by Michael Snyder
August 17, 2012
If you want to figure out what is going to
happen next in the financial markets, carefully watch what the insiders are
Those that are "connected" have access to far
better sources of information than the rest of us have, and if they hear
that something big is coming up they will often make very significant moves
with their money in anticipation of what is about to happen. Right now, Wall
Street insiders and central banks all around the globe are making some very
unusual moves. In fact, they appear to be rapidly preparing for something
So exactly what are they up to?
In a previous article entitled "Are The
Government And The Big Banks Quietly Preparing For An Imminent Financial
Collapse?", I speculated that they may be preparing for a financial meltdown
of some sort.
As I noted in that article,
more than 600
banking executives have resigned from their positions over the past 12
months, and I have been personally told that a substantial number of Wall
Street bankers have been shopping for "prepper properties" this summer.
But now even more evidence has emerged that
quiet preparations are being made for an imminent financial collapse. That
doesn't guarantee that something will happen or won't happen.
Like any good detective, we are gathering clues
and trying to figure out what the evidence is telling us.
Why Is George Soros
Selling So Much Stock And Buying So Much Gold?
I am certainly not a fan of
He has funneled millions upon
millions of dollars into organizations that are trying to take America in
the exact wrong direction.
However, I do recognize that he is extremely well connected in the financial
world. Soros is almost always ahead of the curve on financial matters, and
if something big is going to go down George Soros is probably going to know
about it ahead of time.
That is why it is very alarming that he has dumped all of his banking stocks
and that he is massively hoarding gold. The following is
In a harbinger of what may be coming our way
in the Fall of 2012, billionaire financier George Soros has sold all of
his equity positions in major financial stocks according to a
report filed with the SEC for the quarter ending June 30, 2012.
Soros, who manages funds through various accounts in the US and the
Cayman Islands, has reportedly unloaded over one million shares of stock
in financial companies and banks that include Citigroup (420,000
shares), JP Morgan (701,400 shares) and Goldman Sachs (120,000 shares).
The total value of the stock sales amounts to nearly $50 million.
What’s equally as interesting as his sale of major financials is where
Soros has shifted his money. At the same time he was selling bank
he was acquiring some 884,000 shares (approx. $130 million) of
Gold via the SPDR Gold Trust.
Why would you dump over a million shares of
stock in major banks and purchase more than 100 million dollars worth of
Well, it would make perfect sense if you believed that a collapse of the
financial system was about to happen.
Earlier this year, George Soros
told the following to Newsweek...
“I am not here to cheer you up. The
situation is about as serious and difficult as I’ve experienced in my
career,” Soros tells Newsweek. “We are facing an extremely difficult
time, comparable in many ways to the 1930s, the Great Depression.
facing now a general retrenchment in the developed world, which
threatens to put us in a decade of more stagnation, or worse. The
best-case scenario is a deflationary environment. The worst-case
scenario is a collapse of the financial system.”
It looks like he is putting his money where his
Perhaps even more disturbing is what he believes is coming after the
As anger rises, riots on the streets of American cities are inevitable.
“Yes, yes, yes,” he says, almost gleefully.
The response to the unrest could
be more damaging than the violence itself.
“It will be an excuse for
cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which,
carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a
society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a
break with the tradition of the United States.”
That doesn't sound good.
George Soros has told us what he believes is going to happen, and now he is
making moves with his money that indicate that he is convinced that it is
actually about to start happening.
But he is not the only one that has been busy accumulating gold.
Billionaire John Paulson (the one that made
20 billion dollars on the
subprime mortgage meltdown) has been buying gold like crazy and
"has 44 percent of its $24 billion fund exposed to bullion."
So why are Soros and Paulson buying up so much gold?
Central Banks Are Also
According to the
World Gold Council, the amount of gold bought by the
central banks of the world absolutely soared during the second quarter of
The 157.5 metric
tons of gold bought by the central banks of the world
last quarter was an increase of 62.9 percent from the first quarter of 2012
and a 137.9 percent increase from the second quarter of 2011.
Prior to 2009, the central banks of the world had been net sellers of gold
for about two decades.
But now that has totally changed, and last quarter
central banks stocked up on gold in quantities that
we have not seen
At 157.5 metric tons, gold buying among
central banks came in at its highest quarterly level since the sector
became a net buyer of the precious metal in the second quarter of 2009,
data in the organization's quarterly Gold Demand Trends report show.
So why have the central banks of the world
become such gold bugs?
Is there something they aren't telling us?
Wall Street insiders have been dumping a whole lot of stock this year.
previous article, I linked to a CNN article from
back in April...
First quarter earnings have been decent, if
not spectacular. And many corporate executives are issuing cautiously
optimistic guidance for the rest of the year.
But while insiders' lips are saying one thing, their wallets are saying
another. The level of insider selling among S&P 500 (SPX) companies is
the highest in nearly 10 years. That is not good.
A lot of insiders appear to be getting out at
the top of the market while the getting is still good.
Other insiders appear to be bailing out before the bottom falls out from
Just check out what has been happening to Facebook stock. It hit another new
record low on Thursday as insiders dumped stock.
The following is from a
Facebook's life as a public company has been
a nightmare from day one, and the pain continued on Thursday as some
company insiders got their first chance to dump shares.
Facebook stock hit a new intra-day low of $19.69 Thursday morning, and
ended the day 6.3% lower at $19.87.
Facebook has now lost close to half of
its value since the IPO.
Will Facebook end up being the poster child for the irrational stock market
bubble that we have seen over the past couple of years?
Overall, retail investors have been very busy pulling money out of stocks in
The following are the net inflows to equity funds over the past five weeks
(in millions of dollars)
according to ICI...
According to the figures above, more than 10
billion dollars has been pulled out of equity funds over the past two weeks
So does this mean anything?
But it is very interesting and it bears watching.
Why Does The U.S.
Government Need So Much Ammunition?
previous article, I also noted that the U.S. government appears to be
very rapidly making preparations for something really big.
This week, it was revealed that the Social Security Administration plans to
buy 174,000 hollow point bullets which will be delivered to 41 different
locations all over America.
Now why in the world does the Social Security Administration need 174,000
And why do they need hollow point bullets? Those bullets are designed to
cause as much damage to internal organs as possible.
But of course this is only the latest in a series of very large purchases of
ammunition by U.S. government agencies.
The following is from
article by Paul Joseph Watson...
Back in March,
Homeland Security purchased
450 million rounds of .40-caliber hollow point bullets that are designed
to expand upon entry and cause maximum organ damage, prompting questions
as to why the DHS needed such a large amount of powerful bullets merely
for training purposes.
This was followed by
another DHS solicitation asking for a further 750
million rounds of assorted bullets, including 357 mag rounds that are
able to penetrate walls.
Now why in the world would the government need
over a billion rounds of ammunition?
If it was the U.S. military I could understand this. You can burn through a
whole lot of ammunition fighting wars.
But this makes no sense - unless they believe that big trouble is coming.
Personally, I wouldn't blame them for getting prepared. Our economy
fall apart and there are
signs of social decay everywhere
The American people are more frustrated and more angry than at any other
time in modern history. This upcoming election is only going to cause
Americans to become even more angry and even more divided.
All it would take is just the right "spark" to cause this country to erupt.
It could be the upcoming election.
It could be the collapse of the financial system.
Or it might be 'something else.'
But the conditions are definitely there for it to happen.
Unfortunately, the American public is never told to prepare because
authorities never want "to panic" the general population.
We are always the last to know, and that stinks.
So don't wait for someone to come on the television and announce that a
crisis is happening.
If you wait that long, it will be too late.
Instead, open up your eyes and think for yourself.
We all need to work hard to
get prepared for the coming crisis while we
As you can see, Wall Street insiders, the U.S. government and the central
banks of the world are busy getting prepared.
Don't put your head in the sand.
The warning signs are there and time is running out...