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GoldSeek Web Radio: Gerald Celente and Michael Pento, and your host Chris Waltzek

By: Chris Waltzek, Radio

 -- Published: Monday, 1 May 2017 | Print  | Disqus 

Featured Guests

Gerald Celente & Michael Pento

Show Highlights

  • Michael Pento, President and Founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies makes his debut on Radio.
  • Fed policymakers are bluffing on rate hikes - their true intention is rate cuts, amid 350% national debt per GNP.
  • "The Fed will never again be able to normalize interest rates (allow to climb significantly) without sending the economy into a tailspin."
  • "The Fed has already tightened enough to send the economy (domestic) into a recession."
  • Officials no longer have the luxury of low interest rates after holding rates low for 100 months (8+ years).
  • According to the Atlanta Fed's numbers, the economy is approaching recessiony GDP - Michael Pento anticipates a recession in 2017.
  • While the official US unemployment rate, the U3 suggests near full-employment, the more accurate / traditional metric, the U6 is ominous.
  • The U6 indicates nearly 100 million Americans are underemployed.
  • The next economic dominos to fall could be China the EU and Japan, with debt climbing four times the GDP rate in China.
  • Equities investors are advised to take note - earnings are comparable to 2014 - little forward progress has occurred since then.
  • Key takeaway point: gold investors are advised to watch for an inversion of the yield curve, indicating a major new trend is likely.
  • The yield curve inverted ahead of the 2008 Great Recession and will likely come to pass before the next inevitable / economic cataclysm.
  • Our guest anticipates the next recession will result in the sharpest decline in economic output since the Great Depression.
  • Negative real interest rates will eventually accelerate the velocity of money, a hallmark of ruinous galloping inflation.
  • Once the process gains momentum, policymakers will manage the debt by allowing the US dollar to decline against rival currencies.
  • To compensate for the ensuing economic chaos, policymakers are preparing the global populace via legislation for Minimum Standard of Living payments.
  • Our guest suggests increasing gold bullion exposure to 10-20% by late 2017.
  • Head of the Trends Research Institute, Gerald Celente returns with comments on gold and US equities.
  • Geopolitical events are escalating amid saber rattling with Syria and North Korea.
  • Such events oftentimes result in market trends with key implications for global investors.
  • Although the post-election rally in US shares is impressive, a reaction is necessary to sustain the upward momentum.
  • With sluggish retail sales via the "Retail Apocalypse," Wall Street may continue to rally while Main Street stagnates.
  • Global currency volatility is improving the appeal of alternatives, such as gold and Bitcoin.
  • Once the yellow metal crosses $1,400, Gerald Celente anticipates a new bull rally will drive the precious metal above the former 2011 peak to $2,000.
  • The Trends Journal compares cannabis legalization to 1933 and the end of prohibition.
  • Canada recently decriminalized cannabis and many US states allow recreational / medicinal usage.
  • Colorado is earning more tax revenue on a medicinal herb than on toxic potent potables.
  • Gerald Celente and the host question why yet another tiny impoverished county is the target of the world's most potent military force.

Guest Biographies

Michael Pento

Pento Portfolio Strategies

Mr. Michael Pento serves as the President and founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies. This Registered Investment Advisory Firm (RIA) is designed to operate like an actively managed fund, but without all the expenses. Our firm operates two distinct portfolios. The Inflation/Deflation Hedged Portfolio focuses our trading strategy towards the secular trend of rising inflation, but we don't hold a static portfolio. The fund uses proprietary macroeconomic models and technical analysis to move between inflationary and deflationary strategies designed to profit from shifts in the domestic and global economy.

Website: click here.

Gerald Celente

Trends Research Institute

The Martial Artist of Trend Forecasting —The purpose of trend forecasting is to provide insights and directions in anticipation of what the future may bring – and to be prepared for the unexpected.

Gerald Celente, a Close Combat practitioner and black belt trainer, well understands the importance of proacting rather than reacting: "The first rule of Close Combat is to attack the attacker. Action is faster than reaction. The same holds true for the future. You know the future is coming … attack it before it attacks you."

Founder of The Trends Research Institute in 1980, Gerald Celente is a pioneer trend strategist. He is author of the national bestseller Trends 2000 and Trend Tracking (Warner Books) – "Far better than Megatrends," and publisher of the internationally circulated Trends Journal newsletter.

Political Atheist — Gerald Celente is a political atheist. Unencumbered by political dogma, rigid ideology or conventional wisdom, Celente, whose motto is "think for yourself," observes and analyzes the current events forming future trends for what they are – not for the way he wants them to be.

Like a doctor giving a diagnosis after gathering the facts, whether or not you like the prognosis doesn’t alter the outcome, make him an optimist or pessimist – it’s simply what is. And while Celente holds a US passport, he considers himself a citizen of the world.

Globalnomic® Trend Forecaster — Using his unique perspectives on current events forming future trends, Gerald Celente developed the Globalnomic® methodology which is used to identify, track, forecast and manage trends.

The world's only trends analyst covering 300 diversified trends fields, Gerald Celente and the Trends Research Institute provide trend research studies and consulting services to businesses and governments worldwide. Celente also designed the nation’s first professional course in trend forecasting.

The proof is in his past — Gerald Celente has earned his reputation as "The most trusted name in trends" by accurately forecasting hundreds of social, business, consumer, environmental, economic, political, entertainment, and technology trends. Among them:
Celente coined the term "clean foods" in 1993 and predicted sustained growth in organic products in 1988.

When gold was at $275 per ounce in 2002, Celente said the price had bottomed and in 2004 forecast the beginning of the "Gold Bull Run." Since that time, with pinpoint accuracy, he said when, why - and how high - gold would go. * recording.

Website: please click here.

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