Peter Schiff appeared on RT Boom Bust earlier this week to talk about the trade war “truce” between the US and China.
The announcement that there was some progress in resolving the trade war during the G20 summit boosted stock markets on Monday (the day this segment was aired), but that lasted all of one day. The markets tanked on Tuesday as investors realized the “truce” really didn’t mean anything substantive. In the RT interview, Peter said we really need to keep our focus on the bigger picture, particularly the Federal Reserve and the dollar.
World Gold Council chief market strategist John Reade projects healthy demand for physical gold in 2019 and said any kind of economic slowdown could boost demand — and the price — significantly.
According to the US Mint, demand for American Eagle Silver Coins surged last month. The mint sold 1.65 million ounces of silver in November. That represented a 15% increase over October sales and a whopping 327% increase over November 2017.
Perhaps investors are recognizing the tremendous upside potential for silver. After all, the silver-gold ratio hit a quarter-century high last month. That signals the price of silver is out of whack.
But there are even more fundamental reasons to own silver in our updated report “The Powerful Case for Silver.“
After Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell released a dovish trial balloon last week, hinting we could be close to an end of the interest rate tightening cycle, the mainstream has suddenly turned bullish on gold. A recent Bloomberg article proclaimed, “Gold may be poised to rally as speculation mounts that the Federal Reserve will hit the pause button on interest rate hikes in 2019.”
Northern Irish investors are buying gold and lots of it as a safe-haven in the midst of Brexit uncertainty.
Merrion Vaults, a leading Irish supplier of gold and precious metals storage services, said the number of clients from Northern Ireland purchasing and storing gold in the Republic of Ireland has increased by 70% this year.
In a recent appearance on RT Boom Bust, Peter Schiff emphasized the stock market bubble has burst and we are already in a bear market.
This is early in this bear market. It’s very young and unfortunately, it’s going to be very long-lived. I think this is going to be similar, if not worse, than the bear market that went from 1966 to 1982. It took 16 years for the Dow to make a new high, and during that time period, inflation took about 70% away from the Dow’s value. This time I think it’s going to be worse.”
This isn’t good news if you’re planning for your retirement. So, how can you protect your wealth as the stock market bears rage? One way is by adding precious metals to your retirement plan.
Generally, when the mainstream talks about gold, you get a negative spin. So, whenever I see anybody in the mainstream talking positively about the yellow metal, I sit up and take notice. Well, MarketWatch had some positive things to say about gold recently, calling it “the best house in bad neighborhood” for 2019.