Money manager Peter Schiff says, “Cyprus is a wake-up call for everybody who has a bank deposit. . . . When you are depositor, you are in fact . . . lending your money to the bank.” Schiff predicts, “There’s no question . . . banks will fail. The question is will government do the right thing and allow depositors to lose money. Or, do the wrong thing and bailout depositors by printing a bunch of money which, in the long run, means deposits will lose even more value.” The FDIC has just $33 billion to insure more than $10.8 trillion in deposits. Schiff is not expecting bank runs anytime soon. “Don’t expect an immediate stampede on the banks because I don’t think most people are smart enough to realize what the danger is,” says Schiff. What’s the best way to protect yourself? Schiff says, “Why would you leave any extra money in a bank to get zero percent interest. . . . I think pull your money out, put it into some kind of investment. . . . anything other than a piece of paper that’s going to lose value.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Peter Schiff. [Read more...]
In an interview with TheBlaze, Peter Schiff makes the case that Bernanke is attempting to re-inflate the housing bubble, and states the Fed won’t stop the monetary heroin until we die of an overdose, and that the reckless monetary counterfeiting will result in a total collapse of the US dollar!
i.e. QE TO INFINITY until the dollar collapses into hyperinflation!
Schiff’s full interview is below: [Read more...]
In this excellent documentary, VisionVictory examines the fall of the Fourth Reich- thanks to an empire built on unsustainable debt. [Read more...]
Survivor of Mexican Peso Devaluation: Read the Writing on the Wall, Extricate Yourselves From Your US Dollar Positions!
In light of the recent events in Cyprus, where the banks will reportedly remain closed at least through March 26th and the likelihood that Cyprus will exit the Eurozone, re-institute the Cypriot pound and devalue the currency is growing by the minute, we thought it apropos to republish LRS’ first hand account and experiences recognizing, surviving, and even profiting from the devaluation of the Mexican Peso in the late 1970′s.
For those unfamiliar with the account of the 1976 Mexican Peso devaluation (and anyone who has not experienced a currency devaluation first-hand), this is an ABSOLUTE MUST READ as while the Cypriots may be the first, they will undoubtedly not be the last to devalue their currency before the global financial debt crisis is over.
LRS, who successfully saw the Peso devaluation coming and side-stepped loss of wealth by converting his funds into US dollars, states that Americans must:
Read the writing on the wall, and extricate yourselves from your US dollar positions. Physical gold and silver bullion and coins will be the ultimate protection and wealth preservation assets during the coming devaluation of the US dollar.
My experience with the peso devaluation makes it necessary for me to move my investments away from paper into physical gold and silver. It is going to be a very tough time for the US and I anticipate the Mexican devaluation will pale in comparison to our dollar devaluation.
LRS’ full first-hand account of the Mexican Peso devaluation is below:
*Editor note: Willie’s prediction that a European triggered complete collapse is at our doorstep is looking extremely timely with Europe staring a banking crisis in the face in the wake of the Cypriot depositor haircut announcement.
The Golden Jackass Jim Willie sat down with The Doc this weekend for the second part of an extraordinary interview regarding gold, silver, and what Willie believes will soon be a massive European banking collapse.
Willie states that a global financial collapse is now at our doorstep, and that the endgame will be triggered by a small-medium sized bank failure in Europe.
Willie informs SD readers that the coming European bust will ignite a global Gold rush as the only remaining safe haven, will see an end to the reserve status of the USdollar, and will result in the arrival of the Gold Trade Finance platforms.
Willie also discusses The Fed’s futile attempts to re-inflate the housing bubble, and the series of climax events that will bring a breath-taking global financial collapse to our doorstep!
The Golden Jackass states that the coming collapse will devastate everyone in the West except those who are bold enough and brave enough to buy gold & silver NOW!
Not all prices rise at the same time, nor do they rise evenly. Furthermore, the equation of exchange cannot differentiate between price changes that emanate from demand for goods and those that emanate from changes in preference for money – two effects that can produce very different results.
These unknowns are effectively wrapped up in that catch-all, velocity of circulation. [Read more...]
By Bill Holter:
Ben Bernanke testified last week about the Fed’s “exit strategy”. As I’ve written before, there is none, there can’t be one, and there never will be one! Every time in the past when the Fed let up (even just a little) on the accelerator the markets (and economy) would begin a hissy fit. Now, the Fed is even funding the European banking system as reported by Zerohedge .
Submitted by Deepcaster:
“I don’t know when it’s going to end. But my guess is it’s going to end very badly. And it’s going to end very badly because, again, when you get the biggest price in the world, interest rates being manipulated, you get a mis-allocation of resources and this is going to end in one of two ways: with a mal-investment bust which we got in 07-08 […] Or it could end with just monetizing the debt and ‘off we go’ inflation. So that’s a very binary outcome. They’re both bad.”
The Fed’s and other Central Banks’ Money Printing is surely facilitating Serious Malinvestment, which almost inevitably leads to a Bust i.e., to Economic Stagnation or even Depression.
But that Money Printing is also already leading to Inflation. Result: Stagflation is impending, or, more likely, Hyperstagflation. [Read more...]
As looming inflation, currency wars and a possible run on gold threaten to derail markets, Leonard Melman, author of The Melman Report, is setting his sights on the midtier and near-term producers that he wants to scoop up when the blood is in the streets.
In this interview with The Gold Report, Melman explains why gold, silver and the companies bringing them out of the ground could do very well in the second half of 2013. [Read more...]
The typical articles over the last many years have featured a particular theme. In the last few months, the central theme in Jackass articles has been the isolation and demise of the USDollar, how it is happening, why it must happen, and its importance in the restoration of the global financial structure. But this week, a sudden urge has come to address an overwhelming list of critical gritty questions. They crop up with clients, colleagues, and friends.
More than a crisis, it is more accurately described as a collapse of a corrupt inequitable monetary system, and a desperate defense by the major Western bankers to preserve their power over nations and their governments, alongside a vile vicious violent attempt by the United States to maintain its privilege as owner of the vast USDollar counterfeit machinery, as controller of vast banking pillars of paper columns, and as commander of a vast military.
THE UNITED STATES IS PREPARING TO FALL INTO THE THIRD WORLD.
Guest Post By Bill H.
The G-20 met this past week and issued statements warning against “currency wars”. But what is it that they are really saying? In reality they are warning against trade wars because we know what these ultimately lead to…real wars. But what is the alternative for countries like Japan? They have levered their economy to the hilt at the behest of U.S. and IMF rocket science economists and their market share has shrunk.
If they don’t knock the legs out from under their currency they will watch deflation set in further and bury their economy and financial system. [Read more...]
Eric Sprott manages $10 billion, and he’s worried about the global financial system. He says, “There is this huge chaos going on in the financial business which I think we all sense. They are using desperate measures here to hold it together. . . . at some point it blows.
There’s no doubt about it.” Sprott says the price of gold and silver are being suppressed because, “It’s the canary in the coal mine.” Rising prices in precious metals, according to Sprott, would tell people, “Central bank policies are ridiculous and irresponsible, and people would realize that with the price of gold and silver going up.” When it comes to silver, Sprott says, “People keep buying at a rate to 50 to 1 to gold.” As far as gold is concerned, Sprott contends, “Physical demand for gold is out of line with supply. How can all these new people come into this market when there has been no increase in supply . . . for the last 12 years?” Sprott’s analysis shows central banks are selling to make up for the shortfall and opines, “I would hate to think what happens when we all find out there is no gold in the Treasury.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Eric Sprott. [Read more...]
There is no economic recovery, and there are no signs that a recovery is coming, says Shadowstats.com author John Williams. In this Gold Report interview, Williams blames mal-adjusted inflation statistics for creating an alternate reality that overestimates economic activity in a way that is unsustainable. Williams warns that eventually the painful truth will be so difficult that even government manipulation won’t be able to deny it and that is when hyperinflation will take its toll on those who have not taken his advice for preserving purchasing power and securing wealth.
Shadowstats’ John Williams’ full interview on how to survive the illusion or recovery is below:
Submitted by Stewart Thomson
I refer to gold bullion as “Queen Gold”, and the US T-bond as her secret agent James T. Bond. At some point, Sir James is going to outlive his usefulness to your queen, and a great bear market in bonds will unfold.
Specifically, I believe that the pressure put on all fiat currencies by the global tidal wave of QE, will make it appear that hyperinflation is a “done deal”. I don’t think you are going to experience full hyperinflation in this crisis, but you’ll get something very close to it.
As that happens, central banks around the world will likely begin raising rates aggressively, to combat the severe institutional loss of confidence in all fiat currencies. So, should you hold & buy gold now, or wait until 2015? The answer is that you should buy now. [Read more...]
Submitted by Deepcaster:
“Money printing creates illusory wealth and buys time, but if it was truly the answer to a deleveraging cycle, Zimbabwe would be a member of the G10.“
The recent Equities Rally and Glimmers of Economic Recovery are Artificial because they have been bolstered up on a Tide of Central Bank created liquidity (via QE etc.).
They have not been generated in the healthy sustainable way by savings and Investment. Therefore, it is highly likely they are Transitory.
Given the Daunting Challenges facing the U.S., Eurozone, China, Japan, and other economies, and the understandable Investor uncertainty about how these challenges will be met, it is essential to review Key Baseline realities Critical to Profitable Investing.
As repeated Doses of QE become less effective, the Central Banks, specifically The Fed and BOJ, resort to a related Baseline Reality: Money-Printing-to-a-greater Degree than other Central Banks, i.e., to Currency Devaluation.