In his latest Liberty Report, Ron Paul discusses the escalating “War on Cash” with Daniel McAdams. First, they looked at how many more dollars are in circulation today compared to pre-1971, when Nixon closed the gold window. The Federal government, Paul argues, wants to exercise more control over this untraceable cash under the auspices of catching tax cheats and criminals. Unfortunately, it’s the poor who will be most adversely affected by stricter limitations on cash.
USAWatchdog interviewed Hugo Salinas Price, a well-known and highly successful businessman operating in Mexico. Born in the United States, Price is now a passionate advocate for sound money and has been pushing for the Mexican government to adopt monetary silver again. Unfortunately, he sees far too much political pressure against sound money, particularly from the United States. But this shouldn’t stop savers from stockpiling their wealth in real money: gold and silver.
John Williams of ShadowStats.com shares Peter Schiff’s expectation of a new round of quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve. Williams believes the United States economy is slowing down and headed into another recession. He sees inflation rising in the coming years as the markets realize that the Federal Reserve is incapable of actually helping the fundamental economy. In this interview with Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog, Williams explains and defends his reasoning.
Jim Rickards spoke at the National Center for Policy Analysis in late April. In this long video, the author of The Death of Money first discusses why central banks are always so wrong in their forecasting and policies. He relates how it took 100 years for science to understand and accept that the planets revolve around the sun in elliptical orbits. In the same way, modern economics is just beginning a similar process of realizing its fundamental models are entirely incorrect.
Rickards moves on to explain why a much larger financial crisis is imminent since modern economic policy is so wrong. He sees a bailout of global central banks in the not-too-distant future, which would lead to massive inflation and eventually $10,000 an ounce price for gold. It’s no wonder he recommends owning physical gold and other hard assets as a way to protect your portfolio.
Gerald Celente agrees with Peter Schiff. The United States economy is in terrible shape, and the official jobs numbers are not representative of the true health of the domestic labor market. Celente believes that gold will reach $2,000 or higher when investors realize that the equity markets are vastly overvalued.
Kitco News interviewed Andre Leyland of Thomson Reuters GFMS about the latest silver demand trends. While demand in 2014 was down very slightly from 2013, Leyland emphasized that 2013 was a record year for silver demand around the world. Looking forward, he expects demand to grow, and with it the price. In fact, Thomson Reuters GFMS is projecting the next couple of years to have significantly higher average silver prices than we’re seeing now.
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Renowned investor Bill Gross warns in his latest investment outlook that the stock market’s bull supercycle is coming to an end. Gross believes that the “new normal” of zero-percent interest rates and growing government debt will push asset markets into a new era of very low or negative growth.
Policymakers and asset market bulls, on the other hand speak to the possibility of normalization – a return to 2% growth and 2% inflation in developed countries which may not initially be bond market friendly, but certainly fortuitous for jobs, profits, and stock markets worldwide. Their “New Normal”. . . depends on the less than commonsensical notion that a global debt crisis can be cured with more and more debt. . . I equated such a notion with a similar real life example of pouring lighter fluid onto a barbeque of warm but not red hot charcoal briquettes in order to cook the spareribs a little bit faster. Disaster in the form of burnt ribs was my historical experience. It will likely be the same for monetary policy, with its QE’s and now negative interest rates that bubble all asset markets.”
Marc Faber holds the same fears, but his warnings are even more dire. In an interview on CNBC, Faber explains why sees a 30-40% correction in the US stock market in the near future.
Marc Faber told CNBC what he turns to in an unpredictable world of central bank money printing: precious metals. We know that Faber buys and owns physical gold. When it comes to stocks, he also recommends focusing on gold mining companies.
Following the Federal Reserve’s monthly meeting, the financial media has been making the rounds to get everyone’s opinion of the economy. Jim Grant agrees with Peter Schiff: it looks like radical monetary policy “is pretty much here to stay.” As usual, Grant shares his contrarian views with CNBC in his dry, witty, and disarmingly honest style.
Michael Lombardi, Founder of Profit Confidential, lays out the fundamental argument for the gold price moving higher this year and into the future. It basically comes down to supply and demand factors. Less and less gold is being mined each year, while demand for the yellow metal from major economies like China and India continues to grow. Meanwhile, central banks are also increasing their gold purchases at rates we haven’t seen in 50 years.