muses of the moment

December 12, 2014

Let the games begin

The stars are aligning for another bank crisis and/or credit freeze and/or global debt collapse. Banks don’t want large cash deposits. Click here.

Banks are claiming that it is because of the Frank-Dodd rules, which really are so thin now, that this argument just doesn’t hold water. In addition, what little worry banks had about actually being responsible for their depositors money just got voted out by the new spending bill tonight (December 11, 2014). So, gg thinks that the big banks are getting prepared. They are lowering the cash they may need to return to customers during a crisis and anything beyond their capacity to produce, they are putting on the government’s shoulders. Or someone to blame for lack of cash for depositors.

Here is a good interview over at usawatchdog.com. Click here.

Although the stock market is going well. That’s about it. Oil is down putting major pressure on the US oil industry which is the only thing going well in the last 4 years. gg sees a major debt squeeze here if oil stays under $70 for the next 12 months. Debt has to be paid whether the oil well is running or not. Shutting down wells doesn’t pay off the bank, it just cuts payroll and hurts local economies.

Derivatives….the thing the big banks want the government to cover if (when) they blow up.

Derivatives, take your pick. Auto loans (maxed out), commodities (oil), stocks, government debt, Europe (still not fixed), China (slowing), emerging markets, and of course, currencies (very out of balance the last 8 months). Currencies are the largest derivative market. One or more can blow up at anytime and trigger a chain event. (Could be blowing up as we speak, but the chain reaction to multiple markets causes the crisis.) And the banks know that.

The good news is that since the government will cover any derivative losses for the banks, you will not lose money on deposit. May have to wait to withdraw it. (Money you can on get to, is not your money). Probably lose broker/invested money, it’s not covered. Groovygirl has suggested from the beginning to have investment funds with 2-3 different brokerage houses and then cash with 2-3 banks. That’s personal and business accounts. It’s extra accounting, but may reduce risk and at least have one account you can access immediately to keep things going in a crisis event.

Bad news is that the government will “print” to cover and you will be ultimately responsible for it through taxes, currency value, or perhaps even a brand new currency to restructure all the US debt.

This will not end well.

Make sure you are as protected as much as you can be. You can not control derivatives or government votes or market crisis, but you can control your money and finances.

I suggest to you that the next crisis will not be called a financial crisis. It will initially be labeled something else to keep people from assuming it is an event like 2007-2009 as long as possible. As this will cause everyone and anyone to “panic”. The time to prepare is yesterday, not tomorrow.

September 30, 2014

Pimco

Filed under: Bailout Nation, Global Debt, Odds 'n ends, The Federal Reserve — totallygroovygirlfriday @ 12:48 pm

groovygirl is keeping an eye on the outflow of funds from PIMCO. 12% now? Click here.

The number is not necessarily the issue. The issue is why pull money just because Gross left? Doesn’t sound right. Something else happening. And if it’s happening at PIMCO, is it a bond market problem. The government can solve a PIMCO problem. The government can not solve a systemic bond market problem. What is it? Don’t know. Have to wait and see. Is this a global issue? And where are the funds going? Stocks? Cash? Overseas?

 

July 30, 2014

Blog Post from Martin Armstrong dated July 24, 2014

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…..

March 14, 2014

Catherine Austin Fitts

New interview with Catherine Austin Fitts with Sound Money via zerohedge. Click here. Good one!! Worth a listen. About 24 min. Catherine has a very good understanding about how governments work and how they centralize economics and money and that impact on you and me.

March 5, 2014

GDP revised

Filed under: The Federal Reserve, The Financial Crisis — totallygroovygirlfriday @ 1:26 am

In case you missed it with global events, snow storms, and your own life, the GDP has been revised…down. Surprise!

Final quarter growth estimated at 2.4%, down from 3.2%. Fed blames the weather, again. Weather blames Fed.

Click here.

February 22, 2014

We’re shocked, shocked….

Filed under: Economic Crisis, The Banking Crisis, The Federal Reserve — totallygroovygirlfriday @ 2:25 pm

….to find LIBOR rigging going on. Click here. Well, groovygirl is still wondering who is currently doing the rigging as we have not seen extreme movements up or down in LIBOR.

February 21, 2014

John Williams with shadowstats.com

John Williams has his latest real stats out. You pay for the detail, well worth the money, but here is the punch line:

- Strongest Signal for a Recession Since September 2007
– January Real Retail Sales Activity Plunged by 0.6% for the Month
– Unadjusted Monthly January 0.4% CPI Inflation Squashed to 0.1% by Seasonal Adjustments
– January Annual Inflation: 1.6% (CPI-U), 1.7% (CPI-W), 9.2% (ShadowStats)

John uses the original inflation index formula, before gov started jacking with it. Did your wages/income go up by 9% to meet the real inflation index? groovygirl’s didn’t. Who needs hyperinflation when wages are down or flat or zero because you are unemployed coupled with a 9% real inflation rate and climbing? In the main street household, that can feel like hyperinflation pretty quick. At the very least, it means less consumer spending, saving, and debt for big purchases like houses, cars, and student loans.

February 19, 2014

Just a little midweek conspiracy talk….

Pam Martens with Wall Street On Parade has written a few very interesting articles. And groovygirl is still looking at those recent deaths of bankers and traders.

Click here for an article about the government’s investigation of the oil and gas industry and possible price rigging and control. Explains how banks rig commodity prices. Also explains where all that taxpayer bailout money went. They bought assets! Hint: you should be doing the same.

Click here for Pam Martens article on the recent deaths in the banking and related industries. And that reporter is still missing. Also explains possible bad long play in life insurance industry. Pandemic would probably help the position.

Here is another very interesting article on the mysterious deaths. (Read the whole thing, very good, especially that part about V.)

In groovygirl’s humble opinion: although, these are just a few articles, it is clear just from the revolving doors between public and private industry (clear for anyone to see on the linked-in profile of an executive) that there is a silent contract between public government and private companies deemed too big to fail. groovygirl does have one question. Assuming that government is “investigating” these shenanigans and are getting close enough to have certain people bumped off. Would not that cause the manipulating to stop, slow down, or transfer to another company/office/country? Why then have we not seen a drastic change in markets, since no one or fewer people are “manipulating” them. Such as LIBOR, currency swaps, etc.? Groovygirl would suggest there are some possible reasons for this: there is no manipulation at all, we are seeing the result, the government (or certain parts of government) is much more involved than previously thought and is now controlling that manipulation directly, or the same banks are doing the same thing and they are counting on government to look the other way while they “slim” their staff. Lots of questions, few answers.

Click here for a post from Jesse on Bear Sterns. The Bear Sterns and MF Global were triggered by margin calls.

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 31, 2014

Latest Blog Post from Martin Armstrong dated January 29, 2014

Filed under: Taxes, The Federal Reserve, The Financial Crisis, US Government Debt — Tags: — totallygroovygirlfriday @ 1:55 am

Click here for Martin Armstrong’s latest blog post entitled Cycles & Obama’s Tax Free Bonds dated January 29, 2014. Groovygirl thought the creation of new bonds was the big news in Obama’s speech this week.

Martin says:

The selling of new tax-free debt long-term regains sovereignty and
eliminates the need for primary dealers who blackmail government. This
is the game changer. It is starting to recognize that there is a debt
crisis, yet do not reform the system, only further its advance. That is
why we will still crash and burn.

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