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Dear CIGAs, The Fed made an announcement Friday they will be holding an “expedited, closed meeting” on Monday.  This is very strange indeed.  First, aren’t all meetings “closed”?  And how often do they hold “expedited” meetings.  When I first heard this my mind started to turn toward “why”?  Why would they have the need to… Read more »

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Dear CIGAs, No matter how you look at it, the global economic pie is shrinking. One might be able to argue this is not so based on individual statistical reports issued by various nations. The problem though is this, many reports do not line up with real world reports. For instance, how can “retail sales”… Read more »

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Dear CIGAs, This past Friday the BLS released another “whopper” set of employment numbers. The economy supposedly created 271,000 new jobs. I was fortunate to be able to speak with John Williams (I encourage you to subscribe to his service at www.shadowstats.com) and asked him two questions. First, with the current backdrop of an extremely… Read more »

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Dear CIGAs, After writing my last piece regarding Martin Armstrong I thought that would be enough, it wasn’t. A reader replied and forwarded this recent article by Mr. Armstrong http://www.armstrongeconomics.com/archives/37416 “Did Gold Survive the Depression? Please read this short article twice before continuing to my commentary. I had to read this twice myself because the… Read more »

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Dear CIGAs, For years Martin Armstrong has denied market manipulation had any effect on markets. He has taken this stance while touting the ability of his “cycles and charts” to forecast future prices of various markets. In his latest writing he says “Throughout history, there has NEVER been a market manipulated TO ALTER its long-term… Read more »

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Dear CIGAs, My original thought for a writing was the hilarious action following yesterday’s Fed meeting and to comment on last night’s debate. Something far more “real” has arisen in the last 24 hours of far more importance, before getting to that, let’s look at the Fed’s “hawkish” statement first. Janet Yellen and crew would… Read more »

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Dear CIGAs, Calling your attention to two recent stories, the debate over the debt limit http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CONGRESS_BUDGET?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-10-26-12-34-27 and Russia’s new moves into the Middle East http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-10-26/russias-mid-east-takeover-continues-afghanistan-requests-military-assistance-Moscow, are they mutually exclusive or are they somehow connected? Looking at the debt ceiling first, we are yet again living the lunacy where the U.S. tells its people and the… Read more »