The 'Everything Bubble' Is Starting To Implode

Summary

Michael Oliver provides his usual insightful thought into sectors you might want to avoid investing in this year.

Alasdair Macleod explains why he believes the meltdown was predictable and what you can do to at least in part protect yourself against the carnage that lays ahead.

Chen Lin, a very successful independent investor, shares some of his top picks and his insights into the Chinese economy and how they may impact markets in 2019.

Alasdair Macleod, Chen Lin and Michael Oliver visit during this first episode of 2019.

As the late 2018 stock market decline morphs into a far more serious event than the 2008 financial crisis, you will hear mainstream financial anchors declaring that no one saw this decline coming. That will be "fake news," because Alasdair told our listeners in August that a decline was inevitable and that it would start between Q4 2018 and mid-2019. Alasdair explains why this meltdown was predictable and what you can do to at least in part protect yourself against the carnage that lays ahead as the implosion of this "Everything Bubble" forces those who created it to deal with economic reality.

Chen shares some of his top picks and his insights into the Chinese economy and how they may impact markets in 2019. Michael provides his usual insightful thoughts about which sectors you should be avoiding and which you should be investing in during 2019.

Alasdair Macleod has a background as a stockbroker, banker and economist. He is a Senior Fellow at the GoldMoney Foundation and Head of Research at Goldmoney. His weekly articles written for Goldmoney are posted on his blog here.

Chen Lin had been a doctoral candidate in aeronautical engineering at Princeton. However, Chen found his investment strategies were so profitable that he put his Ph.D. on the back burner to devote full time to private investing and writing a newsletter, titled "What is Chen Buying? What is Chen Selling?" His track record has been phenomenal! In one account we track in which he used no leverage, he was able to grow $5,411 starting in 2002 to over $2.2 million by the end of 2012. You can visit his website here.

Michael Oliver entered the financial services industry in 1975 on the Futures side, joining E.F. Hutton's International Commodity Division, NYC. He studied under David Johnson, head of Hutton's Commodity Division and chairman of the COMEX.

In the 1980s, he began to develop his own momentum-based method of technical analysis. In 1987, Oliver, along with his futures client accounts (Oliver had trading POA), technically anticipated and captured the Crash. He began to realize that his emergent momentum-structural-based tools should be further developed into a full analytic methodology.

In 1992, Oliver was asked by the Financial VP and head of Wachovia Bank's Trust Department to provide soft dollar research to Wachovia. Within a year, he shifted from brokerage to full-time technical research. MSA has provided its proprietary technical research services to financial and asset management clients continually since 1992. Oliver is the author of The New Libertarianism: Anarcho-Capitalism.

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