Skip to comments.The Market Just Figured Out Two HUGE Problems (ObamaNomics DeathWatch™)
Posted on 11/12/2012 1:07:41 PM PST by Zakeet
The US Presidential election ended November 6, 2012. Since that time, the market has fallen 3%.
There are a multitude of reasons for this, but the primary one is the fact that the markets is beginning to realize two key items:
Regarding #1, according to the ECRI, as of June 2012, the US is back in recession. The ECRI has proven far more accurate and timely in predicting recessions than the NBER. And now that the election is over I expect other US data (the ISM, LEI, and employment numbers) to start moving towards reality (bad).
By the way, the US just hit a new record for food stamp usage.
Across the pond, the European banking and sovereign debt crisis continues to worsen: Greece has to redeem 5 billion worth of bonds on Friday. The country just managed to pass its latest budget proposal (which undoubtedly the country will fail to meet just like all the others) but the troika has yet to issue its latest report on Greece.
Germany has stated point blank that without the troika report, Greece wont be getting more funds. Is Germany finally ready to let Greece fail? Its hard to say. But Germany did put together a special advisory panel to focus exclusively on assessing the cost of a Grexit back in August.
Elsewhere in the EU, Spain continues to implode. The mainstream financial media notes that people are now killing themselves when evicted from their homes. However, things are in fact worse than that. My contacts in the country inform me that in some regions the government hasnt even paid its pharmacies in six months. Indeed, the region of Valencia owes its pharmacies an insane 500 million.
This is nothing short of a societal shut down. Expect the civil unrest and economic implosion to accelerate in the coming weeks and months.
And finally, Frances private sector is falling to pieces. Septembers auto sales numbers were worse than those of September 2008. The countrys PMI reading is back to April 2009 levels. And the French Central Bank has announced the country will re-enter recession before year-end.
Again, nothing has been fixed in the last six months. In fact, things have gotten much much worse.
As for #2, it is now clear that the ECB and US Fed used up their last remaining effective bullets this summer in their efforts to aid the Obama re-election campaign (Romney stated he would fire Bernanke, hence the Feds decision while various EU officials admitted the Obama administration requested that they keep things calm in the build up to November).
Indeed, stocks are now sharply down since QE 3. Gold and Silver, in contrast are up. If this dynamic does not change immediately then the positive consequence of the Feds actions (namely stocks rising) is now obsolete while the negative consequence (higher inflation) is about to hit lift off.
What would the market look like without the Feds aid? According to the business cycle the S&P 500 would be closer to 1,000.
In the EU, the ECB announced a plan to make unlimited bond purchases for EU nations that meet various reforms and conditions. The problem with this is that none of the countries that need money (namely Spain and Italy) want to meet any conditions as their economies are already imploding without additional austerity measures (see the information on Spain above).
Thus, the ECB promise has in fact turned out to be a colossal bluff. At the end of the day, Mario Draghi can say whatever he wants, but unless Germany is willing to go along with the ECB, he cant do much of anything. Germany demands conditions therefore so does the ECB.
So the global economy continues to slow. Europe is burning (literally in some countries). And the primary Central Banks (the Fed and the ECB) are out of ammo.
things are about to get messy.
Sounds like the old fable about the ant & the grasshopper. Although locusts might be a more apropos counterpart to the ant when describing today’s liberals.
Actually, when you think about it, they can keep printing money forever. Well, at least as long as there’s an electrical supply to power the printing presses.
Heck, look at Japan: debt-to-GDP ratio of 233%. They just keep cranking out yen, and pretty much no end in sight. They have to keep their social welfare systems going to care of their increasingly elderly population (demographic implosion).
Simply put, as long as the politicians decide to keep the printing presses going, they’ll crank out the dollars. It’ll debase the currency, to be sure, through devaluation, but as long as the politicians choose to keep printing the greenbacks, they will.
And besides, according to John of Orange Hue, (Boehner), it’s time to “fall into line” and get things done. That’s politics for you.
Never, NEVER, go full Democrat!
Perhaps, but they'll still blame Bush.
I think that's why Agenda21 wants as many people forced into cities as possible. When people are packed into cages, they're easier to control - and eliminate if the need arises (to save the planet, of course).
Well, the standard poor man’s protein-peanut butter was $1.00 now it is $2.25. That’s 125%.
Of course, food and gas aren’t included in Cola calculations.
So far the money printing propped up the market. How much longer before a 1929 or 2008 crash or worse?
They will not. Obama people are lifers.
Subtract inflation since the U.S. switched from the Dollar to the Federal Reserve Note and the Dow is around 8
Look up the term “DOW in gold dollars” (also called “DIG$”) ... that’s how I value the stock market. :)
That’s interesting. My gut feel for some time has that the Dow should be around 8-9000. Anything above that is just fluff.
Disclaimer: I have no money in the stock market.
Thanks for the info
The Fed is printing $85 Billion a month, 40 Billion to buy Mortgage Backed Securities and $45 Billion to buy US Treasury Bonds (US debt to keep the dream alive).
If the House of Representatives must initiate ALL taxes, and the Supreme Court has ruled that obamcare is a TAX, why does not the House of Representatives just refuse to implement it??????
I know it is much too simple, but still...
I saw a Tweet today that may explain why your typical Libs think that way:
@TwitchyTeam when gov, can just keep spending without repercussions, no surprising that there are people who think business can also
Made sense to me! Heck, when you think about it, they see almost no repercussions for ANYONE’S spending habits.
It will be blamed on George W. Bush.
Because the bigger and more powerful the government gets, the more power, and therefore luxuries, the Republicans get when they're in charge.
The Republicans, no matter how many times the American taxpayers vote them in, have never gotten rid of anything the democrats have done. In fact, they've added to it themselves.
The Republicans won't save us, either. We're slaves - sweat equity. Some one has to pay for it all. If the slaves escape, the political elites empire comes crashing down. They'd have to live like.....UGH!....the rest of us "animals."
Because it is already law.
See: Lower Manhattan, New Jersey.