Updated 2018 Predictions – Gerald Celente

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)

Top trends forecaster Gerald Celente predicted a 10% correction in the stock market for 2018. It already happened.  What are his updated predictions for the rest of the year?  Celente says, “What brought the markets down was the fear of interest rates going up.  Now, as you mentioned, we had forecast a 10% correction.  Here’s our forecast now.  We believe the Trump rally is near its peak.  It may go up more, and here is why it will.  Trump is allowing companies to bring back money from overseas.  All that dough they have stashed over there that they haven’t been paying taxes on, they’re going to bring it back and get a great tax break. . . . George Bush did that back in 2003 and 2004.  Do you know where the money went?  96% went into stock buybacks, not capital improvements.  Again, Trump gave them a 21% tax rate from the 35% rate, and that money, we believe, won’t go into capital improvements because when you look at S&P 500 earnings, they are doing really great.  They are expected to have a 19% increase this year.”

So, is Celente expecting another 10% correction in the stock market? Celente says, “Possible, yes.  The possible why is a black swan event and, in particular, war.  Do you see what is going on in the Middle East? . . . One of my sayings, and it goes for any country anytime and in any place, when all else fails, they take you to war.  They are ratcheting up war in the Middle East with Saudi Arabia and other countries against Iran. . . . If there is a war against Iran . . . If there is war in the Middle East, you will see oil prices spike to above $100 per barrel.  If that happens–bam, not only the U.S. equity markets, but you will see the global equity markets go into bear territory. . . .The markets are overvalued, the price/earnings (PE) ratios are in the 26 range, and 14 is usually the average.  They are near historic highs by many measurements.”

Celente also points out another big headwind for the markets. Celente says, “Rising interest rates.  Look at the numbers that came out last week on housing.  Boom!  Mortgage applications down, and purchases down on all different levels.  Interest rates are going up.”

Celente likes gold but predicts nothing is going to happen until “it hits $1,450 per ounce and stabilizes around that price.” Celente also predicts, “The United States wants a weaker dollar so we can increase our exports. . .  I am betting on a weaker dollar.”

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  1. Gary Cooper

    New Zealand get ready for Hillary! In here own words, an incredible event! Named after Sir Edmund. Born in Chicago, five years before his climb of Everest, an incredulous event considering.
    Clinton Cash

    • Neil

      Yeah Obama is coming here too. Don’t know why they think they are welcome. Probably here to extract Clinton Foundation ‘donations’ from the new government.
      NZ is better informed than you might imagine for a small isolated country however. Comey got several death threats while he was here.
      If these people ever got the idea NZ was a good place to move to they might get in a megalomaniac wave but they wouldn’t make it off the boarding stairs….

    • Bob

      Can’t wait.
      Why can’t we have Trump instead?

    • Paul ...

      Remember Christen Lagard’s infatuation with the number 7 … well “another incredible event” much greater then that “law breaker Hillary” is taking place not just in New Zealand but around the entire world … 7 bowls of poison are now being poured down upon the Earth by Jesus Christ himself … “he has had enough” of all the neocon warmongers evil (continuous wars and the killing of women and children) … the poison Jesus is pouring down will spell death to all the evil Satanist warmongers and pedophiles … even his “chosen people” given God’s word (the 10 Commandments) “have failed to obey” as they are still “money changing” and doing other bad things “sexually” … thus our Pacific Ocean has already been poisoned with radiation … the Sun already grows hotter and hotter, etc., etc. … the crime of killing and beheading Christians (by creating ISIS) will not be tolerated … and disobeying God’s Ten(10) Commandments will not be tolerated … it is like killing the true King of this world (INRI) over and over again … judgement is now being rained down upon “all” the wicked ones on Earth who think they are above the law (like Hillary) and believe they don’t have to follow any of God’s moral laws!! … https://www.wake-up.org/introduction-to-bible-prophecy/seven-bowls-gods-wrath.html

    • Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'


      One thing is for certain…Hitlery is a compulsive and habitual liar.
      What I am intrigued about with this pending visit is who/what spawned the idea?
      Does anyone out there know if there are sponsors involved or is it their own initiative and as such just another example of the Clintons common practice of earning vast quantities of money simply by standing in front of a gullible crowd and telling a pack of lies for an hour or so?


      • Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'

        After a little bit of delving, I can now actually answer my own question…the ‘initiative’ to have this creature speak in NZ and Australia was facilitated by none other than ‘The Growth Faculty’ [link below].

        This organisation was founded by Karen Beattie is based in Australia and has a branch in Auckland NZ.
        Mission statement…
        “The Growth Faculty provides the very best strategic thinking from around the world and connects global thought leaders with Australian business people.”

        …yeah right… and Hitlery is going to help with this?…what a monumentally idiotic choice of speakers!


        • Neil

          ..or in other words an influence group infiltrating our government’s affairs – an outpost of the Trilateral Commission/ Council of Foreign Affairs – similar to The NZ Business Roundtable, that was, now called The NZ Initiative https://nzinitiative.org.nz/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_Initiative
          Translation – an assumptive group of self important jerks who need to be removed along with the native cockroaches in Parliament’s corridors…
          In other words Hillary and Barry are here to update the program for and extract money from the local NWO operatives…

        • Neil

          Remember Colin, as low level NWO operatives they are just social climbing types who think they are getting to rub shoulders with power/elites and probably unaware of the large agendas -useful idiots in other words – and yet dangerous to our independence and democracy etc. as malleable minions.

          • Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'

            Point taken!
            I think you nailed it Neil with the term useful idiots.

            One of ‘The Growth Faculty’s’ speakers that they like to boast about was none other than George Clooney. Now I have absolutely nothing against George, but I am not sure that he fits very well with TGF’s mission statement…
            …”to provide the very best strategic thinking from around the world and connect global thought leaders with Australian business people”!!!

            Neither does Hitlery.

          • Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'

            I’m afraid it gets worse Neil …way worse!

            Apparently there are are a number of governmental and therefore publicly funded institutions involved in underwriting this visit.

            These include Trade and Enterprise, Auckland University and the Auckland-based Icehouse, a publicly-funded incubator and start-up depot for nurturing entrepreneurs and their inventions.

            But wait, there is more…
            According to the below link Trade & Industry and as part of the wider Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, persuaded the government to invest large sums of public money in the Clinton ‘family charitable foundation’.



            • Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'

              Apparently NZ donated $13.7 million to the Clinton Foundation…puke!


              • Neil

                I read somewhere there was to be another payment – total $18m – not sure if that will go ahead after the Clinton Foundation got negative publicity. Australia gave a lot more. Really we need to protest her visit and ask for the money back – with interest- since it is a fraudulent charity. We also need to remove from office anyone who authorised the payment of publicly derived funds for the larger purposes of securing favour. Presumably Hillary does so little work in her role as a Senator that she can scoot off to the bottom end of the world to make a speech of no importance nor substance to a room full of nobodies and it makes no difference.
                Disappointed we have as many sycophantic fools as we do. Time to get active I think.

                • Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'

                  Hugh Steadman of khakispecs.com is all over this too…he is right up with the play!

    • Beverly Kingsford

      Amazing Interview! Gerald Celente’ is one of THE BEST! Super knowledgeable and tells it just like it is. Thank you Gerald for coming on and for all your valuable experience.

      • Greg Hunter

        Thank you Beverly!! I agree, Mr. Celente is a good man who is very knowledgeable.

  2. Holmes Miller

    JIM ROGERS from Singapore via British Columbia. Bitcoin, China, Fed, Economy Analysis & Predictions, as of Saturday morning Feb 24, 2018

  3. Anthony Australia

    Thanks as always Greg. I used to have Gerald 3rd after 1 Bill Holter and 2 Rob Kirby. However he has fallen right off the list. He’s too angry, self centred and above all a snob. Tired of stories; that to me, he gets from the MSM, perhaps he should try completely ingnoring them. He hardly engages with the common man and seems to be above all. I have seen no action, correspondence, from him on all of the platforms he uses.
    I guess people from New York are not so friendly? I have notes from David Morgan, Greg Mannarino, Bill Holter, and a couple of emails from Rob Kirby. Of course Greg you are truly amongst us.
    He continually flip flops on Cryto’s and always adjusts his Gold ‘breakout’ figure; sure he is solid that Gold is the ultimate safe haven, hasn’t it always been. He is wrong on Electric Vehicle technology and to me is seems he does little or no research on renewables.
    Why does it seem that we the people are getting screwed on all fronts.
    I am ranting Greg because for me it seems that now the alternative media has a large audience they are starting to forget what the original battle was and is all about.
    We have realistically nothing compared to other parts of the world when it comes to another voice and turn to the USA for a message of hope and an education about an unbiased opinion. Like David Icke says, “deception, its a global issue”.

    • Mike R

      You are right about Gerald. too angry now, and yes usually seems to be self centered.

      There are no real ‘trends’ in this world anyway. He’s making stuff up about trends. Everything is going every which way but where you want it, or need it.

      We have a world dominated by politics, raw emotion, and even hate. Little logic, no true leadership, and too much hysterical hand waving by thousands of special interests.

      Everyone has a different hidden agenda, and seeking common ground based on ethics, morals, solid values, is as rare as moon dust on earth.

      • Anthony Australia

        Mike you couldn’t be more accurate. World is driven by hate as greed to the detriment of the vulnerable. Too many ifs, perhaps and maybes. The system is rigged and both sides are taking advantage. Got to love the daily excuses, so called professional analysis, when markets are up or down. When in truth, no one has a clue. I hope that guests can call it like it is rather than crystal balling.

      • Mike G

        Sure there are trends, the central banks are controlling the markets with money printing. So if you can second guess the central banks you can predict trends. AS the world has never seen such manipulation by central banks, it’s kinda tough to predict from the past.

      • Paul ...

        A very high percentage of the American people (likely as high as 90%) are simply too dumbed down (by all the chemicals in our food, water and air) to be angry … as one of our founding Fathers (Benjamin Franklin) once said: When the “neocons and banksters” find that they can vote themselves money … that will herald the end of our Republic!!

      • Charles H

        Mike R,

        It’s like those who invested in precious metals after interest rates went down – they are burned to the ground. The Old Ways and Values are passing away.
        “And we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way…” How pertinent the Bible becomes.

        • This sceptred Isle

          Yes, the bible is full of half truths

          • Greg Hunter

            I totally disagree and you really have said this to one of the smartest Bible guys (Charles H) on this site.

            • This sceptred isle

              Why is it internally inconsistent then? Also why have many of its biggest proponents used it as a justification for rape, torture and murder often at the instigation of the Vatican. Rome and it’s tentacles was and is a beast system. The Vatican commissioned the knights templars to excavate solomon’s temple

              • This sceptred isle

                This criticism applies to all religions.

              • This sceptred Isle

                Occult/Masonic symbols in the Catholic church.


              • Greg Hunter

                The Vatican does not say rape is justified. Show me where they said that.

                • This sceptred Isle

                  Well 2 out of 3 isn’t bad. The Vatican certainly advocated torture and genocide (Albigensian crusade/genocide against the Cathars in southern France, middle east crusades). Such behaviour is in OPPOSITION to the teachings of Jesus. Logic would suggest then that it is satanic or of the anti-christ.

                  In respect to rape/paedophilia, the Vatican hasn’t explicitly justified this, to my knowledge, but has certainly been complicit through cover ups and offering crusaders a free spiritual pass to engage in all of the above crimes.



                  Walter Veith is very enlightening on exposing the occult symbology within Catholicism and the Jesuits in particular.

  4. NW

    Greg, I usually love your informative shows… I was anticipating this interview, but nothing new from this one!
    During your closing comments you could not even get Gerald to confirm that 2018 could be a volatile year? Felt Gerald was way too full of himself.

    • Beverly Kingsford

      Gerald is NOT full of himself. He simply is trying to help the people understand the experience he’s had in politics. He’s seen an awfully lot and he’s trying to help people have confidence in the things he has to say because he feels it’s true. Gerald is a a great guy!

  5. Jer

    But yet no mention of the petroyuan.

    There are many schools of thought on what will take place on the 26th of March, with a wide range of consequences. The journalist that wrote this report has his. I have mine. But I find two things in his analysis particularly interesting.
    1. The rest of the world is tired of carrying our debt and will use this opportunity to distance itself from the petrodollar.
    2. Before that happens the deep state that runs the military industrial complex in this country will start a war in Syria.

    I’m not sure whether it will be Syria or North Korea, but if past history holds true ( Iraq, Afghanistan, Libra,Ukraine ) something is going to give before the deep state let’s the rest of the world hose them over and walk away. China didn’t :
    – create the BRICS alliance
    – create AIIB
    – create the BRICS bank
    – gain reserve currency status
    – buy up the worlds gold supply.
    – launch quantum satelites
    – and now launch the petroyuan
    Because it had nothing else to do. Ahhh…..no!

    Even though this writer may have a slanted view of the U.S. because
    he’s from Pakistan , he may be right about one thing. The rest of the world is tired of carrying our debt . How much remains to be seen?

    • Jer


    • Jer

      Sometimes the deep state drops a hint about its real intentions or who it intends to use as a scapegoat.

      • Paul ...

        And sometimes the Deep State and Shadow Government don’t drop hints but tell us outright and directly “exactly what they plan” … like how they plan “to wipe out about 75% of the US population” so they won’t have to give away to China anymore US assets to pay for the trade deficit that will remain (even after a re-set of the US dollar) … luckily Trump wants to bring back the manufacturing that was outsourced over the last 40 years by the neocons (so our trade deficit with China can be reduced) … and perhaps (if he succeeds) only 100 million will have to be killed with anthrax by the evil Satanic neocons instead of the 300 million these evil neocons had planned to kill (as they inscribed in a stone someplace in Georgia) !!

        • Paul ...

          Let’s pray to God that the $500 billion deficit we now generate buying things from China can be completely eliminated by Trump … before the neocons eliminate the American population (the same way they eliminate our precious school children) to achieve their evil Satanic political/economic agenda!!

  6. Peter

    I agree with Celente that Gold is a dead investment. He said it’s not going anywhere
    until it bases at 1450, which isn’t happening. I agree that the stock market will
    stall if interest rates go much higher. He’s spot on about the corrupt politicians like Nancy Pelosi who have sold America out for their own financial gain, so kudos to him for mentioning it. By the way, if housing and rent prices decrease, I would consider that a plus to the average man.

    • Anthony Australia

      If housing prices and rental yields go down we are all stuffed.

      • Bob

        No we are stuffed because they are so high.

        Are you worried about losing your rental slaves paying your mortgages Anthony? Is your housing empire in danger of collapse? Are you being selfish?

    • Paul ...

      Once the re-set occurs … and the world begins to use gold instead of the US dollar in trade between Nations … the stampede out of Treasuries by all Nations that back their currency with Fed Notes will be so explosive … we will see gold rise by hundreds of dollars in a single day!!

      • Paul ...

        And neither is God a dead investment … as he got Trump elected as one of the 7 bowls of poison the evil Satanists will have to endure for their crimes against Christians and women and children everywhere … yes, you can blame it on the Russians (because they did interfere in our elections by cutting the Bush heroin drug money flow that was supporting Jeb’s run for the Presidency) … the Russian interdiction of