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Financial Expert Peter Schiff to Speak Wednesday
Peter Schiff, an investment broker, author, financial commentator, and former U.S. Senate candidate who garnered international attention for accurately predicting the 2008 economic crisis, will speak on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Millard Auditorium (please note new location).
Schiff’s talk is this year’s Deeds Symposium, an annual speaking program at the University of Hartford that provides a forum for the discussion of free-market principles.
The lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To order tickets, stop by the University Box Office in Lincoln Theater, or call the Box Office at 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587.
Schiff is president and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, a full-service, registered broker/dealer specializing in foreign markets and securities. Founded in 1997, the firm has offices in New York City; Westport, Conn.; Los Angeles and Newport Beach, Calif.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Palm Beach, Fla.
Recognized for his knowledge of currency and gold markets in addition to foreign securities markets, Schiff garnered international attention for accurately predicting the collapse of the housing and credit markets, the subprime crisis, and the increasing price of gold relative to the U.S. dollar.
Schiff delivers lectures at major economic and investment conferences around the country and the world. He is quoted often in the print media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Barron’s, BusinessWeek, Time, and Fortune. Broadcast credits include regular guest appearances on CNBC, Fox Business, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel. He also hosts a weekly radio show.
Schiff’s first book, Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse, published in early 2007, predicted the 2008 economic crisis while mainstream commentators were denying it could happen. At the height of the crisis, Schiff released the follow-up bestseller, The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets, which discusses how to protect one’s finances in turbulent times. In Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit from the Economic Collapse (2009), Schiff discusses strategies for the next phase of the financial crisis.
Taking an alternate, imaginative approach to finance, Schiff has also published the fictional How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes, an illustrated fable explaining basic economics to general audiences.
Last year, Schiff was a candidate in a three-way Republican primary for U.S. Senate. The primary was won by Linda McMahon, and Democrat Richard Blumenthal ultimately won the Connecticut Senate seat in the November 2010 general election.