The Matterhorn Interview

Dr Pippa Malmgren – Governments impose price on markets

THE MATTERHORN INTERVIEW – Febr. 23 2015:
Dr Pippa Malmgren

“Governments impose price on markets; there is no price discovery anymore”

PODCAST INTERVIEW: In this 38 minute interview Lars Schall, for Matterhorn Asset Management, speaks with Dr Pippa Malmgren, a US financial advisor and policy expert based in London. Dr Malmgren has been a member of the U.S. President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (a.k.a. the “Plunge Protection Team”). They address, inter alia:

  • Malmgren’s recent book “Signals”; the “inflation vs deflation” debate
  • the closer ties between Russia and China
  • the future of the Euro
  • Germany’s gold reserves
  • and the phenomenon of “financial repression”
  • Moreover, Dr Malmgren explains what she foresees as the endgame of the financial crisis.

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German Gold Repatriation Most Probably Continuing

THE MATTERHORN INTERVIEW Xtra – Jan 3 2015:
Dimitri Speck

“The German Gold Repatriation Is Most Probably Continuing”

VIDEO INTERVIEW: In this short 6 minute interview Lars Schall, on behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management, spoke with gold market expert Dimitri Speck about the state of affairs of the German gold repatriation from the New York Fed.

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Chris Powell – GATA – There are NO free markets anymore

THE MATTERHORN INTERVIEW Xtra – Dec 2014:
Chris Powell of GATA

“There are NO free markets anymore, just interventions”

VIDEO INTERVIEW: On Behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management, Lars Schall recently met with Chris Powell, the Secretary/Treasurer of GATA, at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Munich.
The Gold Anti-Trust Action (GATA) committee seeks to expose institutional actions that undermine the freedom of gold as real money.

    In this late 2014 short 20 minute video interview Schall and Powell discuss

  • daily Central Bank activity in the gold market and the importance for central banks to control the gold space in order to control all major financial asset classes
  • gold suppression
  • the influence of Perception versus Reality
  • and more

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Pepe ESCOBAR – Blowback after blowback for the “Empire of Chaos”

THE MATTERHORN INTERVIEW – Dec 2014: Pepe Escobar

Blowback after blowback for the “Empire of Chaos”

PODCAST INTERVIEW: This month, Lars Schall talks with Pepe Escobar, foreign correspondent at Hong-Kong-based Asia Times Online.

    Escobar discusses

  • his new book “Empire of Chaos;”
  • the geopolitical worries of the Washington-New York axis
  • Russia’s countermoves in the Ukraine crisis
  • the Sino-Russian strategic energy relation
  • and last but not least his expectations for 2015. “It’s going to be a real hardcore year”

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Gold is a belief – Grant Williams

THE MATTERHORN INTERVIEW – November 2014: Grant Williams

“Gold is a belief”

I gives me particular pleasure to welcome Grant Williams to this month’s interview. Grant has a great grasp of markets and always explains complex matters so that we all can understand them. He also is a wonderful individual and a good friend. This interview on the gold market is fascinating and really worth listening to.

Egon von Greyerz

Podcast interview: This month financial journalist Lars Schall talked with highly respected Singapore-based fund manager Grant Williams about, inter alia: the philosophy of gold and money; gold as “power money”; the bad effects of central bank interventions; the Swiss Goldinitiative; and the question whether gold will become the ultimate bubble in the future after the bubbles in bonds and equities will have popped.

By Lars Schall

The article that Grant Williams refers to in the above interview is “Deus ex machina”.

Grant Williams is the author of the widely-read financial letter, Things That Make You Go Hmmm… (www.ttmygh.com) the founder of Real Vision Television (www.realvisiontv.com) and portfolio and strategy advisor to Vulpes Investment Management in Singapore.

Grant has almost 30 years of experience in finance on the Asian, Australian, European and US markets and has held senior positions at several international investment houses.

I believe we’ve seen Peak Gold* – Keith Barron

THE MATTERHORN INTERVIEW – October 2014: Keith Barron PhD

“ I believe we’ve seen Peak Gold* ”

Podcast interview:
On behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management, financial journalist Lars Schall talked with exploration geologist and mining entrepreneur Dr. Keith Barron.

Keith is a scientist and he explains in no uncertain terms what is going on in the mining industry, the false accounting relative to the cost of exploration, what happened when gold went up to 1,900, why gold versus USD simply must go to at least 5,000, why ‘gold above ground’, if anything, is overstated and why the Swiss GoldInitiative is indeed very important and not just for the Swiss People, as well as Keith Barron’s view on Silver.

This is clearly one of the best interviews on the subject of gold mining and a must listen for all Gold investors or anyone interested in gold, silver and mining

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The Financial Crisis is mainly an Energy problem

THE MATTERHORN INTERVIEW: Maarten van Mourik – September 2014

“The financial crisis is only partly financial but mainly an energy problem”

misunderstood-crisis-englishOn behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management, financial journalist Lars Schall talked with the Dutch economist / oil analyst Maarten van Mourik about the book “The Misunderstood Crisis: It’s the energy stupid!” Read the rest of this entry »

Butler and Skoyles – Weak hands in Gold shaken out

“The Matterhorn London Interviews – Aug 2014: John Butler & Jan Skoyles”

“The weak hands in the gold market have been shaken out”

Video interview:
As a September ‘encore’ in this short 5th of a series of London interviews that Lars Schall conducted for Matterhorn Asset Management this summer, Lars speaks leisurely with Jan Skoyles and John Butler about the present gold market.

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The 5 Matterhorn London Interviews with Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Alasdair Macleod, John Butler and Jan Skoyles

“The Matterhorn London Interviews – Aug 2014:

5 Video interviews:
On behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management / GoldSwitzerland Lars Schall spent 4 days in London this summer to prepare and speak with 4 outspoken economists who clearly have their own take on how some of the key financial events of the last few years will pan out in the near and longer term. The below 4 interviews with Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Alasdair Macleod, John Butler and Jan Skoyles have a duration from 15 to 29 minutes. The last interview is a joint take on the gold market with Jan Skoyles and John Butler. These 5 very relaxed interviews with 4 highly educated and experienced analysts will give the viewer an interesting picture of what can be expected in years to come.

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Jan Skoyles – In terms of assets, there clearly is inflation

“The Matterhorn London Interviews – Aug 2014: Jan Skoyles”

“In terms of assets, there clearly is inflation”

Video interview:
In this 4th of a series of London interviews that Lars Schall conducted for Matterhorn Asset Management this summer, Lars speaks with Jan Skoyles, the recently appointed CEO of The Real Asset Company. In the interview Skoyles addresses asset price inflation, China’s and Russia’s heavy gold buying, the technology behind Bitcoin; and the first gold-backed crypto currency.

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