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Michael Pento: Rising Rates Forecast Insolvency, Profound Chaos Coming

  • Michael Pento: Rising Rates Forecast Insolvency, Profound Chaos Coming
    by Greg Hunter’s 
    Money manager Michael Pento says recently rising interest rates are signaling big trouble for the economy. Pento contends, “There are so many things that can go wrong with rising interest rates.  First of all, you have to understand that the permabulls that you hear on CNBC will tell you there is nothing wrong with rising interest rates.  It is a symbol of growth.  If you look at industrial production and retail sales for January, they were negative.  So, rising rates are occurring, not because of growth, they are caused by insolvency concerns.  That is the key metric here, and they are credit risks and insolvency concerns.”

    Who is insolvent? Pento says, “Europe is insolvent.  The United States is insolvent. . . . We have $21 trillion in debt.  That’s seven times our revenue.  So, we are technically insolvent.  You haven’t seen anything yet because as interest rates rise, debt service expenses rise. . . . Certainly, beyond a shadow of doubt, the Bank of Japan is insolvent.”

    Pento says 10-year Treasury rates could easily go to “7%,” which is a massive move from a little less than 3% today. This would not be some wild swing, but a “return to long term averages.”  What are central bankers going to do then?  Pento says, “I think the end game is central bankers are going to come back in and buy everything.  They are going to buy every fixed income sovereign debt instrument that they can find because interest rates are going to spiral out of control. . . . You are going to have a panic out of Treasuries, a panic out of high yield, a panic out of leveraged loans and a panic out of bond funds.”

    Pento also predicts, “For the first time in 40 years, you are going to have bond prices and equity prices in free-fall. That happened in the 1970’s, but it’s going to be worse because in the 1970’s, you didn’t have an insolvency concern. . . The chaos coming to markets is here.  It’s not going away, and it’s not going to be brushed under the rug.  It’s not going to stay on the sidelines for another few years.  The years from 2007 to 2017 were the years central banks were buying everything.  There was no volatility, and stocks just went up.  Those days have ended, and the volatility is only going to become much more profound.”


February 22, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Intel: North Korea Planning Preemptive Strike Between March 28th And April 2nd?

  • The Alex Jones Channel Published on Feb 16, 2018
    Alex Jones reveals exclusive US Intel about North Korea’s plan to preemptively strike Japan with ICBMs between March 28th and April 2nd, following the feigning peace at the winter Olympics.

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February 17, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Not China That Is Dumping US Treasurys, It’s Japan

  • It’s Not China That Is Dumping US Treasurys, It’s Japan
    by Tyler Durden,
    Recent concerns about a liquidation by China of its US Treasury holdings appear to have been greatly exaggerated because according to the latest TIC data released at 4pm on Thursday, in December, China not only added $8.3 Billion to its holdings, bringing the total to $1184.9BN, or about $26 billion more than a year ago, but for the full year 2017, China added the most Treasury holdings going back seven years.

    But while China appears content with its US paper inventory, it was the second largest foreign US creditor, Japan, that has been liquidating in recent months, and in December, Japan sold $22.6 billion in TSYs, bringing its total to $1,061.5BN, the lowest total since the start of 2012.

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February 16, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , | Leave a comment

S&P, Nikkei Futures Crash After Hours As VIX Volumes Hit All Time High

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  • S&P, Nikkei Futures Crash After Hours As VIX Volumes Hit All Time High
    by Tyler Durden,
    Here is the simple summary of what happened today courtesy of Morgan Stanley’s quants: market liquidity collapsed while VIX futs volumes hit an all time high, as countless vol-sellers were forced to cover. The details from Morgan Stanley’s quant team:

    * Liquidity in the top of the S&P futures book 50% worse than Friday.
    * Avg available size is 111 contracts since 3PM today on the top of the S&P book. Friday avg. size was 209 (for the entire day
    * Beginning  of Jan this was 800.  End of Jan it was 300.
    * VIX futures traded 897k total across the curve so far today.   Previous FULL DAY record was 850k  (aug 10 2017)

    For those wondering, the market on close imbalance was a whoppoing $3.4 billion. What does this mean in practical terms: as shown in the chart below, the crash is continuing after the close.

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February 6, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Central Banker Just Admitted On The Record: Currencies Are Worthless…

  • A Central Banker Just Admitted On The Record: Currencies Are Worthless…
    by Phoenix Capita…,
    If you want evidence of the Endgame for Central Bankers, you need to look no further than yesterday’s Bank of Japan (BoJ) announcement. In its simplest rendering, Haruhiko Kuroda, the head of the BoJ, stated that the Japanese Yen is effectively worthless to him.

    In his news conference, Kuroda reiterated that changes to the bond-buying operations don’t imply shifts to its policy stance, adding that the BOJ’s primary objective is the yield curve on Japanese government bonds, not the volume of its asset purchases. Kuroda also suggested the yen’s recent move may have resulted from broad dollar weakness, particularly against the euro.
    Source: Bloomberg

    Put another way, as far as the head of the BoJ is concerned… it doesn’t matter how much currency he prints: tens of billions of yen, hundreds of billions of yen, even trillions of yen… all that matters is where Japanese bond yields are trading.

    This is the literal textbook for Central Bankers around the world: devalue your currency in order to maintain the bond bubble. I outlined all of this in my best-selling book The Everything Bubble: the Endgame For Central Bank Policy... but I have to admit even I was stunned to see the head of a major Central Bank state this explicitly… and in public. But let’s be clear… shredding your currency will work for a while… but eventually doing this unleashes inflation.

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January 27, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Q Anon, A False Flag Attempt Is Headed Our Way

  • X22Report Published on Jan 17, 2018
    The President had his physical and he is in perfect health. Bannon is called in to testify in front of congress, but makes deal with Mueller to speak to him privately. Catalan government makes move for independence again. North Korea and South Korea will go to the Olympics together. The cabal (deep state) sends a warship to Japan. Another fake message about incoming missiles, this time in Japan. Syrian opposition putting out fake news that ISIS is recapturing areas. World Economic forum reports that cyber attacks is a big threat for 2018. The Pentagon says they will use Nuclear weapons if attacked by non-nuclear weapons or cyber attacks. Q Anon is warning that many false flag attempts might occur this week or very soon. But all will be safe.


January 18, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

North Korea Says Has Full Nuclear Force, Can Hit All of US

  • PressTV News Videos Published on Nov 29, 2017
    North Korea has launched a ballistic missile following a 10-week pause in its weapons testing. The Pentagon says its initial assessment shows that the projectile was an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile that flew about one thousand kilometers before landing in the Sea of Japan. It added that the missile did not pose a threat to the Unites States, its territories or its allies. The South Korean military said it conducted a missile-firing test in response to the move by the North. Japan condemned the missile launch by the north as unacceptable.

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November 29, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile, Pentagon Claims It’s an ICBM

  • North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile, Pentagon Claims It’s an ICBM
    North Korea has fired a ballistic missile, which splashed down in the Sea of Japan, according to the South Korean, Japanese and US militaries. The Pentagon says an initial assessment indicates it was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

    South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff were the first to report on the launch. “North Korea launched an unidentified ballistic missile eastward from the vicinity of Pyongsong, South Pyongan Province, at dawn today,” it said, as cited by Yonhap news agency. Seoul and Washington were analyzing the missile’s trajectory, it added.

    The Pentagon later said it had detected and tracked a North Korean missile launch. Pentagon spokesman Colonel Robert Manning described the projectile as an intercontinental ballistic missile, adding that it traveled some 1,000 km before splashing down into the Sea of Japan.

    The White House said that US President Donald Trump had already been briefed on Pyongyang’s new launch when the missile was still in the air. Trump eventually called the North Korean missile launch “a situation that we will handle.” The launch would not change the US approach to the North Korea issue, he added.

    The Japanese prime minister’s office said that the North Korean missile apparently landed in waters off Japan within the country’s exclusive economic zone. The Japanese PM ordered an emergency meeting of cabinet ministers, according to Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga. Tokyo has also expressed a “strong protest” over the launch. Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has also requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.

    Following the North Korean launch, the South Korean military staged a “precision strike” missile exercise, Yonhap reported. The South Korean military said that the missile flew some 960 kilometers, reaching a peak altitude of 4,500 kilometers. The figures have yet to be verified by other sources, since such an altitude would mean the projectile travelled well into space, with the Low Earth Orbit being marked at 2,000 kilometers.

    US Defense Secretary James Mattis said that the missile went higher than any other projectile the North Koreans had launched previously. The North Korean launch, if confirmed, would be the first test conducted by Pyongyang since September, when the Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan.

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November 29, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | 1 Comment

BUSTED! CNN Caught Lying About Trump Feeding Koi Fish

  • The Alex Jones Channel Published on Nov 6, 2017
    Alex Explains how CNN Manufactures Fake News by Selectively Airing Footage from Trump’s Asia Trip.


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US ‘Empire of Debt’ Will Go To War To Stop Emergence of Petro-Yuan – Max Keiser

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Who owns the world reserve currency, the dollar, the global monetary hegemony? Look at the Satanic capstone on your dollar bill. The Luciferian New World Order will be complete with the arrival of the Satanic capstone: the Anti-Christ, fake messiah, bringer of false peace, the white horseman of Revelation 6!

October 27, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

US Won’t Stop Drills with South Korea Due to ‘Counter-Provocations on Both Sides’

  • RT America Published on Oct 24, 2017
    The fifth set of military drills between the US, South Korea and Japan this year are underway amid increased tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, as President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ratchet up the rhetoric about nuclear war. Peter Kuznick, director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University, explains to RT America’s Ashlee Banks why North Korea views the exercises as provocative.


October 25, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Comments Off on US Won’t Stop Drills with South Korea Due to ‘Counter-Provocations on Both Sides’

Japan Sounds Alarm On “Unprecedented, Critical And Imminent” Threat From North Korea

  • Japan Sounds Alarm On “Unprecedented, Critical And Imminent” Threat From North Korea
    by Tyler Durden,
    Following the landslide victory by Prime Minister Abe in Japan’s Sunday elections, which left his ruling coalition with a supermajority allowing him to change Japan’s constitution, Abe wasted no time in signalling a push towards his long-held goal of revising Japan’s post-war, pacifist constitution, however as Reuters reported earlier, Abe would “need to convince a divided public to succeed.” Parties in favor of amending the U.S.-drafted charter won nearly 80% of the seats in Sunday’s lower house election, leaving the small, new Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ) as the biggest group opposed to Abe’s proposed changes. Still, Abe claimed he wanted to get other parties on board, including Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s new conservative Party of Hope, and was not insisting on a target of changing the constitution by 2020 that he floated this year.

    Yet, despite Abe’s soothing vision, just one day after the election Japan was already setting the groundwork for creating the strawman that would be needed to get public support largely behind Abe’s militant venture.

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October 24, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Japan Sounds Alarm On “Unprecedented, Critical And Imminent” Threat From North Korea

Japan Considers Killing Cash by Launching Own Crypto-Currency

  • Japan Considers Killing Cash by Launching Own Crypto-Currency
    Authorities in Japan are considering starting a digital currency to be called the J-Coin. By doing so, Tokyo will reduce cash circulation in the country.

    “The project is in the early stages, and we have just held study meetings with other institutions,” a spokesperson for Japanese bank Mizuho Financial Group told CNBC on Wednesday. “This will be pegged with Japanese Yen, and hopefully used to make payments and transfers through a mobile phone app,” the bank said.

    According to a report by the Financial Times, a consortium of Japanese banks are working on the project, and they are interested in launching the J-Coin before the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

    The project has the support of the central bank and regulators. The J-Coin will allow Japanese consumers to pay for goods and services with their smartphones. The government’s goal is to cut dependence on cash, which represents 70 percent of all transactions by value in Japan. The J-Coin will be exchanged at a one-to-one rate with the yen.

    Banks behind the project intend to counter the growing e-payments services of international tech giants like Apple or Alibaba. Japan is one of the first countries to begin to recognize cryptocurrency as a legal method of payment. The country passed legislation into law, effective April 1, categorizing digital currency as a kind of prepaid payment instrument.

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September 29, 2017 Posted by | Economics, EndTimes | , , , , | Comments Off on Japan Considers Killing Cash by Launching Own Crypto-Currency

South Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles in Response to North’s Latest Test-Launch

  • South Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles in Response to North’s Latest Test-Launch
    Two Hyunmoo-2 missiles were launched from a site near the inter-Korean border six minutes after the North fired a missile from the Sunan district of Pyongyang, Yonhap reported Friday citing the South Korean military.

    One of the South Korean missiles “accurately hit” a simulated target in the East Sea some 250 kilometers away, according to a Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) official. The other fell into water during the initial stage of the flight.

    According to the report, the launch was performed while the North Korean missile was still in the air. The South Korean Defense Ministry explained that it was able to make an on-the-fly response because it had detected the North’s preparation for a launch in advance.

    Earlier in the day, it was reported that had Pyongyang launched another missile, the 15th North Korean missile test this year. The unidentified projectile was heading east, according to published reports, after leaving the launch pad around 6:57 a.m. local time. The missile flew for about 20 minutes until falling into the Pacific Ocean at 7:16 a.m. about 2,000 kilometers east of Hokkaido, NHK reported citing Japanese government officials.

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September 15, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Comments Off on South Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles in Response to North’s Latest Test-Launch

South Korean Media: North Korea Fires Missile

  • PressTV News Videos Published on Sep 14, 2017
    North Korea fires missile over Japan’s Hokkaido Island North Korea has fired yet another missile over Japan, Japanese and Korean media say, a few hours after Pyongyang threatened to “sink” its south eastern neighbor. The missile launch on early Friday prompted officials to ask people in the Japanese island of Hokkaido to take shelter. Pyongyang had threatened to “sink” Japan earlier on Thursday, saying the country “no longer needed to exist near us.” The move came less than three weeks after the North fired another missile over Japanese territories. More to follow……


September 15, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Comments Off on South Korean Media: North Korea Fires Missile