As we so obviously descend into the abyss, I still feel this is a crisis people don’t quite grasp. I’ve said from the very start that this is not only a debt crisis, but also a crisis in confidence. Case in point: A recent poll shows Americans’ approval of Congress is at an all-time low of 9%. Believe me, we are in unprecedented times and a 3rd party candidate will win the Presidency much sooner than you think.
What Does A Crisis in Confidence Mean?
The human brain is interesting because we process raw emotions before rational thought. This explains why people sell stocks in a panic even though their stocks are becoming fundamentally better values. This same volatility and irrationality will be expressed in social trends. I know many of you who believed me about gold or silver or commodities did not believe me that there would be civil unrest in America marked by protests, riots, and police violence. Well open your eyes, it’s happening as we speak. These trends are irreversible and they will only get worse.
There is a general chorus in America about taxing the rich to create social equality. Well Americans need to think a little. If we raise taxes as a percentage of GDP, then we become Europe. We become Greece. Raising taxes is just about the stupidest thing to do in a downturn, and even Keynes proposed cutting taxes in a recession. Of course modern-day economists and politicians conveniently forget this point to push their own agenda. Is is any wonder we’re in the bind that we’re in?
The key to future investing success will be to do the opposite of everyone else. That’s why I’m placing a bet on real estate while everyone around me is telling me real estate is such a horrible investment. I’ve always been someone who is very comfortable being alone in my opinions, and real estate is no different. I will keep pounding my fist on the table that stocks are going to explode into 2020 or so and that gold stocks need to be bought on corrections. I can easily envision gold stocks rising 50% in a day when all is said and done.
If you follow history or markets or science, you know the craziest things happen in the shortest amount of time. Currencies maintain their stability over centuries, only to collapse overnight. Plagues come out of nowhere to wipe out half of the human population. And assets in a bull market rise the same amount in 1 month that they did in the preceding 10 years. This is how the world works. When confidence collapse in America, we will see unprecedented volatility on multiple fronts. I have been preparing for years, and I fully believe my expectations of things like $3000-$5000 gold will come true.Follow