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Gerald Celente: Future Trends And Why Gold Is Going To Go Up

April 27, 2016 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Willie: Dollar Death by Gold (TruNews Radio)

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  • Jim Willie: Dollar Death by Gold (TruNews Radio)
    Hat Trick newsletter publisher Jim Willie joins Rick for a riveting 90+ minute explosive interview about the implosion of the Western financial empire and the rise of the Eurasian empire. Could the US Petrodollar end this summer? This is the best Jim Willie interview of 2016!


April 27, 2016 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Semiconductors Signal No Relief in Global Macroeconomic Slowdown


  • Semiconductors Signal No Relief in Global Macroeconomic Slowdown
    by ,  
    The industrial slowdown predicted by semiconductors is coming true.

    We are operating in an environment of sluggish global economic growth, deflationary raw material trends, and heightened geopolitical tensions. The demand picture in China has not yet resolved itself, and growth in Europe and North America remains modest. We will continue our focus on commercial discipline, operational excellence and productivity to manage through the current environment.” -Mark Rohr, Celanese (NYSE: CE) CEO

    In other words:

    * The low growth macro continues.
    * A China slowdown is underway. Demand is still unclear four+ months into the year?
    * Corporate belt-tightening is underway.
    * Big surprise: no layoffs announced.

    This is a zero growth environment. Celanese is a leading manufacturer of acetyl based chemicals. Everyone uses its products: automotive, consumer electronics, construction, industrial, food, pharmacy, and agriculture. Things are worse than they appear: CE’s 1Q 2016 topline still shrank after initiating significant price hikes.

    Volume demand is just falling, which means payrolls are under threat.

    Celanese began small job cuts in 4Q 2015. No layoffs were announced in the earnings release, but what Celanese meant by “commercial discipline” and “operational excellence” is that, under these conditions, hiring is not going to happen.

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Obama peddling his economic recovery fiction!

Obama peddling his economic recovery fiction!



April 27, 2016 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malaysian Ringgit Tumbles After 1MDB Default Raises Spectre Of Sovereign Failure


  • Malaysian Ringgit Tumbles After 1MDB Default Raises Spectre Of Sovereign Failure
    by Tyler Durden, 
    Update: after widening by 2bps earlier, Malaysia CDS is now +4 at 167bps and starting to move as macro “analysts” finally catch up on the entire story and comprehend the implications.
    * * *
    Malaysian CDS rose to near 3-month highs and the Ringgit has spiked over 300 pips – back near recent lows – after the Malaysian slushfund government investment fund 1MDB is reportedly in default. This is exactly the scenario we laid out last week that initially sent the currency lower and CDS higher, as the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund has by all appearances started a potential waterfall default on Malaysian sovereign debt (due to cross-default triggers at the sovereign).

    As we reported one week ago, Malaysia government investment fund was put into default by the Intl Petroleum Investment Co. Moments ago, the 5 day grace period on the missed $50.3 million payment on the TIAMK 5.75% 2022s privately placed by 1MDB Energy (Langat) expired, and as Bloomberg reported, 1MDB is now officially in default after missing its interest payment.

    The big question now is – as SocGen explores – Given the default of 1MDB, Could a Malaysian Sovereign Default Occur?

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April 26, 2016 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“The Men Behind The Curtain Are Being Revealed” – CEO Says Real-World Pricing Will Return To Gold, Silver And Commodity Markets

  • “The Men Behind The Curtain Are Being Revealed” – CEO Says Real-World Pricing Will Return To Gold, Silver And Commodity Markets
    by Mac Slavo,  
    Astute observers of financial markets, especially in the precious metals sector, have long argued that small concentrations of major market players have been manipulating asset prices. Last week those suspicions were confirmed when Deutsche Bank, one of the world’s leading financial institutions, not only admitted to regulators that they have been involved in the racket, but that they were prepared to turn over records implicating many of their cohorts in a global scheme to suppress prices.

    In his latest interview with SGT Report, straight-shooting Callinex Mines CEO Max Porterfield explains that now that the men behind the curtain are being revealed, asset prices in precious metals, base metals and other commodities will return to more natural pricing mechanisms based on core supply and demand fundamentals.

    They are being revealed, most certainly… whether anybody actually takes a fall for it is a whole ‘nother discussion in its own right.. It’s good someone is being held accountable in some form or fashion and at least we understand what we’re dealing with.

    … The real world pricing is being seen not only in the precious metals space, but it’s being played out in other base metals as well… Underlying all this manipulation is really the supply demand fundamentals for all these commodities…

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April 26, 2016 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

In Shocking Finding, The Bank Of Japan Is Now A Top 10 Holder In 90% Of Japanese Stocks


  • Practically all central banks are privately owned Illuminist corporations. They create gobs of money out of thin air to buy up the world (think QE). Soon the whole world will become their slaves. Microchipping with ‘666’ is next.
  • In Shocking Finding, The Bank Of Japan Is Now A Top 10 Holder In 90% Of Japanese Stocks
    by Tyler Durden, 
    The latest shocking example of just how intertwined central banks have become in not only Treasury and corporate bond markets and their respective “valuations”, but also in stocks, comes courtesy of the Bank of Japan which days ahead of an announcement which may see it double its ETF purchases from the current JPY3.3 trillion to JPY7 trillion or more (if Goldman is correct) has just been revealed to be a top 10 holder in about 90% of all Japanese stocks!

    As Bloomberg puts it, “they may not realize it yet, but Japan Inc.’s executives are increasingly working for a shareholder unlike any other: the nation’s money-printing central bank.”

    While the Bank of Japan’s name is nowhere to be found in regulatory filings on major stock investors, the monetary authority’s exchange-traded fund purchases have made it a top 10 shareholder in about 90 percent of the Nikkei 225 Stock Average, according to estimates compiled by Bloomberg from public data. It’s now a major owner of more Japanese blue-chips than both BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest money manager, and Vanguard Group, which oversees more than $3 trillion.

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April 26, 2016 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Robert Kiyosaki: Why the Ultimate Stock Market Crash Will Begin in 2016

  • Published on Apr 23, 2016
    In this segment, Christian economist Jerry Robinson is joined by author/investor Robert Kiyosaki to discuss why he believes the biggest stock market crash in history could likely begin this year! (Actually, Robert made his prediction about 2016 being the beginning of a massive stock market collapse way back in 2002. The prediction appears in a book he wrote 14 years ago entitled Rich Dad’s Prophecy.) In this fascinating interview, Kiyosaki tells Jerry why he has pulled all of his money out of the stock market and provides compelling reasons why the stock market is likely to implode later this year.

    He also explains how America’s financial and tax systems are rigged for the benefit of the “rich.” The solutions Robert offers require you to know the “rules” of the economy.


April 25, 2016 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US And The Coalition Forces Are Waiting For The Green Light To Carry Out Plan “B” Syrian War

  • Published on Apr 21, 2016
    The fascist US government is trying to convince the population that corporations have rights.Ukraine talks breaking down, troops brought to the contact line, time is ticking down to the next offensive. US and NATO surrounds Russia, Russia is now ready to defend itself when the US starts war. Obama says peace talks are collapsing, US bombers ready to be launched into Syria. Russia bringing in more troops to counter the US offensive. Turkey has brought more tanks and military assets to its border. US says gulf states are ready to fight the IS but he did not include Russia which tells us that Russia is the real target.


April 25, 2016 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama: US & EU Must Move Forward With TTIP. The Rise of The Mystery Babylon Whore & 10 Horn Beast Endtimes Empire!

  • Published on Apr 24, 2016
    US President Barack Obama says his country and the EU should continue negotiations to reach a trade deal. Obama made the statement in a joint press conference with German chancellor Angela Merkel in Hanover. Obama says it is indisputable that US trade deals with other countries have strengthened the American economy. Obama says the US is aware of people who are against the deal, saying there are fears about factories closing and jobs moving to other countries. Obama is facing massive opposition to the free trade deal in Berlin. German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel says the negotiations will fail if Washington refuses to make concessions to EU companies in the US. The deal triggered a massive protest rally in Hanover on Saturday.

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April 25, 2016 Posted by | Economics, EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gold is the Spectre Haunting Our Monetary System. A Central Banks Scramble for Gold Has Begun

Remember the Golden Rule: "He who has the gold Rules!"

Remember the Golden Rule: “He who has the gold Rules!”

  • Gold is the Spectre Haunting Our Monetary System. A Central Banks Scramble for Gold Has Begun
    by James Rickards,  
    For a century, elites have worked to eliminate monetary gold, both physically and ideologically.

    This began in 1914, with the UK’s entry into the First World War. The Bank of England wanted to suspend convertibility of bank notes into gold. Keynes counselled wisely that the bank should not do so. Gold was finite, but credit elastic.

    By staying on gold, the UK could maintain its credit, and finance the war effort. This transpired. The House of Morgan organised massive credits for the UK, and none for Germany. This finance was crucial, and sustained the UK until the US abandoned neutrality and tipped the military balance against Germany. 

    Despite formal convertibility of sterling to gold, the Bank of England successfully discouraged actual conversion.

    Gold sovereigns were withdrawn from circulation and turned into 400-ounce bars. This form of bullion limited gold ownership to the wealthy, and confined gold’s presence to vaults. A similar disappearance of gold as a circulating currency occurred in the US.

    Yet, like Banquo’s ghost, gold insists on its seat at the monetary table. The US holds 8,133 tonnes of gold. The members of the eurozone and ECB hold 10,788 tonnes.  China reports holdings of 1,788 tonnes, but actual holdings are closer to 4,000 tonnes, based on reliable data from Hong Kong exports and Chinese mining.

    Russia has 1,447 tonnes, and has been acquiring over 200 tonnes per year. Mexico, Kazakhstan, and Vietnam, among other nations, have added to their gold reserves recently. (Pity the UK, which sold more than half its gold at rock- bottom prices between 1999 and 2002). 

    After decades as net sellers of gold, central banks became net buyers in 2010. A scramble for gold has begun.  What drives gold’s new allure? In some cases, central banks are constructing a hedge against US dollar inflation.

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April 25, 2016 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This Is The End Days Of The Current Economic System And We Might Not Reach October: Bill Holter

April 25, 2016 Posted by | Economics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bill Holter: Without Price Suppression Gold Would be $5,000 to $10,000

  • Bill Holter: Without Price Suppression Gold Would be $5,000 to $10,000
    by Greg Hunter’s (Special Release)  
    According to financial writer Bill Holter, we are getting to the end of the gold and silver price suppression game. Holter contends, “Because the inventories are so small, silver and gold registered categories (at COMEX) total about $1.2 billion.  That’s nothing in today’s world.  That’s less than one day’s interest the U.S. pays on its debt.  I don’t see this going for a long time because inventories are so small. . . . This whole suppression game on gold and silver was brought about to protect the reserve currency, the dollar, because gold is a direct competitor with the dollar.  If the silver market blows up, and I shouldn’t say if, it’s when the silver market blows up, that’s going to blow the gold market up, and that is basically going to expose the fact the West is a fraud, that the gold and silver markets were a fractional reserve Ponzi scheme.  That’s going to blow confidence, and you are going to see derivatives blow up all over the world, and markets will be closed in a couple of days.”

    Holter, who is also an expert on gold, goes on to warn, “The world runs on credit, and you going to Walmart or a grocery store each week, the stuff doesn’t appear on shelves, it gets there by several layers of credit. . . . Silver is a teeny tiny domino compared to the whole system, but it will lead to all the dominos coming down. China and Russia know this.  It could be two days, two weeks or two months.  It could blow before the market opens on Monday morning.  You tell me when someone steps up to buy twice as much silver than COMEX can deliver, and that’s it.  It is done.  This is a seminal moment for the entire Western financial system. . . . It could be any day.  The default is coming.”

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April 25, 2016 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is This The End Of The U.S Dollar? Geopolitical Moves “Obliterate U.S Petrodollar Hegemony“

  • Is This The End Of The U.S Dollar? Geopolitical Moves “Obliterate U.S Petrodollar Hegemony“
    by Mac Slavo,  
    It seems the end really is nigh for the U.S. dollar. And the mudfight for global dominance and currency war couldn’t be more ugly or dramatic.

    The Saudis are now openly threatening to take down the U.S. economy in the ongoing fallout over collapsing oil prices and tense geopolitical events involving the 9/11 cover-up. The New York Times reports: 

    Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

    China has been working for years to establish global currency status, and will strengthen the yuan by backing it with gold in moves clearly designed to cripple the role of the dollar. Zero Hedge reports:

    China’s shift to an official local-currency-based gold fixing is “the culmination of a two-year plan to move away from a US-centric monetary system,” according to Bocom strategist Hao Hong. In an insightfully honest Bloomberg TV interview, Hong admits that “by trading physical gold in renminbi, China is slowly chipping away at the dominance of US dollars.”

    Putin also waits in the shadows, making similar moves and creating alliances to out-balance the United States with a growing Asian economy on the global stage.

    Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange asks “Is This The End of the U.S. Dollar?” in the video above. He writes:

    In this video Luke Rudkowski reports on the breaking news of both China and Saudi Arabia making geopolitical moves that could cause a U.S economic collapse and obliteration of the U.S hegemony petrodollar.
    We go over China’s new gold backed yuan that cannot be traded in U.S dollars and rising tension with Saudi Arabia threatening economic blackmail if their role in 911 is exposed.

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April 25, 2016 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Willie: The Economic System is Collapsing Right Now

April 23, 2016 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Report Shows The US Is Preparing For Mass Civil Disobedience

  • Published on Apr 22, 2016
    Denver is now placing military style arm guards in public schools to brainwash the students into believing they need to be protecting by the government. EU wants single click spying capabilities. Washington is now launching attacks on the BRICS countries. US wants a permanent brigade in Europe. Propaganda of Russia mounting a spring offensive in Ukraine is growing, which means the US is ready now. Obama says no ground troops in Libya which means there will be ground troops but they will call them advisers. Syria peace deal continues to breakdown. New report shows governments around the world are preparing for mass riots and are purchasing riot gear in mass quantity.


April 23, 2016 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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