Celente – Positioned For A Global Meltdown

Celente – Positioned For A Global Meltdown from King World News

The top trends forecaster in the world, Gerald Celente, just warned that we are now positioned for a global meltdown.

Positioned For A Meltdown
May 17 (King World News) – Gerald Celente:  “Beyond the prospect of Middle-East War, equity markets worldwide, based on our tracking of several key economic indicators, are positioned for a meltdown whether or not war erupts…

Since the Panic of ’08, markets have been artificially propped up with cheap money fueling merger and acquisition activity and stock buybacks, both of which have now accelerated to record-setting levels as a result of President Trump’s corporate-friendly tax bill.

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When equities began their decline in February, it was based on the fear of rising interest rates. On Tuesday, Treasury bond yields hit its highest level since 2011, peaking at 3.09 percent. As investors see the higher yields as a safe investment vehicle, they’ll pull away from investing in stocks.

Also on Tuesday, emerging market currencies sunk deeper as the dollar climbed to its highest perch since December on the news that robust retails sales in the U.S. would likely prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates three more times this year.

The dollar has shown increases 17 of the past 21 days, while every major emerging market currency, with the exception of the Russian ruble and Philippine peso, has declined verses the dollar over the past month.

As their currencies weaken and the dollar grows stronger, the cost to emerging markets to service their $7 trillion of debt increases. Investor pullout from EMs have accelerated with equity funds suffering their worst outflows in a year, prompting investors to pull nearly $30 billion out of EM exchange markets.

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