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Ol’ Joe Takes the Wheel: SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap Jan. 22, 2021

Joe Biden took the country’s wheel on Wednesday. For some, it was a day of celebration. And for some, it was a day of mourning, depending on your political perspective. But what is really in store for us in the Biden years? In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey considers the economic path that lies ahead. He argues that while the driver has changed, the car is still heading in the same direction with Biden’s foot on the accelerator.The SchiffGold Friday Gold...

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Peter Schiff: Biden Takes the Helm of a Sinking Ship

Joe Biden was inaugurated on Jan. 20, becoming the 46th president of the United States. And as Peter Schiff put it in his podcast, he took the helm of a sinking ship. But the stock markets sure don’t act like the ship is taking on water. All four major stock indices close at new record highs on inauguration day. Peter said this proves that the stock market rally really didn’t have much to do with Donald Trump.If the stock market gains were really attributable to Donald Trump’s policies,...

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European Central Bank Takes Bond Market Manipulation to the Next Level

Peter Schiff recently explained how the Federal Reserve has rigged the US Treasury market. Well, the European Central Bank has taken bond market manipulation to the next level.According to a report, the ECB is buying bonds to control the yield spread between debt issued by various EU countries. As a result of this central bank mechanization, the spread between the yields on German and Italian bonds has remained “remarkably stable” despite the Italian government teetering on the verge of...

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Peter Schiff: Inflation Is Really a Tax

Peter Schiff recently spoke at the . He explained why the coming financial crisis will be much worse than 2008, and how the Federal Reserve and the US government are driving us toward this crisis with their inflationary monetary policy.Peter is well-known for predicting the 2008 financial crisis. Today he says we’re on the cusp of an even worse meltdown.I can assure everybody today that the crisis that’s coming is going to be far worse than anything that was experienced in 2008.”[embedded...

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Peter Schiff: Economic “Rescue” Plan Like Throwing a Drowning Man an Anchor

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his massive stimulus plan last week touted as the “American Rescue Plan.” In his podcast, Peter Schiff said it was more like throwing a drowning man an anchor.Before Biden announced his stimulus plan, Jerome Powell spoke and reassured everybody that the Fed will continue with its loose monetary policy. He emphasized that the central bank will hike interest rates “no time soon.” He also pushed back against some of the other Fed...

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Spend! Spend! Spend! SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap Jan. 15, 2021

The US government ran the biggest December deficit in history last month and there is no end in sight to the borrowing and spending. President Biden unveiled a new $1.9 trillion stimulus plan this week. So what? Why does it matter? Can’t this “rescue the economy?” Host Mike Maharrey talks about all of the spending and the money printing necessary to support it on this week’s Friday Gold Wrap podcast.The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast combines a succinct summary of the week’s precious...

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US Government Runs Biggest December Deficit in History

The US government ran the biggest December budget deficit in history last month.The December budget shortfall came in at $143.6 billion. That compares with a $13.3 billion deficit in December 2019, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. Spending continues to drive the ballooning budget deficits. Receipts were actually up 3% year-on-year in December, but outlays exploded by 40% year-on-year. Uncle Sam spent $490 billion in a single month. Just three months into fiscal 2021, the...

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Peter Schiff: Commodity Boom Isn’t About Economic Growth; It’s About Inflation

Commodities are booming. A lot of people seem to think this is a sign of pending economic growth. But in his podcast, Peter Schiff said it’s really a sign of inflation.Most of the investment world continues to focus on the stock market and they’re not really paying attention to what going on in the commodities markets. And as Peter put it, that’s going to have a big impact on what happens in the supermarket.Agricultural commodities, in particular, are on fire. We’re...

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