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Preparation is Vital. 2019 is Destined for Chaos - Nathan McDonald (04/01/2019)

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Jan 4, 2019

As you make your New Year’s resolutions, make sure you allot room for some much needed protection as we head into 2019 and beyond.

It may not be the rosy picture many of you were hoping for, but sadly, 2019 appears to be destined for increased chaos, turmoil and outright confusion.

The chief driver of this will undoubtedly be the current disheveled state of affairs we are seeing unfold in the United States.

As we enter another week of government shutdowns, we are getting just a small sample of what this year has in store. We haven't seen anything yet, and I believe the madness witnessed throughout 2018 was just an opening act.

President Trump is being challenged on all sides, and I believe at this point moving forward we will see some very serious and drastic changes within his administration, as he rapidly clears house of anyone he believes belongs to the "old establishment", replacing them with those whom he deems "loyal" to him.

In addition to this, we are going to see him use every weapon in his arsenal to jam through as much of his agenda as he possibly can within his legal powers.

This will enrage his opponents and embolden his die-hard supporters, all while doing damage to the system as a whole in the long run.

At this point, from a personal perspective, the left has left him little-to-no options, as he now fights for his and his family’s survival—all of whom his opponents would love to see behind bars, no matter the ramifications this would cause to the very fabric of the United States.

Meanwhile, emboldened by their recent victories, the radical far-left elements within the Democratic party are going to come fast and hard at Trump, attempting to take him down as viciously as they can.

This will lead to a powder keg of an explosion as we move throughout 2019, as markets are tossed back and forth in a gruesome and bloody manner, rocking the very foundations of Wall Street.

Sadly, I believe all of this is unavoidable, as both the radical left and the far right have entered into such deep echo chambers that only a massive calamity will shake them out of it at this point.

The time for discussion, in these people’s eyes, is over.

As this chaos erupts and markets begins to deflate throughout 2019, the increased uncertainty will have a compounding effect as money is pulled out of the system, perhaps even triggering another economic collapse similar to what was witnessed in 2008.

As bad as all of this will be, there will be one place of safety, one rock of certainty that has always—and will always—provide the much needed insurance in times of increased political upheaval.

Gold and silver will be that safety, and they are ripe for a recovery after being battered for years on end.

They are destined to move higher and break free of the shackles that have been placed on them, and like a beach balloon suppressed deep under water, gold and silver are ready to rocket higher.

The sparks are flying all around us. The fire is inevitable. Preparation is vital.

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About the Author

Nathan McDonald is a libertarian, entrepreneur and precious metals enthusiast. He has always taken a keen interest in free markets and economics since an early age, which naturally led him to become a true believer in precious metals and all that they stand for.

Nathan served eight years in the Royal Canadian Navy as an electronics technician, seeing the true state of the world, before starting his first successful business. He has since gone on to create a number of businesses, all of which are still in operation and growing.

In addition to this, Nathan runs a network of successful precious metals blogs, and a growing newsletter that has attracted readers from all around the world. He is a regular and highlighted writer for the highly respected Sprott Money Blog, which covers world events, geopolitics and of course precious metals.

*The author is not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by Sprott Money Ltd. The views and opinions expressed in this material are those of the author or guest speaker, are subject to change and may not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprott Money Ltd. Sprott Money does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness and reliability of the information or any results from its use.

Comments

william allen
January 9, 2019 at 11:55 AM
Nathan, I wish you were right, but unfortunately we are impotent next to the global cartels, governments, and casino banks that control monetary policy and determine all our futures. Sprott, GATA, CFTC, etc, etc--ALL are Helpless before these hegemons! Nothing will change except that precipitated by an unexpected crisis that overcomes these monsters who are devouring our savings & PM's. The latter "assets" are ritually being destroyed and stamped into the muck every day! Just the simple, irrevocable truth... until it isn't.