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January 24, 2022 | Anxiously Awaiting AAPL’s Verdict

With the bull market in an apparent topping process, it will always be insightful to ponder Apple’s chart. It offers a window into the minds of money managers, many of whom have staked their careers on the uptrend of just one stock. Some of these guys would be sorely challenged to analyze a game of Chutes […]

January 23, 2022 | Fourth Turning 2022 – Bad Moon Rising (PART 2)

In Part 1 of this article I laid out how the global elite have used this covid flu to manipulate the weak minded into a fear induced mass psychosis as a key element in their Great Reset plan to control the world and keep you technologically enslaved under lock and key. Now I will try […]

January 23, 2022 | Beijing’s Dilemmas

Ranked by population, the United States is the world’s third largest country, behind China and India. But the gap is greater than the ranking implies. According to Worldometer, as of 2020 China had 1.44 billion people, India 1.38 billion, and the US 331 million. In other words, by population China is more than four times […]

January 23, 2022 | Mark Jeftovic: Bitcoin Is The “Short The Status-Quo” Trade

From Mark Jeftovic at During one particular nasty down-day during the April – May crypto-mini winter, I put out an email alert to my premium list telling everybody to remain calm and keep the bigger picture in mind. At the time I said something like “It is not my intention to step in with […]

January 22, 2022 | Trading Desk Notes For January 22, 2022

This was the worst week for the leading stock indices (including the TSE) since the February/March 2020 meltdown Market sentiment is extremely bearish, and markets are extremely oversold. Significant “technical support” levels have been broken. With the markets closing on their lows, expect further selling pressure early next week. The S+P is down ~9% from its January […]

January 21, 2022 | Emerging Markets & Political Crisis Ahead

China has asked the Fed to please not raise rates. This has confused many to wonder when China would be asking the Fed not to raise rates. The real reason is the crisis we have in emerging markets and the Sovereign Debt Crisis. Emerging Markets are one of the main victims of tightening US monetary policy. […]

January 21, 2022 | The End of the Property Bubble in China

The end of the property bubble in China has arrived. The likely next stage is liquidation, with the government deciding who writes off the bad debts that have been created. China’s property bubble is second to none. The size of total debt, the scale of investment in property and the participation of households are all […]

January 21, 2022 | Grantham: Asset Super Bubbles Imploding, Prices Heading Down To Mean

We interrupt the mayhem in global asset markets for some rare and valuable context,  see Jeremy Grantham doubles down on crash call, says sell-off has started: In a note posted Thursday, Grantham, the co-founder of Boston asset manager GMO, describes U.S. stocks as being in a “super bubble,” only the fourth of the past century. And just as they […]

January 21, 2022 | How To Interpret & Profit From The Risks Of A Depreciation Cycle

The timing of the super-cycle in commodities and the incredible speculative rally in the US & Global markets over the past 4+ years is hard to ignore. Even though these rallies are exciting and profitable when everything seems to be skyrocketing, traders need to continue focusing on the broader market cycles. The next 5+ years […]

January 20, 2022 | IRS: Expect Tax Delays This Year

The Treasury Department has warned that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may face “enormous challenges” processing returns this year. The IRS usually enters tax season with one million outstanding returns from the year prior, according to the Washington Post. However, the IRS currently has 6 million outstanding individual returns and 2 million unprocessed amended returns […]

January 20, 2022 | Hoisington Q4 2021 Review and Outlook

Hoisington Investment Management’s fourth-quarter 2021 Review and Outlook is now available on their website here.   Always worth a mull. Bottom line:  Global growth is slowing in 2022 under record debt, poor demographics, negative real yields and wages that undermine spending and productivity-enhancing investment.  China is looking a lot like Japan did in the 1980s. With emerging […]

January 20, 2022 | Broken Supply Chains

As of this week, unvaccinated US truckers will not be able to cross the Canadian border. This decision by the Trudeau government is going to have significant economic impacts. COVID politics aside, let’s discuss the economic ramifications moving forward and how this could ultimately come full circle for the housing market. More than 70% of […]

January 19, 2022 | Boris Johnson Unmasks the UK

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is aiming to win back favor by announcing the end of all plan B COVID restrictions that were imposed in December when omicron emerged. Beginning on January 26, those in the UK will no longer be forced to hide behind a mask. “From tomorrow we will no longer require face […]

January 19, 2022 | Rate Expectations Higher Than Asset Markets Can Bear

Since December, a global jump in rate hiking expectations has caused bonds to sell-off. Both U.S and Canadian ten-year treasury yields are above 1.87 this morning, the highest since before the pandemic began in 2019. The 30-year U.S. Treasury yield on which widely referenced 30-year U.S. mortgage rates are based is above 2.26 and the […]

January 19, 2022 | Most Splendid Housing Bubbles in Canada: Mad Scramble to Lock in Rising Mortgage Rates as Bank of Canada Is Set to Tighten

Potential homebuyers and speculators in Canada are now looking at rising interest rates coming their way, which is a dreadful sight with house prices at these ridiculous levels in the big markets. As is typically the case early in rate-hike cycles, there is now a mad scramble underway to buy a house now, no matter […]

January 18, 2022 | Destroying the Supply Chain One Mandate at a Time

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initially announced that it was eliminating vaccine requirements for truck drivers amid a severe supply and labor shortage. Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos decided that contributing to inflation by reversing the order was the “right thing to do,” and now unvaccinated truck drivers have “a right of return” but must […]

January 18, 2022 | Remember: Protecting Savings is Job Number One

The most critical function of savings is to cover future needs, wants and opportunities. For this reason, savings should be as protected and uncorrelated as possible with our other income sources. For example, it’s not diversified for tech workers to keep the bulk of their savings in tech shares, nor for property sector workers to […]

January 18, 2022 | What’s The Number? 2022 Edition

It’s happening again. The Fed is threatening the financial markets with tighter money, and the markets are reacting like addicts being shoved through the front door of a rehab center. They’re not happy, and they have good reason – actually two good reasons – to be alarmed. First, tighter monetary policy will blow up all […]

January 17, 2022 | Debt, Aging Demographics and Bursting Realty Bubbles, Not Contained in China

Amid slowing demand, the fewest births since 1950, a shrinking workforce, slumping home prices, and defaulting property developers, the Chinese central bank cut its policy rate overnight for the first time since April 2020.  See China’s GDP growth slows as COVID restrictions and property woes hit demand. The rate cut follows a series of easing efforts in recent […]

January 17, 2022 | The Good News About Rising Rates

The chart above suggests that interest rates on 30-year T-bonds could be on their way up to 3.02%, a more than 40% increase over the current 2.11%.  That is not necessarily bad news for investors, since a market adjustment of that magnitude would make it unnecessary for the Fed to tighten.  It would also make […]

January 17, 2022 | California’s Guaranteed Health Care for All to Increase Taxes by $12,250 per Household

California Governor Nuisance Newsom would like to pass Assembly Bill 1400, “Guaranteed Health Care for All,” as the nation’s first single-payer health care system. Unfortunately, this does not equate to free health care. The Tax Foundation estimates that this measure will increase taxes by $12,250 per household, doubling the state’s sky-high tax collections. The 2022-23 […]

January 17, 2022 | Flattening the Curve: Global Temps

The eruption of the Hunga-Tonga Volcano is noteworthy. Both in its size and in the video of satellite images, with the ejection of ash and aerosols sending columns of material to some 60,000 feet, or almost 20 km. This has the potential to contribute to climate cooling over a couple of years.

January 16, 2022 | Divide and Conquer

COMMENT: Martin; “Divide and Conquer” I did not fully comprehend because thirst for power is not in my wheelhouse. So once the government has promised salvation to the desensitized & numb, the divide creates an army who will do anything against the dissenters, by edict, for the sake of a dreamy future. Just like much […]

January 16, 2022 | Year of the Bookends

If you are a booklover like me, you probably have many shelves. On some of those shelves you probably have bookends holding the books in place. They come in opposing pairs—similar but reversed. What if the COVID-era economy has bookends? I think that may be what’s happening. If you think of 2020 as the left […]

January 16, 2022 | Bruce C: The Fed Is Getting Just What It Wants

Sometimes the best thing about a blog post is the comments it generates. That’s frequently true on DollarCollapse, especially when friend-of-the-site Bruce C is doing the commenting. Here, in the first of what will hopefully become a series (under Bruce’s byline), are a couple of representative examples: “What If The Rest Of The World Tightens […]

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