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Euro Pacific Commentaries by Peter Schiff

Every week, we release one commentary from Peter Schiff and another from a featured Euro Pacific broker or analyst, or a consultant. Opinions expressed are those of the writer, and may or may not reflect those held by Euro Pacific Capital, or its CEO, Peter Schiff. Browse years of searchable archives below.
Peter Schiff
Today's unexpected decline in forth quarter productivity calls attention to yet another "new era" myth that refuses to die. Despite conventional misconception, U.S. productivity growth in the late 1990's was merely...
Peter Schiff
All the talk about "war premiums" in gold and oil is most likely a product of wishful thinking rather than reality. It is widely believed that gold and oil prices have been rising as a result of the uncertainty...
Peter Schiff
Today, U.S. Treasury Secretary-nominee John Snow repeated the mantra of his predecessors by declaring "a strong dollar is in the national interest." Given that the U.S. has a 500 billion dollar current account...
Peter Schiff
On October 9th 2002 the S & P 500 Index closed at 785 euros. Today it closed at 781 euros. European investors who mistakenly believed that last October's low was "the low" of the bear market, have again been...
Peter Schiff
Back in the pre- bubble days of the late 1980's, when level heading thinking still prevailed, a 14% increase in the monthly trade deficit to a new all-time record high, blowing away the census forecast by over 10%,...
Peter Schiff
Though I have stated in previous emails that it is production not consumption that is the engine that drives the economic train, even if a "stimulus" package is enacted which leads to a temporary increase in...
Peter Schiff
The argument over whether it is the President's tax cut package or the alternative proposed by congressional democrats, which does more to stimulate consumer spending, misses the fundamental economic concept that it...
Peter Schiff
While the financial media is quick to dismiss the recent rise in the price of gold as nothing more than nervousness over Iraq or North Korea, they fail to understand the significance of this reaction. In previous...