Monday, May 16, 2022

Food Shortages: Biggest Shock Of Our Lifetime Coming, Inflation to Rage

"The food scarcity is real, and it is going to get a lot worse...

The supply chain is in a state of collapse," says Mike Adams, the "Health Ranger," an outspoken consumer health advocate, award-winning investigative journalist, internet activist, and science lab director. 

"Don't panic," he says, "get prepared.... This is going to be the biggest shock of our lifetimes."

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Dollar Rises Rapidly, Inflation Grows, Gold & Silver's Next Move?

This week we discuss how the dollar is performing versus other currencies amid record inflation that continues to grow. 

What are gold & silver's next move and where will they go during quarter 2? 

We will cover the price movements of gold, silver, platinum, US dollar index, and more.

- Source, Golden Rule Radio

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Peter Schiff: The Fed’s Ego Is the Only Thing Bigger Than This Bubble

The Fed insists it can tighten monetary policy and tackle inflation without hurting the economy. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and other central bankers claim the economy is strong enough to handle higher interest rates. Peter Schiff said this is just another in a long line of arrogant miscalculations by the Fed.

As the central bank begins to raise rates and gets set to shrink its balance sheet, some analysts worry that the Fed will make a mistake and tighten too much. But Peter said the Fed already made the mistake.

"It’s not about the Fed might make a mistake. They’ve already made nothing but mistakes. The Fed has never done anything right. And because they made so many mistakes in the past, they’ve already doomed us in the future. It’s not about the mistakes they may make. It’s about the mistakes they’ve already made.”

And Peter said given all of the mistakes the central bankers have made in the past, it seems certain there will be more mistakes moving forward.

"The mistake they’re going to make in the future is not tightening too much, but not tightening enough — bowing down to the political pressure once the economy really starts to tank and the markets are deep in bear-market territory. When the Fed takes its foot off the brake and slams it back on the gas, that’s when the economy is going over a cliff because inflation is going to run out of control.”

Peter pointed out the recent plunge in speculative stocks and said it was a function of the mistakes the Fed has already made.

"2021 was peak insanity caused by the most reckless of all monetary policies by the Fed, which created the mother of all inflation. And now the Fed wants to try to put the genie back in the bottle. It doesn’t want to accept any responsibility for having allowed the genie out of the bottle. It wants to blame it all on Putin. It wants to blame it all on COVID. 

But it thinks it’s a simple task to undo the damage. All they’ve got to do is jack rates back up to 2.5, 3%, get there quickly, and because we have such a strong economy with a super-hot labor market, the Fed can do today what it never could do in the past because the economy now is so much stronger than it was in the past. Well, it’s not stronger. It’s just a bigger bubble.”

But the central bankers at the Fed don’t seem to understand that.

"In fact, probably the only thing that’s bigger than this bubble is the egos of the FOMC members and how clueless they are about economic reality.”

The Fed has a horrible track record. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has been wrong, wrong, and more wrong. But it’s not just Powell. The Fed has a long history of missing the mark.

In 2006 and 2007, the Fed insisted there was no problem in the housing market. When it became clear there was a problem, the central bankers said, “No worries, it’s contained to subprime.” When the financial markets crashed in 2008 and the Fed started quantitative easing, Ben Bernanke said the central bank was not monetizing the debt and that it would sell all of the bonds it was buying after the emergency was over. 

During the pandemic, they said printing trillions of dollars wouldn’t cause consumer prices to rise. When inflation reared its ugly head, they promised it was transitory. Now they’ve conceded it’s not transitory, but assure us they can fix it. They say they can raise rates without hurting the economy.

So, why should we believe them?

Peter said he thinks it’s “three strikes and you’re out.”

"Strike one – subprime contained. Strike two – inflation is transitory. Strike three – we can raise interest rates. The economy is strong enough to withstand it. I think all of the Fed’s credibility is going to be lost when that mistake is revealed.”

- Source, Schiff Gold

Global food supply is now in danger; These commodities most at risk from Ukraine war

“Challenges in the food and energy markets could get much worse and lead to significant disruptions in the global supply chain if the Russian-Ukraine war stretches out longer than expected,” said Ivo Pezzuto, Professsor of Global Economics, Competitiveness, and Digital Transformation at the International School of Management in Paris.

- Source, Kitco News

Monday, April 25, 2022

A Currency Revolution Begins: James Turk, Alasdair Macleod

Goldmoney's Founder, James Turk, and Head of Research, Alasdair Macleod, discuss why global geopolitical developments have hastened a commodity-driven currency revolution, and what the implications are for the dollar, euro and yen.

- Source, Gold Money

Friday, April 22, 2022

The Breakdown of a "Well Managed" World

From loose, looser, loosest policy to tight, tighter, tightest? Ukraine agricultural harvests will be cut in half this year. Is China signaling preparation for war with the west?

Friday, April 15, 2022

What Is Happening With Food Availability, Price, And Supply In The US?

The price of basic food such as wheat has been steadily rising for a few years, and over the last month, the price has absolutely skyrocketed. 

What is going on with food prices, and, more importantly, where is this all headed?

- Source, Silver Doctors

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Ron Paul: Why Does It Seem Biden Is Prolonging The Ukraine War?

As Ted Carpenter writes on, it sure seems like the Biden Administration is doing all it can to prolong the war in Ukraine. 

Sending weapons that have little chance of making a big difference in the outcome only keeps the fighting and killing going strong, and the Administration has shown no interest in pushing a quick diplomatic end to the war. 

On the contrary, Biden openly calling for regime change and a war crimes trial makes diplomacy nearly impossible. Why prolong the fighting? 

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan gave us a hint, when he told NBC News over the weekend that the US wants " a weakened and isolated Russia."

- Source, Ron Paul

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Ron Paul: The Dollar's Reserve Status Is Ending. Will Bitcoin Save Us?

Government forbids competition in currencies. Why is that? Is it because The Fed's dollar would quickly lose the competition with gold, silver, and perhaps even Bitcoin? 

Government can't create gold out-of-thin-air (like it does with dollars) to fund its expansion into every aspect of our lives. But change is in the air.

- Source, Ron Paul

Friday, April 8, 2022

Wolf Street Report: Bond Massacre, Inflation Prick Biggest Bond Bubble in History

The dollar’s role as dominant global reserve currency is at risk if the Fed fails to crack down on inflation.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

David Morgan: The Run To Gold is On?

Gold made a run for the record high as Ukraine concerns and inflation risks mount. Could this create a run to gold and silver?

- Source, David Morgan

Monday, March 28, 2022

Oil Volatility The New Normal? Despite Much Higher Oil Prices OPEC Doesn't Meet Production Quota

Oil prices and gasoline prices have not been talked about this much since 2007-2008. 

The world could see a record breaking oil supply shock.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Michael Pento: Revenge of the Real Economy

The stark reality of our economic and financial plight is becoming more and more apparent. 

Regardless of what the Fed does, the economy sinks. 

"The economy is already rapidly deteriorating," says portfolio manager Michael Pento. "This is the revenge of the real economy," he says.