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What has happened to Black Gold? | Maarten van Mourik

THE MATTERHORN INTERVIEW: Maarten van Mourik – March 2016

“The Current Oil Price: A Blessing & A Curse”

Maarten van Mourik is one of the top oil analysts running his own consultancy since 2000. He discusses, inter alia, the ending of QE3 in the US and a strengthening dollar as part of the reason for the oil price demise and its effect on the mechanics in the energy space.
Lasr Schall spoke with him a few weeks ago when crude hovered just above 35 bucks.

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Silver Will Lead The Way To New Highs

Moderated March 24th, 2016 by
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Silver Will Lead The Way To New Highs

Silver Will Lead The Way To New Highs
By Egon von Greyerz

 

In this week’s KWN interview Egon von Greyerz discusses why the world economy is getting closer to the Minsky Moment – an unexpected collapse of asset values together with an implosion of debt that financed the asset bubbles.

Egon also discusses the road that governments have taken that, after a temporary hyper inflationary period, will not only lead the world into a deflationary collapse but also to the end of the current monetary system.

What does that mean for Gold and Silver? Egon further highlights interesting developments in the Precious Metals Markets with a particular focus on Silver as an extremely exciting investment opportunity. Are we seeing Silver hitting $660?

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USA Watchdog – World Going into Decline

Moderated March 23rd, 2016 by
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USA Watchdog – World Going into Decline

World Going into Decline
USA Watchdog’s Greg Hunter interview
with Egon von Greyerz

In this interview with Greg Hunter, Egon von Greyerz shares his views on the global economy in the wake of the recent terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium, its effects on an already fragile financial system and why this system cannot survive in its current form.

He also talks about the recent stock market run up, bond and other bubble markets and why the FED and other central banks will ultimately lose control of interest rates.

Egon von Greyerz: “This is obviously a very sad day for our friends in Belgium, but at the same time, we know this is just the beginning, not only in Europe, but with the whole world. We are going to see a much more insecure world. It is worldwide. We know that the refugee problem has included a number of potential terrorists.(…)The problems that will be in the West were created by the U.S. and Europe. The problems that were created in the Middle East and North Africa will lead to more of this. There is anarchy in Libya. There is anarchy in Iraq, and the West has created this. So, they are paying us back, and I don’t think this is finished. We will see a less secure world, and it is not just Europe. The U.S. will see similar problems.”…

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The War On Cash Is Real!

Moderated March 21st, 2016 by
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The War On Cash Is Real!

The War On Cash Is Real!
Gordon T Long interview with Egon von Greyerz

 

In this interview with Gordon T Long of the Financial Repression Authority, Egon von Greyerz explains the critical importance of wealth preservation and why Gold is and always will be the optimum means of maintaining purchasing power, insuring your wealth and holding liquidity.

Egon and Gordon’s discussion also includes:

  • Holding Gold for insurance purposes, rising Gold demand and massive supply shortages in future
  • Thoughts on a cashless society and bail ins: why we are losing control of our money
  • ZIRP, NIRP: governments run out of tools to stimulate the economy
  • Safe haven? Switzerland the land of gold tradition, unique political system and best jurisdiction
  • Primary elections in the United States and the effects on the world economy

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Your Money In The Bank Will Be Gone

Moderated March 17th, 2016 by
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Your Money In The Bank Will Be Gone

Your Money In The Bank Will Be Gone
By Egon von Greyerz

 

For anyone who has money in the bank today, it is virtually guaranteed that in the next 5-7 years either the bank will be gone or the money will be worthless, or probably both.

Governments and Central Banks are now supreme experts in the total destruction of your money.

They are constantly adding new methods so let’s just look at a few of them:

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Protect Your Wealth – Buy Gold Before It Reaches $2,000

Moderated March 11th, 2016 by
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Protect Your Wealth – Buy Gold Before It Reaches $2,000

Protect Your Wealth –
Buy Gold Before It Reaches $2,000
By Egon von Greyerz

 

Gold is in a hurry and is unlikely to wait for investors to acquire it at anywhere near these prices. We could now see a quick move to $1,400 and if gold doesn’t stay too long at that level, the acceleration is likely to continue towards the previous high of $1,900.

Desperate measures by the ECB

The ECB confirmed yesterday that they are extremely concerned about the European economy as well as the fragile banking system. They lowered the negative rate to 0.4% and increased Q.E. or money printing by more than the market expected. I am quite certain that this is still just the beginning of the stimulus required to “save” Europe. But however many trillions that Draghi throws at the bankrupt banks and European economies it will make no difference. It is just not possible to solve a problem by the same means that caused it in the first place. So adding debt to excessive debt will just make the final collapse that much bigger.

But the ECB is not the only bank which will print money. All major central banks, including the Fed, will join the ECB in more Q.E. and more negative rates until the world drowns in worthless money.

Technical picture for gold

There are now many who believe that the technical picture for gold is bearish, especially due to the big net short position of the commercial traders. Conventional wisdom says that the commercials are never wrong. Well, maybe this time it is only conventional without the wisdom because the likelihood is that the commercials will soon have to bail out of their shorts. And if that is the case, gold will surge even faster.

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How Long Before US Inflation Equals Argentina’s?

How Long Before US Inflation Equals Argentina’s?

How Long Before
US Inflation Equals Argentina’s?
By Egon von Greyerz

 

The US and Argentina have a lot in common. Both are beautiful countries with a major land mass and an abundance of natural resources and agricultural land. Both had very strong economies around the turn of the last century. Political and economic problems have gradually caused Argentina to grow at a much slower rate than the US. The US has had the major advantage of having the dollar as the reserve currency of the world. This has meant that the US in the last hundred years never had to default like Argentina but could just borrow and print more money. Argentina on the other hand has gone through several periods of default as well as high inflation or hyperinflation since WWII.

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The Trigger For Total Global Collapse

Moderated February 26th, 2016 by
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The Trigger For Total Global Collapse

The Trigger For Total Global Collapse
King World News with Egon von Greyerz, 21 Feb 2016

In this week’s interview I discuss the inevitable consequences of the current asset and credit bubbles, or as Ludwig von Mises said:

“There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.”

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Central Bankers’ Bogus Wand Will Have No Effect

Moderated February 24th, 2016 by
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Central Bankers’ Bogus Wand Will Have No Effect

Central Bankers’ Bogus Wand Will Have No Effect
by Egon von Greyerz

 

Central Bank heads believe they are magicians who can wave their magic wand to create whatever economic conditions they desire. But the problem is that they are consistently wrong in their assessment of the economy so they don’t know what to do with the wand. Also, the wand is not magic but just bogus. And this is the dilemma of all central banks. They are given unlimited powers to manipulate monetary policy and to print money.
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The House Of Cards Is Coming Down

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The House Of Cards Is Coming Down

The House Of Cards Is Coming Down
by Egon von Greyerz

 

Deutsche Bank is bankrupt. China’s $30 trillion credit bubble will implode. Most banks will not survive. Banks stocks are down 20-50% this year and credit default swaps are surging in price. Hedge funds and speculators are losing fortunes on a surging yen. Short Yen was a guaranteed winner. But that carry trade is leading to massive market losses with the Yen gaining 10% in 12 days.

Yellen is now worried about interest rates. Well, we told her so in December. More countries are lowering rates to negative. Sweden just cut another 15 basis points to minus 0.5%. Crude oil is making new lows at $26. Stock are crashing around the world.

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