Part 1: Trends We Track

Every day, we post links to stories in our News Trends & Stories section. Analyzing this flow provides intelligence about the deeper news. Here are the trends we are tracking for 1st Quarter 2019.

ECONOMY AND FINANCIAL MARKETS

I. Global 2.0: From Slow Burn to Real Burn

A. Controlled Demolitions Accelerate

  • Pension Funds
  • Entitlements
  • Bankruptcies
  • Piratization and Thermal and Weather Warfare
  • Disintermediation in Retail

B. Currency & Liquidity Wars

  • War on Cash
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Precious Metals
  • China, Russia, and the Buildout of Global Liquidity
  • Increased Sanctions and Alternative to SWIFT System
  • The Future of the Euro
  • Fed & ECB: Interest Rate and Bond Squeeze

C. The Debt Growth Model—Weaponized as QE Ends and Rates Rise

  • Bonds and Interest Rates
  • Equity Public and Private
  • Commodities
  • U.S. Dollar
  • U.S. Budget: Military Expense, Disaster Recovery, and Retirement
  • U.S. Debt and Interest Payments Accelerating
  • Transition from Quantitative Easing
  • Dramatic Rise in Demand for Capital: Treasury Markets and Corporate Maturities
  • NDI Waiver, FASAB 56, and No Mark to Market: Stock and Bond Markets Go Dark
  • Inflation and Deflation
  • Land and Real Estate Ownership
  • State and Local Finances
  • U.S. Bear Trap in Emerging Markets
  • Mortgage Fraud and “Natural Disasters”

D. Financial Controls
E. Tax Wars and Offshore Havens
F. Impact of Environmental Risks and Debasement
G. Student Loan and Consumer Debt
H. Housing Markets

II. Global 3.0 Rising

A. Reshoring to North America
B. Robotics, Drones, Genetics, and Automation
C. Explosion in Material Science
D. Surveillance Capitalism
E. Amazon and the Reengineering of the U.S. Government
F. Global Purges
G. Technocracy Rising
H. Will Breakthrough Energy Come Through?

III. How Will Investors Handle the Transition?

A. Growth of ESG Screening
B. Technocracy: Allocation Without Markets and a Real Pricing Mechanism
C. The Cost of Secrecy

IV. Inside the Pressure Cooker: Will We Expand or Shrink the Pie?

A. Return on Investment to Taxpayers: Positive or More Negative?
B. Response to Missing Money: DOD Audit, FASB Policy
C. Piratization: Will the Rape of Russia Happen Here? A Domestic Phoenix Program + AI Invasion?
D. Weather Warfare, Fires, and False Flags
E. Equity Creation: Greater than Controlled Demolitions?
F. Addictions to War and Privilege
G. Global Slowdown + Peak Everything

GEOPOLITICS

I. Governance and Sovereignty

A. Enforce the Constitution
B. State and Local Officials Take Action
C. Fed Laws Override Local: 5G, Weaponized Drug-Addicted Homeless Populations
D. Con-Con Con and Efforts to Shred the Constitution
E. Decentralization: Can We Relocalize?
F. Individual and National Sovereignty
G. Voter Fraud
H. The Cost of Secrecy
I. Dual Citizenship of Politicans/Required Pledges

II. The AI Invasion

A. Growth of AI
B. Net Neutrality
C. 5G and Surveillance
D. Piratization
E. AI and the Sheriff of Nottingham
F. Weapons of Math Destruction
G. 325 Million Targeted Individuals Divided into Two Groups
H. Free Speech and Corporate and Social Media Meltdown

III. The Trump Administration: The Third Year

A. Budget, FASAB 56 Missing Money; Debt Acceleration
B. Federal Reserve and Financial System
C. Health Care
D. Military Modernization/Defense
E. Swamp Drama and the Rise of the Bushies
F. Justice
G. Regulation
H. Tax
I. Trade and Tariffs
J. The Neocon Problem
K. The Loony Progressive Problem
L. The Deep State in Control
M. The 2020 Campaign
N. Push for Piratization
O. JEDI Contract
P. Team Turnover

Trump Report Card

IV. The Shift to a Multipolar World

A. The Big Picture

  • Eurasia and the Silk Road
  • Australia
  • Africa
  • The War in the South China Sea
  • Fortress America
  • Latin America and the War to Control Venezuela
  • Vatican
  • Space Force
  • Europe: Brexit and Italy—Will the EU Come Apart?
  • U.S.-China Rebalance and the Trade Wars
  • The Middle Eastern Bog
  • Hot Spots

B. Global Powwows
C. Global Digital Trade Pact
D. Technocracy—Will Technology Continue to Centralize Control in a Multipolar World?
E. The Rise of the Asian Consumer
F. The Future of the “Midianite Thing”
G. The U.S. Future: Rape of Russia or Cultural Revolution?

V. The Deep State and National Security Public-Private Control

A. The Breakaway Civilization
B. The Big Investment Pools and Investors
C. FASAB 56: Secret Money for Secret Armies
D. The Cost of Monopoly

VI. Migration and Immigration

A. North America
B. Asia
C. Europe

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