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Von Greyerz & Macleod: Insights on the Rotten State of the Banking System

By Egon von Greyerz

Founder and Chairman

In this discussion between Egon von Greyerz and Alasdair Macleod, on the state of the current banking system and the importance of gold, the speakers express concerns about the system’s eventual collapse due to the excessive creation of “funny money.” They suggest that gold is the only currency to have survived throughout history and is thus essential for long-term wealth preservation.

Egon and Alasdair also discuss the role of gold in the currency crisis and predict an eventual panic into gold. Moreover, they stress that the value of gold should not be measured in worthless, fiat money and that higher gold prices are necessary to meet future demand. Finally, they caution against wishing for the gold price to go up, as it would decrease the quality of life.


0:00 Introductions

0:42 This weeks news – Banking collapse

2:32 Derivatives

3:07 What’s keeping the gold price high?

12:10 Property rights

13:30 What role does gold play

19:57 Gold price

22:44 Influx of wealth preservation

DEUTSCHE GOLDMESSE May 5th & 6th 2023, Frankfurt, Germany

Video by Soar Financially @JrMiningGuy


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About Egon von Greyerz
Born with dual Swiss/Swedish citizenship, Egon's education was mainly in Sweden. Egon von Greyerz began his professional life in Geneva as a banker and thereafter spent 17 years as the Finance Director and Executive Vice-Chairman of Dixons Group Plc. During that time, Dixons expanded from a small photographic retailer to a FTSE 100 company and the largest consumer electronics retailer in the U... More...

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