Jim Rickards talks coronavirus, gold, deflation, the U.S. dollar and much more!

Physical Gold Fund, Released on 5/21/20


*New Book under development on the Pandemic and Depression
*Why Scientists without expert knowledge of the economy may not be the best source for determining economic policy
*Why discernment of the various views of scientists with opposing views on how to deal with Coronavirus is important
*Unemployment Claims have exceeded 38m in the US
*There has never been a time when the stock market does not accurately reflect what is happening in the real economy
*S&P 500 is a cap weighted index where a few major companies dominate the index. Major companies which are doing well do not reflect the stock market as a whole or the rest of the economy
*Algorithms that decide the majority of trading in markets today were written before the Pandemic
*Deflation, Inflation, Hyperinflation
*The psychology of inflation and what leads to increase of velocity of money – quantity theory of money versus phase transitions in psychology
*In a deflationary environment where the Fed has printed close to $10T but still cant get inflation leaves one tool left in the toolkit.. raising the price of gold
*Raising the price of gold would require open market operations in gold – Fed printing money to buy gold or to sell gold in order to maintain a specific price range measured in USD
*Raising the price of gold as a tool to get inflation in the USD during prolonged and massive deflation is not a theory, it has been used in the past
*Expectations of continuing deflation in the short to mid term, but inflation must be created, the trick for the Fed is making sure it sticks the landing
*Scenarios for gold price and inflation numbers if the Fed overshoots and ends up with higher inflation than it wants
*Censorship and deplatforming of people from major media platforms such as YouTube and Twitter
*The polarization of views of people around the world in terms of freedom vs authoritarian approaches to governance, and where it is leading
*The “inner fascist” – #NeoFascistGene
*Essential versus Nonessential Businesses and Occupations
*United States Code: Law enforcement officers, judges, public officials violating Constitutional rights under color of law versus emergency powers granted during threats to national security
*Reparations for China such as seizing/cancelling UST’s or delisting Chinese company stocks on US exchanges
*Will reparations move the US and China closer to kinetic warfare

Jim Rickards is a lawyer, investment banker and economist with over thirty years’ experience in capital markets. He is currently Chief Global Strategist at Meraglim. He advises the Department of Defense, the U.S. intelligence community, and major hedge funds on global finance, and served as a facilitator of the first ever financial war games conducted by the Pentagon. A frequent guest on financial news programs, Rickards is also the author of The New York Times bestselling novels Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis and The Death of Money, as well as Aftermath: Seven Secrets of Wealth Preservation in the Coming Chaos.

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