Saturday, 31 March 2018

FED Independence Will Not Survive the FED Caused Recession

The Fed’s policies will have been the primary cause for the coming recession. The degree to which it will be held to account for its destructive meddling remain to be seen, but at least one analyst expects dire consequences.

With credit card delinquencies rising sharply at smaller banks, Societe Generale's uber-bearish strategist Albert Edwards has predicted that the U.S. economy is headed for recession.

"Markets are now sniffing out a rising stench," Edwards claimed in his latest research note, published Thursday.

Edwards said a flattening of the U.S. yield curve — where the difference between short-dated and longer-dated U.S. Treasury yields narrow — was revealing investor fears about the economic recovery, despite punchy data related to consumer and business optimism.

"The optimists have had their day. This data merely reflects the illusion of prosperity," Edwards argued.

Edwards cited data which showed that credit card charge-off rates at small U.S. banks had peaked to 7.9 percent. This is a level not seen since the end of the global financial crisis. Charge-off rates represent the level of debt that a creditor has decided it has no chance of collecting.

- Source, CNBC

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Chris Martenson Breaks Down the Manic Gold and Stock Markets

Facebook’s latest information leak let loose more than 50 million user’s data and Erich Reimer says that it shows Facebook is unable to control its data. 

He sat down with Bart Chilton to discuss it all. Gold is up at all-time highs but is it signaling trade war? Chris Martenson breaks down gold and the stock markets.

- Source, Russia Today

Richard Duncan: What Will Float The Asset Boat When The Easy Money Tide Goes Out?

Today Guest Richard Duncan concerned that liquidity index will plummet. Trade War could lead us to severe recession. Can China’s massive borrowing save the world?

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Why Gold Is Immune To The Rising Interest Rates

Investors can expect gold to break out to $1,420 an ounce this year, said Bill Baruch, president of Blue Line Futures. 

Gold rallied this week despite the Fed announcing higher interest rates because investors were expecting the FOMC to adopt an even more hawkish stance, according to Baruch. 

Baruch told Kitco News that if gold can break out above the $1,351 an ounce resistance level, we may see further upside very rapidly. “I’m less worried about $1,400, I think we’ll see $1,420,” he said.

- Source, Kitco News

Monday, 26 March 2018

Dave Janda: Restoration of the Rule of Law Will Blow the Globalist System Apart

There is a new report by the Inspector General on the DOJ. It is 1.2 million pages (this is not a typo). Congress has copies, and it outlines and proves fraud and criminal activity at the FBI and Department of Justice. It will likely be the foundation that sends many in high office in both departments to jail for their crimes. 

Radio host Dave Janda says, “You have to understand what the Inspector General’s report is all about. The Inspector General’s report is about the restoration of the rule of law in our country that has been missing for decades. 

This is why they are so petrified of that report. All these players--low, middle and high--took over the system to the point where the rules of justice could be directed toward their opponents and be blinded to their criminal activity. What scares the living daylights out of this syndicate is the restoration of the rule of law.

When there is a full restoration of the rule of law, I believe this is what blows this system apart--this globalist syndicate system.”

- Source, USA Watchdog

Saturday, 24 March 2018

John Rubino: The Bull Market Is OVER

The stock market has been in a bull market for nine years, the greatest bull run post-World War II. 

Rubino says the bull run may have ended. Rubino shares many indicators that show the nine year economic recovery ended in 2017. 

He sees the stock market falling, along with the junk bond market. The system will seize up, he says, and a recession will follow. Where should investors be positioned? 

He says precious metals historically perform well during economic crises. He says there are opportunities currently in the junior miners.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Ron Paul: East Ghouta, Obama's Last Stand In Syria?

With the impending fall of East Ghouta to Syrian government forces, former President Obama's project of supporting jihadist rebels in hopes of overthrowing Assad seems to be near death. Will Trump be wise enough to finally change Obama's disastrous policy?

- Source, Ron Paul

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

Friday, 2 March 2018

It's Official, Countries Talked About Dumping The Dollar and Now They Are Doing It

Best Buy is closing 250 of it's mobile stores, there strategy just a couple years ago was to shrink the big stores and open these mobile stores. Jobless claims are back to the level of 1969, the Nixon administration, hmmmm. Real personal spending drops. The FED is going to raise rates and as rates increase the entire economy is going to come down just like it did in 2008. Iran just officially dumped the US dollar, China and Russia are dumping the dollar other countries are doing the same, these countries realize that the system is about to crash and it's time to act.

- Source, X22 Report

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Steve St. Angelo: A 90% Crash in the DOW is Not Unthinkable

Back in the 2008 crashed, when the Dow peaked, it didn't fall off a cliff for another six months. The Dow currently is overvalued at least 90 percent, Steve St. Angelo tells Silver Doctors, and we may be in for a repeat of the 2008 crash, only this time, it will be much worse. 

St. Angelo lays out a timeline of the crash, forecasting the Dow will first fall to 18,000, then 13,000, then plummet to 3,000. Crazy? Some people would think so. He argues the stock market has been inflated beyond fundamentals. With the popping bubble along with the U.S. shale oil industry disintegrating in the coming years, Dow 3,000 is possible, St. Angelo argues. 

When the stock market plummets, he says, money will pile into precious metals, with silver moving up quicker than gold. 

Cryptocurrencies are due for a further sell-off. "95 percent of these ICOs are going to disappear."