Jim Rickards: We’re Heading for War with North Korea

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
By Paul Martin

BY JAMES RICKARDS
DailyReckoning.com
JULY 5, 2017

Speaking with Bloomberg’s Betty Liu on gold, the geopolitical threat of North Korea and what to expect from the Federal Reserve financial expert Jim Rickards provided what his outlook shows for the months ahead.

The Bloomberg host began by asking Rickards why, with no current inflationary problems seen by most investors, he believed that gold was due for a major boom. The Strategic Intelligence editor started, “The reason in the first half [of the year] about 7.8% against enormous headwinds. The Fed has raised rates in December, March and again in June. [Now] we’re seeing disinflation, a slowing economy, a declining labor force. Everything looks like a recession and yet gold went up almost 8% in that environment. As we go forward, the Fed will always be the last to know.”

Jim Rickards is the editor of Strategic Intelligence and is the New York Times best-selling author of The Road to Ruin. Rickards’ worked on Wall Street for decades and has advised the U.S intelligence community on international finance, trade and financial warfare.

Speaking on the Fed the macro financial analyst summed that, “They’ll figure this out around August or September, but they’re going to have to reverse course – assuming they will not raise rates in July. There is no scheduled meeting in August and I don’t expect them to raise rates in September or November – we’ll see about December.”

Rickards’ continued to make the case for gold saying, “They’re going to have to do their ninth flip-flop since 2013. When they do, they’ll be easing through forward guidance – they’re not going to cut rates yet unless we do go into recession. That easing of forward guidance message, which has not been priced into the market, is going to be an enormous tailwind for gold. That’s one factor for gold.”

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