Collapse

TreeEater
TreeEater

Is there a economic collapse coming ? What will you do if another 08 hits .. Thoughts ?

All urls found in this thread:
http://www.usdebtclock.org/
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-06/the-30-year-u-s-treasury-hit-a-milestone-it-hasn-t-seen-since-the-financial-crisis
https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/interest-rates/Pages/Historic-Yield-Data-Visualization.aspx
http://www.cmegroup.com/trading/interest-rates/countdown-to-fomc.html
Flameblow
Flameblow

@TreeEater
Some one respond, we're having debate on pol and need help

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Flameblow
During this time the subreddit Veeky Forums is quite inactive. Though, there were rumors here that Deutsche bank was wildly underperforming and on the verge of collapsing.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@TurtleCat
subforum** woops.

Can you link the poll thread?

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

/pol/ has predicted the last 3000 happenings.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@BinaryMan
Let's see if they do another one.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@BinaryMan
If there is a fail wait 6-14 months then invest make good gains

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@TreeEater

I'd buy IAU, SLV and UVXY.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@TreeEater
I don't think there'll be a collapse. It'll be volatile and shit for sure, but at the end of the day, the underlying conditions haven't changed: the US economy is overpriced shit, but it's probably not going to totally fucking collapse, so it's still a better place to keep your money than the rest of the fucking world.

Unless there is some radical change in the expected actions of the US government in the next 6 months (obviously a real possibility, but not one I think is likely) I just don't see how there's going to be a collapse. Current situation likely to continue.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Harmless_Venom

I don't really think democrats are going to allow the stock market to crash until after the election. I believe a stock market crash will help Trump.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@TalkBomber
I meant that a Trump election win might radically alter the expected behavior and policies of the government. Might, might not. And the uncertainty could have some effect on the market. Whereas a Clinton administration would, I expect, be seen as continuing the policies that are currently in place - the conditions underlying the market wouldn't change - neither for better nor for worse.

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Harmless_Venom
continue towards the cliff, of
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haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@TreeEater
well i like to watch peter schiff around the fed rate hikes. There is definitely something to be worried about. Currently we are $19 trillion something in debt as a nation, with endless QE decreasing the value of the dollar. This can only lead to two options, default on our debt like Greece and git fucked, or completely destroy the value of the U.S. dollar. Definitely possible for something to happen in 2017-2020.

massdebater
massdebater

@haveahappyday
QE has been stopped in US for a while now. other nations are doing it. Its a fun race to the bottom.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@TreeEater
buy put options ad chill

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@Soft_member
I think there is still a non-zero chance of us slowly but gradually un-fucking ourselves before we reach the cliff.

Also, if we do reach the cliff of unsustainability, we are systemically, civilizationally fucked. And since, if we do reach that state, none of our investments will matter for shit, it is clearly irrational to invest as though that is a possibility.

@haveahappyday
Where's the money going to go instead? Which other financial system are people going to prefer to hold debt from? I'm serious here.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@massdebater
QE has been stopped in US for a while now.
just look at interest rates vs core CPI. we are so fucked.

@Poker_Star
Where's the money going to go instead?
bank bailouts probably. currency can never be destroy, that's why 2008 was one of the largest wealth transfers in history. it's nice to be on the receiving side

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Methnerd
Sorry, no, I mean: I think that American debt will continue being worthwhile because what other countries' securities and what foreign currency are people going to buy, instead of American and dollars?

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Poker_Star
Which other financial system are people going to prefer to hold debt from?
not really sure what ur asking, maybe china?
http://www.usdebtclock.org/

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Firespawn
Okay, say China and Japan decide that they don't want to hold American debt anymore. They sell all that debt. What do they do with the money instead?

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Emberfire
they will buy the Yuan

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@LuckyDusty
so you think China's currency is going to be stronger than America's?

Have you looked at developments in the Chinese economy, user? It is shit. It does not have strong growth. It does not have strong demand. It's a bunch of shit.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@SniperWish
What do they do with the money instead?
buy this

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@VisualMaster
so you think China's currency is going to be stronger than America's?
possibly, yes. i could be wrong tho, you have to make your own guess to that.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@BinaryMan

Nah. The next economic disaster will be deflationary like 2009.

Most likely due to automation and the destruction of all low skilled jobs to AI in the next 20 years (maybe sooner).

Nojokur
Nojokur

@Fuzzy_Logic
you are wrong, but ok

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@Fuzzy_Logic
the scapegoat may be AI, but that is definitely not the core problem

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Poker_Star
agreed. but the cliff itself is a self correcting action.

S+P goes to ZERO, nah bruh. S+P going to 900 given all the macro shit. Sure. I'll put 5% on it and sell everything else once the hypevirus catches.

@Methnerd
IR vs CPI
thats not even the scary number bruh.
The crossover between 30 year bonds yields and SPDividend Yields happened. meaning our productivity has become lower than our obligations.
this combined with 1920s wealth concentration levels is skeltal.

@Firespawn
Its a question of whose money is funniest.
The inflation has been destroying half the country. I think the bottom 50% own 0.05% of the stock market. So besides their homes they have near 0 inflation hedges. Its not like wages grow anymore. They've been Printing it Like Crazy. Rich people have been Eating those gains on the stock market up. 1% owns 40% of the market or something ridiculous liek that. They in turn are flipping these funny gains back into funny bonds.
because once the deflation hits the guy holding the paper get the already depressed assets for like .60 on the dollar.

@LuckyDusty
chinese have some of the funniest money around I doubt it.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-06/the-30-year-u-s-treasury-hit-a-milestone-it-hasn-t-seen-since-the-financial-crisis

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Nude_Bikergirl
because once the deflation hits the guy holding the paper get the already depressed assets for like .60 on the dollar.
do you mean inflation instead of deflation here?

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Dreamworx

Ah, but you forget. No matter how much money the US Government prints, it is backed by the world's largest army, nuclear weapons, and the world's largest prison system in which you will go if you don't pay your taxes in US dollars.

cum2soon
cum2soon

@happy_sad
not sure what this has to do with anything. you can put 90% of your net worth into gold if you want when the hyper inflation hits. then just become rich if the U.S. is not completely fucked

Inmate
Inmate

'08 was a unique situation which probably won't be replicated for a while

hard to see a 'collapse' happen, this just seems like wishful thinking from doomsday/zerohedge people but i have yet to hear any logical argument for how it might arise.

the low interest rate environment has led to financial assets being universally inflated. this is nothing new, and it doesn't look like it's going to change atleast in the near-term given the Fed's stance.

these things are inherently unpredictable though, and it's never entirely clear what might trigger it ex-ante. at the very least, i think it's stupid for anyone to be fully invested in stocks/bonds/real estate at these levels, as it's hard to see much upside from here and pretty clear things are being sort of artificially propped up due to low interest rates and yield-chasing

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@viagrandad
NO.
General world deflation Govs printing like mad to combat.

Weak currency and inflation of Equities,
Crash
Deflation to Stronk
Stronger currencies, weaker equities
Bonds DO FANFUCKINGTASTIC in deflation.

The inflation has already been pushed to the limits of sanity.
Unless the underlying assumption of TVM is wrong that money today is not always worth more than money tomorrow.
as some of the low and negative yields are telling us. That paper guarantees of immediate loss in exchange for money is a worthwhile trade off.

In micro when they do this its troubling, something somewhere is burning up all the cash.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Inmate
these things are inherently unpredictable though
not if ur michael burry

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@lostmypassword
The inflation has already been pushed to the limits of sanity.
for you

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Gigastrength
Meme me up scotty.

But in all seriousness. Short bonds, Short Stock, Short Puts to hedge up
66-70% of the dip is pretty good.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Sharpcharm

Have you? How is all that shorting turning out?

Evilember
Evilember

@Sharpcharm
Short bonds
that doesn't seem like a good idea when the hyper inflation hits. i don't agree that this will be deflationary crisis

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/interest-rates/Pages/Historic-Yield-Data-Visualization.aspx

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

How the fuck are people worried about inflation? The fed has pumped TRILLIONS into the economy and yet inflation rates are still within target, with no rate hike in sight.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@BlogWobbles
How the fuck are people worried about inflation?
the picture is old but still relevant.

http://www.cmegroup.com/trading/interest-rates/countdown-to-fomc.html

the question i usually ask myself, is how the fuck are people not worried about hyper inflation in the near future.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@ZeroReborn

None of those crashes in the picture had hyper inflation.

Bonus point. If hyper inflation happens the SP500 will go even higher because people have shit tons of useless money to invest back into the system.

Only when there is deflation do they pull their money out.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@happy_sad
Rome fell, too.

Complex systems don't collapse in spite of their complexity, rather, they fall precisely because of it.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@AwesomeTucker
keep your U.S. dollars, we will see soon

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@happy_sad
No matter how strong, unbreachable or formidable a nation seems, there is always a weakness...

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Bitcoin. Once the tide shifts we'll see 100k per coin.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@Carnalpleasure
I dont see that comming in a long ass time.. Theres too many Alts stealing BTC's market cap.. $10,000 per coin maybe

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@TreeEater
Collapse... hmmm, i guess closest time to think of a US stock market collapse will be between the 3-5 days before and after presidential elections. As for an global economy collapse... iguess i can't think on a specific time or event for that to be a problem in the near-term future.

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