Archive for February, 2016
As I told you last week, the Federal Reserve is already planning to unleash an economic “nuclear option” on the U.S. markets… a Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP).
The negative reception NIRP is getting from a lot of economists, analysts, and ordinary Americans doesn’t diminish the likelihood the Fed will resort to this disastrous policy if it sees an emergency on the horizon.
It doesn’t matter that the Fed’s ZIRP (zero interest rate policy) and quantitative easing (QE) experiments inflated the stock market, undermined economic growth as corporations used ZIRP to buy back shares instead of investing in plants, equipment, and labor, juiced-up banks’ balance sheets so they could pay dividends to pump up their shares, and forced other central banks to follow its insane policies.
That’s what the Keynesian Frankenstein that we call the Fed does to create emergencies.
And, as sure as the next emergency’s coming, so is NIRP.
But don’t believe for a second NIRP’s going to save us. It’s not. It’s going to hurt – a lot.
There are only a few ways to protect yourself from the NIRP monster, so listen up…
On today’s episode of Varney & Co, Shah gives his insights on how a new Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) venture could affect stock prices.
He also shares his top Pharma picks, what sets them apart, and why now is a good time to invest in them.
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As if GDP growth crawling at 0.7% in the fourth quarter of 2015 and the stock market tanking in 2016 isn’t enough to scare everyone, something even more frightening is coming.
What’s happening is that the soldiers of fortune at the Federal Reserve have devised an insidious plan to solidify their control over free markets and America.
This prescription envisions banks lending cheaply and consumers spending robustly, spurring economic growth and propping up beleaguered markets.
But, as I’m going to show you today, the reality is quite different.
This isn’t just an insane policy, it’s a MAD (mutually assured destruction) policy, the equivalent of a “nuclear option” in economics and finance.
Here’s what the Fed wants you to believe, what’s really going to happen, and how, if the Fed wins the battle it’s about to wage, Americans will lose their war for economic freedom.
Here’s everything you need to know…
Over the last few weeks, we’ve talked a lot about where the markets have been, how they’ve broken down on news of China’s slowing growth, struggling U.S. equity markets, central bank madness in Europe and Japan, and crashing commodity prices…
Which begs the question: “Where do we go from here?” Everyone wants to know what happens next – will the markets continue to struggle under the weight of these problems, or will they shake it off and rally back near all-time highs?
Fortunately, you all have been paying attention, and have hit me with some excellent, well-informed questions that speak to this very issue.
Let’s get down to business.
On Varney & Co this morning, Shah described the market as a rudderless ship. He predicted the big drop but says we aren’t even halfway to full the 20% correction. Global anxiety is weighing on the markets, and Shah explained what could happen if the Dow doesn’t bounce back to 16,000 from here.
Shah also gave viewers a preview Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony to the House Financial Services Committee.
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I don’t like to say “I told you so,” but…
In the summer of 2008, I told my hedge fund clients to sell everything ahead of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression.
And on March 27, 2009, I predicted in a front-page article the “oncoming and unexpected bull stampede” before one of the longest bull markets in history.
And in December 2015, in front of a national TV audience, I told viewers to “sell everything in January” before the markets lost an estimated $8 trillion in the worst start to a new year ever.
Now, I’m going to tell you something else, so listen up.
I’m watching three crucial “barometers” right now, and they’re giving me a clear picture of the economy’s immediate future. And it’s not good.
Here’s what’s coming…
The Dow’s fallen roughly 1,000 points so far in 2016. Will it drop another 1,000? Will we get the full 20% correction that Shah’s been predicting?
According to Shah, the Dow has to stabilize and consolidate at 16,500 – that’s the magic number right now.
If it doesn’t, things are going to get much worse before they get better…
Shah also weighed in on Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE:CMG), which just posted the worst quarterly numbers in its history. The stock opened at $459.11, down from its high of $758 per share in August 2015.
So is it time to buy? Or does the stock have farther to fall?
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