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Celente: Interest Rates Heading Zero or Negative to Prop Up Debt Bubble

Celente: Interest Rates Heading Zero or Negative to Prop Up Debt Bubble

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back the one and the only Gerald Celente, publisher of the renowned Trends Journal. Mr. Celente is a frequent guest on the Money Metals Podcast and is perhaps the most well-known trends forecaster in the world. And it’s always great to have him on with us. Gerald, thanks for the time again today, and welcome back. Gerald Celente: Oh, my pleasure. Thanks for having me on. Mike Gleason: Well, Gerald, since we spoke last in August, the Federal Reserve has begun propping up the repo markets, and they resumed buying government debt. They tell us the program on bond purchases should in no way be […]

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The Case for Gold Keeps Getting Stronger As Negative Interest Rates Spread

The Case for Gold Keeps Getting Stronger As Negative Interest Rates Spread

The world has truly entered uncharted waters with negative interest rates spreading so far and wide. Frank Holmes, CEO of US Global Investors, recently noted that a whopping 25% of all bonds sold globally now carry a negative yield. “Investors” are even buying some “junk” rated bonds which will repay the bearer less than purchase price upon maturity. Now European banks, who have been absorbing the European Central Bank’s 0.4% charge to hold deposits, are throwing in the towel and getting ready to pass those charges on to clients. Wealthy depositors at the Swiss bank UBS will soon start paying the bank 3/4 percent to hold cash balances above 2 […]

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Keep Your Wealth from Falling into the Negative Interest Rate Vortex

Keep Your Wealth from Falling into the Negative Interest Rate Vortex

The world is in the midst of one of the strangest asset bubbles of all time. Instead of being fueled by the hope of bigger and bigger gains, it is being driven by a resignation to incurring lower and lower… and ultimately negative, yields on capital. This summer, the global inventory of bonds yielding less than zero reached a record $13 trillion. Negative yielding instruments are concentrated mainly in Europe and Japan, where they have spread from sovereign to corporate issuances. Now even some “junk”-rated bonds are teetering around 0%. While negative nominal interest rates have yet to make their way to the United States, the Federal Reserve has toyed […]

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After Fed Disappoints, Will Trump Initiate Currency Intervention?

After Fed Disappoints, Will Trump Initiate Currency Intervention?

Following months of cajoling by the White House, the Federal Reserve finally cut its benchmark interest rate. However, the reaction in equity and currency markets was not the one President Donald Trump wanted – or many traders anticipated. The Trump administration wants the Fed to help drive the fiat U.S. dollar lower versus foreign currencies, especially those of major exporting countries. Instead, the U.S. Dollar Index rallied throughout July ahead of the expected rate cut and continued rallying after Fed chairman Jerome Powell made it official on Wednesday. In fact, the Federal Reserve Note broke out to its highest level since early 2017. The Fed also announced it would end […]

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Race to the Bottom: What to Expect as the Fed Eases

Race to the Bottom: What to Expect as the Fed Eases

How low will they go? With the Federal Reserve all but certain to cut interest rates multiple times in the months ahead, central bankers are engaged in a race to the bottom. As negative interest rates expand in Japan and across Europe, as long-term bond yields in the U.S. plummet, and as President Donald Trump continues to talk tough on trade, the Fed has little choice but to cut. President Trump has effectively declared a currency war – and enlisted a reluctant Fed to help him fight it. He is convinced that lower interest rates will boost the economy and that a lower dollar will boost U.S. producers in international […]

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Federal Debt Ceiling Reached as Federal Spending Rages

Federal Debt Ceiling Reached as Federal Spending Rages

The federal government will soon run up against its self-imposed borrowing cap once again. Current estimates are for the government to max out its credit limit at a little over $22 trillion in early September. Congress goes on recess in August, so there is some pressure to address the cap right now. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has been fulfilling what seems to be the most sacred responsibility of his position: borrowing money. It’s one that each of his predecessors has also undertaken, without fail and without regard to party affiliation, in recent decades. He is solemnly arguing why it would be wholly irresponsible for Congress not to approve another massive […]

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Gerald Celente: Fed May Bring Down the Economy, Crash Markets

| September 25, 2018 | Category: Economy
Gerald Celente: Fed May Bring Down the Economy, Crash Markets

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in Gerald Celente, publisher of the renowned Trends Journal. Mr. Celente is perhaps most well-known Trends forecaster in the world, and it’s always great to have him on with us. Gerald, thanks for the time again today, and welcome back. Gerald Celente: Oh, thanks for having me on, Mike. Mike Gleason: Well Gerald, one of the hot topics in the markets today is the escalating trade tensions. Trump just announced another $200 billion in tariffs on China and he looks ready to more than double that if the Chinese should […]

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Trump’s Backdoor Power Play to Rein In the Fed

| September 19, 2018 | Category: Economy
Trump’s Backdoor Power Play to Rein In the Fed

“Just run the presses – print money.” That’s what President Donald Trump supposedly instructed his former chief economic adviser Gary Cohn to do in response to the budget deficit. The quote appears in Bob Woodward’s controversial book Fear: Trump in the White House. Trump disputes many of the anecdotes Woodward assembled. But regardless of whether the President used those exact words, they do reflect an “easy money” philosophy that he has expressed many times before. Trump Likes Low Rates, Loose Money President Trump has described himself as a “low interest rate person.” This past summer, Trump launched a very public attack on the Federal Reserve’s rate hiking campaign. He wants it […]

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Interest rates and its effect on Gold and precious metals

An interest rate is the amount charged, expressed as a percentage of principal, by a lender to a borrower for the use of assets. The assets borrowed could include cash, consumer goods, and large assets such as a vehicle or building. In terms of borrowed money, the interest rate is typically applied to the principal, which is the amount of money lent. The interest rate is the cost of debt for the borrower and the rate of return for the lender. So in other words, interest rates are the prices for holding or loaning money. Banks give out interest rates for saving money which attracts depositors. Banks also receive interest […]

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Inflation and its Effects on Cash Holdings and Investments

Inflation is a sustained rise in overall prices. A moderate rise in inflation means economic growth while high inflation results in an overheated economy. There are certain factors that affect inflation and a couple of theories that are tied to it. So before we proceed it’s very important to know some of the standing factors that influence inflation and how it affects cash holdings and investment. Inflation can be caused by a number of factors, rising commodities, high-interest rates… etc. Here are some principles and theories you need to know before we continue.  Fraction- Reserve Banking The world currently uses this type of banking system. When someone deposits $1000 in […]

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The Impact of the U.S. Economy on the Prices of Precious Metals

The price of precious metals, especially gold, reveals the true economic state of U.S. If today’s gold price is soaring high, it means that the economy is not healthy. It is because investors see gold as a safe haven on the verge of economic crisis. On the other hand, when the price of gold drops down, it signifies that the economy is healthy. Everything appears to be interdependent in modern complex economies, but it cannot be concluded that everything effects everything, including the value of gold. According to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, in his first speech on the economic outlook since assuming the helm at the U.S. central bank on […]

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Gerald Celente Exclusive: “If rates go up too high, the economy goes down, end of story”

| March 12, 2018 | Category: Economy
Gerald Celente Exclusive: “If rates go up too high, the economy goes down, end of story”

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in Gerald Celente, publisher of the renowned Trends Journal. Mr. Celente is perhaps the most well-known trends forecaster in the world and it’s always great to have him on with us. Mr. Celente, thanks again for the time today and welcome back. Gerald Celente: Oh, it’s always great being on. Thank you. Mike Gleason: Well, Gerald, it’s never a dull moment in Washington, D.C., these days. President Trump always keeps it lively. We have the never-ending Russia controversy, of course, the war of words with North Korea, and the intervention […]

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Gerald Celente on Markets: “When Interest Rates Go Up, This Thing Goes Down”

| August 15, 2017 | Category: Economy
Gerald Celente on Markets: “When Interest Rates Go Up, This Thing Goes Down”

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason (Money Metals Exchange): It is my privilege now to welcome in Gerald Celente, publisher of the renowned Trends Journal. Mr. Celente is a well-known trends forecaster and highly sought-after guest on news programs throughout the world and has been forecasting some of the biggest and most important trends before they happen for more than 30 years now. It’s always great to have him on with us. Mr. Celente, thanks so much for the time today, and we appreciate you joining us. Gerald Celente (Trends Journal): Thanks for having me on, Mr. Gleason. Mike Gleason: Well, I want […]

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Gold Prices Fall To The Thrill Of Investors

Gold Prices Fall To The Thrill Of Investors

The price of gold fell to a new low during the first week of July according to several reports that claim the decrease in value is due to a strong job market and the expectations of higher interest rates in the United States. August gold fell by $13.60, which is the equivalent of a 1.1 percent decrease in value. Such rate is the lowest since March when prices dropped by 2.6 percent. Silver also experienced its share of decline with initial values falling by as much as 10 percent on Friday (July 7). There was eventually a reversal in the numbers that increased September silver’s value from its original price […]

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