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Tuesday Conversation - Brent Johnson of Santiago Capital

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Following Monday's podcast with Luke Gromen, I thought it would be fun to next visit with our old friend (and fellow Cornhusker), Brent Johnson. For this discussion, Brent and I cover several of the same topics as yesterday while incorporating Brent's unique perspective on the markets.

So for this podcast, Brent and I begin with the same Krugman tweet that Luke and I discussed yesterday:

Repeat after me: debt is money we owe to ourselves. It doesn't make the nation as a whole poorer. https://t.co/yyAkexUV0N

— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) May 22, 2020

From there, we discuss:

  • the liquidity-driven necessity of QE∞
  • the impact of an official yuan devaluation
  • global demand for dollars driving its relative value higher
  • whether QE∞ will ultimately be inflationary
  • the possibility of global stagflation
  • and quite a bit in between

Many thanks to Brent for being so generous with his time. I think you'll find this podcast to be extremely interesting and thought-provoking.

TF

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zman
Jun 2, 2020 - 6:34pm

Central Banks

Hmm, just because the crooks at the Central Banks (Fed) claim they want inflation, it doesn't mean they're telling the truth. Why does everyone in the gold sector believe those central bankers when they make that statement?

No, they don't want inflation at all. It wouldn't be that hard to devalue the US dollar and create inflation, it could be done in short order, but that's NOT what The Elite want.

There's a reason why silver still trades at $17 oz, it's because of the lack of money going into Main Street. And no, there's not going to be UBI, free college, single payer health care or debt reset, not gonna happen. What is going to happen is spending cuts in pensions, entitlements and other social programs. We're going to stay with 0% to negative rates of interest for many years to come.

The only way money comes into Main Street is IF the people hit the streets and demand it. Trump promised economic nationalism, how did that workout? It didn't happen. The political process is broken, there is no white knight to save the day.

These riots are more about economic destruction of Main Street and debt slavery. This is what happens when the velocity of money continues to crash. Did The Elite really think a $1200 check was going to save the day as Wall Street got $5 trillion?

It's all deflation until something forces The Elite to change their behavior, that changes needs to occur in the real world. It's NOT going to occur in their fake world of finance.

billhilly
Jun 2, 2020 - 6:29pm

Mavens...

...glad you and family made it home safely ! It's also wonderful to hear your folks are in great spirits !!!! You definitely ARE THE MAN !!!!!

Here, my dad has been trying to put shirts on the dogs. He is so adorably cute !

And I'd love to hear the Amarillo story.

Ollie
Jun 2, 2020 - 6:24pm

Ted Butler, "Falling into Place" (1 June 2020)

I am not sure if someone has already placed a link to Ted Butler's article entitled "Falling Into Place" (1 June 2020) on this site. However, it is worth a look.

https://silverseek.com/article/falling-place

Boggs
Jun 2, 2020 - 6:17pm

Mavens

This is the shotgun I have for self defense. I own the Bullpup, it holds 13 rounds. They also make one that holds 25.

https://www.keltecweapons.com/firearms/shotguns/ksg/#buyNow

Angry Chef
Jun 2, 2020 - 5:17pm
Angry Chef
Jun 2, 2020 - 5:01pm
happycamper515
Jun 2, 2020 - 4:40pm

Powell was right, he has

Powell was right, he has unlimited tools to drive the stock market higher. The stock market is freaking amazing. Corona virus and burning down America be damned, the stock market marches on.

Angry Chef
Jun 2, 2020 - 4:28pm

URGENT WARNING ! MUST READ !!!

All,

This comes directly from the WHO, CDC, Bill Gates, and Canadian Government officials.

This is an urgent warning. There is a new killer Asian Hornet that’s now loose and wrecking havoc across the planet. Theresa Tam is warning that one sting results in horrible anal leakage. Which, health officials from the WHO and CDC say, and I quote: “could cause contamination of the World’s water supply “. Both Theresa Tam and Justin Trudeau are now telling Canadians you may be locked in your houses for the balance of this decade. And if you absolutely have to go outside for any reason whatsoever. All Canadians will be required to wear a diaper on the outside of their clothing in order to contain the leakage. The Government is also warning that if Canadians don’t obey this new lockdown order. They are going to bring back Greta Thunberg to yell at us not just every day. But every minute of every day on every radio station and television station across the planet. I’m giving you forewarning so that you can get to Costco ASAP and get a three year supply of diapers.

Hang in there. We’re all in this together.

LiberoAGXIIK
Jun 2, 2020 - 4:13pm

Just want to remind you AGX

just who your bible toting, constitution violating, and most singular violator of responsible gubmint spending hero is. Hypocrisy if you can't call him out while you call out those who stand in his and apparently, your way (anyone on the left).

PS- You brought this up with your cry of "those who blame others" in an earlier post.

Oskar- Of course, he asked "can I grab your pussy" or the women said, "you can grab my pussy don". Alrighty then.

OskarLibero
Jun 2, 2020 - 4:11pm

You just confirmed what I

You just confirmed what I said. Thanks.

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