The World Is Now On The Edge Of Massive Financial Destruction And Total Chaos
Today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE, historic moves in currencies, and major global events warned that the world is now on the edge of massive financial destruction and total chaos.
By Egon von Greyerz, Founder of Matterhorn Asset Management & GoldSwitzerland
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Secular bull markets are tough old beasts to kill, especially when the bull is stuffed full of paper. This bull paper feed is a novel idea and such a simple method for keeping a bull happy. What the producers of the feed (the Federal Reserve and other central banks) don’t realize is that the paper might make the bull fat and thus content temporarily, but eventually a bull full of paper will burst and collapse…
In a King World News interview I spoke with the man who predicted the Swiss National Bank would experience staggering losses and that the Fed would also experience massive losses that will destabilize the global financial system! His company is the only one in the world offering a precious metals investment service outside the banking system, with direct ownership and full control by the investor. He has also become legendary for his predictions on QE, historic moves in currencies, and major global events.
A final hyperinflationary top in stocks
So that will be the final destiny of all stock markets that are fueled by the central bank printing presses. They will die of indigestion from all the paper money that has been created to prop up the markets in the most unhealthy and artificial manner. Of course it is always possible that a last and desperate attempt of global money printing to save a debt infested world will lead to a hyperinflationary final top of stock markets. But as in all cases of hyperinflation, that would be a temporary move up of markets that will soon reverse into a collapse.
If we would see a last push up of markets due to money printing, gold would move a lot faster than stocks.
Dow-gold ratio turning
The Dow topped against gold in 1999. Since then we have seen a big move down to August 2011 when gold had a temporary peak of $1,920. Gold has since moved down to around $1,070 today. But even with this major down move in gold, the Dow-gold ratio is still down 63 percent since 1999. The correction up in the ratio is a mere 25 percent of the whole move since 1999. This is a very small retracement following such a big fall.
As shown in the monthly chart below, the move since the 2009 and 2011 bottoms has been quite weak and corrective and shows bearish divergences on the momentum indicators. We might see a move up to the top of the channel or even to the 38 percent correction level. But in 2016 the Dow-gold ratio should resume its downtrend.
To get a better understanding of what will happen to the stock market in relation to gold in coming years, we must look at the 200-year chart of the Dow vs. gold.
As shown below, the current correction up is very similar to the one in the late 1970s. Thereafter gold rose to $850 and the ratio reached 1/1. That means that both the Dow and gold were at the 850 level. I would expect the next move down in the ratio to go below 1 and probably down to 1⁄2 or lower. Whether that means gold at $10,000 and the Dow at 5,000 or the Dow at 100,000 and gold at $200,000 will depend on the amount of paper money that central banks create. I could even see the ratio reaching 0.1 due to the credit-induced bubble asset markets and the suppressed gold price. That could mean the Dow at 20,000 and gold at $200,000. But we must remember that this is not in today’s money, so a Dow at 20,000 will not be worth much in real terms.
What is certain is that gold will at least maintain purchasing power and probably much more than that.
Money printing guaranteed
Unprecedented money printing by the Fed, European Central Bank, Bank of Japan, Bank of Canada, International Monetary Fund, and others is guaranteed. There are global debts of $225 trillion and derivatives of $1.5 quadrillion that can never be repaid with real money. With interest rates at zero or even negative, central banks have run out of tools to save the world economy. The only thing they have left is money printing, though they probably know that this will have no effect because you cannot create wealth with worthless pieces of paper. If that was the case we should all stop working and just print. But of course that would be excruciatingly boring.
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Desperate people will nevertheless take desperate measures and this is why central bankers will print, hoping to kick the can down the road for a while. But this time they will fail.
Stocks to lose 90 percent and gold to gain 1,000 percent
In real terms I would not be surprised to see stocks worldwide lose at least 90 percent and gold go up by 1,000 percent, both in today’s money. I know that this sounds unrealistic to most people. But we must understand is that the last hundred years, since the creation of the Fed, have also been totally unreal. Unthinkable wealth has been created for an elite and debt that can never be repaid is the burden of the masses. Since unreal situations never last, even this one will come to an end too.
I do admit that central banks have kept the circus going a lot longer than many of us could have imagined. Secular bulls are not killed easily. They do go out with a bang. And that is what is happening right now.
The end of an era
Yes, this money-printing bonanza will soon come to a tragic end. Due to the massive bubbles created worldwide, there will be a lot of suffering as the world financial system and economy implode. We are also facing massive geopolitical problems that could lead to major wars, even a nuclear war. There will be wealth destruction never experienced before.
Just as in the last 5,000 years, physical gold will give protection against this. But there are many other things that are important to plan for besides the protection of assets. Most important is of course to help family and friends during the coming tumultuous times.(source)
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
This is a good motto to live by, despite how you think about things. Individuals can still hope for the best (that things can and will eventually work out), but what good is your prosperity going to do if you don’t have anything to eat or a safe place to hang out for an extended period of time?
Why not prepare while you still can — when things are readily available and can still be purchased at cheap prices? The coming hyper-inflation will make any such purchases beforehand look very intelligent…
To prepare for the worst, you need a plan. Why are most people so against doing basic preparations that could be the difference on how they survive — or whether they survive?
History shows time and again that those who prepare always fare better than those who did not.
Having a plan and being determined to act on that plan will always be the best way to handle any contingencies, should they occur.
After disaster strikes, your mind is going to be racing around like a car on a race track. Preplanning and having a written set of measures to take will make someone’s life go much smoother when the SHTF.
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