Understanding Where We Are Now with the Price of Gold and Silver

Many who read what I write know that I sell gold and silver coins and bars for a living. You also know I call the markets like I see them. I try to distinguish short term patterns and help investors buy gold and silver at the right time. I have been dollar bullish for the most part, because of the problems with the Euro and Yen, which I have written about for several years. This has had an effect on the price of gold until recently when we saw the price of gold bounce with a dollar decline.

Dollar Index 5-13

Gold Chart 5-17

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Dennis Gartman’s Bias

One other person who has been negative on the Euro and Yen is Newsletter writer Dennis Gartman. I have to point out something on his micro analysis of late however. He has stuck with his “buy gold in Euro’s” mantra the entire move up in the Euro and the “buy gold in Euro’s” fund (Symbol:GEUR) he operates lost 9% moving from 14.35 to 13.06 from April 10th to May 1st (see chart below). The problem I have with his advice is he is biased towards his own funds. He’s not going to tell you to get out of his fund and buy gold in dollars. Why would he do that?

Gartman fund gold in euros

The Economists Article Bashing Gold

There was an article written in the Economists on gold prices called Buried; Russia is buying gold, but few others are.

I am actually with Dent (who is a deflationist to the extreme) on the deflationary aspect of what’s to come, but what I think Dent doesn’t understand is the fact that the Fed will intervene. They have to intervene. Their model doesn’t work in deflation.

The author then says that alternatives to gold are “bitcoin, property, and contemporary art.” (I am leaving out shares as those should be bought in conjunction with gold in a diversified portfolio and not viewed as “either/or.”)

Of those 3, only bitcoin offers immediate liquidity, but bitcoin has too many issues including problems with the supplier (Mt. Gox/others involved in illegal activities); track record, and volatility (just like gold).

Your average investor is not invested in any of these. Your wealthy investor my be involved in some of these, but they too will buy gold as insurance. These investors also understand asset allocation and take from what is breaking to new highs (stock market), and put it into what has been beaten down (commodities and precious metals).

Understanding Where We Are Now with the Price of Gold and Silver

I think we get declines at some point to lower lows and we get rallies to suck more people in. They are tradeable rallies for those who do trading not hoarding. It is only the buyer of physical gold/silver that wants to try and buy the bottom, but they too need to think about one thing; In 2009, the DOW was at 8,500 and a buyer might have said I am going all in and bought. But the DOW fell to 7,500 and another buyer went all in and got a better price at the low. Today, with the DOW at 18,000+, the buyer who bought the DOW at 8500 doesn’t really care they paid more for their investment sitting on an 111% gain. They of course could have got a 140% gain buying at the low, but seriously, does it matter that much? Wouldn’t to me.

Gold and silver may still have a good few months before we hit those final lows. Whether you buy gold now or wait for this final smack down, just like with the buying the DOW example above, you will be sitting on some of the best returns imaginable in the years ahead. Returns that I think will be much better than the DOW since 2009.

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About Doug Eberhardt

Doug Eberhardt is a 28 year financial services veteran and precious metals broker selling gold and silver at 1% over wholesale cost. Doug has written a book to help investors understand how gold and silver fit into a diversified portfolio, how to buy gold and silver, and what metals to buy. The book; “Buy Gold and Silver Safely” is available by clicking here Contact phone number for Buy Gold and Silver Safely is 888-604-6534


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