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Monday, June 5, 2017

Bitcoin now affecting company stock prices as investors flock to businesses who claim a cryptocurrency presence

There is no way around ignoring the comparisons between today's cryptocurrency mania, and the Dot Com boom of 20 years ago.  In fact, with the number of cryptocurrencies expanding almost daily, and investors piling into them without even having the slightest idea of what these cryptos represent, Bitcoin mania is now even affecting equity markets and stock prices in countries such as Japan.

The speculative frenzy in bitcoin is spilling over into the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Remixpoint Co., Infoteria Corp. and Fisco Ltd., have all seen volatile swings in their share prices after announcing businesses related to digital currencies. 
Remixpoint has more than doubled since tying up with Peach Aviation Ltd. to let customers pay for tickets with bitcoin. Infoteria, up 58 percent in the past month, is testing ways to let shareholders vote by proxy using blockchain, bitcoin’s underlying technology. Fisco, a financial information services provider, began operating a bitcoin exchange last year and is up 26 percent since early May. 
All of these gains coincide with bitcoin’s rally, with the value of the virtual currency doubling against the U.S. dollar since early May. That has made the stocks of the these small-cap companies an attractive way for speculators to invest in cryptocurrency markets without buying them directly. That’s because investors can make bets via their brokerage accounts instead of taking risks with bitcoin exchanges, according to Naoki Murakami, a well-known day trader in Japan. 
“From about a month ago when all these virtual currencies started spiking like crazy, we began seeing the so-called ‘stocks of the virtual currency bubble,”’ said Murakami, a frequent speaker at investor conferences. “Not everyone is sure they can trust bitcoin exchanges. And some don’t have accounts there. That’s why they’re using the stock market to speculate.” - Bloomberg
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With money being extremely cheap today for investing just as it was during the Dot Com boom of the middle to late 1990's, and the wealthy having little trust in the value and stability of their own sovereign currencies, then cryptocurrencies and the businesses which are tied to them will continue to see billions poured in to provide a means of wealth protection, and that ever elusive demand for something that provides a modicum of yield.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bitcoin goes Wall Street as an exchange brings margin trading into crypto-currency investing

Despite the recent no-go for a Bitcoin ETF on Wall Street, the financialization of the crypto-currency continues as Coinbase, a popular Bitcoin exchange, is now introducing margin trading for investors of the digital money.

GDAX, the cryptocurrency exchange run by Coinbase, has added margin trading to the platform. 
Eligible traders can now trade up to 3X leveraged orders on Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin order books. 
If you’re unfamiliar with trading and exchanges, margin trading is when you borrow money from your broker to buy or sell more stock than you can afford. It’s essentially a short-term loan. By buying or selling on margin, traders can increase their leverage and buying power, potentially generating profits beyond what their own cash balance would have supported. 
This feature is mainly geared toward institutional investors. That’s because Coinbase has launched the feature attempting to fit within the boundaries of the Commodity Exchange Act. - Tech Crunch
In just the past week sovereign controls by both the Chinese and U.S. governments have wiped out one of Bitcoin's primary functions as privacy is no longer applicable for those who buy or sell Bitcoin in many exchanges.  And now with this new derivative trading scheme available from another exchange, the crypto-currency may soon become extremely leveraged beyond its mined production limit of 16 million Bitcoins.

This has always been the biggest fear for Bitcoin purists... that a government or financial market would co-opt digital currencies and make their underlying potential null and void as a 'decentralized form of money'.  And it has always been the actions of third party conduits, such as with crypto-currency exchanges, that have placed digital forms of money like Bitcoin in jeopardy of simply becoming another leveraged asset that Wall Street can profit off of to the detriment of the holders.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

A MGTOW future: Could feminism have actually helped accelerate the destruction of Western economies?

Although it's been talked about before from a social and behavioral perspective, the gains earned by women through the Feminist movement over the past 50 years have also created a shift in masculine priorities that could actually lead to economic destruction in many Western countries.

How so you might ask?

Today's current debt based economic system that reigns in the U.S., Europe, and in Japan requires two very important activities to remain solvent, and keep their economies from collapsing.  First, the system needs to continuously create new debt just to sustain the already massive debt load that is 3.5 times the world's annual GDP, and with this debt try to avoid the consequence of deflation in asset prices.  And it was for this reason that the central banks implemented Quantitative Easing and Zero percent interest rates through which they could create a continuous inflow of newly created money that would keep asset prices high, even if doing so created bubbles and artificial prices.

Secondly these economies need consumers to spend as much money as possible, including using debt to aid in keeping the debt creation scheme going.  In fact, any slowdown in consumer spending would automatically trigger a deflationary spiral, and bankrupt the system similar to what happened in 2008 (liquidity and credit crisis).

So with this in mind how does feminism, and its growing consequence of MGTOW in the U.S. and Europe and Grass Eaters in Japan, have the potential to destroy Western economic systems?  By undermining, and in some cases even eliminating the very complex that supports, sustains, and feeds that system.

Marriage and family.

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Besides the obvious that the generation of millennials are buying fewer and fewer homes, cars, etc...,  and taking fewer and fewer relationships all the way to marriage, they are also having fewer children, making it a trifecta of negative consequences for Western economies.

So how does feminism come into this?

Feminism, and the government's supporting of this movement through the education systems, legislative systems, and judicial systems, have made marriage a completely unfair and economically unviable contract for men to enter into.  In fact, with close to 60% of all marriages ending in divorce, and 70% of those being initiated by women, the cost of entering into the institution of marriage is a losing proposition for the majority of men.

Thus we are seeing the rise of the Grass Eaters and the MGTOW's (Men Going Their Own Way) as a consequence of 50 years of the pendulum shifting way to far away from the old model of patriarchy, to now that of gyno-centrism.

But this doesn't explain yet why the decline of marriage and children in the West has the potential of destroying their economic systems.  It does however when you take a look at how much is put into that system by married families versus single individuals.

Men more often buy homes in accordance with having to support a wife and children, and they also work more hours at a job in pursuit of this financial support.  But in Japan today for example, the phenomenon of Grass Eating (men not marrying) has given rise to many of them actually working less, and dedicating their earnings to self-aggrandizement in the form of fashion, video games, and alternative forms of entertainment.
Something is happening to Japan's young men. Compared with the generation that came before, they are less optimistic, less ambitious and less willing to take risks. They are less likely to own a car, want a car, or drive fast if they get a car. They are less likely to pursue sex on the first date - or the third. They are, in general, less likely to spend money. - Washington Post
This trend is also being felt in the investment world, where fewer and fewer men are investing in 401K plans and other retirement vehicles.

The destruction of the family and marriage is also destroying the traditions normally performed as one progresses through life.  Without the need to purchase a home, to pay the costs of having children, and the fact that men no longer have to strive to be a bread winner in a household, money normally spent as a consumer is being used elsewhere, and without the need to go deeply in debt.

While this social and financial trend has not yet reached the point where it has created a 'vergence in the force' here in America or in Europe, it is already being highly felt over in Japan where there is not enough revenues being created to pay for the needs of the retiring generation there that are living on social security, investments, and in pensions.  And that will change here very soon as Baby Boomers are forced to have to sell off their assets to pay the taxman, with very few or no buyers to mop them up in the markets.

The nuclear family has throughout history been the core and most important institution for any given society and economy.  And with this now having been fundamentally changed almost in parallel to Western nations going to a debt based fiat economy since the early 1970's, the advent of Grass Eaters and Men Going Their Own Way because of the black swan consequence of feminism could be the catalyst to not only trigger the next financial crisis, but even to bring about a collapse of the entire system.

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.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Millennials trust more in gold than in stocks in new survey

Every quarter, CNBC does a special report that they call the All-American Economic Survey.  And in their newest one on Nov. 3, investing trends for millennials showed an immense opposition to stocks and more trust in both real estate and gold.
Part of this appears to be the fact that many millennials have grown up in the decades of the dot com bust and the 2008 credit crisis which saw their parents and grandparents lose upwards of 40% of their retirement portfolios tied to the stock markets.  And with the millennial generation known for truth and straight talk over political correctness and subterfuge, perhaps it is not surprising that the younger generation has a much greater distrust in banks and Wall Street, and has little appetite for riskier investments, especially since the markets are manipulated so highly by the Fed and by HFT computer trading.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It's time to move your dollars into Karatbars gold as China now on price fix committee

An extraordinary event took place on June 16, as for the first time in the London Gold Fix's history an Asian agency was invited to sit on the committee to determine the daily price for the precious metal.  This comes as China has already emerged as the world's largest physical gold market through their Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) market.

In addition to this news, the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of one of the world's 'too big to fail' banks, Saxobank, penned an article on Bloomberg citing that gold will be the best performing asset through the rest of the this year, expecting the metal to reach $1425.

"China's move towards the taking over of financial institutions in the West is accelerating at a time when America's primary financial allies in Europe are spiraling into crisis. Just yesterday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) began the process of seeing whether China's Yuan currency was stable and supportive enough to be part of the bank's Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket of currencies, and on June 16, the Far Eastern economic power received the unprecedented invitation to become part of the London gold price fix. - Examiner"


Chart courtesy of Saxobank

So with the bond markets pointing towards escalating inflation, and the price and value of gold expected to soar in the coming months when analysts are calling for a potential economic and market collapse, what is the solution for you to not only protect your wealth, but ride the wave of solidity into the next 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 Karatbards, 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.

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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, December 5, 2012

The top 10 states not to invest money in

Back in November, Forbes magazine did a study of the top 10 (11) states which investors should not invest money, or build a new business in, and that have welfare rolls so vast, they have more takers than earners to provide for the system.

Below is the list in order of best of the worst, to cash out now.



Number 11 - Ohio Taker ratio: 1.00The battleground state has a fiscal standoff between takers (people collecting welfare, a government salary or a government pension) and makers (private sector employees).

Number 10 - Hawaii Taker ratio: 1.02Dark clouds over Waikiki Beach: Hawaii has slightly more takers than makers.

Number 9 - Illinois Taker ratio: 1.03Dubious ex-gov Rod Blagojevich personifies what's wrong with this state: Too many goodies promised to insiders. Unfunded pensions contribute to the balance of 103 takers to every 100 makers.

Number 8 - Kentucky Taker ratio:1.05Twilight in Lexington. People drawing from government slightly outnumber people chipping in with private-sector jobs.

Number 7 - South Carolina Taker ratio:1.06Riptides on Folly Beach.

Number 6 - New York Taker ratio: 1.07Blackout in the Flatiron district after the hurricane. Manhattan still has a vibrant financial sector. Manufacturing there is extinguished. Causes: taxes, unions, regulations and cheap apparel workers abroad.

Number 5 - Maine Taker ratio: 1.07

Casco Bay, Portland. This is a state with a beautiful coastline and a ratio of 107 drawers from the public fisc to every 100 contributors.

Number 4 - Alabama Taker ratio: 1.10

Cityscape seen from the Vulcan statue in Birmingham.

Number 3 - California Taker ratio: 1.39

California is generous to a fault, at least to state employees and the needy. To private sector employees, who are outnumbered, it is not so hospitable.

Number 2 - Mississippi Taker ratio: 1.49

Flooding near Tunica in May 2011. The state ranks second to worst on the list of states burdened by a high ratio of takers (welfare recipients and state employees) to makers (private sector workers).

And The Worst State to live in or lend to is...

Number 1 - New Mexico Taker ratio: 1.53

Wildfire near the Los Alamos Laboratory in June 2011. In our taker/maker ratio, federal employees are excluded from the taker count since their cost is not borne locally. That doesn't save this state from having the worst ratio in the nation.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New report shows that gold is not only prudent but vital to a balanced portfolio

The debate over how to hold a balanced and equitable portfolio has been argued over for ages, with many paradigms being shattered as one economic crisis replaces another.  From buy and hold, to diversification, to high-risk young, low-risk old strategies, the number of ways to invest are as prevelent as the number of brokers.

But a new independant study on investing shows that in today's economic environment, holding and owning gold is not only prudent, but vital for both wealth protection, and system breakdown protection.

The independent research from highly respected New Frontier Advisors (NFA) confirms the importance of gold as a portfolio diversifier to investors in Europe and to investors exposed to the euro.
 During a period of extraordinarily serious economic uncertainty in the Eurozone, continued concerns about economic growth in the US heading into an election year, and the possibility of an economic slowdown in China, the World Gold Council (WGC) wanted to examine the relevance of gold as a strategic asset for euro-based investors to protect their portfolios and to mitigate the systemic risks being faced.
The report, ‘Gold as a strategic asset for European investors’, commissioned by the World Gold Council, explores gold as a strategic asset across five sets of asset allocation studies, including four using historical data spanning 1986 to 2010, and one using the 1999 to 2010 time frame.
 The third party research builds on the now considerable research and academic literature showing that gold adds significant diversifying power due to its low or negative correlation with most other assets in an investment portfolio.
 Gold’s relevance as a strategic asset is continuing to grow. This will continue in a world facing the real risk of a global recession and even a Depression, poor investment returns, currency devaluations and wars and very high monetary and systemic risk.
 Put simply, when used as a foundation asset, gold has preserved wealth throughout history and again today.
 Gold’s unique properties will protect savers and investors in Europe and internationally against the monetary and systemic risks being faced in 2012 and in the coming years. - Goldcore

While this study focusses mostly on Europe, all one in America needs to do is go back three years and see how close our own economic system came from default and collapse.  The environment here and abroad is 10 times worse than 2008, and the opportunities for currency collapse are growing, while gold remains constant as the sole hedge against that collapse, and a vital part of anyone's portfolio in today's market.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

South Park shows what happens if you invested with MF Global

This clip is an oldie but goodie, and shows just how quickly investing in the US or European financial system can lead to the loss of your hard earned money.

Just ask Gerald Celente and his recent exploits with MF Global.