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January 20, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

MARKETS A LOOK AHEAD... By Gregory Mannarino



The Coming Crisis – What to Watch?

... What can we observe to identify the beginning, EU Bonds – you mentioned IGOV – the currency, what else? I guess all of your followers are highly interested in that.
Many thanks,

ANSWER: The first was the inverted yield curve which led many to think we were heading into a recession last summer. Then the Repo Crisis hit and despite being touted as just a fluke due to taxes, after more than three months the Fed cannot get out of providing liquidity without stepping back and allowing the free markets to raise short-term rates.

The liquidity crisis has spread even to Japan. Here the Bank of Japan has stood up and announced it would but government bonds without any limitation trying to also prevent interest rates from rising. The ECB will have to deal with the whole negative interest rate crisis they have created. They will be forced to allow rates to rise or all member states will have to agree to allow the ECB to adopt the same policies as in Japan — buy all government debt without limit. Keep an eye on Europe. I do not see any way of avoiding this crisis. Politicians are too busy with other things. The free market will push rates higher and the central banks will be unable to prevent the rise in rates ahead.  https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/banking-crisis/the-coming-crisis-what-to-watch/


IMF Slashes Global GDP Forecast For 6th Consecutive Time, Warns "Climate Change" Will Hit Economy

The culprit this time is not China, but India, whose GDP forecast collapsed by a whopping 1.2% to 5.8%, handing the title of the world's fastest growing economy back to China.


Brick-and-Mortar Melts Down in the UK, Worst Decline Since 2009, as Big Retailers Collapsed, 14,500 Stores Closed

Consumers in the UK, generally a hardy bunch when it comes to borrowing and shopping, were not in a shopping mood before the holidays. Retail sales in December at non-food brick-and-mortar stores – ranging from specialty stores to department stores – fell 1.6% compared to December last year, seasonally adjusted, according to the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS). The less volatile three-month moving average fell 1.1% year-over-year, the biggest decline since September 2009, when consumers were trying to clamber out of the Financial Crisis: https://wolfstreet.com/2020/01/18/brick-and-mortar-melts-down-in-the-uk-worst-decline-since-2009-as-big-retailers-collapse/


After Hezbollah Headquarters Burns Downs, Israel Deploys ‘Highly Sophisticated’ Weaponry on Lebanese Border

Hezbollah’s headquarters in the south-central Iraqi city of Najaf burned down on Saturday. The structure’s destruction comes amidst the backdrop of massive unrest by Iraqi citizens who no longer want to see Iran, and its proxies like Hezbollah, meddling in internal Iraqi affairs.


Macron Announces Charles De Gaulle Carrier Will be Sent to Help French Military Ops in Middle East

The statement comes as President Donald Trump has repeatedly demanded that the US’ NATO allies do more in terms of their involvement into Middle Eastern affairs. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg agreed with Trump's view after tensions between the US and Iran put the region on the verge of war in January 2020...https://sputniknews.com/world/202001161078054516-macron-announces-charles-de-gaulle-carrier-will-be-sent-to-help-french-military-ops-in-middle-east/


Thousands of Muslims Scream Battle-Cry on Temple Mount

Something else that happened, that was largely unreported was that during the incident, thousands of those participating in the riot chanted slogans threatening a holy war with Israel yelling: “Jews! the army of Al-Aksa (mosque) is returning!”They also chanted mantras implying a bloody war to retake the Temple Mount screaming: with spirit, with blood, we will free Al-Aksa!”


We will soon establish the Caliphate, liberate Jerusalem and conquer Rome’

Rome will be conquered by Islam in the near future, Palestinian preacher Nidhal Siam told an enthusiastic crowd last week at an event in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque marking the anniversary of the 1453 CE capture of Constantinople by the Ottoman Empire. Siam can be seen telling a crowd that three prophecies will soon be fulfilled, and expressing his hope that his audience will be the ones to fulfil them.


PA Calls to Commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day by Killing Jews (Seriously)

In a piece published yesterday, Yahya Rabah, a regular columnist for the PA-controlled Al-Hayat Al Jadida wrote: “One shot will disrupt the ceremony and one dead body will cancel the ceremony.” “It is scandalous that PA is allowing its official daily to call for murder to achieve a political goal.


Trump to decide on ‘Deal of the Century’ release date in coming days

US President Donald Trump is expected to decide in the coming days whether to present the White House’s “Deal of the Century” before the Israeli election, Channel 13’s political correspondent Barak Ravid has reported. Ravid was speaking to the American news website Axios on Sunday.


America Is Far More Christian Than We Realize

One week ago, I met with an old friend who was born in America but who has spent almost all of his life in Italy. He was struck by how openly and boldly the gospel was proclaimed here in the States, from massive billboards on the roadside to Christian radio and TV. Yet on his most recent visit, which was much longer than usual, he was struck afresh by how openly and boldly the gospel is proclaimed here. It’s the same with American patriotism. Visitors from other nations are surprised to see American flags everywhere. They are also surprised to see so much Christianity openly displayed and proclaimed.


DICK ACT of 1902... CAN'T BE REPEALED (GUN CONTROL FORBIDDEN) - Protection Against Tyrannical Government.


The Dick Act of 1902 also known as the Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654, of June 28, 1902 invalidates all so-called gun-control laws. It also divides the militia into three distinct and separate entities. The three classes H.R. 11654 provides for are the organized militia, henceforth known as the National Guard of the State, Territory and District of Columbia, the unorganized militia and the regular army. The militia encompasses every able-bodied male between the ages of 18 and 45. All members of the unorganized militia have the absolute personal right and 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms of any type, and as many as they can afford to buy. The Dick Act of 1902 cannot be repealed; to do so would violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws which would be yet another gross violation of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The President of the United States has zero authority without violating the Constitution to call the National Guard to serve outside of their State borders...  http://www.civilrightstaskforce.info/gun_control_forbidden.htm


World's richest 2,000 people hold more than poorest 4.6 billion combined: Oxfam

The world’s richest 2,153 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined in 2019, while unpaid or underpaid work by women and girls adds three times more to the global economy each year than the technology industry, Oxfam said on Monday...  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-davos-meeting-inequality-idUSKBN1ZJ00B


Biblical Swarms of Locusts Threaten Food Supply to a New Virus that Kills

Many people have been writing in highlighting things around the world that all seem to be taking place with this turn in the ECM. One is the sudden swarm of Locusts into Kenya that the UN has warned presents an ‘extreme danger’ to wipe out the food supply. Sky News reports it as the worst in 25 years threatening a food crisis. Others have written in about this new disease spreading rapidly out of China. This has prompted travelers from China to be screened at US airports for a mysterious new virus that has killed 2 and sickened dozens. I want to thank all the people writing in and observing what is taking place on a global scale. This is good that many have begun to see that we are indeed all connected in this world.  https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/disease/locust-biblical-swarms-threat-food-to-a-new-virus-that-kills/


5 Delicious Recipes Made with Ingredients that Last 100 Years

An ingredient like honey basically lasts forever! Of course, it’s not the only ingredient that will last for a very long time. As preppers we see the value in ingredients that have a long shelf life. If food can sit on your shelves for a lifetime than that means you have food for any and all circumstances. For preppers and those seeking a lifetime of self-reliance and independence, FOOD is going to be the single most important commodity in your life in the 21st century... https://governmentslaves.news/2020/01/20/5-delicious-recipes-made-with-ingredients-that-last-100-years/  BE PREPARED!



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