muses of the moment

March 28, 2014

GEAB N 83

Filed under: Dollar Crisis, European Debt Implosion, Global Debt — totallygroovygirlfriday @ 1:03 am

Click here for the full free summary. This was published March 16, 2014. FYI: this is from an European slant. Always know who the audience is, it helps decipher truth.

Layout of the full article:
1. BUILD A TRAP TO DIVERT EUROPE AWAY FROM IT’S OWN DESTINY
2. MASS ATTACKS ON EUROPE
3. CAUSE A NEW IRON CURTAIN TO FALL ON EUROPE
4. FORCE EUROPE TO CHOOSE SIDES
5. FIND THE INTRINSIC RESOURCES IN EUROPE TO FREE ITSELF FROM THE TRAP – Eight strategic recommendations      

March 11, 2014

High Frequency Trading

Tyler Durden via zerohedge had an excellent article this morning about the amazing winning percentages of HFT platforms. Apparently the big market for “winning” is currencies. Making fiat money on fiat money with the fastest computer. Fake money and fake traders. Welcome to the virtual world.

Click here.

But the most interesting thing about this post is not that computers control HFT trading, that the fastest and closest computers always win, that these HFT fat fingers can take down a market in milliseconds, or that currency markets are the main trading market they use to do it.

The scary thing about this chart is that there is a losing side to the winning computer’s HFT bet. Those extraordinary profits were taken from someone’s capital, debt, or savings. And who is that losing side? This is a another angle of the biggest wealth transfer in history.

Side musing: gg thought this little item about Ukraine’s gold air-lifted to NYFed for “safe-keeping” was interesting. Click here. Maybe it is collateral for that billion dollar loan?

February 8, 2014

GEAB N 81

The latest GEAB N81 is out. Click here for a detailed summary.

Layout of the full article:
1. STATISTICAL « SMOG »
2. THE RISE IN INTEREST RATES AND THE COLLAPSE OF US REAL ESTATE
3. THE END OF STOCK EXCHANGE EUPHORIA?
4. POLITICAL CHAOS
5. 2014, THE CLEAR BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE OIL ERA
6. SOLUTIONS ARE ON THE MARCH

February 1, 2014

New International Currency

Jesse had an update on the new international currency discussion. Click here. A new currency will happen and the pressure is building quick. But what it will look like and how will it change global capital/debt markets?

Groovygirl is off the opinion, like Jesse, that a new international currency will emerge, and national currencies will stay the “same”. But gg is also of the opinion that this new system will not last very long because it will keep as much power/influence with the US. And that strain between the US and emerging markets and outlying markets will continue. This will be a short-term solution (2, 5, 10 years?). Groovygirl is also of the opinion that this new currency will not last, because it will not address the true problem: collapsing global debt.

January 18, 2014

John Williams with shadowstats.com

Summary of John Williams’ real stats:

- Inflation Picks Up as the Economy Slows Down
- December Annual Inflation: 1.5% (CPI-U), 1.5% (CPI-W), 9.1% (ShadowStats)
- Real Retail Sales Declined by 0.1% in Industry’s Flagship Month of December; Slowing Annual Growth Signaled Recession
- Real Weekly Earnings Declined in December

gg says: quite a disconnect between inflation formula of today and inflation formula of the pre-1980′s. If you don’t like the number, just change the formula! Did your wages and/or investments go up 9% after taxes?

January 11, 2014

Latest Blog Post from Martin Armstrong dated January 9, 2014

Click here for Martin Armstrong’s latest blog post entitled What Are We Waiting For in the Markets? dated January 9, 2014.

January 6, 2014

Two interviews

Greg Hunter over at usawatchdog.com has two good interviews. Each are about 30 minutes.

One with Gerald Celente. Click here.

One with John Williams. Click here.

They each update their thoughts on 2014 trends and predictions.

groovygirl follows John Williams at shadowstats.com. remember that John’s definition of hyperinflationary depression is an economic downturn that is triggered by a deflation in debt (debt unavailable and/or too expensive) and an inflation in expenses (especially living expenses and commodity-related needs). There can be inflation in assets, but assets that are dependent on new debt creation (such as housing) will be under pressure long-term.

In gg’s opinion, we have been in this situation since 2006-2007, but creative accounting and money printing has masked the truth. At some point, we will have another round. Investors will either not believe the numbers and sell in a panic, we will have a trigger in the shadow banking system that spreads to other markets which occurred in 2008-2010 and investors have to sell assets to cover other debt obligations.

We still have a global economic balance sheet problem. Money printing and creative accounting solved the cash flow problem, but only temporarily.

December 21, 2013

Catherine Austin Fitts

An excellent video interview with Catherine Austin Fitts over at usawatchdog. This interview is from July 2013, but very important for 2014 and moving forward.

December 18, 2013

Latest Blog Posts from Martin Armstrong dated December 15-18, 2013

Martin has some very good posts the last few days. Groovygirl highlighted a few of them here.

gg says: the common theme is the long-term cycle is in progress, but the final end is still in the future. There are up and downs between now and the end as the process unfolds. In every shift there is an ebb and flow. People/governments cling to what is the past/stable before realizing that the future requires something new/usually opposite of the past.

Click here for Time and Price dated December 15, 2013.

It is more WHEN the price is reached rather than the express actual number. BOTH have to be achieved.

Click here for the Yuan and the Death of the Dollar. Good one! dated December 15, 2013.

True, eventually all systems fail. The United States will break apart
and will crumble as a political union. That is certain. However, the
question is WHEN? Trust me. Not on this economic wave. That will manifest ONLY when the debt goes. That will happen ONLY
after the financial implosion unfolds in Europe and Japan. Then this
economic disease will spread like a contagion to the US economy.

Click here for How Lows Are Made dated December 15, 2013.

Click here for US Prohibts Production of Physical Bitcoins dated December 17, 2013.

I have stated before that the government was allowing Bitcoin to open
the door for the coming virtual digital money. Of course, they will shut
down Bitcoin once it has served its purpose.

Click here for the DOW To Be or Not To Be-Blowing Bubbles or Hot Air? dated December 11, 2013. Martin talks about international capital flows. This is a good one.

gg says: one thing groovygirl wanted to highlight is his statement that one reason that pension funds are fleeing from bonds to stocks because they must have a 8% return to survive. This statement reinforces the fact that pension funds are dead. Do not count on them. They will either not be able to get 8% plus or they will be forced into too many risky investments that give 8% or more and implode when those investments blow-up in the continuing debt collapse and reset.

Click here for Cyclic Inversions-Criticial to Understand dated December 18, 2013. Very important post!

Once the high was in place., the cycle INVERTS whereas what use to produce highs flips and produces lows. The target dates NEVER change – only what is produced!

gg says: Martin uses an old weekly silver chart as an example of the lesson at a time of the longer term inversion. But it is important to keep in mind that the inversion happens over all charts: daily, weekly, monthly, yearly. It is important to know what time chart you are looking at. A daily chart inversion may or may not affect your investment. A monthly or yearly one may have more of an impact. It depends on how long your personal investment cycle is. Groovygirl is a long-term investor, so she will usually point out and refer to longer term inversions and impact event.

GEAB N 80 is available!

The European-based GEAB N 80 report is available. An extensive free summary is available here.

Quick highlights:

Whether it be the economic or political woes of the United States, Japan
and the European Union, the Russian diplomatic victories over Syria,
Armenia or the Ukraine, or Chinese ambitions in the East China Sea,
tomorrow’s powers are quickly filling the geopolitical void left by
yesterday’s powers.

But 2014 will experience a dramatic acceleration of this profound
trend thanks to the convergence of several factors: loss of control of
the world by the United States, the end of desperate rescue methods
(mainly quantitative easing), a new implosion of the real estate
market… Not forgetting the groundswell which is the forced reform of
the international monetary system. Using roulette is an example, until
recently there has been the phase “place your bets” during which the
players have been able to prepare and implement their strategies; we are
now rather in the phase “no more bets” where the players will soon be
able to see their profits-or losses.

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