Dec 18, 2019

Will Bitcoin End The Year With a Loss?

Earlier this year Ethereum, the number 2 crypto currency by market capitalization was up over 150 percent, and now it's down year-to-date. Ripple, the number 3 crypto currency, has also give up its earlier gains and is now down over 50 percent year-to-date. There are still plenty of trading days left in the year for Bitcoin to end 2019 with a loss!

Dec 16, 2019

The Fed Is Not Done Cutting Interest Rates

The Fed will supply interest rate cuts as soon as the market demands them. Read the complete article here: Peter Schiff: The Fed Is Not Done Cutting Until It Gets to Zero 

"No, they’re not done until they get to zero, and then we’ll see if they’re done or if they want to try to go negative … What the Fed has assured the markets is that under no circumstances will they raise rates. That no matter what the data is, the only decision that the Fed has to make is do rates stay the same or do they go down. And I think that’s the only reason that the stock market has rallied. It’s based on that ‘Powell Put,’ where the fear of a rate hike is no longer in the market. But I do think at some point next year, the economy will be weakening, or maybe we will get a sell-off in the stock market, and the only way for the Fed to try to prop the market back up would be to start doing more rate cuts. And they will supply them as soon as the market demands them.”

Dec 12, 2019

Schiff on Fox Business (Dec 11, 2019)

Video duration: 9:31

Powell resurrecting the high inflation Paul Volcker buried.

Dec 10, 2019

Central Banks Keep Accumulating Gold

Central banks added another net 41.8 tons of gold to their reserves in October, according to the latest data from the World Gold Council. Read the complete article here: Central Banks Keep Right on Buying Gold.

Dec 9, 2019

Jobs Data: A Trumped Up Jobs Report

This is just par for the course. This is the same type of numbers that we've been getting under Trump and that we've been getting under Obama. We're creating a bunch of part-time jobs, service sector jobs, low-paying jobs. Read the complete article here: A Trumped Up Jobs Report 

Actually 48,000 striking GM workers returned to work. So the net increase in new Mfg. jobs (factoring in last months downward revision) for Nov. was just 2,000. Calling this a blow-out is fake news!

Dec 6, 2019

Bitcoin, Stock Market and More

The highlights from this week's media appearances from Peter Schiff.

Peter was mentioned on CCN,  Peter Schiff Says ‘It’s Game Over for Bitcoin’ After Epic Pump and Dump; Crypto Twitter Laughs and also on U Today on the same topic, Peter Schiff on Bitcoin Price Drop: "Pump-and-Dumpers Are Losing Their Mojo"

You can find the weekly gold podcast from Schiff Gold here: Inflation? What Inflation? Friday Gold Wrap Dec. 6, 2019.

Here's the most important tweets from Peter Schiff this week:

What the Powell Put was, was the Fed’s assurance that under no circumstances would it consider raising interest rates. And it doesn’t matter what happens to inflation. (with a link to the article: The Lurking Inflation Monster)

I don't know if this December can take out last year's. But it's possible, given that there's no reason for the stock market to up where it is. The only reason the stock market has gone up is because of the Federal Reserve.

Dec 3, 2019

Capitalism Is Failing In Hollywood

"It’s time for an economic revolution. Capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children’s future."

In response to Mark Ruffalo’s tweet:

Capitalism is failing in Hollywood. Some actors make millions while others struggle waiting tables to make ends meet. Let’s redistribute the wealth. Equal pay for all actors. All actor compensation should be paid directly to SAG. Then each member will be given their fair share.

Nov 27, 2019

Video: The Fed's Exit Plan is QE Infinity

Location: New Orleans Investment Conference

After a decade of promises about how QE (quantitative easing) and zero interest rates would solve the subprime housing debacle, now as the Federal Reserve is lowering interest rates again it's become clear that there is no exit plan. Or if there is, the plan is QE to infinity. 

  • Monetary Policy, QE
  • Gold and Silver markets are positioned for the rally of our lifetimes

Update: Recession Warning, Bitcoin & Smaller Government

Recession Early Warning? 

Well, it looks like the rich are tightening their belts. According to a report at Yahoo Finance, spending by the rich has slowed over the last year. This could be an early warning of a recession. Spending by the top 10% of households by income makes up nearly half of overall consumption in the US. 

I Want Less Government 

A lot of people want the rich to pay more taxes so that government can be bigger. I want the rich and everyone else to pay less taxes so that the government can be smaller. Less taxes means more freedom and prosperity. Let's make government smaller so the economy can be bigger! 

Early Bitcoin Buyers 

Not everyone who got into #Bitcoin early is ahead. Many took flyers on Bitcoin with small amounts of money early on. After the huge rise, thinking they were smart instead of lucky, they added much larger sums at much higher prices. So now they are down overall or soon will be.

Nov 21, 2019

This Rally Is Fueled By A Weak Economy

This stock market rally is being driven by a weak economy. It's a weak economy that's more instrumental in driving the market higher because the weak economy keeps the Fed in play. It keeps quantitative easing in play. It keeps interest rates going down.

U.S. - China Trade Deal

When Trump first announced Phase One he said it was already a done deal. Now it's delayed until sometime next year, if it ever happens at all. Trump should just see if he can get a Phase 1A deal done, or at least pretend that he can. That should be good for 500 more Dow points!

QE4, Pot Stocks, IPOs

Even as QE4 has pushed stock indexes to new highs, despite a weakening economy and the absence of a trade deal, not all stocks have gone along for the ride. Pot stocks have been smoked, falling 70% -90%. Bubbles are popping, and it will not be contained to pot stocks and IPOs!

Nov 19, 2019

Press Round Up: Bitcoin, Marijuana Stocks, A Weakening Economy

Peter Schiff has been mentioned often in the press in the last few days. Here's a summary of the most relevant article:

Peter Schiff States That Bitcoin Has Less Utility Than Pot - in U TODAY

Marijuana Stock Crash Could Affect Bitcoin Price, Peter Schiff Suggests - in International Business Times

Peter Schiff: Recession So Bad Coming, US Doomed to Default on National Debt - in Money and Markets

On a recent podcast episode, Peter Schiff told investors that the U.S. Economy is getting sicker,

“The economy is getting sicker. And that’s what the central banks are doing when they cut rates and they print money — they’re actually making the underlying economy sicker, even though it doesn’t look sicker because they’re just measuring the spending that goes on and they’re ignoring the debt that’s behind it.”

Market Update: Gold, IPO Market, Bitcoin

The main reason Gold is not getting a bigger boost from QE4 is that traders expect the markets to react the way they did to QE3. But when the Fed did QE3, markets believed it was the last QE, and that the Federal Reserve had an exit strategy. But QE4 is open-ended and exit is impossible! 

Related articles: Serbia Joins Central Bank Gold-Buying Spree

IPO Market and Stock Market Bubbles 

If you think popping bubbles are going to be contained to the IPO market or to the pot stocks, no. All of the bubbles are going to pop, including the total bubble in the US stock market overall.

Bitcoin and Pot Stocks

Lots of Bitcoin bugs criticized my tweet warning that the bursting of the pot stock bubble could be a harbinger of doom for Bitcoin as well. I am not comparing Bitcoin to pot. You can smoke pot and get high. You can’t do anything with Bitcoin. The similarities are the bubbles!

Nov 4, 2019

Creating Demand For Gold

The new head of the European Central Bank (ECB) Christine Lagarde believes she can create jobs by destroying savings. But jobs come from savings. Jobs need capital, and capital investment is funded by savings. When you destroy savings you also destroy jobs! All Lagarde will create is demand for Gold!

Oct 21, 2019

Market Update, Wealth Tax & Bitcoin

Market Update: US Dollar Index, US Stocks & Gold 

The U.S. Dollar Index closed a down week on the lows, while 30-year Treasury yields closed an up week near their highs. The dollar and bonds falling in tandem is a good sign that the bubble has popped! This is bearish for stocks and very bullish for gold.

Bitcoin: Bearish Chart 

The Bitcoin chart looks horrible. Not only does the flag that followed the recent breakdown project a move to $6K, but we are close to completing the right shoulder of a head and shoulders top, with a $14K head, and neck line just below $8K, that projects a collapse to below $2K!

Wealth Tax: Impact On Startup Capital 

If an unconstitutional wealth tax is passed, startup capital will be extremely hard to come by. What wealthy investor would want to put money into an illiquid private investment that is subject to annual appraisal and taxation, even if the investment itself never produces a gain? 

AOC Endorses Sanders 

AOC has endorsed Sanders for President. I guess Warren pretending to be a "capitalist to her bones" was too much for the unabashed socialist. If this propels Sanders to win the nomination, this is bad news for America, as he is left of Warren and even more likely to beat Trump!

Oct 18, 2019

The Federal Reserve Resumed QE

Don’t confuse this with quantitative easing (QE) when the Federal Reserve was buying $85 billion a month of Treasuries, because this is no way quantitative easing (QE) except, of course, that’s exactly what it is.

Oct 11, 2019

A Huge Bell Ringing On Wall Street

If investors are no longer willing to finance money-losing companies, if that type of speculative fervor has come to an end, this is a huge bell ringing on Wall Street.

Further reading: The Plight of the Unicorn: The Bubble Bursts 

"WeWork’s aborted IPO may come to mark the end of the current “unicorn” bubble the way the scuttled merger between Yahoo and eBay signaled the start of the dotcom crash in 2000. Having become CEO of Nasdaq in 2003, I saw up close the damage caused by the growth-over-profits philosophy in that earlier era, and WeWork’s spectacular fall – from the year’s most anticipated IPO to a company with a speculative-level credit rating that may run out of funds within a year – rings many bells.”

Oct 9, 2019

Stocks: Debacle Du Jour (Smile Direct SDC)

The money losing stocks, the recent IPO's continue to get beat up. The real debacle du jour was Smile Direct. That one was down another 15% today: down $2 - it closed at $11.34 right off the new low of $11.20. Remember, this stock came public less than 2 weeks ago and it was $23 a share.

The Federal Reserve Does Not Have Enough Ammunition

I don't really think there's enough ammunition left in the Fed's chamber to have a meaningful impact on the markets, and I think traders are overestimating the ability of the Federal Reserve to rescue the market the way it has rescued it in the past.

Related trading instruments: SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF (SPY), Nasdaq 100 Index ETF (QQQ)

Sep 23, 2019

A Banana Republic Without Bananas

The Federal Reserve is expanding its balance sheet, creating money out of thin air to buy government debt and other debt to artificially suppress interest rates. That’s what banana republics do. America is doing the same thing except we don’t have the bananas.

Sep 12, 2019

The U.S. Dollar Will Collapse

Peter Schiff was recently on Here is the complete video interview.

Covered topics: new world order, tariffs, trade war, trade deficit;

Peter Schiff expects the U.S. Dollar to lose its world reserve currency status. Peter expects the U.S. Dollar to collapse over time.

Video duration: 13m25s

Sep 9, 2019

Great Recession To Hit U.S. Economy

Peter Schiff was recently interviewed on Fox Business and he had a dire warning about the U.S. Economy and the prospects for a Trump reelection: 'Great Recession' to hit US, jeopardize Trump's reelection hopes: Peter Schiff

Jul 23, 2019

Ray Dalio agrees - the Federal Reserve is going to cut rates and go back to Quantitative Easing (QE) but it's not going to work. We're heading for stagflation.

Read the complete article here:

Ray Dalio Says Get Ready for a Paradigm Shift; Buy Gold!

Manufacturing Index Tumbles To Its Lowest Level in 6 Years

If we really have the strongest economy ever, especially if manufacturing is supposedly the engine leading the train, why did the June Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index not only miss exceptions, but tumble to its lowest level in over six years?

The Democrats Will Win in 2020

Donald Trump won the White House in 2016 by calling out the vast economic problems phony government statists covered up. His solution was less government and tax cuts. The Democrats will win in 2020 with the same message, but a different solution; more government and free stuff!

Jul 15, 2019

Bitcoin, Silver and Gold

Ironically those correctly worried about the failure of our fiat monetary system, who make the mistake of buying Bitcoin, will lose more purchasing power by the time the system fails than those not worried at all who do nothing. If only they were buying gold and silver instead!

Jul 8, 2019

Signs Of A Weak U.S. Economy

If the U.S. Economy is really the strongest in history, why is the service sector growing at its slowest pace in 2 years, factory orders near a 3-year low, and small business employment collapsing at its fastest pace in over 9 years?

Markets: Gold, U.S. Dollar

Gold and the U.S. Dollar are over-reacting to June's jobs number that can easily be revised lower. 

The economy is slowing and job losses are typically the caboose not the engine of the recession train. The Federal Reserve will cut interest rates, it will not prevent recession, but it will boost inflation!

Jun 17, 2019

U.S. Economy Keeps Reflecting Weakness

The so-called strongest economy ever keeps setting records that reflect weakness. In addition to records in government spending and borrowing, the June Empire State Manufacturing Index just dropped by a record 26 points to -8.6, its 1st negative reading since Trump was elected.

The US Dollar Is Going To Go Through The fFoor

The US Dollar is going to go through the floor and that means the world needs an alternative to the US Dollar. The best alternative is gold.

Jun 3, 2019

Bitcoin: New Gold or Fool's Gold?

Peter Schiff debates Barry Silbert at 2019 SALT Conference. They discussed Bitcoin and crypto currencies versus gold.

May 21, 2019

Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value

Read Peter's latest commentary on crypto currencies and Bitcoin: Bitcoin [BTC] is a ‘speculative vehicle for gambling’, says broker Peter Schiff

Topics covered in the interview:

  • Bitcoin has anything in common with gold
  • Bitcoin is a “fool’s gold” 
  • Bitcoin has no intrinsic value 
  • Bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme

U.S. Economy: Auto Loan Delinquencies Are Nearing Peak Levels

Auto loan delinquencies are nearing peak levels we saw during the great recession.

"Auto loan delinquencies have surged to the highest level since 2011 and are approaching levels seen at their peak during the Great Recession. The percentage of outstanding auto loans in serious delinquency (90 days or more past due) jumped to 4.69% in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest data from the New York Fed. At their peak during the recession, auto loan delinquencies hit 5.27%. The total amount of delinquent auto loans totals about $60 billion. In dollar terms, the amount of delinquent auto debt is already far above levels seen during the Great Recession." 

- in Schiff Gold

May 20, 2019

China is Dumping US Treasuries

"China sold off the highest level of US Treasuries in nearly two and a half years in the month of  March. Meanwhile, there are renewed fears the Chinese could implement its “nuclear options” and sell off even more US debt in retaliation for US trade war tariffs."

"China sold $20.45 billion in Treasuries in March. That was the biggest US debt dump by China since October 2016. After a four-month pause, the big March sell-off resumes a trend of Chinese Treasury divestment we saw in 2018. China shed nearly $50 billion in US Treasuries last year (...) The Chinese currently hold $1.121 Trillion in US debt. That’s the lowest level since May 2017."

- in Schiff Gold

Related trading instruments: 10- year U.S. Treasuries, iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)

May 17, 2019

Thoughts On The Trade War

While it is true that the Chinese have illegally appropriated huge quantities of American intellectual property, I believe that we have received greater benefits in return. Without the cheap goods produced in China, prices may very well have been much higher for vast quantities of key products for U.S. consumers. And without Chinese purchases of U.S. debt, interest rates could have been much higher, making borrowing more expensive for both businesses and consumers. It’s hard to quantify just how important these benefits have been for an economy such as ours, which has been driven for decades by borrowing and spending.

May 15, 2019

Trade War: "You don't win a war by shooting your own troops!"

The idea that we have more weapons in the trade war because we can tariff more products is wrongheaded. Tariffs hurt the country that imposes them the most, not the other way around. You don't win a war by shooting your own troops!

Trump Realizes The Current American Economy Is Weak

Trump's longing for the good old days when America actually made things and ran trade surplus proves that Trump realizes the current American economy is weak. He just pretends that it's strong so he can take credit for it as he campaigns to win a second term.

Bitcoin Is A Ponzi Scheme

Read Peter's latest commentary on crypto currencies and Bitcoin: Bitcoin [BTC] is a ‘speculative vehicle for gambling’, says broker Peter Schiff

Topics covered in the interview:

  • Bitcoin has anything in common with gold
  • Bitcoin is a “fool’s gold” 
  • Bitcoin has no intrinsic value 
  • Bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme

Thoughts On The Trade War

I’ve been saying for a long time that even if we got a deal, it was going to be a ‘buy the rumor sell the fact.’ But I also said it was becoming obvious that Trump had so overpromised about a great deal that it was almost impossible to have a deal without disappointing the markets. So, I think Trump made a calculated decision that no deal is better than a deal that disappoints, especially since he had already goosed the market up to new highs so even if we sold off, Trump could say, ‘Well, this is some short-term pain. It’s necessary for the long-term gain.’ And it may be the catalyst that causes the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates and launch QE, which is what Trump wants.

- in Schiff Gold
"Long live the bear market. This bear market rally is dead. We are going a lot lower.” 
- in Schiff’s podcast

May 14, 2019

Uber's IPO

Normally, in a real environment where we had normal interest rates, where the Federal Reserve wasn't artificially suppressing them, I don't think money-losing companies like Uber (UBER) would be able to come public.

May 10, 2019

Gold Standard & NYC Subway Fares

Look how stable prices were before Nixon took us off the gold standard. Are NYC subway riders really better off with central bankers calling the shots instead?

May 9, 2019

The Only Chance Of Postponing A Recession

I think Trump knows the only chance he has of postponing the onset of this recession until beyond the 2020 election is to get the Federal Reserve to preemptively cut interest rates and launch QE4.

What set the low, what was the catalyst for this rally, was the Fed getting more dovish. It went from ‘we’re going to keep hiking rates’ to ‘we’re finished hiking rates.’ It went from ‘quantitative tightening is on autopilot’ to ‘quantitative tightening is going to end over the summer.’ And so that shift – where the Fed went from being hawkish to dovish – that started the rally. Well, this more recent shift, where the Fed changed expectations again and disappointed the markets by saying, ‘Hey, we’re not as dovish as you think. We’re not going to cut rates,’ that, I think, capped the market. And now, Trump coming in and taking away the prospects of this great trade deal, well, that’s like a one-two punch, and I think this bear market rally, like I said, is over and we’re going lower.”

May 6, 2019

Episode 464: Job Headlines Still Mask the Real Story

Latest investment commentary from Peter Schiff.

Episode 464: Job Headlines Still Mask the Real Story

May 2, 2019

Is Deflation Good Or Bad?

Between 1800 and 1900 the U.S Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell by 50 percent. So we had 100 years of "deflation." This includes the gilded age, the strongest period of economic growth in U.S. history. If falling consumer prices were good then, why does the Federal Reserve think they would be such a problem now?

Apr 29, 2019

Tesla (TSLA): Things Have Been Going Wrong For A Long Time

Peter Schiff was recently on discussing Tesla (TSLA) stock:

"Things have been going a lot wrong for a long time at Tesla when it comes to profitability. So, it's really not about one quarter it's about whether or not you're gonna make the leap of faith that Tesla is actually going to make a profitable company out of its business. Right now it's losing a lot of money and what has to happen to justify the current share price is that they have to make a profit but they have to do it at a large enough scale to justify this valuation and I think that's going to be a very difficult thing for Tesla."

Apr 26, 2019

GDP Data: Don't Rule Out A 2019 Recession

Inflation Numbers: Something Does Not Add Up!

The government wants us to believe that the annualized increase in the cost of living in Q1 2019 was just 0.9%. Yet the price of oil rose by an annualized rate of over 130% during that quarter! Either the price of everything else plunged, or something doesn't add up!

Bond Market, Gold & The Federal Reserve

The bond market and gold are rising, as the US Dollar falls, because the supposed collapse in the inflation rate in Q1 despite a 130% annualized rise in the price of oil, gives the Federal Reserve yet another excuse to remain patient on future interest rate hikes.

Interest Rate Cuts, Return to QE

If oil prices keep rising, maybe inflation will fall so much that the dreaded deflation risk will rear its ugly head. Then Trump may get his wish, as the Federal Reserve will have an excuse to cut interest rates and return to QE!

Don't Rule Out A 2019 Recession  

The near 17% drop in Q1 energy prices, despite a 33% surge in oil prices, resulted from the sharp fall in oil prices the previous quarter. This, plus one-off positive contributions from inventories and trade, will likely be reversed in Q2. Don't rule out a 2019 recession.

Apr 25, 2019

India Is Buying Gold

India has joined countries like Russia and China buying gold in an attempt to diversify reserves away from the US Dollar:

"The Reserve Bank of India has jumped on the gold bandwagon. Since December 2017, the Indian central bank has added 50.4 tons of gold to its reserves. India bought 8.2 tons of gold in January and February of this year and analysts project that pace to pick up. India’s gold reserves currently stand at a record high of almost 609 tons, according to data from the IMF."

Related trading tickers: SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD), Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ)

Apr 24, 2019

Russia Continues Buying Gold

The Russians bought more gold last month as they continue to try to minimize exposure to the US Dollar.

"The Central Bank of Russia added another 18.7 tons of gold to its stash in March according to a press release last week. This boosts the country’s gold reserves to 2, 167.9 tons or 69,700,000 ounces. Gold now makes up about 18% of the Russian central bank’s reserves."
- in Schiff Gold

“Vladimir Putin’s quest to break Russia’s reliance on the US dollar has set off a literal gold rush.” 
- in Bloomberg

Related trading instruments: SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD), Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ)

Apr 23, 2019

Crude Oil Will Put Pressure On The U.S. Economy

This is going to add additional downward pressure to the US Economy while putting upward pressure on the measured rates of inflation and maybe putting more pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates which is the last thing Donald Trump wants the Federal Reserve to do.

Gasoline Prices Are Going To Keep Rising

Look at the retail sales numbers we just got. The strongest part of it was gasoline because consumers are paying higher prices for gas. Gas prices are gonna continue to rise. 

Crude Oil Is Heading Higher

Crude Oil prices are heading higher says Peter Schiff.

Topics: Crude Oil market, Iran sanctions
Related trading tickers: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE), United States Oil Fund LP ETF (USO)

Apr 18, 2019

The Banks Do Not Want The Return Of The Gold Standard

All the CEOs of the bailed out banks testifying before Congress don't want to end the Federal Reserve or return to a gold standard. Under a gold standard no future bank bailouts are possible. The Federal Reserve protects bankers from suffering the market consequences of their mistakes.

Apr 16, 2019

Printing Money Is Taxation In Another Form

“Printing money is merely taxation in another form. Rather than robbing citizens of their money, governments robs their money of its purchasing power.”

- Peter Schiff

Apr 4, 2019

Stock Market: The Trump Put

It's not just the Powell Put. The stock market also benefits from the Trump Put. Anytime the market falls Trump simply tweets something positive about a pending trade deal with China. Since Trump can't play this card if an actual deal is made, his incentive is not to make one!

Related trading tickers: SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF (SPY), Nasdaq 100 Index ETF (QQQ), SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Apr 3, 2019

The Real Reason Why The Fed Cannot Raise Rates

The truth is they can't raise interest rates because we have too much debt we can't afford right a normal rate of interest. Because we have an abnormal amount of debt they can't shrink the balance sheet, the deficits are too high and if they did shrink the balance sheet it would put too much upward pressure on long-term interest and it would collapse the bubble.

Mar 26, 2019

The Coming Recession Will Be Bearish For Bonds

Wait until investors figure out that the coming recession will be bearish for bonds. This time soaring budget deficits and a return to QE and ZIRP will result in a sharp fall in the dollar and rise in consumer prices. With stagflation real demand for bonds falls as supply rises!

Related trading instruments: 10- year U.S. Treasuries, iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT), ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year ETF (TBT)

Investors Are Fearless!

On CNBC this morning a prominent asset manager boasted he is buying U.S. stocks because investors are so fearful of an inverting yield curve and that the 2nd longest economic expansion is nearing its end. While investors should fear that and more, they don't. Investors are fearless!

Mar 21, 2019

Federal Reserve, Crude Oil Prices & Credit Card Debt

Fed's Dovish Posture: A Big Mistake

Every clueless commentator on CNBC is applauding the Fed's dovish posture. They don't understand that this shift was the inevitable result of prior monetary policy mistakes. Rather than acknowledging and leaning from those mistakes, the Federal Reserve is just making even larger ones now! 

FOMC Meeting: Gold and U.S. Dollar Reaction

The fact that the U.S. dollar is not already tanking and gold soaring underscores just how clueless investors remain as to the future trajectory of the U.S. economy and past efficacy of #Fed monetary policy. They are in for a rude awakening. 

Government Bonds: Few Real Buyers For Longer-Dated Maturities

The real reason the Federal Reserve is lengthening its balance sheet is that it knows there are few real buyers for longer-dated maturities. This will only worsen the Federal Reserve losses when it eventually sells those securities to fight inflation, or the public's losses if it choses not to!

Inflation & Crude Oil Prices

The decline in oil prices is the main reason Powell claims he is not worried about rising inflation. Yet oil prices are already up by 33% this year, rising above $60 per barrel today. Oil prices may actually double in 2019. As the U.S. economy slows, the CPI will rise faster.

Americans Owe Over  $1 Trillion In Credit Card Debt

Americans owe over $1 trillion in credit card debt and recent polling data indicates they aren’t paying off those balances anytime soon. (related stocks: Visa (V), Mastercard (MA), American Express (AXP))

Mar 19, 2019

A Bear Market Rally

I actually think the US stock market entered a stealth bear market at the beginning of 2018. But we didn't officially enter a bear market with the major averages dropping 20% or more in the fourth quarter of 2018.

 Then the Federal Reserve did exactly what I said they would do the minute the market either entered a bear territory or got close enough to do it to scare the Federal Reserve. I said from before the Fed even raised interest rates for the first time that if they ever attempted to normalize interest rates their attempt would fail that they could never complete the journey because along the way the market would break and the Federal Reserve would have to cut off the interest rate hikes and that's exactly what they did.

I also said that the initial calling off of future interest rate hikes would only create a relief rally in the market and that's what we've had. This rally is the correction. In bear markets the rises are the corrections, the opposite of a bull market. So, I think the Federal Reserve by throwing the markets this lifeline has created this bear market correction, this rally.

Mar 18, 2019

Trump Will Reach A Trade Deal With China

Trump will read a trade deal with China. In Peter Schiff`s opinion he has to. On a recent interview with, Peter explained why President Trump cannot afford not to have a deal. Read and watch the complete interview here: ‘Trump will reach trade deal with China, he can’t afford not to,’ Peter Schiff tells RT’s Boom Bust

Mar 15, 2019

Global Economic Weakness

Weakness in the global economy is not going to spill over into the U.S. economy. The U.S. economy will weaken on its own due to a host of domestic problems far greater than what overseas economies are dealing with. As the U.S. enters recession, the global economy will improve.

Trade Deal: Will The Markets Sell The News?

Since expectations of a great U.S. - China trade deal are so high, the market is poised to sell the news, particularly if the over-hyped deal does not live up to expectations. The best way for Trump to avoid disappointing markets is to delay an actual deal for as long as possible.

Mar 13, 2019

Precious Metals: Silver Will Rise Even More

Look at last time. Silver went up to $50 per ounce from $3 to $4 an ounce in 2000-2001. Gold went to $1,900 per ounce, but silver went to $50 per ounce. It was a much bigger percentage gain. If I am right about gold going to $5,000 to $10,000 (per ounce), I am sure the percentage gain in silver will be even bigger.

Gold Is The Last Thing You Should Be Shorting

I think this is the calm before the storm. People don’t really perceive it. Gold shorts are going to lose an incredible amount of money. That’s probably one of the most foolish things you can do. There are a lot of great things out there to short. Gold is the last thing you should be shorting. 

For central banks, gold is the safest reserve asset. It’s the only asset that is not somebody else’s liability. I think the world is going back to gold.

$5,000, $10,000 (per ounce) who knows how high it’s going to go. There is no real ceiling on the price of gold because there is no floor to the value of the dollar and other fiat currency. Gold is going to skyrocket.

The U.S. Dollar Is Going To Collapse

I think when they start to try to reflate the assets in stocks, real estate and in bonds, they are just going to prick the dollar bubble, and that’s when we have a real crisis. The dollar is going to collapse, and America’s days of living beyond its means is going to come to an end.

Mar 11, 2019

Jerome Powell Dismissed Surging Auto Loan Delinquencies

On 60 Minutes Jerome Powell dismissed surging auto loan delinquencies by saying they merely reflect that not everyone is benefitting from the widespread prosperity the U.S. is currently enjoying. But soaring delinquencies are more evidence that the prosperity is not widespread!

The Only Potential Risks Powell Sees Right Now

Jerome Powell told 60 Minutes that the only potential risks he sees facing the U.S. economy are slowing economies in Europe and Asia. Record Federal, state, corporate, and personal debts do not concern him at all. He is also not worried about the housing or auto markets. Crazy!

First Down Week For U.S. Stocks In 2019

In fact, this is the first down week that the U.S. stock market has had in 2019. Something tells me it's certainly not going to be the last.

Mar 8, 2019

China - U.S. Trade Deal: "I don't think we're gonna have a substantive deal"

I don't think we're gonna have a substantive deal that gets to the root cause of that I think that there's gonna be a deal I've been saying that since the beginning I think that Trump can't afford not to have a deal so there's gonna be one but it's not going to turn around America's massive trade deficit with China.

Mar 4, 2019

Stock Market & U.S. - China Trade Deal

The market already expects a trade deal – a good trade deal. I think that is a dangerous position for the United States because it puts President Trump in a position where he really has to deliver.

Feb 19, 2019

More Signs Of Economic Weakness

Look at the data coming out: (we had) the biggest drop in retail sales in one month since 2009 when we were in the Great Recession. 

Look at the numbers we got out on delinquencies in auto loans: they are at an all-time record high, on people who are 90 days or more behind in their car payments.

I just read today that restaurant sales are falling now for four out of the last five months at the fastest pace in more than 25 years. That means that restaurant sales now are weaker than they were in the 2001 recession or in the 2008 recession.

Feb 18, 2019

The Real National Emergency

Of course the real national emergency is not the lack of a wall, the failure to build a wall but building up the national debt to $22 trillion! We eclipse that dubious milestone earlier in the week and again when you talk about the national debt at $22 trillion we're talking about the tip of a huge iceberg. 

This is just a funded portion of the debt and it doesn't include liabilities like what the government owes for social security, guaranteed bank deposits or student loans. That's not there, those are contingent liabilities and they're just as real but they're not even part of the national debt.

So, when you look at all the liabilities that the US government is on the hook for, you're talking about well over a $100 trillion or $200 trillion. Twenty trillion is maybe five or ten percent of the debt but that debt that is the real national emergency.

Feb 14, 2019

Portfolio Allocation: "I Have A Lot Of Money In Gold Stocks"

I have a lot of money in gold stocks, more the senior producers. But I also have a lot of global stocks that pay good dividends. 

I could be 40 percent gold stocks and the rest are non-gold stocks, some of those are energy stocks too. But overall they're just good businesses I like around the world in currencies I like. I get a lot of dividends coming.

US Dollar: The Catalyst For The Big Drop

As the US economy weakens and the Federal Reserve starts monetizing all those debts again, which they will, there's gonna be no demand for dollars and the US Dollar is gonna fall like a stone.

Feb 12, 2019

The US Economy Is A Gigantic Credit Bubble

I think the longest bull market in history already ended. We're in a correction right now, the first correction of the new bear market.

This idea that the US is the cleanest dirty shirt in the hamper is a bunch of nonsense. I mean the US economy is a gigantic credit bubble. Debt is at an all-time high on an individual level when you look at credit cards, student loans, auto debt... But more importantly the national debt: we're now running $100 billion per month deficit spending. We are borrowing more money now during this recovery than we did at any point during the Great Recession!

Feb 8, 2019

We Are In A Bear Market!

The financial media still doesn't get it. They are referring to the current decline in the stock market as a correction. It is not. We are in a bear market. The rally was the correction!

Feb 4, 2019

The Best Way To Use Gold

One of the best ways that man has figured out how to use gold is as money. Gold has been money for thousands of years and the reason it's lasted so long is because it works so well. But governments often try to control our lives and one of the things they try to do is control money, change money and substitute money for what we now use as fiat currencies.

Fiat currencies are just pieces of paper that governments declare as legal tender and which have value purely based on faith and confidence in tradition. But they don't have any value based on the intrinsic properties that they possess because they don't possess any. They are simply pieces of paper, there's no difference between a hundred dollar bill and a one dollar bill other than the number of zeros that's written on the paper.

Jan 30, 2019

Federal Reserve: Capitulation is the Beginning of the End

Peter Schiff gives a fantastic explanation of the current state of the stock market and how the Federal Reserve has made an 180 degree on monetary policy when the stock markets crashed in the forth quarter of 2018.

Jan 29, 2019

Will Gold Finally Make A Comeback?

Peter Schiff recently participated in the Ultimate Gold Panel (VRIC) moderated by Kitco's Daniela Cambone. 

Panel introduction: I don't have to remind many of you that gold has been in a Dead Money trade for a long time now we were above seventeen hundred and twenty eleven but you know for the next four years we've just gone down down down and now we've been stuck in this range of 1,200 to 1,300 so the question is is 2019 the year for gold can it finally make that comeback?

Jan 28, 2019

Inflation Pressures Will Be Bullish For Gold

As inflation pressures start to pick up more investors are going to acknowledge the benefits of owning gold. You can watch the whole video interview with Kitco here: Peter Schiff: "More People Will Wake Up" To Gold’s Benefits

Jan 25, 2019

The End Of Quantitative Tightening

As I forecast from the day the Federal Reserve first announced its plan to shrink its balance sheet, it now admits it will abort the process long before it's finished. I also forecast that this policy reversal would be a precursor to a return to quantitative easing (QE). That forecast will soon come true too.

Jan 23, 2019

More People Are Going To Wake Up To The Benefits Of Owning Gold

We've entered a bear market and we're now in a correction, we're having a rally in a bear market in the US. But I think this is early in the bear market so as that grinds down, as we make new lows and as inflation really starts to take a toll on the real value of people's savings and their investments (not just their stocks but in particular their bonds, their savings the cash value of their insurance policies) as inflation too starts to erode away their purchasing power, more and more people are gonna wake up to the benefits of owning gold.

Jan 16, 2019

The Primary Trend In Stocks Is Down

Because the bubble popped we entered a bear market in the US. Right now we're having our first correction in that bear market where you get a rally.

In a bull market the corrections are down. Well, in a bear market the corrections are when the market moves up and I think we're in one of those right now but I think the primary trend in stocks is down.

Jan 15, 2019

2008 Was Just The Warm Up

The 2008 one was just the warm up because the central banks were able to delay the consequences until the next crisis which is the one into which we are now headed. 

I believe this bubble has already popped except the air is only just starting to leak out and I think we're headed for a much worse crisis in the United States in particular that will actually end up being a sovereign debt and currency crisis.

Jan 11, 2019

Powell Does Not See Any Risks Of Asset Bubbles

Chairman Jerome Powell says the Federal Reserve does not see any risks of asset bubbles, excessive debt, or inflation. Given that no one at the Federal Reserve saw those risks in 2000 or 2008, nothing has changed. Since the current risks they are blind to are much larger, they will be blindsided by a larger crisis.

Jan 10, 2019

A 180 Degree Turn On Monetary Policy

If you look at Fed Chairman Powell's most recent comments he's now backing off of his talk about continuing to shrink the balance sheet and maybe not raise interest rates anymore and so that's kind of reflating the bubble a bit but I don't think that's enough to do it.

I think the air is still going to come out of the bubble. The interest rate hikes that have already taken place are too much for the over-leveraged US economy to bear. so I think the Federal Reserve ultimately is going to go back to zero interest rates. It's not just about to slowing down the shrinking of the balance sheet. 

I think they're gonna blow it back up even bigger with QE4 and of course when the Federal Reserve surprises the markets by doing a complete 180 on monetary policy, I think that you're gonna see the bottom drop out of the dollar and that's when you're really going see a big bid in the gold market.

Jan 8, 2019

An Inflationary Recession Is Coming

First of all, they're not going to raise interest rates in 2019, they're talking about doing that but what they're actually going to do is: they're gonna take interest rates back down to zero once it's obvious that the economy is in recession and they're going to launch another round of quantitative easing.

That is going to take a very bad situation and make it much worse because it's not going to work like it did last time in that it blew up a bigger bubble. This is going to blow up in everybody's face. It's not going to cause real estate prices to go up or stock prices to go up. 

It's gonna cause food prices to go up gasoline prices it's the cost of living that's gonna rise not the level of the stock market and so this is going to be an inflationary recession.

Jan 4, 2019

We Are On The Precipice Of A Much Worse Crisis

It's not a volatile economy it's a bubble economy thanks to the Federal Reserve they inflated an even bigger bubble on purpose than the one they inflated by accident that popped in 2008.

The economy is in much worse shape structurally today than it was before it fell apart the last time so this is the beginning of a much greater crisis of a much greater recession than the one that we experienced back in 2008.

Jan 3, 2019

The Fed Will Do Quantitative Easing All Over Again

I don't think that the President has a lot of fans at the Federal Reserve but I don't know that those guys are smart enough to know how to target him. I actually think that had the Federal Reserve not raised interest rates it would be worse right now because the only reason the US Dollar hasn't imploded is because the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates and because people believe they're gonna continue to raise interest rates.

Now, I don't believe that. Before Trump is finished with this term, interest rates will be back at zero and the Federal Reserve is gonna be doing quantitative easing all over again. Except it's gonna backfire because it's not going to reflate asset bubbles, it's gonna throw gasoline on the inflation fire.

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