Peter Navarro Warns Wall Street Globalists: “Stand Down” Or Else…

The words from Peter Navarro will come as no surprise to any CTH reader who is fully engaged and reviewing the multi-trillion stakes, within the Globalist (Wall St.) -vs- Nationalist (Main Street) confrontation.

For several decades Wall Street, through lobbying arms such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Tom Donohue), has structurally opposed Main Street economic policy in order to inflate profits and hold power – “The Big Club”. This manipulative intent is really the epicenter of the corruption within the DC swamp.

U.S. National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro discusses how Wall Street bankers and hedge-fund managers are attempting to influence U.S.-China trade talks. He speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

Originally outlined a year ago. At the heart of the professional/political opposition the issue is money; there are trillions at stake.

President Trump’s MAGAnomic trade and foreign policy agenda is jaw-dropping in scale, scope and consequence. There are multiple simultaneous aspects to each policy objective; however, many have been visible for a long time – some even before the election victory in November ’16.

If we get too far in the weeds the larger picture is lost. CTH objective is to continue pointing focus toward the larger horizon, and then at specific inflection points to dive into the topic and explain how each moment is connected to the larger strategy.

If you understand the basic elements behind the new dimension in American economics, you already understand how three decades of DC legislative and regulatory policy was structured to benefit Wall Street and not Main Street. The intentional shift in fiscal policy is what created the distance between two entirely divergent economic engines.

REMEMBER […] there had to be a point where the value of the second economy (Wall Street) surpassed the value of the first economy (Main Street).

Investments, and the bets therein, needed to expand outside of the USA. hence, globalist investing.

However, a second more consequential aspect happened simultaneously. The politicians became more valuable to the Wall Street team than the Main Street team; and Wall Street had deeper pockets because their economy was now larger.

As a consequence Wall Street started funding political candidates and asking for legislation that benefited their interests.

When Main Street was purchasing the legislative influence the outcomes were -generally speaking- beneficial to Main Street, and by direct attachment those outcomes also benefited the average American inside the real economy.

When Wall Street began purchasing the legislative influence, the outcomes therein became beneficial to Wall Street. Those benefits are detached from improving the livelihoods of main street Americans because the benefits are “global”. Global financial interests, multinational investment interests -and corporations therein- became the primary filter through which the DC legislative outcomes were considered.

There is a natural disconnect. (more)

As an outcome of national financial policy blending commercial banking with institutional investment banking something happened on Wall Street that few understand. If we take the time to understand what happened we can understand why the Stock Market grew and what risks exist today as the monetary policy is reversed to benefit Main Street.

President Trump and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin have already begun assembling and delivering a new banking system.

Instead of attempting to put Glass-Stegal regulations back into massive banking systems, the Trump administration is creating a parallel financial system of less-regulated small commercial banks, credit unions and traditional lenders who can operate to the benefit of Main Street without the burdensome regulation of the mega-banks and multinationals. This really is one of the more brilliant solutions to work around a uniquely American economic problem.

♦ When U.S. banks were allowed to merge their investment divisions with their commercial banking operations (the removal of Glass Stegal) something changed on Wall Street.

Companies who are evaluated based on their financial results, profits and losses, remained in their traditional role as traded stocks on the U.S. Stock Market and were evaluated accordingly. However, over time investment instruments -which are secondary to actual company results- created a sub-set within Wall Street that detached from actual bottom line company results.

The resulting secondary financial market system was essentially ‘investment markets’. Both ordinary company stocks and the investment market stocks operate on the same stock exchanges. But the underlying valuation is tied to entirely different metrics.

Financial products were developed (as investment instruments) that are essentially wagers or bets on the outcomes of actual companies traded on Wall Street. Those bets/wagers form the hedge markets and are [essentially] people trading on expectations of performance. The “derivatives market” is the ‘betting system’.

♦Ford Motor Company (only chosen as a commonly known entity) has a stock valuation based on their actual company performance in the market of manufacturing and consumer purchasing of their product. However, there can be thousands of financial instruments wagering on the actual outcome of their performance.

There are two initial bets on these outcomes that form the basis for Hedge-fund activity. Bet ‘A’ that Ford hits a profit number, or bet ‘B’ that they don’t. There are financial instruments created to place each wager. [The wagers form the derivatives] But it doesn’t stop there.

Additionally, more financial products are created that bet on the outcomes of the A/B bets. A secondary financial product might find two sides betting on both A outcome and B outcome.

Party C bets the “A” bet is accurate, and party D bets against the A bet. Party E bets the “B” bet is accurate, and party F bets against the B. If it stopped there we would only have six total participants. But it doesn’t stop there, it goes on and on and on…

The outcome of the bets forms the basis for the tenuous investment markets. The important part to understand is that the investment funds are not necessarily attached to the original company stock, they are now attached to the outcome of bet(s). Hence an inherent disconnect is created.

Subsequently, if the actual stock doesn’t meet it’s expected P-n-L outcome (if the company actually doesn’t do well), and if the financial investment was betting against the outcome, the value of the investment actually goes up. The company performance and the investment bets on the outcome of that performance are two entirely different aspects of the stock market. [Hence two metrics.]

♦Understanding the disconnect between an actual company on the stock market, and the bets for and against that company stock, helps to understand what can happen when fiscal policy is geared toward the underlying company (Main Street MAGAnomics), and not toward the bets therein (Investment Class).

The U.S. stock markets’ overall value can increase with Main Street policy, and yet the investment class can simultaneously decrease in value even though the company(ies) in the stock market is/are doing better. This detachment is critical to understand because the ‘real economy’ is based on the company, the ‘paper economy’ is based on the financial investment instruments betting on the company.

Trillions can be lost in investment instruments, and yet the overall stock market -as valued by company operations/profits- can increase.

Conversely, there are now classes of companies on the U.S. stock exchange that never make a dime in profit, yet the value of the company increases. This dynamic is possible because the financial investment bets are not connected to the bottom line profit. (Examples include Tesla Motors, Amazon and a host of internet stocks like Facebook and Twitter.) It is this investment group of companies that stands to lose the most if/when the underlying system of betting on them stops or slows.

Specifically due to most recent U.S. fiscal policy, modern multinational banks, including all of the investment products therein, are more closely attached to this investment system on Wall Street. It stands to reason they are at greater risk of financial losses overall with a shift in fiscal policy.

That financial and economic risk is the basic reason behind Trump and Mnuchin putting a protective, secondary and parallel, banking system in place for Main Street.

Big multinational banks can suffer big losses from their investments, and yet the Main Street economy can continue growing, and have access to capital, uninterrupted.

Bottom Line: U.S. companies who have actual connection to a growing U.S. economy can succeed; based on the advantages of the new economic environment and MAGA policy, specifically in the areas of manufacturing, trade and the ancillary benefactors.

Meanwhile U.S. investment assets (multinational investment portfolios) that are disconnected from the actual results of those benefiting U.S. companies, and as a consequence also disconnected from the U.S. economic expansion, can simultaneously drop in value even though the U.S. economy is thriving.

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248 Responses to Peter Navarro Warns Wall Street Globalists: “Stand Down” Or Else…

    • evergreen says:

      The warning I heard was stop or else you will undermine whatever deal is struck. I didn’t hear of any penalty other than shame, and to a Wall Streeter, shame is merely a one-syllable utterance without known meaning.

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      • WSB says:

        I took this differently. When I saw this last night, I was pretty sure Navarro meant traitors who interfere will shoot themselves in the foot because their deals will be shut down.

        That’s just me, though.

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        • I think Navarro was calling out Goldman Sachs and Co-Conspirators for their Anti-American ACTIONS to boost China and the EU at our expense, to include screwing with the BOND MARKET and the STOCK MARKET and the DOLLAR.

          Warning Shot.

          Message to Goldman, etc.: You just painted a target on your back as a THREAT to ECONOMIC SECURITY … that’s a THREAT to NATIONAL SECURITY.

          Think about how that might play out, Goldman:
          • Use your imagination.
          • If you can think it, it can and will happen.
          … SWEET DREAMS!

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        • I think he made his threat adequately. His FARA and interference references weren’t made lightly. They show that Trump has established the language of the hunt. Stand down or be stood down. Navarro was superb.

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          • bessie2003 says:

            Isn’t not registering under FARA the thing that the Feds finally hung around the neck of Manafort? Goldman et.al must be thinking about that and weighing whether or not this President will ‘go there’ on them. Excellent!

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            • G. Combs says:

              This gives an idea of what Goldman et.al are being threatened with. (Sessions may have tightened up the DOJ policies in regard to this law as a response to the IG recommendations.)
              The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA): A Legal Overview —- Congressional Research Service

              “…..Violations may result in fines of up to $10,000 or imprisonment for no more than five years, depending on the violation…”

              Not much UNTIL you look at MULTIPLE OFENSES…

              “….S. 1679 would authorize the Attorney General to enforce FARA violations by means of civil fines based on the number of offenses, as well as providing the Attorney General discretion to consider the severity and frequency of the violations….”

              The INTRO to this Congressional Report states:
              “….In 2016, the Office of the Inspector General at DOJ issued a report on DOJ’s enforcement of FARA, finding that the department lacked a comprehensive strategy for enforcement. Among the criticisms highlighted in that report were the lack of enforcement actions brought by DOJ, as well as issues of vagueness in the terms and breadth of the statute. Some Members of Congress have introduced legislation to amend FARA following the Inspector General’s report and other allegations that potential misconduct by foreign agents is not currently policed under the statute….

              ……the Act does not require that agents be compensated for their action on the foreign principal’s behalf, meaning that the registration requirement applies to both paid and volunteer agents.35 Furthermore, unlike other lobbying disclosure statutes, FARA does not include any threshold requirements and, thus, requires any individual or entity acting as an agent of a foreign principal to register regardless of whether the time or expenses involved are de minimis….”

              Could have REAL Teeth if each day is considered a separate offence of if each time they ‘act as a foreign agent’ is considered a separate offence.

              If you add RICO, you can continue back for years and years. 😉

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              • bessie2003 says:

                This would be a wonderful tool for the Administration to use, shut the FARA game down, get US businesses financed to create US jobs, and let our President conduct foreign policy without interference.

                The big plus – the DOJ wouldn’t have to go back some 10 or 20 years to find actionable events, they could look at the participants to the last banking/trade junket to China.

                All the Cabinet members keep on saying ‘Trade is an integral part of National Defense.” And it is.

                More popcorn will be needed.

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          • WSB says:

            I was in awe! Talk about a wolverine!

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          • formerdem says:

            we need a hashtag but I don’t think #registerasaforeignagentyouazz is very witty and I can do no better.

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        • Me too, no hashtag. 😉

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      • Sentient says:

        The more Wall Street asks for, the less it should get. The more they try to influence the president, the tougher he should be against their interests. If they try to convince him to cut a tariff from 25% to 15%, he should raise it to 35%. F ’em.

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        • Attorney at Law says:

          amen

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        • I mentioned on another thread, china should be crushed. Wall street too. Imagine the America that Main Street could enjoy without their interference… beautiful.

          China is the model nation of the one world everything totalitarian feudalists and it shows. Only today’s leftist lunatic would want that kind of life, and wouldn’t once they realized the harsh reality of it. It’s easy to be stupid from a position of absolute comfort that America affords these freaks to enjoy while demanding that it be torn down.

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        • Jan says:

          They’re not trying to influence the President. They’re working on going around him, snuggling up to our enemies like China and use it to bring the President down. China was/still is hoping for a BIG Blue wave as well so they can keep the trade situation the same and continue to steal our technology. And it’s absolutely Freakin’ fine with the Dimms, the DS-MSM, Wall Street & Congress. It will be part of the impeachment process.

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      • 2A41A says:

        This is what the European – wherever in the world he finds himself – doesn’t understand, about *himself*.
        In order for your opponent (or even so called fellow citizen) to feel “shame” or any degree of censure or even honor or even honoring any rule or standard, he must share your sense of Logos.
        And I mean that in the Greek sense, which Christianity inherits (and whose authorship it often tries to denigrate). The key assumption within the concept is the presence or projection of a unitary or universal “whole” – a shared space – within which man’s logic, or nature’s logic, or god’s logic governs.
        The absorption of this concept into Christianity actually obscures it’s importance – because other people may worship “the same God” (or in more liberal interpretations “any God”), it’s assumed they must share Logos. This is the mistake fatal to Western European culture and ultimately it’s civilization.
        If your opponent or fellow citizen or neighbor doesn’t share your sense of Logos, then your standards, customs, or laws are YOUR standards and customs and laws. He has his OWN standards and customs and laws. He feels no shame violating yours, they are nothing to him. He may even feel pleasure asserting himself. The “universal” is revealed as your projection. This is the tension surrounding “identity politics”, and our inability to deal with it – we simply assume a shared universal governs, but will neither acknowledge that’s our identity, nor enforce it.

        The projection or assumption of a shared absolute and unitary “universal” is characteristic of the Western European. It is the necessary backdrop for both hierarchy and “individualism” – the individual part relates to another, each through their relation to the whole / universal. It’s interesting the further North one goes, the more its pronounced. The Northern European can’t find the logic for keeping others out. It’s interesting towards the East – as in Russia – where the Orthodox Patriarchs align more with Nation, they have less difficulty. Our assumed shared “universal” is the required conceptual substrate for “natural law”, “natural rights”, and classical Liberalism itself. It’s not going to be there with the Chinese. If anything our bankers and the Chinese have more in common with each other. They’ve both been just feasting off a people that expect them to act honorably.

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        • formerdem says:

          Not exactly sure where this argument is going, but if will help any I would like to state that in Uganda I found honor and kindness, so however that folds in with all the above, not sure, anyway I did.

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          • YESSS!! “If your opponent or fellow citizen or neighbor doesn’t share your sense of Logos, then your standards, customs, or laws are YOUR standards and customs and laws. He has his OWN standards and customs and laws. He feels no shame violating yours, they are nothing to him. He may even feel pleasure asserting himself. The “universal” is revealed as your projection. This is the tension surrounding “identity politics”, and our inability to deal with it – we simply assume a shared universal governs, but will neither acknowledge that’s our identity, nor enforce it.”
            This is what assimilation was all about! I grew up in the 60’s-70’s in NYC. It was all about being the melting pot! People immigrated here to be American, they believed in the American ideal. They wanted to be here and be American. Now, not so much. They do NOT share our customs, standards or laws! That is the most important thing. They do not share our laws!

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          • 2A41A says:

            I’ve also traveled at length. Human emotions are the same. What triggers them, the cultural context is not. Neither is the way people organize their intellectual world. You have to get people into moments of decision and even stress to see how that works. Despite what our cultural critics claim, it’s very satisfying for the W.European to see “his” values reflected in someone not himself. That is validation of the “universal” we believe in, that which is external to ourselves and beyond ourselves – the further in either direction, the more “true” it seems. If you do field work, you need to understand this tendency. The same thing shows up in our politics – “diversity” folds into the Right not as difference, but as confirmation of universal ideal. It can even intoxicate. Fundamental difference is like a stage set for the great drama we expect to confirm our highest ideals. Refugees welcome. Kayne decided he was conservative for 2 weeks, people went ga-ga, more interested in universal validation than the particulars of his actual viewpoints. “Shared humanity”. Plato’s “the good”. Kant’s categorical imperative. None of these function if one removes the universal assumption, the idea runs throughout our intellectual tradition.
            Back to the point- the Chinese are in Africa, they function very differently. We can look down our nose at them (“big nose” as they say). Or we can understand ourselves.

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            • formerdem says:

              But if you are going to validate the takedown of universal ideals by referring to disappointments, then what about the disappointments among ourselves, even within families? Kanye disappointed, but so have our families, is it not so? Our own younger generation, our own younger selves, in fact.

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            • Nathan Hale says:

              Agree! Not understanding this very basic issue is one of the great weaknesses of the Bush family dynasty. Thank God Jeb couldn’t take the heat.

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      • Mike says:

        Agreed…a lob across the rubber ducky

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      • CubanBelicoso says:

        The warning I heard was:
        Stop or else… I will prosecute you under FARA.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      China’s stock market as well as their Economy is suffering Bigly right now. On January 1, 2019, the tariffs on the $250 billion dollars increases from 10% to 25%. That will be even more devastating to China 🇨🇳. They keep on seeing their GDP shrinking while we are well on our way to an annual GDP of 3%+ for the first time since 2004. More and more Americans are going to see our country was sold out and that our President is right.

      They also realize that our President won’t hesitate to put tariffs on the remaining $267 billion dollars. That will effect Apple and their IPhones. It will cause them to build even more in our country. Once they come back, they aren’t leaving.

      The World Economy is also shrinking! That is a natural cause to an America First Economic Agenda. There is nothing they can do to stop it! Peter Navarro is telling them to plan accordingly because their dreams have been turned into their worst nightmare!

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    • That’s the best outline of the Wallstreet scheme I have seen written out… the betting markets etc…. this is what I have been saying for 15-20 years.

      The last broker who came seeking investments from me and our family, was posed the question: What is being done about the naked shorting, so blatant that more shares have been shorted than were in circulation of some smaller companies?

      He looked like a deer in the headlights and said “you know about that?” to which I replied, and obviously so do you, so how exactly can you push investments in such markets as legitimate?
      As an aside: Goldman Sachs has a disclaimer that they may use stocks in your personal accounts to short markets and their traders goals may directly contradict your own trading goals.

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    • cripto says:

      Navarro’s speech at the CSIS was a scorcher. I think the release of the AmCham south China report gave impetus to Navarro to come out swinging before the G20. The Chinese CCP press are gloating and promoting it before Chairman Xi and the President meet.
      Here is the report:
      https://www.amchamchina.org/uploads/media/default/0001/09/7d5a70bf034247cddac45bdc90e89eb77a580652.pdf

      Here is an editorial (in English) from the Global Slimes:
      :Trump’s policy starts to backfire on American consumers, companies operating in China
      By Wang Jiamei Source:Global Times Published: 2018/11/8 23:28:41″
      http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1126667.shtml

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      IMHO this is the proverbial “Let them eat cake” moment.

      The “elites” are extremely fond of threatening assassination of POTUS. Do they realize what will happen to them and their families if anything happens to President Trump?

      No one in the elites greed infested sphere, including all their many advisers, political hacks, surrogates and sycophants understand the real danger they are in.

      The hubris of these people is their own peril. I have no sympathy for them. That includes the Clinton/Obama/Bush cabal. I notice we are in Florida again, for another recount. Same old tricks, different day.

      These idiots think their puffing-up and strutting around is some form of protection.

      There is no where on earth they can hide, where they cannot be found There isn’t a single media personality that will be able to hide behind their pay masters.

      We have the real power and they know it. All this B movie drama is a ruse by the elites. We can take away their power any time we choose to. Everyone knows what that means. It’s the unspoken truth.

      Pay back is a Mother $!%#%$

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    • GB Bari says:

      I listened for the consequences of the globalists’ continued meddling in US-China trade policy but did not hear Navarro articulate any consequences other than (1) the weakening of President Trump’s negotiating position and (2) that the resulting deals would have a “stench.”

      But unless I have misunderstood, those would appear to be exactly what the Globalists are aiming to do – weaken the President and get whatever deal they can that benefits their position regardless of what “odor” emanates from said deal.

      My concern is – why aren’t these Globalists such as Bloomberg being investigated for violating the same laws that we taxpayers have spent untold millions of dollars and been obstructed for 1.5 years investigating PDJT – laws against colluding with a foreign power to influence an election? Hasn’t Bloomberg already indicated he will run in 2020?

      And regardless, what about their violating the Logan Act? That’s the same law that we cited against John Kerry for his running over to Iran and conducting unauthorized rogue negotiations? Maybe its high time the dust was blown off the Logan Act since it is still on the books and enforce it against American citizens who are part of these arrogant NWO elitists over in China

      I see no daylight between the alleged case against PDJT and the actual shenanigans of these globalists. Only the name of the foreign power has changed, and China is easily arguable as being a far worse enemy of this country than Russia.

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    • swampratterrier says:

      investmentresearchdynamics.com/amazon-dot-con-the-bezos-con-grows-with-revenues/?relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=7360&relatedposts_position=0

      Amazon Dot CON: The Bezos Con Grows With Revenues

      The mainstream financial media headlines reporting Amazon’s Q2 earnings release were shamelessly pathetic: “Amazon crushes Street forecast,” “Amazon beats again in Q2 thanks to cloud services.” It was beyond nauseating. The entire spectacle reminds me of the tech bubble, when companies like Cisco, Sun Microsystems and Intel would intentionally “guide” Street analysts into publishing a low consensus forecast the CFOs knew could easily be topped with accounting gimmicks.

      Bezos applies all the traditional accounting gimmicks plus he’s created his own…….

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    • Fools Gold says:

      I don’t get it Sundance, I’m slow but Wall Street, the “international” banks, oweners and companies involved are more than willing to give away their trade secrets, children, and grand children and have been for over 30 years. What exactly is changed as far as a threat to these Wall Street globalist pigs? They still own congress both the majority of R’s and D’s, right. I just don’t understand what is the sustainable threat to these pigs?

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    • RJones says:

      In the vid, Chang kept insisting that the issue is Primarily IP. Is that really true? I thought our best interest was just getting up entangled from them altogether. They’re bullies and don’t want to be a non-aggressive global participant. Their aim is global domination. We can can have trade with them, I guess, but the idea of them owning the world’s manufacturing base, that doesn’t really put us in a strong negotiating position at dispute time. To me, this is about trying to stop the unwinding of our dependency on China, not solving the IP theft issue. That’s a diversion.

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  1. They have no country. The mere spot upon which they stand does not constitute nearly as strong an attachment for them as does that from which they draw their gains.
    – Thomas Jefferson

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  2. f.fernandez says:

    Great breakdown.

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  3. The “BigClub” is of the spices vampyroteuthis Infernalis, lit. “Vampire Squid from Hell” sending its tentacles out to any and everything that even looks like freedom or smells like money and won’t be satisfied until it sucks America dry of both..

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  4. evergreen says:

    Navarro video blocked and unavailable.

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  5. annieoakley says:

    Wow Mr. Navarro really let them have both barrels. Even blamed them for the Opiod crisis by saying that the companies, by moving production overseas, left jobless mid-Americans with no hope for the future. Correct IMO

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  6. barnabusduke says:

    I’m all on board with our PDJT and Friends! But not sure how this will affect 401K’s in the short term for possible early retirees. Any further thoughts appreciated! (asking for a friend…) 😉

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  7. evergreen says:

    If opioids are demonstrably flowing from China, why would we not order cessation upon penalty of loss? Why would we tolerate it in the least?

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  8. The question I have is how long before a significant number of entities start investing in America first then have a noticeable impact on Wall Street – or is that already happening?

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  9. I believe that banking institutions are [even] more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
    – Thomas Jefferson

    I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the financial institution in the rear. Of the two, the one in the rear is the greatest enemy.
    – Abraham Lincoln

    (Although I believe both these quotes to likely be reasonably accurate, I can not personally verify either one a I ain’t that damn old to have been there. I’m not RBG after all)

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    • Tom H says:

      One of the main reasons the Dem. Party in New York was fervently anti-Lincoln….the New York Banks financed the Southern cotton industry, in conjunction with the Brits. Francis Meagher was successful in recruiting the Irish Brigade for the Union Army (despite fears that freed slaves would compete with the Irish for bottom rung labor jobs) by arguing that a Union victory would harm the hated Brits (New York was them full of Famine refugees who hated Brits more than Satan.)

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    • Conservativeinny says:

      Good quotes no matter who first stated them. If true, it goes to show how much has not changed in banking

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    • I want to add the last part of the Jefferson quote… because it’s vital to the message imo.

      “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”

      Feral Reserve much? And not really even a bank, fractionally speaking. THE single worst thing that could have happened to our nation, also imo.

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  10. Heroic Dreamer says:

    Sundance, thank you from the bottom of my heart for this analysis. I could never have done it myself despite a finance background. It is why I first started reading Conservative Treehouse regularly and why I continue to enjoy. All the MSM noise and even (hopefully) the shenanigans going on in Broward County fade away with Trump’s economic deals. God bless America and God bless POTUS Trump.

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  11. Neil says:

    Won’t make any difference if the Democrats steal the Senate. If they flip the races in AZ and FL, they just need to find a couple of R votes to prevent ratification of any trade deals.

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  12. Jenny R. says:

    The charts are worth a read; plus a statement in the intro: China has been the recipient of the largest amount of direct foreign investment (hint: that includes our old boys and girls’ club). The rest is enlightening.
    https://mronline.org/2018/10/05/a-critical-look-at-chinas-one-belt-one-road-initiative/

    China is, more than likely (remember — nobody knows the future!), already a cooked goose…it just hasn’t completely played out yet. All of this bs we see from the big boys and girls is them desperately trying to recoup their losses (greedy bastiges) by keeping their prize investment piggy going. That’s why they are fighting like cornered rats.
    And the Chinese? Well, they had their plans (and trusted them!) — but those plans were fundamentally very flawed…and the cracks in the foundation are starting to show.
    They could have fixed their corruption and determined a course of domestic improvement/expansion — but fixing the corruption would have a bridge too far; now they are screwed…they just haven’t come to terms with it yet.
    We of course get to deal with it — and haven’t come to terms with it yet.

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    • Jenny R. says:

      Oh by the way: a few months back China included Libya in the Belt/Road initiative. The entire world is getting on this program…and spending like drunken sailors; drunken sailors with no actual cash, just a credit card.
      Thanks to the rest of the world, we’re in for a real treat, oh, in about 10 years — maybe a bit more, maybe a bit less…imhao only of course.
      America is either going to pay to prop this schiesse up…or do the heavy lifting with regards to the clean up.
      Certain people deserve to be paraded through the streets for what they have done to us…unfortunately, it would be such a large parade that pulling it off would be difficult (because it would likely get out of hand).

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      • WSB says:

        I am pretty good to go with burning it all down. Jefferson said so.

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        • Jenny R. says:

          We don’t have to burn it all down. They’re going about pouring the gasoline all on their own.
          We just have to make sure that our house doesn’t get singed when the fire does pick up 😉

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          • WSB says:

            Very true, Jenny R. I am greatly interested in the 80% of our politicians who will be doing the pouring, to being incarcerated.

            I believe the US population would thrive on that.

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            • Jenny R. says:

              No…we would not (not in a true sense).
              Because the majority of the U.S. population would likely not get enough jollies off the politicians and start in on the maids and butlers — we’ve become an irrational mob of idiots, and I’ve got no desire to see us chimp out (which we will if we don’t recover our senses).
              IF we could show ourselves to have some self-constraint, some vestiges of civilization — could show that we would not become a bunch of gibbering, poo-throwing apes at the least little trigger…then maybe.
              But it’s a big IF right now, and I’ve got no desire to see the poor damn scullery maid pay for the crimes of her masters.

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              • WSB says:

                Not sure if you were around for the malaise of Jimmy Carter to the self respecting trend to independence three years after Reagan was inaugurated…and yes, it took that long because the House denied Reagan his tax cuts until after the midterms. and we had a recession because of it…but the transition was epic!

                We could not keep up, and people who were on government programs completely came off them.

                This will soon be the two year mark. So I guess we’ll see.

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                • Jenny R. says:

                  I was a teenager during the Carter years — I saw my dad get laid off and government cheese come into my house…
                  We are not the same people that we were even then — I am not talking about the people on welfare…I’m talking about ordinary people wanting revenge: they won’t stop at just the actual guilty parties.
                  We’ve become spoiled and stupid — all of us — we’d likely act like rabid chimps — all of us.

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          • Jenny, what about the fact that those same people will look to your un-singed home as collateral on the new “loans” they will be sorely dependent on to bring about the circle of fractional insanity all over again?

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            • Jenny R. says:

              What about the fact that you didn’t read me for comprehension: the fact that yes indeed the house of our country will be looked to as a way out of their problems (and our military will indeed be thought of as owed to them as their peace keepers) is exactly what we have to address now.
              Because I’m pretty sure it will happen — I hope I’m wrong!

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        • Jenny R. says:

          Jefferson could be a flamingly insane reactionary — smart man, just not somebody to trust all the time. He thought the spirit of the French Revolution was just awesome — dude…

          Hamilton was an excellent foil to Jefferson — many people like to slag on Hamilton, but I like to see him as somebody who kept Jefferson in line, just as Jefferson kept Hamilton in line. It really was fortuitous for our country to have both.

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          • WSB says:

            Weighing in on the the spirit of a revolution is one thing.

            Jefferson and his colleagues understood that our colonies were undergoing a civil war as well as a revolution. We had families split like we do today.

            The French revolution became a single spirit of the people against the monarchy.

            However, without the unique mission statement that Jefferson himself wrote for us and the leadership understanding Divine freedom, the French revolution was a strategic and tactical disaster for the people.

            A dictator rode in. Not so with the new US.

            The Leaders of the French Revolution would have done well to understand ours better first before embarking on theirs.

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          • Well, sort of… with a grain of salt. Hamilton was a flaming nut that insisted on the “Great Central Bank” too, you know.

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        • Damn straight.

          If only we listened to and followed instructions left for us by Jefferson alone.

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    • stablesort says:

      China could no more fix their problems than we can fix Broward, Palm Beach and Maricopa counties.

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      • Jenny R. says:

        No, we can (if we have the will to do it), fix our problems.
        I’d even conjecture that China could also fix their problems — but theirs are more difficult to fix than ours, so less likely to happen.
        If we are not careful, we will be in the same predicament shortly — but we do not have to go there…if we choose not to do so.

        PS. I will also qualify that the link I gave is a lefty one — I wouldn’t go reading that webazine without a great deal of skepticism. However, I do believe that they have located and reported some of the issues China is really facing.

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      • starfcker says:

        Broward is easy to fix. Cut off the welfare

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      • Dutchman says:

        stablesort, IMHO beg to disagree.
        The county problems just require political WILL, which America IS still capable of.
        For China to fix its two, endemic problems, would destroy the CHICOM PARTIES hold on China. Their two problems are inherent in any communist system; corruption, cause the whole system RUNS on corruption, and inability to innovate, cause innovative thought is ruthlessly suppressed, as a danger to the system.

        They CAN’T change, without the chicoms giving up power. And without giving up power, they can NOT eliminate corruption, which invariably leads to poor quality products.

        So, poor quality products, and no innovation, WHO is gonna want to buy, when compared to higher quality products, WITH innovation.

        Its NO contest. The Chicoms CAN NOT compete, on a truly level playing field.
        They HAVE to cheat, or loose.

        Just like the Americoms (D-rats), who also have to cheat, to win.

        And the Globalist multi-nationals, exfiltrating wealth out of the U.S., who ‘cheat’ on monopoly laws, as has,been explained by S.D., using lemons as an example.

        Islamists, ANOTHER example of cheating, cause can’t win, otherwise.

        Quite a pattern, there?

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  13. stablesort says:

    Peter Navarro is a Nazi in 10, 9, 8, 7…

    Peter’s intent is correct of course, but using terms such as unpaid foreign agents to denote those who pursue their own interests just because their interests happen coincide with those of foreign nations is a mistake.

    Navarro needs to emphasize and explain that which is beneficial to our nation and to omit references to ‘evil’ trolls living under our own bridges. By all means, explain the very harmful effects of globalism and whose interests are helped and whose interests are harmed, but lay off the Nazi candy that the media loves so dearly.

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  14. Heroic Dreamer says:

    Here is a link to the Peter Navarro speech in full:

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    • tdaly14 says:

      We lived it all, and watched all of Peter Navarro’s YouTube videos. My husband is a Chemical Engineer by UM thru the Enginnering program. We get it all too! Let our educational system make all young people go to college without any qualities, but send our jobs overseas, import cheap labor and dumbdown our way of live. We lived it! We know!

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    • Paula Daly says:

      We’ve watched all Peter’s youtube videos and we get it all. Thank you Donald Trump for having the guts to have people like Peter, Mick, and others on your team!

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    • tdaly14 says:

      Electrical Insteumentation like my PE husband of 37 years told our Son in Law over a year ago was the biggest job out there for PE’s now.

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  15. RH says:

    Inserted video has been blocked by corrupt Bloomberg. Below is the actual video.

    https://www.csis.org/events/economic-security-national-security-discussion-dr-peter-navarro

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  16. “…the Trump administration is creating a parallel financial system of less-regulated small commercial banks, credit unions and traditional lenders who can operate to the benefit of Main Street…”

    During the midterm, I received countless pieces of mail about our congressional race, mostly from the Democratic Party of Illinois, but there was one notable exception. The Credit Union Association of Illinois sent out two mailers in support of our Republican congressman, which seemed strange to me at first because that has never happened before. However, it makes perfect sense when juxtaposed with the emerging second financial market the Trump administration is constructing. Clearly credit unions (in Illinois and elsewhere) will be a big beneficiary of this new financial market, and were smart enough to realize President Trump (Republicans) are the ones responsible for it. 😎

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    • Jenny R. says:

      Looking at the elections results from our long suffering state, it would appear that outside of a few notable areas(which unfortunately have far more influence than they should — as they are terminally stupid) IL is not acting in a foolish fashion.
      Unfortunately, we are saddled with some truly corrupt and idiotic areas…

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      • So true Jenny! It’s just sad that they take the rest of us down with them…

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        • Jenny R. says:

          Yes…our newly minted Glorious Leader, the (cough) honorable JB Prickster has announced that he wants a 100% tax on firearms and ammo. It will be one of his first (of many, likely, sadly) initiatives.
          They’re going to make the rest of the state pay for our insolence I fear. I’m trying to consider a way for the rest of the state (pretty darn red) could counter Rock Island/Cook Collar/CU.
          I think we need an electoral college at the state level — we are being devastated by just 3 freaking areas of the state.

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          • Jenny R. says:

            I’m also hoping JB does the usual thing for IL governors — but is an overachiever and winds up wearing orange in the first half of his term (not probable, but considering the man’s corruption, possible).

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          • I have considered the same thing many times. I think at the very least we should allocate our electoral votes by district instead of winner-take-all like it is now. May not help much on a state level, but at least our voices would be heard nationally.

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            • Jenny R. says:

              We need something at the state level too — the majority of area of the state is being punished with lack of representation due to the high population concentrations of smaller areas.

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  17. alliwantissometruth says:

    It’s always the simplicity of basic business sense. Local money, local banks

    The basic business system of barter has never gone out of style with the people. It’s just been perverted by the corrupt elite

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    • WSB says:

      I would still really appreciate consideration to restructure all Social Security accounts to be individually kept through local banks, with a portion of funds used for local loans and a precentage for personal investments.

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  18. Les Standard says:

    The Federal Reserve is trying to send the economy iunto a tailspin. All out war has begun

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    • motreehouse says:

      1913 was a bad year

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    • starfcker says:

      No. What the Federal Reserve is doing is absolutely necessary. Once again, we will reward savings, and rising interest rates will let the air out of the real estate bubble at a controllable pace, which is critical for re-establishing the American dream

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    • tunis says:

      They already did that when they printed up $4 trillion to bail out Wall St on the back of Main St.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      You can’t blame savers and seniors for wanting to get some interest on their savings. It’s been since the housing crash, 10 years, that they’ve not been able to get interest. Subjecting your savings to the market when you’re in retirement is not great for those folks.

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  19. MR Deacon says:

    During the 70’s the powers that were decided to take the domestic energy interests out of the hands of Americans and put it overseas where International banking and U.S. military could control it. Thus the oilfield regulations, Big oil gaining control, the energy crisis, rise of terrorists, wars, huge military, etc. Same with foreign autos, Japanese Taiwan electronics, third world manufacturing of clothing, foreign owned shipping, foreign investors in American companies. The advent of malls and super stores and franchised businesses meant the death of small towns and middle America.

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  20. icestation3 says:

    And there’s me thinking that the hostile reaction to Trump threatening tariffs was because the idea that nations should think and act in self-interest had become toxic. And which group by far has been vocalizing in a seriously big way their hatred for nation states? The radical left. And which sector has been filling up with radical leftist ideologues for decades? Well basically every sector from the news and entertainment media to tech companies. In fact, it’s almost standard policy within all corporation now to have employees attend compulsory diversity workshops and receive implicit bias retraining. In other words, cultural Marxism has taken over in the corporate world just as it has everywhere else.

    Believing that events are being motivated by greed instead of radical ideology is incredibly dangerous. And just a reminder that the people calling for open borders – only in the West, BTW – and mass-migration – only into the West, BTW – are… take a guess… yes, the far-left. A m a z i n g.

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  21. Bill Henslee says:

    Once upon a time I built a small insurance agency into a bigger agency by buying up competitors or widow’s inheritances or making them into partners. My local bank and banker(s) were integral to my success. They grew to know my business and were willing to supply credit where needed.
    Then this local community bank was bought out by an interstate giant. The local guys retired and I had to deal with young men and women who were almost right out of college or business school wearing a V.Pres. badge. They had no idea how to support a local business as a local banking facility.
    Eventually, I sold out to (guess what?) a giant interstate insurance agency. The economy of the United States has to be built on the hard work of small proprietors in my opinion. If we can reinvent that opportunity for future generations then whatever the Trump administration does to gain that goal is where we ought to be going.

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  22. starfcker says:

    Making a mistake putting Tesla in that category. Tesla is a Silicon Valley company run like an old fashioned main street company. They employ 45,000 Americans, are light years ahead of any competition, are about to go global with all their products, and I can’t think of a better positioned company in American manufacturing. They are profitable enough that they can pay off their debt and fund their own expansion without needing to raise capital. An absolute monster.

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    • tunis says:

      How are they gonna do that when they lose money on every car sold?

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    • Tom H says:

      Thank you Mr. Elon Musk.

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    • Payday says:

      Tesla is the epitome of the globalist scam. Hugely over priced and disconnected from P & L. There’s virtually no market for electric cars. Who’s gonna spend all that money for a car you can’t drive more than 300 miles? May as well get a golf cart.

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    • Tom H says:

      You should have shorted and not gone long.

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    • Ted says:

      Star has some decent points.

      More importantly, this whole thread starts with shoddy analysis, and meanders into commingling of derivatives with an important concept alluded to but not named… namely “valuation”. These companies have real valuations… yes, even internet companies have valuations. There is much more backing up those valuations than what is insinuated above. I promise everyone here, the Amazon warehouses are real, the merchandise flowing through them is real, the cash flowing back into the company is real, Tesla model s, 3, and x, are real (production numbers growing – real, scale happening -real), the battery factory is real, the partnership with Panasonic – real, facebook ad revenue – real, and the 100’s of pages produced each quarter in their 10q reports to the SEC and the public is generally accurate and reliable.

      This article is guilty of conflation and loses its point (Navarro v globalists) by wandering off to bad mouth certain companies or certain types of companies. A little bizarre and very shallow. There is tons of data on the companies mentioned that make the statements referencing them here nonsensical.

      Very surprising. This is a paranoia I’m not used to seeing here.

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      • RJones says:

        I take your points on the values of these real companies. I’m not convinced on Tesla, but the others appear financially sound.

        I think we’re verging on a debate about the real cause of the 2007 crash here. I suspect Sundance thinks Wall Street derivatives gambling (“risk management”) is behind that crash and these folks cannot be trusted on anything other their caring about their own interests. That doesn’t seem like paranoia to me, more pointing out reality.

        It sure looks like the high rollers got bailed out by the FED to the detriment of most everyone else. The Fed flooded the market with money, I guess to try to create inflation to erode debt. We got no real growth out that. Yes, 401ks recovered and certainly that helped a few. But, the crash literally killed a huge part of the country. Who’s responsible? Wouldn’t we have been better off to just let it all unwind and then recover? I certainly am less interested in hearing from the people who allowed it all to happen on those questions.

        We seem to have gotten to a place where we now need a huge current accounts deficit with China, which they turn around and use to buy Treasuries, which we need because our out-of-control govt can’t rein in it’s own spending. The debt will become extremely painful when China stops buying and interest rates go up dramatically.

        And, now we’re rolling down the road with massive unfounded obligations to retirees in the next 10 years, which nobody even wants to talk about, let alone try to figure out what to do. I see some new wealth taxes or means testing or just elimination of benefits on the horizon though.

        I’m not confident in what anyone wants to do going forward. But I do think and believe that Trump is trying to do what he thinks is best for the country. I never believed that with Obama or Hillary, or even Bush for that matter. They all had bigger, more noble agendas that mostly involving ignoring traditional Americans and bringing in new ones. So, until I conclude something different, I’m supporting Trump.

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        • Ted says:

          Your first paragraph is the only paragraph that references anything regarding valuations (my point). If you want to talk about banking issues or the crash of 2007, that’s fine, but you only make your point weaker by making nonsensical claims about companies.

          BTW, if you’ve been paying attention, you should be more convinced than ever about TSLA. Not because of my position, but because of the empirical data within the financial statements and the independent assessments by other companies as to the value of TSLA. If you believe TSLA is committing fraud, that is an important reason to not believe/invest in TSLA. But it you think they are not producing, selling, improving lots of cars with numbers growing, then you are obtuse and engaged in confirmation bias. One thing that is rarely said about TSLA is that they constantly and consistently sell out of their product. Guess who else could not make enough of their product…. Apple. That’s a good position to be in.

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  23. tunis says:

    The Party of Davos as Bannon calls theme – Wall St, City of London financial elites, the management of the large multinational corporations including Silicon Valley and their collaborators among the political and government elites have in pursuit of their personal wealth deindustrialized America, financialized our economy and sold the Deplorables down the river.

    The problem is that this symbiotic relationship between big government and big finance have continually increased the interference and manipulation of previously free markets to a government managed system that bails out and funnels extraordinary wealth to the very few.

    The next inevitable financial crisis will see tens of trillions of dollars of newly conjured liquidity to reflate their speculative losses on the backs once again of the Deplorables who are driven through hopelessness to opiods. JD Vance’s Hillbilly Eligies describes this loss of dignity.

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Yes. Agreed.

      Until you said the Deplorables have to pay for it.

      We need to have a better plan than the one we had for the last Elite scheme to steal our money. The 2008 Mortgage Meltdown is still a fresh, bleeding wound.

      If you could see us, we are bloody and still beaten down from the last time the American people decided not to do anything about the generational theft of all our wealth.

      At a certain point people have to get out of their armchairs…….and Soros and his pals aren’t going to pay you to do it.

      The truth is never as pretty as the lie……

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      • the5thranchhand says:

        ….and, Donna, the truth always hurts. but the truth is essential for a long productive life and country. Thank you for your post, and so many other wise posts on this thread; to many posts to name.

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      • Hear Hear! We have lived with the greatest financial crimes in the history of the world… perpetrated upon US. We have financed our own demise… while being mocked and ridiculed by the most insane leftists among us, and even some of our “own”.

        Conspiracy “theorists” my backside.

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  24. Sundance:

    I’ve had a deep appreciation for your WALL STREET vs. MAIN STREET framework!

    It seems that there’s a third TECH STREET economy that’s distinct from both and that plays an equally if not more powerful role due to its pervasive impact, invasive influence, and rapidly-evolving roles. [Perhaps worth a separate post to start framing the interplay of Offshored Production, IP Theft, Tariff Leverage, Social Media Control, Political Suppression, Citizenry Spying, Influence Peddling, Ecosystem Infiltration, Privacy Lawsuits, Identity Theft, Industrial Espionage, Robin Hood Taxation, Board Cross-Membership, Cross-Partnership, Cross-Ownership, etc.)

    Here’s an “ESKIMO PIE” FRAMEWORK for imagining how to understand and LEVERAGE the interplay of influences among the “STREETS”, with illustrations of Strategic Options for Change:

    The Streets form the 3-SLICE pie filling:
    • Main Street
    • Wall Street
    • Tech Street
    … How can POTUS get Tech Street to support reconstituting Main Street?

    They are sandwiched between 2 massively influential POWER CRUSTS:
    • Analyst Power that “sets performance expectations”
    • Political Power that “expands or limits performance”
    … How can POTUS amass Trading-Partner Political Power to end China’s IP Theft?

    The Slices and Crusts are encased in MEDIA PACKAGING that manages Public Perceptions as a Community-Organizing [Extortionist] Oligarchy:
    • CONTRIVING CRISES
    • Pumping Leaders
    • Accentuating Laggards
    • DESTROYING TARGETS
    … How can POTUS trigger the Media to overplay their ”Oppo Actions” to undermine him, creating CRISES that empower him to implement STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS?
    • Invasion of Illegals -> Military Deployment until Border Secured
    • Florida Election Theft -> Federal Polling Stations using V-Verify

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Why aren’t Americans protesting outside of the major news organizations to make our point and have a come to Jesus? In their face.

      Would it hurt us? IDK

      Keeping quiet doesn’t seem to be working.

      How much it takes out of POTUS when we drop the ball……

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  25. Paul B. says:

    Ironic how hard the Democrats hit Romney for “outsourcing” our jobs back in the 2012 race. It was a major theme of their campaign and they made a lot of hay out of it. Of course, when obama got back in, he did absolutely nothing about the problem. Now Trump is the one actually dealing with the problem, at long last. I doubt we’ll hear the Democrats congratulating him however.

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  26. Ausonius says:

    “Betting” markets!!! Betting on a company to lose money: how did we ever sink to that level of stupidity? Whatever happened to investing – actual investing in an idea to produce an invention or a service – and pushing the company to be efficient and successful, so that it can hire more people and expand?

    How on earth is betting on a company to lose money part of “Finance” ?! The gambling on regular investing is not enough of a risk? This idiocy deserves to collapse.

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  27. Broseph McGee says:

    If we don’t 1. Stop spending and 2. Raise interest rates wall street and main street are going to burn to the ground. Just cutting taxes without these critical steps will kick the can the road. If Trump doesn’t do this I’ll vote libertarian in 2020. I really want to vote for him in 2020 though, so let’s hope it gets done. The value of the dollar is the endgame.

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    • gohawks2015 says:

      With respect that isn’t an option. Doing so hands a dem candidate a pass and inches them one step closer to seeing their plots rewarded. I implore you and anyone else thinking this way to think long and hard about it. Presuming PDJT is on the ticket- AND possibly even if he’s not for some unimaginable reason this isn’t a viable option for anyone that supports the MAGA agenda.

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  28. The Trump administration’s finest achievement might be in returning our economy to fundamentals. Unraveling the trade, regulatory and other obstacles is incredibly tough and I am watching with amazement at how well this has been executed.
    I was a Wall Street banker and later a regional banker, led groups for banks and major projects for the securities industry, as well as big turnarounds for private companies. Hedging, which originally started as a means to reduce risk has been morphed into increased risk. Very similar to how social media, which began as a means for open conversation has transitioned into a platform for propaganda to a large extent. This is what so-called “smart” people do–use schemes to make money rather than applying those brains toward building economic value (and wealth) via both hard work and smarts.
    I saw this first hand many many times. Government programs, derivatives, digital media optimization are constructed to be deliberately opaque so that few can master them. Too many stories to tell…maybe in another comment some day.

    The talent that POTUS has assembled is amazing–not just their ability but their fortitude. We are blessed to have them.

    TY Sundance for this post.

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  29. Publius2016 says:

    Yes, once we understand that the Globalists make more money under the table than over, we understand why their allegiance is to multipolar international constructs with layers upon layers of bureaucracy…they don’t want simplicity and the rule of law. Globalists want nuance and process…regulations are their bread and butter…President Trump Cuts regulations for fun!

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  30. montanamel says:

    Something to plug into the side of this “action — reaction”… AND, many thanks for that excellent review about derivatives …. aka: Spiders.

    A super big plum was delivered to these mega banks here in the USA back during Obama’s rule: They were allowed to “move” those derivative books/accounts back “inside their main legal entity”, which also hold their / our depositor demand accounts, ie: savings and checking accounts.
    This “removed” most of the banks’ RISK on these derivative’s if they should “fail” and levy the bank with “full notational value” demands….due to this FDIC factor….

    THEN…another plum came a’ falling…. called BAIL-IN … first in EU and then into the America’s. This says that any excessive losses forced upon the bank – then, they have to first tap into those “Unsecured creditor accounts” for immediate refunding of their legally required reserve funds, or even. for daily operational funds needed….This has the effect, due to the previous move into the main legal entity, to covering any and all losses of these banks on the back of us American depositors!… This all takes place BEFORE any trigger of FDIC coverage…

    ie: you have an account with $400,000 in it…the bank hits a big loss…they TAKE say $200,000 out of your account (50%)…then, the bank hits more losses…. they come back and grab $150,000 more, leaving you only $50k on deposit with a worthless paper of “interest held in the bank”…THEN, they collapse the bank… the FDIC comes in… your account is valued ONLY at that $50k figure….all other deductions made under the BAIL-IN rule are “before the fact of failure”… and, are not covered by FDIC…. Get it….the bank rolls the dice using their name to cover the risk, then they bit by that “notational value demand” failure…they raid your personal/business accounts held within the same legal entity….making you “share that risk” without recourse or any protection. You are left holding the bag…the bank folds, but, the officers have rat holed for years, they don’t get hurt personally like you do…..

    The only defense is to get your funds out of such banks NOW… Only a legal TRUST ACCOUNT can cover/remove this risk…not everyone can afford to set one up properly and legally. Use a credit union or a smaller local bank… IF you ask if they have any derivatives on their books and they answer NO, that’s a much safer place to be…. OR, stash some at home along with some gold and silver as a 10% hedge…. Check-6

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  31. itswoot says:

    “As a consequence Wall Street started funding political candidates and asking for legislation that benefited their interests.”
    – SD

    Anyone got a feel for how the transition is going of moving away from Wall Street written / formulated legislation that primarily benefits their own interests versus changing over to writing legislation that benefits Main Street?

    Specifically, are enough people being found that are willing and capable (and can be trusted) to write legislation oriented towards benefiting Main Street?

    An analogy seems to fit of a manufacturing plant shutting down and the employees dispersing to other jobs and locations. In trying to reopen the plant years later, finding and bringing in skilled labor to restart operations can be a real challenge.

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  32. Donna in Oregon says:

    At the very least we should protest Wall Street and CNN Fake News at the same time.

    Remember these great Patriots? Awesome people….We should do it soon. After the Dims take over again, the IRS and the corrupt DOJ will have locked them all up.

    “The Media Equality Project (MEP), a group created to counteract criticism of conservative figures, said in a press release it would hold a demonstration aimed at combatting CNN’s “obsessive focus with conspiracy theories that have been debunked and stories based on discredited sources.”

    The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that MEP reached out to the founder of the Main Street Patriots, an Atlanta-based Tea Party activist group, to help promote the event.”

    https://thehill.com/media/342818-conservative-groups-plan-protest-at-cnn-headquarters

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  33. covfefe999 says:

    This so reminds me of John Kerry travelling around pretending like he’s still Secretary of State. What an a-hole.

    By the way, while looking for info about where he had travelled I came across this Jan 2018 Independent (UK) article. Pretty hilarious. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-john-kerry-predicts-out-of-white-house-one-year-israel-a8178771.html

    Mr Kerry recently met with Hussein Agha, a close associate of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, according to the Jerusalem Post. During the meeting, the former US diplomat reportedly asked Mr Agha to tell the Palestinian leader to “hold on and be strong,” and not “yield to [Mr Trump’s] demands”. Mr Trump, he said, would not be in office for long. The visit came just weeks after Mr Trump officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – a break with longstanding US foreign policy that sparked protests across the Arab world. Mr Kerry reportedly told Mr Agha that the President alone – not his administration or his country – was responsible for the situation. Mr Kerry also reportedly offered his help in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, suggesting that the Palestinian leader submit his own peace plan for consideration. He also surprised Mr Agha, the Post reported, by saying he was seriously considering running for president in 2020. Mr Kerry was the Democratic nominee for president in 2004, and lost to George W Bush. The politician told MSNBC in September he had no plans of running for president.

    For a party that loves to advertise itself as being hip and fresh, they sure have a lot of oldies thinking about running in 2020. Current ages: Cankles 71, Pedo Joe 75, Pocahontas 69, Lurch (John Kerry) 74. Hahahaha

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  34. agentcommonsense says:

    Attention SUNDANCE. Following instructions above is someone thinks they might have something interesting enough for you to make a post to put info in comments. Doing it

    So while I sit and watch my government burn California to the ground and our local the hijacking of our local politics is now complete
    Greorge Soros and his smuggling of thousands of Iraq refugees that the city I was born El Cajon is now officially called Little Baghdad and Soros killing of innocent people with his invasions at my backyard border. I found somthing disturbing and I dont know anyway to get this out but to post and hope.. I was booted off twitter for exposing wrongs and it is frustrating

    Story
    I read a speech Calista Gingrich Ambassador to the Vatican gave at the UN and everything about it was beyond wrong
    She must have said ” The Trump administration is totally on board” a hundred times and I know this isnt true
    She has secured 175 million of tax payer dollars via the state dept for Civil Society Orgs which is code word for George Soros orgs
    She has secured 75 million for a totally bogus Catholic Nun org trying to stop Human trafficking . Here is the info about the Nuns

    https://va.usembassy.gov/ambassador-gingrichs-remarks-at-the-un-meeting-practical-solutions-to-eradicate-human-trafficking/

    State Dept has granted money to Talitha Kum, Website said this about how they fight trafficking

    1. The group of Nuns often dresses up as prostitutes and integrates into brothels.
    (MY COMMENT .. Outrageous. Undercover would be men undercover asking around where they can get layed and then investigat.

    2. “They work in brothels. No one knows they are there

    My comment.. NUUUUUNS work in a BROTHEs and NO ONE KNOWS THEY ARE THERE.! I am going to lose my mind with this BS

    3. The sisters also raise money to buy children out of slavery
    Raise money ? buy children ? Did they arrest the child sex traffickers ? NO
    WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN THEY BOUGHT ? WHO DID YOU GIVE THEM TO ? ARE THEY DEAD DID YOU KILL THEM ?

    4 She also noted that the United States is the largest donor to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery and Civil Society organizations,, GLOBAL FUND is Clinton foundation remake .. Their website is all about putting money in portfolios nothing about saving children

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  35. Smurfette (formerly keebler AC) says:

    “All wars are banker’s wars.” – this is an important quote from a banking insider. This short ebook presents evidence that our global system of private banking is seriously flawed, primarily due to the greed and fraud conducted by a small group of wealthy families.

    In the United States, the Federal Reserve system is owned by a group of private corporations, including the Rothschilds. The Federal Reserve is a private corporation. It is not Federal, and there are no reserves. We, the taxpayers of the United States, have been lied to, stolen from, and exploited by these private banking corporations. The owners of these private banks are responsible for many, if not all, of the wars on our planet. This has been happening for more than 200 years, with the Rothschild family.

    “I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    “Let me issue and control a nation’s money, and I care not who makes the laws” − Mayer Amschel Rothschild

    These are the private companies that own the Federal Reserve Banks:
    Rothschild Bank of London
    Warburg Bank of Hamburg Rothschild Bank of Berlin
    Lehman Brothers of New York Lazard Brothers of Paris
    Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York
    Israel Moses Seif Banks of Italy Goldman, Sachs of New York Warburg Bank of Amsterdam
    Chase Manhattan Bank of New York

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    • Smurfette (formerly keebler AC) says:

      Sorry, forgot to link the title and eBook.

      Abolish the Federal Reserve. It is owned privately by 8 wealthy families which are mostly European and German (Rothchilds and Warburgs aming the 8). The US has been making the UN (formerly known as League of European Nations) rich for decades after Project Paperclip imported the devastating Third Reich money and human experiments to the US. These powers that be are trying to rebuild EU to combat the economic powerhouse that was the US and transfer long standing US military tech from Schreiver’s air base to Switzerland. As much as people seem to love Switzerland, don’t be misled by the Alps, it’s all propaganda.

      https://www.smashwords.com/books/download/753122/1/latest/0/0/abolish-the-federal-reserve.pdf

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      • tunis says:

        There are a lot of conspiracy theories. But KISS applies here too.

        The Fed has changed its mission from maintaining a sound currency (price stability) to being a support arm of Wall St. From LTCM to the 2000 Tech bubble to the Mortgage credit bubble, the Fed has aided and abetted financial speculation on the upside and then came in to bailout Wall St when the inevitable losses occurred. Their mission now is to aid the Party of Davos on the backs of the Deplorables.

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        • Smurfette (formerly keebler AC) says:

          The FBI and CIA being corrupted entities was once a conspiracy theory. We need to stop using the conspiracy label and being triggered by it. Truth has no agenda.

          “The regional Federal Reserve banks are not government agencies. …but are independent, privately owned and locally controlled corporations.”
          – Lewis vs. United States, 680 F. 2d 1239 9th Circuit 1982

          “The Federal Reserve banks are one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know that this nation is run by the International bankers.”
          – Congressman Louis T. McFadden

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        • Sorry, but no.

          The feral reserve was sold the American people as the “one thing that would stabilize the American economy”.

          16 years later people were jumping from window ledges to their death and standing in soup lines.

          It is the epitome of the “central bank” (it really isn’t a bank) that Jefferson warned us about. Nor is it a “reserve” as nothing backs the feral reserve notes you probably have in your wallet right now, except your labor and property.

          It isn’t a conspiracy theory, it’s a 105-year-old conspiracy. Period

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  36. Joe says:

    In the context in which SD uses it, the statement “Wall Street versus Main Street” is one of the most consequential lines I have read from him and I’ve read a lot.

    It goes to the very heart of what President Trump is doing.

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    • rf121 says:

      True. But after PT is gone Wall Street will return to power. China will just wait until PT is gone.

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      • tunis says:

        Agree.

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      • piper567 says:

        rf,
        I think a disservice is done to our great President by assuming when he retires, MAGA will die. He is a visionary, and he did not put himself through the election process so that he could work his a$$ off and then watch all of his hard work be flushed down the political toilet.
        I am confident that his thinking re a successor is one project he takes seriously.
        No one, obviously, will replace Trump, but that does not mean he is unable to identify someone who at the very least is Alpha, and who has the cajones to continue to implement policies in advantageous to our great Country.

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  37. Paul Tibbets says:

    Except Trump, is not sitting there stunned at the end of that speech he is saying “Jump you Fuckers!”

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  38. thedoc00 says:

    It is always interesting (and humorous) to listen Bloomberg TV and read Bloomberg business news to see what the Swamp and Globalists are thinking. This weekend two items of interest came to light that summarize the Globalists.

    Bloomberg press article: Too many US investors are placing too much trust in US Economy focused companies, even though the US economic numbers look very good.

    Bloomberg TV (always pro-China): After extolling the virtues of Chinese stocks and real-estate, the Bloomberg TV commentators were bemoaning. in a second breath, the big drop in Chinese Stocks and the large number of empty business oriented buildings in China with big red crosses through the advertising signs and greatly reduced prices on those signs.

    Bottom line messages, overseas economies doing well while US Mainstreet suffers is OK but US Mainstreet doing OK while overseas suffers is bad.

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    • tunis says:

      There is a thesis that doesn’t get much if at all any play.

      That is that 2021 is the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. And 2022 is the next selection of the Chinese president. As a result Xi Jing Ping will goose the economy substantially in 2020. To do that he needs to take some froth off the table now. Consequently the deliberate slow down of the Chinese economy now. The reflation of China to prepare for a strong economy in 2021-22 will include fiscal stimulus, massive credit growth and a devaluation of the Chinese currency.

      This hypothesis is worthy of consideration.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        The only fiscal stimulus that will work is foreign investment because they are draining their reserves as well as playing the currency game too fast to keep their market afloat today. If president Trump is able to change China’s WTO membership status, it would be another blown making recovery harder. Even China’s Bitcoin IPO is in big trouble on their own markets.

        That is the reason our Wall Street Globalists are doing their best to discredit the President, they are over committed to China and they know it is their fortunes China needs to make its move after 2020.

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    • China- the globalist model for one world totalitarian feudalism.

      Owned wholly by the international bankster crime families.

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  39. Heika says:

    What a STUNNING speech from Navaro. It made my skin tingle. If that does not speak to every American – they are not American. Quite simple. Those who cannot hear it, are not worth saving. The last line on Goldman Sachs and Wall St – stunning clarity right out in the daylight. Trump, you are maturing magnificently.

    “If they wanna do good, then spend their billions in Dayton Ohio, in the factory towns of Americal where we need a rebirth of our manufacturing base and an end to the opioid crisis which THEY helped create by offshoring our production.”

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  40. billrla says:

    Lot’s of drama and intrigue. Show me the money and show me the indictments. Nada. Zilch. Zippo.

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  41. Cooper45 says:

    Navarro’s obviously a very strong advocate of Trump’s policies and strong advocates are exactly what will be needed to counter the activist Billionaires, the Wall Street Globalists and the aggressive, pernicious Dem House majority that will soon be bombarding POTUS with investigations and other distractions thanks to the American voters that were tired of so much winning so they rejected excellent candidates and elected negative nabobs like Tester and Sinema.

    Bloomberg’s name was mentioned in the video with Dobbs but the names of all the participants should have been released. These are the people that gained the most financially from Trump’s tax cuts and deregulation and the wealthy slobs that deserved it the least.

    The parallel Main Street banking system is a bold new idea but I hope the “less-regulated” system or deregulated system will not create its own unintended consequences if it allows uninsured low down payment loans and other risky ventures. I have no info on the detailed safeguards to avoid a future crisis in this new system.

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  42. Bendix says:

    Here is something I do not get at all.
    People who are smart enough to have some idea about bad things going on, to understand what they are, and be brave enough to speak out about it; but then, when we get someone who is going to be in a position to do something about it as president, they aren’t bright enough to put two and two together and realize that Donald Trump is their guy.
    Here’s an example from back when I had a modicum of respect for George Clooney:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2013/08/02/george-clooney-attacks-hedge-fund-billionaire-dan-loeb/#713b06d86c92

    I don’t see how anyone who has been really thinking about these things for some time doesn’t follow their thoughts to their logical conclusion.

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  43. trapper says:

    This isn’t a matter of where Wall Street globalists invest THEIR wealth. They stole YOUR wealth, and mine. Most people just don’t get that it was a heist because they didn’t raid your bank account. But it was a heist all right, and this is how they did it.

    Take a small town, 10-20,000 people, a couple factories, plenty of businesses and jobs for multiple generations of Americans. These were job-for-life jobs that paid enough to buy a little house, a car, and raise your kids. Happytown. America was filled with these.

    Now imagine some shit hole on the other side of the world. Dumptown. The guys who owned the factories in Happytown got together and decided to wipe out Happytown for profit. They bought up cheap property in Dumptown, closed the factories in Happytown, shipped the machine tools to Dumptown, and hired people there.

    Dumptown thrived, property values went up, and the factory owners paid the Dumptown residents 5 cents on the dollar that they used to pay their former Happytown employees to make the same stuff. But get this – they then sold that cheap crap BACK to the Happytown residents, who thought they were getting a deal.

    Happytown died. The 800 people who once worked in its factories were out of work, the stores and other businesses closed, so everyone was out of work. Property values crashed. Your little house that was worth maybe $50,000? Now you can’t give it away. Those who could leave did, and what’s left of the town looks bombed out.

    The wealth once stored up in Happytown disappeared. Evaporated. Poof! And it magically reappeared in Dumptown. YOUR wealth was transferred to the other side of the world by the factory owners, and you never knew what hit you because no one touched your bank account.

    Now, multiply this all across America. The globalists closed 51,000 American factories between 1998 and 2008. Between 1979 and 2009 America lost 8 million manufacturing jobs. With a multiplier of around 10, that means the globalists wiped out 80 million American jobs.

    This was not some abstract Wall Street global finance stuff. It was personal. Personal to every American. Serious as a heart attack. And it was intentional. They operated a global scheme to steal our stored wealth. It was a heist.

    I have said before, they better lay off Trump and his nationalist policies, because if they don’t like him, they will REALLY not like who we send up next. Trump is letting the globalists walk away. The next guy? Well, guillotines erected at the corner of Broad and Wall is the way thieves have historically been dealt with.

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    • RJones says:

      IRL – just take a drive down highway 16 through WV. Appalling what our beautiful country has been turned into.

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    • Not sure why there are only 4 likes on this. There should be 400. This is the way it went down, plus more. Much more. In some cases, bank accounts were wiped clean. Believe me… intentionally and through criminal means.

      I do hope President Trump isn’t really “letting the globalists walk away”… I hope they pay out the nose in many ways, as they should be held accountable and NOW. Otherwise, they will do it again, and again… it’s sickening to think that these “people” have historically walked away from such crimes in our lifetimes. I didn’t vote for “catch and release.”

      As for “really not like who we send up next”, who would that be? It was supposed to be Donald J. Trump, the law and order President… it still needs to be. Now.

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  44. Donna in Oregon says:

    Here is where Bloomberg went I think in 2012, clearinghouse for credit derivatives:

    Bloomberg’s providing clients with a centralized hub for credit derivatives clearing, this addition to the VCON interface further builds out Bloomberg’s capabilities as a provider of execution and post‐trade services in the global market for over‐the‐counter (OTC) derivatives. Currently VCON supports all Fixed Income cash products, foreign exchange (FX), Futures, Options, IRS, and CDS, including novations and unwinds.

    https://www.globalcustodian.com/bloomberg-vcon-will-first-connect-multiple-ccps-for-irs/

    But here is where it gets interesting The Fed is involved…

    Derivatives houses to open accounts with Federal Reserve | Financial …
    https://www.ft.com/content/eaa322ec-0d5e-11e6-9cd4-2be898308be3
    Apr 28, 2016 – Derivatives brokers choosing where to park their margin money will now have the option of the world’s most powerful central bank. The Federal …

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  45. rf121 says:

    So it looks like Imperator Rex is gone from twitter. Another MAGA voice squashed. They control the MSM and now the Social media. Fox has turned left. Not a good trend heading to 2020. 😠😠😠

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  46. bertdilbert says:

    Navarro calls them unpaid foreign agents. They are not. They are looking out for their interest which are not aligned with the best interest of the US. What exactly is the difference between these wall street firms and democrats? Not much!

    Navarro calls their interest a reverse mortgage on the US. What is the difference of supporting illegal immigration and having those workers sending money back home to Mexico and Central America? It is still a drain on our country.

    Trump complains about sending millions in foreign aid to countries south of the border. Yet where is the incentive to these countries to stop caravans of migrants? We send them hundreds of millions of aid, while their citizens in our country illegally are sending back tens of billions of economic support. Unless Trump can tackle this issue, he has no leverage.

    Navarro only stated that there would be a stench and there was no real threat. Goldman would probably not be offended with the stench of money. I see words but no bullet and thus no leverage.

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  47. Donna in Oregon says:

    I wonder if Peter Navarro is talking about this stench?

    The meltdown won’t be mortgages (credit default swaps) this time, it will be Debt Derivatives (synthetic collateralize debt obligations). IMO it’s the Globalists next scheme. In 2008 they took out homeowners, stock market, and smaller banks. This newest scam they will take out corporations and the huge sucking sound of entire stock markets. Worldwide.

    This is why Wall Street cares so much about China. They’ve been playing this game since 2009. When they decide to let it crash and steal the money it will look like the WorldCom/Enron scandals on steroids. Additionally, the Credit Derivatives scam of the Mortgage Meltdown in 2008 will look like peanuts compared to worldwide Corporations falling like Lehman Bros. Corporate Debt and synthetic collateralized debt obligations (or commonly Debt Derivatives) will be 100 times more costly than home mortgages. Worldwide:

    Foreign exchange derivatives may be hiding as much as $14 trillion in debt
    A standard accounting practice allows some forms of debt to be off-balance sheet items
    By Anneken Tappe
    Published: Sept 18, 2017 4:05 p.m. ET
    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/foreign-exchange-derivatives-may-be-hiding-as-much-as-14-trillion-in-debt-2017-09-18

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  48. Pyrthroes says:

    Righting this country’s long-lasting, institutionalized trade imbalances will likely take at least through AD 2020 – ’24. But as the American economy rockets skyward while China, the EU, and assorted other venues undergo stagnation or decline, disinterested observers perceive important lessons: Outworn collectivist/Statist dogma to the contrary, dirigiste Enarque Economies in thrall to coteries of Central Bankers beholden to socio-political/economic special interests reflecting despotic monocults are not competitive with America’s free-market, entrepreneurial, risk/reward dynamic.

    Whatever globalists’ reigning clerisy asserts, “behavioral economics” as a parsimonious function of human nature beats curly-cue doctrinaires at their own game. Ground yourself with Locke, Adam Smith, and J.S. Mill, then with Coase, Pareto, and Pournelle et al., fleshing out libertarian Austrian School figures such as Hayek and von Mises, Milton Friedman.

    From Africa and Latin American to Cathay, Inja’s sunny clime, and demo-culturally suicidal Continental regions, corrupt self-dealing oligarchs will never lift a finger. All the better for American Exceptionalism redux in wake of Reaganomics and now Trump Prosperity… we understand that circumstance never are predictable in detail; that there is no One Best Way; above all, that creatures from Benedict Barack Gangrenous to our current crop of peculating Donor Class and K Street panhandlers, rat-pack officialdom ever-and-always prefers generational-theft to honest work.

    Nevertheless, on this Centennial of the Great War, which arguably ended 1,200 years of stippled Western progress from Charles Martel and Charlemagne, Friedman’s powerful admonition holds:
    “The greatest mistake is to judge policies and programs by their (ostensible) intentions rather than results” (1975).

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  49. Well we had the Obama economy which grew Wall and it’s banks with cheap money while crushing the real economy with Obamacare and over regulation so now hopefully our President can do the opposite and grow the real economy at the expense of Wall Street. The Fed is determined to raise interest rates and cause yet another market crash. Let them. Our guy is unlikely to bail them out like Bush and Obama did. High paying jobs for American workers is his priority. Wall Street Banks and the chamber of commerce can bail themselves out this time around.

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