Apr 4, 2016

The Pain Trade

At the end of last year, everybody with an hedge fund was long the U.S. Dollar and short the Euro, short the Yen, short the Australian Dollar, short the Canadian Dollar, you name it. Some of these guys were short the Chinese Yuan. The Yuan had a pretty good quarter too, the strongest quarter in 2 years. So everybody who was long the U.S. Dollar and short another currency got killed in the first quarter. The on ly people that lost more money than the people shorting the U.S. Dollar were the people who were shorting gold!  (SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD), Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX))

Peter Schiff is an American businessman, investment broker and financial commentator. Schiff is the CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Inc.

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