You’re Being Deceived, and I’m Fed Up with It

Enough is enough.

I’ve reached my tipping point on the insanity that’s going on in the media. And on Wall Street. And on Madison Avenue, for that matter.

Those three groups are dedicated to treating the rest of the world like mushrooms – keeping us in the dark and feeding us manure.

I want to do exactly the opposite.

I’m making it my mission to shine a bright light on the messages that are being sold to us. Messages meant to misdirect you and me. To mislead us. Or to cover up what’s really going on.

Take Thursday morning for example, when a key bit of global economic data came out. Something that could make or break your investments for the rest of the year…

Germany is the largest economy in Europe, and the fourth-largest in the world. It’s an industrial powerhouse that for decades has been driven by exports – sending cars, machinery, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals all across the globe.

The country’s export focus makes Germany a key bellwether for how consumers across the world are doing. Strong consumer spending tends to mean high demand for imports, which bodes well for Germany.

So when Germany’s manufacturing industry shrunk for three quarters running this year, it put traders on high alert.

Not that you saw much about this on the news, of course.

No, they had more “interesting and political” things to talk about. Like who said what about Ukraine, as if that was going to change something.

It’s just not.

But the fourth-largest economy in the world shedding factory jobs at the fastest rate in almost ten years — that can change everything. It’s a key sign that the global economy might not be doing so well.

Yet both on TV and online, all you heard about was “impeachment” this and “Ukraine phone call” that.

Meanwhile, here’s the news that really matters, and how you can profit from it

How This Bull Market Can Climb the “Wall of Worry”

Going by the numbers, markets and the economy are doing great. The Dow, the Nasdaq, and the S&P 500 all broke several records last week – and all three closed at all-time highs on Friday afternoon.

But if you turn to the news, the picture is much less rosy. There’s no shortage of bad news for the economy. The big trade deal with China keeps getting postponed.

Just last month, the Fed had to step into the overnight “repo” lending market as banks faced a liquidity crunch. And this Thursday, Germany is expected to officially enter a recession.

Meanwhile, the unrest in Barcelona, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Lebanon, and beyond could have serious consequences for the global economy.

For now, these concerns are outweighed by the strength of the U.S. economy.

But there’s definitely a “wall of worry” on the horizon, one the markets will have to overcome to keep climbing.

Here’s what needs to happen for the markets to keep rising

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