What these latest headlines speak to is the fact that investors who have been riding the waves of BOJ-fueled euphoria in the rising Japanese stock market are now freaking out that the central banksters are getting ready to take away (as even CNBC calls it) the "punch bowl" of central bank funny money.
Sometimes the truest of hard truths are to be found smack dab in the middle of the fakest of fake news. You just have to read between the lines. Take a recent story that bubbled up amid all the hype about the all-time record highs in the "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?" manipulated stock markets. You might have seen it. It was reported all over the usual MSM dinosaur fake news financial press outlets.
Here's the headline that the mother ship of the banksters' fake news press, the Financial Times, ran with: "Nervous investors put the Bank of Japan in the spotlight". And here's the NY Times formulation: "Investors Spooked at Specter of Central Banks Halting Bond-Buying Spree" . And, perhaps most telling of all, this hot take from perennial market pimp CNBC: "Investors fear after Japan move the last of the global market 'punch bowls' are being taken away" . The global market "punch bowls?" That sounds like a Corbett Report headline, not something from CNBC. So what's going on here?
Well, the story is about the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) recent decision to scale back its purchases of Japanese government bonds (JGBs). You may or may not know that the BOJ has been single-handedly propping up the Japanese bond market for the last five years by engaging in (in the characteristically blunt words of the banksters themselves) "Outright Purchases of Japanese Government Bonds." These purchases have amounted to several trillion yen (i.e. several billion dollars) worth of bonds per month every month since 2013, a buying spree that has seen the BOJ become the largest holder of JGBs in the market. Then, as if that wasn't enough, the BOJ actually promised unlimited bond purchases (literally whatever it takes to "calm markets") last summer when word came that other central banks were starting to tighten their own monetary spigots.
Not the subject of these particular headlines, but very relevant to the larger story, is the fact that the BOJ's purchase of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) made it into a top 10 shareholder of 90% of the companies in the Nikkei 225 in 201...
There are all sorts of options plays you can have fun with. I suggest that 90% of the people should stay with the absolute basics of trading options, and that simply means buying call options if you think a stock is going to rise. It means buying a put option if you think the stock is going to fall.
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We’re mired in a global debt and derivative “bomb” that is Mathematically impossible to get rid of. We’ve got quadrillions in derivatives and even the best experts suggest that they have no way of knowing how many millions of people would be affected by the failure of just a tenth of them.
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It’s a really good question, because one thing I’m very certain about. IF and it’s a big if, the Central banks stop their insane printing, the entire world will enter a recession of fairly epic proportions. Is that in the plans somewhere?
We have a choice in all of this... When you buy an Echo Dot for your home, you are making a choice. When you search for something on Google, you are making a choice. When you upgrade to the latest fondleslab so you can take advantage of Face ID, you are making a choice.
The corporate windfall from the great GOP tax scam will go for share buybacks, executive pay and bonuses, along with greater ability to grow larger and more powerful through mergers and acquisitions
Democrat. Republican. When it comes to this collusion story, there’s no real difference.
How could it possibly have taken so long for such an obvious and undeniable truth—that sugar is the key culprit in a range of diseases and disorders—to be acknowledged?
For 21 trillion to be missing it had to come from somewhere. Amen. 21 trillion isn’t chicken feed. That’s more than our entire US GDP for a year. So where did it come from, to go missing? Ahh, that’s the creepy part folks.
What matters is that the world has transitioned from a pre-World Wide Web economy to a World Wide Web economy, and we are still dealing with the ramifications of that.
We’re still leaning long, but keeping position size a bit lower than normal. So far it’s been working for us nicely, and I figure it should continue for a while. But as we get closer to the December rate hike from the Fed’s, I think there’s going to be a bit of nervousness out there, and that could shake some trees.
There are many questions surrounding the development of this technology that poses an existential threat to humanity, but most people are too busy worrying about whether computers can have a soul to address these concerns.
In history, many “things” have been labeled money. Shells, tree bark, stones, plants, etc. But all of them lost their attractiveness and people turned back to gold and silver. Will the crypto currencies likewise eventually be shunned for something more 3 dimensional like the metals again? Time will tell.