The first thing that people need to realize is none of what’s happening in today’s economy is new. This is a scenario that’s played out many times over human history. In fact, every civilization and every government throughout human history has always reached a point where it has overspent its means, created debts that it couldn’t handle, and attempted to inflate its way out of debt. Our guest this week on Retirement Lifestyle Advocates radio is Mr. Brien Lundin. Your host, Dennis Tubbergen, talks with Mr. Lundin about his thoughts on the future of the dollar and his forecast for the months ahead.
Brien Lundin is the President and CEO of Jefferson Financial, editor and publisher of Gold Newsletter, a publication that has ranked among the world’s leading precious metals and resource stock advisories since 1971, and is also the host of the famed New Orleans Investment Conference, the world’s oldest and most respected gold investment event.
No matter what they say, the Federal Reserve is actually pleased to see consumer price inflation so high because it’s one way of deflating the debt. Chances of success are, however, doubtful, according to this week’s guest, Murray Gunn, as bond markets are already demanding higher interest rates. Join your host Dennis Tubbergen on today’s episode of Retirement Lifestyle Advocates radio for an insightful discussion and Mr. Gunn’s forecast for the coming months.
Murray Gunn is Head of Global Research at Elliott Wave International. He worked as a fund manager in global bonds, currencies and stocks, including long posts at Standard Life Investments and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. He then joined HSBC Bank as Head of Technical Analysis. Murray is the author of Trading Regime Analysis (Wiley, 2009) and a contributor to Socionomic Studies of Society and Culture (Socionomics Institute Press, 2017). In April 2018, Murray took over the helm of The European Short-Term Update. You can also read his commentary in Global Market Perspective, Interest Rates Pro Services and Currency Pro Services, and on deflation.com.
Inflation is now running at three and a half times higher than the Fed’s target rate of 2 percent. The Fed is clearly worried about this, and now appears poised to announce a doubling of the tapering at next week’s FOMC meeting in an effort to get the table set for interest rate hikes and normalization. On this week’s Retirement Lifestyle Advocates radio show your host Dennis Tubbergen talks with guest Michael Pento about the repercussions the Fed’s tapering action is likely to have on the markets. Listen in to hear Mr. Pento’s predictions for the markets in the coming year.
Michael Pento is the President and Founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies with more than 27 years of investment experience. He was the portfolio creator and consultant to Delta/Claymore’s commodity portfolios that raised more than $3 billion, distributed through Claymore/Guggenheim’s sales network. He produces the weekly podcast “The Mid-Week Reality Check” and is the author of the book “The Coming Bond Market Collapse.”