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Today, marking its fastest recovery in history, the S&P 500 broke above its all-time high that was set in February before government lockdowns sent the broader market index tumbling.
The NASDAQ also hit a record high today, but the Dow was down 66 points.
As we have continually noted, there is no relationship between Wall Street and Main Street. The hard data and financial facts prove the Federal Reserve and Washington have injected scores of trillions into Wall Street to keep the money junkies high.
In this week’s column by Gregory Mannarino, “FINANCIAL FRANKENSTEIN 2020, he says, “Global stock markets, none more so than the U.S. market, are in a ‘Maximum Distortion’ phase. The Maximum Distortion phase can exist for a long period of time, but the longer the phase lasts, the more profound the next phase will be: Total Meltdown.”
Considering the Fed and D.C. Gangs have invented money pumping schemes undreamed of, there is no way to accurately forecast the time and date – as Gerald Celente had with the 1987 Stock Market Crash, the Dot-Com Bust, and the Panic of ’08 – of the upcoming “Total Meltdown.”
To clearly illustrate the disparity between Wall Street and Main Street, this was the feature front page headline in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal: “Cyclical Stocks are Leading Latest Leg of Market Recovery.”
Turn to Page 3 and read the headline: “More People Go Hungry and Seek Food Aid as Recession Takes Toll.”
The story notes some 20 percent of Americans with children at home don’t have enough money to buy enough food. As the “Greatest Depression” sinks deeper, the numbers will rise.
Yet, Wall Street hits new highs as Main Street hits new lows.
Off With Their Heads 2.0
To illustrate the great divide, today, the Institute for Policy Studies reported the wealth of the top 12 billionaires in the U.S. recently blew past $1 trillion dollars.
They said each had a wealth surge of 40 percent or a combined increase of $283 billion.
“This is a disturbing milestone in the U.S. history of concentrated wealth and power,” said Chuck Collins, a director for the Washington D.C.-based progressive think tank. “This is simply too much economic and political power in the hands of 12 people. From the point of view of a democratic self-governing society, this represents an Oligarchic Dozen.”
TRENDPOST: As of 13 August, the S&P 500 index had risen in every trading day this month except one. The bull market’s steadiness is due to the Fed’s willingness to keep pouring cheap money into the economy and the belief the COVID Panic will recede.
Markets are optimistic now because of “an environment where the virus situation gets better, but we still have a ton of stimulus in the system,” said Ilya Feygin, Managing Director at WallachBeth Capital.
Also, markets did not react negatively to the choice of Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee because she is seen as more moderate in economic matters than others who were in contention.
TREND FORECAST: After taking a $100 hit last week, Gold prices have bounced back, closing at $2,001 per ounce.
Gold keeps rising higher as U.S interest rates trend lower and the dollar keeps declining.
And with the “By their deeds you shall know them” expectations that Washington and the Feds will continue to pump trillions of dollars into the financial systems and the general economy in hopes of keeping them from crashing… the lower the dollar will fall and the higher gold prices will rise.
TREND FORECAST: The pent-up demand from the lockdowns and supply chain disruptions nudged consumer prices up last month.
However, despite rising inflation, considering the perilous economic state of the nation, it will not prod the Federal Reserve (or other central banks) to raise interest rates, thus pushing gold, a hedge against inflation, higher.
And not just any kind of gold.
The market for wearables has plunged during the pandemic but gold-centered exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have added record numbers of investors. To meet investors’ demand, SPDR Gold Shares now owns more than 1,200 tons and holds more gold than the national bank of India or Japan.
Gold only makes up about 3 percent of portfolios, according to Bank of America, compared to 10 percent in 2011.
Thus, there is more upside potential, since, as the greater the demand for gold, the higher the prices will rise.
While it is old news to Trends Journal subscribers, since we were the first to identify the “Gold Bull Run” over a year ago when it was trading at $1,332 per ounce, now Wall Street – bearish back then – is echoing our bullish forecast.
Cross-Border Capital foresee gold’s prices rocketing to $2,500 or even $3,000 within 18 months.
Bank of America also sees gold rising to $3,000 within a year… if the virus returns and economies are shut down again.
Ole Hansen, commodities strategist at Saxo Bank, agreed with us when he said recently, “The reasons for holding gold and silver have not gone away.”
On the silver front, we maintain our forecast that it will have greater percentage increases then gold and well rise above $50 per ounce.

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