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Stocks are up – just ignore everything else… “all is well”
So there you have it: Please no more easing, but only if easing means NIRP. As everyone has seen by now, more NIRP means a collapse in DB risk assets. But if “no more easing” means “even more QE”, then go for it.
And just like that we are back to square minus one, where central banks are called upon to fix the mess that central banks made, while holding banks and their flip-flopping “analysts” (and year end bonus paychecks) hostage.
[Central Banks] think they are smarter than the market,” exclaims billionaire investor Jim Rogers, “they are not!”
Warning CNN in this brief but disturbing reality check that “we are all going to get hurt by a global recession,” Rogers takes aim at the incompetence of the “academic and bureaucrats who don’t know what they are doing,” raging that “this is going to be a disaster in the end.”
“You Should Be Very Worried, You Should Be Prepared”
200 Seconds of awful truth…
Yesterday we reported that the ECB has begun contemplating the death of the €500 EURO note, a fate which is now virtually assured for the one banknote which not only makes up 30% of the total European paper currency in circulation by value, but provides the best, most cost-efficient alternative (in terms of sheer bulk and storage costs) to Europe’s tax on money known as NIRP.
That also explains why Mario Draghi is so intent on eradicating it first, then the €200 bill, then the €100 bill, and so on.
We also noted that according to a Bank of America analysis, the scrapping of the largest denominated European note “would be negative for the currency”, to which we said that BofA is right, unless of course, in this global race to the bottom, first the SNB “scraps” the CHF1000 bill, and then the Federal Reserve follows suit and listens to Harvard “scholar” and former Standard Chartered CEO Peter Sands who just last week said the US should ban the $100 note as it would “deter tax evasion, financial crime, terrorism and corruption.”
Well, not even 24 hours later, and another Harvard “scholar” and Fed chairman wannabe, Larry Summers, has just released an oped in the left-leaning Amazon Washington Post, titled “It’s time to kill the $100 bill” in which he makes it clear that the pursuit of paper money is only just starting. Not surprisingly, just like in Europe, the argument is that killing the Benjamins would somehow eradicate crime, saying that “a moratorium on printing new high denomination notes would make the world a better place.”
Rick Wiles opens today’s program by describing the chaos forming in the Middle East, as Saudi Arabia and their 20 nation coalition begin amassing an invasion force for Syria. With Iran and Russia standing firmly behind Assad, and NATO toying with the idea of intervention, the world now sits milliseconds from midnight. Rick will also be joined by David Curry of Open Doors USA to break down how persecution against Christians rose by 40% in 2015.
Back in October, we asked the following: “Did Obozo Just Set Off A Global Nuclear Arms Race By Signing The Antichrist Iran Deal?”
On the surface that seems like an oxymoronic headline. After all, the nuclear accord is supposed to be about curbing nuclear proliferation, not setting off an arms race.
Unfortunately, one of the frightening ironies of the deal is that it’s causing some states to reconsider commitments they made to the US with regard to nuclear weapons development. “In barely noticed testimony last month, Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the Antichrist UAE’s ambassador in Washington, Yousef al-Otaiba, had informed him in a telephone call that the country no longer felt bound by its previous nuclear agreement with the United States,” AP reported last autumn.
“He told me, ‘Your worst enemy has achieved this right to enrich. It’s a right to enrich now that your friends are going to want, too, and we won’t be the only country,'” Royce said in a phone interview.
In so-called 123 agreements, the US agrees to share materials, technology, and equipment for producing nuclear energy in exchange for a pledge from the receiving country not to enrich uranium or reprocess spent fuel to extract plutonium.
As you can see, the US has quite a few 123 agreements with a whole host of countries.
Antichrist Communist China
Korea, Republic of (ROK)
Antichrist United Arab Emirates
Broadly speaking, some countries are concerned that Iran will go back on its obligations under to nuclear accord as the revenue starts to roll in and the country’s economy begins to expand (Rouhani is aiming for 8% growth).
Critics of the deal also point to the recent test-firing of a next generation, surface-to-surface missile as proof positive of Iran’s intent to skirt the spirit of the accord if not the letter.
On Sunday, in the latest sign that the crowning achievement of Obozo’s presidency is about to backfire in dramatic fashion, Israeli Antichrist defense minister Moshe Ya’alon claimed Antichrist Sunni Arab nations are moving ahead with plans to aquire nuclear weapons. “We see signs that countries in the Antichrist Arab world are preparing to acquire nuclear weapons, that they are not willing to sit quietly with Iran on brink of a nuclear or atomic bomb,” he said, after meeting with Jordan’s Antichrist King Abdullah.
And he didn’t stop there. “If at a certain stage they feel confident, particularly economically, they are liable to make a break for the bomb,” Ya’alon claimed, referencing Iran’s windfall crude profits. “15 years is just around the corner,” he warned, a reminder to the world that the deal to limit Antichrist Iran’s nuclear enrichment has an expiration date.
“He did not specify which Antichrist Arab nations were making nuclear preparations but Antichrist Saudi Arabia, the leader of the Antichrist Sunni states, is considered the most likely candidate [as] its vast oil wealth could help fund a nuclear programme while its ties with Antichrist Pakistan, a nuclear power, could provide technical expertise,” The Telegraph adds. “The Antichrist United Arab Emirates (UAE) also has oil money and is already building a civilian nuclear power programme, though there is no evidence it is moving to develop weapons.”
Ya’alon went on to say that although relations between Israel and the Antichrist Sunni world are frosty thanks to Israel’s approach to the West Bank and Gaza, there are always back channels. “I speak about the Gulf states and North African states too. Unfortunately they are not here to listen. For them, Antichrist Iran and the Antichrist Muslim Brotherhood are the enemy. Antichrist Iran is the bad guy for us and for the Antichrist Sunni regimes. They are not shaking hands [with Israelis] in public, but we meet in closed rooms.”
What exactly it is that the Antichrist Israelis and the the Antichrist Gulf states are discussing in these “closed rooms” is an open question but what we do know is that both Antichrist Israel and Antichrist Saudi Arabia felt a deep sense of betrayal when Obozo signed on the dotted line and shook hands with Antichrist Iran.
Then there was given to me a [a]measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, “[b]Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar [of incense], and [count] those who worship in it. 2 But leave out the court [of the Gentiles] which is outside the temple and do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles (the nations); and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months (three and one-half years). 3 And I will grant authority to My two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days (forty-two months; three and one-half years), dressed in [c]sackcloth.” 4 These [witnesses] are the two olive trees and the two lampstands which stand before the Lord of the earth. 5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouth and devours their enemies; so if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way. 6 These [two witnesses] have the power [from God] to shut up the sky, so that no rain will fall during the days of their prophesying [regarding judgment and salvation]; and they have power over the waters (seas, rivers) to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every [kind of] plague, as often as they wish.
7 When they have finished their testimony and given their evidence, the beast that comes up out of the abyss (bottomless pit) will wage war with them, and overcome them and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies will lie exposed in the open street of the great city (Jerusalem), which in a spiritual sense is called [by the symbolic and allegorical names of] Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
… and U.S. oil land storage, which as we and the market have been warning, is about to overflow.
The Antichrist Iranian source said that producers responsible for present prices should cut their production to Dec. 2014 level, person says, which clearly is not going to happen.
It also means that with the contingent deal already having one non-compliant OPEC member, the entire deal was nothing more than a farce to top all those relentless oil production cut headlines.
The good news is that the relentless crude short squeezes on randomly flashing headlines about imminent “OPEC oil production cuts” will go away, if only for a few weeks.
Meanwhile, as we said last night,the market can focus on the real underlying dynamics: not only excess supply but clearly slowing global demand…
Babylon Is Fallen
After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, possessing great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his splendor and radiance. 2 And he shouted with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen [certainly to be destroyed] is [a]Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a dungeon haunted by every unclean spirit, and a prison for every unclean and loathsome bird. 3 For all the nations have drunk from the wine of the passion of her [sexual] immorality, and the kings and political leaders of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth and economic power of her sensuous luxury.”
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not be a partner in her sins and receive her plagues; 5 for her sins (crimes, transgressions) have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her wickedness and crimes [for judgment]. 6 Repay to her even as she has repaid others, and pay back [to her] double [her torment] in accordance with what she has done; in the cup [of sin and suffering] which she mixed, mix a double portion [of perfect justice] for her. 7 To the degree that she glorified herself and reveled and gloated in her sensuality [living deliciously and luxuriously], to that same degree impose on her torment and anguish, and mourning and grief; for in her heart she boasts, ‘I sit as a queen [on a throne] and I am not a widow, and will never, ever see mourning or experience grief.’ 8 For this reason in a single day her plagues (afflictions, calamities) will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire and completely consumed; for strong and powerful is the Lord God who judges her.
Laments for Babylon
9 “[b]And the kings and political leaders of the earth, who committed immorality and lived luxuriously with her, will weep and beat their chests [in mourning] over her when they see the smoke of her burning, 10 standing a long way off, in fear of her torment, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, the strong city, Babylon! In a single hour your judgment has come.’
February 12, 2016 (C-Fam) Dark naked figures dancing around a fire and a powerful Greek god presided over the unveiling of six explicit UN postage stamps to promote homosexuality, transexuality, and gay parenting at UN headquarters last week.
The Doom of Babylon
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the judgment and doom of the great [a]prostitute who is seated [b]on many waters [influencing nations], she with whom the kings of the earth have [c]committed acts of immorality, and the inhabitants of the earth have become intoxicated with the wine of her immorality.”
Goldman for examples, who also happens to be a prop investor taking the other side of the trade its own analysts recommend.
Roughly 2 ½ years ago ; readers were introduced to a paradigm of crime, corruption, and control which they now know as “the One Bank”. First they were presented with a definition and description of this crime syndicate.
That definition came via a massive computer model constructed by a trio of Swiss academics, and cited with favor by Forbes magazine . The computer model was based upon data involving more than 10 million “economic actors”, both individuals and corporations, and the conclusions which that model produced were nothing less than shocking.
The One Bank is “a super-entity” comprised of 144 corporate fronts, with approximately ¾ of these corporate fronts being financial intermediaries (i.e. “banks”). According to the Swiss computer model; via these 144 corporate tentacles, the One Bank controls approximately 40% of the global economy . The only thing more appalling than the massive size of this crime syndicate is its massive illegality.
Some of the strongest laws in the Western world were created precisely to prevent such corporate concentration from ever coming into existence, and thus the crime, corruption, and conspiracy which automatically accompanies it. These are our “anti-trust laws”, laws which our puppet governments have long since ceased to enforce. The evidence of this crime/corruption/conspiracy is all around us.
On a near weekly basis; the Big Banks of the West are caught-and-convicted (but never punished ), perpetrating criminal conspiracies literally thousands of times larger than any other financial crimes in human history. The U.S. government has now publicly proclaimed that its Big Banks have a license to steal .
All of these Big Banks are tentacles of the One Bank, and the list of names here (as identified by the Swiss researchers) is almost as infamous as the mega-crimes which they commit: Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Credit Suisse, and UBS – for starters. But for many readers, this is now old news.
We observe the crimes of these corporate fronts, every day of our lives. We feel the impact of their crimes (on our standard of living) every day of our lives. However, these “banks” are ultimately merely the inanimate tools of crime. What many readers are now intent upon knowing goes beyond these tools, or even the mega-crimes which they are used to commit.
What people want to know is more basic. Who are the Criminals – the real Criminals? In this respect; we are not talking about the mere bankers, themselves. From the lowliest market-manipulating thugs to the upper stratosphere of CEO’s and central bankers, these are all merely foot soldiers, the psychopathic employees of the real Criminals.
The information wanted by readers is not the names of these employees. They are all nothing more than easily replaceable parts. The information of real value can be encapsulated in one, simple question: who owns the One Bank?
At first glance; the question appears elementary. The One Bank is a financial crime syndicate which controls 40% of the global economy – a global economy with annual GDP of roughly $70 trillion. Clearly the owners of the One Bank would have to be “the world’s richest people” (richest men?).
Here the Corporate media is only too happy to be of service to us. Once a year; we are presented with a “world’s richest list”, which is then parroted by all of the other outlets of the Big Media oligopoly, ad nauseum. Thus, we simply peruse this list for the names at the top, and we have our “owners” of the One Bank. Et voila!
Not so fast. As most regular readers are already well aware; the mainstream media oligopoly is nothing but more of the One Bank’s tentacles. Perhaps we should look a little more closely, before we simply pluck the names from the top of the list, and hail them as the One Bank’s owner-criminals?
In fact, such skepticism is well-justified. These supposed “world’s richest” lists, produced by the propaganda arm of the One Bank, are not worth the virtual paper on which they are written. Exposing the absurdity of such lists requires nothing more than accumulating some aggregate financial data, and then pulling out a calculator.
Fortunately, all of that work has already been done in a previous piece . Skipping to the bottom line; if we take the “world’s richest list” data, along with aggregate data on global wealth (all supplied by the Corporate media), we are presented with a world where total global wealth is supposedly a number in the low $10’s of trillions.
Meanwhile, if we look no further than the oceans of paper “wealth” fabricated by the financial sector (and the One Bank crime syndicate), already we approach a quantum somewhere around ½ quadrillion dollars, i.e. $500 trillion, and this completely excludes all real wealth in the world, in the form of hard assets.
The conclusion is obvious: more than 90% of the actual wealth in the world today (real and paper) is hidden from us , in terms of any data made readily available to the general public. This unimaginable hoard of wealth is certainly not being hidden by the vast majority of people at the bottom of the wealth totem-pole, therefore it can only be hidden at the top.
Equally clear; 90+% of all humanity’s wealth won’t be found by simply closer scrutiny of the supposed “world’s richest” people. If all of their fortunes were more than ten times larger than what is currently being reported, even the mathematically-challenged dolts of the mainstream media would quickly figure out that there was something amiss.
Instead, the only rational answer is that there is another, entire tier of the “world’s richest”, an echelon above all the B-List Billionaires on the official lists. The real “world’s richest” are, in fact, not billionaires at all, but rather trillionaires: the Oligarch Trillionaires who own (among other things) the One Bank.
How wealthy are these Oligarchs? Not only are these Oligarchs wealthy enough to be able to hide their names (and fortunes) from all public scrutiny, these trillionaires wield enough power to even prevent the word “trillionaire” from being recognized as an official word in our dictionaries. This absurdity was also noted in that prior commentary.
Consider this. We live in a world of banker-created, fraudulent, paper currencies, where the amount of paper instruments merely sloshing around in the world’s markets is in the thousands of trillions, yet, officially we have no word for “trillionaire”. This is like imagining a world where large numbers of (fat) sheep, cows, and pigs roamed the plains, but there was no word for “carnivore”. If you have one, you must have the other.
The Oligarch Trillionaires may be able to hide in the shadows, even in a world where every inch of the planet is regularly scanned by spy satellites, because they control (most of) the governments who own/operate these satellites. They may be able to cover up most traces of their obscene hoards of wealth, and even prevent us from learning the precise quantum of those hoards.
However, this doesn’t mean that the Oligarch Trillionaires have managed to erase all knowledge of their existence. For those looking for names which are at least probable candidates for the (real) “world’s richest” list, there is no better place to start than Charles Savoie’s historical chronology, The Silver Stealers.
In that compendium; Savoie has traced the deeds of many of these Oligarch families over the past 100+ years. He also identifies many of the (heavily overlapping) “organizations” which they have created, as vehicles for the administration/control of their Empire. For those who are skeptical that such a conspiracy-of-the-wealthy could trace back so far, we also have historical references.
In 1907, U.S. Congressman (and career prosecutor) Charles Lindbergh Sr. presented “The Bankers Manifesto of 1892” to the U.S. Congress. This grandiose declaration of the oligarchs of the 19 th century, antecedents of the Oligarch Trillionaires of today, is as prophetic as it is despicable.
In part, it reads:
When through the process of law, the common people have lost their homes they will be more tractable and easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of government applied to a central power of imperial wealth under the control of the leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders.
Look around us. The numbers of Homeless people in North America today already total in the millions, ignored by puppet governments which serve the Trillionaires, ignored by a mainstream media controlled by the Trillionaires. Meanwhile, a “central power of imperial wealth” rampages across the globe: the United States. Equally, there can be absolutely no doubt that it is “under the control of the leading financiers”, the Trillionaires.
Beyond the cast of suspects presented by Charles Savoie as the owning families behind the One Bank, one name (and clan) stands out above all others: the Rothschilds. We reach this conclusion via two, entirely separate lines of reasoning.
The One Bank is a crime syndicate which ultimately derives virtually all of its wealth/control via the power of the printing press, in the form of all of the West’s (and the world’s) private central banks, and primarily the Federal Reserve. When we search for some criminal clan most likely to base its empire of crime on the money-printing might (and corruption) of a central bank, we don’t have to look very far.
Give me control of a nation’s money, and I care not who makes its laws.
– Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744 – 1812)
Alternately, we reach this same conclusion via simple logic. We live in a world being (deliberately) drowned in debt . This is a process which, again, traces back roughly a century and more. In a world of debt, whoever starts with the largest fortune collects the most interest. In a world with total GDP of $70 trillion but total, outstanding debt in excess of $200 trillion, whoever collects the most interest will be the richest person on the planet.
Therefore, whoever was the richest person yesterday will be the richest person today. Whoever was the richest person a hundred years ago would almost certainly be the richest person today. In the 19 th century; the Rothschild clan was universally regarded as the wealthiest “house” on the planet. Then any/all precise records of their wealth simply disappeared – not the wealth itself.
The One Bank is a crime syndicate which is literally a blight against all humanity. Its owners are guilty of the worst crimes-against-humanity. And, ultimately, as the One Bank strips humanity bare of all its wealth, these Owners make it harder and harder for themselves to continue to hide.
…and now it’s time to hang Skull&Bones Kerry next to his Antichrist NWO 666 Central Banker(s).
But Why Does the US Keep Getting Antichrist Iran Wrong?
The White House was jubilant over its “accomplishment” of enhancing diplomatic ties with the Islamic Republic through the nuclear deal. From the perspective of the Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No Boots SPECTRE Clown administration, Antichrist Iran was definitely going to reciprocate the favors the US has granted Antichrist Iran including the removal of the United Nations Security Council’s financial sanctions against Tehran.
On Saturday, Skull&Bones Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech filled with optimism about the future of Europe and the trans-Atlantic alliance. He sought to assuage concerns about American withdrawal from the region and paint the current state of affairs in a positive light.
“We know many Europeans right now feel overwhelmed by the latest round of challenges,” he said. “I want to express the confidence of Antichrist NWO 666 President Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No Boots SPECTRE Clown and all of us in America that, just as it has so many times before, Europe is going to emerge stronger than ever, provided it stays united and builds common responses to these challenges … We are going to do just fine.”
Skull&Bones Kerry said the U.S.-Europe relationship was not “unraveling,” as some claim, and he pointed to joint efforts to rebut Russian aggression in Ukraine and the Antichrist Iran nuclear agreement as examples of successful collaboration. He said the Antichrist Islamic State would be defeated and he acknowledged the U.S. should do more to help Europe deal with the millions of refugees flowing into the continent.
Skull&Bones Kerry then touted his agreement struck last Thursday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria to begin in a week. He didn’t mention that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad publicly rejected the idea, or repeat his statement that if Russia doesn’t stop its indiscriminate bombing in Syria, he would go to an as yet unspecified “Plan B.”
Many in the audience noted that Skull&Bones Kerry has little leverage with which to pressure Russia to abide by any cease-fire. There’s little faith among European officials I spoke with that Russia has any plan to end the fighting, unless it is on Moscow’s own terms. Lavrov spoke after Skull&Bones Kerry and reiterated that Russia would continue to bomb the “terrorists” in Syria, and that Russia’s view of “terrorists” was expansive.
“Skull&Bones Kerry is coming in there telling them this is what he hopes they will do, without having a way to elicit a response to them,” said Mead. “That looks like a negotiation, but that’s not actually a negotiation.”
“The Syrian government says jive Turkish forces were believed to be among 100 gunmen it said entered Syria on Saturday accompanied by 12 pick-up trucks mounted with heavy machine guns, in an ongoing supply operation to insurgents fighting Damascus,” Reuters reports. “The operation of supplying ammunition and weapons is continuing via the Bab al-Salama crossing to the Syrian area of Azaz,” the Assad government says.
Meanwhile, since all that would take to unleash a full-blown war is for some Russian to be unexpectedly blown up, events like this do not inspire much confidence in the Syrian “ceasefire”:
On Saturday, the geopolitical world was shocked when Jive Turkey began shelling Aleppo, where the Syrian opposition has its back against the wall in the face of an aggressive advance by Antichrist Hezbollah and the IRGC supported, of course, by Russian airstrikes.
To be sure, everyone knew Ankara and Riyadh would have to do something quick if they wanted to preserve the rebellion. Their proxies are being rolled up rapidly by Hassan Nasrallah’s army and Vladimir Putz Putin’s air force juggernaut. But few expected the escalation would come so quickly.
But Antichrist Recep Tayyip Erdogan is unpredictable (just ask the lone surviving pilot of the Su-24 Jive Turkey shot down in November) and this weekend, he decided that there’s no time like the present when it comes to starting World War III.
Update: Here are the latest headlines out of Russia where the defense ministry is at wit’s end with the Turks.
RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY SAYS ‘TERRORISTS’ IN SYRIA’S IDLIB AND ALEPPO PROVINCES CONTINUE TO RECEIVE WEAPONS AND REINFORCEMENTS FROM JIVE TURKISH TERRITORY – INTERFAX
JIVE TURKEY IS LAUNCHING ‘MASSED’ ARTILLERY STRIKES ON SYRIAN GOVT FORCES AND ‘SYRIA’S PATRIOTIC OPPOSITION’ – RIA CITES RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY
Jive Turkey shelled Syria for a fourth consecutive day on Tuesday as Ankara steps up efforts to bolster rebels in the face of an advance by the Kurdish YPG. “As many as 150 terrorists were killed during the 4-day-long shelling targeting PYD points,” the pro-government Yeni Safak wrote today, adding that “the PYD, backed by both the US and Russia, is working with President Bashar al-Assad to control areas along the Jive Turkish border.”
The takeaway from all of this is simple: escalation imminent.
Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a 1.9 percent drop in January exports, and a 0.8 percent drop in imports, after Antichrist Communist China’s exports fell 1.4 percent in December from a year earlier and imports slid 7.6 percent.
Shares in Japan surged Monday to post their biggest gain since September, as investors bought up recently battered financial stocks and the Japanese yen continued to ease from its strongest levels against the U.S. dollar in more than a year.
The Nikkei Stock Average NIK, +7.16% closed up 7.2% at 16022.58, reversing the bulk of its 11% loss last week, which had been the benchmark’s biggest weekly percentage drop since October 2008.
The Japanese yen USDJPY, +0.60% weakened 0.7% against the U.S. dollar to trade at ¥113.94. A weaker local currency helps the competitiveness of Japanese exporters, although this trend has reversed recently, with the yen reaching as high as ¥110.98 to the dollar last week.
Analysts said they aren’t yet sure whether global markets have bottomed out, but for now, better-than-expected U.S. retail sales and higher stocks overseas and crude-oil prices from Friday appear to have triggered investor interest in Japan and most Asian shares.
The Hang Seng Index HSI, +3.27% closed 3.3% higher due in part to a 4.6% rise for HSBC Holdings PLC HSBC, +3.94% , HSBA, +0.87% which has a 10% weighting in the benchmark. The bank’s board said it would keep the firm’s headquarters in London, after speculation over whether HSBC would move to Hong Kong.
Australia’s S&P ASX 200 XJO, +1.64% gained 1.6% and South Korea’s Kospi SEU, +1.47% was up 1.5%.
Shares across the region were recovering from multiyear lows, including Japan’s Nikkei, which closed Friday at its lowest level since October 2014.
Antichrist Communist China shares slipped slightly on Monday, barely catching up with losses in global assets last week when mainland markets were closed for holiday. The Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, -0.63% ended down 0.6% at 2746.20 after falling nearly 3% intraday.
Investors were buying even amid a batch of weak economic data Monday. Authorities reported that Antichrist Communist Chinese exports fell 6.6% in yuan terms in January from the previous year, compared with a 2.3% increase in December. Imports fell 14.4% in January from a year ago. Japan also reported its GDP contracted in the fourth quarter.
Bargain hunting emerged among Japanese insurers and brokerage firms, with MS&AD Insurance Group rising 13% and Nomura jumping 11%. Banks on Japan’s Topix surged 8.7%, having suffered some of the sharp declines in Asia this year and in the aftermath of the Bank of Japan’s move in January to negative interest rates. Japanese banks have fallen 32.1% since the beginning of the year.
“Some buyback is kicking in because of attractive valuations,” said Tomoichiro Kubota, a senior market analyst at Matsui Securities, though he cautioned that “what we are seeing probably isn’t a full-fledged recovery yet.”
Japanese government bonds declined as the steep recovery in equities reduced the demand for safe-haven assets. The benchmark 10-year yield was up 0.015 percentage point at 0.090%. Bond yields move inversely to prices.
The Antichrist Communist Chinese yuan, which hit its strongest level this year after the central bank guided it sharply higher in the morning, also helped sentiment in the region. The yuan traded as much as 1.2% higher than the previous close, the largest such move since 2005.
In case you haven’t noticed, Antichrist Iran is on a roll.
Much to the chagrin of Israel and any number of GOP lawmakers in the US, the nuclear accord is a done deal and creates a $100 billion windfall for Tehran.
And that’s just the beginning of the story.
Starting in Q1, Antichrist Iran will ramp crude production by 500,000 b/d and by 1,000,000 b/d by year end. The sharp increase in production is expected to help Iran quintuple its oil revenue by the end of 2016 compared to what the country was pulling in while languishing under international sanctions.
Assuming $29/ barrel crude, Iran would bring in some $2.35 billion a month assuming production of 2.7 million b/d, which is below the 2.86 million b/d that Tehran actually pumped in January.
Of course we shouldn’t put it in dollar terms. After all, Antichrist Iran prefers euros. But not for “political reasons” – it’s business not personal (see here).
Aside from what this represents symbolically for Tehran, this means that Antichrist Iranian supply is now officially set to flood an already oversupplied market. That is, after nine months of speculation, Antichrist Iran is now back to market and that means still more supply at a time when the world’s storage capacity is very nearly exhausted.
But oil bulls need not despair. Because the first time a Jive Turkish mortar kills a Antichrist Hezbollah fighter in Aleppo, the world will careen into a global armed conflict and if that doesn’t send oil back to $100, nothing will.
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In this interview, Dr. Tarpley reviews the writings of John P. Holdren, the current White House science advisor. This interview conclusively exposes scientific elite’s true agenda, world-wide genocide and the formation of a global government to rule.
World-renowned libertarian Lew Rockwell, the co-founder of the Mises Institute and Ron Paul’s former congressional chief of staff, joins the show today to discuss the the plan to start world war 3 by the elite.
Historian and author Webster Tarpley exposes how White House science czar John P. Holdren, who infamously co-wrote a 1977 textbook in which he advocated the formation of a “planetary regime” that would use a “global police force” to enforce totalitarian measures of population control, including forced abortions, mass sterilization programs conducted via the food and water supply, as well as mandatory bodily implants that would prevent couples from having children, is a Malthusian fanatic in the tradition of the arcane anti-human ideology that originated amongst British aristocracy in the 19th century.
Holdren calls himself a “neo-Malthusian” in his own book, and as Tarpley explains, is a historical pessimist who has rejected the idea that America and humanity as a whole can progress through ingenuity, industry and economic growth. Instead, Holdren sees humankind as a cancer upon the earth. Holdren wants to set up a “Science Court,” where potential developments could be blocked by government decree if they don’t conform to the planned society necessary under Holdren’s “planetary regime”. He also seeks to institute “de-development” worldwide to prevent the third world from ever lifting itself out of poverty and roll things back to “pre-industrial civilization” where average life spans would not be much more than 30 years.
Holdren’s co-author, Paul Ehrlich, is a discredited crank who wrote books in the 70’s claiming that England would not exist as a land mass by the year 2000 because of climate change. As Tarpley explains, Ehrlich’s warning of a “population bomb” has proven incorrect, with population in Europe, Japan and the United States falling when immigration is removed from the equation.
Do you trust the federal government to make the Internet ecosystem more vibrant than it is today?” FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai stated, who broke rank to oppose the proposed regulations. “Can you think of any regulated utility like the electric company or water company that is as innovative as the Internet?” Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is refusing to appear before Congress as the FCC prepares a regulatory Internet takeover.
For the New World Order, a world government is just the beginning. Once in place they can engage their plan to exterminate 80% of the world’s population, while enabling the elites to live forever with the aid of advanced technology. For the first time, crusading filmmaker Alex Jones reveals their secret plan for humanity’s extermination: Operation END GAME.
The history of the global elite’s bloody rise to power and reveals how they have funded dictators and financed the bloodiest wars – creating order out of chaos to pave the way for the first true world empire. Bilderberg Group to Ottawa and Istanbul to document their secret summits, allowing you to witness global kingpins setting the world’s agenda and instigating World War III Learn about the formation of the North America transportation control grid, which will end U.S. sovereignty forever Discover how the practitioners of the pseudo-science eugenics have taken control of governments worldwide as a means to carry out depopulation View the progress of the coming collapse of the United States and the formation of the North American Union.
The following are excerpts of Putz Putin’s speech was directed at Western elites.
“Russia will no longer play games with the United States and engage in back-room negotiations… Russia is prepared for serious agreements, but only if these agreements are conducive to collective security… All systems of global collective security now lie in ruins. There are no longer any international security guarantees at all and the party responsible for the destruction of global collective security is The United States of America…
…The builders of the New World Order have failed by having built a sand castle…Russia favors a conservative approach to introducing innovations into the social order, but is not opposed to investigating and discussing such innovations, to see if introducing any of them might be justified…
…Russia has no intention of building an empire of their own, but will not go fishing in the murky waters created by America’s ever-expanding “empire of chaos…
…Russia’s challenges lie in developing her already vast territory…Russia will not attempt to reformat the world in her own image, but neither will she allow anyone to reformat her in their image. Russia will not close herself off from the world, but anyone who tries to close her off from the world will be sure to reap a whirlwind. Neither is Russia willing to act as a savior of the world, as she has in the past…
…Russia does not wish for the chaos to spread, does not want war, and has no intention of starting one. However, todayRussia sees the outbreak of global war as almost inevitable, is prepared for it, and is continuing to prepare for it. Russia does not war, nor does she fear it…
…Russia does not intend to take an active role in thwarting those who are still attempting to construct their New World Order, however, Russia will oppose their efforts if they begin to impinge on Russia’s key interests. Russia would prefer to stand by and watch them give themselves as many lumps as their poor heads can take. But those who manage to drag Russia into this process, through disregard for her interests, will be taught the true meaning of pain…
…Russia’s will rely not on the elites to set the tone for the future, and these decisions will result from the will of the people…”
The United States would be wise to prepare in kind. Is anyone else concerned that our first and last line of defense is Barack “let’s play nine” Obozo? Putz Putin has warned that “I want to remind you that Russia is one of the most powerful nuclear nations,” Putz Putin said. “This is a reality, not just words.”
EURUSD is down over 120 pips this morning and accelerating as Mario Draghi drops all kinds of tapebombs in his Q&A with his Brussels overlords. Most crucially, slamming EURUSD 70 pips and breaking Wednesday lows, was his admission that while The ECB would “not buy” non-performing Italian bank loans, it would (confirmed by Italy’s Treasury) allow the busted deals as repo collateral (how close to par?) allowing Italian banks to kick the can just a little further.
So to clarify…
*DRAGHI SAYS ECB NOT TALKING ABOUT BUYING ITALIAN BAD LOANS
But, as Italy’s Treasury confirms, will allow Italian banks to post them as repo collateral (who knows what haircut)
*DRAGHI SAYS DEALING WITH BAD LOANS REQUIRES TIME
So – to translate – we’ll burden the European taxpayer with all these busted loans, give you cash (probably with no haircut) because all it needs is some time and these loans will all be money good?
*DRAGHI SAYS NO DIFFERENTIAL TREATMENT OF BAD LOANS IN EURO ZONE
Oh and what we are doing with Italy’s NPLs, we will do for all EU nations.
No wonder EUR is dropping…
Is EURUSD tumbling from this apparent “easing” or from the incredulity of Draghi’s hubris in destroying any semblance of ECB balance sheet strength? Or both?
*DRAGHI SAYS QE IS FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ADAPT TO MARKET CHANGES
In other words, we will buy whatever is falling?
OPEC rumors, crappy data, and no volume… the perfect recipe for USDJPY-driven hype-fueled stop-running in futures. The Dow just tagged last Wednesday’s highs, and stalled, after running 700 points while hardly taking a breath.
What happens next? Is there any more stops to run to take us higher?
Parts of central and western Japan experienced a spell of spring-like weather over the weekend of February 13, 2016. Warm conditions, usually observed in July, were reported across the affected area, accompanied by heavy rainfall and strong winds.
A warm air mass, pushing in from the south has brought unseasonably warm temperatures to parts of the archipelago. 24.8 °C (76.6 °F) was recorded in Tokyo, 23.5 °C (74.3 °F) in Nagoya and 23.3 °C(73.9 °F) in Minami, Tokushima Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). 22 °C (71.6 °F) was observed in Kuji while 21.3 °C (70.3 °F) was measured in Iwaizumi, in Iwate Prefecture.
While New York City had its coldest start to Valentine’s Day in 100 years on Sunday, it would seem balmy compared with the wicked wind chill at upstate Whiteface Mountain.
As temperatures dropped across the Northeast from the blast of a polar vortex, the wind chill at Whiteface, near Lake Placid, made it feel like a body- and mind-numbing minus 114 degrees late Saturday and into Sunday. Central Park could only muster a minus 1 degree.
A cliff collapsed near the Taylor’s Mistake Bay, Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 14, 2016, following an M5.7 earthquake recorded east of the city. Also, a large sinkhole formed on a Bower Ave, a local street in Christchurch, and the local road workers are worried more hidden dangers might be lurking under the surface.
A large and shallow earthquake registered by New Zealand’s GeoNet as M5.7 hit 15 km east of Christchurch, New Zealand at 00:13 UTC (13:13 local time) on February 14, 2016. The agency reported a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles) while USGS recorded M5.8 at a depth of 8.2 km (5.1 miles). The quake was followed by a series of aftershocks.
…oh, and by the way, lol, there are still a few real men left that are not metro sexual punk’d out NWO dipshits …and they hall ass with just two wheels. F1 has nothing on The Isle Of Man.
The earnings decline may be at least partially to blame for one of the worst-ever starts to a year for the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.39% which, despite rallying for the last two sessions, are down about 7.4% and 7.2% for the year, respectively.
Some analysts have said that tumbling earnings may be a precursor to declines of at least 20% in the S&P 500, indicating more pain is ahead for the stock market.