Peter Schiff

Chief Global Strategist,

Euro Pacific Asset Management

  • Best-Selling Author of Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse
  • Ran for 2010 Republican Senate Primary in Connecticut
  • 2008 Economic Advisor to Sen. Ron Paul

About Peter

Peter Schiff is the chief economist and global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, a division of Alliance Global Partners, a Registered Investment Adviser and a full service broker/dealer. He is one of the few widely known economists and investment professionals to have spoken about the financial crisis before it began. As a result of his commentary on the US economy, Mr. Schiff is becoming increasingly more renowned. He is a widely followed opponent of debt-fueled growth policies and known for his advocacy for emerging market and commodity-focused investments in countries with positive fiscal characteristics. Mr. Schiff has been quoted hundreds of times in leading news outlets around the world, and he regularly appears on business news channels worldwide. His best-selling book, "Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse" was published in February of 2007. Mr. Schiff's fifth book, The Real Crash (Fully Revised and Updated): America's Coming Bankruptcy, was released in April of 2014.

Peter's Articles

Currently, some market watchers have begun to openly question whether the bull market in stocks has finally come to an end. They certainly have cause to worry, writes Peter Schiff, Chief Economist and Global Strategist Euro Pacific Capital.
While currency traders often get the fundamentals completely wrong, it never seems to stop them from offering bizarre theories to explain currency movements, writes Peter Schiff.
Market watchers around the world are justifiably fixated with the high-stakes, high-drama unfolding in Italy. A political crisis in the world's ninth largest economy, according to the IMF, would normally not be enough to cause an international meltdown, writes Peter Schiff.
An asset bubble and a false economic recovery will not have a positive outcome says Euro Pacific Capital's Peter Schiff.

Peter's Videos

Peter Schiff is one of the few widely known economists and investment professionals to have spoken about the financial crisis before it began. Do not miss this presentation where Peter will discuss how the Bitcoin fad is ending badly and listen to him share how investors will get back to basics.

While the Biden Administration and their allies in the media are struggling to redefine terms so that recessions are technically impossible, in the real world, things are looking decidedly grim. Not for generations has the Fed had to deal with soaring inflation and contracting GDP. But unlike past episodes, the Fed is facing much deeper challenges with much weaker leadership.

Investors are gleefully unaware of the danger. Expectations are that the inflation dragon will be slayed and roasting on a spit by next summer. At that point, investors fully expect that the Fed will get back into the business of stimulating the economy and monetizing the debt in a backdrop of very mild price increases.

But what if those expectations are wildly off the mark? How will the markets and the government handle the worst bout of stagflation we have ever experienced? It's not going to be pretty, and the time left to prepare financially is getting smaller.

Not since the 1970's have US investors had to deal simultaneously with high inflation, a slowing economy, and a tightening monetary bias. Not surprisingly, after a highly speculative 2021, fueled by massive fiscal and monetary stimulants, the markets started 2022 with a sharp lurch downward, with action characterized by a shift away from the high-flying risk assets into value-oriented dividend stocks.

But most investors are unaware how deep the stagflation quicksand has become and how powerless the Fed will be in fighting back. A whiplash will occur when the Fed will be forced to admit it has lost the battle with inflation and switches to monetary easing to try to stave off recession.

Recently, the cascading reports of surging inflation has confirmed many of our inflation forecasts. When bad inflation data emerges, gold doesn't rally. What gives? Most investors don't seem to have much interest in hard asset protection against the dollar weakness that increasing inflation should create. Investors believe that the Fed is hawkish on inflation and will soon deliver aggressive rate hikes that will hurt gold. Shockingly they don't seem to realize just how tightly the Fed's monetary straight jacket is tied. Since any move to meaningfully tighten monetary policy will crash the markets, all the Fed will do is talk. For now, the market listens. But their story is growing thinner by the moment. Peter Schiff will explain what the end game may look like.

Peter's Books

Peter Schiff

The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy - How to Save Yourself and Your Country

You might be thinking everything’s okay: The stock market is on the rise, jobs are growing, the worst of it is over. You’d be wrong. In The Real Crash, New York Times best-selling author Peter D. Schiff argues that America is enjoying a government-inflated bubble, one that reality will explode... with disastrous consequences for the economy and for each of us.
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Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit From the Economic Collapse

The economic and monetary disaster which seasoned prognosticator Peter Schiff predicted is no longer hypothetical-it is here today. And nobody understands what to do in this situation better than the man who saw it coming. For more than a decade, Schiff has not only observed the economy, but also helped his clients restructure their portfolios to reflect his outlook.
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The Little Book of Bull Moves, Updated and Expanded: How to Keep Your Portfolio Up When the Market Is Up, Down, or Sideways

In The Little Book of Bull Moves, popular author and economic advisor, Peter Schiff, takes a new look at America's bull markets of the 1920's, 1960's, and 1990's, and the bear markets that followed. Analyzing similarities and differences from both an economic and political perspective, Schiff discusses investment strategies that worked then and explains how those same conservative approaches to investing can be applied in today's market.