Welcome to the Academy of Market Intelligence (AMI)™

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Making a Point

Dr. Thomas Fletcher Grooms, Father of Market Intelligence, discovered the term market intelligence and wrote the first peer reviewed study in the world on market Intelligence giving it life as its own distinguished concept. 

Mission is to advance new ideas and promote enduring knowledge in a scholarly forum for the business, government and academic community in which outstanding thinkers and scholars are encouraged to continuous learning in a worldwide sharing of scholarly analyses on the understanding and value of market intelligence. 

Purpose of providing research and pragmatic solutions is to enable organizations to better manage the quality of intelligence. Grooms contribution to Market Intelligence includes the Market Intelligence Model, Double Helix of Market Intelligence, and the application of the Market Intelligence Principle. Market Intelligence is the leading concept, focusing on performance improvement, operational excellence, and quality of intelligence. 

* Markets and Praxeology

* Analytics¹º and Futurology¹¹¹

* Business Science

Special Awards and Recognition Presented to Dr Tom Grooms 

DABE (Dallas Association of Business Economists) 3 Awards for 2015 Economic Forecasts

Official Definition of Market Intelligence™ and Intelligence Terminology

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The Official Definition of Market Intelligence

Market Intelligence (MKI) is gathered through internal analysis, competition analysis, and market analysis about the total environment forming a broad spectrum of assembled knowledge, which is then used for developing scenarios so that timely reporting of vital foreknowledge for future planning in the areas of strategic, tactical, and counter-intelligence decision-making can be applied operationally and strategically in respect to the whole organization’s strategic interest for the whole market. (Grooms, 1998) 

The structure of the Model of Market Intelligence is a double helix that can usurp to make copies of itself in other dimensions and realities to reveal an ever infinity of knowledge and forecasts. The Market Intelligence Model provides a missing linage present in organizations at the highest levels. The model gives reassurance to help ensure a broad scope of checks and balances protecting the CEO, senior executives, and government senior officials as well as the organization, its value and performance. Market Intelligence is what makes intelligence, intelligence. (Grooms, 1998) 

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Intelligence Terminology

The Official Definition of Market Intelligence (MKI), Intelligence (I), Political Intelligence (POLI), Military Intelligence (MI), Business Intelligence (BI), Knowledge Management Systems (KMS), Marketing Research (MKTR), Marketing Information Systems (MKTIS), Competitive Intelligence (CI), Competitor Intelligence (CRI), Marketing Intelligence (MKTI), Strategic Intelligence (SI), Tactical Intelligence (TI), Counter-intelligence (CTI), Real-time Intelligence (RTI), and Whisper Intelligence (WI) click on the blue to learn from the first peer reviewed study in the world on market intelligence.

Quote of the Month

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Like my cousin said, “You may all go to Hell in Tennessee because you do what you do because you can and I will go to Texas”. –  Davy CrockettClubroom

February 2016

“If administrators did not have meetings, they would have nothing to do.” – Thomas Fletcher Grooms

 

 

Immigrants Obligations to be an AMERICAN

‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.’ (Theodore Roosevelt 1907)

AMI Journal™ & Futurology Forecasts Research … A Chronometry from Around the World™

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Digital Keyhole

February 2016

Texas Economy 2016 US 2016 contributor Dr Mine Yücel, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

US Economy and Outlook 2016 US 2016 contributor Robert A. Dye, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Comerica Bank.

Economic Outlook for 2016 Canada 2016 contributor Stefane Marion, Chief Economist and Strategist, Managing Director at National Bank, ranked among the Top 20 Forecaster’s in the world.

Year-End Situation 2015 and Outlook for 2016 USA 2016 contributor Dr Thomas Kevin Swift, Chief Economist & Managing Director of Economics & Statistics Department, American Chemistry Council, Washington DC.

Data Year-End Situation 2015 and Outlook for 2016 USA 2016 contributor Dr Thomas Kevin Swift, Chief Economist & Managing Director of Economics & Statistics Department, American Chemistry Council, Washington DC.

Natural Rate of Interest vs Real Rate of Interest USA contributor Neil Krieger, Economist and Investment Counselor.

 

(under review) UK 2015 contributor Peter N C Cooke, Emeritus Professor University of Buckingham.

Energy Puzzle™

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GeoPolitical Political Conflict of Energy Worldwide

Economics 

February 2016

Analysis of Russian Oil Market

60 Reasons … 2016 Forecast for the Oil Market

2016 Forecast for the Price of Oil

 

Texas now produces 6.4 mb/d of the US 9 mb/d production. (mb/d million barrels per day) (FED…Federal Reserve)

Cost of Oil Per Barrel

  • United States is losing between $20 and $45 a barrel.
  • Russian oil costs about $10 more than they can sell it for.
  • Canadian oil sands are losing about $45 a barrel.
  • Mexico is hemorrhaging about $30 a barrel.
  • Brazil is losing $35 a barrel.
  • Venezuela is paying about $100 a barrel for oil worth $35.
  • Norway is losing about $20 for every barrel of oil pumped.

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Gasoline cost…

$2.61 in 1931 (Great Depression)

$2.02 in 1972 (Start of the Second Great Depression)

$1.46 in 1998 (Cold War Coming to an End in the Second Great Depression)

$1.99 in 2016 (Start of the Bottoming of the Second Great Depression) (Dent Research)

 

 

Enigma Report™

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February 2016  

“Whatever you think, whatever you believe,
whatever your opinion, whatever you disagree, it pays to consider to be prepared.”
– Thomas Fletcher Grooms

A STUDY IN CONTRADICTIONS 

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Global GDP Forecast

GLOBAL FORECASTS 2016
GDP  2016
World 3.3% 2.9%
United States 2.7% 2.5%
Eurozone 1.7% 1.5%
China 6.3% 6.9%
Japan 1.1% 0.7%
United Kingdom 2.3% 2.4%
Brazil -1.5% -3.2%
Russia -0.4% -3.7%
Canada 2.0% 1.3%
India 7.6% 7.5%
South Korea 2.9% 2.6%
Mexico 2.8% 2.4%

(Kiplinger Letter)

Climate Change Is Just Another Tax Initiative by Governments Worldwide

Climate Change (aka Global Warming) is a Government Hoax, Bribery and Insider Trading Scam to Payoff Political Supporter’s in Countries who Participate

Climate Change…A Ruse (open article)

Global Warming, Global Cooling, or The Coming Dark Age (open article)

Oct. 30, 2015 NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses

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Map showing the rates of mass changes from ICESat 2003-2008 over Antarctica. Sums are for all of Antarctica: East Antarctica (EA, 2-17); interior West Antarctica (WA2, 1, 18, 19, and 23); coastal West Antarctica (WA1, 20-21); and the Antarctic Peninsula (24-27). A gigaton (Gt) corresponds to a billion metric tons, or 1.1 billion U.S. tons. Credit: Jay Zwally/ Journal of Glaciology.

A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers.

The research challenges the conclusions of other studies, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2013 report, which says that Antarctica is overall losing land ice.

According to the new analysis of satellite data, the Antarctic ice sheet showed a net gain of 112 billion tons of ice a year from 1992 to 2001. That net gain slowed   to 82 billion tons of ice per year between 2003 and 2008.

“We are essentially in agreement with other studies that show an increase in ice discharge in the Antarctic Peninsula and the Thwaites and Pine Island region of West Antarctica,” said Jay Zwally, a glaciologist with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and lead author of the study, which was published on Oct. 30 in the Journal of Glaciology.

“Our main disagreement is for East Antarctica and the interior of West Antarctica – there, we see an ice gain that exceeds the losses in the other areas.”  Zwally added that his team “measured small height changes over large areas, as well as the large changes observed over smaller areas.”

Scientists calculate how much the ice sheet is growing or shrinking from the changes in surface height that are measured by the satellite altimeters. In locations where the amount of new snowfall accumulating on an ice sheet is not equal to the ice flow downward and outward to the ocean, the surface height changes and the ice-sheet mass grows or shrinks.

But it might only take a few decades for Antarctica’s growth to reverse, according to Zwally. “If the losses of the Antarctic Peninsula and parts of West Antarctica continue to increase at the same rate they have been increasing for the last two decades, the losses will catch up with the long-term gain in East Antarctica in 20 or 30 years — I do not think there will be enough snowfall increase to offset these losses.”

The study analyzed changes in the surface height of the Antarctic ice sheet measured by radar altimeters on two European Space Agency European Remote Sensing (ERS) satellites, spanning from 1992 to 2001, and by the laser altimeter on NASA’s Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) from 2003 to 2008.

Zwally said that while other scientists have assumed that the gains in elevation seen in East Antarctica are due to recent increases in snow accumulation, his team used meteorological data beginning in 1979 to show that the snowfall in East Antarctica actually decreased by 11 billion tons per year during both the ERS and ICESat periods. They also used information on snow accumulation for tens of thousands of years, derived by other scientists from ice cores, to conclude that East Antarctica has been thickening for a very long time.

“At the end of the last Ice Age, the air became warmer and carried more moisture across the continent, doubling the amount of snow dropped on the ice sheet,” Zwally said.

The extra snowfall that began 10,000 years ago has been slowly accumulating on the ice sheet and compacting into solid ice over millennia, thickening the ice in East Antarctica and the interior of West Antarctica by an average of 0.7 inches (1.7 centimeters) per year. This small thickening, sustained over thousands of years and spread over the vast expanse of these sectors of Antarctica, corresponds to a very large gain of ice – enough to outweigh the losses from fast-flowing glaciers in other parts of the continent and reduce global sea level rise.

Zwally’s team calculated that the mass gain from the thickening of East Antarctica remained steady from 1992 to 2008 at 200 billion tons per year, while the ice losses from the coastal regions of West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula increased by 65 billion tons per year.

“The good news is that Antarctica is not currently contributing to sea level rise, but is taking 0.23 millimeters per year away,” Zwally said. “But this is also bad news. If the 0.27 millimeters per year of sea level rise attributed to Antarctica in the IPCC report is not really coming from Antarctica, there must be some other contribution to sea level rise that is not accounted for.”

“The new study highlights the difficulties of measuring the small changes in ice height happening in East Antarctica,” said Ben Smith, a glaciologist with the University of Washington in Seattle who was not involved in Zwally’s study.

“Doing altimetry accurately for very large areas is extraordinarily difficult, and there are measurements of snow accumulation that need to be done independently to understand what is happening in these places,” Smith said.

To help accurately measure changes in Antarctica, NASA is developing the successor to the ICESat mission, ICESat-2, which is scheduled to launch in 2018. “ICESat-2 will measure changes in the ice sheet within the thickness of a No. 2 pencil,” said Tom Neumann, a glaciologist at Goddard and deputy project scientist for ICESat-2. “It will contribute to solving the problem of Antarctica’s mass balance by providing a long-term record of elevation changes.”

What it means – Sun spots are the reason for climate change (aka global warming) and government cannot do anything about it except create a new government agency and a new tax on its people, which is just another government tax program to cover deficit spending.

 

Chess One Down

Academy of Market Intelligence™ (AMI) … An American Creed

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Immigrants Obligations to be an AMERICAN

‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, is not an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.’ (Theodore Roosevelt 1907)

Dean Alfange

Dean Alfange

“I do not choose to be a common man.

It is my right to be uncommon if I can.

I seek opportunity not security.

I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout.

I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say, this I have done.

All this is what it means to be an American.”

 

“Inflation”, Bernard Baruch wrote, “flows from the selfish struggle for special advantage among pressure groups. Each seeks tax cuts or price increases or wage raises for itself while urging the others to make the sacrifice, and with little regard for the national interest.”

“The man on the street…” declared Leonard Paul Spacek, “… has the right to assume that he can accept as accurate the fundamental end results shown by the financial statements in annual reports.”

“There must be no sharing of nuclear technology with allies…” advocated General Leslie R. Groves, “…even within the U.S. government; he zealously embargoed information from most agencies and departments, including the White House itself.”