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6.17.2015 Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

Who Wants War?

For thousands of years; visionaries, prophets, spiritual leaders and the like have preached to mankind that he should love his neighbors, and enjoy this earth that’s been so graciously given to him. It’s been a constant theme from “the people” throughout the ages, and even culminating in such songs as “give peace a chance” by the Beatles in 1969. But unfortunately, peace has never come to this planet.

3.15.2015 Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

Listen Up

The ONLY reason someone would read our articles is because they just know deep inside that something is terribly “wrong” with the world, yet they can’t figure out what.  Which reminds me of some of the conversation in the 1999 movie “The Matrix”

Consider the following dialogue…

Insiders Club - 2.9.2015 Bookmark

2.9.2015

Good morning all, welcome to the new week and all the twists and turns it's going to bring.

There's no shortage of insanity around the world and we report on it each week so that you all know the truth of what's happening. But sometimes I have to literally shake my head and say "wow", where do I start?  This week is one of those times.  So we talk about the Greeks saying they will not accept the bail out terms, or do we start with the "pivot" that seems to be forming concerning Germany and France as it pertains to Russia?

Or maybe the "finally" exposed HSBC news that they've been laundering and tax sheltering hundreds of millions for the Rich?

1.11.2015 Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

More 2015 Views

On Wednesday we put forth one of our views concerning what might happen during 2015 and we said that 1) the Fed’s would hike interest rates, but only by a quarter of a point, meaning it is for show rather than effect, and 2) the Feds will NOT restart QE.

Today we’re going to explore another item on the question list…Is the US and Russia going to be in a shooting war? Interestingly that question is tied directly to the reason why we feel the Fed’s will hike rates, and will  not do any QE.  Let me explain…

It is our belief that the Fed’s know the US debt is too big, the economy too damaged and ultimately the system is going to experience a hefty crash. If they fight it with more QE, and keep rates at zero, when the crash happens everyone will know there’s no reason to ever have a Central bank. It would be obvious that they can fix nothing. Thus, they’re acting like the economy is great, all is well, and they will go along with that charade by tossing a token rate hike at us and NOT doing any QE.  But they’re praying for an “event”. Something so big, that when the economy fails, they can blame it on the event, and not their impotence.

Insiders Club - 12.31.2014 Bookmark

12.31.2014

Morning all, welcome to the last day of 2014.

Maybe it's just me, but this year went by like a shot. Maybe it's because I'm getting older that time seems to be speeding up, but my goodness it seems like it was August just a few days ago, and no....it's already New Years Eve. How'd that happen??

I don't know, but wow...at this rate it will be 2016 by next month!

12.16.2014 The Ruble Crashes Bookmark

Last night the Russian Central bank hiked interest rates from 10.5 to 17% in a move to try and defend the Ruble which had fallen off a cliff. Well that worked for about two hours, and then the wheels flew off. By the time we were seeing the sun rise in the US, the ruble had again started falling, hitting an incredible 79 to the Dollar. To put that in perspective, the Ruble was just 35 to the dollar two months ago. So it has been literally cut in half.

Insiders Club - 12.16.2014 Bookmark

12.16.2014


Remember those egg shells we've been walking on? Well a few of them crumbled last night.  Lets chat...

Last night I got a news blurb on my screen stating that Russia had hiked their interest rates from 10.5% to 17% in an attempt to halt the incredible slide in the Ruble. Russia's currency, the ruble had fallen yesterday in dramatic fashion against the Euro and the US dollar. So they attempted to halt that slide. Well, it worked for about an hour. For a short time the ruble traded about 10% higher. But then as we got closer to dawn, all hell broke loose.

12.15.2014 Empire Report Crashes! Bookmark

In the macro, which simply means the big picture, nothing could possibly be worse. I really mean that folks. Bonds are up a huge 14 points since July 2014. Bonds will soon be higher than they have been in decades. U.S. Bonds are telling us that the economy is in serious trouble, in Depression era territory. The jobs report everyone crowed about, was so bolstered by seasonal adjustments that it bears no resemblance to reality. The constant drumbeat of the US/NATO for some form of war with Russia continues unabated. The baltic dry index has fallen 45% in a month. Banks have lobbied the G-20 to basically secure public bail-ins when their risky trades blow up. Student loan debt is well over a trillion dollars, wages are flat for the last 15 years, and Obama-care has created the 30 hour full time job

10.19.2014 Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

Will They Do More QE?

Pull up a chair and let’s chat folks.  This is going to be an interesting letter on a lot of levels, so let’s get started.

Everyone that has any interest in finance knows that the Federal Reserve has had a program in place called Quantitative Easing for the past 5 years. For those of you who don’t understand what it is, the basics are that the Fed’s have printed up money and then used that money to buy Treasuries from the Government and to soak up toxic assets like bad mortgages from the banks. In doing so, it has had the effect of constantly lowering interest rates, since they don’t have to raise rates to “lure” folks into buying the T bills. The Fed’s would buy them at any price, and any rate of return.

But the offshoot of QE was that because they were buying up toxic crap from the banks, AND because Treasuries are also bought from the “primary dealers” ( the big banks) the banks got tons and tons of money to go play cowboy in the asset markets. With virtually zero percent money for the big companies to borrow and buy back their own stock, and all the bank money sloshing around, we’ve had the best bull market that fake money can buy. Stocks are up gigantically since the beginning of the program.

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