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Profit, Protection, Despite Cartel Interventions—November 2017 Update

“Governments love [the war on cash]. Then they can control you…we are not going to have as many freedoms as we have now …get prepared because we’re going to have the worst economic problems we’ve had in your lifetime or my lifetime and when that happens a lot of people are going to disappear.

“…the next time around it’s going to be worse than anything we’ve seen and a lot of institutions, people, companies, even countries are going to disappear, certainly governments and maybe even countries are going to disappear. “

Billionaire Investor Jim Rogers: “We’re About To Have The Worst Economic Problems Of A Lifetime, A Lot Of People Will Disappear”, ZeroHedge.com, 02/11/2017

PART I

Yes, indeed, as Deepcaster has been forecasting for several months now, Key Sectors of the Markets will likely Crash in the Next Few Months and that Crash will likely be worse than 2008.

But to understand how the Economy and Markets got to this dangerous pass, and how to Profit and Protect, we must first understand The Cartel and their multi-year history of Market Intervention [*See Cartel Note 1]. [Facilitated by his focus on the Interventionals, before the last crash in 2008, Deepcaster had his subscribers in five leveraged short funds all of which were liquidated profitably.]

For example, the leading Central Banks of The Cartel have injected some $20Trillion into the Markets in just the last three years via OE/Money Printing etc. (Fox Business, 10/26/2017)

Indeed, consider the following quote from a reputable Investment Firm Phoenix Capital Research.

“The Central Banks are getting Desperate. The interventions are so obvious now you’d have to be on drugs not to notice them. 

“On Monday afternoon, at 3PM ‘someone’ stepped in to prop up stocks. They did it again yesterday at 10AM. There were obvious interventions. 

“How do we know this was intervention and not real buying?

“Because no real buyer guns the markets 20+ points higher in a matter of minutes.

“Real investors carefully try to buy stock without gunning the market higher. If the market explodes higher, you get a worse entry point.

“Why are Central Banks desperately trying to ‘save’ stocks?

“Because the markets have lost faith in their abilities.”

“‘Someone’ Desperately Intervened to Save Stocks Yesterday,”
Phoenix Capital Research, 02/10/2016 

“Central banks have bought about 12 trillion of assets since 2008.”

 Business Insider

Indeed, the Central Bankers and Establishment Spin that the Economy is recovering is simply not true.

Consider a Reliable source of Real Numbers — Shadowstats.com — headlines from a recent report.

“Already Weakened versus Nonsense, Headline Second-Quarter Strength, Relative Third-Quarter GDP Growth Likely Was Softened Further by Disaster Damages, with Less-Than-Offsetting Gains from Early-Recovery Activity

“Natural-Disaster Effects Hit Third-Quarter Production, Boosted Orders and Softened Housing Starts with Mixed Impact on Home Sales

“Pre-Hurricane Headline Production Data Weakened Meaningfully in Revisions; Pre-Existing, Broadly-Negative, Underlying Economic Trends Have Not Changed; General Outlook Remains One of Non-Recovered Business Activity in Renewed Downturn

“In the Dominant but Still-Faltering Manufacturing Sector of Production: A Record 117 Months of Continued Non-Expansion, with No End in Sight September Industrial Production and Manufacturing, Respectively, Were Down by 0.7% (-0.7%) and by 6.3%(-6.3%) from Their Pre-Recession Peaks

 “Real Durable Goods Orders Still Down 10.3% (-10.3%) from Recovering Pre-Recession Peak

 “September Housing Starts Took a Small Hit from the Tempests, But No More than Seen Within in Regular Monthly Volatility for the Series  

“Increasingly-Negative Trends in Smoothed Home Sales and Construction Activity Show Low-Level, Non-Recovered, Faltering Stagnation  

“Still Shy of Recovering Their Pre-Recession Peaks: Housing Starts Down by 50.4% (-50.4%), Building Permits Down by 46.3% (-46.3%), New Home Sales Down by 52.0% (-52.0%), Existing-Home Sales Down by 25.9% (-25.9%)”

“No. 917: September 2017 Production, Durable Goods Orders, New Construction and Home Sales,” Shadowstats.com 10/26/2017

And consider the Real Numbers in the following Shadowstats Chart

Bogus Official Numbers vs. Real Numbers (per Shadowstats.com)

Annual U.S. Consumer Price Inflation reported October 13, 2017
2.23%     /    9.98%

U.S. Unemployment reported October 6, 2017
4.22%     /     21.9%

U.S. GDP Annual Growth/Decline reported September 28, 2017
2.21%        /     -1.82%

U.S. M3 reported October 5, 2017 (Month of September, Y.O.Y.)
No Official Report / 4.30%(e) (i.e., total M3 Now at $18.321 Trillion!)

The Economy is not recovering.

Just as many official Statistics are Not Accurate (see Note 1), Inaccurate often also are Mainstream Media (MSM) Reporting of Major Financial and Economic Events.

For example, as former OMB Director David Stockman points out, The Fed’s 2008 Bailout Actions via TARP et al were basically a multi-hundred Billion Wealth Transfer from Savers and Taxpayers to the Mega Banks and other Financial Institutions. But the Mainstream Media certainly did not present it that way. Instead, they propagated the fiction that the Bailouts were necessary to “save the Financial System.”

“Then, when the Fed’s fire hoses started spraying an elephant soup of liquidity injections in every direction and its balance sheet grew by $1.3 trillion in just thirteen weeks compared to $850 billion during its first ninety-four years, I became convinced that the Fed was flying by the seat of its pants, making it up as it went along. It was evident that its aim was to stop the hissy fit on Wall Street and that the threat of a Great Depression 2.0 was just a cover story for a panicked spree of money printing that exceeded any other episode in recorded human history….

“Because they stopped it in its tracks after the AIG bailout and then all the alphabet soup of different lines that the Fed threw out, and then the enactment of TARP, the last two investment banks standing were rescued, Goldman and Morgan [Stanley], and they should not have been. As a result of being rescued and having the cleansing liquidation of rotten balance sheets stopped, within a few weeks and certainly months they were back to the same old games, such that Goldman Sachs got $10 billion dollars (from The Fed – ed.) for the fiscal year that started three months later after that check went out, which was October 2008. For the fiscal 2009 year, Goldman Sachs generated what I call a $29 billion surplus – $13 billion of net income after tax, and on top of that $16 billion of salaries and bonuses, 95% of it which was bonuses.

Therefore, the idea that they were on death’s door does not stack up. Even if they had been, it would not make any difference to the health of the financial system.

“The banks quickly worked out their solvency issues because the Fed basically took it out of the hides of Main Street savers and depositors throughout America….

“Well, once you basically unplug the pricing mechanism of a capital market and make it entirely an administered rate by the Fed, you are going to cause all kinds of deformations as I call them, or mal-investments as some of the Austrians used to call them, that basically pollutes and corrupts the system. Look at the deposit rate right now, it is 50 basis points, maybe 40, for six months. As a result of that, probably $400-500 billion a year is being transferred as a fiscal maneuver by the Fed from savers to the banks. They are collecting the spread, they’ve then booked the profits, they’ve rebuilt their book net worth, and they paid back the TARP basically out of what was thieved from the savers of America.” (Emphasis added)

David Stockman, Frmr Head, OMB & Member, House of Representatives, (1977-81) The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, 2013

The private-for-profit Fed’s Ongoing Intervention in the Markets on behalf of their owners/shareholders, the Mega-Banks, is an old and ongoing story. Unfortunately, it is having several ongoing and worsening Negative Consequences (including those Stockman points out) on Investors, Retirees and Main Street in general.

Indeed, investors are increasingly losing faith in the Central Banks ability to “Save” the Markets. Many months of the private for-Profit Fed and other Central Bank Zero or near-Zero Interest-Rate Policies have certainly not saved the U.S. Economy or Markets, and indeed, the Negative Interest Rate Policies of Japan, Sweden and other have not saved their Economies or Markets either.

Indeed, Major Central Banks and Governments have long been intervening in virtually all Major Markets, creating extraordinarily damaging distortions and destroying honest Price Discovery. Result: Huge Bubbles, larger than 2008. We will address those later. And worse, they are intensifying their “War on Cash” in order to increase their power over the citizenry of Many Nations.

Therefore, it is essential to Monitor the Interventionals, as Deepcaster does, as well as the Fundamentals and Technicals for Investment and Trading Success.

Consider Nanex Market Analyst Eric Scott Hunsader’s View:

“MarketWatch this week published a profile of market data analyst, Eric Scott Hunsader of Nanex, in Winnetka, Illinois, who may have done more than anyone to expose the crookedness of high-frequency trading, quote stuffing, and spoofing on U.S. exchange and whose work has been crucially publicized by Zero Hedge. While it’s great that Hunsader should get such recognition of his service to the restoration of free and transparent markets, the MarketWatch profile unfortunately omits what may be his greatest service, his disclosure of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission documents showing that Central Banks and governments are secretly trading all major U.S. futures markets…”

Gata.org, 02/06/2016

And the interventions are not limited to the Equities Markets but extend to the Sovereign Bond Markets—Former Asst. Secretary of the Treasury, Paul Craig Roberts, has amassed considerable evidence that The Fed has Bought U.S. Treasuries through Belgium to support the Treasury Bond Market.

And, most importantly, Deepcaster and many others, including especially gata.org, have for years documented the Central Bank Suppression of Gold and Silver Prices to bolster the ostensible value of their (paper/digital) Fiat Currencies and (paper/digital) Treasury Securities (see gata.org).

Indeed, Recent Discovery in a lawsuit against Deutsche Bank revealed clear evidence that that bank had participated in suppressing the prices of precious metals!!

But in 2017, as Globalist (as opposed to Internationalist) Central Bank Policies are increasingly visibly Failing to revive Economies, as the Real Numbers (cf. Shadowstats.com) indicate, Investors, Traders and the Public at large are increasingly seeking the Safe Haven of Real Money—Gold and Silver—despite Price Suppressive Banking Cartel (Note 1) Interventions.

After all, All Fiat Currencies in the History of the World have failed.

As we demonstrate, The Globalist Central Banks’ main goal is the protection of its Clients, the Mega-Banks, and not necessarily (or at all) the Citizenry at large. This is especially True in the case of the private for-profit Fed whose shareholders are the Globalist Mega-Banks themselves.

This explains the Globalist “Bankers Parasite Behavior” of which Jim Rickards speaks.

“Bankers’ parasitic behavior, … is entirely characteristic of a society nearing collapse. Wealth is no longer created; it is taken from others. Parasitic behavior is not confined to bankers; it also infects high government officials, corporate executives and the elite societal stratum….”

Jim Rickards, The Death of Money, June 2014

A Major Goal of the intensifying Mega-Bank Markets Interventions is arguably continued Mega-Bank Profits from (aka Parasitism on) the Economies which Support them. The following Factual Overview is essential to understand this phenomenon and to Profit and Protect.

First, Regarding Official Statistics, Headline, Mainstream Media and Government Agencies (e.g., BLS in USA and Chinese Agencies in China) support the Bogus /Spun View of Economic Realities.

That is, in order to Profit and Protect despite Cartel (Note 1) Interventions, it is first important to understand that Official Statistics and News Reports in Major Countries are often completely Bogus.

Considering the U.S., for example, Real Unemployment (October, 2017) is 21.9% and Real Inflation is 9.98% per Shadowstats.com which calculates the statistics the way they were calculated decades ago before the numbers became so politicized. (See the section “Indirect Manipulation” below.).

Not so well publicized is The Fed/Mega Banks’ ongoing interventions to Suppress the Prices of Gold and Silver (and boost the $US) because Gold and Silver are the Legitimate Competitor to the Fed’s (and other Central Banks) Fiat Currency/ies and Treasury Securities.

[For an overview and Deepcaster’s Strategies and Recommendations for Profit and Protection, see Parts II and III that follow.]

PART II

And recently, former Asst. Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Paul Craig Roberts, has exposed another Federal Reserve activity to disguise their continuing manipulation. Indeed, pointing out, many Central Banks actions are Covert. For example, The Fed is not really Tapering in 2013-2014:

“Is the Fed ‘tapering’? Did the Fed really cut its bond purchases during the three month period November 2013 through January 2014? Apparently not if foreign holders of Treasuries are unloading them.

 “From November 2013 through January 2014 Belgium with a GDP of $480 billion purchased $141.2 billion of US Treasury bonds. Somehow Belgium came up with enough money to allocate during a 3-month period 29 percent of its annual GDP to the purchase of US Treasury bonds.

 “Certainly Belgium did not have a budget surplus of $141.2 billion. Was Belgium running a trade surplus during a 3-month period equal to 29 percent of Belgium GDP?

 “No, Belgium’s trade and current accounts are in deficit.

 “Did Belgium’s central bank print $141.2 billion worth of euros in order to make the purchase?

 “No, Belgium is a member of the euro system, and its central bank cannot increase the money supply.

 “So where did the $141.2 billion come from?

 “There is only one source. The money came from the US Federal Reserve, and the purchase was laundered through Belgium in order to hide the fact that actual Federal Reserve bond purchases during November 2013 through January 2014 were $112 billion per month….

“Why did the Federal Reserve have to purchase so many bonds above the announced amounts and why did the Fed have to launder and hide the purchase?

“Some country or countries, unknown at this time, for reasons we do not know dumped $104 billion in Treasuries in one week….

“The Fed realized that its policy of Quantitative Easing initiated in order to support the balance sheets of ‘banks too big to fail’ and to lower the Treasury’s borrowing cost was putting pressure on the US dollar’s value. Tapering was a way of reassuring holders of dollars and dollar-denominated financial instruments that the Fed was going to reduce and eventually end the printing of new dollars with which to support financial markets. The image of foreign governments bailing out of Treasuries could unsettle the markets that the Fed was attempting to sooth by tapering….

 Washington’s power ultimately rests on the dollar as world reserve currency. …

 If the world loses confidence in the dollar, the cost of living in the US would rise sharply as the dollar drops in value. Economic hardship and poverty would worsen. Political instability would rise.

If the dollar lost substantial value, the dollar would lose its reserve currency status. Washington would not be able to issue new debt or new dollars in order to pay its bills….”

“Fed Disguising QE by laundering it through Belgium,” Paul Craig Roberts, paulcraigroberts.org, 05/12/2014

Mega-Bank Market Manipulation extends to Boosting Prices (e.g., as above in Bond Markets) and Price Suppression (as for years in Gold and Silver Markets).

Even the August Financial Times of London ran a set of Articles revealing the Central Banks’ “Burgeoning Market Manipulation Support” which the website, Naked Capitalism, accurately summarizes as “Mission Leap” at The Fed. The Central Bank is moving unabashedly into price-setting, and stealth, or formally backstopping, of more and more Markets. — Do we have a move toward Marxist Central Planning here?

In this respect, the Globalist Right has much in common with the authoritarian Cultural Marxist Left (see February 2010 posting at carryingcapacity.org).

These Interventions provide a Challenge to Investors, and a Threat to their Wealth, but also Great Opportunities to Profit and Protect Wealth provided one understands and tracks them, as we explain here.

The Gold Antitrust Action Committee has done a remarkable job in Exposing this price suppression in Gold and Silver Markets.

“Western central banks conceal their gold loans and swaps because information about them is ‘highly market-sensitive and accountability about them would hinder secret currency market interventions by central banks, according to a confidential report by the International Monetary Fund obtained this week by GATA. …

“This is, the explicit but secret policy of Western central banking toward gold is to deceive and manipulate markets, as GATA long has complained. …

Secret IMF report: Hide gold loans and swaps for market manipulation,”
The GATA Dispatch, Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, 12/11/2012

Gold and Silver are the Metallic Canaries which, absent Price Suppression, would signal many Economic Negatives, including the Price inflationary effect of The Fed’s and other Central Banks QE. The Fed et al have become increasingly desperate to conceal these Hidden Realities as the Cartel’s (Note 1) dramatic April, 2013 Takedown shows.

“[O]n Friday, April 12, the Fed’s agents hit the market with 500 tons of naked shorts. Normally, a short is when an investor thinks the price of a stock or commodity is going to fall. He wants to sell the item in advance of the fall, pocket the money, and then buy the item back after it falls in price, thus making money on the short sale. …

“…with naked shorts, no physical metal is actually sold…

“Consider the 500 tons of paper gold sold on Friday. Begin with the question, how many ounces is 500 tons? There are 2,000 pounds to one ton. 500 tons equal 1,000,000 pounds. There are 16 ounces to one pound, which comes to 16 million ounces of short sales on Friday.

“Who has 16 million ounces of gold? At the beginning gold price that day of about $1,550, that comes to $24,800,000,000. Who has that kind of money?

“What happens when 500 tons of gold sales are dumped on the market at one time or on one day? Correct, it drives the price down. Investors who want to get out of large positions would spread sales out over time so as not to lower their sales proceeds. The sale took gold down by about $73 per ounce. That means the seller or sellers lost up to $73 dollars 16 million times, or $1,168,000,000.

“Who can afford to lose that kind of money? Only a central bank that can print it.”

“Assault on Gold Update,” Paul Craig Roberts, Frmr Asst Treasury Sec’y Reagan Administration, PaulCraigRoberts.org

Roberts also explains one Major Reason The Fed is short selling bullion.

“The fact that the Federal Reserve is short selling bullion means that there is something desperate going on. I assume it is related to the USDollar. If the dollar drops sharply in exchange value, the Fed cannot control the interest rate and the bond price, and so all of the bubbles would blow up. All of the recent reports of countries moving away from the dollar to settle their international payments have most likely caused a great many countries to look at getting out of dollars. We not only have the BRICs moving away from the use of the dollar, but also China, Japan, and all of the East Asians. Recently we have even seen reports out of Australia that they are going to deal directly with China in their own currency. So this drop in demand for dollars when the Fed is creating one trillion new dollars every year means the exchange value of the US dollar is untenable.” (Emphasis added –ed.)

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, quoted in “Global Money War Report,”
via Jim Willie, goldenjackass.com, 04/21/2013

This Ongoing Suppression of Gold and Silver Prices tends to legitimize and bolster the Ostensible Value of Major Nations’ Treasury Securities and Fiat Currencies as stores and measure of value vis-à-vis Gold and Silver.

Remarkably, The BIS, The Central Bankers’ Bank, advertised in June, 2008 that one of its “Products” was “Interventions” in the Gold Market, as well as Currencies.

The Price Suppression Scheme is International, involving many Banks as Mr. Rigaudy’s characterization implies.

“Our Products – Forex and Gold Services > Interventions”

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS): An Introduction
Jean-François Rigaudy, Head of BIS Treasury, June, 2008

Indeed, the aforementioned recent example of the Cartels Precious Metals Price Takedown shows The Cartel’s (Note 1) increasing desperation and determination to hide the Negative Effects of QE from the Public. But increasing purchases of Gold and Silver by, and Delivery to, China and India and Russia make it increasingly hard for The Cartel to maintain its Price Suppression Scheme. Indeed, Deepcaster has forecast the timing of a Great Launch up of Gold and Silver Prices in its latest Letter and Alerts.

Further, it is essential to review several facets of, and Key Points in the History of and current record of Manipulation which are crucial to understand the variety of Effects, and how to Profit and Protect from them (and see e.g., Notes below). Consider…

Indeed, there are several Negative consequences of this Mega-Bank Cartel Market Manipulation for Investor Citizens around the World.

“We have had a Fed engineered serial bubble, that has created the appearance of wealth, that has caused people to consume beyond their means through borrowing, and that has flushed the income and wealth of our society up to the top, as a result of the Fed turning the financial markets into a casino. These are pure casinos, they are not capital markets, they are not adding to the productive capacity of our economy, they simply are a bunch of robots trading with each other by the millisecond as a result of the Fed giving them zero cost overnight money, and giving them all kinds of hand signals on what to front-run.

“The Fed is destroying prosperity by funding demand that we can’t support with earnings and production, causing massive current accounts deficits and the flow of funds overseas and the buildup in China, OPEC and Korea of massive dollar reserves which is a totally unsustainable, unsupportable system, and we are coming near the edge of where that can continue to remain stable.”

Stockman, December, 2010

Indeed! The Debt and Equities Bubbles of early 2016 demonstrate the prescience of Stockman’s comment.

Among the Mega-Banks holding huge Precious Metals and other Derivatives Positions are familiar names (JPM Chase held a Derivative Portfolio of some $70 Trillion Notional value in 2010, for example).

“This report (Q1 2010 Bank Derivatives report – ed.) contains more evidence that a flood of paper gold and silver instruments are being used to divert investor capital away from the purchase of the actual physical metals in order to suppress prices…

“Two bullion banks, JPM and HSBC, continue to dominate the precious metals derivatives market with positions that are outrageously oversized compared to the underlying metals markets…”

“Manipulative Gold & Silver Derivative Positions Continue to Grow!”
Adrian Douglas, Marketforceanalysis.com, 6/26/10

Other Negative Consequences of Massive Fed and other Mega-Bank QE (Money “Printing” and Credit Facilitation) were presciently identified by Bob Chapman (R.I.P.) and Warren Buffet.

“Banana Ben, like his equally pernicious predecessor, Easy Al, is trying to paper over declining US living standards by orchestrating asset bubbles. Ironically, …

“Soon Ben will be at his Rubicon. He must then either monetize everything or allow short rates to explode higher. This of course would precipitate the dreaded debt deflation that solons have tried to avert.”

Bob Chapman, International Forecaster, 12/18/10

And indeed, short rates are exploding higher as we write this in October 2017.

And, we should add that Janet Yellen and her Fellow FOMC Members have been doubling down on Banana Ben’s Policies. Such has elicited a Buffet response.

“Charlie and I are of one mind in how we feel about derivatives and the trading activities that go with them:  we view them as time bombs, both for the parties that deal in them and the economic system.”

 Warren Buffet, February 21, 2003

The Fact that The Fed was not tapering when it said it was but rather was (and is) increasingly monetizing. This Phenomenon could reasonably be considered one of The Time Bombs to which Buffet refers. Yes, The Fed and other central Bankers are still Massively Monetizing (i.e. printing/digitizing Money and Buying) Sovereign and other Debt, and thus creating even Massive Asset Bubbles in the Treasury and Corporate Bond and Equities Markets as well.

For example, in the December, 2011 to February, 2012 period The ECB injected One trillion Euros’ into the International Economy on top of all the Fed QE and other injections.

Thus, this Immense and Ongoing QE provides Great Profit and Wealth Protection Opportunities (see Notes 3 and 4) as well as Great Systemic Threats, as we explain.

Indeed, near the end of the Fall, 2008 Equities Market Crash (i.e. as of December 2008) there were about U.S. $548 Trillion in Notional OTC (i.e. Dark, Not Exchange Traded; thus traded mainly by Mega-Banks) Derivatives still outstanding worldwide.

Yet nearly nine years later (as of [H2, 2016] – the latest BIS Report date) that total was at about $369 Trillion Notional Value of Interest Rate Derivatives alone! And $544 Trillion in toto for gold categories according to the Central Banker’s Bank, the Bank for International Settlements Also reported were Record High $354 (H2, 2016) Billion in Gold-related Derivatives (http://www.bis.org/statistics/derstats.htm > D5: D5.1 & D5.2). Consider that the entire world GDP is only about $100 Trillion.

Warren Buffet is surely correct to label such massive quantities of Derivatives as “Time Bombs” because the leverage inherent in them is both a threat to Investors and to the financial system.

Clearly, a Conclusion that Systemic Risk (generated by Derivatives Exposure which existed, e.g., at AIG prior to the Crash) has somehow been substantially lessened by the actions of the private for-profit Fed, the European Central Bank, the U.S. Government, or any other source, is wrongheaded. Indeed, Taxpayers bailed out AIG to the tune of $180 Billion to “save” the Mega-Banks and other institutions holding such, because AIG insured those Derivatives. A Giant Moral Hazard going forward.

In addition, there is the risk of the Trillions in “Dark (i.e., non-public) Derivatives”.

Given the Massive Size and Impact of the over $700 Trillion in Dark OTC Derivatives, Investing or Trading without addressing the issue of ongoing and prospective Cartel* Market Interventions is a recipe for disaster.

Thus, we offer this Overview and Update regarding The Interventional Universe to provide a Springboard for the Profits and Protection Strategy which we outline here and in our Letters and Alerts. And we offer Buy Recommendations designed to profit from Forecast Mega-Moves. See Notes 2, 3 and 4 below, for example, re Buy Recommendations and Recent Profits Taken.

[This November 2017 Article is the Eighteenth in a series of Deepcaster’s work originally entitled “Juiced Numbers”. It provides an Updated Overview and Summary of Market Intervention and Data Manipulation.  It reflects Analysis of key recent Releases from (and actions of) the BIS (Bank for International Settlements – The Central Banker’s Bank), BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) and The U.S. Federal Reserve, as well as Highlights of recent Interventions, and updates regarding The Cartel* “End Game.” For the sake of Brevity, we refer to our earlier articles in this series.]

Bailouts and Stimuli have afforded The Cartel a whole panoply of additional tools for Market Intervention which they did not possess even ten years ago. These tools make tracking “The Interventionals” ever more challenging. In sum, this report provides even more evidence of increased Risk of Hyperstagflation and/or Systemic Collapse, and of the beginning of the attempted implementation of The Cartel’s Nefarious “End Game” (see “Saving Investments, Sovereignty, & Freedom from the Cartel ‘End Game’ (1/13/11) in the ‘Articles by Deepcaster’ cache at deepcaster.com).

Note that as of October, 2017 Real U.S. Inflation is near record highs at 10% (shadowstats.com).

The aforementioned provide evidence that the private for-profit Fed’s and its allied Mega-Banks’ Policies and Actions are the Primary Cause of the Economic and Financial Crises from which we suffer today.

Therefore, Deepcaster has a Systemic Solution and a Strategy for profiting and protecting from the Interventional Regime’s actions and policies, and coping with its ‘End Game’ Strategy for which the following is Essential Background.

PART III

The Covert Interventional Context – Overview

Deepcaster is periodically asked to explain, and provide evidence for, our view that a U.S. Federal Reserve-led Cartel* (apparently composed of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Major Central Bankers and key Primary Dealers—The Leaders of The Deep State) manipulates a wide variety of markets.  [Apparently one “Operational Vehicle” through which The Cartel works is called “The President’s Working Group on Financial Markets” established by Congress after the 1987 crash, and which is often informally and widely referred to as “The Plunge Protection Team” or PPT.]

Essential to maximizing profits and to avoiding losses is to recognize that the Fed-led Cartel (Note 1) manages two complementary Interventional Regimes – one quite public, and the other dark one, at least as powerful, covert.  (A glimpse into this Covert Regime was afforded via the Partial Audit mandated by the Dodd-Frank Bill.) Thus, a critical key to profit and loss is tracking the “Dark Interventionals” (which often leave “Tracks” so to speak) as best one can, as well as the public ones.

Moreover, whether an Intervention is Overt or Covert is often a matter of degree.  Overt Intervention often has a Covert aspect (e.g. how was that TARP Bailout Money used and who received it?), and Covert ones are often difficult to detect, but nonetheless can often be tracked using publicly available information. Consider for example, Paul Craig Roberts’ Exposés of Covert Interventions above.

It is important to note also that by “Cartel Intervention” we do not (usually) mean that the Cartel totally controls prices in any particular market, at all times. Various markets are affected in varying degrees, at varying times, by Cartel manipulation attempts.

In markets such as the (relatively) Small Cap markets for Gold and Silver Bullion and especially Mining Stocks, Cartel manipulation attempts can have much more impact and are, at times, and for certain time periods, tantamount to control.

COVERT DIRECT INTERVENTION

Covert Direct Intervention to manipulate a variety of markets appears to be accomplished primarily via four categories of vehicles:

  • “Repo” Injections from The Fed (TOMO’s & POMO’s though POMO injections have become more widely reported recently)
  • Over The Counter (OTC) Derivatives (reported at bis.org, see above) as well as “Dark” Derivatives
  • “Bailout” monies and Authorizations which Congress unwisely gave the Fed without requiring full disclosure or Oversight and, in particular, the TARP and TSLF (Term Securities Lending Facility) injections by The Fed and other Vehicles such as the Primary Dealer Credit Facility (PDCF)
  • Debt Monetization and Credit Facilitation by The Fed and other Banks such as the ECB and its $1 Trillion Dec. 2011, February 2012 LTRO Operation, or The Fed’s covertly Purchasing U.S. Treasuries through Belgium in 2013-2014 (see above).

[For details regarding Cartel use of Repos, Derivatives, Bailout Monies and other Vehicles see the July, 2009 Letter at Deepcaster.com.]

The Challenge:  Determining the Impact of The Interventionals

The challenge for Investors and Forecasters is to determine where (i.e. in what Sector/s) and how (immediately, in increments, etc.) the Repo-backed funds and/or TARP/TSLF/Bailout/QE/LTRO Funds and/or OTC Derivatives (“Interventional Funds”) etc. will be employed.  Deepcaster and those very few others, who monitor the Interventional Funding (and related Cartel and Allies’ actions) to the extent that is feasible, make educated Forecasts as Deepcaster does, of where and how such funds are likely to be used based on patterns, tendencies, and judgments virtually all of which can be gleaned or inferred from publically reported information.  But no outsider can know for sure.

Those who doubt whether the Cartel has the capacity to manipulate the markets (and especially the larger markets like the multi-trillion dollar currency and bond markets) are invited to inform themselves about the U.S. Trillions plus of OTC Derivatives (see www.bis.org Path: Statistics>Derivatives) at Fed Primary Dealer J.P. Morgan Chase, or those at Fed Primary Dealer Goldman Sachs and Fed Primary Dealer Citibank.

Indeed both Opportunities for and Threats to Investors are generated by Cartel Policies and the Massive OTC Derivatives positions. Consider:

“With Key Mega-Financial Institutions around the World claiming in 2008 that they risked collapse if they were not bailed out, one must ask which ones benefited from the $15 Trillion plus Increase in Gross Market Value of their OTC Derivatives in the six months between June, 2008 and December, 2008 when the Equities Markets were crashing and Investors around the world were losing trillions? A logical Conclusion: Key Central Bankers and Favored Financial Institutions of The Fed-led Cartel*, quite possibly including the shareholders of the private for-profit U.S. Federal Reserve” (cf. BIS Data cited above)”

Deepcaster, May 29, 2009

For further details see our July 2009 Letter, and 12/23/09 Article at Deepcaster.com, Ibid.

INDIRECT MANIPULATION

Key Statistics continue to be gimmicked by Official Sources in Major Countries including especially the USA and China much to the detriment of American Citizens and Investors Worldwide. One result of this is that the extent to which Mega-Bank Policies result in the Confiscation or Devaluation of Investor Wealth, is hidden.

Investors and citizens-at-large are misled by Official Statistics which have been gimmicked in the USA, as shadowstats.com demonstrates.  All of the following Real Numbers for the USA are calculated by shadowstats.com, which calculates them according to traditional methods used in the 1980s, and early 1990s, before The Political Adjustments currently being utilized began in earnest.

As the Real Numbers mentioned below demonstrate, the USA’s ongoing economic and financial crisis is not merely a “normal” business cycle Recession, but an ongoing System-Threatening Crisis.  Indeed, we are on the Threshold of a Hyperinflationary Depression. (See below)

Bogus Official Numbers vs. Real Numbers (per Shadowstats.com)

Annual U.S. Consumer Price Inflation reported October 13, 2017
2.23%     /    9.98%

U.S. Unemployment reported October 6, 2017
4.22%     /     21.9%

U.S. GDP Annual Growth/Decline reported September 28, 2017
2.21%        /     -1.82%

U.S. M3 reported October 5, 2017 (Month of September, Y.O.Y.)
No Official Report / 4.30%(e) (i.e., total M3 Now at $18.321 Trillion!)

Knowing the Real Numbers facilitated Deepcaster’s and others Investment Recommendations and his making five short (and subsequently quite profitable) recommendations to subscribers just before the 2008 Financial Crisis.

For example, knowing that Real Inflation is 9.98% (as of October, 2017) is immensely important for investors aiming to Profit and Protect.

To understand the motives and Goals for Fed and Cartel Policies and actions consider:

A Brief Anatomy of the “U.S.” Federal Reserve

Indeed, the Profit Motive lies behind Fed Actions.  Even the most causal student of Economic History knows that the United States’ Federal Reserve system, or “The Fed” as it is called, is not a U.S. government owned or controlled entity.

Various international private banks, several of which are headquartered in Europe, own “shares” in the “United States” Fed. Moreover, this “United States” Fed leads a Cartel of Central and Private Banks* who collectively intervene in a wide variety of markets, as Deepcaster demonstrates here. All this is obviously quite financially incestuous, and, to the extent The Fed regulates these Banks, it is a clear Conflict of Interest.

These International Bankers, acting through their “U.S.” Fed, profit both by creating money out of “thin air” and by collecting “interest” from U.S. Taxpayers on the Treasury Securities it has bought with U.S. Dollars (Federal Reserve Notes) it has created out of thin air. The Dean of the Newsletter Writers, Richard Russell, eloquently describes all this:

“I still can’t get over the whole Federal Reserve racket…

“The damnable result is that the Fed effectively controls the U.S. money supply. The Fed is …not even a branch of the U.S. government. The Fed is not mentioned in the Constitution of the United States. No Constitutional amendment was ever created or voted on to accept the Fed. The Constitutionality of the Federal Reserve has never come before the Supreme Court. The Fed is a private bank that keeps the U.S. forever in debt             – – or I should say in increasing debt along with ever rising interest payments.”

Richard Russell (RIP), “Richards Remarks,” dowtheoryletters.com, 3/27/2007

[Historical note:  recall that President John F. Kennedy was very unhappy with Fed policy and therefore caused U.S. Notes to be printed by the U.S. Treasury as Constitutionally Authorized and as a substitute for Federal Reserve Notes.  The issuance of these U.S. Notes in early 1963 ceased shortly after President Kennedy’s Assassination a few months later.]

The one conclusion that one can make from the foregoing is that the failure to take account of the power, force and pervasiveness of Fed-led Cartel Manipulations (i.e. The Interventionals) is an invitation to financial and investment disaster (see 12/23/09 Article, Ibid. See also Note 3 regarding Deepcaster’s attention to Key Timing Signals and Interventionals and accurate statistics which has facilitated Recommendations which have performed well in the last eight months).

The Interventional Regime – Motive, Causes and Consequences

Clearly, The Cartel has created a Financial System subject to ever-greater Systemic Risk.  Why?

Harry Schultz, the Eminent retired Guru of the Financial Newsletter writing fraternity, puts the question in this way when writing about the 2008 Financial Crisis –

“What is the reason for this seemingly random monetary mess that multiplies its momentum every day?  The answer, in one word, control.  The elite/insiders already have control of the financial system, but they wanted more, much more…and it was not random, it was planned.” (emphasis added)

Harry Schultz, HSLetter

And as we indicated in our January 2017 Article, the evidence is The Globalist Cartel is planning another Crisis to harm the Presidency of the Nationalist/Internationalist President Trump. Indeed!

Since the cornerstone of The Cartel’s power lies in maintaining the legitimacy of their Fiat Currencies and Treasury Securities, the last thing they want is to have Gold, Silver and Tangible Assets held by investors to increasingly be seen as the Ultimate Stores and Measures of Value rather than their Fiat Currencies and Treasury Securities, in other words, as money. Thus they will continue attempts at Takedowns of Gold and Silver and other Hard Asset prices.

In sum, in addition to Physical Gold and Silver (but in a certain form!! See our Articles and Alerts) and quality Miners and certain Agricultural Enterprises (People have to have food), Key Tangible Assets acquired at the Right Time (see Deepcaster’s recent Recommendations) are the Keys to Profit and Wealth Protection.

Also essential for Profit and Protection are Short positions put on at the right time (See Note 2).

Therefore, Deepcaster provides an extensive list of Sectors in which one should “Buy the Dips” or alternatively Short the Bounces, in his September and October 2017 and other recent Letters and Alerts on Deepcaster.com.

Best regards,

Deepcaster
October 27, 2017

Note 1: * We encourage those who doubt the scope and power of Overt and Covert Interventions by a Fed-led Cartel of Key Central Bankers and Favored Financial Institutions consider the substantial evidence collected by the Gold AntiTrust Action Committee at www.gata.org, including testimony before the CFTC, for information on precious metals price manipulation, and manipulation in other Markets. Virtually all of the evidence for Intervention has been gleaned from publicly available records. Deepcaster’s profitable recommendations displayed at www.deepcaster.com have been facilitated by attention to these “Interventionals.” Attention to The Interventionals facilitated Deepcaster’s recommending five short positions prior to the Fall, 2008 Market Crash all of which were subsequently liquidated profitably.

Note 2: Recent Profits Taken: Our attention to Key Timing Signals and Interventionals and accurate statistics has facilitated Recommendations which have performed well lately. Consider our profits taken in the last six months in our Speculative and Fortress Assets Portfolios*:

  • 90% Profit on P M Royalty Streaming Company on October 5, 2017 after just 52 months (i.e., about 20% Annualized)
  • 33% Profit on Independent Holding Company on August 30, 2017 after just 4 months (i.e., about 100% Annualized)
  • 85% Profit on P M ETF on August 1, 2017 after just 15 months (i.e., about 70% Annualized)
  • 60% Profit on Short $US Position on July 31, 2017 after just 30 days (i.e., about 730% Annualized)
  • 90% Profit on a Long Bond position on April 12, 2017 after just 42 days (i.e., about 860% Annualized)
  • 105% Profit on P M ETF on February 21, 2017 after just 10 months (i.e., about 115% Annualized)
  • 90% Profit on Gold Shares ETF on January 20, 2017 after just 9 months (i.e., about 150% Annualized)
  • 55% Profit on P M Streaming Company on January 12, 2017 after just 16 days (i.e., about 1255% Annualized)

Deepcaster’s Profits Taken in the second half of 2015 included such successes as 80% in 6 days, 110% in 3 days, 265% in 57 days, as well as 65% in 2 days.

*Past Profitable Performance is no assurance of future Profitable Performance.

Note 3: If there were ever a period in which one Simple Investing and Trading Strategy is likely to be Successful, it is late 2017-2018.

Yes, Investors and Traders still need also to consider many Fundamental and Technical variables and Potential Black Swans.

Nonetheless, in late 2017-2018, one Simple Strategy (coupled with considering Variables and Potential Black Swans) is likely to generate both Substantial Profit and Wealth Protection.

To see The Key Strategy and Consider how it could be used profitably, just consider our Forecasts and Buy Recommendations in our recent Alerts and Letters on Deepcaster.com.


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Deep State Attack?!—Oppose, Protect & Profit

Apparently, The Globalist Deep State has gone on the Offensive again against Investors and Freedom—Potentially Conning Citizens everywhere via the deceptively named Bill “Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Counterfeiting Act of 2017” (S1241 – Grassley R-IA).  We say apparently because the language of the proposed law appears straightforward enough. However, the language of Key Provisions is so Broad it could be interpreted and applied in such a way very detrimental to Investors, Businesses and Citizens in General.

Here, Deepcaster provides information about how to Oppose, Protect and Profit from it. Unfortunately, the Bill already has bi-partisan support with Feinstein (D-CA, Corryn (R-AZ) and Whitehouse (D-RI) co-sponsoring it. It therefore has a high probability of passing unless…grassroots Investors and Citizens stop it.

It is however clear that the Bill does dangerously expand the powers of Government vis à vis Investors, Businesses and the Citizenry, as follows:

  • It would expand Government Power to engage in Civil Asset Forfeiture on small pretexts, e.g., if one fails to timely file one Government Form
  • It would Force Private Businesses to Monitor private Financial Activity
  • It would Legalize Government Monitoring of Private Citizens and Businesses if, in the Opinion of some Government Official, you may be engaging in some Suspicious Activity.

All quite Bad Enough, but consider as well the potential for very Broad (and therefore intensive and/or oppressive) interpretation of the following:

Ҥ 5333. Prohibition on concealment of ownership of account

“(a) In general.—No person shall knowingly conceal, falsify, or misrepresent, or attempt to conceal, falsify, or misrepresent, from or to a financial institution, a material fact concerning the ownership or control of an account or assets held in an account with a financial institution.

“(b) Penalties.—A person convicted of an offense under subsection (a), or a conspiracy to commit such offense, shall be imprisoned for not more than 10 years, fined not more than $1,000,000, or both.

Ҥ 5334. Prohibition on concealment of the source of assets in monetary transactions

“(a) In general.—No person shall knowingly conceal, falsify, or misrepresent, or attempt to conceal, falsify, or misrepresent, from or to a financial institution, a material fact concerning the ownership or control of assets involved in a monetary transaction if—

It thus appears that the Bill could force Investors and Citizens to Register Cash and Bitcoin (but not, apparently, Gold or Silver and make it Illegal to hold a medium amount of cash, Bitcoin, and other assets outside of a bank without informing them in writing.

All of this would eliminate Citizen-Investors and Citizens’ privacy and freedom and subject all of us to almost total Financial Control by the private for-profit Fed-led Mega-Bank Cartel.  In other words, it appears the Act would require all Citizens to inform the Government (via Government Forms!) how much you have, where you have it, and via the “Transaction” Requirement, why you have it. (Of course, the Bill is not in Final Form since it would have to go through at least two committees and Floor votes. Nonetheless, it is important to “cut it off at the pass” as they say.) Violators would be subject to imprisonment of up to 10 years.

Therefore, it behooves us all to consider how to Oppose this Bill, and how to profit from the Battle Against it, via the following.

As the World becomes more Globalized (as opposed to Internationalized) and Technologically connected, Threats to our Precious freedoms continue to grow.

The following Threats are Part and Parcel of the same Globalist Mega-Bank Cartel Mindset and Agenda which led to the drafting of S1241.

Unfortunately, certain of the Major Threats resulting from the Globalist Cartel’s Agenda are Threats/Trends which are not (yet) widely acknowledged, and therefore, not yet widely opposed. But they all should be opposed along with S1241.

Fortunately, there are ways to oppose these Threats and, in some cases, to make Money in Opposing them.

To profit, in others words, by taking an Ethical Stand. Read on.

Threat #1: A Cashless Economy

Increasingly, payments are made via Mobile Phone Apps like PayPal, Square and Apple Pay among others.

Convenience is one good argument for this payment method.

But it’s about the only one. That’s because the Mega-Banks are pushing hard for a Cashless Society (like they already have installed in Sweden). But this Mega-Bank Push provides both Profit Opportunities and a Way to Monitor and expose the negative consequences of the Mega-Banks’ push.

Indeed, going entirely Cashless, is a Multi-faceted Threat to our Freedom and should be strongly opposed. That is why, while we approve of the judicious use of mobile payment systems we strongly oppose the push to go entirely cashless. There are many ways to oppose this including lobbying and refusing to do business with institutions which refuse to accept cash.

But why do the Mega-Bankers including the Central Banks, want us to go entirely Cashless?

Control, Knowledge and Profit.

Control

Surely most readers have at some time, had a credit card line of credit reduced, suspended or terminated entirely even if those actions of the card issuer were entirely unfair! In that event, other means of payment, (e.g., cash) must be used until the Credit Situation is resolved.

But imagine if there were no cash. If your line of credit is reduced or terminated, you are totally at the mercy of the banks and banking system that gives the Mega-Bankers nearly total control over your economic and many aspects of your personal life… And suppose these Actions are taken when you are in a Foreign Country. Horror of Horrors.

Solution: Use mobile payment system with discretion but strongly oppose any and all efforts to force us to go cashless—e.g., via “Fedcoin” (see below) and/or reduction or elimination of Bank Tellers and/or elimination of large denomination Currency Notes.

Knowledge

By Buying into the Mobile Payments System, Consumers (all of us) wittingly or unwittingly provide much personal information to the Payment App Provider. And this info is very valuable to those who want to sell us stuff and/or positively or maliciously Affect our lives.

Knowledge is Power and the more one lets the Mega-Banks and Vendors know about us the more Power they have over us. Result: We lose privacy and control.

Profit

It is easy to see how the Bankers in a cashless Society could more easily confiscate our wealth from us, given the Control and Knowledge a Cashless Society would give them.

Unfortunately, a Cash-free Society is already being planned for.

The Private For-Profit Fed is already planning to have “Fedcoin” which of course has the potential to replace cash using Bitcoin Technology And this is likely to happen if IMF SDRs or the Gold-backed Chinese Yuan.do not displace the $US first.

Thus it is no surprise that Establishment Spokesmen like Larry Summers and Ken Rogoff are already arguing for going cashless.

They make the specious Argument that Crooks use cash to hide/transport their ill-gotten gains. But Crooks have alternatives to Cash like Bitcoin, gemstones and Gold and Silver, among others.

There is a Wealth and Freedom-protecting Alternative. That is if one wishes to Argue in Favor of Cash you should also Argue for U.S. Notes backed by the Full Faith and Credit of the U.S. Government—and backed by U.S. Gold Reserves, if there is any left—(as opposed to Federal Reserve Notes). President John F. Kennedy authorized the issuance of U.S. Notes by the U.S. Treasury a few months before he was killed, because he recognized that the Mega-Bank Cartel had too much Power over Americans and were using it to bleed them of their wealth.

Fortunately, there are a few short-term Great Profit Opportunities facilitated by the Mega-Banks and Elites as they attempt to force us toward being Cashless. (See Deepcaster’s recent Buy Recommendations.)

In sum, stay tuned to Deepcaster’s upcoming Letters and Alerts for Updates on attempts to force us to go cashless, and additional Profit Opportunities arising from these attempts.

This brings us to a related Threat to Freedom and Independence.

Threat #2 The Cloud

See Deepcaster’s Article dated April 28, 2017.

And it is important to reiterate that the Cloud is the system by which Cashless Transactions are processed is quite vulnerable to Hacking, Breakdowns and Electro-magnetic Pulses which could shut down the Financial System for Weeks or Months.

Threat #3 The Federal Reserve (and related Controlled Entities, e.g., IMF, BIS other Central Banks)

Deepcaster and others, including especially former Congressman, Ron Paul, have written much about the Threats to Political and Economic Freedom as well as to wealth, posed by the private, for-profit Federal Reserve which is owned and controlled by the Globalist Mega-Banks.

To further consider this topic in depth: We urge you to read Deepcaster’s Two Free Reports,  “Profit, Protection, Despite Cartel Interventions—2017 Update,” and “Essential Knowledge for Maximizing Real Gains in 2017.” The power to print/digitize Money provides Immense Economic and therefore Political Power, and Great Wealth for the Mega-Banks who own The Fed.

In the process of Devaluing the Purchasing Power of the U.S. Dollar by some 98% since 1913, The Fed has transferred Great Wealth to its Owners and Allies, and Greatly Harmed Investors, Savers, Retirees, Pensioners, and Citizenry in General.

And regarding the Political Power of the Money Printers, Nathan Rothschild said it best: “Who controls the issuance of money controls the government” and we should add, amasses immense wealth, often at the expense of others.

Remedy: Abolish The Fed and establish a Gold- and Silver-backed National Currency issued by the U.S. Treasury as authorized by the U.S. Constitution.

We reiterate, President Kennedy took Major Positive Steps in this Direction in 1963 when he ordered the Treasury to print U.S. Notes in competition with Federal Reserve Notes. He never got to wholly fulfill his worthy Goal, though there are still U.S. Notes in Currency Collections.

He was killed four months later.

The Upcoming worse-than-2008 Mega-Financial Crisis (see Deepcaster’s recent Letters and Alerts for Buy Recommendations aimed at Profiting and Protecting) will offer Americans a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Abolish The Fed and we should Take It and to Protect and Profit from those well-positioned. Indeed, regarding Profiting and Wealth Protection from the coming Mega-Crisis, see Deepcaster’s Buy Recommendations in his recent Letters and Alerts.

Threat #4 False Economic Theories

Judging by its action one concludes that The Deep State believes growth in the Fiat Money Supply via Debt is Good. Indeed, one continually hears the Mantra “Growth is Good” “we must have More Economic Growth.” The implicit Assumption seems always to be “All growth is good.” But stated that way it is a fallacy. These Mantras are True if and only if, adequately qualified. The better statement would be “Some forms of Growth are Quite Good.” Others, Not Good.

Consider the following claim:

“Population growth increases GDP and is therefore Good.”

However, while Population Growth typically increases aggregate GDP, it always decreases per capita GDP. And it is per capita GDP by which the wealth of a Nation is (or should be) measured. Consider the huge Per Capita GDPs of China and India, the World’s most populous Nations. The Per Capita GDP is extremely low in both. Consider that New Zealand and Bangladesh have about the same GDP. But which country has citizens who are better off—NOT Bangladesh which is quite overpopulated compared to New Zealand.

Another fallacy of the “all” in “all Growth is Good” is that all forms of growth are NOT Equivalent “Goods.”

Unlimited Growth in Debt is not good for the Debtors but Profitable for the Mega-Bankers.

Growth in knowledge is usually Good.

Growth in Technology is often good except when, e.g., used to make offensive weapons of Mass Destruction and/or when it impairs healthy human growth or interaction by becoming a Crutch (cf. Smartphone Addiction).

Growth in production of “Things” is often Good except when the “Throughput” of the Production Process produces unacceptable consequences, such as lethal Toxins.

And if there are too many people and things (e.g., vehicles) in any given area, the Resource and/or population “Carrying Capacity” of that Area can be exceeded with very negative consequences, like, e.g., destruction of our Agricultural Production Capacity.

Consider: “For every person added to the U.S. Population, One Acre of Farmland (i.e. Precious Topsoil which requires decades to rebuild) or Natural Habitat is converted to developed uses.” (Pimentel et.al. Cornell)

See carryingcapacity.org for more information and Action Items on this crucially important Topic.

Bottom line for Investors investing for the long Run: Invest in those industries employing unqualifiedly accurate assumptions about growth so they can Profit from its healthy forms for years to come. See Deepcaster’s upcoming Letters and Alerts.

Threat #5 Cultural Marxism

Cultural Marxism (CM) is useful for the Deep State as we explain here.

CM is an Ideology/Conditioning Technique which is insidious because many who are the Victims of it and conditioned by it are not even aware of it. But Cultural Marxism is partly or largely responsible or “Political Correctness”, Globalism (as opposed to Internationalism), anti-Western Civilization Movements, and Mass Immigration inter alia.

And it is the dominant “Ideology” in much of the Mainstream Media, in Academia, and in Politics today.

For a full Exposé and Analysis, see the February, 2010 and following posts at carryingcapacity.org.

Threat #6: Denial of the Seriousness of the Oncoming Threats and especially the Threat of a Mega-Financial Crisis

The Deep State has an interest in the Public NOT anticipating the Impending Great Crash, because they want to control the Shape of Governance, The Economy, The Markets, and Society, as we emerge from the Crisis.

The USA is over $20Trillion in Debt and has downstream unfunded liabilities of over $100Trillion. And China’s Debt to GDP is 260%.

These Debts can never be repaid without “Money from Helicopters” with Catastrophic Consequences.

Just consider the Realities per Shadowstats:

“Substantially Adverse Economic Circumstances Have Begun to Unfold,
Threatening FOMC Hopes for Normalizing Monetary Policy”

No. 880 : March CPI, PPI, Retail Sales, Real Earnings,
Consumer Update,
Shadowstats.com, April 15th, 2017

“Consumers generate 70% of GDP, they are in Trouble!” 

“Amidst Mounting Income and Credit Stresses on Consumers,
Headline Retail Sales Suffered Major, Near-Term Downside Revisions;
Recent Auto Sales Were Not As Strong as Advertised

“First-Quarter Real Average Weekly Earnings Declined Year-to-Year,
Along with Back-to-Back Quarterly Contractions,
Circumstances Not Seen Since the Stalled GDP of Second-Half 2012

“Real Growth in Consumer Credit Outstanding Has Faltered in a Manner
Also Not Seen Since the Stalled GDP of Second-Half 2012

“Headline CPI-U Inflation Fell by 0.29% (-0.29%) in March,
Pushing Annual CPI-U Inflation Lower to 2.38% (Was 2.74%), with
CPI-W at 2.35% (Was 2.82%) and ShadowStats at 10.1% (was 10.5%)

“March Final-Demand PPI Annual Inflation Hit a 60-Month High of 2.28%”

IBID.

Note that Real U.S. Inflation is 10.1% and Real Unemployment 22.9% per Shadowstats as we see from the following chart.

Bogus Official Numbers vs. Real Numbers (per Shadowstats.com)

Annual U.S. Consumer Price Inflation reported June 14, 2017
1.87%     /    9.60%

U.S. Unemployment reported June 2, 2017
4.29%     /     22.0%

U.S. GDP Annual Growth/Decline reported May 26, 2017
2.04%        /     -1.86%

U.S. M3 reported June 4, 2017 (Month of April, Y.O.Y.)
No Official Report / 3.514%(e) (i.e., total M3 Now at $17.988 Trillion!)

Indeed, Equities Markets around the world have topped, or, in the case of the USA, are Topping, and the USA is almost done Topping!

Overview: the Markets have shot up since the U.S. Election (Dow has hit a record 21,000+) on the hope/sentiment that President Trump’s Optimistic speeches and Policies will usher in a New Era of a Booming Economy and Markets.

Unfortunately, as much as we would like to believe in that vision, the Economic and Geopolitical Realities/Headwinds which Trump inherited are simply too great for that hope to be entirely fulfilled, at least in the short-term. Consider:

The $20 Trillion U.S. Debt and $100 Trillion+ downstream Unfunded Liabilities are one problem which has not been dealt with! And China’s Debt to GDP is 260%! So China can not be the Savior of the International Economy. How are substantial Tax Cuts Possible without substantially raising the Debt?

And we reiterate that Due to Fed low interest rate Policies, Many Companies and Countries are highly overleveraged. EXCESS DEBT IS THE GREAT TRAP and PROVIDES THE DEEP STATE WITH GREAT LEVERAGE. (See our Buy Recommendation aimed at profiting from this.)

Moreover, until recently, the Markets have been pricing in Massive Trump Tax cuts. We expect there will be cuts, but not as substantial or as soon as the Markets expect, want, or are pricing in. And other Trump Initiatives are meeting strong resistance. And RyanCare has been disastrous. Therefore, Earnings Expectations will likely eventually be dashed. Result: More Impetus to the downside.

And technically, Fibonacci and other Technicals, e.g., a confirmed Hindenberg Omen tells us it is likely a Major move down will begin soon (see Deepcaster’s Forecasts re “Soon.”). Equities Markets are thus overpriced to perfection and it can not last.

Indeed, The Fed will eventually have to print “Money from Helicopters” and that will be very inflationary, leading to HyperStagflation.

Great Volatility is coming! And Deepcaster is helping Subscribers prepare via its recent Buy Recommendations just as we successfully did for the 2008 Crash by inter alia, having Subscribers in five leveraged short funds, all of which were subsequently liquidated profitably.

Best regards,

Deepcaster
June 30, 2017


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PROFIT/PROTECT from Looming MEGA-RISKS

Mega-Risks Loom in the Next very few months and most will be realized. But for Investors properly positioned, they Provide Very Substantial Profit and Wealth Protection Opportunities. First let’s examine the Risks, then the Profit Opportunities.

MEGA-RISKS

China

Perhaps the Main One will be the slowdown in growth in China, the world’s second largest economy. This Slowdown will be Caused mainly by China’s serious drive to restrain unsustainable credit growth.

Indeed, credit outstanding (including to “Wealth Management” entities outside the formal banking system) is a Real Threat to China’s Economy and was recently estimated to be 260% of GDP. Indeed, China’s Credit has been rising twice as fast as China’s GDP. But China’s restraints on Credit Growth will lead to the slowing of China’s economy.

Consequences of China’s Slowing:

  • Dramatically reduced demand for many commodities Worldwide
  • Chinese GDP growth plunging by up to 50% by 2020
  • Diminished liquidity in China and thus Worldwide
  • A fall in Chinese Equities, the beginning of which is already evident in the Shanghai Exchange
  • Greatly diminished Credit Availability
  • And because China is the 2nd largest Economy, these Negatives will adversely affect other Economies and Markets

USA

Almost surely this coming Fall’s Budget Deal will require an increase in the Debt Ceiling. There will be several consequences of which the most important are:

  • Weakening of the $US
  • A great deal of Conflict and Consequent Uncertainly
  • Strong leg up for Real Money, i.e., Gold and Silver (but only in certain Forms see Deepcaster’s recent Letter and Alerts), and Spike UP and then the beginning of the Great, probably multi-year, Bear Market for Key Sector Equities
  • The beginning of a deeper and widely acknowledged U.S. Recession
  • Consider the Real Numbers courtesy of shadowstats.com compared with the Bogus Official Ones (Note 1)

Internationally 

  • An intensification of the Currency Wars among Central Banks, with one eventual Result being the $US loss of World Reserve Currency Status and either the Gold-backed Chinese Yuan or the IMF SDRs ascending to that Status.

Result: an even worse recession in the USA and China, and spreading Worldwide.

 Political-especially in the USA, Eurozone and Mideast

 Political Factors will continue to have an inordinate influence on the Markets going forward. Indeed, if the Deep State Neo-Con Globalist’s and Cultural Marxist’s Attempts (see Carrying Capacity Network’s February 2010 article re Cultural Marxism)  to destroy the Trump Administration continue to gain momentum, The Great Crash we forecast to begin in September/October could start sooner than even we have forecast it to begin (see our most recent Alert for likely Triggers).

But it could also be delayed, but not avoided by a successful Repeal and Replace Healthcare Bill and/or Corporate Tax Cut which might still cause a significant Market Bounce lasting for days or a few weeks, if other Political Events do not continue to dominate.

Indeed, Equities Markets around the world have topped, or, in the case of the USA, are Topping, and the USA is almost done Topping!

Overview: the Markets have shot up since the U.S. Election (Dow has hit a record 21,000+) on the hope/sentiment that President Trump’s Optimistic speeches and Policies will usher in a New Era of a Booming Economy and Markets.

Unfortunately, as much as we would like to believe in that vision, the Economic and Geopolitical Realities/Headwinds which Trump inherited are simply too great for that hope to be entirely fulfilled, at least in the short-term.

Consider:

The $20 Trillion-plus U.S. Debt and $100 Trillion+ downstream Unfunded Liabilities are one problem which has not been dealt with! Indeed, those debts are unpayable absent currency devaluation. And China’s unpayable Debt to GDP is 260%! So China can not be the Savior of the International Economy. How are substantial Tax Cuts Possible without substantially raising the Debt Ceiling?

And we reiterate that, in addition, Due to the private for-profit U.S. Federal Reserve Bank’s low interest rate Policies, Many Companies and Countries are highly overleveraged (and Many Retirees devastated due to hyper-low rates on CDs etc). EXCESS DEBT IS THE GREAT TRAP and likely The Primary Cause (among several) of the expected Crash. (See our Buy Recommendation aimed at profiting from this.)

Moreover, until recently, the Markets have been pricing in Massive Trump Tax cuts. We expect there will be cuts, but not as substantial or as soon as the Markets expect, want, or are pricing in. And other Trump Initiatives are meeting strong resistance. And the RyanCare debacle has been disastrous. Therefore, Earnings Improvement (though Good for Q! 2017) Expectations will eventually be dashed. Result: More Impetus to the downside. See our most recent Alert for Timing.

Thus, The Fed will eventually have to print “Money from Helicopters” and that will be very inflationary.

Great Volatility is coming!

Bank Failures and likely consequent Asset Confiscation

If the Coming Crash is as severe as we have forecast, Banks will Fail. If the U.S. or other Entity fails to bail them out, then Assets in a bank in excess of $25,000 are subject to confiscation.

Specifically, under the “Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity” Mandate, approved by the G20, the failed bank can take Depositors’ money and convert it in to Equity in that (failed!) Bank!

Also, CDs, Money Markets, Annuities, IRAs and Savings Accounts are apparently at risk, as well!

Note that, Banks are already Failing in Greece, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Venezuela and are threatened in various Eurozone Countries. This will likely cause an increasing Ripple Effect since Credit Markets are interrelated.

The Bitcoin (and related Blockchain) Delusion/s

That Investors treat Bitcoin as anything other than a Rank Speculation amazes us.

Surely it is not a reliable Store of Value, nor a convenient Medium of Exchange—two Characteristics of Real Money.

Consider:

1) One major Electro-Magnetic Pulse (e.g., from Satellites which North Korea already has circling the Globe) could take the Internet down for weeks or Months. And Bitcoin’s Fate?

2) And the Monetary and Law Enforcement authorities are surely Monitoring it to get a lead on crooks. Indeed, allowing Bitcoin to continue even though it is arguably illegal Money, is very convenient for law enforcement. The claim that it cannot be traced or hacked is nonsense.

3) And any government can make Bitcoin Transactions illegal at any time.  It is after all a Competitor to their Fiat Currencies. Therefore, we fully expect the Coming Crash would be a Trigger for a Bitcoin Meltdown.

Mega-Bankers Ongoing Move to Eliminate Cash

Very serious and a Great threat to our Freedom as well as our Assets. See our Article “Profit and Protection from Threats to Our Freedoms” for more analysis and detail.

Profit and Protect

Deepcaster has Recently recommended several positions which should do well, or very well, in the event of Key Sector Crashes and/or Deeper Recession, for both Profit and Wealth Protection. See our Recent Alerts.

Gold and Silver

But there is one Asset class we expect to do very well—Real Money, i.e., Gold and Silver provided they are owned in a Non-Fraudulent, Not-merely-or-allegedly-Representative Forms. To see what Form/s we recommend for both Profit and Protection see our recent Letters and Alerts.

And there is one additional Impediment to owning and profiting from Gold and Silver.

A Fed-led Cartel of Mega-Banks has for years conspired and continues to conspire to Suppress their Prices. Of course they do this to push investors into their Fiat Currencies and Treasury Securities to enhance The Cartel’s Power, Wealth, and Control.

This Cartel is and can be beaten but the forms of an Investor’s of Gold and Silver Holding is here crucial as is Timing of Purchases. (See Deepcaster’s Letters and Alerts.)

We encourage those who doubt the scope and power of Overt and Covert Interventions by a Fed-led Cartel of Key Central Bankers and Favored Financial Institutions to read Deepcaster’s February, 2017 Letter entitled “Profit, Protection, Despite Cartel Intervention” in the ‘Latest Letter’ Cache at www.deepcaster.com. Also consider the substantial evidence collected by the Gold AntiTrust Action Committee at www.gata.org, including testimony before the CFTC, for information on precious metals price manipulation, and manipulation in other Markets. Virtually all of the evidence for Intervention has been gleaned from publicly available records. Deepcaster’s profitable recommendations displayed at www.deepcaster.com have been facilitated by Deepcaster’s attention to these “Interventionals.” Attention to The Interventionals facilitated Deepcaster’s recommending five short positions prior to the Fall, 2008 Market Crash all of which were subsequently liquidated profitably.

Best regards,

Deepcaster
June 9, 2017

Note 1: Bogus Official Numbers vs. Real Numbers (per Shadowstats.com)

Annual U.S. Consumer Price Inflation reported May 12, 2017
2.20%     /    9.95%

U.S. Unemployment reported June 2, 2017
4.29%     /     22.0%

U.S. GDP Annual Growth/Decline reported May 26, 2017
2.04%        /     -1.86%

U.S. M3 reported June 4, 2017 (Month of April, Y.O.Y.)
No Official Report / 3.514%(e) (i.e., total M3 Now at $17.988 Trillion!)

 [See also our other recent Letters, Alerts and Buy Recommendations at Deepcaster LLC for further Analysis and Forecasts.]


Profit and Protection from Threats to Our Freedoms

As the World becomes more Globalized (as opposed to Internationalized) and Technologically connected, Threats to our Precious freedoms continue to grow.

Unfortunately, certain of the Major Threats and Threats/Trends are not (yet) widely acknowledged, and therefore, not widely opposed.

Fortunately, there are ways to oppose these Threats and, in some cases, to make Money in Opposing them.

To profit, in others words, by taking an ethical stand.

Threat #1: A Cashless Economy

Increasingly, payments are made via Mobile Phone Apps like PayPal, Square and Apple Pay among others.

Convenience is one good argument for this payment method.

But it’s about the only one. That’s because the Mega-Banks are pushing hard for a Cashless Society (like they already have in Sweden). But this Mega-Bank Push provides both Profit Opportunities and a Way to Monitor and expose the negative consequences of the Mega-Banks’ push.

Indeed, going entirely Cashless, is a Multi-faceted Threat to our Freedom and should be strongly opposed. That is why, while we approve of the use of mobile payment systems we strongly oppose the push to go entirely cashless..

But why do the Mega-Bankers including the Central Banks, want us to go entirely Cashless?

Control, Knowledge and Profit

Control

Surely most readers have at some time, had a credit card line of credit reduced, suspended or terminated entirely even if those actions of the card issuer were entirely unfair! In that event, other means of payment, (e.g., cash) must be used until the Credit Situation is resolved.

But imagine if there were no cash. If your line of credit is reduced or terminated, you are totally at the mercy of the banks and banking system that gives the Mega-Bankers nearly total control over your economic and many aspects of your personal life… And suppose these Actions are taken when you are in a Foreign Country. Horror of Horrors.

Solution: Use mobile payment system with discretion but strongly oppose any and all efforts to force us to go cashless—e.g., via “Fedcoin” (see below) and/or reduction or elimination of Bank Tellers and/or elimination of large denomination Notes.

Knowledge

By Buying into the Mobile Payments System, Consumers (all of us) wittingly or unwittingly provide much personal information to the Payment App Provider. And this info is very valuable to those who want to sell us stuff and/or positively or maliciously Affect our lives.

Knowledge is Power and the more one lets the Mega-Banks and Vendors know about us the more Power they have over us.

Profit 

It is easy to see how the Bankers in a cashless Society could more easily confiscate our wealth from us, given the Control and Knowledge a Cashless Society would give them.

Unfortunately, a Cash-free Society is already being planned for.

The Private For-Profit Fed is already planning to have “Fedcoin” displace cash. Using Bitcoin Technology And this is likely to happen if IMF SDRs or the Gold-backed Chinese Yuan.do not displace the $US first.

Thus it is no surprise that Establishment Puppets like Larry Summers and Ken Rogoff are already arguing for going cashless.

They make the specious Argument that Crooks use cash to hide/transport their ill-gotten gains. But Crooks have alternatives to Cash like Bitcoin, gemstones and Gold and Silver, among others.

There is a Wealth and Freedom-protecting Alternative. That is if one wishes to Argue in Favor of Cash you should also Argue for U.S. Notes backed by the Full Faith and Credit of the U.S. Government—and backed by U.S. Gold, if there is any left—(as opposed to Federal Reserve Notes). President Kennedy authorized the issuance of these a few months before he was killed, because he recognized that the Mega-Bank Cartel had too much Power over Americans and were using it to bleed them of their wealth.

But there are a few short-term Great Profit Opportunities facilitated by the Mega-Banks and Elites as they attempt to move us toward being Cashless. (see our recent Buy Recommendation.)

In sum, stay tuned to Deepcaster’s upcoming Letters and Alerts for Updates on attempts to force us to go cashless, and additional Profit Opportunities arising from these attempts.

This brings us to a related Threat to Freedom and Independence.

Threat #2 The Cloud

The Cloud is both a Threat and a convenience. Is the seriousness of the Threat more than compensated for by the Convenience? We argue NOT in every case. Is an accommodation possible? Yes, if one makes carefully limited use of the Cloud.

The Risk of having one’s Financial and Personal Information exposed to the World is increasingly clearly Great as we allow more and more of our business and personal affairs to be conducted on the Cloud. But one can already see the downside. Hacking, Malware, Ransom Attacks and General Data loss and compromises are becoming increasingly common.

But, yes, it is True that a number of Security Companies have been created to combat these Threats, with some success. But none has been entirely successful, nor likely will one ever be entirely successful.

Indeed, those suffering from Data Losses and Hacking Know that their data is not safe or private in others’ hands. And even if data is retrieved after a Hack, retrieving it can be a Nightmare.

Thus, the “Private Cloud” business has arisen, a business which essentially segregates one’s date on segregated computer servers.

But like the Cloud, Private Clouds provide only the illusion of Safety.

Not only are Clouds of all forms subject to hacking, malware etc. but, more importantly, also provide those who Control the Private Cloud hardware and software and thus the Data Actual or Potential Control over Users.

Once again, loss of control leads to loss of Freedom.

But there is another Threat in Cloud-based systems often underestimated or entirely discounted. The Threat of The GRID going down from any numbers of causes.

Power outages, Electromagnetic Pulses, Terrorist Activity, War or just Plain Provider incompetence. Some of these have already occurred and some will occur again with devastating effect.

Remedies

Use the Cloud only selectively and in ways so that risks are minimized. Do keep Key Personal and Economic Data on some relatively Secure Premises in Thumb Drives or similar Data Storage.

And Above All, Store the very most important Data On Paper (yes, Paper!) in locked file cabinets because when the Grid goes you are likely to still have what you need, literally, at your fingertips.

Threat #3 The Federal Reserve (and related Controlled Entities, e.g., IMF, BIS other Central Banks)

Deepcaster and others, including especially former Congressman, Ron Paul, have written much about the Threats to Political and Economic Freedom as well as to wealth, posed by the private, for-profit Federal Reserve.

To further consider this topic in depth: We urge you to read “Profit, Protection, Despite Cartel Interventions—February 2017 Update,” and “Essential Knowledge for Maximizing Real Gains in 2017.” (Available on request through CONTACT FORM) The power to print/digitize Money provides Immense Economic and therefore Political Power, and Great Wealth for the Mega-Banks who own The Fed.

In the process of Devaluing the Purchasing Power of the U.S. Dollar by some 98% since 1913, The Fed has transferred Great Wealth to its Owners and Allies, and Greatly Harmed Investors, Savers, Retirees, Pensioners, and Citizenry in General.

And regarding the Political Power of the Money Printers, Nathan Rothschild said it best: “Who controls the issuance of money controls the government” and we should add, amasses immense wealth, often at the expense of others.

Remedy: Abolish The Fed and establish a Gold- and Silver-backed National Currency.

We reiterate, President Kennedy took Major Positive Steps in this Direction in 1963 when he ordered the Treasury to print U.S. Notes in competition with Federal Reserve Notes. He never got to fulfill his worthy Goal.

He was killed four months later.

The Upcoming worse-than-2008 Mega-Financial Crisis (see our recent Letters and Alerts) will offer Americans a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Abolish The Fed and we should Take It. Regarding Profiting and Wealth Protection from the coming Mega-Crisis, see Deepcaster’s Buy Recommendations in his recent Letters and Alerts.

Threat #4 False Economic Theories

One continually hears the Mantra “Growth is Good” “we must have More Economic Growth.” The implicit Assumption seems always to be “All growth is good.” But stated that way it is a fallacy. These Mantras are True if and only if, adequately qualified. The better statement would be “Some forms of Growth are Quite Good.”

Consider the following claim:

“Population growth increases GDP and is therefore Good.”

However, while Population Growth typically increases aggregate GDP, it always decreases per capita GDP. And it is per capita GDP by which the wealth of a Nation is (or should be) measured. Consider the huge Per Capita GDPs of China and India, the World’s most populous Nations. The Per Capita GDP is extremely low in both.

Another fallacy of the “all” in “all Growth is Good” is that all forms of growth are NOT Equivalent “Goods.”

Growth in knowledge is usually Good.

Growth in Technology is often good except when, e.g., used to make offensive weapons of Mass Destruction.

Growth in production of “Things” is often Good except when the “Throughput” of the Production Process produces unacceptable consequences, such as lethal Toxins.

And if there are too many people and things (e.g., vehicles) in any given area, the Resource and/or population “Carrying Capacity” of that Area can be exceeded with very negative consequences.

Consider: “For every person added to the U.S. Population, One Acre of Farmland (i.e. Precious  Topsoil which requires decades to rebuild) or Natural Habitat is converted to developed uses.” (Pimentel et.al. Cornell)

See Carrying Capacity Network for more information and Action Items on this crucially important Topic.

Bottom line for Investors investing for the long Run: Invest in those industries employing unqualifiedly accurate assumptions about growth so they can Profit from its healthy forms for years to come. See our upcoming Letters and Alerts.

Threat #5 Cultural Marxism

This Ideology/Conditioning Technique is insidious because many who are the Victims of it are not even aware of it. But Cultural Marxism is partly or largely responsible or “Political Correctness”, Globalism (as opposed to Internationalism), anti-Western Civilization Movements, and Mass Immigration inter alia.

And it is the dominant “Ideology” in much of the Mainstream Media and in Politics today.

For a full Exposé and Analysis, see the February, 2010 and following posts at carryingcapacity.org,  as well as William Lind on Cultural Marxism and about Political Correctness.

Threat #6: Denial of the Seriousness of the Oncoming Threats and especially the Threat of a Mega-Financial Crisis

The USA is over $20Trillion in Debt and has downstream unfunded liabilities of over $100Trillion.

And China’s Debt to GDP is 260%. These Debts can never be repaid without “Money from Helicopters” with Catastrophic Consequences.

Just consider the Realities per Shadowstats:

Substantially Adverse Economic Circumstances Have Begun to Unfold,
Threatening FOMC Hopes for Normalizing Monetary Policy

“Consumers generate 70% of GDP, they are in Trouble!” 

Amidst Mounting Income and Credit Stresses on Consumers,
Headline Retail Sales Suffered Major, Near-Term Downside Revisions;
Recent Auto Sales Were Not As Strong as Advertised

First-Quarter Real Average Weekly Earnings Declined Year-to-Year,
Along with Back-to-Back Quarterly Contractions,
Circumstances Not Seen Since the Stalled GDP of Second-Half 2012

Real Growth in Consumer Credit Outstanding Has Faltered in a Manner
Also Not Seen Since the Stalled GDP of Second-Half 2012

Headline CPI-U Inflation Fell by 0.29% (-0.29%) in March,
Pushing Annual CPI-U Inflation Lower to 2.38% (Was 2.74%), with
CPI-W at 2.35% (Was 2.82%) and ShadowStats at 10.1% (was 10.5%)
March Final-Demand PPI Annual Inflation Hit a 60-Month High of 2.28%

No. 880 : March CPI, PPI, Retail Sales, Real Earnings,
Consumer Update, Shadowstats.com, April 15th, 2017

Note that Real U.S. Inflation is 10.1% and Real Unemployment 22.9% per Shadowstats as we see from the following chart.

Bogus Official Numbers vs. Real Numbers (per Shadowstats.com)

Annual U.S. Consumer Price Inflation reported April 14, 2017
2.38%     /    10.14%

U.S. Unemployment reported April 7, 2017
4.50%     /     22.5%

U.S. GDP Annual Growth/Decline reported April 28, 2017
1.92%        /     -1.86%

U.S. M3 reported April 6, 2017 (Month of February, Y.O.Y.)
No Official Report / 3.425%(e) (i.e., total M3 Now at $17.793 Trillion!)

Indeed, Equities Markets around the world have topped, or, in the case of the USA, are Topping, and the USA is almost done Topping!

Overview: the Markets have shot up since the U.S. Election (Dow has hit a record 21,000+) on the hope/sentiment that President Trump’s Optimistic speeches and Policies will usher in a New Era of a Booming Economy and Markets.

Unfortunately, as much as we would like to believe in that vision, the Economic and Geopolitical Realities/Headwinds which Trump inherited are simply too great for that hope to be entirely fulfilled, at least in the short-term. Consider:

The $20 Trillion U.S. Debt and $100 Trillion+ downstream Unfunded Liabilities are one problem which has not been dealt with! And China’s Debt to GDP is 260%! So China can not be the Savior of the International Economy. How are substantial Tax Cuts Possible without substantially raising the Debt?

And we reiterate that Due to Fed low interest rate Policies, Many Companies and Countries are highly overleveraged. EXCESS DEBT IS THE GREAT TRAP. (See our Buy Recommendation aimed at profiting from this.)

Moreover, until recently, the Markets have been pricing in Massive Trump Tax cuts. We expect there will be cuts, but not as substantial or as soon as the Markets expect, want, or are pricing in. And other Trump Initiatives are meeting strong resistance. And RyanCare has been disastrous. Therefore, Earnings Improvement Expectations will eventually be dashed. Result: More Impetus to the downside.

And technically, Fibonacci and other Technicals tells us it is likely a Major move down will begin by September/October. Equities Markets are thus overpriced to perfection and it can not last.

Indeed, The Fed will have to print “Money from Helicopters” and that will be very inflationary, leading to HyperStagflation.

Great Volatility is coming! And Deepcaster is helping Subscribers prepare just as we successfully did for the 2008 Crash but inter alia, having Subscribers in five leveraged short funds, all of which were subsequently liquidated profitably.

Best regards,

Deepcaster
April 28, 2017


Nationalists / Internationalists Versus Globalists—A Key Distinction

It is difficult to maximize success as an Investor (or to adequately understand or participate effectively in Politics) without making a clear distinction between Nationalists /Internationalists on one hand and Globalists on the other.

Conscious Globalists’ (as opposed to the unthinking or indoctrinated/conditioned Masses who carelessly use the term) policies have caused and are causing tremendous losses, pain and suffering in the world.

Consider the Citizens of European Countries, for example, who are suffering from a wave of terrorist attacks, gang rape and other crimes because of the Globalist’s erasure of Borders.

One thinks also of the private for-profit Fed-led Globalist Mega-Bank Cartel (Note 3) which has for years, and continues to keep interest rates artificially low thus reducing the income of savers and retirees, and defeating Honest market price discovery.

That Cartel also continues to suppress prices in the Gold and Silver Market, thus not only defeating honest price discovery, but also damaging those Precious Metals Sector businesses and job prospects of those who work in those businesses.

This has been convincingly documented by gata.org, and otherwise demonstrated, e.g., by recent Discovery in the Deutsche Bank case which revealed that Globalist Mega-Bank’s participation in manipulation of the Precious Metals Market.

Clearly the Globalist Precious Metals Price Suppression Cartel’s motive is to discourage Investors from owning Real Money, i.e., Gold and Silver and forcing Investors to continue to support/trade in their Fiat Currencies and Treasury Securities. Of course, printing / digitizing even more Fiat Currency robs it of purchasing power and confiscates “literally” the Wealth which went into it in the first place.

For example, consider that 97% of the purchasing power of the U.S. Dollar has been inflated away since the 1913 founding of the private for-profit Fed, with the wealth having thus been transferred to the Mega-Bankers, thus further injuring Savers and Retirees and Investors and Citizens in general.

But the Negative Effects of Globalists’ Wealth Acquisition Racket extend far beyond suppressing the Prices of the Precious Metals Market and profiting from the Fiat Currency Manufacturing Game.

How often have we been told that since we live in an (ostensibly) Globalized World, that Regional (or World) Government is the Wave of the Future and we should embrace it via the European Union or proposed North American Union?

Tell that to unemployed Americans or European Workers whose jobs have been outsourced to China or India to further line the pockets of “Global” business. It is not just Workers in “Developed” countries who have been hurt.

The Globalists are in Principle Against National Borders because Reginal Entities (like the EU) or Global ones like the IMF and World Bank facilitate their maintaining/increasing their Domination through their Mega Banks and their control of Mainstream Media. It is difficult, and often impossible, for the citizens of one country to resist the Decisions of a Cartel with its tentacles in many countries. This phenomenon of Globalist control without formalized (by Borders) Territory, has led to the Globalists being correctly characterized as The Deep State.

This Globalist Deep State has facilitated Catastrophes for many in Europe whose Countries have been/are being overrun by the Mass Immigration of people from Alien Cultures (Radical Islamic Terrorists) and Hostile Ideologies (ISIS).

Borders are very important. They protect the Cultures and Religions and Personal Safety of the Inhabitants of the Countries they define.

And not incidentally, they empower their Citizens, including Citizen-Investors, to, potentially, prevent their being economically exploited or otherwise injured.

Fortunately, increasingly, citizens are exercising their power to resist the Globalist Cartel as the citizens of the U.K. have done with Brexit, and the citizens of the U.S. have done with the election of Donald Trump as President.

Further consider the Case of the USA’s new President Trump. As a Nationalist/Internationalist, he is despised by the Globalists, especially by those who control the Mainstream Media. Thus it is no surprise that (whatever you think of him or his policies) he and his policies are repeatedly undermined by these Globalist MSM’s Distortions and Attacks.

Unfortunately, this Globalist Deep State has many “Globalist Cards” which they have yet to play against President Trump and the Brexit voters of the U.K.

Consider that as a Nationalist and Internationalist, Trump is not one of them and is not controlled by them. Thus, from the Globalist’s perspective, they have every reason to keep him from succeeding so they can regain power.

One Strategy which is in their power and, unfortunately, they are likely to use is facilitating a Stock Market Collapse in the next few months. They can then use the consequent Chaos as a pretext to regain Global Domination.

Here is how that Scenario is likely to play out. Consider that the Globalist Mainstream Media continue to spin out the false Narrative that the Economy is recovering, a Narrative demonstrably false as Shadowstats (see Note 1) and others have shown.

Through its Control of the MSM, the Globalist Deep State promulgates False Narratives about many subjects including the Economy and the alleged benefits of Mass Immigration. In the US, for example, the BLS puts out Bogus Economic Numbers. The Real Numbers are in the Chart below from Shadowstats.

And the reason they continue to spew out this nonsense is succinctly captured by Mr. Brendan Smith.

“The false recovery Narrative will indeed die in 2017 and it will be because the Globalists WANT it to die when The Nationalists are at the helm. This is perhaps the biggest con game in recent history with conservatives as the fall guy and the rest of the public as the gullible mark. One can only hope that we can educate enough people on this scenario to make a difference before it is too late.”

“The False Economic Recovery Narrative Will Die in 2017,”
Brandon Smith, Alt-Market.com, January 2017

Yes, indeed.

Regarding profiting and protecting from this eventuality in the run-up to the 2008 Crash (caused mainly by failed Globalist policies), Deepcaster (who closely observes, as far as possible) the activities including ongoing Market Interventions of the Globalist Cartel, recommended its subscribers buy five leveraged short funds, all of which were subsequently liquidated profitably.

Deepcaster’s monitoring of Cartel Activities continues to facilitate recommending profitable positions (Note 2–Recent Profits Taken) and Deepcaster is beginning to recommend positions to Profit and Protect from the aforementioned anticipated Multi-Sector (but not all Sectors!) Takedown Event.

And to make matters worse, closely aligned with and, in some cases, actually complicit with the Globalist Deep State are the Cultural Marxists which dominate much of the Political/Economic Discourse through their Domination of the Mainstream Media. The Cultural Marxists push Globalism, Statism, Political Correctness, Multi-Culturalism (all the better to play one group off against another) and Mass Immigration for Cheap Labor and to advance Multi-culturalism and weaken National Cohesion.

Thus the Interest of the far-left Marxist Radicals and Neo-Con Globalist Right are often aligned! And thus, it is no surprise they both oppose President Donald Trump.

It is therefore essential for Citizen-Investors, and indeed all Citizens, to fully understand who the Cultural Marxists are, and how to Combat them. In order to do that, see the February 2010, September 2016 and December 2016, postings at the non-profit carryingcapacity.org.

Yes, indeed, it is thus no surprise that President Trump is opposed by both the Cultural Marxist Leftist Radicals as well as by the Globalist Right.

And another negative manifestation of Globalism is the ideology of the Neo Conservatives who have strongly advocated and continue to advocate U.S. military intervention in far flung corners of the world. [Consider the National Review’s “Against Trump” issue and the Weekly Standards intense opposition to his candidacy.] “Policing the World” is a de facto Globalist Ideology, as opposed to the Nationalist one of Intervening only when it is in the interest of National Defense.

Even worse, many Globalist leaders successfully employ the Indoctrination/Conditioning Techniques of (and/or are in league) with the Globalist Cultural Marxists. The most obvious of these Indoctrination/Conditioning Techniques is Political Correctness which when successfully inculcated Mandates Certain Outcomes and Forbids Discussion of others. George Orwell (RIP) would immediately recognize that “1984” has come to the 21st Century.

To return the focus to the Economy and Investing, we expect an increasing number of Roadblocks will be thrown in President Trump’s way courtesy of The Globalists with multiple Crises the Consequence—a Great Shocker indeed.

In conclusion, we agree with Shadowstats.

“…Given Issues of Fed Independence and Ingrained, Systemic Intransigence, Early Resolutions of the Fed and Solvency Problems are not Likely.

“Accordingly, Massive U.S. Dollar Selling, Debasement and Hyperinflation remain the Primary risks to Domestic Economic and Political Stability;…

“SPECIAL COMMENTARY, YEAR-END, YEAR-AHEAD Economic and Financial Review and Preview,” Shadowstats.com, 01/08/2017

“…The greatest crisis at hand remains risk of systemic collapse. In order to prevent a massive sell-off in the U.S. dollar and the onset of nascent hyperinflation, the new Administration has to resolve two massive and increasingly intractable problems. First is the long-range, sovereign-solvency issue of the United States. Second is the impotence of the Federal Reserve, which still is fighting the battle it lost in 2008: to restore normal solvency and functioning to the domestic banking system. Prospects for successes there remain bleak, given institutional intransigence that could take until after the 2018 congressional election to resolve, combined with the established political independence of the Fed. The system, however, likely does not have much more than six months in which to be brought under perceived control, let alone a couple of years. Yet, there always is potential for positive surprise with a creative, new Administration.” [emphasis added]

“Economic and Financial Review and Preview,” Commentary No. 858,
Shadowstats.com, 12/30/2016

And we would only add that “the” risk of Systems Collapse, “a massive sell-off of the U.S. Dollar… and nascent hyperinflation” are all a result of self-serving Globalist Policies. The next time you hear someone say we live in a Global economy or Globalized world, loudly object “Not if I can help it!” and actively oppose it in all its manifestations, or you will be giving away far too much freedom and wealth at the outset.

Best regards,

Deepcaster
January 27, 2017

Note 1: Bogus Official Numbers vs. Real Numbers (per Shadowstats.com)

Annual U.S. Consumer Price Inflation reported December 15, 2016
1.69%     /    9.40%
U.S. Unemployment reported January 6, 2017
4.72%     /     22.7%
U.S. GDP Annual Growth/Decline reported December 22, 2016
1.65%        /     -1.93%
U.S. M3 reported January 11, 2017 (Month of November, Y.O.Y.)
No Official Report / 3.93% (i.e., total M3 Now at $17.704 Trillion!)

Note 2:  Our attention to Key Timing Signals and Interventionals and accurate statistics has facilitated Recommendations which have performed well lately. Consider our profits taken in recent months in our Speculative and Fortress Assets Portfolios*

  • 90% Profit on Gold Shares ETF on January 20, 2017 after just 9 months (i.e., about 150% Annualized)
  • 55% Profit on P.M. Streaming Company on January 12, 2017 after just 16 days (i.e., about 1255% Annualized)
  • 110% Profit on Gold Shares ETF on November 9, 2016 after just 7 months) (i.e., about 190% Annualized)
  • 60% Profit on Precious Metals Mining Company on October 20, 2016 after just 33 months) (i.e., about 22% Annualized)
  • 130% Profit on Precious Metals Mining Company on July 8, 2016 after just 29 months) (i.e., about 50% Annualized)
  • 75% Profit on P.M. Royalty Streaming Company on June 28, 2016 after just 36 months (i.e., about 25% Annualized)
  • 33% Profit on Precious Metals Mining Company on June 13, 2016 after just 28 months) (i.e., about 14% Annualized)
  • 65% Profit on P.M.  Royalty Streaming Company on May 2, 2016 after just 35 months (i.e., about 22% Annualized)
  • 50% Profit on Long Bond position on February 19, 2016 after just 2 days (i.e., about 8810% Annualized)
  • 90% Profit on Short Small Cap Equities ETF on January 20, 2016 (i.e., about 30% Annualized)
  • 75% Profit on Short Small Cap Equities ETF on January 15, 2016 (i.e., about 25% Annualized)

Deepcaster’s Profits Taken in the second half of 2015 included such successes as 80% in 6 days, 110% in 3 days, 265% in 57 days, as well as 65% in 2 days.

*Past Profitable Performance is no assurance of future Profitable Performance.

Note 3: * We encourage those who doubt the scope and power of Overt and Covert Interventions by a Fed-led Cartel of Key Central Bankers and Favored Financial Institutions to read Deepcaster’s February, 2016 Letter entitled “Profit, Protection, Despite Cartel Intervention” in the ‘Latest Letter’ Cache at www.deepcaster.com. Also consider the substantial evidence collected by the Gold AntiTrust Action Committee at www.gata.org, including testimony before the CFTC, for information on precious metals price manipulation, and manipulation in other Markets. Virtually all of the evidence for Intervention has been gleaned from publicly available records. Deepcaster’s profitable recommendations displayed at www.deepcaster.com have been facilitated by attention to these “Interventionals.” Attention to The Interventionals facilitated Deepcaster’s recommending five short positions prior to the Fall, 2008 Market Crash all of which were subsequently liquidated profitably.


Surmount Impending Markets Shocker to Profit & Protect

Deepcaster has, from its founding ten years ago, aimed to provide Investors Truth about the Economy and Markets so far as we could determine it. Not an easy job given the deluge of Bogus Official Numbers and Mainstream Media Spin or outright distortion or Censorship.

Fortunately, there are Alternative Sources of Accurate Information.

Well, an examination of the Real Economic Numbers and Key Market Realities today leads to a Startling Conclusion. Soon in 2017 we expect Investors to experience a Great Shocker—a Great Profit Opportunity for the Cognoscenti, and a Great Threat to the Wealth of the Unknowing.

To consider the Great Shocker and see the Opportunities and Threats it presents we need first to summarize Key Economic and Markets Realities.

  • The International Economy is burdened with all-time-record levels of both Sovereign and Business Debt. Over $150 Trillion according to the IMF.

Thus any significant Increase in Interest Rates will cause increasing Defaults and Bankruptcies—a phenomenon already occurring in the Energy Industry.

But Interest Rates have already begun to Increase—from 1.5%ish for the U.S. 10-Year Treasury just a few months ago to 2.4%ish as we write. And Real Consumer Price Inflation has NOW shot up to 9.4% (Shadowstats Chart Below).

But the U.S. Economy is not and has not been recovering.

  • Real GDP “Growth” is a Negative 1.93% (See Shadowstats chart below)
  • The Labor Force Participation Rate is down to 63%, lowest since 1977
  • And 43 Million Americans are on Food Stamps!

As to Prospects Going Forward, Consider Shadowstats Overview

“…Nonetheless, once the new Administration takes office January 20th, horrendous issues will face the new team. While quick action is likely from the standpoint of economic stimulus, there will be some lag before the economy responds. Those economic woes and other threats to the banking, financial and economic systems were created and exacerbated by decades of operational malfeasance in the policies of, and banking-system oversight and guidance by the Federal Reserve…. The resulting problems include:

  • A stagnant economy that never recovered meaningfully from its collapse….
  • Domestic- and global-banking and financial systems that continue on the brink of insolvency….
  • A federal budget deficit that tops $100 trillion, counting unfunded liabilities…. If those aggregate obligations remain in place, the United States has zero chance of honoring them. The circumstance promises ultimate insolvency for the U.S. Treasury, or the more-likely full debasement of the U.S. dollar, as the government eventually just prints the money it needs to meet its obligations. Pending banking-system and currency turmoil could trigger that massive-dollar debasement crisis in the immediate future….

“…[T]here generally is a lag between such actions and the beginnings of the desired positive economic impact, by nine months to a
year or more. …

“With any near-term boost to the U.S. fiscal deficit, even if short-lived,
the global markets likely would return their focus to those sovereign-solvency problems, as was seen in the dollar crisis of August 2011….

“…[D]espite the Federal Reserve’s rate hike of December 14th, its Federal Open
Market Committee (FOMC) likely will be forced into expanded quantitative easing, before mid-year 2017…

Fed actions remain centered on maintaining banking-system solvency and liquidity … The Fed simply has used economic woes of the recent past as political cover for the quantitative easings used in bailing out the banking system.

“The Fed’s frequent ‘crying wolf’ during 2016, and before, as to imminent rate hikes, and the eventual December action, largely were used to prop the U.S. dollar. A renewed shift in policy towards easing would pummel the U.S. dollar in the global markets, boosting oil prices and domestic inflation, along with increased repatriation of unwanted, foreign-held dollars that the Fed would end up absorbing. In 2008, when the Fed and the U.S. Treasury opted to save the U.S. banking system at any cost, they had to accept willingly that the cost eventually would include a sharp pickup in domestic inflation.

A Potential Positive. The new Administration will have the opportunity not only to address near-term economic issues, but also the long-range U.S. sovereign-solvency and current banking-system solvency problems. Those latter issues are extremely difficult to handle from both a political and practical standpoint, such as bringing programs like Medicare and Social Security into long-term, self-sustaining solvency, and perhaps even dissolving the Fed and nationalizing the banking system. Irrespective of the desires of the new Administration, Congress will have to legislate almost all of the needed changes. Congress has been either unwilling or unable to address the fiscal crisis meaningfully, in recent decades, let alone ignore lobbying pressures from the banking and other industries.

“If the system is not brought under long-term functional control now, it likely never will be, … long-term solvency issues of the government threaten
domestic hyperinflation…. Further, the banking-system problems can accelerate
the onset of the hyperinflation issue into the immediate future.…

The current post-election surges in U.S. stocks and the U.S. dollar are not sustainable. In like manner, the related, recent sharp declines in gold and silver prices are not sustainable. When the dollar and stock prices break, the downside adjustment likely will be rapid, along with a corresponding upside reversal in precious metals, with domestic- and foreign-flight capital seeking safety in physical gold and silver.

Given likely heavy U.S. dollar selling or debasement, inflationary pressures should mount rapidly, with the inflation surge beginning with upside spikes to oil and gasoline prices, which, in turn, would tend to fuel a self–feeding cycle. In what would evolve rapidly into a major inflation problem—the early stages of hyperinflation—physical gold (primary) and silver remain the best hedges, stores of wealth that preserve the purchasing power of the invested assets, as well as being highly liquid and portable. They work as solid hedges, only if held through the currency/inflation crisis….” [Emphasis added]

“Economic and Financial Review and Preview,” Commentary No. 858,
Shadowstats.com, 12/30/2016

And the greatest Challenge is the $20 Trillion U.S. Debt which is actually $100 Trillion when unfunded downstream liabilities are included. And even without the Trump spending proposals, this National Debt is increasing at $1 Trillion per year!

Yet, indeed, the best-case scenario is that “there will be some lag before the Economy responds…” to the Stimulus provided by President Trump’s policies (and assuming they are enacted).

As former OMB Director David Stockman puts it:

“Trump and his so-called GOP  Majorities are caught in a giant inherited Debt Trap, and will therefore be foiled time and time again as they attempt to implement the big Tax Cuts and infrastructure stimulus programs that the Casino (Wall Street-ed.) has already so foolishly “priced-in.” [Emphasis added]

David Stockman, Contra Corner, 01/11/2017

Thus, in the interim, i.e., in the first half of 2017, there will be real, substantial Challenges which are not solvable in the short-term, challenges which will be reflected in Mega-Moves in the Markets short-term—the Great Shocker of 2017.

Result: Dramatically increased Volatility in the Markets in the short-term, i.e., the First Few Months of 2017. And Deepcaster has and is making Recommendations to take Advantage of the Profit Opportunities and to Protect Wealth. (See Notes Below)

How could it have come to this that the USA and other Major Economies have stalled or are contracting?

Well, The Fed and other Major Central Banks are the Primary Culprits, with fiscally irresponsible Politicians a close second, consider that The Fed’s (and other colluding Central Banks) low interest rate and Quantitative Easing policies have destroyed honest price discovery and caused massive overleveraging and financial Asset (e.g., Equities and Real Estate) Inflation, i.e., Monster Bubbles.

But it is possible that Creative Policies can prevent the Great Shocker, but we think not. Given the Realities it would seem that Trumpian business-friendly policies, deregulation and lower Tax Rates, likely can not, in the short to mid-term prevent a Cataclysm in the Markets. A Great Shocker indeed.

Specifically, consider further that Ultra-low interest Rates have created Residential and Commercial Real Estate Bubbles. Consider how loud a Bang will occur when/as Interest Rates are Normalized!

  • The USA’s 20 Trillion Debt Ceiling will be hit in Mid-March with dramatically negative consequences for the Markets whether it is raised or not
  • And consider the Corporate Earnings Bubble. The Russell 2000 is now trading at 230 times reported Earnings!!
  • No way can Trump’s Massive Infrastructure Plan, Aid to Veterans, and increased Border and General Law Enforcement be financed without the required spending (borrowing and/or Money Printing) launching us into Hyperinflation.

Borrow to spend is no longer possible without Big Penalties.

And another factor is One Political Reality—the Establishment aka The Globalist Deep State is not happy about the election of Donald Trump. As a Nationalist and Internationalist, he is not one of them and is not controlled by them. They have every reason to keep him from succeeding so they can regain power. Thus, it is likely they will use the impending Markets Collapses and Chaos as a pretext to regain Global Domination.

Consider that the Globalist Mainstream Media continue to spin out the false Narrative that the Economy is recovering, a Narrative demonstrably false as Shadowstats and others have shown.

And the reason they continue to spew out this nonsense is succinctly captured by Mr. Smith.

“The false recovery Narrative will indeed die in 2017 and it will be because the Globalists WANT it to die when The Nationalists are at the helm. This is perhaps the biggest con game in recent history with conservatives as the fall guy and the rest of the public as the gullible mark. One can only hope that we can educate enough people on this scenario to make a difference before it is too late.”

“The False Economic Recovery Narrative Will Die in 2017,”
Brandon Smith, Alt-Market.com, January 2017

Yes, indeed.

And to make matters worse, closely aligned with the Globalist Deep State are the Cultural Marxists which dominate much of the Political/Economic Discourse through their Domination of the Mainstream Media. The Cultural Marxists push Globalism, Statism, Political Correctness, Multi-Culturalism (all the better to play one group off against another) and Mass Immigration for Cheap Labor and to advance Multi-culturalism.

To fully understand who the Cultural Marxists are, and how to Combat them see the February 2010 and December 2016, postings at carryingcapacity.org.

In sum, We expect an increasing number of Roadblocks will be thrown in Trump’s way with multiple Crises the Consequence—a Great Shocker indeed. Deepcaster thus offers Opportunities to profit and protect Wealth, in light of the foregoing Realities, in its recent Letters and Alerts.

In conclusion, we agree with Shadowstats.

“…Given Issues of Fed Independence and Ingrained, Systemic Intransigence, Early Resolutions of the Fed and Solvency Problems are not Likely.

“Accordingly, Massive U.S. Dollar Selling, Debasement and Hyperinflation remain the Primary risks to Domestic Economic and Political Stability;…

“SPECIAL COMMENTARY, YEAR-END, YEAR-AHEAD Economic and Financial Review and Preview,” Shadowstats.com, 01/08/2017

“…The greatest crisis at hand remains risk of systemic collapse. In order to prevent a massive sell-off in the U.S. dollar and the onset of nascent hyperinflation, the new Administration has to resolve two massive and increasingly intractable problems. First is the long-range, sovereign-solvency issue of the United States. Second is the impotence of the Federal Reserve, which still is fighting the battle it lost in 2008: to restore normal solvency and functioning to the domestic banking system. Prospects for successes there remain bleak, given institutional intransigence that could take until after the 2018 congressional election to resolve, combined with the established political independence of the Fed. The system, however, likely does not have much more than six months in which to be brought under perceived control, let alone a couple of years. Yet, there always is potential for positive surprise with a creative, new Administration.”

Ibid.

The clock is ticking and Great Volatility is coming.

Best regards,

Deepcaster
January 20, 2017

Note 1: Bogus Official Numbers vs. Real Numbers (per Shadowstats.com)

Annual U.S. Consumer Price Inflation reported December 15, 2016
1.69%     /    9.40%
U.S. Unemployment reported January 6, 2017
4.72%     /     22.7%
U.S. GDP Annual Growth/Decline reported December 22, 2016
1.65%        /     -1.93%
U.S. M3 reported January 11, 2017 (Month of November, Y.O.Y.)
No Official Report / 3.93% (i.e., total M3 Now at $17.704 Trillion!)

Note 2: Economic and Markets Developments in 2016 and those likely to come in 2017, create a high probability of Mega-Moves in Key Sectors, soon. These Mega-Moves will create Great Opportunities for Profit or Grea Risk of loss for the Unprepared.

Deepcaster identifies these High Probability Mega-Moves and Opportunities for Profit in his latest Alert, “2017 Mega-Moves Coming; Forecasts: Gold & Silver; Equities; US$/€, U.S. T-Notes, T-Bonds, & Interest Rates; Crude Oil & Copper,” posted in Alerts Cache on Deepcaster.com.

Note 3: Rarely do we see an Opportunity like the one which has recently arisen—a potential 100% or 200% or possibly even a 300% or 400% Profit in just a few weeks.

And this opportunity can be seized by buying a stock trading at a little over $10 per share.

Consider our forecast and Buy Recommendation in this week’s Alert “Major Opportunity BUY RECO & Forecast,” just posted in ‘Alerts Cache’ on Deepcaster.com.

Note 4:  Our attention to Key Timing Signals and Interventionals and accurate statistics has facilitated Recommendations which have performed well lately. Consider our profits taken in recent months in our Speculative and Fortress Assets Portfolios*

  • 55% Profit on Precious Metals Streaming Company on January 12, 2017 after just 16 days (i.e., about 1255% Annualized)
  • 110% Profit on Gold Shares ETF on November 9, 2016 after just 7 months) (i.e., about 190% Annualized)
  • 60% Profit on Precious Metals Mining Company on October 20, 2016 after just 33 months) (i.e., about 22% Annualized)
  • 130% Profit on Precious Metals Mining Company on July 8, 2016 after just 29 months) (i.e., about 50% Annualized)
  • 75% Profit on Gold & Silver  Royalty Streaming Company on June 28, 2016 after just 36 months (i.e., about 25% Annualized)
  • 33% Profit on Precious Metals Mining Company on June 13, 2016 after just 28 months) (i.e., about 14% Annualized)
  • 65% Profit on Gold & Silver  Royalty Streaming Company on May 2, 2016 after just 35 months (i.e., about 22% Annualized)
  • 50% Profit on Long Bond position on February 19, 2016 after just 2 days (i.e., about 8810% Annualized)
  • 90% Profit on Short Small Cap Equities ETF on January 20, 2016 (i.e., about 30% Annualized)
  • 75% Profit on Short Small Cap Equities ETF on January 15, 2016 (i.e., about 25% Annualized)

Deepcaster’s Profits Taken in the second half of 2015 included such successes as 80% in 6 days, 110% in 3 days, 265% in 57 days, as well as 65% in 2 days.

*Past Profitable Performance is no assurance of future Profitable Performance.