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This Is How Crazy The Situation Has Now Become Across The Globe

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Posted by King World News

on Friday, 10 February 2017 08:37

KWN-Boockvar-II-292017-1-864x400 cWith the Dow hitting new all-time highs and the U.S. dollar strengthening, this is how crazy the situation is across the globe.

Here is what Peter Boockvar wrote today as the world awaits the next round of monetary madness:  There has been a distinct disparity between the Investors Intelligence measure of stock market sentiment which survey’s newsletter writers and the AAII survey of individual investors. As stated yesterday, newsletter writers are euphoric.....

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The Danger of Being Bearish in a Bull Market

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Posted by Cliff Droke - Financial Sense

on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 06:44

One of the biggest contributors to losses for traders in the financial market is the temptation to sell short. Borrowing shares of a company that are not owned by the seller in the hopes of making a massive profit has shipwrecked more traders than probably any other factor. With stories abounding of the quick and easy profits to be made in selling stocks which are supposedly on the verge of plummeting, it's no wonder that the allure of "shorting" is so irresistible to so many.

Selling short is a simple enough proposition: place a short sale order with your broker for a company whose shares you believe are overvalued or technically "overbought". Then just sit back and wait for the profits to start rolling in. If only it were that easy! The trouble with selling short is that in most cases the odds are against the short seller. This is due to a number of factors, some of which we'll examine here.

Perhaps the biggest risk for short sellers is the crowded short trade. A high-profile example of what happens when too many traders pile into a single stock on the short side occurred recently – a cautionary tale if ever there was one. It involved the loss of one man's entire fortune due to a misguided attempt at selling short one of the most widely traded U.S.-listed stocks.  It's a textbook case of what can go wrong when attempting one of the most dangerous of all trading maneuvers.

According to MarketWatch, Canadian investor F.S. Comeau bet his last $249,000 against Apple Inc.(AAPL) in an attempt to reclaim $2.5 million lost in poor investments. At the time of the trade, shares were valued around $122, and MarketWatch reported that an increase of just $6 would deplete Comeau's savings.

Apple shares screamed higher last week when the tech giant released an impressive Q1 earnings report and Comeau lost substantially. As of this writing, AAPL shares had risen to a 52-week high of $130.50.

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US Dollar: Candlestick Of Doom

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Posted by Morris Hubbartt - Super Force Signals

on Friday, 03 February 2017 11:33

Here are today's videos and charts (double-click to enlarge):

Gold, Silver, US Dollar, & T-Bonds Video Analysis

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SFS Key Charts & Tactics Video Analysis



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Doomsday Clock Dangerously Close to Striking Midnight

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Posted by Larry Edelson - Money & Markets

on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 06:23

Here’s a sobering thought: In the first month of 2017, we find ourselves closer to nuclear Armageddon than at any time in the last sixty years!

The Doomsday Clock, started by a group of scientists after the Manhattan Project back in 1947, is updated each January to show how close or how far away we are from the stroke of midnight, which means imminent nuclear holocaust.

Well, according to the latest report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in January, the clock just moved to two-and-one-half minutes till midnight.

That’s closer to nuclear annihilation than any time since 1953 … immediately after the first H-bomb test by the Soviet Union.

This revelation is no surprise to me, because I’ve been warning you for some time now that the cycles of war are indeed ramping higher, and will continue to do so in the years ahead.

The war cycles are just one component in an intersection of multiple cycles I call the Edelson Wave, that are now converging into the most powerful tidal-wave of economic and political upheaval in more than eighty years.

All around me I see hard evidence that the war cycles are rising. Just look at the short-list of flash points for potential conflict around the world today … 

  • North Korea’s development of nukes and missiles to carry them…
  • Hot war in Syria and rising tensions across the Middle East …
  • Russia’s ambitions to restore the lost Soviet empire …
  • China’s saber rattling in the South China Sea

The list goes on, and could easily include rising tensions between India and Pakistan, both nuclear-armed states, not to mention threats by Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to intervene in the Syrian conflict.

Screen Shot 2017-02-01 at 6.08.02 AMAgainst this backdrop, we have a changing cast of world-leading characters with very strong personalities. Of course, this includes a new American president who enjoys talking tough and doesn’t seem hesitant to swing the big stick of U.S. military might.

And in the opposite corner is Russian President Vladimir Putin, who for all his friendly gestures toward Trump, has his own ambitious agenda for expanding Russia’s power.

Trump has promised to improve relations with Russia, but don’t let that lull you into a false sense of security.

Putin is dead set on restoring Russia’s former glory, by force if necessary. He has systematically flexed his military muscle to show his willingness to re-acquire former client states of the old Soviet Union.  Remember Crimea? Remember Ukraine? Remember Georgia?

 



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The Global War on Cash

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Posted by Visual Capitalist

on Monday, 30 January 2017 07:18

war-on-cash-shareThere is a global push by lawmakers to eliminate the use of physical cash around the world. This movement is often referred to as “The War on Cash”, and there are three major players involved:

1. The Initiators
Who? 
Governments, central banks.
Why?
The elimination of cash will make it easier to track all types of transactions – including those made by criminals. 

2. The Enemy
Who? 
Criminals, terrorists
Why?
Large denominations of bank notes make illegal transactions easier to perform, and increase anonymity.

3. The Crossfire
Who?
Citizens
Why?
The coercive elimination of physical cash will have potential repercussions on the economy and social liberties.

Is Cash Still King?



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