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Capitalism Might Not Survive the Fed's Next "Big Idea"

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At the Fed's Jackson Hole symposium last month, there were strong hints from Fed Chair Janet Yellen and Vice Chair Stanley Fischer that they want to raise rates in the near future, but they have broken such promises before.

Those broken promises are likely what lead investors to continue their staggering complacency, and they missed some very disturbing noises about the Fed's plans to deal with the next recession.

These plans are unconstitutional and dangerous, but they're only the next step in a quiet revolution that's already being waged by central banks worldwide.

Credulous, complacent investors put themselves at risk of catastrophic losses as this "revolution" moves further along toward its only logical conclusion...

The wholesale destruction of free markets - and the wealth that people have parked there...

But it's the Fed's most recent move that could destroy everything. Here's the best move you can make in this environment to protect your money...

How a Single Word from the Fed Can Wipe Out Markets

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The Committee to Destroy the World opened is hydra-headed mouth one too many times last week.

The result was the biggest drop in stocks since Brexit.

The Dow Jones Industrial average fell nearly 400 points or 2.1% on Friday while the S&P 500 dropped nearly 54 points or 2.5% and the Nasdaq Composite Index also shed 2.5% and nearly 134 points.

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Central Banks Are Willfully Destroying This Critical Market Function

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With central banks owning $25 trillion of financial assets and sovereign wealth funds owning countless trillions more, it is time to ask whether capitalism as we know it is a thing of the past.

These non-economic actors have different motivations than traditional investors who buy assets in order to earn a profit over a reasonable period of time.

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This Job Is More Important Than the Presidency – Here's Who Has My Vote

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Perhaps more important than who wins the presidency is who will be the next chair of the Federal Reserve.

Here's Shah Gilani's candidate for the job...

Why the Brexit Could Be the End of Central Banks

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The markets' worry over the possibility of a Brexit - that the United Kingdom may actually pull the trigger and leave the world's biggest economic bloc - has been driving volatility for weeks.

Here's the thing... For all the coverage and attention the Brexit is getting, no one's talking about the most frightening prospect - by far - that's going to happen if Britain exits the European Union.

I addressed it on FOX Business' "Making Money with Charles Payne" last Wednesday and got Charles to admit he hadn't heard anyone ever discuss it.

Well, that's because no one's thought about it. Make no mistake - this possibility is out there, and it's the ultimate black swan.

That's a move the ECB can't afford, and it could ultimately lead to the collapse of the ECB and all central banks, including the Fed.

Here's Your Federal Reserve Cheat Sheet – and What's Coming Next

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With the markets hanging on to every word coming out of the Federal Reserve, it's important for investors to pay close attention, too.

So here's a breakdown of everything the Fed's currently saying - and a roadmap for how to play the markets when it all comes to fruition...

End the Fed… and Move the Country Forward

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The name "Federal Reserve System" is supposed to conjure up nice, comforting images of a safety net, of a system to safeguard the economy of the United States. In fact, its creators were adamant about not calling it a bank... because banks and bankers were feared and loathed then - as they mostly are now.

But the truth is, the Federal Reserve System (remember, it's not a bank, it's a "system") is killing this country.

And the damage control we heard from Janet Yellen yesterday just proves how screwed over everyone who lives, works, pays taxes, has a bank account, or invests in this country really is, all thanks to the Fed.

They're false prophets with a god complex - the most dangerous kind...

The Odds of a Fed Rate Hike in June Are Rising Today

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Odds of a Fed rate hike in June just rose after the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston president said the U.S. is near meeting most of the economic conditions policymakers set in order to increase rates.

While a rate hike next month is on the table, odds of a move in June remain slight.

Here's what investors need to know...

How to Add 326% to Your Portfolio Ahead of the Fed's Next Press Conference

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After yet more lackluster economic data and the dovish tone from the Fed's April meeting, many investors are anxious about where markets are going next.

But with this strategy, you can invest with peace of mind - and beat the markets by 326%. Here's how...

One Investment to Own Before the Fed Gets (a Lot) More Inflation Than It Bargained For

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The Fed hasn't been able to get the modest 2% inflation it wants, so it's about to kick its efforts into overdrive.

We'll likely get a lot more inflation than the Fed bargained for, so here's a great commodities play to preserve your purchasing power.

The Truth (About the Stock Market) Is Out There

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Investors want to believe the Fed can support the stock market, and pundits are working hard to convince everyone that the bear market is over.

Don't fall it. This rally is unsustainable, and the Fed's forging monetary policy with flawed data that's doomed to fail.

Here's what's really going on in the markets right now - and what you should do about it...

Here's Why the Bear Market Rally Could End Soon

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One current and three former members of the American branch of The Committee to Destroy the World - otherwise known as the Federal Reserve - met last week in a public forum to discuss their work.

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What This Week's Federal Reserve Interest Rate News Means for Markets in 2016

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After another dovish Federal Reserve interest rate statement from Chair Janet Yellen yesterday, global stocks and commodities are rallying.

Investors can now expect lower interest rates to last deeper into 2016.

Here's what that means for your money now....

Here's the Size of the Scam the Fed and U.S. Companies Are Pulling on Us

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Stocks have been on a tear. After looking weak in February, they've soared close to 13% in a matter of weeks.

So why does it all feel like a magic trick? Why isn't the market rally giving investors any solid feelings? Why is everyone so nervous?

I'll tell you what's going on, who's responsible, and what you need to do now. Let's get started...

New Research Shows the Fed Accounts for 93% of Market Moves Since 2008

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I wasn't the least bit surprised by the Fed's move Wednesday to stand pat on interest rates.

As I noted on CNBC's "Closing Bell," talking is just about the only policy tool still available to Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

That's because the world's other central banks are doing her dirty work for her.

This isn't a popular concept amongst those who like to believe the Fed is in control, but it's all too real. The People's Bank of China unpegged the yuan last August. Then the Bank of Japan introduced negative interest rates in January. And, last week the European Central Bank unleashed Super Mario Draghi's monetary bazooka - all of which make it impossible for Yellen to raise rates at the moment.

Speaking of which, traders breathed a sigh of relief based on the fact that Yellen may be taking rate hikes off the table for now, lending credence to the thought this morning that the Fed may finally be stepping out of the way.

Don't bet on it.

What happened Wednesday is another very deliberate move in a long string of moves that's designed with one intention and one intention only - to manipulate markets.

Not that that's new news - but here's what is.

In the Money Map Report, we've talked many times about how and why there are singular inputs that move markets during specific points in our economic history. I raised a lot of eyebrows when I said that the Fed accounted for 85% of all market action since 2008, but it turns out I may have been too conservative!

The real figure may be at least 93%.

And that means you've got to change your stock selection methods if you want to make sure you profitably capture what's next...