TFMR Podcast #13 - The Straight Skinny from Gonzalo Lira

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With everything in Europe seemingly coming to a head very soon, I thought it would be wise to ring up Gonzalo Lira, as he has a much better grasp of the situation than I.

In this podcast, I give Gonzalo free rein to go wherever he wants. Part of that was intentional; Turdites will recall that the Skype connection between Anytown, USA and Santiago, Chile is slow and creates a "delay" in the recording of the call. Part of it was intentional, though, as you all get plenty of my BS on a daily basis. I figured that if Gonzo was willing to give us the time, I might as well let him have the floor.

This call begins with a discussion of the mysterious trillions of bearer bonds rounded up today in Switzerland. From there, we discuss Europe and the eventual default of Greece and then conclude with some thoughts on Iran and the implications of the war that seems to be brewing.

If you enjoy this podcast, I would strongly you to consider becoming a subscriber at Gonzalo's website:

https://www.liraspg.com/

Membership has its benefits. Not only do you receive timely analysis but Gonzalo also he hosts instructive webinars for his clients about once per month.

The podcast runs a bit longer than usual at 50 minutes or so but, if you have the time over this 3-day weekend, I encourage you to listen to the entire thing.

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california woman
Feb 18, 2012 - 1:34pm

right occasionally

Gonzalo is right occasionally. I had been listening to him for a long time, ever since his correct hyperinflation call.

He is a young arrogant insecure individual. He posted a picture of one of his flames in a bikini and then shortly thereafter broke up with her. His emotional swings are extreme based on some of his other previous posts and gets into fights to protect his ego at the drop of a hat.

Get this, he recommended, at one point. to move to Iran as a possible place to escape the U.S.

Be very careful with his recommendations, although some of his calls are correct.

Alijo
Feb 18, 2012 - 1:15pm

Now that was a valuable Podcast

Now that was a valuable Podcast! This site is one of few to bring on open minded thinkers, and this guy is surely knowledgeable and open minded. I'm tires of reading and listening to the mainstream, Gonzalo's very accurate in his analysis especially on the middle east subject.

But I would have liked to hear Gonzalo's thoughts on the main reason he thought Israel and/or the West want to wage a war against Iran (other than the nuclear, of course).

survivalwstyle
Feb 18, 2012 - 12:32pm

if chaZZ caLLs

i gueSS we know what to do...CDS = financial masturbation...it sEEms to me that the triGGer is what these guys are waiting for. that explosion is coming. we know where this wiLL start.

zilverreiger
Feb 18, 2012 - 12:26pm

re: ASE sales down I think

re: ASE sales down

I think its because of the greece indecision, same reason why paper isn't doing much in anticipation of the usdx rise

survivalwstyle
Feb 18, 2012 - 11:39am

GOLD 1980 vs. TODAY

visionvictory just got this taGGed @ zerohedge...

GOLD 1980 Vs. TODAY
Louie
Feb 18, 2012 - 11:17am

ASE sales down

Only 125,000 moved by the mint last week.

Is that because everyone is now reading TFMetals report, and is waiting to buy the dip?

OR, because the mint can't get physical so they can't make the coins for delivery?

OR, has everyone given up on one of the barbaric relics?

https://www.coinnews.net/2012/02/18/gold-flat-on-week-american-silver-ea...

Louie
Feb 18, 2012 - 11:11am

Central banks & gold

How about because they know that the Euro & the Dollar are about to take a big dump?

What would you do with a bunch of grubby ol'fiat?

artaud23
Feb 18, 2012 - 10:14am

Interesting:

Anybody have views on why Central Banks would be adding gold? I guess the more interesting question might be "which banks are buying gold?" I know it's not the Swiss...(Swiss grumble grumble grumble.)

Of interest, however, there was one group of gold-buyers whose appetite was nothing short of voracious in 2011: the world’s central banks. The entities who create the paper confetti in our wallets which they call “money” were busily dumping that paper to buy gold in 2011 – roughly 500% more than what they purchased in 2010 (from 77 tons to 440 tons). Even 2010 had been considered a very notable year in this respect, as it marked the first year in which the central banks had become net-buyers of gold in decades.

https://www.brotherjohnf.com/uncategorized/central-bank-gold-buying-increases-by-500/

exiledbear
Feb 18, 2012 - 10:14am

I wonder what oil is going to trade at when it opens next week

Now that Iran is basically cut off from the banking network of the world.

I will be Jack's complete lack of surprise if the next big news story is some false flag event that is loudly blamed on the Iranians.

Hammer
Feb 18, 2012 - 10:09am

Iran has been removed from

Iran has been removed from using electronic financial transfers thereby increasing the financial blockade to a very high level indeed. It will be mightily difficult for them to conduct any trade at all.

edit. link

https://online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240529702040598045772290239898295...

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