“The great financial crisis of 2007/08 will be eclipsed. In a nutshell, this time the quantity of new money required will likely lead to the destruction of the “full faith and credit” in the currencies themselves, which until now has been broadly unquestioned by ordinary members of the public.” — Alasdair Macleod
“My precious metals positions are my largest positions, by far,” wrote Fred Hickey in his June High-Tech Strategist newsletter. Why would an analyst of high-tech stocks make his largest investment position be in gold? Because he is a bear on stocks, especially high-tech stocks, and because he recognizes a bubble when he sees one. Although
Unless you know exactly what you’re doing, responding to TV ads is a guaranteed way of taking losses on gold/silver investments. Here’s an example of a $127,000 loss on a $296,363 investment made when the price of gold was lower than it is now.
Last week, Switzerland’s government pension fund took delivery of its first physical gold under a new program of buying gold bars, which have to be stored in Switzerland. Previously, the fund used “swaps,” which were only window dressing and the gold involved in the swaps could be stored outside the country. More countries are starting
Excesses are signs of economic tops. They readily appear in stocks, real estate, and art. If inflation is running amuck, gold and silver can see excesses. Right now, though, we can be certain that there are no excesses in the metals.