Thursday, January 31, 2019

Kevin O'Leary: Boring is Beautiful in the Investment World


Boring is the winning strategy for investors in 2019, according to Kevin O'Leary, star of ABC’s Shark Tank and chairman of O’Shares ETFs.

“This year owning the boring Pfizers and all that stuff with great balance sheets is where you can hide in the weeds and maybe make 5-6 percent,” he explained. “There is a lot of garbage in the S&P right now in terms of low-quality balance sheets.”

- Source, Kitco News

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Gold and Silver Jump as the FED Crumbles to Market Pressures


Gold and silver have rallied significantly to end the week, on a potential Fed pivot.

- Source, Silver Fortune

Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Truth About Money Laundering and Why Top Banks Are Crumbling


As a major player in the world banking system, Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) is undoubtedly a criminal enterprise, but there is no crime in helping people keep their money away from parasitic politicians who fund wars and oppression through their stealing.


Friday, January 25, 2019

They All Say They Want to Reopen Government, Have Border Security But Why Don't They Do It?


Democrats hope Republicans will break ranks in border wall battle; Florida Sen. Rick Scott weighs in and gives his opinion on the longest government shutdown of all time.

- Source, Fox News

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Housing Affordability: Still In The Doldrums


We discuss the results from the latest international survey. Which cities are the cheapest to buy in, and which are the more expensive?

- Source, Walk the World

Monday, January 21, 2019

Deep State Cover Up of Missing $21 Trillion is Deeply Disturbing


Michigan State Economics Professor Mark Skidmore is being refused access to data that could explain $21 trillion in “missing money” from HUD and DOD. 

Now, the entire federal budget has been turned into a national security issue. 

There is literally no more public access to what the government spends your tax money on. Skidmore says, “Now, as of October 4th, we have effectively two sets of books. 

We have a set of books that can be manipulated and changed by a group of people that determine it’s a national security issue. They can alter the numbers and move things around within or shift funding all the way to hide it. 

What we are going to do is produce a financial statement that is fake, and we will have no idea how much money was moved around, and we are all going to pretend we are going to have a real report. 

We will also have an actual report that will remain hidden. It seems self explanatory that if the government can’t track $21 trillion, there is something deeply wrong.”

- Source, USA Watchdog

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Catherine Austin Fitts: The Federal Government is Running a Secret Bailout


$21 trillion in “missing money” at the DOD and HUD that was discovered by Dr. Mark Skidmore and Catherine Austin Fitts in 2017 has now become a national security issue. 

The federal government is not talking or answering questions, even though the DOD recently failed its first ever audit. Fitts says, “This is basically an open running bailout. 

Under this structure, you can transfer assets out of the federal government into private ownership, and nobody will know and nobody can stop it. 

There is no oversight whatsoever. You can’t even know who is doing it. I’m telling you they just took the United States government, they just changed the governance model by accounting policy to a fascist government. 

If you are an investor, you don’t know who owns those assets, and there is no evidence that you do.

If the law says you have to produce audited financial statements and you refuse to do so for 20 years, and then when somebody calls you on it, you proceed to change the accounting laws that say you can now run secret books for all the agencies and over 100 related entities.”

In closing, Fitts says, “We cannot sit around and passively depend on a guy we elected President. The President cannot fix this. We need to fix this.

This is Main Street versus Wall Street. This is honest books versus dirty books. 

If you want the United States in 10 years to resemble anything what it looked like 20 years ago, you are going to have to do it, and there is no one else who can do it. You have to first get the intelligence to know what is happening.”

- Source, USA Watchdog

Friday, January 18, 2019

Tinfoil Hats and Central Banks Monetizing Gold


You might want to avoid these worst approaches when reaching out to people about preparedness! (hint - don't go full tinfoil.) 

Brandon White, Business Development Manager - Monetary Policy Analyst at BMG Group in Canada, visits Reluctant Preppers this first time to lay out the best and worst approaches to offering independent viewpoints about risk reduction and preparations to people you care about. 

White also explores the shockingly under-reported adoption by central banks of gold as a tier-1 asset (like cash and US Treasury Bonds) and why you should "follow the money" and do as they do, not as they say...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Decline and Fall of the European Union


That a single currency, the euro, would fracture rather than unite Europe was understood long before the euro's introduction as legal tender on January 1, 2002. The euro, the currency of 19 of the 28 member states of the European Union, is only one of the various institutions tying the member nations of the European union together, but it is the linchpin of the financial integration touted as one of the primary benefits of EU membership.

Skepticism of the benefits of EU membership is rising, as citizens of the member nations are questioning the surrender of national sovereignty with renewed intensity.

The technocrat elite that holds power in the EU is attempting to marginalize critics as populists, nationalists or fascists, overlooking the untidy reality that the actual source of tyranny is arguably the unelected bureaucrats of the EU who have taken on extraordinary powers to strip the citizenry of member states of civil liberties (i.e. the right to dissent) and of meaningful political enfranchisement.

As I have patiently explained since 2012, the underlying structure of the EU isneocolonialism, specifically, neocolonial-financialization. Stripped of artifice, the financial institutions of the EU core have colonized the EU periphery via the euro and the EU and imposed a modernized system of extractive serfdom on the citizenry of the core and periphery alike.

To understand the neocolonial-financialization model, we must revisit the classic model of colonialism. In the old model of Colonialism, the colonizing power conquered or co-opted the Power Elites of the region, and proceeded to exploit the new colony's resources and labor to enrich the core or center, i.e. the Imperial nation and its ruling elites.

This traditional model of colonialism was forcibly dismantled in the 1940s-1960s. Former colonies established their political independence, a process that diminished the wealth and control of former colonial powers.

In response, global financial powers sought financial control rather than political control. This is the key dynamic of the Neocolonial-Financialization Model(May 24, 2012), which substitutes the economic power of financialization (debt, leverage and speculation) for the raw power of conquest and political control.

The main strategy of financialization is: extend cheap credit to those with limited access to capital. Those with limited access to capital will swallow the bait and willingly agree to onerous conditions.

Then, when the credit expansion reaches levels that cannot be supported, the lenders demand collateral and/or favorable trade and financial concessions.

These tactics have been well-documented in books such as The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

But the economic pillaging of former colonies has limits, and as a consequence the global financial powers developed the Neocolonial Model, which turns these same techniques on one's home region.

Thus Greece and other capital-poor European nations were recognized as the periphery that could be exploited by the core, and the euro was the ideal tool to exploit the economies of nations which could never have generated credit/housing bubbles without the wide-open spigots of cheap credit flooding their economies.

In Neocolonialism, the forces of financialization are used to indenture the local Elites and populace to the financial core: the peripheral "colonials" borrow money to buy the finished goods manufactured in the core economies, enriching the Imperial Elites with A) the profits made selling goods to the debtors B) interest on credit extended to the peripheral colonies to buy the core economies' goods and "live large", and C) the transactional skim of financializing peripheral assets such as real estate and State debt.

In essence, the French and German banks colonized Europe's periphery nations via the financializing euro, which enabled a massive expansion of debt and consumption in the periphery. The banks and exporters of the core extracted enormous profits from the periphery via this expansion of debt and consumption.

The assets and income of the periphery are flowing to the core as interest on the private and sovereign debts that are owed to the core's money-center private banks.

Note how little of the Greek "bailout" actually went to the citizenry of Greece and how much was interest paid to the financial powers. The core has stripped Greece of collateral and political independence, just as the colonial powers of the 19th century stripped the African and Indo-Asian regions of income, assets and political independence...


- Source, Of Two Minds, Read More Here

Monday, January 14, 2019

Europe Likely in Recession Now: Germany, France, Italy Production Collapsed

German, French, and Italian industrial production collapsed in November. Italy GDP is negative for 3rd Quarter.

Italy GDP

Italy's GDP was negative for the third quarter. Gross domestic product (GDP) in the euro zone’s third largest economy fell by 0.1 percent in July-September due to weaker domestic demand, statistics bureau ISTAT said, the first decline since the second quarter of 2014.

Based on industrial production, Germany and France will soon follow.

Germany Industrial Production


Analysts actually expected German IP to rise. Go figure.

German industrial output fell unexpectedly by 1.9 percent month-on-month in November 2018, missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent rise and following an upwardly revised 0.8 percent drop in October.

France Industrial Production


France's industrial production fell 1.3 percent from a month earlier in November 2018, reversing an upwardly revised 1.3 percent growth in October and missing market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain.

Italy Industrial Production


Italy's industrial production slumped 1.6 percent from a month earlier in November 2018, much worse than market expectations of a 0.3 percent decline and following a meager 0.1 percent gain in October...

- Source, Mish Shedlock, read more here

One Last Dip for Gold and Silver? Plus Crypto Update for 2019


We've seen quite a demand for info on where to get started with crypto assets, so the decision was made to release this Insider video publicly.

Mike points out that crypto is such a complex and fast-paced area that it is almost impossible to keep up with. 

Mike has a solid grounding in the fundamentals of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, but when it comes to the wild fluctuations of the crypto markets - you need to educate yourself. 

Mike does give a recommendation of a blockchain teacher who is not full of the usual crypto hype and has an Austrian economic viewpoint, Chris Coney


Sunday, January 13, 2019

David Moadel: 2019 is the Year Gold and Silver Breakout


I sat down with David Moadel, Chief Analyst and Opportunity Researcher for Portfolio Wealth Global to discuss the current state of affairs with our economy and how to protect our wealth...

- Source, The Daily Coin

Saturday, January 12, 2019

This is Why the Great Awakening Terrifies the Elites


THIS IS WHY THE GREAT AWAKENING TERRIFIES THEM... I was contacted by two western medicine MD's and a Silicon Valley insider over the past week. 

The Doctors have gone through a painful and vast awakening and wanted to share their stories with me. 

Despite WaPo's best efforts to characterize the alternative media's research as "fake news" and "hate speech", the brightest among us are waking up to the TRUTH. 

The genie is out of the bottle and that fact has the elite, terrified.

- Source, SGT Report

Friday, January 11, 2019

Explosive Upside Potential for Gold and Silver, Here's Why


Lior agrees that the outlook for Gold and Silver is improving dramatically. Recent market action has resulted in a rebound. 

In September mining stocks hit 52-week lows, and the regular markets are now entering bear market territory. 

Inflation is on the rise and many states are hiking their minimum wage. Recent US Dollar strength is actually a bearish sign. Mining shares need several things to catch a bid. 

They need interest rates to be trending lower, an unfavorable environment for the stock markets, indications of inflation, and unstable geopolitics.

- Source, Palisade Radio

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

What's Next For Gold and Silver Investing in 2019?


This week we look back at the gold and silver markets during 2018 and discuss what's next for gold and silver investing in 2019. We'll show the price movements of gold, silver, platinum, palladium, the ratios, DOW, S&P, and more.


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Trump Moves: It Has Begun, The Push Is On, Timing Is Everything


Job numbers are incredible, remember Trump is using the DS, CB manipulation and playing their game. 

Trump's economic advisor says there is no recession headed our way, who else says this, the Fed. Using their playbook to show the economy is doing great and the D's and the CB will bring down the economy. 

Auto sales decline. Rep Thomas Massie introduces the Fed Transparency bill, this will sit in the house until it is needed.Trump blames the D's for when the economy enters a recession.

- Source, X22 Report

Monday, January 7, 2019

Volatility And Chaos Will Be The Theme of 2019


A mix of geopolitical and economic uncertainties will likely create the perfect storm for precious metals and miners next year, said Brent Cook of Exploration Insights. 

“Volatility and chaos will be the theme [next year]. We’ve got BREXIT, Italy, German politics, Saudi Arabia, U.S.-China tariffs, they’re arresting people in Canada, bear market beginning, and I think the interest rates are going to be slowing,” Cook told Kitco News. 

Cook said that all these risks should bode well for gold and gold miners next year, with miners outperforming the bullion.

- Source, Kitco News

Friday, January 4, 2019

We Are On The Cusp of the Greatest Collapse in World History


Topics include: what is going on in the US stock markets? a lot more to fall over the next 2 years, follow on effects into real estate and bonds, other markets, precious metals and crypto, social security bankrupt, rising interest rates, speaker lineup for the upcoming TDV Summit, Ed Bugos and Doug Casey, being prepared for the coming collapse and reset, the USA is like North Korea, Anarchapulco 2019 bigger and better organized, Cynthia McKinney, Larken Rose, Dayna Martin, peaceful parenting and unschooling, art on the beach, musical acts soon to be announced, the Anarchist Town of Cheran Mexico, all about Anarchapulco 2019!


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Wayne Jett: Is Trump Leading the America First Revolution?


Is NOW finally the time when the US and the world overcome the ruling elite and reclaim our sovereignty and financial fredom? What evidence signals that whels are already n motion and we must prepare for a convulsive transition NOW? 

This 5th episode is the culmination Wayne Jett’s powerful expose of corruption and anti middle class financial abuse by the elite, the author of “The Fruits of Graft - Great Depressions Then and Now” returns to Reluctant Preppers to reveal breaking revelations that indicate we may be in for a tumultuous financial and political breakthrough.