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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Immediately following Brexit results, google searches to 'buy gold' soared 500% as investors broke towards only real safe haven

One of the primary reasons that gold shot up to $1940 following the 2008 Credit Crisis and subsequent stock crash is because long standing safe havens like currencies, bonds, and real estate no longer provided an outlet during a time of financial crisis.  And while these three asset classes eventually recovered between 2011 and 2016 thanks solely to central bank interventions, when the next crisis or black swan would come as it did on June 24, monetary conditions were so levered up that they once again were unable to act as an outlet or safe haven for one's wealth once the carnage began in nearly all markets.

And this showed up in a most powerful way as immediately following the referendum vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, searches on google for the terms 'buy gold' shot up over 500%.

According to Google, the number of internet searches for the phrase "buy gold" spiked by 500% after the Brexit results trickled through around 5am. Investors flocked to the safe haven asset during Asian trading while the pound plummeted to a 31-year low. 
Today, as is customary after the fact, everyone was euphoric on gold: "gold could rise to $1,400 whilst other precious metals such as platinum, offer attractive fundamentals," said James Butterfill, head of research & investment strategy at ETF Securities. Virtually every other investment bank followed suit and even Goldman came out, when the traditionally goldophobic bank had no choice but to raise its gold price target following today's meteoric gold surge. 
Which is great, however all of it was, as noted,  after the fact. 
The truth as all those who buy gold after the devaluation learn, is that for gold to be a store of value and preserve purchasing power it has to be acquired before some catastrophic, devaluing event, which as yesterday's Brexit showed, tends to be utterly unpredictable. - Zerohedge
Sadly, Americans and most Westerners tend to wait until after the fact to prepare themselves for a crisis, even with days, weeks, or months of advance warning that the disaster was on the horizon.  And whether that crisis occurs from nature, war, financial or any myriad of other inevitable events, those willing to prepare in advance will not only be sufficiently protected before it happens, but will also be able to afford their preparations at much cheaper prices when the sudden rush into commodities like gold leave the majority out in the cold as supplies and prices become out of reach.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Gold ends April up 4 percent, and at 15 month high

When gold began to move in early January, many thought it was simply a knee-jerk reaction from equity sellers moving into the metal as a safe haven because bond yields offered almost infinitesimal returns.  However, with gold not only withstanding the paper onslaughts by the cartel in both February and March, its recovery and explosion upward in April has proven that gold is now in the next leg of a Bull Market.

Gold closed on April 29 at $1293 per ounce, which means that it rose by 4% over the course of the month, and ended on the last trading day at a 15 month high.

Gold and silver futures rallied Friday, posting the highest settlements since January 2015, as a slump in the greenback to its lowest level in about 11 months lured investors into dollar-denominated commodities. 
June gold GCM6, +2.25%  jumped $24.10, or 1.9%, to settle at $1,290.50 an ounce, marking a fifth straight day of gains. The settlement was the best since late Jan. 2015. Prices ended roughly 4.4% higher for the month, based on the most-active contracts, and were up over 5% on the week. - Marketwatch
Heading into May, the most important thing to watch is the U.S. dollar, which closed on Friday just barely over 93 on the index.  And if it begins to slide next week when the markets re-open, then chances are very good it will collapse into the 80's very quickly, and the gold price will skyrocket towards $1400 with little resistance.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Got Karatbars? Asia imploding, European banks collapsing, and gold on cusp of first $100 trading day

One day after Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen did little to infuse confidence into the markets, the world stands on the precipice of the next global financial collapse.  Beginning in Asia, where stock markets were crushed and the Yen fell to a several year low of 110 to the dollar, and moving into Europe where Germany's largest bank dropped another 9% on its way to perhaps the biggest insolvency of the century, the threats are weighing on central banks to not only go full into negative interest rates, but to implement a new round of QE valued in the tens of trillions.

In response to this, very few markets are representing safe havens.  And judging by the overnight trading in the gold markets, the metal appears ready to skyrocket and potentially give investors and savers in gold its first $100 trading day.


Gold has moved over $42 today through the middle of European trading with U.S. equity markets already down -290 points in their futures.  And more importantly, the benchmark 10-year bond is down to an astounding 1.58%... meaning that returns on historic safe havens are being limited to the physical metals.


Pre-U.S. market open breakdown
Yesterday morning, when musing on the day's key event namely Yellen's congressional testimony, we dismissed the most recent bout of European bank euphoria which we said "will be brief if not validated by concrete actions, because while central banks have the luxury of jawboning, commercial banks are actually burning through funds - rapidly at that - and don't have the luxury of hoping for the best while doing nothing." This morning DB has wiped out all of yesterday's gain.
                           
As for Yellen's testimony, we said that "she can send stocks reeling with one word out of place" - the word in question being not what she said but what she didn't say, in this case not being dovish enough and thus supportive enough of risk. And the consequence is there for all to see as soon as their trading terminal boots up: everything is crashing (with the exception of China which is on holiday, and Japan which was mercifully closed yesterday). Here are the highlights: 
S&P 500 futures down 1.8% to 1814
Stoxx 600 down 3.4% to 304
FTSE 100 down 2.6% to 5525
DAX down 2.9% to 8760
German 10Yr yield down 7bps to 0.18%
MSCI Asia Pacific up 0.1% to 117
Hang Seng down 3.8% to 18546
S&P/ASX 200 up 1% to 4821
US 10-yr yield down 5bps to 1.62%
Dollar Index down 0.42% to 95.49
WTI Crude futures down 2.9% to $26.65
Brent Futures down 1.7% to $30.31
Gold spot up 3.5% to $1,242
Silver spot up 2.8% to $15.80
- Zerohedge
Here at The Daily Economist we have been talking about the need to get out of paper assets, bank accounts, and into physical gold for several years, and although it took about eight years following the 2008 Credit Crisis and bank collapses for the next event to occur, the ramifications of this new crisis is happening before out eyes.  And your window for getting out of stocks, bonds, and potential bail-in scenarios and into physical gold is shrinking close to the point of no return.

And is why you need Karatbars more than ever



Buying gold through Karatbars is one of the easiest things on the net.  In fact, the business model of Karatbars is to sell gold in affordable quantities, such as 1, 2.5, and 5 gram increments, and allow customers to get into the metal without having to shell out $1200+ for a single ounce coin.

And as added perks to signing up with Karatbars, as a customer or affiliate, Karatbars is working on a new e-wallet system that functions just like an offshore bank account, and is outside the authority of the banking system.  From there, you can take your fiat currency in any denomination... dollars, euros, yen, etc... and purchase physical gold which can either be delivered directly to you, or stored for free at one of Karatbar's vaults.

Additionally, any gold that you buy can easily be sold back to Karatbars, or any metals dealer, and if with Karatbars it is then exchanged for currency that is uploaded to you through a pre-loaded debit Mastercard which is connected directly to your e-wallet.  And as we know, MasterCard is recognized in nearly every country around the world, and usable in any currency that accepts it.

But perhaps the best feature with Karatbars is their affiliate program, where you can earn money off commissions from getting others to sign up and become a customer or affiliate.  Not only do you receive commissions from their purchasing of physical gold, but you also earn commissions from anyone who buys a commission package, with that money going directly into your debit MasterCard when you have enough units to cycle.

Imagine the ability to earn the money in which to buy your gold savings simply by purchasing a commission affiliate package one time, and then getting others to sign up and do the same thing.

How many businesses or entrepreneurs can build an infinite business with spending less than $400 of their own money?  And there is never a mandatory requirement to buy beyond what you desire, on your own schedule.  And there is nothing to lose, because you're using money (paper dollars) to buy gold (physical money) and in the end you don't lose a thing.


The global financial system, along with dozens of respected economists, are telling us that now is the time for the end of our current form of money, and the beginning of the transition into a new monetary system that is expected to be backed by gold.  And with banks, governments, and even Harvard professors mandating that central banks have no choice but to eliminate cash from usage by the people to stave off collapse, will you wait until it is too late to make a decision on how you will protect your wealth, and be able to function within the coming new monetary system?

To learn more about Karatbars, you can contact the individual who sent you this article, and click on their referral link to open a free account and begin buying, or building your own gold savings or business with the company of the future.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

This is the end: Bonds and Treasuries are already pricing in a Fed move into negative rates

Over the past week, respectable economists Nomi Prins and David Stockman did interviews where they unequivocally stated that THIS IS THE END, and that the Fed will very soon join Japan in instituting negative interest rates.  The result will be a boon to banks and corporations that have debt on their balance sheets, but will be a thief for anyone holding dollars in a bank or savings account.




Nomi Prins interview


David Stockman Interview

And perhaps we can also add a little music from The Doors.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Is Canada the first domino to fall in the new Great Depression?

Interesting things have happened 18 months after oil prices fell off a cliff to hover down around $35 per barrel, with the deflationary environment that now permeates the global economy just a microcosm of the overall problems that signal the world entering into a new Great Depression.  And besides currency wars, trade wars, and escalating hot wars that are the norm across the world today, one economy may be the first domino to trigger the global collapse.
Canada.

Read more on this article here...

Friday, November 6, 2015

Russia becomes 4th country to open its bond market to Chinese Yuan

In just the past 30 days we have seen three major economies open up their bond markets to allow the sale of Chinese Yuan denominated debt instruments.  And on Nov. 6 we can now add a 4th country to this list as Russia announced their will begin selling RMB denominated bonds in their own markets beginning in 2016.
Russia already has several trade agreements with China that allow for direct bi-lateral trade in each other’s currencies, and as the largest energy producer in the world, this new move will have massive consequences for the petro-dollar as the growing internationalization of the RMB will lead more and more nations to bypass the global reserve in favor of direct energy purchases using the Yuan.

Read more on this article here...

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Wonder why stock markets soared after Mario Draghi’s speech on Thursday?

It is a given that the computer driven algo’s always run wild on days in which central bank leaders speak, but what was most important about ECB head Mario Daghi’s speech on Oct. 22 was not necessarily what he actually said, but what he implied for new policies going forward.
During his press conference, Draghi announced that interest rates within the Eurozonewould remain at zero, with the potential for more quantitative easing coming on the horizon should deflation and economic conditions merit it.  However, since the European Central Bank could not even spend all of its proposed one trillion euros through the buying of toxic bond debt from the banks, the question arises on what exactly will the ECB use its money printing mechanisms to prop up.
The answer may lie in following the same course that the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan did… buying stocks and propping up the equity markets.

Read more on this article here...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Got Karatbars? Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer says everyone should be 5-10% in gold

Paul Singer is a world renowned bond fund manager, and a force that has even taken Argentina to the brink regarding sovereign bonds his fund owns.  But as the paper asset markets begin to hemorrhage, including stocks, bonds, and even the dollar, the billionaire hedge fund manage is now telling everyone that there is a different asset they need to be in.

That asset is gold.  And in your portfolio or wealth savings the metal needs to make up at least 5-10% of your money.
“In a world where the value of paper money is affirmatively aimed at being degraded by central bank policy, it’s kind of surprising to me that gold can’t catch a bid,” the billionaire and member of Bloomberg Markets 50 Most Influential said at a conference in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. “I like gold. I believe its under-owned. It should be a part of every investment portfolio, maybe five to ten percent.” 
Singer took aim at monetary policy makers for a staggered economic recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, and what he called the "cult of central banking" in which investors turn to regulators such as Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi to solve the ills of the global financial system. And while those policies have "levitated" bond and equities, Singer is surprised by how little the investors he meets with own gold. 
Every institutional portfolio should be 5-10 percent invested in gold to protect against zero interest rates that are degrading the value of paper currency, Elliott Management Chief Executive Paul Singer said on Wednesday. 
Gold was the one tradable asset that has been "treated unfairly", he said at the Sohn Investment Conference, adding that his fund holds gold through options. 
"Gold is the only real money," Singer said. "Gold would do well if people felt they needed some real asset to protect against inflation, government policy and/or diversification from stocks and bonds." - Zerohedge
Singer's comments in Israel comes on the same day the dollar reached a 'Death Cross', where its 50 day moving average crossed below its 200 day average.  A death cross is often an indication that an asset is on a downward trend, with this technical indicator not occurring for the U.S. currency since 2013.




Gold prices have been climbing in relation to the dollar, Yen, and Euro since the market downfall back in late August, and along with silver, is being bought by the ton by major banks like J.P. Morgan and HSBC.  And with new expectations of at least $1200 per ounce by the end of the year, and projections of $1400 by the end of next year, the mainstream is slowly changing their tune on gold after years of talking it down, and shorting it in the Comex futures market.


Yet for most people, being able to afford gold at near $1200 per ounce is most often unattainable.  And with few options open since shortages at dealers and brokers are leading to premiums on the spot price of sometimes more than 30%, how can you protect your assets and your wealth in the metal that has proven its value worldwide for over 5000 years?

The answer lies in a company called Karatbars



Buying gold through Karatbars is one of the easiest things on the net.  In fact, the business model of Karatbars is to sell gold in affordable quantities, such as 1, 2.5, and 5 gram increments, and allow customers to get into the metal without having to shell out $1200+ for a single ounce coin.

And as added perks to signing up with Karatbars, as a customer or affiliate, you can have the power to move your money into a free e-wallet that functions just like an offshore bank account, and is outside the authority of the banking system.  From there, you can take your fiat currency in any denomination... dollars, euros, yen, etc... and purchase physical gold which can either be delivered directly to you, or stored for free at one of Karatbar's vaults.

Additionally, any gold that you buy can easily be sold back to Karatbars, or any metals dealer, and if with Karatbars it is then exchanged for currency that is uploaded to you through a pre-loaded debit Mastercard which is connected directly to your e-wallet.  And as we know, MasterCard is recognized in nearly every country around the world, and usable in any currency that accepts it.

But perhaps the best feature with Karatbars is their affiliate program, where you can earn money off commissions from getting others to sign up and become a customer or affiliate.  Not only do you receive commissions from their purchasing of physical gold, but you also earn commissions from anyone who buys a commission package, with that money going directly into your debit MasterCard when you have enough units to cycle.

Imagine the ability to earn the money in which to buy your gold savings simply by purchasing a commission affiliate package one time, and then getting others to sign up and do the same thing.

How many businesses or entrepreneurs can build an infinite business with spending less than $400 of their own money?  And there is never a mandatory requirement to buy beyond what you desire, on your own schedule.  And there is nothing to lose, because you're using money (paper dollars) to buy gold (physical money) and in the end you don't lose a thing.


The global financial system, along with dozens of respected economists, are telling us that now is the time for the end of our current form of money, and the beginning of the transition into a new monetary system that is expected to be backed by gold.  And with banks, governments, and even Harvard professors mandating that central banks have no choice but to eliminate cash from usage by the people to stave off collapse, will you wait until it is too late to make a decision on how you will protect your wealth, and be able to function within the coming new monetary system?

To learn more about Karatbars, you can contact the individual who sent you this article, and click on their referral link to open a free account and begin buying, or building your own gold savings or business with the company of the future.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Got Karatbars? Retirees will never have enough money to stop working through conventional savings

In a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), over half of all Americans have no retirement savings at all, and many more are too underfunded to be able to quit working once their golden years start to come upon them.  And with Social Security become more insolvent every day, with a few projections putting 2017 as the year the fund no longer can sustain payments from receipts, it will soon be extremely difficult for you to have any expectation of retirement through the conventional means of Wall Street or in personal and corporate pension funds.


On top of this, the stock market appears to be on the precipice of a huge correction, and has already fallen close to 10% in just the past two months.  Yet this alone doesn't tell the entire story as sovereign and corporate bonds have collapsed as well, and the entire global economy is in the midst of a deflationary spiral.

The one segment of the market that has risen however is gold, and may be finally turning the corner as the dollar begins to fall.  China started the metals move upward when they devalued their currency close to 10 days ago, and since that time both the dollar and the stock markets have reacted with a negative response.


Planning for retirement takes time.  Saving money is a slow process.  There was a time when simply stashing money into CDs and savings bonds was enough to have a nice nest egg if you were diligent enough.  Yet for the last decade, most banks are paying close to zero percent on their savings accounts thanks to the Fed’s low rate policy to juice the markets.  Since the true inflation rate is much higher, you are essentially letting your money rot away.  So the only other option is for people to invest in the stock market or try to leverage into real estate.

The stock market is largely an arena for the wealthy.  Half of Americans own no stocks at all.
And the idea that all older Americans own their home free and clear is simply not true.  Only 35 percent own their home free and clear from debt (and this does not mean they don’t have expenses like taxes, insurance, and maintenance).  24 percent are still saddled with mortgage debt.  And 41 percent do not own a home meaning they have to pay rents that continue tooutpace any wage gains. 
The median net worth of those 55 and older is $34,760.  This is basically one small illness from bankrupting this family.  The median annual income of those 55 and older is $18,932 which makes them part of the new low wage America cohort. On the retirement side 48 percent have some retirement savings (not much).  29 percent have no pension or retirement savings.  And 23 percent have a pension but no retirement savings.  In the end, it is a tough situation for many older Americans.  And that is why older Americans rely heavily on Social Security as their primary source of income into old age: - My Budget 360


So if the stock markets, the bond markets, and real estate will no longer provide for your retirement years as they once did before inflation and unsustainable debt became part of our nation's monetary policy, what is the solution to not only saving for your golden years, but building your wealth right now where it protected from the dying financial system?

The answer lies in Karatbars.




Buying gold through Karatbars is one of the easiest things on the net.  In fact, the business model of Karatbars is to sell gold in affordable quantities, such as 1, 2.5, and 5 gram increments, and allow customers to get into the metal without having to shell out $1200+ for a single ounce coin.

And as added perks to signing up with Karatbars, as a customer or affiliate, you can have the power to move your money into a free e-wallet that functions just like an offshore bank account, and is outside the authority of the banking system.  From there, you can take your fiat currency in any denomination... dollars, euros, yen, etc... and purchase physical gold which can either be delivered directly to you, or stored for free at one of Karatbar's vaults.

Additionally, any gold that you buy can easily be sold back to Karatbars, or any metals dealer, and if with Karatbars it is then exchanged for currency that is uploaded to you through a pre-loaded debit Mastercard which is connected directly to your e-wallet.  And as we know, MasterCard is recognized in nearly every country around the world, and usable in any currency that accepts it.

But perhaps the best feature with Karatbars is their affiliate program, where you can earn money off commissions from getting others to sign up and become a customer or affiliate.  Not only do you receive commissions from their purchasing of physical gold, but you also earn commissions from anyone who buys a commission package, with that money going directly into your debit MasterCard when you have enough units to cycle.

Imagine the ability to earn the money in which to buy your gold savings simply by purchasing a commission affiliate package one time, and then getting others to sign up and do the same thing.

How many businesses or entrepreneurs can build an infinite business with spending less than $400 of their own money?  And there is never a mandatory requirement to buy beyond what you desire, on your own schedule.  And there is nothing to lose, because you're using money (paper dollars) to buy gold (physical money) and in the end you don't lose a thing.



The global financial system, along with dozens of respected economists, are telling us that now is the time for the end of our current form of money, and the beginning of the transition into a new monetary system that is expected to be backed by gold.  And with banks, governments, and even Harvard professors mandating that central banks have no choice but to eliminate cash from usage by the people to stave off collapse, will you wait until it is too late to make a decision on how you will protect your wealth, and be able to function within the coming new monetary system?

To learn more about Karatbars, you can contact the individual who sent you this article, and click on their referral link to open a free account and begin buying, or building your own gold savings or business with the company of the future.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Got Karatbars? One of Europe's largest bond fund managers says its time to get into cash and gold

Analysts within the alternative media have for year's spoken on the attributes and outright necessity of owning gold, especially when central banks have engineered vast money printing programs and regular banks have shown themselves insolvent.  But when a mainstream financier goes public and calls for people to get out of paper assets like bonds and stocks, and get into cash and gold because of a foreseeable financial calamity coming on the near horizon, then it is a signal that that 'stuff' is really about to hit the fan, and protecting yourself from what is to come is imperative.

On June 20, a Bond fund manager for one of the largest bond firms in both Britain and Europe, is urging his investors to get out of the very paper assets his financial institution sells, and get directly into either cash or gold, and as he so eloquently implied, to keep some wealth under the mattress.

The manager of one of Britain’s biggest bond funds has urged investors to keep cash under the mattress.

Ian Spreadbury, who invests more than £4bn of investors’ money across a handful of bond funds for Fidelity, including the flagship Moneybuilder Income fund, is concerned that a “systemic event” could rock markets, possibly similar in magnitude to the financial crisis of 2008, which began in Britain with a run on Northern Rock.

“Systemic risk is in the system and as an investor you have to be aware of that,” he told Telegraph Money.

The best strategy to deal with this, he said, was for investors to spread their money widely into different assets, including gold and silver, as well as cash in savings accounts. But he went further, suggesting it was wise to hold some “physical cash”, an unusual suggestion from a mainstream fund manager. - Telegraph.co.uk

Spreadbury's reference to Northern Rock is in relation to the British bank that helped start Europe's version of the 2007 Credit Crisis, as a run on the bank triggered financial problems all across Britain, and the rest of the Eurozone.  And while the only run on banks that is taking place right now is happening in Greece, a sovereign bank failure in this Southern European country could trigger over $75 trillion worth of derivatives held by other major banks, and lead to a bank holiday or bank bail-in that would wipe out your savings and investments in a single day.

The bond markets for more than a month now have been signaling extreme risk, as seen in the Eurozone's most stable country Germany.  In just the past four weeks, the German Bund (sovereign bond) has bounced back and forth by more than 70 basis points (bps), which is an unprecedented event outside of a systematic breakdown.

To add fuel to the fire on Ian Spreadbury's warning, precious metal analyst Bill Holter went public in an interview on Friday stating that Monday is a black letter day for the global markets, as the Greek situation is reaching a climax, and the results could very easily lead to a systematic global meltdown.



Even if central banks and sovereign governments are able to stave off any potential collapse that may come in the next few days, the writing is clearly on the way that the entire global financial system is headed towards a new crisis, and will not last without a breakdown before the end of October.  So between now and then, if you have money in a bank, or wealth that you need protection for, there are only a few solutions outside of cashing in your investments and trying to find outlets to buy physical gold and silver.

But there is one entity that can provide for everything you need to do this, and protect your wealth in the event of a bank crisis, or systematic financial meltdown.

That entity is Karatbars.





Buying gold through Karatbars is one of the easiest things on the net.  In fact, the business model of Karatbars is to sell gold in affordable quantities, such as 1, 2.5, and 5 gram increments, and allow customers to get into the metal without having to shell out $1200+ for a single ounce coin.

And as added perks to signing up with Karatbars, as a customer or affiliate, you can have the power to move your money into a free e-wallet that functions just like an offshore bank account, and is outside the authority of the banking system.  From there, you can take your fiat currency in any denomination... dollars, euros, yen, etc... and purchase physical gold which can either be delivered directly to you, or stored for free at one of Karatbar's vaults.

Additionally, any gold that you buy can easily be sold back to Karatbars, or any metals dealer, and if with Karatbars it is then exchanged for currency that is uploaded to you through a pre-loaded debit Mastercard which is connected directly to your e-wallet.  And as we know, MasterCard is recognized in nearly every country around the world, and usable in any currency that accepts it.

But perhaps the best feature with Karatbars is their affiliate program, where you can earn money off commissions from getting others to sign up and become a customer or affiliate.  Not only do you receive commissions from their purchasing of physical gold, but you also earn commissions from anyone who buys a commission package, with that money going directly into your debit MasterCard when you have enough units to cycle.

Imagine the ability to earn the money in which to buy your gold savings simply by purchasing a commission affiliate package one time, and then getting others to sign up and do the same thing.

How many businesses or entrepreneurs can build an infinite business with spending less than $400 of their own money?  And there is never a mandatory requirement to buy beyond what you desire, on your own schedule.  And there is nothing to lose, because you're using money (paper dollars) to buy gold (physical money) and in the end you don't lose a thing.

How to make money in both the Dual and Uni-level systems of Karatbars




How to make a six figure income using Karatbars in just 7 weeks.



The global financial system, along with dozens of respected economists, are telling us that now is the time for the end of our current form of money, and the beginning of the transition into a new monetary system that is expected to be backed by gold.  And with banks, governments, and even Harvard professors mandating that central banks have no choice but to eliminate cash from usage by the people to stave off collapse, will you wait until it is too late to make a decision on how you will protect your wealth, and be able to function within the coming new monetary system?

To learn more about Karatbars you can contact the Finance Examiner at [email protected], or create your own account free account with Karatbars as either a customer, or an affiliate (business builder), by clicking the link below, and filling out the one page document.


https://www.karatbars.com/signup.php?s=argonath

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

10-year bond falls below 2%, appears close to major crash

Unlike the failing economies in Europe who saw their bond offerings skyrocket towards six, ten, twenty percent when they encountered a default event, the U.S. bond market is becoming a safe haven for investors in not just the U.S., but also around the world.  The best way to see how much real volume a bond has is to watch the interest rate rise or fall.  If more people are buying bonds, then the interest received at the end of that term is smaller, while if fewer people are buying bonds (Demand), then the interest received at the end of the term is greater.

Ie… few people were willing to buy bonds from Greece, Italy, Spain, Argentina, or Venezuela despite the potential of higher interest because the risk involved for a country close to default is much greater.

Read more on this article here...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Japanese vassal state to the U.S. part two: Operation Tokyo Twist

In a previous article we showed how the U.S. is using the declining Yen currency to prop up and protect both the dollar and the stock markets, and in this essay we will see another aspect of how America and Wall Street is siphoning the last remaining assets from the Japanese people to supplement the lost liquidity that occurred after the Federal Reserve ended QE3.

In a term coined by statistician and well known analyst Dr. Jim Willie, the U.S. is raiding Japanese pension funds through a joint mechanism he calls, Operation Tokyo Twist.  The crux of this scheme is for Prime Minister Abe to take the last remaining solid reserve in the Japanese financial system… which is their pension fund, and use the money to purchase U.S. Treasuries and replace the pensions with newly printed Yen from their central bank.

In essence, Japan will take over buying U.S. bonds for the Fed by liquidating the government account holding Japanese pensions and replacing them with devalued fiat currency printed out of thin air.


Read more on this article here...

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Dollar’s sudden strength occurring as a sign the world is rejecting reserve currency

Approximately three months ago, the dollar began a massive rise in relation to other global currencies, with its value gaining more than 675 bps on the charts.  Closing out on Friday, Oct. 3 around 86.64, this is the highest the dollar has been since the middle of 2010 when the Federal Reserve began its first round of Quantitative Easing, and Europe was enmeshed in a liquidity crisis.
But while economists and government officials can go on the talking head programs and tout the recovery of the economy as the primary reason for the dollar’s meteoric rise, the real truth that is being hidden is that the dollar’s strength is tied primarily to the world rejecting the reserve currency, and shipping back dollars to the U.S. at an ever increasing rate.
 
 
Read more on this article here...

Monday, April 29, 2013

Growing student loan defaults forces Sallie Mae to retract selling bonds

On April 29, Sallie Mae, the nation's largest student loan organization, was forced to pull back a bond offering of $225 million as investors refused interest in the lender due to the growing number of defaults taking place across the country.



Student-loan company Sallie Mae SLM -1.35% canceled a $225 million bond offering on Thursday after about two weeks on the market, according to people familiar with the deal. The move may mark a line in the sand: Investors whose thirst for yield has revived all manner of riskier asset classes decided they weren't getting paid enough to buy at the offered price amid rising student-loan defaults.

In the case of the canceled Sallie Mae offering, rising defaults could have crimped the cash flow of the federally backed loans supporting the new securities, because more defaults would mean less excess, or residual, income after holders of the original loans were paid. - Wall Street Journal

Even as central banks in Europe and the U.S. are willing to buy toxic assets like mortgage backed securities, which carry a risk threashold well above that of student loans, it appears the rubicon has been crossed by investors who no longer want to be fooled by the bubbles free money printing and quantitative easing provide, in an economy that is declining.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sweet 16: National debt crosses $16 trillion two months before election

One of the fundamentals of the rich is to invest using other people's money (OPP).  However, when the government does it using the taxes of its citizens, and borrowing of its future, it sure ain't about the accumulation of wealth and capital.

On Aug. 28, the United States crossed over the $16 trillion mark in debt, and marks the biggest four year rise in debt obligations in America's history.  And unfortunately for the American people, there is very little to show for it beyond inflation and little men hiding behind offices thinking they now how to spend your money.


$35 billion in unreconciled bond sales - Aug 28

Added to:


= $16 Trillion

Charts courtesy of Zerohedge

November 16, 2011 was a historic date: that's when the US officially surpassed $15 trillion in debt for the first time since World War 2. We celebrated it by cheering $15,OOO,OOO,OOO,OOOBAMA. Today, August 28, 2012, is when we can unofficially celebrate again, because 286 days after the last major milestone was surpassed with disturbing ease, total US debt following today's $35 billion auction of 2 Year bonds is, well, in a word: $16,OOO,OOO,OOO,OOOBAMA! - Zerohedge

Sweet 16... perhaps this was the hope and change Obama was really talking about.  The financial destuction of a once great nation.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bond market showing cracks as sell orders escalating around the world

Contrary to the way the talking heads on CNBC and Bloomberg try to spin the stock market as the barometer of the economy, the fact remains that it is the bond market that removes all doubt.

And that market appears to be escalating towards fatal as bondholders in both the US, and around the world are selling off sovereign and corporate debt at an increasing rate.

It is only appropriate that in the days after Valentine's day, the theme of dumping is revisited. Specifically that of securities. As was pointed out yesterday following the latest TIC data, there was a lot of dumping of US Treasurys by foreign official authorities, with both China and Russia (but not only) proceeding to sell a demonstrative amount of US paper.
And in a stunning display of reciprocity, US residents, not content with selling of US stocks as retail outflows soared in December, also proceeded to dump the rest of the world en mass, as the net sale of foreign securities by US Residents soared to an all time high. US Residents "sold $38.9 billion of [foreign securities] on a net basis in December. - Zerohedge

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dollar goes back over 80 on the index as the Euro collapses below 130

In an interesting turn of events this morning in the markets, the Euro out of nowhere suddenly collapsed and fell more than 100 bps to 129.58 while the dollar climbed more than .58 on the index to 80.39.

In pre-market news, the Euro was actually strengthening as Italy was able to manufacture a bond sale on their 6-month instruments, but that appears to have been short-lived as the US markets reversed their course and are selling in the red, while the currency climbs towards 81.

Gold, along with most commodities, has experienced a selloff of nearly $20, and oil is down more than $1 to $100.20.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Recipe for bankruptcy: Hire Jon Corzine to run your state or business

MF Global, a worldwide bond clearing house, declared bankruptcy today and it has sent shockwaves through the equity and bond markets.

However the most interesting thing about this failed business is who was running the show... ex New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, who was ousted from office for incurring massive debts in the state, and nearly bankrupting it as well.

So the moral of the story is... if you want to turn your business or government agency into a bankruptcy candidate, just hire the dumbest man in the room, Jon Corzine, and it will happen in just a few short years.

On a side note... you wonder why CNBC has not really covered this major event?  Because MF Global appears to OWE the media station cash!  The hypocrisy of unbiased journalism, especially in the business realm.

Full bankruptcy filing attached below, where we find that in addition to owing JPM and Deutsche Bank $1.2 billion and $1 billion respectively, as bond trustees, the 7th biggest unsecured creditor with $845,397, is... CNBC? Perhaps that explains the objective reporting the Comcast station has provided on the topic of MF over the past several weeks, considering the caliber and quality of guests invited to opine. - Zerohedge

Oh... and the reward for bankrupting a company?  Try 12.1 million dollars, as this appears to be the golden parachute for Corzine who left as the shite hit the fan.