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The Pursuit of Knowledge

By admin / January 8, 2020

QUESTION: Hello Marty, I am fascinated by Socrates as it has opened my mind to patterns in my own nature and the flow in life. In fact, your economic models have open my awareness of the cycles in my life. As I have experienced support, resistance, reversals, phase transition and slingshots out of expanded consciousness. […]

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The Cycle from Global to Regional Economies

By admin / December 26, 2019

QUESTION: Dear Sir, Following the decentralization and breaking downtrend in society (brexit, catalunia, EU and US probably in the future, etc), is there a chance to see that in consumers behaviour? Example: from individual small shops to malls and then online. Any possibility to see that inverse in the future? Thank you. SM ANSWER: This […]

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Economy, Real Estate & Mass Migration

By admin / December 24, 2019

The US economy is still holding up the entire world. The US 3rd quarter economic growth was unrevised at 2.1%. This is still rather strong in the world of global recession yet still down from the 3%+ levels of pre-2008. Meanwhile, confidence in the housing market has finally rebounded but much of this is due […]

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Will Store Gift Cards Become Cash?

By admin / December 23, 2019

QUESTION: Marty: In reading your blog about No Small Amount is Too Small, is it safe to say that the future of gift cards will be non-existent? Or will gift cards be the run-around? NO ANSWER: There seems to be a loophole right now with the gift cards. When I tried to buy an American […]

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Why Do Nearly 40% of Billionaires Not Have College Degrees?

By admin / December 23, 2019

QUESTION: Why do nearly 40% of billionaires drop out of school? It seems like the most successful people are all dropouts. Would you explain why? Bill Gates Steve Jobs Mark Zuckerberg Rush Limbaugh Ralph Lauren Steve Madden Rachael Ray Coco Chanel ANSWER: Very simple. Formal education is incapable of teaching creativity. This is why there […]

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PRIVATE BLOG – Coming Mother of All Financial Crises

By admin / December 12, 2019

PRIVATE BLOG – Coming Mother of All Financial Crises Private blog posts are exclusively available to Socrates subscribers. To sign-up for Socrates or to learn more, please visit Ask-Socrates.com. https://ask-socrates.com/

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The Mother of All Financial Crises on Schedule

By admin / December 6, 2019

QUESTION: Can you elaborate on the Mother of all Financial Crises? HV ANSWER: Sorry, no. I have put this together in a special report. I really do not wish to discuss this publicly. I will only be blamed for starting a panic as they have done every time before. So best to keep confidential. Clients […]

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Governments Playing with Numbers

By admin / November 25, 2019

QUESTION: Hi Mr. Armstrong. I’ve learned more reading your blog last 4 years than working in finance for 20 years. As you say, the average employee in finance hasn’t got a clue about what’s going on. Question: There’s one thing that has bothered me for a long time; uncertainty about numbers regarding GDP, unemployment and […]

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Governments Love to Play With the Numbers

By admin / November 25, 2019

QUESTION: Hi Mr. Armstrong. I’ve learned more reading your blog last 4 years than working in finance for 20 years. As you say, the average employee in finance hasn’t got a clue about what’s going on. Question: There’s one thing that has bothered me for a long time; uncertainty about numbers regarding GDP, unemployment and […]

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Mother of All Financial Crises

By admin / November 20, 2019

QUESTION: The distinction between the Repo Crisis and Quantitative Easing is the duration and purpose as distinguished from 2007-2009? HS ANSWER: Yes. Under QE, the Fed was buying in 30-year bonds in hope of creating a shortage of long-term paper that would in theory lead to consideration of buying long-term mortgage paper. It was trying […]

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