Steven Menking Will Be On The Hagmann & Hagmann Report Tonight – 03.15.2017


Greetings fellow amateurs,

I will be on The Hagmann & Hagmann Report tonight live and in color from 8:15pm to 9:00pm eastern time! This will be my third appearance on H&H. Back in October 2016 I spent an hour discussing education, economics, and eternity, and in January of this year our topics were our new network On the Objective as well as spiritual and economic affairs. Join me tonight for a rundown of the major events that are on the table here and now: debt ceiling deadline, Federal Reserve rate hike, Brexit, Dutch elections, and more! You can check out the broadcast live or in archive on YouTube, Blog Talk Radio, Global Star, or via the iTunes podcast app. Visit the H&H YouTube channel.

God bless,


Ross Powell – Beware The Ides Of March – Vault 7, Economics, And Asymmetrical War


Ross Powell is the founder of Survival 401k, a specialty financial services company that provides hard-asset based retirement account solutions and preparation recommendations. Please visit his website to explore the critical solutions that Ross offers. Ross also hosts the podcast Remnant Radio Network available via Global Star Radio and through On the Objective. This article was originally published on US Daily Review: Beware the Ides of March – Vault 7, Economics, and Asymmetrical War


Hardly a week goes by now without another salvo of truth bombs being dropped in the escalating war of information for the hearts and minds of humanity. The latest revelations from WikiLeaks – underreported as they may be in the obsolete media – directly confirm the suppositions and circumstantial evidence that have been castigated as conspiracy theory for years and even decades. 1984 indeed has been here for a long time. These colossal exposures are more or less old news for those with eyes to see and ears to hear, but the timing of the first of many releases concerning the CIA and their incredibly reckless and dangerous policies and tools is particularly interesting.

Beware the Ides of March.

Could we be witnessing another pivotal sequence of events? Time will tell, but the recent enigmatic exchanges of accusations from high profile politicians and media personalities could be pointing us toward an unwinding of built up tension that has the potential to reach Shakespearian proportions. While it remains to be seen if an empire – or emperor – will fall symbolically, certainly many eyes are watching the date of March 15th due to the confluence of significant events.

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Is It Possible To Talk Out of Four Sides of Your Mouth?


With Deutsche Bank hitting a fresh all time low today and getting within striking distance of the psychologically important $10 price point, we just might find out the answer to the question in the title of this article. That’s right ladies and gentlemen… Back again for the very first time, fighting out of Jekyll Island, in the green trunks with the white trim: it’s THE FEDERAL RESERVE! Everyone’s favorite central bank – based on the way economists, investors, and most importantly trading algorithms hang on every jot and tittle of its mouthpieces and press releases – is set to make another policy announcement this week, which means that we’ll get to hear once again from our dear monetary grandmother.

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Brothers on the Wall Appearance: 07.02.2016


I appeared on Brothers on the Wall this past Saturday (07.02.2016) on Blog Talk Radio. For the first half of the first hour Jon Robberson and I went back and forth about the Brexit, silver, and other current events across the financial world. The most important topic in my opinion was the discussion of how we should respond practically in light of recent events.

Listen to the replay here.


Appearing on Brothers on the Wall Tonight 06.28.2016 @ 7:00pm Eastern


I will be appearing on the Tuesday debut of Brothers on the Wall tonight (06.28.2016) on Blog Talk Radio. The show runs from 7:00pm Eastern to 10:00pm Eastern and I will be on during the third hour to talk about the financial markets with a focus on the Brexit vote. Please join us for an awesome show featuring Pastor Flip Benham reviewing his recent meeting with Donald Trump as well as The Colonel of Seedtime Harvest Ministries and Chance from American Survival Wholesale.

Join the show here.


Meeting Announcement: Monday 6/27 @8:00pm Eastern


Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 6/27, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at

This evening we will be discussing the Brexit vote and the implications for global markets. What are some different possible outcomes over the short and medium term? What does this mean for banks? How will this impact global geopolitics? Is there a real possibility that the vote will end up getting blocked? What specific events should we be watching for? Most importantly, why should we care about any of this?

We welcome your participation in an open, honest conversation where everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts and ask questions we don’t typically investigate. Thanks for your time and we look forward to speaking with you!


When the Music Stops

Global financial institutions have been playing a game of musical chairs since the financial crisis of 2008. In a normal game of musical chairs there are rounds in which the music stops and one player at a time is eliminated due to a deficit of chairs. In this game of financial musical chairs even eliminating one player has been an unacceptable outcome to policymakers for economic and primarily political reasons. However, the chairs have continued to be removed while everyone continues to dance around and the players have convinced themselves either that there will always be a chair for them or that the music will never stop. As a result, we are looking at a final round day of reckoning for the current global financial system of a magnitude that cannot be fully grasped. Not only is there just one chair left and dozens of players still in the game: the game is being played on the deck of the sinking ship of fiat currency. Where does the Brexit fit into this apropos yet admittedly clunky analogy?

It means the music has stopped.

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In my previous article I said that my best guess was that Remain would win the day. As it turns out that prediction was wrong. Fortunately enough, The Amateur Society portfolio is rather happy that I was wrong on that one.

I also wrote this:

“If a Brexit does happen then hold on to your hats because the markets will be caught flat footed and we could potentially be looking at limit down halts all over the place and perhaps even closed markets on Friday in various places.”

Well it didn’t take long for the S&P Futures to go 5% limit down:

Limit Down S&P 06.24.2016

We’ll see if market closures follow suit. If they do this is going to be a long weekend for many and the longest weekend for some. The move in volatility has been monstrous and gold saw a $100 move up. Those are the only asset classes – aside from some cash – that The Amateur Society has been invested in and recommended for over a year now and this looks to be the beginning of the move I’ve been waiting for.

Whether the worm has turned with finality remains to be seen, but the desperation evident in the previous week has the potential to turn into panic rather quickly.

Stay tuned.

brexit, Brexit. BREXIT!

brexit, Brexit. BREXIT!

If you’ve been actively following current financial events then you’re likely sick of hearing the word Brexit. I recommend that you skip this introduction and go to the numbered list of scenarios.

Today (06.23.2016) the UK held a referendum to determine whether they will remain in or leave the European Union. A referendum is supposed to be a democratic process where every eligible citizen can vote on a particular measure. Brexit refers to a ‘British exit’ from the European Union and the term exists because as everyone knows your branding must either be crafty wordplay or Orwellian newspeak.

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