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POSTED ON April 7, 2020  - POSTED IN Original Analysis

As the coronavirus lockdown drags on and governments at every level enact more and more draconian measures, nobody seems to have an answer for what I believe is a most crucial question.

What’s the exit strategy?

POSTED ON March 23, 2020  - POSTED IN Original Analysis

Let me be clear upfront. I don’t think coronavirus is “just the flu.” I think the pandemic represents a significant health threat and could potentially overwhelm the healthcare system if the spread isn’t slowed. I think social distancing is wise. But I also think the draconian measures taken by governments that have effectively shut down the economy in many places may prove more deadly in the long run than the virus itself.

As Kerry Baldwin said, the economy is life-sustaining.

POSTED ON March 19, 2020  - POSTED IN Original Analysis

Many people have likened the battle against coronavirus to a war and invoked imagery of the US fighting World War II. President Trump has even deemed himself a “wartime president.”

The president told reporters at a White House briefing that fighting the virus would require a sacrificial national effort just like it took to defeat the Axis in the Second World War.

POSTED ON March 10, 2020  - POSTED IN Original Analysis

Stock markets have been getting hammered, ostensibly because of the economic impacts of the coronavirus. Peter Schiff has been saying this isn’t really about the virus. It was the pin that pricked the bubble. If it wasn’t coronavirus, it would have been something else.

Regardless, the Fed hit the panic button last week and slashed interest rates by half a percent. Peter has described this as throwing gasoline on a fire. In other words, the central bank is exacerbating the problem.

POSTED ON February 6, 2020  - POSTED IN Original Analysis

The Coronavirus has officially reached the “pandemic” status. It’s a scary word that means the coronavirus has crossed international boundaries. So, what does this mean for the markets?

POSTED ON January 29, 2020  - POSTED IN Original Analysis

Many of SchiffGold clients hold silver patiently waiting for a drop in the silver to gold ratio. I am very much one of these patient holders of silver.

For those who aren’t familiar, the silver to gold ratio is exactly as it sounds: the price of gold stated in ounces of silver.

Today the silver to gold ratio is trading at about 87:1. In simple terms, this means it takes 87 ounces of silver to buy one ounce of gold.

POSTED ON January 27, 2020  - POSTED IN Original Analysis

Lately, palladium has exploded in price. It’s stirred up a lot of buzz, and we’ve seen significant palladium sales (both clients buying and selling) in the last few weeks. In fact, there has been more interest in this metal than we have seen in the 10 years of SchiffGold’s history. However not too many people know much about palladium or its history.

Palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, and osmium form what is commonly called the Platinum Group Metals (PGMs). Palladium is one of the rarest metals on Earth found in 0.015 ppm (parts per million).

POSTED ON January 22, 2020  - POSTED IN Original Analysis

Platinum has caught the eye of customers lately given how relatively inexpensive it has been trading compared to other precious metals.

Even though throughout history platinum has been cheaper per ounce than gold, platinum experienced a major spike in price from roughly 2000-2008.  Since then, platinum has remained less expensive than gold, and this has caused some people to consider it a better potential speculative play versus simply buying gold.

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