You could say the price of a loaf of bread will be $100 and that is the kind of thing we will see, and it may be even worse. It will be just like we saw in Zimbabwe or Germany in the Weimar Republic. These things happen in history . . . and the United States is not exempt of the laws of economics. It is going to happen here . . .
Eric Sprott, Bill Holter, and Greg Hunter join TruNews’ Rick Wiles for a MEGA PM Round-table interview breaking down the Greek End Game, and how the collapse is likely to play out.
Sprott explains why the US and EU cannot afford the fallout of a Greek collapse and the nation turning to Russia, and why the banking cartel must avoid a Lehman style liquidation by any means possible...
Is the biggest financial debacle in human history ALREADY UNRAVELING?
Full MUST WATCH 60 Minute MEGA Financial Roundtable With Sprott, Holter, & Hunter is below:
From Greg Hunter, USA Watchdog:
Finance and economic writer David Morgan thinks the global economy very likely could take a sudden turn for the worst.
Morgan says, “There is going to be a panic buy into the metals, and there is only so much to go around. . . . The way things have gone from the 2008 financial crisis until now have only gotten worse. . . . I don’t think we are going to have a hyperinflation, but what I do believe is there will be a panic exit out of currencies.
From Greg Hunter, USA Watchdog:
Money manager Peter Schiff, who wrote a book three years ago called “The Real Crash,” thinks the next calamity is well on its way.
Schiff says, “I think the next crash is going to be a dollar crash rather than a stock market crash. Certainly it is going to be an economic crash for the average American, and their cost of living goes skyrocketing.”
So, is the next crash going to be worse than the last meltdown? Schiff says, “It’s going to be much, much worse. If you understand what caused the 2008 financial crisis, it was the easy monetary policies of Alan Greenspan. . . . The monetary policies of Bernanke and Yellen dwarf what Alan Greenspan did. That was child’s play compared to what these guys have done. We have had zero percent interest rates for six years. We have had three rounds of quantitative easing (QE or money printing) and “Operation Twist.”
“Gold rises when people lose confidence in government. It has nothing to do with inflation. So, when you start to worry about government is not going to survive or who’s going to win, that’s when gold rises. Short term, we still have the risk of it going under $1,000 per ounce. It’s going to flip when everything is right. It will probably max out at $5,000 per ounce. . . . You are really talking about a major reset coming…”
“I do believe it will be this year that they end the manipulation and end this monetary system. . . . . You can see it happening already in Europe. It won’t take long when the Greeks say okay Germany, we are done with you. . . . That whole system will go down, and that will come to the United States.”
From Greg Hunter, USAWatchdog:
If the oil sector unraveled, as it is doing now, what would happen to gold and silver prices? David Morgan of Silver-Investor.com thinks, “Gold, I am pretty sure, would maintain right where it’s at, and that would be the worst case scenario, or it would go up and go up rapidly. Gold and silver may go down temporarily like we saw in 2008, but they will catch a bottom and come up. Silver in a deflationary environment has not done that well in the past. . . . Gold and silver are crisis hedges. People will say I don’t know what is happening. I’m scared. I need something I can trust. You can trust money that has been money for 5,000 years. That’s something you can trust. . . . You can’t escape the truth. The truth wins out in the end. We are getting to that point, an inflection point. I think gold will go up, and I think silver would follow and probably go up more rapidly once people caught on there is uncertainty. There is an unbelievable lack of trust in the system. People need something they can trust. Physical gold and silver is something you can trust, and it’s been that way for thousands of years. People aren’t that stupid, they understand that.” Morgan goes on to say, “I am not implying this is going to unravel tomorrow. I think it’s going to take a longer time frame than you might expect. I really think it’s going to take four or five months from now. I am thinking May or June before you start looking for the repercussions of this sub $50 (per barrel) oil.”
Real estate expert Fabian Calvo thinks the recent standoff between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy is about much more than grazing rights. Even though this standoff is over, we find out It’s really about sweetheart deals for federal land. Calvo says, “The hair on the back of my neck stood up when I was doing research for this and speaking to some of my contacts on Wall Street. The BLM is part of the Department of the Interior, and look at what they have been doing? Through the BLM, the Department of the Interior has been confiscating land and going after land, for example, in the high desert in California and all over the place. What I am hearing is they are categorizing this land for future collateralization or to sell off. In the Weimar (Germany) hyperinflation, after the hyperinflation, what did they back their currency with? They backed it with mortgages and they backed it with land. This is a total possibility here in America, but here’s the part that is more sinister and crazy. The Department of the Interior and BLM have been providing sweetheart deals for Chinese investors.
In order to not have them dump our debt, we’re basically allowing them, through the Department of the Interior who is stealing rancher land and killing their cattle, they are selling out America.”
Former Assistant Treasury Secretary, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says, “Gold and the dollar are in a fight to the death.” Dr. Roberts explains, “The Fed, in order to save a handful of banks too big to fail that are the mindless deregulation of the 21st century, the Fed has had to create a tremendous number of new dollars. Despite the fact the price of gold has been pushed down since 2011, it still has about the highest rate of return of just about anything in the 21st century. The Federal Reserve, in order to protect quantitative easing, which is necessary to save the banks, began manipulating the gold price in a new and more intense way. They used their bullion banks to short the gold in the COMEX futures market. The trouble with this policy is that it’s been going on long enough that it’s being recognized by people who formerly thought ‘the Federal Reserve would never do anything like that.’ Of course they would and people are catching on.”
Dr. Roberts goes on to say, “This is why the Federal Reserve is so irresponsible.” So are the Fed and Obama Administration trying to crash the dollar on purpose? Dr. Roberts says, “No, they are just stupid and arrogant. . . . If you add up the IQ of the White House and you add up the IQ of the Fed and multiply it by a thousand trillion it might equal 50. These are stupid policies designed to completely destroy the U.S. dollar. . . . I don’t think the United States can win the war against gold.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts.
Financial newsletter writer Dr. Jim Willie thinks 2014 will be a pivotal year for the U.S. Dr. Willie says, “We’re going to end this year with no resemblance to the beginning. We spent a lot of years trying to hold this thing together. . . . Now all the QE and bond purchases are causing some major problems, breaking major economic structures. . . It’s all breaking, it’s all breaking and they are having a tremendous problem holding it together. Now the whole Eastern World is rebelling against the dollar.”
Dr. Willie predicts gold and silver are about to move in a BIG WAY: “They are going to move it to $5,000 to $7,000 an ounce, and silver $200 to $400 per ounce. Because all the world’s central banks are going to need gold they are going to sell Treasury bonds to buy gold to make for a solution to their banking systems. What’s the solution? It’s legitimate reserves, hard asset gold reserves.”
In closing Dr. Willie predicts, “I think you are going to see by the end of this year that the dollar is mortally wounded and Treasury bond regarded as toxic paper.”
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Dr. Jim Willie, Editor of “The Hat Trick Letter” which can be found on GoldenJackass.com.
Money manager Axel Merk thinks new Fed Chief Janet Yellen can’t do much to improve the labor market even though she claims she’s most interested in helping Main Street, not Wall Street. Merk says, “Yellen is from Berkley, our neighborhood, and it’s all about warm and fuzzy feelings. Ultimately, of course, there is only so much the Fed can do for Main Street.”
Merk says, “Home price inflation is not sustainable. It’s a very fragile policy because it can evaporate at any time. The moment the ‘taper’ talk started, new home sales, existing home sales deteriorated because, guess what, as interest rates move up, you have to pay more for your home.”
On the possibility that the economy could suddenly collapse, Merk said, “What could possibly go wrong when the stock market goes up every day? Asset price inflation means asset price inflation can reverse. You can have a collapse in asset prices at any time. You saw it in gold a little bit in April of last year. There was just no bid out there. The same thing can happen in the equity markets.”
Merk says he holds core assets of physical gold and silver, “mostly gold.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Axel Merk of MerkFunds.com.
David Morgan from Silver-Investor.com says, “The rush into gold is basically nation states, but the rush into silver is basically ‘the people,’ and it’s not just ‘the people’ of the U.S., it is ‘the people’ of the world. There will be a rush into gold and then silver like you have never seen before. This will be a global phenomenon. It wasn’t in 1979, this time it will be. You will either have it or you don’t.”
What are Morgan’s price targets? Morgan says, “I am on the record that silver will hit $100 an ounce, and that may be conservative.”
Dmitry Orlov is a Russian journalist who writes about the parallel between the U.S and the USSR.
Orlov lived through the financial collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990’s, and he thinks the U.S. is on the same trajectory. Orlov contends, “The trajectory is defined by this sort of incompetent militarism where more and more money results in bigger and bigger military fiascos around the world and less and less of actual foreign policy that can be pursued or articulated. There are massive levels of corruption. The amount of money that is being stolen by the U.S. Government and its various appropriations processes is now in the trillions of dollars a year. Runaway debt, the United States now has a level of debt that is un-repayable. All we’re waiting for is interest rates to go across the magic threshold of 3% and the entire budget of the country explodes. There are also all types of other tendencies that point in the direction of collapse and systemic failure at all levels.”
World renowned gold expert Jim Sinclair is issuing a warning of a massive downside risk to U.S. sanctions against Russia. Sinclair says watch the “struggling dollar” and Russia accepting any currency for oil and natural gas. Sinclair explains, “It’s struggling . . . because it smells the real teeth of retaliation for sanctions being in the simple acceptance of any currency whatsoever for payment for gas to Europe. Believe me, they will settle in other currencies. . . . It makes energy cheaper. Why in the world would anyone want to pay in dollars if they can pay in their own currency? Russia could retaliate in a way that would have phenomenal impact on the U.S. dollar. . . . Russia has the upper hand. They have it in their ability to turn the U.S. economy upside down and into collapse. There is no question whatsoever. Putin doesn’t need a nuclear bomb. He has a nuclear economic bomb that he can set off at any time.”
What would the price of gold be this year? Sinclair predicts, “Gold has $2,000 an ounce in its sites in 2014.” On silver, Sinclair says, “Silver is gold on steroids. When gold takes off, silver goes up faster. . . . So, the idea you are going to get an old high on silver or better is a given.”
Legendary gold trader Jim Sinclair’s MUST WATCH interview with Greg Hunter is below:
Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts thinks the Neoconservatives in the U.S. government want war in Ukraine. Dr. Roberts says, “They definitely want war, of course. They’ve wanted it ever since Reagan was President. The Neocons were always saying we have to attack the Soviet Union, and Reagan said we are not going to win anything, we are going to end it. The Neocons got to where they really disliked Reagan because he wouldn’t take advantage of Soviet weakness to attack them. So, they are war minded. They produce documents that say nuclear war is winnable. So, they are basically crazy people; and, yet, they have determined the course of foreign policy since the Clinton Administration. Under George Bush, they controlled the show; and today, under Obama, the Neoconservatives control it.”
On gold, Dr. Roberts says, “To protect the dollar from Quantitative Easing (QE), the Fed is selling naked shorts in the gold market to keep the gold price from rising so rapidly that it exposes the worthlessness of the dollar. . . . The physical stock of gold in the West to meet delivery demand is diminishing rapidly. So, one day the Chinese will buy 100 tons of gold, and we won’t be able to make delivery. That would crash the system. It would just pop. So, there are things that could crash it suddenly. Regardless . . . the economy is going to gradually sink because there are no jobs, or no good jobs. . . So, there is not a recovery. The U.S. is a busted state. It’s completely busted.”
Economist John Williams says if Russia sells its U.S. dollar holdings it could trigger hyperinflation. Could it collapse the financial system? Williams contends, “Yes, it certainly has a potential to do that. Looking outside the United States, there is something over $16 trillion dollars in cash or near cash. That’s about the same size as our GDP. If the rest of the world believes this is what’s going to happen, people who have been wanting to get out of the dollar for some time very easily could front-run the Russians. The scare is on. People will try to get out of it as rapidly as they can. We have not seen an economic recovery. We have not seen a return of health to the banking system. So the system is very vulnerable and if the Russians carry through with their threat, you have indeed the risk of it collapsing the system.”
On the overall economy Williams says, “It is rolling over and the numbers are starting to show we are starting into a new recession. Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with John Williams of Shadowstats.com.
$8 billion fund manager Eric Sprott says there is a big opportunity surfacing in precious metals. Sprott contends, “I’ve always believed there is more demand than supply for the last 14 years. I’ve documented it. I am suggesting the western central banks have very little gold left. I think the whole decline in the gold price is the liquidation in the ETFs to supply some of that shortfall. I think manipulation and relief from the manipulation and the ongoing demand, well in excess of supply, is going to power gold higher.”
On precious metal price manipulation, Sprott charges, “We seem to get more and more evidence of it all the time. The German equivalent to the SEC saying the possible manipulation to gold would be worse than LIBOR, and I think worse is a very important word here because there can’t be more money involved because LIBOR is way bigger than gold, but worse means the egregiousness of the price decline. Furthermore, we had another group come out and say the LBMA fixed the price . . . the price was manipulated 50% of the time.”
Economic and political writer Brandon Smith thinks America is in deep financial trouble, and the Fed knows it.
Smith contends, “At the end of last year, I brought up the prospect to the alternative economics community that the ‘taper’ was real, that the Fed would start cutting QE stimulus. I received a pretty negative response from that concept, which is understandable because a lot of people in alternative economics and the liberty movement are focused on the concept of hyperinflation through printing. I am pointing out through my articles on ‘taper’ that there is more than one way to kill the dollar. It’s not just about printing. There is also the issue about debt default and how that can kill the dollar’s world reserve status and kill the dollar’s value in the process. So, the ‘taper’ is a huge part of that process of debt default.”
Smith goes on to say, “I find it interesting the Federal Reserve institutes the ‘taper’ just before we saw major downturns in global manufacturing. The Baltic Dry Index is starting to crash again. We’re starting to see trouble in emerging market currencies.
Former World Bank Senior Counsel and whistleblower Karen Hudes has an amazing revelation about secret U.S. gold.
Hudes says, “We’ve been offered, the United States, 170,500 metric tons of gold on deposit in the bank of Hawaii to underpin our currency which is about to crash. The Federal Reserve Notes are unconstitutional, and we don’t have to pay interest on our debt, and we don’t have to have debt for that matter.”
What does Hudes say to her skeptics that doubt her story of 170,500 tons of gold in Hawaii? Hudes says, “I say you are totally kept in the dark and that the mainstream media is controlled by this network of control that is totally documented by the Federal Institute of Technology. You really ought to chide yourself that you are deliberately kept in the dark. So, you shouldn’t be surprised that the world’s wealth is hidden from you when so much else is hidden from you.”
Robert Wiedemer, best-selling author of “The Aftershock Investor,” says the so-called recovery is “100 percent fake.” Our entire growth is due to government borrowing . . . it’s a fake recovery.”
On the bond market, Wiedemer contends, “ The money we are printing, ultimately, will create inflation. That’s really going to be a problem for the bond market.”
On gold, Wiedemer says to not believe the false narrative that gold is a “risky” investment: “Let’s look at gold since 2000. Up 12 years in a row, every single year. That’s risky? We’re still up over 300% from where we were in 2000!
For anyone who thinks we’ve seen the worst of the bad economy—think again. Wiedemer predicts, “The big one is coming . . . we’re just pumping up the bubbles, and all that’s going to do is make them a lot worse when they pop. . . . You are just putting more gun powder under the house . . . that’s a big mistake long term.”
Robert Wiedemer’s full interview with Greg Hunter is below:
Former international derivatives broker Rob Kirby thinks the Fed’s recent cut back in money printing or “taper” is a con game.
Kirby says, “The threat of taper made rates go up. The actual taper has made the 10-year Treasury drop 40 basis points in less than a month. The notion that the taper had anything to do with interest rates going higher seems to be a non-story.” The Fed has long claimed it was buying bonds to hold down interest rates, but if that is not true, what was the Fed doing buying all of those so-called toxic mortgage bonds from the big banks? Kirby says, “My thesis about taper is that the banks in the U.S. had mortgage bonds on their books probably close to the tune of a trillion dollars that they could not sell to anyone. It was dead money, and they had to write them off somehow. The problem with writing off close to a trillion dollars’ worth of mortgage bonds that were held in all the U.S. banks is that kind of money is probably more than the total market capitalization of the U.S. banking industry. So, they had to figure a way to get those mortgage bonds off the books of the banks and silo them somewhere without basically admitting that the U.S. banking system was insolvent.” Kirby goes on to say, “For the most part, with them now tapering, we can almost say mission accomplished. They’ve taken these mortgage bonds off the books of the banks, and they are held right now on the balance sheet of the Federal Reserve.”
Eric Sprott of Sprott Asset Management predicts, “The price of gold and silver will both hit new highs in 2014. The price of gold goes north of $2,000, and silver will quickly go over $50. When it does, it will get a little crazy.” Sprott says,
“They know a day of reckoning is coming, and they are setting up for it. . . . I am convinced some sovereign banking systems fail in 2014.”
Join Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com as he goes One-on-One with $8 billion money manager Eric Sprott.