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Interest Rates Have Nowhere To Go But Up?

Currently, there are few economic tailwinds prevalent that could sustain a move higher in interest rates. The reason is the higher interest reduces the flow of capital within the economy. For an economy that remains dependent on the generosity of Central Bankers, rising rates are not the outcome that “stock market bulls” want.

The End Of QE3, Trouble Ahead For The Bulls?

The Federal Reserve’s latest asset purchase program, QE3, is coming to an end. What was once an $85 billion a month program, one in which at its peak had been goosing the financial markets and economy at an annual rate of $1.0 trillion – and over its 27 month life will have pumped $1.7 trillion of money into the economy – is going to zero.

The Fed Misrepresenting Inflation to Justify Inept Policy

The central banks need to downplay inflation, under-report it, and find metrics that support their case of low levels of inflation in the economy. They are talking their proverbial book, justifying their policies of the last five years, and even their existence as a necessary function in the economic wheel.

The Coming Curse of the “Zombie Foreclosures”

“Zombie Foreclosures” are homes where banks began foreclosure proceedings after homeowners were notified umpteen times that they were being foreclosed on. Hundreds of thousands of those homeowners walked away from their homes, leaving them for the banks to reclaim.

The Four Pillars of Poverty - Marc Faber

The increase in poverty rests on four pillars: Cultural & social factors, educational issues, excessive debt & government handouts, which encourage people not to work. Other factors: International competition – keeps wages down; Monetary policies – create bubbles & impoverish the majority.

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