1. Somebody created a Conspiracy Test Case in Cyprus. http://www.realfreemarket.org/blog/2013/03/19/cyprus-banking-crisis-conspiracy-theory/
"Another amusing bit is that Cyprus is an offshore tax haven for rich people. It defeats the purpose of having an offshore tax haven, if the bank can steal your deposit!"
2. Last Friday, somebody caused gold to plummet even further.
"BARRON'S: There Were Two Gigantic, Suspicious Sales Of Gold On Friday That Caused The Price To Plunge"
"THE SUSPICIOUS SELLING resumed this Friday, with the equivalent of 17 tons sold on the New York Comex in two bursts in the morning, according to market sources. And the declines continued after the settlement of futures trading in the early afternoon as the SPDR Gold Trust ETF slumped a total of 2.25% on the day, to close at 131.07, below the April 15 close of 131.31. (The ETF represents a bit less than 1/10th of an ounce of gold.) The current-month May futures contract plunged 1.6%, or $22.20, to $1,364.90 an ounce on the Comex."
3. Fiat Money: Somebody is propping-up the USA dollar and stock market by pumping cash into the system.
"The Collapse Of Fiat Money by a Falling Energy Supply" by Max KaiserPosted on May 17, 2013 Read more at http://www.maxkeiser.com/#tOx51R4FS6EO0rQ4.99
"Each passing day, the world gets closer to a total collapse of the global fiat monetary system. After the United States unilaterally terminated the convertibility of the U.S. Dollar to gold in 1971, the world has been settling trade on borrowed time. It was full faith in the dollar and U.S. Treasury market that allowed global trade to continue for 4 decades.However, faith in the dollar is waning as debts, derivatives and dishonesty plague the financial system. Most analysts (including many in the precious metal camp) are wasting time debating over the mere symptoms and not the disease itself.
We must remember, debts are nothing more than “Energy IOU’s.” To pay back a debt, energy has to be burned so the market can generate goods and services. Thus, this allows for growth to continue which provides a surplus of wealth enabling the repayment of debts.The problem the world is facing, is not the huge amount of derivatives or debts, but the availability and affordability of its future energy supply. Actually, the world has not been able to afford the energy that it has been consuming for quite some time now. Basically, the world (especially the U.S.) cannot not afford its way of life, so it has created a system of debts and derivatives to cover up and mask the problems."
"The collapse of the dollar is already taking place. It has more to do with energy… than most realize."http://www.wnd.com/markets/news/read/23175034/is_harry_dent's_stock_market_crash_prediction_as_crazy_as_it_seems"Economic forecaster Harry Dent just made another dire prediction, and investors should hope he's wrong. Dent, bestselling author and financial newsletter writer, told CNBC Tuesday that he sees a stock market crash in the United States starting in the third quarter of 2013 and continuing for a year and a half. Dent said real estate prices and stocks would plummet more than 60% by the end of 2014, or sooner, meaning the Dow Jones Industrial Average would fall below 6,000. He also said the United States would be close to bankruptcy by then. Dent cited U.S. demographic shifts and the nation's debt crisis as the main drivers of a crash. He said had it not been for the U.S. Federal Reserve's recent moves to stimulate the economy, the stock market would already have collapsed. "We call this the economy in a coma," he said. "Basically, without these trillions of dollars of stimulus, we would be in a downturn, in a depression, because we also have $42 trillion in private debt, the greatest debt bubble in history, and that needs to unwind."
We just passed the Shavuot/Pentecost time frame, and nothing much happened. God will determine when world events devolve further.
My caveat: I can't prove it empirically, however, world disasters seem to be increasing again. In the spirit, I feel that the bottom will drop out soon. I don't know when.