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Over the years, many have continually asked “when”?  When will the system break down?  Well, I have some good news and some bad news for you.  The good news is; you are watching the collapse in real time with your own eyes.  The bad news?  You are watching the collapse in real time with your own eyes!  This will be short and sweet. 

1. Inflation is raging as the continual money printing, expansions of debt, and deficit spending have finally overwhelmed the financial engineering used to hide their dirty work.  Simply, our money was debased as the party raged on. 

2. As a result (response) of the monetary insanity, market interest rates began to rise over a year ago.  As usual, central banks are way behind the curve and are now being forced to tighten. 

3.  While inflation of commodities and everyday goods kicks into full gear, asset inflation is giving way to asset deflation. 

4.  Asset bubbles are bursting all over the world with THE most important rupture being the credit markets.  Over the last year alone, interest rates on average are up well over five fold.  The “foundation”, credit, has cracked and crashed before your very eyes.  Few truly understand this. 

5.  Stock markets are now down significantly from their highs and the average stock has already entered bear markets.  Those viewing their 401K statements for April will be very disheartened. 

6.  Real estate, which had been so hot over the last couple years has turned moribund.  Buyers have been priced out, followed by being shut out due to mortgage rates more than doubling.  Affordability does not exist.  The psychology is about to change as owners will soon understand their asset is becoming a liability. 

7.  A topic all on its own, the rule of law has broken down but a subject for another day.

So where does this leave us?  We had the “good fortune” of living in a virtuous cycle to the upside, unfortunately we will now have to live in a virtuous and self reinforcing down cycle as asset values circle the drain.  Without great explanation, as rates rise, asset values decline, it is simple math.  And here is the problem; think back in time only a couple years ago and you’ll remember how people were spending freely because they felt “rich” (and maybe got some of the stimmy monies?).  Now it is the reverse.  Homeowners are sitting on properties much longer and buyers no longer (have the ability) bid above asking price.  In fact, discounted bids are already becoming the norm.  The average stock portfolio is down well over 20% since the start of the year.  Bluntly, people are beginning to feel “poor” and they will react by reducing spending.  All of the above of course is topped off by the cost of living increases we already know of… 

Again, none of this is rocket science and should not be new to anyone reading this.  The bottom line is this; the wheels are falling off the global debt cart in a world where nothing functions without the use of credit.  Shortages of all sorts are already happening even if you have the cash for purchase.  The greatest fear for central bankers, debt deflation has finally arrived! 

Lastly, please understand and never forget, “markets” have been ruled by financial engineering for three decades.  Derivatives (probably $2 Quadrillion now?) of all sorts will begin to blow up.  Whether it be because of the underlying interest assumptions, over concentration of paper versus deliverable goods (force majeure), or just plain old outright insolvencies …you will witness the exact reverse (in albeit a MUCH shortened timeframe) than the buildup.   

As we warned you for years, “inflation of the things you need, and deflation of the things you have”!  I know, it’s a bad cocktail but exactly what we are faced with … your best position is to be where you cannot be bankrupted while the world around you bankrupts!

Standing watch,

Bill Holter

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And housing is supposed to be different?

Used Car Prices Are Crashing At A Near Record Pace

It’s been a challenging year for consumers. And with the highest inflation in four decades, some are paring back spending on big-ticket items, such as used automobiles. After jumping 90%, since the start of the virus pandemic, used car prices are cooling as buyers balk due to affordability issues stemming from soaring interest rates. 


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My one word comment …BULLSHIT!

FDA Chief Claims “Misinformation” is Leading Cause of Death in the United States

During an appearance on CNN, FDA chief Dr. Robert Califf asserted that the leading cause of death in the United States is online “misinformation.”


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Uh Oh!

Goldman Sachs Says Its Dark Pools Are Under Investigation – Along with About Everything Else the Firm Does

We’ve been reading SEC filings for more than 35 years. We have to sadly say that the 10-Q that Goldman Sachs filed with the SEC on May 2, for the quarter ending March 31, 2022, shocks even our well-documented assessment of Wall Street as a crime syndicate. 


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You are now witnessing the end!

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it. Steven Wright. (1955-    ).

 – note: Last one for a bit, folks. Family funeral up the coast in a coupla days.

Posted at 7:09 AM (CST) by & filed under Bill Holter.

We had our pal Tony sit down and speak with us for a couple of hours regarding being prepared.  A ton of information and we have posted companies/links on where to purchase many of the items he speaks of. You can find them here.  No one can come up to full speed with the time left us.  Hopefully you are able to pull several ideas from this and last week’s talk to help you prepare for what we see coming! 

Posted at 6:43 AM (CST) by & filed under Bill Holter.

Economic Explosion – The Fuse Is Lit | Bill Holter

Multiple countries are moving away from the US dollar. The fuse it lit, says Bill Holter, contributor at, and the system will explode when the only buyer of Treasuries is the Federal Reserve. He describes how to prepare for a collapse. “In an urban environment, when the financial system goes down,” he says, “you will not make it.” He suggests living rural to prepare for the collapse of the system. 90% constitutional silver could be the ideal transaction medium in a currency crisis, he says, because of its recognizability and divisibility.

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While your attention was distracted this week, Pfizer dumped 80,000 pages and it turns out the vax was only 12% effective?  So they …and the media, and the tyrants told you it was 95%, “safe and effective”.  They outright lied about the 95%, how about the safe and effective part? 

Pfizer’s New 80,000-Page Data Dump Is A Nightmare

You probably didn’t know that Pfizer dumped 80,000 pages of documents this week.

That’s because the American corporate media refused to cover it — and that’s because almost all of them took money from the Biden regime to promote the experimental vaccines and kill any critical coverage of them.


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This is absolutely hilarious …  Someone should tell Joe that student loans are THE biggest asset held by the US government!

Education Department Forgives Loans Of More Than 110,000 People In Public Service

Temporary changes to the troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program have resulted in more than 110,000 people with student debt getting around $6.8 billion in relief.


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Join Greg Hunter of as he goes One-on-One with award-winning journalist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts for 5.03.22. (There is much more in the 55 min. interview.)

Here’s the link:  Provoking Nuclear War with Russia – Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog

The latest is called “Provoking Nuclear War with Russia – Dr. Paul Craig Roberts.”  Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (PCR), former Assistant Treasury Secretary and international award-winning journalist, is warning that NATO and the U.S. is deliberately provoking nuclear war with Russia in Ukraine.  PCR explains, “In the middle of a serious situation that can already go out of control, we are adding new provocations.  It is clear Washington intends to push these provocations to the hilt.  In a normal sane world, everyone would understand that it is recklessly irresponsible to put Finland and Sweden in NATO, particularly at the present time. . . . The Russians have a high tolerance for provocations and, therefore, the provocations that the West commits never have any costs, and they increase in number and severity.  At some point, these provocations are just too much to stand, and that’s where you cross the line and the situation becomes nuclear. . . . How much can you provoke them and they let loose and it hits the fan?  I see everything Washington doing is designed to further provoke Russia.”

PCR says people do not realize how dangerous the Biden/Obama administration policy is regarding Russia.  This sort of provocation of Russia has simply never happened before.  PCR says, “This strikes me as dangerously irresponsible.  No other President in our history has ever done that.  Nobody in the cold war provoked Russia.  It just was not done, you avoided that.  You tried to reach reasonable understanding as Kennedy achieved with Khrushchev and, later, what Reagan achieved with Gorbachev.  So, what we are witnessing is unprecedented.  That’s why it’s dangerous.  Washington is doing everything it can think of to provoke Russia.”

In closing, PCR says, “At some point, lightning is going to strike someone in the Kremlin, and they are going to say we are at war and this is World War III.  It’s got to happen.  Why isn’t it World War III?  We are sending another $33 billion to Ukraine.”

We are stumbling toward nuclear war.  PCR says, “That’s the avenue we are traveling on, and it is not possible to discuss it except to blame it on Putin.