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Junk Bonds Begin to Wobble, Smacking Down One Company At A Time

Wolf Richter wolfstreet.com, www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter

General Cable (BGC), a Fortune 500 Company with $6.2 billion in revenues, made an announcement on Monday that caused its already beaten-down stock to drop another 6.5%: it withdrew its offering of $250 million in senior unsecured junk-rated notes.

Due to “uncertain and weak overall conditions in the high yield debt market,” thestatement said. Issuing the debt now “would not be in the best interest of shareholders under [...]

81 BILLION DOLLARS : Bill Gates Richest Man in America for 21st Year in a Row

“It’s really a perfect storm ” Health Authorities Concerned Over U.S. Viral Outbreak Causing Paralysis; 10th Colorado Child Has Paralysis-Like Symptoms; May Be Tied To Enterovirus 68 (vid)

In the last 10 days, the virus (Enterovirus D68) has been detected in additional states with severe risk in Colorado, Missouri and Chicago.

Dr. Chris Nyquist, medical director, infection prevention and control at Children’s Hospital Colorado, said “You have a new strain of virus circulating in a susceptible population that likes to spread things back and forth to each other — it’s really a perfect storm….

MORE….

http://mainenewsonline.com/content/1409947-health-authorities-concerned-over-us-viral-outbreak-causing

10th Colorado child has paralysis-like symptoms; [...]

EBOLA ALERT: U.S. Patient Zero Suspected In Dallas: Travel History and Symptoms Suggest Infection

Mac Slavo
September 29th, 2014
SHTFplan.com

 

The virus that has infected nearly 10,000 people in West Africa and killed over 3,000 so far this year may now be in America.

Multiple news sources are reporting that an individual showing symptoms of the Ebola virus has been admitted to a hospital in Dallas, Texas. The patient, whose travel history suggests he or she may have been exposed to the virus, has been isolated and Texas [...]

China Accuses U.S. of Fomenting Hong Kong Unrest

by WashingtonsBlog

Has the U.S. Egged On the Protests?

The mass demonstrations in Hong Kong are dramatic, indeed. And given that Hong Kong has long enjoyed a more liberal existence under British rule, protests against a more authoritarian Chinese government (or at least it used to be more authoritarian) are not entirely surprising.

But Chinese officials accuse the U.S. of egging on the protests.  As the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time blog [...]

Morgan Stanley Warns On Asian Debt Shock as Dollar Soars, China Land Sales Down 50% Y/Y!

Morgan Stanley warns on Asian debt shock as dollar soars

 

Debt ratios in developing Asia have surpassed extremes seen just before the East Asian financial crisis blew up in the late 1990s and companies have borrowed unprecedented sums in dollars, leaving the region highly vulnerable to US monetary tightening.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11127325/Morgan-Stanley-warns-on-Asian-debt-shock-as-dollar-soars.html

The Hong Kong Warm-Up: China Land Sales Down 50% Y/Y

China may be doing everything in its power to divert attention from the simple fact [...]

Small & Mid Caps break support at the same time! Bearish signal?

 

CLICK ON CHART TO ENLARGE

The Russell 2000 & Mid-Cap 400 happened to bottom together in the fall of 2008, ahead of the S&P 500, sending a bullish signal to the broad markets.

Turning the page forward, they both started started reflecting weakness earlier this year after they both hit respective Fibonacci 161% Fibonacci extension levels. Both have been diverging against the S&P 500 for the past few months.

Currently both are making [...]

Central Bankers/US Government Can’t Stabilize Syria Without Removing Assad

Euro zone worsens in September. Spain’s recovery is non existent. In the U.S. spending is up but only in auto sales. Real estate continues to decline, pending sales drop. Retail investors are piling into the stock market while institutional investors jump ship. Afghanistan is signing the bilateral security deal to ramp up troops. Russia and UK evacuating citizens from Yemen. U.S. airstrikes in Syria are destroying its infrastructure. Obama says [...]

WARNING: THE INTERNET MIGHT END IN DECEMBER! US ABANDONING BAGHDAD, CHINA CUTTING OUT US DOLLAR!

Links:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter_s…
http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/928…
http://news360.com/article/259483459#
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world…
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014…
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/china-s…

One Of The Most Famous Market Crashes In Modern History Happened After US GDP Had Expanded For 20 Straight Quarters

A well-known market strategist recently said “rational exuberance” is at work in today’s stock market, based on a growing economy and the prospect for strong corporate earnings. But would it surprise you to learn that one of the most famous market crashes in modern history happened after US GDP had expanded for 20 straight quarters?

The U.S. Government Is Borrowing About 8 Trillion Dollars A Year

By Michael Snyder

I know that headline sounds completely outrageous.  But it is actually true.  The U.S. government is borrowing about 8 trillion dollars a year, and you are about to see the hard numbers that prove this.  When discussing the national debt, most people tend to only focus on the amount that it increases each 12 months.  And as I wrote about recently, the U.S. national debt has increased by more [...]

Shocking Charts: Is This “Banker’s Tell” Predicting a Market Crash In The Near Future?

Mac Slavo
September 29th, 2014
SHTFplan.com

 

With all of the variables in play it is impossible to predict the exact moment of the triggering event that will lead to the next stock market crash. But every so often a blaring red siren pops up that is worthy of our attention.

Trend analyst and stock trader Greg Mannarino of Trader’s Choice may have just spotted such a signal. He calls it a possible “banker’s tell” that may [...]

China to start direct currency trading with euro — Tomorrow

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China will begin direct trading between its yuan currency and the euro starting on Tuesday, the national foreign exchange market’s operator said, as Beijing seeks to broaden the unit’s global usage.

The China Foreign Exchange Trade System already offers a platform for yuan-euro transactions but direct trading means the US dollar will not be used as an intermediary currency to calculate rates, according to a statement released Monday.

The market operator [...]

DEBT CRISIS & How to Prepare | John Rubino (Part 2)

IN THIS INTERVIEW:
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BOOM: 400 richest Americans now worth $2.3 TRILLION! NJ community wealthiest ZIP Code in nation

BOOM: 400 richest Americans now worth $2.3 TRILLION!

 

New heights for wealthiest 400 Americans, with rankings starting at $1.4bn
Bill Gates was top of the list for the 21st year, with $81.2billion to his name
Newer figures in technology advanced quickly – including Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook founder and CEO was ranked number 10 with $34billion fortune
Top 400 were largely the same people thanks to buoyant stock market 

America’s wealthiest are worth more than ever – with [...]

Bill Gates: “Ebola could Spread Beyond Africa”. World Bank Develops Plans.

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It is impossible to guess whether world leaders have done enough to bring the Ebola epidemic under control, given the risks that it will spread to countries beyond West Africa, the technology billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates said on Monday.

Countries should get ready to handle a possible outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever in case it spreads further as people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and [...]

The Goldman Tapes And Why The Delusion Of Macro-Prudential Regulation Means The Next Crash Is Nigh

There is nothing like the release of secret tape recordings to clarify an inconclusive debate. I recall that happening with Nixon back in the day. Even as a Washington apprentice I could see that he was a ruthless, power hungry abuser of his office, but much of official Washington just denied it. Then came the tapes. Soon there was no doubt. In short order Nixon was gone.

So now comes the Goldman tapes—-46 hours [...]

The Bells Are Ringing… Are You Listening?

by Phoenix Capital Research

 

There is a saying that you don’t ring bells at the top.

 

It’s not really true. Every time the market forms a major peak, at least in the last 15 years, there are usually a preponderance of signs of excessive speculation and leverage.

 

Today we are seeing bells ringing throughout the markets.

 

For instance, today, we have:

 

1)   Corporate debt is at 2007 peak levels.

2)   Investor bullishness is at extremes not [...]

Brazil, Hong Kong, Spain —take your pick. International uncertainty is the order of the day, and it’s spilling over into U.S. markets. Investor concerns hitting bond and equity markets

Bubble bubble, toil and global troubles hit stocks

Brazil, Hong Kong, Spain —take your pick. International uncertainty is the order of the day, and it’s spilling over into U.S. markets.

First, exchange-traded funds that serve as emerging market proxies, like the Brazil ETF, are suffering. The iShares MSCI Brazil index is down 4 percent as voter polls over the weekend indicate the incumbent, Dilma Rousseff has only a small lead over [...]

Pending Home Sales Fall 1%…”With Investors Pulling Back, The Market Is Shifting More Towards Traditional And First-Time Buyers”… High-Yield Credit Risk Spikes To 1-Year Highs… The Selloff Might Be Different This Time

Pending home sales fall 1 percent in August

Fewer listings and an exodus of investors weakened home sales in August.

The number of signed contracts to buy existing homes fell 1 percent in August compared to July and is down 2.2 percent from August of 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors. Analysts had been expecting these so-called pending home sales, a future indicator of closed sales, to remain unchanged [...]

O’KEEFE STRIKES AGAIN: Video catches ‘Turn Texas Blue’ Group Covering Up ‘Illegal’ Voter Registration

HOUSTON, Texas — Battleground Texas (BGTX) may have failed to take any action regarding the “admission” of an undercover volunteer with BGTX that she had broken multiple election laws, according to a new video investigation by journalist James O’Keefe’s organization Project Veritas. The allegations come on the heels of sting earlier this year that busted BGTX, a group attempting to turn Texas blue, for illegally copying voters’ personal data for campaign purposes.

 

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/09/29/Exclusive-James-Okeefe-Releases-Second-Video-Expose-on-Battleground-Texas

IRAQ/SYRIA BOMBING: The tediously insane saga of Obama, Saudis, Iraqis, Syrians, Palestinians, Jordanians, Cameron, IS, al-Nusra, Salafists, bombs and oil

BY JOHN WARD

The unifying power of a bombing campaign

This went up on Twitter today:

Well now, there’s a surprise: you give IS money to look good among Muslims, I get to bomb them and look good among Americans, and both of us stop Jihadists from controlling the oil. Except that nothing is ever quite that simple. Pay attention: there’s a lot to remember here.

Abu Mohammed al-Maqdisi, the spiritual leader of the [...]

The Dark Side: Small Investors the Most Optimistic Since 2007

Wolf Richter wolfstreet.com, www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter

Stories like these – “Return of the daytrader: can you earn a living by copying other investors?” which the Telegraph ran on Saturday – are priceless:

It promises an irresistible combination of wealth and independence. All you need is a computer and an internet connection – and then you can earn a fortune from the comfort of your home.

This is the lure of financial trading for profit. As [...]

Occupy Central: China Blocks Instagram, Schools and Banks Closed!

Good morning and welcome to Hong Kong’s live coverage of Occupy Central.

After a night of protesters taking to the streets and sleeping on main roads throughout the city, dawn broke with no sign that the demonstrations would ease off.

There is widespread disruption across the city this morning. Stay tuned for all the breaking news.

10.51am: Alex Mak Ying-kit, a 52-year-old stockbroker, lives in Repulse Bay and works in Sheung Wan. He [...]

Russia’s Gokhran Buying Gold Bullion In 2014 and Will Buy Palladium In 2015

by GoldCore

Gokhran, the Russian precious metals and gems repository, said it has been buying gold bullion in 2014 and will likely to start buying palladium bullion in 2015, Interfax news agency reported this morning, citing the head of Gokhran, Andrey Yurin.

GOKHRAN, Russian State Precious Metals and Gems Repository

Gokhran has been buying gold bullion on the Russian market this year and has no plans to sell palladium from stock in 2014 [...]

GLOBAL CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING: The Assault Against All Life On Earth

“No matter what we do on the ground to try to exercise our rights, if they have that kind of power over us, if they can shut off our water, if they can toxify our air and soils, it’s going to be game over if it continues.” – Dane Wigington

from SGT Report.com:

This may be the most important news I’ve ever shared. I spent one hour with Dane Wigington, founder of [...]

Harvey Organ: Shanghai Drained of Silver, Bullion Banks Are About to Attack the COMEX!

from Silver Doctors:

Gold & silver expert Harvey Organ joins us this week for an explosive and power packed show discussing:

 Criminal collusion by the CFTC officials- how CFTC knew what was going on with gold & silver manipulation, and wanted to keep the price suppression game alive while China corners the market
More pain ahead for gold & silver?  Why Harvey believes the whacking will continue until the last ounce of gold [...]

Daily Water Allocation Per House In California, Dozen Northern CA Communities May Run Out In 60 Days

NEXT: Daily water allocation per house in California…

You probably know your Social Security number, your driver’s license number and perhaps the latest wrinkle in mattress marketing, your sleep number.

But do you know your drought number?

The latter represents the amount of water you are allowed to use per day. If you don’t know it, you probably should. Not knowing could cost you money. As California’s severe drought moves into a fourth [...]

‘We Are Going to Global War’

What happens when the global money printing stops working? Gregory Mannarino of TradersChoice.net says, “War, we are going to global war. This is the next step here. It is the natural progression of where they are taking us now. This new war we have in Syria, and Iraq is going to get much, much worse here.”

Join Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com as he goes One-on-One with financial analyst/trader Gregory Mannarino.

http://usawatchdog.com/spending-into-…

Global Wealth Confiscation Has Begun: Canada, EU, Australia, New Zealand!

Dormant (abandoned) accounts
Accounts which are inactive or presumed to be abandoned will be subject to escheat (this means the deposits become the property of the federal government) in accordance with federal law and transferred to the Bank of Canada.
Canberra reaps $360m from inactive bank accounts
Bank of Cyprus’s Bail-in Blues
The Government proposes to implement a ?bail-in? regime for systemically important banks. This regime will be designed to ensure that, in the [...]

60 MINUTES: Obama underestimated ISIS and Ebola

Why isn’t America Mad as Hell? We are seeing is the fall of America….

Website: thecommonsenseshow.com
Source credit: Dave Hodges, of thecommonsenseshow
Photography credit: Belongs to it’s respective owner(s) and not to me.
ARTICLE LINK: http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/201…

WATCH THIS VIDEO:
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Ignore the Financial Media… Now is the Time to Prepare

by Phoenix Capital Research

 

“Buy stocks! It’s a great opportunity! They present great value.”

 

This is the non-stop mantra espoused on financial media. It’s simply astounding given that

 

1)   Everyone with a modicum of sense knows stocks are in a bubble

2)   Financial media viewership is plunging to multi-decade lows (you think they’d consider changing the content?)

 

Here are a few thoughts no one  in the mainstream financial media seems to address.

 

First of all, corporate [...]

Holder Is Staying One Step Ahead of the Burning Bridge

by Dave Hodges

For months, my sources have told me that Obama will not serve out his entire second term if he does not eradicate the Syrian/Iranian threat to the Federal Reserve’s petrodollar.

Inside sources state that Obama will either be impeached and convicted for high crimes and possibly even treason. Former Attorney General, Eric Holder, has been with Obama every step of the way. Simply put, if Holder stays, he goes [...]

China To Become World’s Largest Economy This Monday (September 29) According to the World Bank

Now, China is the world’s largest economy as the country pokes United States down to second place.
According to World Bank estimates, the change of power takes place on Monday. The economic strength can also give political power.

According to “experts”, China would have become world’s largest economy by 2030. They then changed it to 2025 and 2020… and now according to the World Bank, China will grab the place as the [...]

US National Debt Holds Americans Hostage

US citizens are being billed for the national debt, with the costs being passed on to the citizens through unemployment, Obamacare, and more. The curve of financial collapse is mapped out by Larouche democrat, Dennis Small, for us in this excerpt from the Buzzsaw interview hosted by Sean Stone.
Dennis Small

Central Bankers/U.S. Government Troop Buildup In Iraq To OCCUPY SYRIA

Argentina says GDP is improving recession is over. Durable goods plummet. Real estate delinquency’s are on the rise. Obama care website costs 2 billion dollars. FBI is expanding their DNA database. Nigeria has arrested many of the members of Boko Haram. The U.S. staff in Yemen are now leaving. ISIS might move into Iran. U.S. Government building troops in Iraq to occupy Syria. 13,000 troops are on the ready to [...]

Obama almost bombs the good rebels in #Syria

The White House says it wants to work with Syria’s moderate rebels. But warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition came awfully close to striking one of their HQs.
Last week, an airstrike from the American-led coalition nearly hit a command-and-control facility affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, the moderate rebels the Obama administration says are America’s “boots on the ground,” according to two opposition leaders. They are asking the Obama administration to [...]

15 Most Dangerous Cities in the World! Is Your City on the List?

Here is the link that goes with the post: http://b4in.info/deTU

For More Information See:
http://www.viralands.com/most-dangero…

Ukraine Truce Threatened as Nine Die in Attacks

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg’s Adam Johnson reports on today’s top headlines on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Second Amendment Vs. Islamic State In Oklahoma

Second Amendment Vs. Islamic State In Oklahoma #2A – http://t.co/BenkRyObil #IBDEditorials via @IBDinvestors – pic.twitter.com/en9JxU6v8d

— Daniel John Sobieski (@gerfingerpoken) September 29, 2014

@jjauthor I like Reagan's take on the prayer thing. Damn I miss him… pic.twitter.com/sJbAUMd4U6

— Steven Thompson (@Thunderstixx) September 24, 2014

eBay And PayPal To Split Into Two Separately Traded Companies

eBay And PayPal To Split Into Two Separately Traded Companies http://t.co/LVcQGk4U6F

— Live Squawk (@livesquawk) September 30, 2014