Edging Towards a Gold Standard
April 12, 2022
Hosted by Jay Taylor
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Alasdair Macleod, Quinton Hennigh and Michael Oliver return as guests this week. Few people understand that the dollar became the world’s currency because of an agreement between the Nixon Administration and Saudi Arabia not long after Nixon detached gold from the dollar and the international monetary system in 1971. The agreement was for Saudi Arabia and OPEC to demand payment for all international oil sales in U.S. dollars, thus ensuring a constant and growing demand for dollars. Soon thereafter not only oil, but virtually everything that sold internationally, was denominated in dollars. The U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve were free to create endless amounts of dollars out of thin air that Americans could use for generations to buy the world’s goods. It enabled America to live beyond its means since 1971 to consume and finance the greatest military might the world had ever seen to bully its way into foreign lands. But with Russia now making a similar move by demanding that “unfriendly” countries pay for life-necessity gas imports with Russian rubles, the days of America’s currency dominance are nearing an end. Russia is likely not seeking to own the world’s reserve currency, but that announcement very quickly allowed the ruble to return to its pre-Ukrainian invasion in just a matter of days. Russia, which can count on more than 50% of the world’s population living in “friendly” countries, including giants like India and China, appears to be in the driver’s seat economically, if not militarily. Alasdair will explain why, in time, the winner of this financial battle will most likely be gold meaning that gold denominated in dollars and other fiat currency is likely heading to much, much higher levels. Quinton Hennigh will join me to update us on Eskay Mining with its emerging world class gold and silver discovery in British Columbia and Michael will provide his latest momentum and structural analysis of the debt, equity and precious metals markets.
Turning Hard Times into Good Times
Tuesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Jay Taylor’s show will explain the real underlying causes for plunging stock prices, plunging home prices and growing unemployment. By correctly diagnosing the cause of America’s economic decline, rather than listening to excuses from Wall Street and Washington, Jay will offer winning investment ideas to protect and increase wealth.
Topics to be discussed will include the cause of the decline of: our monetary system and our economy, the housing markets, the equity markets, and commodities, Why gold and silver are rising in value and how investors can profit from the direction of these markets through specific stocks, ETF’s and precious metals will also be discussed. Turning Hard Times into Good Times is broadcast live every Tuesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Jay Taylor has been able to more than double his newsletter’s model portfolio from 2000 to the present even as the S&P 500 was in the process of losing 50% of its value!
The insights provided to Jay came from a history professor in 1967 who advised Jay that when countries go off a gold or silver standard, hard economic times are sure to follow because nations begin to think they do not need to work hard and save to enjoy a better life. Indeed there is no free lunch and a gold standard reminds people of that every day.
Jay watched his professor’s prophetic words come true when in 1971, President Nixon completely detached the dollar from gold. Not surprising to Jay, the price of gold skyrocketed in the late 1970s as inflation wiped out vast amounts of wealth from average Americans. To protect his own wealth Jay began to invest in gold and gold mining shares and in 1981 he began sharing his success and insights in his newsletter. In 1981 Jay began writing a subscription newsletter that has earned his subscribers countless thousands of dollars over the years.
Jay’s insights as to the real cause of our problems has enabled him to find investment strategies that work. Diagnose a problem correctly and you have a chance for success. Diagnose a problem incorrectly as the establishment does and you are sure to fail.