For the week commencing March 30th, quite some economic data are scheduled to be announced, as seen in the table below. There is no central bank announcement on the agenda. Tuesday is a busy day, with the European CPI and U.S. consumer confidence data being released, among many other data. We believe the nonfarm payrolls and unemployment rate in the U.S. on Friday have the potential to create some volatility in markets and metals, but at the same time, as it will be Good Friday, we expect a neutral reaction. The “joker” in the coming week(s) is the evolution of the geopolitical situation in the Middle East. Obviously, there is a potential for increased demand of a “safe haven” asset if things would go wrong in the Middle East.
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Earlier this week, we provided a summary of the key investment insights from 6 top fund and money managers, including Jim Rickards and Ronald Stoeferle, during the recent Incrementum Advisory Board. Part of that discussion was the analysis of the recent action in the gold price. This article highlights the key thoughts in that respect.
In this videocast, Jim Rickards and Peter Schiff talk about currency wars, the gold market and the next liquidity crisis. Below is the video, it’s tackles several topics in a short but very powerful way.
The second Advisory Board meeting of Incrementum Liechtenstein has taken place, in which all relevant and important topics for gold investors have been discussed.The economic situation and China in particular, a monetary policy update, the geopolitical situation, a stock market review, and precious metals and miners market update.
In this interview, Jim Rickards, author of the book “The Death Of Money”, explains several key concepts of his book. His book is written in a very accessible way and offers pragmatic insights and tips related to the coming collapse of the monetary system. One way of those insights is a model portfolio which Rickards describes in great detail in his book. In one of the following paragraphs, he shares a preview.
The Incrementum Inflation Signal started showing rising inflationary momentum after a period of 19 month of disinflation. Is Inflation making a comeback just as the consensus worries about deflation risk? That was the subject of Incrementum’s first Advisory Board in which much respected names have a seat.
What matters is the instability of the system. What you need to study is the instability of the system. If you get that right, you will be able to see the collapse coming. The trigger is really irrelevant. A trigger could be the failure of a firm, the failure of an exchange, some kind of panic, a natural disaster, suicide of a prominent person. It really doesn’t matter what it is; what matters is your system is instable and it is going to collapse.
In this short but fascinating interview on Bloomberg TV, Jim Rickards summarizes today’s controversial gold market situation in just a couple of minutes. He says the gold market is technically very bullish, but basically one needs to understand all aspects of the market (not only the declining price). In particular, the key of gold’s bullish situation is related to the physical market which is right now being redefined by China.
This article presents a first insight in the sequel to Currency Wars, the best selling book written by Jim Rickards. The new book is titled “The Death of Money, The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System.” The book confirms the predictions made in “Currency Wars” and goes deeper in the matter by explaing how the international monetary system might collapse and how the new monetary system could look like.
This is an excellent interview with Jim Rickards. He explains that we are in a depression currently. The answers to that problem from the US government and central bank will likely force them to impose monetary discipline through the return to a gold standard. The longer the dollar based monetary system is suppressed, the more likely that market forces will induce a dollar collapse. This piece provides deep insights in a complex matter, brought in an easy to understand way.
In a major US dollar devaluation crisis, which would occur if the US would fail to raise the debt ceiling on Thursday October 17th, there should be a significant impact on the gold price. Jim Rickards wrote about this in his bookin which he envisages a series of ‘black swan’ events that trigger a loss of confidence in the US dollar precipitating a rush to get out of the greenback. In such a scenario, the market would question the Fed’s staying power. A dollar collapse would ensue and gold could double in price overnight.
As all central banks are printing money, their value all go down simultaneously. In such an environment, gold is a good solution. This is the rationale to hold some money in the form of [physical] gold. Cash is not necessary the best investment.
Is it too late to change direction and avoid a collapse? Mr. Rickards believes it is not; we can still avoid it. The key point, however, is that policy makers are not showing signs of understanding the seriousness of the situation and their policy outcomes. They neither show signs of reversing course and solving the underlying structural issues.
With the whole world tied to the printing press, inflation is just a matter of time, says Jim Rickards. A greater danger is a widespread collapse in confidence in paper money. That will be the single catalyst driving gold to unprecedented levels. The gold price that is needed to reflect the extended monetary base is approximately $7,000.