Shorting Germany’s Government Bonds , U.S. Treasuries and Corporate Cash

Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers- October 13, 2011

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Umesh from San Jose, CA
Regarding your guest Detleve Schlichter: His book recommends shorting Germany’s government bond and U.S. treasuries. How do you short these bonds?

Bill from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (Canada)
What are your thoughts on the Canadian dollar? Doesn’t this indicate that Canada is following the Central Bank’s script?

Bruce from Canton, GA
I know we are printing money like crazy and government debt is exploding. However, deflationists claim private debt is deflating at an even faster rate. Is this true? If so, how long will this continue before credit levels out and the additional money supply starts to show up more violently in prices?

Lawrence from Bridge City, TX
Could you explain once again for slow learners like me how U.S. Treasuries went down in rate, rather than the expected move up?

Bijan, Newport Beach, CA
I hear a lot about how much cash some large corporations are holding onto. Take Apple as an example: Do you think that it’s really holding this money in “cash”? Since they need physical silver to make most of their products, do you believe it has a huge vault full of silver and that this silver is part of their “cash”? It just doesn’t make sense to me in these turbulent times that big companies would be literally sitting on a bunch of U.S. dollars.

Peter Schiff is an economist, financial broker/dealer, author, frequent guest on national news, and host of the Peter Schiff Show Podcast.



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