“We are in a panic,” declares the author of today’s article, who points to past instances where, as has been the case lately, both treasuries and gold (which tend to be negatively correlated) went up at the same time as evidence. Moreover, he notes that “Each previous panic was dealt with by governments and—more importantly —central banks, including the Chinese central bank, ganging up to stop the rout. However, given the current chill in relations between Washington and Beijing over trade and technology, it is hard to believe that the latest episode will be halted thanks to a cozy cooperation deal between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.” So what’s an investor to do? For the author’s advice, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to having some portfolio insurance against the next financial upheaval (whatever or whenever that may be), precious metals can fill this need like nothing else. With both gold and silver currently available at bargain prices, which may be the smarter buy right now? While the author of today’s article recommends holding a small amount of both metals, he is advocating strongly for one in particular. For more – including an important lesson for precious metals investors from the financial downfall of the once richest man in the world – CLICK HERE.
The sentiment currently surrounding gold – the price of which has fallen 6% this year – can be described as “maximum pessimism,” notes the author of today’s article – and that may mean the timing is perfect for contrarian investors. The author proceeds to outline a number of reasons to own gold now and highlights his preferred vehicle for doing so – a fund that allows shareholders to convert their shares into physical gold at any time. CLICK HERE.
While investors have been betting against gold, one expert cautions that “time may be running out for the shorts” – and he sees gold prices passing $10,000 an ounce when the current credit bubble pops. What event does he believe will cause the current credit bubble to pop, what will it mean for gold prices – and what does “an interesting idiosyncrasy in the way the Fed values the gold on its balance sheet” have to do with it? CLICK HERE.
Trade tensions are the talk of the town for investors these days, with a number of tariffs (and retaliatory tariffs in response to those tariffs) being slapped on a variety of goods, from steel and aluminum coming into the U.S. to American whiskey heading out. In addition, the U.S. is considering steep tariffs on imported automobiles. While acknowledging that these trade moves will pose a headwind for continued economic growth, the author of today’s article details how tariffs could be great for gold. For more, CLICK HERE.
A number of market risks are creating unease among some of the world’s wealthiest investors – and as a result, today’s article notes, they are taking “precautions the average ‘buy and hold’ investor doesn’t hear about to preserve their wealth from sudden and massive market swings.” What are the five risks that are keeping very high-net worth investors on edge – and how are they going about hedging against those risks? CLICK HERE.
After a strong December and a nearly 3% rise in January, where is the price of gold bullion headed this year? The author of today’s article suggests that “one of the best ways to determine what the market is thinking is to evaluate the implied volatility used to price gold bullion options.” What can investors glean from implied volatility (even if they don’t use options), what does the author identify as the easiest way to evaluate gold implied volatility – and what does a reading indicate about gold prices this year? CLICK HERE.
Gold outperformed all major asset classes last year (other than stocks, of course) – and in its recently released annual outlook for the yellow metal, the World Gold Council predicts another positive year for gold based on four key market trends. For these four trends that the WGC believes will shape gold’s trajectory this year – and for the author’s recommended portfolio weighting and investments for gold – CLICK HERE.