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Sweden – How Bad can it Get?

By admin / October 11, 2019

QUESTION: SOS from Sweden: Dear Mr. Armstrong, Please take a look at Sweden. I know you can not look at every single country but Sweden would be interesting since it is the country were socialism has gone farthest in the world and totally crazy. One of the most well-organized countries in the world with the […]

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Italy Issuing Debt in Dollars – Not Euros

By admin / October 10, 2019

Italy today launched new debt in US dollars instead of euros in hopes of attracting dollar investors as the euro market continues to show signs of stress. They issued USD 2.5bn 5yr, USD 2bn 10yr, and USD 2.5bn 30yr. We are in the end game now to have euro members begin issuing debt in US […]

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The Cost of a Political Divide

By admin / October 10, 2019

QUESTION: Trump Impeachment. Y’know Marty, since the Democrats have tried unsuccessfully for so long to find some dirt on Trump, the guy must be squeaky clean, no? NMM ANSWER: Impeachment occurs when someone does something while in office. It is not based on what they did before. All the stuff they bring up from his […]

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GE Pension Crisis Escalates

By admin / October 10, 2019

General Electric Co announced it was freezing its pension fund for about 20,000 U.S. employees with salaried benefits as the Pension Crisis continues to build. Its pension deficit is up to $8 billion. GE’s pension plan has been closed to new entrants since 2012. This is the cost of Quantitative Easing and lowering interest rates […]

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Cold & the Great Migration

By admin / October 10, 2019

QUESTION: Marty, are you still in Asia because you wanted to miss this early snowstorm? Pete ANSWER: No, the crisis is Asia has capital in a state of concerned. Because of the problems in Hong Kong, there remain major concerns not just about the peg, but the future of Hong Kong. As I have said, […]

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Climate Change Will Add to Unemployment in Auto Industry

By admin / October 9, 2019

The internet reshaped the retail consumer world by eliminating many small stores and forcing big stores to close locations as online shopping exploded. Many small book stores and camera stores were particularly vulnerable. Now climate change is having a similar impact. The strike with the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) and General Motors is not so […]

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Cycle of Innovation

By admin / October 9, 2019

QUESTION: Hi Martin, I am curious about Industry/Technology, is there a cycle for the industry, the industrial revolution, internet, etc., is it linear or cyclical.  Should we expect self-driving cars and continued advances or some kind of reversion to the industry/technology past?   It seems that it may be linear, but maybe only up to a point […]

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Culture & Workforce Are Key to the Value of a Currency

By admin / October 9, 2019

QUESTION: Hi Martin – was reading your latest post where you say “All currency is backed by the total productive capacity of its people.” – if this is the case, wouldn’t the number of productive workforces indicate a stronger currency? I take the case of India with a young workforce, and compare that with the […]

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The Risks Are in the Eurozone Banks But Beware of Global Contagion

By admin / October 7, 2019

QUESTION: Sir, Given the liquidity crisis and the problem to arrive from Europe, I have a question for us Europeans: when you are talking about Europe and failures to come, you mean: 1. euro zone countries ONLY? 2. EU countries which still hold their currency (eg. Romania)? 3. what about the UK? Thank you. SM […]

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