September 2019

NOTICE TO READERS

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The mission of The Trends Research Institute is to compile and analyze the hard facts and essential current event dynamics forming future trends. 

Don’t wait for the “official” word.

For them, the future is off limits. 

Prepare-Prevail-Prosper now.

As the facts prove, I’m on record as the first to forecast the 1987 stock market crash.

The “Dot Com Bust.”  It’s in the Trends Journal, October 1999. 

In 2007, I took out the domain name the “Panic of ‘08."  

BROKEN CHINA

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From corporate profits, tax revenue, rail freight, property sales, and other economic measures, the world’s largest economy is much weaker than the “official” government data.  

For example, according to various studies, China’s unemployment rate is 5.3 percent, not the lower 4 percent range the government has been putting out.

Indeed, as goes China, so too does much of the world’s economy.

It is estimated that between a quarter and third of the entire global economic expansion over the past ten years has been driven by China.  

THE SLOWDOWN IS GLOBAL

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More evidence the Global Slowdown is speeding up.

The Munich-based think tank Ifo has warned, "the German economy is at risk of falling into recession”

Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, warned the chances of a global slowdown have gone up and downside risks have increased. 

Add them up – India, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Turkey, plus scores of other nations whose names and places we don’t know or remember – are not only slowing down… they are already down and out.

AMERICA: HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN?

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While much of the world is experiencing declining growth, the U.S. economy, despite its Purchasing Managers index (PMI) hitting a ten year low in August, the low unemployment rate has helped boost retail sales… but not enough to stop the overall retail worries. 

Retail bankruptcies rose sharply, with more expected in the second half of the year, and store closures are skyrocketing. 

BANKSTERS PREPARE FOR ZERO RATES

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The biggest U.S. banks are already discussing additional fees and charges as they prepare for interest rates to go to zero or lower.  

Just a year ago the Federal Reserve was raising rates. Top banksters including Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, and Presstitute’s favorite economic “experts” were predicting rates would continue to increase throughout 2019.  

Wrong again. Trends Journal readers, however, were kept ahead of the news as Gerald Celente predicted lower interest rates back in December 2018.

GEOPOLITICAL FREAK SHOW

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It’s the 21st century human condition.

From top to bottom, it’s the sign of the times.

Watch, look and listen. 

It’s a global freak show of world leaders.

Red Carpets, soldiers dressed in military drag saluting as the band plays on for the political nobility walking down the aisle. 

And as socioeconomic and geopolitical conditions deteriorate, the people are feeling it in the pocketbooks and feeling it in their bones.

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, THEY TAKE YOU TO WAR

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America lives in a constant state of war. 

And yet, it’s not a primary issue among the population, nor among the Democratic contestants in The Presidential Reality Show. 

In fact in the first two rounds of Democratic candidate debates, foreign policy issues were barely addressed, taking up just 3 percent of the total dialogue.

Among the population, Afghanistan, the longest war by far in the nation’s history might as well be ancient history. 

MIDDLE EAST MADHOUSE

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Today, 17 September 2019 is the Israeli election for Prime Minister.

One was held in April, which was won by Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest serving Prime Minister.

Despite winning, he was unable to form a majority coalition.

Facing a pre-trial hearing in connection with three separate corruption cases: Bribery, fraud and breach of trust, he wanted coalition members to agree that as PM, his royalty was above the law and could not be brought up on charges.

THE OIL WILD CARD

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Saudi Oil Giant on Fire

Over the weekend the Houthi faction in Yemen claimed responsibility for drone attacks which hit two major facilities run by Saudi Aramco, the country’s largest producer.

The impact affects five million barrels a day of crude oil which is nearly half of the Saudi output and 5 percent of the entire global oil supply.  

This comes as no surprise given Houthi’s long standing threats to counter Saudi Arabia’s aggression in Yemen since March 2015 that has resulted in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

STAY AND DIE

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Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen … America’s endless wars of regime change have not only cost trillions, murdered millions, destroyed nations and fanned the flames of revenge, they have greatly fueled the refugee problem.

Silent in the media and taboo from politicians, barely a word is spoken as to why Europe is flooded with people who have risked their lives to escape war-torn violence rather than stay in their country and lose their lives.