from King World News
Today King World News spoke once again with the man who recently had a fireside chat with billionaire Frank Giustra. On the heels of his recent meeting with Giustra, he spoke about what will be a horrifying shock to the Western world and its people, and why the global economy is headed for total collapse.
Egon von Greyerz: “Eric, I see a perfect storm now brewing. It’s with absolute confidence that I see this, and at the same time, sadness, because I think we will see a world that we haven’t faced for decades or maybe even a century, and it will be a shock to most people….
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by David Kranzler
Investment Research Dynamics
It’s gotten to the point at which, if Obama got on t.v. and stated that the sun came up in the east today, I would have to search the internet to make sure there was not any evidence that it didn’t. But of course, the majority of the U.S. population is now nothing more than what I’ll call “television zombies.” The Government is well aware that if they plant anything on CNN and Fox News or in the NY Times and Washington Post that most Americans will believe it.
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from The Daily Bell
High Alert Investment Management is pleased to bring you this brief summary of some of the week’s top stories from the burgeoning worldwide cannabis legalization and decriminalization trend. Savvy investors and cannabis industry insiders already know this sector is one to be keeping a close eye on, and at High Alert, we’ve been watching keenly and covering it at The Daily Bell since late 2013. Many casual observers will also be interested in following a trend that is already strongly affecting the state of liberty, economics and health care around the world.
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by Mac Slavo
Prior to the crash of 2008 global trade was rocking. It was a boon for shipping companies around the world who are responsible for moving raw materials, commodities and consumer products from one country to another. Wall Street, of course, had devised a way to track all of this movement and often pointed to the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) as the primary indicator for health in the global trade business.
The index itself tracks the cost of transporting one metric ton of raw materials from one place to another.The numbers behind the BDI can essentially be translated into the cost of moving that cargo.
During the collapse in late 2008 we saw the Baltic Dry Index drop from over 9,000 points to under 1,000 in a matter of months.
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by Karl Denninger
This is amusing, given that the security problems in SS7 have been long known — in fact, I knew about them in the 1990s!
German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale – even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption now available.
The problem with not running end-to-end encryption is that you are trusting everyone in the middle. SS7 was designed for billing exchange more than anything else, and yet the phone companies don’t give a damn about hardening it either — despite the fact that it can be exploited to (and occasionally is) rig bills.
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by Mike “Mish” Shedlock
MISH’S Global Economic Trend Analysis
What will become of YouTube?
It started from nowhere about 10 years ago as an idea with no revenue and no content, then pretty quickly lots of content coupled with a plethora of copyright infringement lawsuits.
Today, YouTube gets 300 million hours of watching every day. Top content producers have millions of followers and make millions of dollars.
But where to from here?
New Play Button
The New York Times tackles that question in a fascinating story YouTube’s Chief, Hitting a New ‘Play’ Button.
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by Clif Droke, Gold Strategies Review
With 2014 winding down, now would be a convenient time to discuss the prospects for the financial market and economy in 2015.
Year 2014 was in some respects a tumultuous year; from the slowdown in Europe and China to the collapse in oil and ag commodity prices, the deflationary undercurrents of the 60-year cycle was apparent this year. The long-awaited bottom of the 120-year cycle of deflation was finally made in October, and aside from some residual weakness still evident, the cycle bottom was a successful one.
With the lifting of the deflationary cycle, year 2015 promises to be a much stronger one than last year. The birth of a new long-term cycle will mean slow, steady re-introduction of inflation into the economy.
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