I have been warning for years that the greatest and final economic collapse in this century, would be China. Now that cracks in the great red dragon’s economy are widening, it’s time to prepare for the China’s Yuan crash and The Great Depression In China.
The subject of the economic collapse of late become synonymous with leading media outlets clearly indicating an impending financial disaster evidenced by the worst stock market performance since the Great Depression in 1930. The poor performance in the stock market has been marked with increased volatility in stock prices and termed as the most unfavorable Christmas Eve in Wall Street. To make the economic situation even worse, most economic analyst including Mark Jolley is pessimistic that the situation will still get worse in the coming year as the situation is only at the first half of the global equity bear market.
The ailing economic situation has occurred within a brief period as in 2017; the stock market was at its best only to get worse in 2018 after the global economy took a new turn putting investors with their investments at stake. The financial crisis linked to the bear market is not only being witnessed in the US alone but in many stock markets across the globe which even started declining way before the situation was felt in the US.
The stock market performance in December has been termed as the worst performance of U.S stocks since the Great Depression in 1930. The dramatic decline in stock exchange has been evidenced by two key stock indexes: Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 which closed at 7.6% and 7.8%. The significant decline of the two benchmark U.S. stock indexes has led the Russel 2000 to close in the bear market territory, a phenomenon that has greatly stunned economic analysists as well as worry investors across the country. In early October 2018, the Dow Jones average reached an all-time high of 26, 951.81 but dropped more than 3300 points in less than two months to close at 23, 592.98 on Monday with a high probability of an even worse decline.
In the past, the U.S stocks have always ended the year on a high a situation usually referred to as” Santa rally” but this year looks different attributed to a rapid decline in stock’s price. With close to two weeks remaining to mark the end of December, the situation is most likely to worsen indicated the Russell 2000 which stands at 20.6% from highs. The Russell 2000 is a crucial indicator of the movement of the Dow and S&P 500. A high Russell 2000 value points to a falling Dow and the S&P 500.
The Chinese economy has in recent years undergone a series of boom and recesses making it increasingly difficult for investors to realize substantial profits margins due to complexity in differentiating the boom and recesses. The past 30 years have seen China’s economy massively grow by triple figures to be among the world’s leading economies despite being merged with fraud, enormous wastage of resources in addition to theft of public resources by powerful individuals in the government.
The tremendous Chinese economic growth has come with numerous employment opportunities with hundreds of millions of the Chinese population being employed in manufacturing industries found across all major cities across the country. The overall effect of increased employment in China is that the poverty levels have increasingly dropped in addition to massive infrastructural developments were state-of-the-art transportation hubs, high-speed trains, sophisticated telecommunications systems have been launched. The rapid advancement of infrastructure has also significantly contributed to economic growth.
The new tariffs proposal by U.S president Donald Trump has intensified the trade wars between the two nation, but the chances of China cutting its trade surplus with the US in response to the new tariffs is absolutely nil. The 25% increase in trade tariffs proposed by Washington puts China in a debt crisis and cutting trade surplus would not be a suitable option to help the situation.
The imposition of new tariffs on low-value exports involving Asian value chains is seen as a strategy employed by the U.S to cut down on the trade of cheap imports rather than leveling offshoring. The 25% increase in trade tariffs is also a means of reducing the country’s account deficit which is currently lower than 6%. The effects of the increase in trade tariffs are already caused an economic crisis in China evidenced by the current exchange rate which is at 6.725 to the U.S dollar, the lowest rate this year.
It is certain that all Americans are currently worried about an impending economic collapse. Do you have what it takes to survive an economic collapse? If no, perhaps you have to develop measures that will help you survive an economic recess without much struggle. According to economic experts, there is a high possibility of an economic collapse in America than ever before thus calling for preparations to handle the situation effectively. But what exactly are you preparing for? In essence, you are bracing for an economic crash, and you would be among the 3 million preppers across the US.
The U.S economy is currently experiencing a debt bubble which can pop up anytime bringing the economy to its knees. Several sectors of the economy seem to be going wrong, a clear indication of an impending economic collapse. The banking sector, for instance, has since become risky attributed to snowballing debts which could lead to a sudden closure. The economic meltdown may be fatal in the US since the country has been living way above its limits for decades.