Author: Eric Sepanek

Dollar Collapse in 2022? See What’s Got Investors Spooked

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“What if everything fails? People used to buy gold more or less as a hedge. Now people are more concerned about absolute dollar failure.”
— Eric Sepanek, Scottsdale Bullion & Coin Precious Metals Advisor

Do Fed officials realize they are sowing mistrust when they make questionable claims about the health and recovery of the economy?

In other words, inflation is rising and the supply chain is struggling, but Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell seem to be downplaying the seriousness of the situation. How come? Why do Fed statements reek of lies, and what can we do about it?

Join us this week as Scottsdale Bullion & Coin Precious Metal Advisors Eric Sepanek and John Karow discuss what’s really going on in the U.S. economy—and how to protect yourself against a rocky marketplace.

How the Economy Is Actually Doing: Very Poorly

Inflation clocks in at around 5% this year—more than double the annual rate of inflation over the past decade. In other words, inflation is high—really high.

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Back in August, Powell laid out five reasons why he thought inflation was set to deflate soon, but recent data has shown the opposite to be true. In fact, inflation is broadening, rather than contracting.

Additionally, a poll by the Associated Press discovered this week that only 35% of the American public believes the economy is doing well. Nearly half of those polled expect the economy to get worse in the next year.

So why is Powell still sticking to his story that we should see prices easing?

Current Inflation Doesn’t Seem “Transitory

“Transitory” is the Federal Reserve’s favorite word lately. The official Fed position is that our current economic struggles “should be” temporary. However, we’re not convinced the supply chain issues are “just a pandemic issue.”

We’re not convinced that the inflation we’re seeing is, in fact, “transitory.”

Empty shelves at the grocery stores. Higher prices at the pump. Supply chain issues everywhere.

Powell is singing a tune of patience, but after six months of rising soaring prices nearly everywhere, the forecast for the dollar remains precarious.

Powell is calling for patience, but we want to urge our clients to think more deeply about what’s really going on. Is this another case of the emperor’s new clothes? What seems obvious that’s not being said by our government officials?

Looking Ahead to a Difficult 2022

Some economists think the current inflation phenomenon could stick around well into 2022. Supply and demand dictate the price of goods and services, not some theoretical situation that Powell seems to want us to believe.

“Our sense is that the inflation and price increases will get worse in the near term before they get better,” noted Kathy Bostjancic, chief U.S. financial economist at Oxford Economics.

Goldman Sachs analysts predict that inflation won’t decrease until late 2022.

What could happen to the economy, or your savings, in an entire year? With so much on the table that’s unpredictable, we don’t necessarily believe Powell’s reassurances.

Buying physical gold is not just a hedge, anymore, but a possible failsafe just in case the dollar is on its way to serious disaster. Many of our clients are concerned about the security of fiat currency, and if you are, too, we’re here to help you invest in precious metals.

Buy Gold Against a Sinking Dollar and Unpredictable Economy

Rising inflation, worsening supply chain issues, failure of the dollar, even gold confiscation—none of these scenarios are out of the question.

It’s clear that the Fed is trying to maintain a strong image of confidence even when the ground is obviously shaking underneath them.

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Inflation vs Hyperinflation: How to Protect Your Money from Devaluation

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Whether you’re listening to the radio, watching the news, or reading the paper, you’re being bombarded with warnings of hyperinflation. Are things being blown out of proportion or should you be worried about your savings?

Prices of consumer goods such as housing, medical care, and transportation are expected to rise slightly over time. But as the US government continues to print money with no signs of slowing down, many people are pointing to damaging levels of inflation on the horizon. You’re already noticing the difference in food and gas prices just over the past few months.

So, how can you protect yourself and your family against potential hyperinflation? For decades, investing in gold has been used as an effective safe haven against the fluctuating value of the dollar. But beware! As the value of the dollar decreases, people tend to dump their cash into any hedge without much forethought.

It’s during times of uncertainty like we’re currently in that exercising diligence is most important. How can you make sure you’re making the right precious metal investment decisions? Eric Sepanek, the Founder of Scottsdale Bullion & Coin will explain. He recently sat down with AZ Daily Mix host Mike Broomhead to discuss the difference between hyperinflation and inflation along with steps investors like you can take now to secure their wealth. Watch now.

Why Even the Fed Is Worried about Higher Inflation

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“Don’t wait to buy your gold. Buy your gold and wait.”
— Eric Sepanek, Founder of Scottsdale Bullion & Coin

Have you noticed? Prices for just about everything are up. Why? Because inflation is up, exceeding the Biden Administration’s expectations by 2x when it hit 6.8% last August. The situation’s causing concerns about stagflation because economists predict an economic slowdown right about now. Even the Fed, who’s claimed inflation will be transitory for months now, is worried, calling inflation one of its two “Wild Card” scenarios that could prevent the unwinding of its balance sheets next year.

What’s the Fed’s other “Wild Card”? Precious metals advisor Eric Sepanek will tell you. Watch his interview with AZTV’s Mike Broomhead now to find out.

How can you protect your savings? Get the facts about hyper-inflation. What you know could just save your wealth from extreme currency debasement.

Why America’s $3.5 Trillion “Safety Net” Could Mean $3,000/Oz Gold Prices

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“America is on a much different path since this new administration took over than it’s ever been before.”
— Eric Sepanek, Founder of Scottsdale Bullion & Coin

Did you hear the news? The Senate just passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill. The bill is just one part of a $3.5 trillion budget plan—or “blueprint”—for widening the country’s safety net: expanding health care, providing free preschool and community college, and funding climate change programs.

The blueprint sets in motion a perilous legislative process aimed at creating the largest expansion of the federal safety net in nearly six decades… [Funding] the party’s vision for what would be the greatest change to social welfare since the 1960s’ Great Society.” — Emily Cochrane, The New York Times

Guess who’s paying for America’s safety net?

You.

Just add that $3.5 trillion for America’s safety net to the $6 trillion the Fed already printed to fund the COVID relief bill, and open your wallet even wider because…

…you’ll be paying higher taxes. For years. On top of higher prices for everything until…

inflation proves to be “transitory” like the Fed said…

…9 months ago?

You get the picture, right?

The only question now is, what are you going to do about it? Watch gold climb from $1,700/oz to $2,000/oz to $2,500/oz to $3,000/oz before you buy? Like you did 30 years ago? When the price of gold rose from $300/oz to $400/oz to $600/oz?
Watch the video to see veteran precious metals advisors Richard Otto and Eric Sepanek discuss gold’s price trajectory over the last 30 years. Watch now.

America’s got its safety net now. Do you?

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Guess Who Bought the Most Gold in 2020?

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“There’s an old courthouse square saying that figures lie and liars figure. The Fed keeps changing the inflation numbers, yet their behavior tells us they believe gold is a hedge, and they keep buying it.”
John Karow, Scottsdale Bullion & Coin Precious Metals Advisor

The same officials who keep telling you inflation is “transitory”: The Fed.

The United States Federal Reserve topped the list of central banks who increased their gold holdings during once of the worst economic crises the world has seen since the Great Depression.

Fed Ramps Up Gold Buying in 2020

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It’s no secret gold is the time-tested inflation hedge, which begs the question…

…why is the Fed buying so much financial protection? Especially if inflation is transitory?

See the Figures that Don’t Lie…

Perhaps a look at America’s growing debt and stagnate revenue can shed some light on the situation.

America’s Debt Keeps Growing

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You know what else has shot up since 2008? The Fed’s balance sheet.

Fed Balance Sheet Skyrockets from $900 Billion to $9 Trillion in 13 Years

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Fed’s Words vs. Actions: Which Do You Trust?

How much longer are you going to listen to the Fed tell you inflation is temporary…

…while it fills its coffers with gold like the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt?

…while America’s debt balloons into the white, spotted elephant in the room?

…while you watch higher prices for your everyday essentials eat away at your hard-earned savings?

When you could be taking action to protect your wealth? Just like the Fed and every other country across the globe with the means to buy gold and silver.

Take the first step toward securing your financial future. Talk to your precious metals advisor today. Schedule your one-on-one strategy session online. Or call 1 (888) 812-9892.

Hedging Against Inflation with Gold? Buyer Beware of this Gold Market Risk

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“Whenever you have people who are running into any market because there’s fear, people will take advantage of that fear.”
— Eric Sepanek, Scottsdale Bullion & Coin Founder

Everywhere you look, money is chasing product. You see it in your own neighborhood, where the buyers who can pay $20,000 or even $200,000+ over asking price—in cash—win bidding wars on homes. You see it at the gas pump, the grocery store, and the lumber yard. Prices are up everywhere. Inflation is here.

The Fed says inflation is “transitory,” but does Jerome Powell really know how this grand experiment called Modern Monetary Theory will end? Are you going to wait and see?

If you’re thinking it’s time to buy gold to protect against inflation and economic chaos, just be careful. Many investors are overpaying for precious metals right now, and we don’t want to see it happen to you. How can you avoid the same mistake? Scottsdale Bullion & Coin’s Founder and veteran precious metals advisor Eric Sepanek will tell you. See him discuss the risks in the gold and silver market on AZTV’s Mike Broomhead Show. Watch Now.