Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is advising their stock investors to "SELL EVERYTHING" while JP Morgan is telling clients "use any bounce as a selling opportunity." Markets are collapsing and anyone not already out the door stands very little chance of preserving _any_ of their wealth.
RBS has advised clients to brace for a “cataclysmic year” and a global deflationary crisis, warning that major stock markets could fall by a fifth and oil may plummet to $16 a barrel.
Future Historians: The Period that began in 2007/2008 - 'The LONGEST Depression' ~ link ~
Sure, last year was the first pre-election year stock market loss since the Great Depression.
Another day, another plunge in The Baltic Dry Index, which just dropped a further 3.1% to 402 today - a new record low. While the index is driving headlines, under the surface, reality in the shipping (and shipbuilding) industry is a disaster. Total orders at Chinese shipyards tumbled 59% in the first 11 months of 2015, and as Bloomberg reports, with bulk ships accounting for 41.6% of Chinese shipyards’ $26.6 billion orderbook as of December, there is notably more pain to come, as one analyst warns "Chinese shipbuilders won’t be able to revive even if you try breathing some life into them."
Breaking: Iran detains US sailors after craft stopped in the Gulf ~ link ~ link ~
Iran has US Navy GPS equipment - Can prove that the American boats were snooping ~ link ~ So what! Stirling
Iran's semiofficial Fars new agency reported the two US Navy boats detained in the Persian Gulf had illegally traveled more than a mile into Iran's territorial waters, and that GPS equipment confiscated by Islamic Revolutionary Guards Navy forces would "prove that the American ships were 'snooping' around in Iranian waters."
Europe in Crisis: Merkel to make foreign deportations "easier" ~ link ~ Golly Gee you rape and assault one to several women and all you get for a punishment is a free trip out of the country. Of course, you can reenter Europe in a couple of days. Wow what a punishment!!! That will teach them ... NOT!!! Stirling
The decision follows hundreds of sexual assaults and robberies on women in Cologne on New Year's Eve by men of mainly Arab and North African origin.
Europe in Crisis: Germany on the Brink ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~
Waving flags and banners emblazoned with 'Rapefugees Not Welcome' crowds of right-wing activists weaved their way through the city of Leipzig, demanding action from the authorities following the Cologne assaults.
But the peaceful protest turned to chaos as a mob wearing masks split from the sea of activists before rampaging through the city throwing fireworks, breaking windows and vandalising buildings, police said.
Europe in Crisis: New Sex Assaults in Germany: 17 and 14-year-old sisters attacked by Muslim migrants in public swimming pool ~ link ~ These Muslim single men cannot control themselves and this nightmare will NOT go away. What has changed is that the public is now totally waking up to the grave threat to them inside their own nations! Stirling
Obama blocking investigation into over 100 terrorists INSIDE USA ~ link ~ link ~ Sounds like a perfect set-up for driving us into WWIII. Stirling
While President Obama claimed before his State of The Union Speech that there are no terror threats to the US, it has become apparent that his administration is actively stonewalling an investigation into hundreds of suspected terrorists ALREADY within the country.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
“Leading senators on Monday petitioned multiple Obama administration agencies to stop stonewalling a congressional investigation into the immigration histories of at least 113 foreign-born individuals implicated in terrorist operations after legally entering the United States, according to a copy of the letters.”The Beacon also reported that 41 foreign-born individuals who legally entered the United States have been arrested for planning multiple terror attacks.
Europe in Crisis: PEGIDA plans more anti-immigrant demonstrations in Germany ~ link ~
The attacks on New Year's Eve has exacerbated support for anti-immigration groups like Pegida — which is capitalizing on the growing public resentment towards Angela Merkel's open door policy to refugees and migrants — and therefore, organizing more public protests.
According to German newspaper Der Speigel, support for Pegida, which stands for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West, is growing and the far-right group is "becoming more radical." Anti-immigration demonstrations in the Eastern German city of Dresden have repeatedly turned violent.
Koreas: 28,500 US troops placed on Highest-Level Alert following latest North Korean nuclear test ~ link ~ Just getting ready for the Korean War Theater of WWIII. Stirling
Following claims by Pyongyang of having tested a hydrogen bomb last week, the United States has placed all troops stationed in South Korea on highest alert.There are currently some 28,500 US troops stationed in the southern half of the Korean peninsula in a defence posture should the north cross the Demilitarized Zone. On Monday, the entire force was placed on the highest level of readiness.
Europe in Crisis: Rape Epidemic in Europe: Why won't the politicians do anything to stop it? ~ link ~
An epidemic of rape is sweeping all across Europe, and yet European politicians seem almost completely unwilling to stand up and do something about it. In some major European cities, women are absolutely petrified to go out by themselves – especially at night. Things have gotten so bad that some people are now making up entirely new words to describe what is going on. Steve Quayle has labeled this crisis “rapeageddon“, and I think that fits. Things are particularly bad in Germany, which has welcomed more refugees than any other European country in recent years. If you can believe it, Germany opened the doors for 1.1 million “asylum seekers” last year. That is an astounding number, and it is starting to have dramatic consequences for German society.
It has gotten to the point where the extreme political correctness that exists in our society is actually endangering our safety. We need to see the world the way that it really is, and not the way that we wish that it would be.
Europe in Crisis: Migrant invaded Germany needs to 'Call A Spade A Spade' ~ link ~ The smarter European politicians are beginning to wake up and fear a hangman's noose around their necks if things get too far out of hand. They are distancing themselves from Merkel and other European leaders who have allowed and encouraged the Muslim invasion of Europe!!! Stirling
Europe in Crisis: Anger against 'Sex Jihad' speading throughout Europe ~ link ~
According to German media, Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico said migrants had become a "protected species" in Germany. Fico has called for an emergency meeting of EU leaders to discuss tighter border controls following the Cologne attacks. Meanwhile, the Polish government said it will refuse to take in young male asylum seekers.
Europe in Crisis: Police in Sweden scramble to response to refugee sex assault cover-up ~ link ~
Long story short, the attacks in Cologne have made it impossible to sweep the Stockholm assaults under the rug and now, authorities and politicians are rushing to "investigate" what happened.
Europe in Crisis: Arabic gang-rape 'Taharrush' has now spread to Europe ~ link ~