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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, April 26, 2017

Move over Bitcoin as SEC may choose to allow Ethereum ETF instead

With the SEC announcing yesterday that it was reopening the case for the Winklevoss twins Bitcoin ETF, another crypto-currency is also vying for the same market regulators approval.

And this one might have a better chance of success than the Father of All digital currencies.

Ethereum is a crypto-currency that has the backing of many large S&P 500 companies, and this provides it a much better foundation for approval as an exchange traded fund according to the SEC.

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Then today, in similarly favorable news for holders of Bitcoin's smaller peer, Ethereum, it was revealed that the SEC had quietly begun the process of considering whether to approve an exchange-traded fund for the cryptocurrency ethereum. Recall that ethereum exploded higher at the end of February when it was revealed that a consortium of venerable corporations including JPM, Intel, Microsoft and many others, had created a blockchain alliance based on the ether technology. 
In same ways, whereas bitcoin has been seen as the more venerable, if "renegade" cryptocurrency, ether has developed the reputation of the smaller, better-behaved relative, one which is backed by major banks and corporations, which in the past has distanced itself from bitcoin due to limitations associated with its specific blockchain technology. 
While ether and bitcoin are similar, they are also very different. First of all, none of the big Chinese exchanges lists ether for trading (which means it is only a matter of time before they do) sending it into orbit as the traditional Chinese bubble stampede does. Second, the two biggest ether exchanges are Coinbase and Kraken, both regulated.
Ethereum is backed by almost all household brands who have formed an alliance in support of the platform. Microsoft is a big proponent, with ether’s protocol added to Hyperledger, the open-source cross-industry blockchain development effort headed by the Linux Foundation. 
Whether that makes an ether-based ETF more likely remains to be seen. What we do know is that the backers of the EtherIndex Ether Trust first filed in July 2016, seeking to launch an ETF backed by a cache of ethers on the NYSE Arca exchange, according to Coindesk. NYSE Arca then filed for a proposed rule change clearing the way for the ETF listing in December, according to a notice published in January
Then, in a new notice from the SEC, the agency announced that it has begun considering whether to approve the proposed ETF, opening up a comment period for outsiders. - Zerohedge

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.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Three well respected economists along with Bank of America advocate gold as they see markets on precipice of collapse

It is one thing for economists outside the mainstream to see markets in extreme bubbles and on the precipice of another 2008 style crash, but when one of Wall Street's own starts publicly talking about the same thing then you know that the threat is quite legitimate.

And that is what happened on March 31 as new warnings from billionaire investor Jim Rogers, economist Martin Armstrong, motivational speaker and trainer Tony Robbins, and of all places Bank of America have several different experts all pointing towards the probability of a new financial crisis, and where each of them are advocating the best safe haven for your money to be that of gold.


From BofA:
Hartnett also presents "a nice Icarus stat": "should the S&P500 exceed 2540 in conjunction with a 3% yield on the 10-year Treasury bond then US stocks will reach an all-time high versus US bonds, exceeding the prior tech bubble peak reached in March 2000"
Still, all great - if abnormal and fake - bull markets and manias come to an end eventually, and Hartnett warns that what follows the final, Q2 "Icarus" rally will be far less enjoyable, because that's when the infamous "great fall" is set to take place. 
Great Fall” potentially comes in H2 as hubris, synchronized monetary tightening, EPS peak coincide; buy long-dated puts in anticipation; we believe best time to sell would likely be after a pop induced by a US tax reform bill (March Fund Managers Survey showed only 10% of institutions expect US tax reform passed before summer recess). 
And yes, the Fed will likely try to step in again with more rate cuts to prevent a crash, although this time it won't work at least according to Hartnett, because after the "Great Fall" comes the Long View, which Bank of America describes simply as: Manias, Panics, Crashes 
His conclusion is two fold.                
On one hand, "our Longest Pictures argue for a treacherous period of potential manias, panics or crashes as policy makers try to normalize policy."On the other, the response will be the same one we have said since day one will ultimately take place: runaway inflation as central banks literally throw everything at the next mega crash, or as Hartnett calls it, "further outperformance of inflation assets versus deflation assets." 
His best trade recommendation? 
"Buy gold." - Zerohedge
From Jim Rogers:
In his usual plain speaking, honest manner, Jim Rogers warned on Bloomberg TV that
"the Federal Reserve... has no clue what they are doing. They are going to ruin us all." Central banks have driven rates to all time record lows and in the process, debt has "sky-rocketed." 
Rogers slams the 'counterfactual' arguments that things would have been a lot worse if the Fed had not done all this, "propping up zombie banks and dead companies is not the way the world is supposed to work. ... It's been nine years and we have nothing to show for it [economically] except staggering amounts of debt." 
Rogers is pessimistic about the outlook for America and thinks that Donald Trump will see the US continue on the path to bankruptcy - a path set by Bush and Obama before him. 
He concludes the Bloomberg interview ominously by saying that "this is all going to end very, very, very badly." 
In recent years, Rogers has consistently said that he wants to own more gold and silver and will continue to accumulate the precious metals on any price dips.
From Martin Armstrong:
Armstrong is nervous about gold in the short term and thinks it could fall as low as $1,000 per ounce prior to surging to as high as $5,000 per ounce in the coming years.
From Tony Robbins:

Tony Robbins, performance coach and self help guru has warned that "The Crash is Coming." 
Robbins, who is focusing more on finances and wealth in recent years and in his latest book, 'Money: Master The Game', says plan now for what's to come. Things may be looking rosy on Wall Street as of late, but the crash will come. 
"We are in a really artificial situation. There is a new high, on average, every month. Feds around the world have been printing money," said Robbins in a tv interview. 
Robbins has long advocated owning gold as part of a diversified portfolio and has cited Kyle Bass, Marc Faber and more recently Ray Dalio as his financial gurus. In his recent book, Robbins cited Dalio and recommended an asset allocation strategy that involves a 7.5% allocation to gold.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

30 years later the Dow is at the same ratio to debt as it was in late 1987

Following the 1987 stock market crash, the Federal Reserve began a new course of monetary policy in which they would use a combination of debt and manipulated interest rates... not to protect the bond markets or inflation, but to boost up the stock markets.  And in the just over 29 years since this policy started under Alan Greenspan, an interesting parallel has occurred.

The ratio of the national debt is virtually the same as the increase in the Dow Jones average.

National Debt

Dow

In 1987 the United States ended the year with a national debt of $2.35 trillion, and the Dow ended the year at 1927.31.  However, before the Oct. 19 crash it was at 2246.73, or a ratio of 1:.956 Debt to Dow.  This ratio of nearly 1:1 is significant because it is the starting point for a trend where the Dow would begin to rise either in tandem, or in the same multiples as the debt.

When Bill Clinton took office in January of 1993, the debt was at $4.064 trillion and the Dow was at 3301.  And the increase of debt from 1987 to 1993 was virtually the exact same increase the Dow experienced (42% vs. 41.6%) during the same period.

Most mainstream pundits and economic analysts love to tout how Bill Clinton 'balanced the budget' and added few deficits that led to increases in the national debt.  But what they willingly or unwillingly fail to mention is how the Clinton administration raided the Social Security Trust of over $3 trillion and replaced the cash with Treasuries (debt).  And instead of borrowing the money from the Federal Reserve, which would have officially been added to the National debt number, he instead robbed Peter to pay Paul, and his total increase to the debt was over $4.6 trillion to finish out his term with the real debt between $8.6 and $9 trillion.

But there was a caveat that needs to be added to this era as it was also a time when Alan Greenspan lowered interest rates from 7.25% in late 1987 to a low of 3.25% when Clinton took office in 1993.  And because of this near doubling of overall debt coupled with the halving of interest rates, the Dow subsequently more than tripled during this era known as the Dot Com Boom.

Real debt increase from Jan. 1992 to Dec. 31 1999: 120%.  Dow increase from Jan. 1992 to Dec. 31 1999: 348%.  Interest rates halved from 7.25 to 3.25%.

Over the course of the fiscally irresponsible years from 2000 to 2016, where the national debt doubled first under George W. Bush to $9.5 trillion and again under Barack Obama to its current level of $19.8 trillion, the stock markets climbed nearly in tandem to the rise in debt outside the stock market crash and declines of 2008-2009.  And most astonishing is that as of Dec. 9, 2016, the ratio of Debt to the Dow is back where it began nearly 30 years ago at a virtual 1:1 equivalent.

Dec. 9:  Dow close:


Dec. 9: National Debt


$19.87 trillion to 19,756     Ratio 1:.994

Coincidence?  Now imagine what the stock markets would look like if the government had not borrowed so much money... or if they decide to finally shut off the spigot... or the spigot is shut off for them.

Are you willing to put your retirement trust in the hands of entities that will not grow or survive without more and more borrowed debt?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Presidential candidate Donald Trump tells supporters to get out of the stock market and sell their 401K's

Most people know that Donald Trump is a highly successful real estate mogul and brand marketer, but interestingly, his prowess for winning has often not manifest itself in the equity and stock markets.  There could be numerous reasons behind why he has failed in this arena but the most probable is that he is not one of the 'insiders' like Warren Buffett, who latches on to government institutions for certain 'insights' into the direction of market industries and executive policies.

So with the Donald not being a big fan of stock markets, it should come as no surprise that the interventions (by the Fed) and manipulations (High Frequency trading computers) that comprise the bulk of equity market trading have led him on Aug. 2 to tell his supporters to not only get completely out of stocks, but to also divest their 401K's before the markets inevitably collapse.

Well, we are now almost exactly three months away from the November 8 election, and if Trump wants to really boost his chances, a market crash right now would be certainly most welcome by his campaign. 
That may be why Trump on Tuesday urged his supporters holding 401-(k) to get out of equities as interest rates set by the Federal Reserve are inflating the stock market. 
“I did invest and I got out, and it was actually very good timing,” the Republican presidential nominee said in a phone interview with Fox Business. “But I’ve never been a big investor in the stock market.” “Interest rates are artificially low,” Trump said. “The only reason the stock market is where it is is because you get free money.” 
Trump also warned of "very scary scenarios" ahead for investors. - Zerohedge

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Investing in the riots and chaos of #blacklivesmatter

A patriarch of probably the richest family on the planet once said, "The time to buy is when there is blood on the streets, even if the blood is your own."  And this proved true during following the 1929 stock market crash, the aftermath of 9/11, and of course more recently, following the Brexit vote in Britain.

But in America the most prominent bit of chaos ravaging the country is the actions of the organization known as Black Lives Matter, and those who are using this movement to commit horrific acts of terror, murder, and mayhem.

And indeed, with several incidents of cop killing being manifested in less than 10 days time this month, the blood is 'on the streets', and people are becoming afraid to even leave their homes beyond necessary activities such as taking the kids to school, or going to work.

So how can someone invest and profit from the chaos that is emerging from the riots of #blacklivesmatter?  Simple... look for what many people will do to keep from having to leave their homes for non-essential or random trips in public.  And one of these items is having meals delivered where someone else must take the risk of going out for you.

"After speaking with several large operators and industry contacts, we believe the recent decline in casual dining restaurant segment fundamentals—traffic down 3% to 5% the past several weeks—may be the result of consumers eating more at home amid the current political/social backdrop, which we believe could last through the November election,” KeyBanc analysts wrote in a note published Tuesday, cited by MarketWatch. Diners’ shift to a preference for convenience will benefit pizza delivery businesses like Papa John’s, according to KeyBanc. - Zerohedge


Thursday, June 30, 2016

As Deutsche Bank teeters on edge of collapse, rise in gold prices signal warning of pending monetary collapse

Since the price of gold has been rising steadily since January of this year, we already know that it wasn't simply last week's Brexit event which created the catalyst for gold prices to climb to a new two-year high.  And following Britain's historic move to leave the European Union six days ago, analysts are now seeing gold signal a warning sign that a larger monetary event may be just on the horizon.

Modern financial collapses tend not to come from economic recession or declines in the stock markets, but rather in liquidity crises that emerge from insolvent banks... such as from those we saw from Northern Rock in 2007, and Bear Stearns, Lehman Bros, and Morgan Stanley a year later.  And with the Federal Reserve's stress tests on banks coming to a completion, fears are emerging that Germany's largest financial institution is ready bring about a new monetary collapse.

Domestically, the largest German banks and insurance companies are highly interconnected. The highest degree of interconnectedness can be found between Allianz, Munich Re, Hannover Re, Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank and Aareal bank, with Allianz being the largest contributor to systemic risks among the publicly-traded German financials. Both Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank are the source of outward spillovers to most other publicly-listed banks and insurers. Given the likelihood of distress spillovers between banks and life insurers, close monitoring and continued systemic risk analysis by authorities is warranted. 
Among the G-SIBs, Deutsche Bank appears to be the most important net contributor to systemic risks, followed by HSBC and Credit Suisse. In turn, Commerzbank, while an important player in Germany, does not appear to be a contributor to systemic risks globally. In general, Commerzbank tends to be the recipient of inward spillover from U.S. and European G-SIBs. The relative importance of Deutsche Bank underscores the importance of risk management, intense supervision of G-SIBs and the close monitoring of their cross-border exposures, as well as rapidly completing capacity to implement the new resolution regime. 
The IMF also said the German banking system poses a higher degree of possible outward contagion compared with the risks it poses internally. This means that in the global interconnected game of counterparty dominoes, if Deutsche Bank falls, everyone else will follow. - Zerohedge
There is a reason why the 'smartest men in the room' have been not only divesting themselves and the funds they manage out of stocks, and instead are using those proceeds to buy into gold as their largest investment.  And that reason is because the global financial system is going through a fundamental sea-change, and as yet there is no clear determination on how things will play out... only that it is crucial to be in some form of physical safe haven asset that carries no counter-party risk from the paper markets.

Gold has always acted as a barometer for the strength or weakness of currencies, but in today's paper and electronic monetary system, it now acts as a warning sign on the strength of banks, markets, and economies as well.  And with central banks, sovereign governments, hedge funds, and those few who have woken up to the warnings on the horizon having bought gold to the point that supplies are now extremely tight even before the crash begins, it is unlikely that there will be much supply left at all for those who do not buy into gold now rather than wait until it is far too late to acquire it.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Investors moving from Junk to gold

For those who live and breathe in the investing world, they know that the bond markets are much bigger than the stock markets.  And while a decline or even collapse in equities is a bad thing, it doesn't hold a candle to the economic destruction that can come from the same results in the bond market.

For many years following the 2008 credit crisis, and subsequent move by the Fed to zero interest rates, bonds have been a primary safe haven for banks, investors, and even sovereign governments, especially to foreigners looking to eek out a return in a wildly speculative market climate.  And with the search for yield at all costs helping to create a derivative 'weapon of mass economic destruction', the question few in the financial community have asked is, what would we do when the unwinding of bonds and derivatives comes?

Well, it appears one of the answers to this is the rush into gold, and as the unwinding of junk bonds begins in earnest, many are seeing the precious metal a viable safe haven for what is coming next.



As Bloomberg reports, the withdrawals from equity and credit funds highlighted the lack of faith in the rally that helped stocks briefly erase their annual losses last month. Equity traders have remained on the sidelines, with volume down in recent weeks as investors sought safer assets such as gold. 
The S&P 500 just suffered its biggest two-week retreat since February as signs of slowing growth in the world’s largest economy mounted. Worldwide stock ETFs lost $12.6 billion in the four days through May 5, wiping out more than six weeks of inflows, as the MSCI All-Country World Index capped its worst week in three months. 
“The market is becoming more cautious and using ETFs to allocate tactically. We’ll probably continue to see more flows into gold and less into equities.” 
The $5.3 billion pulled from State Street’s SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust represented more than 40 percent of the total withdrawals recorded in the first days of the month, according to data compiled by Bloomberg tracking funds of more than $100 million. Underscoring the flight from risk assets, BlackRock Inc.’s iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF also saw outflows as traders yanked $2.3 billion from it. 
Instead, they poured more than $1 billion in the SPDR Gold Shares and almost $540 million in the iShares TIPS ETF, which tracks inflation-protected Treasury notes. - Zerohedge

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Average Americans still haven’t returned to the stock market after 2008 collapse

When the stock market crashed in 1929, it took until the 1950’s for the Dow Jones to return to its former all-time high of 24 years earlier.  And it also took until the post-war and post-Depression decade before the average American felt secure enough in the equity markets to begin investing on Wall Street.
Over the past 60 years, both the Federal government, and the brokerage houses made it easier for everyday people to play in the stock markets, until the 2008 crash changed all that when equities declined by over 55%.
Yet unlike the 1987 crash, and the bursting of the Dotcom bubble in 2000, this crash appears to be long lasting as a new gallup poll out shows that only 52% of U.S. adults have ever invested in the markets, and that is the lowest percentage in more than two decades.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Dallas Fed finally admits oil prices lower due to economy in recession

As with most Federal Reserve Chairmen and Presidents, America’s central bankers rarely admit when the economy is in decline until well into a recession or downturn.  Yet with analysts trying their best to spin the data to say that the economy is simply in a slowdown due to deflation and lower oil prices, on Feb. 29 the Dallas Fed blew this propaganda completely out of the water and stated that oil prices were lower because the economy is in recession, rather than the opposite.
Nearly all commodities have been in a decline since the start of the summer of 2015, and the massive drop in global trade has validated this price deflation as being tied to a full fledged recession rather than simply a downturn in certain markets.  And because government data agencies manipulate key indicators so egregiously each week, month, and quarter, the true status of the economy is difficult to discern unless you compile the raw data, versus trusting in manipulated models.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

China to buy Chicago Stock Exchange

As the U.S. continues to lose infrastructure and other assets to foreigners holding trillions in dollar reserves, some of the most significant transfers are now occurring in the financial sector.  A few years back, Russia purchased Morgan Stanley’s oil trade desk which provided them significant leverage in the global petrodollar system, and in the same year China purchased J.P. Morgan’s headquarter building that is connected across the street from the Federal Reserve, linking the Asian power’s banking system directly with America’s.
Now on Feb. 6, China is expanding their control into U.S. equities as it has been confirmed that a Chinese company is buying the Chicago Stock Exchange.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Retail closures scream recession

First it was Macy’s, who within days of the start of the new year announced store closures and layoffs, and was quickly followed by bell wealth company Walmart, who doubled down and reported the closure of hundreds of stores.  And now we can include at least six more major retailers who are shuttering down their low revenue outlets as economic conditions scream recession a little more than a month into 2016.
Contrary to mainstream business news, last year’s holiday shopping season was a major disappointment with sales growth worse than in 2014.  And after two years of blaming cold weather on slumping sales, these same pundits switched course and blamed warm weather instead.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Peter Schiff: Recession and NIRP in the cards for U.S. before November election

What should make everyone feel differently this time about the state of the economy is how custom and tradition were thrown out the window back in December when the Federal Reserve intervened in the financial system within 12 months of a presidential election.  These actions are almost unheard of because the central bank always feared being labeled a political entity since their moves would in the end benefit one political party over another.
Yet when the Fed chose to raise interest rates in December of 2015 despite the economy being in deflation, it triggered a wake up call for those asking the tough questions on just how sure footed the economic situation in the U.S., and the world in fact, really is.
And for a man who predicted the bursting of the housing bubble as far back as 2006, these questions come with some answers.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Got Karatbars? As stocks fall into Bear market levels, and economies fall into recession, gold is moving once again

Ownership of gold has always meant different things to different people.  In India for example, it is not only an important part of everyday culture, it is also where most people hold their wealth in the form of jewelry.  In fact, it is estimated that Indian households own over 20,000 tons of gold, at an current value of around $950 billion.

But in the U.S. and Europe, gold ownership fell following its removal from currencies in 1971, and even the Internal Revenue Service categorizes physical gold simply as a collectible, and not as an investment or money.  And the mania that drove gold prices up to $1980 just a few years ago was built on fear of the financial meltdown that occurred in 2008 when stocks, bonds, and debt threatened to collapse the entire banking system.



Yet that philosophy is now changing, and especially since early 2015.  And with gold and even silver purchases exploding from hedge funds, banks, and a growing coalition of citizens, shortages have been created that have not only stabilized gold prices at a strong bottom, but have secured support to where these prices are beginning to rise despite the concerted effort of the government to depress them in the paper markets.  And as falling stocks, bonds, the fear of a global recession, and the failing confidence in central banks begins to accelerate, gold is once again becoming the one asset to own as wealth protection is now more important than chasing yields, or trying to invest in chaotic markets.
The $15 trillion rout in global equity markets since May is reawakening the lure of gold for investors seeking safety. 
Hedge funds and other large speculators more than doubled their net-long position in bullion last week, just three weeks after they were the most-bearish ever. Investor holdings of gold through exchange-traded products are expanding at the fastest pace in a year, and the value of the ETPs has jumped by $3 billion in 2016. - Bloomberg Business News

Ownership of precious metals have always been a mainstay of a diversified portfolio until brokers and money managers chose to eliminate this option and push investors and retirees into strictly paper based assets.  But the problem today is that all that paper is tied to the dollar, and what happens if the dollar itself is the thing to collapse as many analysts are predicting will happen in the coming months or years?  Because the collapse of the dollar would make all these investments and retirement accounts insolvent, worth zero, or at the very least lose 40-70% of their value as the replacing currency would have to be devalued to accommodate the massive amount of debt owned by Wall Street and the Federal government.

So how can you be assured in protecting your wealth and owning affordable physical gold in a way that protects you from all market chaos, and from any potential currency collapse?

You can do all of this with 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, 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.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Got Karatbars? Respected economist Marc Faber its past time to buy gold as markets will collapse another 40%

With every economic analyst from CNBC, Fox Business News, Goldman Sachs, and even the Bank of International Settlements, there are always agendas behind the information, data, and forecasts they provide on a given day, week, or period.  Some push stock and equity markets because their advertisers demand they speak on things that promote their companies and stocks.  Some want to keep the public in the dark so they can continue their raping of wealth from classes of people into their own coffers, and yet again, some hold investments that they want to rise in value through directing others to purchase the same.

Economists in the alternative media are not immune to this as well, but overall they are much more altruistic in their forecasts and agendas.  Companies like Goldcore, Silver Doctors, and Miles Franklin have their employees write blogs, do interviews, and promote the goodness of their products, and even here at the Daily Economist we provide opportunities in a company called Karatbars to accomplish certain things that are rarely found in the status quo of corporatocracy.

But in the end, you as a customer, investor, and seeker of value must always double check information that you come upon, and weigh it against the scales of truth versus agenda.  And that balance scale is always best comprised in putting your trust in people who have a recorded track record of accuracy, because in the end it is not the solutions we offer to protect oneself that are the most important, but the soundness of the information so that you can choose your own path on how best to protect you, your family, your business, and your future.

Economist Marc Faber is one of those individuals with a proven track record, and the financial chops to go along with his analysis.  Much more than just selling a product, Faber puts his own money on the line in investing and saving wealth according to the data and trends that he both uncovers, and sees for the future.
Marc Faber, editor of the “Gloom, Doom & Boom Report,” has advised investors that now is a good time to invest in gold  because stocks will crash over 40% and the world is on the verge of a new liquidity and debt crisis. 
Faber says investors would be prudent to diversify into safe haven in gold bullion which has risen 3% this year and is currently at $1,096 an ounce. 
He recently told MarketWatch that the stock-market downturn could result in stocks hitting lows not seen in five years. Faber warns that the S&P 500, which fell to 1,881 yesterday, could drop to its 2011 low below 1,200. - Goldcore

The purposes behind gold as an asset are not primarily for use as an investment or speculation, but as protection against the destruction of currencies and paper based assets like stocks, bonds, etc....  And it is the most powerful instrument in history when financial systems are transitioning from a dying one to a future one.  Our current system is based on oil and the dollar, and the agreement created in 1973 where the U.S. needed a backstop for the reserve currency following its removal from the gold standard two years earlier.  But ever since 2013, economies in the East have been pushing for an end to this 43 year old system, and it appears extremely likely that its collapse, or at the very least its diminishment, is almost an assured guarantee with OPEC moving more into China's camp.


So in the end, our current financial chaos is not about equity markets or even recessions which most nations in the world are now experiencing, but about the end of a monetary era, which has the future of who will seize control in the vacuum of this collapse up for grabs.

And which makes the owning of physical gold the one sure protection to not only survive this coming transition, but to be fully prepared to start at a strong financial level in whatever system emerges from it.

And you can do all of this with 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, 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.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

The global financial and economic bubble is popping

In a new interview on Jan 9. by metals analyst Dave Kranzler, the long time proponent of an economic collapse, provided insight into last week's systematic market declines all across the world, and the causalities of why the system is completely ready for central bank induced bubbles to burst.

Beginning with China on Monday trading, and following through all the way to Friday's market close, nearly all markets in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. began the year on severe downturns, with America's primary markets having their worst beginning of the year trading in the nation's history.



Thursday, January 7, 2016

China stock markets halt completely after Yuan devaluation

It appears that the new Chinese circuit breakers came at just the right time as the Shanghai equity markets triggered a halt on Jan. 7, leading the Far Eastern power to close down the markets altogether after just 30 minutes of trading.  This is the second circuit breaker halt in three days for China, which implemented the market protection at the start of the new year.
What appears to have been the catalyst for this market collapse was a devaluation of the Yuan, which was dropped by the PBOC the most since last August.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Fed publishes drastic fall in GDP forecasts, setting the stage for less than 2% growth for 2015

Recovery!  The mantra of the Federal Reserve and mainstream pundits parroting the party line.  But it appears that like poll numbers given prior to Presidential elections, when all the votes are counted, what was forecast for months leading up to the end of a cycle was much different than the actual outcome.
For most of 2015 the Fed and big bank analysts predicted an annual GDP growth rate between 2.5 - 3%.  But a new report published on Jan. 4 by the Atlanta Fed shows that not only is GDP growth looking to be below 2% for last year, but it will be as much as six bps below the dreadful number that ended 2014.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Fed publishes drastic fall in GDP forecasts, setting the stage for less than 2% growth for 2015

Recovery!  The mantra of the Federal Reserve and mainstream pundits parroting the party line.  But it appears that like poll numbers given prior to Presidential elections, when all the votes are counted, what was forecast for months leading up to the end of a cycle was much different than the actual outcome.
For most of 2015 the Fed and big bank analysts predicted an annual GDP growth rate between 2.5 - 3%.  But a new report published on Jan. 4 by the Atlanta Fed shows that not only is GDP growth looking to be below 2% for last year, but it will be as much as six bps below the dreadful number that ended 2014.