Monday, August 22, 2011
Eric Sprott discusses the banking crisis, Gold and Silver with Eric King of King World News.....listen here
Eric Sprott, CEO of Sprott Asset Management.
Market analyst Louis Boulanger.
Egon von Greyerz of Matterhorn Asset Management in Zurich.Ian Gordon, publisher of the Longwave Analyst letter.
Ben Davies, CEO of Hinde Capital in London.
Dan Denning of The Daily Reckoning
Alf Field, Voted one of the world's best gold analysts
Richard Karn, Managing Editor, The Emerging Trends Report
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James G. Rickards ( www.tangentcapital.com ) and James Turk, Director of the GoldMoney Foundation, talk about the European sovereign debt crisis and the European Central Bank buying Italian bonds. They talk about the ECB’s role in the crisis and how it is becoming increasingly politicised, in contrast with its predecessor of sorts – the Bundesbank. They talk about the possible differences between Jean-Claude Trichet and his successor Mario Draghi. James Rickards explains how Europe is developing a common fiscal policy with a common Treasury, in the form of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), which will dictate fiscal policy to many member countries – such as Greece – in exchange for rescue funds. Rickards is bullish on the euro, among other reasons because the eurosystem owns 10,000 tonnes of gold.
Rickards and Turk debate whether or not central banks really own the gold they claim to own, and talk about how the current currency war – with countries competing to see who can devalue their currencies the most – is a disastrous zero-sum game. They discuss the problems facing countries whose currencies are appreciating rapidly, such as Brazil and Switzerland, and what these countries might do to curb this appreciation.
Note this interview was recorded on 4 Aug