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Banks, BRICS, & Bullion | LIVE Update w/ Andy Schectman

What's next for banks, bullion, and BRICS? Get your questions answered LIVE by Andy Schectman, CEO & president of Miles Franklin Precious Metals.

East Is Preparing For Major Shift | Alasdair Macleod

The inflation problem is far from over, says Alasdair Macleod. The yields on U.S. Treasuries are insufficient for the risk of holding them, he notes. Many countries are moving away from the Dollar or US Treasuries, and into gold. "Things are getting weighted very heavily against the Dollar and the United States," he says.

BRICS Completely Destroy The Dollar | Economic Ninja

“The BRICS are now completely destroying the Dollar,” says the Economic Ninja. “This is the end of our empire.” While a Dollar crisis does mean the currency will lose a lot of its value, the Dollar isn’t going to zero, he says. The Economic Ninja discusses how to see the positive side of the crisis and benefit financially.

Big Problems With The Big Banks | Francis Hunt

While Fed chair Jerome Powell says the situation for the big banks is manageable, Francis Hunt believes otherwise. "All the true problems are truly with the big banks," he says. He discusses the precious metals markets amid the recent pullback. Hunt sees further downside for gold in the short-term. But long-term, he is bullish on gold as well as other monetary alternatives like silver and Bitcoin.

There's No Better Time Than NOW For Gold | Adams Bullion

With U.S. debt out of control, the stock market and real estate overvalued, and the banking system in crisis, where are people supposed to allocate their funds? "You've run out of a lot of options," says Sam Lawrie of Adams Bullion. Gold and silver have proven throughout history to be a solid safe-haven asset and now "there's no better time for it."

Silver Disappearing From COMEX, LBMA & ETFs | David Morgan

Silver expert David Morgan joins us to discuss the current silver deficit. Where is the silver coming from to meet the growing demand? Morgan says it is likely coming from the large exchanges and ETFs. Inventories on the COMEX, LBMA, and ETFs are falling. "Something is going to have to give," he says.

Silver Hasn't Done Anything & That's Why I Like It | Rick Rule

"I love markets that have no competition," says legendary investor Rick Rule, "and silver is a speculative market that is just that." The silver market has frustrated many speculators because it has gone sideways for years. However, Rule says hated markets present opportunity, and the easy money is made before the public jumps in. He says that those who have a stomach for volatility will likely be well rewarded in the coming years.

Powell Admits More Small Banks Will Close | Lobo Tiggre

The powers that be know that there is more trouble lurking in the banking system, says the Independent Speculator Lobo Tiggre. Fed chairman Powell has stated on a recent 60 minutes interview that "certainly" there will be merging and closing of some small banks, but the situation for larger banks is "manageable." While it may not be a repeat of 2008, Tiggre believes the situation is significant and is likely to push gold prices higher.

Putin Says America Is Killing The Dollar | Andy Schectman

Andy Schectman has been warning of a global pivot away from the Dollar. In Tucker Carlson's recent interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin, Putin says the U.S. is killing the Dollar by recent sanctions. Schectman warns that through the U.S. decisions, many nations are uniting against the best interests of America and the U.S. dollar.

Market Crisis Within Months; Bad News For Banks | Michael Pento

The Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP) will be ending in March, and the reverse repo liquidity pool is running dry. Portfolio manager Michael Pento warns that the stock market will feel pressure in the coming months. The real estate market is also in a bubble, and a mortgage crisis worse than 2008 could be devastating for the banking system, he says.

Will The Reset Be The End Of The Dollar? | Doomberg

In the case of a global reset, the U.S. would likely come out remaining quite strong, says Doomberg, substack's #1 paid financial contributor. With massive hydrocarbon production, America's energy future is bright, he says. Cheap energy is likely to boost the U.S. economy for years to come, even with a decline in use of the U.S. dollar globally.

Banking Contagion Is Inevitable; Investors Will Panic | Rafi Farber

The Bank Term Funding Program ends in March. This program has been a liquidity lifeline from the Fed to the banks since the banking crisis in 2023. Rafi Farber expects commercial real estate loans to lead to catastrophe in the banking system. "This is definitely going to cause a contagion at some point," he says, "and the ending of the Bank Term Funding Program is going to speed it up."

Whole Monetary System Will Collapse | Mario Innecco

The current financial system is too precarious to continue much longer, says Mario Innecco. The banking system is developing further cracks as certain bank stocks are once again taking a hit. While a collapse of the monetary system poses a threat to large institutions and intergovernmental bodies, such an event could provide an opportunity for people to reclaim their sovereignty on a family level, community level, and local governmental level.

We’re In The TERMINAL Phase Of The Debt Crisis | Craig Hemke

The Fed will cut rates by summertime, forecasts Craig Hemke of TF Metals Report. This will put upward pressure on precious metals. While he predicts only a moderate move in metals in 2024, he points out that the US is in the “terminal phase” of a debt crisis. The only way out is to inflate the currency, which will eventually push gold and silver much, much higher.

Central Banks Taking All the Gold | Alasdair Macleod

The level of interest in gold is way down, says Alasdair Macleod. But recent developments in the banking system and geopolitical conflicts should lead to much more gold demand. Portfolios are extremely under-weighted in gold investments, he says. While the central banks have been purchasing gold en masse, individual investors have less than 1% invested in the sector. There is simply not enough gold for individual investors to achieve even a minor increase in their allocation, says Macleod..unless the gold price rises much higher.

What Do These Billionaire CEOs See Coming? | Andy Schectman

Numerous CEOs of major companies are dumping massive amounts of their companies stocks. "Why are they all selling? What do they know is coming?" asks Andy Schectman, CEO & president of Miles Franklin Precious Metal Investments. The precious metal markets have been "eerily quiet," he says. But given new developments toward dedollarization and the precarious US debt situation, we may be experiencing "the calm before the storm,” as wealthy individuals, funds, and central banks quietly take physical possession.

Get Your Money OUT Of The Banks NOW | Peter Schiff

Compared to 2008, "banks are in much worse shape," says Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Asset Management. The FDIC doesn't have enough funds to bail all the banks out, he points out. If the banking system collapses, either "insured" depositors will not get their funds or they will be paid back in devalued Dollars, Schiff argues. "Either you lose your deposits or your deposits lose their value."

Trouble Brewing In The Banking System | Michael Oliver & Bret Oliver

The Bank Term Funding program comes to an end in March. "Watch the bank stocks," says Bret Oliver. He expects a further crisis in the banking system. Michael Oliver says amid such a crisis, the Fed will have to ease because they "can't let the banks fail."

It's Planned: Tank Entire Credit System | Bill Holter

The M2 money supply is decreasing. The last time we saw a this dramatic decrease in M2 was before the Great Depression, says Bill Holter, former Wall St manager and founder of This decline "is death to the credit markets." The credit market collapses and "that's how you'll own nothing." He expects the government will roll out a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) amid such a crisis. No bank is safe, he says, because the value of currency itself is at stake.

Decay Of The Dollar Accelerating | Andy Schectman

Hot off the main stage at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, Andy Schectman, CEO and president of Miles Franklin declares, “There are dramatic changes ahead,” and, "people have no idea what's coming.” People can sense that something is not right, but many can't pinpoint the issue. The fall of the Dollar's hegemony has been accelerating, says Schectman. Listen now to get Andy’s key takeaways and personal candid remarks following this major international conference!

Dollar Losing Trust Globally; Gold Is Taking Over | Matthew Piepenburg

The only way out of the US debt problem is to sacrifice the currency, says Matthew Piepenburg, partner at Von Greyerz AG. Dedollarization is accelerating, and countries around the world are accumulating gold at a rapid pace. Piepenburg has been skeptical that the BRICS will develop a gold currency. He says the BRICS nations do not have to have a gold currency to use gold in trade.

Debt Market Will Collapse; Hold REAL Assets | Gregory Mannarino

Mainstream economic data is misleading people about the true state of the financial system. "It's all propaganda," says market trader Gregory Mannarino, "I don't believe anything that they say." Debts and deficits are ballooning out of proportion. When the debt market collapses, expect "a shock and awe moment for the world," he says. It's a "ticking time bomb," he notes and points to holding real assets such as commodities and precious metals as a way to "bet against the debt."

Dollar's Hegemony "Death By A Thousand Cuts" | Andy Schectman

The BRICS bank will be issuing bonds and only selling them in exchange for local currencies, bypassing the US dollar. "What we are witnessing with Dollar hegemony is death by a thousand cuts," says Andy Schectman, CEO and president of Miles Franklin. The BRICS nations have now added five more countries to their alliance including Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Debt-Based System In Last Stages Of Failure | Francis Hunt

High interest rates have caused a collapse in the mark to market value of many assets held by pension funds and banks. "This is a debt-based system that is in the last stages of failure," says Francis Hunt, The Market Sniper. "You could come to the point where the things you hold are the things you own."

BRICS Is A MUCH Bigger Deal Than You Think | Peter Grandich

Gold has outperformed the major stock indices since the beginning of the century. The main driver of the gold price is central bank buying, says Peter Grandich of Peter Grandich & Co. The BRICS+ nations are a bigger deal than the mainstream thinks, he says and argues that gold will play some kind of monetary role among those nations.

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