When you read the economic news releases in the mainstream media, you probably wonder what the real story is behind the headlines. And if you don’t, you should.
All too often, sources like the Wall Street Journal, or CNBC, or any financial media outfit aren’t telling you the truth.
Sometimes the truth isn’t obvious because of the way the media reports the numbers, usually ignoring the actual raw data for the universally followed and seasonally adjusted (manipulated) data. That’s just one problem.
But there’s a bigger problem that causes facts to become twisted and headlines to become lies…
There’s something going on in Europe that you need to know about. It could directly impact your portfolio, not in a good way. And no one else is telling you about it. Here’s what you need to know to protect your assets, and profit on the short side.
Unlike Vegas, what happens in Europe doesn’t stay in Europe. In fact, European banks and investors play a huge role in US markets. This is nothing new. After all, it was European investors who financed the exploration of the New World. French money helped finance the American Revolution. And so on.
While Europeans don’t play nearly as large a role in US markets as the Fed does, at the margin their participation is critical to the direction of the US Treasury market. And as the money used to purchase Treasuries passes into US dealer accounts it then has an impact on stock prices as well.
Bottom line: European money directly influences the bond market, and indirectly influences the stock market. And if they start pulling their cash out of our system…then what’s good for Europe could be very bad for the U.S.
In fact, it could help trigger a massive stock market crash this fall. Here’s how.