Why Prices of Commodities – Oil, Metals, Food and Farmland will skyrocket over the next decade

by Dave

as investors diversify into assets that cannot be “printed”. People like Jim Rogers and Marc Faber have been saying this for years, and Boston University econ Prof. Larry Kotlikoff says the U.S. is heading towards an Argentina 2001-like sovereign crisis.

Three Horrifying Facts About the US Debt “Situation” | zero hedge

#1 The US Fed is now the second largest owner of US Treasuries.

That’s right, this week we overtook Japan, leaving China as the only country with greater ownership of US Debt. And we’re printing money to buy it. Setting aside the fact that this is abject lunacy, this policy is trashing [the USD} which has fallen 13% since June…

#2: “There are only about $550 billion of Treasuries outstanding with a remaining maturity of greater than 10 years.”

the US has entered a debt spiral: a time in which fewer and fewer investors are willing to lend to us for any long period of time… at the exact same time that we must roll over trillions in old debt and issue an additional $100-150 billion in NEW debt per month in order to finance our massive deficit.

#3: The US will Default on its Debt

… either that or experience hyperinflation. There is simply no other option. We can NEVER pay off our debts. To do so would require every US family to pay $31,000 a year for 75 years. Obviously that ain’t going to happen.So default is in the cards. Either that or hyperinflation (which occurs when investors flee a currency). Either of these will be massively US Dollar negative

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