Sponsored by

Thursday Conversation - Willem Middelkoop


Our old friend Willem Middelkoop is a commodity fund manager, geo-political analyst and best-selling author. With all that's going on in the world, we were definitely overdue for this conversation.

As with all Thursday Conversations, I asked Will to focus on three primary topics:

  • The US$ liquidity issues and the impact of the surging US debt
  • De-dollarization and the likelihood of a new "Plaza Accord" and/or gold revaluation
  • The historic undervaluation of precious metals and commodities and how a shift in global asset allocation would impact his fund and its investments

But be sure to listen to the entire podcast as we close with a discussion of Hong Kong, the great potential of silver and a mention of the Maine Potato scandals of the 1970s. http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/the-great-maine-potato-war-th...

Please be sure to check out the site for Willem's fund and, while you're there, you can download a free copy of "The Big Reset", his terrific book that was originally published in 2014. Willem is also a great follow on Twitter.

Thanks for listening!



TF Metals fan
Oct 10, 2019 - 1:09pm


A first? It has been a while since I could claim a first. Great to be on the topspot with Willem as guest (he manages part of my portfolio in his fund as well).

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:22pm

Thanks Turd!

Willem Middelkoop is a favorite!!!! Love this guy!

Oh yeah ... Silver!

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:54pm

What do you guys think...

...About this thread?

1/ What happens when the Fed buys up every ounce of bad debt and absorbs it onto its balance sheet?

The currency gets devalued, because it is backed by nothing.

Once the currency gets devalued, the debt on the Fed's balance sheet gets devalued, and is essentially forgiven.

— VeritasVital (@VeritasVital) October 10, 2019
Oct 10, 2019 - 1:57pm
Oct 10, 2019 - 2:00pm

I'm sorry but I'm not buying it

Makes it sound like the old "Trump is playing 4-D chess" thing.

Maybe he is and I'm dead wrong. We'll see...

Island Teal
Oct 10, 2019 - 2:37pm

5th....left 4th for Marchas

Looking forward to listening to this.....

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:38pm

VeritasVital Reminds Me of a Q Post

The Q posts over the past two years have occasional references to gold. One particular one which I can't remember out of 3,600 plus states something like "Gold will kill the FED."

Oct 10, 2019 - 3:02pm

I had seen...

...that as well. Just a bunch of chatter likely...

Visit the FAQ page to learn how to track your last read comment, add images, embed videos, tweets, and animated gifs, and more.

Oct 10, 2019 - 3:12pm

Amazing and very good common sense showing the COMMODITY BOTTOM

This was a great interview. Thank YOU

LOTS of metals are very undervalued because of the paper games and hidden PPT funds.

Those with EARS TO HEAR should easily BENEFIT....

Oct 10, 2019 - 3:49pm

Nothing happens by accident

...in the world of central bankers.

So, Mark Carney dropped a steamer at Jackson hole by saying the US dollar is soon to be toast, and everyone was surprised? Bullshit. It was a planned steamer, just like Mr Middelkoop alluded to in this interview, to send out the message that it's time for the well connected crapitalists (crony capitalists) to get out of Dodge.

Subscribe or login to read all comments.


Donate Shop

Get Your Subscriber Benefits

Private iTunes feed for all TF Metals Report podcasts, and access to Vault member forum discussions!

Key Economic Events Week of 4/6

4/8 2:00 ET March FOMC minutes
4/9 8:30 ET Producer Price Index
4/10 8:30 ET Consumer Price Index

Key Economic Events Week of 3/30

3/31 9:45 ET Chicago PMI
4/1 8:15 ET ADP Employment
4/1 9:45 ET Markit manu PMI
4/1 10:00 ET ISM manu PMI
4/2 10:00 ET Factory Orders
4/3 8:30 ET BLSBS
4/3 9:45 ET Market service PMI
4/3 10:00 ET ISM service PMI

Key Economic Events Week of 3/23

3/24 9:45 ET Markit flash PMIs
3/25 8:30 ET Durable Goods
3/26 8:30 ET Weekly jobless claims
3/27 8:30 ET Personal Inc and Spending

Key Economic Events Week of 3/9

(as if these actually matter)
3/11 8:30 ET CPI
3/12 8:30 ET weekly jobless claims
3/12 8:30 ET PPI
3/13 8:30 ET Import Price Index

Key Economic Events Week of 3/2

3/2 9:45 ET Markit Manu PMI
3/2 10:00 ET ISM Manu PMI
3/2 10:00 ET Construction Spending
3/4 8:15 ET ADP employment
3/4 9:45 ET Markit Service PMI
3/4 10:00 ET ISM Services PMI
3/5 8:30 ET Productivity & Unit Labor Costs
3/5 10:00 ET Factory Orders
3/6 8:30 ET BLSBS
3/6 10:00 ET Wholesale Inventories

Key Economic Events Week of 2/24

2/25 9:00 ET Case-Shiller home prices
2/26 10:00 ET New home sales
2/27 8:30 ET Q4 GDP second guess
2/27 8:30 ET Durable Goods
2/27 11:30 ET Goon Evans speech
2/28 8:30 ET Pers Income and Spending
2/28 8:30 ET Core Inflation
2/28 9:45 ET Chicago PMI

Key Economic Events Week of 2/17

2/18 8:30 ET Empire St Manu Idx
2/19 8:30 ET Producer Price Idx
2/19 8:30 ET Housing Starts & Bldg Perms
2/19 2:00 ET January FOMC minutes
2/20 8:30 ET Philly Fed
2/21 Fed Goons all day at Chicago Conf.
2/21 9:45 ET Markit flash Feb PMIs

Key Economic Events Week of 2/10

2/11 10:00 ET Job Openings
2/11 10:00 ET CGP Hump-Hawk House
2/12 10:00 ET CGP Hump-Hawk Senate
2/13 8:30 ET CPI
2/14 8:30 ET Retail Sales
2/14 9:15 ET Cap Ute & Ind Prod
2/14 10:00 ET Business Inventories

Key Economic Events Week of 2/3

2/4 10:00 ET Factory Orders
2/5 8:15 ET ADP Employment
2/5 9:45 ET Markit Service PMI
2/5 10:00 ET ISM Service PMI
2/6 8:30 ET Productivity & Unit Labor Costs
2/7 8:30 ET BLSBS
2/7 10:00 ET Wholesale Inventories

Key Economic Events Week of 1/27

1/28 8:30 ET Durable Goods
1/28 10:00 ET Consumer Confidence
1/29 10:00 ET Pending Home Sales
1/29 2:00 pm ET FOMC Fedlines
1/29 2:30 pm ET Powell presser
1/30 8:30 ET Q4 GDP first guess
1/31 8:30 ET Pers Inc and Spending
1/31 9:45 ET Chicago PMI
2/2 10:00 pm ET Chiefs win SB LIV