"The Eurozone Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) points to a European recession, according to Markit Economics. Meanwhile a successful bond auction in Spain brought lower than expected yields. Is Europe on a "choose your own disaster" track? We talk to our guest co-host, Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital Partners, and John Mauldin, President of Millennium Wave Advisors, about Europe's fiscal future.
John Mauldin, author of "Endgame", believes we are approaching the end of a 60-year global debt super cycle in the developed world. The end of this cycle is characterized by massive household sector deleveraging and a historic shift of private liabilities onto public balance sheets. How long does the US have until the national debt becomes the next global crisis? Our co-host Jim Rickards, author of "Currency Wars", talks to John Mauldin about the fiscal cliff and how this political storm might play out.
And while we deride the Fed for launching QE3, Japan has launched QE 8. This is the eighth round of easing as Japan's twenty year slump drags on. We talk to Jim Rickards and John Mauldin about QE and the risk of inflation, interest rate dislocation and the big bang!"
"In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss flash crashes, reputation woes on the U.S. exchanges and sheep screaming at all the fraud. Max also talks to one of the Queen's sheep for its opinion on quantitative easing. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Jim Rickards, author of Currency Wars, about QE to infinity, the dollar, the euro and a gold standard."
"This new program was different from QE1 and QE2 in one important respect. The prior programs had involved purchases of specific types of securities in specific amounts to be completed in defined time periods. The new program has no limits. The Fed can buy unlimited amounts of mortgages, Treasuries or other securities for as long as they want. The idea is to keep printing money until the Fed's goals on ,employment are met. The new term of art for this unlimited money printing was "open-ended." U.S. stocks and gold rallied on the Fed's announcement."
- Recent article by Jim Rickards that appeared on USNews.com, read the full article here:
"Matthew O'Brien, associate editor at The Atlantic, and James Rickards, senior managing director at Tangent Capital Partners, debate whether the U.S. should return to the gold standard. Bloomberg's Deirdre Bolton moderates."