Why the Risk of Hyperinflation is Real

Doug Noland, Dr. Quinton Hennigh and Anthony Santelli return as guests on this week’s program.

In his May 21 Credit Weekly Bulletin, Doug wrote: “Rather than subprime mortgages as the system’s weak link, today it’s “subprime” corporate Credit. History suggests today’s festering issues in Credit derivatives and “structured finance” will prove woefully worse than anyone today appreciates. And there is little policymakers can do to remedy the situation. The cycle has changed. The amount of stimulus necessary to one more time resuscitate Bubble Dynamics would risk hyperinflation.”

Doug provides information in support of his concern that the hyperinflationary risk in this credit cycle is very real. Massive credit creation is the main cause of the surging increase in the cost of staying alive but policy makers are doing their best to exacerbate a shortage of one of the most crucial life-sustaining commodities, namely energy.

Anthony explains how an emerging ethanol producer, Blue Biofuels, is on the cusp of using its proprietary technology to produce ethanol in a cost-effective manner which in anticipation of strong profit margins even as it complies with net zero CO2 emissions. Quinton updates us on the amazing gold and silver exploration upside for Eskay Mining as that company begins this summer’s exploration program.  

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Doug Noland is currently Portfolio Manager for the Tactical Short Strategy at McAlvany Wealth Management.  Previously, Doug served as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Federated Equity Management Company, overseeing the Prudent Bear Fund and Prudent Global Income Fund.  Doug served as Portfolio Manager and Strategist of David W. Tice & Associates, Inc. He served at David Tice & Associates, Inc., from 1999 to 2008. Mr. Noland was a Trader, Portfolio Manager and Analyst for short-biased hedge funds, including G.W. Ringoen & Associates, from 1990 to 1998.  He has received an M.B.A. from Indiana University and a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Oregon.

Quinton Hennigh is a member of the Crescat Capital management team and a director. He serves Crescat as the firm’s geologic and technical advisor. He is a globally renowned exploration geologist with 30+ years of precious metals mining experience. Dr. Hennigh began his career in gold exploration after obtaining his PhD in Geology/Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines. Early in his career he worked for major gold mining companies including Homestake Mining (now Barrick Gold Corp.), Newcrest Mining, and Newmont Corp. Later, Dr. Hennigh founded Novo Resources Corp (TSXV: NVO), acting as its CEO and currently serving as Non-Executive Co-Chairman. He has played a key role in major global discoveries such as Novo’s Pilbara assets in Western Australia, First Mining Gold’s Springpole gold deposit in Ontario, Kirkland Lake Gold’s Fostervillegold mine in Australia, the Rattlesnake Hills gold deposit in Wyoming, and Lion One’s Tuvatu gold project in Fiji, among many others. 

Anthony Santelli II, Ph.D., 56, is the Chief Financial Officer and Board Member of Blue Biofuels, Inc. Before becoming the CFO, he was the Chief Operating Officer.  His financial expertise along with his experience restructuring and building companies is the reason he was selected to be a board member and senior executive. Dr. Santelli served as a money manager for 20 years as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AES Capital, a hybrid venture capital-hedge fund management company. Dr. Santelli is an entrepreneur who has started, helped finance, or turnaround, various private companies and micro-cap publicly traded companies concentrating in the mining, energy and alternative energy fields. He has served in senior management and board positions at various private and micro-cap companies. Dr. Santelli received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University, did graduate studies in economics and finance at NYU, and has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. He had taught economics and finance at Union College and George Mason University prior to creating AES Capital.

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.