This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. If you are deeply concerned about what is going to happen in November, you are definitely not alone. Experts on both sides of the political spectrum have been warning that it is very likely that we will not know the winner of the presidential election until well after November 3rd, and everyone pretty much agrees that the period of uncertainly that we will be forced to endure will not be good for our nation. Those of us that are old enough clearly remember the pain that the election of 2000 caused. The outcome hinged on the results from the state of Florida, and the endless recounts were finally brought to a conclusion after 36 very stressful days with George W. Bush up by just 537 votes. Unfortunately, some are saying that we are potentially facing “the 2000 election on steroids” because vote counting will be going on in multiple swing states long after election night is over. The big reason why this election is going to be so different from previous elections is because so many Americans are going to be voting by mail. According to one recent survey, a whopping 37 percent of all voters plan to cast their votes by mail this time around… Thirty-seven percent of registered voters said they are likely to vote by mail in the November election, by receiving a mailed ballot and either mailing it back or returning it in person, according to a new survey released Tuesday by the Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape project. Other estimates put the number as high as 40 percent, and it could go even higher than that because some states are promoting mail-in voting extremely aggressively. In fact, as I detailed yesterday, one of my readers told me that he and his wife “have received three requests each for mail-in ballots” over the past five weeks. We are also being told that Democrats are far more likely to vote by mail than Republicans are. According to the same survey that I quoted above, supporters of Biden are more than twice as likely to vote by mail than Trump supporters are… Among them, 48% of voters who plan to vote for Democratic presumptive nominee Joe Biden said they are likely to vote by mail, according to the survey. That’s more than twice the 23% of voters backing President Donald Trump who said they are likely to vote by mail. It takes a lot of time to open and count ballots that have been mailed in. If that work could be done in advance, that wouldn’t be that much of a problem. Unfortunately, there are 14 states where it is prohibited by law to count mail-in ballots before Election Day, and that includes some of our most important swing states… Tens of millions of Americans will try to vote by mail because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But officials in 14 states are prohibited from processing mail-in ballots until Election Day; counting them could take days or weeks. Those states include Pennsylvania and Michigan, battlegrounds that could decide the election. It should deeply alarm all of us to hear that it “could take days or weeks” for some of these states to finally count every single ballot. And that is just the first count. I am not even talking about any potential recounts. At this point, many Democrats are warning of a possible “red mirage” on the night of the election. Many of them believe that it will look like President Trump is winning on election night, but that Joe Biden will ultimately win once all of the mail-in votes are finally counted. As evidence, they point to the fact that there has been a “blue shift” in all national elections going back to 2004… Since 2004, mail-in ballots have been disproportionately Democratic, a phenomenon known as the “blue shift.” So, barring a landslide, we could see a “red mirage” on Nov. 3, an election-night count of in-person votes that suggests that Trump has won — even though millions of votes for Biden are waiting to be tabulated. Personally, I do believe that it is very likely that President Trump will be leading on the night of the election, but what is really going to matter is what happens during the days that follow. If a Trump lead evaporates and Biden is eventually declared the winner, there will be widespread allegations that the election was stolen, and that could cause tremendous explosions of anger. And the big tech companies are already preparing for post-election chaos. In fact, Facebook has openly announced that they will purposely “restrict the circulation of content” in order to try to control civil unrest… Facebook announced this week that it may restrict certain aspects of its platform following November’s general election as part of a larger effort to limit social unrest. A spokesperson for Facebook suggested that executives including Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg may censor specific information if they believe it is likely to heighten political tensions following the election. According to a report by the Financial Times, Facebook announced this week that it will “restrict the circulation of content” following November’s election to curb violence and social unrest. The announcement follows efforts by Facebook to address concerns from those who have alleged that the platform aids in voter suppression and promotes election-misinformation. What is this country going to look like if it takes weeks or even months to officially declare a winner? No matter who ends up winning, I believe that the process is so flawed that it is going to tear the country apart. And no matter what the final result is, a large percentage of the population will never accept the outcome as being legitimate. This is already one of the most difficult chapters in U.S. history, and a bitterly contested election result will only make things even worse. At this point, even the mainstream media is admitting that we are heading into “wild” times. The following comes from CNN… Ask anyone about the next six weeks and they will likely give you some version of this as a response: Whoa boy. It is going to be wild. Which it is! The last 42 days of a presidential election are always filled with unpredictable storylines, big moments and, more than anything, uncertainty. 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This article was contributed by James Davis with Future Money Trends. Some have been calling for a RETEST of MARCH LOWS, and I’m telling you that while Future Money Trends doesn’t see the indices going there AS A WHOLE, we are pretty certain that some companies, especially in COVID-19-SENSITIVE industries, are going to those levels ONCE MORE! Make sure you analyze our four WATCH LISTS published since March: 1, 2, 3, and TECH. What this SECOND SCARE of COVID-19 is guaranteeing is more social unrest, more riots, more division, and MUCH MORE media propaganda. It’s going to be EXTREMELY DISHEARTENING to see countries coming apart, democracies crumbling, friendships coming undone, corruption reigning supreme, and old ideas falling from a cliff, but the next three to four months WILL BE DISASTROUS. Don’t stoop to the level of general society; instead, help lift others upwards instead. Courtesy: Zerohedge.com I want to really DRIVE HOME the point of why rates can’t go higher. If anything, they’re probably HEADED DOWN even more. Sovereign debt is, in nominal terms, increasing to INDEFENSIBLE levels. Governments will never be able to keep paying down the principal and the interest, so they’re defaulting and are SOLELY FOCUSING on the interest servicing, which is easy with ZERO RATES and child’s play with NEGATIVE RATES. If a government can restructure MOST or ALL of its debt to zero and negative rates, they’ll also be able to issue very long-term bonds, going out 50 and 100 years. That’s one MAIN REASON why the central banks must continue monetizing the debt by suppressing bond yields down. The governments aren’t by themselves in this, solely thanks to zero rates. Corporations are RIDDEN WITH DEBT that can only be serviced in this environment. Should lenders decide that they just can’t accept these rates any longer, the DEFAULT TSUNAMI (across the board bankruptcies) that will ensue will be HISTORICAL. Courtesy: U.S. Global Investors As you can see, in September 2018, two years ago, when I mentioned that I’m buying gold personally, the price was $1,200/ounce and interest rates topped. Since then, THE TRANSITION to negative rates, which accelerated in June 2019, has brought HUGE REWARDS to us! Many doubt how rates could plummet further. True, they’re already -1%, so for them to sink BELOW THIS, either inflation ticks up or 10-year yields go lower, two scenarios that are HARD TO IMAGINE. Future Money Trends believes that inflation can rise by another +0.4%, while rates can lower by another -0.2%. In total, this represents a 50% move in real rates, from -1.00% to -1.50%, which doesn’t seem like much, but in GOLD TERMS, it represents a potential +25% upwards potential to $2,750/ounce. You can see a SNEAK PEEK of it below: Courtesy: U.S. Global Investors President Trump is Breaking Down the Neck of the Federal Reserve! He wants zero rates and QE4! You must prepare for the financial reset We are running out of time Download the Ultimate Reset Guide Now!
This article was contributed by Tom Beck of Portfolio Wealth Global. We warned all throughout the MONTH of AUGUST that markets just don’t accept the REALITY of VALUATIONS anymore and one week afterward, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ peaked and have since entered a correction (NASDAQ for now). Historically, as we explained, September is the market’s WORST MONTH, but this is getting even more SCREWED UP since Europe is considering a second quarantine period while elections in the U.S., which are the BIGGEST UNKNOWN, are rapidly approaching. Listen closely: Americans are so programmed by propaganda ON BOTH ENDS of the spectrum that the questions asked to everyday citizens reflect the SERIOUS NUMBNESS of the average voter: Courtesy: Zerohedge.com As you can see, the RACE IS TIGHT and the stakes are high! Yesterday, I watched the amazing documentary “The Social Dilemma,” which proves beyond any shadow of a doubt what the business model incentives of social media giants are, and it will be them that DECIDE THE OUTCOME of this presidential run come November. Between now and then, here’s what could HELP TRUMP, and below that is what could help BIDEN: Vaccine news – the cure will obviously be positive for Donald Trump, who will RIDE THE COATTAILS, taking credit for the record-fast approval process. Quarantines and school closures – I have no doubt that Democratic states are going to MAKE LIFE a living hell for residents because they must show Trump’s inadequacy with containing the pandemic. Debates – obviously, the more we allow these two TO CONFRONT each other, the more Trump has a chance to shine. Social unrest – if chaos returns, police defunding claims will bring voters to Trump, who is against it. Police brutality, on the other hand, indirectly helps Biden. Courtesy: Zerohedge.com For now, markets are still IN SHOCK that Trump’s approval ratings aren’t what they were pre-COVID-19. In January, no one predicted a close race, so I believe that if Biden’s chances are real, it could be AN INITIAL re-rating of equities downwards due to the high probability of higher corporate taxes. So, when looking at this -12% correction in the NASDAQ, don’t assume it has anything to do with the presidency because it doesn’t. Prices of equities are TOO HIGH and it’s dawning on institutional investors that they can invest in the recovery by going LONG the beaten-down industries, thus leaving the “bubble territory” to the retail public to MESS WITH. Now, after the dynamite has exploded, we believe institutions will use stink bids and get back into tech. We sure are exploring the matter using THIS new watch list. After already being out of the woods, the SECOND-WAVE mentality that is taking over is depressing and I expect many controversies in the COMING MONTHS. Lastly, we’re working on a BIG ALERT that you don’t want to miss, so stay focused on what’s coming. President Trump is Breaking Down the Neck of the Federal Reserve! He wants zero rates and QE4! You must prepare for the financial reset We are running out of time Download the Ultimate Reset Guide Now!
This article was contributed by James Davis with Future Money Trends. Stock markets have been UNDERGOING MURDEROUS conditions. September has BEEN ROUGH, as we predicted with incredible precision in our alerts sent out in LATE AUGUST! We literally wrote that September will be the worst for investors and that in the month of September, division, polarity, and hatred WILL EXPAND and will reach epic proportions, just like they are. The BULLISH HYPE is over; we believe markets have largely ended their retail euphoria phase and that institutional buying is READY TO EXPLODE. As for the amazing comparison between the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 2020 and 1930, we believe that the LINE IN THE SAND gets drawn here. We’re in a recovery – stocks will bottom soon and will be trading IN A RANGE for a while until the WATER CLEARS. This isn’t the Great Depression. Courtesy: Zerohedge.com This is a PRETTY BIG correction, though: Half of the NASDAQ 100 has broken below its 50-DMA, so if you were waiting for a HEALTHY PULLBACK, you have it. I have spoken to many who are “waiting for March lows” before they pull the trigger, but my personal view is that we WILL NOT see those returning. We just issued a BRAND-NEW Tech Watch List, which you can DOWNLOAD HERE. In it, we feature a number of NASDAQ players, two of which are actually trading below their proposed limit orders! As you can see, the last time the downtrend WAS THIS STRONG was on June 8th, when most of the market components peaked in price, many of which HAVE NOT returned to those price levels. Many companies are growing sales and market penetration rapidly and are, therefore, priced OUT OF PROPORTION to normal standards, but they may stay like this for years (delivering good returns). Have your own Watch Lists ready at all times to capitalize on double-digit DOWN MOVES! Courtesy: Zerohedge.com The digital realm is making life so much MORE EFFECTIVE and cost-efficient. New companies are springing up with capabilities that will blow your mind and our lives are going to be much more interesting, full of joys, and well-balanced in general, thanks to these innovations. In healthcare, businesses are working on detecting faulty genes and fixing them by treating specific defects. Think about blind babies being able to see and cancer patients who are able to RID THEMSELVES of their disease once and for all. In robotics, think about companions that help you with tasks, advance your business when you sleep and solve problems before you even RECOGNIZE THEM. Take any profession on the planet and know that if it can be done CHEAPER, BETTER, or SAFER, a robot is coming to assist in that! There are many implications for all human beings, due to these technological developments; we’ll keep covering these topics constantly, including the rapid progress of blockchain technology and Bitcoin’s ecosystem. Courtesy: Zerohedge.com As you can see, there’s a CLEAR CORRELATION between the FED’s balance sheet flattening out in early June and the market’s peak on June 8th. The FED has said its piece; from here on, earnings will dictate prices, not stimulus. In SIX WEEKS, the world’s biggest powerhouse nation heads to the ballots – what a WHIRLWIND of TROUBLE is coming! President Trump is Breaking Down the Neck of the Federal Reserve! He wants zero rates and QE4! You must prepare for the financial reset We are running out of time Download the Ultimate Reset Guide Now!
Mac SlavoSeptember 21st, 2020SHTFplan.com With the death of Supreme Court justice and liberal hero, Ruth Bader Ginsburg comes the possibility of election violence beginning early. Brace for a reaction, as President Donald Trump has insisted on filling Ginsburg’s seat while the left threatens to “burn it down” if he does. The division is too immense to break through at this point. Far too many are firmly rooted in the left vs. right paradigm lie and it’s going to manifest unless we open our eyes. Unless a lot of people realize what’s going on and realize how divided we’ve allowed ourselves to become, this political violence could escalate to devastating explosive events. Almost immediately after the news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, some verified Twitter users threatened arson and apparent violence in order to block Senate Republicans from replacing her before the elections. “If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire f—–g thing down,” author Reza Aslan tweeted, according to Fox News. If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire fucking thing down. — Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) September 19, 2020 He later responded to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vow to hold a vote on President Trump’s nominee. “Over our dead bodies, literally,” he tweeted. Author Aaron Gouveia similarly blasted McConnell’s statement, saying: “F–k no. Burn it all down.” Ginsburg’s death seems to have only ramped up the rhetoric and forced the divide between the left and the right further apart. Fuck no. Burn it all down. https://t.co/hsjqeVLgBn — Aaron's Book Is Now Available! (@DaddyFiles) September 19, 2020 Please be prepared, because neither side will be backing down. We could very well experience massive violence even before the already promised election violence. This is not meant to be anything other than a warning. If you take this as fear-mongering, I suggest you harness that fear and brace yourself while continuing to prepare. Be able to protect yourself and your family especially if you live in or near a big city. The mainstream media is telegraphing that this violence is coming. It seems to be pushed forward in time, though, because of the death of Ginsburg. President Trump is Breaking Down the Neck of the Federal Reserve! He wants zero rates and QE4! You must prepare for the financial reset We are running out of time Download the Ultimate Reset Guide Now! Author: Mac SlavoViews:Date: September 21st, 2020Website: www.SHTFplan.com Copyright Information: Copyright SHTFplan and Mac Slavo. This content may be freely reproduced in full or in part in digital form with full attribution to the author and a link to www.shtfplan.com. Please contact us for permission to reproduce this content in other media formats. SHTFPLAN is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.