RISING INFLATION AND A TUMULTUOUS MARKET W. ALASDAIR MACLEOD EP. 90
Updated: May 2, 2022
In this episode, we speak with Alasdair Macleod about how the last 18 months have been very tumultuous. Having seen many massive fluctuations in the stock market and the continued unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, he draws from his experience in the market, working in equities, bonds, fund management, corporate finance and investment strategy, as well as his expansive knowledge of economic theory to help us make sense of all the uncertainty.
“The problem for any small business has been that they haven't had the resources to see themselves through a year of no income. But 80% of any economy is small and medium-sized businesses.” — Alasdair Macleod [0:17:22]
Alasdair is currently the Head of Research at GoldMoney, a highly regarded company in the trading of precious metals. We discuss his most recent article “The Funny-Money Game” which takes a detailed look at the current rise in inflation and why we should all be concerned. We also take a closer look at the history of banks and their relationship to government and taxes. Alasdair shares his thoughts and insights into the current financial climate by interrogating previous moments of crisis in history, reaching back as far as the 1800s. We also get into a discussion of the current state of the market, credit conditions, and how CEOs, small business owners, and investors should be preparing themselves. Later we get into pending regulatory changes across continents and how they will impact the liquidity of the gold and silver markets. Alasdair also interrogates the true inflation rate in America and what this means for the American dollar value going forward. You won’t want to miss this fascinating discussion on inflation, precious metals, monetary history and much more.
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KEY POINTS FROM THIS EPISODE:
Alasdair shares what he’s learned from four decades of working in changing markets.
Insight in Alasdair’s realistic assessment of banks today.
The history of banks being saved by governments, going all the way back to the 1800s.
Alasdair’s opinion on the current market and credit conditions and how CEOs, small business owners, and investors should be preparing themselves.
How small businesses have been adversely affected by the pandemic.
How the banking system facilitated the current state of the markets.
The culture of American stockbroking and how it’s affected British attitudes towards the market.
How regulatory changes will impact the liquidity of the gold and silver markets.
Why the regulatory changes will likely create a demand for gold and drive up gold prices.
The purchasing power of the dollar relative to the purchasing power of other currencies and how changes will affect interest rates.
The true inflation rate in America and what this means for the American dollar value.
Historic examples of crises caused by money collapses.
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