Radio Episodes
3/2/2021 the-future-of-money-is-gold

The Future of Money is Gold

Turning Hard Times into Good Times
Alasdair Macleod, Chris Taylor & Michael Oliver return. Alasdair will explain why gold, not crypto currencies, is destined to replace fiat money because cryptos can only act as stores of value so long as fiat exists. Listen Now

1/19/2021 is-bitcoin-your-financial-savior

Is Bitcoin your Financial Savior?

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Alasdair Macleod & Michael Oliver return. Michael Timmins of Fury Gold Mines visits for the first time. It's clear to those not prone to groupthink that global central banks are rapidly racing their currencies toward the dustbin of history. Listen Now

11/3/2020 preparing-for-a-monetary-reset

Preparing for a Monetary Reset

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Alasdair Macleod and Dr. Quinton Hennigh return. Since engaging in the noble deed of saving the world from fascism in World War II, the U.S. has since then forgotten its values of "liberty and justice for all. Listen Now

9/1/2020 an-unexpected-systemic-crisis-for-sure

An Unexpected Systemic Crisis For Sure

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Alasdair Macleod, Michael Oliver and Michael Hudson return. Downturns in bank credit expansion always lead to systemic problems. We are on the edge of such a downturn, which thanks to everyone’s focus on COVID-19 is unexpected. Listen Now

7/28/2020 inflation-this-time-is-different

Inflation: This Time Is Different

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Alasdair Macleod returns and Peter Ball visits for the first time. Deflationist Mish Shedlock recently reiterated reasons why he expects falling prices during what is emerging as the most serious economic decline since the 1930s. Listen Now

7/7/2020 dollar-destruction-and-a-golden-chinese-currency

Dollar Destruction & A Golden Chinese Currency

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Alasdair Macleod, Michael Hudson and Michael Oliver return. Alasdair argues that a dollar collapse is likely to occur by the end of 2020 taking all the synchronized western economies and their currencies down with it. Listen Now

6/2/2020 the-path-to-monetary-collapse

The Path to Monetary Collapse

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Alasdair Macleod & Corwin Coe return. Few understand the seriousness of the economic and monetary situation, whether a V-shaped rapid return to normality or a more prolonged recovery phase. A liquidity crisis that developed in the U.S. Listen Now

5/12/2020 will-covid-19-lead-to-a-gold-standard

Will COVID-19 Lead to a Gold Standard?

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Alasdair Macleod, Axel Merk and Michael Oliver are guests this week. In 2004 Dr. Stephen Roach of Morgan Stanley warned America was on a collision course as it borrowed excessively from China and Japan to fund its Treasury. The collision Dr. Listen Now

4/21/2020 the-destructive-force-of-bank-credit

The Destructive Force of Bank Credit

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Alasdair Macleod and John Williams return. Commentators routinely confuse the deflationary effects of a contraction of bank credit with the inflationary effects of central bank policies designed to offset it. Listen Now

2/4/2020 with-qe-infinity-is-deflation-possible

With QE Infinity, Is Deflation Possible?

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Alasdair Macleod explains why he believes fears of deflation are unwarranted and gives his reasoning for upcoming consumer price and asset inflation. Chris Taylor updates us on Great Bear’s world class gold Dixie discovery and Michael Oliver will update us on his latest structure and momentum indicators for all the markets of major importance. Listen Now

1/7/2020 bond-worries-and-gold

Bond Worries & Gold

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Guests: Alasdair Macleod, Michael Oliver, Quinton Hennigh and Hamish Greig. The global monetary system is spinning out of control. Hard to think of a more bullish picture for gold. Alasdair will explain the dynamics. Michael comments on a declining dollar and rising commodities and Quinton & Hamish will discuss the exciting Lion One gold discovery. Listen Now

12/3/2019 an-inflationary-depression

An Inflationary Depression

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Alasdair Macleod, Michael Oliver & Nav Dhaliwal return. Financial markets are ignoring bearish developments in international trade, which coincide with the end of a long expansionary phase for credit. Listen Now

11/5/2019 monetary-failure-is-becoming-inevitable

Monetary Failure is Becoming Inevitable

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Alasdair Macleod, John Rubino and Michael Oliver return. An unpleasant conjunction of events is beginning to undermine government finances in more developed nations including the arrival of a long-term trend of rising welfare commitments with an increasing certainty of a global-scale credit crisis. Listen Now

10/1/2019 china-or-usa

China or U.S.A.?

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Alasdair Macleod, Dr. Quinton Hennigh & Michael Oliver return. China has made some silly errors in its conflict with the US, reflecting the arrogance that often afflicts every state actor. Listen Now

9/24/2019 the-dynamics-of-an-impending-dollar-demise

The Dynamics of an Impending Dollar Demise

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Alasdair Macleod and David Stockman return. Segments from prior interviews with Alasdair Macleod and David Stockman will be played. The dollar’s days as the global reserve currency are numbered. If you are unprepared, the dollar's decline will decrease your wealth. Listen Now

7/9/2019 the-impact-of-financial-wars-on-gold

The Impact of Financial Wars on Gold

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Alasdair Macleod, Shawn Khunkhun and Michael Oliver return. The financial war between America and China is escalating dangerously into a war to secure global financial resources. Listen Now

4/9/2019 preparing-for-gold-as-currencies-crumble

Preparing for Gold as Currencies Crumble

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Alasdair Macleod, Peter Tallman and Michael Oliver return. The global economic outlook is deteriorating. Government borrowing in the deficit countries will therefore escalate. Listen Now

3/5/2019 a-return-to-the-gold-standard-is-that-possible

A Return to the Gold Standard? Is that Possible?

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Alasdair Macleod and Michael Oliver Return. Bill Pincus appears for the first time. Alasdair says that a return to a gold standard is the only way nations can contain the interest cost of servicing debt. Listen Now

1/8/2019 the-everything-bubble-is-starting-to-implode

The Everything Bubble Is Starting To Implode!

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Alasdair Macleod, Chen Lin and Michael Oliver visit during this first episode of 2019. As the late 2018 stock market decline morphs into a far more serious event than the 2008 financial crisis, you will hear mainstream financial anchors declaring that no one saw this decline coming. Listen Now

10/23/2018 the-credit-cycle-is-on-the-turn

The Credit Cycle is on the Turn

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Ryan Girdusky visits for the first time. Alasdair Macleod and Michael Oliver return. Alasdair says we are nearing the end of the current credit cycle that began after the 2008 credit collapse. Listen Now

9/25/2018 an-american-decline-is-not-an-apocalypse

An American Decline is Not an Apocalypse

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Alasdair, Michael Oliver and Chen Lin return. Apocalyptic thinking and prepping is common among some libertarians. While complete annihilation is always a possibility given human kind’s self-destructive nature, overreaction may also be a form of self destruction. Listen Now

8/7/2018 valuing-gold-in-a-world-awash-with-dollars

Valuing Gold In A World Awash With Dollars

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Alasdair Macleod, Ivan Bebek and Michael Oliver are this week’s guests. History tells us that an ounce of gold has retained 100% of its purchasing power since the Roman Republic. Listen Now

6/12/2018 golds-monetary-rehabilitation

Gold's Monetary Rehabilitation

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Alasdair Macleod and Peter Tallman return. A quiet revolution is taking place in a monetary vacuum developing on the back of the dollar’s eroding hegemony. Listen Now

5/1/2018 why-the-dollars-days-are-numbered

Why the Dollar's Days are Numbered

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Alasdair Macleod, Dr. Quinton Hennigh and Michael Oliver return. Alasdair Macleod will update us on where we are on the business cycle and why his fundamental views jive with Oliver’s Momentum and Structural technical analysis. Listen Now

4/3/2018 chinas-plan-to-end-dependency-on-american-trade

China's Plan to End Dependency on American Trade

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Alasdair Macleod, Michael Oliver and Brian Groves return. Superpowers prevail and expand until the hand of God says “No more!” On the back of dollar hegemony, the U.S. expanded its empire dramatically after the fall of the Soviet Union. Listen Now

2/27/2018 when-will-the-next-credit-crisis-occur

When will the next credit crisis occur?

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Alasdair Macleod, Michael Oliver and Dr. Quinton Hennigh return. For investors there may be few questions more important than the one Alasdair has attempted to answer in his Goldmoney.com essay. Listen Now

11/21/2017 will-crypto-currencies-replace-gold-as-money

Will Crypto-currencies Replace Gold as Money?

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Alasdair Macleod, Robert Carrington and Michael Oliver return. Some people think that crypto-currencies will replace gold as money, but Alasdair Macleod who sits on the board of directors of Goldmoney provides a very well informed opinion on that issue. Listen Now

5/16/2017 americas-economic-addiction-to-constant-wars-and-crisis

America's Economic Addiction to Constant Wars and Crisis

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Alasdair Macleod and Michael Oliver return. As China seeks to grow its economy through trade and a sound gold-based monetary system, America keeps its economic heart beating by creating constant wars and economic crisis that drive international capital back to “safe haven” U.S. Treasuries. Listen Now

1/3/2017 market-outlook-for-2017

Market Outlook for 2017

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Alasdair Macleod, Michael Oliver and Jim Payne return. With optimism surrounding the Trump election, stocks have made new highs with the Dow nearing 20,000. Listen Now

1/5/2016 investing-in-2016-should-we-give-up-on-gold

Investing in 2016. Should We Give Up on Gold?

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Alasdair MacLeod and Chen Lin return. The Chinese, Indians and Russians have been importing massive amounts of gold, yet its price in dollars continues lower due to massive manipulation by major bullion banks. Listen Now