1 – THE STOCK OF APPLE INC PLUMMETS 50 PERCENT FROM 2011 HIGH
Most retirement funds hold apple. They have such large positions that if there is a slight wobble, it will plummet. Before it was cool to own apple, but now everyone has an apple product it’s not really cool anymore. Also, as the hip pocket is hurting for most people, the coolness is not worth it when a far cheaper product that is equally good exists.
2 – EU DECLARES EXTENDED BANK HOLIDAY DURING 2012
Not sure about this one, so won’t comment.
3 – A YET UNANNOUNCED CANDIDATE TAKES THE WHITE HOUSE
As much as I think Ron Paul would be the best option for the US, do you really think the puppet masters will allow it?
Do people recall vote fraud etc. for GW Bush? Surely as technology ramps up it will be easier. Plus, a false flag will warrant the American Sheep to want a war, and if Ron Paul doesn’t want to do it, then people won’t vote.
4 – AUSTRALIA GOES INTO RECESSION
As discussed before, it is already here. The books are being cooked + Western Australia holds up the rest of the country. 100% happening.
Short Financial Sector in Australia, not the whole ASX as it is made largely of mining companies.
5 – BASEL III AND REGULATION FORCE 50 BANK NATIONALISATIONS IN EUROPE
6 – SWEDEN AND NORWAY REPLACE SWITZERLAND AS SAFE HAVENS
The true rich still know that Switzerland is the land of wealth. The country still has sold foundations, huge gold reserves (more than they admit), well liked by Germany, tax glitches etc. The currency peg might be moved but it will always be the safe haven. Risky trading in the Franc, accumulate physical notes as they will soon impose further measures to benefit themselves. I know this kind of contradicts the definition of a safe haven, but short term loss for long term gain.
7 – SWISS NATIONAL BANK WINS AND CATAPULTS EURCHF TO 1.50
They don’t need to go all the way up to 1.50, as the government heavily subsides exporters already and punishes importers (tariffs). They will have other tricks.
8 – USDCNY RISES 10 PERCENT TO 7.00
Not sure. Both controllers of currency hugely manipulate.
9 – BALTIC DRY INDEX RISES 100 PERCENT
10 – WHEAT PRICES TO DOUBLE IN 2012
As fiat halves, of course wheat increases. Weather and Asians adopting more and more western diets (pasta, bread, etc.) demand increaes whilst supply is suppressed. Countries also still stockpiling wheat for security. Lots has to do with currencies though, as they are debased.
Just my 2 sense.