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The Soft Landing Farce as Stocks Rip

April 4, 2024

In this brief, 13-minute compilation of insights from 2023, VON GREYERZ, AG partner, Matthew Piepenburg, reminds us of prior warnings which are truer than ever (and playing out) today as the stock market totally divorces itself from the real (and recessionary) economy. There’s a reason gold is spiking, for despite a Fed-driven and hence entirely “Pavlovian” S&P, recessionary forces will force further currency debasement to monetize unsustainable debt levels. Looking purely at the recessionary forces of 2023, which Piepenburg bluntly unpacks with data rather than drama, the current disconnect between rising markets and a bleeding economy into 2024 should have all investors thinking carefully about what lies ahead, including an inflationary endgame which Piepenburg will unpack in subsequent video compilations.

For now, keep the economic facts discussed here clear in mind when positioning and protecting your wealth, and hence gold, in the currents to come.


Matt began his finance career as a transactional attorney before launching his first hedge fund during the NASDAQ bubble of 1999-2001

Thereafter, he began investing his own and other HNW family funds into alternative investment vehicles while operating as a General Counsel, CIO and later Managing Director of a single and multi-family office. Matthew worked closely as well with Morgan Stanley’s hedge fund platform in building a multi-strat/multi-manager fund to better manage risk in a market backdrop of extreme central bank intervention/support. The conviction that precious metals provides the most reliable and longer-term protection against potential systemic risk led Matt to join VON GREYERZ.

The author of the Amazon No#1 Release, Rigged to Fail, Matt is fluent in French, German and English; he is a graduate of Brown (BA), Harvard (MA) and the University of Michigan (JD). His widely respected reports on macro conditions and the changing behaviour of risk assets are published regularly at

The term “carat” comes from “carob seed,” which was standard for weighing small quantities in the Middle East.
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