Tag Archive for Hocus Pocus

Durable Goods Devil In The Details And The Big Picture

“Durable Goods Orders Rise 4%,” blared the headlines this morning. There was just one minor problem with that. It was not true. It represented the seasonally adjusted, massaged, and manipulated number, which bears no semblance to reality. The mainstream media always reports just the seasonal hocus pocus while ignoring the actual number. That actual number…

Unemployment Claims Update

First time unemployment claims rose by 52,038 to 577,279 in the week ended January 1. The Wall Street captive media is, as usual fudging the reports by reporting that claims were at 409,000, based on the seasonal hocus pocus. They report an uptick of 18,000 instead of 52,000. Both Dow Jones and Bloomberg are emphasizing…