Thursday, January 30, 2014

Why Falling Prices Are A Good Thing

Falling prices are a reward for capitalism. They make wages more valuable, they make savings more valuable. Well, the argument is, if prices are falling, nobody is going to buy anything, they will just be waiting for lower prices. Of course, that is absurd. We all have cellphones, we all have laptop computers, we all have plasma TVs. The prices for those items are falling all the time. That does not stop people from buying them. In fact it encourages people to buy them.

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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