Peter Schiff believes the Federal Reserve’s December interest rate hike was actually the end of the Fed’s tightening cycle that began with the first talk of tapering quantitative easing (QE) several years ago. Economic data will continue to be weak, and the US will likely be in an official recession in 2016 if it isn’t already. The Fed will be forced to restart QE and lower interest rates again, maybe even into negative territory. When that happens, investors who have been selling gold on expectations of economic health will have to reverse their bets and begin buying as gold rallies.
Peter Schiff’s Gold Videocast (1/14/16)
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0:20 – In 2015, the Fed wanted to have its rate-hike cake and eat it too by talking about raising interest rates, but not actually doing it.
0:50 – By December, the Fed had backed itself into a credibility corner. It had no choice but to raise rates to prove it had confidence in the economy and the markets.
1:30 – Since the rate hike, the air is already coming out of the bubble.
2:20 – The Atlanta Fed’s estimate for fourth-quarter GDP is just 0.8%. It’s possible that number could be negative by the time it’s revised.
3:00 – The Fed just blessed the health of the economy, so how will it execute an about-face and maintain its credibility?
3:45 – What does this mean to the price of gold?
4:30 – The first rate hike in December was not the beginning of the tightening cycle.
5:10 – The rally in gold that began when the Fed hiked rates is going to continue and accelerate.
5:45 – Gold is still an incredible buy, because most people are still wedded to the narrative of an economic recovery.
6:30 – The Fed will have to return with quantitative easing, which will trigger the mother of all rallies in gold as investors quickly reverse their bets.
7:35 – Silver is also still very cheap. If the price of gold goes up, then the price of silver is going to go up even more.