Month: May 2016

Wise Men Come to Visit Jesus

  As we begin in chapter 2 of the Gospel of Matthew, the language which Matthew used indicates that some time has passed since the birth of Jesus Christ. Nobody is sure exactly how much time has passed. Various commentary writers and biblical experts estimate somewhere between 40 days and two years. There is an introduction to a couple new characters in this chapter which should be explained before we get into the actual look at the verses. The first is a group of men from Persia, who have been called by many names. Those names include the Magi, the wise...

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What Can One Learn From The Birth of Jesus Christ?

  We are talking here, in Matthew 1:18-25, about the circumstance surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. Perhaps, it would be wise to establish a little background for the Gospel according to Matthew. This book was written primarily for the Jewish people. How do we know that? It is because he starts out the first chapter with 17 verses about the lineage of Jesus. Two thousand years ago, a person’s lineage was important. The churches of that era kept detailed records of whom was related to whom. Jesus came down the lineage from Abraham and King David. The bible...

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Cash Holdings of Apple and Others Are At Massive Risk

  The cash holding of Apple and other high tech companies are piling up. This is a practice often done by international companies because of foreign exchange variations. The funds are held in cash accounts [bank accounts] or cash equivalents [most typically bonds]. As noted below, there are more $7 trillion in bonds with negative interest rates. Throw every “norm” out the window.  This Keynesian, central banking world has everything so distorted that nothing makes sense anymore. There are currently more than $7 trillion in bonds, worldwide, offering a negative interest rate. Wrap your head around that!  People are actually...

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The Derivatives Market Is About To Implode the Big Banks Once Again!

  You know how we hoped that financial markets learned their lesson when the global financial markets came within hours of a total collapse? Well, they didn’t! The 2008 Crash was caused by the unregulated derivatives markets. And if you think that problem has been fixed, you’re mistaken. DB [Deutsche Bank] sits atop the largest derivatives book in the world. Now keep in mind that Deutsche Bank is essentially the European Central Bank. This one bank has over  $75 trillion in derivatives on its balance sheet. This is over 20 times German GDP and roughly the same size as global...

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Investing Legends Have Become Bearish on U.S. Stocks

  Never has it been more obvious that a major crisis is near at hand than when you see investing legends have become bearish on US stocks. There are more and more announcement or comments from those individuals on a daily basis. Both George Soros and his ex-partner from the Quantum Fund days, Jim Rogers, has come out in the last couple of weeks and issued warnings that a collapse was eminent. George Soros is investing like a crisis is around the corner. These days, he runs Soros Fund Management, which manages about $10 billion. According to Bloomberg Business,...

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