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SoT Market Update: “We’re Fighting Evil”

It’s depressing to know our entire world is this corrupt – Rory Hall, Shadow of Truth

The brown stuff is starting to hit the fan blades.  The trading was suspended on the NYSE this morning right about the time the entire stock market was about to go off a cliff.

UntitledOn Monday one of the primary HFT Electronic Communication Networks “broke” in the middle of a big sell-off in stocks in response to the “NO” vote in Greece. Interestingly, when the stock market did a “U-turn” yesterday resulting in about a 40 point swing in the S&P 500 and a 400 point swing in the Dow, none of the major HFT ECN’s seemed to have any issues.

But, the fact that they had to unplug the entire NYSE today tells us how desperate they are to keep the market propped up in the face of rampant sell programs hitting the market.

Two things are inevitable:  1) at some point money managers running large pension portfolios, hedge funds and mutual funds have to regard their fiduciary duty to their investors and get rid of their historically overvalued stock positions – this will cause a major sell-off in the market because the ONLY buyer is the Federal Reserve;  2)  at some point the elitists will prevent widespread selling by declaring market “holidays” and lowering redemption “gates” on mutual funds – in other words implement capital controls. Both of those two events are fait accompli.

The cause of this week’s market turmoil – at least on the surface – is the Greece situation. Paul Craig Roberts published an article yesterday in which is noted that the IMF’s statement about Greece released a couple days ago signals to us that the U.S. is flexing its muscles on this situation, which means a resolution to this crisis will occur which keeps Greece in the EU.  Apparently the “front-office” neo-con-in-chief, Victoria Nuland, was recently visiting Tsirpas to exert undo influence on his decision-making process.

But there’s more going on behind the curtain that hides the real Wall Street and DC than just Greece. When the report hit the tape that Tsirpas caved in and begged for mercy from the Troika, the stock market bounced briefly and then sold off even more. The fact that they couldn’t prop up the stock market with most of it closed on a week in which the majority of market players are still at the beach in the Hamptons reflects bigger problems occurring behind the scenes than Greece.

Finally, as most of you are aware, the U.S. mint declared “force majeure” on its legal requirement to produce enough silver eagles to meet demand and suspended sales at least until the beginning of August.  In simple terms:  the U.S. mint is out of silver and the Comex is out of silver that it can hypothecate to the mint.

We are starting to see the collateral damage and unintended consequences of unfettered Government/Central Bank intervention in the markets and in world affairs.  Domestically, the U.S. has been terminally infected with rampant criminality and corruption. Internationally, the neocon-fueled U.S. Government has become a despised tyrant working furiously to exert it rapidly waning authority on global affairs.

I know Rory prays everyday that I’m wrong, but my instinct tells me that Victoria Nuland and her neoconservative band of scumbags who control U.S. foreign policy will eventually resort to flinging nukes at that which they can not control…

The Fuse Has Been Lit

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Yesterday the US Mint runs out of silver eagles. Of course, the US Mint/Govt was the last one to announce the news. Everyone in the alternative media/blogosphere heard about it through silver eagle dealers who heard about it from their US mint approved participant supplies (A-mark, etc).

Then today the news hits that all trading on the NYSE is “suspended” due to a “technical glitch.” Just overlook the fact that the trading halt occurred just as the the entire stock market was about do an “elevator shaft” plunge. Funny that – the market never seems to “break” or incur a “technical glitch” when the stock market is spiking higher in inexorable parabolic fashion on some bogus economic report.

If you want to see what an elevator shaft plunge looks like when a “breakage” or “glitch” is not imposed on a market, look no further than what happened to silver yesterday:

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This is what selective capital controls look like. A colleague asked me just now if the NYSE had resumed trading yet (2:15 p.m. EST).  I replied: “Does it really matter? It’s irrelevant. The fuse has been lit. This is the start of capital controls. It’s no different from what China is doing. Just wait till they start lowering the gate on mutual funds…then banks….”

I warned last summer that it was time to get your money out of all fixed income mutual funds. I’m sure no one listened. Now it’s time to get your money out of ALL mutual funds. In fact, anyone with half a brain would get their money entirely out of the retirement fund system.

They are in the process of looting retirement funds, only they are using a method that did not occur to me until I applied the same methodology being used on Greece: impose an amount of leverage on the entity in a manner which enables the elitists to “gut” the entity from the inside out.

Most large pension funds – Public and Private – are severely to catastrophically underfunded. This means that the net worth of the fund is below 50%. What’s amusing is that many big pension funds are still throwing money hand over fist at Private Equity firms. These PE firms are paying retarded valuation multiples to invest in businesses, especially tech start-ups. When the stock market crashes despite attempts to “break” the market, PE investments will be wiped out and pension fund net worths will be wiped out. That’s how they are gutting the retirement system.

The Fuse has been lit – it’s only a matter of time before there’s a huge financial mushroom nuclear cloud – to be followed by nuclear mushroom clouds…

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Repeat: Get Your Money Out Of Bond Funds – NOW

This article was in Bloomberg News today:

There’s a bigger risk “that when the the Fed starts hiking in earnest, outflows from high-yielding and less-liquid debt will lead to a free fall in prices,” JPMorgan strategists led by Jan Loeys wrote in a June 20 report. “In extremis, this could force a closing of the primary market and have serious economic impact.”

Bond Market Has $900 Billion Mom-and-Pop Problem When Rates Rise

It’s just like I said (video link), BlackRock is leading the charge, there’s a massive derivatives blow-up coming at some point and there will be capital controls placed on bond funds.

Don’t say you have not been warned.   And move your money in to physical gold and silver.