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Peter David Schiff (born March 23, 1963) is an American financial analyst, stockbroker, author, and one-time Senate candidate. He has appeared as a guest on numerous financial television shows and has been quoted in major print publications as a financial analyst and economist. He is host of The Peter Schiff Show, an audio show broadcast on terrestrial and Internet radio, and he was formerly host of an Internet podcast called Wall Street Unspun, now archived as podcasts.

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Fun on Friday: Golden Music to My Ears

People spend a lot of money for headphones and earbuds. I totally get it. I’m a bit of an audiophile myself. There’s nothing like good music played through good-sounding headphones. But in my never-to-be-humble opinion, a lot of the high-end headphones are utter crap. This is because of the obsession with boosting the bass.Hey! Whoever just said, “OK boomer,” I heard that! And I’m not a boomer. I’m an X-er. So turn up the Nirvana. Anyway, these headphones that pump up the bass tend to make...

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J. Powell Goes to Congress: SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap Nov. 15, 2019

There was more optimism about a trade deal this week. There was also more pessimism about a trade deal this week. Markets reacted accordingly. But there was some other interesting news out there. Jerome Powell lectured Congress about the national debt and last month’s inflation data came in hotter than expected. Host Mike Maharrey covers these stories and more, and basically ignores the trade war gossip, on this episode of the SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast.The SchiffGold Friday Gold...

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Inflation’s Up; So What?

Here’s a strange headline for you: “Gold prices near daily highs despite better-than-expected inflation in October.”This headline is bizarre on a couple of levels. First, since when are rising consumer prices and good news? And second, why inflation be good for gold?You really have to buy into the mainstream narratives to write that headline.Consumer prices did, in fact, come in higher than expected in October, according to the latest Labor Department report. The Consumer Price Index...

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Powell Lectures Congress About Government Spending the Fed Facilitates

Fiscal 2020 started just like fiscal 2019 ended – with a massive federal budget deficit. And that has Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell worried. In an ironic bit of political theater, Powell lectured Congress about the spending he helps facilitate.The budget shortfall last month was 34% higher than the October 2018 deficit, coming in at $134.5 billion, according to the latest Treasury Department report. That starts fiscal 2020 off on track to eclipse a $1 trillion deficit.The October...

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Peter Schiff: The US Is Losing the Trade War

There’s been a lot of optimism about the phase 1 trade deal over the last couple of weeks. Stocks have surged on the news of a possible deal. Meanwhile, gold and silver have dipped.Peter Schiff appeared on RT Boom Bust and said the optimism is misplaced. The US is losing the trade war to China.I’ve said from the beginning that there will be no substantive trade deal reached with China. In fact, we’re not even talking about a real trade deal anymore. We’re just talking about phase one. And...

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Student Loan Bubble Blows Up Another $32.9 Billion in Q3

American consumer debt pushed to a new record of $4.15 trillion in September. Part of that equation – the continued surge in the levels of student loan debt.Student loan balances jumped by $32.9 billion in the third quarter this year, pushing total outstanding student loan debt to a new record of $1.64 trillion. Student loan balances have grown by 5.1% year-on-year.Over the last decade, student loan debt has grown by 120%.  Student loan balances now equal to 7.6% of GDP. That’s up from...

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Gold Mine Output Has Flatlined

Gold mine output has flatlined over the last several years and that trend appears to be continuing in 2019. In fact, some analysts believe we may be at or near “peak gold.”According to the World Gold Council’s Gold Demand Trends Q3 report, gold mine output fell slightly with total mine production coming in at 877.8 tons in Q3. On a year-t0-date basis, mine production stands at 2,583 tons. That’s virtually identical to production levels at this point in 2018.Global gold mine output marked...

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The Gold Market Is Strong With the Potential for Growth

Gold is the third-most consistently bought investment globally.This was just one of many findings in the World Gold Council’s recently released consumer research report that revealed a strong global gold market with the potential for future growth.Globally, there are clear perceptions of gold as a safe, durable, traditional store of value. As an investment, it plays to these strengths – retail investors buy it to protect wealth and create long term returns. Jewelry buyers treasure it for...

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ETF Gold Holdings Hit Another Record High

Gold continued to flow into ETFs after breaking a record in September. Gold-backed funds took in another 44.4 tons of metal in October, pushing global holdings to another record of 2,900 tons, according to the latest data by the World Gold Council.The previous record for ETF gold holdings was set back in 2012 when the price of gold was near $1,700 per ounce.Global ETF holdings have grown by 421 tons year-to-date, a 14.4% year-on-year increase.European funds led October’s global flows,...

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Consumer Debt Sets Another Record But Borrowing Pace Slowing

Consumer debt set another record in September, but the pace of borrowing appears to be slowing. This could signal trouble for an economy built on American consumers spending money they don’t have.Total consumer debt grew by $9.5 billion in September, according to the most recent data released by the Federal Reserve. That represents an annualized increase of 2.8% and pushed total consumer indebtedness to a new record of $4.15 trillion (seasonally adjusted).The Fed consumer debt figures...

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