U.S. Financial Breaking Point Soon

Something is going to break, and soon. Banks are insolvent and failing by the hundreds if not thousands. Hedge funds are on the edge of oblivion. Only a tiny percentage of toxic waste losses in real estate and other asset classes of collateral, which will eventually amount to over $1.4 trillion in the US alone, has to date been recognized by the lying bankster fraudsters. Bonds are producing negative rates of return even based on ludicrously understated official rates of inflation (until this month, when we finally got some data bordering on the truth).

Credit markets are frozen, and few can get financing at favorable rates. Banks won’t even lend to one another because they do not trust each other’s financial statements, which are all bogus. Our financial system is unregulated, opaque and rife with fraud as our Treasury Secretary suggests we hand the reins over to the Fed, the very organization which is the driving force behind our myriad of woes. The fractional reserve multiplier is not working and bank’s have had to resort to the commodity markets to make profits, thus driving up food and oil prices and the cost of raw materials. Food riots are breaking out due to the ethanol scam. Consumers are tapped out, are in debt up to their eyeballs, are being laid off by the hundreds of thousands, are being pounded by hyperinflation and crazy gas prices and are defaulting on consumer debts across the board at ever-increasing rates. Civil unrest and the potential for revolution are everywhere. A quadrillion dollar caldera of notional principal for credit default and interest rate swaps bubbles, smolders and churns, waiting to erupt into a world-economy-killing cataclysm.

Fannie and Freddie are imploding, and gargantuan government bailouts to save these owners or insurers of over half the mortgages in the US will drive us to higher rates of inflation and levels of direct taxation that are simply unheard of. These higher levels of inflation and taxation are not as far out in the future as most would think. That is because Paulson and Bernanke, who are oblivious to moral hazards because they are sociopaths, are now trying to dump what will be trillions in losses caused by endless banking scams on an ignorant and unsuspecting citizenry.

Rising interest rates due to increased risk and hyperinflation are just around the corner, and double digit interest rates will lock up the real estate markets in a cryogenic state as occurred in the early 1980s. We have gone from being the largest creditor nation in the world to the largest debtor nation in a matter of a few decades as our manufacturing industry and economy have been gutted by free trade, globalization, off-shoring, outsourcing and both legal and illegal immigration. Bubble after asset bubble have been created and destroyed by a malevolent Fed trying to push us toward a one world government, economy and religion as powered by megalomaniacal, satanic trillionaires who have destroyed our middle class, our Constitution and our moral standards in order to drive us into their version of the ideal Platonic society where we all get to become their feudal indentured servants and slaves.

Our trade and budget deficits continue to mount with profligate spending on endless wars for profit and pork-loaded legislation.

Our nation is bankrupt. Our gold reserves have been stolen, swapped, leased or otherwise compromised. Our Congress, our Executive Branch, or military and our covert agencies are loaded with traitors and perverts who are driving us into a police state complete with a Gestapo and an SS. We torture, maim and kill for fun and profits. We make the Roman Empire at its most decadent look like Shangri-La.

The greatest depression of all time looms at our doorsteps. The barbarians are at the gates, but no one notices or cares. It is nothing short of surreal. Those without gold or silver will make great sport for the barbarians, who also happen to like the “barbaric relic” known as gold, because they are more intelligent than the average US citizen.
Large specs have become wise to the manipulations of the PPT in suppression of precious metals and maintain protective derivatives against such manipulations. The next wedding and jewelry seasons in India, the Orient and the Middle East are upon us. Open interest for August gold on the COMEX has gone up over 100,000 contracts in the past month, and there are already 112,500 contracts of open interest for December futures as everyone tools up for a big fall rally. The number of contracts of open interest on Goldman’s COMEX gold shorts are at record lows. We still have two weeks before August contracts get rolled over at the end of July, and then all hell will break loose. So take your positions now in gold and silver, or turn green with envy as the rest of us make magnificent profits. It may be now or never. After the elections, there will be a no-holds-barred unraveling of the system, assuming we even have elections, and there is no telling how fast and how high gold and silver could rocket. If you stay on the sidelines, you could miss the whole thing.

If you were wondering about the stock rallies, don’t. The yen went wimpy right on cue to support stock markets just as oil was taken down in record fashion to further support stock markets and to suppress precious metals. Since Wednesday, the carry traders have gotten back into it with a reduction of the value of the yen by two yen per dollar and by three and one half yen per euro. Add in the Fed’s out-of-control repo pool for funding, the PPT’s usual manipulative efforts and the pathological lies shown in banks’ financial statements, the drop in oil to support the dollar, and the rally mystery is solved. Elementary, my dear Watson.

Note that this was options expiration week, so most of the rally was powered by a short-covering rally ignited by the PPT to drain value from protective derivatives carried by large specs to protect themselves from the PPT. Fortunately for us, most of the specs probably got out when the Dow hit 10,800. Specs should short oil over 140 and a Dow over 12,000. Note that dollars chased from bonds, treasuries and money markets back into foreign stocks usually causes the dollar to weaken. Since this did not happen, it is a clear sign of intervention by the PPT, which will soon subside since they simply cannot keep this pace up for very long in such a gargantuan forex market. Gold and silver are headed much higher, and will now regroup for the final assault on $1,000 for gold and $21 for silver that will take us to new heights and more unexplored territory.

The home builders’ sentiment index fell two points in July to record-low 16, with all three components of the survey also dropping to historic lows, the National Association of Home Builders reported Wednesday. At 16, the NAHB/Wells Fargo housing market index shows that only one-in-six home builders has a positive view of the market. New subdivisions have become ghost towns, with current sales dropping off and with the traffic of prospective buyers drying up in recent months. Few builders anticipate any improvement in sales in the next six months.

Bob Chapman
July 20, 2008

Source: The International Forecaster

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