Rand Paul 2016
Peter Schiff's investment strategy has been very straight forward and consistent since around 2000. Basically precious metals and foreign stocks with high dividends in fiscally sound countries. It's easy to check the record on his strategy. Compare that to a typical portfolio and you'll see that his strategy FAR outperfomed the typical one since 2000. The only time the typical strategy did better was in 2009 but Schiff did much better in all the other time frames. It's wrong to cherry pick one small time frame when he lost money and ignore the vast majority of the time when he made money. Plus the most important fact is that the NET gain for Schiff's strategy is much higher than the others since 2000.
Schiff is a big proponent of investing in those foreign dividend stocks in their respective currencies. ex; AUD, CAD, etc.
I've yet to find a way to do this with a small investment account. Seems like you have to be a high roller to do this.
Anyone have any experience with currency ETF's like FXA or FXC?
Correct me if I'm wrong but here is a list of his funds: http://www.europacificfunds.com/
Most don't show much of a history (atleast according to morningstar...which has it flaws) the ones that do have underpreformed their peers. The cost is much higher then their peers. If you have longer history I'm all ears. But ussually when you have a flawed fund they "re-create" the fund with a different ticker to get rid of its lack of preformance rather then its above average preformance as you're suggesting.
All things being equal. Their investment philosphy is flawed. You can't invest using our current currency (dollars) into foreign stock or precious metals held in dollars and escape any of the doom and gloom he's predicting. Massive inflation which seems to be his biggest concern (as is mine) will effect all aspects of life. Foreign companies and dollar denominated PM's will have no better or worse ability to increase in value over any other type of asset (assuming that asset would rise with inflation as most assets do)
Last edited by jbauer; 12-05-2012 at 10:33 AM.
I'm talking about the ability to convert USD to CAD and invest in the Canadian stock market, for example.
Seems like most brokerages that will even do this require minimums of 100K and up.
Mish has outperformed both the S&P Benchmark and the Hedge Fund industry tracker over the last 5 years.
Schiff's funds, on the other hand, have trailed both benchmarks. Unsurprising that he, unlike Mish, doesn't make his results easy to find.
Not to mention the exorbitant fees he charges those that trade through his firm.