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Pop Quiz: Dystopian Sci-Fi Novel, or 2017 America?

War has raged worldwide since long before you were born. Recession has caused record levels of homelessness in city streets, and every day, more Americans come one small financial setback away from joining their ranks. Already, economists, bankers, politicians, and academics have begun pushing for a cashless society in order to monitor all spending and […]

Hello Super Nintendo Devos

Will we have a whole generation of Ralph Wiggum’s? Investors will be watching Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony as another string of earnings come in this week. We will also continue to monitor President Trump’s Executive Orders and potential 3AM tweets. On the economic front, we have a busy week with PPI, CPI, Retail Sales, […]

The Governator for President

Only a Constitutional Amendment Away Investors have another earnings heavy week with continued monitoring of President Trump’s Executive orders. On the economic front, we have University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment. Earnings: Earnings have now seen over 270 companies of the S&P 500 companies report 4th quarter earnings. 67% have beaten earnings expectations with 48% beating […]


The War on Cash: Use this letter to contact your representatives

Here’s a letter you can personalize, modify, and email to your senators and congressional representatives. It identifies the nefarious global war on cash, and strongly urges them to fight against it. While it often feels futile to send messages like this to politicians who are overwhelmingly bought and paid for by corporations and special interest […]

Big Surprise – FOMC Doves Coo

The latest in macro news, economic data and the latest Fed meeting.

Time for a #NYexit

Time for a #NYexit Investors have a busy week ahead with the Fed statement, a ton of earnings and continued monitoring of President Trump’s Executive orders. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Fed Meeting: On Wednesday (2/1), the Fed will release their first statement […]

The Coming Global Monetary Crisis (Peter Tran)

The Coming Global Monetary Crisis by:  Peter Tran (3/29/2015) Introduction  In order to predict any coming financial crisis with accuracy, one must first correctly identify what type of crisis is lurking on the horizon. I am going to make a final attempt to explain why the coming Global Monetary Crisis (current Dollar Standard Monetary System) […]

PBOC Says No Longer in China’s Interest to Increase Reserves

The People’s Bank of China said the country does not benefit any more from increases in its foreign-currency holdings, adding to signs policy makers will rein in dollar purchases that limit the yuan’s appreciation. According to Kenneth Leung, professor of economics at Daniels College of Business, “Part of that move could be related with a bigger geopolitical […]

Update: Markets Pause During Bernanke Q&A

The markets are pausing at the moment at all-time highs, as investors listen in to the Q&A portion of Bernanke’s testimony. Despite a slew of earnings reports out today, the main area of focus continues to be global central bank policy. Central Bank Actions Today: Fed –  Bernanke is currently testifying before the House Financial […]

Fed Tapering: What Does It Mean?

Fed Tapering: What Does It Mean? (Peter Tran, 7/9/2013) What is Tapering? Does Tapering really mean monetary policy tightening? The central bank’s task is a juggling act to balance out different policy objectives. The main policy objectives are: (a) price stability [inflation], (b) stable currency, (c) controlling asset price inflation / deflation [a well functioning […]

Update: Markets Comeback As Fed Downplays Taper Talk

Stocks and bonds have made a tremendous comeback this afternoon, with markets attempting to make a push into positive territory during the last hour of trading. Markets began paring steep losses after several Fed officials issued dovish comments downplaying talk of tapering asset purchases. The DJIA was down nearly 250 points earlier in the session, […]

Update: Stocks Finish At Session Highs On WSJ Fed Piece

Despite immense pressure on early morning futures following a global sell-off, the S&P 500 ended up rallying to its 2nd best day of the year. Markets grinded higher throughout the day as interest rate yields dropped and the yen weakened back to 95.11 from the 94 handle. The last 30 minutes were particularly explosive, as […]

Technical Update: S&P 500 Reversal Day

Technicians will have a lot to talk about after today’s volatile trading. Specifically, the S&P 500 put in what’s known as a “reversal candle,” which is signaling to many that we finally may be in for that pullback that everyone has been looking for.  Essentially, we saw the S&P 500 hit higher highs from yesterday’s […]

Japan’s Quantitative Stripteasing

The higher stocks rise, the shorter their dresses get… Japanese pop group Machikado Keiki Japan base their costumes on the price of the Nikkei average of the day. Roughly translated as Economic Conditions on the Streets of Japan, Machikado Keiki Japan released their debut single, “Abeno Mix,” on April 7. It pays homage to Abe’s ultraloose […]

Update: Equities Recover On Dovish Fed Comments

Equities have slowly recovered throughout the day, helped in large part by continued talk of accommodative monetary policy from the Fed. With less than 90 minutes left in the trading day, the S&P 500 is back to 1,562, trending towards the upper end of its 20 point range, and points away from its record close […]

Financial crisis

Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis (Full Documentary)

Trillion Dollars Debt Spiral

Full-Length Animated Documentary: Our Money System Is A Debt Spiral

The animated story of the system of debt serfdom in the modern West: For those that don’t have 45 minutes to spare, the late great George Carlin is ready with the 3-minute version:

Obama Appoints New Bankster To Replace the Old One at the Treasury

As the curtain falls on the reality that a corporate coup has occurred in America and is attempting to take firmer grip here and around the world, the illusion known as western civilization is increasingly revealing its fragility.  As I’ve noted before, as the ruling elite become more brazen they only awaken more people to […]

big banks usa

Awakening 2013: Curtain Coming Down On Criminal Banks?

As it becomes clearer and clearer that mafia-like activity is ubiquitous at the top of all the big banks, the media is increasingly forced to report. As economic conditions continue to stagnate or begin to worsen this year, we’ll see more financial crimes bubble to the surface and a public increasingly aware of who is […]

Goldman Sachs in Europe

Goldman Sachs: Europe’s Vampire King

With the appointment of Goldman Sachs alum Mark Carney as head of the Bank of England, the choking tentacles of Goldman Sachs appear to have extended their grip around most of the EU. This is what happens when mutant crony capitalism is allowed to progress to these surreal, nightmarish levels. Chart below is taken from […]