Is the Derivatives Markets About to Implode the System Again?

The 2008 Crash was caused by the unregulated derivatives markets. And if you think that problem has been fixed, you’re mistaken. Consider Deutsche Bank (DB). DB sits atop the largest derivatives book in the world. This one bank has over $75 trillion in derivatives on its balance sheet. This is

A Major Money Making Opportunity Just Triggered For Stocks

It has now been a year since stocks hit a new all-time high. That is correct, despite having two massive bounces, driven by tremendous Central bank intervention, the S&P 500 remains well below it all time high of 2130 established May 21 2015. Why does this matter? Because it greatly

Is the Stock Market About to Hit Another Air Pocket?

For most investors, the sudden collapses in stocks that we keep experiencing feel they like they come “out of the blue.” After all, we are told incessantly by the Government and the media that the economy is going strong and that everything is great for the stock market. If those

The Dreaded DEATH Cross Formation Has Just Hit the Markets

The following is a sample of the RESEARCH THAT MAKES MONEY for subscribers of  Private Wealth Advisory… Smart investors have noted that the S&P 500 just staged a very dangerous looking move. That move was when S&P 500’s 50-week moving average broke below its 100-week moving average. You can see

Stocks Prepare to Crash as the Last Buyer Stops Buying

Stocks are now on borrowed time. Corporate buybacks have been the single largest driver of stock prices in the last quarter. Institutional investors have been net sellers for 15 weeks. And individual investors have been pulling capital out of stock funds in record amounts. This leaves corporate buybacks as the

Retail Collapse Signals the “Recovery” is Officially Dead

The “recovery” is over, at least as far as retail is concerned. The retail ETF (XRT) has taken out its bull market trendline dating back to the 2009 bottom. Even more than this, XRT has not only taken out its trendline, but it has since failed to reclaim former support.

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The Fed Is Finally Coming Clean About Inflation

For years the Fed has been lying about inflation. There are many methods of doing this, but the simplest was to use a “measure” of inflation that did not actually measure inflation at all. This is the famous Consumer Price Index of CPI. It is meant to measure inflation, but

Is a Cash Ban and Carry Tax Coming to the US?

Europe has banned the use of €500 bills. The reason? They claim these bills are used in money laundering and for drugs. And if you believe that is the concern, you probably believe the earth is flat. The fact of the matter is that Europe is now the center for

The Next 2008 Event Is Lurching Towards Us

As we noted yesterday, the ECB cannot and will not be able to generate GDP growth or inflation. The EU is simply too leveraged. You cannot have an entire region sporting a Debt to GDP of over 90%… with banks leveraged at 26 to 1 using sovereign debt as collateral

A Few Facts About Gold That Nay-Sayers Conveniently Ignore

We continue to see articles by so called “experts” trashing Gold and Silver as investments. Gold is everything from a “Pet Rock” to a “Dumb Investment” or “Barbarous Relic.” Do these people even bother doing research? Or are they just stock shills? First and foremost, you cannot compare Gold’s performance

How Much Longer Until This Bubble Bursts?

It’s been a rough week for stocks. Traders gunned for 2,100 on the S&P 500 time and again. All of those efforts failed to hold. And this was despite the Fed failing to raise rates again. The market is now rolling over and likely to test the downward trendline established

The Sad Truth About the State of the Financial System Today

For seven years, the world has operated under a complete delusion that Central Banks somehow fixed the 2008 Crisis. All of the arguments claiming this defied common sense. A 5th grader would tell you that you cannot solve a debt problem by issuing more debt. If the below chart was

You’ll Never Guess Who’s Been Buying Stocks…

Futures are looking weak again. Traders gunned for 2,100 on the S&P 500 last week. They briefly touched that level, but there was no follow through for the obvious reason: no one with a brain believes this rally. We’ve broken above the downward trendline established by a series of lower

Will Stocks Collapse 24% in the Next Three Months?

Will stocks collapse 24% (a Crash) in the next three months? For the first time since the 2009 bottom, Earnings Per Share (EPS) have diverged sharply to the downside from stocks. There are a lot of reasons why investors buy stocks… but at the end of the day, they all

The US Economy is Rolling Over… Are Stocks Next?

In the US economy is most assuredly moving into, if not already in a recession. The media trumpeted the amazing 2.0% growth rate initially forecast for the first quarter of 2016. That forecast has since collapsed to 0.3%. This is the same game Government beancounters have been playing for years:

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