The cat seems to have finished its bounce and stocks are returning to volatility. Retail sales so far for Black Friday weekend (including Thanksgiving) have posted a staggering 10% drop with online sales below expectations. Chain Store sales have recently crashed 6.3% week over week. Plunging freight rates and global shipping indicate a severe lack of global demand and a terrible sales season ahead. Janet Yellen, ignoring all negative economic signals as predicted, has all but declared a rate hike a given by Dec. 16.
I was, yet again, called crazy for this assertion by some at the time; and to be clear, I could still be wrong. The Fed could pull a fast one and not raise rates, though the rhetoric coming from the fed today almost guarantees they will take action. Not raising rates doesn’t match with their past habits; they seem to be following the timing of the taper model perfectly. The point is, despite common assumptions within the alternative media, the Fed is not “trapped” and can do whatever it wants, including killing the markets if it benefits the greater goal of a global economic authority. With the ZIRP pillar gone, expect even more violent swings in stocks and general uncertainty and panic among day-traders and the public.
Source: The Global Economic Reset Has Begun