Peter David Schiff is an American stock broker, financial commentator, and radio personality. He is CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Inc., a broker-dealer based in Westport, Connecticut. He is also involved in various roles in other financial services companies including Euro Pacific Asset Management, an independent investment advisor; Schiff Gold (formerly Euro Pacific Precious Metals); a precious metals dealer; and Euro Pacific Bank, a full-reserve bank. He forecasted the 2008 financial crisis, as in an August 2006 interview he said, "The United States is like the Titanic and I am here with the lifeboat trying to get people to leave the ship.... I see a real financial crisis coming for the United States," and in December 2006 he predicted that "what's going to happen in 2007 is that real estate prices," which had peaked in December 2005, "are going to come crashing back down to Earth.