A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall by Farah Bazzrea
In an upside-down world where debts are assets it’s hard to recognize value. If, as we’ve all done in the past, trusted the MSM talking heads we’d believe everything is just fine. “The U.S. economy is stronger than ever. Don’t be scared. Invest in this reinvigorated bull market with both hands. Stocks. Bonds. Treasurys. Buy now or you’ll miss out. It’s all going to the moon!” Oddly enough though, things under the hood don’t sound so good. It’s just hard to hear the engine cratering while the radio’s blasting so loud.
ZeroHedge.com recently posted “…foreign holdings of US Treasurys have been declining in recent years, and dropped to just over 36% as a percentage of total holdings, the lowest in over a decade, as domestic holdings of US paper have risen to just shy of 50%, and near all time highs.”– https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-15/foreign-investors-dump-record-amount-treasuries
Another ZH article read “…one of the more bizarre observations to emerge over the past two months has been that despite the torrid rebound in stocks so far in 2019, culminating with the best January for the S&P since 1987, investors have shunned US equities, selling stocks when they should be buying, and allocating the proceeds into bonds and emerging markets…”–https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-15/how-are-markets-higher-buyers-strike-continues-11th-straight-week
Foreign governments liquidating US Treasurys to the lowest in over a decade and domestic investors (401Ks, mutual funds, pension funds) are buying-in at near all-time highs. So-called “smart money” is moving out of apparently perceived risky US equities into what would normally be considered high risk/reward propositions in emerging markets (commodities), and conservative low ROI bond markets—for eleven straight weeks. These are not harbingers of a promising future in America.
So who’s buying US equities, running up the price on Wall Street’s Ponzi stock schemes to the near all-time highs of last summer? Does “algos” mean anything to you? What about “front-running”? Perhaps “high frequency trading”? They should because the AI bots are def in control. Mnuchin’s Plunge Protection Team must merely point them in the desired direction and sit back and relax. They got the magic button. They no longer even pretend. It’s a given that the majority of capital markets around the world are rigged in favor of the emboldened likes of JPMorgan Chase, CitiGroup and others seated at the great table of financial excesses and asset plunder from New York to London, Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and beyond.
There’s a concerted effort by the world’s central banks, guided by TPTB behind the IMF, BIS, World Bank and their ilk, to financialize our planet’s resources with derivatives and purchase them all with fiat dollars printed from thin air at their respective taxpayer’s expense. If their scheme succeeds, we lose. If their scheme fails, we lose.
From a “Derivatives at Bank Holding Companies” March 31, 2016 (OCC Report*): “Citigroup… spectacularly blew itself up with toxic derivatives and subprime debt in 2008, became a 99-cent stock during the crisis, and received the largest taxpayer bailout in U.S. financial history despite being insolvent… today holds more derivatives than 4,701 other banks combined which are backstopped by the taxpayer.”– http://wallstreetonparade.com/2016/07/citigroup-has-more-derivatives-than-4701-u-s-banks-combined-after-blowing-itself-up-with-derivatives-in-2008/
By the way, in 2016, Citigroup held over $55 trillion in unbacked security derivatives. To get a grasp of what just $1 trillion looks like, check this out: http://demonocracy.info/infographics/usa/derivatives/bank_exposure.html
So where am I going with all this? There is so much instability and price-rigging in the world’s financial markets. The US taxpayer has been drained dry as the globalist banksters complete their biggest and greatest wealth transfer of all time—on a planetary scale. That’s right. Americans aren’t alone in this predicament. This handful of regaled rogues is ripping off the citizens of every nation with a fiat money scandal right under their noses in full view for the world to see.
They’ve mystified the whole banking system with opaque proceedings and misdirecting propaganda, passing the baton of liquidity injections from one franchise to another with evermore monetary devaluations as they prop their failing and withered fiat currencies in the Comex and LBMA gold and silver markets. Were there no unlimited rehypothecated paper ounces to dump into the hands of their conspiring partners in crime, precious metals would quadruple in price almost overnight as more than fifty-years of price suppression, freed like an enormous ancient catapult tearing down the walls of the tyrannical evil ruler’s castle. No quarter.
But the mass exodus of desperate investors from the crooked banksters’ paper Ponzi’s will fan out across the financial landscape seeking shelter from the storm. They’ll be piling in to any and everything with a roof. Cryptocurrencies will once again attract attention. And this time, investment institutions managing $billions and $billions will have regulatory blessings and miles and miles of wide open spaces in front of them. That will be the time our little close-knit community will need to step up and embrace our bereaved brethren; show them the way to low-cost, anonymous encrypted messaging on a secure private payment network with CPU mining, 3% APR staking and 24/7 support.
With the launch of our P2P exchange coming in the next month or so and the mobile wallet progressing nicely, the XUNiverse has a lot to offer. No one knows when the current global fiat dollar system will collapse but “Central Bank buying (gold) up 74% year-over-year! Highest annual net purchases since Nixon closed the gold window! These are some astounding figures that few are talking about.”– https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-15/guess-whos-buying-gold tells me it won’t be much longer.
I suggest not waiting until it’s too late. If you have money in the stock market, remember, once you purchased the stock, your money is gone. You no longer have money in the markets. You have stocks. And stocks are only worth what someone will pay. In a monetary crisis, unlike a financial crisis, not only will paper assets collapse as sell orders receive “No Bid” but the underlying currency in which they’re based will most probably return to its intrinsic value of zero before the markets recover. Only real assets outside traditional financial networks (paper markets) will survive—land, jewelry, physical bullion in your possession, collectibles and fine art, and of course, decentralized cryptocurrencies of which you hold the private key. Everything else becomes someone else’s liability. And in case you haven’t learned that lesson yet, let me tell you. If you ever have to rely upon someone else looking out for your interests over their own, don’t be surprised if things don’t go as planned.
*Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)