Monthly Archives: February 2013

Third Time’s the Charm: How Will The Fed Deal With THIS Bubble?

The Fed has a HUGE problem on its hands. Fed officials are well aware that stocks have become totally disconnected from reality. However, they cannot simply come out and discuss ending stimulus efforts outright because it would cause a market collapse. Remember, the single most important role for the Fed

The Fed Has Set Us Up For the Crash of 2013

Having pumped the system with liquidity non-stop since the Crash of 2008, the Fed now realizes it’s in big trouble and needs to manage down expectations of further stimulus. As we noted earlier this year, the Fed, while attempting to appear committed to endless money printing via its QE 3

Europe’s Fine… Just Ask Depositors Who Saw Their Savings Go to ZERO

Anyone who wants to get an inside look at both the European banking system and the politicians in charge of fixing it need to only look at Spain’s Bankia. Bankia was formed in December 2010 by merging seven totally bankrupt Spanish cajas (regional banks that were unregulated). The bank was

The Wal-Mart Indicator: We’re Heading for a Stagflationary Disaster

In the second half of 2012, the media, Federal Reserve, and various Governmental economic bean counters engaged in what we call Great Global Rigging of 2012 in an effort to make the US economy look better to help the Obama campaign re-election bid. Now that the election is over, the

Spain Just Issued a Warning: The System is Blowing Up Again

At this point it is clear that Europe is totally finished. The house is burning. It’s just a matter of time before it collapses. Indeed, we get a clear signal of this from Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who just announced the following: “It is not enough, there are no

If Europe Were a House… It’d Be Condemned….

One of the primary focal points of our writing is the corruption that has become endemic to the political and financial elites of the world. When we refer to corruption we are referring to insider deals, cronyism, lies and fraud. Since the Great Crisis began in 2008, these have become

What Happens to a Financial System When Its Two Biggest Pillars Collapse?

Those EU leaders who have yet to be implicated in scandals are not faring much better than their more corrupt counterparts. In France, socialist Prime Minister Francois Hollande, has proven yet again that socialism doesn’t work by chasing after the wealthy and trying to grow France’s public sector… when the

It’s Time For Name That Insolvent Banking System!

Let’s play a little game. The game is called “Name That Insolvent Banking System.” The way you play the game is by trying to guess which the countries whose Bank Assets to GDP ratios are in the below chart. There are only seven countries and I’ll tell you that they’re

Europe is Fixed? Just Like Wall Street Was “Fixed” in May 2008, How’d That Turn Out?

In 2008, as the financial crisis picked up steam, one by one the big bank Wall Street CEOs came forward to assure everyone that “everything is fine” and that their banks were “well capitalized.” Anyone who did a bit of actual research knew this was not the case. But a

WARNING: The EU Crisis is BACK and Will Be Getting Worse in the Coming Weeks

I want to issue a major warning to investors: the EU Crisis is going to get worse in the coming months. I realize that most investors and analysts believe that the EU Crisis is over. Then think that because the S&P 500 is closing in on its all-time highs that

The Fed is Beginning to Remove the Punchbowl… Are You Ready For What’s Coming?

A month ago, we noted that the Fed was becoming increasingly splintered about how to proceed with its monetary policy. At that time we noted that the latest FOMC minutes indicated that the Fed was in fact conflicted about QE 4 despite its public appearance of being unified: Consider its

The European House of Cards is About to Collapse

The following is an excerpt from our most recent issue of Private Wealth Advisory. In it we outline how the EU’s economy is beginning to collapse again, at the precise moment that Spain, Italy and Greece are becoming embroiled in major corruption scandals. To find out more about Private Wealth

These Guys “Made” 2% of Their Country’s GDP Last Year

Over the last 30+ years, the Chinese government has maintained control of the economy by gradually implementing reforms that permit greater economic freedom to its citizens. The citizens in turn have gone along with this scheme because they believed that the system would permit them a greater quality of life

The EU’s Systemic Corruption Makes Solving the Crisis Impossible

The single most difficult aspect about analyzing market moves in Europe is the impact of the political class on just about everything. Worldwide, politicians are not exactly famous for honesty. However, Europe is a very special case… where just about everyone is lying on just about everything involving the economy

By Printing Money Central Banks Have Already Begun the Next Stage of Warfare

Since the Financial Crisis erupted in 2007, the US Federal Reserve has engaged in dozens of interventions/ bailouts to try and prop up the financial system. Now, I realize that everyone knows the Fed is “printing money.” However, when you look at the list of bailouts/ money pumps it’s absolutely