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The post-election run-up in stocks was fueled purely by “hope and change” energy.  Now that Trump has assumed the mantle, reality will hit like an icy shower.  The non-“alternative facts” about the economy continue to show contraction in real economic activity.   The retail sales report for December was an utter disaster, especially if you strip out gasoline and autos.

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Why would a supposedly upstanding “charitable” foundation be shut down if all was on the up-and-up?

TND Guest Contributor:  Dave Kranzler

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The attack on Trump from the CIA and its media agents at the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, the network TV channels, the BBC, the Guardian, and every other Western print and TV source with the exception of Fox News, is based on no evidence whatsoever.

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The Washington Post, the newspaper upon which the U.S. government relies to castigate “conspiracy theories”, has advanced one of its own.  WPost labels The News Doctors “fake news” and considering the source, that’s a compliment. – Eric Dubin, Managing Editor, The News Doctors.

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50% of gold’s move occurred on Monday, while the U.S. was closed in observance of MLK’s birthday and well before the Trump tweet.  Mining stocks in Canada moved up sharply yesterday.   This tells us that there are other factors behind the move in gold besides the expectation that the dollar is going to sell-off.

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Mr. Townsend thinks the Dollar Index will continue to increase until global central bankers sit down and agree to another Plaza Accord to manipulate and intervene in currency markets.  I’m on record for over a year:  central bankers and policy makers will start to sound conservative noises about their fears of the dollar rising too far, too fast, once the Dollar Index exceeds 105.  That will be a trigger for attempts to talk down the dollar, to slow the rise.  We will see a huge hit to profits of U.S. large corporations as the dollar rises and there’s already signs the earning season about to get underway will carry this theme into the mainstream consciousness of market participants, and you will see this within two weeks.  Mr. Townsend is one of the more sober analysts covering the alternative asset markets and his perspective usually provides rational “food for thought.”  He’s a superb “global macro” thinker. – Eric Dubin, Managing Editor, The News Doctors

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Appearing on the Tucker Carlson show on Fox News recently, Glenn Greenwald, co-founding editor of The Intercept, took direct aim at the “intelligence community” and the Washington Post for recklessly spreading the “Russian Hacking” narrative without providing a single piece of tangible evidence to support their claims.   Click here for coverage by our compatriot “Fake News” website, ZeroHedge.  For video interview, click below.  Tucker Carlson, thank you for doing your job and for being a real journalist.  – Eric Dubin, Managing Editor, The News Doctors