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The Complete Chartpack Of The Top Global Themes For The Next Five Years

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The investment environment is changing at a rate that's representative of global economic imbalances, fund flows, and geopolitical risks. We believe this decade will continue to witness greatly increased volatility and instability in the economies of the world and the global financial system. Very few past models are still valid (and most have been proved 'empirically' in real-time to be entirely fallacious). Such a situation has contributed to the extreme uncertainty that currently prevails. Our guiding principle is to help investors understand and navigate through all the complexities of an unstable, inflation-prone world. The following ten themes will be key drivers of financial market performance over the next 1 to 5 years.

  • Theme 1 WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT - The Long-Wave decline
  • Theme 2 BUBBLE IN SAFETY - The US bond market top
  • Theme 3 LORDS OF FINANCE - The coming loss of central bank indpendence
  • Theme 4 SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY - Europe (Break-up)
  • Theme 5 MRS. WATANABE - Japan
  • Theme 6 RICHISTAN - The rise of the Asian consumer
  • Theme 7 DEVIL TAKE THE HINDMOST - Currency games
  • Theme 8 SUPERMONEY - Precious metals
  • Theme 10 WHEN MONEY DIES - The great social disorder

World at a glance

In the investment world, anyone who foresees and understands the trends, who is openminded, and who keeps emotions at bay,

The structural backdrop for a global macro strategy

  • Developed economy governments are insolvent
  • The process of deleveraging and global rebalancing is underway
  • Outsized dislocations from “non-economic” policy actions
  • The loss of central bank independence with likely unintended consequences
  • Ongoing battle between deflation and reflationary forces
  • Shorter and more volatile economic cycles that are globally synchronized
  • Drop of confidence in policymakers, institutions and the “system” at large
  • Increased risk of geopolitical tensions and social conflict
  • Market prices only reflect fair value by accident and in passing

"The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future." - Lord Keynes


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Major Themes - TGSF Advisors


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Fri, 04/12/2013 - 17:55 | 3443072 Jendrzejczyk
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95 pages of homework on a Friday night???????????????


Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:22 | 3443129 AlaricBalth
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You cracked me up on that one because that was the first thing I thought as well.
Hope all is well J.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:40 | 3443167 sunaJ
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That nibbling you feel on your legs is the gullet of humanity consuming - no, gorging on itself as this little drama enters post-production.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:46 | 3443229 Enslavethechild...
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Let me save you the trouble of reading 95 pages of bullshit.

The entire planet will become a prison labor death camp and the sheeple will not even notice.

There, now lets have a cold beer.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:03 | 3443260 centerline
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Just for that, if I were there, first round would be on me for sure.

Thats about the best cliff notes version I have seen yet for the next few decades.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:54 | 3443414 ebworthen
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I enjoyed it, a short 95 pages, worth the read.

I give it two thumbs up just for how many times they tie things back to Kondratiev.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 06:50 | 3444229 Peter Pan
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I am going to read it, but cannot believe that war is not one of the theme's.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:46 | 3444641 toys for tits
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Not a theme but noted relating to risk on page 80 and 81.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:55 | 3444662 jimmytorpedo
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War is one of the themes.

They quote Will Durant who points out that humanity has been at war 97% of the time for recorded history.

I should have skipped to the comments page and read the above Cliff notes however.

I didn't know cold beer was on offer down here!

I also didn't realize that the whole 95 pages was just an advertisment for a fund,...

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:48 | 3443233 Jendrzejczyk
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I'm in an odd spot. ZH keeps me sane, but all others around me are convinced I'm insane. Many of your posts are an anchor in the storm. Thanks for hanging here.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:08 | 3443268 mofreedom
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And the gubmint will label you insane.  Good luck with that one.  There's no "sane" stamp at the local nuthouse:


Homer comes home and asks her to fill out the personality test, but she
insists it's something only he can do.  He goes to Lisa's room...
   Homer: Lisa, you like homework.  Could you fill out this form for me?
   Lisa:  Well, all right.  If you'll listen to the poem I just wrote.
   Homer: D'oh!!  Oh, okay.
   Lisa:  Meditations on Turning Eight, by Lisa Simpson.
          I had a cat named Snowball --
          She died!  She died!
          Mom said she was sleeping --
          She lied!  She lied!
          Why oh why is my cat dead?
          Couldn't that Chrysler hit me instead?
          [next verse]
          I had a hamster named Snuffy --
          He died...
   Homer: [takes his form]  No deal.
   -- Death and Transfiguration, ``Stark Raving Dad''
Homer goes to Bart...
   Bart:  Dad, maybe you should do this.
   Homer: Son, it's no different than the time I let you vote for me.
          Remember that absentee ballot?
   -- On filling out a psychiatric evaluation form, ``Stark Raving Dad''
Homer watches television...
   Announcer:  Our $50,000 home video finalists are...
          Man Breaking Hip. [sound of bowling pins, followed by a scream]
   Homer: [chuckles]
   Announcer:  [chuckles]
          Dog On Fire.
          [doing a doggy voice]
          Ruff, anybody order a hot dog?
   Homer: [laughs uproariously]  Oh, look at him!
   Announcer: And finally, Baby With a Nail Gun. [kachunk]
   Homer: Aww....
   Announcer: Okay, it's time to cast your votes now!
   Homer: Dog On Fire!  Dog On Fire!
   -- America's Stupidest Home Videos, ``Stark Raving Dad''
   Bart:  Hey, Dad, do you hear voices?
   Homer: [angrily] Yes, I'm hearing one right now while I'm trying to watch TV...
   Bart:  [checks] Yes.  Are you quick to anger?
   Homer: Bart!  Shut up or I'll shut you up!
   Bart:  [checks] Yes.  Do you wet your pants?  Well, even the best of us
          has an occasional accident.
          [checks the remainder of the form `Yes' all the way down]
   -- Filling out a psychiatric evaluation form, ``Stark Raving Dad''
The next day, Homer asks, ``So, did I pass?''  The answer is, ``No.''
   Careful, men.  He wets his pants.
   -- Smithers' instructions to security, ``Stark Raving Dad''
He's carted off to the New Bedlam Rest Home for the Emotionally Interesting
and given a Rorschach test.
   Doctor: [shows Homer an inkblot]
   Homer:  Eh, the devil with his fly open.
   Doctor: Right.  [shows another]
   Homer:  Uh, that's a spill on the floor with bugs going after it.  Uh, they're
           going to eat it.
   Doctor: Good.  [shows another, which looks like Bart]
   Homer:  THE BOY!!!!!!  [restrained by two orderlies]
   -- I'm perfectly normal, really... ``Stark Raving Dad''
   Homer:  This isn't fair!  How can you tell who's sane and who's insane?
   Doctor: Well, we have a very simple method.
           [stamps his hand, `INSANE']
           Whoever has that stamp on his hand is insane.
   -- Does that mean he can come back for free?  ``Stark Raving Dad''
They ``put him in with the big white guy who thinks he's the
little black guy.''
   Homer: Who are you?
   Man:   Hi, I'm Michael Jackson, from The Jacksons.
   Homer: I'm Homer Simpson, from The Simpsons...
   -- Homer meets his cell-mate at the asylum, ``Stark Raving Dad''
      [A little meta-humor for your enjoyment.]

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:09 | 3443442 ebworthen
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You are insane. 

Everything is fine. 

Baseball is starting up, Chevy's, Apple Pies, T.V. sitcoms and goofy commercials, boobs, bodybuilder muscles and four hour erections for 70 year old's, sexting 12 year old's, corn, hot dogs, corn dogs, diet soda, testosterone underarm gels, shake weights, and markets at all time highs.

Everything is fine.

"Feedin' and breedin' and pumpin' it again!"

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:34 | 3443540 Jendrzejczyk
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We have reached "that point" haven't we Eb?

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 15:06 | 3444970 Kirk2NCC1701
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My version is: "I'm in an odd spot.  ZH keeps me sane, but all others around me are convinced I'm ADDICTED.  They hope this will pass.  Is there a ZH Addiction group?  Before I totally neglect my family and job?"

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:26 | 3443149 The Heart
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Here is a little easy listening music to go along in the background of the Friday Night Hee-Haw.:

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:38 | 3443204 Jendrzejczyk
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Seriously, three freakin' hours on top of the 95 pages!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:25 | 3443326 Jendrzejczyk
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Here's a sad one for ya from Shakey:


Here's the antidote from Tom:

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:41 | 3443216 natronic
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The dog ate my homework, or that will be my story monday :-)

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:11 | 3443286 lynnybee
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'95 pages of homework on a Friday night??'   ... yea, but, you have to admit... we love this homework !!   this is great education.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:22 | 3443508 Jendrzejczyk
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Always great to see you popping in LynnyB. Best education of my life.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 17:56 | 3443074 swissaustrian
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Silver manipulated below 26 in the aftermarket. I'm looking forward to a Sunday night raid.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:17 | 3443122 Croesus
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Me too! I hope they drop the price down really far, next time!

@ Ben Bernanke:

No matter how far you clowns drop the price, I still won't be investing in Bernankecoin, any more than I would invest in Bitcoin.

Both Bernankecoin and Bitcoin are equally worthless.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:25 | 3443144 green888
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well we all know what they can be worth, without margin increases

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 17:58 | 3443079 q99x2
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Stay in the present. Keep your feet well grounded. Appreciate what has been given this day.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:18 | 3443121 McMolotov
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I noticed today that Netlix added Adventure Time, so I guess I'm thankful for that. Laughter is healthy.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:22 | 3443140 Spastica Rex
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That's great, but...

Where's Flapjack?

Best cartoon ever, and it's like it's vanished from the face of the Earth. Can't be coincidence.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:06 | 3443269 centerline
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Great toons.  Amazing world of gumball is another one.  I guess I am lucky that my kids have the same warped sense of humor that I do.  We laugh together.  My wife on the other I am sure thinks we are idiots.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:28 | 3443335 Cazzi amari
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Regular show is pretty good too.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:03 | 3443093 McMolotov
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Theme 11 THE HUNGER GAMES – Food shortages and the rise of cannibalism

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:05 | 3443094 francis_sawyer
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<== Jews... 1% of world's population... continue to rape & pillage [the world], due to an illicit paper money banking cartel by which they counterfeit money for themselves...

<== Jews, out of shame & remorse, begin to withdrawl their iron fisted occupation in Palestinian territories

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:19 | 3443130 Seer
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Figured that you could appreciate this:

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:56 | 3443418 WillyGroper
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Sun, 04/14/2013 - 06:16 | 3446156 Disenchanted
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Excellent link Seer, thanks.

This bit right from Atzmon nails my personal problems with 'the Joos' here:


Maybe, after all, progressiveness like Zionism is driven by a peculiar inclination towards ‘choseness’. After all, being progressive somehow implies that someone else must be ‘reactionary’. It is those self-centric elements of exceptionalism and choseness that have made progressiveness so attractive to secular and emancipated Jews. But the main reason the ‘progressive’ adopted the Zionist take on antisemitism, may well be because of the work of that visible hand that miraculously shapes the progressive take on race, racism and the primacy of Jewish suffering.


Hello Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss Jew, guess what...we're all humans and you really are not that special or 'chosen,' deal with it and move on. Neither am I nor my kith and kin more special or 'chosen' than you and yours. Capiche?

I'll have to look for Sand's new book that Atzmon mentions, as I really enjoy(ed) his Invention Of The Jewish People


In short, the Jewish People, according to Sand, are not really a “people” in the sense of having a common ethnic origin and national heritage. They certainly do not have a political claim over the territory that today constitutes Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem.”


edit: btw, the idea of 'American Exceptionalism' has become just as offputting to me as Jewish Exceptionalism(or 'choseness').

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:24 | 3443147 HyperinflatmyNutts
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Fuck Israel!!!  Is it just me? How the fuck does Israel dictate American policy? 

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:14 | 3443290 willwork4food
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because they were the first to grab the fiat market?

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:35 | 3443355 Diogenes
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Because they are organized. This is what I have been trying to tell you. Number of times since 1776 that the US govt has backed down from people with guns: 0 . Number of times they have backed down from organized groups of voters, or political contributors, 1000 times a day.

10,000 men or 1,000 women properly organized can make them do anything.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:03 | 3443264 css1971
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Please stop. You're boring.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 00:49 | 3444049 Kirk2NCC1701
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Put another way... I don't know what -- if anything -- he does for a living, but there are damn few companies or organizations where only complaining (and about the same damn thing!) is seen as a virtue or a pay-worthy activity.  They all want solutions along with the 'analysis'. 

I have yet to see him offer a constructive and workable solution to "the problem".  We therefore have to conclude that he is:

   a. Pathological.  A fanatic, zealot or damaged goods.

   b. Paid agent provocateur (to distract, dilute, discredit ZH, or flush out other sympathizers)

   c. 'Other'

If he isn't going to provide a viable solution, 'FS' needs new material, a new handler, or a long rest.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:09 | 3443106 Jekyll_n_Hyde_Island
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  An economic catachism of useful information.  Plug this into a DSGE engine with FIAT algos (because they aren't going to go away, and as much as we are hoping to use our guns to blow the craniums off of liberal sicophants turned zombie, it isn't happening) and we've got a nice little probablity calculator for fiscal climate.


  "If you're buying futures, you're buying nothing."

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:23 | 3443138 Seer
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So, there's no conservative sycophants turned zombie?  Good to know...

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:25 | 3443136 Aurora Ex Machina
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Since this is a paid puff piece, I'll be nice:

#11 Big Data (both long and deep) and building weak AI. [Google via Slate; gross stupidity in reporting, but I see it's time to sell the spin; go GREP some comments on CERN + SC networks I've made in the past]

If the gamble works, planned economies stop being so lossey; if it doesn't, you've got a dysfunctional system that is in a feed-back loop [current status].

#12 Biotech / ecological modelling (and most importantly, ecological understanding) finally matures.

20th Century binary models ("the mind is a computer" or "the market can be modeled like X", or "rational actors") dissolves as people start treating markets and individuals as ecological entities within nested systems (fractal, I apologize for the easy joke). Yes, that means realising that gut fauna in prisoner populations is just an important market as click through on adverts while it's sunny outside. With one, a diet change gets you 20-40% less aggression; the other you're tying Real WorldTM data into your marketing structure. The market stops being such an artificial and bad caricature of actual desire, and can stop using the heroin / shock n awe methodology so prevalent today. [Looking at you, Madison Avenue; time to step up, or get algo'd out].


Combined you'll be able to influence & grow organic structures without mucking it up so badly [SF: slime mold solving Traveling salesman problem, or how not to fuck up viral marketing on Reddit *cough* Oblivion PR department *cough* etc].



What's actually going to happen is probably a lot more depressing[1], but hey. Friday night humour.



[1]Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:29 | 3443164 HardAssets
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I ignore anyone with "Advisors" in their name.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:47 | 3443230 Aurora Ex Machina
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I make it a point to respond (somewhat seriously) to people paying for content; if nothing else, it's merely good manners to the Tylers allowing me to post here. Plus, if I say something really dumb, they get 300+ comments and massive click-through and their advertising guru looks good.


"Derp! Derp! Ayn Rand was the Anti-Christ!" or, more interestingly: "Anyone noticed how BioShock Infinite is completing a social commentary on America, and designed to both ridicule but also remove "regressive" elements from your society, through ultra-violence?"



...There's always a lighthouse, there's always a man, there's always a city (see poem above; reading yesterday included synchronicity, Vladimir Nabokov in the New Yorker and others. We'll probably dig out the classic Capitalism and Schizophrenia soon enough).

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:34 | 3443348 Tyler Durden
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Zero Hedge has received no compensation for presenting this report and its authors are not aware of its posting here: if it had, it would be noted.

It has been posted here to provide information to our readers.

Those readers who are confident they know more than what is contained in said presentation are invited to move on as they will hardly learn anything new or incremental on Zero Hedge.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:47 | 3443367 Aurora Ex Machina
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My apologies, I assumed this was not a public document ~ all the grey in the front page.


Which means, of course, I've now got to know why you're posting this now, and who they are, and more importantly, who their clients are. Sukudo indeed.


[Edit: quite quickly into some ME murkiness, and he's not updated his Linkedin profile from a previous employer ~ Not my thing, I'll let those more interested in that hell hole work out the angles]

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:21 | 3443505 respect the cock
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Nice apology.

(Beta as fuck)

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:42 | 3443519 Aurora Ex Machina
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Rule #7 of Fight Club. I've already tussled with the ultimate Alpha, and this isn't my first incarnation. Make of that what you will.


Although I appreciate the irony of the Avatar given Tom Cruise is the ultimate in Gay Memes, the author of the piece might be in deep fucking water on Monday, given his LinkedIn profile and various other snifters sent out; I've no skin in this, and law in the desert can be quite brutal ("the water belongs to the tribe"). He's offering serious wedge while listing other things, and so on. If you're inviting me to a crucifixion, I'd prefer to know in advance.



You, on the other hand: quite happy to tussle. We've already got Tom Cruises' weakest paradoy of male "bro-ness", so, I'm guessing you're fronting for being on this list.

"Alpha as fuck, Cindy, Alpha as fuck".

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:22 | 3444472 GMadScientist
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+1 for take-down and Dune reference

Dude's one couch-jump short of Xenu.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:27 | 3443300 Mine Is Bigger
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Am I correct to assume it's just your opinion, not advice?

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:31 | 3443165 HardAssets
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- delete double post -

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:23 | 3443139 Michelle
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Let's see, it's been 5 years already and my guess is most everyone here has stayed in cash, bought gold, and played by the bitcoin saga. How's that all working out for ya?

Newsflash, when the hedgies are getting annihilated in the currency and pm markets, they'll be too busy meeting margin calls and covering their JPY shorts to stay solvent, all part of the central banks' plan, to get the Kyle Basses of the world out of theirs.

Where will we be in 5 years? Who knows but one thing is for sure, the banksters know who's pulling the strings and they'd better meet the objectives of their central bank masters or they are toast.


Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:59 | 3443253 css1971
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and my guess is most everyone here has stayed in cash, bought gold, and played by the bitcoin saga.

Bought gold about ~$650, specifically 430GBP. So it's working out quite well, thanks for asking.

Who knows but one thing is for sure, the banksters know who's pulling the strings and they'd better meet the objectives of their central bank masters or they are toast.

Did you happen to miss the ~700 billion bailout for TBTF organisations in the US? What's the number now 4 Trillion?

Did you happen to miss the 1 Trillion GBP the UK government took on to save their banks?

Did you happen to miss the quadrillions the Japanese pumped in to save their zombie banks two decades ago?

Did you happen to miss the transfer of debt from Ireland's banks to it's government?


You missed all of these so you haven't yet figured out who's pulling the strings?

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:29 | 3443263 Aurora Ex Machina
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QE in the UK is only at £375 billion unless I've missed something, and the initial bailouts have been brokered back somewhat. Plus, people are feeling guilty enough to hand back knighthoods, which is always good PR.


So, yeah, that's good.



*A wild junker has appeared! I'm guessing they didn't watch the link. Try it, then come back to me with some balls*

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:51 | 3443395 MrNude
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''is only at £375 billion''

Come on man, like the 85 billion a month FED figure they throw out, you don't really buy it do you?

Those are just the sanitized figures they let be known and no where near the real ballpark to keep this charade going and the markets doing the impossible again and again on a weekly basis, you are a sucker if you take anything they tell you at face value in this casino market. Hell as much as I respect Kyle Bass and he is brave and will probably be infinitely richer than me if the trillion call pays off I still think he is a bit a sucker trying to call bluffs still, the only smart move seems to be to fold in this poker game now.


Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:56 | 3443422 Aurora Ex Machina
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Yeah, but it's not a banana. Red Dwarf is a British thing, obviously.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 05:39 | 3444207 StychoKiller
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Kat:  "Is that what I think it is?"

Lister:  "What do you think it is?"

Kat:  "A big orange swirly thing in space!"

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:11 | 3443280 Michelle
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I won't even tell you the opportunity cost you missed out on, but I will smart ass. Try a 6800% thank you very much. And don't get me started on the hard asset bs, got those too.

If the banks have and are being rescued saving their jobs and independence, why would they dare make things worse and risk everything again? They won't since the central banks are their only pathway to survival.


Fri, 04/12/2013 - 22:05 | 3443803 spinone
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Hind sight is 20-20 Michelle, so I'm not impressed.

IF the banks make things better, they lose the gravy train.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:27 | 3443156 zerotohero
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To me the game really became fucked up the moment 9/11 took hold of the world. Sure things were heating up before that but after that moment in history everything has become so disjointed as to be comical. The next 5 years will be truly messed up. SPIN THE WHEEL JACK.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:35 | 3443187 steve from virginia
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No mention of Peak Oil in the title = toilet paper.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:48 | 3443231 css1971
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Also missing demographics.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:23 | 3443320 willwork4food
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Peak oil does not = peak energy.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:43 | 3443207 Kirk2NCC1701
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If we store all the PM in Israel (near their nukes in Dimona), then all countries and CB's have an incentive to get along.  Especially if we go to the global currency (SDR), and have it PM-backed.  No?  Maybe it's already WIP, with people who are "doing Gods' work"?

That's how I'd do it, if I were '666':  One coin to rule them all, and world peace via all PM in Israel.  Hey, Nobel Committee, where's my Peace Prize?

Monty Python:  Bring out your dead... --> Bring out your gold...

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:59 | 3443254 Rehab Willie
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Future burger flippers of America, UNITE.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:24 | 3443278 ebworthen
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What to do if the ignorant dark forces are our leaders?

A very worthwhile read, not as long as it sounds, excellent charts, maps, observations.

The FED is spending Trillions to try and stave off the inevitable Kondratieff Winter the world will suffer.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:52 | 3443411 optionsman
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reading this was a waste of time. sure, some of what they call structural backdrop is well known. the bigger question is how one makes money on it. this is where the publication falls short.......

just saying....... 

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:49 | 3444514 toys for tits
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The eloquent presentation is more about not losing your principal than making gains on your principal.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:55 | 3443415 Abi Normal
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Guy went to a halloween party with a condom stuck to his nose.  Someone asked him what he came as.

Fuck Nose! He said.

Anyone who thinks they know what the future holds is lying to themselves!


Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:00 | 3443427 Die Weiße Rose
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I don't believe that global Stock-exchanges represent the Global Economy -

or that global Stock-exchanges ARE the Global Economy !

as some would like us to believe.

they are just gambling casinos supported by investment banks,

leveraged to the max and diluted by ever increasing Debt.


Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:32 | 3443534 Schmuck Raker
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The Iraq angle is food for thought.

Especially as quite a few more countries around the globe could well end up similarly situated.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 22:02 | 3443795 spinone
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The guy has 8 years experience and a BA in finance from the University of Western Ontario.  Plus the fund is audited by Deloitte.  I'm all in.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 17:02 | 3445146 tom
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I'm more in the deflationary, we're turning Japanese camp, so don't agree much with this one. I agree with some of the long cycle stuff, but I wouldn't call that Kondratieff waves, as his focus was on industrial cycles, not credit and money.

Rather obvious mistake on the cost of interest. Says that if rates went up to 7%, interest on debt would go up to $2 trillion. For that to be true, outstanding debt would have to be $28.5 trillion. Current cost of interest at ~$450 billion is correct for FY12 but still exaggerated, as it counts interest paid to trust funds, which is not a real cost, and doesn't net interest income earned by the Fed, much of which is interest that Treasury pays to the Fed being refunded right back to Treasury. First half of FY13 actual net interest expenses of the federal government were about $85bn on a bit more than $10tn of debt held outside the federal government and Fed.


Sun, 04/14/2013 - 08:21 | 3446237 Svendblaaskaeg
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Very interesting read - Thank You ZH!

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