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January 5, 2018 | ‘Imaginary’ Nature of Stock Markets Goes Unnoticed! Why?

Donald B. Swenson: Born January 24, 1943, Roseau, Minnesota. Graduated H.S. 1961, Moorhead High, Minnesota. Graduated College 1968, Moorhead State University, Minnesota. Designated member of Appraisal Institute (MAI), 1974. Employed with Western Life Insurance Company, 1968 – 71; Iowa Securities Company, 1971 – 73; American Appraisal Company, 1974 – 81. Part-time teacher/valuation consultant/bartender, 1979 – 2008 (taught workshops at Waukesha County Technical Institute, Wi. and Madison Area Technical College, Wi.). Retired 2008 (part time teacher/blogger), AZ. Self educated economist/philosopher/theologian:

The stock market over in Japan, called the Nikkei Index, has increased some 900+ digits (points) in the last two days. The DOW Index continues Up and Up even as organic growth slows. Meanwhile, people in Venezuela, are resorting to barter to survive economically. Retail firms (in the West) are laying off unnecessary workers everywhere but Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple (these algorithmic currency creations) continue to trend Up and Up. This concept called ‘Value’ is viewed as real by most investors, economists, and the public. But is it? What is happening that investors and the public don’t understand?


What people can not discern is that the entire ‘numbers game’ (used for price discovery today, including this concept called ‘value’) is composed of pure imagination and hype. Our ‘prices’ today are totally IMAGINARY and artificial. Our digital currencies are IMAGINARY and artificial. All the cryptocurrencies are IMAGINARY and artificial. The entire cyber market place involves mostly IMAGINARY symbols/numbers. In reality, numbers/digits/cyberspace lives within our IMAGINATION (not observable space/time). The entire edifice called economics is now becoming IMAGINARY and artificial Who discerns what is happening? What is missing in people’s thinking?


What is missing IMO is that people can not discern the difference between their INNER self and their OUTER self. Are you aware that I/You live within TWO realms of reality? Are you aware that My/Your INNER self is spiritual consciousness (not material matter)? We are spiritual beings living on a material planet IMO. In reality, we have an INNER self which functions and directs our outer behavior/actions. Have you heard of this concept called the Human Mind? My ‘Mind’ is different from a stone, rock, or a pebble of matter/mass. My ‘Mind’ is where my INNER self resides. Where does your INNER self reside? What creates your ‘imagination’ and your ‘thinking’? Give this some reflection!


The reason that our markets continue to go Up and Up with no meaningful corrections has to do with the NATURE of these markets. These markets function with ‘imaginary’ numbers/digits as their substance. Cyber ‘digits’ create all our valuations/prices today. The numbers/digits live in this ‘imaginary’ space called CYBERSPACE. Cyberspace is nothing more than My/Your ‘extended’ consciousness (part of our MIND). It has no material EXISTENCE and it now represents primarily our inner IMAGINATION. Our markets of numbers/digits could go to ‘INFINITY’ (valuation wise) while our organic/material growth could slow to a stop. Is this a healthy situation? We call this model of economics by the name – Keynesianism (or Demand Management).


Our esteemed leaders of economics have created a ‘numbers/digit’ system (pure Keynesian math) which allows mere ‘accounting numbers’ to function as our money…and ignores real (mostly) organic changes in physical production. Economists call this the WEALTH EFFECT. If our esteemed Central Bankers want to push up the stock indices (mere imaginary numbers/digits) indefinitely via their computer/electronic trading, they can do so. They can do this BEHIND closed doors so few can discern what is happening. In reality, however, countries like Venezuela, Syria, Somalia, Zimbabwe (and others) discover that their digit currencies are ‘worthless’ units of ‘imagination’ and this results in BARTER for their trading and survival. The digital $, however, flourishes! Why?


Investors have become so dumbed down with propaganda and false education that they can not discern what is happening to them. In reality, all our markets are becoming mere cyber creations of our IMAGINATION. Cyber units of nothing…exterior to my/your consciousness serve as our money. Go outside and look at nature. Look at the houses, cars, people, and trees. Where is this space called Cyberspace within nature? Where are all these imaginary numbers called MONEY within nature? Where are these symbols and prices which we all think are real ‘things’ (within nature)? Where are these stock indices located (within nature)? I can not find any of this within my walk within nature. Am I deceived? Think about what is happening within finance and economics today. Is any of this REAL?


What I have discovered is that we live in a world of DUAL forces. We can call them the INNER and the OUTER forces. Finance and money have been transitioned into our INNER world. This has happened in just the past few years (mostly). This world is ‘virtual’ and ‘imaginary’. Imaginary reality is different from the world of material production and goods. Our esteemed leaders are pumping up our imaginary money (digits in the computer screen) to give us all the ‘feeling’ of wealth. This so-called WEALTH EFFECT fools nearly everyone. It is called ‘demand management’ by our Keynesian economists and Central Bankers. Demand is influenced by pumping up ‘imaginary numbers’ (prices) so everyone chases their spending emotions.


Go out and SPEND your imaginary digits so as to keep the imaginary economy from collapsing. It’s a game of ‘hide and seek’ where select computers operate BEHIND closed doors to pump up the numbers (indices). The Nikkei index, the DOW index, the DAX index, the FTSE index, the CAC index, NASDAQ index, the S&P index, etc., etc. All these imaginary/cyber indices are PUMPED up and up to give you the ‘feeling’ that all is well within economics and finance. In reality, this is all hype and deception. But few can discern the ‘game’ being played. Why? People do not desire to understand the ‘game’ IMO. Today, I talked to a lady at the clubhouse about this ‘game’. She understood but ran for the exit after discerning this reality.


None of our financial pundits desire to expose this Ponzi game to their clients (it seems). This WEALTH EFFECT (mere imaginary digits/numbers) will likely continue until a major BLACK SWAN event happens. I doubt that a nuclear bomb from Kim of North Korea would change our markets today. The BLACK SWAN would need to hit those who operate the electronic computers within our Central Bank trading rooms. Machines rule over trading today. Computers and algorithms rule over prices today. All our stock and bond exchanges are now electronic and our money is virtual and living within cyberspace. We live within our consciousness and few can discern this reality!


What is now happening over in Venezuela is very significant. The people are resorting to BARTER to survive. Their money game is collapsing. Our money game, however, is eventually going to change also. Reality will prevail eventually. At some point this WEALTH EFFECT concept will crash and expose those who are ‘swimming’ naked (those who currently operate BEHIND closed doors. Will it be in 2018? Could it last until 2019? Only God knows. What goes UP, however, will eventually come DOWN. But the game, for now, will likely continue UP and UP as few desire to change this Ponzi system which underlies the edifice. Enjoy the ride for now! I am:

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January 5th, 2018

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