Gold and silver got hammered (along with stocks) this week as the dollar strengthened with a sudden bout of risk-off sentiment. Rising numbers of coronavirus cases have ignited fears of new economic restrictions and markets have fretted about the lack of additional stimulus. Gold is at a 2-month low. So, is it time to panic? On this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharry tries to answer that question and looks at all that you have to believe in order to claim the gold bull run is dead.
The markets got clobbered again on Wednesday (Sept. 23) with the exception of the US dollar, which hit a 2-month high. Not even the bond market managed to rally even with the stock market selling off and a strong dollar. Gold was down nearly $40 on the day and silver hit a 7-week low.
One of the big drivers of the sell-off was the perception that the Fed might be done with stimulus. In his podcast, Peter said this notion is wrong — at least in the long-term. But even if the markets were right, the stock market needs Fed stimulus a lot more than gold and silver do.
It’s not just the federal government running massive deficits and piling up enormous levels of debt. Thirty-nine US states don’t have enough money to pay all of their bills.
That was the grim conclusion of Truth in Accounting’s annual Financial State of the States report.
The report summarizes a comprehensive analysis surveying the fiscal health of the 50 states prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
Monday (Sept. 21) looked a lot like March with everything selling off as the dollar rallied. There was a sudden burst of risk-off sentiment due to worries that a spike in coronavirus cases could lead to new economic lockdowns coupled with significant political uncertainty after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Peter Schiff talked about the big selloff in his podcast, and he thinks there a deeper underlying reason for the sudden volatility. Markets are worried that the Fed and the US government aren’t stimulating enough.
As the Federal Reserve meeting wrapped up last week, Peter Schiff appeared on RT Boom Bust. The interview covered a number of topics, including gold, oil prices, the Fed and the Snowflake IPO.
The discussion started with the rising prices of gold and silver. Peter said central bank policy is creating a very bullish environment for precious metals prices to continue to rise. Unfortunately, a lot of other prices will rise as well.
Last week, the Federal Reserve held its September FOMC meeting. Peter Schiff appeared on the Claman Countdown after the meeting ended, along with Natalie Securities Global Fixed Income Chief Andy Brenner. During the interview, they discussed inflation, the impact of Fed policy, the bubble economy and they even touched on modern monetary theory. Peter said ultimately the Fed isn’t helping. In fact, it’s the biggest enemy of economic growth.
The Federal Reserve wrapped up another FOMC meeting this week. The central bank delivered pretty much what was expected. The easy money will continue to flow unabated. But it looks like what is expected is no longer enough. The addict wants even more of the monetary drug. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey talks about the Fed meeting and the market reaction.
Peter Schiff recently did a presentation at the Endeavour Silver Town Hall Webinar. He talked about the state of the economy, the US dollar, and gold and silver. Peter said he thinks we’re about to see a gold bull market rivaling the 1970s because the world is going to reject the dollar standard and go back to a gold standard.
Every week, analysts and pundits pour over the latest weekly jobs report looking for signs of life. Every month, we dive into the monthly unemployment numbers hoping they signal economic recovery. But these unemployment numbers don’t tell the whole story.
The government economic shutdowns in response to the coronavirus pandemic have deeply wounded the economy in ways that won’t immediately show up in the numbers. In fact, they could leave scars on the economy that don’t fade for years.
Even as the fiscal 2020 budget deficit surged past $3 trillion, more than double the previous record deficit, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin called for more federal spending, saying “now is not the time to worry about shrinking the deficit.” Of course, he wasn’t worried about shrinking the deficit before the pandemic either. Peter Schiff talked about the looming debt crisis during his podcast.