- The significance of the recent spike in interest rates
- Is the US dollar weakness a sign of other countries walking away from the US?
- Are rising oil prices serving to pop the market bubble (as predicted)? Where are they headed from here?
- Is this it? Is the top in? And if so, what should concerned investors do right now?
Is this it then? Is the top in? The last few days have been extremely turbulent in the markets with the Dow Jones declining nearly 1,000 points in just this week.
Given the smoke swirling around the global rise in interest rates, I’m certain there’s something afoot. The real question is whether or not the central banks are going to step in here to rescue everything again.
Alas, I don’t have access to that information but a betting person would say “yes.” Everything they’ve done over the past 10 years has communicated quite clearly that the central banks are terrified of the Franken-Markets they’ve created. Specifically, they are terrified of them going down and revealing the extent of the fraud.
However, we have to remain alert to the idea that the markets are indeed larger than the central banks, at least when they begin to move in earnest, and that the central banks have not been able to alter the laws of reality. Resources matter. Debt levels matter. Leverage matters. Well, eventually they do, and maybe that time has come?
If so, we all need to be ready for a very rocky ride ahead because…