The weakening of the U.S. dollar is just getting started, warned veteran market forecaster Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital. "We have just begun a major, long-term bear market in the dollar," he said, which should cause a spike in oil prices. He thinks oil will reach $80-$100 a barrel in 2018. The commodity currently trades at roughly $63 a barrel. Shiff focuses on oil as just one example of the inflation that will help collapse the dollar.
When the price of oil rises, it reverberates through the economy. Peter called it a gigantic tax hike for consumers. But the Fed is still worried prices aren't going up fast enough and that they won't hit the mystical 2% goal.
"They're going to hit that out of the park. They're going to be looking at 2% in the rearview mirror – in the distant rearview mirror. That is going to be the big story. They're going to way overshoot and they're not going to be able to do anything about it." –Peter Schiff