Category: Automotive

Inflating The Debt Away. Higher Prices Are Here To Stay.

Inflating The Debt Away. Higher Prices Are Here To Stay.

More bogus CPI numbers reported yesterday (HERE). The CPI itself is a poor price inflation measure given it excludes so many asset classes such as equities, art and crypto. Let's focus on one CPI line item - "food at home" which was up 0.7% over the past 12 months ended May. Sorry, that's a bogus … Continue reading Inflating The Debt Away. Higher Prices Are Here To Stay.

AI, ML, Autos, CEOs and Inflation

AI, ML, Autos, CEOs and Inflation

Google is using Machine Learning to design the layout of its next-gen TPU chips. Learn more HERE.Speaking of AI and ML, SS&C Technologies (SSNC) achieved a milestone with its relatively new AI-powered Singularity platform this week. Singularity now boasts more than 50 clients. Read the release HERE. A behavioral change is required to fight cyberattacks. … Continue reading AI, ML, Autos, CEOs and Inflation

Rewarding Non-Productive Activities with New Money Leads to Price Inflation

Rewarding Non-Productive Activities with New Money Leads to Price Inflation

The punchline is that a significant percentage of new money creation over the past year was allocated to non-productive use cases. "Helicopter" money to individuals and non-performing firms are two examples. When capital is deployed for non-productive use (acquiring cryptocurrencies for example), that capital invariably bids up prices causing asset price inflation. Conversely, recipients that … Continue reading Rewarding Non-Productive Activities with New Money Leads to Price Inflation

Instagram, Stagflation, EVs and More Cyberattacks

Instagram, Stagflation, EVs and More Cyberattacks

Instagram is on to APIs. Biden's budget implies stagflation. EV poster child Elon Musk will benefit from Biden's spending plan beginning in 2023. Ransomware attacks continue to expose the fragility of our legacy technology systems. Last month we wrote about API strategy. Instagram (tkr: FB), recently opened its platform via APIs to enable Instagram messages … Continue reading Instagram, Stagflation, EVs and More Cyberattacks

Plan for the Worst. Hope for the Best.

Plan for the Worst. Hope for the Best.

The best management teams know to plan for the worst and hope for the best. COVID was a reminder to many business leaders that anything can come out of left field and blind side a business. Despite the COVID lesson we believe that many CEOs and CFOs take certain financial conditions for granted as if … Continue reading Plan for the Worst. Hope for the Best.

EVs, Musk, Biden and Homer Simpson

EVs, Musk, Biden and Homer Simpson

Joe Biden's EV fever dream can't become reality without the U.S. investing heavily in nuclear energy. Are Americans ready to have that conversation? Electricity comes from the wall unit of course but what is the source of that current? We updated our electricity source table (below), courtesy of the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Natural Gas, … Continue reading EVs, Musk, Biden and Homer Simpson

More Lines To Come With Price Controls

More Lines To Come With Price Controls

It is starting to feel like the 1970's with out of control fiscal spending, inflation and now gas lines. We only have gas lines in certain parts of the country today as local government officials exercised gas price controls during the Colonial Pipeline shutdown. We could very well see similar price control policies from the … Continue reading More Lines To Come With Price Controls

Inflation and Regulation Will Accelerate Adoption of Advanced Automation

Inflation and Regulation Will Accelerate Adoption of Advanced Automation

Our past two articles focused on Advanced Automation manifested through the application of broadly-defined Artificial Intelligence as applied to Enterprise Software. Continuing the Advanced Automation theme, we expect food producers, automobile producers, retailers and other operations to accelerate their adoption of various forms of advanced automation including Robotics and automated payments (think Amazon Go's cashierless … Continue reading Inflation and Regulation Will Accelerate Adoption of Advanced Automation

Florida and Texas Poised To Capture Market Share As Economy Reopens

Florida and Texas Poised To Capture Market Share As Economy Reopens

As the economy reopens certain states are better positioned than others as it relates to capturing economic activity generated from live events and in-person transactions. AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas hosted more than 73,000 people Saturday night for a boxing card. Texas is one of the more relaxed states as it relates to COVID restrictions … Continue reading Florida and Texas Poised To Capture Market Share As Economy Reopens

Biden’s Climate Plan Is A Tax On Companies And Individuals

Biden’s Climate Plan Is A Tax On Companies And Individuals

Biden's 10-Year Climate Plan - which the Administration is pursuing without the approval of Congress - will tax American companies and citizens. We expect: more bogus carbon offsetting programs across all industries (including Technology), higher consumer energy prices and job losses for Americans. This centralized government power grab is also sure to create enormous fraud … Continue reading Biden’s Climate Plan Is A Tax On Companies And Individuals