9/9/2011 Portland, Oregon – Pop in your mints…
Much ink is being spilled today in anticipation of what may or may not happen as the 10th anniversary of the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. Here at The Mint, we take the somewhat radical view of the Amish in response to tragic loss. We must forgive. An important part of forgiveness is to avoid making or observing a memorial to the offense. Memorializing an event is to keep it present before us.
As the US Empire is now conducting at least three extremely expensive military adventures which have their origins in the events that occurred that fateful day, forgiveness is probably not on many people’s minds this weekend. Meanwhile, millions of dollars are being spent to memorialize it.
We must forgive. It is our opportunity to choose the tree of life over the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. To repair the fateful error made in Eden.
Under the cover of this memorial, we sense that an extraordinary event will occur which will impact the fortunes of many in the US, England, Japan, and Europe and others outside their borders with exposure to their respective currencies.
The Event which we refer to is the coordinated debauchery of their currencies.
For the past four years, the FED, BoE, BoJ, and ECB have been engaged in a desperate attempt to debauch (devalue) their currencies. They have had the predictably mediocre to poor results that one would expect from efforts made by this rare hybrid of an agency which combines the laziness of the banking class with the incompetence of the governing class.
The goal seems simple enough. Print money to pay existing debts and encourage people to spend and to take on new debt. So simple, that each of these Central Banks is currently running at their own pace down this calamitous path with little regard to how the outside world is reacting.
Guess what? The outside world is not reacting as expected.
What they did not take into account, at least until now, was that there is quite a bit of money to be made from the fact that they are all running at different paces down the same path. The nature of international finance is such that one Central Bank’s unbridled effort to debauch its currency leads to an opportunity to profit by borrowing in that nation’s currency and purchasing one of the other three currencies, which undermines the debauchery of the currency that is being purchased.
This is commonly known as the carry trade, and these large Central Banks have taken all of the guess work out of it for the past four years.
We suspect that these four Central Banks see the immediate need to eliminate interest rate spreads amongst their currencies which will force those who ply the carry trade to purchase currencies outside of this group.
In effect, this ultimate coordination of interest rate policies will cause these four currencies to “peg” to each other, which should assure that the debauchery of their respective currencies will continue unchecked and likely accelerate.
According to Bloomberg, there is speculation that this type of coordination, a de facto currency peg to the dollar, could begin this weekend at the G-7 Meeting.
Will another stealth disaster befall the US this weekend? If these Central Banks somehow coordinate their collective debauchery of the currency, the economic devastation of millions will march on.
Perhaps this is why Juergen Stark has suddenly stepped down from the ECB. It will be more than any caring Bundesbank official can stomach.
Stay tuned and Trust Jesus.
Key Indicators for September 9, 2011
Gold Price Per Ounce: $1,856 PERMANENT UNCERTAINTY