Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Banking Industry is Way to Levered

A lot of the policy to keep the gold price suppressed is not going to work. How could anybody honestly believe that inflation is only 2 percent? It’s so ridiculous, and even the public is now realizing it’s ridiculous. The central planners have played a game that hasn’t worked, and there will be a price to pay.

When you see a bank goes down, what’s the first thing you think about? ‘I want my money out of the bank. Where am I going to put it all? I better put it into something real.’ We keep hearing that the bad loan problems are getting worse, the trading volumes for the commercial banks are going down, the spreads are narrowing. And I would never have my money in a bank. They are so levered and risky.

It’s funny that it doesn't strike people as being risky, but when you put your deposit into a bank, you've lent your money to the bank. If the money is lent to someone else who is not going to repay it, you are going to be on the hook for it. We just had the German government approve of bail-ins in that country. So we are all set up for it. Everybody knows there is going to be a problem in the banking industry because it’s just way too levered based on any normalcy in banking. So our day will come.

- Eric Sprott via King World News