Monday, February 8, 2016

Investor Fear: The One Picture In This Article Is Worth One Thousand Words!

When the Federal Reserve hiked rates in mid-December, what has happened to the global markets was not supposed to occur!

The chart in this article tells the entire story!

Investor Fear: The One Picture In This Article Is Worth One Thousand Words! | Michael Haltman | LinkedIn

Early Edition: What's Happening To The Markets?

The articles include an examination of crude oil and the impact of the price decline on banks, stocks, bonds and real estate!

Early Edition: What's Happening To The Markets?

Crude Oil Instead Of Mortgages: Is Another 2008 On The Horizon?

Let's hope not but if we operate on the premise that history repeats itself, the anecdotal evidence seems to point to the fact that banks may once again be in trouble!

Only this time, instead of bad mortgages, it's bad oil loans and derivatives bets.

Read the story at the article 'Banks, Crude Oil, Mark-To-Market, The Federal Reserve And Yes, Real Estate!' here!


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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday's Political Cartoons (11+1 Non-Political Bonus)

Thanks to an email from SG these are a series of cartoon that tell some of the story concerning Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders!

They also should serve a a stark reminder to ALL Republicans regardless of acronym or title as well as Independent voters that ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!

Therefore whoever the nominee is, even if you disagree with them on certain positions, the entire GOP needs to coalesce and work as one!

Finally, if you agree with any of these cartoon feel free to ReTweet them.


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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Crude Oil, Banks And Another Financial Crisis?

We've all been watching as crude oil prices have crashed.

But, at the same time that's been happening, the banking sector has been severely underperforming the overall stock market!

Is this just a sector out of favor or could it be signaling a potential new financial crisis that just hasn't hit yet?

Read 'Oil Industry Exposure: Are Bank Stocks Telling A Story That Investors Should Be Listening To?' to learn more here.


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February 2016: Bank Stocks Collapsing... Again!?WTF Banksters? (Video)

'Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St did a short video looking at the charts of the financial sector ETF (XLF) and individual bank stocks like Citi Group and Deutche Bank. This video is about how many large bank stocks may be on the verge of collapsing while the mainstream financial media, like Barron's, tells Main St that now's the best time to buy bank stocks! LOL. 

Due to fractional reserve banking being inherently unstable, banks according to Von Mises and Rothbard are chronically (different degrees) of insolvent even in good times. During, bad times, all banks are insolvent to different degrees. This is because the Federal Reserve allows banks to get away with this. End the Fed!'


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Citi strategist warns of ‘Oilmageddon’

'A CNBC article posted Friday as the top headline on the Drudge Report warned that the global economy is trapped in a “death spiral” dubbed by Citibank strategist Jonathan Stubb as “Oilmageddon” – referring to the dramatic drop in world oil prices and the possibility of a global economic meltdown, or “Armageddon.”

“The world appears to be trapped in a circular reference death spiral,” Citi strategists led by Jonathan Stubbs said in a report Thursday, as reported by CNBC.'

Read the rest in an article at WND here: Citi strategist warns of ‘Oilmageddon’