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Peter Boockvar – If Central Bankers get what they want, global bond markets blow up

THE MATTERHORN INTERVIEW: Peter Boockvar – May 2016

“If the central bankers get what they want, the global bond market will blow up”

Lars Schall interviewed Peter Boockvar. Peter is one of those rare and informed people in the investment space who really understands the history and role of Central Banks in general, the Federal Reserve Bank in particular, and their interactions with the financial industry on (government) policy. We are very pleased to have Peter Boockvar on board this month with his first Matterhorn Interview. We recommend a good listen below.

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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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USA Watchdog – 2016 Will Be One Disaster After Another

Moderated December 22nd, 2015 by
Categories: Media: Video & Podcast, Publications
USA Watchdog – 2016 Will Be One Disaster After Another

USA Watchdog’s Greg Hunter interviews Egon von Greyerz on latest macro-economic developments
Dec 21 – 2015 (18 minutes)

Egon von Greyerz: “World trade is coming down dramatically. . . .The Fed is totally out of sync with reality. This is a world market. The U.S. is not an island unto itself. . . . The sad thing is the Fed has created a massive bubble. They should have increased rates a long time ago. By not letting market forces take their due course, we now see in the U.S. the most volatile asset bubble ever in history. That would not have happened if they would not have kept interest rates at 0% for 7 years. . . . There is nothing that justifies a rate increase, at this point, except the face saving measure taken by the Fed. They had told the market this, and they didn’t dare to do anything else. . . . I think what will happen now is this quarter of one percent will not last for very long. It will have to come down. . . . All the indicators are that we are going to get shocks going into 2016, and the increases they are forecasting are not going to happen. It is more likely that they are going to lower rates.”…

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Folker Hellmeyer – The Physical Gold Markets In The East Will Prevail

Moderated October 1st, 2015 by
Categories: Media: Video & Podcast, Publications, The Matterhorn Interview

“The Matterhorn Interview – Sept/Oct 2015: Folker Hellmeyer”

“The Physical Gold Markets In The East Will Prevail”

Podcast interview: (26 mins)
Lars Schall talked for Matterhorn Asset Management with Folker Hellmeyer, one of Germany’s most outspoken senior bankers. Hellmeyer points out why he thinks it’s impossible for the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. Moreover, he discusses his optimism for gold and “the invisible hand” of the Plunge Protection Team.

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Peter Boehringer – Bundesbank argues the wrong way round

“The Matterhorn Interview – Aug 2015: Peter Boehringer”

The Bundesbank is arguing completely the wrong way round

Short Video interview (14 minutes):
On behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management AG / GoldSwitzerland, Zurich, Lars Schall spoke with Peter Boehringer, initiator of the German public campaign “Bring Back Our Gold“. They discuss the importance of national gold reserves and the problematic state of the German gold reserves, officially the second largest gold reserve in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

China official Gold holdings ‘just a little’ understated

Moderated July 19th, 2015 by
Categories: King World News, Publications

KWN – July 19, 2015
Maguire, Leeb and von Greyerz comment on China’s gold news.

“On the heels of China telling the world that they only have 1,658 tonnes of gold, Andrew Maguire, Egon von Greyerz and Stephen Leeb told King World News that today’s release by China is a “joke” and that the announcement was “ludicrous,” which is a polite way of calling it bullsh*t.

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Dominos will fall after the Troika killed off Greece

Moderated July 17th, 2015 by
Categories: King World News, Publications

King World News weekly – July 17, 2015
Dominos will fall after the Troika killed off Greece

Egon von Greyerz: “The ECB and the EU are now in control of the Greek economy, banks and national assets. There is absolutely no chance for Greece to recover as part of the EU. And what happened to Greece will be the model for the next set of weak countries such as Italy, Spain, Portugal and France. They will all fall as dominos before too long….

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The Elite is leading Greece and the World to Perdition

KWN weekly – July 12, 2015

Podcast interview (10 min)

The Elite is leading Greece and the World to Perdition

In my King World News interview published on July 12, I stated that the Troika and the US will do whatever they can to keep Greece in the EU. To let Greece leave would be the final nail in the European Union coffin. That would start the dominoes of Italy, Spain, Portugal and France falling as well as the European banks. And it would prove that this artificial political and monetary union is a total travesty which was doomed to fail even before it was created.

The proposal now being put to the Greek government and parliament is a lot worse than the one which was voted down by the Greek people last Sunday. The package on offer involves another €85 billion of loans in addition to the existing €320bn. On top of that there will be short term bridge financing of €12bn plus potentially another €35bn for job creation. So the insolvent Troika is raising another €135bn to lend to a bankrupt nation that cannot even afford to pay the interest on the debt. This is really the bankrupt leading the bankrupt to perdition. Read the rest of this entry »

Will A Desperate U.S. Start World War III?

Moderated July 8th, 2015 by
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Greece update – Europe in Catch 22

King World News weekly – July 8, 2015
Massive Contagion Will Lead To A Worldwide Financial Catastrophe

Egon von Greyerz: “We are facing colossal problems in the world today. The U.S. is bankrupt, with debts having increased each year since the early 1960s. And in this century debts have gone up exponentially. The U.S. has also had a trade deficit every year since the 1970s. So this is a country that’s been living above its means for half a century.

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Will the EU mess trigger a Gold & Silver Derivatives Default?

Moderated July 6th, 2015 by
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King World News weekly – July 6, 2015

Egon von Greyerz: “The derivative position of US banks for Q1 2015 has just been published and the reading is more frightening than ever. The top 5 US banks have total a derivative exposure of $247 trillion. This is 3.5 times world GDP. Total derivatives for all banks in the world are just over $600 trillion. But these figures are less than half of the real exposure. A few years ago the BIS in Basel changed the basis of valuation of derivatives to “Value to Maturity”…

Update Greece and Europe to be posted soon.

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