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China Taunts Japan Again with 8 Planes Flying by Okinawa Near Disputed Territory

by John Galt September 25, 2016 20:30 ET Earlier today, the Chinese government used their joint naval exercise with the Russian Navy to send a message to Japan by flying 8 aircraft into the disputed region around Okinawa and the Senkaku Islands. Needless to say the Japanese media exhibited the government’s displeasure (via NHK): 8 Chinese military planes fly off Okinawa Japanese defense officials say 8 Chinese military planes flew off Okinawa, southern Japan, on Sunday, going back and forth between the East China Sea and the Pacific. They say fighters…


The Japanese People Want a Harder Stance Towards China

by John Galt August 28, 2016 17:50 ET The American people continue to slumber through their summer of heat, discontent, and insane politics while the rest of the world appears to be posturing for a major war. The Senkaku Islands dispute heated up recently when the Chinese sent hundreds of fishing vessels with Coast Guard escorts into the disputed waters. This had the intended effect of illustrating that the United States was impotent in this affair and that the Japanese government would not act or react without America’s tacit approval. Last…


No Matter What Janet Yellen Says, She Will Trigger this Outcome

by John Galt August 26, 2016 05:15 ET Maximum pain is on the way. What is about to hit could have been avoided, but knowing the pragmatic nature of central bankers they will simply state what they think the markets and world wants to hear. This time it is different. Between what she says at Jackson Hole today, which will be released at 10 a.m. ET, and the news slowly leaking out of Europe, by the time we get to the October surprise for the markets, all hell will be breaking…


Japan Releases Video of China Violating Senkaku Islands Territory with Coast Guard and Fishing Vessels (Video)

by John Galt August 16, 2016 20:40 ET The fires in Turkey are still simmering, the firefights in the Ukraine continuing, the bombing and artillery exchanges accelerating as the Syrian offensive increases near Aleppo, and of course now, the Chinese government sends a fleet of commercial fishing boats estimated to be in number between 200-300 with an estimated 28 armed Chinese Coast Guard ships into the disputed waters around the Senkaku Islands. Too add fuel to this fire, the Japanese Coast Guard posted video of the incursion on its website according…


There Has Been a Disturbance in the Force or Yen-Dollar Actually

by John Galt July 26, 2016 04:55 ET While equities continue to perform the high wire act like a cocaine laden airplane flying around with the pilot using his cargo, Forex markets continue to occasionally flash warning signs that may indeed intensify with all of the major central bank activity happening this week. This morning there was a disturbance in the force: This either indicates an expected lack of action by the Fed possibly, which is logical, worse an inept course of action by the Bank of Japan or something much…


November 11, 2016 WW3: The Brink of Insanity (Continued)

by John Galt June 24, 2016 23:00 ET I’m back from my brief vacation and thus the news and this blovel shall accelerate. Stay tuned for the next few chapters to be published this week. -JG ALL OF THE CHARACTERS OTHER THAN POLITICAL LEADERS ARE FICTIONAL. ANY RESEMBLANCE OR DIRECT USAGE OF ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL IN THE STORY IS PURELY RANDOM AND BY COINCIDENCE. November 11, 2016 09:48 A.M. Eastern Time somewhere in Northern Virginia “Vice-President Biden, Mrs. Biden, I am afraid I have some bad news,” the Secret Service agent…


WAR DRUMS: China Blames Japan for the Hague Decision on the South China Sea

by John Galt July 18, 2016 21:00 ET Normally I would not give much credence to an editorial in the People’s Daily from China, however since this is the official public organ of the Chinese Communist Party it is crucial to understand the war drums that are beginning to pound louder by the minute after the decision by the Hague on China’s interests in the East and South China Sea. First the editorial from the People’s Daily this morning which indicates who is to blame for the controversy and China’s beliefs…


November 11, 2016 WW3: The Brink of Insanity

by John Galt July 14, 2016 05:00 ET ALL OF THE CHARACTERS OTHER THAN POLITICAL LEADERS ARE FICTIONAL. ANY RESEMBLANCE OR DIRECT USAGE OF ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL IN THE STORY IS PURELY RANDOM AND BY COINCIDENCE. November 11, 2016 12:08 A.M. Eastern Time – The Oval Office “Mr. President,” the aide stuttered, “President Putin sends his regrets that he has not been in contact sooner, but he is flying back to Moscow from Siberia and would like to talk to you on the hotline directly at 6 o’clock in the morning,…


Ignore Today’s Stock Market, Watch the Smart Money

by John Galt June 28, 2016 21:30 ET Poindexter and the rest of the nerds are trying to send you a message. Can you hear them? Maybe this will help: The oversold market finally had a dead cat bounce. Why does anyone with a brain call it that? Look at the volume last Friday: Today’s “rally” was not even close to the panic selling levels nor yesterday’s volume totals. So what indicators are telling the truth about the equity markets? The smart money; which does it every time during every crash…


06.27 Market Deathburger: The EuroCarnage Continues after Brexit

by John Galt June 26, 2 016 15:30 ET I shall keep this as a running update as trading and markets open. Needless to say, currency markets in Asia have opened and the carnage continues unabated so look for Bank of Japan and Swiss intervention soon enough. 05:00 ET – While equity futures are not indicating panic, the bond market is screaming a move into safety. This could be another long day and the key level to watch on the S&P 500 is 2020 as a violation of that figure at…


06.24 US MARKET DEATHBURGER: Black Friday Brexit Burgers Now Being Served

by John Galt June 24, 2016 02:00 ET I have never been so happy to be so wrong in all my life. I honest to God did not think my limey crazy assed brethren had the jewels to vote for Brexit, but they did. If TPTB do not stop them through a technicality or loophole in the Parliament, then this move is nothing more than a vindication of the insanity we are witnessing in American politics where an unconvicted felon is allowed to run against a reality TV show millionaire/billionaire. Thus…




04.27 23:05 ET: Bank of Japan Screws Yellen, TAKES NO ACTION!

by John Galt April 27, 2016 23:05 ET Japan has elected to maintain its current levels of funding with rates and stimulus unchanged. Kuroda basically just told Janet Yellen to go fawk herself. The Japanese Yen just soared against the U.S. Dollar on the announcement (screenshot via BloombergTV): The candlestick on the 1 minute chart via NetDania was even more impressive: Meanwhile in the U.S., S&P and Dow futures, well, shit the bed on the announcement: Everyone knew something was up when Kuroda delayed the announcement but to see this type…


04.17 DeathCamelBurger Edition: Saudis Choke in Doha, WTI Crashes below $40 on the Open, Stock Futures Falling

by John Galt April 17, 2016 19:15ET Apparently the House of Saud would rather eat their rides than finance them as today’s Doha, Qatar OPEC meeting ended in discord and disaster for the now flailing for a reason to exist organization. The results? WTI-Crude opened up down over 6% along with Brent and created a huge disaster for the longs that enjoyed the short covering rally of the past few weeks (Charts courtesy of Finviz.com/prices delayed 15 mins):   Note: WTI rolled over to the June 2016 contract starting today; on…


03.08 Warm up the Grill: Deathburger Markets have Returned as Asia Craters

by John Galt March 7, 2016 21:30 ET Never let Janet Yellen light your grill for a Deathburger. So Japanese GDP was worse (not a shock),  China is a clusterTrump (not a shock), and the Asian economy is incinerating investors like there is no tomorrow because there is no tomorrow. How is this suddenly playing out tonight? Japan as of this posting is down about 311 or 1.84% (via YahooFinance):   OUCH. China is not doing much better, now down around 2.8%: US Futures on the S&P 500 e-Minis have turned…


03.03 BREAKING NEWS: N. Korea Orders Nuclear Weapons ready for Immediate Use

by John Galt March 3, 2016 19:25 ET BREAKING IN THE LAST 20 MINUTES VIA YONHAP NEWS, SOUTH KOREA: N. Korean leader orders nuclear weapons to be made ready for use 2016/03/04 07:06 SEOUL, March 4 (Yonhap) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Friday ordered the country’s nuclear weapons to be made ready for use at a moment’s notice. He also said the communist country will revise its military posture so it can be ready to carry out pre-emptive attacks, stressing that the current situation has become very precarious, according…


02.11 U.S. MARKETWATCH: It’s going to be a Bloodbath if S&P 1780 Does not Hold

by John Galt February 11, 2016 05:30 ET With each new day, a new crisis in deflationary acceleration occurs and thus markets retreat closer and closer to danger levels which could trigger massive crashes. Today’s headlines are no different: Swedish national bank, the Riksbank cuts rates FURTHER into negative interest rate territory from -0.35% to -0.50% The Japanese Yen has risen further against the USD now down over 400 pips to 111 since last night Gold is up over $20 as everyone appears to be abandoning fiat currencies and returning to…


02.11 JAPANESE YEN Deathburger Mega-Alert: 300 pt Move to 112 in USD/JPY!

by John Galt February 10, 2016 20:20 ET Holy Flirkingshmidt! UPDATE 21:00 ET: And whatever it is that has gone kaboom in the night is reverberating into Hong Kong trading as the Hang Seng opened down over 700 points (4%+) and is still trading close to the lows in the first 1/2 hour of trading(chart via YahooFinance): The opening 1 minute of trading appeared to be the most harrowing! NetDania has some graphic charts (as in Holy TRUMPword) which shows the mind-boggling rise of the Japanese Yen versus the US Dollar…


02.10 While Trumpzilla Rampages through NH, Godzilla Bear Destroying Nikkei 225 and Asian Markets

by John Galt February 9, 2016 21:35 ET As The Donald rampages through the snow covered hills of New Hampshire winning a whopping almost 35% of the vote, apparently he is not so popular on the Nikkei 225 in Japan as they have decided to show their Trumpertantrum by selling off stocks by over 2.4% so far tonight: Meanwhile in Australia, the situation is not much better with an almost 2.5% drop also: US Dow e-Mini futures are only down 63 points at the moment, however the night is young and…


01.11 Oh No Not Again Market DEATBURGER Watch: Paging Janet Yellen, Economy Crapping out on Line 3

by John Galt January 10, 2016 18:50 ET So it’s Sunday night once again. My DFS teams all went to hell in a hand basket yesterday because players with concussions, blown up knees and ankles, and torn groin muscles could not gut it out. I mean seriously J.J. Watt, couldn’t you tough it out, you won’t need your nuts until your career is over anyways. But I digress. The U.S. Futures had a warning sign before they opened at 18:00 ET and that was simple, to to point and a stark,…


01.08 WONTONDEATHBURGER Marketwatch: Will They or WON’t they? 20% decline or 20% Rally? Run Kitty Run…

by John Galt January 7, 2016 19:50 ET So tonight begins, the first episode ever, of the Chinese Stock Markets without their safety vest and life boat, allegedly. UPDATE 20:33 ET: ALL IS WELL, IT’S NOT CAT, EAT ALL YOU WANT, IT’S A BUFFET! UPDATE 20:05 ET..RUH-ROH: Of course stale leftover stocks could really, really suck. Heading into the Asian markets tonight, here is where we are at: Japan’s Nikkei 225 is a wrong, wrong way away from 20, 000: However it is only down 1.08% as of this posting so…


01.05.16 World Stock Market 1/2 Eaten Deathburger Watch: Burp! Shanghai Burgers are Getting Old

by John Galt January 4, 2016 20:50 ET Ugh. No sleep again and here we go again. With US futures gaining no traction after the market close as demonstrated below (chart updates automatically courtesy of FINVIZ): Up only around 3 points now means that down is now the new up and bearish means we’ll rally back to the bottom part of the trading range and everything will be okie dokey. Or not. Meanwhile these Tweets from Bloomberg’s David Ingles indicates all may not be well in the land of the Communist…


01.04.2016 Won Ton Deathburger Alert: Shanghai SSE Plummets 4% in Minutes – Drags US Futures Down

by John Galt January 3, 2016 21:40 ET Here it is an innocent first night in 2016 trading with Iran and Saudi Arabia fighting over the same camel (it’s sexual this time) and of course US equity index futures originally opening higher this evening. Then Asia opened. Then oops. The Shanghai-SSE opened down then in a matter of less than 4 minutes plummeted down 4% on pretty heavy volume and now has recovered as of this posting to around -3.30%. That of course took an already fragile Japanese market down further…


Days After Japan Increases Troop Levels, Chinese Jets Fly Near Okinawa

by John Galt November 28, 2015 08:55 ET Just days after the Japanese military announced a new round of deployments in the disputed Senkaku Island region (see: Japan to Deploy More Troops Near Disputed Senkaku Islands ), China has decided to test the mettle of the Home Defense Forces by sending their bombers on a probing run through the Miyako-Okinawa Islands. From the South China Morning Post earlier today: Japan scrambled jets after 11 Chinese military planes flew near southern Japanese islands during what Beijing said was a drill to improve…


Japan to Deploy More Troops Near Disputed Senkaku Islands

by John Galt November 24, 2015 23:30 ET In what can only be seen as a move to antagonize the Chinese government and military, the Japanese government announced that they would be deploying 500 more Ground Self-Defense Forces (GSDF) into the Senkaku Island region near Okinawa. While this might seem as a non-provocative move under the guise of United States mainstream media reporting, in China this will be viewed as a forward deployment of offensive military forces near islands which they claim as their own. The Japanese perspective is quite different…


08.26 Asia and U.S. Deathburger Marketwatch: Will the Carnage Continue?

by John Galt August 25, 2015 17:25 ET UPDATED 21:10 ET: And just as I praised the Kiwis, the NZ-50 goes negative. Who do they think they are? The Dow? Meanwhile in Australia, Japan, and South Korea things are starting to look as confused as US markets: Australia S&P/ASX 200: Japan’s Nikkei 225: South Korea KOSPI: UPDATED 18:30 ET: And for some strange reason, the Kiwis are drinking the Kool-Aid as the New Zealand NZ-50 is up on the open! They must be smoking all that wool, no other explanation. ——————————————————————-…


08.25 Marketwatch: World Economic Leaders say All is well, Remain Calm

by John Galt August 24, 2015 19:45 ET If you fail to obey this edict, our Emperor will stomp on you with his plastic golf spikes while wearing his mommy jeans AND beat you with his putter. UPDATED 09:45 ET: This will not look good on a resume. Or your portfolio. Or any Fed bankster’s portfolio. Wow, Shanghai opens down 6%+!!!! UPDATED 09:15 ET: Singapore’s STI opens all over the place: Shoddy Chinese-Made Stock Market Collapses NEWS IN BRIEF August 24, 2015 SHANGHAI—Proving to be just as flimsy and precarious as…


08.24 US & World Markets: Just Holy Flirkinschmidt $1 Trillion in Market Value Wiped out so far

by John Galt August 23, 2015 23:00 ET Think about this: $1 trillion, that’s $1,000,000,000,000.00 PLUS wiped out in just 6 hours of trading tonight. Without US markets being open. I haven’t seen a disaster like this since I was on a sailboat in October 2008 and the S&P 500 traded limit down. Just wow. The carnage is incredible. Hopefully some of you fools listened to the warnings over the years.


08.24 Asian, Europe, US Deathburger Marketwatch: MOAD or a Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

by John Galt August 23, 2015 21:45 ET UPDATED 22:10 ET: Just because: Ouch. Meanwhile in Singapore, down another 2.5% to start the day: UPDATED 21:50 ET: It’s officially a bloodbath. Brent North Sea Crude has broken $45 per bbl for the first time since 2009: The Shanghai SSE is down over 5% on the open: Hong Kong Hang Seng Index down almost 4%: And I have not even gotten to the secondary markets yet like Thailand, Vietnam, etc. Monday could still well be Bloody Monday on Wall Street. Stay tuned!…


08.21 ASIAN, EURO AND U.S. Deathburger Marketwatch: Let’s Eat!

by John Galt August 20, 2015 21:25 ET Yeah, tonight is in a word, er, BRUTAL in Asian markets: Japan: Australia: Singapore: Meanwhile in US futures markets: Yeah, gold is still going nuts…   We’ll see how the Chinese PPT behaves tonight in about 20 minutes. They had best buy every damned thing in sight or we are going to witness one nasty day on Wall Street and in Europe in about 12 hours… UPDATE 21:32 ET – NOT A GOOD SIGN THUS FAR – CHINA DOWN ALMOST 1.5%!!! Shanghai SSE…


07.27-07.28 Asian Deathburger: Chinese Stock Market Opens DOWN 4% No Sweet, Just Sour

by John Galt July 27, 2015 22:15 ET This screenshot from Bloomberg TV-Asia says it all: The reason for all the red on the screen? Shanghai strikes again, opening down as far as 4.51% but recovering slightly at the top of the hour: The 15 minute delayed chart from YahooFinance is ugly as are all Asian-Pacific markets this morning: The Hang Seng in Hong Kong is slightly better but then again they like to sell hard in the afternoon session: Australia and South Korea are not doing so well either: Last…


The Ultimate Guide to the Doom and Destruction for the Rest of 2015 Part 2: World War

by John Galt July 27, 2015 21:40 ET 2. World War III World War III appears to be on the horizon with some postings around the internet speculating it could start in the magic time frame of September or October of this year. Of course, I have warned what would happen if there was an outbreak of war between the United States, Russia, and China. But this could pale in comparison to everything else which the United States and world as a whole could endure before this year ends. The unfortunate…


All the Recent Economic Doom Videos Which will Make You Cry like a Bitch

by John Galt July 27, 2015 18:00 ET   From CNBC this morning, Marc Faber this morning calls for a 20-40% decline in equities as a realistic possibility: But before that he warns, as I have, about the lack of demand for commodities causing the crash in prices (CNBC also): Gerald Celente supports Faber’s warnings in his Global Trends update via video on July 23rd: Mish Shedlock confirms that the collapse is coming in this interview via the X22 Report via YouTube: Meanwhile, CNBC had technician Carter Worth on today with…


07.12-07.13 Deathburger Marketwatch: Greece fires and Chinese CONfusion means Disaster for Investors

by John Galt July 12, 2015 16:45 ET It is going to be one of those nights. Here is your Euro quote from just a short while ago, courtesy of NetDania: Yeah, the traders appear to agree with me. There is no way Greece surrenders to Germany AGAIN! More to follow as this is going to be one of THOSE nights for sure. Time to go fold up the ground beef and fire up the grill…. 19:15 ET UPDATE – Oh What a Night! A perfect song for tonight…   And…


De-Dollarization Accelerates as Switzerland Quietly Wields a Big Bank Stick by Joining the Chinese Founded AIIB

by John Galt March 21, 2015 08:45 ET The statement from the Swiss Federal Council on Friday was crystal clear and a shot across the bow of the US administration (and probably Federal Reserve also) efforts to blunt the creation and expansion of a non-US controlled Asian banking entity to counter the American financial control of the IMF and World Bank: Switzerland to participate in foundation process of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bern, 20.03.2015 – The Federal Council has decided that Switzerland will participate in the foundation process of Asian Infrastructure…


The Hidden Gem in Today’s Federal Reserve Statement: Preparing for the Currency War

by John Galt January 28, 2015 20:30 ET Buried deep within the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement today was this gem which I feel has been misinterpreted by the financial blogosphere and especially or deliberately, the financial press. What is this gem and what do I feel it really means? Re-read this portion of today’s propaganda statement from the Fed and focus on the portion highlighted in red: To support continued progress toward maximum employment and price stability, the Committee today reaffirmed its view that the current 0 to…


Why Today’s Stock Market Numbers are Totally Irrelevant

by John Galt January 27, 2015 22:30 ET I could just be an asshole and just post the following without explanation to summarize today’s action: Good think I’m a “nice guy” (LOL). The first thing news sources like the Wall Street Journal (thank you for the screen shot above) and the electronic horn dog ‘there’s a bull in every crack and crevice media thanks to Apple earnings, is that everything awful today was due to Snowmeggadon 2015 and Global Warming/Climate Change, which from a Florida and internet trading perspective was a…


East Asian Waters to have NO US Aircraft Carriers for Several Months in 2015

by John Galt December 4, 2014 23:15 ET Welcome back to 1931 boys and girls. The United States Navy, the best passenger liner for our brave and beloved USMC, is currently only operating two aircraft carriers on active duty in the entire world: USS Carl Vinson – Supporting operations against ISIS from the Persian Gulf USS John C Stennis – Just deported its home port in Washington State That’s right, you are not going insane or losing your eyesight as there are no carriers in the Med, none in the Atlantic,…


12.01 Breaking News: Moody’s Downgrades Japan to A1 on Political Uncertainty

by John Galt December 1, 2014 04:45 ET Uncertainty over the future of the Japanese economy spurred on by the political dysfunction has triggered an action within the past hour which has sent a shudder through the Japanese financial system and apparently highlights a new more aggressive approach by the ratings agencies to once again warn before economic instability instead of after the fact as was the case in 2008. This downgrade is being viewed by some in Japan as an attempt to sway the upcoming elections called for by Prime…


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