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Dollar Crisis


Posted by Gary Savage - Smartmoneytracker.comeytracker.com

on Thursday, 14 December 2017 08:29

This video explores the strong possibility that the US Dollar is in a crisis that is seemingly unrecognized by the Fed. The implications for future price movement in the stock and gold markets is also discussed.

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Asset protection

Bitcoin Total Wipeout Alert


Posted by Clive Maund

on Thursday, 14 December 2017 08:11

I have lain in wait before writing this stark a warning on Bitcoin, because if you “cry wolf” too often with something like this, you are simply written off as a fool within days if it carries on up and up. It could yet do so, but now we are seeing really extreme manifestations of mania suggesting that the top is at hand, and if not we are very close to it. 

Bitcoin has gone more vertical than the vertical face of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park in recent weeks, and those of us with memories of past manias and crashes know exactly what that means. Any old timers amongst you remember shrewd but mercenary upper class types tipping the family silver into the furnace to flog it off at inflated prices in 1979 – 1980 during the terminal spike in silver? Over the past few weeks we have seen Bitcoin boutiques opening in South Korea and heard stories about people mortgaging their houses to buy Bitcoin and borrowing to the hilt, and pundits “playing to the gallery” by proclaiming astronomic prices for Bitcoin in the future, although wait a minute, they’re already astronomic. The more ludicrously high their predictions the more their acolytes love them for it. The next thing you know they’ll be bringing Carlton Sheets out of retirement to do infomercials for aspiring get rich quick Millennials whose ultimate ambition is become wealthy without doing any work so they can spend even more time fiddling with their Smartphones, and there couldn’t be any more serious warning than that. 

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Anyway, the pattern on the Bitcoin charts has all the hallmarks of a final terminal blowoff that will be followed by a catastrophic wipeout and probably soon, and when that happens you don’t want to be anywhere near it, either that or short. The inexperienced get rich quick merchants who have been flocking in droves to Bitcoin in recent weeks will be vaporized.



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Stocks & Equities

Fed Takes Action, Stock Market Topping?


Posted by Paul Rejczak - Sunshine Profits

on Thursday, 14 December 2017 06:20

Intraday trade: Our Wednesday's intraday trading outlook was bearish. It proved partly accurate because the S&P 500 lost 0.05% following higher opening of the trading session. The index extended its short-term uptrend, as it reached new record high. There have been no confirmed negative signals so far. However, we can see some short-term technical overbought conditions. Therefore, intraday short position is favored today. Stop-loss is at the level of 2,680 and potential profit target is at 2,640 (S&P 500 index).

Our intraday outlook is bearish again. Our short-term outlook is neutral, and our medium-term outlook is neutral:

Intraday outlook (next 24 hours): bearish
Short-term outlook (next 1-2 weeks): neutral
Medium-term outlook (next 1-3 months): neutral

The main U.S. stock market indexes were mixed between -0.05% and +0.3% on Wednesday, as investors reacted to the FOMC Rate Decision announcement. The S&P 500 index reached new record high of 2,671.88 (around 2 points above its Tuesday's record high) following interest rate hike release. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was relatively stronger than the broad stock market, as it gained 0.3%. It has reached new record high at the level of 24,666.02. The technology Nasdaq Composite gained 0.2% yesterday, remaining below its late November record high. The nearest important level of support of the S&P 500 index is at around 2,660, marked by recent daily lows. The next support level is at 2,650. The support level is also at 2,640, marked by last Friday's daily gap up of 2,640.99-2,644.10. On the other hand, resistance level is at around 2,670-2,675, marked by new all-time high. Will the S&P 500 index continue its uptrend? Or is this some topping pattern before medium-term downward correction? There have been no confirmed negative signals so far. However, we still can see medium-term technical overbought conditions along with negative technical divergences:

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Currency

Martin Armstrong: Bitcoin To Be or Not to Be?


Posted by Martin Armstrong - Armstrong Economics

on Thursday, 14 December 2017 06:06

BitCoin-1Bitcoin has replaced gold as the hot anti-establishment medium which has been gaining momentum. In light of India canceling their currency, there is a growing position against government currencies. This is certainly part of the entire shift from a Public to a Private Wave on the Economic Confidence Model. The overall confidence in government has been declining significantly on economic and political levels – i.e. the election of Trump, BREXIT, and Merkel collapsing to 32.5%.

In a purely economic sense, Bitcoin is really the medium of exchange in a barter situation. That is what BARTER was all about. It was some object that was recognized as acceptable among a group of traders so it becomes the medium of exchange. The problem with Bitcoin is that it is limited and therefore does not represent a true currency that many expect to compete against the government when there is not enough to go around for everyday use among the people.

....much more HERE

 

....also from Martin:

EU To Restrict Movement of Cash



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Energy & Commodities

Budding Marijuana Company In Canada


Posted by The Baron Investing

on Thursday, 14 December 2017 06:03

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Village Farms International is a greenhouse operator looking to enter the Canadian medical marijuana industry.

They have the facilities, and partner, to potentially become a major player in the North American market.

The company is well positioned to enter the North American recreational marijuana market should the United States change their position under new leadership.

Let's get right to it, Village Farms International (OTCQX:VFFIF or TSE:VFF) has the potential to be the low cost producer in the Canadian medical marijuana industry. This investment is based on stages of development, which I plan to explore with readers and let you know, in likely the most transparent way possible, how I plan to "play" this player in this promising industry.

....read more HERE

 



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