While Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and fellow Fed members bombarded the business media with the refrain that America’s economy was strong, and to expect an interest-rate rise “in the coming months,” this week, global forecaster Gerald Celente reminds his listeners what the facts – what the hard, indisputable data – say about the true state of the economy. So while Yellen states “the economy has registered considerable progress over the past several years toward the Federal Reserve’s goals of maximum employment,” hard data dispute her jobs-progress claim. In fact, since 2009, 95 percent of all income gains have gone to the richest 1 percent while median household income remains below 1999 levels. There is no recovery.
From Burberry to Hugo Boss, from Cartier to Tiffany, foot traffic is down, profits are slumping, stores are closing and markets are shrinking. Across the luxury spectrum, beyond jewelry, watches and valuable gifts that are among the worst performers… even sales of luxury apartments are falling some 20 percent in prime real-estate markets around the world.
At the top of the retail top, gold and diamond jewelry sales, two key trend indicators that signal both a weakening global economy and ensuing economic turmoil, continue to worsen. While the luxury-retail sector blames soft sales primarily on a decline in tourism, unstated in corporate fiscal reports is that the reason tourism is down is a direct consequence of the worsening global recession we forecast as a Top Trend of 2016.
As Memorial Day approaches, global forecaster Gerald Celente reflects on the horrors of war and the cowards who lead us to war with lies and deceptions. In classic Celente fashion, he breaks down President Obama’s recent “sovereignty” speech to show the embedded, instinctive lies and overt hypocrisies that explain away U.S. aggression against “sovereign” nations and are never challenged by the Presstitute media. Elsewhere in the show, Celente invites listeners to join him, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert of RT’s Keiser Report, and other speakers for the Trends Research Institute’s summer retreat, the “Ontrendpreneur.” The retreat is filling up fast and drawing participants from across the globe and from throughout the United States.
The Spring edition of the Trends Journal (available at Trendsresearch.com) was just released, featuring an in-depth analysis of how central banks have created a ticking time bomb. In this Trends This Week program, Trends Journal publisher Gerald Celente breaks down the indicators that suggest that time bomb is about to go off. From slowing market trade activity to rising gold prices, from the real story behind rising oil prices to what a threat of even moderate interest rate hikes means, Celente slices through the media hype and propaganda to tell the fact-based story of a global economy heading off a cliff.
Gerald Celente dissects President Obama’s recent commencement address at Howard University. Beyoncé rules the world? That and other naive, ill-informed, out-of-touch, blatantly insulting Obama comments are broken down in classic Celente style. Elsewhere, the global forecaster puts recent economic trends into perspective, with a focus on why he thinks gold will continue to rise in value, and talks about the Trends Research Institute’s upcoming summer retreat in historic Colonial Kingston, N.Y. It’s filling up fast and drawing people from all over the world.
Gerald Celente recaps the latest episode of The Presidential Reality Show, forecasts what to expect and highlights the open window for progressive advancement that can alter the political landscape. On the economic front, Celente forecasts what to expect in the global equity markets, the world economies and the “Ontrendpreneur” opportunities to seize and the dangers to avoid.
Global master forecaster Gerald Celente analyzes the state of the presidential race as he reflects on the state of America’s decline in the 21st Century and the reasons behind. America, once the world’s undisputed global heavyweight, has down-trended into an economic, political, social, cultural and lifestyle bantamweight. He also makes some predictions on the campaign ahead and also breaks down recent economic activity and the ticking time bomb that is the global economy.
Global forecaster Gerald Celente breaks down the reasons behind his Trends Research Institute’s forecast that when presidential candidate Bernie Sanders bows out of the Democratic primary, he’ll join Hillary Clinton’s campaign as her running mate. Hillary for president, with Bernie as running by her side for vice president, towers over any combinations on the radar now for the GOP. But does it matter? Elsewhere, Celente explains the economy is in a holding pattern; don’t be fooled by recent spikes. The market riggers have fewer and fewer tools to keep the economy on life support.
Direct Democracy, a longstanding guiding tenet of Gerald Celente and the Trends Research Institute, can work. Celente breaks down the failures of our leaders on political, foreign policy and economic fronts and demonstrates how Direct Democracy is the way out, the solution. He points to the recent Dutch vote against the European Union-Ukraine agreement that called for closer and more strategic security and trade agreements with Ukraine. But a vote of the Dutch people, albeit non-binding, rejected the deal. Direct Democracy in action. The referendum, pulled off by the Eurosceptics movement in record time and efficiency, shows how a direct vote by the people can work. Elsewhere, Celente addresses recent market surges on the backdrop of rising oil prices and corporate earnings.
The Trends Research Institute today affirmed our trend forecast, made one year ago, that Hillary Clinton will win the 2016 presidential race. And we now forecast her Democratic challenger, Bernie Sanders, will be chosen as her vice presidential running mate. Indeed, in the absence of a major scandal, and as the current field of candidates stands, a Clinton victory was sealed last week when Donald Trump, already suffering “women problems” in the polls, sunk 73 percent into negative territory when he said if a woman had an abortion and they were illegal, she should be subject to “some form of punishment.” With Clinton having solidly secured the women vote and holding an insurmountable delegate lead, Sanders has succeeded in attracting die-hard Democratic liberals, the financially desperate and deeply indebted millennial voters back into the party fold. Barring any wildcard factors that significantly disrupt the political landscape, the Clinton-Sanders ticket can own several critical voter segments and take the race over the finish line.