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Last weekend, I went on a road trip with a friend and her two young sons. The second we left the driveway, the older boy placed a rubber pool noodle in between him and his brother and established the most important ground rule of all sibling driving trips:
"Don't cross this line or else."
Impressively, an entire hour passed without incident when my friend spied the younger son teasingly edging his elbow toward the very outskirts of the noodle, baiting his luck.
Anticipating the ensuing reversal of our event-free driving experience, my friend pre-emptively pulled over to the side of the road, when in -- 3-2-1! -- a small arm crossed the line and a giant tantrum ensued.
Then, it hit me: That rubber pool noodle was to my friend what trendlines are to investors and traders. To wit: If prices edge toward these clearly drawn "lines in the sand" on a market's price chart, then you can "pull over" in advance of major reversals.
Let's assess a real-world example of the turn-anticipating utility of trendlines. Here, we come to Elliott Wave International's August 10 Short Term Update, where clearly defined trendlines were drawn on the near-term price charts of both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500. The implications of prices nearing these trendlines was mutually bearish, as Short Term Update makes clear (partial Elliott Wave labels shown):
"This weekly Dow chart shows the index declining this week to the bottom line of a parallel channel formed by the rally from the October 2011 low. This week marks the third touchpoint since 2011. A meaningful close below this trendline will be another piece of evidence supporting the bearish case."
"The next step in the topping process is for the S&P 500 to confirm the Dow's decline... The blue trendline on the chart is parallel to the red line connecting the highs of waves 1 and 3 and represents point where the diagonal is confirmed as complete. Our view is that a decline below 2044.02 should be enough to indicate that a top is in place, but we mention the lower line in order to be conservative in our judgment that a major bear market is starting."
Unless you were on a deserted island, you know what happened just one week later: On August 20, the U.S. stock market embarked on its most volatile period since the 2008 financial crisis, marked by:
In August, the DJIA plummeted more than 1100 points, its biggest monthly drop since 2011
The S&P 500 also plunged, with 497 out of 500 stocks falling -- only the second time in the market's history that nearly every share fell as one
These charts highlight how, once prices broke through their respective trendlines, the declining wheels were in motion:
So, now that you've seen the value of trendlines first-hand, the next step is adding them to your technical analysis toolbox. And, we have just the solution: EWI's back-by-popular demand free resource titled,
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In this must-have14-page report, EWI's chief commodity analyst Jeffrey Kennedy teaches you what trendlines are, and how to identify them on the very price charts you follow. In Jeffrey's own words:
"Trendlines are probably the most basic analytical tool you can apply, whether it's a stock, currency or commodity; yet, they're extremely effective. More often than not, two parallel trendlines contain countertrend or corrective price action. Usually, it provides support, and you see prices either reverse near the lower boundary line or center line... When prices break below this line, the previous move is done."
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This article was syndicated by Elliott Wave International and was originally published under the headline US Stocks: The [Trend]Line Between Bull and Bear. EWI is the world's largest market forecasting firm. Its staff of full-time analysts led by Chartered Market Technician Robert Prechter provides 24-hour-a-day market analysis to institutional and private investors around the world.
Reduction of the general level of prices in an economy.
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“Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things, and then insisting that the only way to have a viable economy is to make things for people to buy so they’ll have jobs and get enough money to buy things.” ― Philip Slate
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Two Elliott Wave experts whom I have been following for a long time, Robert Prechter and Robert McHugh, have been more or less on the same Elliott Wave count over the past 10 years. And both men have talked about the next downturn ushering in an apocalypse. Prechter, who pays a great deal of attention to sociological moods and trends, has talked about the next major stock market crash setting the stage for the next “Dark Age.” Dr. McHugh as talked about “a cataclysmic nation changing event” that will leave those of us who survive living in an impoverished world beyond comprehension for those of us who have been blessed to enjoy the creature comforts of the Western world. Both men believe that we are facing a stock market decline and depression with a magnitude worse than that of the 1930s.
As I observe the sociological changes occurring now with the United States apparently willing to trigger World War III to keep its domination over the BRICS and anyone else who would challenge the NATO powers, it is not hard for me to envision the kind of apocalypse that both Prechter and McHugh envision. For sure, this will be part of the topic of my conversation with Dr. McHugh next Tuesday on my radio show as well as the number one question that should be on everyone’s mind, and that is how can we cope with a future that takes us back to the Middle Ages when 0.1% of the population is extremely rich and the rest of us serve them and live in a level of poverty not even the poorest Americans imagine.
No doubt that will seem a bit extreme and I pray that it is. But the reallocation of wealth, thanks to fiat money, is well underway now over the past 45 years and the wheels on the wagon have not yet even fallen off. They came ever so close to doing so in 2008-09. But by injecting massively more heroine into the veins of our economy, policymakers have managed to keep the patient feeling relatively well while continuing to destroy society’s vital organs. The vital organ that enabled the West to gain its standard of living was capitalism. But that vital organ of our society is being destroyed with massive pain-killing QE. With each dose, we come that much closer to the world that both Dr. McHugh and Robert Prechter have been warning us about.
Throwing away all notion of private property, the Fed has issued trillions upon trillions of fraudulent money. Yes I know you are supposed to believe that the dollar, which is created out of keystrokes on a computer, is legitimate; but believing the legitimacy of that money, you have to also believe in the legitimacy of money created in Al Capone’s basement.
Aside from the moral issue of reallocating (stealing) by creating money out of nothing, that process is completely poisonous for two reasons: (1) Fiat money is created by debt that is showered on the masses, thus leading them into abject poverty; and (2) By creating so much money, the Fed is not enabling capital to be priced according to the genius of the markets.
The result of the monetary pathology can be seen from the Velocity of M2 chart directly on your left. The chart above it, which pictures the monetary base of the Federal Reserve banking monopoly, is in fact a picture of the morphine injected into the economy by the ruling elite for two purposes: (1) To enable the banks to surreptitiously steal wealth from the masses by creating money out of thin air; and (2) To bail the banks out when their dastardly debt-creating deeds rendered the banks bankrupt. The gradual rise in the late 1960s was to fund the Military Industrial Complex during the Vietnam War and to buy votes from the public with growing socialist programs. The Fed and especially the banks that own the Fed loved that freedom when Nixon removed gold from money in 1971, and most people like the short-term high they received as low levels of indebtedness could be repaid and as some stimulus was indeed enjoyed by almost all people. As with many drugs, the first dose makes you feel good but oftentimes you need more and more, faster and faster, to get the same “kick.”
But with each new dose your vital organs are wearing down. And so we reached a major breaking point when the system nearly went kaput in 2008-09. That was when the monetary base rose exponentially to the level where it is today. At the same time, note the precipitous drop in the velocity of money! I explain this by two factors: (1) fear on the part of the masses of not being able to pay for vital living needs; and (2) an actual inability of the masses to pay for vital living requirements. Indeed poverty levels and food stamp recipients have been growing dramatically since the 2008-09 episode. Why so? Because capitalism is being destroyed by the Federal Reserve Bank through the endless printing of money that is not permitting capital to be allocated according to market demands. It is impossible for capitalism to survive if you do not allow price discovery of capital!
So of course the Keynesians say it doesn’t matter if you are broke and can’t pay your mortgagee and put food on your table. The government and its bankers can always print more money and let you borrow it to pay off your debts. All the while, the masses become all the more poverty stricken while the bankers who are creating the money out of thin air live in their luxury townhouses in New York or spend weekends in their mansions on the Atlantic Ocean on the south side of Long Island.
The pathology of existing policy has been obvious to all of us Austrians for many years. We Austrians predicted the housing implosion of 2008-09. And we are predicting the end is very close again, only this time the carnage and suffering will likely make the last one seem like a Sunday afternoon walk in the park on a beautiful, clear, sunny day.
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The Dow Jones Utilities average (UTL) is already exhibiting a top in an Elliott five wave down due to a surge higher in interest rates!
Delwyn Lounsbury – The Deflation Guru says: GET OUT OF STOCKS, BONDS, COMMODITIES, COLLECTIBLES AND REAL ESTATE!
The U.S. STOCK MARKET TOP appears to be currently in a melt-up mania blow-off fools rally in an Elliott wave B bear market rally.
Stocks actually topped way back in year 2000 in the dotcom climax blow-off mania top when one divides the subsequent workings of the averages since 2000 by gold, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and/or the Producer Price Index (PPI). The last fifteen years has exhibited a Grand Supercycle bear market (fools) rally fueled by government electronically printed fiat monopoly money now called quantitative easing (QE). The real trend in NOMINAL TERMS IS A DOWNWARD SLOPE GRAPHIC!
Bonds and deflation: the 31 year bond bull market topped in the last quarter of 2012 and interest rates have now risen 100% – with much more to come.
Gold and deflation: Gold topped in the fall of 2011 with gold going parabolic to $1,912 per ounce and silver skyrocketing to $49 per ounce. Precious metals most likely will now bounce to $1,450 and then have a multiple year 61.8 percent drop from peak to below $750 per ounce for gold and near $5 per ounce for silver. Silver prices have already dropped 50 percent. Only then, will precious metals prices build a base in what may be the future 10 to 20 year mania and bubble due to governments usual attempt to try to paper over problems punking the populace.
Real estate deflation: The real estate crash of 2007 was just the first shoe to drop. Now comes the multi-year 90 percent drop.
In the coming deflationary crashing asset prices and high interest rates along with fifty percent unemployment threaten your family’s survival. Credit deflation and crashing markets everywhere around the world will chase both debtors and lenders into cash and cash equivalents to pay back dollar obligations. It is estimated that there is only $520 per person in real (fold-able) U.S. paper money script and coin. Even the price of oil may eventually fall to $10 per barrel. Stocks, real estate, most bonds, many commodities, collectibles and artwork may all drop ninety (90) percent, or more, in the next three and a half years.
The coming deflation economy will be known as the Greater Depression. When asset values crash your cash ends up in “MONEY HEAVEN.” Poof – gone! Hurry and get prepared for a major deflationary depression three times worse and lasting three times longer than the one back in the 1930′s.
Real unemployment rates are already approaching 14.7% (the government’s own figures), when one includes those who have given up looking or have taken a lower paying part time job. The slowing demand for products and services will make the economic slump more intense. In fact, the real current unemployment rate may be closer to 25% when one includes all those workers that have had to take part time jobs and those who have given up looking for a job and gone back to school or joined the underground economy. The labor force participation rate has declined 60% in the last ten years – even though the baby boomers had to keep working because low interest rates decimated their retirement prospects. A credit deflation is the only cure for credit inflation.
See a short video about the deflationary effect and graphic proof of a cascading Labor Force Participation Rate in America (and likely most of the world) which the administration blames on the boomers. After effect? Snowballing crash!
Robert Prechter says the unemployment rate may hit 50% in 2016-2017 with attendant civil discord, starvation, water shortages and riots in the streets!
This is due to the "multiplier effect" in economics. The multiplier effect (in reverse) says fewer jobs means decreased economic activity as people have less money to buy goods and services. Subsequently, sales drop and businesses have to lay off more and more workers year after year. This is known as a vicious cycle spiral. It acts like a snowball rolling down a hill gaining speed and size.
It won't stop until there is a total wipe-out so as to liquidate years of fraudulent fiat monopoly money creation by some 150 nefarious elite owned central banks the world over. Austrian economics maintains the only cure for credit inflation is a crashing credit deflation. It is a needed healing and curative process.
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I see no bottom to the current downward trend. All bubbles are ready to burst and there is nothing the government or anyone else can do to stop it. Real unemployment is trending at close to 20% and special groups like blacks and students are twice that. Housing is doing the dead cat bounce and our political leaders are to busy lining their own pockets to care much what happens in the country. Our enemy's are licking their collective chops and are ready to carve up the rest of the world. Obama is off to Israel to stir the pot and we are on the brink of WWIII while he contemplates the nationalization of all retirement accounts. We follow the trend of history, from slavery, to revolution, to government, to anarchy and finally back to slavery.
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Master speculator and economic expert Doug Casey believes a global financial crisis is just around the corner, which will result in what he has termed the “Greater Depression”...
This essay originally appeared in TheCasey Report. In it, Doug details a hidden but powerful force known as the “deep state” that’s ruining the country.
Whether you agree with his views or not, I’m sure this will be one of the most educational - and most entertaining - pieces you read this year...
Until next time,
Nick Giambruno Senior Editor International Man
The Deep State
By Doug Casey
I’d like to address some aspects of the Greater Depression in this essay.
I’m here to tell you that the inevitable became reality in 2008. We’ve had an interlude over the last few years financed by trillions of new currency units.
However, the economic clock on the wall is reading the same time as it was in 2007, and the Black Horsemen of your worst financial nightmares are about to again crash through the doors and end the party. And this time, they won’t be riding children’s ponies, but armored Percherons.
To refresh your memory, let me recount what a depression is.
The best general definition is: A period of time when most people’s standard of living drops significantly. By that definition, the Greater Depression started in 2008, although historians may someday say it began in 1971, when real wages started falling.
It’s also a period of time when distortions and misallocations of capital are liquidated, and when the business cycle, which is caused exclusively by currency debasement, also known as inflation, climaxes. That results in high unemployment, business failures, uncompleted construction, bond defaults, stock market crashes, and the like.
Fortunately, for those who benefit from the status quo, and members of something called the Deep State, the trillions of new currency units delayed the liquidation. But they also ensured it will now happen on a much grander scale.
The Deep State is an extremely powerful network that controls nearly everything around you. You won’t read about it in the news because it controls the news. Politicians won’t talk about it publicly. That would be like a mobster discussing murder and robbery on the 6 o’clock news. You could say the Deep State is hidden, but it’s only hidden in plain sight.
The Deep State is the source of every negative thing that’s happening right now. To survive the coming rough times, it’s essential for you to know what it’s all about.
Now, what causes economic problems? With the exception of natural events like fires, floods, and earthquakes, they’re all caused directly and indirectly by the State, through its wars, taxes, regulations, and inflation.
Yes, yes, I know this is an oversimplification, that human nature is really at fault, and the institution of the State is only a mass dramatization of the psychological aberrations and demons that lie within us all. But we don’t have time to go all the way down the rabbit hole, so let’s just talk about the proximate rather than the ultimate causes of the Greater Depression. And here, I want to talk about the nature of the State, in general, and then something called the Deep State, in particular.
A key takeaway, and I emphasize that because I expect it to otherwise bounce off the programmed psyches of most people, is that the very idea of the State itself is poisonous, evil, and intrinsically destructive. But, like so many bad ideas, people have come to assume it’s part of the cosmic firmament, when it’s really just a monstrous scam. It’s a fraud, like your belief that you have a right to free speech because of the First Amendment, or a right to be armed because of the Second Amendment. No, you don’t. The U.S. Constitution is just an arbitrary piece of paper...entirely apart from the fact the whole thing is now just a dead letter. You have a right to free speech and to be armed because they’re necessary parts of being a free person, not because of what a political document says.
Even though the essence of the State is coercion, people have been taught to love and respect it. Most people think of the State in the quaint light of a grade school civics book. They think it has something to do with “We the People” electing a Jimmy Stewart character to represent them. That ideal has always been a pernicious fiction, because it idealizes, sanitizes, and legitimizes an intrinsically evil and destructive institution, which is based on force. As Mao once said, political power comes out of the barrel of a gun. But things have gone far beyond that. We’re now in the Deep State.
The Deep State
The concept of the Deep State originated in Turkey, which is appropriate, since it’s the heir to the totally corrupt Byzantine and Ottoman empires. And in the best Byzantine manner, the Deep State has insinuated itself throughout the fabric of what once was America. Its tendrils reach from Washington down to every part of civil society. Like a metastasized cancer, it can no longer be easily eradicated.
I used to joke that there was nothing wrong with Washington that 10 megatons on the capital couldn’t cure. But I don’t say that anymore. Partially because it’s too dangerous, but mainly because it’s now untrue. What’s now needed is 10 megatons on the capital, and four more bursts in a quadrant 10 miles out.
In many ways, Washington models itself after another city with a Deep State, ancient Rome. Here’s how a Victorian freethinker, Winwood Reade, accurately described it:
Rome lived upon its principal till ruin stared it in the face. Industry is the only true source of wealth, and there was no industry in Rome. By day the Ostia road was crowded with carts and muleteers, carrying to the great city the silks and spices of the East, the marble of Asia Minor, the timber of the Atlas, the grain of Africa and Egypt; and the carts brought out nothing but loads of dung. That was their return cargo.
The Deep State controls the political and economic essence of the U.S. This is much more than observing that there’s no real difference between the left and right wings of the Demopublican Party. It’s well known by anyone with any sense (that is, by everybody except the average voter) that although the Republicans say they believe in economic freedom (but don’t), they definitely don’t believe in social freedom. And the Democrats say they believe in social freedom (but don’t), but they definitely don’t believe in economic freedom.
Who Is Part of the Deep State?
The American Deep State is a real, but informal, structure that has arisen to not just profit from, but control, the State.
The Deep State has a life of its own, like the government itself. It’s composed of top-echelon employees of a dozen Praetorian agencies, like the FBI, CIA, and NSA...top generals, admirals, and other military operatives...long-term congressmen and senators...and directors of important regulatory agencies.
But Deep State is much broader than just the government. It includes the heads of major corporations, all of whom are heavily involved in selling to the State and enabling it. That absolutely includes Silicon Valley, although those guys at least have a sense of humor, evidenced by their “Don’t Be Evil” motto. It also includes all the top people in the Fed, and the heads of all the major banks, brokers, and insurers. Add the presidents and many professors at top universities, which act as Deep State recruiting centers...all the top media figures, of course...and many regulars at things like Bohemian Grove and the Council on Foreign Relations. They epitomize the status quo, held together by power, money, and propaganda.
Altogether, I’ll guess these people number a thousand or so. You might analogize the structure of the Deep State with a huge pack of dogs. The people I’ve just described are the top dogs.
But there are hundreds of thousands more who aren’t at the nexus, but who directly depend on them, have considerable clout, and support the Deep State because it supports them. This includes many of the wealthy, especially those who got that way thanks to their State connections...the 1.5 million people who have top secret clearances (that’s a shocking, but accurate, number)... plus top players in organized crime, especially the illegal drug business, little of which would exist without the State. Plus mid-level types in the police and military, corporations, and non-governmental organizations.
These are what you might call the running dogs.
Beyond that are the scores and scores of millions who depend on things remaining the way they are. Like the 50%-plus of Americans who are net recipients of benefits from the State...the 60 million on Social Security...the 66 million on Medicaid...the 50 million on food stamps...the many millions on hundreds of other programs... the 23 million government employees and most of their families. In fact, let’s include the many millions of average Joes and Janes who are just getting by.
You might call this level of people, the vast majority of the population, whipped dogs. They both love and fear their master, they’ll do as they’re told, and they’ll roll over on their backs and wet themselves if confronted by a top dog or running dog who feels they’re out of line. These three types of dogs make up the vast majority of the U.S. population. I trust you aren’t among them. I consider myself a Lone Wolf in this context and hope you are, too. Unfortunately, however, dogs are enemies of wolves, and tend to hunt them down.
The Deep State is destructive, but it’s great for the people in it. And, like any living organism, its prime directive is: Survive! It survives by indoctrinating the fiction that it’s both good and necessary. However, it’s a parasite that promotes the ridiculous notion that everyone can live at the expense of society.
Is it a conspiracy, headed by a man stroking a white cat? I think not. I find it’s hard enough to get a bunch of friends to agree on what movie to see, much less a bunch of power-hungry miscreants bent on running everyone’s lives. But, on the other hand, the top dogs all know each other, went to the same schools, belong to the same clubs, socialize, and, most important, have common interests, values, and philosophies.
The American Deep State rotates around the Washington Beltway. It imports America’s wealth as tax revenue. A lot of that wealth is consumed there by useless mouths. And then, it exports things that reinforce the Deep State, including wars, fiat currency, and destructive policies. This is unsustainable simply because nothing of value comes out of the city.
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Robert R. Prechter, Jr. The percentage of bears among advisory services, as tallied by Investors Intelligence, just reached its lowest level of the current bull market: 13.3% (see figure below). This means 86.7% of advisors are bullish on the long-term trend. The percentage of bears hasn't been lower since 1987, during wave (5) of 3, near the end of the strongest wave in the bull market. That run resolved in the biggest crash since 1929.Study the chart and notice how many times since 2009 the percentage of bears has been below the lowest reading of 2007. Another amazing aspect of this indicator is the persistence of low numbers since 2012. This long run of uninterrupted optimism parallels the plateauing of momentum oscillators in overbought territory.
The market hasn’t taken a breath for over two years.When it finally exhales, I think it will collapse at the same time.The long period of optimism has made forecasters aggressively positive on stocks and the economy. An economist and an investment strategist at Morgan Stanley have just predicted that the S&P will rise 50% to 3,000 by 2020, 5.33 years from now. We agree entirely on the 3,000 number. We just disagree on the index.Citibank’s technical team is predicting an even faster gain, projecting the S&P as high as 2,400 by January 2015, four months from now. It even recommends that no one worry about the seasonally weak September-October period this year.At the same time, the chief international economist at Morgan Stanley predicts that the “recovery from the great recession could easily extend another five years,” with growth of 3.5% in 2015 and 3.8% in 2016 .He’s not alone. The consensus among economists is that the US will enjoy years of growth at a 3% clip.All these predictions have their bases, but we think one of them is unconscious: the shared optimism of the crowd. Major institutions can afford the smartest economists on the planet. We’re betting against them anyway.Recall that the consensus has also been calling for accelerating growth in Japan and Europe. But Japan has just reported a stunning 7.1% annualized rate of economic contraction for April, May, and June. That’s a depression rate.Meanwhile, Europe is on precipice of deflation, and the US may be as well, as we will discuss next.
A Rising US Dollar Will Signal the Triumph of Deflation
The persistence of inflation from 1933 to 2008 and the Fed’s historically aggressive “quantitative easing” program since that year have kept most people bearish on the future value of the dollar. Rarely does anyone mention that the US Dollar Index (the dollar valued against other currencies) has remained above its low of March 17, 2008, a period so far lasting 6.5 years, as shown in the figure below. After making a low in March 2008, the Dollar Index remained in a bottoming process for four months, until July 15, 2008. The Bloomberg index of commodities made its all-time closing high on July 2, 2008. Starting that month, both indexes changed direction and have not seen those extremes since. The Dollar Index tested the 2008 bottom with a daily closing low on April 29, 2011. Silver made its daily closing high for the decade on April 28, 2011.Once again, the Dollar Index remained in a bottoming process for four months, ending on August 29. Gold made a double top at that time, with daily closing highs of $1,898 on August 22 and $1,899.80 on September 5, 2011. These tops are exactly equally spaced from August 29, by one week on either side. Gold, silver, and the dollar changed direction that year and have not seen those extremes since.In other words, bottoms in the US Dollar Index came right when other indexes of inflation were making their all-time highs. Each time, they reversed together.Since 2008, near-term highs and lows in the Dollar Index have coincided with near-term lows and highs in commodities (see next figure) and stocks. Together they are tracking trends in inflation and deflation.As illustrated in the second figure, the joint reversal in the Dollar Index and in commodities in 2008 signaled the time at which decades of persistent inflation yielded to a standoff between inflation and deflation, which has continued ever since. During this period, the swings have been dramatic. Deflation was dominant as all markets fell into March 2009. Thereafter, inflation was dominant until the metals peaked in 2011. Since 2011, the standoff has gotten more balanced, with inflationary tendencies manifesting in the stock market and deflationary tendencies manifesting in the precious metals.
Commodities have taken a middle path, rising and falling underneath old highs.Drilling down, we can see that many minor turns in financial markets have also been related to the timing of turns in the Dollar Index. The latest bout of Dollar Index weakness ended on the closing low of May 6. The countertrend rally in the Bloomberg commodity index ended just a week earlier, on April 29. Since then, commodity prices have fallen while the dollar has risen. The Dollar Index has been especially strong since its near-term low of June 30.Not coincidentally, commodities ended their countertrend rally on June 25 and began crumbling hard.
Everyone’s favorite commodity—crude oil—has fallen from $107.73 to $91.80 per barrel just since June. Silver, which no one talks about any more, is back in the teens after peaking in 2011 at nearly $50/ounce. Gold has completed a beautiful contracting triangle on July 10 and is about to plunge to a new low for the bear market.We have long stated that when the stock market turns down, it will signal the final triumph of deflation, because then all markets will be reflecting deflation. When will that happen?The wave structures on all financial markets (per the Elliott wave labels in the final figure above, for example) are bearish except one: the US dollar. Investors have hated the dollar for many years, making it sold out on a long-term basis.
Near term, the Daily Sentiment Index (trade-futures.com) recently recorded only 4% bulls on the euro, so a counter-trend bounce against the dollar is in the offing. But long term, the dollar is probably starting a bull market. If the US dollar has started a major rise, all other markets are doomed. Since the stock market has been holding up in the face of the recently strong dollar, it seems likely that when stocks cave, they will play “catch-up” and cave big.To continue reading the rest of Prechter’s 18-page special double issue, plus all of Elliott Wave International’s latest analysis for US, European, and Asian-Pacific stocks, and the major metals, commodities, and currency pairs, Join the free. HURRY!
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Barack Hussein Obama never wrote the book advertised here in a 1991
publishers promotional pamphlet put out by his literary agency, Acton
& Dystel, of a coming Obama book for sale, "Images in Black and
Instead, Obama wrote (some say communist Bill Ayers
actually wrote) "Dreams from My Father" an autobiography with a
socialist slant depicting his communist father as an anticolonialist
blaming the west for all the world's ills.
That is where lawless
Obama's rogue renegade radical leftist transforming change ideas came
from. Obama's upbringing came from communist family members (father and
both grandparents on his mothers side), socialist mother and friends. In
fact, Obama's mentor and tutor. Frank Marshal Davis, was on the FBI
communist watch list - member of Communist Party USA (CPUSA) card number
47544. Then came Marxist groups in college and finally socialist groups
like the New Party in Chicago where he was a community organizer
See actual brochure from his publicist stating Barack Hussein Obama was born in Kenya, Africa - above.
"Hope and Change" campaign slogan has morphed into WE HOPE HE CHANGES.
Narcissist Obama showed himself to be an ideologue and a fascist
dictator puppet and mole for the criminal Anglo American financial power
elite international central banking families. This criminal cabal run
by the Zioniist Rothschild and Rockefeller family cabal cartel control
all the central (sovereign) banks of the world and wants one world
government/new world order aka new underworld order control goal of
global socialist fascist dictatorship at any cost or means.
in the Greater Depression, which actually began with the year 2000 dot
com bust, along with the plight of most American citizens worsened under
his statist agenda. Obama's legacy will be trillions of wasted stimulus
spending, grotesque government growth and over 1,000 dictatorial
executive orders - many unconstitutional - most illegal - all socialist
Working for his elite Rothschild handlers,
Obama has led us to the brink of economic collapse and planned coup by
Zionist bankster oligarchs who already control both political parties in
A phony Iran, Syrian and Ukrainian war leading to a
phony World War Three threatening the very survival of mankind is next
if we don't stop the insanity. Watch out for false flag nuclear
explosions in the Ukraine and Iran.
The American, NATO and
Israel elite scheme is to get the people so confused and demoralized
that they can abscond with the last of the world's middle classes power,
freedom and money in the coming Greatest Depression.
THINK: BIG BROTHER AND THE MAFIA JOIN UP!
The BANKSTER elite want a fascist socialist one world government dictatorship.
It's all about control of you and I. Pure Tyranny!