Why Interest Rates Are Inevitably Heading Higher

Alasdair Macleod, Ivan Bebek and Michael Oliver return on this week’s episode of the radio program.

Since 1981, interest rates have been in a secular decline, falling from 20% to zero in U.S. dollars. They are now on the rise, but the general assumption is that the current low interest rate environment will broadly continue. Donald Trump complains to the Federal Reserve Chairman, but is there anything that can stop a rise in rates given a massive decline of capital resulting from decades of cheap money? Founded on the erroneous view that significant levels of price inflation have been banished, complacency over recent higher rates is likely to be expensively wrong. Alasdair explains why.

Ivan updates us on Auryn Resources’ plans to start drilling a world-class, gold-copper target in Peru and Michael Oliver provides his latest guidance on stocks, bonds and the precious metals markets.

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Alasdair Macleod has a background as a stockbroker, banker and economist. He is a Senior Fellow at the GoldMoney Foundation and Head of Research at Goldmoney.  His weekly articles written for GoldMoney are posted on his blog at http://goldmoney.com/?gmrefcode=jtgts

 

 

Ivan Bebek is Executive Chairman and Director of Auryn Resources. Mr. Bebek has over 18 years experience in financing, foreign negotiations, and acquisitions in the mineral exploration industry. His understanding of the capital markets and ability to position, structure and finance companies that he has been associated with has been instrumental in their successes. Mr. Bebek was formerly the President, CEO and cofounder of Cayden Resources Inc., which was sold to Agnico Eagle Mines Limited for $205 million in November 2014, and a co-founder of Keegan Resources Inc. (now Asanko Gold Inc.). Mr. Bebek is a cofounder, Co-Chairman and Director of Torq Resources Inc. (formerly, Stratton Resources Inc.) and serves on the advisory board of Gold Standard Ventures Corp.

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.