“And you run the risk, in the worst circumstance, of revolution.”
Embry – This is One of the Greatest Statements of All-Time
May 14, 2012
With global stock markets tumbling, along with gold and silver, today King World News interviewed John Embry, Chief Investment Strategist of the $10 billion strong Sprott Asset Management. Embry discussed gold and other major markets, but first, here is what Embry had to say regarding recent derivatives turmoil: “This makes me very uncomfortable because I’ve always been very wary of the whole derivative situation. I believe the notional value of the outstanding derivatives is comfortably north of one quadrillion dollars. The Bank of International Settlements changed the definition, so they said there is only $700 trillion worth of them, rather than one quadrillion.”
John Embry continues:
But it doesn’t make any difference, these (derivatives) are many, many multiples of the world GDP. If these things get in any trouble, and I think the JP Morgan thing may be the first sign of significant trouble again, it’s fantastically important to the whole financial situation. In a rational market the gold price should have been up $100, not down $40 in the wake of this.
I would defer to Jim Sinclair, who I have the utmost respect for on this one. He has said for a long time that the derivative situation ‘guarantees quantitative easing to infinity,’ which is one of the great statements of all-time….