Gerald Celente founded Trends Research Institute in 1980 and has earned reputation as “The most trusted name in trends” by accurately forecasting hundreds of social, business, consumer, environmental, economic, political, entertainment, and technology trends using his Globalnomic methodology.
It is so accurate, the New York Post stated, “If Nostradamus were alive today, he’d have a hard time keeping up with Gerald Celente”.
His motto is “think for yourself,” and his analysis certainly gives us a lot to think about, especially since he does not mince words as he observes and analyzes the current events forming future trends.
Prior to founding the Institute, Celente was a Government Affairs Specialist and an Executive Assistant to the Secretary of the New York State Senate. So you could say, he began his career in the belly of the beast.
He is the author of the national bestseller Trends 2000 and Trend Tracking: Far Better than Megatrends and of course, the wildly entertaining What Zizi Gave Honeyboy. He publisher of the internationally distributed Trends Journal and a fearless truth teller.
Most important, Celente is a pure political atheist. Unencumbered by political dogma, rigid ideology or “conventional” wisdom.
At the heart of Celente’s work – and his remarkable durability as an innovative, accurate forecaster and designed the nation’s first professional course in trend forecasting. In 2015 he started Occupy Peace, which is the only peace program with an action plan to put the People Back In charge, as it’s written in the constitution.
He is an author, a teacher and certainly a fighter. I am very happy to welcome back, and it’s been far too long. Gerald, it is so good to see you again my friend, welcome
#1. Last time it was a bottom up crash. This time it’s a top down crash. What did you mean by that?
- You’ve stated that the global economy is about to collapse into a depression worse than that of the 1930s and you recently told Kitco news “it’s one big scam, it’s ready to blow apart, it has almost nothing to do with trade wars and tariffs.” It’s geopolitical. Why do you say that?
#2. Let’s talk about inverted yield curves and negative rates. With 30 central banks having lowered interest rates so far this year, what does this tell you about where we are headed and how this is likely to impact the normal person?
- With most of the world counting on continued real estate inflation, paying someone to buy a house could keep this bubble growing, but holes are forming at the top end. Do you think they’ll be able to get traction from this experiment?
#3. The Reserve Primary Fund money market fund that broke the buck in 2008, causing a run on money market funds and subsequent money market “reform” that introduced fees and gates to prevent another run in the future. With over night rates spiking to 10% from 2%, was this a run at the top?
Should individuals who hold wealth in money market funds be worried?
How close do you think we were to a system wide funding freeze? like the one that overwhelmed the markets in 2008, the Lehman moment.
#4. A lot of people’s retirement are held in these bubbly markets. When it becomes obvious in the next crisis, what do you think will happen to that wealth and do you think we will get QE for the people in the form of MMT or Helicopter money?
#5. In the June addition of your Trends Journal to stated that the gold bull market has begun, and certainly, spot gold has held pretty stubbornly above $1,500. What do you see in gold and silvers future?
#6. We keep being told that the US is so strong and doing so well even as the rest of the world is slowing down, because the CONSUMER is so strong.
In fact, in your recent Trend Journal issue you said that the slow down is speeding up. Can you please tell us, is the US really strong and growing? Will we avoid the global slowdown enveloping the world?
#7. They’re telling us that if the US and China could stop their trade war, that everything would be OK. Do you agree?
Staying on the topic of China for a minute, can I ask why the protests in Hong Kong are so important and if you think we might see another Tiananmen Square?
And with china accumulating massive amount of gold, how does the flow of gold out of Hong Kong impact China’s gold market?
#8. Can we talk about the breakdown of the Euro Peg experiment and the frantic easy money injections and more deeply negative rates because, even though what they’ve done over the past 10 years has NOT worked, but doubling down will. Do you think Brexit could be the final nail in the coffin? Is that why they keep postponing the exit, soft or hard? And oh by the way, what do you think about Christine LaGuard taking over the ECB for Super Mario?
Let’s talk about the global real estate market and negative yields.
#9. Can you explain the difference between fiscal and monetary policy and how that impacts taxpayers?
#10. Confiscation, bank holiday in 33 confiscated gold. Can that happen again? What happened to you on 9-11 during the bank holiday.
#11. Are you Surprised by the Record-Breaking Central Bank Gold Purchases in the Last Year?
#12. In your view, what are the Top Few Reasons our Current Economic Situation is actually Worse than it was in 2008?