Interest rates continue to rise. Gold continues to languish. The stock market bubble continues to inflate. In his podcast, Peter Schiff argues that investors are reading the tea leaves all wrong. They think rising rates are going to force the Fed to tighten monetary policy sooner than expected. But Peter says there is a reality out there that nobody wants to acknowledge.
Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he wasn’t worried at all about inflation. But there are signs that inflation is heating up everywhere, from surging commodity prices to rising bond yields. In his podcast Friday (Feb 12) Peter Schiff talked about increasing inflation and the unreasonable expectations Wall Street has when it comes to the Fed’s willingness or ability to do anything about it.
In a podcast, Peter Schiff said it smells like stagflation is on the horizon. Inflationary pressures are becoming more and more apparent. Labor costs, commodity prices and bond yields are all pushing upward – clear signs of inflationary pressure. And of course, defined correctly – as an increase in the money supply – there is no denying inflation is rampant. We saw a record increase in the money supply last year. The only time that even comes close was the stagflationary period of the 1970s.
But what does this really mean for you and me?
We ended last week with some weaker than expected economic data – particularly the jobs numbers, but the stock market continues to go up. These days, the mainstream reacts to everything as good news. No matter what the data suggests, everybody seems to think things will come up smelling roses because of stimulus. But in a recent podcast, Peter said all of this smells more like stagflation.
It’s been a crazy, volatile week for precious metals. The Reddit Raiders pushed silver to over $29 an ounce and the white metal took gold up with it. But the run was short-lived and we saw a big sell-off in both metals later in the week. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey tries to cut through all the smoke and mirrors and talks about the underlying fundamentals in both the gold and silver markets.
Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari has been making the rounds. Peter Schiff talked about Kashkari’s recent comments on his podcast.
Kashkari ranks as arguably the most dovish Fed president. Peter called him the “uber-dove” saying he basically wants to print as much money as possible. During an online seminar put on by Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Kashkari said the Fed needs to do even more to boost the economy and he’s not worried about overdoing it.
If you follow the markets at all, you’ve heard about the big surge in GameStop stock driven at least in part by retail investors informed by social media. Now the Reddit investors have turned their eyes to silver. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey breaks down the GameStop phenomenon and argues that there are good reasons to be bullish on silver – not just the attention of the Reddit crowd. He also touches on this week’s Fed meeting and gold demand dynamics.
This year will mark the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon severing America – and the world – from its last tie to the gold standard. The rapid devaluing of the dollar is the most obvious result. But another consequence has been an enormous national debt that continues to grow at a staggering pace. Most people don’t realize it, but this is a direct and intentional result of the current fiat money system.
For months, Peter Schiff has been warning that the stock market is a bubble. It is detached from any political or economic reality and is being driven by Federal Reserve monetary policy. During an interview on NTD Business News, Peter said a lot of investment advisors know this too, but they are advising people to stay in because the bubble has more room to grow. But he warned this isn’t good advice. When it comes to bubbles, you have to know when to leave the party.
Joe Biden took the country’s wheel on Wednesday. For some, it was a day of celebration. And for some, it was a day of mourning, depending on your political perspective. But what is really in store for us in the Biden years? In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey considers the economic path that lies ahead. He argues that while the driver has changed, the car is still heading in the same direction with Biden’s foot on the accelerator.