The Fed pivoted in March and all but assured a low-rate horizon “pause” for 2019 (at least for now). Here at Critical Signals Report, we are tracking potential, and even bullish, tailwinds given this infamous “pause”-aka Fed “stimulus.” For now,... Read more »
Below we look at rising debt levels, the currency risk that follows central bank debt “solutions” and why gold still matters.
As March rolls in, the ever increasing disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street continues, as I touched upon in this recent video from New York.
Market noise, and thus market questions, are seemingly never-ending: What to buy? What to sell? What to hold? What will the Fed do? Where are markets headed? When will the next recession hit and why?
Below, we look at Jerome Powell’s recent capitulation to Wall Street, inflation reality, the danger of trusting the Fed and its empirical history of serving stock markets rather than citizens. Surface Shine Back in 1983, the J.P. Getty Museum was... Read more »
Below, we look at the historical parallels between prior military disasters and the current market calamity unfolding around us. Specifically, we trace how a misguided faith in otherwise arrogant and poor leadership leads to irrational carnage, the kind playing... Read more »
Below, we get philosophical and financial, looking back on the year that was 2018 and what its condition portends for the year ahead. In particular, we’ll revisit the common yet essential themes of the rich vs. the not-so-rich, the... Read more »
Below we take a first look at the December 2018 markets. Too Much Traveling… First, apologies for the delay in getting something out. December was a crazy month not only for the markets, but for my travel schedule as well.... Read more »
Below, we look at the best way to invest in a bad market that offers far more risk than reward. Lessons from a Surf Spot In Costa Rica, the waves are big, and for surfers paddling into them (duck-dive... Read more »
Below, we re-cap market signals for the month of November, giving special attention to junk bonds (see video here as well) as the first shoe to drop as markets try to run, in vain, from an approaching bear. A Rocky... Read more »
Wall Street Disaster Below, we look at the notion of heroes and anti-heroes in a market overly awash with one too many of the following profiles: Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Richard Nixon, Alan Greenspan (et al), Leo Melamed, John Meriwether,... Read more »
Below, we look beneath the waterline of record-high markets to reveal the debt iceberg directly off our economic bow. The Unthinkable The RMS Titanic is as an easy metaphor for disaster but deserves an irresistible revisit as the global and... Read more »
Worst Market Crash in U.S. History Has Begun
Important message from Matt Piepenburg, Founder of Critical Signals Report.
I cut my teeth as a hedge-fund manager in the dot.com bubble of 1999-2000.
I made more than ten million dollars...
And I was fortunate enough to see the writing on the wall. I got out before the bubble burst.
I learned my lesson, and saw the 2008 Financial Crisis coming a mile away.
But what I'm seeing right now is worse than anything I've ever seen.
The next market crisis has already begun.
This one will make the dot.com bubble look like child's play.
It will not have a quick recovery.
And it could cost you everything.
Let me be blunt: Prepare now or risk losing everything. Because time is running out.