver Jobs
Your pizza is on the way. Don’t expect the driver to make change because there will not be a driver. Self-Driving Delivery Vehicle Driverless Pizzas Please consider Ford Driverless Cars to Deliver Domino’s Pizzas. Domino’s Pizza and Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday that they are teaming up to test how consumers will react to having their orders delivered by an autonomous vehicle, as a number of companies explore how to integrate the emerging technology into their business models. Ford has prom
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
  GM Tests Fleet of 46 Robocar Taxis in SF: Driverless Car Timeline Promises by Manufacturer 
Robocar testing in Silicon Valley is underway. Wired reports GM’S Robocar Service Drives Employees Around SF for Free. Cruise Anywhere, which launched Tuesday, works just like Uber or Lyft: Open the app, type in your location and destination, and wait for your car. It’s available to 10 percent of Cruise’s 250 employees, between 7 am and 11 pm, and uses the company’s fleet of 461 Chevrolet Bolt EVs. (There will still be a safety driver sitting up front, no doubt thrilled their colleagues are he
Monday, August 14, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Investment Potential of Platinum and Palladium
In the previous sections of this edition of the Market Overview, we presented the demand and supply outlook for platinum and palladium. In that part, we would like to analyze the potential benefits of adding these precious metals into investment portfolio. On the surface, platinum and palladium behave similarly to the yellow metal. Indeed, as the chart below shows, there is an important positive correlation between prices of these metals and gold. It should not be surprising as all four main pre
Friday, July 28, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Congress Plays Catch-Up With Self-Driving Cars: Millions of Jobs Will Vanish, What Jobs New Jobs Will Surface
As the push for self-driving cars nears fruition, Congress has a bit of work to do. A national solution is the key, not a hodge-podge of state regulations with states saying and doing a number of different things. A House bill dubbed the Highly Automated Vehicle Testing and Deployment Act of 2017, is now in the works. It will give the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration broad oversight of the self-driving car industry. The New York Times reports As Self-Driving Cars Near, Washington
Saturday, July 22, 2017
John Browne - Euro Pacific Capital
The EU and Japan Move Closer
Any news that emerged from last week's G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany was bound to be overshadowed by the high theater of the first-ever meeting between U.S. President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. As a result, the biggest actual development from the Summit garnered very little attention in the American media. In fact, it did not involve America at all.On July 6th, the European Union and Japan announced a broad EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement. The fact that the agreement w
Friday, July 14, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Auto Time Bomb: Slowdown Coming Up, Manufacturing Has Peaked This Cycle
The Brookings Institute says Auto slowdown Flashes Caution Lights for Manufacturing Employment and Trump. A switch to self-driving, trends towards electric, and a glut of used cars are all in the spotlight. After seven years of strong growth following the 2008 economic crisis and federal bailouts of both General Motors (GM) and Chrysler, auto sector output and employment growth have slowed markedly from record levels. Years of catch-up purchases by car buyers have finally plateaued. Likewise,
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
All Electric Remote Control Trucks: Can the Concept Work
Einride, a startup based in Sweden, has this week released a full-scale prototype of its T-pod. The T-pod is an all-electric truck that can be operated by remote. Please consider Einride’s Full Prototype T-Tod. The T-pod is a driverless, fully electric truck with a range of 200km and is designed to replace smaller medium-duty trucks on short trips. But where the Einride T-pod differs from other autonomous electric trucks is that it can be driven by remote control. The deal is that the T-pods w
Tuesday, July 11, 2017