Ultimately They Need the Markets to Implode – Lynnette Zang

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

Market analyst Lynette Zang says even with the new tax cuts passed in Congress, the market looks like “it’s running out of steam.” Zang explains, “I have been noticing in the past month some pattern shifts that would indicate to me the market is struggling and breaking down.  So, these tax cuts make earnings per share look a lot better and also brings back a lot of funds. . . . The CEOs are saying that money will go into share buybacks, and they need to because that is shifting. . . . Corporate buy backs are actually breaking down.”

Zang says ever since the 2008 meltdown, the elite have just been buying time to set up a debt reset. Zang charges, “I am 100% certain we are in the middle of a money standard shift.  Ultimately, they need the markets to implode. . . . In 2008, the debt based system broke.  It died, it was done.  The central banks, globally, put it on life support, and they have to create a new system.  In my opinion, they want us cashless, and they want everything in digital form.  They want to dematerialize wealth at least for the masses.  I am 100% certain that this Bitcoin craze, and all of this, is about getting people used to digital currencies.  So, when they shift us from the debt based system to the digital system, we are more comfortable with it and more familiar with it.”

Zang says don’t expect the central banks to simply give up power. Zang contends, “They are not going to give up their power just like that.  We’ve had a great run, and now it’s your turn.  Hey, population, yes, we’ve taken 96% of your wealth, but here we’re going to let you have this piece.  It doesn’t work like that.  The system doesn’t work like that.”

Zang says one must-have asset to protect you from what is coming is physical gold (and silver). Zang says, “Keep in mind, for 6,000 years, gold has been money.  It is the primary currency metal because it is indestructible, and it has full intrinsic value because it has uses right across the entire global economic spectrum.  It’s real, and it’s the only thing that is outside of the system and fully invisible.  It is also the foundation of the monetary system. . . . After you have a major implosion, all confidence is lost.  What if we have a grid implosion?  You won’t have access to your Bitcoin.  You are going to need barterable silver, and you are going to need physical gold.  You can always convert real tangible money into any good, service or any other currency.  The true value of gold, if they did the reset today, is north of $9,500 per ounce.  That is a very conservative number.  Before the reset happens, the higher the debt amount and the higher the derivatives amount, the higher that gold price goes.”

Zang predicts in the next crash, “real estate, stocks and bonds will all crash.” When will this happen?  Zang says, “Enjoy your Christmas,” but in 2018, all bets are off.  Zang explains, “In 2018, I don’t think they can hold these things together.  I think we will see a major market correction in 2018.  When that happens, that will cause the derivative implosion.  We have to feel a lot of pain. . . . I think we are going to go into hyperinflation, and I think we will start to see that in 2018 because I think we will see these markets implode.  I think we will see QE4 (money printing) for sure. . . . We have QE right now propping it up, according to the Fed’s own documents.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Lynette Zang, Chief Market Analyst at ITMTrading.com.

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  1. William Stanley

    Mr. Hunter: More useful information. Thanks once more!
    It’s strange, but I feel a bit relieved as the data starts to line up. Recently it has been so eerie politically, geopolitically, and economically.

  2. dearleader

    the very late 20th century and now into the 21st century seems to have been focused on the re valuation of labor, the now global labor pool,
    with a particular emphasis and escalation of the value of those that provide no labor,

  3. H. Craig Bradley

    End of the World ? Hardly.

    Well, certainly not as long as the FED and Goldman Sacks can continue to engineer prosperity, at least for U.S. BANKERS and their friends in govt. The rest of us get whatever “trickles-down”, most often a yellow, foul smelling liquid from up on high. We get Big Talk (Tweets) but receive just a tiny 2-3% Tax Cut, if passed into law next year. If not, same old deal: 2.2% Annual GDP Growth from Santa Clause.

  4. Anthony Australia

    Greg I truly love your work. The passion that you have stirred up in me is coming to a boil.

    The MSN here is a joke and totally have duped the public with their pathetic sentiments for a few minority groups, all thee while showing no compassion whatsoever for the hard working middle class citizens.

    So many distractions on TV and in the papers whilst they carefully continue on course rolling out their strategic master plan.

    It’s Game, Set & Match.

    Whoever doesn’t see the game for the big fix it is; with all the guests that have been on USAWD over the years, is a complete idiot, brainwashed, paid off or in denial!

    The government does not give a rats ass about you full stop. The few of us are fighting over crumbs the elite leave behind and blindly thinking we are secure, successful and prosperous, when in a blink of an eye they are going to pull the plug.

  5. Solomon


    Thank you for your recent guest. My analyses and experiences are inline with her’s.

    Local governments are using the inflated and manipulated housing markets to raise property taxes based on deceptions and lies to continue to feed, maintain, and grow their governments and petition funds. It is just more wealth transfer by stealing and outright theft. Even local governments will NOT be dissuaded by facts.

    There is massive corruption and lack of honesty in all level of our land will only end poorly for all but a few at the top of the smelling heap. This has been and is exactly the plan.

    I am sincerely concerned for the great anger and reactions that are soon to be unleashed and demonstrated by the masses of bankrupt debt slaves.


  6. Collateral Damage

    Mr. Greg Hunter,

    You have absolutely hit these last two interviews out of the Ball Park! You had made a statement earlier in this year, “We know the truth when we hear it.”

    I have been studying these global financial issues (as a layman) for over 20 years now, and when I heard both of these interviews that little ‘truth detector’ inside me resonated like a great big huge Church Bell, and I knew that I was hearing the truth!!!

    I have always thought that we, the little people, were always intended to be ‘collateral damage’.

    These two interview describe exactly HOW each of us little people will become Collateral Damage.

    We love you Greg. Thanks for all you do!!

    Very best regards,


    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you CD!!

  7. Justn Observer

    Greg…. I think it is a myth that all those corporations are holding all that money idling in a bank account that can be quickly or easily ‘brought back’ to the U.S. That that money is not ‘deployed’ into something that would have been collecting interest and so would have to be liquidated to do so ….seemingly would create massive problems if it were to suddenly shift back. Would they have to ‘sell off’ bonds, pull deposits, or foreign stocks or even sell off a stash of PM …to get liquidity to use to ‘rebuild’ plants or hire workers in the U.S. seems more fanciful than reality ! Or am I wrong… Maybe Armstrong or someone could explain how that massive $TRILLONS transfer would work?

  8. Tommy

    Cryptocurrency. If this isn’t a sure sign we are near the end, then you are not paying attention.

    • AA

      Totally Agree

  9. (Rev) Andrew de Berry

    What a fabulous woman Lynette Zang is. She nails it when describing cypto currencies as speculative air and fiat money as units of barter. Thanks again Greg..

  10. Linda L.

    I think that Ms. Zang is correct regarding Bitcoin and similar means of air like exchanges, only being allowed to continue for a short time as a means of preparing folks for what the government has in store for us. How can anyone actually believe that our government is going to permit cryptos to function for long without getting a majority, corrupt piece of the pie? If you don’t hold it, you don’t own it……period.

    It’s interesting that the scriptures say that in the latter days no one will be able to buy or sell without a mark, meaning there will be total control of our monetary exchange system by some type of encoded system. Sounds like the crypto route to me.

  11. JC

    THANK YOU for having Lynette Zang explain why the stock market has had 79 all time highs in the last 13 months. I did not fully understand it, but finally someone to answer my big question how this can happen. You had a interview last week someone said the top 10% of the wealthiest people own 97% of the market. Now Lynette Zang explained how its being done. Thank you Thank you Thank you.
    Time to replay this interview.

  12. tin foil hat

    I’m glad that Lynette reminds me what would likely happen “WHEN ALL TRUST IS LOST” .

    I remember back in 2009, the word “COLLATERAL” was used often in financial news. Bitcoin value based mostly on belief, trust in people behind cryptocurrency startups. The more businesses accept/trust Bitcoin, the more valuable it becomes.

    I was reconsidering the true worth of Bitcoin when I found out Provident Metals accept Bitcoin for PMs. Now, Lynette reminds me of what is going to happen when all trust in fiat is lost again? Will businesses prefer the trust based Bitcoin or the new collateral/asset backed government cryptocurrency? Will Provident Metals still accept Bitcoin when that happen?

    If central banks initiated asset backed crypto to regain public confidence, what collateral will the central banks want in their books to earn the public trust? Will Bitcoin be a good collateral? Come to think of it, is Bitcoin an asset?

    It’s hard for the central banks to control the price of Bitcoin but I don’t think they care, since there is no physical flow in Bitcoin. It’s easy for the central banks to control the price of gold but it’s much harder for them to curb the physical flow which broke the London Gold Pool in 1968. Perhaps Bitcoin is created by the central banks to alleviate physical demands of gold from the east. It is probably another version of GLD which divert physical demands, a fancier techno digital derivative of a real collateral.

    • Keith wilson

      The largest online gold dealer APEX is excepting Bitcoin for business. With Bitcoin market cap approaching 300 billion . That’s a lot of gold and silver which can be purchased. 300 billion can purchase 20 years future mining supply of silver. Might be time to get Cliff high back on before Xmas. People who own bitcoin will be able to sell a few thousand bitcoin for silver and clean out the bullion dealers in no time. No wonder the banksters are pushing for war in the middle east. It all lookings good for 2018.

  13. Todd

    Excellent interview! Look at the graphs. We need to get real here. Time to get out of debt. Time to not speculate. The reset is coming. We do not want to be the one who is caught unprepared. Stand with God and stand with truth. We can see that this whole system is built on debt monetization. There are no real buyers. We are in the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world. This correction will be historic.

  14. Jerry

    I hate to disagree with Lynette on the timing, but it could happen anytime.

    • Jerry

      Here you have it. The latest fake news put out by the central bankers to assure the market that nothing is going to change.
      My question is, then why even publish a piece about it, if its not going to happen? The truth is that the Chinese have already laid out a time table when the PBOC issued a statement to the ECB that they plan to start selling bonds the first quarter of 2018. The gold backed Yuan Genie is already out of the bottle. The question, is what will the U.S. treasury do? Issue a gold backed currency of its own?

  15. Jon

    That was on of your best! Hat tips to you both. What a brilliant logical mind this woman has . How about an interview with Lynette Lang and Rob Kirby at the same time ? Now woudnt that be superb viewing and listening.

  16. Bonnie K.

    Lynette Zang is my favorite economy analyst. She makes complex issues easy to understand. And I love her new hairstyle! Thank you, Ms Zang, for sharing your voluminous knowledge with all of us.

  17. Mike R

    What’s going to implode first is Bitcoin, due to its gargantuan and exponentially increasing power consumption. I’ve state this before here on this site. Nobody believed me.
    “Today, each bitcoin transaction requires the same amount of energy used to power nine homes in the U.S. for one day.”
    The tremendous growth of cryptocurrencies has created an exponential demand for computing power. The more transactions, the more power EACH transaction then takes. Thats an exponential function folks.

    To wit: The total energy use of this web of hardware is huge — an estimated 31 terawatt-hours per year. More than 150 individual countries in the world consume less energy annually. And that power-hungry network is currently increasing its energy use EVERY DAY by about 450 gigawatt-hours.

    THUS … In just a few months from now, at bitcoin’s current growth rate, the electricity demanded by the cryptocurrency network will start to outstrip what’s available, requiring new energy-generating plants to be built just for Bitcoin. (not counting the 1300+ other crypto’s).
    By July 2019, the bitcoin network will require more electricity than the entire United States currently uses. That’s more than 900 million terrawatt hours.
    By February 2020, it will use as much electricity as the entire world does today.
    Note the very short time it grows from sucking the entire power usage of the US to exceeding the power usage of the world. Of course that cannot happen.
    It will simply STOP, and freeze up well before then.

    Its on an unsustainable trajectory.

    Shows you the people who created this crap aren’t very smart. It will NEVER be used by the masses or even a very very very small portion of the masses, because Blockchain’s very design is to use complicated, and high computing power, which begets high energy consumption, in order for it to be used as a ‘secure’ (yet hackable as proven already) currency. People buying this stuff aren’t very smart either.

  18. andyb

    Greg: the points she makes about bitcoin are quite valid. BTW, I’ve always thought that Bitcoin was a FED creation, much like the stocks SLV and GLD which were used to siphon off gold and silver demand in the stock market. Since both of these stocks are outright frauds, I assume Bitcoin is as well. She says the reset will occur during a loss of confidence in fiat. The big question, of course, is what will the trigger be? A gold delivery default, WWIII, multiple bankrupt pensions, a bond market collapse, or a significant bank failure? My bet is a significant rise in the gas price to over $4+ with little warning. GDP, even the massaged number, would immediately go negative (even though it has been for the last decade when adjusted for true inflation). For the 99%, disposable income will drop precipitously.

    This will be last decent Christmas for retailers, although many will go BK next year. Be warned, be prepared.

    • Bill

      There is a belief that our Govt will go digital after a crash, and a Fedcoin will come into use. Bitcoin will be left hanging out there, and possibly collapse as it is way too expensive to fit into the new system.

    • tin foil hat

      “what will the trigger be? …….. My bet is a significant rise in the gas price to over $4+ with little warning.”
      I suspect that would likely be the trigger. Saudi Arabia is making preparation to switch its support from dollar to yuan. When other oil producing nations follow Saudis’ lead, oil price in dollar could easily go over $4+.
      China will likely allow (yuan denominated) bonds convertible (yuan or SDR denominated) gold leaving its border when COMEX can no longer manipulate the price of gold with the dollar. Central banks, which include gold in their currency reserves, will cover their lost in dollar reserve when their gold reserve valuing at market value unmolested by COMEX. Imagine the reserve of the ECB which currently mark to market the value of gold in their reserve when that happen.

  19. Russ

    Thanks Greg. I appreciate the way Lynette Zang lays out her analysis so we can follow her reasoning; she makes a very good case. I really like the reasoning behind insiders selling into the corporate buy-backs – that totally makes sense. It’s all coming together and it will be painful. It will more painful if your assets are locked up in the stock market, bond market or Bitcoin when this debt reset occurs; those folks won’t have any options.

  20. Country Codger

    Hi Greg,
    Ms. Zang is more than an analyst or strategist, she is an educator. She is teaching the whole time she is talking. Sharp lady.
    Have you ever thought of having Melody Cedarstrom as a guest? She is another very sharp lady who has been in the precious metals for a long time.
    Also, I know you get tired of hearing about it but we go into a super-cycle Dec. 14th +/- two days and it will run to 3/31/2018 +/- two days. The good thing is that it is a Low volatility cycle of 30% or less.
    The summer of 2018 will be in a super-cycle the whole summer. It will be a High volatility cycle of 75% or greater.

  21. Ralf

    Ultimately They Need the Markets to Implode. Good luck betting against [shorting] the Federal Reserve and World Central Banks, you will lose.

  22. Tad


    There are many ways to destroy an economy and the psyche of people. If a president announces a Israel-based move that angers another regional group (Arabs), one shouldn’t be surprised if a terrorist act, in a previously unsuspected form (perhaps) is carried out.

  23. Sylvia Sterling

    Lynette Zang is just great. She explains finance so well. Everyone should be able to understand. Thanks for having her on.

  24. Paul ...

    As Lynnette Zang says: Ultimately (the banksters) need the stock and bond markets (along with bit coins) to implode to re-set their debt based monetary system … the year is 2018 … paper fiat notes are being printed non-stop … hyper-inflation and rising interest rates become a fact of life … higher oil and electrical costs have government officials proposing price controls … government officials pass laws to outlaw crypto currencies because “they use voracious amounts of electricity and have very low transaction capacity” … and propose in its place Fed Coin (as the final solution) … they will tell the public that bitcoin uses horrific amounts of electricity, has a high carbon footprint and that this is totally unsustainable and unacceptable … to get people to “trust” switching their cash into Fed Coin … the banksters will likely back Fed Coin with gold … and then begin to manipulate the price of gold higher and higher … so as to ease peoples fears about Fed Coin (which the banksters can produce to infinite extent) … however … owning “your own” physical gold and silver coins … will be the best protection against the coming financial take downs and re-set!

    • Paul ...

      From the looks of things … we are heading into another “Weimar Event” … as Egon von Greyerz says: “don’t confuse crypto’s with gold” … https://goldswitzerland.com/sell-cryptos-buy-gold/

      • Paul ...

        Let’s do a simple comparison between crypto’s and gold … 1) “Unlike gold” … crypto’s need to “continually use energy” to mine them (this is a negative in any hyper-inflationary situation) … while gold and silver coins are a “store of energy” that has already been expended to mine them … 2) “Like gold” … on Dec 18, 2017 the “big boys” will be able to “short” bit coin crypto currencies just like a commodity … just think about “the possible price manipulation to the downside they can do” … and sadly (bitcoin liquidity is so bad) that those presently holding bit coins are lucky if they can sell one(1) bit coin per week … so “like sheep headed for slaughter” those holding more then two(2) coins and want to sell before Dec 18 have absolutely no way to get out in time!

  25. Rock

    Another great interview with a very informed guest.
    Thank you!

  26. Paul from Indiana

    The problem with cashless society is the same problem with labor-less economy: many of the people cannot participate. A significant portion of society cannot proceed without cash and without the opportunity to sell their time (their only asset) to the system, i.e. compensation for their labor. The so-called economy of information and/or innovation, and its subset, service (i.e no production and hence, no wealth creaation) is that a significant portion of the society as presently composed cannot participate, either for lack of means, education, training, exposure, opportunity, or intelligence. We are being set up for a return to feudalism, serfs and lords, and the result will be a breakdown of social order. Those on the “outs” will barter and form their own means of exchange (currency). Those in control will want to crack down on this type of adaptation. It’s what I call the “girdle” mentality. The girdle does not make one slim; it only redistributes the fat; squeeze here, and it shows up somewhere else. We are facing dystopia. Best always. PM

  27. R. Patrick

    Well, She is very wise and that worries me, because the people of this country will melt like snow in a heat wave. I suggest acquisition of any and all items that will be needed over the next 5 years. Prices for these necessary things will absolutely explode.

  28. Kim

    Nice interview! BOTH precious metals and cryptos are assets and good to have. WE ARE ALREADY DIGITAL! We have electronic bank accounts and credit cards. Do not be afraid of crytocurreny.

    The world is corrupt because of Satan. This is nothing new, we are hearing about evil more because of easy and increased communication.
    Put God first and your path will be directed. He made you and loves you!

  29. Garden Party

    And just how long can they hold it together? All those “missing” trillions (Fitts/Skidmore) have to go some place and some is obviously going into stocks.

    Correction? Ha! Maybe 5% at most and then back up, up, up. It spins and spins and where it stops nobody knows.

    Metals are tanking (physical buying opportunity). Dow could EASILY
    be 30,000 a year or 18 months from now with all these trillions floating around, even after a minor correction.

    I remind you that we have heard Zang’s type of prediction from numerous people EACH of the last four or five years (as far as I care to remember without nausea) and NOTHING has happened. These usually occur when the year is winding down and it is apparent that nothing is going to happen right now. I am just fairly tired of listening to all of it no matter who is saying it.

    Yeah, at some point it will all burst at the seams, but just WHEN will that be? None of these guys (or gals) know the date of the implosion. Of course, they will ALL take credit for being right even though it took years and years for them to finally be so. There will be one or two who actually got it right. Who are they? We won’t know until it happens.

    And why these wild fluctuations which are clearly at extremes? Because the entire system is manipulated, fundamentally unbalanced and I refuse to participate.

    I, for one, am buying even more physical metals on the way down and want nothing to do with paper assets, Bitcrap, or anything else that I cannot hold in my hand and which has a track record of thousands of years of intrinsic value. The “somewhat-less-than-accurate” Harry Dent may be proven right, after all, and that’s fine. $700 gold and $10 silver are prime for stacking. They will not remain at those levels for long, if indeed they are even tested.

    The recent video of the pole dancing instructor who is suddenly a Bitcrap guru put the final nail in that financial fantasy coffin for me. Just like the shoeshine boys in 1929 who were talking about being stock pickers extraordinaire as they buffed leather.

    The same old scams are new again, just countenanced slightly differently. Now the plebs on the street are really being suckered into Bitcrap as the blowoff top is formed. The world may going digital, but it ain’t gonna be via the terribly flawed Bitcrap.

    When the central banksters validate a truly global crypto (and destroy the others) then you will know which one will be stable, tracked, taxed and so very usable in their criminal system.

    Nothing much ever changes….

    • Greg Hunter

      “Nothing much ever changes….” until it does, and when it does, it changes fast.

  30. Julia

    Greg, thanks for having Lynette on the show. After hearing her on your show earlier in the year I started listening to her program which is twice a week. She does a great job of explaining the markets with the charts. lt helps to cut through all the “stock market” high stories. With the headlines of good times you have to be a contrarian and go your own way. (Although along the way you meet other contrarians.)

  31. Robert Lykens

    What a great day. We, the descendants of Japheth, congratulate our cousins, the descendants of Shem, for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy which the restored nation of Israel represents.
    May the time swiftly come when Messiah rules as King of Heaven and Earth from the third Temple in Jerusalem.
    Until that day, the United States of America is committed to the peace and safety of Zionist, Jewish Israel.

    • Frederick

      Oy Vey

    • This sceptred isle

      Exactly, to the detriment of everybody else’s safety.

    • Flattop

      Robert Lykens:
      I believe our recognizing Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel is a huge step in Gods end time plan. The possibility of war breaking out over Jerusalem as the Bible states may be just over the horizon

    • Tin foil hat

      Robert Lykens,
      I like Israel but I don’t think the United States of America should be committed to the peace and safety of Zionist??, Jewish Israel. As the matter of fact, I don’t support Trump’s decision of moving the embassy to Jerusalem which will likely be detrimental to the peace and safety of Israel. I hope he knows what he’s doing.

  32. Charles H


    “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13: 16,17.
    It sure looks like this is coming into focus. RFID chips anyone?

  33. Tom

    Greg, thank you for what you do for me and all your followers. Your guest discuss bonds, buybacks, debt, derivatives etc etc , and every once in a while commercial RE like today’s show. But what about residential RE in 2018? What’s the projection for that? No one is really touching that topic. If I’ve missed one of your shows that discusses residential RE can you flag that show for me. What are your thoughts from all your conversation with people?

  34. Elderlearner

    Greg: I appreciate all the different people you bring on with their ideas and the facts as they interpret them. Ms. Zang included many charts that gave us an idea on her thoughts and the direction she feels the economy will turn. I was talking to a banker and they also have a feeling that in 2018 (after the first of the year) the markets are going to head down so they may be looking at the same information. BUT I still have the question that bothers me … stocks, bonds, dollar, metals, real estate etc, does everything go down??? I think we might be seeing a “stairway decline”, take two steps down then one step up, and so on until the bottom where we take two steps up and one down until recovery. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  35. Coaster

    Great, Great, Great interview Greg. Just love to listen to Lynette Zang. She certainly puts into perspective what is going on in he markets. I have been concerned about the abrupt drop in precious metals but her explanation only makes me more committed to keeping what I have and getting a bit more. Got out of the markets long ago.

  36. Jay Dee

    Bix Weir has argued for some time that silver and crypto currencies will be the important currencies for the future. He contends that gold is not a good option because the US has vast amounts of gold in an undeveloped and restricted area of the Grand Canyon. I would appreciate hearing comments on the following question on this subject. If the US has huge untapped sources of gold then why would they not have tapped this resource in the late sixties to compensate for the serious draw-down of US gold reserves? It makes no sense that they would have chosen unbacked paper currency over gold if the option that Weir proposes is valid.

    • Paul from Indiana

      Jay Dee, Don’t worry; if we’re nice to her, Karen Hudes will take us to General Yamashita’s gold stash, and we can leave the Grand Canyon alone. Best always. PM

  37. daniel turner

    Another good one. That woman is as “sharp as a tack” and I would hate to debate again’st her if I was any of the wall street bigshot shills. Market lingo calls insider selling at market tops distribution.

  38. Rick N

    Hi Greg!

    Thank you so much for another amazing interview with Lynnette Zang!

    I’m confused about one thing: Lynnette mentioned that banks/gov will hyper-inflate in order to alleviate the federal debt. What does this actually mean for the debt-slave consumer? Will their debt get excused while savers lose all their money? Why would the banks let all their debtors off the hook?

    Many thanks in advance,

    Rick N

  39. John killen

    Again Thank you Greg……………..
    today i think the best investment for 95 percent of the people is food, waterfilters and a way to keep warm if the system all goes bad. Firearms are necessary as a daily use tool. Silver today appears to me to be a no brainer vs gold………..71 oz of silver or one ounce of gold for the same numbers of FRNs………

    So what have you done this week for your family protection, provision and long term health???

    • Greg Hunter

      Yep to all of the above including silver that had a price cut today.

  40. Petedivine

    Great interview. Lynette Zang is a brave lady for sharing such a contrarian forecast. What makes her forecast so interesting is the overwhelming evidence and logic she brings to the interview. Lynette really prepared well, and her deductive reasoning is compelling. God bless to all. 2018 looks like a real wake up call for the uninformed.

  41. john duffy

    Words fail to describe the disgust:

    most revelant part at 41.00 min. to 55.00 min.

  42. larry english

    I haven’t been to your site for a long time , I always found your guests cutting edge and informative , but I also found the commenters educated and informative .
    I want to read the comments .

    • Greg Hunter

      Welcome back Larry!

  43. Rob

    Awesome interview Greg and Lynette!
    The world economic system has been juiced to implode in 2018 as TPTB forecast in the January 1988 Economist magazine:


    In the mean time war is also written into the script with the prodding of North Korea as Jerusalem is named the capital of Israel. This will help divert attention of the masses from this major economic reset coming by covenant:

    Daniel 9:27 And he shall make a firm covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease; and upon the wing of abominations shall come one that maketh desolate; and even unto the full end, and that determined, shall wrath be poured out upon the desolate.

    This “covenant” will begin the process of phasing out fiat paper currency as an electronic currency replaces it over a 1260 day period of time so this edict is able to be upheld:

    Revelation 13:17 and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name.

    In CHRIST! Rob

  44. Flattop

    GREG; Where else can you and get charts shown to us like lynette give us. That alone is worth the watching. She surely knows of what she speaks 2018 is the year???

  45. Gary

    The digital system must be in place so they can enforce the coming mark of the beast.

    Revelation 13:16-17:
    16) And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
    17) And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

  46. George Klaskin

    I appreciate the need to show your patience with guest analysts, but Lynette Zang needed a challenge on her argument that bitcoin was a massaging tool for the Federal Reserve’s agenda of a “cashless society”. That is pure horse manure, and you know it. Her vapid argument became annoying.

    • Greg Hunter

      This is your opinion thank you for posting it here.

      • Paul from Indiana

        Greg, I’m not sure what Mr. Klaskin means. I do not believe that it is horse manure that the FED and federal authorities want us cashless. Whether or not Bitcoin enters into the plan, I can’t say, but I believe the federales want us cashless. It is a means of control. Best always. PM

        • Greg Hunter

          I think you are correct.

  47. ross

    Lynette has an obvious bias for the metals but Cryptos have a long way to run . Cryptos are 400 times smaller than the share market and PMs are 14 times smaller that the share market. This means that Cryptos have the potential to go up by a factor of 28 times in relation to PMs . Cryptos are backed by new technology, freedom and speculation. They have no intrinsic worth nor can they be considered to be money due to being too volatile and too slow for most transactions. Those who buy in first benefit the most and this has all the hall marks of a pyramid scam. The mining of Cryptos has to be made cheaper otherwise this system will eventually collapse. Bix Weir recently said he doubled his money on Cryptos and now is buying more silver . Presently bankers have no control over Cryptos so a conservative gamble is still worth the effort.

    • ross

      Correction. The market cap of Cryptos is now over $ 420 billion so divide this into the $7 trillion of investable metals and Cryptos have a potential of going up 16 times more in relation to metals. Cryptos can however go to zero and have no practical use and there is the rub.

  48. Deanna Johnston Clark

    Naturally, it’s assumed anyone with a computer who can read is also well off…

  49. dachsielady

    Always enjoy hearing Ms. Zang’ crystal clear explanations of how money works.

    The only statement she made that I find debatable is …

    “You can always convert real tangible money into any good, any service, or any other currency.”

    Gold is one tangible tool of barter and labor is one intangible tool of barter.

    We are to be slaves, bondslaves of Christ.

    But our souls are not for sale or barter.

    But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene–walk!”

  50. Gavin

    On-camera confession: Ukrainian BUK shot down MH17
    December 7 , 2017 – FRN –
    Politnavigator – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

  51. Paul ...

    This is interesting … if the banksters think a war with N. Korea or Iran will be “a good distraction” from their fiat money economic fiasco … they are mistaken … it will only prove to the world that the US is “a paper tiger” … and rather then shoring up the US dollar … they will kill it even faster! … http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/face-it-the-mighty-u-s-aircraft-carrier-is-dead/

    • Paul ...

      I thought Trump was working for peace in the Middle East? … by inflaming the situation with his Jerusalem speech he well knew Israel would be attacked … was this intentional?? … to get a war started in Lebanon??? … http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-07/hamas-linked-group-takes-credit-rockets-fired-israel-after-trump-speech

      • Frederick

        Paul VERY likely in my opinion Jared Kushner is obviously delegating foreign policy in the WH and it’s going to end badly IMO

      • Flattop

        Lets not see something evil or suspicious behind everything our President does or says. There are things that are just the right thing to do.

  52. Gavin

    Corporate Power and the death of Democracy
    Corporate Power is the Fusion of the Corporation and the State
    By the 1990s “Third Way” Democrats like Bill Clinton abandoned what was left of the New Deal to try to outdo the Republicans as the party of Wall Street by eliminating Glass/Steagell and enabling the theft of the people’s saving’s by enabling access to the wall street casino and today we have Dow 24.000 threatening to destroy our western way of life as we’ve known it, #*^~?! Comprendiendo? Absolute power is corrupting us absolutely!
    “Third Way” Democrats Pushed the Party Rightward
    Sunday, March 26, 2017
    By Michael Corcoran, Truthout | Report
    Corporate power has replaced democracy with oligarchy and justice with a vast militarized penal system. Instead of innovative production, they plunder people and planet.
    Are you feeling the pain? No? Congrats, you made it! Just don’t let that power go to your head.
    You may be the King and you may posses, the world and it’s gold, [girls?], but gold wont bring you happiness, when your growing old!
    Cant ask Dean Martin or Hugh Hefner, their dead!
    We are in need of a higher power to kick us in the ass asbsolutely!

    Al Franken’s swan song?

  53. Gavin

    Those were the day’s my friend, we thought they’ed never end. . . …

  54. Dr Darryl Jewett

    The whole monetary system is NOT based on debt. It’s based on usury. Slavery. With debt, the money, assets and collateral exist (or most of it and there’s a reasonable expectation that the borrowed money will be invested and there will be a return). In our system, there is no money, assets or collateral. The wealth is a product of slave labor. The money isn’t borrowed and paid back. The money is borrowed and then conscientious men are forced to work (under the real threat of imprisonment if they can’t) to pay back the money that someone else borrowed. Plus the interest. Our economy is not debt based. It’s slavery based. The average loan is leveraged 350 to one. Almost none of that is paid back by the borrower. It’s paid back by a slave with his labor and who is precluded from the system of usury. So he can’t benefit from the system. He is a net contributor (with no returns for himself – he will be forced to pay in during his life-time waaaaaay more than he will ever get back if he gets back anything at all). Other demographics are net recipients and will receive over a life-time waaaaay more than they will every contribute (if they contribute anything at all).

    • Dr Darryl Jewett

      “Debt” also implies that the transaction is voluntary. Many debtors (obligors) are not voluntary. They are forced into debt by court order of the gov’t. To pay for someone else’s profligacy and irresponsible behavior. Usually they are forced to pay off someone else’s excessive life-style choices in exchange for political and bureaucratic expedience for agents of the gov’t brokering the transaction. Votes, money and absolute power. Our system of usury is a slave factory. It’s not debt. Stop calling it debt. This system of egregious usury and slavery is a bureaucratic mechanism that has replaced private contracts and the laws which are supposed to inform them.

  55. Dr Darryl Jewett

    Our system is not debt but usury. And this system of usury is slavery. And our system of slavery is a mechanism by which our gov’t (parasites and psychopaths addicted to power and control) decides who lives and dies. Our system of egregious slavery is literally the death panels that scholars around the world are talking about when they point at the United States. There are two kinds of people in this world: (1) those who seek to understand the world around them so invest their time and resources learning the truth and adapting to the reality around them, and (2) those who are too stupid and/or lazy to bother understanding the world around them so instead invest their time and resources trying to control everything including the people around them. Essentially creating their own reality (a delusional fantasy-land) and then force other people to conform to it and abandon the true reality around them. Control is an illusion. The more you think you have, the more you want. Because the more control you think you have, the further you get from reality. And more lies are required to mitigate the consequences of reality that imposes upon everyone increasingly. Ayn Rand wrote: You can ignore the truth, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring the truth.

  56. Scrat

    Lynette Zang shouldn’t talk about things she doesn’t understand. She might be great at understanding the old school economic system, but it’s blatantly obvious that she doesn’t understand Bitcoin. Really, it’s embarrassing to hear her go on about it.
    I’m not trying to be offensive here, it’s just very obvious that she doesn’t understand Bitcoin.

    • Greg Hunter

      No Scrat,
      What you are really saying is Lynette should not ever say anything you disagree with. I think she does in fact understand bit computer code as we both know it’s not mined out of the ground, but created and there is zero coin in it. That said, she admits we are going digital and warning people that w=ill listen not to put all you eggs in one digital basket.

    • Paul ...

      Scrat … have you tried to sell one(1) Bitcoin? … I hear the liquidity is not there! … and that it takes about one week to get your cash out of one!! … you being an expert … let me know if what I am hearing is true!!

    • This sceptred isle

      Scrat,do you understand bitcoin? Most people in bitcoin don’t know anything about block chain technology.

  57. Tim McGraw

    A very good interview. Good to see that Lew Rockwell picked up this interview and put it on his Political Theater site. I’m still a bit confused about what the monetary reset means, but I know that the PTB want us to be a cashless society. I like cash, silver, and gold.
    If everything collapses, I’m not sure that the PTB can control the outcome.

    • Greg Hunter

      She did not explain this enough, but it is really a rest of all the debt that will NEVER be repaid. That is in essence what the reset is all about.

  58. Aussie Clive

    Hello Greg. This is one of your best interviews. Lynette has a great analytical mind and remind me a lot of Catherine Austin Fitts.
    Lynette has also restored my confidence in holding gold and silver and to resist getting sucked into the Cryptocurrency mania.
    Are Central Banks with their unlimited money supply stimulating the Bitcoin demand? – probably.
    Are the Central Banks selling naked shorts on gold in an effort to crush the price of gold (before the reset)? – definitely.
    Are Central Banks again manipulating the crowd? – don’t look as gold, look at Bitcoin – probably.
    Does anyone think it strange that the other Cryptocurrencies have actually fallen in price since Bitcoin has exploded (http://www.kitco.com).
    A prudent investor, I feel, should not follow the crowd into Bitcoin but instead invest in gold at these reduced prices.
    Speculators may be doing very well from Bitcoin but without any positive US Government support for Bitcoin declared it was always too risky for my hard earned savings.
    I also believe that the US Government is tolerating the Cryptocurrencies because they see it as being in direct competition to the soon-to-be released Gold-Backed Petro-Yuan.
    Which may be why the Chinese banned Cryptocurrencies.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Clive for the comment and analysis!!!!

  59. Rick Hester

    I love Lynette and the way she backs up her comments with data.
    Question: When hyper-inflation kicks in, will gold move up equally to help us poor folks weather the storm?
    Question: How low can gold and silver go? Aren’t we already at production cost? Can the price go lower than that, and if so, any thoughts on how low? I want to buy more, but like anyone I would like to buy closer to the bottom.
    Merry Christmas to all.

    • Paul ...

      Rick …
      Question: When hyper-inflation kicks in, will gold move up equally to help us poor folks weather the storm?
      Ans. Yes
      Question: How low can gold and silver go? Aren’t we already at production cost? Can the price go lower than that, and if so, any thoughts on how low? I want to buy more, but like anyone I would like to buy closer to the bottom.
      Ans. If we look back into history … we see that people from 1720 to 1880 were buying gold between $2000 and $5000 dollars per ounce (on an inflation adjusted basis) … then when the Fed took over in 1913 the banksters were able to manipulate gold down to about $1000 dollars (on an inflation adjusted basis) … from where we are now ($1250) the historical bottom is a few hundred dollars to the downside … but keep in mind that under these same banksters control gold went as high as $14,463 dollars per ounce (on an inflation adjusted basis) during the late 1970 run up!!

      • Paul ...

        So Rick … even if you had a “Time Machine” … and could go back to 1720 to buy gold … you will find that you are not going to get a much “better deal” then what is right before us today (on an inflation adjusted basis)!!

    • JMiller


      Yes, the price of gold and silver can go below production cost. In fact the price of anything can go below production cost. The price of anything can be as low as zero under the right circumstances. This includes even gold and silver.

  60. Sayonara

    Excellent interview. Lynette Zang is very sharp. I am particularly impressed with her opinion regarding the faux tax plan that is designed to reduce only corporate taxes resulting in higher earnings per share and repatriaition of offshore corporate cash to buy back stocks and increase stock prices. This is nothing more than a corporate welfare scheme paid for by middle income taxpayers in high tax blue states. I have no respect for the phony Republicans in both the House and Senate.

  61. AA

    1 Bitcoin equals
    $22,215.23 Australian Dollar

    Well blow me down.

    • Greg Hunter

      This does not look like a mania to me but more like a panic. You got to ask yourself, why all the fear”” and why now?? I don not know either.

      • Neil

        I have read that a fair bit of this recent action is out of South Korea which seems slightly odd. It does occur to me if that is true that this might be a deliberate attempt to bust Bitcoin with an exponential rise sponsored by the FED aiming for a vertical crash. That is a serious crash and a number of hacks can permanently damage cryptos repute as a way of ending them rather than attempting to control them by regulation. Remember how Belgium was used as a cover by the FED to buy up treasuries with photocopier money…
        Like 1929 it seems it will be very hard to get your money out once the selling starts. It might be that the distributed exchanges get out of sync and overwhelmed at 7 transactions a second and it goes down in a messy heap or just locks up. Think of how it was back when people were reading a 3 hour hour old ticker tape to see they got 5 cents in the dollar.
        Not sure – its just all looking dangerous now 😉

        Merry Christmas Greg,
        Thank you for your reporting efforts during the year.

        • Neil

          Interesting to hear Peter Schiff talk in his latest podcast 307 about the possibility of Bitcoin being actively bought to drive the price up before shorting it in the new futures market for crypto coming Sunday. That is Bitcoin is just as susceptible to manipulation as what it is touted to escape.
          The way the economy is tanking it will fall over before Bitcoin is able to provide a useful role for wider society and not benefit say 3 million speculators.

  62. Jennifer Ohman

    Greetings Greg,
    This was a very good interview with Lynette Zang. Thank you for it. Your questions where very good and her answers were very insightful. When she was trying to give you some visibility into her prediction on when the reset may occur, possibly in 2018, but she was not sure how far along they are with the blockchain technology. They will need that in place before things unravel on them or for the reset.
    If you visit goldmansachs.com and click on the tab “Our Thinking”, there will be a category called “Technology Driving Innovation”. Scroll down 7 videos and there is a tutorial called “BLOCKCHAIN: THE NEW TECHNOLOGY OF TRUST”.
    It’s a 4 chapter tutorial on blockchain. You will really see its value as a commodity and how they differentiate it from Bitcoin. They talk about how Bitcoin can only transact 5-10 transactions per second, but companies are working on transacting at 10,000 times that speed per second, to match the speed of credit card transactions. And how they see 5 stages to the development and integration of blockchain into commerce.
    This could take a bit longer that 1 year (end of 2018) for them to bring this technology all together. So, the pain can begin in 2018, but unlike to have the reset in 2018. I suggest that you view this tutorial. It brings a lot of clarity to the issue. You can see how real blockchain is and that Bitcoin seems more of a ruse or as Jamie Dimon said, “A fraud.”.
    Remember, he didn’t criticize blockchain, he criticized Bitcoin. The banks, to be sure, will not give up control of the banking system. They will insure control by controlling the core or central blockchains that our new system depends on and the system will be regulated, as the tutorial suggests.
    Interestingly, this evening on CNBC, Melissa Lee was interviewing the CEO of Interactive Brokers. His company will begin trading Bitcoin on Monday. When pressed he candidly said that he believed that Bitcoin would be at zero within 5 years!
    Thank you.
    Kind Regards,
    Jennifer Ohman

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you for this information and analysis!!!

  63. Flattop

    GREG: What a great time to watch the msm.
    All these media people living in New York, New Jersey, etc are going to lose their state tax deduction under the new tax plan. Seems whatever happens to us is a yawn, but when it effects them, just listen to the screaming

  64. dachsielady

    Lynetter Zang has a new video titled
    Part 1 What is Money – 2008 Was Just a Warning!

    At 1:04 minutes on that video she makes the statement regarding her example from her understanding of history and motivations regarding gold’s role …

    “I needed a way to hold and STORE THAT LABOR that I did today for use in the future and the gold was to have the SAME VALUE, the same purchasing power down the road as it did today.”

    Gold never provided that “store of labor” or that “same value” back then and it does not do so now.

    ITM Trading, Ms. Zang’s employer, is a gold broker and they sell in increments no smaller than $10,000, ten thousand DOLLARS, and I assume they only accept payment in fiat dollars and other fiat currencies from other countries. So ITM trading is operating just like a real estate sales agent. They are profiting in dollars from something they do not own but something they are brokering.

    Ms. Zang rightly criticizes cryptos for not being tied to, valued to, SDR Special Drawing Rights, but she has no problem in accepting those value -unstable fiat dirty old dollar bills for that “store-of-value” physical gold.

    At the present time I think actual U S dollars are far better than cryptos or cryptos transferred to a personal bank balance where it is quickly traded for goods needed to survive. At present time and in the initial stages of the coming total economic collapse the dollar in your hand is much more of immediate life saving value than gold in a vault or gold in your hands.

    If the economy totally crashes in the USA, I agree it would be better to have gold in your hands to have useless electronic blips in a crypto wallet, but I AM NOT AT ALL SURE that trading that gold, which you store in some vault far away, that is, that you are not holding or physically possessing, can be traded for basic necessities to live.

    Argentina is a place where the economy has totally collapsed. I think it is morally permissible for the people who have either been deprived of gainful productive labor, or labor at a living wage, to steal food and basic necessities to survive. When a total economic crash happens, you most likely will not be able to trade that gold in a “fair trade”, whether you hold the gold in your hand or must retrieve it from a vault, for food and basic necessities of life. In dire economic collapse, “fair” and “value” will be determined not by who holds the gold, but by who holds the lead.

    Dame el pan o plomo!

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