THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION WILL SHOCK EVEN HARDCORE LIBERALS.
Here what Trump had to say about this “bubble” on December 19th 2015.
“We could be in bubble and that bubble could crash and it’s not going to be a pretty picture. You know the market is going down big league the last couple of weeks. But we could be in a big fat bubble and if that bubble crashes it’s a problem. The word bubble, remember the word bubble… you heard it here first… I don’t want to sound rude but I hope that if it explodes it’s going to explode now rather than 2 months into another administration.”
If you too are feeling scared or confused, than this presentation will shed light on what’s really happening right now.
If give me just 10 minutes of your time,
I promise that by the end of this short video you will understand more about the economy than many Harvard graduates.
My name is Charles Hayek and I am a retired economics Professor.
For most of my life I have studied macroeconomics and the cycles of boom and bust in the global economy.
In my research I have uncovered a strange pattern that has been going on for the past 20 years.
A BIZARRE ECONOMIC CYCLE INTIMATELY LINKED TO EVERY US ELECTION SINCE THEN.
Right now, I will show you the hard facts that lead me to this conclusion in plain and simple English
So that by the end of this video you can make your own choice
And be better prepared for what’s to come.
But to understand how this bizarre pattern works, we need to take a short look back at 1999.
It seemed like a totally different America than the one we are living in today.
The stock market was booming thanks to the internet companies, affectionately called “the dot coms”.
For many Americans, investing in the internet companies seemed like the quickest way to become rich.
More and more people put their savings into the stock market driving it higher and higher.
They gambled their money on the hope that they could sell these stocks for 2 to 3 times their value.
And everybody was praising the Clinton administration for creating the biggest economic growth in US history.
FOR A TIME IT WORKED.
TO MANY, IT SEEMED LIKE THE PARTY WOULD NEVER END.
Even the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan said:
“Technology is creating a new economy, one where the old rules no longer applied”.
The FED was so confident that in February 2000 it began raising the interest rates to their highest level since 1995.
At the same time, bad economic data started to come in.
The previous holiday season that was supposed to bring big profits to internet based companies was a major disappointment.
And it was not just online shopping… ordinary Americans bought less and consumption was dropping.
While the nation was preparing the next election, the house of cards built around the stock market started to collapse.
ON THE 12TH OF APRIL 2000, THE NASDAQ DROPPED BY 386 POINTS.
It was the largest drop ever recorded and by the end of the next week, Wall Street had lost almost a quarter of its value.
The long economic boom of the late 90s became a gigantic bust.
Bush was entering at a time when the NASDAQ had lost 60% of its value, erasing 7 trillion dollars of American wealth.
Clinton’s economy grew on the back of the dot com bubble. And now, everybody was looking to Bush to get the economy going again.
But before going any further, let’s take a short step back and see what we can learn from this:
An economic bubble grows around an asset that becomes very attractive to investors.
In the 90s this asset was the internet company stock.
Greed attracts more and more people who gamble their money hoping that prices will go up and they will sell for a profit later.
When people are blinded by the bubble they think that growth will never end.
This delusion is fueled by the media, economic experts and even the FED.
At this point something very interesting happened: as the economy showed signs of slowing down the FED raised the interest rate.
And, curiously, some months before the next US election, the bubble bursts crating massive economic pain.
We now have a theory that we can put to the test:
A bubble emerges and grows on low interest rates.
Investors and speculators are “all in” as the experts say everything is fine and growth will continue.
The FED raises interest rates before the next Presidential election.
The economy begins to slow down.
The bubble bursts and the next President has to deal with the aftermath.
IF THIS SOUNDS CRAZY TO YOU RIGHT NOW, LET’S PUT THE THEORY TO THE TEST.
Before the 2008 election another bubble burst.
The asset this time was houses.
The Federal Reserve had cut interest rates from 6% in 2001 to 1% in 2003.
Rock bottom interest rates created a huge demand for mortgages as they were cheaper to pay off. Everybody wanted a house and that pushed prices up. You could get rich just by becoming a homeowner as the price kept going up!
Soon, even people who could not afford to make a down payment or could not provide proof of a steady income and collateral were given loans to purchase new homes.
If these people defaulted on their payments, the bankers didn’t care. They would be left with the house, an asset that was rising in price. These no down payment, no collateral mortgage loans called subprime mortgages were given to millions of low income families.
Now, the bankers had a brilliant idea… bundle up the normal mortgages with the subprime ones and sell them to other banks, pension funds, hedge funds and sovereign funds. Mortgage payments generated huge profits and demand was high for this new type of speculative contract now called Collateralized Debt Obligations or CDO’s. No one thought a mass default on mortgage payments was possible.
Banks Big and small gambled on CDOs thinking that prices will continue to rise.
HIGH PROFITS, LOW RISK… CDOS PRACTICALLY SOLD THEMSELVES BECAUSE THE HOUSING MARKET COULD NEVER COLLAPSE…
This created the housing bubble.
The experts appeared all over mainstream news assuring everyone that housing was not a bubble.
The Federal Reserve now started to increase interest rates.
By 2007 the interest rates had reached 5.25% and many families with subprime mortgages could not afford to make the monthly payments and their homes were foreclosed. As more and more houses went up for sale, the prices started dropping. Consumption plummeted. A new crisis had begun. At it would reach its peak in fall 2008, right before the elections.
House prices tanked. Banks and other investment funds found that their bulletproof, high profit CDOs became worthless. No one wanted to buy CDOs or houses anymore. It was a financial bloodbath.
The banking giant Lehman Brothers had bet on mortgages and was left holding assets nobody wanted anymore. On the 15th of September it filed for bankruptcy. During November 2008, Americans lost more than a quarter of their collective net worth. U.S. stocks were down by 45% from its 2007 high. Housing prices had dropped 20% from their 2006 peak. Total US household wealth went down by $14 trillion.
Through the banking giants Citigroup, Bank of America, JP Morgan and Goldman Sacks, the big traders of CDOs the crisis had spread to the world
… and now stocks and property values plummeted everywhere. The economy of the world entered a deep recession.
All this happened as our nation was preparing to choose its 44th President. The housing bubble burst 2 months before the election.
SO HOW DOES OUR THEORY STAND:
We have a new housing and subprime mortgage bubble created by low interest rates. Many Americans thought housing was a secure investment. The banks gambled huge sums of money on CDOs.
The “experts”, again, said everything was fine.
The economy started to weaken in late 2007.
The Fed increased the interest rates.
The bubble violently burst just as Americans were preparing to vote the 44th President of the United States.
Everything that happened in 2000 happened again in 2008.
Only this time the bubble was bigger and the damage was global and massive.
The theory is proven correct.
So… what about right now?
There is an election coming this November.
WILL THERE BE ANOTHER ECONOMIC CRISIS?
Well… in December 2015 the Fed started to increase interest rates. For the past 5 years the rate has been close to 0%.
Another rate hike is expected in January and in February.
The economy is already showing signs of stress:
Right now, the Bloomberg Commodity Index hit a 16 year low. The last time this happened was August 2008. Commodities represent all the goods being traded around the world, everything from oil to coffee, sugar, steel and copper. When their price slumps it signals a slowdown in the world economy.
Oil is reaching its 2008 low point.
The last time the price of oil was this low, the global financial system was melting down. It’s happening again. And this time it will hit the US economy much harder because of the “shale miracle”.
CNBC’s Jim Cramer is warning that many US oil companies will become bankrupt if the price of oil remains this low.
The price of copper too has plunged all the way down to $2. The last time it was this low was just before the stock market crash of 2008.
In the wealth protection section you will discover:
The three assets you do not have to report to the U.S. Government. In 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt forbid the Hoarding of gold within the continental United States and criminalized the possession of monetary gold and confiscated thousands of tones from the citizens. This has happened in mainly due to the Great Depression and can happen again during an economic collapse to whatever assets the government wants to take away from you. But they can’t take what they don’t know you have. We will show you the safest investments you can make to protect your financial stability.
We will show you exactly why silver may become the best place to store your wealth and where to get it to avoid scammers. Historically, during an economic crisis the price of silver skyrockets, not to mention the fact that silver coins are easy to barter with and to store.
We will tell you the absolute best asset to buy during the crisis. This is not preparation, this means acting on the moment and seizing an opportunity that may end all your financial worries.
This information is designed to help you thrive during the Big Bank Derivatives Collapse… if it does not spin completely out of control. But if it does, Mark’s hard earned skills will guide you through in what we call the worst case scenario section.
Inside you will discover:
How to have consistent, nutritious and long lasting food stores in a crisis, by storing food and water without alerting anyone. Following these first few crucial steps will guarantee that you and your family won’t be left at the mercy of others for the most basic human needs. In Greece even some middle class people with respectable jobs wound up digging through trash or stood in lines for hours for humanitarian handout. You want to do everything in your power to avoid that and we will show you how.
12 skills vital during the coming collapse. All of these essential skills were selected by Mark based on his experience in Greece. When the services we’ve come to rely on are no longer available and when having cash becomes just paper you want to have something valuable to trade other than you supplies. You will safer knowing you always have valuable knowledge to offer in exchange for whatever you might need.
Unfortunately, because of their stature and frailness, children and senior citizens are the weakest links in disastrous situations like these. But that doesn’t have to be the case anymore, because we will show you a couple of essential tips to ensure their safety and wellbeing at all times.
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This is just a brief glimpse on our comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving during the coming financial meltdown.