My latest interview with Greg Hunter. Please watch, post or forward if you wish.
Financial writer and gold expert Bill Holter says China has a lot of weapons to fight a trade war with the U.S. China could stop buying Treasury bonds (as it reportedly already has done). It could sell Treasury bonds. It could slash the value of the Yuan, or something much simpler could happen such as a failed delivery of physical precious metals. Holter says, “If what has happened so far in the first three months of the year were to continue for the full year, you would be over three billion ounces (of silver). That is not deliverable.”What happen when the world figures out that three billion ounces of physical silver cannot and will not be delivered to the buyers? Holter explains, “That’s called an old fashion run on the banks. It will be a run on the entire system. You would have a run on every metals exchange, and you would probably have runs on many physical commodities. Confidence throughout the whole system would break. You would basically show the western fractional reserve system is a fraud and has been for many, many years. . . . Can London deliver a billion ounces, or two billion ounces or three billion ounces of silver? The answer to that is no.”
We are hearing daily about the possibility of “trade wars”. It is this possibility that is being blamed for the increased volatility (read markets dropping), but I do not believe it is the only factor. In fact, equity markets began their upset as interest rates marched higher and prior to any talk of trade wars. Of course other factors exist such as cross currency rates (which directly affect trade) and liquidity, not to mention the gross indebtedness of nations.
Looking at “finance and economics” from a broad view, we can see they are part and parcel of and actually used as tools for outright war. There are many examples of history such as the US civil war where the North embargoed the South, Germany being starved for oil in WWII, and more recently the USSR being forced to overspend militarily and having the ruble undermined leading to their ultimate bankruptcy.
I am back from travelling and my inboxes have swelled to nearly 2,000 e-mails. I try to reply to e-mails as long as they are courteous and logical but I cannot dig out from under this backlog. Please know that your e-mail will be read today but if you sent anything to me earlier this week, do not expect a reply as it is a larger undertaking than I am up to.
“Unprecedented”? Haven’t we told you about this for more than a year?
In Unprecedented Move, China Plans To Pay For Oil Imports With Yuan Instead Of Dollars March 31, 2018
Just days after Beijing officially launched Yuan-denominated crude oil futures (with a bang, as shown in the chart below, surpassing Brent trading volume) which are expected to quickly become the third global price benchmark along Brent and WTI, China took the next major step in the challenging the Dollar’s supremacy as global reserve currency (and internationalizing the Yuan) when on Thursday Reuters reported that China took the first steps to paying for crude oil imports in its own currency instead of the US Dollars.
A pilot program for yuan payment could be launched as soon as the second half of the year and regulators have already asked some financial institutions to “prepare for pricing crude imports in the yuan”, Reuters sourcesreveal.
Bill did a live but brief interview with Sputnik radio, Moscow this morning. The topic was the new petro yuan contract launched yesterday. Jim asked if we could get a link for our readers/listeners and was told to ask the NSA as they would have a direct link!
I spoke on this important topic during my recent interview and promised to make this subscription article public. These are some VERY important dots connected.
Hypersonic Weapons And Your Standard Of Living…? March 16, 2018
Do you believe there is any coincidence the Russians first, followed by the Chinese … announced “hypersonic weapons”? I ask this question for several reasons and will come to a conclusion at the end but for now, with the rollout of the “petro-yuan” set for March 26 is there any coincidence we find out about these weapons now?
We were even offered proof over the weekend of successful tests. If that were not enough, what heck is this? Please take the two minutes to watch the video, these are seasoned Navy pilots who sound like 15 year old boys seeing their first naked woman! The point being, they have never seen ANYTHING even close to this, no one has. What exactly did they see? Was it a UFO? Some sort of alien technology? Or, was it exactly what the Russians and Chinese have claimed?
Defense News suggests the U.S. is also working on these same weapons and asks “will it be in time“? I would ask another question and maybe more to the point, can the U.S. afford to fund a project like this? The answer of course is yes (they can afford ANY thing today), but then another question arises. What does the additional spending do on the margin to a system already walking a fiscal tightrope? Please remember this …because I can guarantee you all Russians remember, the U.S. “spent” the Russians into bankruptcy in the late 1980’s with “Star Wars”. The Russians tried to keep up technologically and were bankrupted (with a little CIA help pressing on the ruble). The worm has now turned 180 degrees with the U.S. in precarious fiscal and monetary position …AND very little gold left. The Russians and Chinese as you know have been methodically accumulating gold for 10 years or now and most likely have three times what the U.S. supposedly has. They have not accumulated gold because it is pretty, they understand gold IS money…!