Macroeconomic researcher Rob Kirby predicted the Federal Reserve’s interest rate increase late last year “would be one and done.” Kirby explains, “They had no business raising rates in the first place because the economy was not exhibiting enough strength to warrant any rate raises whatsoever, and there won’t be any more interest rate raises because the economy continues to roll over. Doctored economic data cannot make the sick pig that the global economy really is look any better. It doesn’t matter how much lipstick you put on that dying pig. It’s still a dying pig.”
Kirby says if the Fed did raise rates, you get another record fall in stocks, which is what happened in January. Kirby goes on to say, “The reality is that’s probably what should be happening right now in the stock market, but we know that the stock market is manipulated, just like we know LIBOR (London Inter Bank Offered Rate) is manipulated. Just like precious metals are manipulated, their prices are suppressed. . . . There are some revelations that are going to be coming regarding precious metals price suppression, which is going to make the deniers, that this has been occurring, look very silly. This is going to occur in the very, very near future. . . . The reaction to this news is going to be a very, very strong pop in the price of precious metals. . . . When it is an irrefutable fact that the precious metals market is suppressed in the paper arena, what do you think people are going to do? They are going to buy physical metal because they are going to know that holding physical metal is one way to avoid being manipulated. They are also going to know that real physical precious metals have been held back and they are underpriced. This should create a very, very strong round of buying of physical precious metals, which should push prices dramatically higher.”
So, with the backdrop of a sick global economy, what will the Fed do next? Kirby contends, “I think the next move by the Fed is going to be an announcement that will amount to quantitative easing (money printing) because it will take the form of liquidity injections going back into the system. For people who are fans of and enjoy the helicopter money, your prayers are going to be answered, I do believe, in short order. . . . I think you are going to see this roll over accelerate as the year progresses, even though most of Wall Street keeps trying to sell everybody the happy juice that everything is getting better every day. The reality is things aren’t getting better.”
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with financial analyst and gold expert Rob Kirby of KirbyAnalytics.com.
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