Keiser Report: Vietnam for a ‘Decent Standard of Living’

In this episode of Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at the irony of US veterans of the Vietnam War retiring to Vietnam, where they can afford a better standard of living, including healthcare. They also discuss the ‘three truths’ that the Democrats need to accept about 2016 in order to win in 2020. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Mitch Feierstein of PlanetPonzi.com about the euphoria in the markets. They discuss gold, what Japan’s economy can tell us about the US zombie future and what his predictions are for the 2020 election.
See Also: (Max Keiser) – Keiser Report: Stock Markets Party Like It’s 1999 (E1485)

Continuing with their look back on 2019 and their look forward to 2020, Max and Stacy look at the year end charts from 2019 as the NASDAQ (up nearly 40%) parties like it’s 1999 when the index closed up 85%. Could 2020 achieve even higher returns? The massive end of year rally in the stock markets matched the Fed’s v-shaped recovery in its balance sheet which ballooned by over a hundred billion per month in the last four months of the year. Should anyone fight the Fed? Or ride their free money helicopter to ever higher highs? In the second half, Max talks to Mitch Feierstein of PlanetPonzi.com about the euphoria in the markets. How long it might last, how big the Fed’s balance sheet might grow. Mitch admits that he had called 2019 wrongly because he looked at fundamentals rather than at the willingness of the Fed to print money with such enthusiasm. How long it may continue is anyone’s guess, but the higher the bubble goes, the bigger will be the eventual fall. Also: (Max Keiser) – Keiser Report: Hard Money, Passive Indexation (E1484)

Continuing with their look back on 2019 and their look forward to 2020, Max and Stacy look at the admissions of failure from the mainstream media at looking at stories and opinions from outside the metropolitan elite. They also look at passive indexation and how the Boomers are winning (again) at the expense of the younger generations and at what is next for Boeing as their 737MAX disaster continues. In the second half, Max is joined by bitcoin core developer and author, Jimmy Song, to discuss the year ahead for bitcoin. They also talk about money and monetary policy and how that influences his understanding of hard money like bitcoin. Also: (Max Keiser) – Keiser Report: The Beginning of the End of Super Imperialism in 2020? (E1483)

Continuing with their New Year’s Eve celebrations, the Keiser Report is joined by Dr Michael Hudson, author of Super Imperialism: The Origin and Fundamentals of US World Dominance. Will 2020 see further decline in that super imperialism about which he first wrote all those decades ago? They discuss this and then turn to the upcoming elections in the US and whether or not he believes the stock market numbers will aid Trump. Finally, the discussion takes in Hudson’s views on uprisings globally and whether they herald the end of the age of neoliberalism.