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September 2015 Sure Started Off With Quite A Bang, Eh?

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Bang Explosion - Public DomainAfter enduring their worst August in 17 years, U.S. stocks are off to their worst start to a September in 13 years.  Just yesterday, I declared that we would be entering the “danger zone” this month, and it didn’t take long for the action to begin.  Historically, this month is the worst month of the year for stocks, and most of the biggest stock market crashes throughout our history have come in the fall.  On Tuesday, the Dow plunged another 469 points, and it is now down more than 10 percent from the peak of the market back in May.  That means that we have officially entered “correction” territory.  Asian stocks also crashed hard on Tuesday, so did European stocks, and the price of oil plummeted about 8 percent.  For a long time, there have been a lot of people out there that have been warning that a financial crisis would happen in the second half of 2015, and they are being proven right.  It is actually happening.

Of course there will be plenty of ups and downs still to come.  I cannot emphasize enough that we should fully expect waves of panic selling and waves of panic buying.  This always happens during any market crash.

For instance, just consider what happened when the tech bubble crashed.  The following analysis comes from Graham Summers

In a six month period, investors moved stocks down 19%, up 8%, then down 27%, then up 21%, then down 22%, then up 34%, then down 17%, then up 16%, then down 28%, then up 16%, and finally down 17%. Only at that point did stocks break their trendline for the bubble (the blue line) and it became obvious that the bubble had burst.

My point with all of this is that even when the bubble was both very specific AND obvious, the collapse was neither quick nor clean. There were several large 20%+ crashes, but overall, it was a roller coaster with jarring rallies that gradually wore its way down.

It was a full-blown market collapse, and yet there were moments when the market absolutely skyrocketed.

The same thing happened in 2008.  In fact, the best two days in stock market history were right in the middle of the last financial crisis.

So don’t be fooled by what happens on any one particular day.  Huge up days and huge down days are both red flags.

If the market is going to recover any time soon, what we need are nice quiet days without much volatility.  Unfortunately, that is not likely to happen any time soon because a tremendous amount of damage has already been done and some massive imbalances have already developed.  I like how Richard Smith put it recently…

Serious damage has been done to the financial markets in the past two weeks – very serious. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

No one should be kidding themselves that what’s happened in the past two weeks is just a little late summer blip – building up some energy to rally into the fall and winter. I’m not saying it couldn’t happen but it isn’t the odds play.

Everywhere I look, technical damage has been done – and it’s like nothing we’ve seen since 2008.

Yes, the mainstream media is telling everyone that they shouldn’t panic and that everything will be just fine, but those that study the charts for a living know what is really happening.  For months, I have been telling you over and over that things were setting up in textbook fashion for another financial crisis, and other experts have been seeing the exact same things that I have been seeing.  For example, just consider what Louise Yamada told CNBC

Looking at a chart of the S&P 500, Louise Yamada noted that momentum has been declining for four months, which by her work, is a “classic” sell signal.

“This is suggesting to me that we are looking at a bear market,” said Yamada said Tuesday on CNBC’s “Futures Now.” Yamada noted that the last two times the market saw a similar shift in momentum were in January 2008 and June 2000.

Right now, a lot of people are very confused about what to do.  Those that told them to buy stocks in the first place are telling them to buy even more stocks.  And of course the mainstream media is telling them that everything is going to be just wonderful after this “correction” runs its course.  But at the same time a lot of people have a gut feeling that things are about to get really bad.

Personally, I think that what John Hussman shared in his recent newsletter contains a lot of wisdom…

“If you’re taking more equity risk than you can actually tolerate if the market goes south, setting your portfolio right isn’t a market call – it’s just sound financial planning. It’s only fun to be reckless if you also turn out to be lucky. Market conditions are now more hostile than at any time since the 2007 peak. If you want to be speculating, and you can tolerate the outcome, then you’re not taking too much equity risk in the first place. But it’s one or the other. Can you tolerate a 40-55% market loss over the next 18 months or so? If not, take this opportunity to set things right. That’s not the worst-case scenario under present conditions; it’s actually the run-of-the-mill historical expectation.”

I also want to point out that we are now less than two weeks away from the end of the Shemitah year.

If you are still not familiar with the concept of the Shemitah year, please see my previous article entitled “The Shemitah: The Biblical Pattern Which Indicates That A Financial Collapse May Be Coming In 2015“.

Even though the stock market crashed in September 2001 at the end of a Shemitah year, and in September 2008 at the end of another Shemitah year, and it is crashing again in September 2015, somehow there are still people out there that do not think that this is real.

Well, I am here to tell you that this is very real.  But if you won’t listen to me, perhaps you will consider the findings of Israeli mathematician Thomas Pound.  The following comes from an outstanding piece that was just published by WND

After a friend told him about the seven-year Sabbatical cycle to the stock market, Pound again set out to see if the theory held up under statistical scrutiny.

Applying the same ANOVA test to the Shemitah cycle, Pound’s research revealed that the sabbatical years were the only group of years in which the market cycle averages consistent significant losses since 1871.

He also found that, in Shemitah years, the difference in loss was greater than that noted in professor Shiller’s decennial cycle.

“Statistically, it appears that the calendar years in which the Sabbatical year ends are worse than the other six years, and that difference is significant based on the data I have,” Pound told Breaking Israel News.

Look, I know that this may not fit with how you currently view the world.

The truth is that a whole bunch of weird stuff is about to happen that may not fit with how you currently view the world.

But if you honestly want to discover the truth, then you have got to go wherever the evidence ultimately leads you.

So what do you think about all of this?  Please feel free to join the discussion by posting a comment below…

  • Alwaystomorrow

    The Economic Collapse Blog Has Issued A RED ALERT For The Last Six Months Of 2015.

    Published 6/25/2015.

    122 days until 12/31/2015.

    Lets do a count down every day until the end of 2015 and see just what happens.

    ——————————————————————————

    By Michael S, on July 31st, 2015.

    “And
    I kind of appreciate the countdown. It reminds people of my warning,
    and perhaps it will give some readers a renewed sense of urgency.”

    • G21

      You just disappeared too! How nice!

      • Al

        I have been watching Mr always tomorrow do this for awhile, trying to figure it out, and I think that I have finally cracked it. “IT DOESNT MATTER” as a matter of fact none of it matters we can all prepare (and so we should) but at the end of the day – “it plain and simple doesn’t matter” hahahaha I’m with you Always tomorrow. hahahaha

      • MichellfromTheEconomicCollapse

        Be nice or get banned!

    • guest

      Get a life assh*le

      • Guest

        +1

      • HeyAHuman

        So sensitive…

      • His Nibs

        o

      • James

        NBER declared recession?

    • CASTIEL

      Mr tomorrow dont understand that countdown….Are you wating for a rain of nukes? because economic collapse is already happening…..

      • James

        NBER declared recession?

        • CASTIEL

          we are already living it …i dont care what those dudes declare…

          • James

            WTF do you mean.

    • northernconservative

      Anybody else laughing at Mr Tomorrow here? Dude you must be sitting in mommy’s basement or something. Lol. Look at the numbers and heck, look at China! This guy is willfully ignorant. Does he actually believe that this won’t affect everybody in some way? Sheesh. Grow up, wake up, whatever is appropriate.

      • James

        Has NBER declared recession?

    • anon

      Thank you for the countdown, but I suspect you will have to start a new countdown with Michael’s new prediction come 2016. :-)

    • merrileerj

      Before everything shuts down & we have no communication, I wanted to thank you for all your teachings & warnings these last months. I’m scared but preparing what I can.

    • loadnup

      Hey, folks, he only posts this so he can get a rise out of the knowledgeable folks on here. Just ignore the government shill and while he may not go away, he will at a minimum understand his show is over. pray, prep and protect.

      • Alwaystomorrow

        Leading by example. Good job! :-)

        • Let_us_reason

          A married man getting up there in years trolling a website. Shouldn’t you be a little bit ashamed of yourself?

          C’mon. I would expect this kind of behavior from teens and immature adults.

          • Alwaystomorrow

            Guess my age.

      • Steve Lukas

        Right on

    • Mondobeyondo

      And about 15 days until the NFL regular season begins!

  • G21

    I agree, Michael, you have to go where the evidence leads you.

    Unfortunately, there are some who refuse to consider all the evidence, sure that their own limited view of the cosmos is all that exists.

  • BarryH

    Thank you Michael for writing this informative article.

  • Harbinger

    Forget everything you think you know in order to gain the wisdom of tomorrow. It is imperative that we realize we are entering unchartered territory and what worked before will not work again. It is the truly educated man who realizes he knows very little and even then what he knows is of little value. Take money out of the equation and you will see the true character of man emerge. Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none.

    • CASTIEL

      If you take money out of equation most people will be like Cavemen or Australopithecus smashing heads of others with sticks….For them money is the only factor that gives them some meaning in their lifes…like buying a better car or ipad than their neighbours, and that is enough for some people…..post stupid things in facebook instead of discussing important things that could transform our society…..thats the reason i dont have face…stupidity is like a virus :)You will see very few men with true character when money and other things disappear.

      • Harbinger

        Many are called but few are chosen. Thankfully I am blessed beyond measure and money has little to do with it.

        • CASTIEL

          No one is chosen…we are the ones who makes our own decisions and then we live by their consequences….But to do the right decision the strengh we have in our heart is fundamental.

          • Harbinger

            “Many are called but few are chosen.” (Mathew 22:14) many people hear the call of God in one form or another, but only a few will respond, because they truly hear God and surrender to His will. There are always consequences for our choices, whether they be positive or negative depends on are ability to make the right choice.

          • CASTIEL

            In that way i agree with you…chosen by our actions and our principles…but for that strengh is necessary…..because most of them chose the weak and easy path

          • jakartaman

            Some scientist believe that there is NO free will!

          • CharlesH

            That’s why they’re only scientists and not God.

          • Jerry C

            Some scientist choose to believe that there is NO free will!

      • alan

        I’m going to be a Gigantopithecus.

        • CASTIEL

          lol…..

      • James

        Do you believe that climate change is happening?
        Do you believe the Department of Defense needs greater funding?
        Do you believe that England has higher violent crime rates after adjusting for the fact that England includes theft in their violent crime rates?

    • jakartaman

      Yup!
      I don’t even know how much I don’t know!

      • wes

        Very wise words

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    • Bubba Johnson

      Got it and agree.
      I still like money though. The more the better.

      • Guest

        Money can’t buy you happiness but it CAN buy you a
        Yacht to pull up next to it. :-)

    • Guest

      Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.

      Benjamin Franklin

      • anon

        Coming from someone who was fairly wealthy.

        • Guest

          I am in that “awful 1%” and I can attest that money never added an ounce of true happiness to my life! Does it provide moment s of happiness, sure it does, but actual true happiness is not, nor will it ever be, found in things of this world!
          I’m sure there is many who would argue, and that’s fine, but that’s my view.

          • Walter B

            And I, in a world of extreme low income, have had the blessings of joy to the point of tears, love in the purest of forms, and fulfillment in every way for every moment of every day. How can these anomalies exist? Through the Son of Man and by no other Way. I hope you may be blessed and find it as well….

          • Preacher62

            Best comment ever

        • Guest

          And wanted more.

      • Rich or poor…its nice to have money

    • Alwaystomorrow

      Harbinger, when you said “Forget everything you think you know in order to gain the wisdom of tomorrow.” were you referring to Alwaystomorrow?

      • James

        Oh your back again

  • GetReal4U2

    The truth is that a whole bunch of weird stuff is about to happen that may not fit with how you currently view the world…
    very true…”things are about to change”…

  • hannabillnectar

    Thank you Michael, As a christian nomad, I would hope to choose to lose my life on this planet, indeed our hairs are all numbered, our times are predestined we can not add a single second. Not one apostle in the new testament complained about the local current events and economic issues of the day. Paul was familiar with suffering at the hands of romans ,greeks and jews, and yet he considered all things, many things we americans hold dear, worthless for the sake of knowing Christ and to suffer. It takes a whole american megachurch to measure up to 1 christian form the middle east. I can only hope to to somehow muster up enough faith to lose all for Him someday. and be found worthy. i think the collapse that is coming could be the best thing that happened to this country in a long time.
    .

    • Annette Smith

      Oh, Amen, you said it right!

    • Preacher62

      So say I

    • GSOB

      ” It takes a whole american megachurch to measure up to 1 christian form the middle east. ”
      Fleshy statement.
      The Catholic Church is better off today than it was in Paul’s time.
      I hope you know the difference b/t the Roman catholic church and the ‘Catholic’ church.

  • Annette Smith

    This is really good, Michael. All my friends are wondering how many days
    left until Christmas…and Wally World has started their Christmas
    stuff already! Can’t believe it. I know that Wally World is hurting, but
    this just is terrible!

  • greanfinisher .

    We’re obviously entering the second trough of this Depression as evidenced by the huge market swings during the last few weeks. In fact, the panic selling could easily have evolved into a fractious tailspin if it were not for the heavy Fed purchases of derivatives to counter the sell offs.

  • blushing groom

    Michael:
    Do not be naive, markets are fully rigged by the Fed.
    Everything is a joke.

    • Northernconservative

      Tell that to 75% of the country when their 401Ks collapse.

      • Not Sure

        Yeah, a lot of people lost at least 50% of their 401k in 2008. Idiot investing firms, like Edward Jones, just kept telling their clients “No one knows where we are in the market cycle. Just keep investing.” That worked out really well. (sarcasm font off)

        • Joe

          I agree with the coming events but saying that people lost 50% is only half the story! If they let their money ride their money not only came back but tripled from its low…Dow near 6,000 and then rocketed to 18,000. So a blanket statement of “we lost 50%” also means that they panicked and sold everything when some finance people were telling them “DONT SELL”.
          Will this time be different? Maybe!? Maybe not!? Time will tell!

          • Not Sure

            A lot of investors knew what was coming and could have said “let’s transfer your wealth to a safe haven until this blows over”, but they didn’t. It will happen this way, again. This time I have a Gold IRA to ride out the storm. I will roll it into a stocks/funds IRA once the dust settles and prices are cheap and stable, again.

          • Joe

            And if it does do the same thing then my current investments will be worth much much more soon…just like last time!
            Investing is a slow consistent strategy, all of this moving stuff around increases risk based in your fears. Stock markets have always risen and fallen. Maybe one day it really will fall, but if that’s the case not too much will save too many!
            Hiwever, I’m gonna stick with my proven strategy. But good luck with the gold…which really only rises and falls with fear.

  • Israeli Woman

    It is interesting that the Nations are learning about the Shemitta, I just regret that the concept is being twisted somewhat. The Shemitta is not synonymous with apocalypse, it is a rest for the land (agriculturally) and releasing from debts.

    The pattern of seven year financial decline that corresponds with it is not “because of the shemitta”, rather it is the Creator’s way of punishing due to lack of observance of the sanctity of the Shemitta, including, in some cases, the financial aspect of the shemitta and the relieving of debt.

    Just as we are reminded in this year that although we work the ground for six years, ultimately we are not what causes it to bear fruit- that is the Creator- also in the financial realm when we have success or failure in business it is not due to our special talents or abilities- it is all because the Creator has allowed us success or not.

    Rosh Hashana is when all of Mankind is judged and passes before the King of Kings to receive their allotted destiny for the next year based on their deeds in the last year(s). That is why the financial fall happens sometime after Rosh Hashana. On Yom Kippur the decree is sealed.

    But any decree can be altered with: charity, prayer and true repentance.

    • Ricardo

      Spot on !!

    • loadnup

      Most folks have not taken the time to educate themselves on what the Shemitah is really all about. Your post is a great clarifier and thanks for taking the time to educate in as simple and uncomplicated way as I’ve ever seen in dealing with this subject…

    • stephen

      So the shemitah that Jonathan Cahn says applies to the U.S. because the market crashed 7% (actually the stock market dipped and later recovered). But is that the truth? Actually figure for 17 Sept 2001 was 6.98%. The other dates are rounded up and down; its unfortunate that Jonathan Cahn makes claims about a total stock market crash but the bible says the shemitah was ONLY given to Israel and there are no prophesies about it applying to any other nation.
      Interesting.

      Also interesting is the 6.98% dip in the stock market… does that mean God does not do what He says He will? Or that the U.S. is only 6.98% bad so the market only dipped that amount?

      Another interesting point – because the shemitah is a release of DEBTS but it’s not mandatory for foreigners creates a problem for Cahn too. Then there is the OPTION for Jews to release debts of foreigners – again something Cahn does not talk about even though it’s clearly shown in scripture.

      “At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release of debts. 2 And this is the form of the release: Every creditor who has lent anything to his neighbor shall release it; he shall not require it of his neighbor or his brother, because it is called the Lord’s release. 3 Of a foreigner you may require it; but you shall give up your claim to what is owed by your brother, 4 except when there may be no poor among you; for the Lord will greatly bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance—“ Deut 15:1-4

      BTW the shemitah is a release of debts, not stock market. If you look at the consumer and govt debt levels from 1930 to present, there is no decrease or wiping away of any debts. But what was the result of the crash… err dip in the market in 2008? There was a 700 million dollar bailout that was placed upon the backs of citizens via taxes, which resulted in more govt debt and more consumer debt. I wonder Cahn doesn’t bring up that info in his books & DVDs?

      Cahn also states the “wake” of the shemitah destroys economies and people are ravaged by the lack of food but again scripture disagrees with Cahn. Yes the 7th year is to lie fallow but look what happens in the 6th year…

      “‘And if you say, “What shall we eat in the seventh year, since we shall not sow nor gather in our produce?”21 Then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will bring forth produce enough for three years. 22 And you shall sow in the
      eighth year, and eat old produce until the ninth year; until its produce comes in, you shall eat of the old harvest.”
      Leviticus 25:20-22

      Notice that if they observe shemitah there would be no famine, hunger or lack of money because God would increase the 6th year harvest 3x its normal amount. If they disobeyed the shemitah, they would only harvest that years amount. Either way it would not wreck their society.

      I bet Cahn is already making excuses for when Sept 2015 passes and there is no total collapse.

      Be careful whom you follow – let it be no man but the Father, the Messiah and the Holy Spirit – all of which are never in conflict with the scriptures.

  • NARENDRA MODI KING of WORLD

    Michael, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your work. All I’m going to say is thank you

  • Alexander Shekhtman

    I hope the market crashes by 10,000 during September. Most stocks are at least 100 overvalued. I think stocks like Facebook are at least 300% overvalued. For sure stocks like Twitter shouldn’t exits because that company isn’t making profits. How and there be such a high value in stocks if a company is showing losses every quarter since its founding?

  • John Noyb

    Michael – would like to see your thoughts on what we should/could expect to see when the economy collapses in light of what is currently taking place. I know it has potential for all kinds of shtf – but what do you think will happen in the coming weeks/months prior to 2016?

  • Illegal

    I remember the repeal of the Glass Steagall Act and thinking that this was going to unleash a force that was going to negatively affect the US. Well it allowed the creation of tbtf banks and the Wall St. Casino. There is not a rational political voice that is speaking out about the impending financial doom. All anyone ever wants to do is throw more money into the fire.

    Everyone one needs to read Economics in One Lesson and the Richest Man in Babylon.

    • Jerry C

      Exactly.

      Who would’a thunk that repealing the very Act created after the Great Depression to prevent another Great Depression would have…wait for it…created ANOTHER Great Depression?

  • Vic Gambardella

    Its funny I have been reading your blogs for 2yrs now and by the sounds its all leading to this . I live in australia and I still prepare as I beleive what happens in america will happen here.its just funny how many people still have their heads in the sand and live day by day..
    but just a question how will australia be affected..hmmmmmm

    • alan

      Weld some cars together and get out on the high way first!
      Your probably as a country a little better off than we are. Not too populated and a fairly warm climate for growing. You don’t have a boarder for invaders to come in. You also have the sea for food. Still people flip out so big cities would fall apart quick.

    • El mico

      Be thankful that even though we have a lot of guns in oz, more now than ever even though we had a massive buy back, they are not the semi auto military weapons these yanks love to wave around. At least the unarmed here stand a chance.

      • Not Sure

        Outgunned is outgunned. Bringing a knife to a gunfight is still a losing proposition. Doesn’t matter if the other guy has a revolver or an AR-15. If you lack a firearm, YOU ARE SCREWED.

        • El mico

          What? Not true. Haven’t you ever seen a Steven Segall movie?

          • GSOB

            Jackie Chan is the man.

  • WK

    Because Michael is right every 7 years does not make him or the doom and gloom people prophetic. The long history suggests these cycles as he has pointed out before. However, he has also called for a number of collapses during these 7 years also, so there is no special credibility this time. And the jury is still out. We will know more how things react once the rates change, and we sort out the spasms of the current market. It may go down to 15,000 or it may go to 12,000. Or it may keep going but i doubt the Fed is going to allow a full collapse, just as they did not allow a runaway collapse in 2008. If a QE is announced to stem investor fears, the market will skyrocket again.

    What Michael adds here is a sense of perspective and caution. I am out of the market as of August 5, and am staying out while all of this algo driven mayhem continues. Believe no one that proclaims they are all knowing about what is going on. That’s what keeps his blog and others like his in business.

    • Nemnor

      WK, you stated – “…i doubt the Fed is going to allow a full collapse, just as they did not allow a runaway collapse in 2008…“.

      However, after a while (eventually), as the decadent and decaying Capitalist system continue on it’s general decline, nothing the Fed or the US Government do (or not do) will prevent Capitalist USA (and the World) from sinking into total socioeconomic collapse/chaos and/or WW-III.

      And, my statement (above) is from a clear understanding that – Capitalism is indeed DECADENT and at a “dead end”, and is at the very root of all the major socioeconomic issues facing the USA and the World.

  • Lorre Verhoosel

    Just because the holy scripture says people should do or not do something, does not mean it has supernatural origins. For example, why does Judeo-Christian scripture forbid men from eating pork or shellfish? Because there’s something inherently evil about eating it? Or does it have more practicle reasons?

    “Pigs require water and shady woods with seeds, but those conditions are scarce in Israel and the Middle East. – wiki”. Also, pigs eat virtually everything, which could have been considered unclean. The reason why shellfish could have been forbidden was because it was hard to preserve, especially in a desert.

    My point: a lot of things in holy scripture have practicle reasons, but are conveyed through parable or metaphore (the word of God). How this relates to the Shemitah cycle: maybe through generational experience, the people who wrote the Judeo-Christian scriptures where at least on a practicle level aware of a natural law that forced them to get rid of there depth every seven years. In the past they would have noticed how they always suffered losses at the end of a cycle. This does not have to be a supernatural law imposed by a deity; just look at the lemming population fluctuations for a perfect example of a species suffering losses because of uncontroled greet.

    Whatever you belief, at least recognize that this might not be justice from above, but simply our population on the verge of collapse after an extraordinary abondance of cheap energy (fossil fuels), which have supressed the severity of this cyclical population reduction. After so many decades though, expect a population collapse of biblical proportion in the not to distant future…

  • Lorre

    Just because the holy scripture says people should do or not do something, does not mean it has supernatural origins. For example, why does Judeo-Christian scripture forbid men from eating pork or shellfish? Because there’s something inherently evil about eating it? Or does it have more practicle reasons?

    “Pigs require water and shady woods with seeds, but those conditions are scarce in Israel and the Middle East. – wiki”. Also, pigs eat virtually everything, which could have been considered unclean. The reason why shellfish could have been forbidden was because it was hard to preserve, especially in a desert.

    My point: a lot of things in holy scripture have practicle reasons, but are conveyed through parable or metaphore (the word of God). How this relates to the Shemitah cycle: maybe through generational experience, the people who wrote the Judeo-Christian scriptures where at least on a practicle level aware of a natural law that forced them to get rid of there depth every seven years. In the past they would have noticed how they always suffered losses at the end of a cycle. This does not have to be a supernatural law imposed by a deity; just look at the lemming population fluctuations for a perfect example of a species suffering losses because of uncontroled greet.

    Whatever you belief, at least recognize that this might not be justice from above, but simply our population on the verge of collapse after an extraordinary abondance of cheap energy (fossil fuels), which have supressed the severity of this cyclical population reduction. After so many decades though, expect a population collapse of biblical proportion in the not to distant future…

    • Jerry C

      Um, you do realize the eating kosher is healthy for you, no? Shellfish are the garbage bottom feeders of the ocean while pigs are garbage bottom feeders of the land. My point: trust in God’s Word; not your imaginary interpretation of parables or metaphors.

      • Lorre

        1) You assumed I was questioning the validity of kosher? Do forgive me, but what I meant to say was it’s practical – thus, probably not supernatural. Only a fool would need divine intervention to know he’d better be careful with (expired) oysters.

        2) Correct, many people SEE pigs as “unclean”, hence a potential origin of a parable. I don’t see how pigs and shellfish being “carbage feeders” leads to your point though.

        3) I’m open to anyone’s “Word”, and won’t try to belittle it as being imaginary.

        • Nemnor

          Lorre, from my point of view, much of your “thinking” (as per your post above) is indeed the more “proper and OBJECTIVE” way one should think (using your “God given brain”) .

          For example, ANY “sensible” person (instinctively) knows that it is better/healthier to eat foods that are close to their whole natural form, rather than “processed” foods that are depleted and/or filled with artificial flavors and coloring, and would buy the better/healthier foods if they can afford it.

          The “sensible”, “rational” and “objective” person, ALREADY has a “God given” mind with which he/she can “know/sense” what is “right” and what is “wrong”, and would not need any (holy) book to “guide” them.

          Finally, the “world of God” would NOT (and can not) be in any book – written in the language of MAN – which is subject to mistranslation, misinterpretation and misunderstanding. Hence the “Word of God” would be in a form that can NOT be corrupted or misunderstood by anyone.

          • GSOB

            That’s your vain reasoning to excuse yourself from His call.

            Ignorant as all hell.

          • Lorre

            I’m not sure wether sensibiliy could not have arisen through a generational trail-and-error sequence of events. Regardless, I deem this to be an acceptable consensus.

      • Lorre

        1) You assumed I was questioning the validity of kosher? Sorry, my idea was that it’s practical – thus, probably not supernatural.

        2) Correct, many people SEE pigs as “unclean”, hence a potential origin of a parable. I don’t see how pigs and shellfish being “carbage feeders” leads to your point though.

        3) I’m open to anyone’s word, and won’t belittle it as being imaginary.

      • His Nibs

        It doesn’t matter what they eat. It matters what they are.
        If you’ll eat a sausage you’ll eat crap off the floor.
        Pigs and shellfish are creatures that process stuff like any other animal. Not heard of the food chain?
        Prawns are eaten by fish and fish are eaten by humans. So humans eating fish that have eaten prawns is ok,but humans eating prawns is not ok??
        *facepalm*

  • axinosp PAN

    the first wave of sock start next Monday, the second last week of September, and then …….

  • G21

    In the stock markets, a “Death Cross” is when a particular stock’s (or index’s) 50-day moving average crosses below its 200-day moving average.
    A quote from MarketWatch:

    “Death Cross patterns continue to spread through the stock market like an epidemic, even infecting market segments believed to be more insulated from overseas turmoil.”

    We are already witnessing the stock market crash. It’s not likely to come as one sudden drop “off a cliff”, but a slower, long-term downtrend.

    • G21

      At the same time, the VIX (Volatility Index or “Fear Index”) is sharply higher recently. A rising VIX indicates a downward trend in stocks.

      Many experts, not just one or two, are predicting a 50% or more loss in stock market value.

  • chilller

    I can’t help but wonder…since there are so many Hebrews involved with the operation of US finances and on Wall Street, and the Shemitah is a Hebrew thing…is there a connection here?

    • G21

      Take your ignorant antichrist bigotry somewhere else.

      • chilller

        Oh I see…I’m an ignorant antichrist bigot for asking a simple question here huh? You’re reply speaks volumes about who and what you are….mr. glock21…..eeeuuuwwww…I’m scared…..

    • GSOB

      No. Don’to buy into the phony predictions.

  • Hussanatu

    Thanks for another great post! I’m reminded of Proverbs 1:20-33. Wisdom is calling out to us, and we can choose to listen and prepare or be caught unaware. “Whoever listens to [wisdom] will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.”

  • cal

    The antichrist is licking his chops. This person is waiting for two events…the total collapse of the world financial system and the Rapture which will remove his chief opposition. Just a few weeks away? a few days? Maybe today?

    • anon

      Since the antichrist does not exist I doubt he is licking anything. Nor is he frothing at the mouth with anticipation.

      • Steve Lukas

        Anybody who denies Christ is the son of God is of the spirit of the antichrist.

    • algol2000

      I am sorry to say, but there will be no rapture. Every man alive will witness the tribulation.

  • Pen Pal

    Amen! Very good information and thank you!

    • fwalker15

      Information? Are you kidding? That’s fiction and proof he has no idea about finance or economics whatsoever.

  • Walter B

    How can it not fall apart? Why is the “Market” as big as it is now – because the Fed printed fiat dollars that the Big Boys took as loans to buy their company’s stock to pump it up artificially. Had they kept the cash in there, perhaps an argument could be made that it is not so bad, but the Big Boys preceded to steal all of that borrowed cash in the form of huge bonuses, bigger paychecks and exorbitant bennies and lifestyles, leaving the corporations with nothing but toxic debt. The Fed always told us that they could NOT continue unless printing without crashing the system, so how can anyone be surprised? It is happening just as those that created it told us it would.

  • anon

    Stocks are back up today. How can anyone say that just because stocks go down for 1 day that their predictions is actually happening? This is not even in the realm of logical, nor critical thinking.

    • G21

      It’s not just one day.
      Since its highest close in May, the Dow is off more than 2000 pts.

      • Joe

        But since it opened its up over 15,000….just sayin

        • G21

          Joe, in case you didn’t notice, the topic is “one day”. It’s been well over 100 years since the stock exchange opened.

          • Joe

            Ya I did see that in their comment…1 day out of tens of thousands. Short-sighted to say the least!!

    • Jerry C

      1 day? Get a clue. We’ve seen this coming since before 2008.

      • anon

        So when the crash does not happen in 2015 what will you do? Will you move on from all this talk about doomsday or will you continue to ramp up the B.S. into 2016 and beyond.

        When you are old and on your deathbed will you still insist that a crash is just around the corner. Will you still insist that jesus will be coming back any minute now?

        When does all the talk about an impending calamity end?

        People love all the end time scenario stuff.

        We do have an expiration date on this planet, but it has nothing to do with the stock market, the elite, god, jesus or the tooth fairy.

        • GSOB

          What do you know of your pending death?

          For instance, can you explain why is it that you will die one day?

          You sound invincible.

      • fwalker15

        If you’ve watched in fear since 2008 then you obviously KNOW how foolish you were. You must be sick if you watched billions of people benefit while you cowered in fear. Don’t you think its time for professional mental health assistance rather than continue the insanity with zero economic benefit whatsoever?

  • SOS2939

    If the stock market movement doesn’t make people nervous the dumping of U.S. Treasuries by Russia and China should. In my limited understanding in order for the shell game to continue in the U.S. the Fed needs to keep printing vast amounts of money…but who’s going to buy the Treasury bonds if not China or Russia?

  • Bubba Johnson

    It will be a managed collapse no matter how it goes down. EBT cards will be fine and the hand outs will flow at full strength.

    • Jerry C

      You assume TPTB want it to continue like it always has. You. Assume. Too. Much.

    • G21

      I hate to say it, but you’re probably right.
      Let the hard-working, honest taxpayers starve, but by all means, make sure their productiveness goes to the indigent drug users.

  • grumpyhillbilly

    I don’t disagree about the stock market. My brain isn’t wired for mysticism, even if it is spot on. I shall defer to those that do. What I really don’t get is the elite position on mass immigration. It doesn’t seem coincidental, but rather a calculated gambit. Sorry I have a news cycle timing thing.

    Honest question here. Any suggestions on who I can get to advise me on my last prep (that would be my investments)? In retrospect it should have all gone into farmland somewhere fairly sane.

    • Bubba Johnson

      Democrats love illegals because they vote for them at least twice in every election. Most RINOS are just Democrats and think illegals will vote for them or at least work cheap. Keep your money and trust no one. Hope that helps.

    • anon

      People are a commodity to be used and discarded like trash when no longer useful.

      Have the American people served their useful purpose and are we about to be discarded?

    • Harbinger

      For what it is worth this is my opinion if your intent on staying in the stock market:
      1. Use inverse ETFS; 2. Buy put options; 3. Possibly buy counter cyclical investments. Personally I would sell my investments and move to cash and wait to see how bad things get. I took care of that last year and have nothing in the stock market, I even closed my 401k. Better safe then sorry.

    • geo .

      see revelation 3:18 for the proper advice. the famine according to Amos for the end time will not be for food but for hearing the word of God. The food will be available but it will cost a days wages for a loaf of bread.

    • G21

      Mysticism and spirituality are two different things. Admittedly, Christians talk about topics that aren’t normal to the world, but these things are Bible-normal.

  • anon

    Stocks still climbing at 11:26 am eastern time.

    • Guest

      Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

      • anon

        the stock market is not an indicator of economic troubles. Since this is a manipulated index it means nothing. Stop living in fear and start living.

        The people in American have been jerked around since its inception.

        Greed has and always will be the prime motivation for America. Forget what you have been taught in your years of public indoctrination.

        The truth is much more lurid. Perhaps that is why history is so boring to students today, because they whitewashed all the human emotion and motivation out of it.

        Maybe deep down in our essence we all knew we were being lied to, even if at a conscious level we were not aware of this.

        • Anon, I would agree partly with you. On a SHORT term I agree with you that, because of manipulation, the Stock Market is not a good indicator of any troubles. However, you must admit, even including manipulation, Stocks still have a life of their own and on the LONG term they can and do indicate troubles (what is called a General Trend) – and that General Trend is downward for the moment. Important in my comment is the notion of SHORT vs LONG term.

          Some trees can be in excellent health, other decaying, but if we focus on the trees we forget the forest.
          However, if we take some distance from the problem and observe from above, then the forest can show us if it is in generally good or bad health… Looking on the Trend I’m not really looking at an healthy forest despite some excellent trees…

  • DJohn1

    Those people that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
    And basically this is what is happening. They are repeating history.
    Do not go to war! Wars bankrupt countries. We are no exception to that rule.
    For a very long time this country went in and cleaned up wars that happened elsewhere. World War I we entered the war almost 3 years after it started. World war II started in 1939. We came in at the end of 1941. These countries had fought each other to a standstill. They were exhausted. So we came in a cleaned it all up.
    In the current time after World War II, we became the world’s policeman and banker.
    The reason these countries were able to put social medicine in everywhere is because they were not and are not spending a fortune on military hardware. We are.
    We took over as the world currency from Great Britain about 1945.
    Meantime, we forgot everything we were taught by our founding fathers about staying out of world politics. The result has been the biggest bankruptcy the world has ever seen with us in the middle of the economic ruin.
    I think Donald Trump is right about a number of things.
    One of which is we have to quit giving away our police services to other countries. It simply is not feasible as an economic policy.
    In 1971, Nixon did a number when he opened trade with China. He really had no choice because 30 million people would have starved and China would have become a war machine to get rid of excess population. We were 400 billion pre-Nixon dollars in debt.
    It was paid back at about 10 cents on the dollar. The dollar devalued as a world currency by at least that amount over 10 years.
    We saw 10-12% inflation from 1970 to 1980 per year.
    The gold standard collapsed. We went from 35 dollars an ounce to well over 600 dollars an ounce in that period.
    In the 90s, Russia’s economy collapsed. They dumped enormous sums of gold on the open market. The market value of gold dropped and we benefited. It settled at almost $350 an ounce. That is where the 10-1 ratio came in.
    The current economic situation is far worse than anything we have ever seen. It is a world wide collapse based on the current value of the American Dollar that everyone is dealing in.
    Currently we just made a huge mistake of a deal with Iran. It looks like 34 or 35 congress people will either make or break the deal the President has made with the devil.
    Because that is what it takes to uphold the veto that Obama will do.
    It has nothing to do with majority rule.
    I suggest that every last one of those 35 congressional people be put under huge pressure if they vote for it. I suggest they never be able to vote again. I wouldn’t vote for them to become a town’s dog catcher much less a congress person. That means we do not forget or forgive. It means we get them out of office by voting someone else in at the next opportunity.
    The stink in D.C. is getting worse.
    We are learning all the little dirty tricks that Congress has in its weapons armory. One of which is you can vote all you like against issues and still lose.
    That is basically why the country is bankrupt. That is also basically why the world we live in might be also.

    • Nemnor

      DJohn1, the basic reason the USA (and virtually every other country) is bankrupt, is that the USA is very much part of the decadent and decaying world-wide Capitalist economic system – which is now at a “dead end” and is now NOT able to generate long-term recovery by economic means alone.

      Regardless to who is in the WH and regardless to what the US Government and the Fed do (or not do), US Capitalism (and the rest of the World) will continue on a general slow grind decline towards total socioeconomic collapse/chaos and/or WW-III.

      The real and ONLY permanent solution begins with dismantling Capitalism and building a sustainable system that is NOT based on production for profits, but rather, production to meet the genuine needs of every “rational” individual (as the PRIMARY end-purpose of production), and in accordance to what is required to sustain the environment.

      • DJohn1

        We have not had a capitalist system since the late 60s.
        Everything in law is based on the principle of everyone according to his needs.
        That means a person making 10 dollars an hour is eligible for benefits putting that person on the same prosperity level of a person making 20 dollars an hour. To go over the limits of salary means reducing your standard of living.
        I am old. I face major medical problems over the next 20 plus years. If I happen to live.
        If I am completely bankrupt medicare and medicaid are likely to pay the entire bill.
        If I have any money saved, they take my money that I earned before they start paying.
        That is not a capitalistic system rewarding hard work it sucks. Because they reward me working by stealing my money from me.
        Other countries do not do this.
        Our entire medical system is designed to make cash cows out of the rest of us.
        That includes hiding any cure that disrupts the major cash cow treatments out there.
        Whether it is heart disease, cancer, diabetes, they are hiding cheap cures in an effort to keep their high wage life style.,
        I maintain that we are the greatest system of legal theft the country has every known. Now it is likely coming to an end.
        What I am is fairly average. That means that if it is happening to me it is happening to millions of other people that are also average.

        The entire house of cards is coming down in the next month if Michael happens to be right. Nature abhors a vacuum. That means something will have to take the current system’s place.

        • goldminer

          DJ… The USA has not been A Capitalist nation since December 23, 1913. When the worst president in our history Thomas Woodrow Wilson created the FED. Since then we have had the great Depression, 2 world wars and too many “police Actions” all financed and supported by the FED and the central banks. Our government does whatever the central banks say.
          A private led government for profit is Fascism.

          As a country we are firmly locked in the grip of fascism. Sorry to all you capitalist haters… America has been a Fascist country for over 100 years!
          Capitalism died and was buried here long ago.

    • Gay Veteran

      as Gerald Celente says:

      bring the troops home
      seal the borders
      rebuild America
      NO foreign entanglements

  • Mike

    If petro dollar goes this is when real problem starts.

    • Nemnor

      And eventually, the petro dollar MUST go. Keeping (using) the petro dollar “forever”, is the same as telling the rest of the World that they must remain at an (unfair) economic disadvantage, for the benefit of the USA and to the detriment of every other country – “forever”!!

      The “petro dollar” should have never happened (or be kept for so long) – as it was/is inherently a very unfair economic arrangement for the rest of the World (though it was/is to the benefit of the USA).

      However, the real danger is that it is likely that the USA will “trigger” (or have Israel “trigger”) WW-III, when it seems like the World is really going to remove the petro dollar as a major reserve currency.

      • G21

        MARXIST/COMMUNIST OBAMA VOTER ALERT!

  • max gon

    Who cares if the stock market crashes, it had happened in the past several times and still we survive. So, enough with this alarming BS.

  • anon

    Stocks up 180 as of 1:08 pm eastern time.

  • Mighty IDF

    Lots of troubling events on the horizon, but the ones to watch are the evil schemes of the UN. Soon Palestine will be declared a state, removing land from Israel, and the results won’t be pleasant.
    This has to happen, though, in order for end-time prophecy to be fulfilled.

    • Gay Veteran

      “…Soon Palestine will be declared a state, removing land from Israel….”

      removing land which Israel stole

      • G21

        Much of the world has the same opinion. It’s opposed to what the Bible says though.

        • Gay Veteran

          who knew god was a real estate agent, and the “deed” written by the side that stole the land

          • Steve Lukas

            More coal in your eternity being heaped upon your head.

          • Gay Veteran

            you’re as stupid as a lump of coal

          • Steve Lukas

            Denial will not change your awaiting judgement..

          • Gay Veteran

            ROFLOL

      • Joe

        “But where’s the ark”…right GV? 😉

        • Gay Veteran

          indeed, where is that ark that held 10s of 1000s of species of animals, insects, plants, from North America, South America, Australia, etc.

      • Steve Lukas

        ” I will bless those that bless thee and curse those that curse thee ”

        Gen : 12::3

        Thank the Lord people like you will have their due judgement
        cast upon them for all eternity.

        You are only heaping burning coals upon your head every time you curse Isreal and the Jewish people.

        • Gay Veteran

          hey Einstein, I didn’t curse Israel or the Jewish people. Stop the lies.

          and if YOU support Israel so much then move there, join the Israeli army, take your wife, your kids, and your money.
          but keep the rest of us out of your psycho trip

          • Steve Lukas

            You are a liar and serve your father of lies..

          • Steve Lukas

            Only Satan and his minions ( you are one of them )
            falsely accuse Gods chose people and want their destruction.
            There is a hot fiery place reserved for these accusers.

          • Gay Veteran

            sorry, I don’t know your father. do you?

          • Steve Lukas

            Your soul belongs to Satan and he has an eternal plan for you….it involves alot of coal being shoveled into the furnace….FOREVER !!!!!!!

          • Gay Veteran

            sounds like you have a street corner to pray loudly at

          • Steve Lukas

            Q – You know what the Lord did about the 5 homosexual and lesbian cities ?

            A – There is burned molten ash with NO living thing remaining where they once stood.

          • Gay Veteran

            was that before or after Noah built that ark?

          • Gay Veteran

            bet you got all excited typing “homosexual and lesbian”

  • whattimeisit

    I recently activated my TC2000 program (stock screen program) . Most of the stock charts look like s**t with very weak volume. This tells me the large institutions are sitting on the sidelines…and the small (sucker) retail traders are placing their casino bets. The house always wins.

  • Mondobeyondo

    The stock market will likely groan and moan, and creak, snap a few boards, its bow will tip back skyward, then another snap, and down she goes.

    Exactly like the Titanic!

  • hon788

    Read less and let your mind just be.

  • sparrow599

    So what should we do?

  • jhowell882

    Micheal you need to say what it really is according to all the top money men…. a CORRECTION! a correction from normal , strong, healthy economy to absolute putrid, money stealing, bank fraudulent CRAP.

    so folks go and put more money into your most generous 401K retirement (snicker) fund. the folks on wall street need something to piss around with so they can get their bags of cash.

    oh and how’s that return rate on your 401K?

    • DB200

      Since 2009 (the moment I stopped contributing) a whopping cumulative 90%.

      • Joe

        Yep…I’d agree with that! Some people just can’t do the math though DB. It’s like arguing with the wall while watching the paint dry!

  • Let_us_reason

    Hello, Michael. I notice this is your first comment. Welcome to DISQUS!

    As you may have already suspected or noticed, this blog is run by a Christian who also expresses his Christian views. He has the freedom to do that.

    If you disagree with these views and feel like you cannot sufficiently tolerate them in a mature fashion, feel free to go elsewhere to receive economic news. There are many options out there on the World Wide Web.

    Hope this helps :)

  • DB200

    “Even though the stock market crashed in September 2001 at the end of a
    Shemitah year, and in September 2008 at the end of another Shemitah
    year, and it is crashing again in September 2015, somehow there are
    still people out there that do not think that this is real.”

    Those are the same people who think the Bible is not real.

    My wife asked yesterday morning the following question: “how is it possible that we believe the weatherforecast over and over again even that it is very often wrong, but we don’t believe what is written in the Bible”.

    Anybody any answers?

    • Preacher62

      God sends them a great deception that they would believe a lie, that they might all be damned who believed not the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. Pleasure in unrighteousness is the answer your lovely wife is looking for. God Bless

    • GSOB

      What bible is she talking about?

    • James

      The bible is not real,
      Try it for every index, every shemitah year, and ask yourself if it is confirmation bias.
      2001 was the dot com bubble, 2008 was the housing crisis.
      Prove the bible is real, not not a 2000 year old book writen by ???

    • stephen

      Your assuming the shemitah that Jonathan Cahn speaks of is true for the U.S. but its not.

      So the shemitah that Jonathan Cahn says applies to the U.S. because the market crashed 7% (actually the stock market dipped and later recovered). But is that the truth? Actually figure for 17 Sept 2001 was 6.98%. The other dates are rounded up and down; its unfortunate that Jonathan Cahn makes claims about a total stock market crash but the bible says the shemitah was ONLY given to Israel and there are no prophesies about it applying to any other nation.
      Interesting.

      Also interesting is the 6.98% dip in the stock market… does that mean God does not do what He says He will? Or that the U.S. is only 6.98% bad so the market only dipped that amount?

      Another interesting point – because the shemitah is a release of DEBTS but it’s not mandatory for foreigners creates a problem for Cahn too. Then there is the OPTION for Jews to release debts of foreigners – again something Cahn does not talk about even though it’s clearly shown in scripture.

      “At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release of debts. 2 And this is the form of the release: Every creditor who has lent anything to his neighbor shall release it; he shall not require it of his neighbor or his brother, because it is called the Lord’s release. 3 Of a foreigner you may require it; but you shall give up your claim to what is owed by your brother, 4 except when there may be no poor among you; for the Lord will greatly bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance—“ Deut 15:1-4

      BTW the shemitah is a release of debts, not stock market. If you look at the consumer and govt debt levels from 1930 to present, there is no decrease or wiping away of any debts. But what was the result of the crash… err dip in the market in 2008? There was a 700 million dollar bailout that was placed upon the backs of citizens via taxes, which resulted in more govt debt and more consumer debt. I wonder Cahn doesn’t bring up that info in his books & DVDs?

      Cahn also states the “wake” of the shemitah destroys economies and people are ravaged by the lack of food but again scripture disagrees with Cahn. Yes the 7th year is to lie fallow but look what happens in the 6th year…

      “‘And if you say, “What shall we eat in the seventh year, since we shall not sow nor gather in our produce?”21 Then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will bring forth produce enough for three years. 22 And you shall sow in the
      eighth year, and eat old produce until the ninth year; until its produce comes in, you shall eat of the old harvest.”
      Leviticus 25:20-22

      Notice that if they observe shemitah there would be no famine, hunger or lack of money because God would increase the 6th year harvest 3x its normal amount. If they disobeyed the shemitah, they would only harvest that years amount. Either way it would not wreck their society.

      I bet Cahn is already making excuses for when Sept 2015 passes and there is no total collapse.

      Be careful whom you follow – let it be no man but the Father, the Messiah and the Holy Spirit – all of which are never in conflict with the scriptures.

  • Richard O. Mann

    Around and around we go. Down and down we go. If I were a gambling man, I would play the odds and bet that the stock market is going to take a really big hit again this year. But, since I don’t gamble, and don’t play in the market, all I can do is watch and try to prepare for some of it. Can you spare a few grand until things get better?

  • fwalker15

    You’re obviously being very misled and duped out of benefiting from opportunities that do not present themselves often. The bizarre voodoo super natural notions are beyond absurd. The price action NEVER lies. That is reality deny it if you must but when it remains past September and next September and for many more Septembers do not blame the snake oil salesman for selling you the ridiculous books or vitamins or other nonsense blame yourself for not getting an education and relying on such absolute lunatics as they obviously could care less whether you have a sound balanced and diversified financial portfolio grounded in REALITY. People are being misled and scared into liquidating their retirement accounts. That is very serious and perhaps they need to consider what may happen to them in the future if these carnival barkers are wrong and civilization does not collapse imminently as they profess.

  • Barry Goldwater

    Many lack the education to understand we’re no longer dealing with a market of yesteryear where a company competed in the marketplace and earned an investors confidence with solid market performance. No more, this market was pumped up to extreme artificial levels by Federal Reserve intervention, QE 1,2 & 3 coupled with ZIRP. A dangerous mix of free money and outright greed. Free money has that effect upon people. It’s a policy which is keeping alive many companies that would rightly be on the ash heap of history without the rivers of free cash serving as props. That’s the fundamental problem it’s props and mirrors !
    Across America many first time investors have already seen life savings vanish right in front of their eyes. They were duped into thinking the Fed always had their back so this market just wasn’t like the old market. There’re still very many who believe downside risk has been negated so it functions just as well or better than secured deposits. ( Even secured deposits are far less secure and in the event of collapse they become the banks property to do with as the institutions deems necessary. )
    Will Rodgers said ” I’m not so much concerned about return on my money as the return of my money “.
    I repeat to all who will listen. If you want or need your money get it out of this market now ! You haven’t seen anything yet !
    Begin converting a portion to cash, enough to provide basics for at least six months. In the event of capital controls you will not be allowed access to your funds as you wish.
    The time is now to act, do not wait .

  • S OJ Bryce

    Remember, for those of you who are professing Christians, that God is sovereign, and everything is within His providence. I believe it is good to have a sufficient understanding with the current world issues, and more so now, because they require our attention. However they must be subordinated to the fact, your soul belongs to God. And your trust must wholly be in Christ. Never lose trust in God, no matter what your eye may or may not see. The Day of the Lord is at hand. Repent always and turn from sin.

  • Preacher62

    A wise man’s proper view of the world can only be seen in the rear view mirror as he leaves it behind for something far beyond rubies. Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and God will give you whatever you need. God Bless.

  • Charles Hall

    Is there a way to provide hope for all of Humanity for a
    future? Right now, no, not even remotely. There’s not even a viable way to
    provide hope for 1/10th of the current population of human’s on the
    earth.

    With all things in life, starting small could yield greater
    things in the future if we choose to begin something now. But that is a
    pessimistic outlook from where I sit.
    That still puts too much emphasis on a floating ‘sometime’ with no clear
    goals, plan, or ability to adapt that plan accordingly with continual input and
    fresh perspective. Which leads me towards a goal insomuch as Humanity cares to
    be concerned, and possibly a way to provide involvement for those who choose so
    for themselves.

    First let me begin by saying this: If you read through this
    and find disagreement with the premises, or it assaults your sensibility, then
    be an adult and move on to what is more in-line with what you choose for
    yourself. Creating derision for others because you disagree isn’t opening a
    dialogue; it’s being disruptive for destructions sake and does nothing to
    further the goals of those seeking something better, now. Second, while I will
    do my best to be descriptive and show a foundation in reality, at times I may
    wander off the subject. I offer my apologies for this as I am not a prolific
    writer, seasoned politician, or master of verbosity. I’ll do my best to
    continue being human, but I won’t provide more than that to satisfy every
    individuals belief in what ‘exactly right’ is. Third, the overall goals and
    steps to complete them are not ‘set in stone’; there is massive room for maneuverability,
    upon agreement that does not end in dissolution. Finally, if you find agreement
    in the whole premise, but your final resolve is not to participate at our local
    level, or you’re not willing to change your locality within the structure I am describing;
    please feel free to create your own mirrored (no matter how skewed) set-up,
    without derision, denouncement, or disruption to us- we (as our system can and
    does grow) will be as even-natured with your goals (and may even be able to
    provide knowledge about what works and what doesn’t).

    With all of the basics covered above, I guess I should put
    it into plain speak for those who may be slightly challenged with the overall
    concepts presented:

    1-
    If you think this isn’t for you, that’s great
    and your choice, and a good thing you aren’t willing to be a part of it since
    it won’t do anyone any good for you to continue to voice your disagreement. Now
    please leave.

    2-
    I’m not Superman, Einstein, or Ghandi, but I am
    doing my best to provide a direction for those who want to help determine it
    with me. Please expect the same from me as you do for yourself, unless you are
    one of the three I just named, in which case—Keep on Keeping on your own way.

    3-
    Unless there is Legality as set by the
    State/Federal government which keeps us from going forth with this work, we can
    and will adapt to overcome and create. Any venture to dissolve the goals will
    be met with resistance and you can and will be asked to leave of your own
    accord, but you will have personally protective laws to make leaving or moving
    on amenable.

    4-
    If you like what you’ve read and want to do it
    for yourself in your own area, go for it, we support that entirely, just don’t
    create animosity within our group. Go, be free, fly! Just don’t circle around
    to drop crap on us over here. J

    Okay, so the preliminary warnings, requests, and notice’s
    have been served to the general public who has no interest in these endeavors.
    Let’s move on. The following is a vague sense of philosophical diatribe which
    may interest the type of person I believe can understand it. It has merits,
    drawbacks, and leaves open a lot for conjecture. Which is what I want, because
    if for even a second it entices you to pursue it further, then I think you are
    the type who will understand more of the goal you may be willing to participate
    in and you have what it takes to develop something positive, not just be
    another person in the flock of sheeple who does what they are told and ‘baaaad’
    mouth’s the establishment without providing something positive as an
    alternative.

    So what is the stated purpose of the goal I will lay out
    before you?

    Creation, Evolution, Continuance….

    I’ll start with Continuance, since it’s last in the above,
    but probably the most pertinent. This world we inhabit and attempt to survive
    in, until we don’t anymore, is full of so many ill’s, drawbacks, scams,
    failures, secrets, wars, etc, etc, etc, that I could either write a tomb that
    regurgitates a fraction of it just in the last 10 years, point you towards a
    library and internet connection and say ‘Get busy learning it, see you in 20
    years’, or I can just say: Folks, we are aiming to destroy Humanity at any cost
    today and even if we see it, we aren’t doing anything about it. Well, this is your chance to determine if the
    ‘doing something’ is along what I am proposing.

    Creation.
    It just sounds ‘omnipotent’ and ‘powerful’ doesn’t it? I don’t think so, but
    it’s the only word I know that most people understand to convey what I am
    trying to say;, which is to embark on a journey, with an overall direction in
    mind, with adequate tools to begin that journey, and a blank page we call our
    map. We know where we’ve come from, but it’s time to step into a realm that
    doesn’t cover the same old ground (although we remember what occurs on those
    grounds should we cross a similar terrain), and move forward with an ideal that
    provides new horizons and can keep the core greatest part of Humanity alive:
    Discovery, and Identity within our surroundings. Notice I don’t say ‘control’.
    Too often we’ve attempted to ‘control’ everything and everyone around us, and
    we have only the proof of our open eyes to see the proof of what our ‘control’
    has created. So upfront, if you are hoping to control, or believe I am
    attempting the same, this is not the place for you. I wish you well in you
    other pursuits and hope that we can meet again with a satisfying joint venture
    later in life. So what am I proposing to
    create?

    A community.

    Now, let me preface this with a dose of reality for the
    dreamers and skeptics- Don’t make the mistake of imagining a ‘David Koresh’ community, a kibbutz, a
    commune, an Amish lifestyle, Jonestown, Sin City, an HOA, Burning Man, a hippie
    commune, or any other negatively received notion. Those places, as well as the
    larger communities that exist now have been tried and failed all the way back
    to the majority of the first communities in human history. I would like to
    succeed with something different. Something that takes a good hard look at what
    repeatedly fails and something that takes a good hard look at what creates a
    successful person for Humanity, not necessarily in this world, but the one we
    would like to live in, and which can
    succeed. Which brings me to my first
    full change in subject until I come back to everything else I would like to
    cover:

    1.
    Most
    thinking people, in my opinion, realize that we live in 3 or more different ‘societies’.
    There is the one that the ‘Nation’ proscribes as a correct vision for the
    citizen with its laws, regulations, and expectations in following each, until
    we no longer are a part of it. There are the larger and smaller local
    communities we live in which demands the same. And then there is our inner
    group that may not have the enforcement of the others, but holds us with chains
    just as strong should we violate the ‘unwritten’. I am NOT advocating the
    intentional or purposeful violation of the first 2. The third is entirely up to
    YOU depending on what you take from the rest of this idea.

    2.
    I have yet to meet someone who does not have a
    vision of the ‘ideal’ world for them. While I generally listen with a friendly
    ear, I understand that it is almost always based on personal bias and
    expectation for them self and how ‘they’ can fit into this ideal. It’s only
    when someone starts talking about concepts that are Humanity focused, while
    still retaining INDIVIDUALISM and allows for an understanding that ‘ideal’ does
    not mean the suspension of reality, and provides at least one clear SOLUTION (no
    matter how naïve it may seem in the realm of reality) to start working towards
    that reality of the ‘ideal’ do I stop and give my whole attention, engage in a
    positive dialogue, and thank them for any insights I take from the whole.

    3.
    What these two different trains of thought have
    to do with each other is that I know there are more people out there, like me,
    who see what it takes to be self-productive in ‘today’s’ society, while
    striving not to give up on creating the ‘second’ more hopeful approach for a better
    humanity and life for themselves.

    4.
    This is that
    beginning for the creation of the second. The volatility that is on our
    doorstep as a species has become so rampant that survival in the first is
    becoming harder and harder, while the continued volatilities expansion has
    created an atmosphere where stagnation in any sort of follow through will
    definitely create the demise of the second, as well as redirect the energy from
    those who CAN and WILL make it happen, away.

    Diatribe over, for now.

    So what kind of world can we live in? One that keeps us alive,
    that promotes knowledge as the true coin of the realm, which insists on results
    that further Humanity; without destroying our very individualism or
    surroundings. Something that can be created within the small scale, which
    allows for expansion in the larger scale, and with the perseverance of all who
    are willingly involved- able to create a movement within Humanity that takes us
    out of these cycle’s of control, hate, fear, and repression which has become
    the banner that people are rallying around. It starts small, but it can grow.
    Oh how we can grow!

    Finally- Evolution.

    Can we? Have we? Will we?

    Most of the lives we’ve lead up to this point have had these
    3 questions revolve around almost any and all things we’ve done, which defines
    our personal evolution. The question now is- has our evolution brought us
    further into a want for more, or has it merely solidified us to stay within the
    current society and remain placated? If you are satisfied, comfortable, and
    have no wish to attempt further evolution, or don’t see that Humanity has or
    can evolve further, then I must remind you that this is not the place for you.
    But if you are willing to engage in the dialogue, and upon finding that you can
    and do agree that there is still sufficient time and chance; then I welcome you
    to pursue this matter with me and ask you to spread the word to those around
    you who you believe ask the same questions. If you know of groups or
    communities who may have someone who could
    be interested (remember, not everyone you meet has a sign on their should
    declaring that they want something different from the reality we exist in), and
    you can post this message to them to make that call for themselves, then please
    post it.

    I was going to close this message with all of the above, but
    I realized that I live in ‘this’ society around me, and must of course provide
    the following information:

    a-
    This offer is open to those regardless of their personal religious beliefs, sexual
    orientation, sex, skin pigmentation, historical family origins within a specified
    terrain on the earth, or financial status.

    b-
    While the above does not keep you from opening a
    dialogue or being considered based on your merits
    as an individual person with skills, knowledge, and a pulse (yes, all 3); any
    attempt to create animosity based on another’s position in (a), or to push ANY
    agenda that is based off of any position in (a), or you’re just a complete jerk
    who feels entitled above anyone else, then consider that the dialogue will be
    closed immediately and your consideration will be terminated without any
    further discussion about why or what created it. Remember, you will be treated
    as a knowledgeable, thinking individual until proven otherwise, if the dialogue
    has ended, your New knowledge is that you have chosen to follow other paths, or
    the paths you have been on are not admired, nor are they appreciated within the
    group being formed and you should most definitely work to find a better reality
    for yourself (or not), elsewhere.

    c-
    Mistakes a person has made in the past are just
    that- Mistakes. This offer should be considered for what it is upfront- a
    chance to start over, with a personal commitment to yourself (not to me or
    anyone else) that when you open up dialogue, neither myself or anyone else is
    aware of any personal transgression you ‘feel’ you have made, or that you have
    ‘actually’ made. We know only what you portray to us, but as I am looking for
    like-minded people- actions over time will ALWAYS speak louder than any words,
    promises, or guarantees of things yet to come. Please leave your ‘hang-ups’ or
    ‘chip on the shoulder’ elsewhere when you come to us and we won’t even be aware
    that they existed, unless you can’t leave them and expose them for us and
    others to see. We really want to like the people who really want to like themselves
    and grow/ evolve as a part of humanity.

    d-
    There are things that I have chosen not to
    accept as a matter of keeping a positive flow. These are not up for dialogue or
    reconsideration- any abuse of a child and/or mentally impaired individual
    and/or elderly individual. This includes any and all aspects of grievous
    mental/physical neglect, sexual and physical assault. Felony assault, not in
    defense of one’s self. Court documents will be requested if there is a question
    about this. Repeated physical assaults, not in defense of one’s self. If you
    have had any conviction of: rape, murder, solicitation of a minor, arson,
    identity theft, or other crime that shows a concern that I may have for the
    welfare of others on a continual basis (i.e.- if you get violent when drunk,
    there is a concern for others, especially since the overall group mindset will
    be geared towards your ‘right’ to put into yourself whatever you want if it
    only affects you, and is legal when on our
    establishments). As a caveat though- some situations do require a measure of
    understanding, i.e.- you were 18, the other was 17, the state/country you lived
    in said it was ‘statutory’, although you have proof that there was a committed
    relationship (not to be confused with- you were both at a party and the other
    person was wasted and couldn’t ‘technically’ say no). In certain cases, if you
    are willing to accept the scrutiny based on a truly impartial presentation (I
    will be happy to show you the steps that will be taken only after a dialogue for
    further consideration is given), then that scrutiny will be provided, within
    the group (you will never be identified) and the group will make a
    decision based on what it expects to allow for. So as I said that I won’t entertain certain issues, I guess
    it should be better to say that a ‘reasonable person’ approach will be used. If
    you can set aside your personal bias in a want for being considered, and look
    at your ‘case’ from a perspective of someone who has not done the crime, would you accept someone like you for
    consideration? If it was the most disliked person you know who did it, would
    you give them the consideration? If so, then there may be room to open the
    dialogue.

    e-
    Our community may or may not have self-protection
    (legal) items, classes, and firearms. If you don’t want to be exposed to this,
    either conceptually or potentially in a physical situation, or you are legally
    restricted from being around any or all of these things, this is not the place
    for you.

    As with everything in today’s world, this is not a free
    situation. If I could finance it on my own, I would. Although I will be
    accepting donations from anywhere in the world from anyone who chooses to
    support the overall endeavor no matter how small the contribution, I still must
    be upfront about the overall costs associated, and the expectations I have of
    myself to provide complete clarity and openness for those who are directly
    involved (as a group member), as well as provide a way for the general public
    who may choose to participate at the same or lesser level later, to see that
    this group is successful because we are keeping our promise to Humanity to
    continue along the above guidelines. So what are the costs? If you are truly interested, and feel that
    you can make a contribution, then understand that there is a set opening for 30
    people. Current projections (without the
    input of potential group members) puts the startup at just under $600,000 for
    the combined community, with an expectation of at least 50% up front (of each
    group members part), and the balance due at the time the member takes
    possession of their home.

    If you’re still reading, then good, you realize that there
    are some possibly good things happening, or the potential. First, the initial
    community will be set up as an LLC with full Articles that ALL members must
    agree to uphold and follow so if you are a member, it means YOU chose to help
    make, follow, and enforce the rules. If you feel that the rules are not right
    for you, then the option to not be a part of the community is right there for
    you to see before you choose to commit. No money will be exchanged prior to the
    signing and filing of the LLC, per State and Federal Law. You will have
    protections for yourself, as the Article will be written in clear language and
    legally enforceable. So what does it give you after you join?

    If you are at the point of signing, it means that the
    overall sketch of the community structure has been agreed upon by all members,
    that the designation of costs have been agreed upon (that means we’ve all
    decided how things will be spent according to the set up of the community), and
    the expectations you wish for yourself have been accepted/worked out/ designed,
    according to your wishes (remember, the dialogue is open and designed to make
    things compatible for you if you are a member). And now we are ready to embark
    on this journey.

    In essence it provides for your lodging (remember, you are
    part of how that is set up), and what measure of sustenance the community
    gardens and ranch operations can provides, as well as a portion of your energy
    costs (or emergency energy should there be a potential for national/local
    issue) with work being developed to cover all of you homes energy costs, and
    other items which the community has developed as a whole prior to the overall
    startup. If you have an interest to flesh out more, do the math, provide solid
    input that provides understanding of a community in development, and realize
    that the startup has potential to provide quite a bit of establishment and a
    lot of growth, and the ongoing yearly costs are only 15% of the initial start
    up (again, do the math and ask yourself what the chances are that you can find
    anything remotely as cost effective), then you will find that this community
    may be right for you.

    This community will not tell you that you have to work
    outside of what is agreed on as the community support, or where you can work,
    or even what to do with whatever money you have coming in or make for yourself
    with whatever employment or residuals you bring in for yourself. As a member
    who develops the community, you already have put forth and agreed with what
    overhead costs are associated with the community, and you know what ongoing
    costs are on a yearly basis. There are so many other things that can and will
    be discussed as the community gets formed that I must step back and remember; I
    have my ideas, but ultimately what I want is to find a way to support and
    encourage humanity to go on, in a way that our future will be proud of because
    we are giving them the chance now.

    If your gut instinct tells you it’s not something you can
    believe in, or you’ve received too vague of a description just from what I’ve
    presented, I would always say ‘go with your gut’. If you want more information,
    then contact me at my email for more information and to open a true dialogue.
    If it appears that things can and will move on, and you are ready for ‘crazy’
    to change to ‘a future’, then respond.

    For myself, I would like to see a community that those who
    are involved in have chosen to be a part of, not because they happen to be
    ‘from’ it, but are it. Where your value is what you believe it to be and
    prove to yourself daily in positive ways, for yourself and your humanity; where
    ideas, concepts, and information is exchanged as a measure of divining proven
    advancements for humanity and each other in the community and where positive
    exploration develops new technologies that the community benefits from.
    Humanity has lost sight of itself, I believe, but there is a chance to maybe
    find ‘us’ again, and if we don’t in our lifetimes, maybe we have given the future
    the positive steps to keep us going down that path, with whatever is left of
    humanity after these uncertain and troubling times have passed.

    Contact me at: Humanity4500alex@zoho.com

    My name is Charles and the area you may be considering is
    southern Nevada, not Las Vegas.

    • HeyAHuman

      Yup. Sounds like a cult to me.

      • Charles Hall

        A cult would imply categorizing oneself with a religion, a movement, or possibly even an ‘anti-establishment’ setting. The far side would even go so far as being depicted as ‘domestic terrorism’. None of those I condone or am trying to emulate. I personally am neither an atheist, nor am I agnostic. My views are for me and myself alone, much like my preference’s in mate and in my political views. I personally don’t care what each of the community member believe for themselves either, as long as it doesn’t subjugate others to it’s whims. All I am looking for are like-minded people who want to create and are willing to work for their creation, without creating animosity, or being dicks. There is a way to make it happen. It takes open discussion and respect. Do YOU have those? Or is your comment just a knee-jerk response based on the perceptions the world has brought you up to expect? If not, ask questions, provide input, help realize….. or watch the world burn the way it has for so many years in our past with you doing nothing more than throwing out the same old rhetoric in defense of ‘not’ changing your situation. Me, I’m going a whole lot of steps further, and like it or not, there are those who will resonate with what I’m asking, and respond positively.

  • Andrew

    This is what happens when 0.1% of Americans own more than 50% of the U.S. population. The symptom of this massive imbalance is massive market failure. And until this is corrected, periodic recessions and depressions will become the norm.

    Don’t believe me? Just look at the last Gilded Age.

  • Joe Trevors

    Do you think that once the collapse of the stock market that the same people all over again as during 2008 will expect to be bailed out?

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