Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jim Rickards : Brace Yourself for an Epic Economic Meltdown

By Jim Rickards : Over the coming months, I believe we could see an economic meltdown at least six times the size of the 2007 subprime mortgage meltdown.

Circumstances lead me to believe it could play out like the meltdown I experienced in 1998 after Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM) failed.

This time, however, there will be several crucial differences that will leave investors and regulators unprepared....

The next financial collapse, already on our radar screen, will not come from hedge funds or home mortgages. It will come from junk bonds, especially energy-related and emerging-market corporate debt.

The Financial Times recently estimated that the total amount of energy-related corporate debt issued from 2009-2014 for exploration and development is over $5 trillion. Meanwhile, the Bank for International Settlements recently estimated that the total amount of emerging-market dollar-denominated corporate debt is over $9 trillion.

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Mike Maloney on the Possible Global Ramifications due to Recent Swiss Franc Reevaluation

Watch this video as Mike Maloney gives some historical examples that shows the possibility of global ramifications due to the recent Swiss Franc reevaluation.  Be sure you are prepared before they happened (if Mike is right).


 "This is desperate. The central banks are now backed into a corner, and everything that I've been predicting is starting to unfold here, it's unfolding very slowly and on a scale that is huge. But it's not going to be slow forever. There's going to come a day where slow turns into very fast, and a lot of this stuff happens overnight...for instance, the currency unpeg. Nobody knew it was coming, it happened immediately. These things always eventually end up being good for precious metals. I don't look forward to the economic chaos that we are about to go through, but we'll get through it and it'll be a different world when we come out the other end. Hopefully what ends up happening is free enterprise, free markets, capitalism and sound money win. That would be the best outcome." - Mike Maloney, January 2015