Here’s What Happens When the World Overdoses on Debt

  By Justin Spittler Bonds are no longer assets. They’re liabilities. You might find this hard to believe. After all, most folks think of bonds as a safe way to grow their money. For decades, you could make a decent return of 5% or more in government- and investment-grade bonds without risking big losses. Not anymore. These days, most bonds pay next to nothing. Some have negative interest rates, which means owners must pay interest on the bond instead of earning interest. If you own a bond that pays a negative interest rate, you’re guaranteed to lose money if you hold the bond to maturity. And yet, folks are lining up to buy these bonds. Dispatch readers know we’re in this mess because governments have gone mad trying to “stimulate” the economy. Central banks have cut rates more than 650 times since the 2008 financial crisis. Global rates are now … Continue reading

How to Escape the World’s Biggest Ponzi Scheme

How to Escape the World’s Biggest Ponzi Scheme By Justin Spittler It’s the top story in the investment world right now… As we showed you yesterday, the S&P 500 just hit a new all-time high, topping 2,130 for the first time since May 2015. But it’s not just stocks that are ripping higher. Bonds have quietly broken out to new all-time highs as well. Remember, a bond’s price rises when its yield falls. On Friday, the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury hit an all-time low of 1.37%. Yields on British (0.7%), German (-0.2%), and Japanese (-1.1%) 10-year bonds have also hit record lows over the past week. With rates this low, bondholders are barely earning any interest income. In Europe and Japan, investors are actually paying to lend the government money. That’s because negative interest rates have taken over these economies. In today’s issue, we explain how negative rates … Continue reading

The Serious Warning No One’s Talking About

The Serious Warning No One’s Talking About By Justin Spittler On Tuesday, a huge event happened in the investing world. But if you’re like most Americans, you probably haven’t even heard about it. The mainstream media didn’t discuss this event much. It was too busy pointing out that the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average have hit new all-time highs. Meanwhile, something much bigger was happening on the other side of the world. Today, we’ll tell you what this event was…and why it means big trouble is likely on the way for investors. • Earlier this week, the Japanese yen plummeted… It fell 1% over Monday and Tuesday. This might not sound like a big deal. But it was the yen’s biggest two-day slide since November 2014. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe triggered the plunge when he surprised the world with an announcement on Tuesday. Bloomberg Business reported: The currency … Continue reading

The Euro On The Brink Of Disaster

Posted Jul 11, 2016 by Martin Armstrong   We are looking at the collapse of Europe unfold much faster than anyone suspected. I have been warning that the Continental EU banks are in serious trouble. The negative interest rates have devastated Europe. While trying to stimulate borrowers who are not interested without an opportunity to make money, the ECB has wiped out savers, pensions, and sent cash into hiding contracting the European economy – not stimulating it. I have also warned that it is the EURO which is in serious trouble and that BREXIT was the only way to save Britain from being dragged down under as the Euro sinks. The Italian banks are collapsing and the crisis is now risking bringing down the Italian government. If they do not bailout the banks, the people will be in revolution. If they bailout the banks, they can only print Euros. The … Continue reading

Four New Stock Warrants Trading This Week – This Is Getting Exciting

July 10, 2016 Dudley Pierce Baker http://www.CommonStockWarrants.com   Companies are taking advantage of the rising prices of PM’s and commodity prices and are raising monies and creating some new opportunities with stock warrants. This week I have added four new warrants to our databases and this is only in our Canadian Warrants Database. We are a subscriber website so I can not share the specifics but of the four companies we have: 2 Oil and Gas companies 1 Lithium company 1 Medical Marijuana company  In addition, I have received information that a silver producer will be offering stock warrants which will trade and this offering is expected to close before the end of July. My message is that for those investors interested in exploring the opportunities with stock warrants, those opportunities and choices are increasing every week. If you are not a current subscriber, Join Me Now to get started. … Continue reading

This 5,000-Year Low Is Ruining Your Retirement

This 5,000-Year Low Is Ruining Your Retirement By Justin Spittler The global banking system—and your financial future—are at serious risk right now… To understand why, just look at what’s going on with the government’s latest radical policy. Regular Dispatch readers know we’re talking about rock-bottom interest rates. According to MarketWatch, global interest rates are at the lowest level in 5,000 years. Credit is cheaper right now than at any point since the First Dynasty of ancient Egypt, around the 32nd century BC. Today, we’ll explain what this means—and how to protect yourself going forward… • Interest rates didn’t get this low “naturally.” They’re at record lows because central bankers put them there… In 2008, the Federal Reserve dropped its key rate to near zero to fight the financial crisis. It’s kept rates there for eight years to encourage borrowing and spending. Other major central banks did the same thing. According to … Continue reading

The Emperor Has No Clothes

The Emperor Has No Clothes By Jeff Thomas Immediately following receipt of the Brexit results, I sought out the reaction of International Man feature writer Jeff Thomas who, as a Briton, has had a more direct connection with the issue. I can’t think of a better person to comment on this historical event. As always, he was candid with his remarks and his observations were insightful as to how the “leave” decision is likely to impact us all in the future. Until next time, Nick Giambruno: I’m eager to get your reaction to the Brexit referendum result. It was a surprise to me, was it a surprise to you? Jeff Thomas: Yes, and, I expect, even more so. For months, I’ve warned associates that this decision is so momentous for the EU that there was every likelihood that Brussels would try to rig the voting. The fact that both (Prime … Continue reading

How to Protect Yourself from This New “Global Epidemic”

How to Protect Yourself from This New “Global Epidemic” By Justin Spittler A new financial “epidemic” has begun… It’s not a stock market crash, an economic depression, or a currency crisis. If you’ve been reading the Dispatch, you know those are very real threats. But what we’re talking about is even more dangerous. And it’s already happening today… This threat could instantly wipe out your life savings. The CEO of tech giant IBM recently called it “the greatest threat to every profession, every industry, every company in the world.” It’s the FBI’s “worst nightmare.” Regular readers know we’re talking about a cyber-attack on your bank account…one that could wipe out every penny of your savings. As you’re about to see, a cyber-attack is a huge threat to your wealth right now. Yet, most people are totally unprepared for one. They assume the government will protect them. That’s a dangerous assumption… … Continue reading

Brazil Resources Warrants Up 1,476% in 5 Months

June 10, 2016 Dudley Pierce Baker http://CommonStockWarrants.com   Whether you are a fan of stock warrants or not, this is a great example of when all the stars align, monster gains can be accomplished in a short period of time. Basically this article is a follow up to my original post on June 6th, Stock Warrants – The Next Million Dollar Opportunity, so I encourage you to read the article above and this is my follow up as the Brazil Resources (TSX:BRI) shares and stock warrants (TSX:BRI.WT) continue to rise and create more and more value for the holders. Update on this week’s action in Brazil Resources This gold company which has done really well since the beginning of 2016, Brazil Resources, TSX:BRI. The shares traded hit a high today, June 10, 2016 of C$2.05 (up from C$1.80 on June 6th) and from a low in January of C$0.375 for a gain of … Continue reading

These Crisis Markets Are Primed to Deliver Big Gains

These Crisis Markets Are Primed to Deliver Big Gains By Justin Spittler Editor’s note: Today, we’re continuing our conversation with Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno. Yesterday, Nick explained the ins and outs of crisis investing…and what he looks for in a good crisis investment. In part two, Nick shares two key markets he’s keeping an eye on today… J. Spittler, editor of The Daily Dispatch: What are some of your most successful crisis investments? Nick Giambruno: In 2013, the tiny European island of Cyprus had a banking crisis. Its stock market plunged 98%. It was one of the most significant financial crises in recent memory. So Doug Casey and I packed our suitcases and boarded a plane for Cyprus. We put our “boots to the ground” and looked through the rubble for incredible bargains. At the time, there were sound, productive, and well-run businesses in Cyprus making money and paying … Continue reading