Rick Santelli interviewed Peter Schiff on CNBC’s Santelli Exchange yesterday. Their brief conversation got right to the heart of America’s economic problems. While Santelli seems to agree that the Federal Reserve cannot successfully unwind its quantitative easing programs, he asks Peter to focus on the seeming improvements in the economy in the past couple years. Peter helps connect the dots, showing that both the supposed recovery and the coming crash are direct results of the Fed’s cheap money. Enjoy the full transcript below the video.
On Friday, Fox Business spoke with Peter Schiff about the latest economic analysis from the Federal Reserve. Richard Fisher, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, believes that the US economy is improving and that interest rates will be raised beginning in 2015. Peter, on the other hand, points out that Fed officials are either incompetent or lying.
Watch the video below and scroll down for a transcript of Peter’s comments.
Peter Schiff has been one of the few voices of reason warning that the Federal Reserve is going to re-start its quantitative easing by mid-2015, as well as keep interest rates at zero until there is a currency crisis. With the recent market turmoil, economists around the world are beginning to realize that Peter is right – more QE is needed. Even St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard says that another round of quantitative easing might be in order. In an interview on Bloomberg, Bullard said:
Is the world waking up to the economic reality Peter Schiff has been warning about all year long? With the current chaos in the stock market and rise in the price of gold, mainstream commentators and economists around the world are starting to wonder if stocks really are in bubble territory. All sorts of technical indicators are driving speculative investors to seek the safe-haven of gold. Take a look at some of these ominous indicators highlighted by the Economic Collapse Blog:
- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite experienced the worst three-day decline since 2011.
- The price of oil is plummeting, which happened just before the 2008 financial crisis. Oil hasn’t been this cheap for two years.
- The Volatility Index (VIX) is at its highest since the European debt crisis, indicating a lots and lots of fear on Wall Street.
Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog interview Jim Rickards, author of The Death of Money. While they began by talking about the Islamic State and United States foreign policy, they moved on to discuss the possible “black swan” events that could crash the global markets. Rickards prefers the metaphor of the snowflake and the avalanche to that of the black swan, because he believes it is very easy to understand that a collapse is inevitable. The foundation of the avalanche is already there, but the snowflake that will trigger that avalanche could come unexpectedly. His number one piece of advice for investors is to buy physical gold and silver.
Enjoy the video below, and scroll down to see read some highlights from the interview.
Peter Schiff highlights the differences between the Chinese and American economies. More importantly, he explains why China doesn’t want the rest of the world to know how much gold it owns or intends to buy.
Back in September, Peter Schiff was interviewed by Anthony Wile of The Daily Bell. We posted a segment of the interview last week. In this second part, Peter elaborates on the true drivers of the American economy, his strategy for physical precious metals investment, the war on drugs, and the economic troubles of Europe.
Daily Bell: What’s driving the market – fundamentals? We think it’s almost purely monetary policy these days.
Peter Schiff: It’s just cheap money. That’s all that’s driving it. It’s inflation. You can say to some degree it’s about earnings, but earnings are a function of share buybacks. Companies are buying back stock and they only can afford to do that because they can borrow so cheaply, so it’s stock buybacks that are driving earnings from share growth, not topline revenue growth. And of course, the other thing that’s sustaining earnings is that corporate debt service is so low. Despite a record amount of debt on corporate balance sheets, their debt service costs are so low that’s adding to their earnings. That’s the same thing that’s happening with the federal government. Despite the fact that we have a record national debt, the interest payments that we make per year are lower than we made in Ronald Reagan’s presidency, even though the debt was a fraction of its current size and that’s because the carrying costs are so low. I recently completed a 30-page report on this topic called “Taxed By Debt”, with a lot more information than we have time to go into here.
Chris Waltzek invited Peter Schiff onto GoldSeek.com Radio this last week to talk about the rebranding of Euro Pacific Precious Metals to SchiffGold. Peter explains the reasoning behind the brand change and why investors should avoid buying numismatic and collectible precious metals products. He then goes on to discuss his expectations for the US economy for the rest of 2014. He shares his 2014 predictions for the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, as well as the price of physical gold. Enjoy the audio and full transcript below.
Peter Schiff appeared on Yahoo! Finance yesterday to speak with Jeff Macke about the latest meeting minutes released by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). The Fed has admitted that it does not plan on raising rates soon, officially throwing the United States and the dollar into the arena of the international “currency war.” Read some highlights from the interview below.
Back in September, Peter Schiff was interviewed by Anthony Wile of The Daily Bell. The exclusive conversation covered a vast number of topics, but in the second half they dug deep into Peter’s analysis of the United States economy. Peter, as usual, clearly explains our fundamental economic reality while deftly moving across a range of topics, from the performance of this year’s blockbuster movies to the European Central Bank’s rate cuts.
Daily Bell: What should the Fed be doing these days other than going out of business? What’s it doing wrong?