Posts Categorized: Bill Holter
A late Christmas present for those desiring the rule of law!
Interesting that the most looked up word via Webster’s this year was “justice”. Please watch the second video if you desire the rule of law and would like a late Christmas present! We will know very shortly whether true or not but it looks like “treason” or maybe even “pedophilia” will be Webster’s word of the year for 2019?
This is my last article of the year as I need a little R and R. There are a couple interviews already done and will be posted when we receive a link. We will be doing our weekly call for subscribers on weekends as usual. A very golden 2019 is in store!
Is This A Joke?
December 20, 2018
As the year comes to a close, we all look back and reflect on what happened, what didn’t, and what should or should not logically happen in the future. During some recent reflection, I could only laugh and finished my thoughts by thinking “is this a joke”?
We all (even the brain dead) know something has seriously changed in our financial markets. Emotional thought has morphed from buy the dip to sell the rip. In other words, fear is now in the process of replacing greed as the prevailing sentiment. But why? What has changed?
Specifically, the “clock” is finally running out. I am of course referring to debt and the (in)ability to service it. The Great Financial Crisis was brought about by too much debt and was reacted to by administering even more debt as the fix. This little tidbit is outright history but now forgotten in less than a decade. QE was put forth as something “new” when in fact it was only a fancy name for debt monetization which has been tried hundred’s of times in the past with the very same result each time …destroyed and worthless pieces of paper called currency. The only difference in today’s world is currencies now are predominantly digital rather than pieces of paper.
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People continually ask “when” will it happen? For the last 6 months we have responded “it is happening right before your very eyes”! In fact, as of this morning 52% of global markets are now down over 20% from their highs and qualifying as bear markets. Please understand the financial backdrop these weakening markets are falling into. Bluntly, the world is facing a giant margin call that cannot be met.
Liquidity had become extremely tight even as markets made their high water marks. It is this lack of liquidity which threatens to become a self reinforcing flash crash to hell via margin calls. “Don’t worry” they say, central banks will come to the rescue. There is one fundamental problem with this line of thought, the value of the issued currencies themselves. There is zero mathematical way to service and pay off current debt with current currency values … currencies must be massively printed and thus devalued if they are to pay off the mountains of debt! Central banks created the problem, they will not be the solution. Rather, their demise will be part of the solution.
Looking at the backdrop that a revolving door of “buy the dip(pers)” on CNBC assure us is the right thing to do, the list is many and for the most part the issues are carved in stone. Obviously number one on the list are the levels of consumer, corporate, state and sovereign debt. By any measure, we have never been at current levels. Then we have the current unfunded pension problem. This is not just a US problem, it is a $400 trillion mathematical sinkhole seen worldwide.
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