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    FOREX, the Peso, the Fed, Euroclear and Gold

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers – July 3, 2014 Tim in Salisbury, NC I’m currently in the forex market and have been positioning myself for the inevitable collapse of the US dollar. In your opinion, what is the best currency to buy against the USD? Herman in Monterrey, Mexico What do you think will happen to […]
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    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers Audio – June 26, 2014 Paul in Fayatteville, Arkansas What does “cheap money” mean? David in Brentwood, TN I have $200,000 worth of gold and silver bullion sitting in an IRA and a third party depository. I have seen some blogs, where people state anything in an account may be lost […]
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    QE, Treasury Bonds, Emerging Economies and Chinese Gold

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers Audio – May 27, 2014 Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers Audio – May 27, 2014 Mark (US expat) in Singapore I have developed a theory about how the US will get rid of the national debt. Borrowing is the equivalent of printing, except that there is interest to pay later. If the […]
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    Income Tax Reform, HFT, IRM72 Plans, Student Debt and Wall Street

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers Audio – May 19, 2014 John in Philadelphia, PA If Obama and the Republicans get together for tax reform in 2015, would you be in favor of a compromise that lowers personal and corporate tax rates, but also includes a VAT tax like Germany and China have? Tricky Rick in Boise, […]
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    Dividend-Paying Stocks, Subsidies vs Tax Credits/Breaks and the Aussie Dollar

    Listeners’ Questions – May 5, 2011 Gillad from Tel Aviv Why do you recommend investing in dividend-paying stocks if dividends per se don’t increase the value of the company? In fact couldn’t you argue that a company that can no longer generate superior return with its earnings is possible a mature, uninteresting business? Gianni from […]
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    China, Stamps, Rental Properties in Sweden & Spain and Deflation

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers Audio – February 21, 2014 Mike from Paris, TX If China keeps all the gold mined within China and even imports more- then how are China Panda coins made and sold into the United States? Rajinder from London, GB I would like to ask you, do you believe it is a […]
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    Wealth Gap, MLM’s, US Industrial Competition and the Zimmerman Case

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers Audio – September 30, 2013 Luke in Tampa, FL Why is there an ever-growing gap in the wealth between the rich and the poor. This is a very big talking point among leftist, progressive and/or Keynesian economists, yet I’ve not heard many Austrian economists address this point. Mark in Toronto, Canada […]
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    Deflation, QE, the Yuan and Collegiate Economics

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers Audio – September 23, 2013 Anne in New York, NY Could you please explain how you could simultaneously have contracting credit and inflation at the same time, as you have predicted. Wouldn’t contracting credit cause deflation? Adam in Strabane, Ireland Would some form of small QE be needed each year as a […]
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    Economy Collapse, Crypto-Currencies, Gold and Predictions

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers Audio – July 18, 2013 Nicolas in Vancouver, British Columbia If the US economy collapses as bad as you make it sound, I would imagine that food would be a greater asset than gold. If people are starving, wouldn’t agriculture have been a better investment than gold? Jasper in Amsterdam Netherlands […]
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    Greece and the Euro, The Invisible Hand and Taxes

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers- July 18, 2013 Nathan from Ontario Canada People like Nigel Farage advocate Greece exiting the Euro, going back to the Drachma, and devaluing the currency to get away from the “economic prison” of the Euro. Is Nigel’s idea opposite to Austrian economics, or does he have the right solution? Which is […]
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    California Technology Industry, Treasuries, Gold&Silver and Domestic Oil & Gas

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers Audio – June 13, 2013 Ben in Long Island, NY I am wondering why there are so many technology companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook in California because California is a state with a huge government and a lot of regulations and taxes. Dan in Los Angeles, CA What is your […]
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    Gold, Transient Workers, Negative Income Tax and Productivity

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers Audio – May 31, 2013 Mike in Ulloa, TX If the current sell off of gold is a good buying opportunity, would it be better to acquire physical metal or stocks that have an interest in them, such as mining companies, funds that are gathered around gold, and precious metal sectors. Keith […]
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    Keynesian vs Austrian Economics, National Debt and the Free Market

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers Audio – May 20, 2013 Jason in Antioch, CA I am pursuing a dual degree in Political Science and Economics. After reading your books, “How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes,” and “The Real Crash,” as well as the work of several Austrian economists Hayek, Hazlitt, and Murphy, I find […]
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    The Yuan, Rental Property, Retirement and Gold

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers – May 13, 2013 Monte in Plano, TX I noticed in a recent article that the value of payments using the Yuan increased 171% from 2012 to 2013 according to a press release by SWIFT.  In light of the Fed’s dollar debasing, would the rise in Yuan exchange presage the decoupling […]
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    U.S. Credit Downgrade, ETF’s, Rental Property and the Fed

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers- March 1, 2013 David from Billings, MT Do you think another downgrade is coming for the U.S.? Derek from Mercer Island, WA Is buying into international ETFs or mutual funds enough to protect that money from a falling dollar or do you need to somehow get your money out of the […]
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    Interest Rates, The Real Crash, Commodities and Gold

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers- February 13, 2013 Suhas from Pune, India You keep saying “When the interests go up…”. What event will trigger the rise? Who controls the interest rates? If it’s the Fed, then why couldn’t they keep it low forever? Tim from Tampa, FL I’ve been reading “The Real Crash”, and I agree with the […]
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    Blogs, The Euro, Bernanke and Silver

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers- February 06, 2013 Joshua from Harrisonburg, VA As you are someone who has enjoyed success in political commentary, I’m wondering how one is able to break into the field. I’ve been actively promoting my political principles through a blog, but would like to transition to something full-time that can reach a much […]
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    Interest Rates, Taxes, Solar Energy and The Law of Supply and Demand

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers- December 20, 2012 Ally in New York City, NY I would like to hear your opinion in regards to how quickly gold and other commodity prices could react negatively to rising interest rates when the crisis you are talking about does happen. Joseph in Lake Forest, CA Regarding taxation, what would […]
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    China, Japan, Bullion, Real Estate and Bubbles

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers October 12, 2012 Ankang from Beijing China Will China’s market break down before the US market does? KÃ¥re  (Kerry) in Copenhagen, Denmark You mentioned that economies of countries will prosper from deflation, if for example a country returns to the gold standard. Why has Japan not prospered from their deflationary periods? […]
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    Canadian Investments, Brazil, Oil and Corporate Personhood

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers- August 22, 2012 Eric in Ontario, Canada I enjoyed reading Crash proof 2.0 and understand the book is mainly meant to help Americans protect themselves against a devalued US dollar.  What would you advise Canadians do?  Would it simply be to invest in our own natural resources, buy Asian stocks, or […]
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    Gold, Oil, Denmark and Retirement

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers- August 08, 2012 Daniel from Chicago, IL Can you explain why certain fund managers watch the difference in the gold offer-lease rate and do you think this can be useful as a timing mechanism if bullion banks try selling off gold to raise cash? Albert from Antwerpen, Belgium I read an […]
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    Subprime, Health Care, Precious Metals and Bubbles

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers Audio- June 07, 2012 Professor Dino from Malaysia The spike of the subprime related problems was spread out by the QE’s, maybe for 20-30 years into the future. If the situation in America does not devolve into total anarchy with food riots, etc…do you think that the other likely scenario would […]
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    Saudi Arabia, Home Buying, Gold Stocks and “Priced for the Market”

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers Audio- May 17, 2012 Joe from American Military, Germany What do you think about Saudi Arabia only taking US dollars for their oil and do you think this will play out in the future of the dollar’s value? William from Atlanta, GA I’m thinking about buying a home for the purposes […]
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    U.S. Debt, Inflation, The Dollar Crisis and Interest Rates

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers Audio- May 11, 2012 Santhosh from Dublin, OH Recently I read an article saying that the US faces a big risk in 2013 as there is a spike in the amount of treasuries that are maturing. Is that true? I also read that the US rolls over debt every year in […]
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    The Populist Movement, India’s Tax Rate, Econ Degrees and the Comex

    Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers Audio- April 19, 2012 Ben from Long Island, NY In school we were learning about the populist movement. My teacher told me that one of the problems of the industrial revolution was that new machinery and deflation caused prices to go down too much. Also, the monopolized railroads increased the prices […]