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Bix Weir Predicts 2017 Derivatives Implosion, Trump To Crash System Then Rebuild

“Donald Trump’s prediction that the U.S. economy was on the verge of a ‘very massive recession’ hit a wall of skepticism on Sunday from economists who questioned the Republican presidential front-runner’s calculations…

‘I think we’re sitting on an economic bubble. A financial bubble,’ he said.”

-Reuters.com, April 3, 2016

Precious metals and financial expert Bix Weir recently appeared on former network/investigative correspondent Greg Hunter’s latest project, Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (“Analyzing the News to Give You A Clear Picture of What’s Really Going On”). In an interview published Tuesday, Weir warned of a coming derivatives implosion and dropped a bombshell when he predicted U.S. President Donald Trump would crash the system, then rebuild. From the exchange between Hunter and Weir:

HUNTER: Isn’t this the year we get the derivatives implosion?
WEIR: Oh definitively. People keep saying, “Well, if Greece leaves the EU, it’s not going to affect the rest of Europe.” Yes it will. It will destroy all the debt based on Greek bonds. It will destroy all the banks- Deutsche Bank, great example. If Deutshce Bank goes, J.P. Morgan goes, Citbank goes, all the banks go. And then the derivative implosion happens. And that’s alway been kind of the home-built nuclear bomb in the financial system is the derivative market- the hundreds of trillions, quadrillions, in derivatives that are so dependent upon third-parties staying in business. Because they are the counter-party to Deutsche Bank, and Citibank, and J.P. Morgan. Once one large derivative holder goes, they all go. We almost saw it in 2008. I think we’re real close to it again. I think Trump is going to push that ticket…
HUNTER: Do you think that we’re close to this derivatives explosion, this implosion, right now? Do you think it’s this year?
WEIR: I do think it’s this year. I think it can happen at any moment. I think Trump has long said that we’re in some huge bubbles and they’ve got to pop. He doesn’t want them popping after he’s fixed half the things in America. So, I would assume he’s going to pop them very soon, in the first few months of his administration. And we’re into that now. There are certain people that I know he needs to get in place. Because the popping of this bubble- this is the big mother of all bubbles.
HUNTER: So he is rushing to get his people in place so he can execute his plan. You’re saying he has a grand plan. That things aren’t just going to happen willy-nilly. You’re saying he’s going to get his people in place and he’s going to force the collapse, the reorganization.
WEIR: Yes. But it’s not his grand plan. This is the plan of the “good guys” that I’ve been talking about…
HUNTER: So why do you think we’re close to an economic reset, an implosion, a derivatives problem, the whole system resetting, changing, whatever. Why do you think we are close?
WEIR: Well, I know that Donald Trump is in charge of the exchange stabilization fund. So it’s basically he has the keys to ending this market rigging game. And once you end the market rigging game, then you can’t support the stock market. And everything has to go to its true fair market value, with real trades, no more derivatives. So Trump can do it. The question is, “Does he want to?” And it’s not just Trump. It’s the people who are behind Trump. I call them the “good guys.”
HUNTER: The Pentagon.
WEIR: Well, there’s people at the Pentagon. Within the military. Patriots. Going back since the sixties a lot of these guys are looking for a little retribution on the “bad guys” taking out Kennedy. But all this goes back to- what does Trump want to do? Trump and his people. Do they want to fix things? Go down that road to starting to fix things with the bubbles still there, with the Fed still printing money. Or, does he really want to fix them. Which means you crash the system first, and then you rebuild. I think it’s the latter. I think he’s trying to get people in place, and then he will crash the system and rebuild.


“Bix Weir-Trump Will Crash System Then Rebuild”
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Weir, who has a presence on the Web at RoadtoRoota.com, recommends selling “anything that has a third-party between you and your hard asset” like stocks and bonds, and buying Bitcoin (“get it out of the system”), gold, and silver- particularly silver. He concluded:

If you’re looking to make money, silver and Bitcoin- you can’t go wrong.

(Editor’s note: Bold added for emphasis)

I’d heard of Bix Weir before, but never read/listened to anything by him before. Very interesting, to say the least.

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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What Would A Greece Debt Default Mean For The United States?

As much as Europe would like to, it can’t seem to shake the ongoing sovereign debt crisis. In recent weeks, a lot of attention has focused on Portugal. Now, it’s shifting back to Greece. And just because the United States is across the pond from Europe, it may not be immune from the repercussions of a Greek debt default should it get to that point. From Maria Petrakis on Bloomberg.com this morning:

Greece’s local and foreign currency bond ratings were cut to Caa1 from B1 by Moody’s Investors Service, which cited a growing risk that the country will default on its debt.

Moody’s said the outlook on Greek debt is negative, meaning that the rating could be reduced further. The rating is seven steps below investment grade and puts Greece below Montenegro as the lowest-ranked European nation.

“Greece is increasingly likely to fail to stabilize its debt ratios within the timeframe set by previously announced fiscal consolidation plans,” Moody’s said today in a statement. The country is also unlikely to meet its previously announced budget targets for 2011, it said.

European officials readying Greece’s second bailout in two years are preparing to ask investors to reinvest in new debt when existing bonds mature, overcoming central bankers’ objections to any restructuring. European leaders are trying to prevent the euro area’s first sovereign default after last year’s 110 billion-euro ($158 billion) rescue failed to prevent an investor exodus from Greece.

(Editor’s note: Italics added for emphasis)

Newsmax.com’s Forrest Jones pointed on May 29th that serious concerns exist over what a Greek default may mean for the United States:

Any default in Greece would pummel not only the economy there but spread across Europe and eventually to the United States, inflicting economic damage similar in speed to the subprime housing crisis from just a few years ago, says financial expert and author John Mauldin.

The problem, Mauldin tells Yahoo! Daily Ticker, is that banks all across Europe are exposed to Greece.

Should Greece default on its debt, the country would likely convert back to the drachma.

Immediately, all bank depositors would default on their debts due to the sudden weakening of their currency.

French and German banks would then write down their Greek exposure, and so would the European Central Bank (ECB).

On top of that, U.S. banks have been taking on risk in Europe via writing credit default swaps, instruments made famous during the U.S. housing meltdown that are basically insurance policies against defaults.

The result: everyone takes a hit.

Mauldin went on to add:

I’m worried that this one has a lot of contagion and it will infect the world.

(Editor’s note: Italics added for emphasis)

The sovereign debt crisis doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Stay tuned…

Sources:

Petrakis, Maria. “Greek Debt Rating Is Cut to Caa1 From B1 by Moody’s.” Bloomberg.com. 2 June 2011. (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-01/greece-cut-to-caa1-from-b1-by-moody-s-outlook-negative.html). 2 June 2011.

Jones, Forrest. “John Mauldin: Greek Default Would Threaten US.” Newsmax.com. 29 May 2011. (http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Greece-Economy/2011/05/29/id/398142). 2 June 2011.

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