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The Gold Newsletter Podcast, hosted by Fergus Hodgson and Brien Lundin, is your home for investment, economics, and geopolitics. It is a project of Jefferson Companies, which publishes Gold Newsletter and hosts the New Orleans Investment Conference. For show notes, go to http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/.

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The Gold Newsletter Podcast, hosted by Fergus Hodgson and Brien Lundin, is your home for investment, economics, and geopolitics. It is a project of Jefferson Companies, which publishes Gold Newsletter and hosts the New Orleans Investment Conference. For show notes, go to http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/.

    Two Myths about Central Banking

    Two Myths about Central Banking

    The mainstream media and investors alike routinely attribute powers to the Federal Reserve that bear little resemblance to reality.

    Scott Sumner, an economics professor and researcher with George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, dispels two common myths: that low interest rates always mean easy money and that the Fed directly controls interest rates.

    Furthermore, he argues current monetary policy should move away from its focus on inflation and instead adopt a market-driven approach: nominal GDP targeting.

    This week in our Discovery Group segment, Tom Martin, director of Corporate Development with Ethos Gold (TSX: ECC), offers updates on the firm’s Quebec and British Columbia projects.

    Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/two-myths-about-central-banking/

    • 26 min
    Shift from Greed to Fear Favors Precious Metals

    Shift from Greed to Fear Favors Precious Metals

    In a world of ever-easier money, greedy markets have become addicted to central-bank profligacy.

    However, in times of fear, investors flock to a proven safe haven: precious metals. Rich Checkan, president and COO of Asset Strategies International, explains gold is a true measure of wealth and store of value, unlike fiat currencies.

    He argues one should want to own gold all the time, but when crises loom it is the best asset to protect one’s savings.

    This week in our Discovery Group segment, Stephen Williams, VP of Corporate Development and Investor Relations with Bluestone Resources (TSX: BSR), explains what lies ahead in 2020 for its gold project in Guatemala.

    Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/shift-from-greed-to-fear-favors-precious-metals/

    • 34 min
    Why the Largest US Oil Find Remains in the Ground

    Why the Largest US Oil Find Remains in the Ground

    Despite the increasing role of the United States as an oil producer and exporter, most of her reserves remain untapped.

    One reason for the wasted potential is political gridlock. Wayne Christian, the Texas railroad commissioner, claims Democratic Party officials are holding back the production of billions of oil and gas barrels from deposits in West Texas and New Mexico.

    In turn, political uncertainty—particularly at the national level—has reduced financing opportunities, he argues, granted big companies with deep pockets a leg up.

    Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/why-largest-us-oil-find-remains-ground/

    • 32 min
    All You Need to Know about the UK Election

    All You Need to Know about the UK Election

    The recent election in the United Kingdom was a historic victory for the Conservative Party but it left a lot of questions hanging in the air: Why did the Labour Party flounder? Will Brexit really happen this time? What kind of deal will Boris Johnson strike with the European Union?

    Jack Buckby, an author from northern England and a research associate with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, explains the ins and outs. He argues Trump could play a decisive role in pressuring EU leaders to reach a compromise with Johnson.

    As for our weekly interview with CEOs of the Discovery Group, Brandon Macdonald of Fireweed Zinc sums up this year's drilling program in Yukon and shares what lies ahead in 2020.

    Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/all-you-need-know-uk-election/

    • 22 min
    How to Prepare for the End of Dollar Hegemony

    How to Prepare for the End of Dollar Hegemony

    The global monetary system underpinned by massive government debt can subsist for only so long before reality kicks in. What will come next?

    Massive wealth transfer, says Chris Martenson, CEO and co-founder of Peak Prosperity. He argues faith in the US dollar is not eternal, and those holding bonds, stocks, and fiat currency will bear the brunt of the fallout.

    That is why big players, billionaires, and endowment funds are already taking cover in hard assets such as land and precious metals.

    In our first Junior Mining Update, a new segment sponsored by the Discovery Group, Jim Paterson of ValOre Metals explains how the end of the year presents great opportunities to investors in this industry.

    Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/how-prepare-end-of-dollar-hegemony/

    • 37 min
    Ron Paul: How the Fed, Deep State Destroy the Middle Class

    Ron Paul: How the Fed, Deep State Destroy the Middle Class

    As a towering libertarian figure and former presidential candidate, Ron Paul has been advocating for reform of the Federal Reserve for years.

    Recent political drama obscures the fact that the current monetary system, he argues, works to the benefit of an out-of-control government and its insiders, not the average citizen.

    Leading US candidates rightly rail against crony capitalism but fail to understand a major piece of the puzzle: sound money.

    Joining us for our weekly interview with the Discovery Group is Tom Martin, CEO of Ethos Gold, who follows up on the promising Ligneris gold project in Québec.

    Show notes: https://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/ron-paul-deep-state-destroying-middle-class/

    • 28 min

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It's easy to make people's heads spin on a podcast, but this show is both entertaining and informative without being overwhelming. A new must-listen!

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Fergus is an excellent interviewer. You won't be disappointed!

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