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Stock Market Tumbles 1,000 Points: Hayden’s Note on Tangible Goods

Posted on Feb 03, 2014 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Michael Snyder

The Dow has fallen more than 1,000 points from the peak of the Market

That didn’t take long. On Monday, the Dow was down another 326 points. Overall, the Dow has now fallen more than 1,000 points from the peak of the market (16,588.25) back in late December. This is the first time that we have seen the Dow drop below its 200-day moving average in more than a year, and there are many that believe that this is just the beginning of a major stock market decline.

Hayden’s Note:

As noted previously, and repeatedly, I believe that tangible goods are the most secure way of protecting your wealth. Whether talking of precious metals, or farmland, or quality implements, tools, firearms, or otherwise, tangible goods – those things that you can put in your hand and use – are of utmost importance in this age of economic uncertainty.

While I applaud the Bitcoin crowd, and even partake in it myself to a small degree, Federal Reserve notes, digital currency, bonds, bank notes, and stock market investments, otherwise known as “paper investments”, hold up very poorly unless you live your life in front of several computer screens, monitoring events in real-time, and work as a day trader.

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JM Bullion: Securing Your Money in the Age of Bitcoin, the NSA, and Federal Reserve

Posted on Jan 25, 2014 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Every so often, I receive an email asking me to recommend a reputable precious metals dealer or why I invest in gold and silver and not Bitcoin.  I’ve talked at length on the topic of securing metals as a long-term investment, or tangible good; not only for times of disaster, but to simply preserve your wealth.  As we have all plainly witnessed, the Federal Reserve has been on a printing binge for several years now, and with each new round of Quantitative Easing that is dished out, your hard earned dollar is worth less and less.

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From my standpoint, tangibles endure the test of time far better than a fiat paper currency such as the US Dollar.  A fiat currency has value only because of government fiat - or declaration.   And since it is tied to the whims of governing politicians and bankers, it risks both inflation and deflation, with inflation causing you to shell out more and more dollar bills for the same old product year after year and deflation making the products you currently own worthless....

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Sears Turning Shuttered Stores into Data Centers as Ubiquity Critical Environments

Posted on May 26, 2013 in Economic News, Science & Technology

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Will blinking blue lights of servers soon fill the aisles that previously offered the Blue Light Special? Sears Holdings has formed a new unit to market space from former Sears and Kmart retail stores as a home for data centers, disaster recovery space and wireless towers.

With the creation of Ubiquity Critical Environments, Sears hopes to convert the retail icons of the 20th century into the Internet infrastructure to power the 21st century digital economy. Sears Holdings has one of the largest real estate portfolios in the country, with 3,200 properties spanning 25 million square feet of space. That includes dozens of Sears and Kmart stores that have been closed over the years.

Business Continuity, Complete With Starbucks

“There are compelling reasons why this is a great model,” said Sean Farney, the Chief Operating Officer of Ubiquity. “It used to be the business continuity centers were located in an industrial park. The customer has evolved to the point where they want a sexier location, where they can have access to a Starbucks and other retail, because it’s possible they may be there for weeks or months....

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JP Morgan, Economists Agree: Market Collapse Will Strike in 2013

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: MoneyNews

According to a major bank, a pair of noted economists, and one controversial billionaire, 2013 will be a “year of terrible reckoning” for the stock market.

JP Morgan just released its outlook for the first quarter. Surprisingly, this regularly bullish company has reversed course and revealed an ominous chart that every investor needs to be alerted to.

As you can clearly see, stocks have retraced the pattern from the last two big market rallies (averaging over 100%), and now face a massive decline in 2013 (of over 50%).

Market Collapse Chart

JP Morgan isn’t alone in its stark predictions.

Hayden’s Note:

This is a must-read article. Additionally, by looking at the chart above, one can clearly see that from ’97 to ’00, it was a moderate uphill climb, followed by a very similar descent. In ’02, it took much longer to get to that high market rally point before descending much more rapidly than the previous fall. The ’09 ascent will likely not top off for several more months, suckering in more market-players before crashing faster than ever before.

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Ron Paul on the Fiscal Cliff: “We Have Passed the Point of No Return”

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 in Economic News, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Zero Hedge

In a little under three minutes, Ron Paul explains to a somewhat nonplussed CNBC anchor just how ridiculous the charade that is occurring in D.C. actually is.

This succinct, spin-free clip should be required viewing for each and every asset-manager, talking-head, propagandist, and mom-and-pop who are viewing the last-minute idiocy of the ‘fiscal cliff’ debacle with some hope that things will be different this time.

“We have passed the point of no return where we can actually get our house back in order,” Paul begins, adding that “they pretend they are fighting up there, but they really aren’t. They are arguing over power, spin, who looks good, who looks bad; all trying to preserve the system where they can spend what they want, take care of their friends and print money when they need it.” With social safety nets available to rich and poor, there is no impetus for change and “the country loses,” but Paul concludes, the markets are starting to say “there is a limit to this.”

Forward to 5:45 for the Ron Paul interview (ignore everything else)

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Mysterious HFT Algorithm Accounted for 4% of Stock Trading Last Week

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: CNBC

A single mysterious computer program that placed orders — and then subsequently canceled them — made up 4 percent of all quote traffic in the U.S. stock market last week, according to the top tracker of high-frequency trading activity. The motive of the algorithm is still unclear.

The program placed orders in 25-millisecond bursts involving about 500 stocks, according to Nanex, a market data firm. The algorithm never executed a single trade, and it abruptly ended at about 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Hayden’s Note:

I hadn’t posted about high frequency trading, or HFT, in quite some time, so for those of you who have never heard of this flat-out manipulation, check out these articles:

“High Frequency Trading ‘Crop Circle’ Crime Scene”

Fed Asks for Closed Courtroom to Protect Goldman Sachs High Frequency Trading Scheme

70% of All Stock Trades Held for Average of 11 Seconds (HFT) & Fed Plans to Pump Half Trillion $ into Economy

JP Morgan, Chase, HSBC Accused of Silver Futures Manipulation…Again.

“Just goes to show you how just one person can have such an outsized impact on the market,” said Eric Hunsader, head of Nanex and the No....

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Group of Economic Experts Warn of Catastrophic Pattern, “Everything Will Collapse”

Posted on Oct 04, 2012 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Money Morning

Famed economist Marc Faber appeared on Bloomberg TV with a harsh, direct warning to investors.

“U.S. monetary policies will destroy the world,” he said, referring to the new round of stimulus – QE3, or “QE Forever” – the Fed plans to launch this year.

So it wasn’t surprising to hear him speak out against Bernanke’s most recent stimulus plan, quantitative easing or QE3.

What was surprising – and frightening – was the level of wealth-destruction he believes will occur.

According to Faber, “eventually we will have a systematic crisis and everything will collapse.”

Faber’s not alone.

A group of his economic peers agree that with more central bank action like QE3, global economic collapse is imminent.

In a newly released documentary that went viral last month, a team of influential economic experts say they have discovered a “frightening pattern” they believe points to a massive economic catastrophe unlike anything ever seen.

And according to these experts – who have presented their findings to the United Nations, the UK Parliament and a long list of world governments – the catastrophe may happen well before Americans hit the polls in November....

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Reality Check: What is QE3? And What Does it Mean for the US Economy?

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: YouTube

Ben Swann, of FOX 19, lays out his Reality Check regarding Quantitative Easing 3, or as he mentions, QE-Infinity.

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Going Deep: “It’s Entirely Possible that Nowhere in North America is a Safe Redoubt”

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Eric Peters via SHTFPlan.com

Some friends have been actively talking about their Exit Plans – about getting out of this country before the curtain goes down. While there is still time. They believe the situation to be hopeless. That despite the upwelling of liberty-mindedness among some, the vast majority of Americans are not liberty-minded. That Americans – tens of millions of them – are stupid, unreachable, mean, irrational, authoritarian-minded Babbits and poltroons. People who always speak in “we” – and lust to control others.

Reluctantly, I have to concede the point.

I have had exhaustive (and exhausting) conversations with countless people – some of them probably a lot smarter than I in terms of raw IQ – who just can’t connect the dots.

Or – much worse – don’t care to.

The problem is as much psychological as it is intellectual. There may just be a defective sub-species of human being, homo servilus, who – much like a bee in a hive – is programmed to crave the collective and therefore accepts its corollary – coercion – as the natural and right order of things....

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Just In Time: When the Trucks Stop, America Will Stop with Catastrophic Consequences

Posted on Apr 04, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: SHTFPlan by Mac Slavo

Most Americans take for granted the intricate systems that make it possible for us to engage in seemingly mundane day to day tasks like filling up our gas tanks, loading up our shopping carts at the local grocery store, obtaining necessary medications, and even pouring ourselves a clean glass of water. When we wake up each morning we just expect that all of these things will work today the same way they worked yesterday. Very few have considered the complexity involved in the underlying infrastructure that keeps goods, services and commerce in America flowing. Fewer still have ever spent the time to contemplate the fragility of these systems or the consequences on food, water, health care, the financial system, and the economy if they are interrupted.

Hayden’s Note:

I’ve written extensively on this topic, and Mac’s report on Just in Time trucking hits the nail on the head.  Check out some of my past reports on the devastation and consequences we can expect when trucks stop rolling: Empty Shelves: Hurricanes, Disasters, and Civil Unrest – a Contingency Plan, along with Bartering, Inflation, and Growing a Garden

report prepared for legislators and business leaders by the American Trucking Associations highlights just how critical our just-in-time inventory and delivery systems are, and assesses the impact on the general population in the event of an emergency or incident of national significance that disrupts the truck transportation systems which are responsible for carrying some ten billion tons of commodities and supplies across the United States each year....

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Iran and the Petro Dollar: “Gold is Money”

Posted on Mar 25, 2012 in Economic News, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Casey Research by Louis James

Economic crises signal that the current system isn’t working as expected and needs improvement. When it comes to monetary systems, questioning their fundamentals can lead to doubts about whether the preferred medium of exchange will continue to be preferred for long. The large-scale whirlwind of economic trouble around the globe has pushed some to rethink the role of gold in the economy – and to actually move toward bringing it back.

A month ago, a rumor that India is going to pay in gold for oil imported from sanction-struck Iran sent shockwaves through the markets. It was no small deal, both in principle and volume: India is one of Iran’s largest oil buyers, responsible for about 22 percent of total exports and worth about US$12 billion per year. China is next with 13 percent, and Japan is third with about ten. All of them are having a hard time dealing with Iranian oil imports, as the country is under sanctions caused by Western fears regarding its nuclear program.

Then an Israeli news site claimed exclusive knowledge of a possible workaround between India and Iran: settling the purchases in gold....

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Hayden’s Headlines – the Doomsday Bill, PETA, EMP Scares, and Syria

Posted on Feb 26, 2012 in Global & National News

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Your Friday Headlines! And as usual, being posting late Saturday night / early Sunday morning!  Haha. Enjoy these latest headlines:

Ron Paul Visits Oklahoma – Huge Crowd of 1,700 Attends Speech (my own, painstakingly slow count!)

And Now… ‘State Department Quietly Warning Region on Syrian WMDs’ (Iraq redux?)

55 Interesting Facts About The U.S. Economy In 2012

USDA to Give Monsanto’s New GMO Crops Special ‘Speed Approval’ (Fast-tracking our demise, eh?)

Wyoming House advances Doomsday Bill…

NYT: US spies see no evidence of bomb… (in Iran)

Bill Maher pledges $1m to Obama’s SuperPAC… (shows you his priorities)

REPORT: PETA kills more than 95 percent of pets in its care… (killed nearly 2,000 cats and dogs, found adoption homes for only 24 animals in ALL of 2010. PETA has killed more than 27,000 animals since ’98. $37 million yearly operating budget. Wow)

MPs warn over nuclear space bombs and solar flares (EMP scares have been the catch-phrase of the entire week… notice that?)

Chart: ‘America’s Per Capita Government Debt Worse Than Greece

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John Williams of Shadow Stats: “This is End of the World Type Stuff”

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 in Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Future Money Trends

John Williams of Shadow Stats says, “This is end of the world type stuff.”  He recommends stocking up on barter items and getting out of the US dollar. I’ve been saying this same thing for two and a half years. Read some of my other articles regarding investing in tangibles!

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UBS’ Advice on What to Buy in Case of Eurozone Breakup: “Precious Metals, Tinned Goods, Small Caliber Weapons” Thumbnail

UBS’ Advice on What to Buy in Case of Eurozone Breakup: “Precious Metals, Tinned Goods, Small Caliber Weapons”

Posted on Dec 08, 2011 in Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Zero Hedge

Three months ago, Zero Hedge presented the first of many narratives that started the thread of explaining the “unmitigated disaster” that would ensue should the Euro break up, which in the words of authors Stephane Deo and Larry Hatheway, would leads to such mutually assured destruction outcomes as complete bank failure and/or civil war, or far worse.

Because if there is one thing the banks have learned in the aftermath of Hank Paulson, is that scaremongering when bonuses are at stake is the only to get taxpayer money to fund exorbitant lifestyles. Unfortunately, since the first UBS report, despite the best intentions of the status quo, the Eurozone’s plight has only gotten far, far worse, reaching a Lehman-like crescendo when the house of cards threatened to collapse if not for a last minute Fed rescue. However, as Deutsche Bank and every other bank knows well, that measure was merely a short-term fix.

Today, Larry Hataway has released yet another sequel to the original piece, focusing on this so very critical week for Europe, which as Olli Rehn said, must find a solution by Friday or see the EU “disintegrate”, in which the vivid imagery, loud warnings and level of destruction are even greater than before....

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Brokerage Firm Closes Doors, says “Your Money is Not Safe … the System Has Been Destroyed”

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Sovereign Man by Simon BlackTruth Contributor

Your Monies and Positions Are Not Safe

Denver based Barnhardt Capital Management is a futures brokerage firm that focuses on agriculture, round-the-clock broker access, and inexpensive commissions. At least, it used to be.

Barnhardt shuttered its operations yesterday after six-years in the business. The firm’s founder Ann Barnhardt posted the reasons online for the entire world to see:

“I could no longer tell my clients that their monies and positions were safe in the futures and options markets, because they are not. And this goes not just for my clients, but for every futures and options account in the United States. The entire system has been utterly destroyed by the MF Global collapse.”

Hayden’s Note:

This is an excellent article and I recommend that you read it in its entirety.  If you are unsure of what exactly it’s talking about, here are a few beginner articles that may help you understand derivatives and how dangerous they are to our financial existence.  Secondly, I would recommend that you read up on “fractional reserve banking.”
These are easy to understand once they are translated into layman’s terms, so don’t worry. ...

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