While talking about this week’s “meaningless” FOMC statement and the Swiss National Bank taking interest rates negative, Andy says the powers that be are “terrified” that it’s all coming apart and he describes their fear as “unprecedented”. This is a must listen conversation as we document the collapse for this third week of December, 2014.
The International Criminal Banking System – And The United States – Is Now In The Process Of Collapsing.
Here are the latest, most dramatic signs of it:
– CME Implements $400 wide gold circuit breakers for vast price swings
– U.S Treasury seeks ‘Survival Kits’ for Federal Bank Examiners
– U.S. Taxpayers Now On The Hook For $303 TRILLION in Wall Street Derivatives
One of the reasons I live in Anarchapulco is because Western media gets almost no play down here. Typically the days conversation ranges from how beautiful and wonderful of a day it is to when is the next fiesta (invariably it is at least every week).
However, in my role of Dollar Vigilante a big part of my job is paying attention to what is going on in the world… and watching and reading US media always leaves me flabergasted.
Just in the last few months people were up in arms about Ebola. We were all going to die, they said! Something must be done!
In the wake of the jihadist taking hostages in a Sydney café earlier this week and murdering two of them, and Australian lawmaker blasted the tyrannical gun laws, similar to those in England, that led to the citizens he serves being turned into a “nation of victims.”
Sen. David Leyonhjelm of Australia’s Liberal Democratic Party said that if the hostages had been allowed to carry guns concealed there would have been someone who would have been able to stop him.
“That nutcase who held them all hostage wouldn’t have known that they were armed and bad guys don’t like to be shot back at,” Senator Leyonhjelm told ABC radio, according to the Guardian.
The technical outlook for silver resembles the color of the metal itself: grey. While we have seen some bullish signs of late, these have merely proved to be short-term countertrend movements and so far the key resistance levels have remained intact. To show you what we mean, let’s quickly recap the recent price action. At the start of the month, for example, silver formed a large bullish engulfing candlestick pattern on its daily chart. This came after the sellers were unable to hold their ground below the prior low and key psychological level of $15. In other words, silver created a potential false breakout reversal pattern on that day, which is a significant bullish development. Although there was some subsequent follow-through buying over the course of the next week and a half, the rally then came to a halt once price reached the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level of the last downswing, at just above the $17 mark. This 38.2% Fibonacci level represent a shallow retracement, suggesting the buying pressure was very weak, for otherwise silver should have climbed higher.
This week has been extremely volatile for oil, currencies and stock markets. Against this background gold and silver have drifted sideways to slightly lower, which given the dollar’s strong performance is almost a positive result.
Along with a collapsing oil price on Monday and Tuesday, the Russian ruble fell from 58 to the USD on Monday to 77 the following day. It was clear that Russian oligarchs were getting out of rubles as fast as they could, hence the steep fall. By yesterday things had calmed down and the ruble was back to the 60.4 this morning. There was a slight frisson of excitement over the release of the FOMC minutes on Wednesday, to be followed by Quadruple Witching today. Stock index futures, stock index options, stock options and single stock options all expire on the third Friday of December. The result is the Dow 30 Index rose by 4.3% between Tuesday’s opening and last night’s close on an enormous bear squeeze.
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Though the U.S. government’s official position is that North Korea is to blame, it’s not clear exactly who has hacked Sony and one could argue that it is nothing more than a propaganda show designed to distract the American public from more important matters like a collapsing global economy, problems in Russia or the fact that our Congress just passed a spending bill padded with all sorts of goodies for banking behemoths.
But it has nonetheless been interesting to observe.
So much so that even the President of the United States has now gotten involved. After Sony reportedly pulled ‘The Interview’ from theater distribution earlier this week in response to threats of a “9/11-style attack” from the hacking collective that calls itself the Guardians of Peace, the President said in a press conference that Sony executives made a mistake.
Any celebration following last week’s supposed Cuba-US rapprochement was short lived thanks to that other rogue state that has been a thorn in Washington’s side.
On December 18, North Korea successfully launched the equivalent of a thousand nuclear warheads at the US when it forced a major Hollywood studio to back down (at least in the interim) and pull a film that was to be released this Christmas season.
The Interview is a satire about two journalists recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.
Americans have an estimated 300 million privately owned hand guns and some people present this fact as the reason why no foreign power, or even our government, could ever subjugate the people. I am compelled to disagree with this notion. Once upon a time that may have been true as World War II era Japanese Admiral Yamamoto refused to invade the United States following his attack upon Pearl Harbor because there would be “an American with a gun behind every blade of grass”. However, if our government ever became abusive enough that the people felt the need to rebel, there is a new generation of super weapons being developed and deployed as I write these words, which would doom any rebellion that did not have the full support of the military.
The new generation of super weapons has made America vulnerable to enemies, both foreign and domestic. As a result, the window to resist martial law occupation and even an invasion is virtually closed.
We all know that at this point. The collapse of its currency, the ruble, dominated the news cycle earlier this week. And to be honest, it was hard not to enjoy it.
After all, this is what Vladimir Putin has been asking for.
Despite all of his denials and propaganda, Russia invaded Ukraine and took Crimea.
For months now, Putin has thumbed his nose at the West, scoffing at sanctions, ignoring ceasefires, playing up his ties with China, and brandishing his country’s nuclear arsenal. He sent warships to Australia, fighter jets to the Caribbean, and submarines to Sweden.
Surely, the punchline is that even a tiny backwater, dictatorship can now make fun of US “moral high ground” courtesy of the recent CIA torture disclosure. “We have a way to prove that we have nothing to do with the case without resorting to torture, as what the C.I.A. does,” the North Korea statement said. Oops.
Oil prices have fallen by half since late June. This is a significant development for the oil industry and for the global economy, though no one knows exactly how either the industry or the economy will respond in the long run. Since it’s almost the end of the year, perhaps this is a good time to stop and ask: (1) Why is this happening? (2) Who wins and who loses over the short term?, and (3) What will be the impacts on oil production in 2015?
1. Why is this happening?: Euan Mearns does a good job of explaining the oil price crash here. Briefly, demand for oil is softening (notably in China, Japan, and Europe) because economic growth is faltering. Meanwhile, the US is importing less petroleum because domestic supplies are increasing—almost entirely due to the frantic pace of drilling in “tight” oil fields in North Dakota and Texas…
The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following repeal of key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act last weekend.
Senator Elizabeth Warren charged Citigroup last week with “holding government funding hostage to ram through its government bailout provision.” At issue was a section in the omnibus budget bill repealing the Lincoln Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act, which protected depositor funds by requiring the largest banks to push out a portion of their derivatives business into non-FDIC-insured subsidiaries.
Hey government and mainstream, lapdog establishment media: I thought we were supposed to be afraid of ISIS… Now it’s North Korea?
What a ridiculous reality we live in.
Right now the mainstream media is flooding the news cycle with story after story trying to rile people up about how the FBI has officially blamed North Korea for the Sony hack which led to the company canceling its scheduled release of the upcoming Seth Rogan movie “The Interview,” ostensibly to avoid terror attacks at theaters.
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