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Fed Insolvent, Dollar Will Collapse 90% or More-James Rickards

James Rickards Photo 4 (2)By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com   (Early Sunday Release)

Financial expert and best-selling author James Rickards thinks the “international monetary system is headed for a collapse.”  Rickards contends, “It’s really not meant to be a provocative statement.  The international monetary system actually has collapsed three times in the past 100 years.  It collapsed in 1914.  It collapsed in 1939, and it collapsed in 1971.  When it happens, it doesn’t mean the end of the world or we all go live in caves.  We have a period of sort of economic confusion.”  Rickards new book “The Death of Money” is a road map for what is coming.  (more…)

Weekly News Wrap-Up 3.21.14

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Crimea Update, Russia Sanctions, Kevin Trudeau and More

This week, we, once again, lead with the Ukraine crisis.  Russian President Putin now says, “Crimea is part of Russia.”  A referendum in Crimea voted overwhelmingly in favor of joining Russia.  The West is not buying it and has sanctioned Russia.  This is supposed to be a serious international crisis.  So, why are the sanctions so light?  (more…)

Collapse and Systemic Failure at All Levels Coming to U.S.-Dmitry Orlov

4Dmitry Orlov:  Ukraine Crisis, Russia and Crimea UpdateBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

Dmitry Orlov is a Russian blogger who writes about the parallel between the U.S and the USSR.  Orlov lived through the financial collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990’s, and he thinks the U.S. is on the same trajectory.  (more…)

Putin Has Nuclear Economic Bomb-Jim Sinclair

4By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com   (Early Sunday Release)

World renowned gold expert Jim Sinclair is worried about the crisis in Ukraine.  Sinclair says, “Welcome back to the cold war that can get hot overnight.”  It appears President Obama has brought back the Cold War, and Sinclair contends, “He’s brought it back by changing to a new normal diplomacy, making outrageous threats on a continuing basis rather than seeking a solution.”  (more…)

Weekly News Wrap-Up 3.14.14

4By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

Once again, the Ukraine crisis is the top story.  President Obama is threatening Russian President Putin with international sanctions if he does not back off in Ukraine.  Russia is countering threats of sanctions with threats of sanctions of their own.  Russia may also demand payment for its oil and natural gas in gold.  Dr. Jim Willie brought this up this week on USAWatchdog.com.  (more…)

U.S. Definitely Wants War in Ukraine-Paul Craig Roberts

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: The U.S. Definitely Wants War in UkraineBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  

Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts thinks the Neoconservatives in the U.S. government want war in Ukraine.  Dr. Roberts says, “They definitely want war, of course. They’ve wanted it ever since Reagan was President.  (more…)

Ukraine-Desperation to Save the U.S. Dollar-Dr. Jim Willie

goldenjackassBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com    (Early Sunday Release)

Newsletter writer Dr. Jim Willie thinks the Ukraine crisis is an enormous struggle for financial power between East and West.  Dr. Willie contends, “I believe what we got with Ukraine is an absolutely desperate situation where the U.S. government realizes we have to stop Ukraine from becoming a central transit point for energy pipelines in the fast developing Eurasian Trade Zone.  They need to stop the Eurasian Trade Zone because the United States and England are largely going to be excluded.  (more…)

Weekly News Wrap-Up 3.7.14

Crimea News, ObamaCare Plan Deadline Extended and MoreBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

President Obama called the Crimean parliament vote “to enter into the Russian Federation” a “violation of international law.”  President Obama announced sanctions on anyone “violating the sovereignty of Ukraine” or “stealing the assets of the Ukrainian people.”  The Russians said earlier in the week they would dump dollars and Treasury bonds and also seize Western assets if sanctions were imposed.  Well, it is definitely game on.  (more…)

Russian Dollar Dump Could Crash Financial System-John Williams

John Williams: Gold Now, Russia-US Dollar and HyperinflationBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  

Economist John Williams says if Russia sells its U.S. dollar holdings, it could trigger hyperinflation.  Could it collapse the financial system?  Williams contends, “Yes, it certainly has a potential to do that.  Looking outside the United States, there is something over $16 trillion in cash, or near cash.  That’s about the same size as our GDP.  . . Nobody has wanted to hold the dollar for some time.  The dollar, fundamentally, is weak.  It couldn’t be weaker.  All the major factors are against it.  It’s just a matter of what would trigger the massive selling.  Nobody wants to hold it.  The Russians start selling, and you have China indicating a general alliance here in terms of what’s transpiring.  If the rest of the world believes this is what’s going to happen, people who have been wanting to get out of the dollar for some time very easily could front-run the Russians.  The scare is on.  People will try to get out of it as rapidly as they can. 

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War Could Cause Financial Domino, but We Could Have a Domino Without War-Eric Sprott

15By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

$8 billion fund manager Eric Sprott says there is a big opportunity surfacing in precious metals.  Sprott contends, “I’ve always believed there is more demand than supply for the last 14 years.  I’ve documented it.  I am suggesting the western central banks have very little gold left.  I think the whole decline in the gold price is the liquidation in the ETFs to supply some of that shortfall.  I think manipulation and relief from the manipulation and the ongoing demand, well in excess of supply, is going to power gold higher.” 

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Weekly News Wrap-Up 2.28.14

4By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

All eyes are on Ukraine and its political upheaval.  Pro-western protesters have forced the Ukrainian President to flee, and now there is a new president who is partial to the West.  The U.S. and the EU have provided billions of dollars to fuel the uprising, and they are looking to offer more financial assistance.  Ukraine is about to collapse financially.  (more…)

Debt Default Will Kill the Dollar-Brandon Smith

Brandon SmithBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

Economic and political writer Brandon Smith thinks America is in deep financial trouble, and the Fed knows it.  Smith contends, “First of all, I’d like to point out that at the end of last year, I brought up the prospect to the alternative economics community that the ‘taper’ was real, that the Fed would start cutting QE stimulus.  I received a pretty negative response from that concept, which is understandable because a lot of people in alternative economics and the liberty movement are focused on the concept of hyperinflation through printing.  (more…)

Massive Sell-Off Coming Buy Gold-Gregory Mannarino

Greg MannarinoBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

Trader and financial analyst Gregory Mannarino was bullish on the stock market a few weeks ago, but he’s now done a 180.  Why the reversal?  Mannarino says, “What the Fed was doing was driving cash from the emerging markets into the U.S. equity market and driving cash into the U.S. bond market, and it worked . . . This is played out now . . . and I told everyone that this would not last. . . . We are right now on the precipice of a correction phase, and it could be severe. . . . (more…)

Weekly News Wrap-Up 2.21.14

Ukraine Protests, New Lawsuit Against JPMorgan Executives & MoreBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

Violent protests continue in the Ukraine.  At least 70 people have been killed and 500 injured.  In a bizarre twist, 67 police officers were temporarily captured by the protesters.  Now, the EU and Canada have put sanctions on Ukraine officials because of the severity of the crackdown.  The sanctions target finance and trade.  (more…)

Retail Sales Drop was Enormous-Karl Denninger

Karl Denninger: Market Meltdown, Fed Tapering, Retail Sales and MoreBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

Financial writer and stock trader Karl Denninger says the most recent Obama Care delay is all about politics.  Denninger thinks, “It’s just simply an attempt to push the issue past the 2014 election . . . I suspect that if you really get down to it, it’s just simply about 50 to 60 million people were going to get cancelled, and it was going to happen about the end of September. . . . (more…)