With the incoming administration's big spending and stimulus plans, inflation is back on the table. And gold has been a safe haven for many investors and a hedge against rising inflation.
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The idea that Trump's economic growth plan will pressure gold is shortsighted.
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When it comes to picking the best gold stocks out there, Frank Holmes and his team have to sift through the entire market to identify the best profit opportunities for investors.
A new book out now is promoting a war on cash, yet eliminating paper money would pose a direct threat to citizens' economic liberty.
One asset that would benefit from killing cash is gold.
Most American consumers do their banking with one or more of the 10 biggest U.S. banks, like Bank of America or Wells Fargo, with more than $10 trillion in assets.
In any case, it's safe to say few, if any, Americans bank with Raiffeisenbank Gmund am Tegernsee, a small co-operative bank outside Munich, Germany.
But now it's vital Americans know what's happening in the tiny bank with the big name. The European Central Bank's negative rate on deposits has forced the small co-op to implement negative interest rates (what it creatively calls a "custodian charge") of its own... on private clients.
Yes, while the majors like JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, and ABN Amro have been moving toward negative deposit rates for their business clients for some time, this is a shocking and, unfortunately, early example of private citizens having to pony up for central bank madness.
It's not hard to fathom that soon enough, this will affect more and more people in more countries at different income levels. As I've said, the consequences of negative-interest-rate policies - financial repression - are soon to be widely felt.
That's why some of the world's ultimate "in the know" investors are making a beeline for gold right now.
Around three weeks ago, I recommended a stock I called the "2016 Market MVP," the most valuable player in one of this market's strongest, most compelling comeback stories.
What investor doesn't love a good comeback story? After all, they start with irresistible prices and end with outsized gains.
Now, my Private Briefing readers who've been following my recommendations have owned this innovative firm for a while now, and as a result, they've bagged peak gains of more than 79%.
But I've just seen a report that suggests this stock could more than double our money.
That's why I wanted to "go big" and let everyone know how they can become a part of this comeback story and follow along to potential gains as high as 130%.
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Buying gold is a smart move for many investors. Knowing how to buy gold the right way is key to huge profits.
Well, it "only" took seven years of financial repression and zero-interest-rate policies to make the wheels fall off the wagon and make the deleterious effects obvious to everyone - even policymakers.
Savers were among the first to catch on that they were being mercilessly, unfairly punished every day through their nonperforming "savings" accounts.
Bondholders, too, have noticed how their investments have become "certificates of confiscation," as trillions of dollars' worth of sovereign debt is trading at negative yields.
Those of us who will rely on pensions to help our retirements have perhaps been treated worst of all. Anyone who wants to retire faces bigger and scarier challenges each day, while funds are raided, slashed, and bleeding out value.
Accusing fingers are now (rightly) pointed at central banks and world political leaders. But knowing who's to blame for your plight and doing something about it are two different things.
That's what I'm going to show you how to do today - how to do something about the comfortable retirement you deserve that's been put at risk by the central bankers and politicians.
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We're just over halfway through one of the most exciting, dramatic market years in living memory.
Between the extreme volatility that marked the first few months and the financial bloodbath of the Brexit vote, it's been a gladiatorial fight to the death for investments to keep their heads above water.
Unless you're in gold.
It's already the "Winner and World Champion" of the post-Brexit market, thanks to a truly global flight to safety.
But now I think it's time we take that a step further.
Within the past two weeks, the yellow metal hit two-year highs, while bond yields hit all-time lows, as world markets were caught in a protracted reaction to the Brexit. Gold has pulled back just a bit, but this is some of the clearest confirmation yet that we're in a fresh new gold bull market.
Since the start of the year, the precious metal has shown returns above equities, Treasuries, investment-grade bonds, currencies, and major stock indexes in both emerging and developing countries.
I'm a trader, so I have to be flexible with my risk-management approach, to hedge using different tactics and tools according to the trade in front of me.
I'm not the only one with risk management on my mind right now. Thanks to the Brexit and concerns about the European banking sector, it seems anyone with two nickels to rub together (and the instinct to protect them) is making a beeline for safety: Gold is at 28-month highs and racing toward $1,400.
Get the world's biggest, most successful investors together for a cocktail party, and of course you'll have a room packed with power, money, big ideas, and, for better or worse, uncommon decisiveness.
But... because of the huge variety of investing styles - value, macro, momentum, growth, you name it - among the assembled company, you'll also have friction. The world's top investing minds just don't agree on much very often, if ever.
But right now, more and more, these giants are sounding a common note. And they're achieving consensus on one of the most contentious assets on Earth: gold.
The consensus is: Buy early, buy often, and buy in massive quantities.
The five-year cyclical bear market gold investors endured is well and truly over. In fact, gold and gold stocks have been, hands down, the hottest investing segments of 2016.
In January, gold stocks marked what now looks like the end of their mid-secular bull market correction, and, in less than three short months, the flagship NYSE Arca Gold Bugs Index (HUI) roared higher to double in value.
But... after five long years of declining and depressed gold prices, skeptical investors largely sat out the bull run.
Don't worry - I'm going to show you why gold stocks remain outright bargains right now, so you'll get the chance to load up on these shares before the next double.
For a long time, I've been cautioning investors that destructive insanity like negative-interest-rate policies (NIRP) would have dire unintended consequences.
Sure enough, by now more than 20 countries around the world have imposed NIRP in some form or another, and it's clear those warnings were right on the money.
Such policies haven't worked to stimulate growth, and in many cases have spurred the exact opposite reaction. But central planners and central bankers are still moving full-steam ahead with NIRP - like in Japan, which I'll talk about shortly.
Even as the system is breaking down, the International Monetary Fund insists negative rates "help deliver additional monetary stimulus and easier financial conditions."
Don't buy it; nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is these bankers are engaged in wholesale capital destruction.
Is there gold under the streets of New York? Yes, actually -- billions of dollars' worth.
The New York Fed holds the gold reserves of other countries and international agencies, free of charge.
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The gold price per ounce is climbing this morning (Tuesday) as investors respond to news of a deadly terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium.
Gold prices were trading up $9.40, or 0.76%, at $1,253.50 an ounce in midmorning trading amid a flight to safety.
Today's events have caused a temporary spike in the gold price per ounce, but we see other factors pushing gold higher in the long term. Before we get to those, here's how spot gold is trending today...