Saturday, December 16, 2006

Liquidity is Disappearing Quickly


From Prudent Bear


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"The growth of real-estate based debt is slowing and is causing lower consumer liquidity. The slowdown in household mortgage debt flow SHOULD lead to a recession - BUT the Federal Reserve is determined to prevent one.

The latest economic statistics show that consumers depended on new debt for 90% of their cash flow during 2006. Any decline in debt flow will constrain liquidity and should cause a decline in the growth of consumption and household investment.

We demonstrated in our March, 2006 update and confirmed in our June and September, 2006 updates that consumer liquidity was falling sharply. This report shows that consumers could be setting historic liquidity lows on all of our measures by January 1, 2007. "

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Blogger I Love Broadband over PowerLine said...

Published December 15, 2006 7:27 PM EST

*** BREAKING NEWS ***
CHINA TO DUMP ONE TRILLION IN U.S. RESERVES!!!!

Tells visiting Bush administration officials they will not sit back and lose their shirts as U.S. Dollar collapses; they are getting out fast and large!!!!!!

BEIJING, CHINA — Sources with a U.S. Delegation in Beijing have told The Hal Turner Show the Chinese government has informed visiting Bush Administration officials they intend to dump One TRILLION U.S. Dollars from China’s Currency Reserves and convert those funds into Euros, gold and silver!

China was allegedly asked to withhold the announcement until Bullion Markets closed for the weekend to prevent an instant spike in gold and silver prices. This delay will give the world the weekend to consider appropriate actions rather than have a knee-jerk reaction which could see the U.S. Dollar totally collapse in value Monday.

According to this Senior source, China told the U.S. delegation they no longer have faith in U.S. Currency for several reasons:

1) The Federal Reserve Bank ceased publishing “M3″ data in March, making it nearly impossible for anyone to know how much cash is being printed. China said this act made it impossible to tell how much a Dollar is worth.

2) The U.S. Dollar has lost upwards of thirty percent (30%) of its value against other foreign currencies in the recent past, meaning China has lost almost $300 Billion simply by holding U.S. Dollars in its reserves.

3) The U.S. has no plans whatsoever to reduce deficit spending or ability pay down any of its existing debt without printing money to pay it off.

For these reasons China has decided to implement an aggressive sell-off of U.S. Dollars before the rest of the world does so. China reportedly told the US delegation; “we are the largest holder of U.S. Currency and if the rest of the world unloads theirs before we unload ours, we will lose our shirts.”

Early this week, in an unusual move, the Bush administration sent virtually the entire economic “A-team” to visit China for a “strategic economic dialogue” in Beijing Dec. 14 and 15.

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke lead the delegation, along with five other cabinet-level officials, including Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez. Also in the delegation is Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, Energy Secretary Sam Bodman, and U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab.

The Bush administration wanted to get China’s cooperation in preventing a dollar collapse. The Hal Turner Show has been told the effort failed.

According to the source, Fed Chairman Bernanke left the meeting “pale and in a cold sweat” as the implications of China’s decision seemed to sink in.

The implications are enormous: The U.S. Dollar is likely to collapse in value against all other major currencies as early as Monday, December 18.

This would cause a worldwide sell-off of dollars, create almost immediate “hyper-inflation” in the US and also impact world markets at a level “worse than the Great Depression of 1929.”

Arabs to the rescue?

In a strange twist of fate, Arabs and OPEC may come to the rescue of the U.S.!

Senior officials in OPEC made clear that they too would be severely harmed if the U.S. Dollar collapsed, and hinted they “would not be inclined to sell oil to any particular nation that intentionally caused such a collapse.”

This was a thinly veiled threat to China, which depends heavily on OPEC oil for its rapidly developing energy needs.

The OPEC officials even went so far as to say “Since China lacks the ability to project their military power, OPEC nations need not worry about any Chinese military response to an oil cut-off.”

Such brutally candid remarks will not sit well with China; and signal ominous things for the U.S. .

Arabs and OPEC will want something in return for saving the U.S. from economic collapse and it is already widely speculated what they want will be a complete change in U.S. backing of Israel in the Middle East.

If such demands are made by the oil-rich Arabs, the U.S. would be left with little choice but to virtually abandon the jewish state to preserve itself.

source: http://www.halturnershow.com/ChinaToDumpUSDollars.html

Saturday, December 16, 2006 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How reliable is this source? This is very ominous news.

Saturday, December 16, 2006 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL HAL TURNER a white supremist at best .....

Saturday, December 16, 2006 5:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Sally said...

from HOUSING BUBBLE to CHINA TO DUMP ONE TRILLION IN U.S. RESERVES....I can always expect to get a good laugh at this site !

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 1:30:00 PM  

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