Trump wants a weak dollar but the Fed will raise interest rates.  Peter Boockvar discusses how this and other forces will collide in 2017.  The latest Wall St. For Main St. podcast is now live:

What is to come between U.S. relations with Mexico and China?  How will the World Trade Organization treaty restrain any proposed Trump-inspired changes to U.S. trade policy?  What are the prospects for Trump’s supply-side economic policy and his economic nationalist orientation?  As the former assistant secretary for domestic economic affairs at the United States Treasury, Dr. Roberts is well qualified to assess the state of Trump USA.  Let’s take a look at the new POTUS….

Firing on all cylinders and tackling important economic and political events of the past month while looking towards what may happen in 2017, the latest “Welcome to Dystopia” is one of the most informative and downright funny episodes of recent memory.  Jason and I pull no punches!   – Eric Dubin, Managing Editor, The News Doctors 

Mr. Townsend thinks the Dollar Index will continue to increase until global central bankers sit down and agree to another Plaza Accord to manipulate and intervene in currency markets.  I’m on record for over a year:  central bankers and policy makers will start to sound conservative noises about their fears of the dollar rising too far, too fast, once the Dollar Index exceeds 105.  That will be a trigger for attempts to talk down the dollar, to slow the rise.  We will see a huge hit to profits of U.S. large corporations as the dollar rises and there’s already signs the earning season about to get underway will carry this theme into the mainstream consciousness of market participants, and you will see this within two weeks.  Mr. Townsend is one of the more sober analysts covering the alternative asset markets and his perspective usually provides rational “food for thought.”  He’s a superb “global macro” thinker. – Eric Dubin, Managing Editor, The News Doctors

Jason and Mo of Wall St for Main St discuss 2016 including the Federal Reserve, interest rate increases, the 35+ bond bull market, a strong US Dollar, Donald Trump and Dow 20k.

Tuesday, silver was blasted lower as Bank of Japan monetary policy sent the yen declining against the U.S. dollar by about 1% – a huge move.  But silver made a full recovery.  

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Just how corrupt is Washington, D.C. and the political establishment and what will a Trump presidency likely face and actually achieve in terms of real reform?  Jason Burack sits down with  Jack Abramoff, one of the most well known former lobbyist turned whistle-blowers  to explore the the swamp.  Mr. Abramoff discusses specifics about the evolving Trump cabinet and how the emerging administration is shaping up as President-elect Trump prepares to be sworn-in as the next POTUS.

India’s war on cash sends people queuing in bank lines and spikes local Indian-priced gold higher while Western markets remain oblivious…