In a podcast early last week, Peter Schiff called the surging stock market “the biggest bubble ever” and talked about some of the absurdities in the market, particularly in the Nasdaq. Then on Thursday, that bubble may have popped. Peter talked about it in his podcast Friday.
Peter Schiff recently appeared on RT Boom Bust with Ben Swann to talk about safe-haven assets in the age of COVID-19. Peter made the case for gold, saying if you understand its role as money, you know you should always have some. He also debated Swann on the long-term value of bitcoin.
After rising early in the week on the Fed’s promise of more inflation, gold and silver dipped a bit late in the week with some positive economic data bolstering hopes of a quick economic recovery. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey reiterates that what’s going on isn’t fundamentally about the coronavirus. He takes a deep dive into the Fed’s new inflation policy and makes the case that this was all in play long before the pandemic.
Researchers have developed a titanium bone implant incorporating silver nanoparticles that will help lower infection rates.
Last week, the Federal Reserve announced a change in the way it will target inflation going forward. In other words, the central bank moved the inflation goalposts. In effect, the new policy will allow the Fed to let inflation run hotter.
As Peter Schiff explained in his podcast, the move was expected and necessary.
Adrian Day did an interview with Kitco News and said gold will finish the year over $2,000 an ounce and investors shouldn’t worry about short-term profit-taking and consolidation. Why? Because the Federal Reserve is out of control.
Day is the CEO of Adrian Day Asset Management and also works with Peter Schiff as the portfolio manager of EuroPacific’s gold fund.
The S&P 500 charted its best August since 1986. Both the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 made new highs last month. Peter talked about the surging stock market in his podcast, saying that it is the biggest bubble ever. And despite what people seem to think, there will be consequences.
Peter Schiff has been warning about a dollar collapse for years. Now we’re starting to see some mainstream bearishness on the greenback.
The dollar hit a more than 2-year low on Monday and closed out August with its fourth straight monthly loss. It was the worst August in five years for the dollar and the longest run of monthly losses since the summer of 2017. The dollar is down about 11% from its 2020 peak.
Silver wrapped up a strong August pushing above the key resistance level of $28 an ounce on Monday.
While gold charted a slight dip of about 0.4% last month, silver was up just over 18%. On Tuesday morning (Sept. 1) the white metal was knocking on the door of $29 an ounce.
Which countries have the biggest gold reserves?
Central banks globally have been increasing gold holdings over the last few years. Central bank demand came in at 650.3 tons last year. That was the second-highest level of annual purchases for 50 years, just slightly below the 2018 net purchases of 656.2 tons. According to the World Gold Council, 2018 marked the highest level of annual net central bank gold purchases since the suspension of dollar convertibility into gold in 1971, and the second-highest annual total on record.