Geopolitical and Monetary Impact of the China Virus?

James Rickards, Michael Oliver and Chris Taylor return as guests this week on the radio program.

The lockdown of the global economy resulting from the virus exported by China to the world has not only caused deaths approaching 200,000 but has triggered a global economic depression that may rival or surpass that of the 1930s. Will the carnage left behind impact the current balance of power between China and the U.S? What will be the outcome?

As the Fed and other central banks around the world print an infinite amount of money, how will that not decimate fiat currencies leading to hyperinflation and a massive demand for gold, silver, and other tangible assets? James’ shares his thoughts on those issues.

Likewise, we ask Michael to let us know what his latest momentum and structural analysis is saying about stocks, bonds and the precious metals markets. Chris updates us on one of the most significant new gold discoveries in recent years, which is moving forward despite COVID-19 travails.

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James Rickards is the New York Times bestselling author of The Death of Money and Currency Wars. He is the editor of the newsletter Strategic Intelligence and an advisor on international economics and financial threats to the Department of Defense and the U.S. intelligence community. He served as a facilitator of the first-ever financial war games conducted by the Pentagon. He lives in New Hampshire. For more information, visit and follow @JamesGRickards.


Michael Oliver entered the financial services industry in 1975 on the Futures side, joining E.F. Hutton’s International Commodity Division, NYC. He studied under David Johnson, head of Hutton’s Commodity Division and Chairman of the COMEX.

In the 1980’s Oliver began to develop his own momentum-based method of technical analysis. In 1987 Oliver, along with his futures client accounts (Oliver had trading POA) technically anticipated and captured the Crash. Oliver began to realize that his emergent momentum-structural-based tools should be further developed into a full analytic methodology.

In 1992 he was asked by the Financial VP and head of Wachovia Bank’s Trust Department to provide soft dollar research to Wachovia. Within a year Oliver shifted from brokerage to full-time technical research. MSA has provided its proprietary technical research services to financial and asset management clients continually since 1992. Oliver is the author of The New Libertarianism: Anarcho-Capitalism. 

Chris Taylor is a structural and economic geologist and mining entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience with both producers and exploration companies. He is President and Director of Great Bear Resources Ltd since December 2010. He is currently Chairman of TSX.V listed Dunnedin Ventures and formerly a geologist with Imperial Metals, Inc., a TSXV company from 2004 to 2009. Mr. Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Science honors degree in Earth Sciences in 2000, and a Master of Science degree in Structural Geology from Carleton University in 2003.

About Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor is editor of J Taylor's Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks newsletter. His interest in the role gold has played in U.S. monetary history led him to research gold and into analyzing and investing in junior gold shares. Currently he also hosts his own one-hour weekly radio show Turning Hard Times Into Good Times,” which features high profile guests who discuss leading economic issues of our day. The show also discusses investment opportunities primarily in the precious metals mining sector. He has been a guest on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg and BNN and many mining conferences.