Q2 was one heck of a quarter for US stock markets. But in his podcast, Peter Schiff called it a “phony rally.” The real bull run to watch is gold.
The Dow Jones just wrapped up its best quarter since 1987. The S&P 500, finished out its best three-month run since 1998 during the dot-com bubble. But as Peter pointed out, you have to put the big gains in perspective. Stocks were coming off an abysmal first quarter, and other than the NASDAQ, the major indexes remain negative on the year.
Over the last couple of months, we’ve been arguing that we won’t see a dramatic “v-shaped recovery.” Even if we cure COVID-19, it won’t cure the economy. But the mainstream has remained optimistic. In his podcast Friday, Peter Schiff points out some of the ways the whole v-shaped recovery narrative is falling apart.
A lot of people still have faith in the dollar. Some people even believe the dollar is set to rally. Santiago Capital CEO Brent Johnson is one of those people. He bases his dollar bullishness on what he calls “the milkshake theory.” In his podcast this week, Peter Schiff explained why the milkshake theory is all wet.
Gold took out the April highs and rose to the highest level in 8 years on Tuesday. The rally in other safe have assets has stalled in recent weeks, but gold has continued to rise. Why is gold the only safe haven left standing? Peter Schiff explained in his podcast.
On Friday, the Dow Jones was up around 400 points early in the day, but closed down just over 200 points. Meanwhile, gold had a solid rally that held up. The yellow metal was up about $20 on the day. Could this be a sign of things to come? In his podcast over the weekend, Peter said he thinks it just might be.
I think the action in the stock market and the gold market Friday potentially is telling as to the future course of both markets.
On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. It was classic Fed “open mouth operations” as Powell tried to talk up the central bank’s policies and assure everybody that everything is under control. But is it, really?
Peter Schiff hit some of the highlights of Powell’s testimony during his podcast.
After the stock market tanked last week, the Trump administration tried to do damage control and talk the economy back up. In his podcast, Peter Schiff said the damage control fell flat. In fact, everything the government is doing claiming to help isn’t helping at all.
The markets were giddy Friday after a much better than expected jobs report boosted optimism for a quick v-shaped recovery as the economy opens back up. But in his podcast Friday, Peter Schiff poured some cold water on this notion. He said given the amount of stimulus that the Federal Reserve and the US government have pumped into the economy, unwinding it all will be mission impossible.
US stock markets continued their inexplicable rally despite the economic destruction wrought by the coronavirus-induced shutdown. The S&P500 is only down about 3.5% on the year and the NASDAQ is actually up. As a result, a lot of investors seem to be getting out of safe havens, including gold. But in his podcast, Peter Schiff explains why selling gold is a mistake if you understand what’s really going on. In a nutshell, stocks are rising because the Fed is printing money. And no matter what the mainstream says, money printing matters.