If you thought maybe the federal government would try to rein in the spending after running a recorded budget deficit of $3.13 trillion in fiscal 2020, you were sorely disappointed. Uncle Sam has not kicked his spending habit.
October was the first month of FY 2021 and the federal government kicked off the year with a $284.1 billion budget deficit, according to the latest Monthly Treasury Statement. It was the largest October budget shortfall in American history.
Michael Osterholm is one of the doctors advising Joe Biden on the coronavirus. He has said the US needs to impose a complete lockdown for four to six weeks. Osterholm claims this won’t be a problem because the US government can just pay everybody. In other words, Uncle Sam would give every American a paid vacation.
In his podcast, Peter Schiff explained why this proposal is ridiculous.
So… It’s Friday the 13th — 2020.
Should we really be tempting fate like this?
Gold and silver sold off big and the Dow surged Monday on the announcement the Pfizer had successful coronavirus vaccine trials. But Friday Gold Wrap host Mike Maharrey says investors should maybe tap the brakes on thinking that a coronavirus vaccine is a cure-all. In this episode, the looks a little deeper at the long-term ramifications of a vaccine. He also breaks down the newest budget deficit numbers.
This summer, Peter Schiff and Jim Rickards discussed the possibility of $15,000 gold. In a recent interview. economist Rafi Farber took this line of thinking to the next level, arguing the dollar price of gold could eventually hit infinity – meaning simply that the value of the dollar will go to zero.
American retirees are buried in debt.
Between 1999 and 2019, the total debt burden for Americans over age 70 increased by 543% and totaled $1.1 trillion according to data compiled by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Debt grew by 471% over the same period for those in their 60s and totaled $2.14 trillion at the end of last year.
Gold has helped Indians weather the economic storm caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The government response to COVID-19 has ravaged the Indian economy. As a result, many banks are reluctant to extend credit due to fear of defaults. In this tight lending environment, many Indians are using their stashes of gold to secure loans.
Student loan debt continues to surge despite falling college enrollment.
In Q3, student loan balances rose by $23 billion from the second quarter, according to the latest Federal Reserve data.
While the markets were giddy about the prospects of a coronavirus vaccine, the Federal Reserve was warning of more economic chaos on the horizon.
The Fed released its biannual Financial Stability Report Monday. The report warned we could see a wave of defaults and “significant declines” in asset prices in the near future.
Stocks soared, and gold and silver sold off Monday after Pfizer announced success in stage III coronavirus vaccine trials.
During his podcast, Peter Schiff talked about the crazy day in the markets and suggested we might want to tap the brakes when it comes to the excitement about a COVID vaccine because there is no vaccine for what actually ails the economy.