Distrusting the Gold Trade: A Response

By: Peter Schiff | Mon, Jan 21, 2013
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In an article entitled "Ignore the 'buy gold now' crowd" on CBS MoneyWatch this Monday, columnist and equities analyst Larry Swedroe criticizes forecasters who remain bullish on gold despite its monumental decade-long run.

He links to an interview in which I forecast that gold will rise above $5,000/oz before this bull market ends. Unsourced, Swedroe modifies my prediction to $2,300/oz by the end of 2013. While I typically forecast overall market direction rather than timing, I'm fairly comfortable with the words Swedroe put in my mouth. I believe gold will continue to rise and close 2013 significantly higher than present levels, and I'm invested accordingly. What I find most disconcerting in Swedroe's piece is everything that follows. He goes on to question both a) investment forecasting as a practice and b) gold as an asset in general.

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Peter Schiff

Peter Schiff is an economist and investment advisor specializing in the foreign equity, currency, and gold markets. He became internationally known by successfully forecasting the collapse of the dot-com bubble, the US housing market bubble, and the bankruptcy of major global banks. Schiff is Chairman of gold bullion dealer SchiffGold and CEO of stock brokerage firm Euro Pacific Capital. He frequently delivers lectures at major economic and investment conferences, and is quoted often in the print media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, Barron's, BusinessWeek, Time and Fortune. His broadcast credits include regular guest appearances on CNBC, Fox Business, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel, as well as hosting his own weekly radio show, The Peter Schiff Show. He is also the author of several bestselling books, including "Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse" released in 2007 before the financial crisis struck, and the more recent "How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes" and "The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy."

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