This is Why Stocks Are Holding Up… But Will Soon Crash

By Graham Summers, MBA

Over the last few days, I’ve illustrated how several major indicators are flashing “RECESSION!”

By quick way of review:

  1. The 10y-3m yield curve has predicted every recession in the last 50 years. It’s telling us that a new severe recession is just around the corner.
  2. Oil has collapsed from $130 per barrel to ~$75 per barrel, indicating demand destruction is underway.

All of this is BAD news for stocks.

Why?

During the typical recession Earnings Per Share (EPS) decline by 25%. 

Based on what bonds are doing, stocks are priced between 16 and 18 times forward EPS. Wall Street is currently forecasting EPS growth of 5% next year to $230.

$230 X 16 (or 18)= 3,680 to 4,410.

Incidentally, that is the trading range that stocks have been in for most of the last six months.

By Graham Summers, MBA

Over the last few days, I’ve illustrated how several major indicators are flashing “RECESSION!”

By quick way of review:

  1. The 10y-3m yield curve has predicted every recession in the last 50 years. It’s telling us that a new, severe recession is just around the corner.
  2. Oil has collapsed from $130 per barrel to ~$75 per barrel, indicating demand destruction is underway. This only happens during a recession.

All of these data points are BAD news for stocks.

Why?

During the typical recession Earnings Per Share (EPS) decline by 25%. 

Based on what bonds are doing, stocks are priced between 16 and 18 times forward EPS. And Wall Street is currently forecasting EPS growth of 5% next year to $230.

$230 X 16 (or 18)= 3,680 to 4,410.

Incidentally, that is the trading range that stocks have been in for most of the last six months.

However, a recession would mean that EPS for 2023 is closer to $172.

$172 X 16 (or 18)= 2,752 to 3,096

That’s the red box in the chart below.

Put simply, a recession will erase trillions of dollars in wealth…and Wall Street is once again asleep at the wheel, driving its clients off a cliff.

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This is Why We Opened Our Crash Trades

By Graham Summers, MBA

As I noted yesterday, the bond market is telling us that a recession is just around the corner.

By quick way of review, the U.S. treasury market is comprised of 12 bonds, with durations ranging from four weeks to 30 years.

When you plot the yield on all of these bonds, you get the “yield curve.” And the difference in yield between the 10-Year U.S. Treasury and the 3-month U.S. Treasury is one of the best predictors of recessions in the world.

Put simply, anytime this difference becomes negative (meaning the 3-month yield is actually higher than the 10-year yield) this indicates a recession is about to hit.

It happened in 1989, 2001, 2007, and 2019 and today.

This alone is bad news, but we get additional confirmation of a recession from oil.

As you know, oil is extremely closely linked to economic growth. And oil is collapsing, having fallen from $120+ per barrel to the mid-$70s per barrel.

There is only one reason for oil to fall like this during a period of high inflation: demand destruction.

Demand destruction is when the economy rolls over and there is less demand for oil. It only happens during recessions.

And what do you think a recession will do to stocks?

It’s called a crash.

This is going to force stocks to new lows. I’ll explain why in Friday’s article. Until then… know this: it is highly likely that a recession is going to trigger a major crash in stocks. It’s not a question of “if,” it’s a question of “when.”

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Forget Stocks, the Bond Market is Signaling Something MAJOR!

By Graham Summers, MBA

It’s all trader games today.

The stock market is closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving. It will also close early on Friday November 25th at 1PM. As one can imagine, most of Wall Street has already left for the holidays.

This means that trading volume will be extremely light. And that means that those few traders/funds who are active will have an easier time moving the market.

As I write this, the S&P 500 is within spitting distance of its 200-day moving average. There’s little doubt in my mind that stocks will make a run for that line sometime over the holiday. 

However, that is a short-term issue. The longer-term issue is that the Treasury market is telling us a severe recession is coming. 

The Treasury is comprised of numerous bonds with different maturation periods. They are:

Treasury Bill Maturation Periods:

4 Weeks

13 Weeks

26 Weeks

52 Weeks

Treasury Note Maturation Periods

2 Years

3 Years

5 Years

7 Years

10 Years

Treasury Bond Maturation Periods

20 Years

30 Years 

When you plot the yield on all of these bonds, you get the “yield curve.” And the difference in yield between various bonds on this curve is one of the most accurate predictors of recession.

Specifically, the difference between the yield on the 10-Year U.S. Treasury and the yield on the 3-month U.S. Treasury. Anytime this difference becomes negative (meaning the 3-month yield is actually higher than the 10-year yield) this indicates a recession is about to hit.

I’ve illustrated this in the chart below.  Anytime the black line falls below the red line, the 10-year 3-month yield curve is “inverted.” This was the case in 1989, 2001, 2007, and 2019: all of those preceded recessions.

It is happening again now. And as you can see, this metric is MORE negative today than it was before the COVID-19 crash as well as the Great Financial Crisis.

Put simply, the yield curve of the Treasury market is predicting a severe recession in the near future, likely the start of 2023.

This is going to force stocks to new lows. I’ll explain why in Friday’s article. Until then… know this: it is highly likely that a recession is going to trigger a major crash in stocks. It’s not a question of “if,” it’s a question of “when.”

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Warning: This is the Most Disturbing Thing I’ve Seen In Years

By Graham Summers, MBA

The consumer is tapping “out.”

Ever since inflation entered the financial system is early 2021, there has been a debate as to when the higher cost of living would hit consumer spending to the point of inducing a recession. 

Sure, consumers can rely on savings or credit to make ends meet in the near-term. However, if inflation remains elevated for a prolonged period, eventually it becomes too much to bear, and the consumer is forced to “tap out” and cut discretionary expenses. That’s when a recession hits.

I mention all of this because the stock market is telling us that the recession has arrived. 

One of the best means of analyzing intra-market developments is ratio work. This consists of comparing the performance of one asset or stock relative to the performance of another.

For example, let’s look at the ratio between the Consumer Discretionary ETF (XLY) and the S&P 500 (SPY). During periods of consumer spending strength, this line rises. And during periods of consumer spending weakness this line falls.

Below is a chart of the ratio over the last four years. As you can see, this ratio is dropping like a stone. It is actually lower today than it was at the lows of the March 2020 Crash! 

This suggests the consumer is “tapping out” right here and now. The question now is if this is just a slight downturn or the start of a major recession. To answer that, let’s step back and look at a longer-term chart.

From an economics perspective, this is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen in years. It suggests the U.S. is entering its first major recession since the Great Financial Crisis of 2007-2009. 

I think we all remember what happened to stocks during that time: an extraordinary crash in which stocks lost over 50% of their value. 

A crash is coming. And it’s going to make 2008 look like a joke.

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Let’s Cut Through the BS About the Economy Right Here and Now!

By Graham Summers, MBA

Last week, I warned you not to trust the positive economic data being put out concerning the U.S. economy.

The reasons for my warning were simple: the data was bunk, made up, and of no real value.

By quick review, ALL of the jobs that were supposedly created in October 2022 were not real jobs; they were created in a government spreadsheet via various accounting gimmicks… not in the economy. And yes, I’m talking about all 261,000 of them.

The inflation data that everyone was so excited about last week was also NOT positive.

Month over Month inflation was 0% in July, 0.1% in August, and 0.4% in September. With that in mind, I ask… “how was a month over month reading of 0.4% in October a great thing? Technically the inflation data was BETTER during the summer!!!”

Moreover, the items that DECLINED in price… allowing the beancounters to make inflation look better than it is, were used cars and trucks, medical care, apparel, and airline fare.

By way of contrast, shelter, gas and food prices all increased.

Again… how is any of that good for the economy?

I realize it might be difficult to believe me here. After all, 99% of mainstream economists and financial media talking heads are saying the exact opposite: the economy is doing fine and inflation is coming down.

So, with that in mind, I ask you to take a look at the following data points. What do they tell you about the TRUE status of the U.S. economy?

· Juul lays off ~1/3rd of its workforce.

· Redfin lays off 13% of its staff.

· Meta to fire 13% of its workforce.

· Twitter lays off ~50% of its workforce.

· Snap lays off 20% of its employees.

· Wayfair: lays off 10% of its corporate team.

· Microsoft fires 1,000 workers.

· Disney to begin layoffs, targeted hiring freeze.

· Re/Max to fire 17% of its workforce.

· Compass to layoff 10% of its workforce.

Let’s be blunt here… corporations implement major layoffs like this during only one kind of economic environment: a recession.

And what impact do you think a recession is going to have on the stock market?

I’ll detail in tomorrow’s article. For now, the key item to note is that the Everything Bubble has burst.

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Warning: The Fed Didn’t Pivot… And It Won’t For Months, Part 2

By Graham Summers, MBA

Yesterday I illustrated that the Fed has NOT pivoted and won’t be for months. Anyone who says otherwise isn’t listening to what the Fed is actually saying!

Reviewing the Fed’s public statements since March 2022 (the month it began tightening monetary conditions), nowhere is there any hint or mention of a Fed pivot.

If anything, even formerly dovish Fed officials like Neel Kashkari (President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) or John Williams (President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York) reveals that they are all inflationary hawks!

However, this hasn’t stopped the shills in the media from pushing the narrative that the Fed is about to pivot. And has been the case multiple times this year, investors have fallen for this narrative, piling into stocks.

The latest Fed pivot-induced rally began in mid-October. It went into hyperdrive on October 21, when Nick Timiraos, a Wall Street Journal reporter who is believed to be a Fed conduit in the media, published an article titled, Fed Set to Raise Rates by 0.75 Point and Debate Size of Future Hikes.

At the time, the Fed was in a “blackout” period in which Fed officials couldn’t make public appearances to dissuade the investing public from interpreting this article as suggesting a Fed “pause” and possibly even a “pivot” in monetary policy were at hand.

This presented under performing fund managers with a golden opportunity.

Many funds (both mutual and hedge) have performed TERRIBLY this year. With numerous large financial institutions’ fiscal years ending October 31 (Fidelity, Vanguard, etc.) and November 15th serving as the date by which large investors need to alert hedge funds of their intentions to withdraw money, fund managers were under TREMENDOUS pressure to game performance going into month-end and mid-November.

In this context, the Timiraos article published on October 21, 2022, was the perfect excuse to ramp stocks higher based on the ignorant and deceptive notion that the Fed was about to pivot.

THAT is why stocks have been rallying.

Not because the macro situation has improved (it hasn’t) Not because the Fed or Fed officials have hinted at a pivot (they haven’t). Not because the inflation data is improving (it isn’t). But because fund managers were desperate for any excuse to push stocks higher, and a supposed Fed conduit in the financial media gave them that excuse.

Full stop.

So where do we go from here?

I’ll detail that in tomorrow’s article. For now, the key item to note is that the Everything Bubble has burst.

On that note, we are putting together an Executive Summary outlining how to invest in this new bearish environment.

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Warning: The Fed Didn’t Pivot… And It Won’t For Months, Part 1

By Graham Summers, MBA

So much for the Fed pivot!

Ever since the Fed began tightening monetary policy in March of 2022, numerous pundits, social media personalities, and financial media types have been pushing the notion that the Fed will “pivot” or stop tightening monetary policy soon which will ignite a new bull market in stocks.

This narrative is both ignorant and deceptive.

It is ignorant in that history has shown us that stocks usually don’t bottom for another 14 months once the Fed starts easing monetary conditions following a cycle of tightening. This was the case during the Tech Crash and the Housing Crash.

I’ve received questions from several of you as to why this was not the case during the COVID-19 crash. In that particular instance the market was imploding due to an exogenous issue (the pandemic) triggering an economic shutdown, as opposed an organic bear market triggered by Fed tightening.

Moreover, during COVID-19, the Fed effectively backstopped the entire financial system, spending over $3 trillion buying municipal bonds, corporate bonds, corporate bond ETFs, student loans, auto loans, and more in the span of three months. Were the Fed to abandon its current monetary tightening and begin easing financial conditions, it would NOT implement similar schemes; rather it would likely simply cut rates.

So again, history is very clear here: barring an exogenous issue (another pandemic, nuclear war, etc.) if the Fed were to abandon its tightening and begin easing conditions, stocks would continue to fall and likely not bottom for another year.

However, the “Fed is about to pivot” narrative is not only ignorant… it is also deceptive in that there is practically ZERO evidence that the Fed has even begun considering it.

Looking over the statements made by Fed officials since March 2022, I’m struck by the fact that even the most formerly dovish Fed officials have become inflationary hawks.

Neel Kashkari is the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Prior to the Fed’s current monetary tightening it is quite difficult to find any instances in which he wasn’t a fan of money printing/ QE/ maintaining easy monetary conditions.

However, since the Fed embarked on its crusade to end inflation, Mr. Kashkari has been extremely hawkish. Some notable headlines from the last six months…

Fed’s Kashkari: We may have to push long-term real rates into restrictive territory.

~May 2022

Fed’s Kashkari says officials are ‘a long way’ from backing off inflation fight.

~July 2022

Kashkari stakes out the most aggressive stance on lifting interest rates

~August 2022.

Kashkari Says Bar for Fed Policy Pivot on Rates Is ‘Very High’

~October 2022.

Again, this is Neel Kashkari, the man who was arguing that the Fed shouldn’t “overreact” to “temporary inflation” throughout 2021. And now he is adamant that the Fed needs to be aggressive in raising rates to end inflation. Nowhere do you see him even hinting at the Fed pausing rate hikes let alone easing.

Another example of a formerly dovish Fed official turning inflation hawk is John Williams.

Mr. Williams is the current President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York: the branch of the Fed responsible for market operations. In September of 2021, when inflation cleared 5% for the first time in 13 years, Mr. Williams commented that it might be “appropriate” for the Fed to ends its emergency level Quantitative Easing Program sometime in “mid-2022.”

Yes, he wanted the Fed to run QE for another eight months despite inflation clearing 5%. This was insanely dovish and negligent.

Fast forward to the middle 0f 2022, and Mr. Williams is making the following statements:

NY Fed president urges big interest-rate hike but believes ‘economy is strong’

~June 2022.

Fed’s Williams pushes back on market expectations of a rate cut next year.

~August 2022.

Fed’s Williams says more rate hikes needed to bring down inflation

~ September 2022.

My point with the above examples is anyone who pushes the narrative that the Fed will soon pivot isn’t actually paying attention to what the Fed (and Fed officials) are saying. In this sense, the people who keep finding excuses to push this narrative are being highly deceptive.

But that hasn’t stopped them from trying…leading investors to the slaughter time and again!

I’ll detail what’s really driving stocks higher in tomorrow’s article.

A crash is coming. And it’s going to make 2008 look like a joke. I coined the term the “Everything Bubble” in 2014. I warned about it for the better part of 10 years.

And it has officially burst.

On that note, we are putting together an Executive Summary outlining how to invest now that the Everything Bubble has burst.

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Warning: None of the “Jobs” Created Last Month Were Real

By Graham Summers, MBA

Once again, the bean counters at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) made the economy look better than reality.

According to the BLS, the economy added 261,000 jobs in October. This was significantly higher than the 200,000 that was expected. The investing world was ecstatic to see this and bought stocks hand over fist on Friday.

The only problem with this is that none of those “jobs” were real.

As Bill King notes in the King Report, the BLS tweaked its seasonal adjustments in 2022 to boost the NFP numbers.

In 2021, for the month of October, the BLS reduced the total number of jobs in America from 149.31 million jobs down to 148.005 million jobs, an adjustment of -1.305 million.

For some reason, this year (2022) the BLS only adjusted the total number of jobs by -1.061 million.

That’s a difference of +244,000 from the 2021 adjustment.

So, right off the bat, 244,000 of the 261,000 jobs the economy “created” in October of 2022 were imaginary, created via a seasonal adjustment in a spreadsheet by the BLS.

For those of you keeping track this means that over 93% of the jobs created in October 2022 were fake or made up.

Actually, in reality, things were even worse than this.

Another gimmick the BLS used was to create “jobs” was its Birth-Death Model.

You see, in the real world, jobs are not created consistently throughout the year. Some months see a lot of jobs created and others don’t, depending on how many businesses are created or go bust in a given month.

The BLS tries to “smooth” over this by using a Birth-Death Model. It too, is a gimmick, nothing more. And for some reason, this gimmick boosted the number of jobs crated in October 2022. 

In 2021, the Birth-Death model added 363,000 jobs in October. In 2022, this same model added 455,000 jobs. That’s a difference of 92,000 jobs. 

So, there’s another 92,000 FAKE jobs created in a spreadsheet instead of in the economy.

And people were BUYING stocks based on this?!?!

The reality is that stripped of gimmicks, the economy LOST more jobs than it created in October. This only adds to the evidence that the U.S. economy is in fact in recession.

And what happens to stocks during recessions?

A crash is coming. And it’s going to make 2008 look like a joke. I coined the term the “Everything Bubble” in 2014. I warned about it for the better part of 10 years.

And it has officially burst.

On that note, we are putting together an Executive Summary outlining how to invest now that the Everything Bubble has burst.

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Who Would You Rather Bet On?

By Graham Summers, MBA

The financial system is currently experiencing a “relief rally.”

For the eight weeks ending October 28th, the primary problems facing the financial system were:

1)    The collapse of the British Pound/ UK Government Bonds

2)    The collapse of the Japanese Yen.

3)    The collapse of U.S. Treasuries.

All of those have been resolved temporarily, courtesy of the Truss Government resigning in the U.K., the Bank of Japan making its largest intervention ever in the currency markets, and U.S. Treasuries catching a bid, courtesy of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen verbally intervening to help the Biden Administration with the mid-term elections.

All of these solutions are temporary however. 

The fact is that the U.S. is in an inflationary recession. I know it. You know it. Policymakers know it, though they have to lie to prop up the bogus narrative that everything is under control.

It’s not.

The financial system has already erased more wealth in 2022, than it did in 2020 or 2008. During those prior crises, bonds rallied providing a hedge against the collapse in stocks.

Not this time.

Bonds AND stocks are both collapsing, erasing over $18 trillion in wealth. And bear in mind, that’s NOT counting the loss of capital in housing or other asset classes.

And unfortunately for the bulls, we are nowhere near the bottom for either stocks or bonds. 

Stanley Druckenmiller is arguably the greatest investor alive today. He averaged 30% a year for 30 years straight. And he notes that historically, whenever inflation gets over 5%, inflation never comes down until the Fed raises rates ABOVE CPI.

Currently, rates are 3.0-3.25%.

CPI is over 8%.

We have a looooong ways to go here. And there is plenty of historical data to back that up.

During the last stagflationary crisis in the 1970s, stocks lost 50% of their value before bottoming.

Thus far, in 2022, stocks have only lost 22%. If we are LUCKY, we are half way through this bear market.

Who would you rather bet on being correct… an investment legend like Druckenmiller, who has one of the greatest track records in history… or the Fed or some other establishment shill whose job it is to claim everything is great?

A crash is coming. And it’s going to make 2008 look like a joke. I coined the term the “Everything Bubble” in 2014. I warned about it for the better part of 10 years.

And it has officially burst.

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Fall For This!

By Graham Summers, MBA

Great news… the economy recovered in Q3!

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.6% in 3Q22. So all of our concerns about a recession were misguided! The economy is back on track!

There’s only one problem with this narrativethe BEA “massaged” the data to make things look better than reality.

As Bill King notes in the King Report, the BEA used an inflation rate of 4.1% to manufacture the GDP growth of 2.6%.

Yes, you read that correctly. The BEA claims inflation was 4.1% in 3Q22.

It’s an odd claim, given that the BEA used an inflation rate of over 9% during 2Q22. So the BEA is claiming that inflation was cut in half between June and October?

Good luck with that!

It’s not like we don’t have other data to compare to. Heck, even the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which most people know under­­states inflation, had inflation around 8% for most of 3Q22.

Why would the BEA claim inflation was so much lower than reality?

Because UNDER-stating inflation allowed them to OVER-state growth.

Let’s say that GDP grows by 10% in a given quarter. On the surface that sounds pretty fantastic. But what if inflation was at 10% during that same quarter? Well then in real terms, there was ZERO growth: all of the “growth” was in fact the product of prices rising courtesy of inflation.

Put another way, by using the ridiculously low inflation rate of 4.1%, the BEA was able to manufacture GDP growth 2.6% for 3Q22. Had the BEA used a more realistic measure of inflation, GDP growth would have been ZERO if not negative.

And we can’t have that a mere two weeks before the mid-terms can we?

The reality is that the economy is already in recession. I know it. You know it. Heck, the bond market just told all of us when the yield curve inverted… just as it did in 2007, late 2019 and today.

By the time the official numbers admit this, stocks will have already collapsed to new lows. In the meantime, those investors who are buying into the BEA’s ridiculous growth claims are being lead like sheep to the slaughter.

Meanwhile, smart investors are taking advantage of this to prepare for the coming crash.

For those looking to prepare and profit from this mess, our Stock Market Crash Survival Guide can show you how.

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A Fed Pivot Won’t Fix Anything… Stocks Will Fall Another 30%

By Graham Summers, MBA

The financial markets are now experiencing their 3rd “the Fed is about to pivot” delusion. 

Ever since the Fed started tightening monetary policy in March 2022, the financial media and social media have been abuzz with claims that the Fed will eventually “pivot,” meaning that the Fed will abandon its tightening and start easing by cutting rates or introducing Quantitative Easing (QE).

The argument here is that you should BUY STOCKS because once the Fed eases, stocks will erupt higher in a new bull market.

It’s complete and utter BS… and anyone who believes it will lose their shirts.

Why?

Because historically anytime the Fed stops tightening and begins easing, the markets don’t actually bottom for another 14 months.

During the Tech Crash, the Fed started cutting rates in January of 2001. Stocks lost another 44% and didn’t bottom until October 2003.

Similarly, during the Housing Crash, the Fed started easing in August of 2007. Stocks would go on to lose another 56% and wouldn’t bottom until March 2009.

So again, even if the Fed were to surprise the markets and CUT RATES in November, stocks will likely lose another 30% and not bottom for at least another year.

And bear in mind… the Fed HAS NOT said it will ease anytime soon… not even in 2023! So we are NOWHERE near a bottom in stocks.

As I keep stating, the Great Crisis… the one to which 2008 was a warm-up, has finally arrived. In 2008 entire banks went bust. In 2022, entire countries will do so.

For those looking to prepare and profit from this mess, our Stock Market Crash Survival Guide can show you how.

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If You’re Hoping For Good News for Stocks… Don’t Read This

By Graham Summers, MBA

Bad news for anyone who’s bullish.

The yield on the 2-year U.S. Treasury just hit a new high.

This entire collapse in stocks thus far in 2022 has been due to Treasury yields rising. Put another way, until Treasury yields STOP rising, stocks will continue to drop.

With that in mind, the long-term chart for the yield on the 2-year U.S. Treasury is a disaster. Every line of resistance is being taken out. As I write this Friday, the yield is well on its way to 5%.

The implication for stocks is terrible.

If you can make 5% risk free from Treasuries… stocks lose much of their attractiveness. What becomes the fair value for the S&P 500?

14 times forward earnings or 3,300?

12 times forward earnings at 2,760?

Somewhere lower?

During the last major inflation-induced bear market in the 1970s, stocks traded at a single digit P/E. Even if it’s 9 times forward earnings, you’re talking about 2,070 on the S&P 500 today.

That’s the red line below.

As I keep stating, the Great Crisis… the one to which 2008 was a warm-up, has finally arrived. In 2008 entire banks went bust. In 2022, entire countries will do so.

For those looking to prepare and profit from this mess, our Stock Market Crash Survival Guide can show you how.

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What Happens to Stocks When the 5th Largest Economy in the World Goes Bust?

By Graham Summers, MBA

One of the central theses of my bestselling book The Everything Bubble is that once a central bank embarks on a path of extraordinary monetary easing, it can never escape.

The Bank of England (BoE) is now finding this out the hard way. Back in September it had planned on shrinking its balance sheet via a process called Quantitative Tightening (QT).

Then the new government introduced more fiscal easing, the British Pound collapsed and the yields on British Government bonds exploded higher.

The BoE was forced to abandon all plans on QT and instead introduced emergency, unlimited Quantitative Easing (QE) to try and calm the markets.

The new plan was to provide QE for a few weeks until things calmed down. In fact, this “temporary” QE was supposed to end October 14. However, the BoE was forced to provide additional easing measures to make sure things remain calm.

So QE is ending… but easing is not. And the BoE claims it will once again try to start QT on November 1st.

Good luck with that! The Pound is already rolling over again!

As I keep stating, the Great Crisis… the one to which 2008 was a warm-up, has finally arrived. In 2008 entire banks went bust. In 2022, entire countries will do so.

The U.K. is the fifth largest economy in the world. And by the look of things, it will be the first to go bust. It won’t be the last. Japan, Europe and ultimate the U.S. will experience debt crises in the coming months.

Smart investors are preparing for what’s coming now… before it arrives!

For those looking to prepare and profit from this mess, our Stock Market Crash Survival Guide can show you how.

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Forget the UK… Have You Seen What Is Happening in Japan?!?

By Graham Summers, MBA

Aaaaaaaaannnd another country is losing control of its financial system.

We’ve already assessed the fact that the financial system of the United Kingdom (U.K.) is in the process of imploding. The British Pound and yields on British government bonds have collapsed in the last month, resulting in the country’s central bank, the Bank of England, (BoE) launching an emergency, unlimited Quantitative Easing (QE) program.

The last time the BoE was forced to do this was during the pandemic crash in March 2020. We’re now over two years out from that and the BoE just had to launch another emergency QE program because the financial system is so addicted to central bank interventions that the BoE can’t even begin to shrink its balance sheet without triggering a currency/ bond crisis. 

Bear in mind, we’re not talking about Uganda or some other emerging market here… we’re talking about the fifth largest economy in the world… and one of the major currencies for trade. 

However, the U.K.’s problems pale in comparison to those of Japan.

The Japanese Yen is collapsing, falling to the lowest levels since early-‘90s. 

The situation became so dire in late September that the Bank of Japan (BoJ) was forced to intervene to buy its own currency for the first time since 1998. 

The Yen bounced for one day and then rolled over to new lows.

Yes, we’ve reached the point at which a MAJOR central bank announces that it will be intervening directly in its currency market… and the impact lasts one day.

See for yourself.

As I keep stating, the Great Crisis… the one to which 2008 was a warm-up, has finally arrived. In 2008 entire banks went bust. In 2022, entire countries will do so.

And smart investors are already preparing for what’s coming…

For those looking to prepare and profit from this mess, our Stock Market Crash Survival Guide can show you how.

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The Markets Have Officially Broken a Major Central Bank

By Graham Summers, MBA

The situation in the United Kingdom (U.K) is accelerating now.

Several weeks ago, the new government in the UK introduced a tax cut. The financial system revolted, with the British pound collapsing…

And British government bond yields spiking…

The central bank, the Bank of England, or BoE, intervened to stabilize things by re-introducing an emergency, “unlimited” Quantitative Easing (QE) program.

Bear in mind, the BoE had yet to even being introducing Quantitative Tightening (QT) or the process of shrinking its balance sheet, when this emergency hit, and it was forced to start easing again. This only confirms the central thesis of bestselling book The Everything Bubble, that once a central bank launches extraordinary monetary policy, it can never normalize.

Well, fast forward to yesterday, when the BoE announced that its emergency interventions would end this Friday. What do you think happened?

The British Pound rolled over again…

And British government bond yields starting spiking.

Simply put, the BoE is trapped. If it attempts to stop its interventions, it risks blowing up the U.K.’s financial system.

Bear in mind, we’re not talking about an emerging market here… this is the FIFTH LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD. And its currency and bond markets are imploding!

As I keep stating, the Great Crisis… the one to which 2008 was a warm-up, has finally arrived. In 2008 entire banks went bust. In 2022, entire countries will do so.

And smart investors are already preparing for what’s coming…

For those looking to prepare and profit from this mess, our Stock Market Crash Survival Guide can show you how.

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This is Seriously Bad News For Stocks!

By Graham Summers, MBA

Stocks are now in very serious trouble.

The ENTIRE collapse thus far in this bear market for stocks has been due to bond yields rising. When Treasuries were yielding 0.25%, investors were willing to pay 20-22 times forward earnings for stocks. However, once Treasury yields rose to 3%+, stocks were repriced down to 16-18 times forward earnings.

The below chart from Ed Yardeni does a great job of illustrating this.

I bring this up because Treasury yields are showing NO SIGNS of stopping.

The yield on the 30-Year Treasury erupted higher last week, breaking above critical resistance at 3.75%. The door is now open to 4% if not 4.25%.

This means that stocks are about to be repriced even lower, possibly to 14 times forward earnings, or ~3,400 on the S&P 500. And if Treasury yields don’t stop soon, we might even go to 12 times forward earnings which is sub-3000 on the S&P 500.

This all ties in with what I’ve been saying for months…

Inflation blew up the Everything Bubble. And smart investors are using this to see incredible returns!

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Stocks Are In La La Land… Just Like They Were Right Before Lehman…

By Graham Summers, MBA

Let’s talk about market structure.

The S&P 500 is extremely weighted towards Tech stocks. Tech is the largest sector by weighting. It is in fact larger than the weighting of the 2nd and 3rd largest sectors combined.

Put another way, the S&P 500 is in fact largely a proxy for the Tech sector.

Now, Tech stocks are highly sensitive to long-term rates. You can see this clearly in the below chart in which the Tech Sector ETF (XLK) closely follows the price movements of the Long-Treasury ETF (TLT) albeit with greater volatility.

I mention all of this because the Long-Treasury ETF (TLT) is rolling over again.

This suggests the current rally in stocks is on borrowed time. Enjoy it while it lasts.

At the end of the day, the stock market can rally all it wants, but it will all be in vain.

Why?

Because the Great Crisis… the one to which 2008 was a warm-up, has finally arrived.

I’m talking about the crisis in which entire countries go bust.

Take a look at what is happening with the British Pound. THIRTY YEAR LOWS and dropping like a stone.

How about the Japanese Yen…25 year lows and no end in sight!

Stocks are in la la land… just like they were before the Tech Crash, the Housing Crash… and now the Everything Bubble Crash.

Meanwhile, smart investors are preparing for what is coming…

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Warning: the Fed Didn’t Pivot Yesterday… If Anything It Doesn’t Need to Anymore

By Graham Summers, MBA

Yesterday I asked, “is the Fed about to hit the PANIC! button like the Bank of England?” 

The markets certainly acted like it: stocks, Treasuries, oil, and gold erupted higher yesterday, fueled by the announcement that the Fed had scheduled an emergency meeting for 11:30AM EST.

It was only a matter of time before Fed Chair Powell would appear and tell the markets that the Fed was reintroducing Quantitative Easing (QE), just as the Bank of England (BoE) had done last week.

Except… Chair Powell didn’t appear. The Fed didn’t make any announcements of any kind except that it was updating its rule regarding debit card transactions.

Debit. Card. Transactions.

Not the reintroduction of QE. Not a slowing or potential end to rate hikes. And certainly not a Fed pivot of any kind.

This is not to say that Fed officials didn’t refrain from making any public appearances yesterday. John Williams, the President of the New York Fed (the branch in charge of market operations) gave a speech in Phoenix Arizona in which he stated:

1)    Inflation is far too high.

2)    Our job [cooling demand and reducing inflationary pressures] is not yet done.

3)    The drop in commodities prices is “not enough” to “bring down” the “broad-based inflation” caused by goods demand as well as labor and services demand.

So… no sign of a pivot there.

If anything, the market’s action yesterday makes a Fed pivot less likely any time soon. With both Treasuries yields AND the $USD falling yesterday, rate and liquidity pressures are much lower than they were last week.

The $USD reversal in particular is a welcome relief as it allowed the British Pound and other currency that were under pressure to rally hard… But this again erases any need for the Fed to pivot.

Bottomline: the Fed will no doubt pivot at some point… but it’s not doing so now. And the market’s action has made the likelihood of a pivot MUCH lower.

So enjoy the relief rally… but don’t plan on it lasting for long. Because the Great Crisis… the one to which 2008 was a warm-up, has finally arrived. 

In 2008 entire banks went bust. In 2022, entire countries will do so.

And it is inflation that triggered it!

On that note, we published a Special Investment Report concerning FIVE secret investments you can use to make inflation pay you as it rips through the financial system in the months ahead.

The report is titled Survive the Inflationary Storm. And it explains in very simply terms how to make inflation PAY YOU.

We made 100 copies available to the public.

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Warning: the Fed Didn’t Pivot Yesterday… If Anything It Doesn’t Need to Anymore

By Graham Summers, MBA

Yesterday I asked, “is the Fed about to hit the PANIC! button like the Bank of England?” 

The markets certainly acted like it: stocks, Treasuries, oil, and gold erupted higher yesterday, fueled by the announcement that the Fed had scheduled an emergency meeting for 11:30AM EST.

It was only a matter of time before Fed Chair Powell would appear and tell the markets that the Fed was reintroducing Quantitative Easing (QE), just as the Bank of England (BoE) had done last week.

Except… Chair Powell didn’t appear. The Fed didn’t make any announcements of any kind except that it was updating its rule regarding debit card transactions.

Debit. Card. Transactions.

Not the reintroduction of QE. Not a slowing or potential end to rate hikes. And certainly not a Fed pivot of any kind.

This is not to say that Fed officials didn’t refrain from making any public appearances yesterday. John Williams, the President of the New York Fed (the branch in charge of market operations) gave a speech in Phoenix Arizona in which he stated:

1)    Inflation is far too high.

2)    Our job [cooling demand and reducing inflationary pressures] is not yet done.

3)    The drop in commodities prices is “not enough” to “bring down” the “broad-based inflation” caused by goods demand as well as labor and services demand.

So… no sign of a pivot there.

If anything, the market’s action yesterday makes a Fed pivot less likely any time soon. With both Treasuries yields AND the $USD falling yesterday, rate and liquidity pressures are much lower than they were last week.

The $USD reversal in particular is a welcome relief as it allowed the British Pound and other currency that were under pressure to rally hard… But this again erases any need for the Fed to pivot.

Bottomline: the Fed will no doubt pivot at some point… but it’s not doing so now. And the market’s action has made the likelihood of a pivot MUCH lower.

So enjoy the relief rally… but don’t plan on it lasting for long. Because the Great Crisis… the one to which 2008 was a warm-up, has finally arrived. 

In 2008 entire banks went bust. In 2022, entire countries will do so.

And it is inflation that triggered it!

On that note, we published a Special Investment Report concerning FIVE secret investments you can use to make inflation pay you as it rips through the financial system in the months ahead.

The report is titled Survive the Inflationary Storm. And it explains in very simply terms how to make inflation PAY YOU.

We made 100 copies available to the public.

Today is the last day this report is available to the general public.

To pick up yours, swing by:

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