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Tuesday: Euro Drops 1.5% as ECB Promises MORE FREE MONEY!!!

Posted on the 19 May 2015 by Phil's Stock World @philstockworld

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The Greek talks have stalled, England's CPI is deflating, German GDP slipped to 0.3% in Q1 and German Investor Sentiment (ZEW) dove to a 5-month low, dropping over 20% in one month to 41.9.  That and collapsing bond prices were the last straw for the ECB, who announced this morning they would "front-load" their $75Bn monthly bond-buying into May and June, to avoid having to bother over the holidays.   

This is a fun way the ECB can double up on stimulus without SAYING they are doubling up on stimulus:

“Even though this is just front-loading, it is effectively an increase in the size of quantitative easing, even if just for a short period of time,” said Simon Derrick, a currency strategist at BNY Mellon.  “It shows that within the existing framework, the ECB is willing and able to be incredibly flexible,” Mr. Derrick said.

Tuesday:  Euro Drops 1.5% as ECB Promises MORE FREE MONEY!!!Separately on Tuesday, Christian Noyer, the head of France’s central bank and a member of the ECB governing council, said the ECB was ready to go further if needed to meet its inflation target.  “The purchase program will continue until the end of September 2016 and beyond if we do not see a sustained adjustment in the path of inflation,” he said.  

Does anyone besides me think it's strange to announce more QE WHILE the markets are making record highs?  Anyone???  

Tuesday:  Euro Drops 1.5% as ECB Promises MORE FREE MONEY!!!We have indeed fully embraced the worst kind of Voodoo Economics, with the World's Central Banks creating endless supplies of money out of thin air by simply writing checks to buy bonds which enable the Sovereign nations to go endlessly into debt.  There have been, so far, no consequences for this behavior and even countries like Greece, who have no possibility whatsoever of being able to pay off their debts, are lent more and more money.

As you can see from the chart, household debt and Government debt have climbed substantially in the past few years and Corporate debt is on the rise as well with Trillions of Dollars in additional debt accounting for about 250% of our GDP growth over the past 7 years.  That's in-line with our over 300% Debt to GDP ratio and you can, indeed live high on the hog while maxing out your credit cards – it's one big party as long as you can keep making those minimum payments (and as long as they keep expanding your credit line).  

That's what we're doing folks, we (the entire Planet Earth) are going further and further into debt and our Banker, the Central Banksters, are very happy to keep lending us money.  Not only that, but they are lending it to us at the "teaser" rates of 2% or less, which makes those debts seem like a no-brainer, don't they?  Every week it's like getting another credit card offer in the mail when another Central Bank says they will increase or extend their QE offers – if you act now!  

Meanwhile, the Fundamentals remain in free-fall:

Tuesday:  Euro Drops 1.5% as ECB Promises MORE FREE MONEY!!!

SPY DAILYIf this doesn't bother you (how can this not bother you?), then go ahead and buy equities.  We came up with a lovely play on the S&P ETF (SPY) in yesterday morning's Live Member Chat Room which will double your money if the S&P climbs 50% higher, to 3,000 by Jan, 2017.  We put that trade up at 10:28 and sent it out as a Top Trade Alert and already it's up $7,950, as we had a good first day - I'll review it today in our Live Trading Webinar (1pm, EST).   

As I mentioned last week, we got a bit too bearish in our agnostic Short-Term Portfolio so we looked to add more longs to our bullish Long-Term Portfolio to balance things out.  It's a very sensible way to play the markets!  If the Central Banksters are going to insist on pouring money onto us, we'll stand outside with buckets and collect the cash.  The difference is we're quick to convert our ill-gotten gains back to cash because we KNOW they are ill-gotten and we KNOW there will, one day, be a hell of bill to pay.

Last Wednesday I told you:

By next week, at least 80% of those remaining 210,617 FAKE June orders will be rolled along to fake the next month – all in order to create a false sense of demand to drive up the prices you pay for energy – sucker!  That's right, you are a sucker.  You are a sucker because you don't get mad about this, you don't take action and you keep electing people who are in the pockets of the oil companies and let this happen.  

Here's what the NYMEX strip looks like as of yesterday's close:

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Chart Current Session Prior Day Opt's

Open High Low Last Time Set Chg Vol Set Op Int

Jun'15 59.54 59.63 58.64 58.65 08:30
May 19


-0.78 3680 59.43 31705 Call Put

Jul'15 60.32 60.42 59.40 59.41 08:30
May 19


-0.83 48791 60.24 445177 Call Put

Aug'15 60.66 60.81 59.83 59.83 08:30
May 19


-0.81 4715 60.64 121214 Call Put

Sep'15 60.99 61.08 60.12 60.12 08:30
May 19


-0.79 3213 60.91 159836 Call Put

Oct'15 61.26 61.30 60.42 60.42 08:30
May 19


-0.76 1855 61.18 79218 Call Put

Nov'15 61.68 61.68 60.78 60.78 08:30
May 19


-0.73 1321 61.51 52018 Call Put

Dec'15 61.95 62.01 61.15 61.15 08:30
May 19


-0.71 4925 61.86 214944 Call Put

Jan'16 62.22 62.22 61.54 61.54 08:30
May 19


-0.64 1233 62.18 58193 Call Put

As you can see, 178,912 contracts (84.9%), representing 178,912,000 barrels of oil that were scheduled to be delivered to the United States, have been CANCELLED for June delivery.  This helps to create an artificial shortage of oil that drives the price you pay at the pump higher than it should be.  At the same time, 445 Million barrels of fake, Fake, FAKE!!! orders have been created in July, also to drive up the prices by creating a false sense of demand.  This money is being stolen from you – WAKE THE F*CK UP AND GET ANGRY ABOUT THIS!!!

I'm showing you this scam, I'm telling you how you are being ripped off (about $1,500 per person per year in higher gasoline and utility prices) and I'm telling you how to contact your Congressman to complain about it.  Feel free to send these posts or use your own words but please – DO SOMETHING!!!  

Meanwhile, we're happy to make our money off the scammers.  Those June oil Futures we suggested you short at $61.50 (/CLM5) last Wednesday are failing $58.50 this morning for a gain of $3,000 per contract while (JO), the Coffee ETF we suggested you go long on at $22.25 is now $24.69 – up a quick 10.9% for the week (you're welcome).  

From a trading standpoint, we don't care IF a game is rigged as long as we know HOW the game is rigged and are able to play along but, from a moral standpoint – we're outraged!  

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