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David Chapman MGI Securities Inc. 1. 2 IT MAYBE WINTER BUT …… “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeating it” George Santayana (1863-1952)

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2 2 IT MAYBE WINTER BUT …… “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeating it” George Santayana ( ) -- George Santayana ( ) “The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right.” Alexander Hamilton ( Alexander Hamilton ( ) “We hope that the weight of evidence in this book will give future policy makers and investors a bit more pause before next they declare “This time is different.” It almost never is. -- This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly Carmen M. Reinhart, Kenneth S. Rogoff, 2009

3 IT MAY BE WINTER BUT …. CYCLES Cycles occur – In Nature - In Climate and Weather -In Geology -In Agriculture -In Physics -In Sound -In Mathematics -In Music -In Business and Economics And many more

4 4 IT MAY BE WINTER BUT …. Long Term Cycles Dewey & Dakin (54 Year Commodity Cycle) Kondratieff Kwave (54-60 Year Supercycle)

5 5 IT MAY BE WINTER BUT …. Edward Dewey And Edward Dakin ● 54 Year Cycle ● Their book charted prices from 1790 for wholesale prices that coincided with peaks and valleys for commodity prices ● Cycle measured peak to trough with roughly 27 years to peak and 27 years to trough

6 6 IT MAY BE WINTER BUT …. DEWEY & DAKIN PREDICTIONS Year of Peak Prediction – Dewey & Dakin Actual Peak Peak War 1755 *Seven Years War aka French Indian Wars (Britain/France) (1810)War of (1864)Civil War WW /81 (1974/75)Vietnam 2033War on Terror? WW3?

7 7 IT MAY BE WINTER BUT …. DEWEY & DAKIN PREDICTIONS Year of Trough Prediction – Dewy & Dakin Actual Trough Trough War 1729/1730 *French Colonies and Great Britain (1783)American Revolution (1837)Mexican American War (1932 and 1947)WW (1998 and 2002)Gulf War II, War on Terror

8 8 IT MAY BE WINTER BUT …. Kondratieff Cycle or Kwave ● Russian Economist under Stalin ● 50-60/65 year cycle ● Can be controversial ● Not widely accepted ● Ian Gordon – Long Wave Analyst

9 9 The K-Wave Cycles 1789-Present U.S.A. SPRING (EXPANSION) SUMMER ( RECESSION )AUTUMN ( PLATEAU )WINTER ( DEPRESSION ) (American Revolution ) (War of 1812) (Era of Good Feelings) (Mexican American War ) (Mexican American War ) (Civil War ) (Reconstruction) (Spanish American War 1898) (Spanish American War 1898) (WW ) (Roaring 20’s) (WW2) (Korean War ) (Vietnam War ) (The Information Age) 2000-? (War on Terror? WW3? ?) IT MAY BE WINTER BUT ….

10 10 IT MAY BE WINTER BUT …. Kondratieff PhaseBest InvestmentsWorst InvestmentsCharacteristics Spring (Expansion) Inflationary Growth Stocks, Real Estate and Commodities slowly rising BondsLow inflation, healthy banking system, growing savings Summer (Recession) Stagflation Commodities, Gold and Real Estate Stocks and BondsInflation, debt growing (corporate), stagnate growth Autumn (Plateau) Deflationary Growth Stocks, Bonds and Real Estate Commodities and Gold Debt levels soar (consumer), wealth disparity, stock market euphoria, low inflation Winter (Depression) Deflation Gold, Cash and Commodities in late cycle Stocks, Real Estate, Bonds (until end of credit crunch then they fall again) Deflation, debt collapse, trade conflicts, social upheaval

11 IT MAY BE WINTER BUT …. 11 THE K WAVE – SPRING ● Best Investments – Stocks, Real Estate ● Fear of a return to depression lingers ● Banking system has been cleansed - Credit begins to slowly flow again ● Economy grows more solidly ● Recessions are short but fear lingers ● Consumer confidence improves along with employment and improving business conditions ● Interest rates are low but rise near the end of the cycle ● Real estate prices rise slowly ● New technologies and innovations create new industries ● Inflation is low but gradually rises ● Gold and precious metals rise slowly ● Stocks prices rise but suffer short but sharp corrections – peak at the end of the cycle

12 IT MAY BE WINTER BUT …. 12 THE K WAVE – SUMMER ● Best Investments – Real Estate, Commodities, Precious Metals ● Confidence in the economy grows despite problems – rising expectations ● Credit begins to flow more easily especially to corporations ● Inflation begins to rise then increases rapidly to peak at the end of summer ● Increase in money supply leads to inflation ● Debt levels increase ● Industry tends to overproduction ● Raw materials and commodity prices spike at end of summer ● Farm land prices peak ● Interest rates peak ● Gold and precious metals rise and peak at end of summer ● Recessions Steeper and longer ● Stock market stagnant but falls sharply in real terms ● Primary recession at the end of the K Wave summer

13 13 IT MAY BE WINTER BUT …. THE K WAVE – SUMMER ● Emotional wars of the K Wave Summer 1 st cycle – War of nd cycle – US Civil War rd cycle – World War th cycle – Vietnam War

14 14 IT MAY BE WINTER BUT …. THE K WAVE – AUTUMN ● Best Investments – Stocks, Bonds, Real Estate ● Increasing confidence leading to extreme confidence even euphoria ● Credit begins to flow easily especially to consumers ● Interest rates fall ● Growth is primarily through debt as debt levels soar ● Inflation falls into disinflation or at least low inflation ● Commodities, gold and gold equities in long bear market that ends at the end of the autumn ● Real estate prices driven up by speculation ● Debt reaches high levels even unsustainable levels ● Expansion by acquisitions and takeovers ● Financial scandals become more prevalent ● Worldwide overproduction and overcapacity ● Financial speculation grows ● Stock market booms

15 15 IT MAY BE WINTER BUT …. THE K WAVE – AUTUMN ● Society is optimistic but wages stagnate ● New technologies and innovations create new industries ● Record stock offerings and IPO’s ● Unemployment remains high despite economic growth ● Inequality in wealth and income widens ● Speculative blow off in stocks ● Trade conflicts grow

16 16 IT MAY BE WINTER BUT …. THE K WAVE – WINTER ● Best Investments – Gold, Cash ● Confidence is shattered – There is concern, fear, panic and depression ● Global stock markets enter an extended bear market punctuated by periods of sharply rising markets that causes swings in optimism ● Interest rates fall then rise with a credit crunch followed by another fall ● Inflation falls and could move to outright deflation ● Economic growth slows, stagnates and turns negative ● Real estate prices peak then collapse ● Trade conflicts grow ● Money becomes scarce, credit is constrained ● Bankruptcies soar – personal and corporate ● Banking crisis and collapse ● Sovereign debt collapses ● Overcapacity and overproduction is purged by obsolescence and failure

17 17 IT MAY BE WINTER BUT …. THE K WAVE – WINTER ● Recessions are long, recoveries weak ● Numerous corporate and banking scandals ● There is social upheaval – society becomes more polarized ● Polarized society leads to rise of extreme political parties of both the left and the right ● Debt levels fall after bankruptcies and defaults ● Gold bullion and gold equities rise in face of huge financial and economic crisis ● Commodity prices also rise but then fall as crisis widens ● The risk of war increases

18 18 IT MAY BE WINTER BUT …. THE K WAVE – WINTER ● Economic Wars of the K Wave Winter 1 st cycle – Mexican American War nd Cycle – Spanish American War rd cycle – World War Two th cycle – War on Terror? WW3? 2001-?

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23 23 THE 72 YEAR CYCLE ● Panic of Years = 1891 Panic of 1893 ● Panic of Years = 1909 Panic of 1907 ● Panic of Years = 1929 Panic of 1929 ● Panic of Years = 1945 Panic of 1942/Panic of 1946 ● Panic of Years = 1965 Panic of 1962 ● Panic of Years = 1979 Gold/Silver Panic of 1979/1980 ● Panic of Years = 2001 Panic of 2001/2002 ● Panic of Years = 2009 Panic of 2008 ● Panic of Years = 2014 Range

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47 47 The information contained in this presentation is for informational purposes only and is from sources that MGI Securities Inc. (‘MGI’) believes to be reliable and is not guaranteed as to its accuracy or completeness by MGI nor does MGI assume and responsibility or liability for the information. The opinions expressed at the presentation are those of the author and not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of MGI. This information is not intended to provide specific financial, investment, tax, legal, accounting or other advice for you, and should not be relied upon in that regard. You should not act or rely on the information without seeking the advice of a professional. Your investment professional can help ensure that your own circumstances have been properly considered and that action is taken on the latest available information. MGI IS A MEMBER OF THE CIPF Thank You David Chapman


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