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Friday, January 6, 2017

Tonight we're gonna party like its 19,999

In several massive attempts on Jan. 6 to breach the uncharted 20,000 level on the Dow, inter-day trading came up the tiniest fraction short as the equity market touched 19,999.63, then sold off after eight solid attempts to breach the psychological barrier.


Many analysts had expected the Dow to have breached 20,000 before the start of 2017, but the 'Santa Claus Rally' never emerged and the market closed out the year at 19,762.

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With the combination of geo-political and economic events causing currencies, bonds, and even bank solvency to be in question here in the first week of the new year, it is difficult to predict exactly when the Dow may reach and break through the 20K barrier of resistance.  But whether we see that level broken early Monday morning, or on some random day in the coming week, the reality is that nearly all stocks are vastly overvalued, meaning when the correction comes it will be much greater in scope than the nearly 20% decline that took place this same time last year.

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, August 5, 2016

Markets soar to new all-time highs as they realize the Fed will never raise rates on completely manipulated good news

The monthly job report came out for July today, and the massive higher than expected number is sending markets soaring to new all-time highs.  In fact, for the first time in 16 years the Nasdaq has equaled its previous all-time high and could close with a new record.

But underlying all of this is a fantastic dichotomy in fiscal and monetary policies that Wall Street has finally caught on to...  and that is, the government will continue to report bogus manipulated better than expected data, and the Fed will simply ignore it and keep going forward with zero interest rates.


This of course is the signal for speculation to now go all out in equities.
One week ago, the BEA admitted that it had "found a problem" when it comes to calculating GDP numbers. Specifically it blamed "residual seasonality" adjustments for giving historical GDP numbers a persistent optimistic bias. This came in the aftermath of last week's shocking Q2 GDP report which printed at 1.2%, less than half of Wall Street's consensus. 
Today, seasonality made another appearance, this time however in the much anticipated July number, which unlike the woeful Q2 GDP number, was the opposite, coming in far higher than expected. In fact it was higher than the top Wall Street estimate. 
As Mitsubishi UFJ strategist John Herrmann wrote in a note shortly after the report, the "jobs headline overstates" strength of payrolls. He adds that the unadjusted data show a “middling report” that’s “nowhere as strong as the headline" and adds that private payrolls unadjusted +85k in July vs seasonally adjusted +217k. 
We leave it up to readers to decide just why the government may want to represent what would otherwise have been a far weaker than expected report, into a blowout number, one which merely adds to the economic "recovery" narrative, which incidentally will come in very useful to Hillary's presidential campaign. 
Yet even assuming the market has no doubts about the seasonally adjusted headline number, as appears to be the case, the other problem that has emerged for the Fed is how to ignore this strong number. As Bank of Tokyo's Chris Rupkey writes, “Let’s see Yellen get out of this one and find something in the data to once again not raise rates in September.” (We assume he did not see the unadujsted numbers.) 
As he adds, slowing 2Q GDP growth of 1.2% took Sept. rate hike “off the table” and now “the million dollar question” is whether 255k payroll jobs in July, 292k in June put it back on.  As a reminder, Yellen speaks exactly in three weeks time at Jackson Hole on Aug. 26; “let’s see if she provides some guidance." But while rate hike odds may have spiked after today's report, it is almost certain that, as we said last night, the Fed will not dare to hike the rate in September and potentially unleash market turmoil in the most sensitive part of the presidential race. 
As for a December rate hike, there are 4 months until then, and much can happen: who knows, maybe the BLS will even undo the significant seasonal adjustment boost that send July jobs soaring. - Zerohedge


Just remember, there are no markets anymore, only interventions, and for investors the axiom that was created in 2010 is still applicable today...

Don't fight the Fed. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Gold manipulation in the U.S. goes back to 1987 when Greenspan made it Fed policy to protect the stock markets

If there ever was an example for just how much power the simple yellow metal known as gold holds in the world's financial system, all one has to do is look at the depth and breadth that manipulation over its price has been used by Western central banks.  And with the revelations two weeks ago of Deutsche Bank finally admitting that not only they, but many bullion banks conspired to hold down gold prices, a shocking revelation by well known journalist F. William Engdahl sheds new light in just how far down the rabbit hole gold price suppression goes.


"The first time I came across evidence that select Wall Street and other major international banks, in cooperation with the Federal Reserve, were deliberately suppressing the world gold price was in the aftermath of the global stock market crash of October, 1987. That was when the Dow Jones stock index lost 23% in one day," the researcher narrates. 
Indeed, on October 19, 1987, the United States faced a severe stock market crash: within one day — the notorious "Black Monday" — the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) swiftly lost 508 points. The crash prompted deep concerns regarding apparent inefficiency of the US' monetary system. 
"John Crudele, an exceptionally persistent financial journalist with The New York Post and John Williams of Shadow Government Statistics and an exceptional economist, informed me at the time of the gold manipulation reports," Engdahl continues. 
"The reason for the fix, which then-Fed chief Alan Greenspan reportedly orchestrated, was to prevent a stampede by panicked investors out of risky stocks and bonds into gold. Had gold profited from the stock panic, it could well have been an early end to the dollar system. It worked then to prevent a gold rise," the researcher underscores. - Sputnik News
And as you can see on the chart, gold declined from late 1987 following the October stock market crash and did not recover that year's high of over $500 per ounce until the events of 9/11 brought enough buying pressure to overwhelm central bank manipulations 14 years later.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Jobless claims jump to highest rate in two years, bringing new questions on recession

Contrary to the ‘head on the sand’ rhetoric that is coming from the Fed and mainstream business news regarding jobs, employment, and how the economy is really doing, the bottom line numbers have already signaled recession in the manufacturing side of the economy, and all that remains is for the service sector to hop on board.  But as the central bank Chair earlier this week pointed towards uncertainty in the markets that are now having an effect on their ability to raise interest rates as promised in December, new data out today pretty much ensures there won’t be a rate hike for at least several months, if not at all for the rest of the year.
This is because on March 31, new jobless claims numbers came in and they were discovered to be at the highest rate in two years.
With both ISM Manufacturing and Services employment indices collapsing, endless headlines of layoffs, Challenger-Grey noting Q1 as the worst since 2009, and NFIB small business hiring weak, it is no surprise that initial jobless claims is finally waking up. For the 3rd week in a row - the longest streak since July 2015. The last 3 weeks have seen a 9.1% surge in jobless claims - the biggest such rise since April 2014. - Zerohedge
jobless claims
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

It’s hard to spin the worst market week ever to begin a new year

Perhaps it was an omen that 2015 ended without a Santa Claus rally, and the final two days of trading were both in the red for most markets, but not many could have predicted that 2016 would start out with not only a continuation of the prior week’s trend, but end the week with a historic event for U.S. markets.
The worst week ever to begin a new year.
Not even in the Depression years of 1930 - 33 did the stock markets have a worse beginning to a new year, where on every single day at least 2 or 3 primary markets closed in the red.  And following the October crash of 2008, and the subsequent Great Recession that saw stock markets fall from 11,600 down to 6,600 at their trough, did either 2009 or 2010 begin worse than what took place this past week.

Read more on this article here...

Monday, January 4, 2016

Got Karatbars? WAR! What is it good for... absolutely everything especially gold

While many people were sleeping off their New Year's Eve revelries, the world became a little bit less secure not only internationally, but in the U.S. as well.  Beginning in the Middle East, where Saudi Arabia and Iran cut off diplomatic ties thanks to the Royal family issuing execution orders for 47 people, including an outspoken Shiite cleric, Iranian protesters burned down the Saudi embassy in Tehran.
Iranian protesters ransacked and set fire to the Saudi Embassy in Tehran on Saturday after Saudi Arabia executed an outspoken Shiite cleric who had criticized the kingdom’s treatment of its Shiite minority. 
The cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, was among 47 men executed in Saudi Arabia on terrorism-related charges, drawing condemnation from Iran and its allies in the region, and sparking fears that sectarian tensions could rise across the Middle East. 
The executions coincided with increased attacks in Saudi Arabia by the jihadists of the Islamic State and an escalating rivalry between the Sunni monarchy and Shiite Iran that is playing out in conflicts in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere. Sheikh Nimr was an outspoken critic of the Saudi monarchy and was adopted as a symbolic leader by Shiite protesters in several Persian Gulf countries during the Arab Spring uprisings. - New York Times
Assuredly, these events will domino and escalate tensions all over the Middle East as seen this morning where Bahrain, Sudan, and the UAE also cut diplomatic ties with Iran, and are setting the stage for a new all-out war between Sunni and Shiite Muslims that is on top of the ongoing battle many are already waging against ISIS terrorists.

But escalations in the Middle East were not the only radical events taking place over the weekend.  In the United States, a splinter militia group headed by a brother of Bundy Ranch victim Cliven Bundy, launched an armed campaign in a Federal wildlife refuge up in Oregon, and forcefully took over a Federal building with the hope that other liberty and militia groups would join in on their crusade or worse, revolution.
Oath Keepers including founder Stewart Rhodes was the only organization to predict how Ammon Bundy's vague calls for action on the part of the Hammond Family would actually play out.  They received a lot of ignorant attacks in response, and yet, they were absolutely right. 
Ammon, apparently trying to recreate what cannot be recreated, is looking for another Bundy Ranch stand-off.  First, I would point out that such events can't be artificially fabricated.  They have to happen in an organic way.  Whenever a group of people attempt to engineer a revolutionary moment, even if their underlying motivations are righteous, it usually ends up kicking them in the ass (Fort Sumter is a good example).  Ammon's wingmen appear to be Blaine Cooper aka Stanley Blaine Hicks (a convicted felon), and Ryan Payne (who claimed falsely during the Bundy Ranch standoff that he was an Army Ranger and who worked diligently to cause divisions between involved parties on the ground).  This was the first sign that nothing good was going to come from the Hammond protest. 
I have watched extensive video from the event in Oregon and am privy to accounts from participants.  From the information at my disposal, it would appear that Ammon and team did NOT make clear their intentions to occupy the federal wildlife refuge building except to a select few, inviting protesters to "take a hard stand" without revealing what this would entail until they were already in the middle of it all.  OPSEC?  No, I think not.  Obviously the goal was to lure as many protesters to Oregon as possible to the event in the hopes that they would jump on board with the stand-off plan once they were more personally involved.  Numerous protesters were rightly enraged once they discovered the ultimate motives behind the event. - Alt-Market.com

The bottom line is that the people of every race, religion, and sects are becoming angry and are now willing to engage in radical actions to let their voices be known.  From the rise of outsider Donald Trump to the lead in this year's Presidential campaign, to a refugee crisis in Europe that has caused gun restricted countries like Switzerland, Austria, and even Germany to call for everyone to arm themselves, the frequency of society is rushing headlong into change, and by all accounts, that change will be a violent and deadly one.

Perhaps just like it was for Europe, the Middle East (Ottoman Empire), and the U.S. 100 years ago.

Over the weekend, well known gold analyst Jim Sinclair penned an essay where he stepped far outside the bounds of his normal analysis and surprisingly spoke on the immediate need for people to become prepared... not just with gold and silver, but with every type of disaster preparedness needed to cover any form of emergency or crisis.  And judging by the reaction of markets on Monday, even Wall Street is feeling the effects of change in the air.

Shanghai Composite Chart


Dow Chart


Gold Spot Prices

Economic, financial, geo-political, and domestic events are all in play, and accelerating towards a nexus where no one can predict what their outcomes may be.  And the most important thing for you to do is to prepare yourself for whatever change is coming, and to be able to function where monetary systems may not be as readily available as they are today.

And you can do 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.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Bo Polny challenges Jonathan Cahn's work by showing how the Shmitah is really in 2016

In 2015, Harbinger author Jonathan Cahn shocked Wall Street and the theological world with his work on the Shmitah, or Jubilee year in biblical history.  And after Elul 29 came and went with little or no earth shattering event in either finance or geo-politics taking place, the wave of fascination regarding the Shmitah waned into the limelight.



But another biblical scholar, and researcher of cycles is challenging Cahn's assessment that 2015 was to be the year of the Shmitah, and instead points towards October of 2016 as the true date of the historical marker.


What gives Polny some credibility in his research is that over the past year he has correctly called to the day the top of the markets, and the July crash that nearly saw a 20% decline over the next few weeks.

Interestingly as well, analysts like the Guerrilla Economist and Rob Kirby have put 2016 as a more significant year than this one for the culmination of economic chaos, with the dollar front and center for the crash.  And since this is the time for predictions across the board for the coming year in finance and economics, Bo Polny's forecast has a better chance of coming to pass, especially since his track record is incredibly accurate.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

It appears that the Fed is now done propping up markets as S&P; 500 hits its Death Cross

It has been 10 days since the now famous Federal Reserve interest rate announcement, with the markets having reacted as if Janet Yellen had not said a word.  For in the past when the Fed spoke of raising interest rates, a decision to keep them near zero had always resulted in a new sweep of buying that brought the markets to new all-time highs.  But after equities reached their apex in back mid-May, more than 2000 points have dropped from the Dow index alone, and the S&P 500 on Sept. 28 crossed down below the dreaded Death Cross which may have signaled that the central bank ‘Yellen Put’ may have finally ended in the bank’s policy of propping up stocks.


Read more on this article here...

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Got Karatbars? Amidst metal shortages, India buys 126 tons of gold in August alone

Earlier this week we mentioned the fact that one of the primary gold and silver markets in the world (London) was virtually out of precious metals, and in a bind to provide delivery for the growing number of contracts that are accumulating around the world.  And with India's import ban having been lifted in recent months, the nation where over 1.4 billion people hold their wealth around their necks in physical gold is well on their way to draining the rest of the West's remaining reserves, and putting the precious metals market on life support.

In the month of August 2015, India imported 126 tonnes of gold and 1,400 tonnes of silver, according to data from Infodrive India.Gold import into India is rising after a steep fall due to government import restrictions implemented in 2013. 
Year-to-date India has imported 654 tonnes of gold, which is 66 % up year on year. 6,782 tonnes in silver bars have crossed the Indian border so far this year, up 96 % y/y. 
Gold import is set to reach an annualized 980 tonnes, which would be up 26 % relative to 2014 and would be the second highest figure on (my) record - my record goes back to 2008. - Bullionstar


Graphic courtesy of Bullionstar.com

Of course, what is interesting in all of this vast demand by countries and peoples around the world is the fact that the price has hardly budged, and in fact has gone down according to the baseline of the long-standing London Fix committee.  This of course bring an interesting paradox to the concept of supply and demand, but when you realize the Comex spot price that is the current determiner of precious metal commodity prices is one of the most manipulated markets in history, one has to take the view that the purpose behind this is to both dissuade those who might move their savings into gold, and to protect the dollar which is the foundation behind all U.S. policy just as silver was to Britain during their reign in the 19th century.

Yet tomorrow may be a turning point for gold and silver, and it rests on the critical decision that will be made by the Federal Reserve in regards to the raising of interest rates on Sept. 17.  Because no matter what choice the central bank decides to make, it will have an incredible effect on both the price of gold, and the demand for gold since a yes vote to raise rates will cause the equity markets to drop precipitously, and a no vote will contradict the Fed's rhetoric that not only is the economy not continuing in recovery mode, but that their analysis via data dependency means they will soon have to embark on QE4 and even greater money printing than was done from the previous five years combined.



So with the Fed caught in a trap no matter if they raise rates or not, and the results of their decision having vast effects on price inflation, the global currency war, and corporate lending and job creation, what options are left for the common people to protect their money and wealth against all contingencies, and provide even a modicum of security for the uncertain and chaotic roads ahead?

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.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Is the Fed using a loophole to prop up the stock markets through the Swiss central bank?

When the Federal Reserve was instituted back in 1913, it came into being with just two primary mandates.  The first was to curb inflation through the adjustment of interest rates,  and the second was to be a lender of last resort for troubled banks in need of liquidity.  Over time however, Congress pushed a third mandate onto their balance sheet, which was to ensure full employment in the economy.
But after the stock market crash of 1987, the Fed became involved in a new area of the market that was never part of their mandate… propping up and protecting equity values in the stock markets.  And while most of that work was relegated to the government run Plunge Protection Team (PPT) from the 80’s onward, it wasn’t until the Credit Crisis of 2008 and the implementation of Quantitative Easing that the central bank’s thrust into the stock markets became a near daily excursion.
So this now begs the question… just how does the Fed manipulate stock prices if they have no legal authority to do so, and no mandate at all to get involved in equities?  The answer appears to lie in a loophole that is facilitating their use of other central banks to do their work for them by supplying necessary funds to foreign banks to purchase stocks on U.S. exchanges.

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Black Monday: No matter the spin, markets built on Fed policy instead of economy

In the past we have written about, and shown the charts of what has happened in the stock markets since 2008 after the Fed began their policies of near zero interest rates, and massive quantitative easing.  In fact, it was a case of simple analysis to realize that the rise and fall of the equity markets over the past seven years have been intrinsically tied to infusions of new money printing, where stocks always declined when the spigots were turned off by the central bank.



Which leads us to now to the day of reckoning, or what happens in every instance of monetary expansion.  Over the past three weeks, equity markets around the world have been accelerating downward based on a number of factors.  First, the ability of new debt to increase GDP has now gone beyond the point of diminishing returns and would require an ever expanding rate of money printing just to squeeze out a single dollar of nominal growth.  Thus beginning in China, then traversing over into Europe and the U.S. during a daily market cycle, market declines and bad economic data are showing the cracks in the global financial system which are in part the same fundamental flaws that led to the 2008 crash.

Read more on this article here...

Monday, July 27, 2015

Economic indicators look more and more like 2007, and forecast the new global recession

Few people remember that the start of the Great Recession, and the lead-up to the 2008 credit crisis, began a year before when several economic indicators marked a tremendous slowdown and popping of artificial bubble throughout the world.  In fact, 2007 was when we saw the height of the last stock market boom, and where the Dow lost over 1000 points before the great crash occurred in October of 2008, leading to a 777 point drop in a single day.
But while the stock markets today are the primary benefactors of central bank cheap lending policies and near zero interest rates, equities were not the only indicators forecasting an oncoming crash.  And one of those alternative indicators was the amount of global trade taking place, which for the first time since the middle of 2009 reached an apex and began to slump.
Just like it did at the very end of 2007.
 
Read more on this article here...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2008 Redux? S&P; falls below 1900 with Dow losing nearly 1000 in last 30 days

While a decline of 1000 points in a market that recently resided at new all-time highs is not a complete cause for alarm, when coupled with massive declines in Europe, Japan, and a wave of global deflation fears, we suddenly find that the table is set for a repeat of the great stock market crash of 2008.
As trading forges towards a close on Oct. 13, the Dow has now lost more than 800 points since Sept. 23, and the S&P has now fallen below 1900 for the first time since early August.  In both Europe and Japan too, levels on their stock markets have been in steady decline, with the Nikkei unable to hold key technical support at 15000 despite Bank of Japan intervention just last night.
Read more on this article here...

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Margin Call: This is what the beginning of a fire sale looks like

When Asian markets opened on June 13, few had the expectation of anything more than a routine day of trading.  However, with a new report on China's slowing economy, and the Nikkei finally capitulating to the sellers, all hell broke loose and every exchange from Tokyo to London threw fundamentals to the wind and commenced an all out sell-off.




Charts courtesy of Zerohedge


A Fire Sale
Margin Call — MOVIECLIPS.com

To add insult to injury, the dollar is under immense pressure, with the Japanese Yen falling 172 bp to 94.15.  Prime Minister Abe's vision of battling deflation has become a nightmare of Keynesian proportions.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The days of trading in the stock and financial markets are over

In the past year, and carrying over from the taxpayer bailouts of banks and industries such as GM, the amount of fraud and manipulation in every financial market is immense.  No longer do the investor nor American people have protection by government agencies against market fraud, but in many instances, the federal government sides with the criminals to the detriment of the investor.



LIBOR, Bernie Madoff, MF Global, Peregrine Financial, zero-percent interest rates, the Social Security and Medicare entitlement funds, many state and municipal pension funds, mark-to-model asset values, quote stuffing and high frequency trading (HFT), and debt-based money?
The answer is that every single thing in that list is an example of market rigging, fraud, or both.
How are we supposed to make decisions in today’s rigged and often fraudulent market environment? Where should you put your money if you don’t know where the risks lie? How does one control risk when control fraud runs rampant? - Chris Martensen via Zerohedge

Knight Capital recently lost investors millions of dollars due to running a flawed computer algorithm used to skip trades and commissions for and against traders.  The Fed pumps money into stock markets skewing fundamentals so that investors have no idea of the true worth of a company.  ZIRP keep interest rates so low that it is no longer worth buying a CD, money market, or T-bill.

The wild west known as the global financial markets are not only broken, but controlled and manipulated so much, that only insiders have any ability to make a profit on the fraud and manipulation.  For the common man, the American who simply wants to ensure his dollar today is worth a dollar tomorrow, the real money, gold and silver in physical forms, is the only playing field that one can hold in their hands while the paper goes up in flames.