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Dow Futures Today Dip Despite 4.8% Surge in China

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The Economic "Red Wedding" Begins

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I love being right...Does that make me a bad person?

I have been warning for months that the market is overvalued, that the global economy is sick, and that stocks are headed for a fall. While CNBC and the rest of the clueless bulls break out the arm-bands, readers at Money Morning - who have been paying attention - should not have been surprised by what happened last week.

The collapse in commodity prices that began a year ago was a raging canary in the coal mine, screaming that something was wrong in the global economy. And that was the faltering of Chinese growth, which all along had been built on a fragile foundation of debt.

But these numbers don't convey the hard, cold reality of the losses. Let's put some meat on the bones.

Currency Wars: China Now Has Unprecedented Control Over the U.S. Dollar

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China fired a shot heard 'round the world Aug. 11, stoking fears of what could become the ugliest of all currency wars. In a surprise move, the country massively devalued the yuan 2% - its biggest one-day devaluation in 20 years.

China's yuan devaluation will have more than just that immediate impact - it gives the country unprecedented, long-term control over the U.S. dollar.

Here's how China has managed to place the U.S. dollar on puppet strings...

[WARNING] China, Russia Create Own Gold Market to Take Down U.S. Dollar

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China and Russia have finally had enough of Western central bankers' clandestine gold market manipulation to prop up the U.S. dollar.

F. William Engdahl, an American-German economic researcher and best-selling geopolitical author, was quoted by business blog Sputnik on Aug. 16. He said that Russia, China, and other emerging economies are involved in & the genial move & to establish an entirely different gold market.

& They stand to add to the new energy surrounding a renaissance in gold as a support of solid, well-based currencies to replace the diluted and devalued dollar system...&

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How China's Currency Move Changes the Investing Landscape

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The markets got carried out feet first this morning in early trading that saw the Dow plunge more than 230 points, the S&P 500 shed more than 25 points, and the Nasdaq crater a massive 90 points. Then, as logic and common sense prevailed, the major averages fought their way back in one of the most gut-wrenching days in a long time.

Still, there are a lot of jangled nerves out there, and China is being pilloried for its actions - which is exactly why I wanted to reach out to you today with an explanation of what's really driving this, and how to capitalize on the situation.

China's currency move was absolutely brilliant for two reasons...

WTI Crude Oil Price Today Falls Alongside Chinese Yuan

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The WTI crude oil price today fell to a six-year low in the wake of China's decision to devalue its yuan this morning.

Although China touts it as a reform measure, the devaluation raises concerns that the nation's government is panicking.

Here's everything you need to know about today's movements...

Play China's $67 Trillion Surge with This Stock

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Before this month's crash, Chinese markets doubled over seven months to peak at 5,166 in mid-June.

On the way up, anecdotes abounded of farmers abandoning their fields in favor of trading stocks on margin. By late June, there were more individual investors in China than the 87.8 million card-carrying members of the Communist Party of China.

And one U.S. company has become the top choice to profit from this shift...

How to Protect Yourself from China's Crashing Stock Market

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Chinese stocks plummeted again yesterday.

The Shanghai Composite tanked 8.48% to 3725.56, while the Shenzhen Composite fell 7% to 2160.09. And the ChiNext, China's smaller equivalent of the Nasdaq, fell 7.4% to 2683.45.

U.S. and international investors need to understand what's going on in China and position themselves to profit on a full-blown market crash there that could ignite global contagion...

Markets "Whistle Past the Graveyard" as Google Gains $65 Billion in Just One Day

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While markets decided to ignore what are destined to be doomed attempts to cover over intractable debt crises in Greece and China, the real action in the markets last week took place in two high-flying NASDAQ stocks - Netflix and Google.

Netflix stock split 7-to-1 and the company announced strong subscriber growth, pushing its stock up from a split-adjusted $98.13 on Wednesday to $114.77 at the end of the week. The 18% pop increased its market cap to $48.7 billion and its price/earnings ratio to 210x as Wall Street analysts competed with each other to raise their price targets to ever higher levels.

If you think that sounds giddy, look at what Google did...

Idiocy Knows No Borders

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As a veteran investor and hedge fund manager, I've often pursued strategies that feed off volatility. So for me, the type of schizophrenic, up-and-down action that we saw last week was just what the doctor ordered. Unfortunately, for anyone banking on a positive long-term outcome for Greece and the EU, the doctor making orders may well be named Kervorkian.

The "Gridiots" in Europe spent the week torturing a world too fearful (or stupid) to just ignore their idiocy. The dysfunctional and bankrupt Hellenic State will continue to be funded for a couple of more years - after which they'll have to go through this moronic exercise all over again. Having allowed its populace to self-immolate and vote against accepting the demands of its creditors, the Syriza government caved to precisely those demands and now the world will wait to see if the rest of the European governments will be dumb enough to fall for this charade.

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WARNING: China’s New “World Bank” Threatens U.S. Dollar

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China has just made another strike against the U.S. dollar with a new “world bank” – the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

By now 57 countries have been approved to join forces in this $50 billion global economic “superpower” cooperative – and the United States is not one of them.

Here’s what China’s new world bank means for the U.S. dollar in 2015…

Catalyst #4: The Chinese Economy Faces This $5 Trillion Threat

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The Chinese economy – the largest on the planet – faces a $5 trillion threat. And if China’s economy collapses, global markets will go with it.

Watch the video to find out what danger lurks behind the Chinese economy right now more than ever:

Avoid the Spread of This "China Syndrome"

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Stocks were sailing toward new record highs last week until they suddenly came crashing down on Friday. The shift occurred after China took steps to rein in its parabolic market by easing restrictions on short selling and raising margin requirements.

This is what happens when equity investors decide to ignore weak earnings, deteriorating economic conditions and geopolitical chaos and place all of their faith in the ability of central banks and other regulators to bail them out time after time...

Keith Appears on CNBC's Street Signs

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Money Morning's Keith Fitz-Gerald nails China's GDP growth, gives his quick read on big bank's reported earnings, and cautions against taking a short-term view during any earnings season.

Keith's thoughts as he appears on CNBC...

China's Power Gambit Gives Us a Profit Play

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The planet's number two economy is growing more comfortable with its predominance on the world stage.

Despite attempts by the U.S. to dictate other nations' dealings with China, the Middle Kingdom has been establishing new economic and financial institutions to develop its global sway. And it's inviting the world to participate.

Meanwhile, America is staying away and warning others to do the same. But scores of leading nations are ignoring that advice and joining with China.

That's allowing the Chinese to foster deeper, more profitable international relations, and creating new opportunities for globally oriented investors like us...

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