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The Hyperinflation Argument

 

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Expert Warns of Hyperinflation: “The American Way Of Life Will Be Destroyed”

Mac Slavo for SHTFPlan.com
 @  http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/expert-warns-of-hyperinflation-the-american-way-of-life-will-be-destroyed_02172014
February 17th, 2014


If there’s one thing that’s certain about what’s happening in the world right now  it’s that uncertainty is pervading every aspect of the global economy. From fabricated employment statistics and consumer spending reports to obscene levels of debt and a failing domestic monetary policy, the writing is on the wall.
According to top Casey Research analyst Marin Katusa, who has met with energy ministers and business leaders in over 100 countries, it’s only a matter of time before the world’s reserve currency goes the way of the German Reichsmark and Zimbabwe Dollar.
What we’re talking about here is nothing short of an outright collapse of our banking system, hyperinflation of the US dollar, and a complete destruction of the world as we have come to know it.
This is a must-watch for those trying to understand what’s happening with the economic landscape, how to position yourself for an unprecedented paradigm shift in how Americans live their lives, what to expect as this crisis unfolds, and how to find opportunities when everyone else is in panic mode.

If the petro-dollar ends, the American way of life will be something that will be destroyed.

The inflation will be over 100% because Americans are getting their lifestyle subsidized by the rest of the world.

This is a very complicated issue… but to be summed up quickly, the world has already started trading commodities and oil, not in the petro-dollar.

And if the petro-dollar finally does die, the American way of life is gone.
(Full interview and transcript via Future Money Trends)


When that happens – when the rest of the world finally turns its back on the United States – you’d better be positioned in the right assets… tangible assets.
Failure to do so will leave you exposed to a financial collapse unlike anything we’ve ever seen in America.

You want to invest in gold… and that’s why you really want to invest in tangible assets… because the bank system will crash.

And I’m not trying to be a doom and gloom guy, this is just factual.

You want to invest in silver, and gold, and companies that produce what the rest of the world wants, which is gold and silver.

It should be clear that China, Russia, oil-producing nations and emerging markets are positioning themselves for exactly what Marin Katusa describes. They have already established unilateral agreements to replace their petro-dollar transactions with either their own currencies or gold. When the timing is right, they’ll pull the plug, at which point all hell will break loose.
The only assets that will survive the destruction will be physical goods such as those commodities essential to survival – food, energy, water, etc.
On the monetary front, when the dollar becomes worthless, confidence in the system itself will be lost on a global scale. We saw similar effects in 2008, when banks refused to lend to businesses, individuals and even themselves for fear of counter party risk. This will leave only one viable mechanism of exchange that will be trusted by trading partners. If you happen to own some, then while everyone else is trying to figure out how to acquire food or pay for other needs, you’ll be thriving.
Insiders and the well informed like Doug Casey, Rick Rule, and Eric Sprott who want to protect and preserve their wealth are already diversifying out dollar-denominated assets. Foreign governments are doing the same, to the tune of billions of dollars being used to buy up assets in the gold production and mining sector (something sovereign wealth funds also did back in late 2008 at the height of the crisis):

The money now is showing up. For example, Rick [Rule] went and got Korean money, and then also Chinese Money. That’s a billion and a half dollars that is coming in to this sector. K.K.R, a major fund, has now put up a billion and a half dollars to set up shop in Calgary for the junior resource sector. You see a lot of funds now, starting to say, “hey, we are getting back in to the junior resource sector because it is so cheap.”

If you go to the BRI website, they talk about all of the big shareholders. You have Tocqueville, Sprott, Sun Valley, KCR…

There’s a reason that well known investment firms run by contrarians like Sprott and Casey are buying gold. Because they know what is coming down the pike.

Yellen is going to continue where Bernanke left off, with the troubles. And the reality is, this is going to make a stronger bull market for gold and silver, and it’s going to be even a better market for the junior resource sector.

If gold and silver are heading to new highs it’s because something has gone terribly wrong in our economy and financial markets.
That being said, if gold is rising and the dollar is collapsing then in all likelihood we’ll see stratospheric price increases in everything from food to fuel, so preparing a contingency plan for this scenario is absolutely critical.
The scenario described here, as noted by Marin Katusa, is not just doom and gloom. It’s fact. The system as we know it is under pressure from all sides. When it implodes you’d better be ready.

Discussion

SK O'Neal  | 18 February 2014
   
See link below on an article at shtfplan.com [also printed left] discussing the potential for hyperinflation.

    Of course, the field of analysts is not at all in agreement about this, as I have discussed recently. As mentioned, the competing effects of currency dilution and buying power dilution have resulted in a near stalemate on the CPI, although critical commodities have risen sharply, balancing against property values and main-street incomes yielding the real result ----wealth transfer---. Predicting the net result of the future socioeconomics has become a matter of drawing out a marginal resultant of very large opposing forces, riding on a wave of saturated corruption in every aspect of business and government, all making the course quite untenable by any conventional arguments, and also patently vulnerable to manipulation, as it is surely intended.

    On one side of the argument about our approaching mid term future, cash will go the way of Wiemar, and on the other, cash is king as the majority lose a large portion of buying power of their savings and equities. One observation I might suggest is that the "deflationists" seem to adhere to traditional models of demographics that are arguably invalid in heavily manipulated markets, but this needs critical analysis as well, as the global plan is not new at all. I do not recall whether it was R. Chapman, G. Celente or L. Williams who indicated that the globankers favor inflationary etiologies over deflationary, but for certain, the bias for currencies at the central banks is expressly inflationary over the long term, devaluing their reserve notes and capping income with progressive tax brackets through which wages are forced to climb and compete with inflation of commodity prices. Interestingly, American wages have effectively dropped, if for no other reason, due to job loss, and the statistical effect of this is skillfully absent in the employment numbers.

    Certainly if one follows the herd into the mainstream corrale of retirement philosophies, this will not yield well, and it is virtually axiomatic now to study the packaged suggestions that the government and media are peddling to the public, and then do precisely the opposite with perfect haste and consistency. If the nature of this situation seems to be confusing and foreign, remember that it is designed to be. A good garden and woodlot are far less confusing, and always yield well.



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