And despite the recent stagnation in the price of gold, the metal has been in a bull market for more than a decade. But how much of the run-up in gold is driven by factors we talk about every day (such as QE and debt downgrades), and how much is driven by issues such as the 20-year bear market in gold that preceded the recent run, as structural supply changes forced the inevitable price adjustment that we see today? We talk to Eric Sprott, CEO of Sprott Asset Management, about how he has weighed these factors over the years.
Plus, US and UK regulators have published a joint paper about plans to deal with failing global banks. Martin Gruenberg, chairman of the FDIC, and Paul Tucker, deputy governor of the Bank of England, wrote an article in the op-ed pages of the Financial Times stating that the plans are the first steps to ending the global problem of "too big to fail." The paper outlines a strategy which includes losses for shareholders, removing senior management, and converting debt into equity in order to provide capital. Capital is one solution to mitigate the liability of massive credit expansion...if only we had hard money...Lauren breaks it down in Word of the Day.
And, have you ever wondered what 315 billion dollars in gold bullion looks like? Chemistry professor Martyn Poliakoff visited the gold vault at the Bank of England to find out. Lauren and Demetri discuss the insides of the gold vault in today's Loose Change."
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