A Visit with Greg Mannarino


Late Wednesday evening, I had the opportunity to visit again with trader/author/analyst Greg Mannarino. Given all of the events before and after this latest Fed Funds rate hike, I was quite interested to get Greg's take on things.

We tried to keep this discussion broad and wide-ranging so, over the course of this call, Greg and I discuss:

  • What The Fed might be attempting to accomplish through these FF rate hikes
  • The GAN2017 notion of King Dollar...while the dollar is down 7% YTD
  • Why long rates keep moving downward and what impact this flattening of the yield curve will have
  • The levitation of the equity markets and how long it might last
  • The manipulation of the precious metals and why Greg rarely trades the digital derivatives or the mining shares
  • Why Bitcoin is NOT in a bubble
  • And a whole lot more!

Thanks again to Greg for his time and for all his efforts to educate and inform the masses. Please be sure to visit his site and his YouTube channel on a daily basis and then be sure to follow his advice to "pay it forward".



Jun 19, 2017 - 8:57pm


Agreed, but the maximum rate is only 28% (assuming BTC is a "collectible", like gold?), and that's a price I'm willing to pay. If it "goes to the Moon", I'll bite the bullet and pay up my fair share . . .

Jun 19, 2017 - 3:51pm

Rickshaw - THEY don't have to gain control of the technology

THEY just need to tax you into oblivion. And if they catch you cheating.... just remember to use soap on a rope when showering.

Jun 17, 2017 - 2:56pm

Crypto Currencies

1. Physical metal in your possession comes first!

2. Other physical, stored in a "diversified" manner comes second.

3. "Proxies" for physical come next -- miners, ETFs, derivatives, etc.

4. Investments with commodity/monetary characteristics come last -- that's where crypto currencies come into play . . .

The blockchain, of which I read glowing reviews of its potential, provides the trust for the digital currencies (much like silver certificates were "trusted" because of the "guaranteed" convertibility back into physical silver), although [like the days when individual banks issued their own currencies] you need to evaluate the issuer and assess the risks.

If the blockchain can empower the 2-3 billion people on the planet with no access to financial institutions, it will be more than just a game changer. It could be the mother of all financial revolutions. If the "currency" of this revolution proves to be the cryptos, becoming an early adopter, to the extent you have the means, and can accept the risk, sets you up very nicely.

Could I lose it all? Certainly! Probably? Unknown at this time. I jumped in to the mining stocks in early 2013, certain that was the right move. Do I still feel that way? Yes and no. PM prices will rise, but miners could be expropriated. There are too many vested interests with the power of control over the markets to feel certain about eventual "success".

If TPTB gain control of the blockchain/crypto technology, it will end up like the mining stocks. If they don't, it could be The Next Big Thing. I've committed little enough that I can afford the loss if it isn't, but will be rewarded if it is.

That's the risk I'm willing to take . . .

Jun 17, 2017 - 11:20am

When Moog and Og went to war 5,000 years ago

Every War was started by some demented porksucker who wanted what the other demented pork sucker had over on the other side of the river or mountain.

The wars were financed by the equivalent of a central banker.

war confers great power on the politicians who never have to fight it and untold profits for the bankers who always financed it

Just my opinion

but it appears this is backed by 5,000 years of history

Jun 16, 2017 - 10:26pm
Jun 16, 2017 - 10:00pm

Doubtful info

I think he's the one on the far left.

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:43pm


Good one! :)

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:05pm

Angry Chef

Your problem is you can't read. Most of what you think I said, I never did.

Your other problem is you would prefer to wait with your thumb stuck up your arse until NK has a functional delivery system for its nukes since you apparently have BB's for balls and a brain capable of no more than half of a thought. If you think a lunatic with a fusion bomb will get better by looking the other way, you are about as smart as half a fart. Didn't learn a damn thing from Neville Chamberlain did you? He was responsible for the vast majority of WW-2 deaths due to his mindless appeasement policies. While he played a fiddle, Hitler became stronger and stronger. You CAN read a little, right ? Or am I giving you way too much credit ? Buy a fu*king history book and read it five or ten times instead of just looking at the pictures. War was invented by humans thousands of years ago because they needed it and TPTB and banksters didn't even exist at that time so shove your mindless mantra where the sun don't shine. People like you must have KY jelly for brains and piss for blood. Appeasement never works. Your ilk think losing five thousand today is far worse than losing fifty million tomorrow. Sadly, humans need to have the living sh!t knocked out of them about every fifty years or they forget what just killed fifty million of them. It is never 'war' but always overt stupidity. War is but a side effect.

My guess is you are an 'angry chef' because you burned your hand flipping burgers at Mickey D's.

Hi Ho, Hi Ho.

It's off to ignore you go !

[end rant]

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Jun 16, 2017 - 9:03pm

@AE & @AC

And here I always thought the two of you could be BFF

Still do...

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:01pm

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