Thursday, 22 March 2018

Central Banks Are Raising Rates at Fastest Pace Since 2011...

Global central banks are delivering interest-rate increases at the fastest pace since 2011, according to Deutsche Bank AG.

With the Federal Reserve set to raise its benchmark on Wednesday for the first time in 2018, Craig Nicol, a London-based macro strategist for Deutsche Bank, told clients in a report that this year has already witnessed 1.75 rate hikes for every cut.

That’s quicker than the 1.25 ratio of last year and the 0.3 ratio of 2012 to 2016. Nicol studied the decision-making of 27 central banks since the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

Developed market central banks are the most hawkish. They have raised rates three times this year and on nine occasions in 2017 without cutting once. From 2012 to 2016 there were only three rate increases.

Deutsche Bank is among the banks that predicts the Fed will tighten monetary policy four times this year, rather than the three times Fed officials estimated in December.

- Source, Bloomberg

Monday, 19 March 2018

What Next Week’s Fed Meeting Will Mean for Gold

Gold could drop $5 to $6 an ounce upon the Fed’s announcement next week, then rebound quickly, said Peter Hug, Director of Global Trading at Kitco Metals. 

“I am not in the camp that the Fed is going to be aggressive this year, on a four-rate [hike], increased kind of tempo, I just think there’s too many headwinds out there that’s going to give the Fed pause,” Hug told Kitco News. 

Hug noted that during past rate hike cycles, gold has typically fallen into the announcement and then climbed back afterward.

- Source, Kitco News

Sunday, 18 March 2018

The Deep State Lays The Ground Work For Their Next Big Event

Mueller's star witness has been caught in a major scandal. The big social media platforms are going after conspiracy theory channels and sites. London mayor tries to make the case on why it is necessary to control free speech.

The deep state makes its move, they are now in the process of connecting NK and Syria, the report is that NK is building a secret base underground in Syria. The 11.11 parade is now a go, Q has said that this parade will be something that no one has ever seen before.

- Source, X22 Report

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Rob Kirby: The Missing $21 Trillion Was Used to Manipulate the Markets?

Rob Kirby from Kirby Analytics tells Silver Doctors the Exchange Stabilization Fund is most likely using a missing $21 trillion to manipulate the capital markets. 

Kirby reminds us $21 trillion is missing form the United States Department of Defense and Department of Housing and Urban Development. He believes the ESF is most likely using the money to manipulate the capital markets. 

He explains in detail how the ESF manipulates the markets to keep the U.S. dollar afloat. How long can this ESF manipulation go on for? 

America is being called out as we speak. Countries around the globe are banishing the U.S. dollar from their international trade.

- Source, SD Bullion

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Daniel Nevins: Economics for Independent Thinkers

Economists are supposed to monitor and analyze the economy, warn us if risks are getting out of hand, and advise us on how to make things runs more effectively, right? 

Well, even though that's what most people expect from economists, it's not at all how they see their role, warns CFA and and behavioral economist Daniel Nevins. Economists, he cautions, are modelers. They pursue academic lines of thought in order to make their models more perfect. 

They live in a universe of equations and presumptions about equilibrium states and other chimerical mathematical perfections that don't exist in real life. In short, they are the wrong people to advise us, Nevins claims, as they have no clue how the imperfect world we live in actually works. 

In his book Economics For Independent Thinkers, he argues that we need a new, more accurate and useful way of studying the economy.

- Source, Peak Prosperity

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Chris Martenson: The System Nearly Imploded Last Month

Chris Martenson from Peak Prosperity tells Silver Doctors the Fed may not be able to control a future crash. Martenson says the recent stock market correction nearly collapsed the system, and he suspects it was only saved by officials stepping in and buying the market. 

He explains why it appears someone is manipulating the markets, suppressing volatility. 

In the future, will officials be able to prevent a collapse? The market will win out eventually, he says. He says America’s democracy could be at stake. 

Even if you can’t prevent a collapse, you can take control of yourself. Martenson reveals how to thrive during the coming crisis.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Dan Oliver: Our Bankrupt Empire, What Will it Mean for the Dollar and Gold?

Dan Oliver talks about the end game for the empire and the how the dollar currency has enabled the expansion and what that means for gold.

- Source, Jay Taylor Media

Friday, 9 March 2018

Ron Paul: North Korea Breakthrough? Don't Tell The Neocons!

After a successful North/South Korea meeting, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un surprised the world by suggesting that he might give up his nuclear program under certain conditions. Will the US play ball, or will the neocons once again block any chance of peace?

- Source, Ron Paul

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Nomi Prins: The Status Quo Will Reign

This month’s stock market correction is still fresh in everyone’s mind. Many have even begun to wonder if the era of dark money was truly over.

How will the recent correction affect the Fed’s dark money policies?

The consensus explanation for the correction was that inflation was rising and that would precipitate faster rate increases. The Feb. 2 unemployment report gave the impression that higher worker wages could lead to a higher inflationary trend.

I don’t buy this at all. I believe these fears of inflation are overblown.

As my colleague Jim Rickards has explained, the Feb. 2 report revealed that total weekly wages were actually declining and that labor force participation was unchanged. And the year-over-year gain in wages only seemed impressive compared with the extremely weak wage growth of recent years.

After accounting for existing inflation, Jim argued, the real gain was only 0.9%. That’s weak relative to the 3% or even 4% real wage gains typically associated with economic expansions since the end of World War II.

In short, Jim concludes, “the story about the “hot” economy with inflation right around the corner does not hold water.”

I agree.

Meanwhile, the latest report on U.S Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2017 was nothing to write home about. At 2.6% annual growth, it was 0.3% lower than expectations. That’s not the sign of an overheating economy. But those in the financial media considered it positive because it showed 2.80% growth in real personal consumption.

But if you look beneath the surface, what you’d see is that consumers aren’t actually doing well across three core areas that “govern the ability of individuals to spend.”

While the Fed would have you believe that real GDP rose by $421 billion over the past four quarters, the truth behind the numbers paint a very different picture. As analyst Michael Lebowitz notes, “If we adjust consumption to more normal levels of spending and credit usage, the increase in GDP is a mere 0.71%, hardly robust.”

First, there’s income and wages. On that score, fourth quarter real disposable income only “grew at a 1.80% year over year rate.” The report found that “80% of workers continue to see flat to declining growth in their wages.”

And last month the U.S savings rate fell to near its lowest recorded levels in the past 70 years. The only time it hovered so low was just before the recent financial crisis.

Second, there’s credit card debt. Over the last four quarters it has increased by about 6% annually. That’s three times faster than its rate during the years following the financial crisis, and double the increase of income. What this means for those on Main Street is that they are keeping up with expenses by sinking into greater debt.

What this also means is that the Fed’s massive injections of dark money since the financial crisis have not helped real people in the real economy. They’ve simply inflated a massive stock market bubble.

Unfortunately, that reality is not going to stop them from perpetuating dark money policies. Despite the Fed’s “tough love” language, they don’t want markets diving. They are all too aware that media hyped, government constructed “growth” isn’t real.

Before the stock market woes, there was widespread speculation the Fed would raise rates four times in 2018.

Of course, once the correction happened, some at the Fed sprang to action to assure markets that the Fed was sticking to its game plan.

- Source, Nomi Prins, Read the Full Article Here

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Martin Armstrong: Here's How Hyperinflation Happens

Martin Armstrong takes us back in history to explain how hyperinflation has happened in various countries where it was actually the people lost faith in their governments.

I have also shown that the hyperinflation that took place in the Roman Empire during the 3rd century followed the capture of Emperor Valerian I in 260AD by the Persians. Once that took place, the barbarians from every angle began to invade the Roman Empire. Money was hoarded and the government had no choice but to debased the coinage to try to cover its bills.

There is a wealth of examples that demonstrate it is the collapse in CONFIDENCE that takes place and then the hyperinflation unfolds as a RESULT of that. It is NEVER as the gold bugs pitch to sell people gold that an increase in money supply is the cause of hyperinflation. It is ALWAYS, and without exception, the collapse in public confidence that precedes the hyperinflation.

It could easily happen again today as we are seeing some of the public moving away from fiat currency to crypto's and precious metals.

- Source, Gold Silver

Monday, 5 March 2018

Michael Pento Talks to Legendary Investor Jim Rogers

Michael Pento and Jim Rogers, two legendary investors talk about the recent madness that we are witnessing unfold within the markets. Will gold be able to protect you from the coming storm? Are the markets overdue for a monstrous collapse? Tune in and find out more.

- Video Source

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Ron Paul: Socialism and War Will Not Prevail

Ron Paul gives a speech in which he argues the point that socialism and war will never prevail. The free market, liberty and truth will always win in the end.

- Source, Liberty Report