Economist John Williams sees a declining economy and says, “This is what I see happening. As the economy turns down, that’s a negative for the dollar. Most importantly here, if the Fed backs off its tightening and moves back towards quantitative easing, and their minutes allow for it . . . they’re going to do that. Right now, the dollar is being supported by expectations of a higher interest rate. As the fed moves back towards quantitative easing, you are very likely going to see a massive sell-off in the dollar. The massive sell-off in the dollar becomes very inflationary. This is a big problem right now for the Fed.”
Williams says everyone should hold a core position of physical gold and silver because they will work well as financial protection from a dollar sell-off and inflation.