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Is the $USD Warning That Inflation is About to Become BAD News For Stocks?

By Graham Summers, MBA Yesterday, I outlined how the markets are likely at a very critical point regarding inflation. By quick way of review: 1)    Stocks initially love inflation because it boosts results (companies don’t report inflation-adjusted returns, so any increase in … Continue reading

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Are Stocks At a Major Turning Point When It Comes to Inflation?

By Graham Summers, MBA We’ve now reached the point at which inflation will become a major problem. Inflation is not inherently bad for stocks. The reason for this is that companies report growth in nominal terms, not in “real” or inflation-based terms. … Continue reading

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The Fed Just “Rang the Bell”… Are You Ready For What’s Coming?

By Graham Summers, MBA The Fed just “rang the bell.” One of the oldest adages in investing is that “they don’t ring a bell at the top.” This is quite misleading. While it’s true it’s impossible to predict the exact … Continue reading

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What Does the Market Look Like Without Fed Interventions?

By Graham Summers, MBA The markets are about to lose their “training wheels.” And by the look of things, it won’t be pretty. On March 23, 2020, during the depths of the market crash triggered by the economic shutdowns, the … Continue reading

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Three Charts That Warn Another Bloodbath is Just Around the Corner!

The technical damage of the last week has been severe. The S&P 500 broke below critical support at 4,705 with heavy selling this week. That’s bad news.  Even worse, the market has failed to reclaim that level during yesterday’s bounce. … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry, the Truly Life Changing Gains Haven’t Arrived Yet!

By Graham Summers, MBA Ignore the goldilocks crowd, the inflationary tidal wave is only just getting started. Everyone likes to talk about inflation, but very few people actually understand it. This goes for central bankers as well as the talking … Continue reading

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Inflation Has Created a Once In a Lifetime Opportunity

By Graham Summers, MBA Yesterday, I outlined the dark truth about the economic shutdowns of 2020. That truth? That the shutdowns have unleashed an inflationary tidal wave. Central bankers have been trying to create inflation for years. They’ve printed over … Continue reading

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The Countdown to the Next Crisis Starts in Just One Week

The Santa rally has finally hit. It is highly likely fund managers/ the few remaining traders on Wall Street will gun the markets higher to end 2021 on the highest possible note. But by all looks, 2022 will be the … Continue reading

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No, the Bottom is NOT In, New Lows Are Coming

By Graham Summers, MBA Stocks are bouncing from yesterday’s lows, but the technical damage from yesterday’s bloodbath is severe. The S&P 500 was stopped by its 50-day moving average (DMA) at 4,607 (see red line in the chart below). Unless … Continue reading

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What’s Coming Will Make 2008 Look Like a Picnic

By Graham Summers, MBA Make no mistake, a crisis is coming. It might not be tomorrow, next week or even next month, but it will be truly life changing for most investors. How do we know this? Because the current … Continue reading

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Real Inflation is 9%… and the Fed Thinks It Can Stop By Raising Rates to 2%… GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!

By Graham Summers, MBA And there it is: REAL inflation of 9%! I’ve noted many times in the past that the official inflation measure, the Consumer Price Index, or CPI, is gimmicked to the point of fiction. The reason for this … Continue reading

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The Fed Finally Created Inflation… And Now It’s Going To Blow Up the Financial System

The Fed Finally Created Inflation… And Now It’s Going To Blow Up the Financial System By Graham Summers, MBA The Fed finally succeeded in creating its much-desired inflation… and the great irony is that it will likely blow up the … Continue reading

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The Fed Is About to Start Playing with Matches Next to a $30 TRILLION Debt Bomb

By Graham Summers, MBA Let’s cut through the narratives and media “BS.” The Fed is trapped. Inflation is soaring. And the Fed has signaled that it is shifting its focus from growth (employment) to inflation. Specifically, after 20 months of … Continue reading

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If You’re Betting Big on an Explosive Rally You Definitely Do Not Want to Miss These Charts!

You’ve got to hand it to the manipulators, they managed to get stocks almost to their former highs in a matter of days. However, underneath the surface, internals are calling, “BS.” High yield credit, which bottomed first and lead stocks … Continue reading

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Why Are the Manipulators So Desperate? These Charts Tell Us!

As I’ve been outlining over the last few days, “someone” is aggressively manipulating stocks higher. Large financial institutions do NOT attempt to move markets. In fact, the traders charged with executing these institutions’ trades are graded based on their ability to buy … Continue reading

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Ignore the Manipulations… Another Bloodbath is Coming

The stock market manipulations are getting even more desperate. On Friday I noted that the only thing holding up the stock market was abject manipulation. As I noted then, financial institutions do NOT attempt to move markets. In fact, the … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Getting Taken to the Cleaners This Time Around?

The only thing holding the stock market up is blatant manipulation. Financial institutions do NOT attempt to move markets. In fact, the traders charged with executing these institutions’ trades are graded based on their ability to buy and sell large chunks of … Continue reading

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The only thing holding the stock market up is blatant manipulation. Financial institutions do NOT attempt to move markets. In fact, the traders charged with executing these institutions’ trades are graded based on their ability to buy and sell large chunks of … Continue reading

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The Fed is NOT Coming to the Rescue This Time… Are You Paying Attention?

The dip buyers got annihilated yesterday. Stocks started the day up as traders “bought the dip” expecting that once again the Fed would intervene to prop the markets up. They were wrong, and stocks rolled over a dropped hard into … Continue reading

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The Fed Just Shared a Disturbing Fact… Are You Listening?

By Graham Summers, MBA Stocks are bouncing again because investors have been trained by the Fed to “buy the dip” since the March 2020 lows. So, traders are buying this one. However, there is a big difference between this recent … Continue reading

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