MoneyWeek TV: Have central bankers lost control?

Merryn Somerset Webb and John Stepek are joined in the studio by bestselling author David Stockman to discuss the disaster that is central-bank money-printing, and how investors can protect themselves.

Read more on some of the subjects mentioned in this week’s programme:
David Stockman: Hold gold and cash; abandon all equities

How to protect your portfolio from central bankers’ mind games

Stick with Japan – the good news will keep coming

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  • Mikeyman

    advising people to have a lot of their assets in cash is problematic. The very thing that may cause other asset classes (e.g. bonds, real-estate, currencies and stocks) to crash is higher interest rates. This may be brought about by a number of causes. But higher interest rates also cause failures of major banks and possible loss or confiscation of bank deposits. This time there will be no bail-out. So how to those advisers who recommend lots of cash holdings address this problem?

    • Faz

      Start visiting your bank regularly and pulling out your cash unobtrusively as possible ?

  • Faz

    That margin debt graph (13:30) is a bit weird – the peaks appear at: 1) beginning of 99, 2) mid-2006, and finally presumably the current time. Is this accurate ? I had expected the peaks would have been early 2000, and sometime in 2008 for the first two. Or is it really the case that margin debt tends to peak a couple years before the crash ? If so, this would indicate we are at least two years away from the next crash so… Party On ?