by Mike Gleason
Mike Gleason, Money Metals Exchange: It is my privilege now to be joined by Gerald Celente, publisher of the renowned Trends Journal. Mr. Celente is a highly sought-after guest on these programs throughout the world and has been forecasting some of the biggest and most important trends before they happen for more than 30 years now. And it’s a real honor to have him on with us today. Mr. Celente, welcome back and thank you so much for joining us again.
Gerald Celente, Trends Journal: Well thank you, Mike.
Mike Gleason: I want to start out by asking you about this massive disconnect between what the economic data is telling us versus what the stock market is saying to the investment world. For instance, we have the lowest rate of expansion in the U.S. economy since the 1940s.