In summing up its market and economic outlook for 2019, today’s offering declares the following: “Hope for the best but be prepared for the worst by increased allocations to cash, silver and gold.” Might 2019 see a global debt bubble collapse? How much might investors want to be invested in gold? Is silver or bitcoin a better investment option for 2019? And what could bring about a global financial crisis this year? For a discussion of these topics and more, CLICK HERE.
In today’s article, the author lays out the bullish case for gold right now, noting that one key gold ETF “has been trading within a relatively narrow range for about five years. This is an example of a pattern technical analysts call a basing pattern. Bases can set the stage for a large price move.” For more indicators that gold may have reached a floor and is poised to break out to the upside – including the buying behavior of central banks and commercials – and the unique opportunity this could present for investors, CLICK HERE.
Gold has long been the go-to asset for insurance against global chaos. However, the author of today’s article argues that gold is not actually as good insurance as gold lovers believe it to be – and that it is quickly losing that distinction to cryptocurrencies, especially bitcoin. How could a full-on trade war with China solidify bitcoin’s status as the new gold? CLICK HERE.
While the analyst interviewed in today’s article acknowledges that “There are a lot of signals that would suggest this is probably not the greatest time to be investing in resources”, he argues that “this actually may be setting up one of the greatest opportunities that we’ve had in a couple of generations to be allocating to the resource market.” For his case as to why a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in resources may be in the offing, his thoughts on gold, oil and more – and some specific resource companies he likes – CLICK HERE.
When the next financial meltdown occurs, the author of today’s article has a contrarian view on what will happen with gold and silver. While most precious metals analysts forecast a higher gold-silver ratio during the next financial crash, the author sees the value of silver rising more than that of gold. For more – including what the author sees as “the key factor missed by most precious metals analysts” – CLICK HERE.
How close are we to the end of the business cycle? The author of today’s article notes that a number of indicators that often precede the end of economic expansion and equity bull markets are present (including rising interest rates), but cautions that “Be that as it may, calling the end of the cycle would be a fool’s errand and could result in missed opportunities…Late-cycle returns can still be quite substantial.” For more on these late-cycle opportunities – and the author’s thoughts on inflation, oil, gold and more – CLICK HERE.
With continued global economic expansion, gold and silver have largely become an after-thought for investors, but the authors of today’s article caution that those not paying attention to gold and silver risk missing out on a coming “rope-a-dope breakout”. They advise that “this price breakout may be less than 30 days away from now and the key to any potential move will originate in the global fear that may continue to grow as the world’s leading economies continue to spar over trade, economic cooperation and fair opportunities going forward.” For more, CLICK HERE.
While some believe that gold is currently in a bull market, the author of today’s article rejects this notion – and seeks to determine when the tide could indeed turn for gold, noting that “A quick study of Fed history with the context of current conditions is very instructive as to when Gold could begin a true bull market.” What does an analysis of Fed policy changes – and their impact on gold and gold stocks – indicate about the eventual catalyst for gold? CLICK HERE.
“Every investor portfolio should contain an allocation to precious metals,” argues the author of today’s article. And having this allocation may be more important today than ever. But getting into the precious metals market is not always a simple process: Is gold or silver the better investment? Should you buy physical metals (e.g. bars and coins) or metals-focused financial products (e.g. ETFs)? If you do buy physical metals, are bars or coins better as an investment – and, if coins, which ones? And what is the best place to buy physical precious metals? For the author’s insights on these questions, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to protecting your investment portfolio in anticipation of a major market correction as this bull market gets more than a little long in the tooth, there are a number of approaches to consider, including seeking out safe investment niches and buying gold. Today’s article focuses on an additional approach to protecting your portfolio: using options. For more on using options to protect your investments – as well as using them for cheap entry into investments and to generate a little extra money from them – CLICK HERE.