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Month: June 2017

The Peter Schiff Podcast

Blue Apron: All That’s Missing is the Sock Puppet – Ep. 263

Summary: Blue Apron Holdings IPO The Blue Apron Holdings IPO today is reminiscent of the dot com boom.  The market is saying the 5-year old company is worth close to $2 billion. This IPO represents a “down round” which may occur after a company suffers a decline in valuation after it has received initial rounds …

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Republicans Craft the Next Great Healthcare Failure

Republicans Craft the Next Great Healthcare Failure

By: Peter Schiff, President and CEO Euro Pacific Capital Those who claim that the Senate Republican proposal to replace Obamacare will kick millions of people out from health insurance coverage are dead wrong. Yes, it will cause the number of insured people to decline, but that will happen because millions of healthy individuals will be incentivized …

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Republican Replacement Won’t Fix ObamaCare – Ep. 262

Summary: Once again the solution doesn’t work.  As with the Democrats’ solution, the penalties are too low.  In both the House and the Senate, trying to force people to buy insurance won’t work because the penalty for not buying insurance is not stiff enough. The reason they aren’t doing that is, politically, it is a …

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Senate Plan Makes ObamaCare Worse – Ep. 261

Summary: Let the SS ObamaCare Ship Sink The Republicans in the Senate finally unveiled their version of ObamaCare Repeal & Replace.  It’s very heavy on replace, but there really isn’t any repeal. They are replacing it with something that may even be worse. Regardless, we still should let the ObamaCare ship sink while it’s called …

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Government, Not Amazon Putting Cashiers Out of Work – Ep. 259

Summary: Amazon Buys Whole Foods The Dow was up today; mainly on the surprise announcement that Amazon, the king of on-line retailing, is buying Whole Foods.  In a labor market significantly altered by ObamaCare-style government intervention, this news could signal further changes to the labor market.  Retail has experienced a steady decline, and this move …

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Hawkish Hike May Backfire on Fed – Ep. 258

Summary Quantitative Tightening Ahead: The Federal Reserve came out with a surprisingly hawkish rate hike today, announcing plans to  shrink the balance sheet by $50 billion per month.  This would mean an annualized rate of $600 billion per year in new treasuries to hit the market. This does not take into consideration existing budget deficits or …

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Statehood Would Be a Step Down for Puerto Rico – Ep. 257

Summary: In Puerto Rico’s  recently held non-binding referendum on statehood, just 23% of the eligible voters who actually voted overwhelmingly chose statehood.  This would mean that Puerto Rico would keep its current debt and take on the $20 trillion U.S. national debt. This would offer the moral hazard of offering Puerto Ricans additional welfare benefits. …

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Volatility Rises as Fed Readies Another Rate Hike Ep. 256

Summary: Friday’s Tech Wreck continued today, some stocks making key technical reversals. The crypto currencies, also experienced volatility as Bitcoin seems to be losing some of its market share to other competing crypto currencies, but volatility remains a key component of the market. Volatility may be exacerbated by Wednesday’s anticipated Federal Reserve rate hike. Friday’s …

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