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What is Bob Wiedemer's Outlook for the Financial Markets and Precious Metals for 2016 and Beyond?

On May 4th, 2016, Mr. Robert Wiedemer, co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Aftershock Investor, visited the Monex offices and sat down for an interview and update on the financial markets and what he sees ahead.

The video segments below include highlights from that interview and detail Mr. Wiedemer's growing concerns about the effects of debt and stimulus programs around the world, fiat currency wars and the growing need for investors to protect themselves with gold and other precious metals.

About Robert A. Wiedemer:
Robert A. Wiedemer

Robert Wiedemer is President and CEO of the Foresight Group, a macroeconomic forecasting and risk assessment firm that helps investors and businesses make better decisions through better economic forecasts.

Mr. Wiedemer has been the driving force behind the economics team that predicted the current downturn in the economy in 2006 with their landmark book, America's Bubble Economy.

His following book, AFTERSHOCK, was published in 2008 by John Wiley & Sons. It was chosen by The Aftershock InvestorSmart Money magazine as one of the five best investment books of 2009. AFTERSHOCK and America's Bubble Economy have been the subject of articles in the major press including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Hedge Fund Journal, Euromoney, Barron's, Reuters, AP, Bottom Line and others. AFTERSHOCK and AFTERSHOCK-Second Edition have sold over 500,000 copies.

His latest book, The Aftershock Investor, was published in September 2012, and achieved Wall Street Journal bestseller status in about one month.

Robert Wiedemer speaks to groups of investors, financial analysts and economists including the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable, the World Bank, the CFA Society of San Francisco and the National Press Club. He is a frequent commentator on TV including CNBC's "Squawk Box" and Fox Business News.

Selected video clips from Robert Wiedemer's recent interview with Monex:

1. With respect to what many are calling the “War on Wealth”, how do you think the age of digital currency poses an increasing threat to privacy and wealth?

Bob Wiedemer

2. For independent investors who strongly pursue personal freedom and privacy, why is gold an attractive investment?

David Wiedemer

3. How have the events of 9/11 and the legislation that followed affected personal freedoms – including access to private financial transactions?

Bob Wiedemer

4. How alarming is it to investors that, in the so-called interest of national security, there has become a growing war on privacy and wealth?

David Wiedemer

5. Now that economic events you predicted in your bestseller have actually occurred, are we closing in on the “tipping point” for another meltdown?

Bob Wiedemer

6. Since 2007, we’ve seen the markets artificially “propped” up by massive amounts of money printing by the Fed. Is this just adding fuel to the fire that could burn investors?

David Wiedemer

7. What do you see as the greatest risk facing investors as a result of money being created out of thin air to prop up the economy?

Bob Wiedemer

8. Why is gold the number one investment that America’s Bubble Economy recommends to position investors for both wealth preservation as well as profit potential?

David Wiedemer

9. What do you see as the most serious “bubble” facing world economies and how could the gold market be impacted?

Bob Wiedemer

10. Given the current environment where personal privacy, freedom, and even wealth all seem to be under attack, how does gold provide wealth protection and insurance for independent-minded investors?

David Wiedemer

11. Considering the unstable economic conditions worldwide, and the loss of trust in banks and fiat currencies, is gold on the precipice of its next “shining” age?

Bob Wiedemer

12. What impact do “negative interest rates” have on the psychology of everyday investors?

Bob Wiedemer

13. How serious are “negative interest rates” and what does this mean to investors?

Bob Wiedemer

14. How important is the concept of the US dollar as a reserve currency for the world – and how significant is it for gold if this reserve currency status is threatened?

David Wiedemer

15. Do you feel the US dollar’s (privileged) reserve currency status is at greater risk than ever before?

Bob Wiedemer

16. If there is another financial meltdown, can’t the Federal Reserve just print it’s way out of the danger zone as it did in 2008?

Bob Wiedemer

17. How does what is called a normalcy bias pose a threat to investors?

Bob Wiedemer

18. How did the market conditions of 2008 compare to what we are seeing today and what is the growing risk facing investors?

David Wiedemer

19. You have been quoted as saying that all of the money printing will ultimately bring about massive inflation…when do you think this will occur?

Bob Wiedemer

20. Do you think Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen can come out of the money printing binge and engineer a “soft landing” of fiscal responsibility and a stable economy?

Bob Wiedemer

21. Do you feel that many investors, despite the economic warning signs, fail to see the growing risk to their portfolios?

David & Bob Wiedemer

22. Is it inevitable that massive money printing will have serious economic consequences – and – how long can it continue?

Bob Wiedemer

23. Given the current economic environment, what is your forecast for gold?

David & Bob Wiedemer

24. Do you feel the current economic “cocktail of conditions” brings about an historic level of risk and uncertainty to the markets?

Bob Wiedemer

Selected video clips from Robert Wiedemer's October 6, 2015 interview with Monex:

1. How important is it that today's investor recognize the difference between "easy" money and "smart" money?

Bob Wiedemer

2. In America's Bubble Economy, you predicted a series of events that would make gold the preeminent investment. Was your analysis on target?

Bob Wiedemer

3. What can stock market investors do right now to protect themselves against yet another meltdown similar, or worse, to what was experienced in 2008?

Bob Wiedemer

4. How has the Fed's policy of printing money put stock market investors at great risk?

Bob Wiedemer

5. What gives the U.S dollar its strength and what can investors do to protect themselves against a rapid devaluation?

Bob Wiedemer

6. Do you agree with Carl Icahn who predicts the financial crisis looming directly ahead is going to make 2008 look minor by comparison?

Bob Wiedemer

7. Do you see what you've termed the "fake recovery" as a serious threat to investors and how can they protect their wealth?

Bob Wiedemer

8. Do you think smart investors are starting to understand that this is a "fake recovery" and it's unsustainable?

Bob Wiedemer

9. Do you feel that the economy is as healthy as is being reported by mainstream media?

Bob Wiedemer

10. How fragile is today's stock market and do you feel current valuations are real and sustainable?

Bob Wiedemer

11. How risky is for investors to place their faith in the Fed's policies and how can they protect their wealth?

Bob Wiedemer

12. On the surface the economy appears to be strong, but do you see an underlying risk facing investors?

Bob Wiedemer

13. What do you see as the most serious danger signs facing the U.S. economy?

Bob Wiedemer

14. Do you feel like the Federal Reserve has run out of options to prop up an unstable U.S. economy?

Bob Wiedemer

Selected video clips from Robert Wiedemer's May 6, 2015 interview with Monex:

1. In America’s Bubble Economy, you predicted a series of financial bubbles. How do you assess where we are today and the current risk facing investors?

Bob Wiedemer

2. Are investors prepared for what lies directly ahead?

Bob Wiedemer

3. More and more investors are concerned about what you’ve called the "fake recovery". What do you mean by that?

Bob Wiedemer

4. How do you access the current market and do you feel there is serious cause for concern among investors?

Bob Wiedemer

5. Despite the current strength of the dollar, are you seeing warning signs ahead that could directly threaten the dollar -- and investors who depend heavily on it?

Bob Wiedemer

6. Do you feel the stock market is being artificially supported by the Federal Reserve and what risk does this present to investors?

Bob Wiedemer

7. You’ve said "time is the death of all bubbles." What do you mean by that and what do you see as the underlying risk facing investors today?

Bob Wiedemer

8. Why are you such a strong advocate for gold as an outstanding long-term investment?

Bob Wiedemer

9. Since 2000 how have precious metals performed as compared to the stock markets and how important is it for investors to have a diversified portfolio today?

Bob Wiedemer

10. How long can the printing of money continue to support world markets and what is the best time for investors to protect themselves with precious metals?

Bob Wiedemer

11. Considering today’s economic environment, what do you feel is the best short-term trading opportunity in the precious metals?

Bob Wiedemer

12. For investors of today, why do you continue to advocate gold as such a strong investment for both wealth protection and profit opportunity?

Bob Wiedemer

Selected video clips from Robert Wiedemer's July 29, 2014 interview with Monex:

1. How do you compare investor confidence today with that which existed prior to the “Great Depression”?

Bob Wiedemer

2. Do you think the majority of investors support the Fed’s policy of money creation to sustain the economy and the markets?

Bob Wiedemer

3. What is the likelihood of a serious economic “Aftershock” and when do you think it will occur?

Bob Wiedemer

4. Realistically, what options are available to the Federal Reserve to prevent high interest rates that could have a devastating effect on investors?

Bob Wiedemer

5. How do you assess the “economic recovery” being reported by many market analysts as well as the mainstream media?

Bob Wiedemer

6. Can you explain the general public’s mass acceptance with the unprecedented amount of money being created to drive what you’ve termed the “fake recovery”?

Bob Wiedemer

7. If the Federal Reserve’s policy of printing money is supporting the markets, why should investors be overly concerned?

Bob Wiedemer

8. In your best selling books, you warn investors of an upcoming “Aftershock” – much more serious that the economic downturn several years ago. What do you see as the key early warning signs of the next economic event?

Bob Wiedemer

9. Do you see investors losing confidence in the U.S. dollar and could this be part of the “final sequence” that leads to the “Aftershock”?

Bob Wiedemer

10. “How important is it for investors to be prepared for another serious economic downturn?”

Bob Wiedemer

11. Beyond the economic chaos in the U.S. – how does today’s interdependent “global economy” pose an even greater threat to investors?

Bob Wiedemer

12. What do you think will be the key economic event – or events – that signal the next serious downturn?

Bob Wiedemer

13. When you first wrote the bestseller “Aftershock”, you recommended gold as the key financial holding to protect investors. Today, do you still feel as confident in your recommendation?

Bob Wiedemer

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