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APPLE: Cook discusses security with top Chinese official amid ‘hacking’, ‘Fix’ to iPhone, iPad operating system brings more problems,

APPLE Shares All-Time High…

Yahoo Finance

Apple shares are hitting new all-time highs on Wednesday.

As of this writing it’s at $103.95, leaping past the previous high of $103.74, according to Bloomberg.

Read more:


‘Fix’ to iPhone, iPad operating system brings more problems…

Last week, Apple announced a public iOS 8.1 release date, confirming the update for Monday, October 20th. Yesterday, as promised, Apple released the iOS 8.1 update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod [...]


by James Quinn

I’m sure my senior citizen mother is doing backflips today like the old guy in this video.

The government, out of the kindness of their hearts, and using the bastardized, manipulated and understated CPI, is giving all 64 million retired Americans a 1.7% raise in their Social Security checks in 2015. That amounts to about $22 per month for the average retiree. That’s $5 per week. I bet 64 [...]

Low Inflation? The Price Of Ground Beef Has Risen 17 Percent Over The Past Year

By Michael Snyder

Thanks to the Federal Reserve, the middle class is slowly being suffocated by rising food prices.  Every single dollar in your wallet is constantly becoming less valuable because of the inflation the Fed systematically creates.  And if you try to build wealth by saving money and earning interest on it, you still lose because thanks to the Federal Reserve’s near zero interest rate policies banks pay next to [...]

Andrew Hoffman–Has The Great Unravelling Begun?

Has “it” begun?

Signs everywhere…
third Chinese “backdoor QE” announcement in two months Friday

heightened chatter of increased BOJ stock purchases
European stocks plunging despite QE having started. Major Western sovereigns (even France, which had its outlook downgraded to negative by S&P last week) plunging to all-time lows…but PIIGS stocks and bonds collapsing, led by Greece (Athens stock index down 30% since April, and Greek 10-year yields up 200 bps last week)
EU manufacturing, industrial [...]

Trader alert: Stocks soared yesterday… Why this could be a BAD sign for the market

From Chris Kimble at Kimble Charting Solutions: 


Regardless of the asset, some of the biggest rallies often take place during bear markets, NOT in bull markets. Many suggest the reason this takes place is massive short covering, hence a short covering rally.

My friend Ryan Detrick shared this chart with me, which reflects that yesterday was the biggest up day of the year and three of the top [...]

Gunman dead in Canadian Parliament shooting; shots reported at other Ottawa sites… Soldier killed… Video

Video Of Shoot Out At Canadian Parliament.

Gunman dead in Canadian Parliament shooting; shots reported at other Ottawa sites…

Multiple gunmen stormed the Canadian Parliament complex Wednesday, shooting at least one soldier and spraying as many as 30 shots inside the government building in Ottawa in a brazen assault that left the nation’s capital on virtual lockdown just two days after a terror attack in Quebec, officials said.

The shots rang out just [...]

‘The Gold Initiative Gives Us the Opportunity to End & Break the Delusion of Fiat Money, Thus Unsecured Paper Money’

Swiss Gold Initiative 30 November 2014 Volksinitiative

The REAL Reason the Market Is Bouncing… But Not For Much Longer

by Phoenix Capital Research

Stocks bounced hard last week because a NON-VOTING member of the Fed, James Bullard said that the Fed cannot “abide” the drop in inflation expectations.

Setting aside the fact that Bullard DOESN’T VOTE with the Fed and so has no REAL SAY in anything that happens there, let’s dissect his point.

First and foremost, Bullard is effectively saying that the Fed needs to somehow fix what’s happening in the [...]



Our friend Will from Perpetual Assets conducted a powerful interview with long-time friend of SGT Report, Rob Kirby. What we like about Rob is the same thing we like about Jim Willie – He’s smart and he doesn’t mince words. You can listen to our most recent interview with Rob here: EBOLA IMPORTATION & OPEN BORDERS: THIS IS TREASON

In this interview, what Rob describes as having happened [...]

Market Turmoil Ahead? ‘Fear Index’ Shows Unprecedented Activity. Calm Before the Storm?

The VIX index, a measure of how volatile the S&P 500 is likely to be over the next 30 days, is showing unprecedented activity, feeding into concerns that the financial markets are about to experience huge turmoil.

The Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index (VIX) is commonly known as the ‘fear index’ or the ‘fear gauge’ because it is used to predict short-term market expectations.

As Zero Hedge [...]

Daimler Closes Hedge, Dumps Tesla, Grabs Cash, Runs

Wolf Richter,

Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz and Smart cars, trucks – including Freightliner in the US – buses, vans, and other utility vehicles has the industry’s “biggest portfolio of electric vehicles,” as it says, with numerous models of cars, vans, buses, and light trucks. Electric vehicles aren’t new to Daimler. And it was logical that, in May 2009, it would acquire a 9.1% stake in Tesla. As Tesla raised [...]

Michael Snyder – Deflation then Inflation Through the Roof

What do you look out for as a warning sign of the next calamity? Michael Snyder of says, “When there is a financial crisis, all of a sudden, banks don’t want to lend. They don’t want to lend to each other, and they don’t want to lend to anyone else. Credit freezes up, and our financial system is based on debt and the flow of money from the banks [...]

MSM Blackout! Eric Holder’s DOJ Implicated On Multiple Corruption Charges!

In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest litigation time bomb has exploded from multi-million dollar litigation originally brought by the Department of Justice against Sierra Pacific based on allegations that the lumber company and related defendants were responsible for a wildfire that destroyed [...]

India Gold Demand Surges 450% and Bank of Russia Demand At 15 Year High

by GoldCore

Demand for gold continues to be robust and has indeed increased significantly in recent weeks despite gold’s most recent paper driven gold weakness.

Demand in China and India surged again and gold reserve diversification by the central bank of Russia hit a new record high in September as geopolitical tensions rose. 

The seemingly insatiable appetite of the growing Indian middle class for gold is causing the government in India to again [...]

Why the risk of a new and painful downturn to rival the Depression is growing, not diminishing

Why the risk of a new and painful downturn to rival the Depression is growing, not diminishing

— The Economist (@TheEconomist) October 22, 2014

AS UNPLEASANT as global economic conditions look just now we can at least be thankful that things aren’t anywhere near as bad as they were in 2009, to say nothing of 1931. Neither are those sorts of nasty scenarios a risk.



Mike Rivero Calls Death of Petrodollar Critic Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total – Probably Another ‘Money Junkie ASSASSINATION’

from What Really Happened, via Ron Gibson:

Extend The Trendlines In These Charts, And Then Ask Yourself: Where Do They End? What Will They Trigger As They Push Ever Deeper Into Uncharted Waters?

by Charles Hugh-Smith

What I see as extremes that must necessarily end badly, others see as mere extensions of recently successful policies and trends.

A long-time reader recently chastised me for using too many maybe’s in my forecasts. The criticism is valid, as “on the other hand” slips all too easily from qualifying a position to rinsing it of meaning.

That said, given that we’re in uncharted waters, maybe’s become prudent and certainty [...]

Lever up, Baby: Median Debt Percentages for Buyouts… Is A Crash Inevitable?

lever up, baby… median debt percentages for buyouts: source: PitchBook *as of 9/30/2014

— $hane Obata (@sobata416) October 22, 2014

median ebitda multiples for buyouts: *debt / ebitda for 2014 is higher than it was during the previous 9 years

— $hane Obata (@sobata416) October 22, 2014

US private equity deal flow by quarter: 1Q 2009 to 3Q 2014:

— $hane Obata (@sobata416) October 22, 2014

M&A Deals Fail At Highest Rate Since [...]

LEAKED: What Happens to Germany if Russia Turns off the Gas

Wolf Richter,

One of the threats, or perhaps the threat, hanging over the EU due to the sanctions fiasco has been the possibility that Russia could shut down the pipelines and stop deliveries of natural gas to European countries. It would be a way to escalate the crisis and force a solution of one kind or another.

It would do enormous damage to the Russian economy. What are they going to [...]

U.S. Is Now Directly Arming The Islamic State To Push The Agenda Of Removing Assad

Europe is now introducing a new austerity plan so each country can receive more debt. McDonald’s sales are down. Existing home sales pushed up by condos and speculators. CEO of Total dies in plane crash, he mentioned that oil does not need to be sold in dollars. Swedish banks start enforcing FATCA rules.21 cities in US say its illegal to feed homeless. Liberia sees the Ebola spreading slower. The U.S. [...]

Project Coast: PROOF of Weaponized Ebola in the 80- Fighting Virus with Virus or something worst?

Project Coast: PROOF of Weaponized Ebola in the 80- Fighting Virus with Virus or something worst?………

10 Things About The U.S. News Media That They Do Not Want You To Know

By Michael Snyder

Do you trust the news media?  Do you believe that the information that they are giving you is true and accurate?  If you answered yes to either of those questions, that places you in a steadily shrinking minority.  Yes, on average Americans watch approximately 153 hours of television a month, but for their news they are increasingly turning to alternative sources of information such as this website.  Big [...]

Feds Readying For Executive Amnesty! Obama Plans To Open Immigration Floodgates… Will ‘transform America Into Nation No One Will Recognize’


León Rodríguez, the new head of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), recalled how he was put on the “wait list” and eventually denied admission to Georgetown Law School, where he spoke Tuesday.

He tried to persuade the school’s officials to let him in and was told he was lucky to be on a wait list. The story is a metaphor for immigration [...]

4 Ways A Government Can Get Out of Debt & Financial Crisis!

Many nations have gone through periods in the past where they’ve had very high levels of government debt.
Fed Funds Rate S&P 500
real-time payment system crash delays house purchases
In 1971, President Nixon started imposed wage and price controls. This is similar to what was done during the Great Depression
government capital controls, JP Morgan Chase


Carl Icahn: Markets Better Than 2008, Still May ‘Break’, ‘No-Brainer’ High-Yield Market Is in a Bubble

Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) — Billionaire Carl Icahn comments on market volatility and corporate governance. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Stephanie Ruhle at the Robin Hood Investors Conference. (Source: Bloomberg)



Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) — Billionaire Carl Icahn explains why he think the high-yield market is in a bubble. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Stephanie Ruhle at the Robin Hood Investors Conference. (Source: Bloomberg)

Floyd Brown interview with Birch Gold: Americans Being “Robbed” By the Political Class

by birchgold




On the dollar’s collapse: “It’s a systematic effort by the political class to rob the saving class… The money’s basically robbed from them and they do it slowly over time through inflation and sometimes not slowly when we have big bursts of inflation like maybe just around the corner ahead of us.”

Why precious metals are the “historic forms of money”, and what we have now is simply a “debt instrument”.

If [...]

D.C. Is America’s Most Expensive City, Because It’s Where the Pig Trough Is Located

by WashingtonsBlog

People Will Pay a LOT of Money to Live Near the Money Spigot

We noted in 2011 that Washington, D.C. is like a separate country.  Specifically, the sausage-makers engaging in pork-barrel politics and the lobbyists feeding at the trough are doing great … while the rest of the country stagnates.

No wonder D.C. is the most expensive city in America.

My daughter just came back from D.C., and brought me this souvenir:

Fed Emergency – Fabricated Recovery Is Stalling


Hidden Secrets Of Money is a world-leading educational series that is sponsored by, and also based on the priciples of WealthCycles. It shows the evolution of gold and silver as money, and teaches the historical economic mistakes that all societies repeat. The first series (Episodes 1-5) features bonus content that is available completely free of charge at
From Season 2 onwards, all bonus content is reserved exclusively for members [...]

First Swiss Gold Poll Shows Pro-Gold Side In Lead At 45%

by GoldCore


The first poll of how the Swiss people will vote in the “Save Our Swiss Gold” initiative on November 30th shows that the Swiss are leaning towards voting for the pro-gold initiative.

Gold Initiative Poll Results –  20 Minuten

The poll had quite a large sample of 13,397 people from all over Switzerland who participated in the first phase of the 20 Minuten online survey on October 15.

The poll shows that [...]

Exposed! Ebola Czar Ron Klain Says “Overpopulation” Is Today’s Biggest Problem!

Follow the link and turn the volume up to high to hear him say himself. He offers many excuses to back his Belief, and that is, That the world is overpopulated! Isn’t It Nice to Know That Our New Ebola Czar, That we are to entrust with our Life, Thinks so HIGHLY(Sarcasm) About Our Life…. They call us the Goy!…

Dan Amerman: Will Our Private Savings Be Sacrificed To Pay Down The Public Debt? Beware of ‘Financial Repression’!

by Adam Taggart

Recently, an article by Daniel Amerman caught our attention. Titled Is There A “Back Door” Method For The Government To Pay Down The Federal Debt Using Private Savings?, it details the process known as financial repression, where sovereign debts are slowly paid off by syphoning private savings from an unaware populace.

In this week’s podcast, Chris discusses the mechanics of the process, as well as its probability, with Dan:

To understand [...]

Top Ebola Scientist in Liberia: ‘Ebola outbreak may represent a new strain that is more contagious’

A top Ebola scientist that is working in the heart of the outbreak in Liberia says that this version of Ebola looks like it could be “a very different bug” from past versions.

Other leading scientists are echoing his concerns.

And yet Barack Obama and Thomas Frieden continue to publicly proclaim that we know precisely how this virus behaves.

Not only is that bad science, but it could also potentially result in the [...]

HurricaneGonzalo: Winds up to 100mph lashing UK

#HurricaneGonzalo: Winds up to 100mph lashing UK

— RT UK (@RTTV_UK) October 21, 2014

Wind speeds of up to 100mph are battering parts of the UK, as the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo reaches British shores. Gusts and heavy rain have uprooted trees and caused flight cancellations, rail delays and road gridlocks.

The Met Office issued a ‘yellow’ weather warning on Tuesday, anticipating disruptive conditions will move eastward through the day. [...]

The mood in financial markets has turned gloomy again. Fears of deflation may lie behind recent weakness

The mood in financial markets has turned gloomy again. Fears of deflation may lie behind recent weakness

— The Economist (@TheEconomist) October 20, 2014

THE mood in financial markets has turned gloomy again. Equity markets are retreating, commodity prices are falling and investors are stampeding for the safety of government bonds (see chart). Volatility has soared: the VIX, a measure of how much investors are willing to pay to insure against [...]

Ending QE Will Plunge US Into Severe Recession

Italy Starts Movement To Leave The European Monetary Union

Italy building momentum to leave the Euro. The oil crash created by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia trying to destroy Russia’s economy. Obamacare plans increasing in cost. Senegal and Nigeria are now Ebola free. FDA blocking Ebola testing equipment already in existence. EU will not recognize elections in Southeast Ukraine. U.S. no placing sanctions on Libya to stop the people taking back their country. Humanitarian aid going to Islamic State [...]

IBM is not they only company doing it. TECH CRASH coming soon!

I’m in tech and have been seeing this first hand for the last couple years. IBM is the first to let the cat out of the bag.

“We saw a marked slowdown in September in client buying behavior, and our results also point to the unprecedented pace of change in our industry.”

CEO Ginni Rometty said this in IBM’s Q3 earnings announcement, which revealed tumbling revenue and profits at the company.

The statement is [...]

National Debt Passes $17.9 Trillion

The Debt to the Penny and Who Holds It

( Debt Held by the Public vs. Intragovernmental Holdings )

Debt Held by the Public
Intragovernmental Holdings
Total Public Debt Outstanding


The U.S. National Debt Has Grown By More Than A Trillion Dollars In The Last 12 Months

The idea that the Obama administration has the budget deficit under control is a complete and total lie.  According to the U.S. Treasury, the federal government has officially [...]

New Politico poll shows complete lack of faith in government

New Politico poll shows complete lack of faith in government

— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) October 20, 2014

Poll: 64% Say Things In America Are Completely ‘Out of Control’

— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) October 20, 2014

57% said they believe their personal costs will increase, while only 7% said they will decrease [under #Obamacare]

— S2 (@StewSays) October 20, 2014

Stunning admission

— Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) October 20, 2014

19 Very Surprising Facts About The Messed Up State Of The U.S. Economy

By Michael Snyder

Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve are lying to you.  The “economic recovery” that we all keep hearing about is mostly just a mirage.  The percentage of Americans that are employed hasbarely budgedsince the depths of the last recession, the labor force participation rate is at a 36 year low, the overall rate of homeownership is the lowest that it has been in nearly 20 years and approximately [...]

Predict the Collapse: Fed Balance Sheet Directly Linked to S&P 500!

Federal reserve assets vs, S&P 500 index
Euro dollar parity 2017
“Bank of China introduced a cross-border yuan transfer service in 2011 that only allows money to be moved for immigration and overseas property investment purposes,”
Why Are Chinese Millionaires Buying Mansions in an L.A. Suburb?


How The Federal Reserve Is Purposely Attacking Savers

by Chris Martenson

There’s something we ‘regular’ citizens wrestle with that the elites never seem to: a sense of moral duty.

For example, following the collapse of the housing bubble, many people struggled with mortgages they could no longer afford to pay, fearing the shame of default. Many believed defaulting was wrong somehow; that it was their moral obligation to pay their mortgages, no matter how dire their personal situation. And of [...]

Leading Contrarian Economist: “We Are Coming In On The End Game Here”

Mac Slavo
October 20th, 2014

To say that the U.S. economy is in trouble would be an understatement. According to Shadow Stats economist John Williams, we may be on the very cusp of a crisis so severe that it promises to re-write the entire paradigm. Debt is out of control and foreign holders of U.S. Treasury bonds are getting antsy. Nowhere is this more obvious than in China and Russia, where leaders of the [...]

An Epidemic Of Store Closings, Restructurings, Bankruptcies… As The American Consumer Runs Out Of Options.

Wolf Richter,

When NCR announced its preliminary and disappointing third quarter results today, it lowered its guidance for the rest of 2014. Its stock got knocked into a breathtaking 21% plunge. While at it, NCR revealed to just what extent brick-and-mortar retailers were sinking into a quagmire.

The maker of, among other things, point-of-sale devices for the retail industry should know: It is, as it says, “the global leader in consumer [...]

The Risk Of A 1987 Style Crash Is Growing! On Oct. 19, 1987, the Dow dropped 22.6% in a single day. That’s like a 3,600-point drop today

On Oct. 19, 1987, the Dow dropped 22.6% in a single day. That's like a 3,600-point drop today:

— WSJ Markets (@WSJmarkets) October 20, 2014

HUSSMAN: The Risk Of A 1987 Style Crash Is Growing

The ASX is ripping higher, up 1% on Monday to 5,326 after the solid lead from the US markets at the end of last week and Friday’s big global surge in stock prices.

But given the recent [...]

Waiting for Something bad to happen

by Golem XIV

I think Friday saw a power-shift from the central banks to the global private banks. I think the global banks served notice that the Central bank plan of 1) reining in the risk-taking of the TBTF banks and 2) stimulating growth in the real economy is now dead in the water. There is a new plan.  (Let me apologise now for this video being too long. I really did [...]

POVERTY: It’s not an illness and it isn’t accidental. Deal with it.



Much as I admire the tireless work done by the Rowntree Trust, there are times when its desire to avoid controversy gets a little silly. In particular, I’m referring to its tendency to write about poverty as if it might be an indiscriminate virus.

These are the main factors that create poverty:

* Macro-economic and fiscal mercantile globalism

* Credit given to those [...]

ALERT! Obama Quietly Prepares ‘Surge’ of Millions of New Immigrant IDs

Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.
Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards [...]

Euro Risk Due To Possible Return of Italy To Lira – Drachmas, Escudos, Pesetas and Punts?

by GoldCore

The European status quo and EU elites are becoming increasingly concerned by popular calls in Italy for Italy to leave the European Monetary Union and the euro “as soon as possible” and return to the lira. 

Beppe Grillo, the leader of Italy’s Five Star Movement has shocked EU elites by launching of a non-binding consultative referendum on the matter which will be put before the parliament.

“We will collect half a [...]

Why Moody’s Cut Russia to Two Notches above Junk

Wolf Richter,

It was not the most productive summit in the history of mankind. President Vladimir Putin, after watching a military parade in Belgrade, Serbia, and questioning Kosovo’s independence, arrived in Milan on Friday so late that Chancellor Angela Merkel, with whom a private meeting had been scheduled, had to cool her heels for hours. Once done at 2 a.m., he headed over to his buddy’s place, persona non grata [...]

Top Scientist: This Version Of Ebola Looks Like ‘A Very Different Bug’

By Michael Snyder

Barack Obama and the head of the CDC need to quit saying that we know exactly how Ebola spreads.  Because the truth is that there is much about this virus that we simply do not know.  For example, a top Ebola scientist that is working in the heart of the outbreak in Liberia says that this version of Ebola looks like it could be “a very different bug” [...]

Massive Wealth Inequality in America Caused by Government Criminality!

“After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus Boasts
NAFTA’s 20-Year Legacy and the Fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
More than 845,000 specific U.S. workers have been certified for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) as having lost their jobs due to imports from Canada and Mexico or the relocation of factories to those countries. The TAA program is quite narrow, only covering a subset of jobs lost to trade, and is difficult to qualify [...]

ALERT! Obama Signs Executive Order to Microchip All Credit Cards

Today, the President is signing a new Executive Order directing the government to lead by example in securing transactions and sensitive data.

While there is no silver bullet to guarantee data security, the President is signing an Executive Order to implement enhanced security measures, including securing credit, debit, and other payment cards with microchips in lieu of basic magnetic strips, and PINs, such as those standard on consumer ATM cards. He [...]

UK OPTS FOR WIND STRATEGY JUST DUMPED BY CHINA. ED MILIBAND TWEETS ‘Lovely evening celebrating Diwali with Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists from around London this evening at the @UKLabour Diwali reception’.


Want to opt for No Change next May? Vote Labour

If you ever get the feeling that barely a single Westminster policy is being done with us in mind, then congratulations, you’re sane. It’s all done in our name, of course…which is why, when it goes wrong, we always wind up paying for it.

And talking of wind, here’s yet another sign that our energy policy is all over the [...]

Man gets $1,000 in police settlement, his lawyers get $459,000

(Reuters) – An Alabama man who sued over being hit and kicked by police after leading them on a high-speed chase will get $1,000 in a settlement with the city of Birmingham, while his attorneys will take in $459,000, officials said Wednesday.

Flood Watch for Eastern Essex, MA

From 5:00 PM EDT, Wed., Oct 22, 2014 until 11:00 AM EDT, Thu., Oct 23, 2014

Issued by The National Weather Service
Boston, MA
Wed, Oct 22, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT




* AN AREA [...]

Gap between wages and rents continues to grow

by Sober Look

Here is a quick follow-up to the discussion on the looming rental crisis in the US. The gap in growth rates of rental costs vs. wages continues to widen. This divergence is creating a drag on the GDP growth by suppressing household formation, consumer spending, and labor mobility. Over time this trend will also increase homelessness.


Obama’s chief of staff personally negotiates redacting of Senate’s CIA torture report

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough is deeply involved in negotiating how much to redact from a classified US Senate probe into the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program, according to a new report.

McDonough is playing a top role in hashing out what will be available to the public upon release of an abbreviated executive summary for the 6,000-page report, Huffington Post reported citing sources close to the negotiations.

The [...]