What Will Be The Fed’s Excuse(s) This Time?

By Andrew Hoffman – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eagle.com

There’s a rising tide of discontent sweeping over America, just as it has in Western Europe, most of South America and the Middle East – which shortly, will consume China, Japan, and the rest of the world.  In some cases, it’s due to actual, specific crises – as in “vulnerable” second and third world countries like Venezuela, Brazil, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Syria, and Iraq.  In others – particularly, “first world” Western nations, defined largely by the power of their printing presses – it’s the cumulative impact of years of relentlessly disastrous monetary, fiscal, and foreign policy, creating unprecedented post-War political instability; widespread poverty and helplessness; creeping rights forfeiture; and wealth disparity not experienced since feudal times.  In the past two years, elections have served as rallying cries for discontent – sometimes proactively, such as the referendums in Scotland, Greece, Catalonia, the UK; and next month, Italy; and sometimes, as a matter of course, per the regularly scheduled elections as in Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, and the United States.

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One Big Reason a Global Stock Market Crash in 2016 Is More Likely Than Ever

By David Zeiler – Re-Blogged From http://www.wallstreetexaminer.com

With each passing day, the irresponsible behavior of the world’s central banks brings us closer to a full-blown global stock market crash in 2016.

We’re already in a bear market. On Thursday, the MSCI All-Country World Index fell 1.3%, giving it a 20% decline since last May.

Issues such as slowing economic growth in China, $5 trillion of emerging market debt, and rock-bottom oil prices have made investors increasingly skittish.

But now the world’s central banks have started to toss gasoline on the fire in the form of negative interest rates. The lower they go, the more likely they are to trigger a global stock market crash in 2016.

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