How will this election frenzy impact your investments?

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How will this election frenzy impact your investments?

Dear Reader,

I’m writing this because the election frenzy is heating up and our subscribers are clamoring to know how it’s going to impact their investments.

You have distinguished yourself as one of my company’s closest and most loyal friends. So I want you to be among the first to get our answer to this all-important question.

But first I need your help. I need to know:

What do YOU think is going to happen in November? How do you think it will help or hurt your retirement and investments?

I need to hear from you as soon as possible — so I can better understand your views, goals, fears and hopes.

The confusion level is rising rapidly as the brick throwing in Washington reaches a fever pitch before the election.

Everywhere we look, we see more ferocious fights between Trump supporters and Trump enemies. It’s the bloodiest political battle in the United States since the Civil War.

The investment picture is equally confusing for most people: Despite everything, stock prices are making new all-time highs. And investors are making good money regardless of the Kavanaugh debate, the Mueller investigation or New York Times’ attacks about Trump’s taxes.

The contrast between the political battles and the strength of U.S. markets is enough to make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Many subscribers fear that the other shoe is about to drop … but don’t know what it will be or when it will happen.

That’s why I’m inviting you to join me in a free online video conference this coming Wednesday, October 10.

There will be no promotion whatsoever. Nothing at all to buy. Just the help you need to keep your family safe and your wealth intact and growing.

But before I prepare for this conference, I need to hear from you:

How do you feel about this strange new environment? What worries you most right now? What are your greatest wealth-building challenges today? How can my team and I best help you?

Please give me your personal feedback now below, while you’re thinking about it. Hearing from you now will go a long way towards helping me to help you in the most effective ways possible.

Good luck and God bless!

Martin

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Thomas R Hart October 18, 2018

I watched your 20 minute video yesterday and obtained the 5 stocks recommended by Tony Sagami. I was seriously considering joining the Ultimate Portfolio. But after doing my own research on the 5 stocks recommended by Tony, I am reconsidering. Only 1 of the five stocks had a Weiss rating of A -. The others ranged from B+ to B-. The lowest price earnings ratio of the 5 stocks was 32(Trex).
The highest PE was 88.
Were these stocks examples of previous picks (months ago) where the stocks gained in value since they were recommended, or are they current picks? If the latter, they don’t look very safe to me with the high PE ratios.
The examples Tony gave didn’t appear to match the comments made in your video regarding safety and high Weiss ratings.
Do you have any comments?

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Marci Campbell reply_all Thomas R Hart October 19, 2018

Hello Thomas, someone from our customer service team will be contacting you today. Thank you for your interest.

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Janet Hilowitz October 16, 2018

I am writing this on Tuesday 16th, the day Part II of your Weiss-Sagami conference was scheduled for. Can you please tell me how to listen to the playback of Part II?
Thanks.
I would very much appreciate your reply about this.

Janet

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Marci Campbell reply_all Janet Hilowitz October 17, 2018

Hello, Janet. Someone from our customer service team will reach out to you today with a link to replay the video. Thank you.

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C. J. Smith October 11, 2018

I NEED to find a way to find candidates for bull put spreads.

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Shirley Santanello October 10, 2018

There’s a lot of talk about investing in Gold. Not sure if that’s a good idea. If Trump gets re elected we will be better off than the Democrats who will spend us into bankruptcy. Cash seems like a better idea & a well distributed retirement fund.

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Charles Klumpp October 10, 2018

Get our country back to what it once was.
1. Balance our budgets both Federal and State Governments stop the wasteful spending and start shrinking expenses.
2. Develop a global policy of Ecological Social Governance to save our precious environment.
3. Reform Social Security and all government social handout programs to incentivise people to work toward being productive members of society.
4. Revise parts of our constitution
a. Just because a child is born in this country does not automatically give them citizenship if their parents are illegal aliens.
b. No state should have the power to declare themselves a Sanctuary State like California and go against the intent of our constitution.
5. Solve the gang and opioid problems in this country.
6. Bring back a revised form of FDR’s Civil Conservation Corps to help solve our homeless problems.

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pierce nelson October 10, 2018

HOW IS BEST WAY TO SET UP A “TRUST”?

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Charles Klumpp October 10, 2018

Thank you!

I have a friend that I spoke with about Dr. Weiss ultimate portfolio, could you forward me details of the portfolio, performance history, minimum investment requirement, length of time it’s been around, and what’s the cost?

Charles Klumpp

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Marci Campbell reply_all Charles Klumpp October 11, 2018

Thank you for your interest, someone from our customer service team will reach out to you today.

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Miss DiDi Mau October 10, 2018

I believe there is a hidden hand holding up the stock market. I think, that the Republicans feel that they may lose one or both houses of congress, and if they do, the hidden hand will disappear, and the markets will tank – and guess who will get ALL the blame. Justifiably.

With the worldwide move toward ‘Decentralisation’ – which has been going on, ever since the fall of the Soviet Union, smaller and poorer nations will attempt to increase their wealth, by attacking and occupying nearby richer nations. This is going on now in ’tis of thee, with all the illegal immigration, and in Yerp, with all the immigration from moslem countries. These are SETTLERS – not really immigrants. Witness what is going on in Londonistan.

Other sources speak of an unfunded pension time bomb, getting ready to explode on 10/31, plus all the cycles that are converging on the charts. All the players are standing upon the stage, with knees bent, waiting for the signal for THE GRAND EXEUNT.

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John October 10, 2018

I cannot get the audio to play wonder why?

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Marci Campbell reply_all John October 10, 2018

Were you able to get it to play? If you’re still having problems, please call our customer service team at 1-877-934-7778.

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Terry October 10, 2018

Worst problem: Loose cannon loaded with nuclear “football”. One crazy impulse and that which hasn’t happened since 1945 (seventy-three years) happens.
“Time passed, and now it seems/ Everybody’s havin’ them dreams./ Everybody sees hisself/ Walkin’ around with no-one else.”

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JANE TREBESS October 10, 2018

Dear Martin, I am so sorry to have to cancel at the last moment. I forgot I had a previous engagement.
Hope you have a good turnout and everything goes well.

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Mike October 10, 2018

1929- 1932: Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression under a Republican Administration and a Republican Majority Congress after a long period of Republican Domination.

2007-2009: Another Stock Market Crash and Depression again under a Republican Administration and a Republican Majority Congress after a long period of Republican Domination…

1932: A Stock Market Recovery and the Beginning of the End of the Great Depression when a Democratic Administration and a Democratic Majority Congress are elected

2009: Again, a Stock Market Recovery and the Beginning of the End of the Depression when a Democratic Administration and a Democratic Majority Congress are elected.

The above is Truthful and Well Documented American Economic History, yet some would try to lead you to believe that it is “Going To Be Different This Time”…. What is the old saying: “Buyer Beware”?!… 🙁

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john reply_all Mike October 10, 2018

Try to keep bias out of your commentary and stick to advice. I am note a supporter of Trump but I don’t feel that qualifies me to be called a Trump enemy. The current stock market pricing causes uncertainty; substantial growth since the housing bubble collapse but can it continue. If the tariffs are all implemented and kept in place, inflation will rise.

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Mike reply_all john October 10, 2018

Another contributing part of the Republican Crash of 1929 was called the Smoot-Hartley Act, which set tariffs on overseas goods coming to America…. Oh, but it is going to be different this time, right? Wrong Buttercup!…. 🙁

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Lee Sweeney October 10, 2018

Quote from Trump’s inauguration speech “harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.” So, he asked his Energy Department to declassify patents from the last 100 years to obtain “Free Energy” and “anti-gravity propulsion” and many other dramatic advances that are available in covert systems and have been for decades. He wants them to be made public during his first presidential term. Significant global market impacts are for sure. Do you have these impacts in sight?

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Dorothy-Anna Orser October 10, 2018

Constant market uncertainty difficult to know what is real worry, and with that best place, sector, to invest. We have been raising cash but do not want to also miss out on opportunities.

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Karl Klonowski October 10, 2018

Just today I viewed part of video by Money Map Press (Keith Fitzgerald, editor) “Retirees, We are at Congress’s Mercy” . It explained graphically what a bad situation most of the pension funds are in, and then went on to show what a drastic effect this will have on business earnings, decrease of stock prices (crash) and overall major damage to the American economy. The whole pension fund situation is a massive fraud by the financial services industry, with its backers in Congress — it relies on unrealistic growth assumptions, and no authorities do anything to correct the situation.

This was similar to what Weiss publications have been saying the last couple years; however, it was more ‘eye-grabbing’ version.

>>>The main point is that beginning 31 October, is when the downfall crisis is supposed to start. I didn’t have time to see the complete video, but want to know how close that comes to your down-cycle predictions. Do you agree with Fitzgerald is about the pension crisis starting so soon? What are your recommendations to avoid being steamrolled by the upcoming problems?

>>>Also, say your prayers, so that the situation doesn’t become as bad as predicted!

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Gene White October 10, 2018

Trump’s congress will win and markets will thrive!
Gene White

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David Houck October 9, 2018

Larry Edelson made the most sense to me. His K-Wave Super Cycle accurately reflects where we are today. This cycle is a 50-60 year Jubilee cycle. It is technology based. (as opposed to Kichen- inventory, Jugar- Fixed Investment, Kuznets- Infrastructure) Although I see infrastructure playing an important roll in the short term.) As interest rates increase this will create more QT. While the EU will continue with more QE. Eventually this will bankrupt them. Larry’s concept of “flight capital” is happening now. It should keep the dollar strong as America Increases GDP. (This is essential in order for us to pay the interest on our debt). People talk about a crash but I don’t see it yet. Money has to go some place and “Scared Money” will wined up here. Like Felix Zelauf, I am bullish on oil and the dollar. Civil and political unrest and inequality can temporally interrupt the flow of a cycle but in the end markets determine their own direction.

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Stuart October 9, 2018

When the Republicans add a few more seats in Nov. in both houses
that will be good for getting tax & regs. permanently passed, and the same happen for immigration & the budget process.

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Bruni Helmerson October 9, 2018

Mr Weiss
I am going broke if I can’t find a solid investment This country is a big mess I will have tol leave dsorry bad eyesight awaiting surgery Sincerely Bruni

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edmund peabody October 9, 2018

I had admired Larry greatly but what of his predictions of the past on gold,silver. No malice intended I hope
they don’t follow the same way as they are now.

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Mrs. Natalie I. Giroux October 9, 2018

Hello Martin,
Thank you for your helpful trading advice and insights. I personally do NOT fret about about all of these external factors. I trust in my Lord Jesus
to take care of me, regardless of all of these various situations, political or otherwise. I do the best from the info provided to me and leave the
result is HIS HOLY HANDS. HE has never failed me. I do however enjoy reading your emails, insights, advice, and will continue to do so.

With gratitude and Blessings in Christ,
Natalie I Giroux

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John M October 9, 2018

Not sure what the election will bring us but hopeful that enough people have been awakened by the whining and childishness that one of the political parties represent. Mob Rule and Give Me are not what makes a Republic and not what has allowed us to become a great nation. My parents would have been considered Moderate Democrats but the continuous tilt of both major parties to the left would have them now considered as GOP.
Living a conservative lifestyle has taught me the dangers of spending more dollars than what I earn and to put some away for a rainy day. Seeing the debt clock continuously rise at an alarming rate even with GOP majority in Washington DC today, I know that penalties will result but hopefully not as severe as every other bankrupt nation has endured.
What goes UP must come DOWN, just like cycles in everything. “The stock market as a whole (measured by the S&P 500) has had an average PE ratio (throughout it’s history) of 15.54.” “Current S&P 500 PE Ratio is 23.55”. By itself this is not a huge bubble, but how do you justify increasing stock price on companies which are not making any profit??
Retirement?? I was thrust into partial retirement 8.4 years ago when my portion of the energy industry was forced to all but shut down in the GOM just as we were about to celebrate an upturn in the business cycle. The only market investments that I hold are tied up in conservative SEP choices. Social Security will provide a portion of funds required for a quiet retirement. Physical wealth preservation along with SEP, SS and Medicare should provide what I need for my last 20 – 25 years.

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Vivian Heep October 9, 2018

I think the markets will maintain their equilibrium after the elections. BUT, I think this is because of the stability of our economy. I don’t think “politics” have a lasting impact on our system. I believe that “policies” do affect our situation. Regarding President Trump, I am a lifelong conservative Republican. But I did not vote to put him in office. There are too many negative adjectives that describe his personality to include in this message. He is a TOXIC person who manages using crisis and chaos. He is attempting to return our counrty to the isolationism of pre-WW 1. I applaud everyone in D.C. that tries to ameliorate his rantings and edicts. His use of Twitter is laughable and that is just what world leaders are doing behind his back (and soon behind ours as well) – laughing. I fear that he will try to make failure-to-be-politically-correct illegal. WHAT IS HE TRYING TO DO TO THE DEFINITION OF FREE SPEECH???

Rolling back our environmental controls and requirements to contain global warming is a crime against our children and our world.

Failing to implement stronger environmental controls and requirements to contain global warming is a crime against our children and our world.

What good will his trade policies and foreign policies and ranting tweets do for us if we kill our planet and ourselves?

My greatest wealth-building challenge is having enough $ to achieve true leverage in the market; and then knowing where to invest my profits to do it again. Sometimes, there are too many choices!

You can best help my family and America by working to return all of our leaders to moderate, common ground and realigning us with the rest of the world.

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Elizabeth TURNER October 9, 2018

Based on revitalization of Republicans die to the Kavanaugh smear, there will be a red tsunami balancing out some losses to far left candidates. I think Trump will be able to contimue MAGA with increased violence from the frustrated left. If inflation forces an increase by the Feds, our debt and payment of interest will go up. I’m considering moving from GLD paper gold to gold gold.

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I AM 86 & MY WIFE 84 YR. OLD AND BOTH WITH DECLINING HEALTH. MY WIFE HAD A STROKE RECENTLY AND reply_all Elizabeth TURNER October 9, 2018

IF GOP WIN > MOSTLY STABLE MARKET

IF DEMO’S WIN LOOK FOR A CORRECTION LOWER.

The market is unstable now and may go lower before election

I have about $100,000.00 on hold not sure about the market.

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John M reply_all Elizabeth TURNER October 9, 2018

Do not trust Paper IOUs unless you have proper leverage/collateral that they will be payed. Promises are broken.

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John N Beall October 9, 2018

There will be a bump up or down in the market but it will be gone in 10 days.
Trump will keep on being the president he is now, thank Heavens..
If you want a heads up on the future of the market and economy carefully watch consumer spending.

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John N Beall October 9, 2018

After the votes are counted there will be a little bump up or down that will disappear within 10 days. If you want an indicator of our financial carefully watch consumer spending.

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lee deierling October 9, 2018

Have $8mil retail property in CA. Does well, but CA’s taxes now & future and its abdominal political environment that holds no positive prospects for the future says sell.
Do I go thru the process that will hopefully move the ownership entity (an LLC) out of CA and then sell for 1031 exchange for commercial RE at an approx 5% return (credit tenant – long-term lease that will survive a difficult recession) or sell for cash, pay the terrible taxes to use for investments in other than Comm RE (Pot, Gold, blockchain technology, etc) in which I have very limited experience?.
Had great confidence in Larry Edelson’s comments, even to request in vain a meeting in Bangkok shortly before he died. WWLS to my question? Thanks

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Bill Luceno October 9, 2018

Gold continues to languish for years now from 1150-1250 and seems very manipulated. Some are forecasting severe drop in price (Harry Dent)to3-400. What is your view for gold in 2019? Given the strong dollar upside seems miles away from Larry’s forecast of gold 5000 silver125.

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John M reply_all Bill Luceno October 9, 2018

Same question. Great arguments are made for Gold price of $2000 to $5000 or more and Silver would then follow pace. However, based only upon CPI & Inflation calculators 1918 to 2018. $20 (gold coin) would buy around $350 of merchandise while $1 (silver coin) would buy about $16 of merchandise – so is gold currently overpriced and silver slightly under-priced? Obviously this does not take into account the law of Supply and Demand OR the stability of the dollar.

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Jack Reddick October 9, 2018

The Senate is not a court room. These was no Judge or Jury, it was a joke a sad Joke. Should have been tried where the crime occurred. that is the law of the Land. The Lady did not cry once, the so-called defendant had his family terrified and he shows up the next day. He was innocent and the accuser knew. I have no doubt something terrible happened to Her, but not commited by the person she charge. It was a terrible joke.
Jack Reddick
rusty.doggy@aol.com

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Robert M October 9, 2018

I have no idea about how the November elections will affect me. I am not worried about the elections, but concerned that enough Americans have woken up to the fact that we have the first decent American President since Ronald Reagan. President Trump is certainly risking “his life, his fortune and his sacred honor”, just as our Founding Dads did. He is as brave as President Lincoln or any soldier. He didn’t have to take this risk but he appreciates America as the only place of refuge for those who are truly persecuted in their godless and corrupted countries. That is why he puts America first.

I like trading commodities. They are easier to understand for me than stocks. And i prefer to do my own trading, rather than pay to have someone tell me what to buy or sell. This way I really learn to trade. Larry Edelsohn gave me good commodity advice.

Weiss Ratings would be more helpful if you would rate commodity brokerages too, Dr. Weiss. And thanks for not limiting my comment to a fixed number of words.

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John Miller October 9, 2018

Our President, Donald J. Trump certainly has shaken things up. I have high hopes that we don’t end up going to war. China does not seem to want to back down on trade. I hope that an agreement can be reached soon. The Kavanaugh confirmation isn’t the “straw that broke the camel’s back” with regard to winning seats in the mid-term elections. The Democrats have a lot of hate built up in their supporters. If they get their way, the next two (or more) years will mean even more grid-lock in Washington!

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Keith October 9, 2018

I would think that if the Republicans retain both houses the market will be flat or maybe up a little, and if there is a split result (Republicans retain Senate but lose House then it will be down modestly, and if the Democrats capture both houses it will decline significantly (5%+). I want to know opinions on is there any point investing in Europe or South America except perhaps in carefully selected ADRs? As far as country ETFs, these countries seem to have very little growth to offer and are not any better on dividends.

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Roland Burkhead October 9, 2018

My hope and gut feeling is that the GOP will hold onto power and even increase their grip on congress and state and county governments. and this will be a good thing not just because I lean to the right and conservative values.
How this will affect the stock market and the country’s financial picture I am not sure, maybe very little in the short term.
But it remains my hope and prayer that the great reset and jubilee that is coming will happen sooner rather than later.
What I would like to see is that real money based on silver, gold and precious metals will again prevail and that the fiat ponzi scheme stranglehold will collapse and we would see the true value of pMs take their rightful place in the world of finances.

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George October 9, 2018

I am not at all concerned about the trade fights as long as Trump uses his unique and tough business sense. He knows we are in a very good position of strength with everyone including China. My concern is the almost cavalier attitude of this country about the sinister left’s position against ” innocent until proven guilty”. This is their next all out radical attack against our Constitution.

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WMTregellas October 9, 2018

I would appreciate other perspectives on the notion the “trade war” with China is Trump-ed up (pun intended). As such, in the coming weeks, all differences between US and China trade will miraculously be resolved – just weeks before mid-term elections. I would appreciate feedback from the Weiss team as to:
1. probability of resolution of trade differences before Nov, and, if so 2. estimate of impact on the US stock market and, 3 sustainable through end of 2018 and into 2019, or a short-term peak? Thanks

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Chet Moseley October 9, 2018

Unsure about the Market today, is it at it’s peak.

out living my money loose sleep over that.

Scared to invest in market need to learn more.

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Douglas Jobb October 9, 2018

DEAR MARTIN; I THINK THAT THE REPUBLICANS WILL WIN BOTH HOUSES AND THAT PART WILL BE FINE; I’M MORE CONCERNED ABOUT OUR SITUATION WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD. TRADE WARS WITH EVERYONE, THE BLOC THAT RUSSIA IS FORMING WITH IRAN, CHINA & TURKEY, ALL LEADTO CONSTERNATION.
AS MOST OF MY INVESTMENTS ARE IN GOLD & SILVER MINERS, I WOULD LIKE YOUR THOUGHTS AS TO THEIR DEMISE WHEN THE S— HITS THE FAN AND THE MARKET COLLAPSES. DO I START DO UNLOAD THESE NOW OR ARE THEY IN PROTECTION MODE???? REGARDS DOUG JOBB

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N Cannon October 9, 2018

I have a doctor’s appointment Wed. at 11. Will you have a replay available to see ?
I am quite worried about social security and medicare. I do hope you address this for retirees on fixed income.
Thank you,
Nancy

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R R October 9, 2018

After being a victim of M.F. Global’s bankruptcy, without relief from SIPC, I badly need stockbroker ratings. The last time Weiss updated stockbroker ratings was in 2004, as shown by searching Google and Amazon. If my homework was inadequate, please get back to me (and your prospective customer base also) about this. After M.F. Global, I will not trade stocks anymore, and even worry about banks now. It’s just not worth the danger of losing it all due to non-market counter-party risk.

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Josh Holliday October 9, 2018

U or Sean needs to give us the very best ETF to invest in , in case the market falls heavily.

There may be 2-3 ETF’s that cover diff sectors.

We MUST be in the best position poss to keep our nest egg intack & grow it if poss.

Thanks, Josh

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Joan October 9, 2018

I am retired, 76 yrs old and only have about $90,000 in a Schwab ira. I’m not knowledgable about investing and fear investing what I have left to live on so I have it in cash in ira. Would a couple of treasury bonds be safe?
I too mirror how people feel in their questions. We are living in a very volitile and dangerous time. I’m not so sure there are many options for security. I have read about BAIL INS since 2009 when they began creating the rules to do it. Would “they” confiscate the ira money as well as money in credit union? I’m also more than concerned about the move for depopulation via glyphosate in food, chem trails, 5G which appears to be able to gradually microwave all forms of life. But it’s a lovely day today! Thank you for asking us our opinion.

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John Stuart Butler October 9, 2018

Hi from the UK,
Who am I to comment upon Trump and the U.S.A.
As an outsider but one that thinks good thoughts about the USA.
I think his shaking of all your want to be presidents is a good thing up to a certain point.
It is good to turn things upside down and shake them up – lets see what falls out of their pockets, the shaking has to stop soon or he will undo a lot that has been achieved.
I like his attitude that he speaks through a system that cannot be tampered with (i.e. the net). all commands or comments from a leader are altered slightly by the people who have been promoted to a point of incompitance, some are genuine folk, a lot of those genuine folk are beaten down by groups of folk that will group together to make sure a fall is just around the corner.

I think he has done well (up to now) and I think that he will come up with something different to ensure that the can is kicked a little farther down the road so that his idea’s will run a little further and make it possible for retired folk and those who are coming up to retirement (unfunded liabilities that you call it).

He thinks in a different way to most people and is not put down easily.

That’s enough for the silly old **** across the pond. (73yrs and cramming for my finals)
Kind Regards
John B

p.s. Global warming is not really what people are being told.

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Roberta Flinn October 9, 2018

Our so-called President is doing UN-repairable damage to our endangered species, our national parks, the environment, our relationship with our allies, and women. Your posts are getting more and more political. I am a democrat and proud to be a liberal who believes we can take care of our people. I have subscribed to you for many years, but about one more political comment and I will un-subscribe. I am trying to understand why anyone supports a president who denigrates women, our allies, and anyone who gets in our way. He also has a self-described love affair with two of the worst dictators in history. If he gets us into a nuclear war, we will NEVER recover. Please STOP the political comments.

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Harald Burmeister October 9, 2018

Dear Dr. Weiss,

as a long-standing subsriber to your excellent services I want you to know that I still miss Larry Edelspn’s views and advice on markets such as gold, currencies etc. Has your group ever found anyone with similar knowledge and foresight?

I was wondering which of the myriad services coming across my desk are still directed and supported by you, or are they all fully independent?

As a resident of Europe, my major worry these days is the medium term outlook for the Dollar, gold, the Euro and money in general. What’s your view on bitcoin and similar new “currencies”?

I much look forward to your thoughts and advice. Thanks,

Sincerely, Harald Burmeister in Salzburg, Austria.

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John October 9, 2018

I am very concerned about the political unrest and confused as to what investments to keep, what to buy and what to get out of.

Are we at risk for hyper inflation??

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john October 9, 2018

With reguard to the election, I expect a dip when the democrats take back the House.
MY biggest concerns are our apparent inability to address global warming seriously, Citizens United, Oh, and our ballooning national debt- is massive inflation the only way that can be paid off?

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austin in texas. October 9, 2018

I think ultimately, it will lead to inflation.
china will trade with, Europe – the deficits in usa.
will make all goods more expensive leading to
weaking dollar. china wins tariff war.

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Anthony V. Perrella, Sr. October 9, 2018

I am concerned about the documented plan of Islam to take over Western civilization from within. Sanctuary Cities, No Go Zones, etc

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Nelson October 9, 2018

I am not smart enough to predict what will happpen so I am just going to follow Mike Larson’s Safe Money Report and hope for the best!

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John October 9, 2018

Were do you think would be a good place to put money or what to buy

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Irene Marrs October 9, 2018

I am more concerned about the terrible ideological divide in our country, because it is engineered by unseen people who are seeking power. While we need to make sure that business dealings are fair to all parties, too much regulation and interference from those who are not actually producing anything is detrimental.
All this distracts from going forward and allowing the current economic growth to be derailed. While I am no pessimistic, I will watch my uncle portfolio very carefully

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Rita October 9, 2018

I’m concerned over our financial system – US National Debt & what will ultimately happen to the dollar & our economy. How is this situation going to be addressed ?

Thank you –

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Linda October 9, 2018

It does not matter which political party is dominate after the upcoming mid-term elections. Our primary concern should be how do we recalibrate ourselves to do what is right for the common good of us all as a diverse culture and nation of people. How do we preserve what we have worked so hard to acquire for our families.

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TIM CRARY October 9, 2018

No matter who is elected, who is in the house or senate ,the US $ and the system that will replace it . Is my main concern! This could cause the stock market to drop 50%. I think the $ for oil is on its way out!!

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Connie October 9, 2018

Right now, people are predicting a 50% drop in the stock market, a housing bubble burst, and these things happening rapidly. I’d like a seminar on how to understand the stock market and understand the various sectors.

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Dr. Peter Mueller October 9, 2018

I think we will have a correction regardless of the outcome of the Nov. election.
There is worldwide too much government debt going around and the market has peaked (in my view)..
Europe and the ECB are desperate to keep rates down. Without success long term.
There is a Latin proverb with syas: “mors certa, hora incerta”. Death is certain, the hour uncertain.
Gold silver and mining are the places of relative safety.

Dr P. Mueller

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James October 9, 2018

Similar to some of the comments below, I’m not overly concerned about the US Elections, but am concerned about how long this fantasy financial system can survive. As has been said many times before, we print money like it’s a toy, we manipulate it in whatever manner we wish so long as it suits our needs. We appear to have lost touch with any reference to real value. Can this last forever, or will it end just like the recent Banksy Painting at Sotherby’s , which shredded itself just after a bidder bought it for £1,400,000. Will we all be caught unawares and our wealth, savings, and pensions, become dust just like that bidder?

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Charles Lodowski October 9, 2018

I remain in shock after seeing how a bunch of raucous (paid for by Soros and his cronies) demonstrators were able to turn a Supreme Court affirmation hearing into the Jerry Springer show. I believe, however, that this show of idiocy has awakened some of the good hard working intelligent Americans who have previously called the Democrat Party their party of preference. I expect a repudiation of the socialist doctrines it has espoused of late and that the Republicans will enlarge their majorities in both the House and Senate. I believe that as Trump’s policies continue to strengthen our economy and our position in the world, America will become a magnet for billions of foreign investors seeking a refuge from the chaos in their own countries. Our markets will soar with their added buying pressure. I’m staying long.

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NEL reply_all Charles Lodowski October 9, 2018

The real idiocy lies with those enablers who so readily bury their head in the sand, look the other way, or turn a blind eye to the clown in office. The petty liar who constantly berates & belittles & attacks and doesn’t encumber himself in whether or not there’s any truth in what he says. I’m leery of people who live in a world of something that’s either the greatest or worst. Oh by the way, who’s going to pay for $12 trillion tax giveaway?

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Ron Weiss October 9, 2018

I have faith that the Dems will continue to push hard against the new Justice thus insuring a Rebublican victory in November’s elections, way to go Dems.

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ronald October 9, 2018

I am not sure it matters which party wins – we are so far from being a democracy it makes me sick!

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dallas McKinley October 9, 2018

Dallas McKinley, mckinley@
If the dems win the house we may see a 5% correction; however new highs after that may be hard to come by. For the future of our country I believe this election is as important as last. My fear is , unless there is a change of direction in the dems, if they ever regain power our demise will be certain, whether
slow or fast, although nothing seems slow anymore. There is a rule that is spiritual, political, and national. No body or nation can climb so high that they can,t fall all the way to the bottom, and you fall faster than you climb.

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Chas Downey October 9, 2018

If the Democrats prevail there will be negative impact on the marketside as there will be uncertainty @ Trump’s ability to govern under impending impeachment
Love him or hate him his leadership has been great for the economy as a whole. This will be tantamount to suicide for the US.

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Q follower October 9, 2018

Our country is being divided even more. You are for or against the current president. If things play out the way it might, a large number of people will be going and living Guantánamo. It will rock the world. And then we might have a new currency also. How do we protect what we have and with out dumping all current money into physical metals?

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Robert Le Roux October 9, 2018

Hi Martin

Unfortunately being a non American resident (South African), I have no comment about the situation in the USA. I believe the issues we have in our country are far worse and sinister that anything any american can begin to contemplate. We have daily murders on our white farming community. The white, indian and coloured minority communities are being penalised for just being not the majority. We cannot compete in our national market due to protection of the majority over the minority. All tenders have a preference for the majority race. Donald Trump has been made aware of our plight. I personally do not believe that ANY of our hard earned wealth will be safe in the near future (less than 5 years). I personally am active in making sure that most of my wealth is being converted into a manageable crypto portfolio. I know you and Juan have told us on many occassions not to invest in more than 5% of our savings. I firmly believe that 5% will eventually become 95% as our wealth is eroded away and confiscated by our government. We are desperate people trying to save ourselves.

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Cs October 9, 2018

I live in South America and would like to know where should I stash my cash… maybe swap to chf…? Or to my country currency? It is the place where I live and maybe taking some bonds? High yield bonds the bank is offering? Mutual fund maybe,
Thanks

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Uncle Bill October 9, 2018

It is critical for the country’s future that the Democrats win either the House or Senat majority. Trump must be reigned-in. But that event would trigger a sharp decline in the stock market because it would result in a lot of uncertainty.

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Don Blevins October 9, 2018

I am worried about my retirement through social security plus the monies I have save myself through retirement plans and personal money put towards my retirement. I worry thst socisl security may not be there in five years. I Aldo dory about my retirement throgh my company and if it dill be avsilable as well say in five years. My worry also is for the Ameticsn dollar. I fear thst all of my American dollars may not be worth hardly anything in five years. I may have saved two million dollars over my lifetime but will the American dollar still be worth anything st all. Don Blevins

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Nelda Beers October 9, 2018

After Nov election I believe there will be attempts to sabotage the stock market and perhaps our foreign trade agreements.
Most dependable stocks/sectors in time of chaos and modern age revolution ?
How real is the chatter about monetary system changes as soon as next year ?

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Robert Baker October 8, 2018

My God reading these comments, I say STOP THE WORRYING. If we all VOTE, & tell ou friends to vote, the Republicans will CERTAINLY KEEP CONTROL
OF BOTH HOUSES! You have my word on it!-Bob Baker

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John Miller reply_all Robert Baker October 9, 2018

Hillery won the popular vote. The democrats are all fired up. I think we need to worry (at least a little bit).

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Mike Soich October 8, 2018

But to help him prepare for this briefing, he needs to hear from you:
• What do YOU think is going to happen to investment markets as a result of the November elections? Up w/Republicans, Down w/DemoRats
• How do you feel about this strange new environment? No good as elected officials are definitely not looking out for the taxpayer’s wellbeing… ONLY THEIR OWN!!!
• What worries you most right now? How am I going to retire???
• What are your greatest wealth-building challenges today? Getting a decent return w/low risk…
• How can Dr. Weiss and our team best help you? Good question >>>

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Robert Baker October 8, 2018

Jon,

Despite what the “experts” are saying, I believe the Republicans will pick up at least a few seats in The House, and at least a couple in The Senate,
because of how well the economy is going, and the tactics of the Democrats during the Kavanaugh herings.- Bob Baker

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Susan October 8, 2018

I think there could be a market correction because of fear. And trade wars may exacerbate this fear.

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Peggy Gruber October 8, 2018

Yes, these strange times are frightening! Do I sell my stocks and bonds and buy property? Where, besides a bank, can I safeguard my cash?

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Don October 8, 2018

The mid-terms have me concerned about the financial future, because at our age (mid 80’s) our gov’t. can grab our retirement funds and thus we could be scrambling for our next meal.

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Brent October 8, 2018

The coming elections will not affect my investment plans. Two years from now are more of a concern.
Weiss is best (and so was Larry Edelson ) at patterns.
What are the big patterns?

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keith kokos October 8, 2018

please discuss hi yield stocks like PER, BPT, GGN or others you would recommend
thank you,keith

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Andrew Palmer October 8, 2018

I have no issue or prediction for the elections. Whatever the result, however controversial, however good or bad I believe the markets will shrug it off and continue relatively unscathed.

What I would like to happen is that complete turmoil ensues, the markets crash and gold and silver shoot up (albeit they will drop along with the rest of the market, but recover very quickly). I am heavily invested in them and believe one event at some point in the not too distant future will cause a monumental rise.

regards

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David Vick October 8, 2018

My biggest concern right now is what is going to happen in the markets if the democrats take over Congress again?

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Daniel Passer October 8, 2018

What worries me most is the rapid devolution of our society because of the lawless anarchy swirling and seemingly building up strength like a cat 5 hurricane, within the radical leftist democrats/socialists/fascists/hypocrites who seem to have a stranglehold on the once Democratic Party. I worry that we are a whisker away from going over the precipice into lawlessness, anarchy, and a fascistic shutting down of freedom of speech and the shutting down of the exchange of free ideas, at the hands of the fascists of the radical left.

My understanding is that Dennis Prager and Jan Markell are already experiencing major amounts of content censored on U-Tube and Facebook. I understand that Dennis has a lawsuit pending, for which he desperately needs additional funds.

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NV Martin October 8, 2018

Hi again. Read some of the wonderful others comments. That Presidential historian says we have been in similar places before and are still in the game. Ldt us all pray to The ONE Power and our angels to aid us in seeing our path clearly for the highest and greatest good of ALL. :>)

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pat wilson October 8, 2018

Will Trump’s childish disrespectful behaviour start World War 3? Can we protect our investments no matter which way the election turns out? I have no confidence in Trump and I hate the way he is obsessed with destroying the protections we had on natural resources. He is the worst president in my lifetime and I am scared he will destroy our economy along with our unity, if he serves his whole term.

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NV Martin October 8, 2018

I think things are going to continue about as they have been. I am praying in our governing process we don’t progress too much further toward the “skin-head ” direction. My concerns are about what to invest in that is reasonably stable since bonds seem to be going down the well. That is where My losses are this year . All my savings are in retirement accts with mutual fund options. I am leery of the new virtual monies.
So far, I have pensions as my main income sources. I have been retired 20+ yrs. Worked part-time until recently. Thank you very much.
I have a couple other possible items to add to my income, but they will add to my taxes. Some concern about next years taxes since I live in CA and own a house with mortgage.
I have thought for a long time that the centuries parallel each other, in which case is Trump most like Teddy, Woodrow or ?? One presidential historian sees A Jackson, but that’s not in parallel.

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elayne October 8, 2018

I have no idea.i quit watching the news. I have tried to insulate myself from the craziness.i am trying to just watch the stocks that I am interested in and when nvda goes back down again I will buy it & trade it. I have stocks that pays dividends. I just try not to get distracted.

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Peggy October 8, 2018

How do I protect what I already have?

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Stan Jagodzinski October 8, 2018

If there is a Blue wave, and if the last performance by the Dems is any indication of the future, what will happen to this beautiful Bull market and how long will it take to happen?

If it’s a red wave and the Resistance continues , where does this economy end up?

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Harold Banks October 8, 2018

If we live in a world where there is no God, and Jesus is just a hoax, and the prophecies that have gone before are just meaningless babble. Then there is no spiritual Satanic agenda that continues from generation to generation. There are just greedy families that can persuade their children generation after generation to work towards a one world government, and place a debt burden (created out of thin air currency printing)on the backs of the entire world that the people actually believe they are responsible for. A survey concluded that by the third generation the Mafia could not hold together their organization. Their children were just not clever enough to swim against the upstream ( Governmental and Political) current. The few families that control the global currencies have control over all of the real wealth from this planet. How is it possible to blind an entire race of “People”, I’m talking about the human race. If you are on planet earth, the fact that you are here proves that you have the right to be here. Nowhere in the bible does it speak about worthless paper being used as money, only Gold, Silver, and precious Stones. Fiat currencies are I.O.U.’s how can an entire planet of people be brainwashed into trading their labor for ‘NOTHING’ worthless paper, and be willing to destroy their brother for Illusionary wealth??? There is a superior knowledge at work. It is spiritual, not physical, and they will bait (all of us) and switch as they always do, and when we think we are gaining financial ground, they’ll pull the financial rug out from under our feet. Until we put a stop to this madness it will continue what seems like forever. Barak Obama stole one half America’s wealth we had stored in “our” and I use the term “our” lightly ” Real Estate” The strategy they have been using has not changed. There system is designed so that there is not enough for everyone to have enough to live without fear of hunger, or cold, or being able to provide for one’s family. When the currency is finally debauched, as has been their plan, and all Americans, well off and not so well off are finally slaves, and are afraid to open their doors because the poor have formed gangs, like in Russia, and the gangs will just take what they want, it will be too late to stand against the real enemy of our finances, and our futures. I don’t know if any plan will work under Marshall Law. I guess we just better hope that the prophecy is true because the less than 1% are a step ahead of us at every turn, and even if we get to live in a little comfort what of the children.
Dr. Weiss I am very interested in what you have to say.
Thank you for this forum
I pray that I have offended no one.

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Nancy October 8, 2018

I just don’t j\know what to expect. I will wait to see what you hav e to say on Wednesday. I hope to get through this mess in one piece financially.

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Constance October 8, 2018

What do you know about QFS ststen?and the RV?
Constance

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Greg October 8, 2018

Don’t have a clue as to what is going on today much less after these elections. Sorry I can’t be of more help.

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WMTregellas October 8, 2018

I don’t seem to have the ability to push fear away in the manner some of your readers have indicated they are doing. My biggest concern is the elections will backfire on the Republicans and the resulting focus will be on getting rid of Trump and the economy and the markets will react strongly to the downside. With interest rates rising, where can one park cash and get a return that may justify the risk avoidance of being out of the market?

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Ken Verbecky, Salt Lake City, UT October 8, 2018

A massive tax cut having a primary impact upon corporations and the wealthiest segment of society, a rapid reduction in business regulations, and penalty-free repatriation of offshore corporate earnings has been a sugar high for the U.S. economy—already on steady improvement since the disaster of ten years earlier. The result: Remarkable job growth and business earnings improvement, but with a massive increase in government debt, concomitant price inflation, and a Fed determined to bring everything down with a steady rise in interest rates. To make matters worse there is the Trump administration’s all-out war against global free trade and a love affair with a helter-skelter application of analysis-free tariffs. Then there is a Congress unwilling to place a check upon anything “Trump”—playing the administration to get what they want, as the administration plays Congress likewise. There’s more, but why go on. What do I see? Chaos ahead as predicted by Larry Edelson.

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John whitehead October 8, 2018

A loss of Republican control of the House or Senate will slow our economic growth.

Social media/google are not honest purveyors of news or search information!

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Peter Hemphill October 8, 2018

If Republicans retain House and Senate and we can manage higher interest rates and tighter fed balance sheet with decreasing participation from China in the Treasury market we’ll be ok.

If Dems win, it will be another disgrace like Kavanaugh confirmation and the country will get hurt with impeachment attempts and never ending hearings while important issue go unaddresssed and move more to a socialist theme.

Worried about not being able manage the interest rates given debt which will lead to a bond crisis causing slow motion then cascading market meltdowns.

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Perry October 8, 2018

You hear so much about Pot investing today and so many folks telling you what Pot stocks to buy. Dr. Weiss what’s truly the best Pot stocks in your opinion too invest in.

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Richard October 8, 2018

Mr Trump will win the mid term election
Beside the trade war many uncertainties in the world .Should I hold on to my cash or follow you or Sean recommendation, some I did follow end up in the red
I am confuse
Hope yr predictions this time is accurate
Thanks

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c mills October 8, 2018

When do you think the “world money, special drawing rights” will be implemented? I think it will be several months before the 2020 election. I don’t think the liberals will use this for the mid terms. The dollar will drop. What can we expect day to day. I am sure the stock market will collapse. Are there any safe stocks that will not drop.

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Thomas Conrad October 8, 2018

The economy is doing pretty much the way you predicted. I am and I assume you are too surprised the Japan bond market isn’t falling.

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Ramesh Gohil October 8, 2018

There will be temporary setback for couple weeks. Nothing much.

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claire ferencik October 8, 2018

For me it is simple: should Democrats gain control of either House or Senate, we are well on our war towards Socialism
Plus, there are very few ways or places to put your money outside of USA gvt reach

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Dale Cunningham October 8, 2018

Think Socialists will win Senate, maybe House. Socialists have zero real economic understanding. Need 5-7% income on investments or have to change lifestyle.

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Richard Gross October 8, 2018

Republicans will add to their representation in both houses of Congress now that Democrats have shown their disdain for the “rule of law”. I expect the economy to improve under President Trump and with this improvement a significant decrease of our National debt.

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Richard Berggren October 8, 2018

If lots of stock buybacks are the best you can brag about because you are getting richer, that is a sad commentary on the compassion of the wealthy. What has the president done or plan to do to fight poverty, disease, pollution, eroding infrastructure, and child nutrition? Nothing! But that doesn’t bother you as long as you get a few more sheckels in your pocket. I am embarrassed and ashamed for our country. The rich do not need to get richer but the everyday worker needs a break. How about some of that corporate welfare going toward higher wages and healthcare? And please don’t go the “he works hard” route. So do people working 3 jobs trying to put a child in college of trying to buy medicine for an aging parent. And why do young people trying to get ahead through a college education have to mortgage their entire future to meet tuiion? That is what is ruining the housing market. How about a booming economy that helps all peop[le not just those of us who have been fortunate enough to be able to make investmemnts?

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Michael Kumamoto October 8, 2018

I believe after the November election the stock market will be unchanged. It will go up to 31,000 or even higher up till 10/30/ 2020. It will be up and down and all over the place.
The environment is very strange especially people I know who work in the retail market. Many my friends already lost jobs and left the state of California. I already know what is going on from 2007-2018 in our economy. My mom was telling us kids in 2006 that we are in a depression. She was born in 1929. She grew up in the depression. She knows what the depression was about because she lived through it. She didn’t need the government to her the state of the U.S. economy. Anyway, she passed on 2/28/2008.
I believe we are heading for some real bad times just coming ahead.

What worries the most? My money. Will I have enough money before I hit retirement 2025? Will I be able to survive the economic depression? When should I put my money for safe keeping? I have a 401K that I can finally take it out of my company hands. I just need to find a place for it.

My wealth building challenges is whether the companies that I invest in will go under.

Help me where to put my investments. When to get out before the crash.

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Stephen G October 8, 2018

I am retired in my mid 80’s, with a portfolio at over 1 million, mostly 65% in bonds, mostly with duration of under 10 yrs. Should I be afraid of the inflation and /or predicted “crash” ?

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robert wells October 8, 2018

Being a long time student of history, I believe the market will tank if the democrats are in power in the House or the Senate. I say this because I understand what the left represents and it is not a strong economy or cohesive approach to bringing our country together. Look at where we are and where we are headed under the current administration. This positive up trend in the market will not continue without someone in control who truly cares about America’s economic future. Past democratic administrations have not lead America to prosperity, it has always taken a Republican to make business prosper. If the Republicans maintain control of the House and Senate we will continue to benefit and the markets will rise!

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Lilly Bhalla October 8, 2018

Dr Weiss,
I wish I knew where this economy is going. If I knew I would tell the whole world then we will all be happy, excepting if it going to be bad then we will all be sad. I watch all you say and every one of your webinars and I will continue to do so.
Thank you very much for everything you do! I need your guidance. Now and then, someone nice comes along and does nice things for all of us. Thanks again.

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Pino October 8, 2018

If Trump has done all of what you said that has been good for the country and economy… then the proof is in the pudding….. If the American people get ride of him, then ( I’m sorry )
they are a bunch of idiots.
BTW… God has nothing to do with what will or wont happen… It’s about time that people start taking responsibility for their own actions.

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Larry Kloepping October 8, 2018

The elections will help the investment field temporarily. It won’t be a blue takeover which will give investors HOPE that U.S. won’t continue socialist travels with such haste.

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Geoff October 8, 2018

Unsure. As Australia resident.

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Jesse Smith October 8, 2018

Close to half of our citizens are living on printed dollars that have nothing to back them but faith. What happens when the dollar looses value?
Your saving for retirement will not be enough if you are just depending on dollars saved in an institution that may be bankrupt.

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Javier October 8, 2018

Than you Martin, this is what’s on my mind:

1. Can the current strong fundamentals of the U.S. economy be overcome by mid-term election results?

2. Is maintaining the current health of the US economy the most important issue for the electorate? I think so, followed by ensuring the strength of the US military, Cyber Security and reducing the National debt.

3. Is there hope that wage growth will accelerate in the midst of a very low unemployment environment? If so, when?

4. Where do you see the price of oil and gold going in the next 6-12 months?

5. How much and how quickly do you see rising interest rates affecting the overall US housing real estate market? What are the Top 15 housing markets in the US based on property-price growth potential, as well as resiliency?

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Marvin October 8, 2018

The Market shouldn’t react to the election results. It’s the IMF, World Bank, and our Fed who we need to watch. I’m 79 and have invested
since I was in my late 20’s and never stopped because a Democrat or a Republican got elected. The only time I’ve sold any investment is when I have
to take my RMD and only since I was 72 have I taken dividends on some mutual funds to fund our twice a year overseas cruises. I’m currently holding
82% equities and 18% bonds (15% non-taxable) The only mortgages we’ve had were on 2 rental properties and sold those before the real estate bust,

I worry that what I leave for my children needs to be protected and not sure how to do that, especially in the next long downturn. Suggestions!!!

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Dumont October 8, 2018

My greatest concern is the total national debt and the continued spending deficits.

The American People again have our backs on the election. We must play with the hand dealt and be prepared for volatility.

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Terry Bender October 8, 2018

I am concerned with the rising interest rates by the Federal Reserve and Inflation? I would like to know how this will affect the housing market. Will this administrations new tax laws affect our investments?

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Jack October 8, 2018

This country is divided between conservative legislatures and liberal socialist legislatures. If the socialist leaning legislatures win the Nov. elections, this country will become another Venezuela or Cuba and normal, constitutional – supporting citizens will become poorer and without help from anyone other than themselves. The rest of the country will become destitute as the citizens of Venezuela and Cuba.

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JANE TREBESS October 8, 2018

We are not investing at all at this time so feel quite safe from the high’s and low’s of the stock market.
It will be interesting to hear other people’s views on the state of affairs.
See you on Wednesday.

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Bud Smith October 8, 2018

I started working part time at a small animal veterinarian office at the age of 16 for $0.75/hour on weekends and every day in the summer until I graduated from high school in 1965. I paid income tax and social security out of the $0.75/hour wage. After graduating from high school I attended college and was able to pay my way through the next four years by being a dorm “counselor”(aka) “resident assistant” during school and selling dictionaries door to door in the summers. I paid income tax and social securities from those jobs as well. I was able to graduate with no debt and have some left over funds to pay for rent of a one room apartment for me and my wife, whom I married right after college, while attending graduate school for two years to earn a master’s degree in geology. During that time, I made one dollar and fifty cents per hour by breaking up various rocks that were used in “Rock Sets” for sale. Social security was also taken out of that wage. While working on doctorate degree in geology, I managed apartments to provide income for my wife and two little girls while working as a geologist and environmental scientist for the next 43 years. I am retiring this year and will live off a company pension, social security and hopefully some income from my investments. I suspect I am now like many of the thousands of “Baby Boomers” who have retired or will so over the next 18 years.

I say all the above to make the point that the “Baby Boomers” (with the possible exception of the “hippies”) have “done their job” for the country and their families. However, I fear that will mean absolutely nothing when it comes to rightful social security payments to my generation. Therefore, I and millions like me need your advice on how to protect what we have saved on our own and to (hopefully) receive appropriate SS checks. Thank you for your concern for us!

Bud Smith, St. Clairsville Ohio

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Katherine Mason October 8, 2018

I appreciate your effort to find out what you newsletter readers are thinking. How ever the use of “frenzy” contributes to the noise in the current situation. Stock volatility will continue. The Fed will continue on their monetary policy. Congress will continue to ignore the increasing debt. China will continue to be a factor in the world currency processes. The president will continue his routines.As investors we need to ignore the noise, evaluate the financial data for good investing and consider the advice we receive in newsletters …not be swayed by political perspectives by either side of the frenzy. Review multiple perspectives to consider how to grow and protect our personal investments.

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Jan October 8, 2018

We look at the negative too much. ….I wonder “why?”. Why can’t we have a great economy? Banking seems to invest in mindless spending such a credit cards….mortgages that no one can repay. WE are so in debt. Why can’t we get rid of the toxic casino called Wall Street …..Wall Street is fine but you can’t tell me and believe that there isn’t insider trading running rampant. (Martha Stewart was a fall guy) Main street is hurting….. I am worried that we will become a cashless society…..another outrageous inflationary cycle. Something isn’t right because gold and silver are soooo underpriced. Chicago Board of Trade isn’t doing its job making sure that the banks aren’t manipulating. So many things not right …..DC is a swamp….Banking and the Federal Reserve which isn’t federal or is it a reserve……is run by incompetence ….. Heads of industry make too much money….this billionaire and trillionaire stuff is for the birds. Too much power. Too many buyouts……Somehow infrastructure and telecom companies should be controlled or regulated better. It is too bad that Trump couldn’t do more…..instead he has to deal with stupidity that surrounds him. Oh by the way…..I don’t think that the Russians or Chinese aren’t the bad guys anymore…..I am just tired of sending troops everywhere… and I won’t fall for the world is a safer place…..because we have troops everywhere. China is building infrastructure in Africa…..the US used to help buildup other countries economically……We helped the Japanese into the 20 th Century …after Lincoln was shot Henry Carey went to Japan and got them to build a rail system. ….by the way the US could use a highspeed rail system. I understand that China is building up a real economy……they might be in debt but it should put people galore to work….all the building that will take place along those lines……We also need better energy……not this 16th century windmill power…..enough

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Billy Hewitt October 8, 2018

What is your view on investing in marijuana stocks and bitcoin?

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Ray Brassard October 8, 2018

If the gop wins and maintains control of the house and senate I think Trump will be able to continue with his plan to drain the swamp, and things will continue as they have been.
But if they lose then the left will try to impeach him and I believe the stock market and the economy will collapse

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Dan October 8, 2018

Wealth building challenges of the future – seems like extreme political disagreements are getting worse in politics, media, and on social media as time goes on. No room for critical thinking anymore which is splitting our country apart. Rights are being challenged and anger is increasing the chance of possible civil war or something drastic ????

Seems like the trend is going toward Socialism and Capitalism is a bad word. Those that are wanting Socialism should study history as they cannot cherry pick just the good things in Socialism, as like everything else there is a cost, money (taxes to pay for it all) and possible freedoms that we enjoy now.

What worries me
A. One doesn’t need to be religious, but can be if they so choose. Historically religions in some way or another have been causes of many conflicts & war. One doesn’t have to believe in any religion to believe in marriage, have respect towards others, or commitment to something more than themselves. Those that are religious and are critical of those that are not or have different beliefs are the “busy body” hypocrites with low or no tolerance. Who gave them the moral right to judge others?

B. There are numerous distractions and misinformation that makes it difficult to sort through the muck. Folks seem to believe in anything that agrees on how they see the world should be, without actually making an effort to check facts. Guilty until proven innocent if one is accused of something.

C. Racism has flamed up in recent years after what I thought was progress over the past decades. This is unfortunate as everyone should be treated with dignity and respect no matter what race we are. Politics have flamed racism to achieve power and place blame on opponents with no proof or justification, because once out there again one is guilty in public opinion until proven innocent which is almost impossible with today’s media convictions.

D. I have traveled around the world for several decades and the US has enjoyed the US dollar as the global currency in trade, but with policies our politician keep doing, keeps chipping away our ability to keep the dollar as the global currency. Once we lose this our ability to sustain our current way of life will be more difficult. We will not have much say about changes around the world like we do now and most things will be much more expensive. A very complex situation.

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Heidi Beck October 8, 2018

I hope to hear more about what we used to call the long-term, safety portfolio whereas you seem to be mostly featuring new ways to make money what we used to call the speculative portfolio!

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Robin Roush October 8, 2018

What affects me personally are rising interest rates. As a self-employed real estate appraiser, my income could suffer substantially. It would appear that the economy is between a rock and a hard place. Rising interest rates are the only way to control inflation but rising them too high risks a slow down in the economy. In any case, the long-term future of the US economy is in peril.

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Dave Smith October 8, 2018

With all that has happened lately and all the uncertainty that is hanging over us here in this country and world wide, I would not trust the market one inch. I have been burned twice before with buy and hold. Crashes happen over night. I am at the age now where I can’t ride it out anymore for the rebound which takes years to happen. I am happy for those who have cashed in recently but be careful and have an exit plan. It’s going to get ugly and it’s not far off. There is just too much negativity in the air.

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Bev October 8, 2018

Biggest concern is the hate generated between the parties of government. All this hate will destroy our nation.

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Charles Elbourne October 8, 2018

The stock market (DJIA) in the short term, is going to continue in a melt-up, probably to about 31,000-34,000. This is not due to the great economy that the U.S. public believes they are engaged in but rather a case of uneducated loose money in the marketplace. My theory – “The public is always right in the middle and wrong at both ends.” The one point that Trump is correct about is the “swamp” – as bombastic as they come, nonetheless he sees the inherent corruption of the few that control everything, starting with the banking system.

The public is so drawn into the political cesspool of sensationalism (think Kardashians on speed) on what they see and hear ever day in the media, that they don’t see what is slowly unraveling before their eyes. When it happens it will be bigger than anything in the past except the Great Depression. Gold – which the street doesn’t care about right now, weed and bitcoin sounds more plausible – will probably hit about 2200-2600 by 2020 -all of a sudden it will become the new elixir of the common man in the street.

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Chuck Burton October 8, 2018

By the way, Amazon’s $15/hr. wage… Aside from the fact that they and others then have an excuse to replace humans with robots, if that becomes common, there will soon be a call for $20/hr. Politicians will jump onboard to buy votes. Then $25/hr…, $30? Of course, employers will just increase cost of goods and services… or go out of business. People living on fixed income and savings, like me at 90, and most baby boomers, will just starve.

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Al Froeschl October 8, 2018

Are US treasuries a good investment at this time? How long should you hold them?

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Susan D reply_all Al Froeschl October 8, 2018

Hi Dr. Weiss! My question is really quite simple: Do you believe we’re still in a bull market, or is it all over? If we’re still in a bull market, how much longer do you think we have? If not, is this correction of the last few days the beginning of The Big One and time to go short? Or is it just a buying opportunity? Dying to know what you think!

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Thomas Brewer reply_all Al Froeschl October 8, 2018

The market will be choppy, investors may need to sit on there hands to get thru this period of time. The momentum investors need you take their wins and look for companies that do not have such an elevated price earnings ratio.

No treasure for me as the interest rate going up but inflation will move right along with it.
There is better

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Dino Stavros October 8, 2018

I’m most concerned about the uncertainty of the economy. I’m concerned about the govt. confiscating my savings account. I’m
concerned about inflation and our currency changing to a digital form, making the dollar useless.

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MasterMilton Prejean October 8, 2018

Who are these Deep State member in Wall.Street, US.cia.gov .US fda./ CDC. Gov. Nsa.gov. Will they affected our investment soon .How can we protect our investment against a coming next years cashless society America. Thanks from Texas energy capital of the free world.

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elvis October 8, 2018

When does the Edelson Institute say we will have a crash and war?

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Mac October 8, 2018

The loss of civility inspired by the community organizers, communist factions that gained a solid foothold in education in the 60’s; These are the groups that
imo are the real issue.
Consider this: If, as individuals, we have no power, then why the enormous fight and polarizing of America?
I would refer you to a Canadian news article from the 80’s interviewing a former KGB agent.
If people could see through this polarization as a bit of theater to distract the people of this country from what is really of concern, perhaps we could regain our country and personal freedoms.
We are not a country of 50% bad people (no matter your political party, the ‘other’ is unfortunately and incorrectly perceived as bad by so many).
So the loss of civility tops it all off and keeps people “entertained”. – and separated. The separation is promoted by the media.
So many feel they cannot even speak to “the other”.
One of our oldest slogans comes to mind: “United we stand, divided we fall.”
Unless people wake up and think for themselves, I would reasonably expect a jittery market when the emotional election time upheavals occur.
I consciously send fear away, and hope to promote thoughtful rather than fear-based action, but I will take steps to protect myself at this time.
It would be useful to learn from Dr. Weiss, what those protective steps might be.
It is my hope that each person may choose to stop and think through our reactions and not act when feeling fearful.
So, Dr. Weiss, I am interested in your thoughts as well as other readers thoughts.
(Thanks for reading this far, allowing me to express an opinion, very kind of each of you).

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arie scheltens reply_all Mac October 9, 2018

Its correct. Its the media who make the separation between the people. Its the media , newspapers and television who are in majority in the USA and Europe in hands of the left parties.
And is the question if you have to worry about that the answer is Yes.

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Carol H. reply_all Mac October 8, 2018

Dear Mac and other readers, The only thing to fear is fear itself. Mac’s calm well-considered comments are spot on. A continued era of prosperity is here, unlike any other . You are not going to be nuked, you are going to see the reunification of Korea. Fear sells newspapers, calm keeps us prosperous. America is regaining its glory that was set aside…as leaders of the world in terms of liberty and justice, innovations and safety…just watch as America steps up Under God to bring joy to the world.

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Chuck Burton reply_all Mac October 8, 2018

Thanks, Mac. Not only are we becoming a DisUnited States (some may soon try to secede), we are becoming a disunited people. That is the road to ruin as a nation. As another reader suggested, learn Mandarin, or at least insist your kids do. China will be the world leader in a few decades… if Trump or someone doesn’t nuke them first.

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Ethel Snooks October 8, 2018

Due to the fiscal mismanagement of our country, my fear is when is the shoe going to drop and take all I’ve worked hard to save,’
I don’t think the election outcome either way can prevent this country from sliding into a depression worse than the one I lived through years ago. My father lost the home in lovingly built for his bride, my mother made our clothes from other people’s castoffs, she made and sold bread to put food on the table. Even at that we often had bread and milk with bit of sugar for dinner. Men road the empty boxcars – stopping where they thought they might find a woman that would feed them. The blame lies squarely at the moral decline of our nation. God’s judgement is the end result.

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David Ragan October 8, 2018

We’re not even talking with the Chinese right now, and the Democrats want a war with the Russians. Both have invested heavly in gold over the past 10 years. Wars are fought over money, and sometimes rates are a leading indicator. The first battles will be digital, so any digital assets have maximum exposure. What better way to wipe the slate clean. There is no taxing mechanism for crypto, and distribution is unsecured. Plus, the dollar has way too much leverage, and changing that won’t be quick. My question for Wiss is what can we do to protect our digital investments?

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Debbie Corazzi October 8, 2018

It is my hope & prayer that the political elite who have had a strangle hold on our country for decades will be exposed for who they really are. They no longer care about the American citizen & haven’t for a long time. It pains me to see the extreme division in our politics. What I want is less taxation, less regulation…basically a return to a Constitutional small central Government. Congress also needs to quit relegating its responsibilities & return to fiscal principles that will reduce out national debt…cut unnecessary spending & waste. I know, sounds like a pipedream – impossible we say. I’m concerned that if the Democrats prevail, they will attempt to un-do all the good being accomplished so far – tax cuts, de-regulation. We need more tax cuts, a true reduction in pork spending…look out if the Dems win in November – may have to re-think a number of things I’ve planned based on current tax cuts. Uncertainty seems to be the only certain thing we have right now.

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Bea October 8, 2018

Uncertainty equals a downturn of the markets. If the Dems take control of the House, chaos will ensue and nothing will get done for the country. I have never in my life seen such horror and tumult in this country, so I really am very unsure about the market

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Michael October 8, 2018

The National Socialist (and communist) Democrats have shown their true colors. I pray they don’t get power and return us to sub-1% GDP, over-regulated, centralized bureaucratic rule, and lead us down the path of Venezuela. Shame on anyone idiotic enough to vote for them.

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John Morton October 8, 2018

I believe the Dems will take the house and Senate and will result in a deep crash in the stock market.

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c. l. smith October 8, 2018

Okay, everyone is all hot and bothered about both block chain and Marijuana , if I am able to invest in only one, which one gives me the best chance of reaping the biggest opportunity ????

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RWBraun reply_all c. l. smith October 8, 2018

If the Republicans win I think it will be full speed ahead…If the Democrats win it will be …bend over, grab your butt and kiss it good-bye!!!

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C. Denley October 8, 2018

I am wondering how to protect cash. When the market falls severely, the brokerages may not be a very safe place for cash and neither may the banks. Where can you safely keep cash? I would like to know which certain companies are most likely to survive through the next crash. I am thinking that an investment company that has bought some great businesses might warrant some consideration but I would like to know which ones are a good investment. And I want to know all of the answers to my questions and everyone else’s questions in writing as well as verbally because I do not have a good memory and I would like very much to be able to refer to the information multiple times.

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Michael October 8, 2018

Dear Martin, if the GOP retains the Senate the market will spike up and then traders will sell the “good news”. If the DEM take control of the Senate then the traders and Billionaire class of investors will sell. In both cases the market is going down. “America First” policies and higher interest rates and the need to borrow heavily by the US Treasury, and most likely global treasuries, makes a strong demand for dollars. My best investment for the last two months has been 7-day Treasury Bills. My cash which earned less than $10 a month just 6 months ago for the last two months has earned $450 month. What a change!!!! This is a good time to be out of the market and in 7-day Treasury Bills. Your friend, Mike
Ps. The “America First” policy is resulting in other nations to become more aggressive, i.e. Saudi Arabia and China are recent examples. This is how one dictator arose to murder people of the Jewish faith. I hope and pray that history is not repeating itself.

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Frank Fink October 8, 2018

It depends. If Dems take the house the market in general will drop maybe 5000 to 6,000 points initially. Them continue the downward trend. If repubs hold the house another 2 year run at the market.

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gary October 8, 2018

I’m woprried about the elections -whick party will control Washing DC. I’m also worried about the comments I keep hearing about the IMF changing from the US Dollar to another form or forms of payment

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Judy R October 8, 2018

I’m reading a lot about America’s currency changing from our current currency to distribute Ted ledger as new currency Do you have any input on this?

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David Allen Bauer October 8, 2018

Don:t think the election will change the way I invest

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Gerard Mayer October 8, 2018

I believe the Market is going to ignore the results of the November election at least untill 2020. Then it is doubtfull with interest rates rising to curb growth.

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Marni October 8, 2018

I really wish you’d include references to Canada; everyone listening/reading your stuff (including paid subscriber which I am) needs information for the Canadian stock market (TSX predominantly). I’m subscribed to your Supercycle Investor and want recommendations to have the Canadian TSX symbol included for stocks where relevant. I’ve requested this numerous times and it has not happened. Please. Thank you.

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Frank October 8, 2018

What concerns me most ?
The same actions in our Nation that have reduced all Great Nations.
The steady decline in many aspects in our Nation.
A. The decline in attendance in all kinds of houses of worship. Fewer believe in GOD, marriage, respect, commitment and more.

B, . Self gratification
C.Circus [ sports] and food to keep the people unaware of what is really happening just as in Rome
D. Dignity,as was the norm in a time I remember 90 years ago A desire to improve ones appearance
and a real education, the three “R’s”.
E. Tolerance, people today do not know the true meaning of racism. In the early years 1900’s until WW2 ,people of various nationalities were called
hunkies, spicks, greasers diegos, hienies, frogs
limeies, chinks. Japs and other names, no one accused the other of being a racist and we got along
F. Division, a tactic used by communists to create mistrust, confusion, hate, and more.
So I pray that GOD will in some way,
WAKE UP THE PEOPLE.!

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Michael McGee October 8, 2018

Thank you Martin, I’ve been following you for a few years now since before the Great Tsunami, the Super Cycle convergance and europe’s fall is your gain. Its taken a couple of years to come to fruition, but now the Italians have the choice to bring the euro down. (smile). The mid terms, Americans would have to be off their head to vote democrat. You have virtually full employment, dollar is strong, markets are high, so why rock the boat. Unlike in the UK, we are about to disentngle ourselves from europe ( who we helped save in 1945) and we have a Left wing Marxist in opposition who doesn’t know if he wants to remain or leave. The thought of labour, (Democrat) nationalisation and a bankrupt country. mmm, I’d rather have root canal. But anyway, the midterms shouldn’t be a shock to the markets, if so , it will be a correction. The fall will be something silly next year. The world is relatively safe, there are no proper wars, hopefully the Italians will stick 2 fingers up at the Germans and that will be it, markets crash and end of the euro. I’m just waiting for Gold and Silver, I bought some miners you recommend, just waiting for them to take off. The big question is when ? Its soon. Sorry, waffled on a bit.

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Ted Pickett October 8, 2018

The loss of civility and the trend toward violence in this contry, as mentioned by others, worry me. Global governmental debt problems, as predicted by Weiss and Brodrick, are accelerating. This is indeed the “supercycle convergence”.

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John Turnbull October 8, 2018

I think, for most retirees, staying on the sidelines, to the chagrin of stock exchange managers and large investors, the major concern is another crash, wiping out the life savings upon which retirees will depend. Retirees got hit bad enough in 2008.

Now, for some three years, all the pundits have been warning that another crash, worse than 2008 was imminent. And somehow, maybe because everybody stayed on the sidelines, it never came

It was a long time ago, the renown gangster, bootlegger, and racketeer, Al Capone, of Chicago, was asked what he thought about the New York Stock Exchange. The grand old man of racketeering (who always maintained he was simply a businessman, providing desired services), took a look, and concluded “It’s a rackett.”

I suspect a lot of retirees suspect the same today, with the racketeers waiting until a lot of gullible small investors invest their money, become buyers, and the big guys behind the curtain engineer a pump and dump, and a crash, and take it all away.

Sounds cynical, but it appears a LOT of elderly at or approaching retirement believe it. What else explains everybody on the sidelines. John Turnbull New Mexico

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David M Regan October 8, 2018

The country is polarized and the disparity between right and left, wealth and little wealth is great and likely to cascade into social violence especially if the left is
beaten again, as in 2016.

Markets will be filled with high volatility with uncertain outcomes. Our country may not make it without Marshall Law.

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Richard K Turner October 8, 2018

The election of Trump was God’s plan to save U
SA.

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Carl S. October 8, 2018

I don’t think the November elections will have much effect on our financial markets. The EU, Japan,Venezuela and to a lesser extent many other countries have more economy worries than the USA. The US$$ is still the worlds reserve currency. I vision capital flight from other countries to flee to the US and bolster our economy. Sure , our bull market will not last forever,but can’t see it sagging in the near term.
Gold is hated right now so maybe I’ll buy a little more gold and silver as a hedge. I’m not sure what the Weiss team can do to help.

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John October 8, 2018

I do not think the elections will have much of an impact on the stock market. Other factors will.

My greatest concern is that the Democrats have gone bonkers. They offer nothing positive, but have shown corruptness and a tendency to incite mob behavior to gain control. Meanwhile, the Republicans do not appear to be concerned enough to pursue justice. I don’t understand why Hollywood and others backing the left don’t see the corruptness and the failure by the Dems to provide any positive legislation. If Washington continues to heat up, I expect violence.

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Adam S Green October 8, 2018

Gratitude

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Douglas Hudson October 8, 2018

Bottom line, the money spigot (tax cuts) are going spiral the deficits to unstainable levels. Once foreign Governments stop funding the U.S. there is going to be Hades to pay. Agree?

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Jamie Mlujeak October 8, 2018

I am concerned because I cant afford another collapse.

Where do I invest? I’m still trying to make up what I lost

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Michael McPoland reply_all Jamie Mlujeak October 8, 2018

Should I/we sell 401k related investments a week before the election as the Democrats may win either the House or Senate thereby depressing the market? While I do not like his personality, Trump’s policies are working. Employment is improving and trade related issues like NAFTA are being addressed. We do not need more obstruction or episodes like the Kavanaugh confirmation for the next two years.

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Jaime Dela Pena October 8, 2018

I worry about political system in America and as well as global economy can have bad impact u.s.mr.i would to open a crypto currency account and which one is the one.

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Amir Khoja October 8, 2018

In response to your questions ; Ref. US Mid-term elections.

I live in the UK and here we feel that if the Democrats do well then perhaps the EU will be more accommodating because it is generally felt that the present POTUS is an unreliable partner and hence the hesitations in dealing with him. I believe the US mid terms will very much affect the directions our BREXIT will take.

Many here and possibly globally feel that there will be an increase in trade wars and possibly more likelihood of military conflicts if Republicans do well as it would then be even more difficult to reign in the POTUS.

In view of the above two points, investing is now more or less a wait & see what happens in the US mid terms especially with the White House trade war with China and overall foreign policies towards others. It is noted that if the US renegades on various previous signed, sealed and delivered policies then the rest of the world may also do the same if the feel that they might in some ways benefit. Of course, this does not necessarily mean they seek close(r) ties to the US. This does not inspire a long term thinking or investments.

When America sneezes…. as the saying goes. this will affect everybody’s wealth the world over. I believe the current US direction regarding trade policies will come home to roost (what goes around…..). I sincerely hope that the normal average American might see where this could end up. You cant have unlimited debt with no end no matter who you are because the maths just don’t add up.

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pat wilson reply_all Amir Khoja October 8, 2018

I totally agree with you. Hopefully the Democrats will prevail and bring back some common sense to the U.S.!!

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David October 8, 2018

Depends on who wins. If conservatives keep both house and senate the economy keeps going for a while. If Democrats/progressives win the house it is a stalemate and economy slows. I’d dems/progressives win both house and senate, we go back to heavy regulations, minimum wage requirements and other regulations that slow the economy.

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James H Liao October 8, 2018

I would like to know what are the leading indicators that may give up-to-3-months advance notice before a sharp stock market melt down will take place.

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Sandra Howard October 8, 2018

What is the future of gold and the miners over the next year?

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Sanford Ohren October 8, 2018

A lot of people think that the midterm elections will “fix” things. It won’t! Regardless which side comes out on top, very little will get settled anytime soon. Scenarios :

1. GOP holds onto power. National divide and the general despair it has created will go on unchecked. But opposition will go more underground and – perhaps – become more volatile and aggressive, even violent. That will give Mr. Trump the impetus to move even further toward a fascist regime. Large-scale opposition from both allies and Eastern competitors, to drive Trump farther into dangerous, nationalistic isolationism. Ostracization of Americans and American interests will lead to even more aggressive trade wars that will cripple economies, including our own. Failed economies may even lead to open warfare. Very, very scary!

2. DEMS gain control of Congress. Trump is rendered a “lame duck” for his final two years, should he even avoid impeachment and the dismantling of his regime. Far right uprising would be certain to occur and would be even more prone to violent disruptions. Also, we could expect a severe market crash as power is shifted away from financial interests. Left euphoria would quickly devolve into disillusionment, at least until the leadership void can be filled and policies reestablished.

3. A stalemate: DEMS win the House, but fail to win the Senate. Absolutely nothing will get done at the Federal level. The national divide will become explosively vocal, with blame strewn all around. No treaties will win approval. Uncertainty about the future will rattle all markets and all our (supposed) allies. Expect large drop in markets, as consumer confidence is eroded. Large shift in International power away from USA will continue unchecked, with China and Russia the likely winners. Shaken confidence in NATO alliances will embolden Russian power grab and widen its sphere of influence (exactly why Putin wanted Trump to win in the first place). Right wing power through the courts will become even more entrenched, sparking more outrage, protests, and perhaps even race and class riots.

Bottom line: We’re in for a really bumpy ride, with little hope for stability or progress, over the next 2+ years. Batten down the hatches!

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pat wilson reply_all Sanford Ohren October 8, 2018

Very astute, I think we need more people like you in our politics right now instead of the clowns in charge!

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Valerie Schneider reply_all Sanford Ohren October 8, 2018

(1.) I worry about the debt level of US government pulling our economy down–accelerated by likely Democratic victories that will lead to more socialistic programs our country cannot afford.(2.) Our government also cannot continue with the current level of polarization and get much accomplished–not to mention not having much in the way of civil discourse about much of anything (3.) The market is so high; it seems we are ready for a major correction. But I would have such high stock capital gains that I can’t afford to sell stock holdings!

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Richard October 8, 2018

I’ve read that Trump may be planning a full on re-boot of the dollar via a hoped for agreement with the major world powers to re-value Gold to a much higher value through an agreed up[on declaration. Is this possible? If yes, do you feel it may actually happen?

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OSCAR HENSGEN October 8, 2018

What worries me the most are the extreme left democrats and their followers and how they could change things. The upcoming Nov election should help give you a better idea of the direction of markets and money. Following the elections your updates and remarks would be great to know along suggested types of investments. If the above scenario is likely, what could be the events to look for.

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Jags October 8, 2018

I have heard this story circulated by investment houses that goes something like this….during the presidency of Trump the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer. For the wealthy few, the new mantra is how to ensure that the rich continues to get richer while the poor remains poor. Their main concern is that
a “nasty black woman worse that Oprah Winfrey” will win the next general election and what it will do to their wealth. If this is the way that humans must think, I believe we have reached a very state in our existence, we should not call ourselves human anymore.

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Sharon Wright October 8, 2018

I am on Holiday on East Coast with family. Will be in Delaware on Wednesday. Will look for your video. My biggest concern is me. Have been too busy to keep up with all your information and dont know what I should do. Have a very small investment account that I manage myself. But do have some in savings that I can’t afford to lose. So it is hopefully safe in my bank acts.

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kevin o'neill October 8, 2018

My hunch is the dollar will decline and lose its priority in world trade. Gold -backed currencies–Chinese Yuan–etc will find much greater trade use. Inflation caused by currency excess printing will soon be recognized. Cost of most everything will rise. So anyone’s concern surely will focus on how to preserve purchasing power. Precious metals likely one answer. Thank you, Kevin

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Edgar October 8, 2018

We Must defeat the Socialist party aka the democratic people and we must pray for America and pray for Trump we are at war with Socialist/ evil people vs capitalism/ Christian people
In GOD we Trust so help us GOD

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DBoren October 8, 2018

I’m cautiously optimistic. I think there will be a Red Wave, not a Blue Wave, at the polls simply because the Democrats have gone so far off the rails ideologically. The screaming mobs they mobilize and indoctrinate with rote “heckler points” are so obviously uninformed, repulsive and antithetical to the democratic process that they’re mobilizing more Republican voters than Democratic voters. No thinking person wants socialism to replace democratic government in America.

As far as the markets go, I’m less certain. I’m moving toward cash and hard assets and getting out of stocks. I’m sure there are some good plays out there, but I unfortunately have too little money to play them. I don’t have enough running room to swing for the fences. I have to protect what I have. My only speculative plays are in cyber currencies and junior miners, and I have only invested money I can afford to lose in those.

What worries me most is a global financial meltdown coming as a result of decades of criminally negligent financial policy on the part of western governments that could easily be precipitated earlier than we think by teams of cyber criminals from other nations. I’ve tried to cover myself from that possibility, but what is predictably worse than the financial meltdown is the societal meltdown that would follow. We typically see those fractures occur along racial fault lines, and in our current state of political hostility, the results could be almost unimaginable. Of course the ones who both caused and profited from such a meltdown, won’t suffer those consequences. They will depart at the first shot to bolt holes in safer locales and countries that are stocked and guarded for the long haul, leaving us to deal with the consequences of their negligence. Who knows what arises from that scenario, but if history is any indicator there’s a new Hitler waiting to emerge and “save” us. That’s when the real danger appears.

As for Weiss, you’re doing a good job, I think, of warning and advising us, but don’t be shy about announcing timing. Also, think about this, if I had as much money as you do, I wouldn’t need your services, so you might consider strategies for those of us who don’t have $200K in loose money to invest and are still looking to preserve, protect and maybe even grow what we have . At some point this financial house of cards collapses disastrously, and like every one else who subscribes to your services, I want to fare as well as I can when that happens.

As we say in Texas, Trump has one the size of a grapefruit and the other one is huge, but he’s in a foot race with the Devil. No one can say yet who wins that race . . . or if it’s even winnable . . but he may be our best remaining hope. If he loses, batten the hatches and secure the deck, because Hurricane Hatred is bearing down on us, and it’s a Class V calamity!

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greg thornton October 8, 2018

I think the general markets will tank since they are overpriced anyway. Then there’s talk of a reset – the end of the dollar. Lots of things to unfold soon.

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Jack Armstrong October 8, 2018

There is terrible volatility in the markets making it very difficult to project what will happen and when. Need some input from you. Thank you for the invitation.

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Wii Kay October 8, 2018

Will the manipulation in PMs(esp. silver) ever end?
If so when?
Is ETFs an ok way to hold PMs in one’s portfolio?

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Ron Bever October 8, 2018

President Trump no doubt has accomplished some amazing things in the short time he has been President. However, in the process, his manner of expressing himself to his foes has been derogatory and debasing. In my opinion, President Trump’s accusative language style has caused more of a polarity of opinion to dominate in this country than ever before. Will President Trump’s debasing statements of his enemies and his own self-aggrandizement ultimately lead to his downfall and thus a precipitous economic catastrophe?

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Edgar October 8, 2018

Will get with Trump a stronger market and country and to defeat the Socialist people and elect Republicans nation wide it is time to replace the Crooked Dinosaurs in Washington

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TK CALDBECK October 8, 2018

Stock market will plummet – hyperinflation will prevail when the US dollar fails in the global community – AND IT WILL FAIL!
The poor and middle class will be crushed …… life as we know it today will vanish ……………….
Riots will PREVAIL THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY …. anarchy will ensue ………………
THE POTENTIAL FOR WAR WILL BE IN THE ETHER LEVEL……………..
The politicians & the FED who created this mess will be clueless re the remedy …

PERSONAL CONTITUTIONAL LIBERTIES WILL BE MASSIVELY CURTAILED …… THE SURVEILLANCE STATE WILL TAKE OVER … THE CONSTITUION WILL DIE AND OUR SOCIETY AS WE KNEW IT 30 YEARS AGO (AS WELL AS TODAY) WILL BE GONE FOREVER …………………..

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Hey October 8, 2018

Please advise on questions above. Thank you

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Marty Eisenberg October 8, 2018

What do YOU think is going to happen to investment markets as a result of the November elections? — I have no idea how the elections will go, nor effect upon the market. I do believe that whoever is elected in November will be hated by November 2020.

How do you feel about this strange new environment? — What strange new environment? — It is business as usual.

What worries you most right now? A POTUS so volatile in temperament that there are no Implied Volatilities to be sold, high enough to compensate for market volatility induced by his tweets.

What are your greatest wealth-building challenges today? Whip saw swing trade environment.

How can Dr. Weiss and our team best help you? Cry not wolf prematurely, nor after the crash. Identify securities with sufficient predictability to make Iron condors and/or credit spreads profitable.

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Bruce Dyson October 8, 2018

I am concerned that if the democrats take over in November. we
can kiss our economy and freedoms goodbye. There will be a
concentrated effort to steal our wealth thru tax increases.

The Trump economy and tax breaks have been great. I now have
money to invest.

Keep up the good work!

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Phyllis MacFarland October 8, 2018

I like this SOB president — he’s the best SOB we’v got AND we need an SOB right now. Not a wuus (sp?) like the last president, even the last 3 presidents. And I don’t have to like him to like what he does!
His speech — no BS!

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Alan Di Stefano October 8, 2018

What will happen after the elections about retirement and investments depends on the makeup of the Congress. If the Republicans keep the majority, especially in the Senate. I think that the markets will go iup, thus improving my investments, until sometime i n 2019 when many people see a market crash happening. If the Democrats. If the Democrats take eithee the Senate or the House, I think that we will see a market crash very soon and go into a several year depression.

As far as my retirement and investments, if the Democrats take over either part of Congress, I will be totally out of the market and in cash. I already own two businesses and am already diversified into very profitable real estate, gold/silver, cash and some collectibles. Cash from a large private equity investment will be coming very soon and that will guarantee my retiement.

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Jimmy Bagwell October 8, 2018

I believe Republicans hold Congress and stock market tanks

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Mo Charfeddine October 8, 2018

My biggest concern is a shooting World War and a collapse of the international financial system. What is the likelihood of that happening in late 2018 or in 2019? If that were to happen, what is the likelihood of pensions being paid to retirees in Europe and elsewhere, particularly in third world countries? What kind of investments stand a chance to preserve the value to my savings? With a probable collapse of the banking system, where should my savings be placed?

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David Gaines October 8, 2018

The accurate Weiss calls on converging cycles receive validation almost on a daily basis. There is no reason to think that disruptive events and forces are likely to diminish any time soon. This knowledge of cycles has been helpful to keep in mind while
attempting to make sense of current affairs. Whether multiple cycles are warring or harmonizing when they all intersect is difficult to interpret, but the mere recognition of the reality of cycles encourages a calming aloofness. Thank you, Dr. Weiss and team, for your insights into cycles.

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Matt O'Gwynn October 8, 2018

Thanks for adding me

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Gustavus A. Orum, Jr. October 8, 2018

My comment: If the Democrats win, we can forget any future progress in the economy and the United States will no longer be a priority or its citizens. It’s back to Globalism, increasing China’s wealth, doing away with tariffs, welcome drug lords coming outa Mexico and increasing the taxes on American citizens. This means loss of jobs, no incentives just the same o same o as it has been for the last umteen years! Oh, and also increasing the taxes on corporations. TAX, TAX, TAX, and don’t forget doing away with the antiquated constitution! We gotta be globalists and forget we’re Americans! And ALL immigrants are automatically citizens, no matter what! Stock Market? Forget it! Let’s all get back to corrupt politics, corrupt dealings and establishing corrupt foundations! That’ll do it for sure and bring the wrath of God on our deserving heads!
WOW! What an agenda!

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Richard A Nolan October 8, 2018

A rather steady but unremarkable bull market will continue through the elections. After the elections? who knows? I am on a fixed income and conservative with my investments. My few ventures into the stock market look for around 5% dividends and moderate growth. While I don’t “day trade” I am willing to in and out of the right stock prior to an ex-dividend date. My one long term investment is in BAC but with the probability of a crash by 2020 it may change to more of a short term investment with plans to reinvest at a low.

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Kevin Baral October 8, 2018

I started with your Dad and continued when you took over. Truly miss Larry E. The advertising and frequency became too much. I am a simple person.
I would just like to know your opinion as to what to expect in general terms.
Will there be a reset next year?
Will interest rates continue to move up?
A projection of how much debt will the system ( world wide ) allow before it won’t?
Will the criminals in the FBI, CIA, etc ever be brought to justice?]
Will our political system morph and into what?
What is your opinion of the politicized college system and the lack of education taking place there.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Kevin Baral

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Laci October 8, 2018

If Rates keep rising GOLD will crash below $ 1k
NEW USD ON THE HORIZON ( IBM )
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT AMAZON & CRYPTO CURRENCY

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Ron Stone October 8, 2018

Regarding Silver. If an economic collapse were to happen, what’s your view on how silver will react. Will its primary use as a commodity dominate its behavior and drag it down or will its possible role as money win out where it would act more like gold?

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JOHN BANK October 8, 2018

November will be irrelevant the market will rise – where else but the USA is there?
Ignore the noise and the tweets and instead look at results!

Like asking what Hilary achieved in 8 years as Secretary of State – anyone know?
Perhaps Benghazi or just simply Iraq – some achievement…..

The worry is the young people. they cannot afford houses in the UK it is said.
They can afford Glastonbury 200,000 tickets sold in 30 minutes about US$500 minimum and likely $1000 or more all in.
They can afford i Phones, i Pads, or similar, Starbucks for coffee, fast food rather than simple cooking, branded merchandise.
The UK reflects that – ASOS, BOOHOO,H&M, Next, McDonalds, Manchester United, all successful results

The fault is ours (70+) we sell (or sold) them all this stuff!

JCB Bamfords – a UK surprise for success today as making the machines that are needed for infrastructure.

Hope that helps from a UK perspective. Much same applies to USA.

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John Love October 8, 2018

I am retired and on a fixed income and worry that U S dollar will become worthless in a few years as the government prints money to pay for its deficit spending

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Judy reply_all John Love October 8, 2018

Me, too

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Gary Arford October 8, 2018

The blue wave will fail to materialize. Republican’s increased support from minorities may change the political landscape yet again as they vote for those who have actually helped them instead of those who talk a good fight.

Any concern over increased regulation is over blown (at least in the short term) as regulations are the purview of the Executive Branch, not a demonrat controlled Congress.

AS long as Trump does not make deals with the dems, the market will continue to roll for a while before the inevitable crisis from a long in the tooth market and the disastrous polices of the Obama regime finally come home to roost.

Our debt is simply too high and the market will correct.

Trump has been able to delay the Day of Reckoning but it is still coming.

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Arch McGill October 8, 2018

sign me up

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Keevin Geller October 8, 2018

If President Trump is NOT re-elected, God help us and the financial markets!

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ROBERT WILT October 8, 2018

In spite of the fact that the constitution was designed to keep rich men in power , there had been a gradual trend toward democracy in this country. Between Trump, McConnell and the new supreme court, it now appears possible that the original intent of the founding fathers will be fully restored. How the Republican base will like that when it is fully realized is anybody’s guess. My guess is that they will like having a king and court equivalent. Many crave a live Lord to lead them.
The stock market may have exhausted its gains based on massive amounts of borrowed money.
The reaction to a small increase in treasury rates seems excessive for any real economy.

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CARL W. CARLSON October 8, 2018

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH GOLD MINING STOCKS ?

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shmuel sharir October 8, 2018

1. The problem of America is that its constitution did not anticipate a world in which the left and right would not be able to find common ground. The process started in earnest in the 1990s during the Clinton administration, but came to a deadlock during the Obama administration. President Trump has not helped with his antagonistic campaign and by his inability to return to normal procedures, and he is still governing by executive orders although “his” Republican party controls both houses. The mid-term elections cannot change this social and political crises; unless enough moderate Republicans and democrats will win in this elections, the rift in the American society and politics will continue to deteriorate.
2. President Trump mistaken attempt to use “trade wars” and “America first” to solve the (relatively minor) problem of losers/winners and increased inequality due to the “freer trade” and globalization of the last 50 years, is likely to be bad for America and the world. The losers will not get their jobs back, and as a result of the “trade wars”, the world economies will have to adjust, with the result of a new wave of losers/winners in America and in the rest of the world. It is unbelievable how a person who has no idea what economics and free trade is all about, was successful in becoming a president of the USA. After his 4 or 8 years, whether he will win or lose in his “Trade wars”, both America and the rest of the world will be worse off.
3. President Trump will not be able to “make America great again” for 2 reasons: First, “freer Trade” and globalization allowed America to enjoy a higher standard of living, but it will decline if president Trump continues with his “Trade wars” policy. The changes to the North America free Trade Agreement are so small that the damage from Trump’s confrontational approach will not be worth the benefits to America. Canada is now about to pursue policies that will REDUCE its reliance on trade with America. Second, the economic and political rise of China and Russia in the next few decades imply that America will not be able to be as great as it was during the second half of the 20th century. Unfortunately for Trump, he is a president in a wrong century and his “trade wars” policy is the wrong medicine for the losers/winners in America (and in the rest of the world) due to “freer trade” and globalization.
4. In the past, it did not matter much who controlled the white house and congress. So, personally, I do not think that (in the long term) my wealth will be affected much by the outcome of the midterm or the 2020 elections.

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Reinharde OLIVER October 8, 2018

I only have stocks my request to trade Options with Fidelity (my broker) was denied because of my European address. But the volantility of the stock market is scary. Even Amazon lost big – I did not expect such a stock tumbling so fast. The NASDAC is not doing any better.

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Chosen Lau October 8, 2018

Interest Rate is the Key for next two months. Market already showing the effects of the higher rate.
Mid term election never good for the Party in power. Market usually react badly to mid-term elections.
Concerns : How to protect investments in a down market with rising interest rates ?

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Robert C Glover October 8, 2018

there seems to be great uncertainty re market direction, help in sorting that out would be most helpful.

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Paul Collins October 8, 2018

Your respondents seem to be predominately Republicans in favor of Trump. The Republicans were supposed to be the responsible party financially. The huge debt from the new corporate tax give away will hit in a few years then what? The Republicans want to make the unsustainable tax plan that favors the rich and corporations permanent. Nobody has mentioned that Trump inherited his fortune and still went bankrupt several times. The new agreement with Mexico and Canada benefits the US very little except a crumb or two for his base. The flawed Obamacare is not being adjusted so it can be beneficial since Republicans have not come up with a viable alternative. It’s like “Let them eat Cake” time. There is no acknowledgement of Climate Change except to destroy the policies that will reduce the problems. I’m worried about the debt, the destruction of rights (thank you the new supreme court) and how my children, thanks to both parties will survive with no Social Security.

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KEN WALFORD October 8, 2018

STRONG $ DESPITE $18 TRILLION +DEBT , POLITICALLY ENHANCED TO SWING VOTES TO TRUMP MEANWHILE MARKET EXPERTS WEISS AND BUFFET SUGGEST CAVEAT EMPTOR CAUTION AS DJ AND GOLD PRICE WEAKENS STEADILY . Key DJ stocks like Boeing sensitive to consumer airline travel decline if WAR erupts , ALTHOUGH profits could improve if more orders for Military . A 50% market decline could be shattering given DEBT situation . Analysis showing current assets change of stocks due to such wise 50% stock market decline and possible bankruptcy of precious metals given cost of new oz. in mining . Absence of strategic metals controlled by China is concerning

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Rob October 8, 2018

Will the fed crash the markets. as usually happens, when they raise rates. What will it do to gold?

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Anthony Acquilano October 8, 2018

Hi: I’m an Ides of October guy – Fall & Winter slow down. Watch last two yrs of graphs & PE Ratios – Started selling 25 – 50% off top 5 weeks ago & reinvested in 6 others – 3 of which are UR Picks & doing Well!! TNX!!

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Daniel Gunderson October 8, 2018

I still believe that your 2018-2020 forecast is correct, but your timing is all off. Like gold was to start climbing the first of this year, and it has not yet. So when will gold start climbing? Oil did not start in May like you said it should, but oil has started now. Interest rates are going up which should drive the stock market down, and does this still hold true with all the money coming in from places outside the USA?

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michael October 8, 2018

Hello! Why do we read and pay for financial news-letters? Mostly to be better informed and follow the smart £$€ investment. We need to be proactive and protect our financial freedom! That involves research and education and good teamwork. We are seeing a new and younger generation operating in the markets with better tools and technology. Keeping informed and catching economic trends is the key to financial freedom. We need to approach investing as a group and have a good team working together. the lone ranger will not survive in this market. There is too much information and data to consider. We must operate as a unit and everyone doing there part. Where do we start? that is the Big Question!!!

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Russell J Thomas October 8, 2018

I feel both perplexed and terrified about this market, a market where BitCoin, which has no intrinsic value, can reach nearly $20,000, while a company like GE can have its stock pummeled to near worthlessness. It’s a market run by speculators and traders based on ignorance of and hostility towards free markets, and their algorithms, with no apparent concern for the real net worth and value of the companies whose business operations, shares and debt instruments comprise the market. And that will get worse if the Democrats and their mantra of “Business is bad. Big business is worse. Profit comes only through exploitation,” win in November.

What worries me most is ignorance. If you haven’t read Malkiel and Bogle, maybe you shouldn’t be in the market. If you haven’t read the Federalist Papers, maybe you shouldn’t comment on American politics. What would help most is a source of information that ignores the wisdom of pony-tailed options traders and techie charlatans and focuses on the long term and on which companies that add value to their and thus to the markets, are worth buying.

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Karen B. Tanksley October 8, 2018

I’m an optimist. I think Republicans will do well and the economy will continue to flourish.

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james stephenson October 8, 2018

After a “Meltup” we will have a “Meltdown”.
Ayn Rand – famous author – wrote “We can ignore reality, but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality”.
Famous economist Milton Friedman, wrote: “The US The Great Depression in 1930s, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.”

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Edward A. Robin October 8, 2018

Good idea as the election made put financial markets in turmoil although new corporate tax bill, employment rate rise and other indicators are plus. Negative factors: tariff war, increase interest rate, slow housing growth a minus. Question is still a goo one to address.

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Gerry Moysa October 8, 2018

The market along with housing is going to crash 2nd to deregulation of banks and loan companies!

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Carolyn Taylor October 8, 2018

Nothing is worse than being falsely accused with no witnesses. We just saw the turmoil it created. I was amazed at how many women I knew said Ford was credible. Shows how naive they are. We cannot allow someone to be accused with no evidence and their life ruined.
Our democracy depends on upholding the role of law. This could bring this country into total choas and ruin everything we have always cherished.

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Stan Cooper October 8, 2018

I believe that the Kavanaugh debacle has energized the Republicans and the Congressional races will be closer than forecant.

Don’t pay too much. Graham values are important today. The Dogs of the Dow have been effective in the past, but don’t always keep me from paying too much for what turns out to be real Dogs.

As a retiree I cannot afford to lose much, but need to be fully invested. Dividend are a more significant requirement, but is their a basic percentage of earnings that should be paid in dividends?

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Concussedx11 October 8, 2018

I find it more than just a tad ironic that so many of the same folks who decry the growth of “government sponsored” tyranny are yet willing to throw their full & wholehearted support to the Kafka like treatment of the current judicial appointee. Is tyranny not every bit as oppressive to liberty whether it comes from government, left or right leaning political apparatchiks or (in this case) a politically motivated,”yellow journalistic”, media driven public lynch mob? Is it acceptable to destroy the reputation (credibility) of an individual with mere unsubstantiated accusation?

The moment we dismiss an 800 year Magna Carta established tradition of innocent until “proven” guilty then we have lost everything. Read. Research. Inform yourself. There is what one side says. There is what the other side says. It is up to you to find the truth. We are constantly lied to by those with an agenda. Apply the eyeball / smell test to everything they are selling. Above all, DO NOT GIVE OVER YOUR LIBERTY TO ANYONE FOR ANY REASON!

“Those willing to trade their liberty for security (or simplicity) deserve neither & are soon to lose both.” – Ben Franklin (loosely)

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Virginia Barriage October 8, 2018

13am a Newbie to all this… invested in BTC @ August, wish I knew more and maybe should have invested in IPO or new coin. I am only interested in Crypto, and don’t see why there an impact on elections. Crypto is THE future, believe Pres Trump knows is but too much other crap to deal with.

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Dennis Shields October 8, 2018

My diversified portfolio is making almost nothing while the US stock market continues to do very well. I need income and growth with 7 – 10 years to retirement, but with that short time horizon, the risk is great to strive for growth. The market is doing well but for how long? I think 2020 is the correction. Appreciate your insights.

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Chris October 8, 2018

I hope that GOP will be stronger after November, so growth can continue. I, as a Dutchman, am very concerned about the attitude of the European Commission towards the UK. Brexit will be in March and it seems to me that the EU does everything possible to make this very hard for the UK. Good thing is that Unilever decided to move their Head Office from Rotterdam to London. I invest in the US, not in Europe, so I hope that the US economy stays very strong.

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Anna Bernath October 8, 2018

My question is: I’m wondering whether you foresee a slow, or rapid and sudden decline before the end of this year?
My comment is: I’m immensely disappointed at the gloating reaction of Republican leaders to the new Supreme Court Justice and I fear that the whole process is dividing the country more and more. The appointment should be a time of bringing us together not dividing us more.

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Robert Eckhardt October 8, 2018

I believe the Republicans will have a senate majority and hope they keep the house. If that happens, Trump’s economy will continue to improve. If we lose the house, there will be two years of stagnation.
I am worried about China, financially and militarily.
I am worried about the crooks on wall street, manipulating the market.
I want to keep my investments growing like everyone else.

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Cindy October 8, 2018

I believe our country is heading toward a long overdue meltdown. We should have taken our licks after the 2008 housing market fiasco, instead of bailing out everyone. Now we’re so indebted, we don’t produce as much as we should, and the labor force is shrinking. I feel that our country has gotten very comfortable with the prevalent lack of personable responsibility and most people in America feel entitled to money for nothing. We’re headed toward socialism and I don’t see how we can survive that path.
What worries me most right now is that most of my retirement savings is in an IRA. I see no reasonable option for me to protect my money should we have a catastrophic market correction. I’m 3-years close to retirement and have saved for a comfortable retirement but I suspect it will get wiped out, changing my life plans dramatically. I’ve read your material and not smart enough to put into action your suggestions, all that financial lingo gets lost on me.
I see the greatest wealth-building challenges today is the blatant greed and corruption in America (and the world). Why can’t enough just be enough?

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Lee October 8, 2018

My concern is around how will the economy continue when we swing from one party who thinks everyone else’s money is theirs to waste to a party who pulls back some on total Robin-hood-esk ways and who shies away from the bully tactics? It is obvious from some of the comments there are folks who will spew rhetoric without any facts and attack someone else whose fears and opinions are their own instead of doing what is right (in their mind) provided it doesn’t break the law and has some moral turpitude?

As I get ready to retire, I am forced to finance greed and stupidity of our lawmakers so I am trying to find ways in which I can build a nest egg and be protected from the Robber Barons of social programs like welfare, Medicaid (not the entire Medicare program), Obamacare and the like. We cannot and should not support for eternity for citizens who don’t want to work or for whom it was not intended to be for (i.e., being born in this country was enacted to allow slaves who were bought here against their will but had children born here to be citizens, not folks sneaking across the border to back door citizenship). If we continue to build debt and make those of us who have chosen wisely, worked hard, saved for a rainy and sacrificed support those who have not done so, you are going to have a problem. It is not OK, and people are tired of it.

Folks always want to lump social programs into one bucket but Social Security in the form it was meant to be is being used incorrectly and has been for a while. The rampart fraud of disability for folks who haven’t paid in either because they haven’t worked or are here illegally is disgraceful; and using the funds collected from payrolls to be used to borrow for the General fund. While I have resigned myself that SS is only legal Ponzi scheme of taking your money to pay someone else, it is completely out of control.

We all can chose to be Christ like and that might look differently for some folks. So, like I tell folks; you support illegal immigration put your money where your mouth is; so, go to the border and bring those folks in your house. If you want to pay more taxes, do so and leave the rest of us alone. All those things you want to demonize others for, you can do within your control and not tell the rest of us how we should live our lives or how you think our goal to be Christ like does not meet your definition. Maybe the lost souls aren’t the one being called out.

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Gary Arford reply_all Lee October 8, 2018

Tom, the greed has come from the demonrats, not Trump or his supporters.

I am a Libertarian and we definitely need a viable third party. The republicans are ALMOST as bad as the demonrats.

To quote Margaret Thatcher, socialism is great until you run out of everyone else’s money.

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John October 8, 2018

Hi Martin,

It is possible for the Democrats to take over the House in the next election, but not the Senate. If the Democrats have the House, they will start impeaching Trump. The President is guilty of a long list of impeachable offenses, from the emoluments clause to obstruction of justice, and possibly treason, so the process will take a long time, probably years. Along with long-term political turmoil, there will be confusion in the stock markets which will fairly quickly lead to a collapse–say, by next Spring.

If the Republicans keep the House, there will still be broad problems from the trade wars and market imbalances, and if the Fed continues to raise rates, a bond and credit collapse. The stock market will still collapse, but later, probably by next summer.

Trump hasn’t a clue about how international trade works; his tariffs and his trade wars will be a disaster, and it’s a political suicide mission. Already soybeans and wheat are below sustainable prices, and within a month, as the harvests of corn and many other farm products including meats are revealed there will be serious losses in agriculture. For example, without relief or a major reverse of trade policy before New Year, pork producers won’t survive.

I will continue to ride the “melt-up” wave, but I expect to be out of stocks by May next year or before.

What do I need from you? Recommendations for safe harbors for cash for the next 2-3 years and a list of which companies are likely to get through those years with light to no harm.

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Tom October 8, 2018

What worries me is POTUS. He has divided the nation more in the last 2 years than I have ever seen it. We have few friends left in the world. We have initiated trade wars with nearly all of our friends and most of our enemies. The Soviet Union seems to be undermining us at home and abroad and our President thinks he is some kind of good guy. The situation we are in is similar to being in the eye of a hurricane. The economy looks good, but we know the storm will be coming soon. We are running up a huge debt to pay for all this. Grab hold of something and hang on.
Tom

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wm October 8, 2018

how will we ever solve our debt problem??

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Ken October 8, 2018

Anyone who is paying attention will recognize the debt challenge our country is facing. Spending is out of control and the gov keeps spending more; no attempt to curb expenses because the left is pushing all representatives to the left by offering all the free stuff we cannot afford.
How can we encourage our reps to reduce spending and make hard cuts in the budget?
Do you think its too late and we cannot avoid a disastrous recession?
What can we do as investors to hedge against recession?
What do you think will happen to the price of residential Real Estate if we have a recession that mirrors or dwarfs that which occurred in 1929

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Kevin Campbell October 8, 2018

My biggest fear is the donkeys winning the House.

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Brian October 8, 2018

Reading all these comments makes me wonder why there is no real mention or concern for the underfunded pensions in the USA. And what will happen when this problem finally comes to a head. Which could be very soon.

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Bryce Thompson October 8, 2018

look at the high waste, and pollution our cars are producing, a 200 mpg Porge vapor carburetor, liquid gas does not burn, Volkswagen has a 264 mpg diesel not coming here, boycott the oil company owned auto companys, spread the word.

The only thing that will bring us out of this depression is free energy, hydrogen from water, have this as your debate, you can make all the hydrogen, as you drive from a tank of water, you know our space shuttles,are powered by hydrogen / oxygen made from water, tell every one not buy a new car / truck, to boycott the auto company’s, when they can’t sell their pieces of junk low mileage vehicles, they will have to bring out water to hydrogen powered vehicles, and kits to change the vehicles now that we have, just think what our world would be like with free energy. Do you want your world back? spread the word boycott the auto company’s that are destroying our world. the inventor of the water to hydrogen auto was murdered by our Democrat Government, get mad get real mad of the Democrats. Also audit all the Senator’s and representatives, they have wasted, and stole our money, make them repay all, and tax them. Do these 2 things, and the Demo rats will be finished, don’t do this and the civil war, will escalate, and the economy will collapse

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Patrick Brennan October 8, 2018

I feel fairly strongly the the Republican’s will lose the mid term elections due to the controversies following Donald Trump. Even though he’s managed to do many things that he campaigned for, the way he’s gone about it is not sitting well with the less conservative population…The Democrats have not let up once attacking his Presidency, and that’s a shame…That’s politics for you….So, I feel the Senate will have a Democratic Majority and so will the House…The economic forces that are at play right now could continue to drive the market forward or perhaps not…I’m somewhat apprehensive that the market may have a few hiccups following the mid terms, but I’m hoping good economics will continue to move the market forward….At any rate, I’m being very cautious in my investments….I’m currently semi-retired and am mostly on a fixed income so I have to particularly careful…..I’ll be interested in hearing your thoughts on the mid term elections and how it might affect the markets….

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Gary October 8, 2018

I’m retired and looking for safety, but still need to grow my nest egg or fall victim to inflation (real cost of living). The new left wing movement in the democratic party worries me. Free healthcare, free tuition, monthly stipends to all, etc. Our national debt is so high now, how would adding all these promises affect the cost of living? Taxes are too low they say! Trying to make sense of all the conflicting opinions of different experts, analysts, and talking heads on TV is daunting. I’m afraid this bull run is nearing it’s end as everything seems to be priced for perfection. I will be interested in your and others take on things.

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Dave Pfiffner October 8, 2018

I’d like to know what the heck is going on with the stock market right now. I’ve lost $10,000 in the last week. There’s no telling what the heck is going to happen when the election happens. I’m extremely concerned, especially since I’m retiring around Labor Day 2019. Respectfully, Dave Pfiffner

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Grace October 8, 2018

I “worry” at the ignorance and vitriol of many Americans. They seem ignorant of what both political parties stand for – power – to do whatever they wish. Most Americans should be independent and vote for candidates who will preserve our nation and the Constitution! Help President Trump save America. He is the best President since Reagan!. May God bless America and keep President Trump safe!

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Steven Sanders October 8, 2018

If the Democrats get control of the House and G-d forbid the Senate, I will systematically reduce my equities by at least half, if not more. If the Republicans maintain the House and Senate, I believe the economy will continue to grow but maybe not as fast after 2020. I will also begin taking money off the table as the economy grows. There will be a pullback at some point and I want to be in position to take advantage of the situation.

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John Maloney October 8, 2018

The Republicans will win BIG in November and the market will rise dramatically.

John Maloney

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Victor Yu October 8, 2018

The Republicans will have a landslide victory. And that will have a positive impact on my investments

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willem griffioen October 8, 2018

We had the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics It went broke for lack of productivity
Now we have Bernie Sanders and all the socialists on the US campuses
One even promises forgiveness of all student loans, all subprime car loans and free healthcare
The Soviets have won after all……

The mess in the good ol’ USA is unbelievable

Dr Weiss the ball is in your court……

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Christian Kircher October 8, 2018

I dont think these elections will have any important impact. economy goes on elections or not. But what will have a very big impact very soon is the blockchain and artificial intelligence. these two together with the connection between objects we all use these things will completely change our society. and it will not take many years but go very quick. already banks use blockchain qnd I just heard that france prepares the first auction with an auctioneer to go on blockchain with tokens. selfdriving cars are reality already and will get soon widespread. renault did show prototypes and in USA in some towns there are already taxis without driver. our society will change as robots will do a lot of work done by humans. not only manual work but with artificial intelligence these robots will also replace well paid humans. so there will be a lot of unemployment and quite some new jobs also where people has to get formed for this. thos entreprises who will use a lot artificial intelligence and blockchaintechnology will be a very good investment.

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Gail October 8, 2018

I believe investments will probably go down if Democrats gain power. Something has to be done about the extent of political activity the Democrats are being allowed to do with no consequences or there will be no turning back to civility.

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Martin October 8, 2018

Your service sounds to good to be true I already have4advisory services sometimes they are right or wrong in big and small ways I would like to learn 1-2 techniques you use and future predictions not what has happened in the past

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Jan Cullborg October 8, 2018

I wonder how high long-term treasury bond rates will go before recession hits. Can’t it be a good thing to buy 30-year treasury bonds when their rates do peak ? When recession hits their rates must decrease substantially which means a good capital gain together with locked in good yields.

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Joan October 8, 2018

I do believe that democrats in the house will damage the markets since they have proclaimed to impeach the president and the Judge. They won’t succeed, but they will impede the progress to a certain degree which will discourage the population. Uncertainty is not good for markets. I also am concerned about the interest rate increases happening too fast.

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Christian Kircher reply_all Joan October 8, 2018

interest rate increasing is not connected to democrats or another party. its the fed who decides this. and that interest rates will go up we know for quite some month already and even more than a year. so this has nothing to do with elections in my opinion.

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J. Hanna October 8, 2018

I think we will have a stronger GOP and another 6 years of a growing economy. I am tired of all the negative talk. lets get behind the good things that are happening in our country. We having trucking that is in the strongest sales that they have been in over 10 years. This generally has been an indicator of the rest on the economy to follow up with more growth. This year and next years production has been sold out. We could use some support for agriculture, but the rest of the country has been growing stronger each month.

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H Greenwald October 8, 2018

I had thought that the Democratic legislature and Obama would have been an uniting force for our country; instead, the opposite has happened. My concern is that if the Democrats win in the midterm elections, the fracturing of our country will increase, the give away programs of the liberals will increase, our national debt (which we cannot afford NOW) and inflation will increase. All of this bodes badly for our economy and the stock market.

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leanier carter October 8, 2018

Democrats take the congress, Republicans hold on the Senate, the Federal reserve continue’s to raise interest rates, good for investments but who
knows how it will effect the economy, some see a bubble about to burst, by then it will be to late to run to the hills?

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Mildred Wood October 8, 2018

Since I have training stops on most stocks, will they be safe if the market completely calapses?

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Komuraiah Poodari October 8, 2018

I believe there would be increased volatility before elections. After elections markets would settle down with moderate uptrend.

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Joseph October 8, 2018

Martin, there are three things that give me great concern.
1. The Me Too movement. Two girls from you high school class could make a false claim against you which could destroy your business.
2. Are my great grandchildren going to have to pay our national debt.
3. In the distant past we were able to get new in the paper and on TV that was factual reporting. Now that most of the news is controlled by a few corporations.
Today we are only getting their corporate slant on on what the Democrats want them to say.

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Cindy reply_all Joseph October 8, 2018

Totally agree with you Joseph.

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THOMAS T PATTON October 8, 2018

The Democrats will manage not to screw up the midterms as long as they quell the “socialism” crap. Trump tax cut is already wearing off the market’s optimism and will be DOA by 2020. We live in the most vile and chaotic time in my 55 years of life and civil political discourse, which was on life support before Humpty Trumpty, is now dead with no chance of being resurrected because this country is fastly becoming a European like after thought and all we have to rely on to keep us relevant for the next 25 years is an oversized and bloated military plus all those stock piled nukes – if our delivery systems are not so antiquated that they become irrelevant as well. The right and the left feel aggrieved and marginalized, we have no local media focusing on the the enormous amount of bogus projects and boondoggles that permeate every state, not a cent has been poured into modernization of our decaying infrastructure while our biggest economic rival is building out infrastructure all over the world, not just in their own country, that will not be accessible to our equipment and Elon Musk actually makes our “leaders” look sane. The future’s so bright that maybe we should just bomb ourselves. And we few independents and/or moderates are lost at sea with no direction in which to swim. Trump must go, yesterday if possible, and maybe there is a sliver of hope that a moderate can be elected from one side or the other to try and kick start a healing process that may just no longer be possible. And they zeros daily to the end of our impossibly insane deficit. And all anyone cares about is winning with no regard for the cost like 2 Civil War generals sending thousands of man and boys to their doom in search of a victory that is actually a massive defeat. Those of you with children like me, have them start their Mandarin classes and start ASAP because they will be the new God and new monster in very,very short order.

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Dick Southern October 8, 2018

I think if the democrats win big they will try to impeach Trump and then the market will go to the sewer.

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Roy Myers October 8, 2018

But to help him prepare for this briefing, he needs to hear from you:

What do YOU think is going to happen to investment markets as a result of the November elections

If the Republicans hold the House and Senate, the market will keep marching along as it is.
If not, more uncertainty will probably pull the Market lower.

How do you feel about this strange new environment?
Uneasy !

What worries you most right now?
Rising interest rates.

What are your greatest wealth-building challenges today?
The lack of qualified employees in the high tech sector and limits on immigration of candidates by Pres Trump.

How can Dr. Weiss and our team best help you?
Can you be more predicable on when you believe the market may make a turn downwards.

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RAS RUHMANN Jr reply_all Roy Myers October 8, 2018

Thank You . Dr . Weiss. I Believe That The U.S . Economy Will Totally “Stall” If The Midterms Do Not Bring A Republican Victory In Both Houses Chambers Of Congress.

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Richard S. October 8, 2018

Sorry, I forgot to actually address your question about the mid-term elections. Although I am a Republican, I don’t simply vote along party lines. I think all Americans need to evaluate the person vying for election, on their morals, knowledge, and principles, not on whether they are Democrat or Republican! Saying that, I “hope” the Democrats can win back enough seats to slow down the systematic destruction of our natural resources and our environment. The current leadership is not voting for the FUTURE of our country, in my opinion. They are voting mainly to fill their wallets. I know that investing and fiscal responsibility is important…but protecting America and Americans is never just a “while I’m in the office and making money”, situation. It is about long-term thinking and developing protections that will protect “everything” and “everyone” that makes America the wonderful country it is. They need to stop making deals for the rich oil companies and mining interests, and logging interests and think about what our country, and the world, is going to be like for the many, many generations that will follow!

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Richard A Stephenson October 8, 2018

I think the Fed will be impacting the economy more just by saying it is continuing to raise rates. I suspect that the economy is turning over already. The elections may increase Democrat revolutionary tactics. I really think they want the country to collapse. I think Obama may have sealed that fate. Most are acting like puppets including their congress people. Who is pulling their strings? Somebody in England? Schumer? Pilosi?

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Brian October 8, 2018

I too wonder how Harry Dent’s gold forecast can be so much different from your forecasts. Yes, please address this on Wednesday.

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Chuck Burton reply_all Brian October 8, 2018

I believe Dent says gold should have a sharp selloff – but then what? The only direction left is UP. The question is, how far up. I don’t believe he has answered that. Gold might just run up well above where it peaked in 2011 – or it may not. Even if we have a calamitous bust in the markets, gold may not rise in price very much. Any rise from a bottom would be a good one for gold holders in a Greater Depression such as Trump’s trade war will soon cause, unless he can resolve it very soon. China might just not be so willing to give in to Trump’s demands, unless it’s leaders also feel like winners. Win/win would have a chance, but lose is just not in their political vocabulary.

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Tom S from Missouri October 8, 2018

I think the stock market will finally drop and then fuel the commodities blastoff.

If the Democrats take over the Congress, just watch to see what taxes they will enact to “punish” the 1%ers. I hope they can remember what happened when they taxed the rich people who were buying yachts many years ago. The only people that got hurt were the people that built the yachts.
But I doubt they will…

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stephen houghton October 8, 2018

The world is in total confusion.

The worlds financial markets are in a mess. should i put my total investments into gold stocks and which do you recommend.

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Tom Elliott October 8, 2018

My biggest concern is that what we see in left wing politics is a movement towards Soialism and then a divtatorship. That would most probebly be many years away but clearly a possibility. Investments would then be mostly worthless as a smart dictatoe would conventrate wealth under those that they control. Goodbye to our country if the left is not corrected soon. Education and religion must prevail. Saul Ainky must be called out for what he was and is to many that just hate others that are successful taxpayers. Best of luck on your effort, God bless us all.

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NUNZIO VITULLO October 8, 2018

Am afraid the us midterm elections will have a great impact on the markets

Only if considered a win for trump will markets rally.

Anything else and markets will tumble.

Presently very worried about Gold and metals as my portfolio is over-weighted in these sectors. Accumulated over the last three years and the sector is not performing at all despite predictions of great wealth to come from this sector.

Also worried about cannabis. Sector is very volatile. Not sure money is to be made in the short term.

Banking and financial sectors also worry me big time as even positive news brings only marginal movements with quick retrenchment back .

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ann foreman October 8, 2018

what worries me most is mob rule and the violence they may create.

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Louis Chatel October 8, 2018

Analysts write that Russia and China are dumping US$ and buying gold.
My question is:
Who buy weekly treasury notes and bonds?

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Larry Swinford October 8, 2018

I think there is a global house of cards about to fall. I think America is in the opening swells of a civil war. I don’t trust my government, I don’t trust the stock market, I don’t trust my money, and after that news I heard earlier about Bank of America closing safe deposit boxes (and who could forget Wells Fargo) I don’t trust banks. I’m just a living zombie going through the motions.

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Greg Allen October 8, 2018

Sir,
I believe the Democrats will lose heavily in November. I assume the trade war will continue and deepen.

Also I would love to have an update on where we are in the Supercycle. How are your predictions playing out? Do you have any adjustments to the scenario? What are your thoughts on timing?

Thanks,
Greg

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Tom H Baker MD October 8, 2018

Do you feel a market crash is imminent? Seems like everyone is expecting it.
How is the best way to stay safe?

Thank you very much

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James Jones October 8, 2018

My greatest fear is the low-informed leftists will turn out in large numbers and put the Democrats in control of the congress. They will destroy our economic progress.

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Ron Rhodes October 8, 2018

How do you suggest the average investor deal with the Banking Industry Bail-In protocol ?

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Richard S. October 8, 2018

I’ve recently read a few articles touting the idea that Trump may be planning to try a “reboot” of the US Dollar by getting the superpowers to agree to a higher set point on the value of Gold. Do you think this is in any way realistic or possible? And if this is a real possibility, doesn’t that mean that Gold is a good investment, as the value should go up if the dollar tanks, as well, shouldn’t it?

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Rand Dykman October 8, 2018

If the Democrats take the House and or the Senate their total obstruction and scorched earth policies will raise havoc with the markets and everything else. If the Republicans retain control of both, it is unclear what they will be able to do with the head winds of massive debt, trade uncertainty, uncertainty relative to the continued ability of the dollar to retain dominant reserve currency status, a clueless Federal Reserve, and the unending obstruction of the Democrats. It’s not a party picture, but the last year and three quarters have been astonishing considering all the divisiveness.

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Sharon Cole October 8, 2018

Need reliable information so profitable, stable companies are made known to investors.

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jay October 8, 2018

If democrats get in economy will go down, you can see how bad they are so far since President trump was elected and before.

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Ken Larson October 8, 2018

America while make great strides in the current stock market is headed for a very serious recession. The little signs are there and inflation is at 2.9% and starting to move up. We have not been paying back our debt from the last recession and with the cutting of taxes we have no intention of paying down the debt. We will not be able to borrow our way out of the next recession and it will be here in 2019, the Trump recession. The inability to satisfy the greed of the top 1% is destroying any good for the middle class. We the middle class did not need the small amount of tax relief we got and would rather have security in a country with no debt. We should be removing the cap on Social Security and changing the Lifetime pension that Congress receives and giving them a matching 401K. Hardly anyone receives a pension anymore so why should congress. It’s time to make them understand how the average American deals with retirement . They should get an 8% match for 8% they donate, making a 16% 401K for time served only. This would put congress in the same place as the average American.

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Ernest Hardy October 8, 2018

Members of congress have forgotten to represent the people and support the Constitution. Some one once in office they seem to forget that and think they were elected to glorify themselves.

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Cindy reply_all Ernest Hardy October 8, 2018

Aren’t most congress lawyers? Lawyers know how to work the system and work it they have.

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Jay Lawrence October 8, 2018

The Liberals will carry majority across US and control both Houses of US Congress.
Impact will be financial disaster for US as politics and finances swing extremely left
(read- socialism).

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David Morgan October 8, 2018

Where is the Chinese market headed for the next 12 months?

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Ronald Casillas October 8, 2018

I have been analyzing my long term technical charts, mostly using the GBP/JPY, as it is very sensitive to market volatility. It’s still a bit too early to confirm, but I am seeing a lot of tension building up, with a slight tilt to the downside. If I was in Vegas, I would bet that the Nov elections are going to have a negative impact on the market. I would like to know how this could effect cryptos because they have yet to be tested in a crisis.

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JOHN EGAN October 8, 2018

I’m not to worried about things in the economy and markets right now (still waiting for the 5 year rollercoaster ride through hell).

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Terry L Foster October 8, 2018

Market will crash if dems take over! We have had unprecedented growth for the last two years, even though the dems have fought tooth and nail, all along the way.
If repubs win, new highs will be reached, as good decisions are made to reduce bureaucratic paperwork, and tax cuts are made permanent for mainstream folks.
What concerns me the most is the radical views being hoisted by the left, (especially in universities) to mislead and misrepresent what capitalism is all about. America itself will fail if the left gets AND retains power. Obama’s 8 years were a glimpse of denying America’ exceptionalism. No country has been more generous than us in treasure and manpower throughout the world. I say that as a Vietnam veteran.
Any dem elected, whether honest, decent and well meaning, OR left wing radical, all fall under the direction of Pelosi and Shummer. They are threatened that if they don’t vote as told to, the PARTY will ignore them in the future. They ALL fall into line. SAD!!!

Terry Foster

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D L October 8, 2018

I fear that if the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, that chaos will ensue and the markets will crash. Violence will be on the increase and so I am in the process of buying an AR-15, learning how to use it and getting 5000 rounds of ammo.

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Bill G. October 8, 2018

I think the Republicans will win the election and maintain control of both chambers of Congress. I also think the stock market will “take off” and end the year with double digit gains. The economy is running at full-throttle and it will continue at least through next year. The dark cloud hanging over investors now is the bond market. Higher interest rate environment is causing some anxiety because we have endured a low-interest environment for the past decade. Hopefully, China doesn’t cash-in. I think China will level off its bond buying program as a backlash toward US trade tariffs. Nonetheless, I see the Trump administration achieving more economic benefits for both individuals and corporations.

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Michael October 8, 2018

I think the republicans will not loose any seats. I think the Trump phenomena will keep going,
But there will be a recession maybe 1 year from now.
Harry Dent talks about the sale of a lifetime when treasuries go up to 4-5% at the peak of the stock market.
I could use a more detailed explaination of this and AAA corporate bonds when the market tops.

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Bob daniels October 8, 2018

Trump will continue creating better trade agreements. Iran is sinking. Quiet big money will be placed here. Maybe bring LOWER interest rates here.

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Arthur von der Linden October 8, 2018

I worry that a dysfunctional government will continue to divide the citizenry because it leads by example rather than speaking against bad behavior of activists. There is no place for incivility, but it continues, even paid for, because no one speaks out against it. This means that every appointment to office will be challenged to the utmost, the government will idle, and people will keep yelling at each other.

The markets will react positively if Republicans keep the Senate and the House. They will tank if the Republicans lose both bodies.

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Don Wentz October 8, 2018

Let hope American are smart enough to vote in GOP. And that they see through the media hype re Donald Trump. If they vote in a DNC majority, then all hell will break lose as they try to impeach the President.

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Judy October 8, 2018

What do you think the path of the US dollar will be against other world currencies. I believe this contributes greatly to trade imbalance.

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Marvin Smollar October 8, 2018

The national debt. The disruption in the international order, especially with China. The accelerating climate change and our failure to deal with it.

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Ronald Newton October 8, 2018

My 1st president was named Hoover. There were about 121 million of us in the U.S. and we were a patriotic, honest, hard-working population. I willingly served in the Korean War — the war to stop the spread of Socialism and Communism in the far east. 36,000 young contemporaries paid with their lives so that 68 years later a socialist could run for president of the U.S. We were democratic (not to be confused with “Democrat” which today is an amalgamation of greed, socialism, dishonesty and myriad other unfavorable persuasions). President Trump is the only hope for the future, but unless he’s got a wand, he’s facing an uphill struggle. We owe $21 trillion in bond debt and another 100-some trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities. I keep waiting for the debt-balloon to blow up in our faces; it’s a miracle it hasn’t popped already! Nixon paved the way for inevitable failure back in 1971 when he replaced gold with wisps of smoke. We’ve been on borrowed time ever since. The greedy amateurs in Government can’t save us, God won’t save us (why would he?), Soros and his legions of Alinsky followers won’t save us. Friend Martin, if your intentions are serious — which I’m sure they are — tell us how to prepare for the softest possible crash-landing when that first domino falls.

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Roderick October 8, 2018

My question for the gentleman below is how can you be a Christian and support a racist, misogynist, tax-dodging, Russia-colluding, serial sexual assaulting fascist demagogue such as Trump? He goes against all the teachings of Christianity. Honestly, if Jesus were alive today, he’d be a Democrat. Remember helping the poor? Science is real. And the New York Times is not fake news. Peace out.

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Ev. Honeycutt reply_all Roderick October 8, 2018

I think you got the name wrong. You just described Hillary!!

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Tom S from Missouri reply_all Roderick October 8, 2018

Roderick – I’m sorry, but Jesus would not belong to either party. (Really you went there about Trump and you forgot about Bill Clinton who is a Democrat, a sexual deviate and sadly was our president)
Jesus would be trying to get both sides to work together for the common good since both parties have always been very selfish. Use some common sense instead of making this a political issue.

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Gail Albert reply_all Roderick October 8, 2018

I fear my investments will drop initially after mid-term elections.

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ann foreman reply_all Roderick October 8, 2018

Do you honestly think Jesus would be a democrat? You do not know the Jesus of the Bible that Christians believe in!! Jesus is definitely against the murder of babies and our country has allowed millions to be slaughtered. Also, in the past God has used leaders that weren’t Christian to further his works.

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Grace Lively reply_all Roderick October 8, 2018

I think America and President Trump are headed UP! The election will prove that! Economic issues are foremost in voters’ minds. May God continue to bless America and keep our best President since Reagan safe!

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D L reply_all Roderick October 8, 2018

None of the statements you have made about Trump have ANY basis.
Protecting our border from ALL illegal entry is not racist.
Too many women in his employ to be misogynistic.
Trump’s taxes are in audit. What proof do you have of dodgin? None?
2 years and over 40 million dollars of wasted tax dollars on Russian investigations brought on by Soros (the Nazi sympathizer )funded documents.
Let’s see PROOF of any sexual assault. Not just a bunch of “I don’t remember anything” statements like we just saw.

Sorry, Jesus would not be a Socialist.

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Roderick reply_all D L October 8, 2018

Your response isn’t very Christian of you. You come across as being filled with hate. That’s a shame. But it is very sadly typical of Trump supporters, stuck inside the Fox News echo chamber and completely unable to see any other point of view but their own. Yes the president* said ‘there are good people who protested with the nazis and KKK” in Charlottesville.

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Jim P. reply_all Roderick October 8, 2018

Some folks obviously didnt receive His gracious gift. Jesus is very much alive in every truth seeking person on our planet. He poured out His Spirit of Truth to ALL, after He died on the cross. The Left has left this great gift on the ground and trampled it under their feet, when it should be in their hearts and mind.

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Larry Dozier October 8, 2018

God enabled me to correctly predict that Donald Trump would be elected. And he has shown me that the upcoming midterm election will be an historic victory for American conservatism – The Right. So, there will be no constitutional crisis. However, the Body of Christ needs to turn her heart away from the things of God and turn it to The God of the things, if we want to coomplete our American Reformation.

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Melodee Probst October 8, 2018

What are your thoughts on Gold. Harry Dent says gold should fall to $700. I value your opinion. Hopefully you will address this on Wednesday.

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Jim P. reply_all Melodee Probst October 8, 2018

Dent has been saying this for many, many years. Who knows…but, not Dent, so far. If you would have shorted Gold ten years ago…following his advice, you’d be poor now.

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Carl October 8, 2018

What’s going to happen with Reits? I’ve seen some history where reits go up with interest rates, but all I see currently is reits dropping. What are best conservative investments in the bond area? Lastly, I just want to comment that this country is spiralling out of control under Trump. This would-be dictator is a menace and must be stopped. He is stoking the flames of hate, creating even more bitterness and division. I noted some comments below that people of put off by “violent” leftist demonstrators. Well, let me tell you, we who do not support Trump and his republican misfits are concerned that most of the guns reside in the hands of his supporters. Many people I know remain quiet because they worry about the racist, white supremacists and bigots that support Trump and their penchant for gun and intimidation. These are scary times we live in. Trump, in the end will destroy the economy, (as some of the republican governors have done to their states) by cutting taxes to corporations and the wealthy. Stock buy backs, only gets you so far. Hold on to your shirt, because it may be the only thing left when this is all done.

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Rick Stein reply_all Carl October 8, 2018

At age 84 and a lifelong Independent I feel that the Democrats and their miserable representatives have so far overstepped the bounds of civility that if POTUS continues to hammer away at their totally baseless and fraudulent claims the mid-term elections will go down in history as a monumental defeat for a party that has turned in to a mob. They are so far to the left that IF the world were flat they would have fallen off the left side in to empty space. If POTUS continues to remind his base of what his administration has accomplished in SPITE of “The Mob” and what accomplishments are yet to come, the economy will continue to boom because regardless of what all the financial technicians think, what really counts is the ultimate consumers’ confidence in the countries’ leadership. Perception is the publics’ reality and all the financial pronunciamentos to the contrary will have little or no impact.

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James Nuernberg October 8, 2018

Yes, the market has done very well these past two years. Why not when we throw an extra trillion dollars into an economy that has been moving forward strongly for years. But where does that trillion come from? More debt. Saying that the market rise is great is very short sighted. That debt will come due some day in either higher taxes, higher interest rates, reduced support for people in the form of Social Security, Medicaid, education, infrastructure, etc. These are things that support people and future growth. Another possibility is debt reneging. Of course the current batch of legislatures (Rs & Ds) won’t be around any more so it won’t be their problem.

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Chuck Burton reply_all James Nuernberg October 8, 2018

Exactly, James! The current crop of politicians can then wring their hands and blame the newbies. That’s why I say never vote for an incumbent – don’t give them any more chance to screw you over. New blood at least doesn’t know the ropes so well. and may do you less harm.

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Richard N October 8, 2018

How will we know when flight capital ceases its treck to the NYSE?

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Kosta Vasiljev October 8, 2018

If Trump loses the mid terms, we have a lot to lose than the stock market.

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Chuck Burton reply_all Kosta Vasiljev October 8, 2018

I fear we lose, either way.

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Chuck Burton October 8, 2018

Did Kavanaugh kill Trump and the Republicans? Many women, and even some men, who might have favored the right wing may have second thoughts after the way the Republican Party railroaded a possible sex criminal onto the Court. The fact not withstanding, that when the offences were said to have happened, Kavanaugh was at an age when hormones tend to rule, and one would hope he has changed his manner and feelings, the suspicion remains that he is not a man one would like to have making judgements which could affect one’s whole life. Under our form of government, the only way we-the-people have of preventing government excess is through the ballot box. The fact is that both major parties are out to increasingly rule by force of law, to the detriment of individual freedom. Unless more parties are formed to dilute their power and counter this trend we will inevitably end up as a dictatorship – which is what generally seems to happen to democracies.

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ann foreman reply_all Chuck Burton October 8, 2018

It is amazing that when Bill Clinton was sexually assaulting and even raping women ( Juanita Broderick, for one) none of the democrats wanted Any investigation into him. What hypocrisy!!
Also, professor Ford did not have even One person that could back up her story. Not one. How can you possible know that she is telling the truth and that Judge Kavanaugh was lying. You can’t unless you were there. Many women falsely or inaccurately accuse men of sexual assault.

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Brian reply_all Chuck Burton October 8, 2018

Doctor Ford is now saying through her attorney that she does not want to have any further investigations into her letter or her attacks on Kavanaugh. Wonder why? Digging into her past might be very interesting as well as the past and associations of all three accusers.

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Chuck Burton reply_all Chuck Burton October 8, 2018

Remember, Mussolini, Hitler , and many other dictators were elected democratically, then ruled by executive edict. And they didn’t even have Twitter to help them.

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Mike reply_all Chuck Burton October 8, 2018

Hitler lost the 1933 election and was given power in a back room deal.

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ned October 8, 2018

this is no place for accusing US Dems or otherwise of impending violence…..that’s pure trumpian one-toothed redneck

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Ken October 8, 2018

Good Day Martin!
How serious do you think the upward explosion in the Dow Jones Index since 2014-2015 is? It appears to be driven by copious amounts of borrowed money. Corporate buy-backs via borrowed funds or use of repatriated funds, stock purchases via margin, debt to fund dividends and debt to fund mergers, etc. I’ve seen charts that indicate financial institutions are unloading their stock holdings as well as the private US investor. Is the influx of foreign funds into our markets sufficient to off-set the apparent US market sell-down? If not, has the market top been reached as it appears as there may be more sellers than buyers!

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Chuck Burton reply_all Ken October 8, 2018

But smart money takes advantage of scared sellers to buy low and, hopefully, sell high. We may be due for a correction, hopefully not a crash – yet. What happened beginning in January was NOT a correction, merely a pause for the markets to catch a breath after a long runup. Like the similar pause in 2015. We should have another year or so before a real correction or possible crash. Let us hope.

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Marcia Munsterman October 8, 2018

This ‘strange new environment’ is really scary. I’m not talking about the market but rather all these (paid) protesters supporting the left that appear at events – the latest being the absolutely disgusting actions protesting Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Is there no civility anymore? In so many cases in these demonstrations, the police do nothing on orders of the mayor. This MUST stop before insurrection becomes the norm. Law enforcement must crack down on these demonstrators and the people/groups funding these riots – no money = no protests.

What I’m equally worried about is that if there is a change in the House or Senate, the market will tank. Is the current sell off just a blip or is it the start of something much larger?

Hopefully you’ll have a replay as we may not be here to see it. Very much looking forward to your views and those of your readers.

Thank you
Marcia

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Chris Daniele October 8, 2018

I don’t/CAN’T do videos. Surely I’m not the only one that either doesn’t have time or the privacy for videos. PLEASE offer a transcript version also.

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Chuck Burton reply_all Chris Daniele October 8, 2018

Ditto!!! I need to read, and sometimes reread. Can’t do that in video or audio.

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Yeoldesalt October 8, 2018

What happens when the Crushing debt load of the United States comes due and America can’t pay it back? And Trump’s tax cut for the super rich and corporations as a pay back for the huge amount of money donated to buy influence in our government that has added huge to that debt. Won’t look so good then will it?

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Chuck Burton reply_all Yeoldesalt October 8, 2018

Ditto!! Debt will NEVER be repaid – merely repudiated in some manner.

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Dennis Cox October 8, 2018

Trump’s tax cuts have pumped up the corporate balloon to extremes, as has corporate debt. With rising interest rates, debt, for the federal government and many corporations, will be unsustainable. The balloon will not just pop, it will explode at some point, probably next year. As for Trump being impeached, it’s much more likely he will be indicted for tax fraud.

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Clyde October 8, 2018

This newbie is as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full or rocking chairs. The US media hypes events as its big-money owners want us to remember. The media deserves to be pilloried for bias, omitting what it doesn’t want the public to know, and stressing every jot and tittle that doesn’t favor the elite.

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Elliot Trach October 8, 2018

Trump is in no way blocked. He can appear, get interviews anywhere, anytime he wants. He just likes to give the off-the-cuff comments on Twitter.

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Elliot Trach October 8, 2018

I worry some about hipsters and fear-mongers. I put you in the latter group. Actually I do not worry about it because it creates opportunities.

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arie scheltens October 8, 2018

Dear Martin,

This is an opinion from the Netherlands Europe.

U.S.A is devided in about 50-50 Dem. and Rep. In Europe we have more political parties and is roughly devided in 30-40% Left and 60-70% middle and right.
Nevertheless the Dem in USA and leftish i Europe control the majority of the newspapers as well as the State Television.
Its of course ridiculous that Trump is forced to send his messages by Twitter because he is blocked on his home television. The same in Europe where the bigger parties are using Twitter and facebook. So the feeling of the majority of not beiing heard make them more hostile to each other.
Moreover like the democrats in USA are the Left parties in Europe responsible for the ridiculous immigration flow from islamic people to Europe se creating a chaos. One of the persons who support this with enormous amounts is George Soros at the same time the most important financial supporter from the democrats. Also a lot of members in the European parliament are on his payroll.

So in view of the above i expect Chaos when the democrats win. The stock exchange will dive , the US$ will weaken and gold will go up.

But you are more near the fire so please give me your financial forecast.

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Gloria S. Dittmer October 8, 2018

It seems that my email is going to other investment sites claiming big gains. Not enough time to read and figure out if they are legit.
The election circle will bring many changes hopefully the corrupted administration will be eroded, but what about investing in Staples (food) and water and from what corporations? It seems like every week, prices go up.
I have little to invest and I am not working. I will change 1/2 of my IRA into a Roth account, and next year the other 1/2. I am at a lost of where to invest the little it’s left. I have a long way to pay off the mortgage, still owe student loans and making car payments. Help !

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Bill Frazier October 8, 2018

The current situation is an abomination! It makes me sick to think that I spent 5 years of my life in the USAF Standing on ‘Alert’ ground and airborne ready to climb into a B 52 and fly thousands of miles to eliminate any aggressor. And all the time the worst enemy was gaining power in all our colleges and government. Every day now I smell the Rathaus burning.

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Patrick October 8, 2018

The world isn’t going to end with President Trump in office and America is too large and dynamic to suffer for an extended period of time. Cycles are always present and although a downturn at some point is inevitable it’s also healthy. A real problem is the debt factor and tariffs but I am confident America will maintain a positive future. Where there’s fear there is opportunity. Thanks Martin!

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Suhasini Ramalingam October 7, 2018

Hi Martin,
Thank you for all the work you put into this endeavor. My question is….

– Given that we expect 1) rates to keep increasing, 2) bonds to go down esp with China selling $20B worth of US bonds, 3)a monetary crisis with currency reset, and 4) 26 yr decline in real estate prices;

Do you think owning rental investment is a good thing under these circumstance or would you sell asap? Second, is equities and precious metals the right assets to be vested in?

Thanks,
Su

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Ralph Waterman October 7, 2018

Trump is a crook and damaging the Presidency. Anyone that thinks otherwise needs to stop taking mind altering drugs. Open your eyes and see him for the disaster he is. He is destroying relations with our allies. He is pissing off the Chinese, North Koreans, and most other countries. If WW3 starts he will probably be the one that starts it. He is in the back pocket of Putin. Do you really want the Russians running things here in the United States? And if we fail to get a Democratic majority in November the Republicans will finish gerrymandering and changing election laws and kicking voters off the roles all so that they can guarantee that there is NEVER another free election in this country. This is your last chance folks to save our Democratic Republic. After they successfully have control so that Democrats can never win again they will work on finishing off the middle class and the poor class. They have been working hard to transfer wealth to the rich. Once they no longer have democrats in their way they will finish that transfer, they will wipe out Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and whats left of Obamacare. Please wake up people – I am not kidding – Unless you are filthy rich you should not be voting for a Republican. They do NOT have your best interest at heart.

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Cecilia October 7, 2018

I have a few stock out there, should I cash them out now? I am afraid that if I don’t do something now I am going to loose everything.

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Chuck Burton reply_all Cecilia October 8, 2018

Cecilia, look over your holdings closely. sell if you are suspicious. What they did in January could be a clue.

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bill malvey October 7, 2018

I’m about to turn 90. My assets, in conservative stocks and income funds, total approx. $500,000 and I am not drawing from them to live. So, if I go to cash and live another 10 years, I’m well covered. If I stay invested and suffer a 20% or greater loss, I may not live long enough to recover. What to do?

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ralph johnson reply_all bill malvey October 9, 2018

didnt you answer your question therein? if you are not happy with stocks and income funds at THIS level, when will you be? Cash affords a static position and locks in a serious gain at this point…….how much more do you honestly believe is left to wring out? that landmark tax break for corps. fueled the last big runup…and the fed is done meddling for quite a while–except to price the rates up to stall various markets. I woud rather leave the party a lttle early, sit home and wonder how the last revelers feel when the lights come on and it’s all of a sudden really ugly every where you look………and stragglers around them are throwing up at the late, late results…..

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Chuck Burton reply_all bill malvey October 8, 2018

Bill, as another nonagenarian – just turned this week – I share your qualms. And I have less to work with. May have to invest as when younger – and hope.

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pierce nelson October 7, 2018

HOPE TO HEAR YOU THERE. THIS WORLD SEEMS TO BE BIASED ALREADY. SO THEFACTS APPEAR TO FOLLOW YOUR STATS ALOT. LIKETHESAME.

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Mike Soich October 7, 2018

If the Demorats take control of either house, then I believe it will become way more difficult to push thru economic programs that help most working Americans.

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M Rosenthal October 7, 2018

Mr. Weiss, alth I have not had the pleasure of reading your newsletters I share the woes of many of your subscribers and their fears. I too will be 80 and cannot survive without social security which I fear will be disappearing. I am still working a couple of days a week to keep things going. Security? what is that? I do not feel secure, I have no confidence in our government, the economy nor our society. I’m ready to get out of the market hopefully intact before the catastrophe of a major correction. The country and its government are divided. Democracy no longer seems to mean what it once did to me.
I
I hope you will record your video and make it available as I will be working and will not be able to see it at 2:00PM.

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Pete Chen October 7, 2018

Just like the stock market, no one knows the outcome of the November election. Whether the stock market is up or down would depend on its outcome. That much I know. If the Republicans continue to control the Congress, stock market will go
up. Otherwise it will go down.

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David Anderson October 7, 2018

If the Republicans hold congress and maybe gain 2 votes in the senate I think it will actually boost the markets. After the disgusting character assaation of Kavanaugh the Republicans might hold off the democrats. I would much more like your opinion of the stability of the banks if and when the real crash hits. Do you think banks like American Express where I have a savings account would be able to weather a depression?

Thanks
David

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WILLIAM ROSS PATERSON October 7, 2018

Good Day Dr.Weiss: Thank you for your interest in my investment well being. November: I do think President Trump will prevail. The U.S. economy, new tax program, his success in bringing Companies back to U.S. and thus creating employment for American workers is not going to be sidelined by the recent disgraceful demonstration by the Democrats. I am not American, being Canadian, however I seemed to have leaned to the Democrat policies in past. I have to give President Trump some credit for his accomplishments and consequently feel like there will be some sustainability of progress. As for the Video, on October 10th, my wife and I will be on a flight with Alaska Air to your great state of Hawaii. A holiday destination for us many times over the past 20 years. I must say my investments are my hobby..our portfolio is managed by a professional advisor, so rather limited in scope. Best wishes to you in future…Ross

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Roy . October 7, 2018

USA voters seem to have separated into productive USA society members who contribute money, energy, and worth, usually voting Rep, and parasites who suck away money, energy, and worth, from USA, usually voting Dem. How it will work out I don’t know.
My family for centuries has innovated/invented so USA could improve; such as: Souix leading Lewis and Clark West for Pres Jefferson, waiting at the Rockies and leading L&C back East; Arapahoe inventing the “lunch stop stage coach way station”; inventing the “Supermarket” in 1930; being the world’s 2nd best lady pilot until Amelia Earhart died, telling Pres Roosevelt after Pearl Harbor, “NO-a pregnant lady heading up all pilot training of the Army Air Corps would embarrass USA”, inventing irrigation ditching that gave all the farmers the correct amount of water; planning/overseeing the 3 years de-polluting of Pearl Harbor; conversion of “Solar Electricity” from high cost inefficient low voltage DC with roof panels and flammable batteries to safe low cost high voltage AC taking steps beyond Ben Franklin and lab partners Tesla/Marconi.
I and my family of multi-nation (Panama, Vietnam, Hungary, etc) “first responders” (medical, police, firemen, National Guard, and Navy/Marine/Army Reservists) want USA improved by ourselves and your readers.
Many of my family will not be able to attend, maybe myself, who will be in a business law class needed for the industry I’m starting.

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Dick Caruthers October 7, 2018

The gutter-rat side of the left has been unleashed. Personally we are just continuing business as usual & staying
fully vested in market Morgan Stanley
has done very good job for us. I do not
associate w anyone from the Left philosophy- no use being upset about the
coasts where a lot of them are concentrated. Being 73 yrs old probably makes a difference & still am self-employed
full time in the oil & gas industry. Thank You

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H. Robertson October 7, 2018

* “Trump is the best thing that’s ever happened to the United States. The economy is booming. Unemployment is way down. We have a new trade agreement. The stock market is making new all-time highs. What more do people want? Do they want to just KILL the golden goose?”

I am sorry, but Trump is the most dangerous and narcissistic President we have ever had. We are the laughing stock of the world thanks to him. He consistently lies, has little regard for women…a total disaster! Every day something new occurs with him, a rant, a tweet, a new lie that has everyone totally unsettled. Now that I know your true feelings for him, I really don’t care to receive your emails so am unsubscribing immediately.

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ann foreman reply_all H. Robertson October 8, 2018

no loss.

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Nat H. October 7, 2018

Removing regulations that protect our environment and hence our health, will not only cause much greater ill-health, but will eventually cause damage to our economy. Moreover, ignoring climate change (even forbidding mention thereof) will create greater disasters down the road, leading to more loss of human life, including here in the USA, and result in ever-larger amounts of money thrown at belated attempts to diminish the damage, when it is too late.
Think about how you will deal with poisoned water as your only source for drinking, food that is overloaded with pesticides (and scarce due to the resulting die-of of bees), fouled air that harms your lungs, increasing heat waves and either droughts or floods that are ever-more devastating, and so forth. Or do you think that leaving this legacy for our children and grandchildren is O.K., because you won’t be there to see it?

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Wayne Silzel October 7, 2018

I believe biotech markets will lead continued growth. Amazon will show amazing growth through year end and into 2019. Bond prices will stagnate or decline as the FED will add two more 1/4% increases to rates before leveling off. Earnings growth will continue and basic commodity prices will rise into 2019. The U.S. will continue to receive foreign investor cash flows well into 2019.

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Jack October 7, 2018

The US will gain advantages over other countries if it supports capitalism and avoids socialism by supporting a President who is a businessman and understands how commerce works in this country as it has, starting with the 1850s.

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John Wick October 7, 2018

I will be unable to attend at the scheduled time on Wednesday. Will there be a repeat?

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Ella Zagurskie October 7, 2018

My husband and I live on social security and pensions. We’re concerned about it going bankrupt. My husband has diabetes and arthritis so we really need medical insurance.

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Karoline October 7, 2018

Karoline

I am an 87 year old widow. trying to hold on to assets for my child and granddaughters. Right now I am feeling anxiety concerning the market, depending who will control Congress after the November Election. I have placed a substantial amount of money in a Money Market Account, Treasury, and Utilities. These are temporary moves, and hopefully things will stabilized following the election. It is difficult to believe that anyone could vote for the Democrats after the Political Circus that took place this last month, or that their plans for our future will benefit the American Citizen. America is finally recovering after the Obama Disaster, and I hope our young population will be able to see this. If the Democrats are able to initiate their socialistic program, we will see another 1931.

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Thomas Alves October 7, 2018

I have no idea.

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Jack Schwalbach October 7, 2018

I agree. If the Democrats gain control of the house and/or senate, they will attemp to destroy this president. I also agree the economy will stall and we’ll see a huge correction in the markets. Imagine if all our politicians would spend their energy working together to make a better country for everyone

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steve Bird October 7, 2018

I am concerned that predictions/comments made are in fact not materialising.
The world appears to be able to manage its problems even though in doing so they also seem to create new ones.
Predictions are important in that they help to offer a differing side to most discussions and therefore help in allowing us to balance our thinking.
Therefore I wonder about your predictions that thus far have not taken the shape I expected them too.

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Hubert H. Hurst October 7, 2018

Hello Martin,
My wife and I do not make investment any more. We are both up in our 80’s and have invested in real estate and what cash we hold is in CD’s so that if we need it for one of our sons it will be easy to get.
Our home on Hernando Beach is mortgage free, our son’s homes too and we have
been spending our time gardening, church activities and do some travel in our beautiful Gulf Stream motor home staying in National Parks and Florida State Parks.
Have a wonderful meeting.
Hubert & Patty

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Josef Berger October 7, 2018

Dear Dr. Weiss!
Is it necessary for President Trump to reboot the US Dollar, to make America great again?

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Dana October 7, 2018

I want to know what vehicles to invest in during the upcoming downturn and when. Is it time to back up the truck and load up as Larry use to say?

I will be traveling that day and hope a transcript is available later in the week.

Thanks for all you have done for us over the last several years.

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MichaelJoseph Godwin October 7, 2018

I really can’t imagine anyone getting thru, with intelligence, to the paid protesters especially when they don’t know “what they’re protestong”, only that they are getting some money for protesting. These are poor, ignorant, uneducated people who believe the lies they are being told by ignorant prople of the democratic party, who have sworn to confuse, delay, block, devide, disgrace, and dishonor every American principle, in place and to attempt to socialize our Country.
It’s very difficult to have a cuvil conversation with an idiot. George sorros, both clintons, maxine waters, nancy pelosi, chuck shummer, and Bernie Sanders, are ones who should have charges brought against tham for obstruction of justice, inciting riots and destruction of. Public and private property. This is merlely dry bones they’re tossing and the GOP IS CHASING rather than concertrating on charges against hillery, james comey, for lieing to America!!
Wake up GOP and let’s take the OFFENSE! Let’s set our goal to put them behind bars and quit chasing after their diversions.
Wake up,
where are. We, America ????

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Peter Berlin October 7, 2018

I have lost faith and confidence in the new group that took over Weiss. However, I am sticking with the strategy of Larry, who was the most helpful to me. He really explained his thinking. I have been heavily invested in gold because he said it would go to $5,000 per ounce by 2020 and I think the reasons he gave have not changed. He knew that Trump was going to win the presidency and he didn’t change his outlook. The timing may be off a little due to the current disruptions throughout the world, but I see the debt issue getting worse and the cycles following their natural course.
I don’t want to start all over again with betting on specific stocks when Shawn supports Larry’s future predictions.
My future depends on the accuracy of Larry’s predictions.

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Allen Simpson October 7, 2018

I believe Donald Trump’s policies have assisted the market and small business. However, as you have stated, the flood of overseas fear money, has also provided significant impetus for the market.

If you could provide your thoughts on gold and silver outlook over the next 2 – 3 years and also interest rates, this might be very helpful.

Allen S.

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Ganapathy October 7, 2018

Massive trade deficit of USA and rise in value of USD are contradictory. At some point, I expect USD to fall 25% against other currencies. With competitive devaluation, it WI be the turn of gold in the sun.

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Mike October 7, 2018

The left is losing power, and there is concern they will not give up without serious responses, most of them underhanded and having only one thing in mind: shooting down their oponents, regardless of what that may mean to all of us.
Interesting times and time to support common sense for the future of America and the world.

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bob October 7, 2018

I believe the only solution is decentralization. we need to divide into 2 or more self ruling entities. Elizabeth Warren, colin kapernick and all the other radical left wing agenda haters will never be happy living in a country based on values of individual responsibility, free enterprise and other traditional values that made America the greatest country in history and I and many others will never want to live in the socialist/communist welfare state they would create.

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Keevin Geller reply_all bob October 8, 2018

Sadly, I must agree with you on this. The antiquated concept of “bipartisanship” can no longer exist, because conservatism can only exist at the
expense of leftism, and vice versa. Besides, if we were to split the country into two separate entities, one conservative and one leftist, how long do
you suppose the leftist one could survive? It would be financially propped up by China, and we could go to war with it, and wipe them all out,
once and for all!

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Keevin Geller October 7, 2018

If one is saving “green cash,” is it better to save new or old bills, or does it not matter?

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Brian reply_all Keevin Geller October 8, 2018

I do not think a person should be worried about old or new bills. I think that ‘green cash’ should be in smaller bill denominations as I am concerned with what happened in India where they outlawed the larger bills. Your comments on the possible outlawing the $100 bill would be appreciated.

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Duncan MacAdams October 7, 2018

I am a new subscriber to Markman’s Strategic Options and I very much like his total approach to trading a limited number of short term options, setting profit targets and taking 50% profits along the way.

I feel a lot more comfortable having my capital exposed in this way than taking long term positions and hope things will eventually work out well.

I trust the Markman’s daily picks will take into account the increased market volatility which seems to be very near. I guess we all can “hear the train a comin”.

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Alan B. .Wolin October 7, 2018

The automatic type correction created errors in my last communication today. Sorry.

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Alan B. .Wolin October 7, 2018

Dear Martin:
I haver been following the currency madness of our government for many years. my solution is not to think about it. And definitely not to worry about coping with any financial losses. I am 80 years old, and most of my life is over. I ignore the statements of stupid politicians and unfortunately the majority of them fall into that category. Listening to them is a complete waste of time.

I am powerless to change the outcome of many years of money mismanagement, so I enjoy my life without thinking about the ongoing criminality. I enjoy many of the conveniences and pleasures that may disappear because of civil unrest and chaos. I read Fernando Ferfal Aguirre’s book: “Surviving The Economic Collapse”. You may be familiar with the book as it details his life and preparation for the economic crisis in Argentina. I remember reading that you attended high school during part of the financial collapse in Argentina. I believe that at “bail in” is possibility in America.

Keep up your important work.

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Ray Cunningham October 7, 2018

Good Day Martin, I have been around for many years….I have seen many things and I know what goes up can and will come down. Being a history buff. I see that we could be seeing a repeat of the 1920’s going into the 1930’s. Younger folks best be watching, very closely, their 401K’s and their debt load as I see an end of the “good times” is on our door step. Pray that you will please cover this on Wednesday. Old man (75) in Springfield, Missouri

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Burritt Benson October 7, 2018

If the independent swing voters let a well funded group of Socialist (Soros?) Democrats who use Sol Alinky’s Rules for Radicals as their guide fool them into voting for them it will hurt the expansion ‼️The need to find new leadership that are not Socialist ‼️Go Pres Trump 🇺🇸 God has given us chance, 2 Ch 7:14🙏

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Chuck Burton October 7, 2018

I note that, after the S&P500 hit bottom in 1990, it rose over 1200 points until 2000, then entered a kind of consolidation phase over a 900 point range until breaking out in 2013. It has risen over 1400 points in the last five years, but where the previous gain was over 500%, the gain since 2013 has been less than 100%, for what that is worth. Over those 28 years, the 200 month AD line barely slowed its rise, and only turned up slightly this year. Is that some sort of cycle. and does it mean we have five more boom years coming? LMAO!! Just something I noticed. Wish I had a chart since 1929, to see if anything holds up.

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Jerry Mann October 7, 2018

Republicans will lose seats in Senate and House. Trump is doomed. Kavanaugh investigation will continue. Women will usher in Democratic winners. Protests on both sides will create riots everywhere.

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Keith October 7, 2018

What is your thoughts on becoming a cashless society and if buying physical gold and silver as purchasing power, separate from insurance hedge.
Thank you

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Allan Hodgdon October 7, 2018

I claim neither Dems or GOP as my party but my highest fear is
seeing the Dems hold sway in the upcoming election, as that will further the Elite’s & Socialists agenda’s to further sqeeze our
Capitalistic “freedom”, while further eroding our constitutional
Rights.
If such were to take place our “Free Mkt System”, along with our
Markets will begin to harken back to a rural age.
Look, our country is in full disarray now, and with Trump as our
Last gasp chance of salvaging any semblance of what our forefathers envisioned, we’ll hit that very slippery slope of black
Ice, better known as eroded liberty & freedoms that some of us
are scratching and clawing to hold on to.

We must, all of us and individually, drive our stakes in the ground – Right Here & Right Now to get the word out as to the
severity of what’s to come if the Dems gain control.
Allan

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Gustavus A. Orum, Jr. October 7, 2018

Well Dr. Weiss, I think you are correct: “WE will get through it”! I’ve read that some think we are at a beginning of another bull market. I would not know. It would be nice if that occurred. Trump has put back a confidence that things are getting better and will continue to. I choose that kind of thinking. I’m not a “Globalist”. I choose Americans and they come first with jobs, incomes, homes, medical care, and religion.
I’m glad that as far as the United States is concerned, Jerusalem is considered the Capital of Israel. It is and always has been!
gus

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Weldon Day October 7, 2018

The election is of concern to me. If Congress changes more on the spending side in the next 2 years, it will be trouble for stocks. I have moved to 45% cash. I would like ideas now on bonds. I want to put some cash to work, but I think the stocks at an upper range that turns me off the current market. Dividends are sounding better now.

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Mike October 7, 2018

1.How can you go on like this when history shows, without any doubt, that America does better when ALL Americans do better and that generally has happened when America was led by Liberal Progressives! The most recent Liberal Progressive Cycle was 1932-1982 and that was the greatest period of Economic Growth and Manufacturing Output in America’s history. That was also the period of the Grestest Growth of the Middle Class and the Greatest Increase in the Living Standards of the average Americans in our history. Since 1982 (The Republican Revolution) ALL of those Markers have fallen as the Rich (who fund the Republicans) have gotten richer and the Average American and the Middle Claass has gotten Crushed!

2.All the Stock Market Crashes and Depressions have happened on the watch of Conservative Administrations and Conservative Majority Congresses after periods of Conservative Domination. And ALL the recoveries have happened after the Consdervatives were voted out and Liberal Progressives Administrations and Liberal Progressive Majority Congresses were voted in. Most recent: 1929- 1932 Hoover and 1932 FDR. Then 2007-2009 Cheney-bush and 2009 Obama

3. From 1929 to 2014 there were about the same number of Liberal Progressive Administrations and Conservative Administrations, yet the stock Market gains during the Liberal Progressive Administrations were many, many, many times greater than during the Conservative Administrations.

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S. R. Eymer October 7, 2018

I never thought I’d see the day that children would be stripped from their parents, not because the parents had treated them poorly, then each sent to locked, concentrated encampments with virtually NO moral protest from the religious right! We couldn’t be more like 1930’s Germany if we tried.

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John October 7, 2018

I don’t believe the outcome of the elections will be a catalyst for the eventual stock market sell-off (it may already have started!) The extreme views reflected by some of the subscribers are what is wrong with this country. We are a divided nation as never before thanks to Trump. He is consolidating his power and his rabid base do not see how democracy is systematically being eroded. How will the blue wave, if it happens, affect the stock market? Who knows?
What is a certainty is that the market rally is old; fueled by years of low interest rates, and increasing unsustainable debt. The WH appears to believe printing more money will solve the problems. The Feds are raising interest rates, the Bonds are selling off, driving up interest, and all this affecting virtually every sector. No, elections and political rivalry won’t be the catalyst for a market correction, massive government and private debt with rising interest rates will.

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Rich October 7, 2018

Martin: Is it possible America has tired of DNC tactics of late & show up strongly in Nov and hold both houses as per in person rally by DT in diff states being reminded they are better off going & being Red instead of Blue that has no Agenda
& appears he’ll bent to tear down what has been accomplished & built in less than 2yrs in spite of many obstacles along the way. Give credit to American Taxpayers who like what ‘s happening with America & Blue game plan has beenExposed.
Especially over recent confirmation hearings. Isn’t the Truth rising to the Top now & giving some momentum with it? Grass roots America is hell bent to get this one right while blue wave is crumbling
& becoming more exposed everyday in broad daylight. Their tactics are not popular and undemocratic. America is aware & will duke this one out thru mid-terms Our safety-health-& welfare are at stake. That’s a lot more than just an election & I think America has been Awakened to this. The Truth is going to become very clear soon.

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BTG Stanton October 7, 2018

Thank you for all your research. Because of it I have placed 10% of my Investments . into Jr. Miners. Thank you BTG.

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Westy October 7, 2018

The Donald (a greater honor than “The President”) has launched a major challenge to the Illuminati’s socialist agenda, and to fight back the world’s elite are in the process of springing their trap. Our government, including Democrats and Republicans, had better start worrying about mob rule bringing our government and Constitution down, with the Illuminati gaining control under their terms by simply restoring personal safety and order. They (born by Cambridge, London School Economics, George Soros, +++?) have been introducing the socialist agenda into universities and the media slowly ever since at least the Bretton Woods convocation in 1944. Now, the mob clearly has no principles or regard for our Constitution, and I expect at some point they will try the ultimate and try to assassinate key people. The Donald needs to quickly launch the FBI+ at identifying the organizations and power structure behind the mob, right after the election, hopefully in time. Our stock markets are only a very minor concern in the big picture here.

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Jeff Wierenga October 7, 2018

So many partsans are concerned about who controls Congress or who is in the White House, or which judge is seated on the Supreme Court… folks forget that checks and balances work and that this is the greatest nation on earth. When we go through economic ups and downs, even bad ones, if you are a citizen of the USA, you live in the country that gives you the greatest opportunities.

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Edmund Storms October 7, 2018

Trump is the symptom of a disease, not the disease itself. He is dangerous because, like a symptom, he alone could kill the patient. For the disease to be cured, treating the symptoms is not enough, although helpful. The underlying dysfunction needs to be eliminated. This is not being done. Instead, the doctors are fighting over which cure is best. The Republican doctors want the patient to get out of bed and get to work. They are tired of spending their money helping the sick lie in bed. Some tough love is needed. The Democrat doctors want the sick to stay in bed where they might get well on their own. The rational observer thinks both doctors are quacks. Meanwhile, the patient keeps getting sicker because the cause of the disease is ignored. The future is easy to predict. Unless the cause of the disease is eliminated, the symptoms will kill the patient. I suggest people discuss the cause and not the symptoms. We are running out of time to save the patient. Your money and investments will mean nothing when the patient dies.

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Jim Becket October 7, 2018

I notice you chose only pro-Trump examples and I know from all the comments that was not the universal reply. I wouldn’t doubt that that was the majority view with many of the comments reflecting the partisan hatred. Whether you were reflecting the majority and your personal view I don’t know. Let’s put it this way the Right is armed, the Left is not. The Right controls the army and law enforcement.

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Carlton October 7, 2018

Will a market correction actually lead to gold prices rising or must both a market correction plus declining yields be necessary
for this to happen? Or will a new world currency be the thrust for gold to rise?

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Frank Baldwin October 7, 2018

WHY TRUMP JUST SHOW HIS TAX RETURNS?

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Kendall Croft October 7, 2018

I believe God Almighty is doing things we don’t see that will cause us to be okay. He is not gonna let the devil have his timeline. He is moving to stop these things the devil is putting out here. He wants many to be saved yet and he’s going to use America once again to finance this.

KCroft

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Albert Koster October 7, 2018

Sir, you stated the following ” Trump is the best thing that’s ever happened to the United States. The economy is booming. Unemployment is way down. We have a new trade agreement. The stock market is making new all-time highs. ” however you do not say anything about the high increase in debt being incurred by the Trump administration and the alienation of USA towards many friendly nations of America. Surely the stockmarket is already extremely high. A lot of people will get burned in the not to distant future.

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ralph johnson reply_all Albert Koster October 9, 2018

the economy “boomed” for many years (at least 6…post 2008..))before trump…….the reported unemployment figures are absolutely sanitized/manipulated -have been through many administrations……new trade deal spin is minimally different…..stock mkt fueled by free money for the investment class and corporations……tax cuts going mostly into stock buy-backs, raising the fleet ( fleecing? ) up even further…….
What happened to the past incessant ranting re: the huge debt/deficit build-up…..which just got another 3.8Trillion dollar projection increase via unilateral tax cuts? that is what all the GOP slammed their fist about for years. Not now. People forget Paulsen and his minions–while BUsh was still prez–started the whole bailout of all their bankster buddies, with QE1,2,3,4……….and rate reductions down to zero==free money for big dog players. And nobody @ Fannie mae, salliemae, S+P, Moodys, and all the mortgage- whoring world banks got bailed out, no penalities or indictments, etc. J Geils: “money for nothing, chics for free”—just grab their p**** presidential style……..or drink so much beer your calendar gets confused…..
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David Hall October 7, 2018

The republicans WILL WIN more seats!And the market WILL continue to go up. I turn 57 on October 8 and I’m trying my best to be able to retire by time I turn 60.I have 25000 invested. But I still need advice. I’ll be with you Wensday. Thank You.

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SP October 7, 2018

I remember not too long ago the previous breathless fears of the time. The E.Union would collapse, the markets would drop like never before, USA Reserve Currency was history, finanial system/bond market unsustainable and govts would collapse, there would be rioting in the streets, and life as we know it was about to end.
I am still waiting for any of that to happen. Good thing I didn’t short the market or something, eh?
So, signing on to this latest “I am so afraid for the future that I had to interupt my vacation” plea is a little tough!

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L lee October 7, 2018

No matter how the system works. No one can take the violent approach to threaten your partners and betray your commitment. Tariff on China, this is the most dirty political moves and this creates burden to consumers.
Because of this dirty moves, the stock market booms. I will not subscribe your service.

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Murray October 7, 2018

IMO, we and the equity markets will survive this Fall’s mini-crisis, one driven by increasing interest rates and bond rollovers going to bottom lines, both corporate and government. We are in a dip leading to a year of stagnation on average, albeit volatile, throughout 2019, followed by an even larger debt rollover at even higher interest rates near year end, in addition to an increasing understanding and concern over rising debts and defaults (consumer auto, student and government), plus a growing awareness of distorted economic stats, tech change and currency response, knocks the stuffing out of confidence and equities . . . both “on the mat” beginning in Fall 2019, a KO not ending for years, unless and until some (possibly painfully disastrous national) resolutions are achieved. Governments are both confused and fighting above their pay grade, while still generating faked confidence, which makes them all “con men”, and that sort of thing has always ended badly.

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Charles Hughes October 7, 2018

Your writers are very credible. I cannot install every great idea so it would be helpful to prioritize buy firts.
Thank you for the opportunity,

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Justin October 7, 2018

What do you think about the true demand and supply of precious metals and do you think the yearly reports are acurate? If not then what are the true demand and supply numbers ? Do you think the previous metals price is a true free market price based on true demand and supply or a price that manipulated? If you think the prices are manipulated then what should be the real price range?

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Harry C Lay October 7, 2018

Vote TRUMP

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E. Roy Birkett October 7, 2018

The once Great American style of government has been taken down to the level of Tribal Warfare.
Yes it will recover BUT only when a new type of leader takes over.

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Pam Day October 7, 2018

READ ARTICLES ON A NEW DOLLAR..WILL BTC AND BLOCKCHAIN WIN…STATES 13 LEAVING..YOU SAY trump is so popular..Calif doesnt think so..Will the dollar fall 40 percent…instead of Btc,etc and a wallet,there are penny stocks where one is in control..btsc,btcs,blkcf..gbchf,hsshf….is blockchain creating a new financial system..

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Lawrence October 7, 2018

I am very chill about the future. I am not worried about the election. It is natural that Democrats will have gains since the President has trouble restraining himself and being the President for all the people not just his base. I fully expect that the coming crash will be deflationary in the strict sense in that there will be massive global debt implosion. I have no debt. There will be great opportunities for those with cash. What can you do to help? Keep tract of the soundest banks, savings and loans and credit unions. Identify the best inverse ETFs (and publish) so we can hedge our pensions which will be damaged in the coming storm.

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Ernie October 7, 2018

I think it will cause a massive rush toward crypto awareness

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Ira W Pence October 7, 2018

If Trump wins and Making America Great Again agenda continues, Markets in US will soar until the global debt hits everyone.

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david October 7, 2018

Thank you for the chance to comment. I am NZ citizen and the US and its politics and sharemarkets are very much in our news.
We have a 37 year old woman PM who thinks and acts from a different set of values to many in power.
So my outlook on the questions you pose is influenced by how many NZers view wealth as just one slice of life.
whether the dow goes up or down is not an issue, but how our and your leaders think is.

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Anthony Wright October 7, 2018

Hi, Martin,
Any thoughts or cycles information as to when the price of gold and silver will take off?
Thankyou, Tony

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GUY W NICHOLLS October 7, 2018

I hear alot about various areas of mounting debt, and predictions that these will spawn another crisis like 2008/2009: such as student debt, the effects rising interest rates will have on the National Debt, and how the Pension Crisis will weave into it all.
How can you identify the tipping points when a predicted crisis is about to affect/crash the market for real?
Are there warning signs to watch for?

As for the election, the Kavanaugh confirmation fight seems to have angered the republican base, and looks to deepen their majorities in congress. near term. If it happens, this will be good for business in the

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GUY W NICHOLLS October 7, 2018

I hear alot about various areas of mounting debt, and predictions that these will spawn another crisis like 2008/2009: such as student debt, the effects rising interest rates will have on the National Debt, and how the Pension Crisis will weave into it all.
How can you identify the tipping points when a predicted crisis is about to affect/crash the market for real?
Are there warning signs to watch for?

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Fred Gibson October 7, 2018

Martin, I am at a total loss when thinking about what is going to happen to the market. I have completely given up. It is more important to preserve what I already have than to try to second-guess the market in an effort to earn more. Everywhere I turn there are offers from dozens of financial advisors promising to name three sure-thing, can’t miss stocks that will pay 3,000% gains in two weeks or a million dollars if I will just hold on to the stocks they recommend and buy their newsletters that will make me a millionaire many times over. I tell them thanks awfully, but I think I’ll just stay poor but happy. I think I understand clearly the things you have been telling us for years, and I thank you for doing so, but there is so much corruption in the country and in the world, nothing makes sense anymore. I retreated into a little gold, a little pot, a half dozen stocks, and a little cash and expect it to see me through my few remaining months or years. I’m 80 years old and not at all sure there is anything left to fight for. I’m still a “Sound Dollar Democrat with a Humanitarian Heart,” but who is either listening or cares? I look around at the world and everything still looks normal and prosperous, but I know the precarious state we are in and the lies that they expect us to believe. May God have mercy on us all. Fred Gibson fredgibson380@gmail.com

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Ken Davis October 6, 2018

Today the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court Judge. For me and the Republicans this was a huge win over the whiny Democrats who have stooped to new lows since the 2016 election. I am optimistic that the strong economy will propel the market to new highs into 2019.

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Paul Bertan October 6, 2018

How long will “Trump Effect” forestall market crash ?

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Plamen October 6, 2018

People, read and understand the comments of John Hussman, then you may prepare well for what is coming long-term, not in a few weeks or months.

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JR Livesay October 6, 2018

It’s critical to get the republican vote out. They must hold the house and senate to keep this market going! If the Demoncrates get control, will have gridlock and the markets will crash.
JR

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Raymond Lutz October 6, 2018

Martin,
The current political environment leaves “we the people” skeptical of the Washington governmental honesty and integrity. ‘Draining the swamp’ seems to be an appropriate avenue? The economic environment allows thought of a possible deep recession –a lot depends on what happens next November 6th—can the republicans maintain a majority in the house and the Senate? If not, the future of America may bring a radical change over the coming years with questionable and dangerous economic repercussions?

What worries me most right now?
The current problems of immigration need to be solved with some kind of legal and moral respect for all involved. We need to enforce current laws. Can we reduce our level of engagement in foreign wars and war entanglements?
How can my team and I best help you?
Do I have my investments placed in the best possible areas and in the best possible direction to conserve capital for part of it and make a profit for the par I set at risk? I intend to depend on Weiss newsletters, etc. etc. to come up with something that will continue to work to enhance my savings and investments.

Thank you for your interest to obtain our responce to these issues.

Raymond Lutz

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Ronny H. Hair October 6, 2018

my concern centers around the Fed’s over-the-top response to the 2008 crisis (Lehman, etal), corresponding near zero interest rates for last 10 years, EVERYBODY (Gov’t’s, corp’s, individual – everyone) responding as expected and borrowing up more than they should have, likely NOT be as responsible with “FREE money”, NOW interest rates on the rise!! YIKES! What cha gonna do? wha’cha gonna do?

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Richard Berggren October 6, 2018

I fear that the greedy are just going to continue to enrich themselves via tax cuts thereby continuing to achieve greater levels of debt in the budget. The president’s penchant for encouraging violence on the part of already violent groups is well documented. For the first time, there will be some well organized losers with weapons running wild in the streets with the oresident’s approval. And then, of course there is the KKK. The market will go down due to fears that business will not be encouraged to pollute. Pollution really is a money saver.

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Gary Paul October 6, 2018

Gary as subscriber to Profits Unlimited and Real Wealth Strategist.

1) Markets should continue to go up after election. Stock market likes congress, senate, and executive branch in check.
2) New environment does not publicize inflation but we have it. If you don’t own stocks as a portion of portfolio you are in trouble.
3) My biggest worry is the timing of next major correction. Weiss advise is huge in giving timing advice and general ETF and mutual fund advice and when to go to Inverse ETF like SQQQ etc?
4) Mybiggest wealth challenge is keeping 401k gains and continue to grow 401k even if market falls. So Weiss timing advice is helpful and I read your articles, Videos I subscribe to, and take the advice of these smart guys along with yourself Mr Weiss.

Thank you all!!! Keep helping us with investment advice and timing.

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Oreste Woodbury Lombardi October 6, 2018

The outcome depends on who votes and who does not vote, district by district. That is unknown so i can not make a prediction.

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Jeff Kelsey October 6, 2018

Martin,

We have been hearing for years and years that the next leg of the bull market in precious metals is about to begin, but we are still waiting. Larry Edelson said that silver would hit $125 per ounce and gold would hit $5,000 per ounce, but silver can’t seem to get past $15 per ounce, and gold is seemingly stuck at $1,200 per ounce. When is the rally going to begin?

Jeff

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jdr October 6, 2018

We are in the world and it will affect us.
No matter who was president or in congress in 1812,1863,1914,1945 we would be drawn in.
The American people have discovered that they can vote themselves money
Many peopleare hurting: we won WW2 and have spent the spoils
The founders of the U.S. were radical leftists for their time – not conservatives – we need moderates who can see both sides.
I worry that Putin or China;s military will make a wrong move – like Hitler with invasion of Poland and we will be drawn in.

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Mike October 6, 2018

The modern day democratic party is now Socialism and mob rule. The party is no longer the” party of the working man”- it is the party of the “non-working man”– and blue collar people with brains know this. The crazy leadership has vowed to take away the tax cuts that are spurring this economy.They are hell- bent to increase taxes and they don’t understand nor care how the market works or care if it crashes.I’m confident that any American that works for a living and pays any attention at all to politics will vote for capitalism over socialism in November. Congress stays Red.

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R Bowen October 6, 2018

This country is at a crossroads, will we embrace American sovereignty or will we slide into the abyss of socialism.
That makes investing very difficult. I have no confidence in the markets and that leaves fewer options.
I need good returns but simply do not have the knowledge to know where to invest. Many newsletters promise but deliver little. It is a marketing game. I need some solid information that works with the limited amount that I have to invest.

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Roger Garlick October 6, 2018

I think that the current market will increase the Dow for about the next 8 week in anticipation of election results
and some euphoria. This could fall away in mid December again when reality takes hold.

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Richard Crawford October 6, 2018

I will be on an airplane Wednesday so unable to listen in. I am very concerned about the state of our country. The circus we just went through in the confirmation process was shameful and illustrates the complete polarization of our nation. I am non-political generally. However, I am simply bewildered by the lack of ethics and slimy behavior of the Democratic party since Trump was elected. While I don’t care for Trump as a person, I believe it is important to acknowledge him as our President and recognize the many things his unconventional approach to issues has achieved. God help us if the current regime in the Democratic party ever achieve any modicum of control of our government.

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Concussedx11 October 6, 2018

The socialist meme is a big seller in large urban areas. The Universities have done their work for the international elite in promoting an environment where only cultural Marxism may be expressed. These SJW socialists then transition to the fascist socialism seen on Wall Street, within the MIC & throughout the ranks of the federal bureaucracy. However, the most dangerous socialists of all are the elitist Fabians who foment one world, non-elected government through international institutions. It is the Fabians that presage a return to Feudalism for the waning middle & lower classes through total disenfranchisement.

There are currently 89 dual citizens serving in both the US Senate & House. They appear to hold sway with closed door, dark of night legislation with no record of how they vote. Which nation’s interest do they serve? It appears that the destruction through division of this country is their current goal. This will not be easily repaired. I fear it will take more than mere voting to stem the tide of this ongoing assault on classical Americanism.

Voltaire correctly informed that all it takes to know who controls us is to realize whom we may not openly critique. Further, “If they can make us believe absurdities, they can make us commit atrocities.” I do not see how markets can survive the purge to come, particularly if those who have committed so much open & admitted fraud continue to go unpunished with mere billion dollar fines on trillions in fraud generated profits.

I for one will continue to stack PMs, particularly silver. I will then misplace said stack in an upcoming boating accident. See Ephesions 6:12 (KJV) for our plight & good luck to us all!

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ralph johnson reply_all Concussedx11 October 10, 2018

wow, finally some intellectual discourse instead of tribal sabre- rattling and war chanting…..thanks—refreshing and points to ponder/investigate. Interesting that there is not a partisan face to this apparent historical-based view……..amen and thank you again!

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Lonny Monaghan October 6, 2018

I think that the Republicans sweep the midterms completely. I come from a family of generational Democrats and was one once; but will never go back after the shenanigans pulled during the SCOTUS hearings by the Democratic Party. John Kennedy would be appalled and probably leave the party if he were alive today. The Republicans are no better either. It is all about divide and conquer by the real power movers using the general public’s inability to reason and use logic to see the true enemies behind the curtain. I also hold no faith in the managed markets today since REAL price discovery has been destroyed for the moment. Waiting for the change after the assured collapse of so many deceitful systems myself. I have a feeling the wait won’t be long.

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timothy affolder October 6, 2018

I remember 2008 & 2009 and I believe we are headed on a similar path. Not myself, I have no debt no Mortgage no car payments and at 75 years old I continue to work, my own business and will as long as I can. However when I look around me, I see friends and others going in debt as if these times will last for ever. The last time people walked away from their homes, rental properties , and anything they owed for. Some of this is already starting to happen in other countries. I admit I have been on the wrong side of the trade lately, however II would prefer to be to early to the party than to late, rates are going up and have no room to go down, even if the the US is the last to realize it. TA

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Anthony October 6, 2018

I think there will be a big surprise on election day and that the Republicans will gain 3 Senate seats and retain control of the House. This will lead to a reenergized rally into year end as investors realize the pro growth policies will continue. The S&P at 3000 by year end is within our grasp.

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Charles E Pound Chuck P] October 6, 2018

Much of the violence and unethical actions were bought and paid for; therefore I do not expect that to stop, which ever way the election goes. If the Dems get a majority in the House, then impeachment efforts are sure to follow; adding to the confusion and offering opportunities for violence. If the GOP maintains their strength, then the opportunity for retaliation by the Left will be reduced but not eliminated. I simply cannot predict the election results; however if the Dems win Trump will be on the defensive and will have less time for his agenda, hence the stock market will drift lower, but if the GOP wins the stock market will hold it’s own for the next several months and then likely drop. All of this means that at my age (80), I must go on the defensive and be positioned in that manner before the end of November.
The life of the deep state is on the line, they will fight to the death. The stock market can be manipulated by them. Because they lost the battle over Kavanaugh,
they could drop the market even before the election in order to make Trump look bad. It is truly a crap shoot!

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William Hoff October 6, 2018

Dr. Weiss, like most people, if they are honest, have no idea where the market is going. I have been a subscriber to your various letters for many years (20 + ?). The most useful item from your company is your Weiss Rating System . I am 76 and have been retired since 2004 at 62. Any stock purchase carries a dividend. I will not make a purchase until I have checked your rating system. I have a number of A rated, 5 stocks that carry a B rating and 13 C rating, my portfolio returns 7- 8 % annually. Dr. Weiss, I hope to continue our relationship for many more years. Good health to you, your family and your staff. Thank you William Hoff

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Hans Van Zonneveld October 6, 2018

If Donald Trump doesn’t put his foot in his mouth, wishful thinking, the Democrats will not have enough support just through the issues to get the voters to the poles. Republicans tend to be consistent in going to the poles and also on the issues, so in most of the close elections the Republicans may prevail. I don’t know if it will do much for the economy as what occurs off shore will be as important as what occurs domestically, and our politics will continue to be fragmented.

No matter what there is just too much debt for their not to be some kind of financial dislocation within the next few years if not sooner. Of course the hard part is trying to successfully time this occurrence,. If everything falls apart before the election than all bets are off. I don’t expect the Fed and/or the other central banks to be able to contain the problems which are coming. But, it won’t be the end of the world just a multi-year reset.

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Chuck Burton reply_all Hans Van Zonneveld October 7, 2018

Remember, Hitler used Germany’s post WWI economic problems to gain political power. Make Germany Great Again, could have been his mantra.

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Fred Gibson reply_all Hans Van Zonneveld October 7, 2018

I am tired listening to complaints about the Democrats. Most people didn’t know they were Conservatives until the Koch money started talking. The Democrats have done an enormous amount of good over the years in spite of the mistakes they have made. I could name about twenty major things they have done over the years that I appreciate, such as social security, the 40 hour work week, and saving Capitalism, for example. and that is more than the Republicans have done for the country, so instead of pointing fingers at someone to blame, let’s be nice and help each other out for a change.

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John Mahler October 6, 2018

Having gone bankrupt in 2012 I have very little money to invest. Most is going to my house which is up which is up 40%. Trying to get it paid off . Any ideas on the best investment strategy with very little money.

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Keevin Geller reply_all John Mahler October 7, 2018

The same thing happened to me in 1993. I had a lot of assets, and lost just about everything. I would advise that you sell your house, and take the money to use for investing. My expertise is in real estate, so I started looking for bargains. Eventually, I found them. I rehabbed and flipped some, and held onto the best ones for the long haul. I lost my house in a foreclosure, so I rented the cheapest thing I could. It was a nightmare, and far from easy, but I prevailed. I also made a lot of money in gold, thanks to the advice of Larry Edelson and Martin Weiss. I took every spare dollar I had, and bought Gold Eagles in the low $300 range, when no one was buying them. You will have to find your own way, John, but if I did it, SO CAN YOU!

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Gary Miller October 6, 2018

Why hasn’t President Trump addressed the $21 trillion debt. As we’ve all been made aware during the Obama Administration that at some point the Government will either stop payment of Medicare, Social Security, Government Pensions, TBills , TBonds etc. or print more money. Either way the stock and futures markets will drop or close to prevent mass selling and those dependent on Government Payments and without savings will take to the streets begging for food and other services. When will the press and TV commentators ask President Trump to get going on a plan such as shutting down unneeded Government services and appointing his trusted business associates to form a committee to stop wasteful spending.

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Concussedx11 reply_all Gary Miller October 6, 2018

Amen! Most Americans have the misguided notion that US “money” (Federal Reserve Notes v. U S Dollars) is created by printing pieces of fiat paper at the Treasury. In reality money is created by the issuance of debt. Money is created every time one finances a car, a boat, a home, a repair, etc., etc., etc. Since at least 1913, all money in this nation has been created out of debt & its issuance (contrary to the mandate of the US Constitution) is not at the hand of government but rather a private corporation (the Fed) in favor of its stock holders (the TBTF (or Too Big to Jail) Banks.

Sooooooo, what happens when the debt of a nation (21 Trillion admitted plus unfunded liabilities) far out paces its productive ability to payoff said debt? See Weimar Germany, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, etc. Do an internet search of those Latin worlds encircling the all seeing eye on your FRNs to learn all you need know about why a person working for minimum wage in 1968 was better off than their progeny now making 60K year.

In 1962, gold was averaged at around $35.00 per ounce. The price of a state of the art Cadillac of the day was $5,200.00. Therefore, it took approximately 149 ozs. of 1962 gold to buy said 1962 cadillac. Currently, 149 ozs. of gold is worth $178,800.00. A current top of the line Caddy will run around $75,000.00. You do the math. Now compare that price increase to the stock market v. FRNs from that time. However, try not to forget that in 1962 you could fill a shopping cart for $20.00. Now how many worthless FRNs does it take to fill that same cart?

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Joe Mate October 6, 2018

I’m not sure who will win the election. Hopefully the Republicans will eke out a victory. I don’t like what I see in the younger generation. They seem to want everything today for free. Nothing in this world is free. Everything has a price. The country seems to be turning to socialism which is no good. Somehow things need to be turned around before its too late.

I think the market will be okay through the end of this year. Not sure about 2019 yet.

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attilio girardi October 6, 2018

At November election it will be a great confusion and America will revive ancient divisions.
The crash already waited by so many brokers and economic-professors will display its destroying force throughout of the world.
Europe is running a very dangerous way down to its ruin by the fact that very many populist are governing or influencing in a bad way the political
economic and social compounds and the endings are all directed to “storms”.

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jAMES BURCH October 6, 2018

At 79 years of age I am risk adverse , therefore I am at 60% cash in my investment account . I have lost confidence in our current political situation . We seem to have lost the ability to function as a civil society -I don’t know how we can have a thriving economy in a chaotic environment and I think it will get worse before it gets better . The middle class are doing a little better under the Trump Administration , but the disparity between the upper middle class and the lower is wide and the lower middle class is in trouble . So I will be tight fisted with my investments and hope our country will return to governance by constitutional principals .

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Constance October 6, 2018

Will the US still be a reserve currency? How will the answer effect us?

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Richard Smith October 6, 2018

There might be a short term disruption to the market but not serious or disastrous. This will be like the Mayan calendar fiasco.

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Luis Fernandez October 6, 2018

I haven’t a clue how the elections will change society.

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Jonathan Nottingham October 6, 2018

I don’t think the November elections will change much of anything. My biggest challenge is trying to figure if the tech stocks are just taking an undefined breather or if the market has moved to another sector

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Aron October 6, 2018

My feelings is that no matter who will win an election, the government will come after middle class to get more and give less.
Regardless you are still working or retired.
Example- former Republican governor Cristi
Who proposed to reduce social security if you have savings and income above average retirees.

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Chuck Burton reply_all Aron October 7, 2018

I think you are correct, Aron. ALL politicians – regardless of party – are out to extract money from the public to pay for programs they pass to buy votes from the public. When will the public learn that politicians are mostly interested in padding their own asses, not anyone else’s.

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Michael Davis October 6, 2018

I do not think the November elections are going to change anything about investments.
The big problem is public companies borrowing huge amounts of money to buy back their own stocks and artificially driving the price of stocks up.
There is going to be a MAJOR correction, but it is not about an election.

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Chuck Burton reply_all Michael Davis October 7, 2018

Right, Michael, and Trump’s tax cuts give companies a lot more money to buyback stock. Only a little , if any, is going to increase dividends, or to pay down debt and fatten the bottom lime. Some is even going for bigger bonuses to management. Thank you Mr. Trump.

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Jacob Cohen reply_all Michael Davis October 7, 2018

Hi Martin.
I am an average investor .and real concern about out side forces covertly looking to take over the US.
And manipulate the market at all cost and spiral the market dowenwords.
I don’t know how to protect my money and at 72
Will not have time to recover.
My opinion is Pres.Trump is a winner.
But this forces of distraction will stop at nothing
They are willing to burn Rome. for their agenda.
I need a mentor to teach me how to protect my little
Nest . thanks Jacob Cohen jacobco12@gmail.com

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Richard Borst October 6, 2018

Blatant use of power for self serving agendas
No consideration for the best for the country

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Steve McNulty October 6, 2018

The Country is divided more than ever in my lifetime. This election will not change that and I believe it will only solidify the schism.
I fear that our nation will face severe economic upheaval due to the Fed raising interest rates, our debt, and entitlement spending that has gone on for far too long. The election has nothing to do with that.

I also fear that at my age, I don’t have time to recover from another catastrophic collapse of the markets. I need to hit some home runs to build back up and survive not only from the previous falls but also the big one to come.

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Fred Gibson reply_all Steve McNulty October 7, 2018

There you go about entitlement spending again. Entitlement spending is nothing more than a legitimate debt we owe to the soldiers who got shot up defending the country, the pensioners who paid into the system all their working years, etc. Welfare spending is not an entitlement, it is a gift.

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ralph johnson reply_all Fred Gibson October 10, 2018

If you are looking at “entitlements”, which by literal definitions seem to be qualified disbursements to deserving parties….who sometime earlier entered a contractual understanding, thus, to gain back said proceeds………well, SS and most pension promises seem to be qualified in reasonable scope and duration–if the managing “trustee, escrow-holder, arms-length agency, etc, etc.—performs in a economically feasible manner. Which has not occurred in larger SS or major private and state programs. But for comparative purposes, please review the size/ scale of military and USDA expenditures with SS and other major “entitlements”…..as these 2 huge outlays—for redundant, cost-plus spending and agricultural offsets/subsidies/tax cuts are pure, NOT FREE-MARKET practice. And they dwarf the followups……..

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Wm. Boyce October 6, 2018

“How will this election frenzy impact your investments?”

I have no idea, and neither does anyone else.

Presidents are blamed or credited with the state of the economy, and they really have very little to do with it. The only exception I can think of would be Franklin Roosevelt, who faced the Great Depression, and had the advice of a gifted woman, Frances Perkins, who helped create Social Security, among other helpful social programs.

My nly hope is that I don’t outlive what money I have. I don’t think there’s any predicting in what way the country will decline, but it is declining.

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Helen N. October 6, 2018

The world of economics is much bigger than this election so I don’t think the November outcome will have an immediate effect. The chasm between pro and anti taxation viewpoints will continue. There are those who believe in free-market capitalism and are content with the widening gap between rich and poor— who willingly starve government coffers and then crow about government failings. On the other hand, there are those who believe in leveling the playing field to make prosperity accessible to all hard-working Americans–who believe taxes should support infrastructure, health, and education. Will we move toward further advantages for the those at the top or for supportive institutions and a higher minimum wage?

Then there are our grandchildren. The longer we wait to address climate change with creativity and commitment, the more difficult their lives will be.

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Tom Avenell October 6, 2018

I see Democrats having a field day on election day followed by a national debt increase that will make the present amount look like peanuts.

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Chris carico October 6, 2018

If Republicans can hold or add to the Senate or House the economy will continue to flourish. If Democrats gain control of both houses instead of helping the country they will spend their time trying to impeach. Total waste of everyone”s time, energy and money. Quit the fighting, start working for the people and get things done. It is amazing what can be done without all the road blocks. Is there any civility left? Is the power so powerful no one wants to do the right thing. Just what will keep them in power.

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Fred Gibson reply_all Chris carico October 7, 2018

You and I will have to stop looking for someone to blame if we expect to see our U. S. Congress stop fighting and start working for the people. Here in Cherokee County, Democratic and Republican activists have breakfast together every week and discuss political issues like ladies and gentlemen. Then we try to see that our Representatives can understand what we expect of them. We actually care about what the others think. Everybody should try it and see how much better you feel about each other.

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Javed Saljuki October 6, 2018

I don’t think the Investment situation will change appreciably until the economy improves for the better. An investor must keep his eye on the market and all things happening and respond to the market’s responses. It may have a long term trend, but can always change in a minute so you have to be flexible and quick to respond to your proven ability to read the actual market’s responses and invest correctly. I hope the Social security and Medicare remains constant, whatever economic situation the US will be facing in the future

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Don October 6, 2018

Republicans will win again and stocks will take another Trump JUMP!!!!!!!
dj

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Fred Gibson reply_all Don October 7, 2018

Sure, sure. Then the Tooth Fairy will pay off our unpayable national debt.

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sharon Wangsness October 6, 2018

I know at some point that there will be a market correction. The stock market is just like gravity. What goes up must come down at some point. It doesn’t really affect how I invest after what I learned the last time. Actually in 2007 and 2008 I lost about 40% BUT I gained it all back in a year with the corrections I made. I was a newbie at the time and nothing like the school of hard knocks to teach you fast. IF I am holding good solid stocks and I feel the urgency to sell something, I sell HALF of that stock and wait it out til things normalize and then buy back. Its worked for me. I do not sell often but I do keep an eye on what is happening daily. The fact that big corporate investors can cause instant upheaval because of our electronic age has to be a factor but it teaches you that they buy and sell at any bad news instantly . The small investor needs to learn that. You watch and the next day they are buying back. WE on the other hand have to pay transaction fees so it doesn’t make sense for us to do this unless there is really something that is going to affect us in the long run.

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John October 6, 2018

John — I believe the tide is turning as a result of the Kavenaugh debacle and that republicans could very well retain majorities in both the House and Senate. If so, I will remain fully invested in anticipation of a continuing increase in the DOW and the markets generally. Never-the-less, I am actively looking for those stocks and sectors that will decline if the republicans fail to hold their majorities and have already shorted a few stocks in my portfolio. I monitor the markets and national news daily with an increasingly cautious view in protecting my assets.

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Fred Gibson reply_all John October 7, 2018

Another know-nothing who has no idea the country is already bankrupt.

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james stephenson October 6, 2018

There seems to be growing polarization in our country now. People are angry and divided. And, I am concerned about the future of the USA.
One example of polarization is the Senate nomination of Judge Kavanaugh. The Washington Examiner reported “This is about politics and this is about power, pure and simple. And they have destroyed Judge Kavanaugh’s reputation, undermined Dr. Ford’s privacy, and tried to upend our tradition of innocence until proven guilty in the process”. Nobody should be convicted in the USA based on unsupported allegations.
So now, Republican anger has spread across the US. Will our VT senators experience this? Senator Leahy was on Senate Confirmation Committee, plus criticized for his role in the corrupt EB5 program at Jay Peak. Sen. Sanders promotes turning the US into a Socialistic country, and Democrats are now 56% in favor of Socialism.

Gary Johnson of NM, a former Republican governor – now Democrat Senator Candidate says: “I think there’s some insanity going on right now, yeah. Yeah, this really is a crazy time, Gee, whatever happened to cooperation, whatever happened to “Hey, let’s work these things out?. As the potential swing vote in the U.S. Senate, I might have the opportunity to really bridge some gaps.”
We need to stop complaining, and find common ground. As a veteran who served our country, I am disappointed by such a divided country, and Media coverage. A country divided might be more prone to a depression caused by the existing world-wide debt crisis. But nobody seems to care.

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Fred Gibson reply_all james stephenson October 7, 2018

I am sorry to be in such a sour mood tonight, but what difference does it really make when our choice is between being a Socialist country, a Nazi dictatorship, or an Oligarchy? If Senate Candidate Johnson has some good ideas about how we can exit our present bankruptcy, he’s my man in a heartbeat!

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Dr Bill Metler October 6, 2018

I daily review David’s market review. I use it as a “source” of detailed price/volume action and consider it a necessary ingredient to my Daily decision making process.

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Brad October 6, 2018

Never as bad or as good as we think. Extremes are too easy. Rather confusion will rein. Hard to get good solid accurate info. Much misdirection, black flags, purposeful lies, mind control attempts. Never like this in the past, so only a few will survive this multifaceted on slaught of physo-assault. Hard assets are logical backstops, but nothing will have value except sound thinking. Material value will manifest itself in simple safety. However, not for long, as repairs will be quick. Not a time to hunker down and think this is the future. Rather a time of opposites……. be fast in your thinking when the masses give up. Like Seinfeld-George, do the opposite and succeed. Must be clear-headed. Immense opportunity with so much change coming.

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Craig D October 6, 2018

I seriously doubt if much will change. Both sides will gear-up and pretty much cancel themselves out. No matter what Trump accomplishes by mid-term, he will not be able to make a huge impact. That said, if the economy continues to break new ground, the believe the Republican Party will be able to imporve their odds as people will vote their wallets.

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Fred Gibson reply_all Craig D October 7, 2018

Sorry, Craig. Things have gone far beyond voting our wallet at this point. Voters will probably vote their prejudices and tribe and dare anybody to say they are wrong.

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Peggy October 6, 2018

I hope that you will record the conference since I have to be at work during that time. I’m 61 and I would like to stop working at a job. I get a small pension from prior military reserve service but am looking for supplemental income. I need help to find affordable investments that will be stable & not lose much money. I appreciate your ratings service and all you do to help the little guys. Thanks

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Harry October 6, 2018

How do we prepare for the next crisis? U.S.dollar cash? Accounts in several different banks? Hold gold and silver coins/stocks?
Which type of stock investments are best? CEF’s, Preferred? Some guidance would help.

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Lester Hoke October 6, 2018

#1 I think the markets after the Nov. election will be volatile for a few weeks and then they will swing back to “normal”.
#2I feel we are in the midst of shift in the U.S. in our society.
#3There seems to be splinter groups that think they have the right to violently protest anything they feel is not to their liking(Charlottesville for example).
# 4 To be able to determine which stocks are going to increase in value in our present environment.
#5 Give stocks and research that will help me make better choices.

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Charlie Martinez October 6, 2018

The sample comments reflect the naïveté of many of your subscribers. The U.S. is not a third world country yet. People don’t take to the streets with violence after elections unless they are totally disenfranchised and we haven’t accomplished that quite yet. I want to know what the outlook is for 2019 and 2020 when the impact of the Federal deficit is further exacerbated by raising interest rates and the impact of the tariffs is finally felt? I look around my home and garage and I’m hard pressed to find a single item that isn’t made in China or elsewhere overseas. Can the U.S. realistically bring back a manufacturing base to produce these products without sending inflation soaring? My investments are reaping the largely short term benefits of the massive business tax cuts but do they outweigh the impact to the national debt going forward? I’m not worried about 2018 tell me what to expect through 2019 and beyond.

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John Wingard October 6, 2018

I think it is likely the Dems will win one House, and that will increase gridlock and foster more investigations of the present. In the long term that would be good for the country but probably bad for the market in the short term. However, if Trump’s tariffs could be pared back or repealed, that would be good for the market. But generally, more uncertainty is not good for the market.

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Geppy B. Oct 6, 2018 October 6, 2018

Retired. Don’t have wealth-building challenges. just trying to stay alive on SS and annuity. Hope to outlive a crash in either one, but not confident in that. Plan B is a small crypto play.

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Steven S. October 6, 2018

I’m almost more concerned about the actions of the FED continuing to raise rates and the “inversion” of the short and long term interest rates than the election.
Will this impact the Bull market more than the election results?

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Charlotte Meisel October 6, 2018

I have not given up on the right holding a majority in the House and Senate. I have confidence in the intelligence of some of our citizens to change their mindsets and vote for conservatives, perhaps doing so for the first time. Being already retired, financially I have taken a most conservative position. I fear we might even be looking at changes in death/inheritances taxes to say nothing of harming our middle class income earners and recent positives. My advice is that (1) what u do now financially depends on your current age as to how you best can plan and execute your financial plan and (2) get your acquaintances to vote conservative for likely a better future economy for everyone no matter their age. Work on those two things starting today. Time is of the essence.

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Jgioia October 6, 2018

What did the cycles project? Stocks,gold,silver oil?

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MAURICE SHEPPARD October 6, 2018

I NO LONGER PREDLICT ANY THING.
AT AGE 84 I AM CONTENT TO HIDE AND WATCH CAREFULLY. PUT MOST THINGS INA BASKET AND WATCH IT DILIGENTLY.

I LEAVE THE PREDICTIONS UP TO YOU
MAURICE

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John Turnbull October 6, 2018

I suspect I’m like many retirees, being less concerned with growing wealth than simply protecting what I have, to last through my golden years, admittedly spartan, but enough. I think 2008 taught us all that it’s primarily gov’t policy, open or secret, which can wipe us out. And the biggest fear is inflation. Right now, with lavish tax cuts, everything seems poised to advance inflation. I also worry about other Baby Boomers who, reportedly haven’t enough personal savings to manage retirement. What on earth is society supposed to do ? And later generations appear equally unprepared as average wages and purchasing power shrink compared to 60 years ago, for the same work. Again, this is Gov’t policy, aimed at global competition with societies where people are living six to a bedroom, and sleeping in shifts. Is THAT what “Making America Great Again” envisions ?? JAT

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Dick T October 6, 2018

Expect the Republicans to hold the Senate & not sustain the level of losses forecast for the House. Right now I believe they will hold a House majority by 2/3 seats.
Resultingly, expect the next few political years to be an extension of the past 2. For years I have pleaded for a pro-American statesman rather than a career politician or a Kissinger globalist to reorient national priorities and interest. I applaud the current policies of the White House despite Trump’s propensity toward lunacy.
That said, being a Neil Howe acolyte and a buy in on your strong commitment to cycles, long and short, I would suggest that you select your most poorly rated 25 pubcos and sponsor a leveraged negative ETF, or at the least publish a bi-weekly/monthly list of the ICU 25 as they totter and fail in the coming bloodbath.

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Joe Kazilionis October 6, 2018

I have been a member of ‘Super Cycle Investors’ for Something over a year. Because of the clarity of the cycles, I sleep well at night knowing what ‘s going to happen in spite of the inevitable conclusion.

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David D. October 6, 2018

Have you ever noticed how it is ALWAYS more acceptable to preach negativity (and listen to it) than it is to be optimistic? It may be intellectually dishonest but will always be more popular than optimism.

I am 74 and retired and in all my years, a problem I was working on (hundreds of them) was NEVER solved for me by listening to a pessimist!

We are climbing the proverbial “wall of worry,” which is actually a good thing!

I can’t find an optimist anywhere, except for my friend Nick, who seriously, I think I know!

Good going Nick!

Must be we have some more to go, because of all of the negativity, and if you agree with Warren Buffet, you should buy when EVERYONE is fearful!

I think we are going to see a major Republican win in November. (My wife and I just voted straight Republican, via absentee ballot.)

So far as the stock market goes, it will do what it is doing, unless and until people stop believing in the United States and capitalism. Right now, I believe, there is more ground to be taken, because the economy is looking really good and pessimism is getting all of the press.

I am watching protesters on TV right now and they, mostly, look like confused people with little to no real world experience.

My advice: Take profits along the way but stay invested in what you have researched and believe in. Thanks for your help, Dr. Weiss.

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Joe Kazilionis October 6, 2018

I expect volatility to increase before the elections. Then I expect a rally of significant size with the Republicans still in charge of Congress.

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Allen October 6, 2018

I don’t see these times as new and different at all. Maybe if there is a difference it is that we have more information than anytime in history. Just consider all the various newsletters that you publish alone. What IS difficult today and historically is figuring out which information is the most sound. More information compounds the work to sort through. You rank companies. Why not rate newsletters, or financial advisors? A, B, C, etc. Put up their unfiltered results for the past 5 years at the top of the newsletter. Let the numbers speak for themselves. (Not selectively picking dates and stocks.) As to the election the outcome will have a large influence on the markets, unfortunately. Unfortunately because governments shouldn’t control the markets. If the collectivist win they will drive the economy into the ground as evidenced around the world for decades. If the individualist win we stand a better chance of clean markets not manipulated by governments.

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ted Fraley October 6, 2018

I think the stock market has been going down since Feb. Just look at the NYSE index which includes most stocks. In the last couple of days we have broken some important trend lines and I believe the down trend will accelerate. I have already started transitioning with shorts on weak stocks and inverse ETF’s to balance my longs in strong stocks. If the market looses 50% in the next few years the value of my portfolio will increase. Some of my fastest earnings have come in 1968-1970, 1973-1974, 1987, 2000-2002, 2007-2008. I expect this time to work out the same.
One of your earlier responders said he expects to lose everything he made in the bull market if we have a strong down. I guess that’s called Zombie investing, do nothing even if your losing all your money.
If the Democrats win, I expect this downturn to be severe. They will do everything they can to kill capitalism and turn us into a socialist state even more than we are now. I don’t approve of a lot of things that Pres. Trump has down, but with his deregulation and some aspects of the Tax Bill he has certainly helped the economy. If the democrats take over, the regulations will come back and taxes will increase while the economy is sinking. We will be in for some mighty bad times.

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Ron October 6, 2018

Will there be a big melt up before a big bust?

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G. David Reynolds October 6, 2018

I am invested mainly in U.S. stocks in my 401k at work. Where do you think the long term growth will continue to prosper?

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Michael Clancy Ed.D. October 6, 2018

Martin,

Here are a few thoughts.

Price discovery for so many investments has been altered severely my a variety of entities that are manipulating the markets. This causes me/many to question even being in the market at a very fundamental level. I had similar feelings/sensations in August of 2006, and went from being a relatively active market investor to sitting on the sidelines. Simply put, I no longer understood why the markets were doing what they were doing, and I headed for the sidelines (just in time … dumb luck). I have those same feelings again, but only worse.

Second area of concern; Debt/especially federal debt, which I believe cannot be repaid, despite low interest rate levels. Again, this causes me to distrust our government, and our investment markets. Perhaps it’s time to move money into tangible investments, and let the markets go through whatever self cleaning/purging chaos they need to go through.

Th

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Jim Tex Frazier October 6, 2018

Election is far closer than media will admit. This Kavanaugh confirmation has polarized conservatives into a Deplorables uproar again as in 2016. They will come out in mass to vote.

Markets in US are now 100% dependent on 3 to 4% growth as the rest of the World generally slows towards recession.

If (when) real cracks develop in the US economy a wicked steep Bear Market follows.

Should Democrats gain control of Congress in November look out!

My generic base funds model for retirement plans holds;
15% cash, 25% Managed bonds, 15% US large value and blend equities, 20% Foreign Equities multicap blend and 25% Sectors Utilities Energy Gold and emerging markets.

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Mike slusher October 6, 2018

I have a bad feeling the stock market will crash worse than 2008 but not recover this time.
We are going to loose petro dollar standing to reprint money. Do u know Jim Richard do u feel like he makes valid predictions? I would really like ur opinion. Im 55 yrs old without enough to retire on. Jim prediction is dec2018 stock crash and dollar will go to sdr is this true?

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Richard October 6, 2018

Thanks I think that the Democrats have over played their hand and Americans will rebel against their policies. This will be a vindication of the Trump policy.
If I am wrong then the market will decline significantly and the gains achieved in the 2 years are lost
Hope the market takes a breather and cooler heads prevail to get all Americans back to a baseline and reject the hatred of the liberal left.

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Raoul Schur October 6, 2018

Very unstable time which won’t go away any time soon, whatever the election results. Common sense tells me that PM’s should do well – however as long as the general equities market is propped up by Trump nothing will change, so this situation could go on for some time still. I was doing well ’til mid 2016, then there was this major correction in gold stocks which would have re-corrected had Trump lost. However, when things finally correct to true value, gold and silver might well be off to the races. I just can’t wait. This skewed period of time has been excruciatingly difficult.

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Andy Appelbaum October 6, 2018

No change even if the GOP looses the house.

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Gary Barker October 6, 2018

Most of the good news is distractions from the realities. Our debt has not been addressed. Twenty one trillion Interest rates and inflation figures are artificially low. Savings are at an all time low. Economically we are on the edge slipping off. So what if the stock market is at all time highs? Making hoards of dollars that are basically worthless is a game of musical chairs where the winners will have already left the game. Whoever is left will be left with nothing.
Politically.. when is the last time you so believed in a candidate that you would go door to door talking to neighbors and friends with enthusiasm ? Is there anyone on the horizon that could unify and galvanize this fragmented and polarized country? I haven’t seen anyone that I would call “ politically heroic” in my lifetime. I am diversified. I have gold and silver, cryptos and real estate, guns, food and medicines in addition to a portfolio of stocks and still I feel insecure and unstable. Why is there no such thing as security anymore? Was it always an illusion?

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Robert Nichols October 6, 2018

– I have no info but I suspect if Dems win the market will go down.
-Nothing really strange, Satan has just taken over the Democrat Party in order to destroy the Free Republic.
-No big worries, why should I when I’ll be 88 in Dec.
-none
-No way, unless you have a cure for my wife’s parkinson’s and as an added bonus you have an investment with a Small amount invested that will result in a big win FAST. ;-))

In the order you requested the info.

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Esther October 6, 2018

I agree that Senator Collins gave the best speech I ever heard from any member of Government. I think it is time to find the middle ground and have the respect and courage to listen to other opinions and not judge other on inuendo and speculation. This goes for everyday day life, the newspaper and the stock maket hypers. Hard to know what to believe in todays fast and expanding world news. Questions I have:
How will this country go forward with all the angst and distrust in the government?
How can we deal with the world when we cannot even tell the truth to the voting public?
How can we grow as a country when even our schools do not know how to respect differing opinions and we know longer know how to respect and listen to others? we all have opinions and all have a grain of truth as perceived by the perosn holding them.
How to sort the hype fron the facts?

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Terry Donceel October 6, 2018

With the advent of the market downturn, why should any one want to saty in the market, instead of amassing the monies from the sell off of their stocks and coming back in after the crash?

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Robert Bucknell October 6, 2018

You ask, what worries me the most right now? I feel that mankind is living at the precipice of the darkest event in the history of mankind. Soon this country will be set back to medieval times via an EMP which will disrupt all means of communication, resulting in our inability to invest through electronic devices.
I believe that Russia is about to destroy the “Hammer of the whole earth” (Jeremiah 51:30), meaning the military ability of the U.S.
“For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her (United States or the Mystery Babylon the prophets talk about), which shall make her land desolate” (Jeremiah 50:3).
“They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, and with the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land” (Isaiah 13:5).
“Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms” (Isaiah 47:5).
What is this weapon of indignation? What can make an entire country get into darkness and lay silent? Only one thing: An Electro Magnetic Pulse!
Since were coming upon an era of a Cashless Society . . . A Moneyless Society (as described in the Scriptures) then all transactions will have to be based on electronic devices. Therefore, what’s the value of investing. I feel that for the immediate future most of one’s holdings should be in physical gold and silver and in particular silver. But eventually, even physical gold and silver will be to none effect. For the Scriptures says that men will (eventually) throw their gold and silver into the streets, for even these will become useless.

You asked . . . I shared!

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Matt Schiro October 6, 2018

The election will split the Congress create an impeachment movement and lower consumer confidence . Hopefully the tax cuts will dissipate the turmoil and earnings might help as well . No effort to be put in fixing budget deficit only throwing mud .

The challenge is moderate earnings without taking on too much risk. With a little more yield treasuries may provide a safe haven as the noise in equities increases .

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JEFF DONOVAN October 6, 2018

Hi, Martin! I appreciate your unflinching integrity and devotion to the TRUTH about the markets; you’re a blessing! My feeling is one of uneasiness concerning the current political situation; I’m concerned that the Left will attempt a False Flag crisis (remember Obama’s Chief of Staff was quoted as saying “I never met a crisis I couldn’t use”) On the one hand, I would love for our nation to continue to prosper but I agree with one of your commenters that this bull market is running on fumes! We need to prepare NOW to take a more economically defensive posture and prepare for an outright forced confiscation of our wealth by George Soros and the Left.

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Linda October 6, 2018

I think the Democratic candidates are going to win big, which will worry the markets.

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Joaquin Jimenez October 6, 2018

D.Weiss,my opinion is not clear enough about how markets will go after the american elections…From one side, american stocks seems to be stronger more and more…On the other side , we need to know Asia and rest of the world reactions to new ( or not) US President…Indeed, it is a though dilema…

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Janet Daffin October 6, 2018

I think Republicans will stay in control. My greatest financial challenge is choosing the safest stocks or knowing if and when it’s best to get out of the stock market. Where should I put my money, if I do get out of the stock market? I need your quality, analytical insight and advice.

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Hank October 6, 2018

I think certain powers to be will try to keep the markets propped up through mid-term elections. The market is more rigged than ever and the FED models are illogical and stats skewed or wrong. For example, they tout the low unemployment but never discuss the work force participation rate, They tout low inflation when “actual” prices are going up. If oil rises significantly the over borrowed masses will begin to deflate this rigged economy.

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Richard Duncan October 6, 2018

if the democrats win, taxes will go up. And your money through higher taxes will be given to people who do not deserve it.

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Taylor Collins October 6, 2018

I am wondering if it is possible to post a comment here that is SO embarrassing that I can actually be UNSUBSCRIBED from this Weiss Ratings e-mail list. I have tried ALL of the conventional methods of getting unsubscribed and ALL of those attempts have been ignored. I would like to be rid of this mindless spam… ONCE AND FOR ALL!

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John B October 6, 2018

I believe the GOP will benefit from the Kava “trial”. But I do not think anything in DC will change. Pure political gridlock which is terrible for our country and separates us even farther. Even with our go economy and low unemployment the financial debt crisis will drive us over the brink. I am just sort of coasting along waiting for the shoe to drop but not feeling safe that anything I could possibly do will be able to help this kind of coming chaos.

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Antonio October 6, 2018

First, I think the left over playing their hand has changed the dynamics of the mid term election by energizing the republicans. So its not a foegone conclusions that democrats will win either the house ir senate. However, if the democrats win the house or the senate, they will do anything in their power to make sure Trump is not re elected, including wrecking the ecomomy. The market is also not going to like the uncertainty associated with increaing anarchy, no matter who wins. By the way, the Fed is moving us toward the next recession.

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Doyle October 6, 2018

I, nor anyone else, knows for sure what is going to happen in the future. We cannot even agree what has happened in the past. However, our concern here in this blog is wealth maintenance and growth. In that respect I would like to find the future Tom Russo, who manages the Semper Vic Partners fund, which has returned about 14% annually for more than 30 years. I do not want to continue the daily management of my investments. The problem is finding that person or firm a priori.

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Benjamin M Blumberg October 6, 2018

I was a subscriber to Weiss Reports since your daddy’s days, and I remain one now. Viva Weiss! Viva Trump! If Kavanaugh gets confirmed, we finally have a chance of getting our country back.

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Paul WILKES October 6, 2018

I think the Democrats and others pushing for One World Government are going to cause a market crash and blame Trump for it; just like they did Hoover in 1929. They are desperate and need to do this before the election.

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Octavio Tolentino October 6, 2018

I think we should continue our march with the Republicans as our present economic growth is trending higher in a faster rate than it has never been before. The outlook of my investment is better now than in the past.

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Benjamin M Blumberg October 6, 2018

I used to be a goldbug – not anymore. Cryptos have crashed the gold and silver markets, perhaps permanently. I used to be a buy and hold investor – not anymore. The computerized markets move too fast now. I used to be an “accredited investor” – not anymore. Obama’s War on Coal plus the Saudis’ War on Oil knocked me out of that box. We are 5 years overdue for the previous recession, everybody says we are in or approaching a bubble economy, we can never pay back our National Debt, the whole country is running on credit – and then there is TRUMP. The Donald has been a Godsend for our economy, despite most of the Media being against him. Everybody knows that Trade Wars bring on depressions – but Trump knows how to use the fear Trade Wars and their sequelae to our benefit. In short, the Art of the Deal has breathed new life into our world, along with fracking and other innovations in oil and alternate energy. These new alternate energy sources (high efficiency photovoltaic, Tesla, wave, wind and geothermal) may in the aggregate bring down the cost of energy to the point that we CAN pay down our National Debt by selling energy abroad, to a host of emerging new nations (mostly asian). The one main lesson I have learned over the years, is DON’T SHORT AMERICA.

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David October 6, 2018

If the Democrats gain a majority they will fanatically by an possible means attempt to impeach Trump. If successful it will have a devastating affect on the economy and there will be total carnage. David

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Elizabeth October 6, 2018

If Trump does not get majority market will drop

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Ricardo Berrettoni October 6, 2018

In my humble knoledge all USA Presidents since I’m remember lasted eight years, excepting JFK and RN. The impeachment against Trump failed because it isn’t a good signal for the country. I don’t think he could loss the elections. Just for traditions. I admire his nacionalism and how he defends the country’s industry fighting to recover jobs for the unemployed. And the most important thing …..he is helping my president to succeed in his work. I’m from Argentina. That’s it.

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Barry in CA October 6, 2018

I’m concerned that the Nov election results are a loose-loose. Think about it. If Blue wave is real, Trump becomes lame-duck and only has Twitter to attempt loud changes…which result in probable, but impossiple impeachment proceedings. If Blue wave fails, Trump has failing support in house & Senate and without a real Trump revolution, little to no more can be accomplished by white house…..thus failure either way. I’d give us 6 months top before recession kicks in a bubble begins unravelling….1st in Europe, then Japan, Turkey, then China and finally USA. A very long but necessary recession and most likely beginng of world currency reform.

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Len October 6, 2018

If the Dems win the house and/or senate, the market will crash. Unless they control the senate by be enough to ensure conviction in an impeachment trial, impeachment in the house will prove to be an exercise in anger venting.

Given that this same group of liars (See Senator Blumenthal, the fake veteran of Vietnam, and Senator Warren who never wore feathers) as demonstrated by their preening false statements during the Kavanaugh hearings, they will not even try to find a high crime or misdemeanor as the constitution requires for impeachment, but will seek revenge with a cooked up charge. Impeachment was never designed to allow spoiled brat officials to undo the will of the people because they are ticked off against the president and his/her policies that do seem to be working.

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Davis B. reply_all Len October 8, 2018

Thanks, Len: I like your style, an agree with you! Let’s continue to keep our Republicans in office and support our, President. It’s time to start “draining the swamp and cleaning it up.”

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Weston Whitham October 6, 2018

Dear Martin,

The Rarest Commodity in this World is Truth. You are one of the few voices of Truth.
The Central Banks have distorted the Markets, which has put a veil on the true economic reality. The Corporations have purchased $5.1 Trillion in Stock Buy Backs and Engineered Accounting to show profits when their revenues have been declining. The Government’s economic data is also manipulated to create an illusion that the US Economy is great.
I’ve spent the last year warning retail investors and Fund Managers to help them preserve their wealth from the coming financial collapse. I understand our human nature is to rely on Normalcy Bias. “The normalcy bias, is a belief people hold when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the likelihood of a disaster and its possible effects, because people believe that things will always function the way things normally have functioned.”
Here are the questions I’ve asked Retail Investors and Money Managers.
Questions:

Why did Morgan Stanley receive 7 Trillion in US Treasury Interest bearing Credit Swaps between 2009 to 2010 ?
Why did the FED Bailout the Wall street Banks and Deutsche Bank in 2008?
Why did the FED purchase 4.5 Trillion in assets/ toxic mortgages for the first time in its history ?
Why has JP Morgan Chase accumulated 750 million ounces of Silver since 2011?
In 2016 why did the ECB start purchasing corporate bonds & ETF’s ?
Why is Deutsche Bank’s real value -480 Billion, yet it still exists ?
Why is the 275 Trillion Global Debt the highest in History ?
Why are Interest Rates the lowest in 5000 years ?
Why does the Central Banking System and US Treasury use Derivatives to suppress Gold & Silver prices ?
Why has the Derivatives Market exploded to $2.4 Quadrillion ? This includes shadow banking.
Answer these questions and you will know the Economic Truth.

Currently, the Bond Market which is 3 times the size of the stock market is breaking down. If this is not contained it will cause a correction in the Stock Market.
I think you video conference should focus on Wealth Preservation.

“Gold is Money everything else is Credit” JP Morgan

God Bless You and Your Family,

Weston W.

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Jim Smith October 6, 2018

I will look for a big year end rally if we have a red wave, but if we have a blue wave about a 500 or 600 dow drop. I will keep my defensive stocks if have a blue wave but will trim back on some of the others. If have a red wave I think we will do fine through the end of this year. Will reassess at that time.
I sold all my Chinese stocks when the first tariff were issued. Plan to buy them back at a discount when or if they reach a reasonable agreement. Hope to make a lot of money when they reach an agreement. I have about 10 percent of my portfolio in gold, silver miner stock just for some insurance . My main objective is just to keep what I have.

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Chuck Burton reply_all Jim Smith October 7, 2018

Red, the color traditionally associated with communism and socialism. China’s communists have adopted the trappings of capitalism for their own benefit. . America’s capitalists seem to be adopting some of the trappings of communism, thinking it will benefit them. Dream on!

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Donald Grgurich October 6, 2018

My main concern now is to preserve the wealth that I have saved to last my wife in a life style she deserves. We have no debt, our basic living expenses are pretty much handled by only our pension (Exxon) and Social Security payments, with, maybe, 10 or 15% of the annual IRA withdrawals we have to make, so our tax-paid assets will increase with time. But, if we can preserve the IRA related purchasing power value we have, everything will be fine.

In the above (wonderful) position, my goal is simply to preserve the purchasing power of the money we have — now essentially cash and about 12-15% of our net worth in gold and gold/silver mining stocks since I am now entirely our of the stock market. But, I intend to return later when it stabilizes at a much lower level.

When the market craters, which I am sure will happen, I want my cash after that to be in safe banks and my investments to be in safe stocks or bonds which pay a reasonably safe and reliable dividend or interest, and in places where it is difficult for the government to confiscate all or a part of it. Safety is the watchword. The thrust of your organization seems to be in line with that. But what does that mean in real life? I am looking for some guidance for me (and my wife later) in our investment decisions.

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steve boehne October 5, 2018

why does it take an idiot like trump to get the economy so revved up? why can’t a civil, sensitive, nice, loyal, intelligent, non misogynistic , etc, etc, person get things done as president?

we need congressional term limits: 3 terms and they are out. we need to eliminate lobbyist and big money influence including the NRA and drug companies, etc, etc. we need to eliminate national voting by delegate. that was necessary in the early days when the delegate had to travel to DC to cast their representative vote. now we have instant voting results, the popular vote is being eliminated.

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larry zarrilli October 5, 2018

The protesters should have little affect on the market……they are paid to picket and protest….they are not the ones that have
wealth, quite the contrary…..wealth is on the Republican side of the ledger, isn’t it? The disruption, violent protests, should
have little or no affect on the market….the labor numbers, the corporate earnings should carry the day….internal or external
“wars” have had little affect on markets, unless they are ALL OUT mass disasters…..the Dems are in trouble I would think, with
their “woe be me” attitude and “crying wolf” attitudes and responses…….hopefully, the mid-terms will reflect this…..Kavanaugh
carrying the vote and getting into the supreme court should be a boost to the market, as Christian conservatives have emence
buying power and wealth…..the welfare lines are shrinking, jobs are being created, trade deals are moving all in US direction…
this all is good news for the USA economy…..I pulled my money out of the market before the 2016 election until I was sure, the
day before, that Trump would win, then reinvested immediately, knowing that he would be good for the market….

He will not be impeached with Kavanaugh on the court…..his finances will never be known for sure and his attorneys will be
able to stave off the onslaught by showing, if necessary, he was within the law with the tax decisions they made for him to take
advantage of what the law permits…..Trump even said that he did this before the election, as do many other investors, regarding
write offs, depreciation of real estate and the like…..

So, think the markets will bounce back once they absorb the short term response to rising rates to stave off inflation here…..
don’t you agree? Comments please……..ty

Larry Z

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Dav October 5, 2018

One idea to escape a dollar crisis is to move overseas, essentially living on a different currency. Compared to other nations, how would you rate Thailand for that purpose? And after that, what investments would be practical?

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james o. masters October 5, 2018

What happened to all the cycle talk?? The cycles were all about to converge and precious metals were going to rocket to the moon and nothing could change the cycles. What happened??

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Leo J. Thoennes October 5, 2018

I think the market will crash. I think it will be world wide. Then I think the market in the US will climb…very high

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Dave Murch October 5, 2018

I have sold the 8 retirement stocks I owned. I can’t afford to lose the money. My stocks did great thru July. Since then it’s up one day, down the next. I will stay out of the market until the mid term elections. If Dems gain the majority, I believe the market will drop like a rock and a lot of people will lose money. I also believe the market will not return for quite a while, if ever. President Trump has been handicapped since he was elected to office, yet he has done a lot. If the Democrats are successful, he will be paralyzed for the rest of his term and will probably not be reelected. I get emails from your competitors constantly, declaring gloom and doom. I guess I am giving in to them and will return to the market only if Republicans retain the majority and hopefully more than a simple majority. Time to search for something safe, whatever that might be.

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Harvey Edelstein October 5, 2018

Natural a severe downturn in the market will
Happen. The greatest question is how to minimize the financial damage when the bulk
Of my investments are in the major techs and
Related etfs and major banks drugs and consumer products mostly listed on S&P 500
Companies. Have some value funds and mid cap
Funds

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Ray October 5, 2018

Everything is so uncertain. This country is losing her unity and the economics is in a bubble.
It’s very difficult for the middle-class retired seniors who have a very tight budget to invest.

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edmund peabody October 5, 2018

Am 90 yrs+ subscribed to Weiss Research nearly since its inception.

Have been in top draw politics in three states . It all follows the same trend, it
sickens me, the “Hill’ is no different.
Barring outside circumstances (foot in mouth) Trump’s trade approach seems to
be working.I don’t think the average voter is acknowledged this fact.
The MARKET-??
pete

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Roger Jolicoeur October 5, 2018

When you are 83 years of age, that you were a stock broker active for over 20 years in the USA and Canadian markets, and that you are familiar with market cycles and that we are close to the end of the longest up market ever…….the only intelligent thing to do is to retire to the sideline and wait for the next market correction. It is over due, no matter how long it takes to materialize, past experience tells me 100% it will have its day.

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Edward October 5, 2018

Hello, again. Please see my reply submitted October 4th. Thanks in advance for your efforts to outline some answers. I look forward to your web presentation next Wednesday.

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James R. Ottesen October 5, 2018

Martin,
I’m 81 and can’t afford to lose much money as I’m retired and can’t earn it back.

By the way, on the day of the meeting, can you just email me with the link of the meeting. I do not know how to “mark the page.”

Thanks.

Jim

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John Laverty October 5, 2018

I understand that what happens in America but how do you see it impacting Australia where I live. I live in Perth which is in the big mining state of West Australia. Our government is dawdling big time when it comes to being at the forefront of the Lithium and battery mineral situation so we could miss out on this potential opportunity.

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William Butynski October 5, 2018

What recommendations do you have about buying physical gold & gold mining stocks?

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Joaquim Ventura Leite October 5, 2018

Dear Dr Martin Weiss.
I regard Trump election and his policies much more as a consequence of global unsustainable imbalances impacts in USA, than a cause for global disruptions. In this context, mid term elections would not be of special concern. But:
That does not mean that a USA financial crisis can not trigger a global crisis, which will encounter more debilitated countries than in 2008/9. I have been hearing that the American pension industry may be the trigger of such new crisis. Is FED and its interest rates going to be part of the problem now? I would appreciate your comments on that.
We live in a transition time that is caused by new economic powers and the resurgence of Russia as a global player. This time does not appear, however, as a full disruption time as happened after second world war. Nevertheless, it imposes America to review its strategy, priorities and alliances.
In this respect I regard Europe whoes not a cause of concern to the USA, but part of the new multipolar world adjustment and internal disfuntions. Brexit is part of those European problems. But some deep adjustments are also required by BRICs economies. Both European and BRICs adjustments will give dollar and USA economy a time out of more years for EUA and dollar world dominance.
That said:
Mid term elections could bring a more political carnage and consequent instability taking into account what happened so far, if democrats regain control of Congress and make war against Trump more paralyzing, in order to prevent his re-election in 2020.
However, despite what American political history shows about mid term elections changes, my view is that such scenario faces a trend that is gaining ground everywhere. I mean, populism and nationalism is growing by the day against elites and globalism. Therefore, I do not exclude republican to keep its majority and the capacity to go ahead.
Put in other words, I see more risks from a new financial crisis than from the mid term elections.

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Frank October 5, 2018

Nothing ! I am 92 tears young/ I planed my
retirement alone after reading letters such as yours
and Agora.
Thank you for asking.
Your letters along those of Larry Edlson & others in your group, I invested wisely. Frank

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D. H. October 5, 2018

Dr. Weiss
I doubt if you will read this since you sure stirred a pot of hundreds of people sending their opinions. I have read most of them and boy there sure is a lot of people that avoid the TRUTH. Give the Dems credit after 30+ years of brainwashing millennials (age 45-18) via our school and college system they have accomplished a large group of LIBERAL thinkers (anti-Americans). The smartest people in the world are the China Communist Party. They cleverly doped the hundreds of US company CEO’s and B of D’s with slave labor for US products so CEOs can stuff billions of $ in their pockets. To HELL with American workers and our taxpayer funded Hi-Tech equipment and knowledge. Case-in-point: US spent 10–years and hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to produce the F-35; China build a twin is less than 2-years. Americans have no idea what a Communist Government is, idiots!! They will find out when China “Nationalizes” all that. Truth of the China – US grain deal of over 12 billion $. China canceled 2-million $ grain sale to spank Trump tariffs and the Dems and Fake News scream “All the US farmers are going to go broke and die” “The sky is falling”. Really, the Communists are going to starve their 1.8 billion people??
US biggest enemy is the head of the evil snake “George SOROS”. Oh, and don’t forget Dems are above the law so they can do anything they want!!
YES, this includes VOTER FRAUD!! They got away with it last time and are now busy implementing it big time again.
Forget about Dems and SOCIALISM, their goal is COMMUNISM. Remember Pelosi said ” We (Government) need to be more like China”.
Trump doesn’t need this trash from Dems……….only LOVE of COUNTRY drives him.
Finally, YES the stock market will drop, my guess is fall of 2020. And YES all money values world wide will be devalued all at one time.
D.H.

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Paul Johnston October 5, 2018

My fears are the world and national debt, the weaking of the dollar. My interest is precious metals.

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Richard Klinefelter October 5, 2018

Trump will win big time. Next he needs to bring in t v crews into the United States Bullion Depository & Fort Knox to film how much gold is there if any. Then jail all Fed. bankers. You ask me for my comment. P S READ the book, War Is A Racket Contents

Chapter 1: War Is A Racket

Chapter 2: Who Makes The Profits?

Chapter 3: Who Pays The Bills?

Chapter 4: How To Smash This Racket!

Chapter 5: To Hell With War!

By Major General Smedley Butler

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Peter Kofler October 5, 2018

Hi Martin, Thank you for the opportunity to express my concerns.
Australia is very dependent on its exports of minerals and its primary products to maintain its high standards of living. I’m very worried about the outcome of the US senate elections in November, the American-Chinese trade war, climate change impacts, and the overall chaotic and adversarial eco-political situations driven by enormous technological advances. The world seems to be in an experimental phase out of control. We all seem to be by-standers to this phenomenon. It’s a nightmare for investors. Please comment. Thanks and regards, Peter, Sydney.

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dave October 5, 2018

Need better direction then Merrill Lynch whose done little 5+ years no follow up. Conservative. So much bs on laptop on ways to seek financial success. Mostly talk.
Met Dr. Weiss often in past- green market etc.
Just need for realistic no nonsense financial crap on where to buy.
None these geniuses said buy Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, etc. when I should have.

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Jan van der Harst October 5, 2018

With a lot of warning signs for a crash in place, stockprices sky high, a market that is blown up by stockbuy-backs to enrich the topmen, we are facing a most unstabel situation. In many way’s it looks like the USA in the last day’s of its suprematie. Like the decline of the Roman empire there is a crisis of gouvernment,
Trump looks like emperor Nero who was setting fire in the city. You have choosen a president who’s best achievement is the family of his birth. A man who makes deals with criminals from Russia. A family that has been robbing your society!
So there is a compleet polarised situation. Investors who think that if Trump is in danger of impeachement it would be a disaster for the stockmarket.
That will bring a lot of volatility.
And I wonder how can you be so sure that the economic cycles play out the way you predict(in time?). For instance you have been telling us that gold- and silver-
would go up some time ago and they don’t go up. Will the crash wait till 2020 or comes it as mr Trump loses his majority in house/senaat?

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Susan Pollock October 5, 2018

Since I have absolutely no idea what the elections will bring, most likely I’m going to liquidate about 10% of my $750k portfolio.

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Gwyn Norman Crump Sr October 5, 2018

The greatest danger for any economy is if a panic occurs in which people believe that something dire is about to happen. We came close to that happening in 2008 when very prudent investors got hurt badly by the ill run banks failing and others being forced into firesale transactions in which bank stockhlders got their wealth cut in half or more. When a panic occurs, the government usually makes it worse by dictating actions which only enhances the Government’s power and control and sometimes wealth.
When most wealth and power becomes concentrated into a small group of people, bad things happen which ultimately leads to a revolution and a serious destruction of wealth and power among the former elite. This does lead to a long period of chaos and stagnation of the whole society. This happened in the near past in Greece, Italy, and less so in the Philippines and S Korea. I do not think a trade war will initiate such a panic, but the continued racial and feminist tensions which has led to street violence and property destruction could initiate a snowballing effect in which workers and business owners pull in their assets and cease providing goods and services. We are already seeing this in the fate of small farmers and tradesmen like electricians, plumbers, and carpenters.

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Donald Spiegel October 5, 2018

I’m concerned about how the markets have declined rapidly lately, even though the Dow reached an all-time high for a few moments. This appears to be partly a result of increased interest rates.

I’m worried that the prophets of doom like Harry Dent and others could be right that there will be a cataclysmic crash.

I have a very diversified portfolio. I buy and hold many stocks and ETFs in small enough amounts that if any one of them tanks, I won’t lose much money. I seldom buy any stock that is less than $10 a share.

Do you think it is a good idea to buy gold or silver as a hedge against a market collapse?

I have an interest in cryptos and marijuana stocks but have been afraid of the extreme volatility they have.

I’m interested in where you see the markets going and what you consider good investments for the future..

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Thomas Schechter October 5, 2018

If the Republicans retain control of both houses of Congress, only the one percent will benefit, snd the ninety-nine percent will suffer, If Democrats gain control of one house only, there will be gridlock, If we are lucky, and the Democrats gain control of both houses, Americans will benefit. All of Trumps nominees will go down, all his bills will be rejected, and all his vetos will be overridden, making America great again.

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william murray October 5, 2018

It seems that the market is really uncertain at this time especially with the extreme polarization of political parties . It’s like one side will pounce on the other over almost anything. I see positive movement then all of a sudden it reverses . I can only speak for myself of course but a untied government sure would be better than whats going on now. It seems a lot of companies are doing well . Mid term elections are always a time to wonder what will happen to the market, I am not sure, but one thing is certain the economy is doing good and people seem to realize that it is .

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Sol October 5, 2018

As I am nearly 88 years old I am trying to keep my investing level down to preserving my capital.

We have done well in investing for many years and would like to leave a balance for our children.

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Erich Benner October 5, 2018

Dear Sir,
I do not expect a civil war but I do expect significant civil disobedience. The advancement of block chain technology is a fait accompli and digital currency will advance from credit and debit cards to cryptocurrency on a world wide level. I am already accepting this at 72 years old.

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Susan from New York October 5, 2018

How can the individual investor who is not a financial professional even react in a timely way of with all the computerized trading by big players?
What should retirees do to protect their stock market assets, even if they are not the particular assets you have recommended ? Ps I will not be able to listen on Wednesday at 2. I will be at the theater. Also I an not using my real name or the email address I used tio sign up with you for the purpose of this communication.

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Mark S October 5, 2018

Poll driven economics? Seriously?
Look at these “comments”, a mass cacophony of election year sloganeering,
which sounds more like an old KenLration dog food commercial,
“my side’s better than your side!” nonsense, like rabid cheering sections at a high school pep rally.
It would be laughable if it wasn’t so pathetic.
That garbage solves nothing, and most of those people usually lose,
mainly because it doesn’t go the way they want it to.
Politics solves nothing, except who gets what at the other guys expense.
That’s not how the markets work, unless impeded on BY said politics.
Cycles and fundamentals don’t care what anyones opinions are.
Knock off the political nonsense, and save that for the political sites.
Let’s stick to real concerns, and what actually IS, and knock off the politicking.
Good grief!

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John F. October 5, 2018

We are in the final segment of the Kondratieff cycle. In addition to the economic changes there are also social changes, that are taking center stage right now. The crisis will continue to escalate over the next few years leading up to the climax. Investors will need to adjust their investment style to adapt to a tumultuous market that lies ahead. Trading is the only way to survive. Buy and hold will get slaughtered. Larry Edelson warned us of this years ago.

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michael October 5, 2018

Hello! So many thanks for your communication and supporting the servants! In the Ancient Greek language of the New Testaments Bible. Ancient Greek had four words for a slave; the worst condition of a slave was the dullard! who had no identity of self! sharing the food and work of the animals! Through the Christian Faith, mankind was given the opportunity of Freedom and Liberty! It seems that the western world has not learned from Ancient history and is not investing in higher life-style that makes a difference to the future generations. Good Food on the Table! family and community support etc, instead of unity we have division and strife! there is confusion about values! laws, rules, where is the economy heading? How to protect and value property, stocks, shares, what about the idea of £$€money? Savings! What is a Good Business Plan and Business Model??? I asked the bank manager! I was told to Google it. it is getting more difficult to open a business account and do everyday banking! let us keep it simple! How do we improve our credit rating? With 0 returns on savings from the bank, What is the Future of the Banks, loans and lending in general?
The forgotten Depression of 1920-1921 was a warning to the greater economic correction of 1929. The sinking of a famous passenger Liner in the early part of the last century was a bad omen to the young generation of 1914-1918. So is a structural collapse in a major European economy and the major structural collapse of the twin towers in New York in 2001? Has changed the World as we have known it!! So. What is sure is that more change is on the way. but! How to manage it??? we must research and educate ourselves to manage our time and resources as best we can. within a group setting and support. I need to clear of my Credit Card debt of €2000. before i can pay for any subscription to any financial news-letters! ?where do i start??? i missed investing in Google and Apple stocks and the hanging baskets of Ancient Babylon. How simple i am! Here on my own with only the wisdom of the ancient Holy Monks of Ireland to guide me! Say Thank You! To Saint Patrick! For having a day off work every year on 17th march. we also gave you the English Language! But! That is a story for another Day. Thank You

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TED montgomery October 5, 2018

I fear for the loss of morality among Americans. Violence and open harassment of White House and congress officials and members of their families now seems to be accepted political policy. I don’t think it would take much to send this market into oblivion and hold it down for a long time. If it looks like this may happen I am outa here money and everything I can carry.

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james foley October 5, 2018

we are concerned what the election may due to the stock market. Also, we have some junk bonds and they are going down. We don’t know whether to sell or wait and see if they come back up. With the interest rates moving forward, we think the bonds will go down.

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V. Davis October 5, 2018

I think the market will go up into early 2019 regardless of which side wins after the midterm election in that the uncertainty will be resolved. It appears that the 5th wave top of this long bull market has not yet been reached. I am concerned about the strengthening U.S. dollar and its dampening effect on the markets, out of control U.S. debt, the global bond market, and the forces creating division among people in the U.S. in an attempt to shift the country into chaos and Marxist socialism. The Central Banks control today’s markets and it is very difficult to determine the true value of stocks. The Fed has short positions on the VIX and at the same time creates policies that move the market…a conflict of interest. The hedge funds shift money from sector to sector on a big HFT algo carousel. The current market is a traders’ market. You have made projections based on the convergence of large cycles upon which you purport to predict that the imminent implosion of markets around the world will ultimately benefit the U.S. market because the money has no where else to go. Your projections regarding the gold market have not played out time wise. Gold has not risen due to apparent market manipulation or some other factor. This makes me hesitate in accepting your analysis of markets in general. Because things are not normal, the application of theoretical economic cycles to investing may fine in theory but may not play out in the time period or way that you expect. You can best help by clarifying where you stand now, whether your expectations have changed or remain the same.

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Jim P. October 5, 2018

Senator Collins from Maine gave her best address to the President and US…ever! Check it out!

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Richard B. reply_all Jim P. October 6, 2018

She buckled under pressure to conform to the agenda
I voted for her four years ago, she has lost my vote

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Carl S. October 5, 2018

With the Trump tax cuts people and corps.have more cash available, so I feel election concerns will minimally affect the market in the near term. Sure there is bound to be a correction some time, but I don’t see that happening within 2018 or early 2019. I’m not ready to bail out from the market for at least 6 mo.

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Peter Chandler October 5, 2018

Dear Martin,

I do fear for the future global stability of both the financial and political world, but I do enjoy reading your opinions and advice, and take comfort that I’m in good company.
I do believe in the future adoption of crypto, and have a small stake in several areas but have not made any profit as yet, but I live in hope!

Kind regards

Peter

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Arnold October 5, 2018

I don’t think the mid year election will have a big impact at wall street. The thing that will change is if the democrats get the majority seats. That will give the president a hard time to get approval on his projects.

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Ron reply_all Arnold October 6, 2018

Yes Arnold, a small correction will occur if majorities are improved and Short Sellers are burned..
This a dip and nothing to fear if you actually own the stocks and are not into margin and option trading…

If Stability is what we want to see and wish to prevent crashes, someone has to push for a ban on short-selling …
It should never be possible for someone to bet on a stock failing and then find a way to spread rumors to make it happen..
such as what has been plaguing Tesla
If Investors are wanted and not just smart opportunists… it should be illegal to use short positions to lead a correction.
If one does not like a company, simply sell and get out.. If there are no buyers the stock will be bid down, until buyers
decide to get in again.
I know it will never happen, but it should.

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ralph johnson reply_all Ron October 12, 2018

Tesla is plagued by errant production estimates, organizational manufacturing malforms, marketing price-point irrationals, etc. etc. formented by a cult-like enabled leader whose public antics and public relational behavior is rather beyond the pale……..sorta imperious like trump, vindictive like Geoffrey on game of thrones, delusional like the man behind another curtain in the Wizard of Oz…….
some day he will be caught babbling with make-up running down his face like Tammie Fae……..

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Richard A Stephenson October 5, 2018

I think between the tariffs and retaliations unexpected by Trump, I think with the FED raising rates plus selling off its balance sheet assets, that we probably will see another recession soon and if some major event occurs we could see the trigger that sinks our economy worse than 2008.
And all this despite Europe and Japan sending money to what they view as a safe haven.
Lots of talk about a Jubilee and a dollar reset whatever that means. Perhaps to a gold standard?
In any event the dollar will drop in value dramatically I think.
China could sell its treasuries in retaliation and create a run out of the dollar. What if we can NOT borrow any more? No more imports.
None of this is good for our economy or business profits and therefore stock prices. Maybe Gold will benefit.

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Ron reply_all Richard A Stephenson October 6, 2018

Hi David,
There is at least some room to prevent a crash if Interest rates can be lowered to stimulate the economy..
Until Trump improved the outlook for the US economy, with wonderful job creation, allowing our children to finally move out of
their parent’s basement … the future looked quite bleak…
Until healthcare costs dropped, it was mainly the jobless that got it for FREE, while the under-employed had to pay to
pretend they had healthcare and still not be able to afford the deductible.
This encouraged people to remain POOR if they were not rich to start with.

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David Ragan October 5, 2018

Regardless of who is elected, most people will take the advice of their tax accountant. We have two years of political gridlock coming and more than likely not the end of the world as we know it. Inflation and higher rates are going to cause most of the economic problems on the near horizon. Paying off all your personal debts is my favorite investment. Especially those debits backed by hard assets. Also, learn to live with much less. You don’t need the best and brightest or two of everything. Do you own stuff, or does stuff own you? We’re just passing through here. Leave a humble gental footprint and take some personal responsibility. Gramps always use to say, don’t give your money to others to invest.

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Ron reply_all David Ragan October 6, 2018

Good Advice David,

It is better to OWN outright a five year old car than it is to lose a new car to the finance or leasing company, after missing a few
payments…
Without the payments, you can actually save for the purchase of your next used car….
Your first car after getting a new job should never be a NEW Car.. because that makes you a slave and not able to survive a temporary
lack of a job. You also need about 6 months of savings, just in case something turns sour… If you do not have some cash,
you are in deep doo doo.
Getting married to a responsible partner is also a great security blanket.. That is how our average Parents struggled through
adversity. Being a Loner bears much risk to the average Jane or Joe.

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Rodney Ashbaucgh October 5, 2018

Dr Weiss, I so much want to hear you and to learn about many of the questions that follow this comment, but
on Wed. 10th, at 10:15 am, I will be getting a colonoscopy , and will not be able to hear you comments. Will you
be recording the conversion, and if you are, when will it be scheduled? Thank You
Rod Ashbaugh

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Keith Carr October 5, 2018

I suspect there will be a nasty little sell-off into 2020, then a quick recovery into 2025-2026 time frame at which time the chickens come home to roost. Full-on depression and massive dislocation when the debt binge comes undone.

Likely the end of life as we have known it in ‘murica. All the brain-dead sheeple will be forced to understand that everything has changed forever.

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Caleb Pipes October 5, 2018

Democratic blue wave. Sell all!

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Jim P. reply_all Caleb Pipes October 5, 2018

Ha-ha-ha-ha! It’s a natural adjustment! If you sell everything, you’re selling closer and closer to the bottom…into what should be pretty decent quarterly reports.
It will not be a Blue Wave, instead…millions will drop out of the Democrat Party. I feel sorry for all the people following the Democrats unseemly and despicable behavior. The vast majority hates their absolutely evil behavior, and the mass media’s horrible “fake news” behavior. This witch hunt, essentially shows the abhorrent true character of Democrat Senators, The House members, and the people that follow into their footsteps. We’re a Republic with a Constitution written in blood, that has been upheld since 1776! Millions of great Americans have fought and died to uphold our Constitution. Millions of more severely injured physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We ARE NOT Fascist Socialist. For those wanting this type of government, move to Russia or Venezuela. For those wanting to start a physical revolution, I’d give all of them a stark warning: Do NOT – “Wake up a sleeping giant!”

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Sonia Taub reply_all Jim P. October 6, 2018

Following the constitution is one thing. What makes you think the democratics are socialist? I fear King Trump would be more happy with a Putin style government where
He does not have to answer to anyone. You say you believe in the Constitution. What about that part “to insure the General welfare”?

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Praveen Marwah October 5, 2018

My only worry is how to Save our retirement money. Moreover, is the treasury only Account still available and safe, which I used to study back in early 2000, when I discovered you. How to grow our retirement funds in IRA without much day to day trading.

Thanks, Martin for all of the hard work.

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Ron reply_all Praveen Marwah October 6, 2018

Hi Praveen,
Good advice… but remember… looking for quick profits is risky… You either have to pay for experts to guide you or be satisfied with
Bank Interest rates…
If you want to be an insider, you are usually hurting others while you gain.
At least the Banks are starting to pay interest again…. so that is a good sign..
Make America Great Again is great advice… but remember to make it really happen we need Great People and not
just lying pretenders and borrowers, kicking the can down the road for future generations to suffer from our greed..

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Dagid Ragan October 5, 2018

Regardless of who is elected, most people will take the advice of their tax accountant. We have two years of political gridlock coming and more than likely not the end of the world as we know it. Inflation and higher rates are going to cause most of the economic problems on the near horizon. Paying off all your personal debts is my favorite investment. Especially those debits backed by hard assets. Also, learn to live with much less. You don’t need the best and brightest or two of everything. Do you own stuff, or does stuff own you? We’re just passing through here. Leave a humble gental footprint and take some personal responsibility. Gramps always use to say, don’t give your money to others to invest.

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Rob Davidson October 5, 2018

Marty – I’ve followed you for years and your contribution to the industry is very helpful. Equally, I’ve worked with many others, too, and been one of the highest paid brokers in the country. I authored and published a book on the Next Great Depression, too. About 10 years ago, I walked out of my job paying me $200,000-500,000 every year because God kept talking to me and I place that as a priority over anything else. Pastors and lay leaders think I’m a prophet in the image of Isaiah who was a prophet to the nations of the world. I share this with you because your messages are often far too much hype and the bottom line is money in your pocket. Sadly, Marty, I fear your God is Wealth. That concerns me though I still value your advice without the hype. Your bank and other ratings are unsurpassed, too. In short, I’m preparing my wealth for the most powerful trade of my life alongside other gurus worth many multiples of my millions. I wish you the best always. Marty, and pray you will revere God as your greatest blessing.

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Bill October 5, 2018

My wealth-building challenges are my are my greatest worries today. I’ve been retired for 6 years and so far so good but inflation is on the rise and everything seems to be going up. There is little doubt the market is due for a correction (and not a small one); hopefully the correction will be short lived but that’s probably a pipe dream. So I’m looking for a survival strategy that will give me the best chance of surviving/prospering the 2020’s.

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TOM STANLEY October 5, 2018

But where. At 11:00 AM PST.
I’ve got some thoughts what might happen after the election depending who gets in.
I’ll talk to you on the 10th if I get notice where.

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Greg Honsinger October 5, 2018

Hello Martin.
Frankly, I’m more than a little confused by the whole investment world. I’ve read and purchased many investment subscriptions over the past couple of years and most of them have been telling me how well the market is doing while I watch my portfolio go down and down. And at the same time, I’m being inundated with ads from them to upgrade my subscription to even more info that doesn’t help me. Last year I did very well in cryptos and pot stocks only to see everything melt away this year. In June, my crypto account went in the red for the first time and is still there as I wait for all of the “good things to happen” (institutional money) that will hopefully turn this market back around. My pot stocks did a similar thing this year but have turned around and are back in the black for now. What confuses me is that nothing seems to be the way it used to be in the investment world. Bad or even inconsequential news sends the markets tumbling but great news behind the scenes seems to do nothing to advance the markets. All I’m looking for is information that I can trust to make good investing decisions to keep my portfolio growing and provide me with a decent retirement. I am more of a buy and hold type of investor however, I am speculating with cryptos and pot stocks because of their extreme upside potential.
Have a great day, Greg Honsinger.

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Ron reply_all Greg Honsinger October 6, 2018

Hi Greg,

You are fighting against the Computer which automatically takes profits often at a fraction of a Point change, (flash trading)
while you wait for a stock to double or more..
Brokerage houses can trade on such small changes because they have tiny trading charges if any… (unlike you) .
I suspect that many do not trade when you sell from your account… they just add the numbers and use the index and the date of your
sell order to figure out your settlement… without actually selling your stock.. They may just hold it until they accumulate more of it and trade that at some later date, when the higher profits will be paid to THEM..
Sure they take a risk, but they have the trends and futures figured out and the computers to sell at the programmed best times.
If I am wrong, please explain if you know better.

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larry zarrilli reply_all Greg Honsinger October 5, 2018

You need to get into a more diversified investment portolio……….I switched to mutual funds and abandoned individual
stock purchases of the “latest and most popular” stock ventures, and have prospered greatly by doing so…..I’m with PennMutual
, HTK and the American Fund groups……trying to “hit” the market is a very wrong strategy….it took me years to figure that out….
you will never”win” by following the crowd and investing in what you think will be the next Microsoft or Amazon….that’s fools gold…

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Ralph Phillips October 5, 2018

Several years ago i told my friends the future would be severely affected by two 4 letter words ” debt” and ” data”. My greatest fear right now is how the ” debt” is going to be handled and what effect it will have on investments and what type we must have and when.

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Jim P. reply_all Ralph Phillips October 5, 2018

Our only hope is Trump and his policies. Our only hope is growth! How? GDP needs to stay above 3% (average) and trend higher each quarter. Leaders need to start reducing government debt…an absolutely MUST! If this doesn’t happen, we and the entire world is toast!

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Ron reply_all Jim P. October 6, 2018

Hi Charles,
It is hard to have GROWTH without taking away someone else’s market, especially with NEGATIVE NINNIES preaching the Doom
of the planet due to Co2 increases… More people means More Co2… The P:ANET senses the need and allows more plants
to thrive to feed them.
We are being played by globalists who want to see population reduction rather than growth.
If we have global communication of course we will have to deal with global competition…. but is this why we have Fake News…
to lead us to the slaughter house as others compete, while blaming the West for Consuming?
Blame cheap Communication for the Fear and Greed and the Victims who are lining up to be counted and paid.
Once the Middle Class is made poor, they they will have to come after the poor to feed the system.
If you seek the return of slavery, blame the Middle Class for climbing by via “FREEDOM” to discovery and success, making
the Poor in the West, appear rich by world standards. You do not see a “free middle class” happening in a totalitarian system.

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Sonia Taub reply_all Jim P. October 6, 2018

How do we reduce debt when king trumps tax cut put us deeper in debt?

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Ron reply_all Sonia Taub October 7, 2018

Hi Sonia,

A Trade Surplus would be a huge help… in reducing debt…
Build something that the whole world wants…

Build what we can easily build here in the West
Remember when you could by a toaster or electric frying pan that was made in Chicago… and pass it on to your kids
20 years later.. Would you pay a little more for such a product?
Think of the Co2 produced when all those imports are shipped half way around the world? That should be part of the equation
and a carbon tax really should be added to imports that come from far away.
Western Factories are already able to reduce their Co2… Are the foreign factories playing by the same rules?

Income taxes need to be lowered so that Consumers will buy more products… but what about foreign money brought into the
country without tax being paid? How can that be taxed, except at the point of sale with a sales tax..
There need to be a cost for the privilege of living in a safe, free country, but to be fair, everyone need to contribute..

The Poor are already tax exempt and actually get money back from the government when they file..
This covers too many poor who could work, but choose NOT TO.
In today’s low unemployment environment, almost everyone can find a job or be able to move up to a better one.
That would be a start to solving the debt problem.

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Charles P KinCannon October 5, 2018

I have been following multiple services since the recession. Some say the world is coming to an end I didn’t. Others say the market will grow almost indefinitely.
It has grown but there is always an end. And I am not sure of whether the growth is real. Finally, few if any really talk about a plan. They simple promote the next best gimmick to make a buck. So what is your best advice to build a plan when most services are no better than most advisors?

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Ron reply_all Charles P KinCannon October 6, 2018

Hi Eva,
I share your sentiments except for George Bush who did what he could after 9/11…
Lowering interest rates may have been good to finance a War, but it also encouraged Consumer Debt spending and climbing the Housing
ladder to great heights… without a plan to pay for a future higher interest rate..

The West was not supposed to recover from 9/11 but I am sure that many got rich buy having all the records of their investments
disappear when the twin towers and building 7 fell.. How much capital Gains taxes were never collected when all the
trading records were wiped out?
Am I a Conspiracy Theorist?
Try this on for size… Pushing to Get “OFF OIL” makes what part of the World ANGRY at the West ?
If you threaten the Income Stream of the Oil Producing Countries, do you expect them to just lie down and accept that?
Is that Motive enough to hate the West?

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Eva Levine October 5, 2018

What worries me is that this country is harking back to a ‘plantation economy’ where the very rich are able to amass huge fortunes by controlling the politics at the expense of the middle class. The Republicans have been bent on cutting taxes while piling up huge deficits, and bankrupting the country. Yes, the rich are blaming the deficit on the poor and ‘entitlements.’ But a large portion of the revenue has gone to servicing debt and special interests, such as Senator Grassley of Iowa, who reportedly applied for farm subsidies due to the awful trade war that this administration is perpetrating. The last Republican that made some sense was George H. W. Bush who was more knowledgeable about the economy, taxes, and the well-being of the regular Americans. The current Republican party is corrupt to the core!

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Mike reply_all Eva Levine October 5, 2018

As you remember, George HW Bush defined Reaganomics as Voodoo. The National Debt tripled and he inherited the largest deficit in history (to that time). He raised taxes and Republicans abandoned him. His actions and later those of Clinton gave us a balanced budget. Republicans at that time said the tax hikes would produce a recession. What actually transpired was the longest non inflationary peace time economic expansion in 100 years. George Jr. initiated Voodoo 2.0 and the National Debt doubled.

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Ron reply_all Mike October 6, 2018

Hi Mike,

What do you say about the Next President who did ” Voo Doo 3″ by doubling the National Debt again, after saying that what Bush did was Unpatriotic?

There was also the Unexplained “Transformation of America” which was left to the imaginations of the Voters.
How did it affect you? Did you like it?

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Mike reply_all Ron October 7, 2018

Hi Ron, thank you for your comment.
You are entirely correct. Obama lacked the courage to do away with Voodoo 3.0 and kept most of Voodoo 2.0 save a reduction of tax cuts for the 1%. Even that small rescission of tax boondoggles (along with economic growth) led to a lessening of the deficit. I DID NOT say Bush the first was unpatriotic, I said he WAS patriotic in going against Voodoo at his own peril. He admitted that his tag line “read my lips no new taxes” was dumb. If you were referring to Bush the second his Voodoo 2.0 wasn’t unpatriotic it was ineffectual. Note the economy languished after the tax cuts (the jobless recovery) and didn’t accelerate until Greenspan started financing the housing “boom” with borrowed money. Also note that these tax cuts did not prevent the Great Recession nor did they mitigate its affect. Additionally, this economy that everyone is enamored with is actually producing jobs at a slower pace than before January 2017. The 20 months prior to Trump’s ascension jobs were created at a 209,000 monthly pace and afterwards at 194,000. The only real increase has been in the deficit which is projected to top a trillion dollars next year.Finally, while politics is red and blue, money is green. In my company’s board meeting prior to the election in 2012 the other board members remarked that they hoped the election would “turn things around”. I pointed out that over the previous 4 years (encompassing the Great Recession) that our company had grown by 300% in part by using some aspects of the “stimulus”. I then asked if they really wanted to turn that around. I try not conflate my political prejudices with economic reality. I am also a fiscal conservative, ask my wife.

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ralph johnson reply_all Mike October 12, 2018

that’s (finally…) a great NON-PARTISAN evaluation of historical reality…..the record as such is there. People forget-if they even knew- about true economic theory and resultant event horizon. The idealized free-market concept of market stabilization has been killed by intervention “voodoos” as stated, and the private bank cartel FED is skewing the future to care for its large membership ( in wealth measure-not population number…) uber-banks……

Linda Malloy October 5, 2018

The really objectionable content I find in your emails is that you support Republican politics, which I have observed to be a very, very destructive
force in the nation for many, many years.

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Ron reply_all Linda Malloy October 6, 2018

Hi Linda,
The last president recently said the he should be credited with the Economic Recovery that HE Started.. in 2016 Nice Try.
Are we supposed to forget that All the Spending to create a “recovery” was done by Democrats to help assure a Win for them in 2016?
Where did all the promised Infrastructure Spending go? Was that a Recovery? The borrowing was not a Recovery.
Bigger Federal Government did not mean a recovery.
Now we are seeing a Recovery… in spite of rising interest rates. That did not happen before 2016

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Mike reply_all Ron October 7, 2018

“Where did all the promised Infrastructure Spending go” Into the trash cans of the Republican controlled Congress.

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Stephen Mack October 5, 2018

I think your advice and historic record of excellence speaks well of all your services. However my goals are best matched by Safe Money, which it seems I no longer have as a service and is now managed by Bill Hall.

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Don Stalter October 5, 2018

My outlook on the results of the November election is that within two or three weeks it will look as though nothing happened. There will be as many “Oh woe is Me” as “Hurrah for Me” and the market will respond with some volatility. Later it will say, “ho hum, what’s next to get excited about.”
Don

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larry October 5, 2018

i need to be clearer on trading options as i need to do something quick to make it thru retirement plus you are the crypto guru and it can be a quicker profit

i am tired of subscribing to other services and never getting the promised information like gene editing or more 5g companies etc

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Janet Burnside October 5, 2018

This last circus by politicians show how nothing matters except blaming trump and Europe is joining and the IMF will also blame trump while they stop using dollars and bonds I would like to see discussions on using inverse ETFs or bonds in a portfolio like what percentage per $10000 maybe

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Jack A. Everett October 5, 2018

70 next year, should I go to gold, add to annuity, or just buy bonds or bond fund to be safer?

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Ron reply_all Jack A. Everett October 6, 2018

Hi Jack,

What will Gold Be worth after the Country goes back on the Gold Standard? That is the real Question..
The Next question will be, how much will your House be worth when Gold is pegged at maybe $100 or $200 per ounce…
When Gold becomes the Standard we will ALL be worth the same, if We do not OWE MONEY.
Will Mortgages be revised DOWNWARD to reflect the more valuable Dollar? Don’t hold your breath.

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TFW October 5, 2018

Martin,

How Best to earn safe reliable much needed retirement income of 7% to 8% from our Roth IRA without losing money?

If dem’s win; market downturn!

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Kathie Ward October 5, 2018

America is going to have a crude awakening. No matter what happens in November there will be MANY people not happy about the out come. This EVIL ENVIRONMENT has polluted America. I think the only way we as a whole will recover is when GOD steps in and shows us it’s time to clean up our act and act like the deceit people HE created. What worries me the most: Will I have enough funds to live on till I die. Don’t buy anything I can live without. You could point me to an honest invest person who can help me invest some of my funds. Pray for AMERICA.

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Ron reply_all Kathie Ward October 6, 2018

Hi Kathie,

The Options are more limited for financial stability and security for Women, now that white MEN are called EVIL and not to be trusted…
This will affect the birthrate of White Children if the Hatred persists..
There are powers at work to cause thew downfall of the West and it’s traditions.
Why are they so good at what they are doing to weaken the West.. Will the West win any Wars if Women are in Charge?
Will the West be strong enough to fight a war?
When did a Millennial last take a Civics Class or study what is really in the Constitution.. ?

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Kathie Ward October 5, 2018

America is going to have a crude awakening. No matter what happens in November there will be MANY people not happy about the out come. This EVIL ENVIRONMENT has polluted America. I think the only way we as a whole will recover is when GOD steps in and shows us it’s time to clean up our act and act like the deceit people HE created. What worries me the most: Will I have enough funds to live on till I die. Don’t buy anything I can live without. You could point me to an honest invest person who can help me invest some of my funds. Pray for AMERICA.

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Ed Feldman October 5, 2018

My comment is most people cannot determine what is going to happen from one day to the next nor do they know what will happen in the near future. BECAUSE we have a country run by idiots. We have many many uninformed or ill informed voters, and we have progressive-ism running rampant. I mean by this the actual dishonest collusion of governmental leadership to control the honest workings of government. For the most resent example look at the efforts being made to delay and kill the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. An investor must keep his eye on the market and all things happening and respond to the markets response. It may have a long term trend, but can always change in a minute so you have to be flexible and quick to respond to your proven ability to read the actual market’s responses. Everything else is just a lie. I trust my read and find i to be more correct than anything I have followed.

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Bruce Buchanan October 5, 2018

I see no way to predict where the international or US future markets are going. As an example, your organization predicted the low in silver and gold with all kinds of comments on where it is headed and what to by.

Those two markets have done nothing with
Some stock recommendations stopped out. So your recommendations have not panned out. I would like you to include this in your response.

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John W. Mason October 5, 2018

I pay attention to what politicians say versus the press interpretations of what was said. I ignore what activists,(on both sides) say. Based on this the current turmoil has no effect on my investment planning. I’ll find out about the results of the coming election along with everyone else.

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Jacob benavides October 5, 2018

If the Democrats win and successfully impeach trump and continue the bad path of making our country a socialist nation, it won’t be good for anybody… I particularly like fishing anybody head of the tsunami… I think just keep up the same good work that you guys are doing now. THANK YOU AND MAY GOD THE LORD BLESS YOU.

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Sonia Taub reply_all Jacob benavides October 6, 2018

Even if the democratics win the way the constitution reads there’s no grounds for impeachment.

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Jim Miazga October 5, 2018

Market due for correction, but when will it happen is a great concern. Also, how will it affect the bond market?
Lastly, I’m a Smart Money subscriber & opted for your lifetime offer. Lately I don’t get the monthly issue sent to my email. How come? Thanks

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maurice petersen October 5, 2018

Obviously, none of us has a crystal ball and so many, really countless variables. But an important variable that will contribute a great deal to the future financial scene is the defeat of democrats and their means justifies the ends modus operandi. They cannot be trusted to follow our Constitution and have shown disregard for our most basic Constitutional rights. If they win in the Congress, there will be financial chaos. One of their most used tactics is to lie about everything and everyone with whom they disagree. Again, they can’t be trusted. So, I strongly believe that a positive outcome for Trump and the Republicans will mean a more positive outcome for financial investments.

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Ron reply_all maurice petersen October 6, 2018

Hi Maurice,

Bingo!!

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k shelly October 5, 2018

The Dems are doing their best to ruin our political process. The media are doing their best to help. Hope you can predict the future for us Thanks

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Rex Kelson October 5, 2018

I see a major shift coming, the old democratic party has been taken over by radicals and we are very close to be taken over by socialism, which will undo all of the growth we have seen as of late. I don’t think many people realize how close we came to this Nov 2016, If people think that the radical left is going to sit on there hands this Nov then I think were in big trouble. The left will pull out all of the stops, we now know there is nothing that they won’t do to insure a socialist victory. I think we are entering a very dangerous time, fake news, China and Russia building up there millitary might our constitution being shredded, What ever happened to presumed innocent, Since when does the accusing party make the accused prove there innocents, It’s all being turned upside down.
There in lie’s the reason I think GOLD is the only way to hold onto wealth going forward

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Jim P. reply_all Rex Kelson October 5, 2018

The decent, honest, sincere people of this nation will not allow unadulterated evil of our leaders to continue to exist – neither will God allow it in time or space. Like the Lucifer Rebellion, which declared “Liberty against God,” God is still allowing everyone who chose Lucifer and his gang to make our final decision…Liberty against Him or belief, faith, and making it our will, that His Will be done! The decisions we make will have repurcusions far into the future…even our future lives, beyond this short one!

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DUSTY BISSETT October 5, 2018

Just holding my breath to see what happens. As always, hoping for the best.

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Ingrid Weiss reply_all DUSTY BISSETT October 6, 2018

I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend the October 10 session. Would appreciate it if I could read it at a later date. Thank you.

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George Brown October 5, 2018

The Dems will take control of the house in November and maybe the Senate as well. Russia’s capture of President Trump will be the primary target of the Dems and independents. Impeachment proceedings against Trump, other senior officials in the White House and federal judges will be impeached simultaneously. A limited civil war will ensue. Thousands of people will die from outraged Trumpsters who believe that the Mueller investigation is just a witch hunt. There is a 50-50 chance that the impeached POTUS will be found guilty by a 2/3 vote of the Senate, thereby ending Trump’s presidency. The US stock market will fall by 40-70%. Gold will fall at first, as institutional holders liquidate their most liquid assets to pay their obligations. then gold will quickly increase to $5,000+.

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Kathie Ward reply_all George Brown October 5, 2018

Is this your PIPE DREAM? GOD FORBID! America might be in trouble with all the EVIL that we have allowed to enter but America can and will over come. Money of any kind is the only way we have come to depend on living but there are other means of survival (legal ways). I feel for all of you that are so BLIND! Seems you are only interested in monetarial means.

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Mike reply_all George Brown October 5, 2018

No way for 2/3 of Senate to vote for a conviction. Republicans took Russian money too and will cover their asses. Putin’s puppet and his enablers will walk.

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Jim P. reply_all George Brown October 5, 2018

Ha! No way!

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Poul Mailand October 5, 2018

I have been with you since Larry Edelson. I believe in everything you say but am wondering when we will start to make some real money. I subscribe to supercycle investor and wealth supercycle. right now I am up 1245.00 but last year I am down quite a bit more. I lost a lot on oil options when Larry recommended them.
Thanks for everything. Hope to make some money soon. I thought we would be up a lot already.

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Tony Fleener October 5, 2018

I’m interested in gold and marijuana. When do you think they will rally and which ones would you recommend? The divisiveness in this country has me really concerned. I’m not confident we can ever recover.

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Al Benning October 5, 2018

I am a Canadian and 75 years old.
My worst fears:
Our two nations are basically Christian and our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and your past President B Obama have opened our doors
to masses of people who don’t like us but are willing to feed on our generosity and our social assistance. I am very apprehensive about
our futures. Free speech is disappearing in most of the universities to the point the Premier of Ontario has warned them funding will be
withdrawn unless changes are made. You can’t trust the news anymore, people can make accusations and ruin other peoples’ lives. Mean-
while Christians are being slaughtered in the same countries we are accepting refugees. This is not immigration it is a
Investment advice:
At my age I find it hard to make a decision on which securities to purchase. The most profitable stocks at the moment are ones my broker says
are too speculative for my age but a great percentage of of the big ones can’t deliver the returns we need to live on. I do look at many investment
letters but as soon as they have a guaranteed winner it will cost you around $1950.00 for that monthly letter.
We have around $200,000.00 in about 12 securities. I see a stock I like but then you have to pick one to sell. It’s a problem many of my friends have
too. If we make a mistake we don’t have jobs to replace the funds we lost.
In the end I don’t think you can help me but I appreciate you listening to me.

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Jim P. reply_all Al Benning October 5, 2018

Obama, Clinton’s, and the Left are all liberal fascist and Karl Marx haters. Not only Socialists, but the same as Communists. Even Putin told Obama, not to go down this road, because Russia tried it, and it didn’t work out too will for them!

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Mike Zuka October 5, 2018

Not worried about anything. The end of the business cycle is upon US, typical economic scenarios prevail. Time to hold cash. October looms for a correction. Short recession begins next year. China cannot win the trade war. Retailers will use the lull to realign their production partners. The Principle of Substitution applies. Walmart, Target & others will source their products from ALLIES; think Poland, Spain, Italy, Greece, UKRAINE, Puerto Rico, South America. China is OVER.

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Ron reply_all Mike Zuka October 6, 2018

Hi Mike,

The problem is that one day, actual CASH will not be accepted. I have heard that some businesses do not even want to handle
cash or take it to the Bank in a Bag. Lets hope that does not become the norm.
I also heard that the amount of Cash available is only a few $Billion…. so you may not be able to ask for it at the bank in
any large quantities.
I do like cash too, especially during a Power Failure when all the Machines are dead… so grab it while you can.

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I Lee Pennington October 5, 2018

I am 88 years old and l’ve lived Thur worst times. The idiots we have elected are sad to say the least but we’ll survive. It may not be much to laught about but have faith in the greatness of the American people.

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Mmcd October 5, 2018

Thanks for bringing this inspirational information to the public.

Sounds like all these political economic events ate sizing up for the black swan to
be swimming out into turbulent economic waters.

One cannot time the market- but what is a safety play in such uncertainty especially those who do not have a huge time horizon to make up for large swings in equities.

Thank you!!!

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Arthur Pawlowski October 5, 2018

Don’t add to the chaos!!! The damage to the nation is already severe!

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Henry October 5, 2018

Feels like a bubble ready to burst. Higher rates will help burst it. We are being bombarded with optimistic lies but it could all turn very quickly. USA’s aggressive tactics with foreign partners will reduce our leverage when we need them. China is encroaching all the continents and in the short run becoming a more reliable partner to foreign countries and investment.

All this can pass and change again but not in the next 2-5 years. Hope there is no military confrontation between US and China.

Think Trump wants to conduct inflationary policy, devaluing the dollar to help pay for huge debt and new deficits. But there is risk of deflation if things collapse.

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Ron reply_all Henry October 6, 2018

Hi Richard,
This is why the Gold Standard can put the brakes on Inflation and Prevent the Minimum Wage from becoming $10,000 per hour.
As long as we don’t make one group suffer more than another, it might be the best thing.

Last I heard… Fort Knox was Empty and the Trump Government would like to collect 10,000 Tons of it to back the Dollar…
So figure it out for yourself… How Much will the Dollar be worth ?

Don’t Buy Gold Futures or even big bars which might be stuffed with Tungsten.. There are too many derivatives and middle men.

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Richard A Stephenson October 5, 2018

I think Republicans see what the Democrats stand for and it could bring down the country which might be in the cards already thanks to Obama. The libertarians and independents are more stand up citizens and open minded. They see the Democrat corruption beyond all reason and will increase voting for Republicans. I think if Judge Kavanaugh gets confirmed that the Dems funded by the likes of Soros and all his funded organizations will rampage in the capital and many other places. They need to be stopped from doing personal and property damage. All these acts of civil disobedience will effect elections in Republicans favor as both women and men are sick of their corruption and look at what happened to Senator Cruz and wife at a DC restaurant. That should not be tolerated against him, his family or mine too.
I think the Republicans will keep the Senate. If it’s a bad weather day in many places the Republicans might keep the house too. Trouble is the Dems have a powerful incentive at taxpayer expense with people receiving all sorts of doles. They also have illegals voting and the dead, and multiple voting. They even bring paid people over state lines by bus loads to vote.
Check out Philadelphia last election versus those registered. CORRUPTION is rampant.

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Ron reply_all Richard A Stephenson October 6, 2018

Hi Richard,

Lets hope that at least the Anti Trumpers are replaced with better Republicans and not with Insurgents and RINOs..
Lets also hope that the Dems see that Trump Means Jobs, a Wife and children in their future…
while Dems mean more Dependence on Federal Handouts, no Wife wanting them and no children because they are
back in their parent’s basement.
Will Fake News tell them that these are the choices? Not likely.

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Vernon 20916 October 5, 2018

The total debt in America and globally will bring a crisis that will last for years. Protecting our investments will be a challenge.

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Carolyn Taylor October 5, 2018

We saved our money and it is all invested and we do not do any investing now that we are retired.
The reason I like your information is for the general information about the economy but stock tips are of no use to us.
The senate has subjected a good man and his family to an outrage of false accusations and injustices.
The news media is playing politics with our system and the Democrats just cannot accept that they lost and now are trying to stop
everything and anything the Republicans are trying to do. What happened to what is good for the country? That is what they are
supposed to consider. All they want is to retain as much power as possible. If you have ever been falsely accused of something with no witnesses only then can you understand the horror that has been transpiring in the Senate hearings. It makes me sick, it is so wrong what they are doing for POWER. I am a Libertarian but will vote from now on against anything Democratic until we get them out of office.

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Hill R.E. October 5, 2018

Republicans have handily destroyed this country and will not stop until it’s a smoldering pile of ash. Mitch McConnell, tRump and Graham are their own Devil’s Triangle of destruction. I have no hope of free and fair elections — although I don’t fear Russian interference as much anymore now that the GOP wants to confirm a partisan crybaby to SCOTUS. I say let’s spend all our money now because the Rapture must surely be coming. Why even invest at this point?

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Ron reply_all Hill R.E. October 6, 2018

Hi Hill,

Companies are making enough money on what they sell.. Executive like Stock Options do they can benefit without taking a
fully taxable Salary… Blame Clinton for making that possible due to complaints about excessive Executive Compensation..
Capital Gains means lower taxes.. That is why there are lies in some Quarterly Reports and bad news generated by Short Sellers..
to cause dips.
We would all be better of without Short Sellers and Hedge Funds.

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Ron reply_all Ron October 6, 2018

Oops! Spelling errors:
Executive(s) like Stock Options (s)o they can benefit without taking a….

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WARREN BEELER October 5, 2018

i believe the false information they are putting out will hurt them on election day.
I expect the market too stabilize and will reduce the wild swings going on now.

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Rob Butler October 5, 2018

Investment markets will correct a week before the election and tank if Trump goes down and spike if he wins.

The volatility provides excitement and opportunity.

I worry most that markets will drop 20% before I bail (sell all assets)

My greatest wealth building challenge is gradual price erosion that I can’t use to profit from sell/buy back.

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Ron reply_all Rob Butler October 6, 2018

Hi Rob,
I agree, a small dip before the election and a recovery right after The Repubs maintain or increase their majority ..
Not so good for the market if majority is lost.

George Bush saw this happen in 2002…. but then began all the Negative Satisfaction Surveys after the 2004 election
Who was being Polled ?

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Freya Skarin October 5, 2018

Why should I trust you? I am an intelligent engineer, but have been taken financial advantage of by men like you, for their own gain!

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kreg dow October 5, 2018

Do you still see precious metals skyrocketing? Please keep us informed on them….How will higher interest rates affect gold?

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Michael October 5, 2018

Debt debt debt
Handful of companies keeping averages moving up….

Middle class disappearing….recession coming….

Health insurance that works and is REASONABLY priced..

Machine trading with algorithms????? CRAZY!!!

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Bruno October 5, 2018

Year three of a presidential term has historically shown to be great year to the stock market. With Trump’s tax break stocks should show better profitability in a still low interest environment. That given, I am concerned about protecting my stock holdings going into the next Presidential election year (2020). Also I am interested in getting financial advice on my financial picture for retirement since I am 63. Will the run up and trend toward higher interest rates on the 10 year Treasury bond threaten the financial health of stocks and the US economy too?

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Mike Zuka reply_all Bruno October 5, 2018

A correction IS coming. It always does. Time to be in cash or near cash (treasuries). Stocks will take a hit. Your retirement fund will suffer. Third year economic success does not translate with an extended Trade War, higher interest rates, falling corporate profits, & excessive consumer debt. Red Tsunami in November.

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Larry walker October 5, 2018

I have money sitting on the sidelines. Afraid of the reset coming.
Market way to high for comfort. what are some super safe alternatives

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Rick simovitz October 5, 2018

We are in a deflation phase I think and should stay out of bonds real estate and tech I would only buy blue chips save dollars out of the banks and keep powder dry I would short tech aggressively

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William Hicks October 5, 2018

Good times will end and the market will gradually go down. Ideology has the upper hand, once again, and one side will take us on a downward spiral in order to save their jobs and keep their ill gotten gains! Sad, but reality must now swing its pendulum so that a handful of politicians can claim victory and keep their, once considered, lofty positions. This has happened many times in our history and it will not be the last time now. Get ready to ride the wave of destruction and guard your assets.

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Dave October 5, 2018

I think the Trump actions will lead to short term advantages for investors but will leave long term problems. Most of these will show up as debts, a greater widening of the wealth gap and a resulting increase in dissatisfaction among the not so wealthy and the poor. It will thus lead to more unrest and a growing poor group. In the end all will suffer.

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Mike Zuka reply_all Dave October 5, 2018

Trump’s policies are stabilizing the wage gap / inequality. But he can’t reverse it overnight. This process has been developing for 30 years as NWO Globalists in government & industry have systematically dismantled the American means of production (70,000 factories) and shipped them offshore with the loss of tens of millions of American jobs, to benefit the 1%. Economic treason, malfeasance in office.

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Steve Martel October 5, 2018

Weiss looks like a trusted investment advisor. It looks like it would fit my current age and needs. Im 59 looking to retire at 65. Want to grow my money, but do mot want to lose any principle when market heads south. Do you have a service that I can subscribe to monthly or quarterly to make sure its forme snd my wife and life? Thanks! Steve

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Robert Schmucker October 5, 2018

I think that the mid-term election will favor President Trump and the Democrats will do their best to tank the markets to make him look bad.

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John Pierre-Benoist October 5, 2018

The elections and the results are not the key dynamics. Basically, as the European economies decline, smart money will look for safer investments. The USA will be the last safer haven.

BUT, our own debts and absurd monetary policies (why could we not need Milton Friedman and the Austrian School?) will combine with long term cyclical trends (e.g., Kondratieff) to doom our own economy.

Thus, the market will peak very high just before a massive crash. Very few assets will survive. All will suffer. Government payments will be negatively affected. It’ll be an economic tsunami.

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Mike Zuka reply_all John Pierre-Benoist October 5, 2018

Invest in US Treasuries and physical gold. Keep cash out of the bank. Never before have the banks had the authority to confiscate your cash. There is a reason the Gangster Banksters had Congress pass that law. The next crash will explain it to those who do not know what that reason is.

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Robert MF October 5, 2018

Where can I get a decent return on a larger than average amount of money (for me) we’re keeping for liquidity and perhaps investing in the next year or so?
We’re retired and it seems prudent to keep a year or so of expenses handy. I think a tipping point is near in most markets and want to have some dry powder. But banks pay nothing and our sizable amount of cash is losing thousands vs. what it could be making in stocks. Bonds are lousy choice, since they now carry both interest rate and default risks.

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Ron reply_all Robert MF October 6, 2018

Hi Robert,
Have you considered being a private lender for Second Mortgages? At least you won’t have a middle man to pay… but there is a higher risk
if a foreclosure should happen.

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Richard Davis October 5, 2018

The total lack of decorum and civility in Washington is very disturbing; however, the biggest problem I see is the total dishonesty and complete lack of regard for what’s best for America. The big fights in Washington are all about power, without regard to political constituency. These politicians are making decisions, telling lies, even passing laws (state and Fed) that are unconstitutional–all to get their own way over the citizens of the U.S. My feeling is that if the Democrats get control in the House and/or in the Senate, our investments will suffer gravely. Trump may not be PC, but he knows how to get stuff done. Hopefully, the Republicans will maintain their control of both houses. That should give our investments a little more time until the Eurozone crashes. I’ll be following Sean in the Wealth Supercycle newsletter because I trust both of you to keep me in good investments and out of harms way when the other shoe drops.

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Richard A Stephenson October 5, 2018

Dr. WEISS, I’m almost 79 years old. Retired on SS,, and a fixed Lockheed pension and my wife has a DOD federal pension. I’m concerned about all the talk about a Jubilee as some suggest or a dollar reset as others are suggesting or a Cypress style confiscation of bank deposits or a partial confiscation of broker accounts. I think the banks now treat deposits as loans which means they would be at the bottom of the list for any distributions and then long after I’m dead and gone.
I think the US,, is still a relatively higher safe zone compared to Europe and Japan. So money will continue to come here for a while yet. Deficits have not come down. Actually they are bigger adding to our national debt and payments on that debt. I’m concerned that the federal Reserve is going to try to dump all of the bonds on their balance sheets while hiking rates. I think we may be close to a turn around in the economy. Downward that is.
I think Kavanaugh will be confirmed. I think Pres. TRUMP has been waiting to start prosecutions of the swampers until after he has the Supreme Court firmly on the conservative constitutional side. Will they wait for elections or start earlier? Is Sessions really a dud?
I think the evil Democrats will not stop their destructive, divisive and illegal activities. They really are trying to keep all the perks of positions until the country founders. Then it probably becomes a dictatorship and the constitution will be history. Perhaps the military will take over. We will default on the debt and repudiate it. Or China will retaliate against the tariffs by dumping their treasuries. I think Trump favors a gold standard. What will that do to my dollar holdings, house?

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John reply_all Richard A Stephenson October 5, 2018

Richard,
I think the picture you’re painting if far rosier than what will happen to be honest. The everything bubble is fake because it’s built on fake MONEY. Backed by nothing but federal promises. It’sn I O U … nothing promise. I’ll pay you back with inked paper. Think about it.

Personally, I don’t have a solution to it all, but I would suggest considering the recognized money of the last 5,000 years or so…gold/silver. And in this digital
age perhaps Bitcoin/Cryptocurrencies.

Just a suggestion and not advice. Good luck.

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GERALD JAMES October 5, 2018

all this concern about which political party wins the mid-term elections is way overstated and a political overemphasis. T his country in reality has one party . This premise is proven by back- testing—–you get the same result with either party —deficit government spending–military intervention in fruitless , un winable wars—a political system corrupted by big corporate money—government sponsored debt from cradle till grave (1.4 trillion college debt that cannot be discharged in bankruptcy—billionaires are allowed full bankruptcy rights—working class peasants must pay wall street financiers. Excessive centralization of wealth at the top 1 to 5%. As to economics , time honored cycles will control BUT– baby-boomers retirement will stifle consumption demand and place demands on health care costs to an aging population THE financial sector controls far to much capital without creating jobs or growth .The next 25 years or so will determine if our political and economic systems are responsive to the needs of the people.

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Mike Zuka reply_all GERALD JAMES October 5, 2018

The turmoil in the District of Criminals shows that there is no longer one, New World Order Party permeating both sides of the isle and running the country. Patriots are awake & aware. A Civil War is brewing now. When the LEFT fails at the ballot box they will take to the streets. Next summer will be a bloody one.

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Nancy R. Amos October 5, 2018

I am concerned that the hatred exhibited by the Democrats will destroy any hope of a normal functioning of government and that anything could trigger a complete collapse of the stock market and the financial system as a whole. I think their desperate attempt to keep Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court portents disaster.

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Louis J Stabile October 5, 2018

what to do with a 401k that is handled by company”s adviser?

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Bill Baumner reply_all Louis J Stabile October 5, 2018

Unless your employer is matching contributions or putting in good amounts of money on your behalf, Bail Out and go into a ROTH. Why? Because with a 1.5% fee structure your 401k over 30-40 years will not be what it should be. Those fees will eat up 50% of the profit that should be yours. If your profit grows to $600,000, the fees will eat up $300,000. And when you go to take it out, you pay taxes and the amount you take out may put your total income in a higher tax bracket to lose even more money.

In a ROTH, sure you have to pay taxes on the money you put in but that is significantly smaller than the amount of tax and fees you will suffer in a 401k. Additionally, all the growth in a ROTH is yours with no taxes on any of it!! This is hugh! Your money is yours. No government tricks, deception, and taxes. All of this assumes you are not near retirement age. See a CPA for further clarification.

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Bill Baumner reply_all Louis J Stabile October 5, 2018

The democrat party has degraded itself showing no interest in truth, no self professed “tolerance”, no character, morality, decency in values and are hateful and flat out evil. They are the greatest threat to our quality of life, our freedom and liberty. If they are not compelled to behave with decency and their even more evil perpetrators like Soros, we will be in big trouble and our country will be allowed to be destroyed. We have been given a wonderful country that is rightly founded on the values of the Constitution which the evil democrat party (which should be called the far leftist socialist party) wants to destroy. Look at their behavior, not their deceptive words.

Without a proper foundation based on the Constitution, and unity with consideration for others, our way of life and our portfolio’s are at great risk.

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James Rolle reply_all Bill Baumner October 5, 2018

I think you mean the Republicans. No interest in truth? Trump lies on average 8 times a day, and the rest of the Republicans don;t have the integrity to call him out.

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Ron reply_all James Rolle October 6, 2018

Hi James,
Tweets are not lies… They are responses to other tweets..
The Fake Media lies about the “Right” All the Time.. Nothing that Trump could do would see him receive praise.
If he found the cure for Cancer, Fake Media would report “Trump Puts Thousands of Doctors out of Work”
and ” Millions of Cancer Survivors forced to go to work and save and plan for their Future”

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George Osborne October 5, 2018

I am concerned about the National debt. The only way I see to “save” the economy is to devalue the Dollar. My suggestion is to back the dollar with gold and revalue the Dollar to $10000.– per ounce of gold. Wow. We savers would take the beating. The spendthrifts would get the free ride. However, it would be done and we could then build on the future. The government would have to balance the budget. So what else is new?

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Ron reply_all George Osborne October 6, 2018

Hi George,
It sounds like you might have a few ounces.
How could the US collect enough Gold at $10k per ounce to back the dollar… ?
They say that Fort Knox is empty and that the goal is to have 10,000 Tons of it to back the value of the US dollar.
The last 30 years has not been good for Fort Knox
Fort Knox should have 24 hours Daily public rides through it, like Tomorrow Land at Disney… just to keep an eye on the
Gold from now on… That would prevent the Lies about what is there.

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Mike Zuka reply_all George Osborne October 5, 2018

No one country can go on the “gold standard” as there would be a run on that gold faster than you can say; “Hillary Rodham Clinton”. And there isn’t enough physical gold for all countries to do it and to cover all asset classes. Not gonna happen. Eventually, digital dollars will be wedded with quantum computers and all money will be digital while all countries keep their own currency and its market value. We wouldn’t want to destroy the FX market would we ?

The annual Federal Budget deficit of $1.3 trillion represents the cost of ILLEGALS $500 billion; China $400 billion; The EU $160 billion; Mexico $125 billion; and Canada $25 billion. Compound this insanity for 30 years and you have a $22 TRILLION national Debt. These US Taxpayer dollars have subsidized the NEW WORLD ORDER AGENDA !!! Yet the Lame Stream Media tell US that Americans are living beyond their means. Complete propaganda. Goebbels would be proud.

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James Lucas October 5, 2018

I think the conservatives will gain seats and the market will rise further.

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Chuck Knight October 5, 2018

Believe that the Repubs gain anywhere from 2 to 6 seats in the Senate and barely hold on to the House. It’s possible that
they may do even better if the present trends continue.

If Judge Kavanaugh is voted down for the Supreme Court it potentially spells big trouble ahead in the direction of our
country.

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Ron reply_all Chuck Knight October 6, 2018

Hi Chuck,

If Kavanaugh is voted down, more Dems will abandon their party…
Kavanaugh is NOT against Planned Parenthood, Same Sex Marriage or any other personal choices… His past decisions have
already shown that, but that does not stop the Fake News.
These should all be State Responsibilities according to the Constitution anyway…

Also, there should be NO Federal Education master Control. That is the way it was when a grade 8 Education in a One Room Schoolhouse created smarter people than are graduating from most colleges today.

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Thomas R Hart October 5, 2018

This is a second comment that relates to my previous comment. I have subscribed to Sean Broderick’s Wealth Supercycle, and he [provides his comments and recommendations in his newsletter. but when I research his picks, most of them have a C minus or lower rating in the Weiss Ratings system, and also have either high price earnings ratios or no earnings at all. It would be helpful if you folks at Weiss could provide us with “safe” (high rated) commodity picks that you expect to double or higher in the near future.

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Bonnie Ginader October 5, 2018

I’m interested in your comments on the possibility of the US losing it’s status as the world’s currency. Regarding November elections, I hope Democrats prevail.

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Mike Zuka reply_all Bonnie Ginader October 5, 2018

Not gonna happen. As long as the Military Industrial Complex exists, the dollar will be King. If the MIC disappears it won’t matter anyway. BTW war IS coming.

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Barbara Bienvenu October 5, 2018

Worried how the imposition of tariffs will affect our stock market.

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Malinda Van Horn October 5, 2018

What happened to bipartisan ship? I am so disgusted with Trump and his cronies and big money efforts to control Congress! Where has the decency and fairness gone in our country.

I’m most worried about keeping my retirement money safe from a crash but still want a reasonable return on my investments. Thank you!

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Ron reply_all Malinda Van Horn October 6, 2018

Hi Malinda,

I get the impression that you are speaking as a Single Lady…. Do you need the Federal Government to take care of you?
Back in the old days, Marriage was the way to security in old age, with the help of grateful successful children, all would be fine for elderly
parents.. There were simple rules to ensure some success.. Finish High School, Choose a Good Man, Get married before having Kids.
What happened to that? Subversives and angry Women is what happened.

With regard to corruption in government… which party would be more likely to instate TERM LIMITS?
Let your congressman know much how you want this to happen.. Get a big petition going if you feel strongly about it..
If Federal politicians had to live in the World that they help create, you can be sure that they would set up a fairer economy for all.

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Mike Zuka reply_all Malinda Van Horn October 5, 2018

Trump is a bit disgusting but I didn’t vote for the MAN I voted for his policies. Can anyone imagine where the USA would be now, if Hillary had been elected ??? I thank God every day for TRUMP. Who else could take on the NWO, LSM Media, the Deep State, face the vitriol everyday and WIN ???

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Thomas R Hart October 5, 2018

I am concerned that the stock market in general has reached it’s peak. As interest rates go up, safe stock purchases become less attractive, and CD’s are looking more attractive. The wild card is in commodities. Theoretically, commodities should be going up as governments keep printing money. But that hasn’t happened yet, at least not much. If your research can pinpoint when commodities will be more attracttive than the rest of the stock market, this would be valuable.

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Jessie Parker October 5, 2018

I would like any comments you might have re the Canadian market and what investments are best here in Canada. Yes we can buy US stocks here but we do have our own economy and companies too…
Jessie from Ottawa, Canada

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Nana kwame October 5, 2018

my name is Asomah kwame in November we are all going to hear good news because conflict created by trump people are all traders and investors ,so solution and good measures has already started.
and i hope they will all get understanding. thanks for your remembrance as I am part of you God bless you and all the best.

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Bruce Hamrick October 5, 2018

I think the Democrats will roll over the Republicans as a backlash to Donald Trump. If that happens, I expect to see more gridlock in Washington which historically has been good for stocks (for whatever reason that escapes me). However, I expect that situation to be short term. With short term interest rates rising, I expect to see the beginnings of a recession within the next 18 months.

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Mike Zuka reply_all Bruce Hamrick October 5, 2018

Red Tsunami in November. The line for a recent TRUMP Rally was two miles long, two years into his election. Makes the line for the original Star Wars look kind of small by comparison.

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Tim Moore October 5, 2018

My biggest concern is how to calculate a proper trailing stop, sufficient to allow a stock to go through minor corrections, but not high enough to take it out unnecessarily. The kerfuffle over Senate hearings, FBI and DOJ shenanigans, and rich people using tax loopholes provided by Congress are not going to make a serious dent in consumer spending. Trade wars can upset the market, but success in getting new agreements show that it is not all a massive mistake. China will eventually take over world trade leadership if for no other reason than its size and its approach to long term planning, and its move to increase its trade exchange with the rest of Asia as well as Australia, but that is long term, and a number of interesting stocks are on our exchanges. I will definitely be voting, but as to what the outcome is, I will know on the Wednesday following elections – and then we all get to live with it. I have a significant minority of my portfolio in for the long term in an emerging market; it is the rest of my portfolio I am concerned about. I just want to get out of the way if the knives start falling.

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John Cook, CAPTAIN October 5, 2018

The USA has its last chance to ensure it retains its freedom and capitalist economy … if the US fails Trump in the mid-terms… it does not understand from whence it comes and the non-elected globalists will be glad,to take all of you into the socialist abyss. THIS IS SERIOUS business. Up here we don’t know what we are, CO2 tax, gas tax, Marijuana – ……

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Richard Klinefelter October 5, 2018

Trump’s people will win big time. Hopefully he will jail all the bankers that are to big to fail for their paper money scam. Plus all the people that went along with the bankers. If I printed up paper money & then tryed to do what the bankers do I would go to jail.

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Mike reply_all Richard Klinefelter October 5, 2018

Does the fact that Trump’s Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, is from Goldman Sachs ring any bells? Trump staffed his administration with those you want jailed. Wake up.

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Mike Zuka reply_all Mike October 5, 2018

The Reality is that you cannot run the Swamp without citizens of the District of Criminals. What we need is to restart the House on Un-American Activities Committee and indict the traitors. A military tribunal would suite me just fine. Its past time to indict, convict, and hang the traitors who have grossly violated the Constitution.

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Rashmi K Shah October 5, 2018

As you have mentioned for years War Drums are making lot of noise. I am afraid you are right and next war ( may be imminent) will decide Market.
Politically, neither party is interested in serving people who elected them.
I am Worried to political divide is going to leave deep scars in our sociological fabric .

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Gabrielle Lefer October 5, 2018

Since Trump is such a self-promoting, but total fraud, it’s very hard to anticipate how the economy will continue to grow. It has done as well as it has, mainly
due to his tax breaks. However, since much of his administration is non-functional and in an eternal crisis, it is difficult to make any valid assessments or predictions about the Market going forward. It it totally amazing that it has done as well as it has, given the continual deceptions which define him and his administration. I wonder whether it won’t all come crashing down over something totally unforseen at present.

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Mike Zuka reply_all Gabrielle Lefer October 5, 2018

The Crash is ALWAYS unforeseen. Without TRUMP the evisceration of the American economy would have continued unabated as the NWO on both sides of the isle systematically dismantled and shipped 70,000 factories to China to benefit the Uber Rich Investment Class.

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Richard October 5, 2018

It seem that the market is going to crush anytime holding on thin thread.
Following Supercycle recommendation it seem that the stocks fail to listen to what recommeded
Got stuck to sell or hold on !

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Wilson Fletcher October 5, 2018

I really do not think much will happen if the Republicans keep the House and Senate. I just President Trump could just do his job without all the Drama.
I reside in Thailand and all the news we get here is on the internet. Finical news seems to have its share of Doom Sayers and Snake Oil salesmen. It would be nice if we could get some real information with out having to wade through all the Junk that is on the internet. I just do not know how that could be done.
Thanks for what you do. Wilson Fletcher

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James L Newlin October 5, 2018

I think the Democrats will win the house and the Republicans maintain control of the Senate. This will likely allow impeachment proceedings to begin in the house. This will cause great confusion and uncertanty in the markets. Increased volatility and a severe market correction. However I expect markets to recover and “melt up” before the final top in 2019. The markets will likely continue to make new highs because earnings will continue to rise as the economy continues to grow.

Eventually this market of bubbles in everything will collapse similar to 2008 possibly even worse due to increased debt levels everywhere. It will be a rollycoaster ride through hell for 12 to 24 months. No one can know the timing or actual severity but it is coming with certainty.

It is possible the market melt up can continue into 2020 but that is a long shot. My approach is to stay long, ride the melt up and be ready to execute stop losses to protect my market gains. Once the down trend is confirmed I will play the market to the down side with puts and inverse ETFs.

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Ed Huggins October 5, 2018

If the DEMs take control of the House and try to quickly change the the improvements that Pres Trump has implemented, the market will correct by 20+ percent in 2019.

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Brian reply_all Ed Huggins October 5, 2018

That is funny

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Heirich Guggenheimer October 5, 2018

People are too disgusted by the dishonest politics, so the election results will not have any effect on the markets, except that a democrat takeover of the House will guarantee a totally inactive Congress and raise prices.

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Mel W October 5, 2018

There have been many predictions that gold has hit bottom and your newsletters have made many of those claims. Has gold really hit bottom and why if it has?

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Sarah October 5, 2018

Watching the Kavanaugh-Ford fiasco makes me, as a woman, cringe for all women out there who have experienced what Ms. Ford allegedly endured. Why did Ms. Ford wait until NOW to bear all? Where were her parents? Fifteen-year-olds cannot drive and were chaperoned and chauffeured in my day. “No” was the operative word then and it is now, as well. We will never never know the real story, but the life of a judge has been smeared. I find relief that there is a God who hears and will be faithful to the truth. Someone lied.

The stock market doesn’t care if a lunatic or saint is in the White House or in Washington, for that matter. Might makes right and money talks. We have no good candidates for office, apparently, if you listen to the nasty campaign ads. The instability should make gold soar, but nothing happens. Hmm. Wonder why.

Your help to my family will be to sort through the mess and offer me a subscription I can afford, written with old-fashioned good honest sense and a look toward safety. I want to invest in stocks since there is limited choice elsewhere. I’m one of many who need your investment acumen. Thanks!

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Amrat October 5, 2018

I live in United Kingdom, I don’t thing the election is a concern to me. I also think you forget about very small investors. Please remember what you said 4th July, about moving the ground to help Small investors.

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Patrick October 5, 2018

The unprecedented economic boom we experienced for the last 40 years has been significantly contributed by credit expansion and debt leveraging. How long will it be before the party ends ? Should we invest further into the equity market or should we start pulling out ? If the bubble bursts, how will this affect the price of precious metals like gold and silver ? The gold bugs say price of gold per ounce will shoot up to USD5,000 or more. Another school says the great deflation following the burst of this unprecedented bubble will also bring the price of pecious metals like gold and silver crashing down. Can you enlighten us with your opinion ?

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Mike Zuka reply_all Patrick October 5, 2018

Tangible assets at least have some value. If you don’t hold them, you don’t own them.

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David Ragan October 4, 2018

Less than 20% of China’s GDP comes from American imports. The markets have over reacted. Excessive debit and the end if the credit cycle are mostly responsible for Chinas down turn. Japan has the highest debit to GDP ratio. Expect Democrats or Republicans to push these levels. It won’t matter which party.

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Mike Zuka reply_all David Ragan October 5, 2018

China’s debt to gdp ratio is now 250%. A 20 percent drop in gdp would throw China into Chaos as the deflationary spiral commenced and gained speed. The Chinese have not had a recession in 25 years;. That is an entire generation who have only known uninterrupted prosperity. The Chaos will be unlike anything the financial world has ever seen.

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David V. October 4, 2018

I see a total decimation of the the democratic party. They will loose so many seats, that the party will even have a tough time surviving. I think the republicans will win an overwhelming majority and the doors will be wide open for Trump to do as he sees best. Which by the way, will make America even greater and the rest of the world a safer place. I see the better times ahead, healthier, richer and safer. A more prosperous world than we could have ever imagined.

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David Ragan October 4, 2018

In the last 10 years, China’s middle class have doubled their incomes while the American middle has remained flat. This is partly due to the trade imbalance. Where do democrats stand on this issue? Once a tax is in place, will it be difficult to git rid of?

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Bill October 4, 2018

I believe the Democrats will be destroyed for their disspectable behavior. I also see the left becoming more unhinged and rioting. After the elections I believe there will be many arrest ranging from treason to human trafficking. Markets will become volatile in both directions.

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Mike Samson October 4, 2018

I believe a media coup is growing to throw off Elected Government will take shape in Mid term elections. Democrats will win with support of Media outlet.
and Elected President will be impeached.

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DAVID GILLIES October 4, 2018

I lived in San Francisco now I live in Sydney Australia. As the international instability increases we look to the USA for stability & in 50 years I have never seen such instability particularly in the western Pacific. We have fought wars with the USA over those years but you seem to be on a mission of self destruction. We visit the US every year or so to visit our in laws & see the persistent unprovoked attack on your President ever since he was freely elected. Why do you persist in attacking him & creating such persistent international financial instability ?

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james zyrek October 4, 2018

As a retired subscriber my greatest challenge is to select investments that will provide a stable, substantial, growing return for income to cover living expenses. Picking the right vehicles is priority #1. James T zyrek.Email is jimmiez275@gmail.com

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Harold Banks October 4, 2018

Most people have heard the clique, if you want to know the truth follow the money. It seems to me these intelligent people when it comes to financial matters and politics appear to be totally, totally blind. This destruction of the financial system has nothing to do with politics and politicians , the can be bought and sold for pennies. Forget about Donald Trump, or what is known as Congress, that is all smoke and mirrors. The power controlling the currencies are following their plan that has been in the making for hundreds of years. There two things that cannot coexist, ignorance and freedom. Until the willingly blind wake up and start looking at, and doing something about the power behind the Federal Reserve they will remain enslaved into perpetuity.

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dale Steffen October 4, 2018

I think that the Republicans may loose some seats, but will still maintain control of the House. Samee in the Senate.

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Bob October 4, 2018

Trump has turned me into a Democrat, regardless of what it will do to my investments.

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Ed Feldman reply_all Bob October 5, 2018

Show me a democrat who keeps his word and I’ll show you a good Democrat. Right now it looks like the good Democrats are few and far between. If you want to invest you have to follow what the market is doing and how it is responding to whatever is causing it to change.

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Bob Morrison October 4, 2018

Martin: I wish you luck regarding your election. I am sorry that you have someone who doesn’t know up from down as (small p) president who has the whole world looking over their shoulders.

I am Canadian & he even scares me. Our market, in the Cannibis stocks, per all prognosticators should be very interesting & hopefully successfull.
Right now I’m into cannibis stocks only but am ready to on some stocks . Our stock markets somewhat follow the US but at present we believe we should be okay to the year end.

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John October 4, 2018

John from Florida, I think the economic problems of Europe, Japan, & Emerging Markets) will come to a head next year. 2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the Depression. Anyone that knows anything about cycles knows that 90 year cycles are very strong.

Everything depends upon how bad things get. Interesting times we live in indeed!!!

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roy badger October 4, 2018

I think that the democrats and the collective left have lost their minds(not that the republicans are a great deal better, the deep state is so entrenched and so concerned with maintaining their power and enriching themselves) we so desparately need term limits on all of these arrogant and self serving congresspeople. my largest concern is that our economy(the bubble) bursts while trump and repub’s are in power, thereby getting the blame(like hoover) and that we get a liberal dem like cory booker or kamala harris who will finish the job of destroying our country, the job Obama only half finished . Venezuela here we come.

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M W Baumeister October 4, 2018

concern

Being PR in Probate Court for my spouses’s estate.

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Verna Logan October 4, 2018

I believe that demented Drump will be re elected. Everything is going down just as Larry said it would.

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claire ferencik October 4, 2018

Personally, it is simple for me. If Democrats gain majority in either House or Senate, we are well on our way towards Socialism

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ARNOLD ZUMMALLEN October 4, 2018

more of today

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Kevin Wolf October 4, 2018

I am concerned about rising interest rates first and foremost. My second biggest concern is the political infighting that has risen to irrational levels. All of this is overshadowing the mounting and ongoing exceptional news on the economy which cannot be ignored. Once the supreme count nomination is approved – as I think he will – and the November elections are behind us, the excellent economic news with take center stage.

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Joseph Roberts October 4, 2018

God bless Trump .The country needs him he’s a very smart man .
Even though I live in Canada with all these Frenchman , I believe that Trump is a great leader . Anyone that wants to do great things for the country is so quick to be judged or pulled under . I hope and pray that Trump will finish his agenda .
Because Trudeau‘s father sold this country out years ago now he wants to finish it and bring in all the emigrants to try and win their vote . This makes me sick .
I am by no means rich guys but I just hope I can make enough money in the oil patch with my truck to eventually buy sound investments . I value your insight God bless you all God bless America . God bless the World .

Thanks : JR Roberts

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Stan Swearingen October 4, 2018

The Swamp is a black hole. Trump has withstood this onslaught quite well, but the crooked masses may be insurmountable. I see the big fight over Kavanaugh’s appointment to SC to be quite simple. Those who are so adamant, vicious, and worse than swine know full well that most of them going to be just a number at their new home in Guantanamo Bay. An even bigger problem which does not even get a 30 second spiel from the CROOKED news media, is about to bit us in the ass. All the bullshit and stupidity going on while we are becoming a 3rd world country. I have lived and worked overseas during my career, and I can assure anyone who will listen, most countries do not like us. D.C. just keeps adding fuel to the fire.

I can’t put this down until I can offer a starting point; the likes of Max Waters, K. Harris, D. Feinstein, S. Jackson-Lee have to go. C Grassley and O. Hatch and others are too old. Grassley can’t even read his own prepared statements. Blumenthal is a blumming idiot. But, even worse is those who have shown savvy and true interest in bringing this country back are leaving. Gowdy, Chaffetz. If Jim Ford of Ohio throws in the towel, I will consider leaving this country.

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Steve Martel October 4, 2018

Love to know what investments will perform positively when our stock market heads way south? Thanks Steve

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Colin Barnes October 4, 2018

The world has never suffered from such a large group of idiot pollies.

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David Ragan October 4, 2018

Trumps policies moved to the international stage quicker than most other presidents. It’s been covered some but lacks commentary focus. His policies are painful, but needed. Most know that the Democrats will take the house and maybe even the Senate. Regardless, inflation has been structured into policies more than anytime in previous decades. There is a higher probably of increasing interest rates in the near term than pervious decades. Anyway you look at events, we’re still spending much more than we’re taking in. And historically, printing money raises stocks. The higher rates go, the more market turmoil, and the greater chance of war. We are at the end of the greatest credit cycle in the history of mankind. Of course rates will have to go much higher. Inflation is the other big event that will take Americans by surprise. Living pay check to pay check, so many really don’t plan for tomorrow. To help us get ready, we need historical data that is likely to occur. The other big event will be the end of freedom’s that will accelerate. Again, historically, what can be expected?

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Jim Becket October 4, 2018

Hi Martin, I just wrote a too long reply and then I read the comments below and erased what I wrote. The division in this country is so deep, emotional largely rather than rational, the wave toward nationalist authoritarianism now global, and Trump hastening the decline of the American Empire, it’s hard to see anything positive ahead. So prediction: Democrats gain House, Republicans hold Senate and Supreme Court (forever). Gridlock. Trump with no one to restrain him will attack Iran pushed by Bolton and Pompeo. and Bibi.
Invest in oil and gold and cryptos.
I enjoy your commentaries and mellow voice. Half pundits say last bull market surge get on board, other half say worst depression since no one still alive can remember.

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mark L sontag October 4, 2018

The market reflects the chaos of economics and politics in our society and the by product was seen today 10/04/18 in the markets. Corrupt and inept leadership by a Narcissistic Sociopath does not enhance stability in our society. Financial reforms which do not enhance income equality, or adequate medical care for our people. Are we a nation of laws, equality and a shining star in a galaxy, or are we a nation that has a dictator for a President. Amswer those questions and you will invest, or trade chaos and volatility. It’s that simple and you who have lived through and witness so much know we are once again at the crucible in our Republic if we can keep it!

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Dan Maloof October 4, 2018

TRUMP AND COMPANY WILL WIN A LOT AND
STOCKS WILL MOVE UP BUT AT A SLOWER PACE

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Dan Nal October 4, 2018

TRUMP AND COMPANY WILL WIN A LOT AND
STOCKS WILL MOVE UP BUT AT A SLOWER PACE

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Francois Sauer October 4, 2018

If we are soon to enter in a major recession, within the great super cycle of Elloitt Wave, then how to best protect our financial assets?

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Deena Perry October 4, 2018

THIS SUGAR HIGH PERIOD MIGHT GET SLIGHLY CHECKED WHICH IS GOOD FOR THE MID AND LONGER RUN

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Berdie October 4, 2018

Hope Kavanaugh is confirmed! We have enough of the leftist on the bench, lets have a right one for a change. They all have their share of bad past and problems, what’s with the self righteous attitude now? Get on with the confirm vote!!!!

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Gregory October 4, 2018

https://sos.wv.gov/news/Pages/09-20-2018-A.aspx

Look, Juan! DLT voting in West Virginia…kinda.
You nailed it in one of your recent Cryptocurrency Rating letters!

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David Dahlstrom October 4, 2018

We saw, in the recent hearings the guilty-till-proven-innocent phylosphy of many of our politicians on full display. This is not what, I believe, most of America wants.

I think the electorate is energized on both sides, but, “it’s the economy, stupid.”

Today’s behavior, in the markets, shows that we are still climbing the familiar “wall of worry.” This does not signal a top, not yet, and investors will be wise to “stay put” for a good while after the election, which I think the Republicans will win enough to then hold a majority in the House and Senate. The fed is showing a cautious strategy and realizes we are in a tight market, so steady and slow with rates, will be the continuing plan.

I am “staying put,” for now. I agree with the late Larry, that, for now, America is the safest place for your money.

Let’s see what happens and stay optimistic.

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Jeffrey A Jones October 4, 2018

My primary concern for the US and most of the rest of the world’s major countries is unlimited spending by federal governments. Ever-increasing deficits lead to inflation and the devaluation of the currency. As with Rome in 476, the end of Western Civilization is nigh.

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Regina Pauline Arthur October 4, 2018

I think the politians are more concerned about themselves than the people who put them there including Trump There are rumors
of a coming Depression that could wipe all our gains away. I think the Democrats will take the house because we are tired of the
infighting and lying. I’m an American living in Canada. The people here dislike Trump immensely. Canada and the US A. used to
be good friends. He is making enemies all over the world. I would never vote for Republicans again. They are more loyal to Trump
than the people. The National debt is a great worry and what we see is corruption.

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frank R. October 4, 2018

In the last two elections they said “Its the economy, stupid.” If that’s true, it should be a red tide. I’m self employed and it started the second Trump was elected. That being said, the Dems are holding out on any Supreme Court Nominations hoping to get the majority in both houses and be able to stop any Trump agenda, not just judicial nominations.

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Lynn Hayes October 4, 2018

Hi Martin,

I’ve never seen our country more divided, nor such extreme hatred, especially from the Left. I see the November election as a major turning point for our country– to the negative. If the election is fair… no matter who wins, it will not be trusted or accepted by the other side. But chances are it will be rigged so that the Left wins. That will be a big negative for the economy and investments, in my opinion. I know Larry Edelson said the markets will continue to rise (possibly after a sharp sell-off), but it will surely reflect a negative environment, with falling CONFIDENCE and money looking for a place to park!!! At some point in these next couple of years, we will likely see the Big Reset that we have been alerted to. All in all… it’s a SAD time for America. President Trump may be the LAST elected president we will have in this country before everything unravels. 🙁 –Lynn H.

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John F. October 4, 2018

What we are seeing now is the classic final phase of the late Kondratieff cycle. It is bad now but will get much worse and chaotic, guaranteed.

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george h haas October 4, 2018

I think the economy will have a slow growth unless the democrats flip both houses. If they do, their leaning toward socialism
and higher taxes to pay for their programs will push us to a recession.

george h

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Richard Dierks October 4, 2018

We will before too long face a recession.

I am no longer a fan of yours. I paid for a lifetime membership at Weiss some time ago. You then merged with another company and now want people to subscribe to a “NEW” expensive service that at was part of what I Paid for before. It may not be illegal but from a former subscribers viewpoint It is really a crappy business operation. It is all about making more money $$$$$$$$.

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Richard Dierks reply_all Richard Dierks October 4, 2018

I find it interesting that you screen out any and possibly all negative comments about your publications

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Mark S October 4, 2018

How?
Just a difference in positioning,
depending on the outcome.

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frieda foy reply_all Mark S October 4, 2018

Trump will win and so will America. We will have secure borders and our debt will go to defense to keep America strong. Money going to free cell phones and throwing good money after bad like helping people not to work , makes a weak country.

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Paul Katz October 4, 2018

I totally disagree with everything you have said. The only way our country will survive is for Democrats to put a check on the extremist right wing in the USA today. Trump has made our national debt Explode! Workers are bringing home less since Trump took office as inflation has outpaced wage gains. Trump is a Complete Sham and most Americans (and most of the world) know it.

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frieda foy reply_all Paul Katz October 4, 2018

Mr. Katz, did you just crawl out of a cave? Or are you being fed some funny news. Maybe you should get open border, have Sorros be the puppeteer with the Dems being the puppets. Extremist’s want to be killers, undermining our Constitution, luring unlegals for votes, totally disregarding American Citizens. When you leave your house do you lock it? Do you think that’s extreme?

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Jim Becket reply_all Paul Katz October 4, 2018

Agreed. Both sides have their talking points. Great economy etc. And then what you say is true. 55% of Republicans believe that if Kavanaugh was guilty of attempted rape he should still occupy the seat. What has become of us as a country?

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Connie Bunnell October 4, 2018

I am thinking we should just lock up what principal we still have in an annuity, but do not know where to go for help in obtaining the safest one.

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Chuck Burton reply_all Connie Bunnell October 4, 2018

Annuities are fixed income, a good way to become poor in an inflationary economy which Trump loves and is fostering along with other swamp critters.

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John and Janice Graham October 4, 2018

John and Janice Graham
My concern is for our country and future economy for what the Democrats are trying to do with obstructing everything President Trump is doing to get our economy back on tract and how important the November election is. If the republican’s lose control of the House and Senate and the Democrat’s gain more control of our government President Trump will not be able to follow threw with his agenda and the Democrat’s will continue there obstruction as there only interest
is to control and maintain power and move our country into socialism. I only can hope the voters realize this and vote to keep the Republican’s in power.

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Jan Passmre October 4, 2018

I am concerned about the November election………………………………….our country is on a great two year run !! Employment up………………….The market up……….but the left wing wants to rip everything………………………..and anyone.

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Jeffrey Ah Hee October 4, 2018

If the market crashes and it’s as impactful as the Great Depression, how do we safeguard against the dollars worth? Will it be possible to get to your money from an online broker, even if we bought gold ETFs?

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Chuck Burton reply_all Jeffrey Ah Hee October 4, 2018

In a Depression like the ’30s, money tends to retain or even gain buying power. I don’t recall when a Coke, for instance, went up from a nickel to a dime, but sometime after the war. Of course, that was when money was backed with gold, even if Roosevelt took away private ownership of the metal. We might have an inflationary depression this time, An oxymoron, I think. but that seems to be what Venezuela is now having, and what we will likely have, whichever party is in power, since the Buck has no backing anymore.

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Roberta October 4, 2018

Why are people not discussing the effects on the fincial markets when the fifty thousand plus sealed indictments are delivered?

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Denise D Wright October 4, 2018

Can’t tell if it will be inflation or deflation, need to know before I change my investments. Bears say sell but don’t say where to put your $$-not helpful

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Charles Scouten October 4, 2018

As a life-long Republican, it pains me to think the party of Trump is not looking like a winner in my area that has been bright red for decades. What we see today is just the myth of economic growth bought with tax cuts for us today and deficits for those coming behind. I’m worried that upcoming elections may lead to a swing too far the other way with destructive results not envisioned by either the winners or the voters who elected them. I’m getting defensive, but not getting out of tech with real earnings. If trade wars can be settled tech should be the big winner.

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Ivor Lindores October 4, 2018

I don’t expect you to know what’s going to happen when the votingcomes in on the Mid-Term elections, however, just give me your ideas on what will take place. I’ve reduced my stoke investment by about forty percent since a month ago!

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John Chisholm October 4, 2018

I think the schism between the coastal intelligentsias and the fly-over populists will worsen.
If one of the candidates has the thick skin of Trump but a few more active brain cells, he or she could have an 8 year term.

However, much as we need a severe cut in Federal, State, City & County spend, it will only be possible if there is a big cut in the deep state spending.

Highly desirable, but highly unlikely.
With luck, those greedy bastards will not be bailed out next time.

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Gregory October 4, 2018

I sincerely wish I could b more hopeful. BIG BIRD is my hero….but, for me, Lehman Brothers is still FRESH in my memory.

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Gregory October 4, 2018

With our three branches of government locked in battle to “check” the balance of power ( as our Constitution provides) and monied interests draining our incomes and purchasing power, I can only hope that the “huddled masses” will be stirred to action when the inevitable inflation cycle comes into complete fruition. We should all look to the south to see what’s coming our way. We CANNOT say we were caught off guard, this time!

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jack October 4, 2018

Trump has done more to tarnish the reputation of the US abroad than all of the other presidents combined.As much as i admire and respect individual Americans I am personally offended by your leader’s comments about your closest allies.
I purposely look for point of origin when I go shopping. If it is an absolute necessity from the States I will buy it; if not a necessity, I leave it on the produce shelf. A friend switched dog food brands to proclaim his displeasure with Trump meanwhile my wife and I have cancelled our Florida holiday this winter. Why go to the USA when we are no longer welcome?
Unfortunately relationships are easier to destroy than to build up. I hope the average American understands that at voting time next month

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frieda foy reply_all jack October 4, 2018

Jack, where are you coming from, please tell us, so we have a chance to give our opinion about your leadership, c’mon let’s be fair

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Ken Wirtz October 4, 2018

I am concerned about the fall of the dollar and it being replaced with a NWO currency. China is already paying for its oil in gold backed Yuan. I can’t believe it hasn’t affected the price of gold upward?

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JB October 4, 2018

Agreed we live in very challenging political times. My main concerns revolve around the real string pullers, The Deep State. I know the term, “Deep State”, is defined in many different ways. I define it as the powerful people and/or corporations that peddle their influence($) to politicians and in return reap the rewards of special favors granted back to them(lucrative contracts; Supreme Court justices); you name it. There is no fairness for the little guy anymore. It’s all based on a corrupt political system that mainly influenced by power & money. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer.

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Jim P. October 4, 2018

Okay…I bloviated on my first email…
November: Because of the insane and absolutely horrible actions of their leaders and their followers, not just against Kavanaugh, but for years, they lose millions of votes during the midterms! Independent voters like myself, Republicans who typically don’t vote, and even many conservative Democrats will “come out of the wood work” and vote straight-line Republican. Nobody that has a decent character, who love others as loving brothers and sisters should, who don’t like indecent, abhorrent behavior and downright evil behavior will leave the Democrat Party and join ranks to help our children and grandkids succeed.

Kavanaugh will be our next US Supreme Court Justice in spite of the moronic behavior from Democrats to ruin him, his wife and kids, without an iota of proof, since Ford lied on every accusation. What? Just to keep a great judge from being selected? I’ve managed and led thousand’s of really great people who cared! I wouldn’t have any of these despicable (so called, leaders) people ever work for me. They don’t have the smarts to clean my toilet!

Republics will retain the House and add several more seats to the Senate!

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frieda foy reply_all Jim P. October 4, 2018

Jim P. God love ya

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Mike October 4, 2018

The Democrats will win a slight majority in the House. The Senate will be within one seat of where it is now, 52R – 48D to 50 R -50D. The election will have little effect on the economy as the politics will remain vile and vindictive. A one trillion dollar yearly deficit is already baked into the cake for next year. This is at full employment and record profits. We will continue to borrow our way to prosperity until we can’t. We as a Nation and as individuals simply spend more than we produce. It makes no difference if the Government’s spending is welfare or warfare. It makes no difference if our personal spending is for shoes for the kids or a bigger boat. The tax cuts for billionaires allows than to rack up the bucks as a football coach leading by 50 points in the fourth quarter would run up the score. The precious middle class uses what little it gets to cushion the blow from being economically left behind as the rising tide only lifts the yachts not the bass boats. This What Me Worry economy will run its course and any downturn will force the Fed to either print and pray or accept a good old fashion Depression. In any case, the rich will remain rich, the poor will remain poor and the precious middle class will cling to their prejudices as they circle the toilet blaming each other as they go.

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Patricia Falkowski October 4, 2018

In general, my concern is that our institutions seem to be falling apart. The “resistance” to a duly elected US President is unsettling, the mess at the Catholic Church and the fact that women seem to believe they are at physical risk just dating, the breathtaking tactics of activists-left and right, lack of trust in the news, disrespect for our elected officials, a recent report indicating that we are harboring 2x as many illegals as previously believed, etc.!
Despite a stock market that has provided ample opportunity for investors, all we hear are ominous warnings of a collapse. I believe that the DOW is benefiting mostly from capital flows from frightened foreign investors and that the typical Nasdaq investor is too afraid to enter the markets. Sustainability of the bull market needs the breadth that comes from investor confidence.
Our kids seem to be socialists, but they don’t know it! So have we lost our faith in the news/media, the government, academia, AND our culture?! Longer term…are we surrendering our sovereignty? How do you invest in such an anxious time? Also, we can no longer take just a domestic approach to investing. The world is so very connected we are subject to one contagion after another. I am retired living an extremely lovely life, but my money is all wrapped up in the markets, diversified, for sure, but still…I look forward to Wednesday. I always benefit from Martin’s erudite take on the world. After all, he is the ultimate traveler, like the Farmer’s Insurance guy…”he knows a thing or two.” My best regards.

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Paul Germano October 4, 2018

Hi Martin,Probably the uncertainty of the world and the tensions of and between countries/nations makes the normality of investing so different and unpredictable.I look forward to your conference but I believe I am not alone,Cheers,PaulG,Australia

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chris October 4, 2018

I’m concerned that if Republicans win, the fanatics will go crazy and there will be blood in the streets. If they lose, we are in trouble. However, change needs to happen. So be it. I don’t know whether to sell my house now or wait and see till after the dust settles.

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frieda foy reply_all chris October 4, 2018

Chris who are the fanatics, it’s the dems that shoot our Senator, it’s the dems that encourage to disrupt republican citizens shouting them down, it’s the dems that allow Sorros to pay for all their diabolic behavior. God help us from all you lemmings. Sell your House, and move to Cuba, you’ll be amongst lies and cronies.

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Barbara Murray October 4, 2018

With the help of the media, it seems we are beginning or are in a new civil war, as a young membe of our college alumnae book club put it last week.

I fear the left has not studied history and especially the history I’m communist theory and practice. I taught college European history doe a number of years. Many things remind me of the anarchist a movement that preceded the Russian Revolution.

I’m getting more nervous about where to place new money.

I just sold my big house, downsized, and now want to invest the proceeds. I wanted to sell while market was strong. Think it was a good plan.

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Pat October 4, 2018

Society has lost all civility. People only care about winning for their side, no matter what it takes. I fear that the market will be brought down by this kind of thinking.

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barry heywood October 4, 2018

How far will the market drop when mueller opens his mouth? 2% IF REPUBLICANS CONTROL THE HOUSE.8% IF THE DEMS CONTROL THE HOUSE?

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Sean Sheeter October 4, 2018

A Celebrity Apprentice Narcissist, Serial Liar and Fascist Populist appeals to his Used-To-Be admirers and promptly increases the National Debt by a trillion bucks by giving Wall Street and his 1% cronies tax break during a bull market inherited from his predecessor, which these corporations use to buy back shares of their own companies, fueling 90% of an extended bull market. Which naturally allows the Narcissistic Apprentice President to take credit for the continued Bull before the Credit Crunching Correction sets in driven by the reduced income of most all Pensioners are bankrupted by their own over extended debts, insufficient union funds and a rising inflation rate driven by short-sighted Fed reserve policy and and consumer damning trade war initiated from this ego-driven moron. Thank God the majority of this country hopefully haven’t been dumbed down to Trump chumps level yet so we can re-establish some balance on this planet before we all go broke.

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ralph johnson reply_all Sean Sheeter October 12, 2018

yep……about right……this mess has been building a long time through many administrations. The long view can render partisanship less historical basis as a factor …..long term cyclical monetary theory is right on predicted schedule, variable effects inclusive.

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Louise October 4, 2018

I am hoping a lot of conservative folks go out to vote, but I don’t think it will help the inflation and the debt problems. They already exist. If more conservatives are elected, some financial problems could be avoided. When will the politicians learn to be honest and stop spending money they do not have?

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Janet October 4, 2018

I fear a market crash will occur and the dollar will be devalued. Inflation will run rampant making my nest egg much smaller. Is now a time to invest in higher risk investment or lower risk in my portfolio?

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CARL W. CARLSON October 4, 2018

HOW ABOUT GOLD MINING STOCKS ?? ALSO DIVIDEND PAYING STOCKS

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William Butynski October 4, 2018

Many supposed stock market experts are predicting a major stock market crash either by the end of this month (mostly due, I believe, to the Fed increasing interest rates) or by the end of the year. What do you think? With regard to the upcoming midterm election, I believe that the Democrats will win control of at least one of the two Houses of Congress.

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JANE TREBESS October 4, 2018

Jane Trebess

Thank you Martin for reaching out to me. Living in the north highlands of Scotland, we are sheltered from all the frenzy of Washington and have not bought any
stocks for a while as the US market has been quite volatile. I do not know what to make of Donald Trump, although he has some good ideas and then ruins it
by doing very strange things.
I will be pleased to attend your video presentation on Wednesday.

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Tom October 4, 2018

It too0k only about 2 % of the population to turn Russia into a communist nation. I am a capitalist and proud of it,

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John Cranford October 4, 2018

What can the retail investor, who has no broker, do to protect themselves during these times of having leaders that could care less whether their truthful or not. Why is the company”Citron” and Andrew Left allowed to make false statements about a company that is doing well, knowing that the retail investors will start selling and then it starts falling rapidly until Left has pretty much bought the discounted shares and he starts selling? I lost about 60% the first time this happened. I sold and about a month later the stock reversed itself and I paid 20% more pps than the original buy. Lesson learned. I’m up again but not nearly as much. jmc53900@aol.com. JMC

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CR October 4, 2018

I see people voting their wallets. Good for Trump, what scares me is the yield curve inversion taking place. 70% of time this is recession. And thanks to Obama we got $20 Trillion in short term debt that will double our annual debt service. I don’t think the Laffer curve will bail us out

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Chuck Burton reply_all CR October 5, 2018

Trump has also continued adding $Trillions to the debt. Since his tax cuts, the Treasury reports withholding receipts have fallen WAY off. And even though people are seeing a bit more in their paychecks, personal debt is still increasing, as prices keep going up and we keep buying STUFF.

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Heather October 4, 2018

I’m worried about when to sell and what to hold….. I’ve had a nice run up, thought about selling half a couple months ago but would have lost out on $50,000… now feel like I’m balancing a tight rope over the Grand Canyon — leap for safety or try to make it across. Is now a good time to consolidate and hold fewer stocks?

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joseph October 4, 2018

i believe interest rates will go up and the price of oil will increase to over $80.00 dollars a barrel! And Inflation Will be On Us in 2019.

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Jim P. reply_all joseph October 4, 2018

As oil/gas prices go up, less gas and oil is consumed and more is produced! Could it hit 80. Yep, but like today, inventories increased and oil down a bunch. Could it hit 40/bl? Sure! People and countries are greedy! The higher the price, the more everyone will pull out of the ground and there’s a lot more down there, than anyone can figure out. Lots of it! Find good recommendations from a good group like this and stick with it. Don’t worry about it…no fear!

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Arden Snyder October 4, 2018

I think the Republicans May lose seats in the House, but maintain in the Senate. I think the conflict intensity will increase. The uncertainty is likely to produce a drop in the market. Do not know how much.As a retired person I am concerned about my investments. Arden

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Jim P. reply_all Arden Snyder October 4, 2018

Have faith in people…most are right minded. Republicans will keep congress.

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C OBrien October 4, 2018

I believe there is a silent majority that will come out on election day, and keep both the House and the Senate for the Republicans. I never gave up on Trump in 2016 due to the size of his crowds and I was right. This will give Trump two years without as much obstruction and get things done. Stock market will be strong, with some fluctuation due to interest rate changes.

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Leona Molaschi October 4, 2018

What will happen to we older retired people pushing toward 90 years of age that count on our non-qualified, nonfixed annuities to live on? In our time annuities were the only investment available to average individuals.

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Ernest Hard October 4, 2018

Election and control may likely change and from there things will go down hill. Most of the Washington scene are working for themselves and have forgotten about the people and good management.

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Susie October 4, 2018

Daniel 2:43 is fulfilled. The iron and clay not sticking
together. Next, the cry of “peace & security: 1 Thess5:3
Do not believe it.
But in the meantime:
For investments, I could only afford cryptocurrencies,&
I know the ones I want. But I don’t know H O W. I don’t
know how to make any sense of Yobit, And some are
saying it’s not a good place to buy cryptocurrencies.
– But they have the one I want- need. How to buy the
cryptocurrency; that’s what I need to know, before…

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Gary W. Coy October 4, 2018

I think it will be bad for the economy if the Democrats take over the house and senate in the upcoming November elections. If the Republicans remain in control I think we will have more time before a black swan event occurs. At some point the federal deficit and contingent liabilities must be dealt with. If the Republicans and President Trump remain in control we might see some currency strategy to inflate away the deficit sometime in the future. Could this be 1)printing non-federal reserve note dollars to payoff the deficit (issued by US government not the Federal Reserve) or 2) backing the dollar to gold with the value of gold increased exponentially, to somewhere around $10,000 per ounce.

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Ken Dolbeare October 4, 2018

I am a Depression Child, born in 1930, with a half-century of teaching political economy at universities and colleges in the USA, My problem is living far longer than anticipated with minimal income. How about a new investment vehicle segmented by sectors and risk/payoff, with regular monthly payments that we could make from our Social Security and annuities incomes? It is one casino or another at this point, however, because the outlook is so grim and the need so great. Not fair to lean on our kids in their best years, when their families most need them! We need growth funds plus super-growth funds with short-term potential! Thanks for your good ideas! KD

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Roland Krom October 4, 2018

I expect that the republicans will hold both the House and the Senate. However, the national debt and lose of the Dollar’s reserve currency status will be more than either political party can handle as the $$BILL comes due. We are going to see some very tough times.

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John Farr October 4, 2018

I for one do not get to upset over what happens, I am a conservative and years ago I was a Democrat, they use to be for the little guy, and the markets went well under them but it seems they have lost there way, I do not like everything President Trump does, but he has been good for the economy.
I am also a Christian and I don’t get to caught up with what happens in the markets.
I have been an investor since 1985 and started trading in Options this year.
I really don’t get to down with a down trend in the markets because they come back sometime.

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Hans Knaevelsrud October 4, 2018

I do not know how the elections will end, the balance of power. I am concerned with the polarization and total lack of cooperation and concern for the country in Washington DC. As a retiree with a livable stream of income that do not grow with inflation, I am concerned with my investments growing and lasting. To preserve my investments I maintain 50% in cash and money-market funds. I invest the balance in a diversified mix of value and growth stocks and ETFs while seeking dividends. I am out of bonds, but maintain a portion (probably too large) in more aggressive investments trying to find opportunities within the trends of AI, IoT, blockchain, Canadian marijuana, personalized medicine and new biotech, etc. I need to preserve capital while growing my investments to face the great uncertainty domestically and globally. I need all the help I can find to maintain and grow my financial security.

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Bob Schubring October 4, 2018

The basic issue driving the US-China Trade War is the fact that both countries have shadow banking systems that provide necessary liquidity, by operating against the national interest of each country. Chinese shadow banking depends heavily on patent infringement and trademark piracy, illegal practices that are enabled by US retailers who sell much of the pirated merchandise. US shadow banking depends on tricking individual investors, for example by allowing companies to buy so-called “independent ratings” of their bond debt. China appears to be using the current trade dispute, to intimidate shadow bankers into accepting stronger legal protection of intellectual property. The “Made In China 2020” goal is unattainable, if Chinese inventors must get US patent protection to shield themselves from predatory practices by Chinese competitors. Japan faced a similar problem in the 1950s-70s and finally tightened up it’s patent system, resulting in world-class innovation instead of mere copying of foreign products. What’s most disturbing to me is how ignorant our mass media are of these fundamental issues. Much is made of the latest antics of Elon Musk or the most recent false allegation made against Judge Kavanaugh, but TVs talking heads act as if none of the important issues even exist.

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Paul October 4, 2018

What is driving the tech stocks down in recent days and is this sign of the future?

Paul

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Lacy Gilliam October 4, 2018

If the democrats take back control of either the house of representatives or the senate, I believe it will negatively impact the economy and the stock market due to the uncertainty it will create regarding the future economic policies in D.C. Unfortunately, there is a very serious battle taking place right now for two totally different Americas: one is free market capitalism – the other is government-controlled socialism.

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Francis Aloysius October 4, 2018

Democrats may be in for a big surprise and the market will continue to rise as they turn to thheir next big battle to regain the power they lost in 2016.

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NICK CHUPICK October 4, 2018

There has never been a President like Trump and there has never been a stock market with President Trump leading the US economy by his unconventional wisdom. This is NOT your fathers stock market economics and patterns of the PAST! Be careful what you prescribe as the market TURNS. 50% in cash, 50% in

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James R. Ottesen October 4, 2018

Sadly, today MIGHT have started the ending of a wonderful “TRUMP RALLY>” I started to reduce my holdings in anticipation of a correction from now
to the end of this month and beyond. Perhaps the ending will start to manifest within the period from now to the end of 2019, I will just hope for
the best. Most stocks will be under pressure, but I hope “pot stocks” and the precious metals will start to reflect increased value.

James R. Ottesen

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Mildred October 4, 2018

I remember not too long ago, we had a “do nothing” Congress…If the Dems have their way, we’ll have it again.
Different President, Different Congress, same out come! With all the debt in this country, from the gov’t., Corp.
and We the People, it might just be the market will have had enough to back off, either with a whimper or a crash.

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John Andrews October 4, 2018

I am beginning to move family assets out of the stock market and want to be out of stocks completely before the elections. After the elections, if the American people choose to severely punish Democrat candidates for there utterly shameful behavior during the Kavanaugh hearings with great assistance from the MSM, I will likely go bargain hunting for blue chip companies with great balance sheets and are U.S. National necessities. But I will also place a sizeable, majority amount into Treasuries moving forward. This will not end well moving beyond 2020. I do firmly believe that if the Left gets routed, as they should, there will literally be blood in the streets caused by Soros funded anarchists, thugs and goons. We should ALL be prepared for combat in one form or another.

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jj October 4, 2018

It’s inevitable that Democrats will eventually take the country,just as they took California.This is due to unlimited immigration of poor people who get more from govt than paid in taxes,along with native Americans who can’t earn a living,due to lack of knowledge and/or laziness.All this benefits Democrats,who live off govt dependency.This will continue,until govt is totally bankrupt.

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David October 4, 2018

II think the Republicans could lose their majority of seats in this election. I this happens the Democrats will do anything and everything to impeach Trump for any possible real or engineered. The trauma of this could be the final straw which could precipitate a long anticipated major market correction. Don’t know for sure if this is a good time to divest of equities or if as Larry Edelson theorized we could in the next year be on the cusp of a market melt up which I would really hate to miss. Decisions ,decisions

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Gregory reply_all David October 4, 2018

David. Your dilemma can b clarified further. To divest yourself of equities, now, could b viewed as an investment strategy/tactic. When referring to Edelson’s Theory and then following it could be viewed as speculative investing. I hope this makes your choice clearer for you.

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Friend fischer October 4, 2018

I see the political activity that always happens when the Republicans are
in power. The Democrats go to extremes to attack them. This year they
have been extra extreme. I believe, and hope, that the voting public will
see through their evil ways.
The issue that I worry about is the Fed continues to raise interest rates
as the midterms near. They have done this in the past leading me to
conclude that they are controlled by the Democrats.

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Gregory reply_all Friend fischer October 4, 2018

I hope everyone here comes to grip with this fact: our Congress, Repubz NOR Demz, control nothing. Their lust for money makes them susceptible to those who have it (lobbyists); they in turn sell their power for money…campaign funding…becoming the puppets. Did everyone here forget who went to Congress to lay out what was wanted for the bailout in 2008? TREASURY, THE SEC and THE FED CHAIRMAN.

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Larry Howe October 4, 2018

I am staying away from everyday trading (I’m not a Banyon fan) and just waiting for the rise in gold and silver. At age 93 I intend to protect my family.

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William Phillips October 4, 2018

I believe Cannabis stocks will go a lot higher after the elections!!! Brexit will cause some problems come March 2019. We won’t see a correction until early 2020. Unpredictable weather events will continue to cause trouble for global populations. Immigration will still be a large problem for Europe and cause numerous social problems. I not in favor of a cashless society, big governments will screw the general populations around the world which is not right!! When will blockchains be able to protect individual citizens from the Big Government??? After 2020 comes into play, things will get a lot worst for the whole world.

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Edward October 4, 2018

The November election is too close to call for the Senate. It appears that control of the House may shift. My concern is the sharp partisan divide and how it will affect Congress’s ability to get necessary business done in a timely manner. Looks like a possible tightening of gridlock. The fallout from the Judicial Committee hearing on the Supreme Court nomination also will add to the partisan divide’ animosity. In brief, it looks like even more of the same. Unless a major downturn of the economy emerges from this picture, I expect to remain comfortable about my investments.
I have three questions for you, Martin: (1) What has become of the Edelson Institute? (2) What has happened to Super Cycle Trader? I enjoyed the work of Mike Burnick and continue to wonder what he is doing. (3) Can you provide an email link to Mike Burnick?

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Doug October 4, 2018

The national debt (Federal , corporate and personal) worries me most. I am anxious and worried about it’s outcome, but I have no solution. I am worried about my financial and investment status and it’s survival. Are gold and silver safe alternatives?

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Rog Cook October 4, 2018

People need a safe haven. Is it time to invest in gold yet, or has the S&P got further to go?

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Ron Sim October 4, 2018

Hi

The uncertainty that seems to be quite worldwide and the USA debates and efforts to discredit Donald Trump and take him down filters through to us here in New Zealand. There has been a slowing down taking place with the rising fuel prices and too much borrowing has taken people out on to a limb which may be about to break.
We watch with more than a little interest and concern.

Ron

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Miriam. October 4, 2018

Trump is probably the best person we could have right now because he is after getting rid of these unfair trade deals , getting companies to start up and has companies returning to the U. S. He is a person who knows more than the average president as far as the economy is concerned. If he remains in office and is not impeached, stops making unnecessary remarks thru “Twitter” , he may very likely set the economy on a new course heading us to prosperity like hadn’t been seen in many, many decades. Possibly the other that might occur is a slowed economy because people fear a depression and hold back . But the increase in job opportunities for Americans has an effect of a positive attitude . If a depression does come into the picture, it may be delayed.

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Jack October 4, 2018

A common sense President and Legislators will be needed.

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Charlie Sadler October 4, 2018

I am primarily invested in Cannabis stocks at this time and own all of the largest and predicted rising stars in that industry. However,regardless of their strength, all of my investments continue to drift downward at a time, near the Oct. 17 full legalization in Canada, when investors should be displaying a renewed and exited interest in these stocks. (Aurora, Aphria, Cronos, Organigram, CGS, SPRWF, TRTC and HMLSF. Got in too late for TLRY because I thought it was way overpriced at IPO.

Why do you believe that they are not?

THANKS! CSS 9/4/18

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Frank Schwartz October 4, 2018

What do YOU think is going to happen in November?

I think it is still too close to call. President Trump, despite little support and sometimes downright resistance from never-Trump Republicans and fierce resistance from Democrats (somewhat understandable, though misguided); is getting results and keeping promises. It would seem to me any reasonable person would want more of the same; however, now more than ever, the nation is plagued with a plethora of unreasonable people. Time will tell.

I think that no matter the outcome, there will be a sizable minority who will feel all is lost and take matters into their own hands, probably violently. The Left has already shown, from the 2016 campaign onward, their penchant for violence.

A Blue Wave means the end of America as we know it; to wit: the angry antics in the Judiciary committee hearings, the character assignation on unsubstantiated and unverifiable accusations, the presumption of guilt instead of innocent until proven guilty.

A Red wave, though it will buy time for the nation to heal and unify, will enrage the Left and how they will react is anyone’s guess.

How do you think it will help or hurt your retirement and investments?

Further to the above comments, I am frozen and just watching the markets. My most recent investment is laddered, 3-tranche, 3-month US Treasury Bills (a complete explanation of my decision is beyond the scope of this email) as a “safe” way to earn 2% interest. I plan to put in STOPs just before the election incase it is a Blue Wave as I feel that will bring down the market, perhaps for a long time. If it is a Red Wave, I expect the market to immediately overreact to the upside and then regress into a buying opportunity. I am praying for a Red Wave!

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frieda foy reply_all Frank Schwartz October 4, 2018

Mr. Schwartz, I’ll be praying with you, you’re alright.

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susan parker October 4, 2018

How can we protect ourselves from the crash? Should we just sell our stocks and wait for a better entry point when we know
a bit more about how Washington is going to recover from all of this insanity?

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robert prosser October 4, 2018

first of all,i live on a fix income i might have 30,000 put up for hard times which i see coming very soon.i believe the dollar will crash,and we will be living back in the thirty.which was before my time,i believe we will be in war with china and russia ,so i dont know if there is any thing any one can prepare us for whats coming.investing in gold or mining to me would make since but when you are limit on funds you cant buy many shares,unless you buy penny stocks. hoping for the best,thank you for listing.

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Vada October 4, 2018

I am concerned by the sharp division between parties i.e. “my way or the highway” attitude. When there is not compromise there is no forward motion. I wish the “trade war” had not started. Free trade benefits everyone and keeps costs lower. They say virtually no inflation so why are my cost double since we retired? I think the president is trying to do his best but he does not seem to want to listen to anyone else and their opinion. I do like that he is trimming some of the money we send to foreign governments and think that sending money abroad is something that should be done for emergencies only. By emergencies I mean earthquakes, floods, famine & things of that nature and it should be supplies not money that can be taken by the leaders of the country.

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J. Alden & Daria Tansey October 4, 2018

1st if Kavansugh is appointed,
Democrat women will vote & win enough seats to flip the house, but not the Senate.
Or 2nd he withdraws, or 3 senators vote no to confirm, the republican back lash will win both Senate & House in the mid/terms, because the Dems don’t have a coherent strategy w talking points of why they should vote for the Dems.
3rd Trump will continue to lie & coerece any prrverse message they the Dems can put forward.

So the stock market will continue to rise until early 2019 when the middle class stars to file their taxes & discover they have been hood-winked & will owe more taxes not less, & the consumers will snap their pocketbooks close & we will fall into a deep depression similar to 1929.

At that point the pressure of world economics will overwhelm the Trump President, & he will try to repudiate our debts of our international bond holders and all hell will break loose in the financial markets.

I’m currently 20% in cash of a $650,000 portfolio of stocks.

$70,000 in Saving Bonds, maturing in ladder form in the next 5 yrs.

I’m 71yrs old, wife 76.
We have SS $36,000 yr, Annuities from SDCERS & CALPERS $33,000 yr. These 2 could reduced lowering my standard of living.

Most uncertain what I should be doing?

Have been a Weiss subscriber since 1987,

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robo October 4, 2018

A red wave

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Abdur Raquib October 4, 2018

I am very impressed please go ahead

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John K October 4, 2018

If the Dems win a majority in either the House or the Senate, it will bring to an abrupt halt any further legislation to reverse the march of Socialism and Big Government. Budgets and Deficits will suffer. The President will only be able to continue with administrative actions, and the Dems will attempt to stop those administrative actions with legislation. They will raise taxes and kill the golden goose. Economic growth will slow and then plunge into a deep recession which Dems will blame on President Trump in order to win the 2020 election and try to replicate Socialist Venezuela.

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John K reply_all John K October 4, 2018

I might add that, no empire, nation or society has long survived such disparate and contradictory sets of values in its populace as we have today. This I fear is the biggest threat facing America (once the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave). Unless we can turn the tide, we are perilously close to the point of no return.

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jack rupertus October 4, 2018

The situation is beyond description, truly how far out of orbit is this gimbel?

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Dr. John Painter October 4, 2018

Martin – I’ve just finished a 4-page letter I’m about to send to my 4 kids, dealing with what is predicted by the Investment Rarities bi-weekly newsletter. They are the company from which I’ve bought or sold gold and silver coins for years. Their newsletter is the toughest I’ve ever seen, predicting a number of financial things that are to commence, now. In fact we’re already seeing them occurring. The Kavanaugh thing is just a symptom of the underlying disease. If the Democrats regain control of either the Senate or the House, God help the country.

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Helen October 4, 2018

Republicans must retain power. If democrats win my country USA is LOST. We will be living in a communist country, stock market will be greatest crash. I pray all the brain washed democrats regret what they are doing.

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Jerry Warshaw October 4, 2018

I’m afraid Tom Friedman of the NY Times is right in that we are about to start-up our in, the second civil war. Meet Gingrich started it, the tea party were the troop reinforcements, not letting Merritt Garland have a hearing, and now Trump. The democrats and women are very unhappy the way politics are taking place in Washington.

I’m concerned that if the Republicans lose in November, the stock market win finally have the correction we’ve all been expecting.

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William October 4, 2018

The republicans have a huge incentive to keep prosperity going through the mid-term elections. Afterwards a slight down turn
wold be preferable so that expansion can occur in time for the 2020 elections. However the republicans do not control the
economic cycle. A downturn or scandal before either election would give democrats control of congress. Economically
speaking there is a demographic population decline that will drag down the markets over the next few years.

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James Daugherty October 4, 2018

I fear that if Democrats control congress stocks will take a great fall, with a possible recession.

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John R Bolte October 4, 2018

Puting Judge Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court and retention of republican majorities in Congress will be positive for the markets. If the opposite occurs I will sell my market holdings and look to cash and bonds.

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TGA October 4, 2018

I am of the opinion, that when things are too good to be true, they usually are not. I expect that there will be a unexpected large correction, those with high levels of debt will suffer a great deal, I am not looking forward to what may be coming.

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james stephenson October 4, 2018

There seems to be growing polarization in our country now. People are angry and divided. And, I am concerned about the future of the USA.
One example of polarization is the Senate nomination of Judge Kavanaugh. The Washington Examiner reported “This is about politics and this is about power, pure and simple. And they have destroyed Judge Kavanaugh’s reputation, undermined Dr. Ford’s privacy, and tried to upend our tradition of innocence until proven guilty in the process”. Nobody should be convicted in the USA based on unsupported allegations.
So now, Republican anger has spread across the US. Will our VT senators experience this? Senator Leahy was on Senate Confirmation Committee, plus criticized for his role in the corrupt EB5 program at Jay Peak. Sen. Sanders promotes turning the US into a Socialistic country.
Gary Johnson, NM former Republican governor – now Democrat Senator Candidate says: “I think there’s some insanity going on right now, yeah. Yeah, this really is a crazy time, Gee, whatever happened to cooperation, whatever happened to “Hey, let’s work these things out?. As the potential swing vote in the U.S. Senate, I might have the opportunity to really bridge some gaps.”

J. Stephenson, Stowe

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Leah Shaffer October 4, 2018

Confusing times BUT is the Europe money and Japanese money still coming over and increasing or decreasing?

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Anthony giordano October 4, 2018

If the Democrats take the House,the Trump agenda will stall and a stall must impact business.Even if the market only corrects 10-15 %,there will be a rotation to good dividend stocks and utilities. With a shift of corporate earnings from 20+% this year to the 8% range next year, the risk of holding growth stocks or etfs will be higher than holding treasuries yielding 3+ % or higher yielding lower risk stocks.

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Ernie October 4, 2018

It looks like the GOP will stay in power. The market is a bit scary right now because you professionals are not in agreement about the future. Who do I believe? I am concerned about GOLD, EARNING PERIOD’S, POT, and, the market in general. Why do you brag about being right, even when it takes 2-3 years for your predictions to come true. I live mostly in the now, not 2-3 years down the road.

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Bill Remington October 4, 2018

I think you can throw away all cycle predictions. I don’t think Larry would mind. Cycles themselves have cycles of importance and accuracy. We may be entering an age where literally everything is new and unbelievably better. And these things will happen at high speeds we are unaccustomed to. My grandmother thought the radio was the end of the world. She was a brilliant person. The new world will not be for the faint of heart. Why should it be? The current one is no walk in the park. But the current turmoil will become the “good old days”. The Weiss organization’s challenge will be to hire or partner with people of education who will be seeming to speak in tongues. Our computers, cars, smart phones, etc., will all become Neanderthal…as will most of FAANG. They could all learn a lesson from Kodak which was forced to think faster and choose block chain. All of this movement will be reflected in our investment patterns and even in the way we go about finding places for our wealth. In time, wealth itself will recede in importance as things like world poverty, disease, famine and even war are slowly erased from our planet. People coming together as “one” in our little planet will be a necessity when other life is discovered in distant galaxies, or even our own. If I were running an investment advisory and support service, I would start thinking of fundamental new approaches. The days of running an options service are pretty limited I would think…mainly because options create no really new wealth. Having said all that, I believe Weiss, in spite of its hawkish marketing, is positioned to lead most of the pack as you have shown in your Weiss Ratings service.

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John Turnbull October 4, 2018

I think what deep down motivates a lot of Americans, and esp those cheering for Trump is an awareness that all of the principles laid down by the Founding Fathers, and the Constitution itself, have been essentially sidelined, in the zeal of those behind the scenes, running things, and buying elections, to concentrate more and more of the National wealth with the top elite.

No more seeing the Nation and citizenry as the foundation of national well-being, but simply something to be plundered. And when the whole thing crumbles, the plunderers probably all have their escape plan, following their money to Switzerland, and their escape chalets. Leaving the rest of us to try to pick up the pieces, and start rebuilding a nation and just society.

This has been going on shamelessly since the Clinton Admin, reached a high-point with Bush-2, and shows no sign of slowing, regardless of which party is in power. We shouldn’t forget either that the Founding Fathers warned us about the factionalizing effect of political parties, and warned against them. Forget about the Founding Fathers, where there’s wealth to be had !

The consequences already are obvious, to anybody looking. A corporate-owned media won’t be saying anything about root causes, but blithely reporting headlines, without comment. John Turnbull Lower Canoncito, New Mexico

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Chuck Burton October 4, 2018

trump has often seemed to behave like a victim, become a bully, during his term of office. If the Democrats take the House in this election, leaving a divided Congress, that body will accomplish very little during the remainder of Trump’s term. That will leave Trump free to rule by bullying executive order and Tweeter edict as a virtual dictator for two years at least. No telling what damage he will do to the nation and our economy in that time. His past financial affairs, as revealed by the New York Times, may give us a clue. One thing for sure: he seems determined to use American power to tell the rest of the world how to run its affairs, which is making him and the nation hated, as any bully always is. As a Canadian politician said, it is time for Canada, and, by implication, other nations also, to seek other trading partners and allies. He may succeed in uniting most of the world against us, in which case China will probably become the new world power. That could mean war, since bullies often strike out when their chosen victims ignore or resist them.

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Chuck Burton reply_all Chuck Burton October 4, 2018

By the way, I don’t see any productive leadership from the Dems, either. Trump is about the nearest thing to a leader anywhere in America today. A sad thing to say.

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Gregory Repoff October 4, 2018

My concern is losing the Senate/house seats to the point President Trump would be unable to continue his good work.

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Robert Belton October 4, 2018

The possibility of Republicans retaining majorities in congress should help Trump and the economy and markets. Precious metals seem to be building a base, giving us some hope of an autumn rally. Most of the metals stocks have slashed dividends in recent years, forcing anyone who counted on them to resort to occasional stock liquidations to replace that income. Thanks for your timely publications.

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George Baxter October 4, 2018

I live in Spokane, WA. The area just keeps growing.The local colleges and businesses expand. Amazon center is building. It looks rosy.

The political climate nationally is cracking. I see demonstrations being more violent and often in the future.

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Mario J. Martinez. October 4, 2018

Topics that I would like to hear from your presentation.
-Entitlements.
-Global trade.
-The Dollar currency if you will.
-ENERGY.

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Tom Elliott October 4, 2018

My main concern is that we are moving towards Soialism and then ? Communism then a dictator then the end of any form of free USA. The power demanded by Democrats is driving us all to ruin and only because the population that votes them in is the same population that receives benefits from hand-outs. I am NOT against helping those in need but to continue to support their politics/power the Democrats are forcing this nation to be ruled by the least qualified. I was not a Trump fan but have now changed my opinion as he forced commonsense policies and that is reflected in the economy’s results. Our laws will replace him in a few years and that does show the great advantage of our Consrtitution and law. The Kavanaugh charade, the #meto movement, the riots, the attacks on Republican and conservative gatherings/pople and in general thuggery, is all showing the way dictators eventully take over. We will all lose if things do not change and sensible actions take the place of force.

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James Patten October 4, 2018

For a society to become and reach Sustainability (currently ours is not), people, organizations, and governments need to be “right-minded,” and completely fair and decent towards each other. We all need to have Core Values incorporated in all we do, which establishes a decent “LIFE” for all! Our lives are all critical and the incorporate Empathy, Compassion, and Love towards ALL! This will allow the potential for the Growth for people at all levels of society, and of course, Equality for all! These core values must be incorporated in all of our decision making processes! All policies, regulations, and laws should incorporate these values. The family is the key. Parents and children should be taught early these values – if not…our society will certainly fail…is currently failing! It will require teaching centers for parents and children.

It’s obvious, the Left has turned into a Fascist party. They’ve been highly aggressive towards anyone not thinking or believing like them, including assaults, and it’s getting worse. This horrible behavior is recommended by their leaders. History reminds us, that Hitler and his Fascist group did the same thing in the 1930’s. Like the Democrat Party, they slowly tried and succeeded in taking away people’s “rights,” and the core values of a sustainable society. It resulted in the death of 6 million Jews and 41 million deaths throughout the world. This is serious business and if not stopped, will result in the death of our nation and many of our people.

Our future is clear – we can be “right-minded,” or the opposite. Our society is in regression. Not just ours, but the entire world. Its on the brink… If we, as a people choose the same despicable and immoral behavior, our markets will crash worldwide. There will be a cascading affect into oblivion.

I hope everyone will choose right mindedness and accept the core values that will sustain our country. I hope the Left starts doing their job(s) and quit hurting others…quit cheating, stealing, stealing the truth, and lying to the people they’re supposed to serve! If so…we’ll succeed and thrive for now and many future generations in the future! Isn’t this what we all want? Don’t we want our kids and their kids to have great opportunities in the future? What do you want? I’ve chosen LIFE! Not only this Life, but my future life with God.

Many Blessings!
Jim P.

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Maxine Sanor October 4, 2018

I believe that Republicans will stay in power. Most people realize that they are better off today than they were before Donald Trump was elected..they might not like his demeanor or his approach to things but he is getting things done…My big worry is the World Bank situation. If they come up with a different monetary system we will all suffer and many people in this country will loose their retirement and their nest egg savings. What are we all going to have to go through if this happens? What are your plans and how will this affect the United States and its future?

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Florence October 4, 2018

The political circus has just begun. Now they are going after the president and then they will attack every other Republican with power and/or influence. I believe that there are some organizations financing this onslaught. Soros comes first to mind but I wouldn’t be surprised if there is Russian or Chinese influence/money involved too.

The newsletters I read seem to think we have another year to 18 months before the market goes down. My gut is telling me less than six months, mostly because of the coming political problems. What am I personally going to do about the situation? I’m going to sit tight as most of our investments can wait even ten years to get back to normal. In the meantime we’ll be getting some dividends. Unless inflation goes really crazy we have enough to live on with our pensions. House and cars are paid off. Investment money is for rainy day-such as long term care. We have metals, both physical and stock, that will probably go up and hopefully counterbalance some of the downdraft for the rest of the market.

What can be done to counteract the coming onslaught? I think a deep background investigation of every prominent Democrat in the gov’t would be a good idea. Starting with when they were in high school. Give them back what they have been dishing out. Make this info public and see how they feel. Leave no stone unturned. Action is needed now, before the midterm elections to avoid disaster.

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Verne Collier October 4, 2018

Hi Martin:
Thank you for offering a look forward in the Market. Many so called experts call fo a Maket crash going forward. Please tell us what to look for in such a crash and what do you expect?
Please keep us informed on the out look for Gold, many on your staff said that it should be going up long before now.
any thanks,
Verne Collier

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Leonard Leavitt October 4, 2018

No adverse effects either way!

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George Szokoly October 4, 2018

Market looks ok for next year or two. Yield
curve inverse giving the warning sign of
pending reversal. Corporate debt with
Consumer debt foresees a blood bath
in credit markets. Of course there is always
the unforeseen!

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James N. Flournoy October 4, 2018

I have been in Gold and Silver
mining stocks and bullion since
the imposter to the requirements
to be President to the USA were
ignored! We have proof BHO was an imposter and was not qualified
to be elected president but our Congress did not protect us from
this obvious malfezence against we the people yet we have witnessed a total insult to Brett
Kavanaugh in disrespect by the Democrats interviewing him! We need a big increase in disability pay for VA recipients adjudicated!

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Edgar October 4, 2018

I think events will occur before November 6th that will make Republicans win in a landslide.

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William Church October 4, 2018

Martin, I am about your age, I am 72 and I have seen a lot of changes in my lifetime. I was a teenager in the 60’s and received my draft notice 2 months after my high school graduation in 1965. I chose to enlist in the Navy rather than have the government send me direct to Viet Nam like so many of my classmates. Several returned in body bags and those of us who returned alive only to be ridiculed by the war protesters and like today the mainstream media. I doubt anybody of our age remember a speech in 1959 given by soviet president Nakita Khrushchev in which he said that communism would take over the United States without firing a shot. Today that prediction appears to be coming true.
This fight in Washington is NOT about Republican vs democrat. It is good vs evil and I’m afraid that evil has won out and in full control of the democrat party and has a foothold in part of the Republican party. If the American people don’t wake up and take back control, all the investing in the markets won’t matter one bit. I have always been an independent and will never align with a two party system as warned about by our first president George Washington. I lost my wife of 46 years to cancer in Aug. I am interested in companies that are promoting natural cures to these diseases through research like the CBD’s from Hemp. Not big pharma’s greedy hold on synthetic drugs that do more harm than good.

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Charles JOE Hughes October 4, 2018

MARTIN:

Looking forward to hearing the wisdom.

C J Hughes

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LOUIS PICHE October 4, 2018

I am a Canadian and this is the first time I see a President of the United States to be so hardly attacked from all sides. I guess that President Trump is working good for the US people and there is a group of people who do not appreciate his way of doing. Nobody is perfect. The women who have decided to sue Mr. Trump years after facts is something unfair. Those women have decided to attack Mr. Trump and Mr. Kavanaugh, weirdly as the first one is President and the other one is look at grabbing a Supreme Court job. Very weird. But, anyway, all of these debates poison the political and economic situation of the US.

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Kurt Wagner October 4, 2018

Don’t think it will make much of a difference I’m retired and have lived through both republican and democratic administration s. Today I don’t see much difference between parties. The best outcome would be for a split congress. I’ve never felt comfortable when one party was in control. Congress no longer has the interest of the country as a priority. They act like we live in a third world country. I’m sure you have witnessed this in some of the foreign country’s you’ve lived in while growing up.

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Gilbert October 4, 2018

Every pundit has their own opinion regarding the future and they are often in conflict with each other. Offer enough variety and you can sell advice to everyone.

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Hugh Dinsmore October 4, 2018

Dr. Weiss –

The polarizing rhetoric being manifactured by politicians and the mainstream media has been quite effective in distracting Americans from the real issues that are going to really affect them.

To quote a phrase you have used in the past is the “Debt Bomb”.

When the “Debt Bomb” goes off; Socialism will become a mainstream political solution for many Americans only further destroying our economy and our country.

The lack of any fundamental understanding of economics by most Americans has opened the door for politicians offering “Free Stuff” through confiscation and redistribution of wealth.

I do not see any other outcome.

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ROBERT PETTY October 4, 2018

Thank you for asking for my opinion and as a friend the trust that you place in my response is totally inspirational. I will do my best to provide you with thoughts exactly how I see the impact that the election will have on my investments. As I see it, the choice comes down to exonerating the search and destroy approach by one party versus continuing the theme of making America great by the other party. It also hinges on whether voters pin value on social programs that play to welfare and “freebies” as opposed to the economy and the progress made with respect to conservative principles. Regardless, I do not see much of an impact on the markets for the remainder of this year. However, there may be a decline in the markets over time should there be a shift in congress as liberal attacks and policies will likely ramp up and further divide the haves and have nots.

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Don Harmon October 4, 2018

I believe there just might be a surprise reaction to the current events that could affect my portfolio of equities and will wait until the Mid terms to decide whether or not to move to a Cash position until the 2020 elections. Worried, because I am now retired, and can not afford to lose much as it is all I have but Medicare and Social Security left to survive my autumn years.

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Thomas Ewbank October 4, 2018

If Democrats get a majority in the House (or improbably the Senate), there will be more of a deadlock in legislation. The markets seem to like deadlock.

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Fred October 4, 2018

Don’t know

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Joe October 4, 2018

The struggle between the 2 basic, foundational worldviews is no longer hidden behind etiquette and civility, in this country. It’s become bare-knuckle at best, and will only get more vicious as we hurtle ever faster toward the end. Very sobering.

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Don G. October 4, 2018

Is gold a good bet right now ?

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SANDRA October 4, 2018

I worry the value of my investments will go down.

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Russell Fair October 4, 2018

How will the economies like Turkey, Italy and others affect the EU? How will we know or what signs will show the collapse of the credit markets? How will the bond market react to the ballooning interest rate rise, and the cost of funding out ever larger debt, and what about other world economies? I keep hearing that other countries debt is denominated in dollars – I don’t understand why that his so? What kind of pressure does our rising dollar/interest rate affect them?

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Colleen Muscato October 4, 2018

In light of everything going on in the world and in Washington and interest rates rising, do you think real estate values will decrease or increase.?

There is limited inventory and the homes on the market are going under agreement quickly. We sold our Florida home (2nd home) and are looking for another. However, I’m skidding about purchasing now. Balancing rates, prices and the economy is a difficult thing to do.

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Harvey October 4, 2018

Confused. Never thought I would see anything like this
I hope the Democrats get crushed
They have no conviction to our constitution.
They are all criminals. They have no interest in the populous.
Open borders you have to be kidding me.

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RICHARD BOSSHARDT October 4, 2018

I believe the Republicans will retain the majority in the house in November. But if the Democrats should take over, that will accelerate the ultimate crash that looms over The federal financial situation.

The stock market has been reaching record levels, although today it took a hit. This is only partly due to the excellent economic condition we have under Trump, but also, as your own people have State is, because Japan and the EU are in worse condition, massive investor capital is moving from there into our stock market as the last safe haven. But we are oversold, and my fear is that we will have a major crash. For that reason I am already holding shares in the SNP 50 for that reason I am already holding shares in the S & P 500 3 X bearish.
I have been subscribed to various news letters starting with EDELSON. But since you split off and JOY and BANYAN HILL PUB, I am in total confusion as to where you stand I rejected the continual pitch to spend more money joining more news letters!

Sincerely, RICHARD

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Mark October 4, 2018

The market doesn’t like uncertainly, and the elections will bring a lot of uncertainly, but the fundamentals for the market continue to be very strong, so I don’t see a justification for a major recession at this point. I think we will see a lot of volatility, just like we saw earlier this year, but for those willing to ride it out, I still think the market will do OK, if perhaps not spectacularly well, into early 2019. After that, I think things could get ugly sometime over the next couple of years as the tax cut wears off, and inflation as well as interest rates rise, which will slow overall growth of earnings and the market. My biggest long-term worry is the national debt, which is going to come home to roost one of these days, and that could be a disaster even worse than the great depression. Not just a loss of money and jobs, but in todays flash-mob environment, we may well see anger and violence in the streets like this country has never before had in its entire history.

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Matthew Sheinin October 4, 2018

Electioneering for everyone will be dirty, divisive and more and more destructive to Americans’ ability to be Americans rather than partisans.

Democrats will lose both houses because of Republican dirty tricks and Russian interference.

There will be reflex increase in US stocks when Republicans are elected; then they will crash when reality sinks in.

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Tom Bingay October 4, 2018

Martin
Trump will continue to win!
The Dems are not the same party- even Jack Kennedy would have had to run as a Rep.
The market will continue to go up and form a bubble until it bursts.
The question is when and when you get out of the market before it crashes what do you do with the cash?
I think we have at least another year probably two and maybe Trump can create his magic and extend it further.
Problem is debt of medicare, SS and poorly funded state retierment funds will sink the USA.

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Elizabeth Bryan October 4, 2018

I am Canadian and a Trump supporter. He is just going about what he wants to accomplish the wrong way. He may lose a few seats but I hope he retains his power. I am also a Conservative supporter and think our Liberal leader is a “twit” and he is taking Canada down the tubes. Soon as he was elected I sold most of my Canadian investments. After all “those that can do and those that can’t teach” and Trudeau should go back to teaching. I rely on the Ultimate Portfolio for most of my retirement investments although they have dropped considerably recently. As for Kavanaugh I am rooting for him. There should be a law about having to come forward for sexual abuse during so many years, not 30 or 40 years later just to ruin someone’s life, livelihood and family. “Me Too” should be abolished.

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Jim crawford October 4, 2018

Texas will remain in Trumps corner as well as Abbott will be re elected Gov. Ted Cruz will hold his senate seat. The margins will not be great. Election laws need to be changed. Prove you are a citizen. But over all the House and Senate are lazy, self serving people. Things have to be changed to put them on the same playing field as the man on the street. The left is like a skinny bear coming out of hibernation.

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joel Finch October 4, 2018

Judge K will be confirmed and the market will gain value in the short term

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Leonard Shaw October 4, 2018

Kavanaugh it totally unfit to be a judge on any level. The “Old Boys Club” is fighting for it’s life (and to keep woman in their place). None of this will have more than a momentary impact on the market. The more woman we get in congress, the more mature and sane will become our government. These are most interesting times to be alive.

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carrington October 4, 2018

Concerns me.?
Having lived through cycles of boom and bust before, we learn to recognize certain signals.
But there is a contrariness or a more unpredictable and complex picture now.
There are those who point to the trillions of US debt that cannot be repaid, there are those who point to the substantial job losses due to foreign outsourcing, and automation, wherein another block in the economic foundation may be pulled away. There are those who point to the possibility that banks will withdraw funds from our accounts pulling away at the threads financial of financial security.
Now that a financial change has taken place the perspective and psychological energy in the markets has improved.
What needs to be done to effectively bring about the changes required to a tipping point of genuine diversity and innovation, that drives an economic engine.?

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wanda October 4, 2018

I think if the Republicans keep the majority of congress, then the market will surge higher………if Dems get majority, then the market will either have a nice correction or the big crash.

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Chuck Burton reply_all wanda October 4, 2018

I think you are correct, Wanda, and, since many investors believe a crash is overdue, a simple correction could easily turn into a crash, even if the Republicans keep both houses. Especially since Trump seems to be following much the same pattern as Hoover did at the beginning of the 1930s, hampering trade, in the name of creating jobs. That turned a crash into the Great Depression.

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Leonard Leavitt reply_all wanda October 4, 2018

No crash either way!

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Leonard Leavitt reply_all wanda October 4, 2018

Keep trump in!

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Gregory reply_all wanda October 4, 2018

I’m thinking that’s wrong. If Repubz win, the lobbyists will stand pat. If the Demz win, the lobbyists will reopen the money chute that leads to the other side.

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JAN SPRLAK reply_all wanda October 4, 2018

Čo si myslíte, že sa to stane v novembri? Ako si myslíte, že to pomôže alebo poškodí váš odchod do dôchodku a investície?
Haj Dr, Martin a kolegovia TAK jednoznacne to pomôze a jato vobec neriesim ani nemam strach jeto v bozich rukach a vy mate zlate rucky hee baj mate i nadalej uplnu dôveru tak mate prednost vjazde tak pani a mate aj dmu dama pozen ich do prace dakujem to ide a stym nic nenarobime roky nezastavime asi rak jan slovensko

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oscar October 4, 2018

the bull market is still alive , and sometime in the next 18 months should adjust more than 13 percent , so i am letting my winners rise and lifting the stop losses as they
rise. this party will end sooner than later . but the trend i our friend .

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Robert Schmucker October 4, 2018

Two things scare the heck out of me. One is where the financial system as we know it, is heading? Two is the ugly rhetoric and violent demonstrations of the Democrats and the left. It’s like they are trying to drive us to internal war. To think of our children, Grandchildren and in our case, our Great Grandchildren and the legacy we are leaving them keeps me awake at nights.

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Robert October 4, 2018

Frankly, the political landscape right now is all sound and fury with little substance. I don’t expect any large changes in either the House or the Senate in the coming election – the Republicans refuse to support “their” president and the Democrats continue to act like outraged monkeys flinging poo everywhere. The mainstream media continues to cover non-stories as if the world was ending and flings their own poo trying to soil anyone who has drawn their ire.

Business and life goes on for most of the US – the 99% of us who are not politicians or activists have mostly tuned out the show.

What I worry about – the continued “police” actions (aka wars) that the US is involved in, the continuing idea that “Wealth Transfers” are a good thing for the country and the continued stupidity of the Federal Reserve in trying to pull the magic levers of the economy. These things are going to eventually ruin the US (and all of us individually) financially.

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Gregory reply_all Robert October 4, 2018

So…you realize you’ve just made the case for the Shadow Government.

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Robert October 4, 2018

I think that the Republicans will increase their hold on the Senate. They will narrowly retain the house. I don’t think people will vote for hate, which is all the democrats have to offer.

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Raymond Elliiott October 4, 2018

I am 88 years old with C, GC & GGC. My investments are 70 / 30 with short term fixed and traditional equities ( Bank trust managed ).

I fear a major crash soon.

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Colleen Muscato reply_all Raymond Elliiott October 4, 2018

I think so too. Major crash ahead and I’m worried.

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Virginia Price October 4, 2018

I am concerned that people are regressing into barbarism, aka tribalism and the potential for violence all over the country is extremely high.

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Colleen Muscato reply_all Virginia Price October 4, 2018

Scary out there in every corner we turn to.

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John Gueli October 4, 2018

Increase cannabis related stocks.

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Mike Anderson October 4, 2018

When u get rid of all the cow manure, I find nothing that the President has done that hurts me or my family in any way.
The Democratic agenda is disgusting and does nothing for me or my family, only themselves.
If Nancy Pelosi was my grandmother I would ask my parents to get a reverse adoption/divorce/leave the family, whatever.
I have food on my table, a roof over my head and clothes on my back.
My grand-kids are not in jail and my great grand-kids are being taught how to salute the flag.
The 9/11 loss of the twin towers and all those lives was a mistake. they should have taken out congress.
Starting over seems to be our only hope.

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John Gueli October 4, 2018

A sharp decline in the stock market.

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John dillon October 4, 2018

Whats the outlook for US equities Interest Rates.
Whats going on at HECLA Mining? Share price collapse.
BRexit Impact on EU Eqwities Intetrest rates
Will the UK survive outside of EU>
Currencies?What can we expect in 2019.

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Troy October 4, 2018

If Trump and Republicans prevail hang on.
If not pull out hunker down.

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Chuck Burton reply_all Troy October 4, 2018

Maybe hunker down, either way.

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Colleen Muscato reply_all Troy October 4, 2018

Agreed

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Brennan Johnson October 4, 2018

let’s refer to history. what has happened to investments in the past when things like this happen? history repeats itself.

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John dillon October 4, 2018

US Interest rate policy Impact on equities.Dollar , etc.

Brexit Impact on Europe Equities , Interest rates

Current value of equities.

Finally Hecla Mining. Whats going on there. ?

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Melodee Probst October 4, 2018

The nation is in a huge moral decline.
As long as the voter turnout is high,I believe the Republicans will defeat the dems. Good over evil will prevail.

The economy is good as well as the markets.I do believe the bigger the bubble gets the thinner it becomes.
It is going to pop.

We have taken some money off the table to position ourselves if the bubble bursts. Just hope that’s a good idea.

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Wayne October 4, 2018

It’s polarizing. It’s unconventional. This has got people moving to the extremes. Unfortunately, the markets are based on emotion, not fact, so there is much greater uncertainty even though the usual downturn does not happen until everyone is euphoric. This downturn may be different. It may be based on emotion and accelerated with everyone running to get out before it gets worse. It could become a self-fulfilling prophecy of a crash without the initial euphoria just before the downturn.

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Linda October 4, 2018

I live in CA where I expect a tax and spend governor will be elected. I hate bonds, but understand the T uptick is hurting stocks. What to do?

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jj reply_all Linda October 4, 2018

I also live in the welfare state of California.This state is living off the tech mania.When it ends,the state is going to be in real trouble.

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Dennis Maser October 4, 2018

We see developing an uncivil, disrupted, barbarian style political party that will destroy the very structure of our democracy if they are not in control and a present sitting party partially controlled by big business and the C of C. President Trump never needed the job and is donating his salary so WHY did he become president. The middle class is tried of being regulated to death, illegals receive more attention than citizens and are just plan sad to see the morals character of the Republic destroyed and thus entered Donald J. Trump making America great again .

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Chuck Burton reply_all Dennis Maser October 4, 2018

MAGA, like Hitler Made Germany Great Again in the 1930s.

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Raymond Elliiott October 4, 2018

I am 88 years old, widowed wIth C, GC AND GGC. My investments are 70/30 short term fixed and traditional equities (Bank managed).
I fear a major crash soon.

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John Clark October 4, 2018

The “wall of worry” seems to get higher every day, but the trend remains up. This situation makes any trade a hard one to make.

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Jgioia October 4, 2018

I’m intrested in where we are in the flood of capital from over seas. Is the market still the best? Or bonds ? Colapsding soon?

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al October 4, 2018

I don’t know. Was a bit surprise Trump was elected a couple years ago. There seems to be a lot of people against him; at least the vocal ones!

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James Benda October 4, 2018

I truly believe that enough conservative and independent voters are fed up with all the shenanigans from the left side of the aisle to create a RED WAVE” at the poles in November—-with the Republicans retaining control of both houses of Congress. Also, I believe that
Kavanaugh will be confirmed although it would not surprise me if it takes Pence breaking a tie! All the best to all of you at Weiss!! ——Jim Benda, Minneapolis, MN

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Chuck Burton reply_all James Benda October 4, 2018

Why did Republicans adopt the color “red”? That is the traditional color associated with communism.

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Mike reply_all Chuck Burton October 4, 2018

Because when they are in office the budget is always in the Red.

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Wayne October 4, 2018

It is difficult to invest successfully when nearly the only thing that matters is what governments and their central banks do rather than the fundamentals being the deciding factor. The old ‘rules’ do not work like they used to.

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Jay Curtis October 4, 2018

This is the craziest time politically in my 75 year lifetime. I believe voters will turn the Congress Democratic, both houses, Trump will be impeached but not removed. The markets will drop but quickly recover. We have maybe one, maybe two years before the tsunami from Europe hits our shores and craters the dollar raising gold and silver skyward. Oil will rise, inflation will rise, voters will rise up to oust the hate mongers in government. But I will follow your lead as you have been pretty right so far (except for Larry taunting gold and silver’s rise which hasn’t happened on his time table).

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Fran Robinson October 4, 2018

If Dems take control of house or senate, pro-business policies may suffer, taxes may go up and increased regulations may slow growth. Trump’s agenda will be more difficult to impliment. If Repubs maintain or increase majorities, the business environment should stay healthy. Gov’t spending and debt burden are primary risks.

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Raymond Elliiott October 4, 2018

I’m 88 years old with my investments about 70% fixed and 30% equities ( Bank managed). I fear a major crash soon.

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Gary Ross October 4, 2018

Dems win house in close vote in 3 states. DOW will drop as more regulation will return and social spending will be proposed. Stalemate with congress and president. Stocks will revive in April for up trend to October 2019.

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Chuck Burton reply_all Gary Ross October 4, 2018

You are correct, Gary, about a stalemate if Dems win House, but a Rep Senate will prevent any Dem bills passing, hence stalemate, since a Dem House will prevent Rep bills passing. Hence, the stalemate, leaving Trump to declare more of his “National Emergency” he used for his tariffs, and dictate everything he can get away with.

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