The Dollar is a U.S. Problem

Dan Oliver, Dr. Quinton Hennigh and Michael Oliver return as guests on this week’s radio program.

The dollar system was founded at Bretton Woods and rests on three pillars: American military supremacy, American financial hegemony, and American economic prowess. Russia and China are challenging the first, a new Eastern trading block and the euro challenge the second, and America’s debt problem weakens the third. Dan discusses each of these issues and provide a prediction of what those threats might mean to the dollar hegemony and by extension to gold priced in dollars.

Quinton updates us on exploration and development progress being made By Novo Resources on three gold projects across Novo’s massive claims in Western Australia. Michael tells us why despite gold’s recent lackluster price performance of gold shares as revealed in GDX is pointing toward a major upward move for gold stocks.

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Dan Oliver is the Director of Committee for Monetary Research and Education, a non-profit educational organization that seeks to promote greater public understanding of the nature of monetary processes and of the central role that a healthy monetary system plays in the well-being, indeed, in the very survival of a free society.  He is also the founder and Managing Director of Myrmikan Capital, LLC.  Dan was previously a Partner at Bearing Capital LLC, an asset management firm specializing in Latin American energy, commodity and infrastructure projects.

Mr. Oliver has a MBA from INSEAD (2004-2005), a JD, Law from Columbia University of Law (1998-2001) and a BA, Philosophy, English from Vanderbilt University (1992-1996).

Dr. Quinton Hennigh is an economic geologist with 25 years of exploration experience, mainly gold related.  Early in his career, he explored for major mining firms including Homestake Mining Company, Newcrest Mining Ltd and Newmont Mining Corporation.  Dr. Hennigh joined the junior mining sector in 2007 and has been involved with a number of Canadian listed gold companies including Gold Canyon Resources where he led exploration at the Springpole alkaline gold project near Red Lake Ontario, a 5-million-ounce gold asset that was recently sold.  In 2010, Dr. Hennigh helped start Novo Resources and began assembling its Australian exploration portfolio. Dr. Hennigh obtained a Ph.D. in Geology/Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines.  Currently is also a Director for Miramont Resources and Irving Resources.

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.