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Four Financial Farces… All of Which Will End in Disaster

Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2011 Jan 19, 2011 - 01:35 AM GMT

By: Graham_Summers

Stock-Markets

At this point the news out of the financial world is more insane than… well, anything.


Farce #1: Japan Can Bail Out… Anything.

First off, Japan, which has a debt to GDP ratio of 200%, is bailing out Europe, which has a smaller, but equally disturbing debt problem. Yes, one broke country (Japan) is now trying to bail out an entire economic union, despite the fact that it HASN’T succeeded in managing its OWN finances or economy in over 20 years.

Indeed, the idea that Japan could bail out ANYONE when it’s failed to create any substantial economic growth despite spending TRILLIONS of Yen should give you an idea of just how out of control the entire financial system has become. We are literally in the end game now. Unless martians come down and start bailing out Earth, the great Sovereign Default will be in full effect within the next six months.

Farce #2: Inflation is at 1%

Meanwhile, Ben Bernanke claims that inflation in the US is 1%. President Obama has to maintain that this is a fact with a straight face next week when he meets with French President Nicolas Sarkozy who is witnessing food riots in Algeria due to soaring food prices.

The Fed has claimed inflation is under control for months now, proving that its members must not eat food, drive cars, OR know how to read. Indeed, in order to ignore rising prices in the US, you would literally have to not shop for groceries, not pump gas in your car, not read the newspaper, and not have access to the Internet or any financial news outlet.

I sincerely hope that the Fed is not run by folks who fit this description, but after reading the next farce, I’m not so sure.

Farce #3: QE is Working

Various Fed officials have stepped forward to claim that its Quantitative Easing program has worked. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought the whole purpose of QE was to lower interest rates.

How then do you explain the following?

As you can see, interest rates have soared since the Fed implemented QE 2. It’s not like QE has helped the US economy either: food stamp usage has hit new records since it began.

And yet, the Fed claims that QE is not only working but we need more of it. However, even that farce pales compared to the next and final financial farce of today’s essay.

Farce #4: The Folks Managing the Fed’s QE Efforts Have NO Investing Experience

Then of course, there’s the recent revelation that the Fed’s monetary policies involving the purchasing of TRILLIONS of US Treasuries is in the hands of folks aged 26, 29, and 34, NONE of whom have any investing experience what-so-ever.

And they’re in charge of buying up TRILLIONS in US Debt.

Here’s a pic of them at work. Warning, the following image, when coupled with the significance of these folks’ responsibilities, may cause a severe mental breakdown.

If, at this point, it’s not clear that the entire financial system is not a disaster waiting to happen, then I don’t know what else to say. Indeed, our entire system is built on fraud and managed by folks who don’t know what they’re doing. And if you think they’ll get us steer us to safety, consider that around the globe we’re already beginning to see signs of systemic collapse.

Good Investing!

Graham Summers

http://gainspainscapital.com

PS. If you’re getting worried about the future of the stock market and have yet to take steps to prepare for the Second Round of the Financial Crisis… I highly suggest you download my FREE Special Report specifying exactly how to prepare for what’s to come.

I call it The Financial Crisis “Round Two” Survival Kit. And its 17 pages contain a wealth of information about portfolio protection, which investments to own and how to take out Catastrophe Insurance on the stock market (this “insurance” paid out triple digit gains in the Autumn of 2008).

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Graham also writes Private Wealth Advisory, a monthly investment advisory focusing on the most lucrative investment opportunities the financial markets have to offer. Graham understands the big picture from both a macro-economic and capital in/outflow perspective. He translates his understanding into finding trends and undervalued investment opportunities months before the markets catch on: the Private Wealth Advisory portfolio has outperformed the S&P 500 three of the last five years, including a 7% return in 2008 vs. a 37% loss for the S&P 500.

Previously, Graham worked as a Senior Financial Analyst covering global markets for several investment firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. He’s lived and performed research in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States.

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michael
06 Apr 11, 04:09
interest rates

You may want to check into interest rates again because your chart and your statement that they are high is blatantly false. Interest rates are at an amazing low and really can't get any lower.


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