Resource analyst and futurist Chris Martenson says, “I’d rather look stupid now than look stupid later.” Martenson thinks the stock market rise since the last crash is mostly manufactured by central banks. Martenson explains, “What in the heck is going on is real simple. We have central banks who have now taken over everything in the markets. Let’s be clear, markets go up when they are really well supplied with liquidity. We have $200 billion or more a month coming into these markets . . . these central banks are dumping $200 billion, sometimes as much as $250 billion a month into the markets.”
Martenson thinks what the central bankers are doing will not go on forever. Martenson contends, “The mantra of the entire system in D.C. and Wall Street has been let’s just borrow more. Let’s just kick the can down the road. I don’t know when that ends or when that breaks, but it’s mathematically impossible that this all gets paid off at this point. So, the question remains, who’s going to eat the losses? In times past, the banks have been very good at heads they win and tails you lose or we lose. . . . I think this ends badly because it’s very, very unfair. That unfairness will bring social consequences. People are primates, and we don’t like unfair. . . . That level of injustice is building. If you don’t understand that base level of injustice, you don’t really understand why Trump got elected. You don’t understand why populism is rising all over the globe. It’s because “We the People” are starting to figure this out. It’s a scam, and if it looks and smells like a fraud, it’s a fraud. The markets are highly fraudulent at this point. They’re very, very rigged.”
Martenson thinks many people will be devastated when their paper wealth disappears in a coming market crash. Martenson explains, “We have these things call wealth destructions. Markets crash and people lose money they thought they had. If you watch carefully, what really happened was the claims that got out of balance came crashing back to reality. So, you might as well own some reality. I am a big fan of people owning tangible wealth. This is land, productive enterprises, investing in yourself, investments you make in your home if you own it. Things that will help you spend money on food and fuel down the road. These are the kinds of investments that make sense to me right now. If you look at stocks and equities right now . . . and these valuations are so stretched, at this point in time, the only way you can make a case to further buying into financial assets at this point is because you believe . . . the central banks are just going to keep buying these assets. If that’s the case, feel free to do that. Please let’s remove the word investing from that statement and say I am going to speculate on the idea that the central banks are so deep down this rabbit hole that they have no other course of action, and they will have to keep doing this. That’s a guess. It’s speculating and not investing.”
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