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Will the Stock Market Collapse in 2014?
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FTMDAILY.COM – Today was one of the largest one-day losses for U.S. stocks all year. It’s not surprising, as plenty of bad economic news has hit the press recently. Trade figures are down in Germany, putting major pressure on the EU economy. China’s export growth was less than 10% last year after having grown at at least 20% per year for the last decade.
Furthermore, U.S. exports are down, and a strong U.S. dollar doesn’t help. The World Trade Organization (WTO) has cut its growth forecasts for global trade by over 20% next year and the IMF has also downgraded global economic growth forecasts.
The U.S. economy is not healthy and the U.S. stock market is overextended. Washington’s solution to fight the 2008 market collapse with freshly printed money has been exposed as the fraud that it was, and remains.
But the stock market has been surprisingly resilient throughout 2014, despite all the bad news. And when U.S. stocks finally do shift from their current uptrend into a confirmed downtrend, there will be a lot of money to be made.
Remember: Trading is a zero-sum game, so some people will make just as much — or more — money during a downturn as they do in an up market.
I am not predicting the market direction, nor am I saying that a downturn is happening currently. My crystal ball broke a long time ago…
Instead of guessing and hoping we are right, we here at FTMDaily simply consult our Market Barometer to gauge the current market trend. (Our Market Barometer kept us out of the 2008 market crash.) When our Market Barometer finally turns RED, suggesting a new downtrend has emerged, we are going to alert all of our FTM Insiders and will publish our best investment ideas to profit from the market correction, including our favorite inverse ETFs.
Put simply, FTMDaily is gearing up to profit from what will eventually be one of the largest stock market crashes in U.S. history. The “big one” still looms straight ahead… How do I know? Because the actions that were taken by U.S. monetary authorities in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse were completely unprecedented. Never before have interest rates been held so artificially low for so long in our nation’s history. The U.S. capital markets have been completely distorted by Washington’s constant intervention. The inevitable market collapse that lies ahead will be big. And those who are properly positioned beforehand could earn windfall profits.
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During a speech last week at Harvard, Vice President Joe Biden made some very interesting comments about the funding of ISIS. He spoke of the “allied” nations in the region, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, and Turkey.
Vice President Biden said in the speech:
President Erdogan told, he is an old friend, said you were right, we let too many people through, now we are trying to seal the border.
Our biggest problem is our allies. Our allies in the region were our largest problem in Syria. The Turks, were great friends and I have a great relationship with Erdogan that I spent a lot of time with. The Saudis, the Emeratis, etc…What were they doing? … So now what is happening, all of a sudden everybody is awakened…It took a while for Turkey, a Sunni nation, to figure out that ISIL was a direct and immediate threat to their well-being.
Within hours of the speech, an “infuriated” Turkish President Erdogan demanded an apology from Biden for suggesting his country played any role in facilitating the rise of the Islamic State.
Then the UAE called and wanted an apology…
The White House was quick to retract Biden’s statement and followed up with an apology “for any implication that Turkey or other allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL or other violent extremists in Syria.”
Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. These are the primary financiers of Sunni Muslim terror across the region.
Mr. Biden said it… and then got smacked for saying it. But it’s still the truth.
Had Mr. Biden instead made this same claim about Iran, it would have been both untrue and ignored by nearly everyone. But if he dare lay a finger on the corrupt Saudis, the terrorist-supporting Qataris, or the ISIS-funding Turks, its suddenly a “NO-NO.”
The U.S. is dancing to the devil’s tune in the Middle East. The reward is the continued good graces of the oil-rich Gulf states who have other courtiers waiting in the wings to fill the shoes of the U.S. Military.
China would gladly defend the Saudi oil fields for the same sweetheart deal enjoyed for decades by the U.S.
It’s time for the U.S. to prove its love for Saudi Arabia, Qatar, & Co. by providing a much-needed Air Force (made possible by your tax dollars and the blood and sweat of your sons and daughters) for their regional civil wars.
And if I understand properly, many of those who claim to “love” Israel eagerly support the arming of all of Israel’s enemies in the region, except Iran and Syria. (Can you say co-opted?)
In times like these, why are those who constantly warn about the dangers of jihadist ambitions in Iran suddenly embracing the arming of those with jihadist ambitions in Saudi Arabia? Do they really support of the doling out of deadly weapons to every enemy of Israel in the Middle East? (Except Iran and Syria, of course.) This is sheer madness!
The logic seems lucid and straightforward enough: If you support Israel, and its ambitions, you cannot logically support Saudi Arabia or it’s ambitions. Just as those who support Saudi ambitions do not, and cannot logically, support Jewish ambitions.
This type of logic, however, bleeds into the grayer areas when money is involved.
Turkey is demanding that the U.S. go after Assad in exchange for Turkish involvement in the region.
These terror-supporting “allied countries” own this mess. Let them finance the entire operation, if they want it so badly.
Speaking of this “mess” in the Middle East, ISIS is holding up particularly well despite U.S. airstrikes. Meanwhile, the U.S. is preparing to launch a proxy ground war.
Finally, the irony: ISIS ammo shown to have origins in U.S. and China.
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A blood moon lunar eclipse can be seen in the skies early Wednesday morning on October 8th. Just as I watched the last one in April, I will be gazing at the spectacle tonight as well. According to Space.com:
The moon will pass through Earth’s shadow early Wednesday morning (Oct. 8) and no enthusiastic skywatcher should ever miss a total eclipse of the moon… Wednesday’s total lunar eclipse will be visible, weather permitting, from much of North America, as well as to observers in Australia, western Asia and across the Pacific Ocean… Wednesday’s lunar eclipse will be followed closely by sunrise for some observers, leading to a rare “selenelion” event. It is also the second of four consecutive total eclipse of the moon (the first occurred last April), and is part of a so-called lunar eclipse tetrad.
FTMDaily first alerted our listeners to these rare signs in the sky on May 18, 2013. On our podcast entitled, “There Will Be Signs in the Sun, Moon, and Stars” Jerry was joined by Pastor Mark Biltz from El Shaddai Ministries in Washington state. Pastor Biltz had been researching the Hebrew roots of Christianity for several years and stumbled across an amazing discovery. According to the NASA website, four total lunar eclipses are scheduled to occur on the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles and on Passover in 2014 and 2015.
Similar events occurred in the years:
- 1492 (The year of the expulsion of the Jews from Catholic Spain and the historic landfall of Jewish explorer, Christopher Columbus.)
- 1948 (The year of the establishment of the Jewish homeland in the nation of Israel.)
- 1967 (The year of the Six Day War in which the Jewish nation regained control over the city of Jerusalem for the first time in centuries.)
According to Pastor Mark Biltz, the four back-to-back lunar eclipses occurring on Jewish Feast Days in 2014-2015 signifies important events for the nation of Israel — and even the global economy — in the months ahead. Listen to some of the highlights on today’s show, as we head into the second blood moon event of 2014.
This was a fascinating interview, and if you would like to listen to it in its entirety, you can do so here or simply play the Youtube video below.
For even more on this topic and for Jerry’s complete commentary, listen to the podcast above…
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Next, Jennifer Robinson is not on this week’s program, but here are our Trigger Trading results from the past two weeks. Last week, the S&P 500 experienced one of its biggest down days of the year, as well as the largest up move since early August. Our trading activity slowed a bit, as we only sold three positions, which were all stopped out. Two of these trades stopped out at breakeven (no profit, no loss), and one trade, JRJC, sold for a loss of 4.05%. We were very glad to have placed our stop loss on JRJC, as the stock tanked over 13% the following day. We have one stock in play in the markets: SCO, which is flat from its trigger price. Eight of Jerry’s stock ideas are still awaiting his trigger price.
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