Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Federal Reserve Policies Are Not Producing Lasting Benefits

Peter Schiff : While Bernanke may be correct in his assumption that his policies of 2008 and 2009 prevented a deeper contraction in the early months and years of the recession, he can't claim that those policies are producing lasting benefits. Certainly our listless economy would suggest otherwise. I believe that absent Fed activism four years ago we would have gone through a shorter, sharper contraction, and we would now be on the road to a real recovery. But this is a possibility that Bernanke and his supporters will never dare to entertain.

Peter Schiff is a well-known commentator appearing regularly on CNBC, TechTicker and FoxNews. He is often referred to as "Doctor Doom" because of his bearish outlook on the economy and the U.S. Dollar in particular. Peter was one of the first from within the professional investment field to call the housing market a bubble. Peter has written a book called "Crash Proof" and a follow-on called "The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets". He is the President of EuroPacific Capital, which is a brokerage specializing in finding dividend-yielding, value-based foreign stocks.

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