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Food Prices Are Rising Aggressively, And Even The Corporate Media Is Admitting That It Is Only Going To Get Worse

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog

Food prices are outrageous now, but they are only going to go higher.  Earlier today, I came across an NBC News article entitled “Get ready for higher grocery bills for the rest of the year.” I thought that it was strange that a piece put out by the corporate media sounded like it could have come straight from my website because I have been sounding the alarm about higher food prices for quite some time.

Surprisingly, the NBC News article was generally right on point.  Thanks to a variety of factors, food prices have been rising aggressively, and that is going to continue for the foreseeable future.

According to the Labor Department, consumer prices overall were up 0.6 percent from February to March…

Consumer prices shot higher in March, given a boost by a strong economic recovery and year-over-year comparisons to a time when the Covid-19 pandemic was about to throttle the U.S. economy, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.

The consumer price index rose 0.6% from the previous month but 2.6% from the same period a year ago. The year-over-year gain is the highest since August 2018 and was well above the 1.7% recorded in February.

0.6 percent may not sound like that much, but if you multiply that figure by 12 months you get an annualized rate of  7.2 percent.

Of course the government has changed the way the inflation rate is calculated dozens of times over the years, and at this point everyone knows that the official number greatly understates what is really happening in the economy.

In fact, John Williams of says that if the rate of inflation was still calculated the way that it was back in 1980, it would be over 10 percent right now.

In other words, we have now reached Jimmy Carter levels of inflation.

One of the places where we are really starting to see inflation show up is in food prices.  Here are just a few examples

Before the pandemic began, the national average for a pound of bacon in January 2020 was $4.72. By last month, that price had soared to $5.11, according to exclusive supermarket point of sale data from NielsenIQ. Ground beef is up $5.26 a pound from $5.02. Bread is up $2.66 a loaf from $2.44.

So why are food prices increasing like this?

Yahoo News recently posted an article that listed four explanations

1. Plummeting food production
2. Transportation tumult
3. More eating at home
4. Wild weather

Moving forward, the pandemic will continue to suppress global food production, commodity prices will likely keep climbing, and increasingly wild weather patterns will certainly cause even more damage to crops.

All of these factors are making it more expensive for food companies to operate, and as NBC News has noted, food companies are starting to pass along those costs to consumers…

Issues like higher gas prices, increasing transport costs that get passed on to consumers, especially for items like bread, are only going up as driving increases faster than oil production. So grocery prices are likely to remain on the higher end of estimates for at least the rest of the year, Olvera said. Producers may eventually increase their output in order to capture the heightened demand, but that won’t happen until toward the end of this year, Olvera said.

Of course, it isn’t just the United States that is wrestling with these problems.

Food prices are actually rising far more rapidly in much of the rest of the world, and we recently learned that global food prices spiked for a tenth month in a row during March…

Global food commodity prices rose in March, marking their tenth consecutive monthly increase, with quotations for vegetable oils and dairy products leading the rise, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported today.

The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 118.5 points in March, 2.1 percent higher than in February and reaching its highest level since June 2014.

Those at the very bottom of the economic food chain are being hurt the most by rising food prices.

We have already started to see food riots in some areas, and one relief organization is warning that millions of people in East Africa are now on the verge of starvation

Over 7 million people across six East African countries are at the cusp of starvation as communities have faced existential threats from violence, flooding, the pandemic and locust infestation, the evangelical humanitarian organization World Vision has warned.

Needless to say, all of these developments are perfectly consistent with the warnings that I issued in Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America.

Even during the best of years, we really struggle to feed the entire planet, and 2021 is definitely not going to be a great year for global food production.

The good news is that there is still plenty of food in our supermarkets right now, and that means that we have a window of opportunity.

I know that food prices may seem ridiculous, but they aren’t ever going to be any lower than they are right now.

I would encourage you to use this window of opportunity to stock up at these relatively low prices, because the price increases are only going to become even more painful as our leaders continue to flood the system with more cash.

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About the Author: My name is Michael Snyder and my brand new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available on  In addition to my new book, I have written four others that are available on including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned)  By purchasing the books you help to support the work that my wife and I are doing, and by giving it to others you help to multiply the impact that we are having on people all over the globe.  I have published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream, and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe.  I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but I also ask that they include this “About the Author” section with each article.  The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial, or health decisions.  I encourage you to follow me on social media on FacebookTwitter, and Parler, and any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as we possibly can.

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Just like Enron,, and the bombastic AOL/Time Warner merger bid signify the Dotcom paradigm shift, and as Lehman Brothers, AIG, and Fannie and Freddie are the symbols of the Great Financial Crisis of 2008, so does GME and Reddit’s WallStreetBets fiasco represent the idea that emerging tech has become a massive bubble.

We said it, hedge fund titans like Ray Dalio put it on paper, Buffett and Munger warned about it, and, indeed, this sector has now seen a severe sell-off!

The non-profitable tech bubble is popping and this is not a regular correction. The air has leaked out and it won’t be inflated back, since people’s eyes have been opened to the downside of buying speculative growth companies, paying premiums that portray a perfectly smooth future.

P/E ratios of 100, 200, 300, and even more, which investors have been willing to pay, are now going to become a thing of the past.


You’ll notice that while the emerging tech bubble has been crashing by -20%, -30%, and even -50% in just the past 2-3 weeks, the technology companies that are valued, based on fundamentals, have not suffered the same fate.

Classically, assuming this is part of the grand rally and looking to buy the “dips,” people crammed in, putting new monies, and got burned!

Valuations don’t matter until they do, until market conditions change and then one is forced to look at what he owns, at the businesses he chose to purchase and sees that they are companies that are only rallying because of some short-term anomaly, not a long-term sustainable backdrop. Said differently, this bubble popping means that most of the damaged equities that are now by -30%, -40%, and -50%, will now be viewed with open eyes and won’t go up to their previous eyes unless their fundamentals fit the bill (that might be 5-10 years away!).


As you can see, the appetite of millennials and Gen Z demographics to own equities isn’t over by a long shot. They plan to put their just-approved stimulus checks in the markets. As we’ve been showing, the bubbles are in pockets, in niches, not with the overall stock market.

In the past three weeks, though, some real damage has transpired, since close to $500bn has flowed into equities in this correction. Playing with fire certainly comes with the high probability of getting burned.

Now, with the S&P 500’s yield at 1.52% and the 10yr Treasury yield at 1.56%, there’s an alternative to stocks, when it comes to fixed-income portfolios.

This will continue to drive funds into bonds, but not enough to scare away millennials and Gen Z and not enough to change my own mind, to be honest, which probably means that there are others like me. Bottom line, stocks won’t crash just because the 10-yr bond yields 1.56%, compared with 0.6% at the March lows.


The NASDAQ is now negative for 2021 and has entered an official correction (-10%), the same as the S&P 500. After Powell’s speech on Thursday, I texted one of the best hedge fund managers I know and told him, “What Powell did was to flush out any remaining sellers. He basically acknowledged that this sell-off in crazily-valued tech was a justified response to the changing climate and I think that the worst is behind us. We might get another puke on Friday, but don’t be surprised, if bulls regain control or at least give bears a fair fight.”

Sure enough, mid-Friday, the reversal came and it was aggressive. I don’t know if the rebound will immediately accelerate, as the market opens tomorrow, but I can tell you that I’ve been buying heavily myself and will proceed to do just that with my favorite stocks. The tactic of buying equities in corrections is to accelerate, as the pain extends.

I plan on issuing a full report with these purchases on Tuesday, as well as announce two major positions I’m just now entering.

We don’t think that markets are headed towards a total meltdown and if anything, we take the contrarian view that investors aren’t yet fully aware of how strong and healthy the recovery will be.

If I am to compare this period to others in history, I find many similarities to 1945, after WW2 ended – the world reset and sensational stimulus commenced everywhere.

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Price of Food & Gasoline Goes Higher: The Trend Will Continue

The price of food and gasoline will continue to creep higher as inflation has an effect on the costs of necessities. Those who are already living paycheck to paycheck will not be able to escape the effects of the government’s response to the scamdemic.

Since the goal is impoverishment, the government knew exactly what they were doing when they shut down small businesses and allowed the big box stores to stay open as “essential.”

The reasons behind the increases are myriad but generally can be traced back to one or more consequences of the pandemic: Logjams in the world’s supply chain are one culprit. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development found that global shipping dropped last year, the first decrease since 2009. “The short-term outlook for maritime trade is grim. Predicting the pandemic’s longer-term impact as well as the timing and scale of the industry’s recovery is fraught with uncertainty,” the organization warned. –NBC News

Phil Lempert, the founder of, warned that shoppers shouldn’t expect any relief on their wallets any time soon. “I think food prices are going to continue to increase for probably a good year, year and a half,” he predicted. “Our costs are going to go up for food production,” he said.

Another contributor to escalating food costs is the rising price of oil and gasoline. In order to supply grocery stores with food, suppliers must truck it in. That means there’s a higher demand for the current supply of gasoline. Once the scamdemic restrictions began to ease, the demand for gasoline bounced back more quickly than oil producers could increase production, leading to an upward march for prices, even with millions of people still not taking business trips or commuting to work.

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America elected an NYC-based real estate shark to the office of President. WHAT DID YOU think would happen? This is a person who had to fight for everything and go into boxing matches with BARE KNUCKLES in order to get deals done.

People like Donald Trump aren’t apologetic, and one either DIGS THIS WHOLEHEARTEDLY or absolutely can’t stand the SIGHT OF HIM.

His doctrine won’t change, not now, not one month before elections. He is going to stick with what BROUGHT HIM HERE, to the highest office a man can hold for the past 80 years – that of Commander-in-Chief – and he’s going to take it TO TWITTER with all he’s got.

On the way, he’s going to CHALLENGE YOU with his ferociousness, and his confidence boosts.

If there’s an ULTIMATE LESSON to learn from the way he conducts himself, it is that ambition is contagious.

Trump’s supporters treat him more like a celebrity than anything else.

When I say that he is waging warfare on your mind, I don’t mean it in a vicious or evil way, but as a CASE STUDY.

Take a step back and learn from this; it’s a great experiment in self-promotion, governance, and the American atmosphere of 2020.

If he wins, even with half the country and the media HATING ON HIM, take that as a huge lesson in pursuing things in life, NO MATTER how many people tell you it’s wrong, impossible, stupid, or otherwise.

You’ll never rise to greatness, fearing criticism. Every major decision I’ve ever made was seen as outrageous by someone CLOSE TO ME.

Trump has built a wall with Mexico, waged a tariffs war with China, met with North Korea’s dictator, shut down the government and ordered the elimination of Iranian terrorists and of ISIS’ founder, all in one term.

Covid-19 has made him the target of GLOBAL SCRUTINY, so the polls have him trailing, which I tend to believe is true this time, but don’t think this is over by any STRETCH of the IMAGINATION.

Americans are about to enter a great psychological experiment and we shall see if the Trump campaign can’t pull off another last-minute reversal.

Know this: open-mindedness is the TRUE KEY to winning in 2020. I get sent videos of JEFF GUNDLACH, the bond king, who has become quite popular, three times a week.

He keeps warning of a SEVERE RECESSION and testing the MARCH LOWS; I keep looking at our Watch Lists (1, 2, 3, and 4) and the ENORMOUS GAINS we’ve made and keep making. I pity people who have “stayed liquid,” not understanding that the reset has ALREADY OCCURRED.

March was the GREATEST BEAR MARKET ever; there isn’t going to be a second one; we’re in recovery mode and this pandemic is GETTING DEFEATED, by way of herd immunity, social distancing, and for those who will dare to take it, a vaccine.

Focus on the future; keep a FLEXIBILITY ABOUT YOU, since following just one idea, just one script, IS WRONG.

I rest my case.

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For three weeks, we’ve been explaining HOW CRUCIAL it is not to be PARALYZED BY the incessant fear and drama of those who are comparing 2020 with 1929 – it really isn’t.

There are REAL FORCES in motion, both in China and the USA, the two largest economies, which are GROWTH-ORIENTED.


People are just NOT DOING their homework; the recovery is underway from this not-so-bad pandemic. The FORCE OF INERTIA behind this willingness to STAND FIRM and live with the disease is great; the masses do not want to be quarantined a SECOND TIME.

The fact of the matter is that we’re seeing an INSANE AMOUNT of selling and the only reason is that there’s an election in the pipeline; it’s not the second wave that is spooking markets. I want to remind everyone that the ECONOMIC MACHINE is bigger than any one president and it’s bigger than any one administration.

Entrepreneurs ADAPT; they adjust to trade wars, tariffs, taxes, interest rates, worker unions – they can PRETTY MUCH absorb all shocks. Just about the ONLY THING they can’t do is face DRACONIAN LAWS, but we’re not there yet…


Judging by the number of hedge funds closing their doors, we believe this is a HUGE MISCONCEPTION on the part of the value-investing veterans, who equate this to a bubble.

In a world where $13tn is STUCK IN NEGATIVE-yielding bonds, there’s so much MORE UPSIDE for businesses, stocks, commodities, and just about anything!

I implore you to realize that the bubble is in GOVERNMENT DEBT and that the rest is PEANUTS compared to that.

Today, a presidential debate is happening and afterward, the world of investing will have MORE CLARITY on the identity of the leader of the free world in the next four years, but don’t think that STOCKS WILL crash or surge, solely due to that.

I’m positively convinced that a recovery is well IN MOTION and that the level of breakthrough innovation that’s occurring is UNDERESTIMATED.

Stay LONG; it’s the natural position to be in.

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What NO ONE expects is a deep recession; there are a number of CONFLICTING THEORIES as to what the recovery will look like, but nothing about entering a recession. The consensus is that the pandemic is highly contagious, but not lethal; “with a vaccine coming and FEAR LEVELS subsiding, a recovery has begun,” is the general idea.

Where OPINIONS DIFFER is about its strength and inclusiveness of the recovery:

  1. Dichotomy – This is the thesis that claims BIG BUSINESS is eating up SMALL BUSINESS, so the recovery is HAPPENING, but it isn’t a healthy one. We’ll see GDP printing better stats with each PASSING QUARTER, but poverty is increasing, since BIG gets BIGGER and small gets TINY.
  2. Vaccine-Dependent – This camp believes that the PENT-UP DEMAND will be unleashed, once first-responders agree to take the vaccine. That stamp of approval will LEAD to CONFIDENCE worldwide; I want to show you how much DISTRUST THERE IS in the value stocks, which are companies that dominate their industries but are growing slowly and predictably, not fast and sporadically.

The market believes that each company that isn’t on the cloud is going out of business, which has led to a bubble:


You should consider THE FACTS about the pandemic before I move on to the THIRD CAMP, which are the investors who believe in the “V”-shaped or quick “U”-shaped recovery. They’re BUYING DIPS, as I am right now, following our FOUR WATCH LISTS: 1, 2, 3, and TECH.

The MOST IMPORTANT fact is that the PANDEMIC ITSELF isn’t lethal; the real crisis is overwhelmed hospitals and insufficient medical staff.

While no one likes to see CROWDED HEALTH FACILITIES, if those do return, this would be nowhere near the panic levels of March, when healthy people feared FOR THEIR LIVES.

Therefore, to expect markets to price in MARCH LOWS is a bit of a stretch of the imagination.

Instead, be agile in your thinking; there are REAL BARGAINS out there. Flexibility is needed, though. Don’t wait for sellers to hand you once-in-a-generation prices for the second time in six months.


As you can see, tight presidential races WEIGH ON PRICES, since it’s a huge unknown factor, especially when the parties are THIS POLARIZED on policy and public ideas.

It’s a tale of two Americas with two opposite agendas.

Where does gold come into the picture?

  1. Slow “V” or Fast “U” – Those who are FREE-MARKET oriented understand that businesses have muscled through the ROUGH PATCH and that capitalistic forces are driving innovation in this post-COVID-19 reality.

Wall Street and institutional money will be ENTERING EQUITIES on this severe dip and you ought to know that BUYING NOW is playing with fire, but I am certainly am.

Gold stocks have also reached their MOMENT OF TRUTH:

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They MUST PENETRATE below the average of 2.5; that will signal a MULTI-YEAR TREND, which will confirm the bull market. The fact that Kinross and Newmont, among other large-cap miners, are RAISING DIVIDENDS, is a healthy sign of confidence from the most reputable management teams out there.

The September dip has allowed us to find companies with GREAT SUPPORT and I’m going to present new stock profiles, since, as the chart above shows, we’re ON THE CUSP of the REAL MOVE.

Gold might sell in this panic even further, but that’s not the REAL TREND; think ahead by 6-12 months and you’ll realize that inflation is accelerating!

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If You Feel Like Something Really, Really Bad Is About To Happen, You Are Definitely Not Alone

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

If this is “the recovery”, what are things going to look like once economic conditions start to deteriorate again?  As you will see below, more than half of all households in some of our largest cities “are facing serious financial problems”, and Americans continue to file for unemployment benefits at a rate that the United States had never seen before prior to 2020.

When 695,000 workers filed for unemployment benefits during a single week in 1982, it established a record which stood for nearly 38 years.  But now we have been way above that old record for 25 weeks in a row.  On Thursday, we learned that another 884,000 Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week…

Weekly jobless claims were worse than expected last week amid a plodding climb for the U.S. labor market from the damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Labor Department on Thursday reported 884,000 first-time filings for unemployment insurance, compared with 850,000 expected by economists surveyed by Dow Jones. The total was unchanged from the previous week.

Of course, it is always important to look at the non-adjusted numbers, and according to those numbers, we actually saw an increase over the previous week

The Labor Department changed its methodology in how it seasonally adjusts the numbers, so the past two weeks’ totals are not directly comparable to the reports from earlier in the pandemic. Claims not adjusted for seasonal factors totaled 857,148, an increase of 20,140 from the previous week.

This is the second week in a row that the non-seasonally adjusted initial claims have risen.

That definitely wasn’t supposed to happen.

We are supposedly in a “recovery” right now, and things are supposed to be getting better.

But instead, they appear to be getting worse.  According to Wolf Richter, continuing claims under all state and federal programs were way up last week…

Total continued claims for unemployment insurance (UI) under all state and federal programs rose by 380,000, to 29.6 million people (not seasonally adjusted), the highest since August 1, according to the Department of Labor this morning. This was the second weekly increase in a row, after the 2.2-million jump last week.

At any other time in American history, the numbers that were just reported would be considered “catastrophic”, but we have been getting these sorts of catastrophic numbers for so long that we have become desensitized to them.

But at least the unemployment numbers are not as bad as they were earlier this year, and other economic figures seem to have hit a bit of a plateau as well.

So for the moment, there is relative calm, but it won’t last for very long.

If you feel like something really, really bad is about to happen, you are definitely not alone.  There are countless others that are also waiting for “the other shoe to drop”, and I believe that it could literally happen at any time.

But for now, we wait.

I would encourage you to enjoy these remaining days of summer while you still can.  This weekend, put some burgers on the grill and enjoy some time with your family.  Unfortunately, there are many Americans that are under such financial stress that it is hard to enjoy much of anything right now.  In fact, one recent survey found that 50 percent or more of the households in some of our largest cities are currently facing “serious financial problems”

There’s no question the coronavirus pandemic has forced many Americans into financial hardship, but a new NPR/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation survey provided a clearer picture of the extent of the struggles in the United States’ four largest cities.

At least half of all households in those cities — 53 percent in New York City, 56 percent in Los Angeles, 50 percent in Chicago, and 63 percent in Houston — reported facing serious financial problems, including depleted savings, problems paying credit card bills, and affording medical bills.

How can that be possible if we are in the midst of a tremendous “recovery”?

Of course, the truth is that we aren’t in any sort of a recovery, but at least things are a whole lot better than they will be after the upcoming election.

I had such an ominous feeling coming into 2020, and I shared this repeatedly with my readers, and now I have such an ominous feeling about the rest of 2020 and beyond.

In particular, I am extremely concerned about what will happen in November.  No matter who is ultimately declared the winner, the other side is going to be convinced that the election was stolen from them and that is likely to throw our nation into a state of chaos.

And we are already being told that we probably will not know the winner until long after election day.  That period of uncertainty is almost certainly going to spark more civil unrest, and I believe that faith in the integrity of our elections will be greatly shaken.

Before I end this article, there is one more thing that I wanted to mention that I found to be extremely interesting.  This year the Federal Reserve has been buying up mortgage bonds worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and according to Mish Shedlock the Fed now owns nearly a third of that entire market…

  • The Fed has snapped up $1 trillion of mortgage bonds since March. It bought around $300 billion of the bonds in each of March and April, and since then has been buying about $100 billion a month.
  • The Fed now owns almost a third of bonds backed by home loans in the U.S.
  • Buying the securities has pushed mortgage rates lower, with the average 30-year rate falling to 2.91% as of last week from 3.3% in early February.
  • Morgan Stanley analysts pointed out in late March that the buying was running at eight times the pace seen in prior episodes of Fed purchasing under programs known as quantitative easing.

No matter who wins the election, the direction of the Fed is not going to change.  They are going to continue to engage in exceedingly reckless manipulation of the markets, and that is going to have very serious long-term implications.

All around us, we can see our society being thrown into convulsions as all of our systems begin to fail.

I know that so many of you out there are feeling the exact same way that I am.

A sense of anticipation hangs in the air, and millions of people are waiting for the next big crisis to erupt.

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There’s a clear agenda IN PLACE. The Democrat-led states are taking A HARD LINE against Covid-19, while the Republican ones are adamant about re-opening.

I don’t care how many financial promises media talking-heads and mid-level corrupt politicians are getting, it is CRIMINAL to continue scaring the public about this disease and to suppress the results of READILY-AVAILABLE medicine in treating it.

Trump succeeded in bringing the middle class back to life since November 2016. During his time in office, millions of people went off food stamps, rejoined the middle class and unemployment was at a record low.

Covid-19 presents a leadership challenge to his administration since it involves healthcare. The economy takes a back seat to that and that is not something Trump is personally accustomed to – his lack of flexibility in reading the pulse of the nation could cost him the election.

Trump just can’t let the financial aspect of it go, though, so he is losing MUCH NEEDED CREDIBILITY. America might be headed towards a Biden victory, even though it’s pretty clear he is not 100% mentally capable.

Shutting down schools, restaurants, bars, beaches, gyms, sporting events, leisure hotels, casinos, shopping malls and restricting travel is NOT NECESSARY at all.

If there’s the potential for a shortage in life-saving medical equipment, produce more of it, but don’t demand communities put their LIVES ON HOLD. Quarantines and business closures cost WAY MORE than funding new hospitals and medical equipment production.


Check this out – the market ISN’T BUYING this purposeful tactic (deployed by globalists in order to regain control) to WEAKEN REAL AMERICA. Investors are returning to the recovery trade.

After many years of bearish sentiment, commodities are back!

This is due to the fact that investors have calculated the dangers of this 2nd wave and just don’t think much of it.

In recent years, technology has been carrying the entire market on its back. It still does, but this might be peaking soon.

Take a look:


How can two POLARIZING RESPONSES emerge from the same pandemic?

One half of the country wants nothing closed, while the other is willing to sacrifice its livelihood, rights, and freedom to move about in order to potentially avoid a healthcare overflow.

The answer is a LEADERSHIP VACUUM.

This country is searching for direction.

What Portfolio Wealth Global is anticipating is that there will be a petty back-and-forth between the parties at least until the end of August, when the next round of stimulus is to be introduced.

The Democrats understand that it isn’t really the stock market that gets the average voter excited about the Trump administration, but the fact that the REAL ECONOMY was strong in 2018 and 2019.

Right now, low-income workers are suffering. They’ve shouldered the burden more than executive-level employees.

The “V” theory is largely a CONTRARIAN wishful thinking opinion, held by very few.

Whoever wins the upcoming election has a rough task to accomplish:

  1. Unite and bring together the country to get over the hump and START FRESH.
  2. Deal with China.
  3. Deal with the deficit.
  4. Deal with taxes, inequality, and financial gaps.
  5. Racism.
  6. Covid-19.

This is why I own gold; no human being can solve these challenges without MESSING UP.

Gold is the antibody, the drug, the cure and the vaccine; it is the SOLUTION!

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This article was contributed by James Davis at Future Money Trends. 

On Monday, gold’s spot price hit $1,777, which puts it just 9% away from the 2011 all-time highs. Silver was NEAR hitting $18/ounce, all of which was happening while (1) markets were soaring and (2) while the dollar didn’t show signs of weakness.

Some countries, especially warmer weather ones that are opening up while asking citizens to (A) wear masks, (B) wash hands frequently, (C) stay physically distanced from others by a few steps, and (D) stay mostly outside, are showing that COVID-19 isn’t SPREADING LIKE WILDFIRE.

In fact, some are reporting the doubling rate to be in YEARS – not days, weeks, or months, but YEARS.

Will the majority of people still take the vaccine when offered? YES. Sheep will be sheep, unfortunately. Will the majority believe that quarantines were the game-changing solution? YES. Most don’t understand that authorities are OVER-COUNTING and that by simply avoiding settings of large groups, such as choirs and sporting events, we can get back to normal with a few exceptions.


Economically speaking, it is now known that LOW-INCOME workers were hit the worst. In the U.S., for example, about 40% of those earning $40K and below WERE SACKED.

The working thesis is that both the government and the Federal Reserve are better off FUNDING AND FLOATING these businesses and households that face an AVOIDABLE INSOLVENCY for a few months longer so that they can get back on their feet without the hassles that come with a bankruptcy or default.

Chairman Jerome Powell literally said these words on 60 Minutes this week, which means that both the central bank and the government UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE of restoring confidence, a topic that I highlighted just this past Sunday!

In our opinion, the Federal Reserve ISN’T DONE lending. It isn’t done buying ETFs, stocks, or bonds, and it has MUCH MORE in store.

The government, in our opinion, isn’t DONE EITHER with its fiscal programs.

In an election year, it is Trump’s INCENTIVE to take victory laps on the SURGING MARKETS, swift recovery, and resumption of normalcy.


As you can see, it is IMPERATIVE that America gets back on its feet!

Notice that in all of these cases above – the Great Depression (which this is NOT), WW2 (which this is nowhere near being), and 2008 (which was a different kind of crisis) – gold underwent a MASSIVE SURGE in price:

  1. 1934: President Roosevelt famously devalues the dollar relative to gold from $20 to $35 per ounce AFTER CONFISCATING it. This represents a 75% move.
  2. 1944: The Bretton Woods Agreement pegs the dollar to gold at a ratio of $35 per ounce, which Washington defaults on, creating a 2,400% move in the 1970s.
  3. 2008: Gold rallies to an all-time high by September 2011 of $1,930 INTRA-DAY.

Right now, gold is KING.

Notice that the dollar isn’t LOSING GROUND and Jerome Powell is adamant that negative rates aren’t coming to America and the dollar will remain the best fiat currency.

I tell you this because if gold can gain another 9% and SURPASS ITS 2011 HIGH, it will be all she wrote for fiat currencies.



The very reasonable idea that we should all help each other during these times JUSTIFIES a record amount of stimulus.

Gold stocks continue to hit new 52-week highs, fresh 5-year highs, and some are already trading at ALL-TIME HIGHS.

The majors look SOLID and the juniors are NEXT!

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Sen. Rand Paul recovers from coronavirus — and now he’s volunteering at a Kentucky hospital

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says that he’s on the mend following a coronavirus diagnosis, and so he’s giving back — by volunteering at a local Kentucky hospital.

What are the details?

Paul, who received his coronavirus diagnosis in March, shared a photo of himself in a doctor’s coat on Twitter.

Paul, 57, was the first senator to test positive for the coronavirus.

The now-bearded senator captioned the photo, “I appreciate all the best wishes I have received. I have been retested and I am negative. I have started volunteering at a local hospital to assist those in my community who are in need of medical help, including Coronavirus patients. Together we will overcome this!”

Paul’s tweet has been liked more than 38,000 times.

The Republican lawmaker — who is also an eye surgeon and who previously worked in the ER during his career — is volunteering at TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky, during the Senate’s break.

In a statement, Mike Sherrod, the hospital’s CEO, said that Paul is “lifting the spirits of patients” with his volunteering.

“We appreciate Senator Paul and his support in recognizing our healthcare workers and providers at TriStar Greenview for their unwavering response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said in a statement.

At the time of this writing, Kentucky has seen at least 1,008 confirmed COVID-19 cases. At least 60 people across the state have died because of the virus.

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Turning Point: Hospitalizations For Coronavirus Patients Declined 20% In Washington State

We could be at the turning point of this pandemic, despite the ongoing fear-mongering from the government and mainstream media.  Hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients dropped 20% last week in Washington State, fevers across the country are down, and the Bay Area of California has already seen a “flattening of the curve” after two weeks of social isolation.

The state Department of Health (DOH) survey, covering the seven-day period that ended Saturday, tallied 193 admissions of patients with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath, down from 251 the previous week, reported The Seattle Times. This also marks the end of a monthlong rise in these admissions, which dates back to the last week in February, when only 61 hospitalizations of COVID-19-like illness were counted in Washington state.

“It is a little bit of good news,” said Amy Reynolds, DOH spokeswoman. This news comes as the scare tactics continue and people are banned from making a living.  Take the following snippet for example:

The downturn in hospitalizations in Washington, once the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus epidemic, comes as increasingly dire scenes unfold in other states — including New York, where some 9,500 people have been hospitalized and beleaguered doctors and nurses contend with a rapidly rising caseload of desperately sick patients. –The Seattle Times.

“We have seen an increase in volume of COVID-19 patients but fortunately at a slower rate than we anticipated, which is great,” said Dr. Douglas Wood, chair of UW Medicine’s surgery department, in an interview last week. “We have enough surgical masks to do our job. But we have to anticipate tomorrow.” This is an indication that the social distancing that has throttled the economy and taken away the livelihood of millions of Americans has bee working, reported The Seattle Times.

Reason reported that fewer fevers have also been reported nationwide.  This means the peak of this outbreak would be sooner than mid-April as the “experts” in the mainstream media predicted.

These good signs are an indication that the social distancing measures put in place have slowed the spread of the coronavirus and other influenza type illnesses.  Hopefully, these trends continue so we can all get back to our lives, albeit under a much more authoritarian state.

In California’s Bay Area, doctors have already seen a “flattening of the curve” after only two weeks of social distancing. After 14 days — the outermost period at which symptoms are believed to emerge post-infection — doctors at area hospitals are now reporting fewer cases than they expected to see at this point, according to a report by Politico.

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Seattle woman who recovered from coronavirus has a message for all of us: ‘Don’t panic’

Elizabeth Schneider of Seattle went to a party in late February — and three days later started feeling sick, Agence France-Presse reported.

“I woke up and I was feeling tired, but it was nothing more than what you normally feel when you have to get up and go to work, and I had been very busy the previous weekend,” the 37-year-old told AFP in an interview Wednesday.

But by the middle of the day, Schneider told the outlet she had a headache, fever, and body aches — so she went home and took a nap.

‘A little concerning’

When she woke up, Schneider had a high temperature, which peaked at 103 degrees, the AFP said.

“And at that point, I started to shiver uncontrollably, and I was getting the chills and getting tingling in my extremities, so that was a little concerning,” she added to the outlet.

She picked up some over-the-counter flu medications and called a friend to be on alert in case she needed to be taken to an emergency room — but the fever began to go away after a few more days, the AFP noted.

Schneider had taken note of coronavirus in the news — particularly that the first U.S. case reared its head in Washington in late January — but the bioengineering Ph.D. didn’t have the most common symptoms, such as coughing and shortness of breath, the outlet said.


But a few days later, she saw a friend’s Facebook post stating that several people from the party she attended in late February had developed similar symptoms, the AFP reported, adding that in the end at least five other partygoers were infected.

Some of the party attendees saw doctors, who determined they didn’t have the flu but also didn’t offer coronavirus tests, since they — like Schneider — weren’t coughing or having trouble breathing, the outlet said.

More from the AFP:

Knowing that she would also likely be turned down for the test, she decided to enroll in a research program called the Seattle Flu Study, hoping it might provide an answer. The team behind the study sent her a nasal swab kit, which she mailed back and waited several more days.

“I finally got a phone call from one of the research coordinators on Saturday (March 7), telling me that ‘You have tested positive for COVID-19,'” she said.

“I was a little bit pleasantly surprised, because I thought it was a little bit cool,” Schneider admitted, laughing, though her mother cried when she told her.

“Granted, I probably would not have felt that way if I was severely ill,” she said. “But from a scientific curiosity perspective, I thought it was very interesting. And also the fact that I finally got confirmation that that’s what I had.”

At that point, the outlet said, Schneider’s symptoms had subsided, and local health authorities told her to stay home for at least seven days after the onset of symptoms or 72 hours after they subsided.

When she spoke to the AFP, it had been a week for her of feeling better, and Schneider said she’s started running errands but is still avoiding large gatherings and continuing to work from home.

Indeed, the outlet said, Washington has become the U.S. epicenter for coronavirus, with more than 260 cases and at least two dozen deaths, compared to nationwide stats of more than 1,100 cases and 30 deaths.

A message for all of us

Schneider told the AFP that she hoped her story — which likely will be typical of a vast majority of coronavirus cases — could be a comfort to others.

“The message is don’t panic,” she added to the outlet. “If you think that you have it, you probably do; you should probably get tested.”

She also warned in an interview with KING-TV that “I think a lot of people are contracting this virus and not really realizing it.”

But Schneider offered a bit of fun advice as well, the AFP noted: “If your symptoms aren’t life-threatening, simply stay at home, medicate with over-the-counter medicines, drink lots of water, get a lot of rest and check out the shows you want to binge-watch.”

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