Chris Irons: The U.S. has Lost It’s Financial Compass
Chris Irons, the host of the Quoth the Raven podcast and author of QTR’s Fringe Finance Substack, joins Palisades Gold Radio for a discussion about the market in 2023. The rapid rate hikes of 2022 have had a major effect on Main Street and caused people to take out more debt to make ends meet. Should the S&P take a 15% hit in 48 hours, the Fed will take action and become more dovish. Chris also talks about how the US is at its most precarious financial position ever due to its massive debt, inflation, trade deficits, and government spending. These factors are contributing to a slow slide that will eventually cause a drastic switch in the US’s reserve currency status.
Investors have been trained to expect the Fed to come to the rescue when the market crashes, and this could lead to a false sense of security. He also believes that the Fed can’t do a major cut due to the potential for inflation. Chris believes that the Fed will take a dovish stance and eventually cut rates, but this won’t be enough to prevent the market from crashing. He also believes that the US is at its most precarious financial position ever and that the world is bifurcating in front of us.
Chris also provides insights into his outlook on 2023, predicting that ARK could go to $15, and Tesla could fall another 90%. His advice to investors is to look at the risk of gold miners being nationalized and to consider the possibility of other factors such as yield curve control and foreign adversaries challenging the dollar’s reserve currency.
Talking Points From This Week’s Episode
- Chris Irons believes that 2023 will be a year of volatility and capitulation as markets respond to the rapid rate hikes in 2022.
- The Fed has “overshot the mark” and their policies will operate on a lag.
- The US is in its most precarious financial position ever due to its massive debt, inflation, trade deficits, and government spending.
Time Stamp References:
0:00 – Introduction
1:03 – A Macro Perspective
10:00 – Consumers Tapped Out
19:00 – Precarious Markets
21:46 – Investor Expectations
26:00 – Existential Risks?
31:31 – World is Bifurcating
34:32 – BRICS & U.S. Actions
42:30 – Tesla, Woods & ARK
49:00 – Hard Lessons in 2023
51:10 – Investors & Crypto
1:00:08 – A Flexible Mindset
1:07:38 – Gold At The Gate
1:11:32 – Wrap Up
Chris Irons is the creator of Fringe Finance, a blog dedicated to tackling complex and important topics in finance and other related fields. Through his blog and various curated content, Chris seeks to challenge the mainstream narrative and bring attention to the areas of finance often neglected by the mainstream media.
Chris has been an avid investor for many years and has a track record of identifying opportunities before they become mainstream. In 2019, he was able to foresee the Covid crisis and prepare himself and his readers for the subsequent market crash.
He has a passion for uncovering the objective truth and believes that discourse is the most important part of understanding complex topics. Chris encourages his readers to take the facts on their own and draw their own conclusions.
No matter the topic, Chris Irons will always bring an irreverent and honest approach to his work. With his content, he seeks to equip his readers with the tools and resources they need to make informed decisions.