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A 37-Year Debt Buildup Is About to Crush the Market

18.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on A 37-Year Debt Buildup Is About to Crush the Market

All that’s happened since 2008 has been an accelerated pursuit of the policies that caused the crisis in the first place, lulling people into a false sense of security.

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Why Public Information Can’t Be Trusted Anymore

14.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Why Public Information Can’t Be Trusted Anymore

CPI figures. Unemployment numbers. US corporate earnings. Investment industry reports. Information being produced for public consumption is seriously compromised.

8 Qualities Held by ‘Second-Level’ Thinkers

11.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on 8 Qualities Held by ‘Second-Level’ Thinkers

Second-level thinking is deep, complex and convoluted. It is different and better than first-level thinking, which tends to be applied by the crowd.

Central Banks Are Already Armed Against the 2017 Financial Crisis

07.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Central Banks Are Already Armed Against the 2017 Financial Crisis

The fall of the US stock market will send shockwaves around the world and, like Pavlov's dog, the response from central bankers will be something that you can easily expect...

145 Years of Market Progress Will Be Reversed by Complacency

04.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on 145 Years of Market Progress Will Be Reversed by Complacency

Don’t people realize that when anything market related is prefaced with ‘record’ or ‘all-time’ it’s closer to the end, and NOT the beginning, of a trend?

The Economy’s 30-Year Buildup Will Be Destroyed in Just One

01.08.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on The Economy’s 30-Year Buildup Will Be Destroyed in Just One

The world has too much debt, too much capacity, too many entitlements, too many people moving into retirement, and too many people who think the world owes them a living. Reality is going to hit — and hit hard.

The Japanese Blame Amazon for the Failure of Abenomics

24.07.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on The Japanese Blame Amazon for the Failure of Abenomics

Personally, I’d have thought a national debt load in excess of 600% of GDP and an ageing population who are opposed to debt-funded consumption would have been the root causes. No, it’s that pesky Jeff Bezos who’s to blame…

The Butterfly Effect Will Level the Market

14.07.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on The Butterfly Effect Will Level the Market

On any given day, less than 1% of shares in the market change hands, but their sale impacts the value of the other 99%. The same principle applies to the economy...so how much has to change before we should worry?

How High Will You Be When the House of Cards Falls?

10.07.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on How High Will You Be When the House of Cards Falls?

The global economy is one gigantic Ponzi scheme that needs an ever-expanding debt base to keep it from collapsing. We need to take a breather, take some pain and build a better system...but how?

Dizzy Economists Can’t Stop the Fed from Running in Circles

30.06.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Dizzy Economists Can’t Stop the Fed from Running in Circles

Maintaining the illusion of prosperity, growth and stability is the goal of Janet Yellen and the vast quantities of debt that have been built to 'solve' a debt crisis. What we're witnessing is madness; Fraud on the grandest scale.

The Hidden Politics That Will Push Back Your Retirement

26.06.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on The Hidden Politics That Will Push Back Your Retirement

. Are you within 15 years to retirement? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the real timeframe could be a longer one that you need to understand, comprehend and plan for.

13 Insider Tips on Protecting Your Wealth

23.06.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on 13 Insider Tips on Protecting Your Wealth

Many dream lifestyles have been shattered by a loss of capital. There are so many traps out there that it’s impossible to know them all, so here’s a simple checklist to guide you...

Australians Need an Economic Reality Check

19.06.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Australians Need an Economic Reality Check

Low wage growth. High private and public debt levels. Increased automation. Persistently high un- and under-employment. Our economic ‘miracle’ is a mirage.

Taxes Have Turned the Young Against the Rich

13.06.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Taxes Have Turned the Young Against the Rich

The moral of the story in Europe is that you can only turn the tax vice so far before the wealthy say ‘enough’ and vote with their feet. Taxing the rich is not easy.

Why Aren’t You More Worried About a Recession?

09.06.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Why Aren’t You More Worried About a Recession?

The US market has the capacity to fall 75% or more in value. As unlikely as it sounds, it has happened…and it will again.

The Bubbles That Will Break Your Bank

05.06.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on The Bubbles That Will Break Your Bank

Living within our means…forget it.That was so 1930s...Whether it’s the UK, Australia, US, Japan or Europe, the debt and entitlement story is the same:Too much debt.Too many promises.Too few workers.Too little desire to change course. The legacy of the

Vern’s Guide to Making a Budget Surplus a Reality

22.05.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Vern’s Guide to Making a Budget Surplus a Reality

The Treasury has a problem. Revenue is (highly) variable. Spending is fixed and escalating. A buffer needs to be built…lower spending. Here’s my solution to achieving a surplus in 2050

US Market Goes From Illogical to Insane

10.05.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on US Market Goes From Illogical to Insane

Since the events of 2008–09, the US government has gone in ‘boots ‘n’ all’ to prop up the economy and market. Earnings have fallen 10% and the market has risen over 20%. It took US$33.5 trillion to produce US$1.9 trillion in economic growth. Does

Hitler’s “Miracle” Economy: How Statistics Lie

05.05.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Hitler’s “Miracle” Economy: How Statistics Lie

In 1932, Germany's unemployment fell from 30.1% to just 2.1%. At he same time, laws were introduced that made it effectively illegal for Jews to work…’approved’ Germans took their jobs. The resulting data was a statistical mirage.

How Entitlements Court Global Chaos

01.05.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on How Entitlements Court Global Chaos

No politician, with an eye on the next election, is going to voluntarily take the hard decisions necessary to rein in debt and deficits. Therefore, it will be imposed on the electorate by brutal market forces, the same kind that have sent people into the

Can’t Afford Something? The Government Should Pay

24.04.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Can’t Afford Something? The Government Should Pay

Whinge, bloody whinge. Nothing is more certain to get a politician’s attention than the crocodile tears of the so-called progressives. We’ll find another pocket to pick to soothe your concerns…there, there, you poor, hard-done-by progressive who wants

Not Everyone is a Winner in the Real World

21.04.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Not Everyone is a Winner in the Real World

People will lose homes. Investors will tear up equity. That’s what markets do. They inhale and exhale. Government ‘fixes’ are an attempt to stop the market from natural respiration.

Do Central Bankers Deserve Your Trust?

18.04.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Do Central Bankers Deserve Your Trust?

Given their pedigrees and PhDs, Greenspan, Bernanke and Yellen should have identified from a mile away the economic equivalent of an oncoming bright yellow steamroller with flashing lights. Yet they completely missed it.

These ‘Tiny Stocks’ Can Swing 100%+ in Just Hours

17.04.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on These ‘Tiny Stocks’ Can Swing 100%+ in Just Hours

While I love ‘tiny stocks’, and while I believe they have the potential to be super lucrative for investors, it’s important to know that ‘tiny stocks’ can be incredibly risky, too.