Click here for Martin Armstrong’s latest blog post entitled Cycle Inversion and Staging Ground for 2032 dated August 28, 2014.
Continuing gg’s post from earlier today, Martin talks about the 2032 peak.
In gg’s opinion, as an investor, you must take into consideration when you will need money and when taxes will be the lowest for your investment. Sometimes hard to predict. If you are 70, waiting to exit a market until 2032, may not be practical for you. You may need cash well before then. Always understand when you want to ideally exit an investment. That will help determine what investment to buy and when you should get in. Even in a down global economy, there are markets that are going up. GG is using Martin’s cycle as a guide to what might happen in the global economy at a certain time. This helps time markets and when to exit based on her personal capital needs. Helps her know when to look closely at the market.
groovygirl has been keeping a close eye on the immigration debate. She is convinced that this will be a factor in moving a major shift on all levels in the US, REGARDLESS of what is done. This issue, since it has not been addressed, has huge economic, cultural, and political impacts. gg also sees potential states rights confrontations and a thousand possible unintended consequences whatever the policy(s) moving forward.
gg also thinks this issue has the potential to split political parties as Martin Armstrong has warned will happen in the next few elections.
Click here for a post from zerohedge on the issue.
Click here for Martin Armstrong’s latest blog post entitled The Shift from West to East dated August 5, 2014. This is a good one.
groovygirl gets these periodic free letters from the Longwave Group (Ian Gordon). This latest one was kind of interesting. He talks about a recent key point reversal in the US stock markets.
Once again, John Williams with shadowstats.com gives us the real stats. Here is his free summary:
No. 646: Second-Quarter 2014 GDP, GDP Benchmark Revisions, Household Income
• Second-Quarter GDP Surge Not Credible, Significant Downside Revisions Remain in Offing
• Actual Economic Activity Remains in Serious Trouble
• Historical GDP Revised Lower Where Better Data Were Available and Revised Higher Where Better Numbers Were Not
I am sure we will have a “revision” after the November elections for 2nd and 3rd quarter GDP.
Click here for a post from Martin Armstrong dated July 24, 2014 entitled World Central Bank Secret Agreements.
From the link above:
That strategy depends on the rest of the world remaining strong. But if we see a turn down 2016-2020, it is hard to imagine Europe surviving the coming political storm.
groovygirl thought this was very important. This seems the only option to “control” the European debt implosion as everyone else is in a debt collapse, too. It’ s hard for a group of drowning men to save each other. May be impossible, but it gives us an idea of what the “first world”, US allies will try to do. Of course, there is that nasty unknown of shadow dark pool trading…..
Click here for Martin Armstrong’s latest interview with Financial News Network.
From Martin Armstrong on Edward Snowden and fall of the American Empire. Click here.
From Martin: “This is precisely why Athens fell because they became arrogant and authoritative toward their allies.”
Groovygirl thinks what comes around goes around is the phrase of the decade. Otherwise known as Karma.
Side musing: gold still hanging out above $1300.
groovygirl thought this article from Pam Martens was very interesting.
From the link above:
Starting with the week of May 26, 2014, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) began releasing weekly dark pool trading data to the public. That sliver of sunlight shows that some of the corporations with the largest share buyback programs are also among the heaviest traded stocks within the dark pools.
With banking declining, banks must make money anyway that can. This “recession” is hard on everyone, only bankers don’t go to jail for illegal activity to support their families, in gg’s humble and completely uneducated opinion :)
Take the case of Apple Computer. According to FINRA data, in the five weekly periods of May 26 through June 23, dark pools traded over 103.6 million shares of Apple stock. The heaviest week was the week of June 9, 2014 when 39.9 million shares traded in dark pools. Goldman Sachs was responsible for trading 2,444,350 shares of Apple that week in its dark pool, Sigma-X, and has been in the top tier of dark pools trading Apple stock in all subsequent weeks reported by FINRA.
So what happens when corporations need cash to meet operation costs? Will they all put their stock up for sale at the same time? And who is going to buy that stock? Goldman and sell to muppets? I think the muppets are either out of cash or pissed off or both.
This can not end well.