Life After Death

QUESTION: Do you believe in life after death?

JH

ANSWER: This is an area of personal belief which varies from one person to the next and there is no right or wrong. Believe it or not, there has been a serious study of the subject. There was one man who had died and was brought back. He astonishingly was able to detail what was taking place in the room as if he had watched it from an out of body experience.

The study documented that conscious awareness appears to continue for at least up to three minutes into the period when the heart stops beating. Clinically, the brain will shut down within 20-30 seconds after the heart has stopped. The man in question was able to describe everything that had happened in the room. What he described what happened to him had actually happened as if he was observing standing in the room looking at everyone and himself on the table.

 

Tesla & Frequency

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; Nickolas Tesla’s work agrees with your analysis. He said: “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Has he been an influence in what you do?

Thank you

GJ

ANSWER: No. I have not looked at Tesla’s work only because it is fundamental to everything. If you find the right frequency, you can shatter a glass. Therefore, I did not find it necessary to investigate Tesla’s work. Of course, it was critical but that statement was not earth-changing.

Nonetheless, the far more interesting statement of Tesla is not the obvious one that everything has a frequency. It was his statement that when science explores the “non-physical phenomenon, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”

In this respect, I agree with Tesla. You have to dig deeper than traditional science explores. Once you begin to see the entire universe is governed by the 8.6 frequency, the doors to a hidden order spring wide open.

Failed Attempts to Overvalue Money

On July 12, 1722, William Wood (1671–1730), who was a hardware manufacturer, ironmaster, and mintmaster, received a contract from the British Crown to strike an issue of Irish coinage from 1722 to 1724. He also struck the ‘Rosa Americana’ coins of British America during the same period. Wood’s coinage was extremely unpopular in Ireland for being overvalued in monetary value compared to the intrinsic metal value. It was seen as the King attempting to create money from nothing or fiat despite the fact they were coins.

The British coins minted for Ireland were recalled and exported to the American colonies. Wood was also granted a patent to mint 300 tons of coppers for the North American Colonies over a 14-year period for an annual fee to the Crown of £300.149. He produced the “Rosa Americana” coinage which was very attractive, but they were an alloy of 75% brass, 20% tutenague, 5% silver. One pound of the alloy was to produce 120 halfpence, which was a substantial profit of about doubling his money. The obverse depicted the laureated head of George I, while a Tudor rose with the inscription ROSA AMERICANA, UTILE DULCI was on the reverse.

In response to the Wood contract by the British Crown, Massachusetts issued small change bills to compete with Wood’s Rosa Americana coinages being introduced into New England. They issued in 1722 this Hexagonal Three Pence, as well as a two and one pence paper note. This issue of small change paper notes was authorized in June 1722. These geometrically shaped parchment notes were clearly authorized in Massachusetts in response to the Rosa Americana flood of coins from Britain.

Wood’s effort was a failure as was his Hibernia series in Ireland. Their lightweight and overvaluation rendered them unacceptable as money by the American colonists as well as the Irish. Therefore, the rejection of Wood’s underweight coinage even took place during the extreme shortage of small change shortage that created a real crisis economically. The failure of the Rosa Americana series to be accepted by the Colonists is why so many of these coins remain in uncirculated condition today.

Shortly before his death in 1730, Wood proposed to the Board of Trade that he mint coins in gold and silver for the colonies at 75% of the sterling rate once again a scheme to overvalue the coinage. This scheme was rejected by the Crown based upon his previous failures.

Market Talk- December 11, 2017

A strong session from Asia to open the week with Hang Seng and Shanghai both higher by 1%. Having seen a brief wobble at the start of trading, the move was quickly rejected and we traded from strength to strength. Energy, Tech and Financials were the leaders for the day with volumes actually increasing slightly in what is probably fair to say the last busy week of the year. With three Central Banks announcing this week it is generally felt that only the FED will move on rates. Much of todays moves were the reaction to Fridays jobs report, but there is a little hype surrounding the BITCOIN futures contract; which continues to play in a world of its own. The Nikkei also managed a 0.6% rally today with Financials another leader. Todays move hit a fresh 25-year high, whilst saw the Yen comfortably trading mid 113 range. This trend looks to want to continue with better stocks off-setting a weaker currency.

European markets were not so joyous as the Asian session even closing down on the day. FTSE was the only core market to finish in positive territory, but even that was probably because of the decline seen in Sterling. The FTSE closed down -0.8% whilst cable was last seen down -0.5%. Bothe the DAX and CAC small lower with losses in Telco’s, Industrials and Utilities. UK press has been interesting reading of Theresa May’s compromise with claims of “a statement of intent” and not really a legal binding. Will be interesting to see how that plays out, especially once they start the trade negotiations stage. Not a good sign for either party really!

The terrorist scare early session was fortunately dismissed early, but did manage to bring the market back from their highs. The mood remains positive even as we approach Central Banks and the festive season. The end of this week is traditionally the end of volume trades, which will make it a little tricky this year as volumes are already light! Much of the talk today has centred on BITCOIN and the launch of the new futures contract. Oil has had a good day up around 1% but the same can not be said for gold which currently trades on support. The trend remain lower for gold into year end.

2’s closed 1.82% (+3bp), 10’s 2.38% (u/c), 30’s 2.77% (u/c), Bunds 0.29% (-1bp), France 0.62% (u/c), Italy 1.64% (u/c), Greece 4.42% (-1bp), Turkey 11.66% (-1bp), Portugal 1.76% (-1bp), Spain 1.40% (+1bp) and Gilts 1.20 (-8bp).

 

Dow from the A$ Viewpoint

QUESTION: Hi Martin,
I was unable to attend your WEC in Orlando but purchased it to view remotely. I’ve read the vertical market report and look forward to watching the video of the even when its ready. My only question is with regard to currency. With my currency in AUD I realise the place to be is in the DOW however with you’re previous reports of Australia being one of the few countries with Super Annuation and the fact longer term you have predicted the AUD to surpass the USD will investing in the DOW be detrimental on a purely currency basis or will the USD rally against all currencies before many years ahead seeing the AUD rally against it? Is the Aussie Dollar included when you say all other currencies etc or is it unique like you’ve mentioned before in a 2010 down under report?
Thanks for all the effort you go to helping us all navigate through these interesting times.
Cheers,
G

ANSWER: The US$ has been moving higher against the A$ since 2011. It has NOT reached the Yearly Bullish Reversal which stands at 14252 on the cash. The technical resistance stands at the 160 and 170 levels. There is no indication that the US$ will make all-time record highs against the A$ just yet.  Exceeding that 14250 area will ring the alarm bell for the A$.

Here are the technicals for the Dow in A$. Here we have elected four Yearly Bullish Reversals whereas, in the currency, we have not elected any so far. This makes the 14252 number very important.

EU Commission v Eurogroup

Most people do not understand that there is the Eurogroup, which is an informal body of finance ministers from the Eurozone member states that are intended to discuss matters relating to their countries’ common responsibilities related to the Euro.  They do not keep any minutes so nothing emerges with respect to policy. There is now a clash building between this Eurogroup and that of the European Commission. The Eurogroup will most likely oppose the EU Commission’s plans for an EU finance minister. This, of course, is one more step toward federalizing Europe. The view in Brussels is that their dream project is collapsing. The answer is not more freedom, but to centralize power to prevent the collapse of the Euro.

The Commission wants to impose its own finance minister over the Eurogroup and in turn, the Eurogroup will insist on having its own presidency. There is a rising belief within the Eurogroup that it should delineate the role of the Eurogroup from the role of the Commission. They see the Commission as attempting to grab more power unto itself.

Its main task is to ensure close coordination of economic policies among the Eurozone member states and promote conditions for stronger economic growth. This was seen as a critical element to maintain stability in the Eurozone as a whole.

However, as I have made clear before, the failure of the euro has been due to the refusal to consolidate the debts. Then you would have had a clean federal European government and each member state would then have its own budget that would not be dependent upon the federal government. Now because of this refusal to consolidate the debts from the outset, we have the idea of creating an EU Finance Minister who will then have dictatorial powers over Eurozone members.

This is going far beyond the United States of Europe, but a single government eliminating the sovereignty of individual member states. The USA has a federal government with its debt and 50 states which are all on their own. The Feds are not impacted by the budget of an individual state whereas the structure of the Euro is dependent upon each state. This is also why the EU opposes all separatist movements. The design is seriously flawed.

The Eurogroup exists without any real power collectively. There is no transparency because it had no real power. The group was effectively mandated by governments to conduct financial operations but without any formal means to carry any directive out. The finance ministers have acted with no more success than the ECB. The European austerity policy has been a huge mistake and this has been imposed upon the whole by Germany.

Why the Dollar is not Fiat

QUESTION: You have said that coins were still fiat and not tangible hard money. Nobody else has said that. Can you support that statement?

DS

ANSWER: Of course. During the American Colonial period, there was a shortage of silver in particular in Britain. The British imposed restrictions on what coins could be used to pay Americans for anything. That restriction was imposed on silver and gold. Therefore, payment to Americans from Britain was always in copper coins. If Americans wanted to buy something from Britain, it was typically demanded in silver or gold. This was one of the reasons for the American Revolution.

Because of these restrictions, the monetary value of copper coins was twice its actual metal content. All governments produced coins ONLY at a profit, which is called the seignorage. Here is a table of the weight and metal content of a U.S. penny. Not only has it declined in weight, in 1982 it ceased being a copper-based coin. The penny today is zinc copper plated to maintain the appearance. The price of copper became worth more than 1 cent and that was not profitable. In May 2012 Canada stopped minting one-cent coins altogether because the metal content exceeded its value ending a tradition since 1858 when Canada established its own currency.

Even in ancient Roman times, the mines belonged to the government. They financed their spending by producing new coinage every year. That covered about 80% of their budget. They set the value of the coin which was ALWAYS over the intrinsic metal content. So no matter what people you look at, the coinage denomination value was ALWAYS greater than its pure metal content.

Even Bretton Woods fixed the price of gold at $35 per ounce in 1944. They failed to raise that value in proportion to the creations of dollars and it eventually caused the monetary system to collapse in 1971. That was the very same result we see in the penny as well as the debasement in the Roman Empire of the silver coinage.

Therefore, anyone who tells you that ONLY paper money is fiat, they have absolutely no idea of the monetary system and how it has evolved with time. ALL money, when fixed in value by the government, is FIAT. Even the infamous Soros attack on the British pound was based upon Britain trying to “fix” the pound at a high rate within the European Rate Mechanism at a high rate for pride.

Only a floating exchange rate system ends the fiat. So yes – that means as long as the “paper” dollar floats in value on world markets, it is not actually fiat any more than Bitcoin trading. The term “fiat money” means an arbitrary order or decree declaring the value to be fixed. The dollar was “fiat” when it was arbitrarily established by Roosevelt at $35 to the ounce of gold. Since 1971, the dollar floats and it is no longer fiat because that is the definition of a fixed arbitrary value.

Today. as long as a currency floats, it is not an arbitrary declaration of its value by the government and is therefore not “fiat” as popularly stated by the hard money crew. This mythical idea that a currency should be a store of wealth has NEVER existed even once in history from one decade to the next. Those who argue for such a system are incapable of comprehending the business cycle and like Karl Marx want to freeze the system because they cannot cope with it.

Unfortunately, people call paper money fiat because they do not understand the meaning of the term. What they are doing is complaining money does not remain a constant value as Marx tried to create.

Socrates Release January 2nd, 2018

We will be releasing the next Phase of Socrates on January 2nd, 2018. We will also include a forum which we will run and clients will be able to ask questions. That will be operated from our Thailand operation.

More details on the three versions of Socrates will be posted soon.

Beware

There are several people trying to solicit our clients from conferences requesting your personal information and background.

DO NOT PARTICIPATE

We are starting a forum for those who sign up for Socrates which will start January 1st. Never provide personal information to anyone. We do not sell names of our clients. We protect our clients and do not even sell advertising.

Those interested in study groups and asking questions will have our forum to use. In this environment, CONFIDENTIALITY is vital these days.

We have the largest client base of anyone and our clients are above average. That is a prime target for people trying to solicit money for trading. They will always start as a friend and then move to accept money for trading. PLEASE do not get involved.

 

 

Cycles Suck

 COMMENT: The market is always wrong, if all people had all information the eurodollar would not move like in casino in either short or long period, it would be quite smooth.

And overall I hate money, if all people were good willing there was no need for money, so money equals bad people and there is no reason why I should like bad people. Period, your work sucks

REPLY: Anyone who thinks that someone can create a model and the whole world will follow it just does not get it. There always has to be someone on the opposite side. That is what makes cycles even exist. This person demonstrates that people exist who want to believe in Karl Marx. They do not want to be concerned with earning a living. They just want the government to take care of them like their parents until they die.

There is no real response I could offer to change their mind. There is no point. We need them to remain on that side of hopelessness to ensure the cycle will always exist. Why should someone work hard and plant crops and then give it to people for free so they can survive without creating something the farmer needs in return?