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To whom it may concern from James F. Osterbur. Since it is a true reality, the consequence is to be far worse: for not being prepared/ than to be “slightly in advance of an economic depression”. I do present you with this warning; reminding you as stated directly below, when invested in the stock market. A sudden downturn can be financially catastrophic/ and leaves you the investor; without a single option but to cry.


The critical reality being; as is proven here below in a single day, in a single morning: EVERYTHING CHANGED.


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A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.

That’s a paraphrase of a famous Washington saying about runaway government spending in the billions. But our phrase applies to a runaway stock market.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the middle of the ocean, you know that the U.S. stock market has been on fire, with a 22% return last year. And the action so far in 2018 suggests there’s no looking back.

The huge run-up in stock prices has brought the total market capitalization of the Russell 3000 Index—which covers 98.5% of the country’s market capitalization—to $30 trillion, a “staggering” amount of money, according to a recent report from Bespoke Investment Group. We can’t disagree.

Moreover, the run-up in value since President Donald Trump was elected is some $6.6 trillion, in just about 14 months. That’s half the entire gain seen under the eight years under President Barack Obama.

Perhaps even more staggering is that Apple (AAPL) alone, valued at $911 billion, constitutes roughly 3% of the nation’s total market cap.


apple total value 1.2 trillion or in other words: that is equal too one hundred million people each with 12,000.oo dollars of investment in apple.



Shares Outstanding4.6B

Latest Dividend$0.77 (Nov 14, 2019)

Ex-Dividend DateNov 7, 2019

Institutional Ownership60.67%

Revenue Per Employee$1,982,610

Short Interest45.15M (10/31/2019)

Short Interest Change-5.98%

Percent of Float1.02%


Property, Plant & Equipment Gross 49,257 61,245 75,076 90,403 95,957


total assets 338, 516 million of all kinds in millions

no factories everything is done overseas. Which would mean apart from some apple sales facilities and logistical structures; they have little more than numbers to divide if they were to suddenly prove their stock.


This is what a quadrillion looks like written out: 1,000,000,000,000,000.

Funds invested in derivatives alone total at minimum $544 trillion, and the high-end estimate is $1.2 quadrillion. In fact, there is more money in derivatives than in all the stock markets combined, which is a comparatively paltry $73 trillion. The U.S. accounts for the biggest slice of that global market cap pie, thanks to companies like Apple Inc. AAPL, -0.09%  , Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, -0.50%, and Microsoft Corp MSFT, +0.07%

. A derivative is entirely “theoretical money”/ and does not exist with any real standard associated with it; such as gold would be behind a currency; which no longer exists either. In fact all human currency with very little exception; is entirely “simply a number”/ which can then “disappear in an instant”; because it has no backing in reality.



Updated May 17, 2019

The stock market crash of 1929 was a four-day collapse of stock prices that began on October 24, 1929. It was the worst decline in U.S. history. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 25 percent. It lost $30 billion in market value.


Three Causes of an Asset Bubble

Low-interest rates are the most frequent cause of an asset bubble. They create an over-expansion of the money supply. Hence, investors can borrow cheaply but cannot receive a good return on their bonds. So they look for another asset class.

The second biggest cause is demand-pull inflation. That’s when an asset class suddenly becomes popular. As asset prices rise, everyone wants to get in on the profits. But the consumer price index does not always accurately capture this form of inflation. So policy-makers overlook it.


Since 1922, the stock market had gone up by almost 20 percent a year. Everyone invested, thanks to a financial invention called buying “on margin.” It allowed people to borrow money from their broker to buy stocks. They only needed to put down 10-20 percent. Investing this way contributed to the irrational exuberance of the Roaring Twenties.

Margin debt is over twice market growth


Buying on margin is borrowing money from a broker to purchase stock. An initial investment of at least $2,000 is required (minimum margin). You can borrow up to 50% of the purchase price of a stock (initial margin).



ALTHOUGH it is not the full debt picture

The year just past was, once again, strong for private markets.1 Even as public markets rose worldwide— the S&P 500 shot up by about 20 percent, as did other major indices—investors continued to show interest and confidence in private markets. Private asset managers raised a record sum of nearly $750 billion globally, extending a cycle that began eight years ago. Within this tide of capital, one trend stands out: the surge of megafunds (of more than $5 billion), especially in the United States, and particularly in buyouts. Remarkably, the industry’s record-setting 2017 growth is attributable to a single sub-asset class in one region. Notably too, if mega-fundraising


https://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/z1/20140306/accessible/l5.htm THIS LINK is from 2015 and the fact it has ended: shows the real accounting that has been changed since/ to hide the reality of what is actually true. It is in billions; which makes “1.” equal to one billion dollars. It shows an asset claim of 193. 911,9 trillion dollars; in 2015; bottom right of table. That one trillion: is equal to 10,000 dollars per each of one hundred million people. Means the asset claim of this USA was at that time equal too: $1,939,119.00 per each and every one of one hundred million people.

With a liability claim line 19 far right of 141156.9 billion dollars from all sectors. ($141 trillion)








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