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Bernanke Spells "Recovery" F-A-I-L-U-R-E





The Fed has spent TRILLIONS of Dollars and failed to deliver anything resembling economic growth. The number of people who are of working age who are actually working has barely budged since the 2009 low.

 
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The Only Thing Certain About Today's Fed Release





 

The Fed is known to leak key information to insiders, so for certain “someone” will know before the rest of us.

 
 
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What the Bond Market Says About the Likelihood of the Fed Tapering





 

With that in mind, I suggest keeping a close eye on the bond markets. These will be the “tell” of what the Fed is likely to announce.

 
 
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Can Bernanke Keep the Rally Going?





 

So let’s see what happens on Wednesday. The markets will likely rally until then on hopes of more juice from Bernanke. But if he should disappoint at all (read: not announce something more or at least strongly hint at doing so) then buckle up.

 
 
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Why the Fed Cannot "Exit" Successfully... Without a Market Crash





Bernanke claims the Fed can successfully exit its current strategy. He’s lying. Or he’s adhering too strongly to economics and ignoring human nature.

 
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The Bulls Ignore Japan's Implosion and Pray For More Money Printing





 

The markets in the US have entered a mania in which investors look for any and all excuses to push the markets higher.

 
 
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The Two Charts That Have Central Bankers Terrified





$1.4 trillion in QE bought a bear market for Japan. Good luck to the rest of the QE crowd.

 
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Did the ECB Mega Bailout Just Hit the Wall?





 

Few analysts know or admit it, but the only thing that held Europe (and ultimately the financial system) together since May 2012 was the promise of unlimited bond purchases from the ECB.

 
 
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“Somebody” Bought Stocks on Thursday Because “Somebody” is Terrified





Given that the Fed is openly citing the stock market as an indication that QE is working… and given that every other metric shows QE is a total failure…

 
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Japan Just Showed Us What's Coming Our Way





This is coming our way, whether investors like it or not. The signs are all in place with the economy weakening, corporate profits set to fall, multiple Hindenberg omens and more.

 
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Stocks Are On the Edge of a Cliff





If we take out this trendline, stocks could easily go to 1,450. And if things get really ugly we could even see a Crash (though that would likely come later in the Autumn based on historic patterns).

 
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What Happens When the Markets Lose Life Support?





 

Given that ALL of the stock market gains since 2008 were based on Fed money printing… what do you think will happen when the Fed tries to taper QE?

 
 
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It's Official, the US is Back in Recession





 

The latest ISM reading came in at 49. Any reading below 50 is considered recessionary. And an ISM of 49 is the worst in four years.

 
 
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Friday’s Drop Was Just a Hint Of What’s Coming





 

Technically we’re all poorer than we were before 2008 happened. Most of us are making less money. And we’re spending more just trying to get by thanks to higher food, energy, and healthcare prices. Heck, housing is now even soaring again, pricing most beginning homebuyers out of the market.

 
 
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Will Bernanke Bow Out Before or AFTER Stocks Collapse?





 

This confluence of indicators tells us point blank that stocks are in a bubble. If I know this, I can assure you that Ben Bernanke and the Fed know it. And this is why the Fed is in deep trouble. I guarantee you Bernanke is hoping he can get to the exit as Fed Chairman before the stuff hits the fan.

 
 
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