International financial alert as

Deutche Bank approaches

catastrophic collapse... Trillions in

debt exposure will burn through

European banks like a raging

firestorm

Deutche Bank
 
(NaturalNews) Since 2008, I've been warning Natural News readers about the inevitable, mathematically unavoidable global debt collapse. For the last eight years, crooked politicians and criminal banksters have been "kicking the can down the road" with endless money printing and currency debasement. Now, it appears, we've all run out of road.

Deutche Bank now stands on the verge of financial collapse. Under the delusional, idiotic policies of Angela Merkel -- which are only exceeded by the idiotic policies of Barack Obama -- Deutche Bank has vastly expanded its leveraged debt to the point of fiscal lunacy. Now, as Market-Ticker.org explains, the derivates debt exposure from Deutche Bank is greater than all the assets in the entire nation of Germany:

If you think Germany can bail out Deutsche Bank you're delusional. Their total derivative exposure grossly exceeds the entire net value of everything in Germany! Not just the government's resources, all private resources as well! In other words even if the government wanted to bail them out, even if they'd survive bailing them out politically they can't, even if they attempted to confiscate everything of value within the nation.

Should Deutche Bank collapse, the debt exposure from other banks that have purchased debt instruments from Deutche will be catastrophic... and the collapse will ripple through the banking system like a raging firestorm burning through deadwood. Watch the amazing film "The Big Short" to get a TINY taste of what's to come... (the derivatives debt collapse will absolutely dwarf the subprime mortgage collapse.)

"A failure of Deutsche Bank would trigger a systemic banking contagion the likes of which the Western world has never seen," writes Jim Willie at SilverDoctors.com. "...[U]nlike the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 which the Western Central banks were able to contain thanks to $13 T in bailout funds, a failure of Deutsche Bank would trigger a systemic banking contagion the likes of which the Western world has never seen."

From that same article:

My best German source informs me that 3 major banks are in trouble, and these 3 banks are fighting every single night to fight off insolvency and failure. He says CitiGroup in New York, Barclays in London, and Deutsche Bank in Germany- every single night are in trouble... In conclusion, Deutsche Bank owns $25 trillion in OTC swaps with the Central banks and other major banks, so expect a daisy chain of derivative failures for the $1.6 quadrillion derivative market if it were to fail! Deutsche Bank cannot break down by itself. It would result in the complete breakdown of the European Monetary Union!"

It was all inevitable, of course. As Market-Ticker.org explains:

This is an unsustainable practice since without output expanding at a rate that exceeds expansion of debt you must eventually stop or the economy will contract even though debt is expanding, and once that begins to occur it is a black-hole event horizon from which you cannot escape until virtually everyone who is in debt has been liquidated and those who hold that debt will take monstrous losses -- in many cases 100% losses!

If you don't understand what's

happening, you will be financially

wiped out

I don't know how else to warn you about all this. Many people are still delusional, thinking that since nothing has crashed since 2008, crashes can't happen. Those people are about to be taught a very expensive lesson in economic reality.

The very same people who are living in debt denial right now will be many of the same ones flinging themselves off buildings and bridges when they are wiped out in the near future.

Six weeks ago, I released a new video that explains all this. It's called "FAITH MONEY and the coming collapse." Watch it here if you seek to understand the catastrophe that's about to unfold:

Strategies for avoiding a wipeout Once the next global debt collapse begins cascading throughout the international banking system, many private checking and savings accounts will be wiped out. Many investment accounts will be destroyed as banks go under and try to "bail in" by confiscating customer money on the way down.

This means whatever money you think you have in the banks -- nothing but electronic digits -- stands a very real risk of being worth ZERO.

As I have repeatedly urged Natural News for the last eight years, you need to convert your fiat currency "money" into things of REAL value.

What things have real value? Some of my favorites include:

Physical gold and silver, farm land, EMP-proof tractors, firearms, ammunition, medical supplies, first aid kits, storable food supplies, quality hand tools, garden seeds, water filters, livestock (like backyard chickens), diesel fuel, etc. Download my complete list of suggested survival supplies with The Coming Collapse survival report.

Things that WON'T have value in a post-collapse apocalyptic scenario include:

Your stupid iPhone 7. Your idiotic fashion jeans. Your brand name purse. Your impressive new luxury sedan. Your fashion sunglasses. Your new big screen TV. Your politically correct Starbucks crappuccino.

If you've spent your money on all that useless crap, you're going to be in a world of hurt when it all hits the fan... a phenomenon that is mathematically inevitable.

The wise people are buying food, gold, bullets and Band-Aids. They're the ones who are going to make it through the fiscal insanity that's coming.

And by the way, if Donald Trump gets elected, the global banksters are going to deliberately crash the global debt pyramid in order to blame Trump. So the day after the election, if you find out Trump just won and you still have so-called "money" sitting in banks like Wells Fargo or Citigroup, you're a financial fool. History is about to teach you a very harsh lesson in economic reality. Don't be caught with your pants down, sexting with Anthony Weiner, when all this happens.

The day is going to come very, very soon when all the people who laughed this off will be begging for food and living in tent cities. Don't be one of those people. If all your assets are currently denominated in fictional electronic bank records, you're going to be financially obliterated in short order.
 
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2016: A Year For Living With No Fear
 

By Michael Snyder, on January 4th, 2016

2016 is just a few days old, and already there has been a tremendous amount of shaking.  Stock markets all over the world are crashing, a huge earthquake just hit India, the middle portion of the United States is dealing with record flooding, Islamic terror continues to spread in the Middle East and elsewhere, and Saudi Arabia has suddenly cut off relations with Iran.  Our world is becoming increasingly unstable, and I believe that this is just the beginning.  In fact, I am fully convinced that 2016 is going to be an incredibly chaotic year.

So does that mean that we should all cower in fear and try to find somewhere to hide?

Not at all.

My wife and I seek to live our lives in a constant state of “shalom”, which is the Hebrew word for peace.  And we believe that 2016 is a year to be lived with no fear whatsoever.  Yes, immensely great challenges are coming to this nation.  But with great shaking comes great opportunity.  In 2016 we believe that there will be incredible opportunities to be a light in the darkness.

We are moving into a time when so many of the things that we have become preoccupied with will fall to the wayside and we will start focusing on what really matters.  Many of you have been preparing for the future for many years, and this is going to be the year when those preparations begin to pay off.

When great challenges come, they reveal the true nature of our character.  And as things fall apart all around us, people are going to be looking for leaders.  To be a leader, sometimes you don’t even have to say anything.  People are going to be watching how we respond to the events that are going to be happening this year, and we need to decide right now whether we are going to respond with strength or fear.

If you want to be a leader, you need to be ready to be a rock in the storm.  When the waves start crashing all around you, that is the time to set your face like flint and choose not to be moved.  Many are going to want to dig a hole and try to hide from the world, but those with courage are going to be running to the front lines instead.

This is what we have been training for.

This is what we have been preparing for.

You were born for such a time as this.

If you look back throughout history, almost all of the heroes that we greatly admire were birthed during times of great crisis.  It is when times are the darkest that the light is needed the most.  And the hard times that are coming are going to be crying out for strong men and women to arise.

For years, “watchmen on the wall” such as myself have been relentlessly warning about what is coming.  In fact, I have been sounding the alarm so loudly and for so long that some of my readers are probably sick of it.  But the purpose has never been to “create fear”.  I believe that there is hope in understanding what is happening, and I believe that there is hope in getting prepared.

And the truth is that there is very much a spiritual dimension to all of this.  For decades, God has been calling America to return to Him, but instead this nation has been feverishly running the other direction.  Now a day of reckoning is upon us, and we are going to experience the consequences of decades of very foolish decisions.

In the legal world, there is always a pronouncement of guilt before a judgment is administered.  And in 2015 I believe that we were very clearly shown our guilt in a myriad of ways.  Some examples include the gay marriage Supreme Court decision, the Ashley Madison scandal, and the undercover Planned Parenthood videos.  I don’t believe that it was any accident that those videos came out exactly when they did.  The whole world got to see that we are murdering millions of babies, harvesting their body parts and organs, and selling those body parts and organs off to the highest bidder.  Those body parts and organs are then used in bizarre scientific experiments, and the federal government is funding the entire thing.

But instead of repenting, Congress just authorized hundreds of millions of dollars of funding for Planned Parenthood for the coming year, and surveys have found that the American people approve of federal funding for Planned Parenthood by about a 2 to 1 margin.

I believe that we were given one last chance to repent in 2015, but instead we chose to shake our fist at God.

Now a great shaking is coming, and I believe that it has already started.  Since September, we have seen a very highly unusual series of disasters in America.  We have seen horrific flooding in Missouri, South Carolina, Texas and Oregon, a nightmarish wave of wildfires starting at the end of the summer resulted in more acres being burned in this country than ever before, the state of Oklahoma set a brand new all-time record for earthquakes in a single year, a series of very unusual tornadoes just ripped through areas near Dallas, and much of California continues to suffer through the worst multi-year drought in the history of the state.

When we look at the Bible, we see that there is often a progression to judgment.  For example, frogs and lice were a couple of the early plagues that hit Egypt in the book of Exodus, but by the end all of the firstborn of the Egyptians were dead.  A similar pattern exists in the book of Revelation.  Each “shaking” is intended to bring about repentance, and if there is no repentance then more shakings come.

We should be happy that shaking is coming to America, because without shaking I don’t believe that there would be any widespread repentance.

God has been warning us about what is coming, but most of us don’t want to listen.

God sends warnings because He does not want us to fear.  He knows everything that is going to happen in advance, He is in control, and He has a plan.

And even in the midst of all the chaos and darkness that is beginning to engulf the world, God is raising up a Remnant.

This Remnant is going to be the army of the last days.  It will walk in faith and not in fear.  It will boldly take action while others cower.  This Remnant is going to become what God always intended His people to be, and it is going to do things that are going to shock the world.

The greatest move of God and the greatest harvest of souls that the world has ever seen are coming.  But just because we know what God is going to do in these last days does not mean that we automatically get to be part of it.  Now is a time to press in and seek Him like never before.  We need to pray that God will pour out His fire on our lives and equip us to be warriors of light in a world that is filled with darkness.

Jesus is coming back for His bride, but right now we are not ready.

Jesus deserves the greatest bride of all.  He deserves a bride without spot or wrinkle and that is madly and wildly and passionately in love with Him.

Without Him nothing is possible, but with His help we can become the bride that we were always intended to be.

In 2016, everything changes.

Are you ready?

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Lowest Ever: The Baltic Dry Index Plunges To 394 As Global Trade Grinds To A Standstill

Michael Snyder

JANUARY 14, 2016

By Michael Snyder

 

 

For the first time ever, the Baltic Dry Index has fallen under 400. As I write this article, it is sitting at 394. To be honest, I never even imagined that it could go this low. Back in early August, the Baltic Dry Index was sitting at 1,222, and since then it has been on a steady decline. Of course the Baltic Dry Index crashed hard just before the great stock market crash of 2008 too, but at this point it is already lower than it was during that entire crisis. This is just more evidence that global trade is grinding to a halt and that 2016 is going to be a “cataclysmic year” for the global economy.

If you are not familiar with the Baltic Dry Index, here is a helpful definition from Wikipedia…

The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is an economic indicator issued daily by the London-based Baltic Exchange. Not restricted to Baltic Sea countries, the index provides “an assessment of the price of moving the major raw materials by sea. Taking in 23 shipping routes measured on a timecharter basis, the index covers Handysize, Supramax, Panamax, and Capesize dry bulk carriers carrying a range of commodities including coal, iron ore and grain.

The BDI is one of the key indicators that experts look at when they are trying to determine where the global economy is heading. And right now, it is telling us that we are heading into a major worldwide economic downturn.

Some people try to dismiss the recent drop in the Baltic Dry Index by claiming that shipping rates are down because there is simply too much capacity out there these days. And I don’t dispute that. Without a doubt, too many vessels were built during the “boom years”, and now shipbuilders are paying the price. For example, Chinese shipyards reported a 59 percent decline in orders during the first 11 months of 2015…

Total orders at Chinese shipyards tumbled 59 percent in the first 11 months of 2015, according to data released Dec. 15 by the China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry. Builders have sought government support as excess vessel capacity drives down shipping rates and prompts customers to cancel contracts. Zhoushan Wuzhou Ship Repairing & Building Co. last month became the first state-owned shipbuilder to go bankrupt in a decade.

But that doesn’t explain everything. The truth is that exports are way down all over the world. China, the United States, South Korea and many other major exporting nations have all been reporting extremely dismal export numbers. Global trade is contracting quite rapidly, and I don’t see how anyone could possibly dispute that.

The global economy is a mess, but many people are not paying any attention to the economic fundamentals because they are too busy looking at the stock market.

The stock market does not tell us how the economy is doing. If the stock market is up today that does not mean that the economy is doing well, and if the stock market is down tomorrow that does not mean that it is doing poorly.

Yes, the health of the financial markets can greatly affect the overall economy. We saw this back in 2008. When there is a tremendous amount of panic, that can cause a credit crunch and make it very difficult for money to flow through our system. The end result is a rapid slowdown of economic activity, and it is something that we will be experiencing again very soon.

But don’t let the day to day fluctuations of the stock market fool you. Just because the Dow was up 227 points today does not mean that the crisis is over. It is important to remember that stocks are not going to go down every single day. On Thursday, the Dow didn’t even regain two-thirds of what it lost on Wednesday. Even in bear markets there are up days, and some of the biggest up days in stock market history were right in the middle of the crash of 2008.

It is critical that we take a long-term view of things and not let our vision be clouded by every tick up and down in the financial markets. Initial jobless claims just hit their highest level in about six months, and companies like Macy’s and GoPro are laying off thousands of workers. Things are already bad, and they are rapidly getting worse.

And let us not forget the great amount of financial carnage that has already happened so far this year. According to CNBC, approximately 3.2 trillion dollars of stock market wealth was wiped out globally during the first 13 days of 2016…

Almost $3.2 trillion has been wiped off the value of stocks around the world since the start of 2016, according to calculations by a top market analyst.

It has also been the worst-ever start to a year for U.S. equities, said Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at S&P Dow Jones Indices, as both the S&P 500 and the blue-chip Dow Jones industrial average have posted their steepest losses for the first eight days trading of a year.

Over the past six months, there have now been two 10 percent “corrections” for U.S. stocks. The only other times we have seen multiple corrections like this were in 1929, 2000 and 2008. If those years seem familiar to you, that is because they should. In all three years, we witnessed historic stock market crashes.

The stunning collapse of the Baltic Dry Index is just more evidence that we have entered a global deflationary crisis. Goods aren’t moving, unemployment is rising all over the planet, and commodity prices have fallen to levels that we have not seen in over a decade.

Around the globe, there have been dramatic stock market crashes to begin the year, and we should expect to see much more market turmoil during the weeks and months to come.

If the markets have calmed down a bit for the moment, we should be very thankful for that, because we could all use some additional time to prepare for what is coming.

The debt-fueled standard of living that so many of us are enjoying today is just an illusion. And many of us won’t even understand what we have been taking for granted until it is taken away from us.

A great shaking is coming to the global economy, and the pain is going to be unimaginable. So let us enjoy every single day of relative “normalcy” while we still can, because there aren’t too many of them left.

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THE DAILY CALLER

Major Bank Warns Oil Price Could Fall To $10 A Barrel

GUY BENTLEY
7:25 PM 01/12/2016

 

 

One the United Kingdom’s largest banks is warning oil prices could sink as low as $10 a barrel.

Banking and financial services company Standard Charter said Tuesday, “we think prices could fall as low as $10 a barrel before most of the money managers in the market conceded that matters had gone too far.”

Brent crude briefly hit a 12-year low of $30 Jan. 12, marking an almost 20 percent drop in the price of oil since the beginning of the year. Only two years ago, oil was trading at $100 a barrel.

Standard Charter stands out as the most bearish on oil prices among the major financial institutions including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and RBS.

“Given that no fundamental relationship is currently driving the oil market towards any equilibrium, prices are being moved almost entirely by financial flows caused by fluctuations in other asset prices, including the dollar and equity markets,” the bank said.

Prices plummeted during trading hours after the United Arab Emirates’ energy minister contradicted the chair of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Emmanuel Kachikwu, saying there would be no emergency meeting and that the cartel’s strategy is working.

The world market is awash with oil. Major oil-producing countries are failing to cut supply. Markets are also deeply concerned about a further fall in Chinese demand as growth in the world’s second-largest economy continues to slow.

OPEC’s decision to refuse to cut production combined with a stronger dollar and shale producers has put downward pressure oil prices for close to two years.

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BP announced it was shedding 5 percent of its workforce — 4,000 jobs — thanks to the low price Tuesday. The company’s share price has fallen 9 percent this year alone.

Low prices may be bad news for the industry but they’re great news for consumers with the average national gasoline price standing at $1.95 a gallon.

 

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Royal Bank of Scotland Warns of

‘Cataclysmic’ Year, Sell Everything

 
January 18, 2016 
 

 
 
 

RBS

Via The Economic Collapse

The Royal Bank of Scotland is telling clients that 2016 is going to be a “cataclysmic year” and that they should “sell everything”.  This sounds like something that you might hear from The Economic Collapse Blog, but up until just recently you would have never expected to get this kind of message from one of the twenty largest banks on the entire planet.  Unfortunately, this is just another indication that a major global financial crisis has begun and that we are now entering a bear market.  The collective market value of companies listed on the S&P 500 has dropped by about a trillion dollars since the start of 2016, and panic is spreading like wildfire all over the globe.  And of course when the Royal Bank of Scotland comes out and openly says that “investors should be afraid” that certainly is not going to help matters.

It amazes me that the Royal Bank of Scotland is essentially saying the exact same thing that I have been saying for months.  Just like I have been telling my readers, RBS has observed that global markets “are flashing the same stress alerts as they did before the Lehman crisis in 2008″

RBS has advised clients to brace for a “cataclysmic year” anda global deflationary crisis, warning that the major stock markets could fall by a fifth and oil may reach US$16 a barrel.

The bank’s credit team said markets are flashing the same stress alerts as they did before the Lehman crisis in 2008.

So what should our response be to these warning signs?

According to RBS, the logical thing to do is to “sell everything” excerpt for high quality bonds…

“Sell everything except high quality bonds,” warned Andrew Roberts in a note this week.

He said the bank’s red flags for 2016 — falling oil, volatility in China, shrinking world trade, rising debt, weak corporate loans and deflation — had all been seen in just the first week of trading.

We think investors should be afraid,” he said.

And of course RBS is not the only big bank issuing these kinds of ominous warnings.

The biggest bank in America, J.P. Morgan Chase, is “urging investors to sell stocks on any bounce”

J.P. Morgan Chase has turned its back on the stock market: For the first time in seven years, the investment bank is urging investors to sell stocks on any bounce.

“Our view is that the risk-reward for equities has worsened materially. In contrast to the past seven years, when we advocated using the dips as buying opportunities, we believe the regime has transitioned to one of selling any rally,” Mislav Matejka, an equity strategist at J.P. Morgan, said in a report.

Aside from technical indicators, expectations of anemic corporate earnings combined with the downward trajectory in U.S. manufacturing activity and a continued weakness in commodities are raising red flags.

Major banks have not talked like this since the great financial crisis of 2008/2009.  Clearly something really big is going on.  Trillions of dollars of financial wealth were wiped out around the world during the last six months of 2015, and trillions more dollars have been wiped out during the first 12 days of 2016.  As I noted above, the collective market value of the S&P 500 is down by about a trillion dollars all by itself.


 

One of the big things driving all of this panic is the stunning collapse in the price of oil.  U.S. oil was trading as low as $29.93 a barrel on Tuesday, and this was the first time that oil has traded under 30 dollars a barrel since December 2003.

Needless to say, this collapse is absolutely killing energy companies.  The following comes from USA Today

There aren’t many people who feel bad for oil companies. But the implosion in oil prices is causing a profit decline that almost invokes pity.

The companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 energy sector are expected to lose a collective $28.8 billion this calendar year, down from $95.4 billion in net income earned during the industry’s bonanza year of 2008, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from S&P Capital IQ. That’s a $124 billion swing against energy companies – and one you’re probably enjoying at the pump. The analysis includes only the 36 S&P 500 energy companies that reported net income in 2008.

If we are to avoid a major global deflationary crisis, we desperately need the price of oil to get back above 50 dollars a barrel.  Unfortunately, that does not appear to be likely to happen any time soon.  In fact, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan says that the price of oil is probably going to stay very low for years to come

You’d expect at least some artificial optimism when the president of the Dallas Fed talks about oil. You’d expect some droplets of hope for that crucial industry in Texas. But when Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan spoke on Monday, there was none, not for 2016, and most likely not for 2017 either, and maybe not even for 2018.

The wide-ranging speech included a blunt section on oil, the dismal future of the price of oil, the global and US causes for its continued collapse, and what it might mean for the Texas oil industry: “more bankruptcies, mergers and restructurings….”

The oil price plunge since mid-2014, with its vicious ups and downs, was bad enough. But since the OPEC meeting in December, he said, “the overall tone in the oil and gas sector has soured, as expectations have decidedly shifted to an ‘even lower for even longer’ price outlook.”

In recent articles I have discussed so many of the other signs that indicate that there is big trouble ahead, but today I just want to quickly mention another one that has just popped up in the news.

The amount of stuff being shipped across the U.S. by rail has been dropping dramatically.  The only times when we have seen similar large drops has been during previous recessions.  The following comes from Bloomberg

Railroad cargo in the U.S. dropped the most in six years in 2015, and things aren’t looking good for the new year.

“We believe rail data may be signaling a warning for the broader economy,” the recent note from Bank of America says. “Carloads have declined more than 5 percent in each of the past 11 weeks on a year-over-year basis. While one-off volume declines occur occasionally, they are generally followed by a recovery shortly thereafter. The current period of substantial and sustained weakness, including last week’s -10.1 percent decline, has not occurred since 2009.”

BofA analysts led by Ken Hoexter look at the past 30 years to see what this type of steep decline usually means for the U.S. economy. What they found wasn’t particularly encouraging: All such drops in rail carloads preceded, or were accompanied by, an economic slowdown (Note: They excluded 1996 due to an extremely harsh winter).

The “next economic downturn” is already here, and it is starting to accelerate.

Yes, the financial markets are starting to catch up with economic reality, but they still have a long, long way to go.  It is going to take another 30 percent drop or so just for them to get to levels that are considered to be “normal” or “average” by historical standards.

And the markets are so fragile at this point that any sort of a major “trigger event” could cause a sudden market implosion unlike anything that we have ever seen before.

So let us hope for the best, but let us also heed the advice of RBS and get prepared for a “cataclysmic” year.

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STOCK MARKET CRASH 2016: THIS IS THE WORST START TO A YEAR FOR STOCKS EVER

When CNN starts sounding like The Economic Collapse Blog, you know that things are really bad

Michael Snyder

JANUARY 8, 2016

 

 

We have never had a year start the way that 2016 has started.

 

In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 have both posted their worst four-day starts to a year ever. Canadian stocks are now down 21 percent since September, and it has been an absolute bloodbath in Europe over the past four days. Of course the primary catalyst for all of this is what has been going on in China. There has been an emergency suspension of trading in China two times within the past four days, and nobody is quite certain what is going to happen next. Eventually this wave of panic selling will settle down, but that won’t mean that this crisis will be over. In fact, what is coming is going to be much worse than what we have already seen.

On Thursday I was doing a show with some friends, and we were amazed that stocks just seemed to keep falling and falling and falling. The Dow closed down 392 points, and the NASDAQ got absolutely slammed. At this point, the Dow and the NASDAQ are both officially in “correction territory”, and some of the talking heads on television are warning that this could be the beginning of a “bear market”. But of course some of the other “experts” are insisting that this is just a temporary bump in the road.

But what everyone can agree on is that we have never seen a start to a year like this one.

The following comes from CNN…

The global market freakout of 2016 just got worse.

The latest scare came on Thursday as China’s stock market crashed 7% overnight and crude oil plummeted to the lowest level in more than 12 years.

The Dow dropped 392 points on Thursday. The S&P 500 fell 2.4%, while the Nasdaq tumbled 3%.

The wave of selling has knocked the Dow down 911 points, or more than 5% so far this year. That’s the worst four-day percentage loss to start a year on record, according to FactSet stats that go back to 1897.”

When CNN starts sounding like The Economic Collapse Blog, you know that things are really bad. I particularly like their use of the phrase “global market freakout”. I might have to borrow that one.

Even some of the biggest and most trusted stocks are plummeting. For instance, Apple dropped to $96.45 on Thursday. It is now down a total of 28 percent since hitting a record high of more than 134 dollars a share back in April.

So that means that if someone put all of their retirement money into Apple stock last April (which may have seemed like a really good idea at that time), by now more than one-fourth of that money is gone.

For months, I have been warning that the exact same patterns that we witnessed just prior to the great stock market crash of 2008 were happening again. To me, the parallels between 2008 and 2015/2016 were just uncanny.

As I write this tonight, I just feel quite a bit of sadness. A lot of hard working people are going to lose a lot of money this year, and that includes people that I know personally. I wish that my voice had been clearer and louder. I wish that I could have done more to get people to understand what was coming. I wish that my warnings could have made more of a difference.

I just think about how I would feel if everything that I had worked for all my life was suddenly wiped out. And that is what is going to end up happening to some of these people. When you lose everything, it can be absolutely debilitating.

You only make money in the markets if you get out in time. And unfortunately, most of the general population will be like deer in the headlights and won’t know which way to move.

There will be up days for the markets in our near future. But don’t be fooled by them. It is important to remember that some of the greatest up days in U.S. stock market history were right in the middle of the stock market crash of 2008. So don’t let a rally fool you into thinking that the crisis is over.

The financial crisis that began in the second half of 2015 is now accelerating, and everything that we have witnessed over the past few days is just a natural extension of what has already been happening.

Personally, I am just really looking forward to this weekend when I will hopefully get caught up on some rest.  Plus, my Washington Redskins will be hosting a playoff game on Sunday, and if they find a way to win that game that will put me in a particularly positive mood.

It is good to enjoy these simple pleasures while we still can. Unprecedented chaos is coming this year, and we are all going to need strength and courage for what is ahead.

 

***January 8, 2016

The Clock Is Ticking: 'It Is Going To Get A Lot Worse' - Act Now And Prepare - X22 Report

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By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine

Dave from X22 Report offers and excellent overview of what is being seen in the economy, not just nationally, but across the board as the illusion starts dropping away to show a global economy that is on the verge of implosion stating "it cannot be stopped" as he asserts it will continue to accelerate.

He highlights the recent warnings from the UK of economic disaster on the horizon with Britain's Treasury Chief warning of a "dangerous cocktail" of new threats to the economy before he points to Canada's ongoing decline into depression.

We hear that despite the official unemployment rate continuing to decrease, initial jobless claims are trending upward as those not in the labor force at all continue on at near record highs. People are not working (94,103,000 of them),  have simply stopped looking for work for a variety of reasons, which manipulates the official unemployment record.

Dave then goes on to highlight stores such as Macy's announcing the closure of 40 stores with an expected 4,800 layoffs and Finish Line to close 25 percent of their stores to total 150 stores over the next four years. At the X22 Report website we see a number of businesses from Office Max/Office Depot to Walgreens to American Eagle Outfitters, all planning layoffs and closures in the next couple of years, inidicative of an ecomony that is not recovering despite claims to the contrary, but is instead spiraling out of control.

Pointing to the volatility we have seen since the beginning of 2016 in the stock markets with reports stating that stocks are off to the worst start in history for a new year, Dave says "the stock market is ripping itself apart" as it did prior to the 2008 crash.

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After detailing more high impact news and data, Dave states "We need to understand that it is going to get a lot worse, its not going to get better, its not going to all of a sudden improve out of nowhere."

Links to each of the news reports showing proof of his assertions can be found at the X22Report website

His main point is that it is all going to come to a point where the central bankers and the government can no longer hide the truth and will finally admit that everything has collapsed, saying "this is when people are going to get very afraid, when people are going to be scared."

In his conclusion he states "we need to get prepared for what is coming, you need to be ready. You don't want to be out there running around. You want to say 'you know something, I knew this storm was coming and I knew I had to get prepared and this is why I did it and thank God I did. Thank god I had the food, the water, the gold, the cash, a weapon, toiletries, medicines'....."

Get prepared. 





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The Year of The Global Emergency

2016: 911 In The Dow’s 119th Year

The Dow experienced its worst opening week in history, concluding on the 119th day from 9/11 in its 119th year.

In the 119th year of the Dow Jones (May 26th 1896) and the 119th day from 9/11/15 we are witnessing some interesting anomalies. You could say in the Dow’s 119th year it is 911 or a state of emergency for the markets. The poetic demise of this house of cards is fitting. The closing day of the first week of trading in 2016 falls 119 days from the day the UN passed with 119 votes on 9/11 to raise the Palestinian flag. We also witnessed the Mecca crane collapse, the double rainbow at One World Trade and the Pope’s interfaith ceremony on this day. download

11’s everywhere, chaos, disorder and judgment is beginning this year. Here are some interesting connections to 11 regarding dates from the last few weeks. From 9/11 there are 111 days left in the year. 12/21 (mirror date, with 22 in the middle and 11 on outside) is 11 days (inclusive) from 12/31 the last day of Anno Lucis or International Year of Light (Year of Lucifer). 12/22 (22 or 11+11) is 11 days (inclusive) from 1/1/16. January 11th this year happens to be the first day of the 11th month on the Hebrew calendar. Not surprisingly, the last time this happened was 11 years ago in 2005.

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To put this in prophetic terms we could say that 2016 is the 911 or state of emergency year where the world will be thrust into chaos, disorder and judgment (11). The conclusion of this dark time in human period could be 2024 (the next time 1/11 on Gregorian aligns with the 1st day of the 11th month Hebrew) which would give us 7 years from the Revelation 12 sign of 2017. This time frame also coincides with Gavin Finley’s work of potential 7 year windows which happen to align with Jewish Feast Days.

January 1, 2016 is incredibly unique numerically as it points directly to 911 or 119 in multiple ways.

  • 1/1/16 = 9
  • 1/1/2016 = 11
    Or
    1/1 = 11 and 2016 = 9 or 911 reversed
  • On 1/1/2016 (11) the DJIA was 17425.03 (1+7+4+2+5+3 = 22)
  • In 2016, 1/11 Gregorian = 11/1 Hebrew – last time – 11 years ago (2005)

With the Year of Light behind us we are now embarking on the year of 911. Yes, this is an emergency but for many of you this comes as no surprise but rather further confirmation of what we have already understood.

On 1/7/15
“The wave of selling has knocked the Dow down 911 points, or more than 5% so far this year. That’s the worst four-day percentage loss to start a year on record, according to FactSet stats that go back to 1897.” CNN

  • 12/31/15 DJIA closed at 17425.03
  • 1/4/16 DJIA closed at 17148.94 Down 276.09
  • 1/5/16 DJIA closed at 17158.66 Up 9.72
  • 1/6/16 DJIA closed at 16906.51 Down 252.15
  • 1/7/16 DJIA closed at 16514.10 Down 392.41
  • 1/8/16 DJIA closed at 16,346.45 Down 167.65
  • Year to date the DJIA has dropped 1078.58 points.
  • Year to date the Nikkei has dropped 1336.36 points.
  • Year to date the Shanghai Composite has dropped 353.01 points.
  • Year to date the Deutsche Borse Dax Index has dropped 894.42 points.
  • Year to date the CAC 40 Index has dropped 343.69 points.

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911 and 119

While 911 is the emergency number in the United States, 119 is the emergency number in South Korea, Japan, France, China, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible.

Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. Psalm 119:119

Psalm 119 is broken down into 22 parts one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Revelation has 22 chapters.

119th chapter in the Bible is Numbers 2. Numbers 2:15 says “And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty and five thousand and six hundred and fifty.” In other words, 45,650 or 4+5=9 and 6+5=11.

The 119th verse in the Bible is Genesis 5:14 which says, “Kenan lived 910 years, and then he died.”

Strong’s 119 is adom: to be red
Original Word: אָדַם – Part of Speech: Verb – Transliteration: adom
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-dam’)
Short Definition: red

Remember previous posts and all the references to red we have seen in recent events. 119 or 911 is red, the color for emergency as well as the color of blood. This is all about the blood, the blood that will run in the year of 911. When the market drops, this is indicated by red. When a business is failing it is said to be “in the red”. The Red Cross won’t be able to save people from what is coming there is only one cross through which you can be saved.

These are the words that appear

119 times in the Bible (KJV)

It is interesting how these three words when put into a sentence couldn’t be more contrasted. A little shift with massive consequences. (It is nothing….everything). The only three words in scripture that appear 119 times account for the experience of all individuals who ever exist. You fall into either one of the two camps. Free will is a beautiful thing.

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BURIED – 119
LABOUR – 119
RICHES – 119

Man labors to accumulate riches but in the end is buried and it’s all meaningless.

Or

Our old life has been buried and we labor in Christ to attain eternal riches.

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21

119 = 7 (perfection) x 17 (complete victory)

Despite all the negative associations with 911 or 119 we must remember it is both. As the dark gets darker the light gets brighter. Many believe Jesus was born on September 11. The astronomical evidence is there, and it would be fitting that one of the most joyous days in world history would be distorted to have a negative association.

Nahor 119 and 44

In Genesis 11 we see the only direct reference to the number 119. “After he begot Terah, Nahor lived one hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters” Genesis 11:25. Nahor was Abraham’s grandfather and gave birth to Terah at the age of 29 (11). The first mention of Nahor is Genesis 11:22.
Nahor is found in the genealogy of Jesus. All the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations. (Matthew 1:1-17). Since Nahor was Abraham’s grandfather we can add two generations to see that Nahor is 44 generations from Jesus.

I don’t want the significance of this to be lost on you. Recently we covered the #44 and its repeated occurrence in current events. Just to recap a few of these

Obama is the 44th president, Inland Regional Medical Center in San Bernardino was in its 44th year and Garret Swasey the officer who was killed in Colorado Springs shooting died 11 days after his 44th birthday. The Super Bowl will be played 44 days from Christmas day. 11/11 was 44 days after the final blood moon on 9/28. 44 days after the San Bernardino shooting is 1/15/16, the opening night of the Benghazi movie “13th Hour”.

Nahor is 44 generations before Christ and the first mention of his name in scripture is Genesis 11:22. That is a lot of 11’s and hardly a coincidence. When we consider Genesis 11:22, 44 generations from Christ along with the fact the only mention of 119 in the Bible is directly related to the yeas he would live after he begot Abram’s father this becomes astonishing.

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Nahor Letter Pictures

In Ancient Hebrew each character has a specific meaning.

נחור Nun – Hey – Vav – Resh

  • Nun – seed – meaning = “continue, heir, son”
  • Hey – man with arms raised – meaning = “look, reveal, breath”
  • Vav – tent peg – meaning “add, secure, hook”
  • Resh – head of man – meaning “first top beginning”

You have been grafted into the seed of Abraham, continue as a son with the hope inside you. Raise your arms to heaven, look as these things have been revealed and with every breath embrace this truth. Secure your foundation, rooted deeply, in the Head of the body the Firstborn over creation, the Beginning.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. Colossians 1:15-18

 

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Do You Incorrectly Believe Nothing Happened in September?

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Some of you out there were probably relieved when you saw the October 1st on the Calendar, because you knew that meant we lived long enough to survive all the end of the world prophecies the news was bombarding us with in September, right? Well, I’m afraid I have some very bad news. It’s not like there was some cosmic finish line that we all passed on September 30th just because we no longer wake up and see 673 stories on every media site about an extinction level event about an incoming asteroid. 

 

Our actual reality is pretty far from any cosmic finish line with a positive connotation. Rather than thinking, "whew, we made it," I'd be more inclined to think of October 1st as more like a, “Ladies and gentleman, start your engines, the beginning of the end is about to commence,” kind of day. Who can say for sure what has motivated all the B.S. stories in the past, but this years stories were likely motivated by two factors: 1

) Face it, some people just love to B.S. people; and 2) The powers that be (aka the global elites) wanted to keep people as distracted as possible from the REAL asteroids coming right for us: The Financial Asteroids. Michael Snyder’s article could not have had a more perfect title, 

“This Is For The “Nothing Is Happening” Crowd…”

 

Distractions

 

HOW CAN PEOPLE POSSIBLY NOT RECOGNIZE WHAT IS HAPPENING?

 

HOW CAN PEOPLE POSSIBLY NOT RECOGNIZE WHAT IS HAPPENING?

Does anyone remember 2008 vividly? The financial crisis slowly began to built in 2007 when banks and hedge funds that invested in subprime mortgages were left with essentially worthless assets and homes in foreclosure. That led to Freddie Mac saying it would no longer purchase the subprime loans, then New Century Financial went bankrupt, Bear Sterns had to liquidate two HUGE hedge funds that were backed by subprime securities, followed by Countrywide going belly up, then Bear Sterns itself going belly up, and so on. In other words it was a process. It unfolded over 2008 slowly for the most part, but when Bear Sterns went up, all hell broke loose. 

 

It was only ONE month ago, on August 31, Peter Schiff Did a WILDLY Successful Article on the Largest Stock Losses and Largest Gains in Stock Market History Occurring in ONE Week. On a Monday, despite the largest single day fluctuation in history, a total fluctuation of 1089 points, the Dow finished down 588 points. Then there was the previous Friday when it closed down 530 points, so combined over the to day span the Dow suffered the largest two-day losses in history. Within a week or so another 1000 points were lost. In another wildly successful piece, Peter Schiff Made it Very Clear: Everybody Is Preparing for Wrong Outcome in US Economy. In just the last few weeks FIVE TRILLION DOLLARS HAS EVAPORATED in world markets… and the train is just leaving the station. How people can even mumble "recovery" and not burst into flames is a mystery.

 

Let's get something clear right now: If $5 TRILLLION in losses, the largest and smallest fluctuations in both a day and a week seem "normal" to you, especially when combined with 94 million out of work and broke, then YOU are the one "off." Part of the reason for these strange scenarios, is the planet is about to experience a global depression unlike anything before in human history. People thought 2008 was bad? Please! The asset bubble alone (or bubbles I should say) are 25% bigger than last time… AND… ONE THIRD of the population is broke and out of work "PRE-CRISIS." At least last time people had some money because we were at almost full employment (the real one, not the one Barack cites), some had savings, or at least had their jobs for a little while before it all went to hell. This time??? God help us all. Even If you prepared for a crisis of biblical proportions, you're probably still won't be ready for the dozy we have coming. You should find this video below very helpful, and then Michael Snyder from the Economic Collapse Blog reports on what should be obvious at this point, but still manages to escape some people somehow. 

Michael Snyder reports:

A lot of people out there expected something to happen in September that did not ultimately happen.  There were all kinds of wild theories floating around, and many of them had no basis in reality whatsoever.  But without a doubt, some very important things did happen in September.

 

As I warned about ahead of time, we are witnessing the most significant global financial meltdown since the end of 2008.  All of the largest stock markets in the world are crashing simultaneously, and so far the amount of wealth that has been wiped out worldwide is in excess of 5 trillion dollars.

 

In addition to stocks, junk bonds are also crashing, and Bank of America says that it is a “slow moving train wreck that seems to be accelerating”.  Thanks to the commodity price crash, many of the largest commodity traders on the planet are now imploding.  I wrote about the death spiral that has gripped Glencore yesterday.  On Tuesday, the stock price of the largest commodity trader in Asia, the Noble Group, plummeted like a rock and commodity trading giant Trafigura appears to be in worse shape than either Glencore or the Noble Group.  The total collapse of any of them could easily be a bigger event than the implosion of Lehman Brothers in 2008.  So I honestly do not understand the “nothing is happening” crowd.  It takes ignorance on an almost unbelievable level to try to claim that “nothing is happening” in the financial world right now.

 

Within the last 60 days, we have seen some things happen that we have never seen before.

 

For example, did you know that we witnessed the greatest intraday stock market crash in U.S. history on August 24th?

 

During that day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged from a high of 16,459.75 to a low of 15,370.33 before rebounding substantially. That intraday point swing of 1,089 points was the largest in all of U.S. history.

 

Overall, the Dow has down 588.40 points that day.  When you combine that decline with

the 530.94 point plunge from the previous Friday, you get a total drop of 1119.34 points over two consecutive trading days.  Never before in history had the Dow fallen by more than 500 points on two trading days in a row.  If that entire decline had fallen within one trading day, it would have been the largest stock market crash in U.S. history by a very wide margin, and everyone would be running around saying that author Jonathan Cahn was right again.

But because this massive decline fell over two consecutive trading days that somehow makes him wrong?

 

Are you kidding me?

 

Come on people – let’s use some common sense here.  We are already witnessing the greatest global stock market decline in seven years, and after a brief lull things are starting to accelerate once again.  Last night, stocks in Hong Kong were down 629 points and stocks in Japan were down 714 points.  In the U.S., the Nasdaq has had a string of down days recently, and the “death cross” that has just formed has many investors extremely concerned

 

The Nasdaq composite spooked investors on Monday after forming a death cross, a trading pattern that shows a decline in short-term momentum and is often a precursor to future losses.

 

A death cross occurs when the short-term moving average of a security or an index pierces below the long-term trend, in this case the 50-day moving average breaking through the 200-day moving average.

 

In the past month, similar chart patterns formed in the S&P 500, Dow and small-cap Russell 2000, but the Nasdaq avoided a death cross formation until Monday.

 

What we witnessed in September was not “the end” of anything.

 

Instead, it is just the beginning.

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And if you listen carefully, some of the biggest names on Wall Street are issuing some very ominous warnings about what is coming.  For instance, just consider what Carl Icahn is saying

 

Danger ahead—that’s the warning from Carl Icahn in a video coming Tuesday.

 

The activist says low rates caused bubbles in art, real estate and high-yield bonds—with potentially dramatic consequences.

 

“It’s like giving somebody medicine and this medicine is being given and given and given and we don’t know what’s going to happen – you don’t know how bad it’s going to be. We do know when we did it a few years ago it caused a catastrophe, it caused ’08. Where do you draw the line?”

 

Even people like Jim Cramer are starting to freak out.  He recently told his audience that “we have a first-class bear market going”

 

Jim Cramer, the ex-hedge fund manager and host of CNBC’s show “Mad Money,” has been vocal recently on air, saying repeatedly that he doesn’t like the market now, and last week said “we have a first-class bear market going.” Similarly, Gary Kaltbaum, president of Kaltbaum Capital Management, has been sending out notes to clients and this newspaper for weeks, saying the poor price action of the stock market and many hard-hit sectors, such as energy and the recently clobbered biotech sector, has all the earmarks of a bear market. Over the weekend, Kaltbaum said

“We remain in a worldwide bear market for stocks.”

As I have warned repeatedly, there will continue to be ups and downs.  The stock market is not going to fall every day.  In fact, on some days stocks will absolutely soar.

But without a doubt, we have entered the period of time that I have warned about for so long.  The global financial system is now beginning to unravel, and any piece of major bad news will likely accelerate things.

For instance, the total collapse of Deutsche Bank, Petrobras, Glencore, the Noble Group, Trafigura or any of a number of other major financial institutions that I am currently watching could create mass panic on the global financial stage.

In addition, an unexpected natural disaster that hits a financially important major city or a massive terror attack in the western world are other examples of things that could accelerate this process.

Our world is becoming increasingly unstable, and we all need to learn to expect the unexpected.

 
 

The period of relative peace and security that we all have been enjoying for so long is ending, and now chaos is going to reign for a time.

So get prepared while you still can, because there is very little time remaining to do so…