Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Second Wave of Foreclosures

This chart, which you see above in this blog post, illustrates the second wave of mortgage defaults that are coming. However, there is a thing called "Early Option ARM" and these loans are negatively amortizing already and so it is reasonable to expect they will be reseting early, like now, not next year. Sometime in the next 3 to 12 months, we will see another wave of massive foreclosures. Do you see how debt works yet? Do you see how destructive it is? Economically and politically?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Something Has Got To Give Soon

We are reaching the point of no return. Soon, if not already, we will have to go into more debt just to pay the interest. What happens then? You might want to think about getting ready. This is building like a snowball and the fallout when all the money being printed by the Fed to fund this filters into the economy, you may not want to be holding U.S. currency. In fact, all the world currencies are tied to the dollar, so you may not want the bulk of your wealth in any currency. The only way I see to minimize the effects of hyperinflation on your wealth is to hold gold or silver, or some similar type of commodity that can be liquidated on the other side of a hyperinflation crisis, but not needed during the crisis.