A Credit Rating Downgrade And A Market Collapse Coming In Weeks: Wealthy Fleeing France, UK, U.S. As The Country Is Entering An Era Of Fiscal Austerity And Tax Rates Becoming Unbearable, Fiscal Cliff Deal Looking Increasingly Unlikely, And Economic Growth In Advanced Economies Is Essentially Over!
December 7th, 2012
from Phoenix Capital Research
The market continues to track the same pattern it performed going into the failed debt ceiling talks of July 2011. As you’ll recall, then as is the case now, US politicians failed to reach a credible solution to the US’s debt problems. What followed was a credit rating downgrade and a market collapse:
Be forewarned. As noted earlier this week there are no political incentives for the GOP or Democrats to propose a real solution to the fiscal cliff. So it is highly likely we will be going over the cliff.
Another item holding up the market is hype and hope of more QE from the Federal Reserve at its December 10-11 meeting. I have to admit, I find this proposal completely baffling. Macroeconomics 101 dictates that it takes a full six months or more before a change in monetary policy by the Fed will be fully digested by the system. The Fed just announced a new program three months ago. So the academics at the Fed aren’t even drinking their own Kool-Aid anymore….