“If I were to script a scenario as to how the United States quickly could debase the U.S. dollar with maximum impact, impairing the dollar’s reserve status and dwindling global credibility, and accelerating the movement towards a U.S. hyperinflation, it would be extremely difficult to come up with a more destructive course of action than what already is taking place in Washington, D.C. The chances of a U.S. debt default remain nil, but risk of a U.S. sovereign credit rating downgrade-though small-is increasing. . .” – John Williams (Shadowstats)
“As more people are subjected to the daily reports of a financial world in distress and of political animosity, their thoughts will naturally gravitate to assets with no liability to that stress and animosity. As more people come to learn of the rarity and value of silver compared to gold, their choice will be to buy and hold silver. The trick, as always, is to beat the crowd.” – Ted Butler
Five Min. Forecast (5minforecast.agorafinancial.com)
“In a negative rate world,” says Mr. Franklin, “speculation must be part of your portfolio. The safest speculation of all is revealed here…
Gold has a history of performing well under negative real rates. Worth keeping in mind as long as the Federal Reserve continues to talk about keeping rates “exceptionally low” for an “extended period.” To Franklin, that means a good five-10 years.