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Peter Schiff - What's everyone's thoughts on his take?

Discussion in 'Business, Investment and Economics' started by inenigma, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. inenigma

    inenigma Oh Sh*t.... That didn't work.

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  2. BradK

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    Like him. He is Ron Paul's economics advisor. He comes from the Austrian school of economics.

    See also Marc Faber and Jim Rogers.

    Brad
     
  3. Dowdy

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    I've been listening to him since the start of the year and even just a few months ago they were laughing at him.

    Now the economists agree that the USA was in recession since DEC 07 - something that Schiff and Ron Paul have been saying all along.

    Schiff was predicting this in 06!


    If you want to see another guy, check out max keiser. He's a bit more of a conspiracy theorists but his documentaries and interviews are quite good
     
  4. Naked shorts

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    Yeah i remember that, humble pie is now all that is left on the menu

    I dont mind peter, he knows whats he's talking about. But he did suggest gold might goto $5000/oz which im not too sure about...

    Check out gorge soros aswell
     
  5. BentRod

    BentRod ZZZZzzzzZZZZzzzzzzzz

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    His fund is down over 40% this year, the last I heard.

    He is often right with his predictions though.:p:
     
  6. inenigma

    inenigma Oh Sh*t.... That didn't work.

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    Does anyone know how much it is to subscribe to the "Gloom, Boom and Doom" report. Or do I get to make a fool of myself asking Ms Lucie Wang ???
     
  7. theasxgorilla

    theasxgorilla Problem solved... next bubble.

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    Yep, it takes some wisdom to realise that predictions don't equal returns and failed predictions don't equal losses. In otherwords, I'm often interested to hear what Peter is saying, but I wouldn't necessarily invest in everything he says to invest in over at Europacific Capital.
     
  8. BentRod

    BentRod ZZZZzzzzZZZZzzzzzzzz

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    BentRod ZZZZzzzzZZZZzzzzzzzz

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    I like watching him also, his book was good too.

    I think the main reason he is hurting this year is because of the USD strength, that was something he didn't factor in.
     
  10. BentRod

    BentRod ZZZZzzzzZZZZzzzzzzzz

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    This is good for a laugh.

    Just shows how right he was.
    The contrarian approach works again.

     
  11. GumbyLearner

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    Here's one of Schiff being anti-spruiked

    http://www.videosift.com/video/Peter-Schiff-vs-Ben-Stein-and-random-idiots-81807

    Here's one where Schiff is accused of being a "party-pooper"

    http://video.google.com/videosearch...sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title#

    Heres one of the "party-pooper" accusers economic theories being proposed by the anti-spruiker (Ben Stein recommending to buy the Merrill Lynch mob)
    22 YEARS AGO! THE ART LAFFER CURVE

    http://www.videosift.com/video/Ben-Stein-Ferris-Buellers-Day-Off

    This Schiff guy has certainly copped a lot of flack that's for sure

    :2twocents
     
  12. theasxgorilla

    theasxgorilla Problem solved... next bubble.

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    It's a lesson for many. I didn't factor in the weakness of the AUD...I now know that interest rate differentials mean comparatively little for Australia when global markets have become risk averse.
     
  13. BradK

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    Let me add to the thread question...

    Thoughts on Marc Faber and Jim Rogers?

    Brad
     
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    I subscribe to Faber's report. He's been mostly right but like Schiff has been wrong about gold this year.

    What happens with gold over the next year is the real test for these guys. If it cracks below $600 and stays there, then they are both very wrong on one of their main plays.
     
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    The one thing i like about Schiff is his overall view on things, i dont really take straight advice on where things will be etc.. (especially short term) but i can see how gold will be much higher in the future (5 yr time frame).

    All in all Schiff is 1 of the few that actually knows what his talking about regarding the overall U.S economy.
     
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    Schiff has been spot on with his predictions except I think he is wrong on the hyper-inflation scenario or at best way too early. As others have said he didn't anticipate the USD's strength and I think he had a lot invested in asia as well which hurt him. Whilst the Fed has been increasing the size of their balance sheet exponentially, I think inflation is a long way off yet as the velocity of money drops and banks are still holding back on lending. See John Maudlin's "Thoughts from the front line" this week for a look at why deflation will predominate in the short term.
     
  17. Wysiwyg

    Wysiwyg Everyone wants money

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    Van Tharp e-mail newsletters predicted a continued declining USD also.Then again we are probably his food source.:cool:
     
  18. numbercruncher

    numbercruncher Beware of Dropbears

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    I didnt think the USD would " fly to safety " ie/ return home like it did ... Also have the feeling the fat lady hasnt finished singing on that issue either ......

    Time will tell, but I bet its strength caught alot of bears off guard ??
     
  19. inenigma

    inenigma Oh Sh*t.... That didn't work.

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    Thanks Guys. My original question has definitely been answered......
     
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    That wanker Aurthur Laffer (should be Laughter) owes Peter Schiff a penny (bet) and also a signed letter that he (Laffer) was wrong.
     
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