Gold-O-Mania Is Coming
Published by Egon Von Greyerz | Nov 18, 2021 | Articles 5598

Over the next couple of years we are likely to see a stampede into gold by institutional investors which need to have some inflation protection in their portfolios. But even if they increased their assets in gold from 0.5% to 1.5%, there will not be enough gold in the world to satisfy the extra demand. This type of increase in gold demand can only be satisfied by much higher prices, creating a gold mania.

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Savings: Why Sell Your Stocks To Buy Gold
Published by Charles Gave | Nov 16, 2021 | Articles 19942

I recommend to increase the proportion of gold in your portfolios and buy some, if you didn’t already have any, but that you should also reduce the size of the stocks component, because the situation is getting bad. Why? First of all, because inflation is accelerating in the United States, something that is never good news for the stock markets around the world.

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The ‘Great Resignation’ In The U.S. Prompted By Inflation
Published by Laurent Maurel | Nov 16, 2021 | Articles 9342

The Fed, for its part, is continuing to print money at the same crazy pace as before. The central bank promised to reduce its asset purchases, but by refusing to hike its rates and continuing to grow its balance sheet, it is exacerbating the rise in prices even more. There is ever more money in circulation, chasing fewer and fewer tangible assets available. How do you expect the inflation to dissipate, in those circumstances?

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A Turnaround In Gold In Relation To The Indices
Published by Laurent Maurel | Nov 10, 2021 | Articles 12029

The consumer prices index (CPI) published in the United States is a shock for the last of the faithful believers still clinging to the myth of ‘transitory’ inflation. Prices of gold and silver are breaking out. Over the long term, we note that this Gold/Copper pairing is a fairly reliable indicator as to the steering effects of the Fed’s monetary policies, since its first interventions in 2008.

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The Fed At An Impasse: Is The Price Of Gold Finally Going To Take Off?
Published by Laurent Maurel | Nov 4, 2021 | Articles 13833

With the sheer quantity of cash accumulated in bank accounts in Western countries, the disruption to supply chains and the melting of the stocks in the futures markets (the last ‘tools’ that are putting the brakes on the rise in precious metals), the virus of physical gold and silver will likely spread from China to the Western and when the economic difficulties catch up with us.

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The Fed Is Already Late On Inflation, Gold Should Stand To Benefit
Published by Laurent Maurel | Oct 27, 2021 | Articles 7671

The rise in the price of gold in a cycle of yield increases is the signal that the monetary authorities are late to act on the inflationary cycle. Historically, gold has never performed so well as when the central banks ‘run’ after inflation, and lag behind in terms of the rate of increase. Today, this lag is even larger than it was during the inflationary cycle of the 1970s...

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Shortages & Hyperinflation Lead To Total Misery
Published by Egon Von Greyerz | Oct 20, 2021 | Articles 3782

At the end of major economic cycles, shortages develop in all areas of the economy. And this is what the world is experiencing today on a global basis. There is a general lack of labour, whether it is restaurant staff, truck drivers or medical personnel. There are also shortages of raw materials, lithium (electric car batteries), semi-conductors, food, a great deal of consumer products, cardboard boxes, energy and etc, etc. The list is endless.

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