Last fall, SchiffGold Precious Metals Specialist Dickson Buchanan attended the Gold Standard Institute’s conference in New York City. In this article, Dickson explains the philosophy of Keith Weiner, founder of the Gold Standard Institute (GSI). Like Peter Schiff, Weiner is deeply concerned about the destruction of the US dollar by the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies and believes we need to return to using gold as money. Any views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Peter Schiff or SchiffGold.
“The greatest problem facing the world today is monetary,” began The Gold Standard Institute’s founder Keith Weiner in his opening remarks at the New York City conference. Having successfully made the transition from technology entrepreneur to world-class monetary economist, Keith walked us through his business plan for the Gold Standard Institute (GSI). An advocate of what he calls the “unadulterated gold standard,” Keith gave a detailed presentation of the reasons why the gold standard is not only superior to the present fiat system but is also urgently necessary for today. Throughout his talk, several thought-provoking issues were raised that differentiated GSI from other sound money advocates.
Peter Schiff gets a bit riled up in his latest podcast while responding to Obama’s State of the Union Address. Of course, Peter has good cause to get upset as he picks apart the outright lies in Obama’s speech, including Obama’s claim that he has reduced America’s debt and that the middle class lifestyle is better off thanks to big government.
Peter Schiff uses his latest podcast to dig into the fundamentals of gold production in Canada and the United States. He also explains why mainstream analysts are completely clueless when it comes to understanding how the Chinese yuan is affected by its peg to the dollar. He wraps up by looking at the terrible condition of US student loan debt, and the government policies that empower college students to make terrible career decisions.
In his first Schiff Report video of the year, Peter Schiff explains the Swiss news that rattled the foreign exchange markets this week. Peter had predicted that Switzerland would eventually be forced to drop its euro peg, just as he’s been warning that countries like China will be forced to abandon their ties to a weakening US dollar. If investors don’t want to experience even worse losses than Europeans were hit with this week, they need to start preparing for a dollar crisis. Gold has performed very well this year, even while the US dollar and stock market moved higher, which Peter sees as an indicator that a new bull trend has started in precious metals.
In his latest podcast, Peter Schiff provides more in-depth analysis of how the Swiss National Bank’s monetary policy could affect the US dollar in the long-term.
In his first Gold Videocast of 2015, Peter Schiff looks back at gold’s performance on the global markets in 2014 and forecasts where the yellow metal is headed in the new year. Learn why:
In a new commentary from Euro Pacific Capital, Peter Schiff debunks the double-speak mantra of central bankers that claims falling prices in one sector (like oil) are good for consumers, while falling prices across the board will stagnate an economy.
The sudden fall in the price of oil provides a unique opportunity to examine the widely held belief that deflation is economic poison. As many governments and central banks have vowed to fight deflation at all costs in 2015, the question could hardly be more significant.
While falling prices may strike the layman as cause for celebration, economists believe that it can kick off a nasty, and often inescapable, negative cycle, which many believe leads inevitably to a prolonged recession, or even a depression. However, these same economists acknowledge that falling energy prices may offer a stimulus, equivalent to an enormous “tax cut,” particularly for lower and middle income consumers for whom energy costs represent a major portion of disposable income. They suggest that the money consumers and businesses no longer spend on gasoline and heating oil could be spent on other goods and services thereby creating demand in other areas of the economy. Even Fed Chair Janet Yellen, a staunch advocate of the economic benefits of rising consumer prices, has extolled the benefits of falling oil prices.
In his latest podcast, Peter Schiff reviews the most recent negative US economic data and the turmoil in the currency markets. He spends some time looking at the price of gold in other currencies, and what a break-out in these currencies could mean for gold’s long-term price. He also talks about the most dangerous bubble in the global economy: the faith and confidence in fiat currencies and central banking.
Everybody is talking about how strong the United States economy is based upon the upward revision of GDP growth to 5% in the third quarter. In his latest podcast, Peter Schiff digs into the data underlying the third-quarter GDP, as well as the economic data that could tell us what to expect for fourth-quarter GDP growth.