Taper – a source of feeble light

Episode 135: Alasdair Macleod interviews Chris Casey, Managing Director at WindRock Wealth Management. Given the recent gyrations in all asset classes, Alasdair asks Chris for his opinion on why this is happening, and the taper or not to taper debate that is taking place at the Fed and in the media.

Chris voices concern about the possible advent of inflation even though it is not generally expected and why it may be understated presently. The two men then discuss runaway US deficits and how this will affect markets.

Alasdair then turns the discussion to silver and asks Chris how he views the market and the current conditions with regards to industrial use versus demand and supply.

This podcast was recorded on 24 June 2013.

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Alasdair started his career as a stockbroker in 1970 on the London Stock Exchange. In those days, trainees learned everything: from making the tea, to corporate finance, to evaluating and dealing in equities and bonds. They learned rapidly through experience about things as diverse as mining shares and general economics. It was excellent training, and within nine years Alasdair had risen to become senior partner of his firm. Subsequently, Alasdair held positions at director level in investment management, and worked as a mutual fund manager. He also worked at a bank in Guernsey as an executive director. For most of his 40 years in the finance industry, Alasdair has been de-mystifying macro-economic events for his investing clients. The accumulation of this experience has convinced him that unsound monetary policies are the most destructive weapon governments use against the common man. Accordingly, his mission is to educate and inform the public in layman’s terms what governments do with money and how to protect themselves from the consequences.

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