Gold & Silver Will Survive Whole System Burning Down – Bill Holter

By Greg Hunter’s

Financial writer and precious metals expert Bill Holter is “not worried at all” about the current price smash down for precious metals. Holter says, “We live in a world where all liabilities are more than all liabilities in history. This whole system is going to come down. . . . If you see a house burn down, the only thing left is the foundation. That’s the only thing left because the foundation doesn’t burn. That’s what gold and silver are, and that’s what’s going to be left when this house of financial cards burns down.”

Why are dark powers intentionally driving metal prices down? It’s all part of a very simple thought control message. Holter explains, “Basically, it’s so the people believe that gold is bad and the dollar is good. It’s basically to support the dollar, and also thus support the Treasury market. . . . This has to have an official backing to it. It could not be done if they were not given a pass. This would not be going on if there was true rule of law. . . . We don’t have free markets. There are no markets. All markets are rigged. . . . Markets should be panicking that we are moving towards hyperinflation. All markets are locked down, and they are locked down by derivatives. . . . In 2008, there were $1.4 quadrillion in derivatives. How is it possible that derivatives are larger than the system as a whole? The answer to that is because derivatives have become the system. Derivatives are what price the system. You are basically putting up one cent to control $1. So, it’s easy to put the price of something where you want it to be.”

Holter contends, “The entire system is based on debt. The entire system is a liability. So, some people are getting some of their money out of the system into real money (gold and silver) which is no one else’s liability. . . . The biggest thing is there is too much debt in the system. Everybody owes everybody, and all you need is one link in the chain to break. All you need is one entity that cannot make good on what they promised.”

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Holter says simple math over the last 11 years shows China has, at the very least, more than 26,400 tons of physical gold. Holter says China gold mining production is around 400 tons a year. That’s 4,400 tons, and then you add 11 years of gold imports of 2,000 tons a year, and you get 22,000 tons. It all adds up to more than 26,400 tons of gold, and that does not include gold China already had. China’s long term play has been to acquire gold, and Holter says that is bullish for gold prices in the not-so-distant future.

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  1. Stephen Sadd

    innocent Journalists and children are murdered by a gunship in Iraq.
    You can thank Julian Assange for the release of this video!

    • Galaxy 500

      Innocent Journalists? Is there such a thing working for the Marxist State Media?
      War is Hell. If you are in a war zone you are a target.
      It’s easy to Armchair quarterback here critically critiquing those who are getting shot at.
      What we should have done when we went into Iraq and I don’t think we should have, but if we go we should fight wars the old way and put every one of our enemies to the sword. Man, woman and child.
      Doing this keeps people from wanting to have you as an enemy.
      And don’t misquote the Bible and say, “Thou shalt not kill” as the Bible doesn’t say that. The original texts says “Thou shall not murder”. You can not murder people you are at war with. Unless you want to rewrite the Word of God. When God commanded the Israelites to go to war, he commanded them to kill every single one of them and in some cases, their sheep and goat, etc.
      We have an entire industry in America that vilifies Christians, Jews, and America. And nothing the Military does is correct except allowing gays and trans things in to serve.
      Some of the video of the so-called journalists being shot up are TV crews. Point a TV camera at a helicopter and it looks remarkably like a MANPAD.
      If I am on the guns, I will be lighting you up.
      War should be fought by warriors and it should be done with the utmost brutality. We used to understand that.
      I will never forget watching Saving Private Ryan with my Uncle who had 35yrs in the Corp. Who actually was in Europe in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. When the movie got to the part about them releasing the Kraut, my Uncle said that did happen, if it did, it only happened once because the Officer doing it would have had an accident along with the Krauts. You don’t show kindness to those that kill your buddies. And you don’t leave an enemy behind you… alive. War is Hell. It isn’t a video game with resets.
      But then almost everything coming out of Hollywood is propaganda of some sort.

      • Uncommon sense

        Sure, but what about the constant propaganda against Assad from western governments? He is basically defending his regime and state from being overrun by various extremist groups, which are being funded, armed and trained by western governments. In return he is labelled a genocidal war criminal by the west.

      • Bob

        I wouldn’t fight for ZOG personally. You go for it tho.

    • Justn Observer

      SS… Time you wake up…those were fed to Chealsa Manning to pass to him along with State Dept. wikileaks to draw ‘whistleblowers’ …much longer and complicated than you simplistic view… want to thank someone — how about Nuland, Scooter, Page, the Ohr;s …the whole spy kids rings brought in early in their grooming at beach week etc.
      Try a bit of research before accusations? Try metadata and timelines …who met and knew who when and where etc. Don’t be played so easily? Go back to earlier posts and then here for instances?

      • Justn Observer

        and had to join in the laughter about the ””coincidence”” of all these guys just happened to end up in the same meeting? LOL

    • Tin foil hat

      Stephen Sadd,
      I watch the video and I really hate to tell you that the soldiers didn’t do anything wrong. As per the transmission, they believed the group of individuals were armed with RPGs and AKs. One of the individual with the camera behind the wall around the corner did look like he was about to fire the RPG.

      I’m pretty sure the problem is due to their inexperience and overeagerness to engage the ememies. I remember my first hunt, everything look like whatever I was looking for. As long as they had permission to engage and they didn’t lie about what they observed, they didn’t do anything wrong even thought they screwed up royally.

      I like Julian Assange but I do not support the releasing of this video.

      • Uncommon sense

        Yes, but afterwards they opened fire on the van that was picking up the wounded and killed the men offering assistance.

    • kevin

      Just so you know, there were no children killed in the attack.

  2. paul ...

    On November 8, 2016, I cast my vote for Donald Trump for President of the United States.

    I wanted “The Great Disruptor.”

    I wanted the swamp drained.

    But, above all, I wanted America to truly become great again.

    It didn’t happen.

    None of it.

    As Holter says: “We are in a far more dangerous debt situation than we were just a few years ago” … and when this monetary system and economy finally blows it will leave ordinary Americans crippled in the wreckage … the QE electronic fuse has already been lit … and when this ticking time bomb explodes … it will put all our assets, our savings, our retirements, everything we’ve worked so hard for all our lives at risk … so it’s imperative we focus on getting to shelter (gold and silver) before the detonation takes place!!

    • Greg Hunter

      You thought this could be done in 2 years? This has been going on since “Operation Paper Clip” and Trump was supposed to get everything done in 2 years? You are not being realistic and actually kind of childish. He did do good and had outrageous odds. He stopped the TPP, Paris Climate Accord and killed (no signature) the Iran nuke deal. All huge globalist frauds!!! Get real Paul and ask what you are doing to help. If it is making negative trump comments on this site you are not helping. You are in the way. Stand aside and stay out of the way.

      • paul ...

        Greg … I was supposed to put “quotes” about the top section of my comment (everything before “as Holter says”) as I was trying to juxtapose the frustrated feelings of a previous commentor to what Holter was saying now … to give a sense of the exasperation being felt by people … I screwed it up royally … obviously didn’t work out as I planned!!!

        • paul ...

          Just so you know for the future Greg … if “I” was writing the above portion … I wouldn’t be using sentences and periods … I write with “run on sentences” separated by three dots [ … ] (which I feel provides more emphasis to my words) … sorry for not doing a better job it was after midnight and I was tired!!

      • Diane

        Thank you for calling this excessive poster out Greg.

      • Galaxy 500

        I am shocked over the number of people that misunderstand what power the Office of the President holds and what Trump is actually up against.

      • Jerry

        I agree with you, but Paul makes a good point. President Trump had better make a daring move soon or he will lose his base. It’s time to quit pussyfooting around with these people and go on offense. If the economy collapses because of it, so be it. This slow death by a thousand cuts is worse than getting it over with in one shit. Meanwhile, stalling to pull the trigger only gives the deep state more time to cook up another scheme. Case in point now that Russia, Russia, Russia is over, they’ll be using Tax,Tax, Tax.

      • Jack

        If Trump let’s Julian Assange rot in jail for telling the truth, then we are all in deep trouble. The deep state no longer need us with AI and robotics,. They have admitted to a 90% commitment to a reduction in global population. I have always said that change will only come from the people . Stop believing in the Hollywood fairy tails of some hero like Trump saving us. It won’t happen unless the people have the awareness and guts to fight them.

      • Roberta

        Hey Greg,
        you wanna hear some even more negative trump comments? go watch your buddy Mannarino’s wrap- ups, thinks Trumps a cheat and a liar. He at least tells it like it is. TAKE THE BLINDERS OFF

        • Greg Hunter

          Seems you are blinded by irrational hate. So everything was OK when the debt was doubled under Obama? How about the “missing” $21 trillion that happened before Trump was elected? It took too years and trump is responsible for all the debt? Irrational?

  3. Mark James

    Thanks Bill and Greg!

    Bill hit on some really great points. And let me preface this, I am a HUGE Trump fan. He was the first President in my lifetime that I “Voted To Win” — not the “lessor of 2 evils.” I plan to vote for him for 2020. I also was less Conservative at one time too. The more they push Left… the more I seem to Think Right!! 🙂

    Before the election, Trump stated how fake the stock market is, how the debt / GDP was not sustainable, and problems with foreign markets. Now that I think he is in office, I feel like Trump is really trying to be a cheerleader to push the markets higher. Like Bill said, he has no choice. Crash the markets? No way! I think Trump knows the truth. I just received my Republican Survey today, and when asked about my expectations over the next year for the markets, I said, “Don’t Know.” Because I think Trump will keep them going with his “Ra Ra Ra” — but I know the fundamentals are not there! And I know a correction is WAY overdue. The debt is just not sustainable, interest rates are too low, EPS are juiced with cheap money. Yet when I drive down in the road in my PAID car, I see all these brand new SUVs from BMW, Lexus, Audi, Caddy, Porsche and $60k+ Top of the Line Quad Cab Trucks — all probably on 2 1/2% interest loans or 24/36 month lease.

    I was very active in the stock markets until the 2008 meltdown. After the bailouts, the markets made ZERO sense. Bad news, it went up… Good news, it went down?!? I eventually retreated and put everything into state muni-bonds and lived off that money tax free for years. That was before I “woke”. I agree with Bill’s analogy that when it all burns down, the only left will be the foundation… precious metals. And I hope to get enough out of SS and Pension to last me until I need to chip away at my PM.

    I remember when both Jim and Bill came onto USA Watchdog with their warning that things were totally broken… and we were past the point of no return. I have to agree. I think Trump knows that it will be a hard landing — and he is trying like CRAZY to bring REAL jobs back to the USA to soften the blow. He just said the other day in MN something like we need to have steel production here in the event of war. He is upgrading the military because I think he knows what is coming. We cannot be warring with a country and asking them to build and trade parts for our war machines! It isn’t going to happen.

    Gerald Celente always says, “When all else fails, they take us to war.” I know Trump has done a lot to try (and did) get us OUT of wars. But this seems to be where the wind will blow. So Greg, that is where I think we will be. And there are things I don’t agree with Trump on — specifically proliferation of 5G technology… but still I ask: Why not Audit the Fed? Audit Fort Knox? Look into WTC 7? Start the perp walk on all these “Too Big to Jail” Banksters and Politicians?

    We must continue to be patient, **PRAY** and FEAR NOT!

    Great interview as always Greg. Thanks Bill be being a guest!

  4. Anthony Australia

    Thanks Greg,
    The screws are being put on Metals yet again.
    I’ve said this many times before, my favourite guest and I love this man.

    • Justn Observer

      Yup…and likely if one could control the price downward when one wants to buy while discouraging other’s to do the same…why would they not? lol
      And yes- I agree….Bill Holter always a pleasure to hear from him… thanks Bill and Greg !!!!

  5. William Stanley

    Mr. Hunter,
    The whole system — political, social, financial, and economic — is coming apart. Although we’ve got the upper hand and will prevail, the Globalists will not go quietly. The war by and against the Globalists and deep state has greatly intensified these last two years but is still of a type that is opaque and ambiguous to many around us. IMO, the moves and counter moves will soon become much more obvious and will accelerate until (and after) President Trump makes the decisive and final moves starting with the much anticipated arrests of the coup plotters.
    Unfortunately, President Trump cannot buy much more time and as Mr. Holter pointed out, the final battle cannot be put off much longer. The ensuing damage to the economy, indeed to civilization itself, is unavoidable and will be enormous (although less so than if we were to surrender or compromise).
    Our focus now has to be on survival at the most basic level.

    • Greg Hunter

      It’s going to be a fight William!!

  6. Fredrick (Rick) Getzschman

    Great report.

  7. paul ...

    Very sad … a very sad day today indeed … to see Trump doing “his neocon thing” (helping the Military/Indusrtial/Bankster Complex) … by issuing the second veto of his Presidency … rejecting a Congressional resolution to end US military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen … because the US military-industrial complex stood to lose billions in potential revenue from their biggest weapons client (Saudi Arabia) … countless numbers of additional innocent women and children will have to die (so the Deep State can continue to rake in the cash)!!

    • paul ...

      Paid for by the United Bitches of America?? … is this the Hillary, Madonna, Gina crowd??? …

      • paul ...

        Guess “top priority” of those sealed indictments we hear so much about was really to get Assange … yet Hillary … is still walking free (because she is a nice lady)???

    • Galaxy 500

      So you would cede Yemen to Iran? Let the Saudis kill the Shiite out of the Shiites.

      • paul ...

        500 … Yemen is not mine nor yours to cede away or occupy … I will call out the killers of women and children … whether they are located in the Middle East … or are right here in America (i.e. like Hillary doing Satanic sacrifices or using and selling kids for some pedophiles pleasure)!!

        • paul ...

          Another thing … the US Constitution grants Congress the sole power to declare wars … if you believe in the Constitution giving First and Second Amendment powers to the people … why not the Constitutional stipulating giving Congress certain powers? … Congress never authorized a US war in Yemen … and has now demanded an end “to the illegal war” under it’s Constitutional authority … Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee’s should declare his veto “Unconstitutional” … Trump does not have (nor should he have) the dictatorial power to declare war by himself … he only has the power to command our forces once Congress declares war!!

          • paul ...

            Why is Trump doing this?? … he knows the world has already labeled Bush Jr. “a war criminal” for attacking Iraq without provocation … why would Trump now try to get himself branded with the “same label” for continuing to attack Yemen without provocation??? … in the bigger picture Trump must represent America and travel to foreign lands to negotiate with Russia, China, Korea, etc. … now he puts himself in a position where he can be arrested “as a war criminal” the same way Bush Jr did?? … this doesn’t make any sense … as Trump (a man who hugs the American flag) should believe in our Nation’s Constitution!!!

      • uncommon sense

        Greg, these brainless morons’ own words betray them. You know it. Galaxy 500 accepts the official narrative on 9/11 yet says we should support the Saudis. A clear traitor. What country does he serve?

  8. paul ...

    Finally a bankster whistle-blower comes out against the Deep State/Military/Industrial/Bankster Complex’s entitlement burdens (i.e. wars, arms sales, corporate and bank bail-outs, etc., etc.)!! …

  9. JC

    Martin Armstrong – China & Buying Gold – Why?

    • H. Craig Bradley

      Answer: READ.

  10. Dan R

    Great interview as always. My wife says I have been praising the virtues of gold
    since 2008. She doesn’t want to hear it any longer. How long can this ponzi scheme
    continue before it collapses? The longer it goes on the more you have to question whether
    gold is going to be part of the system that replaces the current debt driven system.

    • Freebrezer

      Dan R – do you praise the virtue of having house or car insurance? gold is no different in that it is just insurance against a countries fiat currency going bonkers. Plus you get to keep it in your hands! It is a simple sale!!!!! If your grandparent put an inheritance of $10,000.00 dollars aside in 1930 for his kids what is it worth? If in gold, it is at 250 oz or at today’s price $650,000; If in a bag with just paper currency … well it is $10,000; Or in a bank at interest (this one is tough in that the bank could go bust, plus inheritance taxes etc,. thus not sure here) … bottom line, I would take the gold!

  11. (Rev) Andrew de Berry

    Bill is a rock in the foundation that is gold. Thank you!

  12. Jerry

    My friends and family think I’m nuts to. But let me tell you what is nuts. Thinking we can pay for 125 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities using 3.5 trillion dollars in tax revenue. Now that’s nuts! The fact is market manipulation and money printing is all we left. But yet debt doesn’t seem to matter? Go tell that to a banker the next time you want to borrow money. Unless you have hard, unincumbered assets, they will show you the door.

    The truth is the rest of the world is preparing to breakaway from the petrodollar, by using a gold back quantum financial transfer system created by the Chinese. Over the past several years, I have documented, in detail, the fundamentals of this system on your site.
    Two years ago I confirmed this information, with my wife’s cousin who is an executive with Wells Fargo. At that time she told me Wells Fargo was in the process of installing the system into their banks. Many of the bank shutdowns we’ve witnessed were related to this installation. As far as timing? I think Bill Holter, and Rob Kirby are both spot on. The moment gold can’t be delivered to the Chinese, they will pull the trigger on the reset. Unless I’ve missed my guess, the central banks are presently looking for their next victim to loot, in order to buy more time. Who will it be? Iran? Syria? Or Venezuela?

    • Jerry

      Don’t think for a minute congrsss doesn’t know about the transfer. Why would a bill like this be introduced?

    • Galaxy 500

      Why would any sane person trust a Communist Chinese anything? Even the Chinese that have made money are fleeing China. What does that tell you?
      That people put out that the system where there is no rule of law and no property rights is going to be the system used by a free people amazes me. The Chinese have more debt than we do.
      Our system is screwed up and we have corruption that we are trying to get rid of but we are light years ahead of China.
      If China wants oil, and they use a bunch of it, they will have to pay.

      • Jerry

        You have to give the Chinese credit. They took the money they made buy selling worthless crap to us, and bought gold with it. As far as debt, who did we borrow almost 2 trillion dollars from back in 2008? That’s right. The Chinese. Like it or not, we are a debtor nation run by a bunch of gangsters. The only thing we export is porn and military weapons. People want to think food, but even that’s a lie. Monsanto ain’t no family farm.

        • paul ...

          Your right Jerry … with Monsanto’s glyphosate is in all the corn we export … so it is “not food” … but poison!!

      • Freebrezer

        G – 500 Agree, plus they have 1.4 billion mouths to feed. If they want more food, and the eat a hell of a lot of it, they will have to pay!

      • Freebrezer

        Plus if food shortages start to occur … can you spell Revolution! China is stock piling gold because the elite know that if times get bad, they are going to need every last oz of it to buy fuel and food … this to appease the masses … or it will be “off with their heads”!

  13. andyb

    Greg: I was disheartened to see the overwhelming applause for Medicare-for-all at the Bernie Sanders town hall on Fox. While it appears that the DNC is imploding with its moronic cast of characters for the 2020 elections, I wonder if we are being set up by a very clever propaganda play that will result in a socialist/marxist as President. If the FED pulls the plug in the Spring of 2020, the Dems will claim that Capitalism doesn’t work any more (although we have not had a capitalist economy at least since 1913 and certainly dating from FDR). When the plug is pulled, and there are 6 weeks of no deliveries at grocery stores and hyperflation rears its ugly head, it won’t take long for the sheeple to acquiesce to full blown Marxism at the polls.

    • Greg Hunter

      Dishonest FOX I am sure loaded the audience with supporters who were probably paid.

      • Diane

        Faux News has sold out.
        Don’t watch it.

        • William Stanley

          “Faux” News!! LOL

      • William Stanley

        Mr. Hunter,
        Good catch! I recognized the anomaly, but failed to put two and two together.
        For me it’s an very-day struggle to really believe what I’m seeing. Maybe it’s just “normalcy” bias. LOL, since I’ve recognized this analytically (although not the full scope of it) for at least 30 years. Despite the cold, hard logic of the situation, emotionally it’s hard to accept. I hate to admit it, but there must be a piece of me that is still in denial.

    • Galaxy 500

      Those were Bernie supporters. When the plan is explained in detail, people do not like it. And one point that is never brought up is that Doctors, good ones, will go cash only and say Screw Medicare. I have seen the reimbursement rates and the actual costs of the procedures. Doctors lose money on these unless they commit fraud. Real Doctors are not going to work for slave wages after studying 8 yrs and another 4-8 years as an intern / apprentice.
      Which is why all countries that have socialized Medicine have a shortage of good Doctors. UK has less than 30% native born doctors. And they are old. The young if they go into medicine flee the UK.

    • Dan

      (Dan this is Greg Hunter. If you think you are going to come on here and call us names with your condescending attitude forget commenting here. We don’t need you. So why don’t you go away and comment on CNN or FOX or MSNBS?

  14. Hamilton Boozster
    Notre Dame – An Overt Act of War??
    The Curious Case of Julian Assange.

  15. Mike

    Bill Holter is right on target with his perspective. One correction could be that China has 117000 tons of gold. What would the financial reset look like? Picture gold at $15000 per ounce and silver at $400 per ounce. What could you buy for a dollar if that happened? What can go wrong? How about an “armada of black swans”.

  16. Harry Sturt

    Tucker Carlson last night 4/16/19 |
    They want the country, but don’t want to give!

    • Diane

      Tucker is a just about the only good guy left on Faux news.

      • susan

        I still love Stu Varney on Fox Business. Try to see him every morning, especially “his take”.

  17. MK

    Thank you for having “standing watch” Bill Holter on. He is the calm truth in the storm.

  18. Country Codger

    Bill, this was one of your best interviews. You really impressed some of my family with your analogy of the house burning down. It opened some eyes.

    When we left Tan Son Nhut Air base in Saigon in April of ’75 there were 183 boxes left behind on the tarmac. Inside each wooden box was a 95lb. bar of gold with Hindi (Indian) mint marks. It was deposited there by the regional office of the CIA, so yes, the dark state is consuming gold in huge quantities. All the heroin that came out of Burma was changed into gold with the help of the Indians in southeast Asia because they ran the black market at that time.

    Greg, fantastic interview.
    Lo Iyrah!

  19. paul ...

    Jesus Christ unlike Julian Assange paid the ultimate price for speaking out against the Deep State of his day on “Good Friday” … although the Assange drama has still not yet played out fully (Good Friday 2019 is still two days away) … in order to prevent “another crucifixion” (notice how “coincidentally” the Deep State grabbed Assange right before April 19) … it is up to “us the people” to challenge the Deep State’s crucifixcation of Assange along with its secrecy ($21 Trillion missing), its surveillance (where everything is bugged), their perpetual wars and their tearing apart of our Constitution, etc., etc. … rather then supporting the criminals among us (the Deep State “Barabbus” Cabal)!! … for us Patriots to do nothing … puts us in a weak position where our only hope is that Assange can somehow rise from the grave (but that takes genetic and cloning techniques unavailable to the general public)!!! …

  20. paul ...

    Doesn’t this sound like a modified form of the “Universal Guaranteed Income” the Demon-rats are proposing??? …

  21. paul ...

    Rack up “a big win” for Trump … getting the trade deficit down is critical to preventing a much more severe devaluation of the US dollar!! …

  22. Abby

    I disagree with one thing in interview. I don’t think Trump wants to win or possibly is scheduled to win by deep state. Reasons, no troops home (vetoes getting out of Yemen war), no declass, no lock her up, no arrests fbi/dol, no wall, no shut down of border ( ask Yuma AZ how that is working out) , no military defending border.

  23. iwitness02

    Holter contends, “The entire system is based on debt. The entire system is a liability.
    Over the years, I have become very tired of being forced to use a fake currency. (FRNs)
    I am not cut out for this world. I want honesty and integrity in this life. But, outside of friends and family, honesty and integrity are exceedingly scarce. This wares on my heart and soul. Whatever comes our way in the future default on debt, will be welcomed for its honesty. Even though that honesty may be very ugly.
    I want to live among honorable men and women. Maybe that’s all that will be left after the reset, and the dust settles.
    Dream big, and dare to fail. D. J.
    Great interview Greg and Bill. It was just my speed. (easy to understand)

  24. Galaxy 500

    Why do the Luciferians drive down PMs? Simple. It causes the simpleminded to misvalue and it allows the Luciferians to buy it at under valued prices.
    On the moslems being happy about Notre Dame and Did Macron say it would be repurposed to a mosque…

  25. Anthony D

    So in the beginning of the interview are we to view the fact that Gold was not Monkey Hammered as hard as usual? So less of a loss is better? Sorry, but Holter is exactly right that all the markets are fake currently, so why should we expect Gold or Silver to rise vs today’s current conditions? The short answer is it cannot. Is any of what’s going on in the market reflect reality? Absolutely not, however I feel it is very important for all of us here to be able to distinguish between what SHOULD be happening and what ACTAULLY is. Greg the interviews are great and informative with people like Bill Holter and Co. but they are continually wrong about the stock market and where to put your assets. They continually say the Central Banks cannot be doing what they are, yet they continue to do what they want. At this point I see no way they give up their power, since they control all the mechanisms. The only possible threat is other countries refusing to take the US Dollar but unfortunately we are the best currency still. Until that catalyst changes I don’t see how the trend does not continue through Trump’s inevitable re-election.

    Greg thank you for all you do an please keep having these informative interviews, I want to only add I appreciate all the insight into the truth of what is going on and I respect and admire them and you. Thanks again.

  26. Rock

    Bill Holter is one of my favorite guests and is always able to bring us up to speed on the latest state of things in an understandable way. Bill is also a brother in Christ, and sees things from God’s vantage point too… Thanks Greg for all you do for us.

  27. Da Yooper

    Greg & Bill great interview as always

    Here is another way China gets gold & silver under EVERYONES radar. Go to 2:23 & look at the name of the ship loading gold & silver bearing ore in 2016. I believe it says Jin Hyang with CHINESE writing above the name. Funny how not one of the metals guru’s mention this? Talk about getting your precious metals on the cheap & haul it back to china for processing & adding to their stack with out any accounting . I dont think this ore was bought on the COMEX or through London ….. Bill Holter care to comment ? I did a search for this ship it does not show up but the Hyang derivation narrows it down to China Or North Korea.

    Greens Creek – A Day in the Life

  28. Justn Observer

    Greg, I am calling BS on POTUS tariffs causing soybean sales slowdown with China…Trump did not ’cause’ the loss of swine do to disease in China = less demand for feed ! Why do they neve look passed just ‘blaming Trump’ rathe than for underlying reasons?
    China reportedly lost the equivalent of all the pigs grown in North and South America –duh…MAYBE they just do not need the feed right now? And don’t forget the U.S. had losses also on the east coast = storm into N. and S. Carolina …
    EXPECT many more shortages reported soon ! =

  29. Russ

    Thanks Greg – Bill Holter has it right, gold & silver are the bedrock of a sound monetary system. It’s a matter of surviving through the recession/depression/hyperinflation (any or all) with other resources so that you have something on the other side. Timing is critical, but we aren’t allowed to know when it will occur so you just need to be prepared for whenever…

    On another note, the whole Julian Assange thing with an extradition hearing is a distraction from what is really going on. JA knows how those emails from the DNC server made it to WikiLeaks — his name is Seth Rich and he was murdered.
    I doubt the indictment of JA will hold up in court.

    Americans Have No Idea What “Freedom of the Press” Means

  30. Tin foil hat

    Platinum, palladium and copper are up, gold and silver are flat. What are you going to do?

    I sold the PLLT at $33.50, made $6 a share.

  31. Bill

    GREG: There are those who say the Notre Dame fire is Islamic doing. Others say it is the Globalists. What would the Globalists gain by doing such a thing?

    • Greg Hunter

      Start a war/chaos to cover their crimes?

    • Mohammad


      The Cathedral fire smells deliberate, and oddly it was on the heel of a “renovation” that was going on, same was the case of the twin towers 9/11 which also was on the heel of a renovation that was taking place at the time, the fire in the twin case brought down two buildings and a third one that did not have the fire close to it but spared the passport of the terrorist that was conveniently found in the burning debris at the bottom of the buildings.

      I would love to see an investigation into the company that was performing the “renovation” and to see if any insurance policy was written on the treasures inside the cathedral and if any entity cashed it.


  32. pat

    I would not be at all surpised if some huge margin call aided the big plunge. I agree with Bill Holter as to the timings of the market operations, before opening and at closing times as I also have noted in person.
    Your guests are all top notch with vital information and you conduct a great site in all honesty. Please keep up this valuable work.
    No rely necessary. You have my trust that you dig deeply and cannot imagine how you keep track of it all.

  33. MK

    Greg: I am a woman now living in the “Show Me State”. I have a degree in investigative journalism. I have to say that this was a super powerful interview. You and Bill are the real deal and I can’t thank you both enough for your service to fellow truth seekers. God bless.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you MK. Make sure you get your name at GoDaddy or Hostgator. Example: get .net and .org too. You don’t need all the others.

  34. BobT

    WOW! Awesome interview Greg & Bill. 30 minutes is just not enough of this type of information. Thanks & blessings.


    • Greg Hunter

      Thanks Bob!!

  35. WKSwanson

    Greg, it’s okay that your relatives don’t listen to you. Jesus himself said that a prophet is never recognized in his home town…so that’s pretty good company to keep, eh? Keep up the good work.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thanks WK. Truth = Jesus!!

      • Anthony Australia

        Did you not say to me that Truth is not as it seems? Now I am really confused.
        Jesus was pure thats is for sure 100%; truthful who knows, he may have held back things as Buddha did to protect Humankind.

  36. Sylvia Sterling

    Thanks for having my favorite Bill Holter on your interview show, Greg.

  37. Anthony Australia

    I got absolutely roasted for re-posting the video Greg. (To my friends and associates only). All I hear is how whacked I am and how Bill is way off with his $174,000 p/oz suggestion. Debating this was a losing exercise, only 5% of the numbers agreed with me, that it didn’t matter the price in dollar terms but the purchasing power of Metals.
    There is also a rort here with superannuation, I am trying to use some of my ‘retirement funds’ to buy into Gold through a Fund.

  38. hatedrumpf

    Greg Hunter is an embarrassment to the internet.

    • Greg Hunter

      looks like you are the one embarrassed with the anonymous posting.

  39. Donald

    “Why are dark powers intentionally driving metal prices down?”

    Their determination to bash gold is pathological. It is far more than simply to get people to “believe that gold is bad and the dollar is good”. The plan is to wipe out Americans and the West financially.

  40. Mohammad


    Could the cathedral fire be a strike by the pope at the knights of templar?
    The knights of templar held mass in the last year at the cathedral in defiance of Pope Francis:
    in 2017:
    and in 2019:
    Oddly the pope did not say much during the inferno, only next day.
    Also, oddly, he was in a meeting with the other pope at the time of the inferno watching it on a tv:
    @ mark 8:51
    And add to it the sighting on news media covering the event live of the strange figure in one of the towers that looked like a knight templar:
    @mark 6:42
    We still have to keep in mind that the yellow vests are still up and running every Sat. in Paris, and the pope is promoting the new world single religion that the knight templars/free masons are defying.


    • Mohammad

      And I find it very odd timing to happen on the heel of populists in Italy threatening to confiscate the gold from the central bank there (can we say from the POPE?).


      • Major Payne

        Not so fast, Cheech. The multitude of Muslims cheering and celebrating the fire speaks volumes. I’ve said it before, we are looking at a violent, intolerant creed which was founded by a violent, intolerant and illiterate man. And all based on layer upon layer of lies. If more Muslims actually read the Koran they would flee in droves. Sadly illiteracy among Muslims remains dangerously high.

        • Donald

          ” If more Muslims actually read the Koran they would flee in droves.”

          Something to ponder – probably near 100% of those that became Muslim (excluding those born into the religion) were forced into it at the point of a sword. But probably 90% of those that became Christian (excluding those born into the religion) did so by force of decree of the king or Roman Emperor they were under.

          • Mohammad


            How do you explain that nowadays Islam is the FASTEST growing religion on earth despite the negative image propagated by Langley mercenaries, what sword are you talking about now? If any sword to mention it is the one that is killing muslims in millions over that last 2-3 decades, yet Islam is spreading allover earth, even in Alaska.
            Could it be because Quran is the truth and if you read it you will start thinking????


    • Greg Hunter

      Might there be radical Muslims attacking Christians and their churches? There has been a string of attacks on churches in France:

      • Mohammad

        Same radical muslims with box cutters that never flew a plane, came form the caves with fire proof passport materials that withstood 3000 F inferno who committed 911?
        Same guys?


        • Greg Hunter

          I never believed the official story on 9/11 and I don’t believe this one either.

          • Mohammad

            So who do you think set the cathedral a blaze?


            • Greg Hunter

              I don’t know. Now investigators are saying it was an electrical fire but 50 investigators are still looking at it.

              • Mohammad

                The investigators also said that the building 7 went down on its own.


      • Donald

        “Might there be radical Muslims attacking Christians and their churches?”

        Who knows without a thorough investigation. For me, anytime there is any kind of a major man-made problem or insidious mindless hate crime being perpetuated – the immediate thing to do is ask – is the Deep State/Elites/Cabal/Globalists, etc. behind it???? All too often they are. And they skillfully manage to pass the blame onto others.

        • Greg Hunter

          Muslims were certainly celebrating on twitter:

          • Donald

            It could be true that some Muslims were celebrating, or that all of this is purposeful fake news simply to inspire anger and hate. I don’t know in this case. But I do know that in certain cases in the past, this exact type of thing was purposefully done simply to fan the flames of anger and hate. And it works. So I tend to be suspicious and skeptical of such news. That said, you will always find a small number of whack-a-doos that make the whole group look bad.

            • Greg Hunter

              Maybe? The partying globally is real and observable.

              • Donald

                Here is an example of some recent “news” I will not waste my time believing:

                “From Comey to Trump Tower, the report documents — without even trying — how easily Trump’s press secretaries lie for him.”

                Right off the bat, I view this as fake news. Why? Because I know just how corrupt Mueller is and I would not treat anything he says as gospel. Do I want to investigate and confirm if Mueller said this? Nope. Takes too much time. We unfortunately live in a world being run by nut cases, however, we know from the Bible that presumably very soon now, all of this will come to an end.

    • Anthony Australia

      To silence the Yellow Vest movement. The 100’s of Millions offered for the rebuilding is a disgrace. Feed the poor would be better idea, I’m sure Jesus would agree.

      • Mohammad

        It is not a disgrace, do not underestimate the hunger of the soul to god. It is more important than the hunger of the body to food. We are made of clay and soul.

        What is disgrace is the act itself and worse off is the coverup.


    • Tin foil hat

      These pope’s knights of templar must had disguised themselves as Muslims, destroying Christmas trees wherever they found them; these damn templars.

  41. Justn Observer

    Greg, More questions than answers of the DOJ ”’report”’/”’coverup””=attempted take down of POTUS Trump… clearly much was in play even before he decided to run, and was rolled into an op to be used to hang around his and his admin. picks to give ”’appearance”’ of a Russia Russia Russia…when it was ‘their’ fears of being exposed for what they were doing all along for years? including the no deal deal you have been reporting on for how long? lol

  42. Gertrude
    In touching obituary, woman who died of cancer at 35 celebrates life: “Damn, it was good”
    Muri Assunção 16 hrs ago
    The amazing attitude of a 35-year-old woman who died of cancer early this month will make you look at life differently — and her touching obituary has moved hundreds of readers.

    ‘Choose Life to Keep Alive’

    Deuteronomy 30:19 19_This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live!

    “LET us make man in our image, according to our likeness.” That divine statement is recorded in the first chapter of the Bible. Accordingly, “God proceeded to create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him,” reports Genesis 1:26, 27. Thus the first human differed from all other creations on earth. He resembled his Creator, able to reflect a godlike attitude in reasoning, in demonstrating love, justice, wisdom, and power. He had the faculty of conscience to help him reach decisions that would benefit himself and please his heavenly Parent. (Romans 2:15) In short, Adam had free will. Observing the makeup of his earthly son, Jehovah made this assessment of his handiwork: “Look! it [is] very good.”​—Genesis 1:31; Psalm 95:6.

    As Adam’s descendants, we too are in God’s image and likeness. However, do we really have a choice in what we do? Although God has the ability to know in advance what will happen, he does not predetermine our individual actions and destiny. He never allows his earthly children to be ruled by predestination. To help us grasp the importance of exercising our free will to make right choices, let us learn a lesson from the nation of Israel.​—Romans 15:4.
    “I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slaves,” said Jehovah to the Israelites. (Deuteronomy 5:6) In 1513 B.C.E., the nation of Israel experienced a miraculous deliverance from Egyptian bondage and therefore had no reason to doubt those words. In the first of the Ten Commandments, Jehovah through his spokesman Moses declared: “You must not have any other gods against my face.” (Exodus 20:1, 3) On that occasion, the nation of Israel chose to obey. They willingly gave Jehovah their exclusive devotion.​—Exodus 20:5; Numbers 25:11.

    Some 40 years later, Moses forcefully reminded another generation of Israelites of the choice before them. “I do take the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you today,” he declared, “that I have put life and death before you, the blessings and the cursing; and you must choose life in order that you may keep alive, you and your offspring.” (Deuteronomy 30:19) Similarly today, we can choose. Yes, we can make a choice to serve God faithfully with everlasting life in view, or we can choose to disobey him and suffer the consequences. Consider two examples of people who made contrasting choices.

    In 1473 B.C.E., Joshua led the Israelites into the Promised Land. In a powerful exhortation uttered before his death, Joshua entreated the whole nation: “Now if it is bad in your eyes to serve Jehovah, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve, whether the gods that your forefathers who were on the other side of the River served or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are dwelling.” Then, referring to his family, he continued: “As for me and my household, we shall serve Jehovah.”​—Joshua 24:15.

    Earlier, Jehovah had urged Joshua to be courageous and strong, instructing him not to deviate from obedience to God’s Law. Rather, by reading the book of the Law in an undertone day and night, Joshua would be able to make his way successful. (Joshua 1:7, 8) And so it proved to be. Joshua’s choice led to blessings. “Not a promise failed out of all the good promise that Jehovah had made to the house of Israel,” Joshua declared. “It all came true.”​—Joshua 21:45.

    In contrast, consider the situation in Israel some 700 years later. By that time, many Israelites were following pagan customs. For example, on the last day of the year, people gathered around a table spread with a variety of tasty foods and sweet wine. This was no simple family get-together. It was a religious ceremony that honored two pagan deities. The prophet Isaiah recorded God’s view of this unfaithfulness: “You men are those leaving Jehovah, those forgetting my holy mountain, those setting in order a table for the god of Good Luck and those filling up mixed wine for the god of Destiny.” They believed that the year’s harvest depended, not on having Jehovah’s blessing, but on appeasing “the god of Good Luck” and “the god of Destiny.” In reality, though, their rebellious course and willful choice sealed their destiny. “I will destine you men to the sword,” Jehovah declared, “and you will all of you bow down to being slaughtered; for the reason that I called, but you did not answer; I spoke, but you did not listen; and you kept doing what was bad in my eyes, and the thing in which I took no delight you chose.” (Isaiah 65:11, 12) Their unwise choice brought destruction upon them, and the gods of Destiny and Good Luck were powerless to prevent it.

    When Moses exhorted Israel to choose life, he pointed out three steps that they should take: “By loving Jehovah your God, by listening to his voice and by sticking to him.” (Deuteronomy 30:20)

    By loving our God: We choose to serve him because we love him. Heeding the warning examples from Israel’s day, we resist all temptations to commit immorality and we shun lifestyles that may cause us to sink into the world’s morass of materialism. (1 Corinthians 10:11; 1 Timothy 6:6-10) We cleave to God’s Son and keep his regulations. (Joshua 23:8; Psalm 119:5, 8) Before the Israelites entered the Promised Land, Moses exhorted them: “See, I have taught you regulations and judicial decisions, just as Jehovah my God has commanded me, for you to do that way in the midst of the land to which you are going to take possession of it. And you must keep and do them, because this is wisdom on your part and understanding on your part before the eyes of the peoples who will hear of all these regulations.” (Deuteronomy 4:5, 6) Now is the time to demonstrate our love for God by putting God’s will first in our life. We will surely be blessed if we choose to do so.​—Matthew 6:33.

    By listening to God’s voice: Noah was “a preacher of righteousness.” (2 Peter 2:5) Virtually all the people of the pre-Flood world were distracted and “took no note” of Noah’s warnings. The consequence? “The flood came and swept them all away.” Jesus warned that our day, during “the second coming/return, or presence of the Son of man,” would be similar. What happened in Noah’s day serves as a stark warning for people today who choose not to heed God’s message.​—Matthew 24:39.

    Those who ridicule the divine warnings sounded by God’s modern-day servants should realize what failure to heed the warnings will mean. Of such ridiculer’s, the apostle Peter stated: “According to their desire, this fact they take no notice, that there were heavens from old and an earth standing compactly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God; and by those means the world of that time suffered a destruction when it was deluged with water. But by the same word the heavens and the earth that now are stored up for fire and are being reserved to the day of judgment and of destruction of the ungodly men.”​—2 Peter 3:3-7.

    Contrast this with the choice Noah and his household made. “By faith Noah, after being given divine warning of the things not yet beheld, showed godly fear and constructed an ark.” His heeding the warning brought salvation to his household. (Hebrews 11:7) May we prove to be swift about hearing God’s message and then obediently heed it.​—James 1:19, 22-25.

    By sticking to God: To ‘choose life and keep alive,’ not only must we love God and listen to him but we must also ‘stick to God the father Jehovah and his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ our King of God’s Kingdom ,’ that is, we must persist in doing They’re will. “By endurance on your part you will acquire your souls,” said Jesus. (Luke 21:19) Actually, the choice we make in this regard reveals what is in our heart. “Happy is the man that is feeling the dread [of the ultimate loss death] constantly, but he that is hardening his heart will fall into calamity,” observes Proverbs 28:14. Pharaoh of ancient Egypt was an example of this. As each of the Ten Plagues befell Egypt, Pharaoh hardened his heart rather than displayed godly fear. Jehovah did not force Pharaoh into a course of disobedience but allowed that proud ruler to choose. In any case, Jehovah’s will was accomplished, as the apostle Paul explained regarding Jehovah’s view of Pharaoh: “For this very cause I have let you remain, that in connection with you I may show my power, and that my name may be declared in all the earth.”​—Romans 9:17.

    Centuries after Israel’s deliverance from Pharaoh’s control, the prophet Isaiah declared: “O Jehovah, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are our Potter; and all of us are the work of your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8) As we allow God to mold us through our personal study and application of his Word, we gradually put on a new personality. We become more meek and malleable, making it easier for us to stick loyally to God’s Son because we sincerely want to please him and the father.​—Ephesians 4:23, 24; Colossians 3:8-10.
    To the assembled nation of Israel poised to enter the Promised Land, Moses said: “Only watch out for yourself and take good care of your soul, that you may not forget the things that your eyes have seen and that they may not depart from your heart all the days of your life; and you must make them known to your sons and to your grandsons.” (Deuteronomy 4:9) In order to have Jehovah’s blessing and prosper in the land they were about to inherit, the people had to fulfill a twofold responsibility before Jehovah their God. They were not to forget the marvelous things Jehovah had performed before their eyes, and they were to teach them to future generations. As God’s people today, we must do the same if we want to ‘choose life and keep alive.’

    We here are thrilled to see how God has blessed the preaching and disciple-making work. Since the opening of alone Greg Hunter has spearheaded this work of truth into many lands. To this day, many followers of USAW maintain a zeal for God’s Kingdom preaching, even though they are advanced in years and some are hampered by physical limitations, as seen by the many fine commentator’s here on USAWatchdog. Although some are somewhat restricted by physical problems brought on by old age, USAwatchdog helps maintain their enthusiasm for preaching. Putting their knowledge of the Scriptures to use, they schedule time’s each week to join Greg in this field ministry of hope and survival in these trying last day’s of this terminal present system of things!
    Being able to teach others Bible truth has been a special source of joy of mine here on USAW, “It provides an orderly spiritual routine that has given structure and stability to my life.” When we all look back one day, we will not forget what God has done here on this international worldwide site! What about you? Do we look appreciatively at the way God has blessed the Kingdom work here on​—Psalm 68:11.

    We can rejoice in what these old-timers have accomplished here. Reading their comments here and and the guest interviews is a source of encouragement because when we see what GOD has done and doing for these these faithful survivalist’s, it strengthens our determination to serve our God, country and neighbors to face ARMAGEDDON together.

    Moses reminded the Israelites that they were not to forget all the things Jehovah had done for them and that these things should not depart from their heart all the days of their life. He then added a further step: “You must make them known to your sons and to your grandsons.” (Deuteronomy 4:9) True stories have a special appeal. Youngsters growing up need good examples. Life lessons from the faithful example of those whose real life stories are related here many times. Parents, why not use the experiences of these faithful ones and other examples here to provide an incentive for your children to choose life, not discouragement and dope smoking?

    How, then, can each of us “choose life”? By using the wonderful gift of free will to show God that we love him and by continuing to do our best in his service as long as he allows us that privilege. “For,” as Moses declared, Jehovah “is your life and the length of your days.”​—Deuteronomy 30:19, 20.
    Yes, we still can be Joyous and Thankful! Despite even Heartbreaking Loss, in this soon to be replaced wickedly, wicked present world system!

    • iwitness02

      Your post really resonated with me. Thank you for such a beautiful testimony.
      A lot of this has been going through my mind, lately. I find myself wondering why the thing created, does not want to be in the closest possible relationship with the Creator? I fully understand that Satan’s influence, and free will choice are a part of the answer. In my mind, it isn’t hard to understand, but in my heart, I am troubled by it. It makes me somewhat sad to see how lost so many people are on this earth. All of us live on the same earth, and have the same creator, but not the same love. Our Father in heaven says: “My son, give Me thine heart.” Therein, lies the crux of the problem. Satan has many lovers, but he shouldn’t have any at all. This present evil world is doing a fine job of exposing what is in each man and woman’s heart. It is really something to witness.

      • Greg Hunter

        I try to bring the truth and souls to Christ every week.

      • iwitness02

        I didn’t realize how personal this was. I read the second post. Now I feel compelled to apologize for being such a knot head.

  43. Gertrude

    WOW! It got awaay from me, Greg. I don’t expect you to post it’s so long! It gave me a good cry. I look at it as my love letter to you alone and I do love you so. Thank you

  44. Ray

    Thank you for this interview.
    Early, we heard the two gentlemen mention that when US armies invade nations, gold is the first thing that is stolen.
    But what was missing straight after was any condemnation of this practice……why?
    Later in the interview, the fair and honest question is then raised, “Where does all this end”?
    I can answer that……..
    It ends in a giant US Glass Car Park.
    That would be terrible……but……terrible things are often the outcome of prior terrible behaviour left unabated, unchecked and unapologised for.
    I hope you will all survive what is coming.
    “Teach your children well,
    Their father’s hell did slowly go by”
    Ray, Canberra, Lap Dog Nation.

    • William Stanley

      Your hate is showing. You owe us the courtesy of disguising it better. Please apologize for being so careless.

      • Ray

        Grow up……
        My comments are not hateful.
        More to the point, your potential embarassment at their relevance is the thing that is showing here, so perhaps you should be the one to consider offering up an apology.
        Again I say sir…..GROW UP.

        • William Stanley

          Now you’re irrational as well as hateful.
          You now owe us two apologies.

    • Tin foil hat

      I don’t know why you think the giant Glass Car Park would only exist in the U.S. I believe these terrible things had happened before and will happen again and again.

      • Ray

        Where did I say the giant Glass Car Park would only exist in the USA?
        When the time comes, The Imbeciles will have giant Glass Car Parks installed right across the planet.

  45. paul ...

    OK … now that we can cure blindness by using stem cells … lets start training dentists to use stem cells to grow new teeth (instead of drilling them, capping them and putting in posts)!! …

  46. Tin foil hat

    The new global reserve cryptocurrency may be a so-called “stable coin,” where the value was fixed with reference either to a weight of gold or another standard unit such as the SDR. Goods and services would be priced in this new unit of account – for temporary settlement. Periodically, surpluses and deficits would be settled up in physical gold – for final settlement.

  47. Dan

    Greg. Perhaps the paper gold dump on the market was done by a central bank like china’s is doing so in order to drop the price so they can buy physical gold on the cheap. Just suggesting.

    • Greg Hunter

      It was approved by the CFTC and the EFS no matter who did the dump.

  48. jennifer ohman

    Hi Greg,

    You ask about the inverted yield curve, but your guests do not seem to answer the question effectively. You may want to ask, ” When the Fed started raising rates in Dec. 2015… the 30 bond was at about 3%, then after raising rates 9 times by the end of 2018 the 30 year was still at about 3%?!! Is this “normal’?”

    The reason why this has occurred and why the yield curve inversion doesn’t really matter right now is because the rules changed with Basel III in 2014. Since then, U.S. Commercial banks can and have been buying U.S Government treasuries and they’ve been putting these U.S. treasury holdings into an HTM Account (ie, Hold To Maturity Account) vs. an Available For Sale Account, where their U. S. bond holdings had been held and had to be marked to market.
    In an HTM Account U.S Commercial banks can now buy an unlimited amount of U.S. Government Treasuries, they take no capital hits on these holdings, they have no reserve requirements, and they do not have to market them to market, so there is no mark to market losses…AND THEY GET TO KEEP THE INTEREST! They can buy up all the U.S. Gov’t debt, take on no risk and keep the interest! So, they can buy up the higher yielding treasures, earn more, thus flattening the yield curve, and risking nothing.
    So, a yield curve inversion doesn’t hurt the banks’ profitability now. This is why you will see bankers and Fed officials expressing little concern this time around with an inverted yield curve.
    And the Commercial banks are now doing the financing of the U.S. Government debt.

    • Jennifer Ohman

      …Thereby assisting the Treasury in keeping rates low, especially on the long end.

    • regaleagle

      Unfortunately for most of the US population……our inverted yield curves will keep going down .

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