Since the beginning of the year there has been not just a reversal in market sentiment for gold and silver, but a complete sea change in what is the right safe haven to move one's assets into. Prior to January of 2016, the U.S. dollar was by far the currency in which central banks and foreigners put their money to protect against their own monetary policies of devaluation. But as gold broke through its five year Bear market technicals in January, the dichotomy between the rise of the precious metal and the decline of the dollar has become much more profound.
We have started to see selling pressure on the dollar. It has been inching lower. It’s down year to year now. . . . The selling is going to intensify, not only with large central banks, but with corporations that will be beginning to dump their Treasury holdings. . . . Nobody wants to be the last one out the door when you have a panic like this. It’s not a panic yet, but the potential certainly is there.”
Williams also says, “The dollar will blow up, and when I say blow up, it will collapse. There will be panic selling of the dollar, and that will intensify the inflation. The problem is they don’t have a way of avoiding it. If they could somehow get the economy back on track, they would have some room to work, I think, but the economy has never recovered. That’s being seen now in these revisions. At the end of this week, we are going to see bench mark revisions to retail sales. . . . So, you are going to see some downside revisions to the retail sales. You already have it with industrial production, and now you are going to have it with retail sales. We are very close to turning negative with the first quarter GDP . . . We are in a recession now, and they would be inclined to call it that once they get a contracting GDP, and everything else is beginning to show that. . . . You are going to see a formal recession declaration not too far down the road. It hasn’t happened yet, but it will.” – USA Watchdog