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Jim Willie: After Banks Fail, Government Seizes IRA’s, 401k’s, and Pensions

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 18:47
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In the first video, Jim Willie gets into what he believes are the beginning stages of bank failures, and the effects that people should expect could come from those failures.

Derivative damage is starting to sap the capital out of these big banks. Global Research Reports:

The global derivatives bubble is now 20 percent bigger than it was just before the last great financial crisis struck in 2008. It is a financial bubble far larger than anything the world has ever seen, and when it finally bursts it is going to be a complete and utter nightmare for the financial system of the planet. According to the Bank for International Settlements, the total notional value of derivatives contracts around the world has ballooned to an astounding 710 trillion dollars ($710,000,000,000,000). Other estimates put the grand total well over a quadrillion dollars.

Some of the bigger banks Jim speaks about specifically that he believes are going to fail include: Banco Espírito Santo, Coutts, Barclays, Bank of Cyprus, and Societe Generale. They may not be domestic banks, but you can be sure their failure will cause a tidal wave size ripple in an already fragile economy here at home. Domestically, Jim touches on how some banks are making it harder to get money out with prolonged waits, and others (Chase) in California won’t even take cash deposits unless you bank at THAT branch. No question there’s some tension in the banking community right now, but would they *government) go after assets the way we saw in Greece if push really came to shove? 

Wide Banking Failures



Short Answer: It’s Obama. Please! Longer Answer: There’s good news and bad news about that question. Good news, is no, Jim doesn’t think banks would seize bank accounts here domestically if and when the whole economy starts to unwind. Bad news? You might want to listen. Jim also gets into what it IS wise to own right now. Gold vs. Silver? Precious metals vs. Land? Etc.

Unfortunately he also talks about something that I talk about all too often, and wish more responsible economists would. Violence. Expect PLENTY of it. Where? Places where cash is disbursed, where food is scarce (which will be everywhere, and Jim explains why), and where people get fuel. If you’re reading this, you’re obviously not one of the ignorant fools out there buying whatever Obama is shoveling… and there is enough information contained in the links to tell you all you need to know. The links below with Peter Schiff and Jim Willie will convince anyone with an IQ over 6 that a financial tsunami is coming, and it’s not “conspiracy theory…,” but what you do with the information is up to you to figure out based on your needs and what you can realistically do…

In the second video, Glenn Beck speaks with economic genius and author of the “The Death of Money,” Jim Rickards about what happens when there is a catastrophic financial failure,  and then a reset like humanity has never seen… In light of tensions escalating in Baltimore tonight, after reports of Hung Jury in the Freddie Gray Case, Pay particular attention to human behavior in “good times,” and it should leave no doubt how you need to prepare for “bad times.”

What Will Happen To You!?!?




ZeroHedge Writes:

I have been warning for some time that government was eyeing up pensions.The amount in private pension funds is about $19.4 trillion. The question that has been debated in secret behind the curtain is how to justify to the people taking that over. I have been warning that if this is seized by government, it will come after 2015.75. Just how that is to be accomplished was finally settled by the Supreme Court without any justification constitutionally.

The US Supreme Court ruled last week in the unanimous, 8-page decision in Tibble v. Edison holding that employers have a duty to protect workers in their 401(k) plans from mutual funds that are too expensive or perform poorly. That is simply astonishing since there is no constitutional requirement for even government to provide social benefits. The Supreme court held in HARRIS v. McRAE, 448 U.S. 297 (1980) it was explained that the constitution is negative not positive. There is no duty imposed upon the state to provide a program for that would convert the constitution from a negative restrain upon government to a positive obligation to provide for everyone.

If we take the fact that the constitution is NEGATIVE and was a restrain upon government, then this latest ruling is completely unfounded. Monday’s unanimous ruling sends a warning to employers that they now must improve their plans and it is now an obligation to project employees. This comes just in time for then the next step is government to seize private funds and prosecute employers who choose badly a fund manager. This fits perfectly just in time for the Obama administration’s next assault as they prepare a landmark change of its own by issuing rules requiring that financial advisers put the interest of customers ahead of their own. This creates a very gray area wide enough to justify public seizure of pension funds under management.

This ruling will have a dramatic impact upon investment management and we have already received calls asking about using our model for management purposes since it has one of the longest track records that can be verified in the industry. What this ruling imposes is a tremendous duty upon the plan fiduciary who must now back up his decision with proof. This may also have the impact of foreclosing new fund managers from entering the business since they will lack the track record.

Yet this decision is even deeper. It sets the stage to JUSTIFY government seizure of private pension funds to protect pensioners. When the economy turns down and things get messy, they are placing measures in place to eliminate money in and physical dimension, closing all tax loopholes, shutting down the world economy with FATCA, and preparing for the final straw of Economic Totalitarianism with the Supreme Court reversing its entire construction of the Constitution to impose a duty upon employers to ensure the 401K plans perform in a world where interest rates are going negative. You really cannot make up this level of insanity.

The message here is not that all 401(k)s are bad or too expensive. In fact, costs have fallen 30 percent over the past decade as more plan sponsors turn to low-cost passive investing options. But this can be highly dangerous for to lower costs they turn to government debt where there is no need for fund management decisions. Yes, when I did hedge fund management, the cost was 5% annually plus 20% performance. That cost went to staff around the world that had to monitor positions and the world economy on a 24 hours basis. You paid also NOT to trade for most losses took place when traders were bored are would trade to try to make money when there was nothing to be done. Our track recordwas the best ever in the industry with the lowest drawn down perhaps in fund management. But that risk reduction cost money.

Today, costs vary widely. Plans with more than $100 million in assets usually have total annual costs below 1% whereas the biggest plans usually are below 0.50%. In small plans, the costs can be as high as 2% today. The focus is now on cost – not performance.

Financial service companies can charge a range of management, administrative, marketing, distribution and record-keeping fees for 401(k) plans. Plan sponsors can assume the costs, but employees are paying at least 85% of all fees typically. It is true that most workers do not know they pay the bulk of the share of costs. A 2011 AARP survey found that 71% of retirement savers do not think they pay any investment fees at all. It is true that the fees make a huge difference in returns over time. However, this drive to lower costs has also lowered the quality of funds management.

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that a 1% point difference on a current account balance of $25,000 will reduce total accumulations by 28% over 35 years, assuming average returns of 7% and no further contributions. The focus is all on these management fees without any consideration of the problem. Trying to manage money varies according to the size of the fund. The more you gather, often the lower the performance because the markets are not unlimited. You can pick up the phone and say “sell at the market” when you have a $100 million fund, you cannot do that with a $100 billion fund. So the management fee was also a means to reduce the number of clients and it was never a question of unlimited capacity to trade. The numbers on performance would decline with greater amounts of money under management for the manager lost flexibility.

The Supreme Court case clearly shows that lack of understanding of the industry yet the battle centered on the 401(k) plan’s use of retail-class mutual funds when less-expensive institutional shares were available. The difference between those classes typically is 25 basis points. This will now  put pressure on large plans to cut costs further but will not have much impact on smaller plans. That is because big plans have the buying power to negotiate better deals but at the same time they are the easy target for lawyers making them much more attractive targets for litigation.

Cutting management fees to the bone may in fact set the stage for massive losses for many of the older better traders are now just resigning. The quality of the funds management is more likely than not going to decline noticeably.

Between the court ruling and the Obama administration’s push for stronger fiduciary rules send a strong message that government can much easier seize the pension fund management industry of course to “protect the consumer”.


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Peter Schiff On China’s Currency Devaluation and the Federal Reserve Board

Peter Schiff: Greece Was a Sideshow. Americans Need to Worry About Starving

Peter Schiff: China and Switzerland is Killing U.S. Dollar








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  • This was so easy to see may years, ago. People have been being warned for many years. However, through their insanity compelled by waves of cognitive dissonance, they have chosen to ignore the negative. It reminds me of people who ignore the warnings about what they eat. Then they demand that others feel sorry for their eating habits…as they tell the rest to mind their own business.

    Materialists- most of those who do not even understand what materialism is -are in for the roughest time. However, some of us, particularly those who saw this coming, have already moved on. No, we didn’t wait for them. And who could blame us?

    • Oh please. Moved on from what? You make it sound like its already happened.
      This Willie Wanker has been pulling his pud about this for who knows how many years. I personally have been hearing the same crap since the early 70′s. And yes, I chose to ignore you narcissists and enjoyed the last 45 years of my life instead of heading to the wilderness with my hoards of precious metals waiting miserably for the global collapse. Then what? Do you think anyone is going to have anything of value for you to use your gold or silver? It’s going to be as worthless as the dollar bill at that point. You surely can’t eat rocks.
      So you go back and tell Joe Willie Namath to quit worrying about dying and start enjoying living.

      • The Human Mind Creates Reality and They Need Fear to Do It, its why the News is all the Same, they need the Masses to Think as ONE, turn the News to a different Station, you;re going to find the Same Story at the exact Same Time, This is how they do it.

        Just a waste of time Living in Hate and Fear, I Just Think of a World Without Them, Loving and Peaceful

        You can see it with these Stories of Planet X, Muslim Terrorists, the Crash is Coming, etc. they need the Masses to make it happen.

        Its the same thing when a Holy Vision appears, the Virgin Mary, its a Mass of Human Beings or just a few looking for the Divine Feminine and Thinking about Her at the same time, or those who see Jesus or a Statue Bleeding at the same time, they have Faith within Their Heart, they Believe its True and it Is True, there is certainly a Divine Presence, within each one of Us and Above Us.

        Faith Can Move Mountains, the only thing set in stone are the 10 commandments

      • mitch51

        I’d like to nominate this comment for “The Best Comment Of The Month Award”. It’s always nice to read a comment from someone that is capable of critical thinking.

        God Bless Our Crashing (For The Last 50 Years) Economy, And Also Commentors Like YPAN.

    • An engineered crash and the implementation of Agenda 2030 are just around the corner…..


    • stop pretending you know anything. you don’t

  • Did you Google Legal Name Fraud yet?

  • “The amount in private pension funds is about $19.4 trillion.”

    This is just an Illusion, the money is not there. :!:

    • Yes it is because i sold the misses a broken plate for $50m as modern art and she brought $50m of shares in my smutbook software house thats never made a penny.

      When SHTF like its going to do then the US government won’t be taking anything from the private bank known as the FED because it won’t be worth toilet paper, leaves green stains on your bum.

      What they will do is start race wars if they have not managed to start WWIII because Russia now has nukes pointing at banker central in Israel from the Syrian border so that Iron Dome that was designed to save all the politicians from the US with duel passports is not going to be much use.

      if anyone comes for your guns, let em have it, BANG or face a very poor old age and dieing like a real slave and not just a debt slave

  • b4

    you guys are all of the same “coin”–some are heads,some are tails–both sides think they are different……

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