Jerome Powell went on 60 Minutes last week and said there was “no limit” to what the Fed could do to support the economy. Of course, that’s not really true. All the central bank can really do is print more dollars. And the economy isn’t just about dollars. It’s about stuff. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, Mike Maharrey talks about the real problem facing the economy – Powell’s “cure.” He also puts silver in the spotlight.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell dumped cold water on the notion that we’re going to have a quick recovery during a speech this week and begged Congress for more fiscal stimulus. As Friday Gold Wrap host Mike Maharrey put it, Powell and the federal government are the arsonists trying to fight the fire they started. In this episode, Mike talks about Powell’s speech and points out just how clueless he really is. He also covers some of the week’s economic news and its impact on the gold market.
US stock markets just had their best month since 1987. Meanwhile, the economic data is as bad as it’s ever been. It’s almost like a tale of two cities. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey digs into some of the data and explains why the damage to the economy caused by the coronavirus government shutdowns is deeper than a lot of people think. He also talks about silver. It’s as cheap as it’s ever been in human history.
It was another crazy week on Wall Street with a lot more economic doom and gloom, punctuated by a complete meltdown of the oil futures market. In this week’s Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey talks about some of the highlights – or lowlights – but he also injects a little optimism into the conversation and offers some constructive advice.
Gold sold off overnight and stock futures soared after President Trump offered some guidelines to “reopen America.” There was also news of a promising COVID-19 treatment. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey throws a bucket of cold water on all of the optimism. He explains why the economy won’t likely just roar back to life even with an end to the economic lockdown.
The economic lockdowns continued and another 6.6 million Americans joined the ranks of the unemployed this week. But the stock market rallied? How can this be a thing? In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey explains what’s going on. And then he asks the burning question: what’s next? What is the exit strategy from all of these unprecedented government and central bank actions?
As the coronavirus economic lockdown drags on, there seems to be a lot of delusional thinking out there. Many people seem to believe that at some point, President Trump will snap his fingers and the economy will roar back to life. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey looks at the numbers and makes the case that this is actually the early stages of an unprecedented economic meltdown. Everything is not going to be fine. He also takes on the myth of the non-essential worker.
Peter Schiff recently appeared on Kitco news with Daniela Cambone to talk politics, the economy and the Fed. He said that no matter what Jerome Powell is saying, the Fed central bank isn’t finished with rate cuts.
November’s jobs numbers came out Friday weaker than expected.
Trump’s twitter feed was strangely silent on the jobs report. Generally, he likes to tout unemployment as an accomplishment, even though he poo-pooed the same numbers when he was campaigning against Obama.
As Peter Schiff pointed out in his most recent podcast, the official numbers significantly understate unemployment.