The coronavirus has thrown us into truly unprecedented times. Most countries have enforced a lockdown, and global travel has ground to a halt, and this, in turn, has had an enormous impact on the economy.
Stock markets all over the world experienced huge volatility. Wall Street suffered its worst day since ‘Black Monday’, oil prices went negative for the first time in history and governments all over the world have been implementing extreme fiscal and monetary policies.
Many analysts have suggested that rather than coronavirus being the cause of this economic downturn, instead, it was merely the pin that popped the bubble and the enormous debts that have been amounting since long before the 2008 global financial crisis was a disaster waiting to happen.
So, how do we get out of this mess? Who stands to benefit from government money printing? Who has to pay this money back? And, why the fuck is Steve Mnuchin, the Secretary of the Treasury?
To answer these questions and more, I am joined by leading finance experts: Andrea Ferrero, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Caitlin Long, Ben Hunt & Raoul Pal. We look at the corruption and mismanagement of the economy by central banks and governments.
Tom welcomes back experienced investment professional David Hunter of Contrarian Macro Advisors to the show. David shares some of his controversial contrarian views on where the markets are heading. He often receives criticism from investors for his differing views.
David is calling for a melt-up into a secular top this summer, followed by an 80% bear market next fall and winter.
His long term views hold for vastly higher gold, silver and oil prices as inflation takes hold in a few years. This inflation will result in a global economic and financial collapse late in this decade.
Time Stamp References:
1:10 – Recent events review.
4:15 – Melt-up explanation.
6:20 – Outlook for Markets.
10:30 – Economic Lag Time.
13:50 – Second collapse predictions.
17:00 – Eventual global deflationary bust.
21:30 – What will drive the current recovery.
23:47 – Expectations for the US dollar.
26:30 – Service debts at zero percent interest.
28:15 – Money printing and the Fed.
34:40 – Bullish case for gold, silver, mining stocks.
39:45 – Timeline for his predictions.
44:25 – Bond market thoughts.