Monthly Archives: March 2012

Germany is Now Openly Engaging In Monetary Policies Against the ECB… What’s Next?

While the mainstream financial media and 99% of investors continue to believe that Germany will align itself with the EU, we’ve been pounding the table Germany will in fact look after its own interests rather than the EU’s and that … Continue reading

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Three Political Wildcards That Could Upset the Bailouts in the Europe

Much of the fiscal and monetary insanity that has come out of the EU over the last two years can be summated by one of my central global theses: European policies are determined by politics, NOT economics. What I mean … Continue reading

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Europe’s Bazooka Will Fire Blanks… Good Luck Killing the Crisis With That

Europe continues to take a page out of Hank Paulson’s “Crisis Combat” booklet, by unveiling one monetary “bazooka” after another. Obviously, EU leaders didn’t notice that Paulson’s “bazooka” completely failed to stop the 2008 Crash. Even more strangely, they keep … Continue reading

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Graham Summers’ Free Weekly Market Forecast (a tenuous balance)

The markets will likely try to rally this week based on the following items: 1)   End of quarter performance gaming 2)   Last week’s weak stock performance 3)   Angela Merkel signaling that Germany will increase the pointless “firewall” around Europe’s banking … Continue reading

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I’ve Never Seen a Confluence of Negative Factors Like This

Since August I’ve been calling for a collapse in Europe. Obviously I’m way early here, largely due to intervention from the ECB. I also underestimated the extent to which leaders would push to hold things together. After all, Greece had … Continue reading

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Greece is Now Irrelevant. Spain and Germany Will Decide the Euro’s Future

Earlier this month, Spain began “rocking” the EU boat by telling the EU it wasn’t going to meet the new EU fiscal requirements. Spain’s sovereign thunderclap and the end of Merkel’s Europe  As many readers will already have seen, Premier … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to All Presidential Candidates

Dear Presidential Candidates: Democrats, Republicans, Independents, etc. Watching your debates and speeches of late, it is clear that you are all (with possibly the exception of Ron Paul) missing the point and only continuing to widen the gap between the … Continue reading

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What the End Result of the Fed’s Cancerous Policies Will Be and When It Will Hit

Yesterday I noted that the “addict/ dealer” metaphor for the Fed’s intervention in the markets was in fact not accurate and that the Fed’s actions would be more appropriately described as permitted cancerous beliefs to spread throughout the financial system, … Continue reading

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The Fed Isn’t Providing “Monetary Morphine”; It’s Spreading Financial Cancer That is Killing the Markets and Democratic Capitalism in General

While the vast majority of commentators look at the market action of the last three months and celebrate, I cannot help but shudder. The reason is that the stock market has been propped up solely by Central Bank and/or Federal … Continue reading

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The Big Fat Greek Lie Is Now Obvious to Spain… So Who’s Next to Default?

The big fat Greek lie being spread throughout the financial community is that Greece has been saved. It’s a lie for the following reasons: 1)   Greece did in fact default 2)   Greece now has more debt than it did before … Continue reading

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The Relationships Between Wall Street, the Fed, and Politicians Are Crumbling

People often write to my company asking customer service to forward emails to me asking how I can remain bearish when stocks continue to rally. For one thing, I want to note that one can be bearish, but still profit … Continue reading

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Two Reasons Why the Global Economy Will Slow and Government Promises to Retirees Will be Broken

The coming years will be marked by a seismic change in the economic landscape in the US. Firstly and most importantly, we are going to see economic growth slow down dramatically. Jeremy Grantham, an asset manager I respect, believes we’ll … Continue reading

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Five Charts That Prove We’re in a Depression and That the Federal Reserve and Washington Are Wasting Money

Wall Street and mainstream economists are abuzz with chatter that we’re seeing a recovery in the US due to the latest jobs data. These folks are not only missing the big picture, but they’re not even reading the fine print … Continue reading

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Mr. Market: Get It Through Your Head, The PSI DOESN’T Matter

I don’t know how many times I have to say this, but I’m saying it again. Greece and the Euro are finished. The math is impossible. There is no way on earth that this Second Bailout accomplishes anything worthy of … Continue reading

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There is No Such Thing as Sterilized QE

Over the last 24 hours, the market has rallied on a Wall Street Journal piece stating that the Fed is considering a new bond buying program through which it would print money to buy bonds but then borrow the money … Continue reading

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The Mainstream Media Still Doesn’t Get the ECB Greek Debt Swap

Graham’s note: this is an excerpt of a client letter I sent out to subscribers of Private Wealth Advisory regarding the ECB’s “game changing” Greek debt swap. To learn more about Private Wealth Advisory and how it can help you … Continue reading

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You Cannot Build a Strong Economy or a Bull Market on Fudged Numbers and Lipstick

Let’s say that you just spent a large sum, to the tune of several trillion Dollars, bailing out various businesses that were literally run into insolvency by shortsighted and greedy business practices. Having spent this money, your next concern becomes … Continue reading

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Why is the Financial World So Messed Up?

Why is the financial world so messed up? Because it’s run by Central Bankers. And those folks view money very differently from the businesspeople who actually create businesses, jobs, and wealth. For your average Central Banker, the professional relationship between … Continue reading

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