Europeans have to default for the simple fact that they owe more money than they can ever possibly repay….and when you default on your debt, interest expenses must increase dramatically. This is exactly what I foresee happening in Europe. You cannot print money and create inflation and keep yields low forever….
The U.S. is about two years behind Europe’s pernicious path. We are now over 100% debt to GDP, and if we want to know our future, all we have to do is look across the Atlantic because that’s exactly where we are headed.
So says Michael Pento in edited excerpts from his recent interview with Eric King of King World News which can be read in its entirety here.
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Pento concludes his remarks by saying:
“The bottom line is we have a world which has been dominated by fiat currencies, and we are now experiencing the end, the final throes of that failed global experiment in a purely fiat money based system – and the primary beneficiary of this collapse will be gold.”
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…[A]t some point they [the central banks] will all start printing money. At some point they will recognize we are not going to have a deflationary collapse, that we are not going to have a deflationary debt liquidation…. If we get some serious stock market weakness, on top of the economic deterioration, then I think the central banks of the world, and in particular the Fed, are going to panic and do something big….They are going to print money and try to inflate the debts away….[As a result, there] is going to be this big, unridable phase of the bull market in gold that’s going to take place. That’s in front of us. It’s probably closer than most people think.
Is this the time to acquire gold? Or is this the time to run away from it? Either answer could be correct, depending upon what course government chooses. Government is at a decision point, one that will determine how our economic malaise next turns. [Let’s review their choices.] Words: 922
Any thinking person with a calculator knows that the current global monetary system is going to fail given enough time. Rather than going through the charade of more quantitative easing, what if the central banks, the collaborating Western governments, and the financial elites decide to let the system fail now? [What if]…people in control…have a plan…to accelerate the emergence of a new dollar.
Michael Pento, president of Pento Portfolio Strategies, and Peter Tchir, founder of TF Market Advisors, talk about Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman’s recommendation that policy makers should consider allowing slightly higher inflation as a way to spur the U.S. economy.
The deficits aren’t going to stop anytime soon. The debt mountain will keep growing…Obviously, the debt can’t keep growing faster than the economy forever, but the people in charge do seem determined to find out just how far they can push things….The only way for the politicians to buy time will be through price inflation, to reduce the real burden of the debt, and whether they admit it or not, inflation is what they will be praying for….[and] the Federal Reserve will hear their prayer. When will the economy reach the wall toward which it is headed? Not soon, I believe, but in the meantime there will be plenty of excitement. [Let me explain what I expect to unfold.] Words: 1833
If our assessment is correct, over the coming years, stocks, precious metals, commodities and real-estate will appreciate in value versus paper currencies. Furthermore, on a relative basis, we expect precious metals and commodities to outperform all other asset-classes. Conversely, we anticipate that cash and fixed income instruments will probably turn out to be the worst assets to own over the next decade. Words: 869
Evidence shows that the U.S. money supply trend is in the early stages of hyperbolic growth coupled with a similar move in the price of gold. All sign point to a further escalation of money-printing in 2012…followed by unexpected and accelerating price inflation, followed by a rise in nominal interest rates that will bring a sovereign debt crisis for the U. S. dollar with it as the cost of borrowing for the government escalates…[Let me show you the evidence.] Words: 660
When government is wounded, trapped and desperate, it lashes out like a wild animal. Survival in the political class is just as strong a drive as it is in the wilderness. I don’t know how government will lash out, but you are likely to see laws, restrictions and behavior you never imagined….Washington has demonstrated it will “print money” in whatever quantities necessary to stave off a sovereign bankruptcy and a Great Depression but this strategy cannot work forever because existing debt is already too high to be serviced. It is only a matter of time before the U.S. economy succumbs – unless it engineers a ‘soft default’ [which will save it’s ass and get you shafted! Let me explain.] Words: 1394
The ending in the U.S. will be similar to that in Greece. It is assured for the same reasons. The Democrats will lose the 2012 election…and the Republicans will control government for the next two years. Whatever enthusiasm initially exists will dissipate as soon as the polls show how unpopular austerity is. If they try to cut spending, they will suffer the same fate as the European Austerians. [Let me explain.] Words: 1116
How this economic disaster ends is something about which many of us speculate. Two extreme endings are likely — a sudden deflationary collapse or a period of very high inflation/hyperinflation which ultimately cripples commerce and resolves itself in a deflationary collapse. In either case, the deflationary collapse is another Great Depression. It is important to know which route will occur because of what will happen to asset values along the way. Words: 1057