Money manager Peter Schiff thinks the nomination of Janet Yellen as Fed Chairman is “very bullish for gold.”
Yellen has admitted she did not see the 2008 financial meltdown coming which was caused by an enormous housing bubble. Schiff goes on to say, “Not only was she not warning about the housing bubble, she was trying to quiet some of the concerns other people had. She was saying, ‘hey some people are worried,’ but really we shouldn’t worry.” When it comes to raising the so-called debt ceiling, Schiff contends, “A limit to the growth of government is bad for gold. What’s good for gold is raising the debt ceiling . . . more borrowing, more money printing. . . . We’ll borrow as much money as the world is dumb enough to lend us. It’s really the lending ceiling.” All the borrowing and money printing is destroying the buying power of the U.S. dollar. Schiff predicts, “Americans’ standard of living is going to move dramatically lower. . . . We’re not going to be buying a lot of new things because stuff is going to be very expensive.” Schiff contends, “This is just a question of time until the illusion is pierced. When the collapse happens, that’s it–the party’s over. America is going to have to live within its means.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Peter Schiff.