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Affluent Christian Investor | September 28, 2023

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AboutJohn Ransom, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

John Ransom

John Ransom

John Ransom is a global investment strategist with a presence in Asia and Washington, DC. He focuses on the intersection of politics and finance. He is also the host of Ransom Notes Radio.

Posts By John Ransom

October 30, 2015 |

No Happy Ending in Obamanomics

Despite the prognostications of those who have been saying since 2009 that the economy is “finally” on the mend, there is very little data to support the contention. Quite the contrary: There is a lot of data to support the … Read More

October 26, 2015 |

Lies, Darned Lies, and Democrats

Bring along lots of dry statistics — it’s the very best sauce a humorous book can have. Ingeniously used, they just make a reader smack their chops in gratitude.

Mark Twain


If you were betting on … Read More

October 20, 2015 |

In Democrats, Socialists Find Dead Cat Bounce

In Wall Street parlance they call it a “dead cat bounce.” That’s when a stock that is getting killed briefly pops back up giving investors hope that the cat really isn’t dead, but resurrected. And that hope makes investors do … Read More

October 19, 2015 |

The Fake Falling Deficit and the Phony Unemployment Drop

The good news is that unemployment is going to continue to decline, says a new research note from investment house Goldman Sachs. The bad news is that doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily have a job as the joblessness rate continues to … Read More

October 15, 2015 |

Winter Storm China Newest Excuse for Slow US Growth

The worm has turned for China and the U.S.

But unfortunately it’s because both countries are rotten apples, full of worms.

Remember when China was lecturing Obama about having greater fiscal discipline? Sure you do: It’s memorable in popular culture … Read More

October 12, 2015 |

Sorry Soros: China’s Not All That

In 2011, masochistic Liberals embraced China as the model empire from which the United States could learn much. They were organized, we heard. They could manage change better then the West, we were told. They got things done, it was … Read More

October 7, 2015 |

GM: Chevy Volts Are People Too… Soon

I always thought it was Skynet that was going to run the Apocalypse. Or perhaps an Atari computer system named Joshua that just wanted to play chess with its floppy disks.

Or maybe Skynet was just a beginning.

Because it … Read More

September 28, 2015 |

Jebnomics is Big Gov Buried Under a Thousand Points of Light

I interrupt the reality TV shows that are the Republican GOP Presidential Race and, on alternate days, the Barack Obama Show or Hillary’s Hilarious Magical Mystery Tour, for this public service announcement: Buried under the Jeb Bush rhetoric is … Read More

September 28, 2015 |

Prepare for QE Calls… Again

Markit came out with manufacturing numbers last week that sounded loud warnings to Wall Streeters that Yellen and Company may have their headquarters where their hindquarters ought to be in much the same way that Benanke and Company had.

So … Read More

September 24, 2015 |

May We Have a Shutdown, Please?

There is a raft of stories coming from the media now in anticipation of a government shutdown. Most have the same basic theme: A shutdown of the government would affect the economy at a time that it can’t afford any … Read More

September 23, 2015 |

Fed Has Zero Interest in Zero Unemployment

This was the year that, finally, mercifully, monetary policy was supposed to normalize. At least that’s what Janet Yellen was telegraphing to the markets at the beginning of the year. The speculation back then was the economy was so healthy, … Read More

September 21, 2015 |

Financial Sector Too Large? Blame the Fed

Since monetary policy can’t ensure a growing economy and president Obama acts like he doesn’t consider a healthy economy even necessary, the only thing left to do is what they should have done long ago: Get rid of the regulatory … Read More

September 18, 2015 |

Surrender Democrats: More Drop Out of Labor Force

The thinking behind the Fed rate hike theory has said that this is the year that the Fed FINALLY raises interest rates because everyone who wants to work now has a job. With the labor force getting tighter, economists reasoned, … Read More

September 17, 2015 |

Harvard Alum Prove They Are as Irrelevant as Global Warming

A new survey of Harvard business alumni is exhibit Number One on why our ruling elite just can’t manage to understand the gravity of the crisis that this country is facing.

The study of 2,716 Harvard Business School graduates, some … Read More

September 15, 2015 |

This Time Budget Battle Needs GOP Resolution

Two weeks ago the government bragged about how the deficit would be much smaller this year than anticipated.

“In a report providing political ammunition to both parties,” reported the Associated Press, “Congress’ official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this … Read More

September 14, 2015 |

Why Fear Can Be Good for Smart Investors

Fear, at least the fear measured by the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), is in high feather right now on Wall Street. And that’s probably good for you, as David Williams and I discussed on the most recent

“Perhaps … Read More

September 11, 2015 |

On 9/11: What Jimmy Carter Started Obama Completed

On the anniversary of 9/11, there was an attack aimed at the financial infrastructure of the country. It’s important that we don’t forget the fight going on in Iraq. It’s the single biggest threat to the U.S. economy, as I … Read More

September 8, 2015 |

Greece to the Rescue?

Here’s how bad it is in Europe: With economic growth projections being slashed as a result— some say— of a slow down in China, the European Central Bank (ECB) is getting ready to buy more government bonds.

From Greece.

“The … Read More

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