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Gold and Gold Stocks Remain Under-Owned and Under-Appreciated

By Tom Winnifrith | Saturday 9 September 2017


Adrian Day is, like me, an Austrian when it comes to economics and that is why, in this period of monetary lunacy and fiscal recklessness, gold has such an attraction for him. He is very bullish indeed. He argues that this year we've seen gold swing up and down several times, each time we have gone higher and had higher lows. This is a bullish pattern. It’s extremely encouraging that gold has held up well above 1300. Central banks are going to be very cautious from here.

When things are going well, people don’t feel the need to own gold. The last few months have seen increasing concern about the U.S. stock markets and their valuations. We’re not in a bubble because it lacks those characteristics, but we are high by many valuation metrics. Some people are beginning to get cautious with this market.

Gold and gold stocks remain very very under owned and largely ignored and this is key as gold has broken out above 1300. You will see more people, institutions, and hedge funds move back into gold. If gold is considered undervalued, then gold stocks are even more so.

If there is a rapid decline in equities, typically all equities will fall. In a slower decline, you will see a rotation from sector to sector. 2008 was a credit crisis, and people needed liquidity fast, that is why gold briefly sold off in 2008 but quickly rebounded. The most important factor determining if gold stocks will decline in a general market sell off is have they participated in the market gains. In the case of this market, they certainly are pretty cheap.

All this is explained in the latest podcast from Palisade Capital

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