By Greg Hunter
October 27, 2014
Financial analyst Andy Hoffman says the real global economy is in deep trouble, which is much to the chagrin of the Fed. Hoffman explains, “Recall last April, they started smashing gold and started with the ‘taper’ talk. The Fed figured by about this time, they’d be ready to start hiking rates. The fact is the global economy has collapsed. Our real economy has collapsed. Forget the fake PMI numbers or their ridiculous employment numbers. The economy of the world is getting worse and worse and worse. No matter how hard they try to say yes, there is a recovery and we are tapering. Interest rates keep falling and falling. There are plunging rates despite all their talk of recovery and tapering.” Hoffman, who also has deep Wall Street experience, points to the recent sell-off in the stock market and the Fed’s reaction. Hoffman contends, “The Dow Jones propaganda average fell a whopping 9% from its all-time highs. The Fed absolutely freaked out. Within minutes, they had the Plunge Protection Team (PPT) running it back up, and no less than six Fed Governors in the space of three days came out and called for extension of QE and extension of zero-percent-interest-rates (ZERP). That’s how terrified they are, and remember, next week is when QE is supposed to end.”
Why is the Fed so terrified with even a relatively small market drop from all-time highs? Hoffman thinks, “Their fear is a loss of confidence in the dollar. It’s that simple. . . . Since 2008, all they have left in their arsenal is money printing, market manipulation and propaganda. The propaganda doesn’t work anymore. Nobody believes in recovery, and everyone knows it’s not true.” Hoffman also points out, “Just think about the perception if the Dow fell a thousand points in a day or, let alone, three or four thousand points in a day. They would call it the crash of 1929. Look at Europe. Twenty-five European banks failed the stress test. . . . The banking system, as a whole, is on the precipice right now, and the slightest drop will cause the whole 2008 calamity to start all over again. . . . Once that confidence leaves, everyone races out of currencies, and the stock market and the whole economy mirage collapses.”
Hoffman also contends that “economic Mother Nature” is going to have the last word on all markets despite propaganda and manipulation. Hoffman says, “If you are going to try to push gold and silver prices below the cost of production, if you are going to take interest rates way below what they should be and take stock prices way above where they were in 2008, you are going to have a catastrophic collapse. People say the stock market is up and things must be fine—no. . . . Across the board, you are seeing commodities and currencies crash around the world. Of course, the real way economic Mother Nature is going to get back at us is with gold and silver because manipulators cannot create physical gold and silver, and you are seeing inventories drained with record demand. We are going to see economic Mother Nature showing all of her claws.”
Hoffman closes by saying, “This is decades and decades of a mad experiment in global fiat currency, and it’s going to come to an end. No matter how we get to the other side, it’s going to be ugly. The other side one day will be good, but the other side is going to take a long time to get to, and there is going to be a lot of pain and hardship and, hopefully, not world war.”
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Andy Hoffman of Miles Franklin, one of the biggest precious metals dealers in America.