2022-12-20 What Is Lars Thinking ("WILT")

Submitted by Lars.Toomre on Tue, 12/20/2022 - 08:00

Things are going to get very rough over the next few days and weeks (and months). This article from today's New York Post speaks to the coming sh*t storm traveling across the flyover part of America will entail.

Over the horizon of the Hudson river (a reference to a famous New Yorker cartoon about a New York City resident's perspective of America from Ninth Avenue), temperatures in America's core are plunging [Due to global warming? Ha! The joke is on you deep-pocketed taxpayers.]

2022-12-06 What Is Lars Thinking ("WILT")

Submitted by Lars.Toomre on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 23:30

Lars Toomre has been extremely consumed with his Object Management Group ("OMG") technology standards work this week. Lars is the chair of the OMG Government Domain Task Force ("GOVT DTF") that focuses on topics like RegTech, Compliance, Central Bank Digial Currencies ("CBDCs"), Government Statistics, and Secure and Trustworthy Elections. As always, Lars is dealing with a plethora of acronyms and various defined phrases, so OMG even has a working group focused on that topic too, Vocabularies for Community of Interest ("VCOI")! .

2022-12-01 What Lars Is Thinking ("WILT")

Submitted by Lars.Toomre on Thu, 12/01/2022 - 00:30

These are crazy, confusing times with low broker/dealer liquidity, I keep reminding myself. How else does one explain the Dow up +737 points after Federal Reserve Jerome Powell repeated what he said four weeks ago? In short, the Fed is going to continue raising the Fed Funds rate until it gets above the intermediate-term inflation rate (around five percent give or take a percentage point), and then it is going to keep it there for a considerable period to shake inflationary expectations.