The Dallas Fed just announced the Texas numbers and they are terrible. The manufacturing report is abysmal at negative 20. Texas is heading into a recession due to the oil price implosion. What's really bad is that the Oil Patch kept the US Economy afloat during the post-crash era. Is there possibly another sector that can keep it all going? Junk bonds are becoming worth what their name implies. So what's next? Does it spread to the rest of the economy or will it be contained? 

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We're about to release a new show, The Truth About Stem Cells, with Dr. Sharon McQuillan. Adult stem cells are being used in cutting edge treatments around the globe. Dr. McQuillan has been involved in stem cell research for over 10 years and really knows her stuff. Located in South Florida, I had the opportunity to discuss the therapy with her over the past several months. I'm amazed by the results and can't wait to share them with you. 

Interesting story about the lengths an NJ woman went to reclaim her rightfully earned parking space. She hit another woman over the head with a 15 inch steel pipe. She's facing aggravated assault charges. Moral of the story, if someone wants your parking space, let them have it!

As promised, New York's decline has accelerated. The number of derelicts living at the airport has increased dramatically in the past year, turning the main terminal into the city’s most popular de facto flophouse, where they sleep, eat and wash up while competing for space with passengers, according to Port Authority sources. But after the NYPost ran their expose, the Authority is promising to bar the homeless from 11pm to 4am daily. What a bold measure. 

New York State is also incapable of understanding the unintended consequences of rapacious tobacco taxes. At $4.35 per pack, plus other levies, it's running smokers over 10 bucks a pack to satisfy their addiction. And NY can't figure out why cigarette taxes are down a whopping 54 percent. You don't need to be Ludwig vonMises to figure that one out!

And Cuba is making progress. They've agreed to pay back billions in principal to their creditor nations, sans the US, while getting a waiver of the accrued interest. Not a bad deal, all things considered. 

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Noted realtor Dale Nabors advises not to be thrown off by the recent housing numbers. First and foremost, all real estate is local and business is great throughout most of Florida and in Dale's backyard in Tampa. There's technical reasons why the numbers were down so much, largely due to the new mortgage disclosure rules put in place by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. One month, does not a trend make!

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Where Do We Go From Wednesdays with Andrew Hoffman:

My take on the worst Fed "policy error" in its long, sordid history of policy error.

More "horrible headlines" than ever, heading into what will likely be the scariest global year since 2008.

And the PHYSICAL gold and silver shortages that are coming, as 2015 ends with plunging supply and inventories, and surging demand.

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Wayne Allyn Root is convinced that Donald Trump can win New York State in the general election. New Yorkers, especially the working class, love Trump. They love his attitude, his lack of political correctness and his success. Wayne just met Donald for the first time recently. As Wayne says, "Only Donald Trump can bring out a crowd like this..." And who knows, maybe Wayne is right.  

Wayne Allyn Root's Opening Speech at Donald Trump Rally ...

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Why do intelligent people often wind up being so unhappy? The answer is really quite simple, from kindergarten to college to corporate America, the system caters to the average. So if you happen to be an above average intelligent person, you're cooked. There's not much out there for you. But realizing this is empowering and can be the key to you finding inner happiness and contentment in a mediocre world!

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Chris Vermeulen has been trading since he turned 16. He's always in his element when he's hitting the keys of his trading terminal. He just hit NatGas when it made a major low at $1.70. He piled in and as a result of being oversold, it went up 20 cents. He sees a similar play coming in oil very shortly. Further down the road, he's expecting a major stock market decline. Listen on for his other recommendations concerning gold and silver. 

Direct download: Chris_Vermeulen_21.Dec.15.mp3
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Andrew Amato run Dronelife.com. He's concerned about the FAA's current proposal to register drones. First, the FAA has failed to answer the question of what a drone is? Next, there are no privacy protections are in place for registrants. It's important that the government doesn't stifle this growing industry that could shortly contribute billions to the economy. No one can say for certain what's next in the drone industry. 

Direct download: Andrew_Amato_21.Dec15.mp3
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John write, "Sometimes one big event dominates the landscape, like last week when the Fed raised interest rates. Other times a bunch of less-universally-significant-things add up to a meaningful story. And the story that follows here is, of course (given the venue), ominous. 

First up is the much-discussed US$9 trillion that developing countries borrowed back when the dollar was weak and their currencies were relatively strong. Pundits have been warning that with the dollar soaring this debt was largely underwater and therefore a threat. But as far as anyone could tell it wasn’t blowing anything up. 

Then on Friday a big Mexican construction company ICA has defaulted." Listen on to hear more about those dominoes. 

 
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David Gurwitz of Charles Nenner & Company joined us for a review of 2015 and the accuracy of their calls. There were many correct calls for the year, chief among them, a forecast of a flat stock market, which has come to pass. Oil's price call was pretty spot on, but NatGas wasn't close. With a few minor exceptions, Nenner & Company was alarmingly accurate. Listen to the interview to find out what they're expecting for 2016. 

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What's going to implode next Wednesday's with Andrew Hoffman:

The upcoming (likely) "rate hike"
-What on Earth is the Fed thinking, as everything it is "data dependent" on is going the wrong way
               -collapsing global economy
               -40-year low commodity prices, record low Baltic Dry Index
               -horrific holiday spending
               -imploding currencies
               -record, exploding debt levels

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We are living in the Three Card Monte economy. Wall Street deals the cards and the public is the sucker. But there's still opportunity. The market appears to have to put in a top. The whole world is being carried by the Lunatic Stocks a/k/a high fliers. Fundamentally, China is a imploding, Europe is imploding and America probably isn't far behind. So what's an individual to do?

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John writes, "For a while there, companies deemed to be highly risky were nonetheless able to borrow money for less than 6%. And borrow they did. Frackers, ultra-high-leverage retail chains and various other close-to-the-edge entities slurped up trillions from yield-starved investors who had forgotten about the other side of the risk/return equation. 

That this hasn’t worked out so well is not much of a surprise. But the speed with which it has gone bad is still breathtaking. The following chart from Bloomberg illustrates just how fast an illogical market can be brought back to reality."

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Took the on-off bus ride. Lots of fun and gave me a great perspective on the near universal ruin the dots the hillsides. Saw the expropriated Havana Hilton. It had the best wifi connection in the City that I encountered. The bicitaxi I road back to the apartment on crashed while I was in it. Got a nice bump on my head. Where do I sue? 

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I went on a breathtaking tour of Havana, personally observing Communism's staggering legacy. The monuments to the Revolution are amusing and quite quaint. Now the people want change and they want freedom. Cellphones are prevalent but no wifi for you! Wonderful people with great attitudes. They are happy to see Americans. Havana's charm is incredible, despite the horrid conditions. And a great cigar factory tour, the workers rob the place blind! Viva la revolution!

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"Kerry is in Havana Giving You On the ground commentary and insights into the Communist Paradise".

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All the geniuses never saw the end of the boom coming. Now oil is trading below $40 and there's a world of hurt. The banksters keep on doing what they do best but how much longer can it really go on for? Not much longer according to Danielle. So look out below when the wreckage is wrought from the world's largest credit boom ever!

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A not so bright burglar was attempting to escape his police pursuers and had the great idea of hiding in a pond. Every Florida Resident knows that any dark pool of water could easily be harboring an alligator. But the burglar's desire to escape the law over road his survival instincts. Not too bright. 

Bitcoin breaks $400 mark again.

Idiot New York City Council wants bikers to be able to legally run lights.

New trend in medicine, the self-pay or direct-pay patient. Doctors fed up with insurance companies and government red tape. Goodbye health insurance. 

An initiative in Cali to for legislators to wear the logos of their ten largest contributors, the same way NASCAR Drives do. 

Surprise there's still 19% of the population that trusts the government. How come so many?

Direct download: TLR_391-09.Dec.15.mp3
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Ivan Eland believes that Obama's approach to Isis is the correct one. To go full tilt on the offensive and put boots on the ground in Syria will only empower the terror group and lead to more attacks upon America. Bad things are happening in the Mideast now largely due to American policy, It's time to stop reacting and to start considering the potential effects of our actions. 

Direct download: Ivan_Eland_08.Dec.15.mp3
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Thomas Conway is one of the most experienced mining executives in the resource business. For years, he helped Newmont Mining develop and operate some of their most profitable mines, overseeing 1,600 employees in the process.

He’s now gone on to head up I-Minerals, a near-term cash flow operator that will sell minerals used for nearly everything you can see and touch, from your iPhone to the inside of your vehicle. His company and story is quite intriguing, as they will sell their production directly to end-use producers, which is much different from the more popular minerals, like copper and silver, where producers are essentially shackled with the spot price of those metals.

Peter Schiff’s Euro Pacific Capital Research just put a 70-cent price target on Thomas Conway’s company, I-Minerals (TSXV: IMA & US: IMAHF), which currently trades for 32 cents Canadian.

 

Direct download: Thomas_Conway_08.Dec.15.mp3
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When it comes to getting the inside story about what's really happening in the Whitehouse, Congress or elsewhere in the government, Ed Klein is the go to guy. His books often weave an amazing tapestry of our government, our leaders and their true agenda. This is certainly the case with Ed's new book Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary. He recounts a story where Hillary confronted Obama in the Oval Office and demand he call off the "effing" dogs. He also details the structure of the Clinton Crime Family and the contributions from foreign countries and leaders to get positive action out of Hillary when she was Secretary of State. It's an amazing look into the intricacies and actions of the Clintons. A great interview, chock full of facts. 

Direct download: Ed_Klein_08.Dec.15.mp3
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Jerry Robinson joined us today. He believes we are at the end of the empire which is not necessarily a bad thing. Less military adventurism, eventually. In addition, Jerry is very skeptical of the current candidates running for president. He believes that Donald Trump can be bought. Finally, Jerry is adamant that individuals must become more economically self-sufficient by investing in themselves and developing multiple income streams. 

Direct download: Jerry_Robinson_07.Dec.15.mp3
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In Greek plays the authors were never sure how to write the ending. They used a technique known as the deus ex machine, now referred to as the Hand of God to magically solve the seemingly unsolvable. John asks if the Fed is not modern man's deus ex machine. But perhaps they're running out of their magical god-like powers. How will they save Kentucky or Illinois's pension plans, or the thousands of other public pension plans that are heading towards insolvency? The answer isn't yet known, but perhaps the deus ex machine is being dusted off now. 

Direct download: John_Rubino_07.Dec.15.mp3
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Manipulation Monday with Andrew Hoffman:

NFP/Fed "rate hike" - trapped like a rat, about to destroy everything in its path
ECB

OPEC (my monday article is "forget the Fed, OPEC just sealed the global economy's terrifying fate")

COTs on verge of going long gold for first time in 14 years

And much much more...

Direct download: Andy_Hoffman_07.Dec.15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05am EST
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Jason Hartman joined us to review the Orlando Creating Wealth and Property Tour. It was an amazing weekend and many properties were purchased by the investor group in attendance. 

Then we covered the recent inclusion of China's currency in the SDR (special drawing right) the IMF's so-called world currency. What does it mean for your future? Is it all part of the move for doing away with paper currency? Who would be surprised. As Jason says, "It's a totalitarian's dream."

Also go to JasonHartman.com/Lutz to get special pricing on Jason's upcoming Meet The Masters event. It's an event well worth your attendance. 

Direct download: Jason_Hartman_03.Dec.15.mp3
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