- April 20th, 2011
The threats facing life as we know it in the United States are plentiful, and Chris points out, that in the end, the status of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency will come into question. Among other things, if China’s real estate market collapses, or Europe’s debt crisis expands to Spain and Italy, or Japan has to sell their treasury holdings to pay for reconstruction, Martenson asks “Who will buy our bonds?” and fund our never-ending appetite for debt? You can probably guess the answer, as well as the end result.
- April 18th, 2011
If we’re only one shock away from a full blown crisis, then we can’t help but suggest that we can expect complete economic pandemonium very soon. The underlying problems, which the government and financial elites have tried to cover up from some time, will come to a head – in fact, they are coming to a head right before our eyes in real-time.
- March 20th, 2011
The cause is not exactly clear, and numerous theories have emerged. Some suggest we’re dealing with natural occurrences, while others have a more sinister undertone, pointing at man-made causes.
- March 15th, 2011
Throughout history there has been one asset that, regardless of the type of crisis, has always been turned to in times of confusion and panic. Whether the crisis was financial, energy related, or involved global confrontation, individuals and governments alike have always turned to gold as a last resort. When currencies collapse, when governments lose credibility, and when people panic, precious metals have always been the sought after wealth preservation mechanism.
- March 14th, 2011
America doesn’t stand a chance, in our opinion, of mitigating the crisis. Our political system at this time has devolved into a cleptocracy that will only maintain until every last penny and credit limit has been used up. Only then, once the thieves in government and quasi-private industry can steal no more, will real change occur.
- March 8th, 2011
As we did in the summer of 2008, we may now be approaching another breaking point.
- March 7th, 2011
If there’s one asset that’s heated up over the last several months amid tensions in the middle east and a second round of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing, it’s silver. The price has risen so dramatically, some 20% since January 1, 2011 through today, that investors may be wondering what actions they should take.
- March 2nd, 2011
I think the focus people need to have right now is the dollar is toast. And, when that happens, when the dollar collapses, our way of life is going to change. And at that moment, when that happens, there will only be one question that will matter. And, that question is, are you ready?
- February 28th, 2011
It’s been a tough market for those who bought homes circa 2005 and 2006, at the very peak of the housing real estate bubble that would eventually decimate, multiple times over, those who though they could flip a quick profit or generate wealth through a longer term asset. Times were booming, money was cheap, prices were rising, the population was growing and land was a finite resource (unless you happened to be in Dubai, where the Sheikhs were busy building artificial islands).
- February 22nd, 2011
Gloom, Boom & Doom Report publisher Dr. Marc Faber joins Infowars’ Alex Jones to discuss non-traditional investment strategies, global inflation, social response and repercussions, and the phases to expect as the crisis deepens.
- February 22nd, 2011
Most choose not to disturb their preconceived notions of the American Dream – many are simply non-contemplative, meaning they don’t even realize that there is a problem or that what they are seeing are warning signs of what’s to come.
- February 15th, 2011
Damon Vickers is the author of The Day After the Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide for the Rise of the New World Order, and he’s recently put together a micro-documentary detailing what the global coup d’etat may look like once the dollar takes it’s final catastrophic plunge to oblivion.
- February 9th, 2011
We want to be positive about all this spending, monetary expansion and economic malaise – we really do. But when we read expert analysis from the likes of David Galland of Casey Research, we really can’t help but be pessimistic and alarmed about the survivability of the world as we know it.
- January 12th, 2011
Trend forecaster Gerald Celente says that economically, socially, politically and financially things will continue to get worse, not just in the United States, but around the world. And, before the clock strikes January 1, 2012, most everyone will know we’re in the Greatest Depression.
- January 10th, 2011
Regardless of what we’re told by our government officials and Federal Reserve Chairman in media soundbites, or what a large portion of our fellow Americans want to believe after they’re done smoking or injecting their daily dose of hopium, the reality is that the world, especially the United States, is about to enter a time unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.
- January 4th, 2011
A global move away from the US Dollar is afoot. This latest micro-documentary outlines the case for the coming hyperinflationary depression. According to many experts, it can’t be avoided and the only thing you can do now is prepare for it.
- December 6th, 2010
Mr. Bernanke just told us exactly how this is going to play out – but you have to know how to read his forecasts.
- November 14th, 2010
Now, more than ever, it is important to take the immediate necessary precautions to protect yourself and your families and friends.
- August 16th, 2010
Ever since the current economic downturn started a few years ago, there has been a constant debate of whether or not weâ€™re moving into an inflationary environment or deflationary environment. The argument has taken up much of our focus. The reality is that this debate is nothing more than a distraction to a bigger, harsher reality.
- June 17th, 2010
For now, it seems deflation is taking hold (though it never really let go), but there remains a very powerful variable within the debate, and that is the government and how they will act going forward.
- June 8th, 2010
As global stock markets are seemingly slipping back into crash mode, imprisoned global forecaster Martin Armstrong suggests that not everything is as clear cut as we may think.
- June 1st, 2010
This is rather interesting. Can anyone guess what happens next?
- May 19th, 2010
While nothing is set in stone just yet, signs are pointing to the possibility that Germany is ready to just pull the plug and let Greece take it on the chin, as it should. After Greece falls, expect to see similar defaults across the PIIGS in Europe as well as eastern European countries…But make no mistake, Greece and Europe are nothing compared to what’s in store for the United States.
- May 12th, 2010
So the question becomes, â€œGiven that Americaâ€™s severe fiscal crisis undoubtedly is well-known to Big Money, why on earth is Big Money flooding into the risky fiat currency known as the Dollar?â€ The answer is: because Big Money does not know what else to do with itself right now. Therefore, hundreds of billions of Euros and other currencies perceived to be at-risk are flowing into what Big Money views as the â€œleast worstâ€ currency at the present time: the Dollar.
- April 19th, 2010
Self interest, with no regard for the lives of others, drives those like the bankers funding the wars, the corporate interests profiting from the natural resources that are conquered, and the politicians who use war as a way to scare the population into keeping themselves in power.
- April 16th, 2010
The Bank of International Settlements, aka the Bank of Banks, in a report titled The future of public debt: prospects and implications, says that out of control public debt, a weary public and monetisation will lead to inflation.
- April 15th, 2010
What we have experienced thus far is merely an intermission, not a recovery.
- April 14th, 2010
Billionaire financier George Soros warns that we are creating another environment which will inevitably lead to a crash, but this time, it won’t be just stock markets and it will be an even bigger boom and bust than the recent credit crisis.
- April 13th, 2010
This is the third best selling opportunity in the last 10 years. The first one was in 2000, the next one was in October ’07, the third one is somewhere between now and a few weeks from now.
- April 9th, 2010
If you’ve never heard of Martin Armstrong, it’s probably because he has been sitting in a federal prison for nearly ten years. This article includes some excerpts from his past works and a look at what may occur going forward.
- March 24th, 2010
Once the government pulls back on stimulus, subsidies and bank bailouts, the whole damn thing is coming down.
- March 18th, 2010
Despite what we’ve heard from our benevolent leaders, we don’t think this economic crisis is over.
- March 14th, 2010
Gloom Boom & Doom Report publisher Marc Faber and economic analyst Mike “Mish” Shedlock join Yahoo’s Tech Ticker on March 12, 2010 to discuss the global economy, where we’re headed and the possibility of the “end of civilization.”
- March 4th, 2010
‘Ol Remus at Woodpile Report brings up an interesting view of the great depression of the 1930’s and today.
- March 3rd, 2010
It’s going to end in a complete disaster. But, we have to distinguish – the disaster may not happen for five to ten years.
- March 3rd, 2010
The advice we’re following is to be prepared for anything, stay focused on the long-term trends, and take personal steps to do what is best for you and your family.
- February 26th, 2010
A global economic winter could come before the end of 2010 and make the last two years seem like a mild spring day.
- February 2nd, 2010
Global equities are vulnerable to correction after rallying from their March lows and as governments around the world withdraw stimulus measures.
- February 1st, 2010
What if the financial catastrophe and potential repercussions of such an event have not been avoided?
- January 29th, 2010
The system will not bottom until all the bad debt has been flushed out of it. The more the government intervenes, the longer they will prolong the crisis.
- January 26th, 2010
It is important to be prudent with where one might invest their money, as it is impossible to say for certain that an inflationary environment is in our future, and which goods will be affected by increased prices. But all signs point to an eventual devaluation, officially or unofficially, of the US dollar. While the “investments” mentioned in this article are not traditionally accepted and your financial adviser might think you’ve gone off the deep end, they are worth considering.
- January 26th, 2010
In his latest issue of the Trends Journal (Winter 2010), trend forecaster Gerald Celente discusses the economic ramifications of a global commercial real estate meltdown, sovereign defaults and government rescue programs.
- January 25th, 2010
This very basic example provides some clues as to how the individual homeowner will be affected once the mortgage resets start cranking.
- January 21st, 2010
There’s a lot of buzz hitting the contrarian financial news circles around the web regarding recent market weakness and the possibility for the end of the rally which began in March of 2009.
- January 21st, 2010
In his January 20, 2010 forecast update Harry Dent, of HS Dent Investments, gives some insights into why the market may have topped or be close to a top.
- January 16th, 2010
Jim Willie, of the Hat Trick Letter, outlines a variety of events that can cause a global domino effect that may change the world as we know it.
- January 15th, 2010
While most Americans, especially those of you who read SHTF Plan regularly, understand that falling wages, job losses and contracting consumer credit leads to less spending, it seems that many economists just can’t figure out what happened to retail sales in December.
- January 10th, 2010
Any number of events could be a catalyst for a global economic avalanche. Once it starts, no bailout can stop it.
- January 8th, 2010
If you’re trying to guess which direction our economy is headed going forward, we recommend either considering the exact opposite of what mainstream economists forecast, or simply flipping a coin.
- January 6th, 2010
If you happen to be shorting the markets, especially the retail sector, you may one to consider that the Treasury Flooded Consumers With Money In December, Just In Time To Unleash Holiday Shopping “Animal Spirits”.
- January 5th, 2010
Many of our readers have considered TEOTWAWKI – a system reset, a chance to start over, but would it be as fun as it sounds?
- January 1st, 2010
Musings on the probability and possibility of civil unrest in the USA and abroad.
- December 31st, 2009
As 2009 comes to a close, predictions for 2010 are plentiful. We’ve compiled a list from around the web for your reading pleasure.
- December 30th, 2009
Terrorism has evolved. Big-time terror is becoming more self-radicalizing. They donâ€™t need an organized movement.
- December 26th, 2009
Gloom Boom & Doom editor Dr. Marc Faber on ET Now India, December 2009. Marc Faber discusses a host of topics including the US in terms of the global economy, emerging economy investment ideas, commodities, global warming, alternative energy, inflation, deflation and depression. In the last of three videos, Dr. Faber discusses his investment theme and contrarian play for 2010.
- December 22nd, 2009
There is overwhelming, undeniable evidence that the world will run out of food next year.
- December 20th, 2009
If you watch mainstream news and listen to the propaganda coming out of Washington, you’d think Bob Chapman has completely lost his mind. But, dear reader, if you are here at SHTF Plan, then this likely reinforces everything your gut is telling you.
- December 19th, 2009
Gerald Celente, director of The Trends Research Institute provides a synopsis of his upcoming Winter Issue of the Trends Research Journal.
- December 17th, 2009
Trend forecaster Gerald Celente joins the Jeff Rense show for his monthly trend forecasts (December 10, 2009).
- December 17th, 2009
A funny thing happened on the way to the dollarâ€™s imminent destruction: it broke its downtrend and is now looking to finish 2009 strongly.