Submitted by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:
But Dr. Ron Paul, the former Congressman often celebrated for his outspoken views and opposition to the funny money economic system, says that day could be coming soon.
Despite record highs in the market, former Rep. Ron Paul says the Fed’s easy money policies have left stocks and bonds are on the verge of a massive collapse.
“I am utterly amazed at how the Federal Reserve can play havoc with the market,” Paul said on CNBC’s “Futures Now” referring to Thursday’s surge in stocks. The S&P 500 closed less than 1 percent off its all-time high. “I look at it as being very unstable.”
It is easy money that is propping up the stock market and allowing Wall Street firms to capitalize on zero percent interest injections from the Federal Reserve – but is that same easy money that is stressing the system to a tipping point.
That point could come from a rumored increase in the Fed’s interest rate – a move that would have such gravity in the current system that is could send the entire system crashing.
Dr. Paul explains in this video:
Former Congressman Paul points out that the entire stock market is propped up on confidence – belief that the Fed has things under control, a false high that cannot last forever.
However, the plunge protection team has been very effective in maintaining the illusion as long as they have, Paul charges:
In Paul’s eyes, “the fallacy of economic planning” has created such a “horrendous bubble” in the bond market that it’s only a matter of time before the bottom falls out. And when it does, it will lead to “stock market chaos.”
[T]here “will be a day of reckoning” that will lead to a collapse in both the fixed income and equity markets.
It is the massive equity markets trading on pensions, insurance and similar vehicles that are stretched so thin, because their value is based on projected future value as a long term investment – now cut to the bone by interest rates that give nothing back and even carry costs and lost earnings through negative rates.
As things stand, failures in these areas will drastically wipe out the savings, retirement and investment wealth of the middle, working and poor classes who are depending upon them down the road, but instead may find themselves without enough support to get by.
Meanwhile, the bond market is entirely rigged by the Federal Reserve and central bank purchasing – it is perhaps the only thing keep the market afloat – through unfair ‘free’ money to the biggest banks who are getting top dollar on their assets while ordinary people watch their assets go in the toilet.
But as long as the stock market officially rings in some of its best numbers, the suckers in middle America will keep investing, setting themselves up for a fall while keeping this dangerous shadow game going.
If Dr. Paul’s dire predictions – which have been on record for many years – are proven right, America is in for a rough road ahead, led there by the hand of the Federal Reserve – on the familiar promise of good intentions.
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop! goes the weasel.