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Zombie Economy Soon to Have its Zombie Epocalypse

This past Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the US stock market’s death when stocks saw their last high. Market bulls have spent a year looking like the walking dead. They’ve tried to push back up to that distant high that means new life several times, but each time the market falls into a pit again. The market’s inability […]

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Declining Profits, Rising Defaults Assure 2016 Recession

I believe a 2016 recession is already a fact in the US, and the Great Recession will return with a vengeance. That recession never really ended. It was simply propped up while all of its fundamental flaws remained, and the props are now all ended or failing. It will ultimately become the mother of all […]

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Similarity in Stock Market Charts for 1929, 2008, 2016 May Show This is the Epocalypse

Compare the Great Depression to the Great Recession, and you’ll see a similar pattern in how the Dow Jones Industrial Average graphs out. That pattern appears to be repeating now. The nation’s most notorious stock market crash in 1929 did not occur as a single fall off a cliff, but started with high points that rounded downward as […]

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Were My 2016 Economic Predictions of Epocalypse Wrong?

It appears one of my most boisterous predictions last year could be about to fail (and right at the point where it looked like a success in every detail). The current stock market rally and rise in oil prices appear to contradict my big prediction of a stock market crash that would start in December. I bet my blog on that […]

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The Perfect Storm in Oil Prices Will Hit in the Ides of March

While some business / economic publications, like NewsMax are saying that, “Oil is pulling away from the market’s biggest storm in seven years,” I say, “Don’t believe it.” Not for one second. The real storm begins near the middle of March.

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13 Black swans swirling above the US economy

The black swans are circling like vultures now. Dark economic events seem to be flying in out of nowhere for those who have vision to see them. Even dovish New York Fed President William Dudley, who cannot tell the difference between money and hot air, sees a lot of black in the skies now and says that he […]

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Sheen on the Oil Slick Getting Darker

Last week, I wrote that the day would come soon when oil prices would take another nasty dive because there is nowhere left to store oil, causing the spot price for immediately delivery to dive toward the zero bound. This week we see how close that day is as oil continues to be oversupplied by […]

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Hell Week for the Global Economy Gives Signs of Things to Come

The developing Epocalypse will become the super-volcano of economic history, and this week revealed cracks in the surface that give hints of the eruption to come. It was a week of crumbling throughout global stock markets that has challenged records. Thursday, Hong Kong stocks suffered their worst start of a Chinese New Year since 1994 in […]

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Entering the Belly of the Epocalypse

Only a couple of weeks ago, I said we were entering the jaws of the Epocalypse. Now we are sliding rapidly down the great beast’s throat toward its cavernous belly. The biggest economic collapse the world has ever seen is consuming everything — all commodities, all industries, all national economies, all monetary systems, and eventually all peace and […]

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Irrational Exuberance in Stock Market Knows No Bounds

January was the winter of our discontented stock market. It was the worst January since 2008, when the Great Recession began. It was, in fact, the worst January in the history of the New York Stock Exchange. According to Citigroup, Inc., it was also the worst January ever for credit markets. A financial professor at NYU agrees with […]

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Stock Market Stupidity Stoops to New Lows as Does Oil

Lot of people riding the stupid train right now. The stock market opened its third week of the year up 150 points on the Dow and, by midday, proceeded to trip all over its feet again. It is getting funny to watch investors continue to bang their bullheaded, brainless, upper-respiratory junction they call a head against the market’s ceiling. […]

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Global Stock Market Crash Goes Wild As Fed Goliath Dies

As stock markets all over the globe start the week with more cliff diving, following their worst opening week in history, I’d like to take this opportunity to jam my finger in the central bank’s eye. The Federal Reserve’s recovery plan — which I’ll call “Goliath” because of its giant monetary expansion — is now dying. Its obituaries are quickly hitting newspapers all […]

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I Bet My Blog on a Stock Market Crash and Won

I’m going to declare that I’ve won my bet, and the blog is still here! I bet my blog last year that the global economy would collapse by last fall and that the US stock market would crash in the fall. When fall came, I doubled down on the bet by also betting the exact date for the stock […]

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2016 Stock Market off to a Stumbling Start, Some See Omen

As investors cried, “Good riddance to 2015, a terrible year for stocks,” 2016 decided to start out worse. The Chinese stock market got the dry heaves again, and the rest of the world’s markets got sea sick. Stock-market superstition says, “As goes the first day, so goes the year.” Let’s check that out.   The […]

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