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When Doves Cry: SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap April 9, 2021

Gold hit its highest price in five weeks after the release of the March Federal Reserve meeting minutes and comments by Jerome Powell both reiterated the central bank’s dovish position. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey talks about the Fed’s dovish cry and how this could play out. He also discusses a strange dichotomy in the unemployment numbers.The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast combines a succinct summary of the week’s precious metals news coupled...

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GDP Numbers Can Hide Real Economic Damage

According to the mainstream narrative, the US economy is quickly recovering from the downturn caused by lockdowns in response to COVID-19. And while the downturn was sharp and painful, it really didn’t cause any long-term economic damage. Good times are ahead! After all, just look at the booming GDP numbers.And therein lies a problem. The GDP doesn’t really give us a good picture of what’s going on in the economy. In fact, the way the number is calculated actually hides economic...

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Peter Schiff: Biden and Yellen Want to Lead the World to Less Freedom

Janet Yellen gave her first speech as Treasury secretary this week and called on the world to adopt a global minimum corporate tax. Peter Schiff talked about it during a recent podcast. He said He said Yellen’s message to the world reflects a major shift. America once led the world toward freedom. Now the goal seems to be to lead the world to less freedom.Yellen bemoaned a “30-year race to the bottom” as countries have slashed corporate taxes in order to attack multinational businesses....

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The Mainstream Is Wrong About Rising Bond Yields and Gold

Prices are going up. The Federal Reserve is printing money at an unprecedented rate. The US government continues to borrow and spend at a torrid pace. As Peter Schiff put it in a recent podcast, we’re adrift in a sea of inflation. Gold is supposed to be an inflation hedge. So, why isn’t the price of gold climbing right now?In a nutshell, rising bond yields have created significant headwinds for gold. And the mainstream is reading rising yields and their relationship to gold all wrong. It...

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Peter Schiff With Tucker Carlson: Inflation Is a Painful Tax

We’re told inflation isn’t a problem. But a quick trip out to the grocery store or to fill up your car with gas tells you otherwise. Prices are going up. Peter Schiff recently appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show to talk about inflation. He said the price of everything is going up and the value of everything is going down.It’s clear that prices are rising. Peter said it’s going to get even worse.You have to remember that inflation really is nothing more than a tax. Now, when the government...

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Peter Schiff: This Jobs Report Does Not Reflect “Job Creation”

The economy is recovering quickly! Just look at the rebounding jobs market. But in a recent podcast, Peter Schiff poured cold water on the notion that falling unemployment is necessarily a sign of an impending economic boom. After all, people going back to work do not reflect actual job creation.The March jobs report came in better than expected. According to Labor Department numbers, nonfarm payrolls rose by 916,000 last month, and the unemployment rate declined to 6%. But even within...

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We’re on the Cusp of Mass Crypto Acceptance

It’s happening. The acceptance of digital currencies as a form of payment expanded greatly this week, foreshadowing the increasingly important role cryptos such as Bitcoin and Ether will play in our lives going forward. Both Visa and PayPal announced they will begin allowing the use of cryptocurrencies to settle transactions. This comes a week after Tesla said it will now accept Bitcoin as a method of payment, and a month after Mastercard signaled it would start supporting cryptos sometime...

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Opportunities Lost: SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap April 2, 2021

Joe Biden unveiled his massive infrastructure spending plan complete with tax increases this week. The president says it will create “opportunities.” But what about the opportunities that will never be realized because Biden and company went on a spending spree with our money? Host Mike Maharrey talks about it in this week’s Friday Gold Wrap podcast, along with the latest precious metals and Fed news.The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast combines a succinct summary of the week’s...

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Peter Schiff: Biden Infrastructure Plan Will Weaken the Economy and Destroy Opportunity

Joe Biden unveiled details of his $2 trillion-plus infrastructure plan complete with tax hikes. The claim is that this is going to strengthen the economy and create opportunity. Peter broke down the spending plan in his podcast and said it will do the exact opposite. It’s going to weaken the economy and destroy opportunity.The tax hikes primarily target corporations, along with people who earn over $400,000 per year, but Biden said they weren’t meant to punish people. They are intended to...

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Peter Schiff: The One Promise the Fed Is Going to Keep

Since the beginning of the pandemic, government debt and money printing are off the chart. This is creating inflationary pressure. Prices are on the rise. And this is by design. In fact, the Fed has been promising more inflation for years. As Peter Schiff explains, it looks like this is one promise the Fed is going to keep. The US government blew up the national debt by over $5 trillion in just 18 months. To support all of his borrowing and spending, the Fed turned the printing press up...

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