Michael Pento: Recession Hitting this Summer and the Fed Will Print

Natural Resource Stocks, Released on 3/29/24

Michael Pento shares his expertise on the current economic cycle, emphasizing the tug of war between inflation and deflation. He critiques the mainstream narrative of sustained inflation, arguing that we are actually in a deflationary cycle, poised for a potential liquidity crisis and recession. Michael delves into the definitions and impacts of inflation, disinflation, and deflation, providing a critical analysis of central bank policies, the role of quantitative easing, and the dynamics of the treasury and banking sectors. He predicts a looming recession, linked to liquidity constraints and rising unemployment, which could severely impact real estate markets and the broader economy. The conversation extends to the implications for investment strategies during deflationary periods, including the advantages of holding cash, short-duration US treasuries, and the strategic positioning for potential market downturns. Additionally, Michael briefly touches upon cryptocurrencies and their value proposition amidst fiat currency inflation.

00:00 Introduction and Greetings
01:21 The Inflation vs. Deflation Debate
02:13 Understanding Inflation, Deflation, and Monetary Policies
05:27 The Role of Cryptocurrencies in the Economy
06:39 Banking Sector Challenges and the Liquidity Crisis
10:26 Predicting the Next Recession and Its Impact
22:32 Strategies for Navigating Economic Uncertainty
31:15 Final Thoughts and Contact Information

Michael Pento is a specialist in Austrian economics and is the President of Pento Portfolio Strategies. Prior to starting Pento Portfolio Strategies he served as a senior economist and VP of the managed products division of another well known financial firm. Michael has also created ETFs and UITs that were sold throughout Wall Street. Earlier in his career, he worked on the floor of the NYSE. He is the author of The Coming Bond Market Collapse: How to Survive the Demise of the U.S. Debt Market.

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