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August 23, 2019 | Trend Alert: The Trump Market Pump. The Worst is Yet to Come

Gerald Celente

Gerald Celente, who developed the Globalnomic® methodology to identify, track, forecast and manage trends, is a political atheist. Unencumbered by political dogma, rigid ideology or conventional wisdom, Celente, whose motto is “think for yourself,” observes and analyzes the current events forming future trends for what they are — not for the way he wants them to be. And while Celente holds a U.S. passport, he considers himself a citizen of the world.

KINGSTON, 23 August 2019—After a relatively strong market rebound late last week and earlier this week in the U.S. following last Wednesday’s 800-point Dow dive – the worst is yet to come.

Indeed, yesterday, the CNBC morning headline was: “Stocks fall, giving up earlier gains as recession fears rise.”

But, in a clear factual demonstration of the Wall Street Bull’s addiction to cheap money injections and delusional belief of infinitely rising equities, just three days earlier, following the close of Monday’s markets, the CNBC headline read: “Dow rallies more than 200 points as Wall Street continues rebound from August sell-off.”

Why? “Stocks rose sharply on Monday as Treasury yields rebounded, quelling fears of a possible recession,” their economic experts concluded.

“Quelling fears,” on Monday, “recession fears rise” on Thursday?

What a difference a few days make in the make-believe world of mainstream news.

What pushed the markets up following last Wednesday’s worst market sell off of the year?

Doing what is in his Presidential power, the Commander-in-Chief made a call to the CEOs of America’s biggest banks as the stock market plunged. Why? According to the mainstream media, the President asked the bank chiefs to give him a read on the health of the U.S. consumer.

As if he didn’t know! This is the same President who has been bragging about the health of the U.S. economy, that consumers are “doing tremendously well…our consumers are rich,” and as a result of his tax cuts, for which the Tax Policy Center estimates 83 percent of the benefits went to the one percent… average Americans “are loaded up with money.”

Could it possibly be, that with bank shares down as interest rates across the globe dive and treasuries plunge into negative territory, the actions of the President and the Bankster Dons pressured the Plunge Protection Team to artificially prop up the sagging markets?

Indeed, the same market rigging game was played last December when the Dow was having its worst month since the Great Depression.

On the night before last Christmas, with the Dow having its worst week in a decade, and still diving, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the purpose of his call to the six major bank CEOs was “to confirm that they have ample liquidity available for lending to consumers, business markets and all other market operations.”

When the markets opened the day after Christmas, was it assurances there was money to lend – which was not an issue as to why the markets were tanking – or was it the Plunge Protection team that artificially pushed the Dow up 1086 points?

TREND FORECAST: At the time you receive this Trend Alert, the Dow closed down over 600 points and Gold spiked nearly $30 per ounce at $1,528 per ounce, up from $1,332 an ounce since my 6 June Gold Bull Run forecast.

Rest assured, central banks, over 30 of which have already lowered interest rates this year, will continue to lower them, even as they dip lower into negative territory in many nations. And governments across the globe will continue to announce aggressive “stimulus measures” to boost sagging economies.

The monetary methadone cheap-money injections to prop up the addicted equity Bull and stimulus measure to lift sagging economies will push governments deeper in debt, further worsening economic conditions when the Greatest Depression hits.

I maintain my gold forecast of over $2,000 per ounce on the upside, and $1390 on the downside.

The worst is yet to come. Prepare-Prevail-Prosper.

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August 23rd, 2019

Posted In: Trends Research Institute

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