I am the founder and director of three companies: Euro Pacific Capital (www.europac.net), a full service, registered broker-dealer and RIA which specializes in foreign securities; Euro Pacific Precious Metals (www.europacmetals.com), a gold & silver coin and bullion dealer; and Euro Pacific Asset Management (www.europacificfunds.com), a fund management company that is building a family of mutual funds based on my economic philosophy.
I am most well-known for accurately and publicly predicting the collapse of the housing and credit markets, the subprime crisis, and the increasing price of gold relative to the US dollar, resulting in the viral YouTube video "Peter Schiff Was Right."
I fly around the country and the world speaking to diverse groups, from academic conferences to Tea Party rallies. I have also appeared regularly on cable news stations since the mid-2000s trying to warn people of the impending economic collapse brought on by destructive fiscal and economic policy in Washington.
To that end, I published my first book, "Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse," in early 2007, predicting the 2008 economic crisis while the mainstream commentators were saying it was impossible. Then, at the height of the crisis, I released "The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets," in which I showed readers how to help protect their finances in turbulent times. I've written updated versions of both Crash Proof and The Little Book since then, talking about how my predictions fared and why the worst of the crash is still ahead of us. I also wrote a book with my brother based on a popular comic book my dad wrote in the '70s. "How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes" is an illustrated fable that starts with three guys on an island and uses allegory to explain exactly how we got into our current mess.
In the 2010 election season, I ran for the US Senate seat of retiring Senator Chris Dodd in my home state of Connecticut in order to bring attention to the mounting problems in this country. While I did not win the seat, my message of fiscal and monetary sanity was brought to a new audience of voters and political leaders.
I've had a regular video blog on YouTube since 2009, called The Schiff Report (www.youtube.com/user/SchiffReport) and, after giving up my long-running Wall Street Unspun podcast, I am now the host of a nightly radio show called The Peter Schiff Show (www.schiffradio.com).
Jeffrey R. Kosnett is a senior editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance (http://www.kiplinger.com/), specializing in investments and financial planning. He rejoined Kiplinger's in 2000 after six years as editor of Advisor Today, the world's largest life-insurance magazine. Before that, Jeff served 13 years with Kiplinger's, covering the economy and investments and writing the magazine's Months Ahead section (now titled Ahead, and ably authored by Anne Kates Smith). He has also been a newspaper reporter and business editor.
Jeff is a recipient of various awards, including first place in the National Press Club's best consumer journalism, the John Hancock and Amos Tuck business writing awards, and various citations from the Society of National Association Publications. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer and television guest.
Jeff graduated in 1976 from the Medill School of Journalism, at Northwestern University, and also completed a fellowship in management at the graduate school of business at Carnegie-Mellon University.
In his spare time, you'll find him fixing up a historic row house in Baltimore, riding his bicycle all over the Mid-Atlantic region, or at the duplicate bridge table around Baltimore and Washington. He is a life master of the American Contract Bridge League.