News Fluff Piece Says Investors Have Missed Out On $200 Billion
in Stock Gains
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is the headline naive investors are reading at Bloomberg News.
sources cited by Bloomberg News, the $200 billion in missed stock
gains occurred over the past 4 years as nearly $1 trillion has been
re-directed toward safer investments – corporate bonds and US Treasury
notes since 2009.
investors in stocks only represent 15% of the trades, but they are
the pawns in the Wall Street casino, and many of them know this.
Comments over this Bloomberg News piece were largely negative
(more on this in a moment.) So Bloomberg is not pulling wool
over too many investors’ eyes.
News report says "Ben S. Bernanke's zero percent interest-rate policy
and the lowest inflation in almost 50 years have helped spur a 29%
rally in debt securities since Obama's first term began," citing
Bank of America Merrill Lynch US Corporate & Government Index
as a source.
is, the inflation numbers are phony. Inflation is quoted at
2-3% when in fact it is 9-10% according to the way the US government
used to measure inflation in 1980 and 1990 says John Williams of
So a 29% rally
over 4 years weighed against 9-10% inflation year-over-year suggests
a book gain but an actual loss in purchasing power. Even Pimco,
the world's largest private bond fund, as well as CALPERS, the California
pension fund, say investments must reach a 7%-10% target gain to
produce a positive yield. But the Wall Street houses can conjure
up any numbers they please to induce investors to pour money down
the rat hole that the US stock market has become.
News knows about fast electronic trades, after-hour trades, and
trades made by market makers to manipulate the market. And
stock investors always pull out and do some profit-taking before
a stock reaches its peak. So there are always profits that
investors "missed out on."
liability in the stock market has been the total destruction to
Paulsen, the chief investment strategist
at Minneapolis-based Wells Capital Management.
But, but, Mr.
Paulsen, you certainly know the market is propped. One commentator
said: "the dollar and the equity markets are so 'bubbled out,' it's
a wonder they haven't collapsed already."
Street is trying to pump and dump before the crash. "Another
tactic by the scummy shills at Bloomberg to suck in the rest of
the sheeples again. The professionals have to unload as this 4-year
bull is aging. The sheep have to be fattened before the slaughter,"
said an online posting.
never trust Wall Street again," said another commenter. Another
said: "It's better to have cash in your possessions with no interest
than losing it all through the Wall St. thieves…. Goldman Sachs
has a super computer in their basement to monitor and manipulate
all trades…. to hell with Wall Street."
$11 trillion in U.S. equity value was wiped out in the 2008 financial
collapse. How would reporters at Bloomberg News think
And those gains,
as imaginary as they are, "are among institutional investors only,"
said another blogger.
"So what if I missed out on my share of $200b. That is
like saying I missed out on $500m in the Power Ball."
"The market yearns for muppets, sacrificial lambs. There's
never been a better time to buy, my real estate agent told me in
said: "Who can have confidence in public markets when people
like Corzine can just take a billion and get away with it."
So one savvy
investor called Bloomberg's numbers into question and quoted the
S&P stock index for the following years:
"Buy and hold……
hahaha," he said. "Most people are just sick of the roller
one commenter said the market IS rigged, but in favor of the investor.
For the novice
reader, recall now that the U.S. economy, the U.S. dollar and the
entire stock market are walking a tight rope with Japan and China,
who combined hold a tad less than $2 trillion of U.S. Treasury notes.
These are IOUs to Japan and China plus interest. There
is no foreseeable way the U.S. is going to pay back on these IOUs
unless it sells off a large asset like Alaska.
Tom Coburn, in his book entitled Debt
Bomb, predicts a day in 2014 (or sooner) when Japan decides
to sell off some of its U.S. Treasury bills at a discount, followed
by Singapore and other countries, which results in the value of
the U.S. dollar crashing. The stock market would crash on that day
in Senator Coburn’s scenario, and I assume he has inside information
from scenarios drafted by the CIA.
pension funds have already decided to direct some of their money
into gold, meaning Japan is directing less money into U.S. Treasury
notes. So a large move on the grand chessboard has already been
made. The Japanese are getting queasy over the value of paper (IOUs)
they are holding.
Keep your eye
on the right ball. Not the S&P 500 but world events and the
threat of a potential sell off of our IOUs at a discount by Japan
or China. That is a financial doomsday that is out of our control.
The U.S. can coerce, threaten trade tariffs, but that would all
be after the fact. The U.S. economy is teetering towards a collapse
that would drag the whole world into an irretrievable morass.
There are no
fundamental changes that address the causes of this collapse – fiat
money (unrelenting printing of money), debt-based money, fractional
banking, lack of a gold standard, miniscule reserves, and phony
financial, employment and inflation reports. All that has been done
is to paper-over the collapse of modern financial institutions and
the sovereign nations that validate them.
elites are just buying time. They know this. That is why drones
are beginning to fly over America, why the possession of guns is
being demonized, why government is eavesdropping on all e-mails
in what it now calls "pre-crime" prevention, and why local
police forces are being militarized.
I don’t blame
Federal Reserve Bank chairman Ben Bernanke for putting a smug face
on the crisis and for propping the stock market, which is a bellwether
for the economy. That is his job. But we don’t have to believe him.
And shame on the news media for its complicity in creating a false
financial reality and not calling the Federal Reserve on its destructive
policies. With near-zero interest rates on savings accounts, savers
will see trillions lost as inflation eats away their nest eggs.
The stock market
is a sideshow. You are likely late in preparing for the largest
financial collapse in the history of the world. Cash in hand, acquisition
of U.S. gold and silver coins, knowledge of how to grow food, bake
bread, self-treat illness, is what you need to be directing your
mind on today.
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