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Peter Schiff joked that "these weatherman are making economists and central bankers look good, because as bad as their forecasts as are, the economists and the central bankers are even worse."

Schiff highlights some weak...

Peter Schiff joked that "these weatherman are making economists and central bankers look good, because as bad as their forecasts as are, the economists and the central bankers are even worse."

Schiff highlights some weak economic indicators that have been relatively glossed over by mainstream media.

Schiff is adamant that the stong USD will soon turn around as the United States enters an official recession and its weak fundamentals are exposed.

Schiff discusses a recent note from Goldman Sachs, which is predicting a lower gold price in 2016.

Kitco News interviewed Peter Hug prior to the Federal Open Market Committee policy meeting which came to an end on Wednesday.

Hug commented that, “Today, I don’t think [the Fed will] do anything,” adding that it is important to watch the central bank’s language.

He also stated that, “I just think the Fed is going to take into consideration what’s happening globally, and in that context, I agree a rate increase on the Fed is probably not likely until 2016.”

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the significance of Teotihuacan to the modern era of semi-divine elite hoarding wealth during a time of financial crop failures and lending droughts.

Max explains that a death to the current system of oligarchs needs to occur who are "aggregating all the wealth at the top."

Carlos Slim's monopoly on Mexico's mobile phone system is potentially threatened by a Chinese company.

China has ruffled some feathers in the US as it plans to build out a mobile phone system in Mexico which borders the United States.

Frank Holmes says that a run up of $300 over the next 12 months would be significant. He commented that, “I think when we look back a month ago to where gold is today, it’s just normal DNA of volatility. But what’s driving it are the uncertainties of the euro, and negative real interest rates.”

Holmes also notes that he saw a shift in sentiment for gold at the turn of the year. “I think sentiment changed in the first week of January when you saw gold, and all the gold stocks, breakthrough their 50-day moving average.”

RT news' host discusses the trend of negative nominal yields and the bubble in bonds. Marc Faber is asked the question: "How long do you think this trend counter will continue where investors are willing to lose money just in order to know they'll at least get some of it back?"

Faber goes on to discuss the recent history of bond prices and compares them to the tech-bubble of 2000.

Max Keiser discuss China’s $250 billion for Latin America forcing America’s ‘positive’ hand in the region.

Keiser believes China is now competing with America on the global stage in respect to change.

America recently opened up to Cuba, as it appears competition for trade is heating up between the two world superpowers.

Keiser states that, "America is moving from bomb first, ask questions later, to opening up their goodwill."

Does Russia have an occupation plan for Ukraine?

The UN Security Council is having a meeting on the crisis in Ukraine. The U.S. envoy has made some harsh statements against Russia, accusing them of arming the separatists which were deemed responsible for the recent bus bombing in Ukraine last week.

During his State of the Union address, the president said the economy was growing and “it’s now up to us” to choose where we go from here.

"Our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999." - Obama

To watch the entire State of the Union Address, click HERE.

Alex Jones talks with Peter Schiff about what he thinks is coming for America and what he feels will happen once this latest bubble bursts.

Schiff explains that, "there is a bigger disconnect now between what people expect to happen and what is going to happen, than anything I've seen, I think, in my career which is saying a lot."

A new cloaking device can make an object invisible across a wide range of angles.

In a report titled, Paraxial Ray Optics Cloaking, inventors from the University of Rochester, Joseph Choi and John Howell introduce and explain their invention.

This type of invention has the potential to create new industries and uses that were previously unknown.

In respect to the derivatives market, even before it was anywhere near the size it is today, the greatest investor of all-time, Warren Buffett, stated in 2003 that he and Berkshire "view them as time bombs, both for the parties that deal in them and the economic system."

Are Americans getting pushed outside of cities into mobile homes because of wealthy, and potentially corrupt, mainland Chinese?

The housing bubble from New York to London to Vancouver is being driven by mainland China.

In a recent episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the ‘social tragedy’ of subdivided flats and the booming market for ‘dim sum’ bonds.

The hosts argue much of the printed money by central banks is heading into housing.

Peter Schiff says "not so fast" in respect to the recent positive headlines on jobs and unemployment.

Schiff highlights the weak average hourly earnings rate which decreased the most in 8 years in the month of December.

Lower average hourly pay continues to underscore an economy dependant on low paying, retail sector jobs.

Germany has been trying to end its dependence on coal by diversifying to cleaner energy sources for many years.

Germany currently relies heavily on nuclear and coal to generate its power. The country's citizens currently pay the highest utility bills in Europe and unsurprisingly consume the most power per person in the EU.

Germany has an ambitious plan to cut CO2 emissions by 40% to 1990 levels.

 

Below is an infographic depicting the locations of coal-fired power stations and their related emissions in the EU.

Reported by CNN just before Christmas, Saudi Energy Minister Ali al-Naimi told a reporter "If they want to cut production they are welcome, we are not going to cut, and certainly Saudi Arabia isn't going to cut," al-Naimi said. " [That] position we will hold forever, not [just] 2015."

In his first Gold Videocast of 2015, Peter Schiff looks back at gold’s performance on the global markets in 2014 and forecasts where the yellow metal is headed in the new year.

Schiff believes that "bears on gold were much more wrong than the bulls, and in fact, if you measure the price of gold in any currency other than the dollar, gold had a huge year. Gold rose by 10% or more in many, many currencies throughout the world."

Brent crude oil has fallen below $50 per barrel on the London Stock Exchange - the lowest level since the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis.

Oil companies, specifically focused on hydraulic fracturing, have borrowed some $200 billion which is dependent on higher prices.

So far in 2015 Brent has already lost 10% of its value, after wiping out 50% in 2014. Experts say that plummeting oil and a glut in supplies may see shale investment bust.

CCTV America interviewed Jim Rogers on December 22nd about the 2015 economic outlook.

Rogers is asked a number of questions tied to the price of oil and the impact a rising or falling price will have on the Ruble and Russia economy.

Rogers highlights which sectors of the Russia economy he remains bullish on.

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the ‘Give Us Back Our Gold’ movement across Europe as governments seek to have their gold held domestically as fear spreads about the integrity of our fiat and debt world.

While this is true, Keiser fails to acknowledge the reasons behind the recent failed Swiss referendum, which would have seen Switzerland increase its gold reserves from around 8% to 20%. The Swiss boldly rejected this proposition in a 77% – 23% show of support for its central bank.

Kitco News’ Outlook 2015 series is starting off the week with the one and only Mahendra Sharma, the people’s financial astrologer.

He believes $1,143 is a key resistance point to watch as gold has yet to break below this level. He explains that if it does fall below $1,143 investorse should be very cautious.