A2A with Chris Powell of GATA

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Chris Powell and Bill Murphy formed the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee in 1998 and they've been stalwart allies in the fight against gold price suppression and manipulation ever since. What a pleasure it was today to get caught up with Chris and get his thoughts on the current state of the global market for gold.

As you listen, you'll quickly be reminded that Chris is still one of the most informed and well-spoken advocates for our cause. Over the course of this webinar, he addresses a number of current issues including:

  • the most important lesson he's learned in the 20 years he's followed the gold market
  • the strange occurrence of SecTreas Mnuchin visiting Ft Knox and the equally strange television interview of Terry Duffy, the CEO of the CME Group
  • whether the US government would financially benefit from revaluing the price of gold
  • how physical demand will paly a role in finally ending the tyranny of the central banks and bullion banks
  • and much, much more!

Please be sure to give this discussion a thorough listen as you are almost certainly going to learn a few things that you didn't previously know. And then, when you're finished, please click over to the GATA site and send them some financial support. Their efforts are tireless and we need to ensure that they remain on our side in this fight. https://www.gata.org/node/16

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scoremore
Sep 1, 2017 - 8:34am

Booya

Rise!

Docdhj
Sep 1, 2017 - 8:31am

Jobs..... right

So the estimated monthly BS on the employment was an increase of 180,000 jobs ..... actual number..... an increase in 156,000

AND the birth / death model added...... 103,000 .... oh yeah... June and July were both reduced by 20,000 each month

All is fine.... move along.....

Dave

blakeg
Sep 1, 2017 - 8:20am
simjojim
Sep 1, 2017 - 8:05am

Armstrong

What does this guy like as an investment? He obviously hates gold, after all, it's going to fade off into the sunset in a few centuries. What a flog!

Does he recommend Gov debt instruments, stocks, real estate, what exactly is his plan to preserve someone's wealth?

Markedtofuture
Sep 1, 2017 - 6:39am

Is Gold Still Relevant?

Posted Sep 1, 2017 by Martin Armstrong

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, Gold rallies with each political event and then falls back when the event is over. It is not in a sustainable relentless bull market as was the case in the 70s. Almost every stock market has outperformed gold since 1980. This has made me wonder if something is different. Here in India the younger generation do not buy gold and simply no longer look at it as a safe haven as the older generations. When I travel to the USA, I notice the younger generation pay with their cell phones and are not even interested in paper money. In Europe, the younger generation is also disinterested in gold. Could it be that gold is becoming obsolete as the horse and buggy?

POM

ANSWER: Yes, gold is still relevant for the older generation. It should rally right now and the month-end closing was very bullish into September, but not yet a breakout. To be impressive, gold must exceed the 2016 high of 1377.50 intraday. To show real strength into early 2018, we must close above 1393. A closing above the 2016 high would reflect a rally into 2018, but warn that we are more likely going to fall back once again. The rally in gold simply because of the dollar is not sustainable long-term.

Nevertheless, indeed, over the course of generations, the ideas and trends of one generation are eventually replaced with new trends. Just look at art. The paintings of women by Rubens were always robust. If you were thin you were considered poor. In Asia, girls try to whiten their skin because darker skin implies you are poor and work in the fields whereas in the States girls want to have a tan. Trends changes as do fashions over time. Investments are the same. The big investment up until 1907 was railroads and industrial stocks were considered risky ventures until the automobile change that perception.

The older generations are much more focused on gold and privacy issues than the younger generation. When I talk to someone in their twenties, having to travel and subjecting yourself to searches is normal. This is how it is to them. They do not understand Snowden.

I on the other hand, just took a domestic flight and the latest rule was I had to pull all food products out of my carry-on. That included a REESE’S Cup still in its sealed container. They then sent me to another line where they had to swipe it to ensure there was no explosive residue. When I said just throw it out, then I was not allowed to leave until they swiped it and took their time in retaliation. Typical power hungry TSA worker. I found this offensive, whereas someone in their twenties thinks this is normal.

Eventually, over the course of centuries gold will fade just as paper currencies into the sunset. Indeed, gold faded from the monetary system after the fall of Rome during the 6th century and reappeared during the 13th century.

The only thing that will possibly prevent gold fading into memory once again is a political reset and revolution where the course of society is again shifted. This is why governments have been selling bullion coins. There is no intent upon returning to any form of a gold standard. They are looking to eliminate even paper currency and any return to a gold standard is not on the table. Just look at what they are doing to Trump. Do you really think these people will reform willingly? The bureaucracy would assassinate Trump if they could get away with it. So they simply attack every possible thing he does or says to constantly prevent his agenda from moving forward. They could care less about the people or the fate of the nation. This is all about them keeping their hand in the cookie jar.

There is a risk of a Dark Age if the whole thing collapses because government turns against its people rather than reforms. If we go that far, I have said before, then you reset to square one and value becomes food and it will gradually build back up from that point moving through useful object such as bronze and then to luxury products of gold and silver on to convenience of paper for transactions long-distance and then back to probably electronic.

This is another reason why I suggest common date gold coins rather than modern bullion coins. They have a shot at retaining historical value.

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/markets-by-sector/precious-metals/gol...

rckymtnscoremore
Sep 1, 2017 - 12:50am

Let's not brush broad strokes

Let's not brush broad strokes here there are plenty of honest people in this business You also forgot to mention realtors and how they would threaten appraisers all the time. They would also pressure loan officers and most agents representing buyers pushed them into higher homes so they would make more money on commission. Buyers were rarely ever educated by realtors. Still happens a lot today.

When I bought my place the listing agent at the open house told me within mins sellers were getting divorced and what they would accept....total breach of ethics

phoenixphoenix
Sep 1, 2017 - 12:49am
hindsight101
Sep 1, 2017 - 12:37am

Found the donation link on the interview page

Powell and Murphy have been real soldiers in the fight against the suppression of sound money. I thought a donation for the education was in order, given how much I have thrown away in commissions and option premiums.

Good interview Greg, like you I'll likely listen to it again...Not a lot of questions but good ones and in depth answers.

Another instance of why I am glad I subscribe.

lakedweller2
Aug 31, 2017 - 11:43pm

@score

There is a lot to be said for being ethical and trusted. Reputation and credibility are important.

scoremore
Aug 31, 2017 - 11:26pm

Good for him...

That sounds very rewarding and it beats feeling like you have to take a shower everyday after work! Hahahha

It is my opinion we will see another housing crash sooner rather than later.

Anyway I moved on. I like to think I am old school and do business on earning trust and building relationships.

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