Monthly Archives: July 2012

Germany Now Has a REAL Debt to GDP of 300%…. Bye Bye Eurozone

The European Crisis is accelerating with every day. Indeed, at this point there’s a new major development (if not more than one) on a daily basis. Rather than detailing every single news item, I’d rather address the larger concerns. This … Continue reading

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A 34% Annual Return Using Stocks and ETFs with Minimal Risk

Are you an individual investor who would like to see a 34% REAL return from your investment portfolio? That’s precisely the return we’ve shown our Private Wealth Advisory subscribers over the last 12 months. And we’ve done it without using … Continue reading

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Sorry Mario Draghi, Spain is Finished… Here’s Why!

The following is an excerpt from my latest issue of Private Wealth Advisory in which I outline how and why Spain is finished (regardless of what ECB head Mario Draghi claims). To learn more about Private Wealth Advisory and how … Continue reading

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Why the Financial System Could Indeed Collapse

In order to understand why we’re at risk of the financial system collapsing, you first need to understand how the global banking system works. When you or I buy an asset (say a house, or shares in a stock, or … Continue reading

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Draghi Just Pulled Out His Bazooka… How Long Before the Crash?

Yesterday, the markets exploded higher on ECB President Mario Draghi’s comments that the ECB stands by ready to do whatever is needed to hold the EU together We’ve seen this exact same game plan before in 2008 when Hank Paulson … Continue reading

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I’ve Uncovered the Darkest Secret of the Financial System… Get Some Coffee Before Reading This

As noted in yesterday’s piece concerning how and why Europe could bring about systemic risk, EU banks are likely leveraged at much, much more than 26 to 1. Indeed, considering how leveraged and toxic US banks’ (especially the investment banks’) … Continue reading

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Europe Can and Will Cause a Systemic Collapse… Are You Ready?

A lot has been said about the European Crisis. I’m going to explain it all in simple terms. In simple terms, today we are facing a Crisis that is far, far worse than 2008. Before it ends, it is quite … Continue reading

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For Investors Who Think Independently, Europe’s Crisis is the Opportunity of a Lifetime

Yesterday I told you about my bi-weekly investment newsletter, Private Wealth Advisory and how it has helped our clients (all of them Phoenixes: people who are aware of the economic/financial cycles and are taking action to insure that they and … Continue reading

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Why We’re Called Phoenix Capital Research

Many times people write to us asking, “Why are you called Phoenix Capital Research? Are you based in Phoenix?” (the short answer is no, we’re not in Phoenix, Arizona) It’s a great question. Usually most research firms base their names … Continue reading

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I Said Germany Would Leave the Euro… Well, Germans Are Already Using Deutschemarks Again!

Since November 2011, I’ve been saying that Germany will leave the Euro, but NOT necessarily the EU. The reason? Well, for one thing Germany laid out legislation that would allow this happen. Then of course you have the following comments … Continue reading

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The End of the Bernanke Put is Here

For well over a year, even after Ben Bernanke admitted that the consequences of QE outweighed the benefits, the financial media world is awash with claims that QE 3 is just around the corner. It doesn’t matter than it’s been … Continue reading

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Sorry Bulls, The Fed Will Not Engage in More QE.

For well over a year now, I’ve been stating that the Fed will not be able to engage in Quantitative Easing (QE) unless systemic risk hits (think another 2008). My reasons for this are as follows. First off, the political … Continue reading

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Two Myths That the Bulls Continue to Cling To Were Just Rendered Moot

Two myths that the Bulls continue to cling to were rendered moot yesterday. Those myths are: 1) That the Fed will engage in more QE. 2) That Spain is saved. The Federal Reserve has admitted that it targets the stock … Continue reading

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The EU in Recession, the US is Entering a Recession and China is Lying About Its Growth

The emerging markets, especially China, are showing signs of a major slowdown. Indeed, recent revelations have made it clear that China’s slowdown is in fact much worse than expected: Chinese Data Mask Depth of Slowdown, Executives Say Record-setting mountains of … Continue reading

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The US is Entering a Recession In the Worst State in the Post WWII Period… Right As the Fed Realizes It’s Out of Ammo

Most of my recent analysis has pertained to Europe. However, on the other side of the pond, the US economy is showing major signs of deterioration.  The jobs data, even after the BLS massages it, is awful.  Secondly, 1Q12 GDP … Continue reading

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Germany Will Bail On the Euro Rather Than Bail the Euro Out

It all boils down to Germany. I’ve been forecasting for months that the country will increasingly focus on domestic interests and that it will ultimately opt to leave the Euro rather than prop up the EU. The former (focusing on … Continue reading

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Sorry Folks, Spain Isn’t “Saved” And The Next Leg Down is Coming Soon

The following is an excerpt from my latest issue of Private Wealth Advisory. In it I outline the brutal reality about Spain’s “bailout”= the money currently doesn’t exist and it’s unlikely Spain will ever get it any time soon… if … Continue reading

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The Exact Moment Greece Will Leave the Euro

The following is an excerpt from my latest issue of Private Wealth Advisory. In it I outline the real dynamic between Greece and the EU leaders, how Greece has actually increased its number of Government workers during its “austerity measures” … Continue reading

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