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Thursday, June 8, 2017

The attacks against Qatar aren't about the funding of Islamic terrorism, but rather the fate of the petrodollar

It is not a coincidence that just a few weeks after President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia and solidified their long-standing partnership with a historic arms deal that nearly overnight, OPEC nations converged en masse against one of their own who had been potentially leaning towards joining the new energy coalition being created in Eurasia.

Diplomats involved in the agreement between Russia and OPEC saw the extensive oil diplomacy as an area of non-confrontation that both sides used to open up channels at the highest levels to secure a common goal, namely to bolster oil prices. The deal involved direct talks between Putin and his Saudi and Iranian counterparts, while the breakthrough came from a late night phone call between the Russian and Saudi oil ministers. 
Similarly, when Qatar bought a 19.5 percent stake in Rosneft in a 10.2 billion-euro ($10.6 billion) deal that also involved Glencore Plc this month, one attraction for the tiny gas-rich emirate was geopolitical, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. Qatar saw the investment as a path to potential business and political links, said the person, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue. 
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“What is occurring now is about the bigger picture,” said Theodore Karasik, senior adviser at Gulf State Analytics. He sat on Dubai’s Russian Business Council until this year. “It’s not just about Syria, but all of the Levant and, because of Egypt and Libya, North Africa too.” 
The changes are likely to accelerate with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s more transactional approach to foreign policy, he said. 
The deal with the Qatar Investment Authority is also notable because Russia and Qatar have had a particularly difficult relationship. Moscow sees the emirate as a sponsor of Islamist terrorist groups in Chechnya during the Russian republic’s long separatist war, and again now in Syria. Russian agents assassinated the Chechen rebel leader Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev in Doha, the Qatari capital, in 2004. 
That made it all the more striking last week, when Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani called Putin to talk business, even as Russian aircraft were bombing Qatar-backed rebels into submission in Aleppo. According to a Kremlin statement, the two leaders discussed the Rosneft deal and how to “further promote political, trade, economic and humanitarian cooperation.” - Bloomberg
Qatar is a incredibly ripe and enticing fruit for both Russia and Saudi Arabia, but for different reasons.  This is because Qatar is the largest exporter of LNG in the world, and for Russia to get them into their fold would solidify their goal of becoming the new replacement for the dying OPEC cartel.  On the flip side Saudi Arabia, who has by far more ties to funding terrorism than Qatar does, is desperate to find a new alternative to their diminishing oil production and is in large part the reason behind their attempts to conduct a war in Yemen.

Should Qatar fully move into Russia's camp, then the acceleration of the breakup of the petrodollar system will become inevitable.  And according to some analysts in the Middle East, these swift overnight threats against Qatar are a last ditch effort to stop the petrodollar's hemorrhaging, and perhaps even formulate a replacement as the oil-dollar system is getting ready to come to an end.
The blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen is not a problem that will affect the Gulf states, North Africa and the Middle East alone. This is one of the most important and distinctive historical phases of the global crisis that we are now in. The blockade of Qatar is aimed at replacing the petro-dollar system developed in conjunction with the 1973 oil crisis in both economic and political terms, and making a new economic-political order in the region. - Daily Sabah

Monday, May 1, 2017

With bonds crashing speculators take Bitcoin to nearly $1500

On May 1 the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury came out at a conference and joked that Wall Street has him to thank for the rise in bank stocks since the Administration took over the Oval Office back in January.  However, this was soon followed by almost contradictory comments by President Trump when he told reporters that he was very open to breaking up these same banks Secretary Mnuchin had praised earlier.

As a consequence, the 30 year Treasury bond took a precipitous dive as yields spiked in a single move the highest they have in over nine years.


Interestingly, the winner in all of this appears to be the crypto-currencies as both Bitcoin and Ether soared during the same time bonds were crashing, and Bitcoin alone reached a new all-time close to $1500 a coin.
The price of Bitcoin accelerated its recent exponential trend higher, soaring to daily all-time highs over the past few days, rising above $1,300 on Friday, then pushing $1,400 on Monday, and even above $1,500 on the second-largest BTC exchange, and was last trading just above $1,460 on Coinbase amid a buying frenzy attributed to speculative investment across the cryptocurrency sector, coupled with liquidity problem at some exchanges which were having problems processing fiat-based transactions. - Zerohedge


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Trump's first 100 days don't hold a candle to FDR's bank holiday and gold nationalization

When we look back at President Trump's first 100 days on Saturday, April 29th (this author's birthday by the way), the pundits will have a field day trying to decide whether they were productive, pathetic, or just mediocre.  But the fact of the matter is the 100 day determination of a new President is nothing more than political theater because as with all comparisons they must be done in relation to an individual in the same office, and under circumstances of a similar note.

Everyone observing politics seems to agree on two things about a president’s first 100 days in office: 
1. 100 days is a meaningless, arbitrary marker for a president’s performance that is likely to be more misleading than useful.
and… 
2. Let’s treat it like it is important! Reeeeeeee! 
The thing that fascinates me the most about this situation is that the so-called “pro-science” people are giving Trump low grades for his first 100 days. 
Allow me to connect some dots. 
In science, you don’t have much of an experiment unless you have a control case for comparison. For example, you can’t know if a drug helped with a particular disease unless you study the people who didn’t take the drug at the same time as those who did. 
But the pro-science people forget this concept when thinking about politics. Where is the control case for Trump’s first 100 days? 
Is it George Washington’s first 100 days? 
Is it Jimmy Carter’s first 100 days? 
And which prior president came to office in 2017 with identical problems and the most polarized political environment in history? - Scott Adams
The first 100 days concept came out of President Franklin Roosevelt's first term in office where he attempted to pass a bold agenda to try to put a tourniquet on the hemorrhaging economy, and then attempt to restart it with a series of socialist government programs.  And like the way Congress has snuffed out most of Trump's attempts to push through his agenda, so too did the Supreme Court do the same for FDR as he sought to re-shape the nation into a socialistic or communistic oligarchy.

Yet more importantly, can we say that the Standard's (FDR's) 100 days were successful?  Ironically they were in the same way Trump's could be said to be successful in that they both changed the mindset of Americans into realizing that there may be hope from each one's respective administrations.

1.  FDR - Fireside chats - The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

2.  Trump - Consumer confidence soars to a 15 year high.

However, there are two vastly important things FDR did in his first 100 days that shaped the future for the banking and monetary systems... and neither were good.  First, he called for a bank holiday in which he ordered the shutdown of every financial institution for at least a week, and summarily broke into everyone's safety deposit boxes to nationalize any gold they owned or had.  Secondly he issued an Executive Order making ownership of gold illegal, and under the threat of imprisonment, ordered anyone who still had some outside the banks to turn it in.

Lastly he secretly forced all banks to register under the Federal Reserve system, and there were many which never re-opened because they refused to follow this demand.

So if we are to compare the current President's first 100 days with another Commander-in-Chief residing in the Oval Office under relatively similar circumstances, we can almost say that Donald Trump was world's better than FDR when it came to banking and the nation's monetary system since he not only cut taxes for a large portion of the population by removing the Obamacare mandate, but he also has seen the stock market soar to record highs despite his 'approval rating' being one of the worst in the polls of the mainstream over the past 70 years.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Syria could be the trigger for the start of gold backed trade if Trump decides to implement sanctions

Earlier on April 7, President Donald Trump's Treasury Secretary hinted that the administration was looking at a possible escalation against the Assad regime in Syria, and that they have not ruled out initiating economic sanctions against the Middle Eastern country.  However, with China and Russia both in full support of President Bashir Assad in his fight against both ISIS and Islamic radicals posing as 'Syrian rebels', this move by Trump could very well be the catalyst that accelerates the planned gold trade system that Russia and China have already announced.

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Just hours after unleashing a missile strike on Syria, Steven Mnuchin announced that the US will announce sanctions “in the near future” against the Assad regime.  
Joined by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a briefing at Mar-a-Lago estate, the Treasury Secretary said the U.S. would impose sanctions on Syria “to stop this type of activity," according to a pool report and multiple media reports. It wasn't clear what sanctions are under consideration: last time we checked the local Four Seasons had seen better days, as for the war-ravaged economy we very much doubt it relies on trade with the US, or has substantial cash deposits in US banks, although those regions of Syria still under ISIS control are surely regular beneficiaries of having their banks hooked up to SWIFT. 
Mnuchin’s announcement was the latest sign that the Trump administration continues to escalate efforts against the Syrian President one week after Rex Tillerson said Assad's fate would be in the hands of Syria's people. - Zerohedge
Yet here is the kicker in Washington's latest attempt to scare a country by disconnecting them from SWIFT.  When the U.S. did this to Iran a decade ago, the Middle Eastern oil power simply bypassed the petrodollar and began conducting sales of energy through Turkey for... gold.  And thus they were able to survive more than 10 years of harsh sanctions that in the past would have crippled a nation.

Additionally, when the U.S. decided to falsely blame Russia for interfering in their unlawful overthrow of the Ukrainian government three plus years ago, Putin simply forged new trade agreements with China that not only helped them grow much larger than they were before, but to also give them the motivation to build their own SWIFT type payment system which could be used as an alternative for any nation who might in the future receive their own economic sanctions from the warmongering West.

Regarding “gold as money,” China and Russia confirmed this truism in spades this weekend, when they dropped a monetary bombshell by announcing their intention to pursue a trade settlement mechanism focused on gold - as described here.  To that end, Russia’s opening of a Beijing trade office last month was a major incremental step in the two superpowers’ ongoing initiative to “de-dollarize,” and lead an Eastern Trade Bloc outside the purview of the U.S., Europe, and other Western puppets like Japan. 
The New Development Bank (formerly known as the BRICS Development Bank); and the China International Payment System, or CIPS; have already been launched in an effort to “de-dollarize” the East.  And yet, even I was surprised by yesterday’s announcement; as while China and Russia are by far the world’s largest gold buyers; and perhaps, if real accounting were utilized, the world’s largest holders; I didn’t expect them to overtly utilize gold as a bi-lateral trade settlement tool.  Then again, on a visit to China last year, Russian Central Bank Deputy Chief Sergey Shvetsov said the two countries want to facilitate gold-settled trade; whilst just last month, another senior official at the Russian Central Bank, Vladimir Shapovalov, said the two nations were drafting a memorandum of understanding to solve technical issues around China’s gold imports from Russia, and that details would be released soon. - Silverseek
And thus we are at a crossroads, and the potential catalyst for Russia and China to activate their planned gold trade system if President Trump decides to act the belligerent bully and institute sanctions on Assad and the Syrian government.  Because if this does occur, you can guarantee that President's Putin and Jinping will welcome Syria's monetary system into their new respective payment systems, and then launch the knockout blow by demanding that all new trade be conducted not in dollars, but in physical gold backed letters of credit.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Gold and silver soar in overnight trading as U.S. and Trump begin shelling Syria

President Donald Trump followed through with his about-face on April 6 as the U.S. changed course in the Syrian conflict and began to shell the Middle Eastern nation with Tomahawk Missiles.

In the wake a horrific gas attack that has all the earmarks of a previous one done by 'moderate rebels' back in 2013 to try to scapegoat on President Bashir Assad, the White House did not wait for any official confirmation this evening and instead fell victim to what again appears to be a false flag propaganda effort to bring about a war that could escalate against both Russia and China.

As previewed earlier tonight, the United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria on Friday morning in retaliation for this week's alleged chemical weapons attack against civilians by the Assad regime, U.S. officials said. It was the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Donald Trump's most dramatic military order since becoming president. According to NBC, only tomahawks missiles fired, no fixed wing aircraft involved, for now. 
As AP notes, the surprise strike marked a striking reversal for Trump, who warned as a candidate against the U.S. getting pulled into the Syrian civil war, now in its seventh year. But the president appeared moved by the photos of children killed in the chemical attack, calling it a "disgrace to humanity" that crossed "a lot of lines."
The president did not announce the attacks in advance, though he and other national security officials ratcheted up their warnings to the Syrian government throughout the day Thursday. 
The strike early Friday morning in Syria targeted hangars, planes and fuel tanks at one Syrian military airfield, according to a U.S. official. The U.S. attacked with about 60 Raytheon Co. Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from two Navy destroyers.
About 60 U.S. Tomahawk missiles, fired from warships in the Mediterranean Sea, targeted an air base in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that American officials believe Syrian government aircraft launched with a nerve agent; hangars, planes and fuel tanks were targeted, a U.S. official sais. Two Navy destroyers launched Raytheon missiles against Syria two days after Bashar al-Assad’s regime used poison gas to kill scores of civilians. - Zerohedge
In the meantime global markets are in chaos over the escalation of the conflict in Syria, and both gold and silver prices have soared more than 1% in overnight trading.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Gold price hits 15 week high as it crosses over $1250 for first time since just after election

On Feb. 23 the gold price rose more than $10 per ounce to cross $1250 for the first time since just before Donald Trump won the Nov. 8 Presidential election.

Prior to that election, gold had once again crossed over $1300 per ounce, something it had not done since its massive move last June following the Brexit vote in the UK.  But with the outcome of the ultimate outsider winning the highest office in the land, markets dumped gold contracts en masse which would eventually see the price fall into the low $1100's.

But since the beginning of year, both gold and silver have slowly risen, and are nearing gains of around 10% in just the first two months of 2017.
Gold prices jumped Thursday, attempting to snap a string of three declines, as the dollar lost ground to chief rivals in the wake of a fuzzier-than-expected interest-rate assessment from the Federal Reserve. 
April gold GCJ7, +1.33% rose $10.80, or 0.8%, to $1,244.10 an ounce. A close at that level would mark the highest settlement for a most-active contract since Nov. 10, 2016, according to FactSet data. Thursday’s gain picks up on an after-hours Wednesday rise and dollar decline. Some metals traders read the Fed minutes out Wednesday as casting doubt on the timing and pace in future rate increases. - Marketwatch

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are working different ends of the tale to kill the petrodollar

In a fascinating dichotomy where both the United States and Russia are implementing different foreign policy angles that will inevitably kill the petrodollar, their main target happens to be the same in the Arab Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Back in 1973 Nixon's Secretary of State Henry Kissinger went to Saudi Arabia to forge what would become the next global backstop for keeping the dollar as the world's reserve currency.  But in doing so the U.S. made a promise to protect the Kingdom from foreign invasion, and in return the Saudi's would ensure that OPEC used only dollars in their global selling of oil.

But what the U.S. did not anticipate was the fact that the Saudi monarchy followed a radical form of Islam that was hell bent on seeing all other sects utterly destroyed.  And through their use of money, arms, and terrorism over the past 40 years, the U.S. has been forced to intervene in many of these unprovoked attacks on Saudi's Arab neighbors, and have played a major role in both toppling governments, as well as aiding terrorism.

And in 2017 with the election of Donald Trump, this all appears about to change, and could signal that the new U.S. President is content with letting the old petrodollar agreement dissolve away.

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Unlike every president since the petrodollar’s birth, Donald Trump is openly hostile to Saudi Arabia. 
The Saudis did not want Donald Trump in the White House. And not because of some bad blood on Twitter. There are real geopolitical issues at stake. 
At the moment, Trump seems determined to walk back on US support for the so-called “moderate” rebels in Syria. 
The Saudis are furious with the US for not holding up its part of the petrodollar deal. They think the US should have already attacked Syria as part of its commitment to keep the region safe for the monarchy. 
Toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a longstanding Saudi goal. But a President Trump makes that unlikely. That’s not good for Saudi Arabia’s position in the Middle East, nor its relationship with the US. 
This is just one of the ways President Trump will hasten the death of the petrodollar. - International Man
On the other side of the gambit is Russia's President Vladimir Putin, who has not only sided with Syria's Bashir Assad in fighting the Islamic Caliphate's attempts to topple the government, but in a recent and unprecedented move invited Sunni clerics to a conference in which they castigated Saudi Wahabism as being deformed in the construct of Islam.
At the end of August, a meeting of Muslim clerics and scholars convened in the Chechen capital of Grozny to forge a consensus on the subject of ‘who constitutes a Sunni.’
Sunnism, the 200 or so Sunni clerics from Egypt, South Africa, India, Europe, Turkey, Jordan, Yemen, Russia warned, “has undergone a dangerous deformation in the wake of efforts by extremists to void its sense in order to take it over and reduce it to their perception.” 
The Muslim world is currently under a siege of terror, led by a deviant strain that claims religious authority and kills in the name of Islam. So the Grozny participants had gathered, by invitation of the Chechen president, to make “a radical change in order to re-establish the true meaning of Sunnism.” 
If their final communique was any indicator, the group of distinguished scholars had a very particular message for the Muslim world: Wahhabism - and its associated takfirism - are no longer welcome within the Sunni fold. 
Specifically, the conference’s closing statement says this: “Ash’arites and the Maturidi are the people of Sunnism and those who belong to the Sunni community, both at the level of the doctrine and of the four schools of Sunni jurisprudence (Hanafi, Hanbali, Shafi’i, Maliki), as well as Sufis, both in terms of knowledge and moral ethics." 
In one fell swoop, Wahhabism, the official state religion of only two Muslim countries -Saudi Arabia and Qatar - was not part of the majority Muslim agenda any longer. - Russia Today
The monetary stronghold for the petrodollar system has already been shattered when Russia and China signed an agreement to sell oil in both Yuan and Rubles a few years ago, and it appears that very soon the final matchstick in the 1973 agreement will fall as well with the coordinated efforts of the U.S. and Russia in eliminating ISIS and the independent terror groups that were spreading Saudi Wahabism through the Kingdom's financing them with money and arms.  And when this happens for good it will create a great vacuum in the global financial system, and all bets are off as to who will win the crown that replaces the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

How Donald Trump can bailout the American consumer without costing the government a dime

When the government was suddenly faced with the possibility of the entire Western financial system collapsing during a weekend back in September of 2008, Congress approved a bailout measure that was dedicated only for Wall Street, and left the American people stuck with their own massive accumulation of debts.  And of course this bailout of the 1% by the U.S. government to the detriment of the 99% saw many Americans lose their homes in foreclosure to the same banks that received taxpayer money, making the public outrage two-fold.

Now nine years later, debt levels for both consumers and Wall Street have once again grown to dangerous levels, and are threatening the very fabric of the global financial system.

But unlike in 2008 when the U.S. government was run by bought and paid for establishment politicians like George Bush, Dick Cheney, Hank Paulson, and Chuck Schumer, there is now someone in the White House who not only understands debt, remediation, bankruptcy, and negotiation, but is a populist who appears to favor helping the American people over the bankers and shills working on Wall Street.

Which bears the question then of how exactly could President Trump bailout the tapped out consumer without it costing a single dime to the taxpayer, or the budget?

In an interview on Feb. 22 with USA Watchdog's Greg Hunter, Nobel Prize nominee Robert David Steele provided a scenario proposed from one of his contacts that could allow President Trump to act as the negotiator for the entire American populace regarding their debt, and force the banks to a choice... either cut the interest rates and outstanding debt held by the American consumer in each of their individual accounts, or he would promote their stopping payments altogether and backstop this through a mass Pardon which would wipe away their legal obligations to the debt entirely.

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Robert David Steele: Now let me point out a debt you haven't focused on, which is the three trillion that individuals owe to bloodsucking banks that have basically violated every biblical precept and with legalized crime are charging 29% interest rates. 
I have proposed, and this is not my idea... someone smarter than me came up with this idea but I think it's brilliant, if Donald Trump created a website, something that could easily be created overnight, and if 150 million people registered their student debt, their medical debt, their family credit card debt, and their small business debt and they authorized Donald Trump to renegotiate that debt on their behalf... and Donald Trump has one to two to three trillion dollars worth of debt that he is the authorized personally assigned agent of the American people, he can go to the banks and say folks, we're going to cut this debt by two-thirds, and if you don't do that... because the banks have already made back their money and are just sucking blood from a rock with interest rates, I am going to ask every American to stop paying these debt and I am going to give ever American a Presidential Pardon.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

IRS quietly adjusts tax requirements in having to pay Obamacare mandate to follow President Trump's Executive Order

In a victory for personal choice and civil rights, the IRS has quietly adjusted their tax policies to not require individuals to fill out Line Item 61 which declares that you either have health insurance, or are required to pay the Obamacare mandate, in accordance with an Executive Order signed by President Donald Trump during his first days in office.

Called the Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal, and signed on the very first day of Trump's inauguration, this Order repeals the forced tax mandate on individuals who either cannot afford, or choose not to get health insurance that coincides with the original Affordable Health Care law's mandates.

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How much difference does a single line on a tax form make? For Obamacare's individual mandate, the answer might be quite a lot. 
Following President Donald Trump's executive order instructing agencies to provide relief from the health law, the Internal Revenue Service appears to be taking a more lax approach to the coverage requirement. 
The health law's individual mandate requires everyone to either maintain qualifying health coverage or pay a tax penalty, known as a "shared responsibility payment." The IRS was set to require filers to indicate whether they had maintained coverage in 2016 or paid the penalty by filling out line 61 on their form 1040s. Alternatively, they could claim exemption from the mandate by filing a form 8965. 
For most filers, filling out line 61 would be mandatory. The IRS would not accept 1040s unless the coverage box was checked, or the shared responsibility payment noted, or the exemption form included. Otherwise they would be labeled "silent returns" and rejected.
Instead, however, filling out that line will be optional. - Reason
In tax filings for 2016, the Obamacare mandate rose to either 2.5% of household income, or $695 per person, dependent upon which was higher.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Trump could drive a dagger into the heart of the EU should he get Greece to dump the Euro for the dollar

With Greece once again rushing to the forefront of events within the European Union over their never ending debt crisis, political and economic analysts directly point to the Southern European nation as the catalyst that could end the Euro currency experiment forever.

And ironically the Black Swan that could bring about not only an end to the Euro, but perhaps even put a dagger in the heart of the EU itself, is Donald Trump and his version of dollar diplomacy.

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Donald Trump's pick for EU ambassador Ted Malloch claimed senior Greek economists are looking into taking on the American banknotes if the country turns its back on the European currency. 
Due to Greece's crippling financial crisis, officials are said to be desperately searching for an alternative to the Eurozone, which would 'freak out' Angela Merkel, according to Malloch.  
Prof Malloch was interviewed on Greek TV, where he said Greece leaving the EU would be the best option for residents, and added the current situation is 'simply unsustainable'.
'I know some Greek economists who have even gone to leading think tanks in the US to discuss this topic and the question of dollarization,' he said, according to local press.
 'Such a topic of course freaks out the Germans because they really don't want to hear such ideas.' 
The likely candidate for the Brussels envoy job has previously stated he expects the Euro to crash by 2018. - Daily Mail
Three years ago, when Greece fought their last debt battle against Germany and the EU Troika, it was Russia who offered to backstop Greece should they choose to leave the EU and default on their sovereign debt.  But that was back in 2013 when Barack Obama was President of the United States, and now the entire environment has changed since President Trump is a staunch supporter of seeing the European Union breakup for a return to nationalism.

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The Euro currency is already doomed to die, and for European nations currently reliant upon the continental currency for their monetary system it may be a case of the first ones out the door will have the benefit of making the best deals.  And this assessment has already proven accurate for the UK following their Brexit from the EU, and now it is upon Greece to make their most important decision on whether to start anew with a chance at a better future, or remain slaves to Brussels and lose everything when the Union and currency collapse whether they leave or not.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Empire strikes back: Neo-cons try try to undermine President Trump by pushing for Carbon Tax

While both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump to the office of the President were major blows for the Establishment, and the oligarchy that has held power over the West for almost 70 years, these power mongers did not go away despite the rising tide of populism that has changed the political field since 2016.

And in what a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Housing told Greg Hunter in an interview with USA Watchdog earlier this morning, the Empire is not only not down and out, but they are striking back from multiple angles to bog down Trump's plans to Make America Great Again.

So with this in mind it should come as no surprise when just last week, three old washed up neo-cons went to Washington to try to lobby one of President Trump's advisers on pushing through a Carbon Tax scheme, in an attempt to undermine the new Executive's agenda to Make America Great Again.

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A group of former Republican officials (including James A. Baker, Henry Paulson, George P. Shultz, Marty Feldstein and Greg Mankiw) are proposing a carbon tax starting the tax at $40 per ton, that would gradually increase. 
The proceeds of the tax would be distributed to every American.
The average family of four would receive $2,000 annually in dividends. As the tax rises, so would their dividends. Since everyone would receive the same amount of revenue from the tax regardless of their income level, the dividend would make a bigger difference for poorer families than for wealthier ones. 
It’s a win-win: Less carbon in the atmosphere and more equal distribution of income.
That it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make the idea any less worthy. 
I’m aware that some on the left would rather use revenues from such a tax to invest in clean energy and other social causes rather than return the revenues directly to the public. That detail can be worked out. 
The idea is getting a hearing in the White House. And in these dreadful times, that’s good news indeed. - Bill Moyers
For those who don't know, carbon taxes are the end game goal of the elites to change the monetary system from a metals based foundation to one underwritten by energy.  It is the dream of a group of academics from back in the 1930's who called themselves the Technocratic Society, of which this idea was later co-opted by former professor and National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who saw the petro-dollar as the second step towards tying money to energy as the means of controlling the global population.

It is ironic that a group of former Republicans are behind this new scheme to tax the human race for simply living, working, and breathing, while trying to sell it through offering these same people the carrot of free money.  But in the end what Americans should really be focusing on is the fact that there are no such things as Republicans and Democrats in our government, but only the delineation between those who are part of the oligarchy, and those who are not.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Was Donald Trump's inaugural emphasis on America First a signal that the government had changed via a coup?

On Jan. 20, much of the world was awoken to the shock that the 70 year reign of the neo-con and neo-liberal establishment may finally be over, and this could not have been more obvious than how Donald Trump, standing just yards away from the ringleaders, threw it in their face during his inauguration speech.

But even as historians for years will be trying to dissect both the overt and even subtle meanings hidden in many of his words, one emphasized phrase may have actually signaled that a coup had taken place within the government, and that those fighting against the cabal for more than 20 years had finally won.

America First.

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In an interview given this weekend on the alternative web program known as Silver the Antidote, guest Jim Willie started the show with a bombshell that if true, will change the course of America for decades.

When Dr. Jim Willie began answering questions about the new President and how he might intend to run the Oval Office, the good Doctor went directly to Trump's inauguration speech and keyed in on two particular words that have much more meaning than anyone can fathom.
Silver the Antidote: Can you explain what you said about the Trump cabinet being in a coup de tat? 
Dr. Jim Willie: Yes.  Back in 1995, there was an incident of a downed military aircraft in Alabama.  It was 1995 and there were seven Generals and one Admiral on board.  All were killed. 
Their agenda, was to bring impeachment charges against President Clinton.  This was just following the Sandia Labs (Los Alamos) scandal where apparently Clinton had sold weapon schematics... entire weapons plans for construction, diagrams, electronics to China for a fee. 
After the crash, Generals who were part of the movement, or who at least shared the sentiment toward impeachment of Clinton for treason, organized a movement called America First. 
In the ensuing 20 years, Clinton, Bush, and Obama fired over 500 Generals and Admirals.  The division was pretty simple... anyone loyal to the Constitution was fired.  I know that sounds very strange, but this is the direction the United States went for the last 20-25 years.  Anyone who remained called themselves the Loyalists, and it was loyalty towards the narcotics barons. 
The Bush family. 
500 retired Generals and Admirals publicly endorse Mitt Romney (America First organization?)
And thus these Generals and Admirals were elevated.  So when during the inauguration two weeks ago, the newly installed President Trump mentioned America First a few times, without a big reference for the background on what it meant. 
Donald Trump (Inauguration Speech):  Today's ceremony has very special meaning.  Because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington D.C., and giving it back to you... the People. 
You came by the 10's of millions, to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before.  From this day forward, it's going to be only... America First... America First. 
We stand at the birth of a new millennium.  Ready to unlock the mysteries of space.  To free the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries, and technologies of tomorrow.
When you take what occurred in 1995 at Sandia Labs, and then follow this into the organization created by hundreds of members of the U.S.'s General Staff after the mysterious downing of a military plane, you can see the makings of a war between those working within government who love America and hold their oaths as sacred, and those who sought to bring the United States into a one world government through globalism.

In addition, let's break down the key points spoken by President Trump around the time he emphasized and signaled the phrase, America First.

1.  Not transferring power from one administration to another, or one party to another.

This line is dedicated to the fact that there is no such thing as a two party system in government, but simply two heads of a single entity.  And over the past 24 years all three Presidents were intrinsically tied to the pursuit of globalism, as well as destroying the fabric of America through division, debt, and endless wars.

2.  Transferring power from Washington to the People.

This line represents power being taken from the Establishment and given into the hands of the organization that has been dedicated for the past 20 years towards returning America to a Constitutional government.  And that of course means the power is to return to the hands of the states, and in turn to the hands of the people.

3.  ... a historic moment, they likes of which the world has never seen.

In 1933 members of the business elite, including George Herbert Walker Bush's father Prescott Bush, attempted to hire General Smedley Butler to back a military coup in which the bankers would take over the government of the United States.  This coup failed because General Butler rejected it outright, and ensured the military would never support it, but the diagram of how to do this appears to have carried over in the 2016 election.

And look at how many Generals, ALL who were either fired or tied to the America First organization, are now intrinsic members of Donald Trump's cabinet.

4.  We stand at the birth of a new millennium... ready to unlock the mysteries of space... harness the energies and technologies of tomorrow.

This line is a direct reference to the secret technologies the Shadow Government, or establishment has unlocked that has been kept from the American people, as well as the world in general.  Anti-gravity spacecraft like the TR-3B, zero point energy, and perhaps even the secret technologies discovered down in Antarctica, which former Secretary of State John Kerry happened to be on the very day of Trump's inauguration.

Analyst Bix Weir has been saying for a number of years that the government is made up of two warring factions that populate most Federal Agencies.  He calls them the 'good guys' and the 'bad guys', and when you put his research together with Dr. Jim Willie's recent revelations, it is difficult to dismiss that Donald Trump's victory was in many ways a coup against the government.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

IRS ready to begin revoking passports from Americans who owe large tax obligations

Back in 2012, Congress attempted to pass legislation that would revoke passport privileges from anyone owing more than $50,000 in unpaid tax liabilities.  And while this rider attached to the HB1813 Highway appropriations bill failed to pass back in 2012, it was once again put up for a vote and signed into law in late 2015.

However, the controversy behind using tax laws to keep Americans from leaving the country had kept the Obama administration from implementing it over the last year of his administration, but now that Donald Trump has taken office the IRS on Feb. 3 is ready to begin going after 'deadbeat taxpayers'.

President Trump's executive order on travel may be generating big protests, but an IRS missive on travel and passports may not go down too well either. More than a year ago, in H.R.22, Congress gave the IRS a new weapon to collect taxes. Tax code Section 7345 is labeled, “Revocation or Denial of Passport in Case of Certain Tax Delinquencies.” The law isn't limited to criminal tax cases, or even cases where the IRS thinks you are trying to flee. The idea of the law is to use travel as a way to enforce tax collections. It was proposed and rejected in 2012. But by late 2015, Congress passed it and President Obama signed it. 
Now, over a year later, the IRS has finally released new details on its website.  
If you have seriously delinquent tax debt, IRS can notify the State Department. 
The State Department generally will not issue or renew a passport after receiving certification from the IRS. 
The IRS has not yet started certifying tax debt to the State Department. 
The IRS says certifications will begin in early 2017, and the IRS website will be updated to indicate when this process has been implemented. - Forbes via Zerohedge
Which leaves the American people to ask the question... will the IRS use this draconian law to only go after Trump supporters and conservatives like they did in 2014 with Lois Lerner?  Or will they implement the law honestly, which means that the first individuals they should revoke passport privileges from are Al Sharpton and Congressman Charlie Rangel.

Oh, and not to be forgotten... Timothy Geitner.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

With Donald Trump now in Office, Congress finally gets the courage to put the fear of God into the Fed, and Chairman Yellen

There is an interesting dichotomy that is now occurring since the Republican Party took over control of both houses of Congress, and the office of the President... and that is a new focus on the Federal Reserve and the illegal activities they have been allowed to conduct for eight years under Barack Obama.

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A number of years ago when Ben Bernanke was still the Chairman of the Fed, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer gave the central bank carte blanche to do anything they saw fit to try to fix the economy.  And this distribution of both monetary and fiscal policies that were the responsibility of the Congress assured that the Fed would never have any real oversight to do as they saw fit... including the re-distribution of the wealth of the Middle Class into the hands of the 1%.

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It appears that Democrats may be taking a more aggressive stand in urging the Fed to do more easing. 
After 5-minute discussion of the economy, and the ongoing disappointing recovery, Chuck Schumer ended his query of Ben Bernanke at the Senate today with this memorable exchange. 
His conclusion: “Get to work, Mr. Chairman.” — CNBC
But this has all changed now that Donald Trump has taken over the White House, and it appears his willingness to call out the Fed, Chairman Yellen, and even Vice-Chairman Stanley Fischer is leading other Republicans to man up and publicly put the central bank on notice that their days of non-transparent oversight may be over.
In what may be a harbinger of major headaches to come for the Fed, a recent letter (Jan. 31) penned by Republican representative  Patrick McHenry, Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has lashed out at Janet Yellen, telling the Fed chair in no uncertain terms that "despite the clear message delivered by President Donald Trump in prioritizing America's interest in international negotiations, it appears that the Federal Reserve continues negotiating international regulatory standards for financial institutions among global bureaucrats in foreign lands without transparency, accountability, or the authority to do so." 
His assessment of this ongoing activity by the Fed: "This is unacceptable."
McHenry's emphasis is on "international forums" such as the Financial Stability Board, the Basel Committee on Banking and Supervision, and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, and he notes that "continued participation" in these forums must be "predicated on achieving objectives set by the new Administration", something which will "likely require a comprehensive review of past agreements that unfairly penalized the American financial system in areas as varied as bank capital, insurance, derivatives, systemic risk, and asset management." 
He then adds that "the secretive structures of these international forums must also be reevaluated" because when the deals were negotiated, "international standards were turned into domestic regulations that forced American firms of various sizes to substantially raise their capital requirements, leading to slower economic growth here in America." 
Here one may recall how the Fed secretly provided tens of billions in under the table "rescue loans" to foreign banks doing business in the US (and others) during the peak days of the 2008 financial crisis. 
His conclusion, however, is what must worry the Fed the most, because  as McHenry notes, "it is incumbent upon all regulators to support the U.S. economy, and scrutinize international agreements that are killing American jobs. Accordingly, the Federal Reserve must cease all attempts to negotiate binding standards burdening American business until President Trump has had an opportunity to nominate and appoint officials that prioritize America's best interests." 
The implication: the current Fed officials do not prioritze America's best interests, and are therefore expendable. - Zerohedge
As the MAGA movement begins to invade all aspects of the government and society, those who are now on board the Trump Train to try to Make America Great Again are realizing that the biggest swamp that needs to be drained is located just down the road on Eccles Street.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Gold soars up $20 and dollar falls as President Trump brings Europe into the currency war

After spending the latter stages of his candidacy prior to the inauguration going after China's 'manipulation' of the Yuan, President Donald Trump has shifted gears and is now challenging Europe and their policies which he alleges are keeping the Euro undervalued, and affecting fair trade.

On Jan. 31 Peter Navarro, the top trade adviser and member of the Trump Administration, went directly after the heart of the EU's trade alliance by singling out Germany as the primary instigator in the continent's use of monetary devaluation policies to achieve unfair trade advantages.

The Trump administration just fired the first shot in the US-European currency, and thus trade, wars when Trump's top trade advisor Peter Navarro accused Germany of using a “grossly undervalued” euro to "exploit the US and its EU partners", the FT reported noting the comments are "likely to trigger alarm in Europe’s largest economy." News of the statement sent the EURUSD surging and the dollar tumbling to fresh 2 month lows. 
Navarro, the head of Mr Trump’s new National Trade Council, told the Financial Times the euro was like an “implicit Deutsche Mark” whose low valuation gave Germany an advantage over its main partners. While not necessarily novel - Germany has often been accused of being the biggest winner from a weak euro at the expense of peripherla Europe - his views suggest the new administration is focusing on currency as part of its hard-charging approach on trade ties, according to the FT. Furthermore, virtually assuring a deterioration in US-German relation, and in a departure from past US policy, Navarro also called Germany one of the main hurdles to a US trade deal with the EU and declared talks with the bloc over a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership dead. - Zerohedge
In response to the allegations, gold and silver soared to their highest intra-day move of 2017 as the yellow metal climbed back over $1200 per ounce on an early move of over $20.

Live New York Gold Chart [Kitco Inc.]

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Make Money Great Again: Petition to have government cease taxation on purchases of gold and silver

Alasdair Macleod is a long time precious metal analyst, and relative of a former Chancellor of the Exchequer (equivalent of U.S. Treasury Secretary) in Britain.  And just a few days ago he created a petition for Donald Trump, the newly election U.S. President, to sign an executive order eliminating taxes on the purchase of physical gold and silver.

Calling the movement Make Money Great Again (MMGA), Macleod believes this is the first step in changing the environment for gold and silver to return to being real money from its current status simply as a commodity, and open the door for it to become a part of the monetary system once more as originally deigned in the Constitution.

Make Money Great Again: Vote for Gold
THE PETITION: MAKE MONEY GREAT AGAIN 
We The People request the new administration Make Money Great Again; that gold and silver may freely be used as money alongside United States dollars. 
The Constitution explicitly recognizes gold and silver as money. We therefore petition that:
  1. All tax discrimination against gold and silver must cease, including the removal of all capital gains tax on holdings of, and transactions in gold and silver, and;
  1. That all impediments to using gold and silver as constitutionally-recognized money be removed.
We Petition the Administration to sign this Executive Order to Make Money Great Again. - MMGA
Making money great again by eliminating taxes on gold and silver is already occurring at many state levels, including a recent bill being brought to the House floor in the coming days in the state of Virginia.  And as this movement continues to grow at the local level, it will put more pressure on the Federal government to re-institute gold and silver as part of our overall monetary system.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

As Donald Trump speaks out against the dollar and globalism it could be setting the stage for a return of gold standard

Newly inaugurated President Donald Trump is a master when it comes to leverage, finance, and the use of credit to achieve great accomplishments.  But if ones listens to the media, they would not find a concise answer as to whether he actually understands the dollar or the economy.

This is because Trump stands at the middle of an ideological war where an establishment seeks to maintain its control over a debt based system.  And the foundation of that system is the establishment's ability to print unlimited amounts of fiat currency, manipulate markets and prices, and siphon the wealth of a nation into the hands of a select few.

(To validate this all one has to do is listen to Keynesian Nobel prize winning economists speaking today in Davos who are calling for the banning of cash and the implementation of an all digital cashless society)

Which brings the American people to the point where they must learn to read between the lines in discovering what President Trump's future direction for the dollar is headed.  And a couple of news stories out on Jan. 19 may provide that insight.

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In an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Monday, Donald Trump uttered two words essentially never spoken by a president when describing the state of the U.S. dollar: "too strong." In describing how the U.S. is losing ground to China, Trump commented: "Our companies can't compete with them now because our currency is too strong. And it's killing us." It's incredibly rare for an American president to comment on the movement of the U.S. dollar, let alone advocate that it should fall. 
The movement of the dollar has a double-edged-sword effect on consumers. A stronger dollar, like we're experiencing now, gives U.S. consumers more buying power in overseas markets, and makes it less expensive for domestic businesses to import goods. 
On the other hand, a strong dollar makes U.S. exports less appealing to other countries where currencies have taken a beating, and can thus boost our national trade deficit and eventually slow growth. 
The dollar also happens to have an inverse relationship with gold. A stronger dollar often means weaker gold prices, whereas a weaker dollar leads to stronger gold prices. Trump's implying that the dollar is too strong might as well be a ringing endorsement for gold. - Fox Business
And from analysis from the well respected alt-economic Doug Casey...
The breakdown of the petrodollar is the perfect excuse for the globalists to usher in their SDR solution. 
So that’s the first option. It’s the global elites’ preferred outcome. It would be a very bad thing for personal and economic freedom. It means more fiat currency, more centralization, and less freedom for the individual. 
The second option is to simply return to gold as the premier international money. Here’s how it could happen… 
Trump might play along with the globalists’ schemes, but I doubt it. He’s the first president who’s openly and sincerely hostile toward globalism. He’s denounced it repeatedly. 
Trump recently said, “We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism.” 
In my view, there’s only one way Trump could fight the global elites and their SDR plan: return the dollar to some sort of gold backing. 
Trump has said favorable things about gold in the past. So have some of his advisers.
It wouldn’t be easy. He’d face one hell of a struggle with the globalists. And winning would be far from certain. 
No matter what, the death of the petrodollar, just like the end of the dollar’s link to gold, will be very good for the dollar price of gold and gold mining stocks. 
When Nixon took the dollar off gold in 1971, gold skyrocketed over 2,300%. It shot from $35 per ounce to a high of $850 in 1980. Gold mining stocks did even better. 
Gold is still bouncing around its lows. Gold mining stocks are still very cheap. I expect returns to be at least as great as they were during that paradigm shift in the international monetary system. 
All this is why what happens after Trump’s inauguration could change everything… in sudden, unexpected ways. - International Man
Russia has replaced OPEC over the past year in becoming the global leader for oil and natural gas, and China is not only the world's largest producer of goods sold around the world, but they are also the world's largest banker.  And both of these economies have invested vast quantities of resources towards buying gold at levels that far exceed the U.S.'s supposed 8,500 tons.  Yet in pursuing this course of action they have also sent a clear message to Washington in the past few years through their dumping of dollars at a record pace, and are signifying that the days of the U.S. currency remaining the sole global reserve is nearing an end.

Every indication shows that the fiat currency experiment that began with Richard Nixon closing the gold window in 1971 has reached a point where confidence in the dollar is no longer a sure thing, and even the newly inaugurated President has his doubts on the dollar being the catalyst for domestic growth and prosperity.  And as Donald Trump begins a new chapter today as the leader of the free world, and the world's largest economy, no one really knows what tools he plans to use to implement his agenda of protectionism, direct bi-lateral trade, and destroying the West's current trek towards globalism.  But perhaps what we do know that may give us insight is his understanding and appreciation for the power of gold as real and tangible money.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Demand for gold surging as paper gold in the GLD ETF running at levels not seen since 2011

2011 was the year gold reached its all-time high against the dollar when it climbed from $1325 at the end of January to over $1900 by early September.  And during that year investments in the GLD ETF were also at record highs.

Subsequently traders saw the gold price fall over the course of the next four years, ending its bear market run in January of 2016.  But as we enter into a new Presidency in January of 2017, and conditions looking very similar to what occurred last year in the gold markets following the central bank's first rate hike in over a decade, something else is occurring that is sure to spark a run in the gold price and it is happening once again in the paper gold market.

On January 17, the GLD ETF had risen 13 of the last 15 trading days, creating a scenario for gold not seen since it rose to its all-time high back in 2011.

Gold chart for September 2011 when it reached its all-time high 
The popular gold-tracking GLD ETF has risen in 13 of the past 15 sessions through Tuesday, the first time it has done so since summer of 2011. 
Gold has suffered a precipitous drop since peaking in mid-2016, with Donald Trump's election and the Federal Reserve's rate hike serving as two notable bearish catalysts. 
Each of the events sent the dollar surging and yields rising — both of which are bad news for gold. After peaking at nearly $1,380 per troy ounce in July, gold found itself below $1,130 per troy ounce in the middle of December. 
Since then, gold has staged a subdued but nonetheless persistent rise. In the 15 sessions since Dec. 22, gold has risen more than 7 percent. 
The last time the GLD rose as consistently was in the 15 sessions ended July 26, 2011, which similarly saw the ETF rise a bit less than 7 percent. 
To be sure, 2011 is not a year that gold fans remember fondly. The metal topped out just a few months later, in September, at $1,923.7. A gut-wrenching decline was ahead, and the value of the metal has pretty much been declining ever since. - CNBC
Gold price to date for 2017

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Trump's new Budget Office candidate a huge proponent of gold, silver, and Bitcoin as being money

Less than a month ago we wrote about one of President-Elect Donald Trump's final candidates for the office of Treasury Secretary being a strong proponent for a gold and silver monetary standard.  And although John Allison did not make the final cut in his administration, a new sound money nominee is being set to run the Office of Management and Budget.

Trump's newest OMB selection is a Congressman from South Carolina who not only has spoken out on the virtues of gold and silver as money in the past, but he currently owns both as well as mining stocks and bitcoin.

The man in line to bring together President-elect Donald Trump's federal budget is a big believer in gold, according to financial disclosures. 
Mick Mulvaney, Trump's pick to lead the Office of Budget and Management, owns significant amounts of precious metals and gold-mining stocks based on financial disclosures compiled by Bloomberg. 
According to the filings, Mulvaney held $50,000 to $100,000 in precious metals at the end of 2015. In addition, the South Carolina congressman holds stock in numerous gold and silver mining corporations totaling $252,000 to $855,000, according to the filing. 
The heavy investments into gold is not surprising given past criticism by Mulvaney of the Federal Reserve. In a speech obtained by Mother Jones, Mulvaney told the John Birch Society, a group that believes the only legal forms of currency are gold and silver coins, that the Fed had "effectively devalued the dollar" and "choke[d] off economic growth." - Business Insider

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Year end stock market boom may be tied to Trump planning to lower capital gains rate next year

Leading up to the Nov. 8 Presidential elections, most Wall Street analysts had forecasted dire consequences for the stock markets and economy should Donald Trump win the White House.  But within six hours of the media declaring him the winner, stocks surged in a historic move which one and a half months later, is now standing on the cusp of hitting Dow 20,000.

Yet what is most interesting in the way the markets have gone up nearly parabolic since the election is how little selling there has been, and this despite Janet Yellen raising interest rates and the cost of borrowing last week.  And one thought on this is that traders and investors are holding onto their gains from this rally until early next year because of the potential that Trump will get passed a new tax cut program in 2017 will have huge effects on their capital gains if and when they sell next year rather than taking profits before Dec. 31.

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Many investors are waiting to take any profits on the Donald Trump rally on the notion that if they wait to sell until January, they will benefit from a capital gains tax cut by the new president on their 2017 returns. 
It's a theory cited by Dan Clifton of Strategas Research Partners in a note to clients Tuesday. Many strategists, including those at Strategas, believe it's the one reason why this rally is showing no signs of slowing down into year end. 
Clifton has a great piece of advice for those waiting to sell in 2017: 
"In 2003, when Congress cut the capital gains tax, the provision was made retroactive to the first committee hearing in March. So be careful just selling on January 1st, depending on when Congress acts, the provision may not be in effect at the exact start of 2017." - CNBC
Many pension and hedge funds often spend a great deal of cash buying into stocks right at the end of the year, leading to the illusion of a 'Santa Claus' rally the media loves to tout.  However, this is mostly done to 'fill out' their books for their clients since they will have be more into stocks than cash when year end reports are sent out to their investors.

Last year the stock markets rose into the end of 2015, and this despite the Fed raising interest rates for the first time in nine years.  But once January 2 rolled around, the markets sold off for the next 17 trading days.

So if recent history is any indication, don't get too excited about this year's rally because there is a high probability that investors and traders are simply waiting until early in 2017 to take their profits on the hope that Donald Trump's expected tax cuts will come to fruition.