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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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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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Bill Introduced in Congress to Repeal Capital Gains Taxes on Gold and Silver

A bill introduced in Congress would repeal capital gains taxes on gold and silver.Alex Mooney (R-WV) introduced HR2284. Titled the Monetary Metals Tax Neutrality Act, the legislation would eliminate capital gains, losses and all other federal income calculations on gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bars and coins.Under the current law, the IRS categorizes gold and silver bullion as capital assets and characterizes gold and silver coins as “collectibles,” subjecting them to capital...

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US Money Supply Growth Set Another Record in February

US money supply growth hit another all-time high in February as the Federal Reserve continues to churn out dollars and inject them into the economy.As measured by the True Money Supply Measure (TMS), the money supply grew by 39.1% year-on-year. That was up slightly from January’s record growth of 38.7%. To put the growth in money supply into some historic perspective, the rate in February 2020 was a mere 7.3%, which was a healthy increase from the under 2% growth we were seeing in...

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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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Peter Schiff: The Box That the Federal Reserve Is In

Jerome Powell and Janet Yellen testified jointly before the US Senate last week. Inflation was a big topic of conversation. The Fed chair continued to insist that the central can fight inflation if necessary, but that it really isn’t a problem we need to worry about right now. In his podcast, Peter Schiff said the truth is inflation is a problem. And when it comes to dealing with that problem, the Fed is in a box. It will never pick a fight that it can’t win.The Federal Reserve balance...

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At Some Point You Gotta Pay the Piper: SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap March 26, 2021

Every time the economy gets into trouble, governments and central banks react the same way. They slash interest rates and loosen monetary policy.  This gooses the economy — temporarily. But when the next crisis comes, it takes an even bigger dose of extraordinary monetary policy to revive the economy. The Fed has pushed things into the future several times, but as Friday Gold Wrap host Mike Maharrey explains, at some point you’ve got to pay the piper. In this episode, he also discusses...

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Does Anybody Really Believe the Fed? SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap March 19, 2021

The Federal Reserve held its March FOMC meeting this week. There were no changes in monetary policy, but there was plenty of talk. The question is does anybody really believe what the Fed is saying? SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast says the mainstream doesn’t seem to believe the Fed. And he doesn’t either. But for very different reasons.The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast combines a succinct summary of the week’s precious metals news coupled with thoughtful analysis. You...

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The Fed’s Game of Chicken

The Federal Reserve wrapped up its March FOMC meeting yesterday. As expected, there were no policy changes. Interest rates remain at zero. Quantitative easing carries on as it has been. Peter talked about the Fed meeting and Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s messaging in his podcast. He said the Fed is playing a game of chicken with interest rates and inflation.While the Fed remained dovish in its policy, the FOMC did up its growth outlook and sang a much more optimistic tune about an economic...

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Peter Schiff: We’re Adrift in a Sea of Inflation

We’ve gotten quite a bit of economic data this week. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell insists inflation is anchored at 2%. But his assurances notwithstanding, a lot of the data signals inflation. In his podcast, Peter went over some of the numbers and concluded that inflation isn’t anchored at all. It’s anchors aweigh. We are adrift in a sea of inflation.Bond yields have continued to tick up this week. In fact, the yield on the 10-year Treasury topped 1.65% early Wednesday, hitting...

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