There are plenty of things to be worried about at the moment. Sometimes it
is like the Case of the Missing Central Bank Gold is pretty minor in
comparison. For example, the implications of the Lehman Brothers Event
are profound indeed.
The Lehman Brothers event was very unique indeed. One of a kind. It was the first, and the last case of a monster bank being liquidated and the central planners soon realised that they had chosen the wrong path here. This one bank in 2008 almost brought down the entire system. If the rumours were to be believed then we were within hours of the collapse of the entire global financial system.
For the first time we could see the real and decimated value of assets during a liquidation scenario in the 2008 environment. Anyone who has been close to any kind of bankruptcy or debt event knows that assets are worth nothing and no buyers. Credit supply was seizing-up and it was almost time for the end.
The Central Planners watched and learned. If you notice, there have been many other events, banks, countries, and businesses like since October 2008. But none have been allowed to fail. It would cause too much turmoil and destabilise too much infrastructure. The lesson learned here is that it would be much better to just kick the can down the road. The expression that we have heard so often now. Keep the illusion going for a bit longer. But how much longer? Days? Weeks? Years? Centuries? This is where we must do our thinking — how long have we got?
Reflect on all that has happened since — Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Dexia, Bankia, AIG, Fanny Mae, Irish Banks, Icelandic Banks, Northern Rock, and the handful of banks that quietly fail every Friday afternoon in America. All bar none, have been helped — no liquidation for them. It would be messy.
Witness Mario Draghi and his printing presses, EFSF, anything but actually let the problems die out. So we print more money, sell more bonds, and use the money to kick the can down the road again. But one day this will come to an end.
So I feel that we will not see any more BIG LIQUIDATIONS — They are just too dangerous — Let’s just draw out a long slow death instead.
This is the proof of QE to Infinity and beyond — Purchase your physical gold now while it is still in the 1,700 USD range — In a few years most people will be locked out from buying (if not already) completely — buy silver too. Buy BOTH, with both hands. Now.
Oh, an by the way — start thinking, planning, and taking massive action now — it’s the best chance of survival for us and the people we care about.
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