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Weekly Newsletter - Great Idea Chris

Just a note to say GREAT IDEA to put your weekly letter in email format.  It reminded me that I was a member here!  ;-)

I look forward to receiving this email weekly and may even get some time to post as well.

Hope all is going well Chris (assuming you read this message).

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Holiday Greetings

Dear CM.com Members,

Season’s greetings from our family to yours. We want to wish you all the best for a happy, healthy holiday season, and hope that you are able to relax, reconnect and celebrate with your families, friends and communities. » Read more

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The FDIC Is Broke - Now What?

Hello:

Below is this week's Martenson Report.

It speaks to some enormous pressures and possible changes coming to the FDIC method of protecting consumer deposits.

Your faithful information scout,
Chris Martenson

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The Martenson Insider - August 14, 2009

Hello.

I want to make sure you are aware of a new feature at the site called The Martenson Insider.  This exclusive feature for enrolled members gives you access to my current thoughts and ideas on the markets and current events.

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The Martenson Insider

Hello!

I want to make sure you are aware of a new feature at the site called The Martenson Insider.  This exclusive feature for enrolled members gives you access to my current thoughts and ideas on the markets and current events.

You can access the main page at this link Martenson Insider. (Note: You must be logged in.)

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It's Not Over - The Collapse in Household Credit Says So

Hello.

This Martenson Report is a day later than normal.

Your faithful information scout,
Chris Martenson

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Three Reasons This Stock Market Rally Is False

Executive Summary

  • Data is either good, murky, or unreliable.  The good data says we are not yet at the bottom.
  • Stock trading volumes are way, way down.
  • High frequency trading (HFT) harmfully obscures true market activity.
  • S&P 500 earnings indicate that stocks are still expensive.
  • The recent stock market advance is lacking a solid fundamental story to base itself on, it is running on hopes and fumes.

On a recent leg of a flight heading between Denver and Detroit, a kindly, middle-aged woman took the seat next to me and made small talk. As she hailed from Detroit, I had all sorts of questions for her. Did she know anybody who is out of work? How did the city 'feel' these days?  What had she noticed lately?

When she inquired as to my interest and I told her a little bit about my work, she asked for my prognosis. I said, "Not good, not yet; the base data is very weak." She immediately replied, "But the stock market has been going up. How do you explain that?"

She said this as if she had just played an undetected trump card; as though I was missing out some incredible secret. Given the power of the stock market to communicate to the masses (as exemplified by this exchange on the plane), and given how easily large, self-interested parties are able to manipulate and influence people, I consider the stock market to be among the least reliable of indicators.

So, understanding that all bull markets climb a wall of worry and that I could well be wrong, here are my three main reasons for discounting the messages implied by the recently rising stock market:

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Exclusive Membership Benefits

I know the site has a lot of information on it and can take a while to find all the excellent material. While you explore, one area that I want to be sure you are aware of is the “In Session” forum thread I start each week. This is located in an exclusive forum area only accessible by paying members.

While I send out a weekly Martenson Report that typically involves a lot of research and peers out a bit further, I regularly put my running commentary on market and news events into the In Session forum thread. You can find this week’s edition by clicking on this link.

As always, my primary goal is to help you cut through the noise, illuminate the future, and provide some missing context so that you can take actions to protect yourself, your family and your community. One way that you can more easily track my posts, or anybody else’s on the site, is to “subscribe” to their output and have that content emailed to you as it comes available.

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The Coming Collapse

Hello.

Our staff are coming and going on vacation over the next month or two and Becca and I are headed to Denver to give a series of talks and seminars.  We've done our best to assure that our service to you and the site will maintain its high level of service, but would ask for your patience if every so often it seems as if a response seems slow in the coming.

Moving along, this is an important report.  Please read it when you have a bit of quiet time.

All the best,
Chris Martenson

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Inflation vs. Deflation - What Comes Next?

I wanted to cover quite a bit of background here to properly set up today's topic of Inflation vs. Deflation. But because of my schedule, this would require stringing out three reports over five weeks, and given where we stand in the markets today, that isn't ideal. There is much afoot, and I want you to be armed with as much timely information as I can provide.

So we are going to jump to the end and discuss the conclusions before the background. I will fill in the background in a later Martenson Report. If you find this report difficult to follow for this reason, I invite you to re-read it again after the background information comes out in a few weeks. I appreciate your understanding.

Executive Summary

  • Inflation correlates best with government spending.
  • Inflation/deflation is a dance that exists between the supply/demand for money and the supply/demand for goods and services.
  • Most government spending growth is in mandatory categories - not simple to reduce.
  • Inflation will bail out debtors?  Don't count on it.
  • Future generations have been consigned to a tremendous economic challenge.
  • Prepare now for upcoming destructive inflation.