Just in time for rampant inflation, food shortages, gas shortages, and a heady winter, the Bank of England thinks this is a good time to raise interest rates! Yes. Really. In line with this announcement, Kraft Heinz has stated that they will be raising prices due to the shortage of truckers in the UK and a shortage of labour – generally speaking. Apparently, raising the interest rates will ease inflation.
However, the reality may be that the hedge fund investors buying up real estate at historically low interest rates are nearing completion of their mission.
A bizarre article by Mansion Global, part of Barrons Group, is encouraging people to sell their homes now given the market will be ‘cooling’ as more people return from summer holiday and decide to sell their homes… WHAT??? Given there is nothing to buy, given there is no inventory left, the article sounds more like begging and pleading. Barrons is owned by News Corp and run by Lachlan Murdoch – net worth $4.5 billion. Outside of daddy’s business, Lachlan has done absolutely nothing to earn a dime.
In the article, Real Estate Agent Stevenson completes the absurdly illogical statement, “If people don’t take the plunge and put their property on the market, then everybody will be in the same boat,” she said. “When people then start to see that there are more options, then they too will put their property on the market. Sellers will do better to list earlier rather than later if they want to take advantage of the low inventory and therefore fewer competing properties.”
And within the fog, the cackle of Kamaltoes reverberates as she warns people to buy now for Thanksgiving and Christmas because the stores will be empty. cackle, cackle cackle – I am reminded of the Wizard of Oz and the horrible schoolteacher taking off on her bicycle having stolen Toto! In light of that, the Kamal household just sold their DC condo… Why?
The UK may provide the answers:
- The UK is short 100,000 lorry drivers trickling down to shortages in warehouse employees, mechanics, technicians, forklift drivers, and transport managers.
- 12% of petrol stations have no fuel.
- 12 energy firms have gone bankrupt so far this year, helping the shortage of electricity generation which mean 5.5 million people will be unable to heat their homes this winter.
- Steel, glass, paper, and heavy industrial plants will shutter – unable to afford the rising price of gas.
- Retail Shops have empty shelves
- 2 million job vacancies.
Within this maze of disorder & chaos, the Grand Wall Street Journal is stupefied as to what is causing the employment debacle… Geez, could it be that the OSHA vaccine mandate that has yet to be written affecting every major employer with over 100 employees means no one wants to work for these companies? That would include trucking companies, grocery chains, hospitals, airlines, oil and gas drilling companies, and manufacturers.
But WAIT the employment numbers provided by the media seem oddly out of step with the numbers presented by ADP… According to the media, the US added 194,000 jobs for September, a dastardly number well short of predictions. However, according to ADP the US added 568,000 private jobs far better than the expectation of 425,000 in September, and 374,000 in August. SURPRISE!
Why the discrepancy?
Is the shortage of employees measured via Common Core Math? Or is it to further the fear factor necessary to institute more controls?
The housing shortage is another Common core measurement. According to the Colorado Association of Realtors, between June and July Colorado added 1600 houses to available inventory. That was considered a ‘positive’. It is estimated that hedge funds, including stalwarts such as Black Rock, have been buying up homes across the country for 2-3 years now, like PAC Man, taking advantage of 2% interest rates. Roughly 1 /3 of homes have been handed over to these investors who outbid typical buyers by as much as 30% offering – CASH CASH. As such the median price has risen 30%, 50% and in some cases 100%!
Once the Feds start raising interest rates and mortgages start to follow the Jimmy Carter plan, we will know the hedge funds are done. At that point buyers will be priced out and the rental market will skyrocket!
But that is the Plan.:
During the Great Depression housing prices tanked 35% to 40% and foreclosures wiped out the industry. Upwards of 50% of mortgages went into default. Builders couldn’t build because there was no one to buy!
Not to worry, the FDR government stepped in and bought up the mortgages from banks for pennies on the dollar. Government thereby became the largest homeowner! Given homes were now off the market and out of bank’s clutches, they had no liability, and shortages emerged. Thus prices were pushed higher. Who reaped the wealth? The government.
FDR saw fit to remedy the conundrum. The peasants were provided ‘public housing’ built in the inner city districts given everyone else used their New Deal FHA funds to move to the newly redesigned suburbs. Which could explain the current exodus from cities – as in Kamaltoes.
During this period, mortgages were 3-5 years and could not be for more than 50% of the value of the house. Rates ranged from 6%-8%. And everyone was called to be a verified ‘Homeowner’! Yeah! Everyone was happy! No.
Today, a RESET is simply another means for creating markets via shortages so as to grow the wealth of the few at the expense of the peasants who are simply grateful for anything. And the cycle continues albeit under the guise of the eternal glowing flame of the Federal Reserve. The same Federal Reserve that created every single means of deluding the public while squeezing the air-hose of wealth ever smaller.
Today, that air hose has managed to shrink the value of a dollar to under 4cents – all at the behest of Monetary Policy… The GOAL? Make money worthless.