US Dollar ($USD) dropping below critical support
By quick way of review, here’s the key chart. As you can see, the $USD staged a large bull market run in 2014 as the [Foreign] Federal Reserve wound down its QE program. The greenback was then range bound for three years until this month when it broke down in a big way.
Here’s the $USD’s chart running back 40 years. I call this the “single most important chart in the world,” because how the $USD moves has a massive impact on all other asset classes.
As you can see the $USD broke out of a massive 40 year falling wedge pattern [between 2014-2016]. This initial breakout has failed to reach its ultimate target (120) and is now rolling over for a retest of the upper trendline in the mid-to low-80s.
Put simply, this chart is telling us that the $USD is going to be collapsing in the coming months.
[A Timing Window For Accelerated Collapse May Be Around The End Of September October 2017]
The implications of this are going to be tremendous for the financial system. US corporate profits will be increasing particularly for large multi-national companies. Emerging Markets will outperform.
Endless Printing Of USD By A Foreign Federal Reserve
You Know The Same People President Jackson Shut Down
What happens when new currency is created with few limits by central banks and commercial banks?
Far too much debt and currency are created.
Central Bank Balance Sheets have increased by $10 trillion in the last decade and $1 trillion YTD in 2017.
What happens when an extra $10 trillion in central bank debt plus another $80 trillion or so in other global debt is created in a decade?
Prices rise because each fiat currency unit purchases less.
Market early 2007 early 2017
NASDAQ Composite 2,400 6,000
S&P 500 Index 1,400 2,370
T-Bond 110 150
Gold 700 1,250
Silver 13 18
Crude Oil 60 50
The debt creation “money hose” levitated the NASDAQ and other stock markets, the bond market, and most commodities. Crude Oil, like gold and silver, rallied much higher and then crashed.
In the U.S. the Dow, S&P, and NASDAQ appear healthy while the economy, employment, and middle class limp along. Many pension funds, after nearly a decade of levitated stock market returns and repressed interest rates, look like a train wreck in the next decade.
Are we close to a blast that will explode our financial world?
- China, Russia, Dumping U.S. Paper Currency For Silver & Gold
It hardly matters what the fuse will be, but a few come to mind
- Escalating war in Syria, Middle-East, and/or North Korea.
- Government shut-down and loss of confidence in the administration and congress.
- Derivative crisis, similar to 2008 meltdown.
- Collapse of the Euro and EU.
- German or Italian banks implode.
- Global dollar crash and rise of the SDR as the new “trading currency.”
- Federal Reserve revival of Quantitative Easing and more aggressive dollar devaluations.
Regardless of which “snowflake” (The James Rickards example) causes the avalanche, there is an avalanche in our future, whether it is an overdue stock market crash, on-going bond market crash, another massive QE program to levitate markets that leads to a crash in the dollar, wars in Syria, North Korea, or wherever the [Deceiving Murderous] powers-that-be choose for 2017-2018. Read “Neocons Have Trump on His Knees.”
John P. Hussman, Ph.D. Stalling Engines: The Outlook for U.S. Economic Growth
“… we expect S&P 500 annual nominal total returns to average just 0.6% over the coming 12-year period, even if underlying economic growth accelerates to historically normal rates.”
Margin debt looks dangerously high, similar to conditions before the 2000 crash and 2008 crash.
Wolf Richter: Stock Markets Sit Blithely on a Powerful Time Bomb
What about the flamboyant NASDAQ? (Log Scale)
The monthly chart shows 25 years of speculation and crash behavior.
The NASDAQ looks toppy. Watch out below …
The weekly NASDAQ Composite has accelerated higher – from about 4,600 to 6,000 in ten months.
Look out below.
The daily and weekly charts show upward acceleration and increasingly steep support lines. Markets can accelerate higher for only so long before they either correct or crash.
But we are told the [foreign] Fed and President Trump will make everything great again, the [foreign] Fed will buy stocks and print dollars as needed to inflate the bubble etc. etc. etc.
Example: “We’re Seeing a Healthy Pause Now, Higher Markets Later This Year.”
Sovereign Man: Charles Schwab “announced that the number of new brokerage accounts soared 44% during the first quarter of 2017… the fastest pace in 17 years.” (since the dot-com bust)
Graham Summers: “Stocks Just Triggered a Rare Weekly Sell Signal”
“Paul Tudor Jones Has a Message for Janet Yellen: ‘Be Terrified’”
“…years of low interest rates have bloated stock valuations to a level not seen since 2000, right before the Nasdaq tumbled 75% over two-plus years.”
James Rickards: “Markets Are Set Up for a Fall”
“Once the stock market surveys this landscape of higher rates, slower growth, possible recession and government shutdown, it has nowhere to go but down.”
The NASDAQ is primed for a major correction. Other indexes will follow. In response, global central banks will print currencies, levitate markets, buy stocks, extend and pretend, and buy time … making the inevitable crash more devastating.
All-time highs in stocks, escalating war news, Italian banks, French politics, Syria, North Korea, Deutsche Bank, blaming Russia, and a dozen other danger zones suggest caution, encourage gold and silver purchases, and create skepticism regarding [corporate] media “happy-talk.”
Timing a top is difficult given manipulated markets, contrived politics and managed news, but April and May of 2017 look like a time for caution, reduction in stock portfolios, and insurance in the form of gold and silver bullion safely stored outside the banking system.
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- Russia’s Gas Pipelines Into Europe 2018
- Saudi Arabia Dumps United States ‘Petro-Dollar’ As Sole Oil Settlements.
- Russia Invests $14 Billion In Venezuela’s Orinoco Oil Fields & Gas Production
- To Hell With The Rothschild Financial Collapse: Nullify The Debt Like Iceland And Bring Them To Justice!