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June 4, 2019 | As Economy Weakens, Manipulators Become Aggressive!

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:

Today’s Dow Index was up over 512 points and this is understandable for those of us who recognize how our system works. Our markets have no tie to our real economy so our central planners can manipulate the markets in an attempt to create positive sentiment.


Negative events do not affect an algorithm which trades our markets at the speed of light. Algorithms can trade as the economy declines and weakens. I watched this manipulation at the Caracas General market over in Venezuela during their crash in 2017 – 2018. The stock markets (now a virtual market) can go up even as the economy tanks.


Machines move our markets today. Money is a digit within cyberspace. Trading is done with high frequency computers and pre-coded algorithms. So our central planners (who now trade all our markets) can manipulate the prices with their computers and their algorithms (behind closed doors).


Our real economy is now slowing significantly. But this does not mean that our manipulated stock markets will decline. They might decline one day and then a trading algorithm (initiated by our central planners) could pump up the market the next day. Our central planners have unlimited trading digits (called money) to manipulate any market.


My sense is that a recession is happening within our REAL economy. But the fake economy of digits and electronic indices could register the opposite. We could see this manipulation continuing even as our REAL economy crashes (over time). The manipulations might help some as money does move the REAL economy to some degree.


I now expect lower interest rates in the very near future. This could pump up the electronic indices as traders might assume that all is well. But the REAL economy may not respond to all this manipulation. Venezuela is an example of an economy where electronic manipulation is not working. It did work for a short time period.


The word from our central planners is that they will do whatever is necessary to continue the electronic prosperity. This means that we should witness lower interest rates soon and then some money creation via QE (what I call official counterfeiting) down the road. All this might help prevent a crash temporarily. Watch the words and actions of our central planners going forward.


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June 4th, 2019

Posted In: Kingdom Economics

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