Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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By Itself, A Chinese Sell-Off In U.S. Debt Won't Imperil The Dollar

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 01:16 PM PDT

Podcast: Inflation + Populism = Soaring Gold

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 01:00 PM PDT

Inflation is back, thanks to the past few years’ exuberant borrowing and currency creation. Meanwhile, populist politicians are gaining traction in Europe, threatening both the European Union and the eurozone. The world has never seen this combination of excessive financial leverage and widespread political upheaval, so expect the next few years to be bad for […]

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How One Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Lost His Faith in the System

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 01:00 PM PDT

What follows is Ben's story– the story of an incredibly optimistic, forgiving person who always gives people the benefit of the doubt. But after this experience, even Ben is losing faith in the institutions that are supposed to keep society safe.   From Simon Black: Today I'm going to introduce you to my friend Ben, […]

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Breaking News And Best Of The Web

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 01:00 PM PDT

Beware the ides of March? Has Wall Street found its next Big Short? China’s economic miracle is over. Stocks are wildly overvalued and this is the lull before the storm. Gold and silver stable at multi-week lows. House Intelligence panel wants wiretapping evidence. SEC rejects bitcoin ETF, price plunges then recovers. Fed expected to raise […]

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Hackers Stole My Phone Number – A Personal Story

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 12:36 PM PDT

If this can happen to me, it can happen to virtually anybody. From Michael Krieger: On March 3rd, at approximately 9pm, hackers stole my phone number. I didn't become aware of this until a little more than 24 hours later, but hacking attempts on my other accounts began right away. Prior to this nightmarish experience, I had […]

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Gold Price Trades Between It’s Key Levels before FOMC

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 12:19 PM PDT

Bringing Chaos to America: Obama “Running A Shadow Government” From Washington DC

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 12:00 PM PDT

While it's not exactly clear what they have in store for America, Obama 2.0 is taking shape, and many are already calling it a "shadow government"… From Mac Slavo: There is a great deal of concern in some circles about the stealth maneuvers of state that may be in the works. Unlike other former presidents, […]

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How This Idaho Oldtimer Constructed An Ideal “Underground Home for Less Than $50”

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 11:00 AM PDT

This guy never took to living conventionally, or really, having anything to do with the grid that he didn't have to.   From Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan: This guy never took to living conventionally, or really, having anything to do with the grid that he didn't have to. Mike Oehler is a veteran in the DIY […]

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VAULT7 SHOCKER: OBAMA MAY GO TO FEDERAL PRISON

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 10:52 AM PDT

The Wikileaks VAULT7 Documents Will ROCK the Deep State CIA to its Very Core – and the Evidence the Leaks Provide Will Likely Lead Barack Obama Directly to a Federal Prison Cell…   Subscribe for Free to the SD YouTube Channel Buy 90% Junk Silver at the Lowest Price Online! Just $0.99/oz Over Spot!

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Mystery: Researchers Spot Massive Structure Moving Under The Pacific: “2.5 Miles In Diameter & Surrounded By Tank Tracks”

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 10:30 AM PDT

We see a large circular object and an obvious path or trail created by it – and it disappears into a blurred out area – how convenient…   From Mac Slavo: There's something lurking below the ocean and researchers can't seem to agree on what it might be. The object, which measures a massive 2.5 […]

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Clif High Warns Web bot, Bitcoin, & COMEX Are All SCREAMING HYPERINFLATION!

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 10:15 AM PDT

Clif High’s Web Bot, Bitcoin, & the hard data showing unimaginable manipulation of silver on the Comex Are All SCREAMING the Same Thing: Hyperinflation Is Coming… Subscribe for Free to the SD YouTube Channel 2 oz Silver Queen's Beasts Red Dragon Intro Pricing: $2.69/oz Over Spot!

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What’s Really Happening In North Korea?

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 10:00 AM PDT

Investigative journalists Luke Rudkowski and James Corbett discuss the disastrous geopolitical situation with Kim Jong-un of North Korea, involving China, Russia, & the US. What’s REALLY Going On In North Korea? Buy 90% Face Junk Silver at the Best Price Online! Just $0.99/oz Over Spot!

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Why I Have to Agree with Tim Geithner on This

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 09:00 AM PDT

What Geithner is unwilling to say is what’s obvious: now that policymakers have shot their wad and the room for maneuver is limited, there can’t be a centralized, painless “fix” for the next inevitable financial crisis.   Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith: Geithner’s conclusion: current policy extremes, politics and astounding debt levels limit policymakers’ emergency […]

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Are Central Banks Losing Control Over Currencies?

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 08:00 AM PDT

Eight years after the crisis of 2008-09, central banks are still injecting $200 billion a month into the global financial system to keep it from imploding.   Buy US Mint Coins at the Lowest Price Online! By Charles Hugh Smith: Eight years after the crisis of 2008-09, central banks are still injecting $200 billion a month […]

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How The Federal Reserve Is Setting Up Trump For A Recession, A Housing Crisis And A Stock Market Crash

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 05:25 PM PDT

Janet Yellen - Public DomainMost Americans do not understand this, but the truth is that the Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else does, and that includes Donald Trump.  Politicians tend to get the credit or the blame for how the economy is performing, but in reality it is an unelected, unaccountable panel of central bankers that is running the show, and until something is done about the Fed our long-term economic problems will never be fixed.  For an extended analysis of this point, please see this article.  In this piece, I am going to explain why the Federal Reserve is currently setting the stage for a recession, a new housing crisis and a stock market crash, and if those things happen unfortunately it will be Donald Trump that will primarily get the blame.

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is expected to hike interest rates, and there is even the possibility that they will call for an acceleration of future rate hikes

Economists generally believe the central bank's median estimate will continue to call for three quarter-point rate increases both this year and in 2018. But there's some risk that gets pushed to four as inflation nears the Fed's annual 2% target and business confidence keeps juicing markets in anticipation of President Trump's plan to cut taxes and regulations.

During the Obama years, the Federal Reserve pushed interest rates all the way to the floor, and this artificially boosted the economy.  In a recent article, Gail Tverberg explained how this works…

With falling interest rates, monthly payments can be lower, even if prices of homes and cars rise. Thus, more people can afford homes and cars, and factories are less expensive to build. The whole economy is boosted by increased "demand" (really increased affordability) for high-priced goods, thanks to the lower monthly payments.

Asset prices, such as home prices and farm prices, can rise because the reduced interest rate for debt makes them more affordable to more buyers. Assets that people already own tend to inflate, making them feel richer. In fact, owners of assets such as homes can borrow part of the increased equity, giving them more spendable income for other things. This is part of what happened leading up to the financial crash of 2008.

But the opposite is also true.

When interest rates rise, borrowing money becomes more expensive and economic activity slows down.

For the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates right now is absolutely insane.  According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s most recent projection, GDP growth for the first quarter of 2017 is supposed to be an anemic 1.2 percent.  Personally, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if we actually ended up with a negative number for the first quarter.

As Donald Trump has explained in detail, the U.S. economy is a complete mess right now, and we are teetering on the brink of a new recession.

So why in the world would the Fed raise rates unless they wanted to hurt Donald Trump?

Raising rates also threatens to bring on a new housing crisis.  Interest rates were raised prior to the subprime mortgage meltdown in 2007 and 2008, and now we could see history repeat itself.  When rates go higher, it becomes significantly more difficult for families to afford mortgage payments

The rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage reached its all-time low in November 2012, at just 3.31%. As of this week, it was 4.21%, and by the end of 2018, it could go as high as 5.5%, forecasts Matthew Pointon, a property economist for Capital Economics.

He points out that for a homeowner with a $250,000 mortgage fixed at 3.8%, annual payments are $14,000. If that homeowner moved to a similarly-priced home but had a 5.5% rate, their annual payments would rise by $3,000 a year, to $17,000.

Of course stock investors do not like rising rates at all either.  Stocks tend to rise in low rate environments such as we have had for the past several years, and they tend to fall in high rate environments.

And according to CNBC, a “coming stock market correction” could be just around the corner…

Investors are in for a rude awakening about a coming stock market correction — most just don’t know it yet. No one knows when the crash will come or what will cause it — and no one can. But what’s worse for most investors is they have no clue how much they stand to lose when it inevitably happens.

“If you look at the market historically, we have had, on average, a crash about every eight to 10 years, and essentially the average loss is about 42 percent,” said Kendrick Wakeman, CEO of financial technology and investment analytics firm FinMason.

If stocks start to fall, how low could they ultimately go?

One technical analyst that has a stunning record of predicting short-term stock market declines in recent years is saying that the Dow could potentially drop “by more than 6,000 points to 14,800″

But if the technical stars collide, as one chartist predicts, the blue-chip gauge could soon plunge by more than 6,000 points to 14,800. That's nearly 30% lower, based on Friday's close.

Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at Master Trading Strategies, claims several predicted stock market crashes to his name — all of them called days, or even weeks, in advance. (He told CNBC viewers, for example, that the August 2015 "Flash Crash" was coming 18 days before it hit.) He's also made prescient calls on gold and crude oil.

And he's extremely concerned about what this year could bring for investors. "The timeline is rapidly approaching" for the next potential Dow meltdown, said Jadeja, who shares his techniques via workshops and seminars.

Most big stock market crashes tend to happen in the fall, and that is what I portray in my novel, but the truth is that they can literally happen at any time.  If you have not seen my recent rant about how ridiculously overvalued stocks are at this moment in history, you can find it right here.  Whether you want to call it a “crash”, a “correction”, or something else, the truth is that a major downturn is coming for stocks and the only question is when it will strike.

And when things start to get bad, most of the blame will be dumped on Trump, but it won’t primarily be his fault.

It was the Federal Reserve that created this massive financial bubble, and they will also be responsible for popping it.  Hopefully we can get the American people to understand how these things really work so that accountability for what is coming can be placed where it belongs.

Gold and Silver Commercial Traders Begin to Cover Short Positions

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 03:05 PM PDT

silver cot march 17Does the trend change in the short position of commerical traders signal a bottom for precious metals? Gold and silver posted a strong start to the year in 2017, despite the December rate hike. This was a repeat of last year, when the December 2015 Federal Reserve rate hike was followed by a massive rally in [...]

Time to Get Back into Gold Stocks

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 01:00 AM PDT

Money manager Adrian Day updates developments and guidance from three major gold companies.

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