mallOnce upon a time, “Black Friday” was a major economic event in the United States.  Yes, the mainstream media is still endlessly hyping it up, and major retailers are still rolling out their “incredible deals”, but it appears that most Americans are tiring of this particular gimmick.  Or perhaps it is just that U.S. consumers don’t have as much discretionary income as they once did. 
As you will see below, retail traffic this Black Friday was “much, much slower” than anticipated. 

We have one of the highest standards of living in the world and we are surrounded by massive amounts of entertainment.
Yet we are severely depressed.
And during the “happiest time of the year” we get even more depressed.
Clearly something has gone very wrong.

While the eyes of the world are on ISIS, Russia is creating weapons unlike anything the world has ever seen before
To say that Putin’s new ‘Nuclear Torpedo’ is a “game changer” would be a massive understatement:

collapseNever before in history has global trade collapsed this dramatically outside of a major worldwide recession. 
If you have been watching for the next major global economic downturn, you can now stop waiting, because it has officially arrived.  

gold volcano eruptionFor whatever reason, our planet suddenly seems to be waking up.
The sudden violent shaking along the Ring of Fire seems to continue a progression of major disasters that began back during the month of September.

A crash in junk bonds almost always precedes a major crash in stocks.
This is just the beginning of a time of great financial volatility.  The things that we are going to witness in the months and years to come are going to be absolutely unprecedented.
A massive global debt super-cycle is coming to an end, and the pain that this is going to mean for the global economy is almost too great to put into words.