The Solution is Simple…

Our problem here in the U.S. is too much debt.

Our solution here at Survive & Prosper is less debt.

Yet the Fed and ECB continue to fight fire with more fire. That is, they’re fighting a private balance sheet recession (read: too much debt on the balance sheet) with a public balance sheet explosion (read: even more debt on the balance sheet).

For now, it seems to be working…

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This chart shows how the S&P 500 goes higher when the Fed and ECB expand their balance sheets… and how the market drops when central banks don’t stimulate.

Don’t be fooled.

The private sector took on as much debt as it possibly could through 2007 (pushing the markets higher)… then it stopped. Now, the Fed and ECB are taking on as much debt as they possibly can so the music doesn’t stop. The problem is, eventually, central banks too must stop amassing debt. They too will need to deleverage.

For now this will keep the wheels turning… but this will change soon.

If you haven’t done so already read the Survive & Prosper issue on “If the Disease Doesn’t Kill Us, the Cure Certainly Will.

 

 

What Killed the Middle Class?

Today real incomes of the middle class are 5% lower than they were in 1970 and 12.4% lower than in 2000… when they peaked! How could this be?

In our new infographic What Killed the Middle Class?, we take a look at some shocking numbers to show how bad it’s become and what has been fueling this middle-class revolt.

 

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About Author

Adam O'Dell has one purpose in mind: to find and bring to subscribers investment opportunities that return the maximum profit with the minimum risk. Adam has worked as a Prop Trader for a spot Forex firm. While there, he learned the fundamentals of trading in the world’s largest market. He excelled at trading the volatile currency markets by seeking out low-risk entry points for trades with high profit potential. An MBA graduate and Affiliate Member of the Market Technicians Association, Adam is a lifelong student of the markets. He is editor of our hugely successful trading service, Cycle 9 Alert.