Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hyperinflation or bust (actually, both)

Sprott Asset Management's chief investment strategist, John Embry, spelt it out back in November, in the investor newsletter voted the world's best: if the stimulus stops, the economy collapses; if it continues, first we get hyperinflation, and then a collapse. The price of gold is being held down to make it look as though all is well, but the manipulation can't hold out much longer (I've read elsewhere that for every ounce of real physical gold, there's 100 ounces in promises to deliver) - and then gold-you-can-touch will reach "a dramatic inflexion point." Silver, too.

These considerations, useful for the wealthy investor, will matter less to the ordinary person, who will be too busy coping with a suddenly unpredictable world of goods, services and employment.


Anonymous said...

If the stated value, of “Federal” Reserve notes, declines enough with respect to copper and nickel, the 1946-2009 U.S. Mint nickels, composed of cupronickel alloy, could become somewhat rare in mass circulation.

The April 13th metal value of these nickels is “$0.0614575” or 122.91% of face value, according to the “United States Circulating Coinage Intrinsic Value Table” available at

Sackerson said...

Thanks for that - I understand gold has been turned into jewellery under similar circumstances.

James Higham said...

Everything in that first paragraph is how I've read it around the different good pundits, e.g. the Denningers and my Xxxl [Market Oracle].

Decide how one's assets will be spread about accordingly.