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Over the past three trading days, gold bullion has lost roughly $100.00 an ounce. This correction is good medicine! The speculators who got into gold late are being taught a lesson. The weak money is leaving gold. This is exactly the type of healthy correction in the 10-year bull market in gold that I’ve been waiting for!
There is one strategy investors have (or at least this investor has) been following for 10 years to make money in this treacherous market. The strategy is quite elementary. Every time the price of gold bullion moves down three percent, I like to go in and buy more gold-related investments. This strategy has worked for 10 years and I still see the opportunity continuing in buying gold stocks when the yellow metal has sharp, one-day corrections.
In turns out that gold stocks are resuming their upward price trend in an environment where the spot price is ticking close to its all-time record. Gold stocks are the place to be if you’re a stock market speculator and if you believe that investing in gold will be fruitful in a slow growth environment. Nobody can with any real expertise predict where the spot price of gold will trade in the future, but all the fundamentals continue to line up. Investing in gold is something that I really believe in.
I’ve learned many things about investing over a career that has spanned 30 years. One of the biggest lessons is that not a single investment goes either straight up or straight down. When an investment is rising in price (bull market), there are usually dips and corrections on the way up. Just look at the long-term secular bull market in stocks that started in the early 1980s and ended in 2007—there were many times stocks “took it on the chin” during that 25-year bull market run.
The key in this bear market with stocks is to stick with resource stocks if you’re a speculator. I like large, blue-chip companies that pay high dividends for long-term investors. For risk-capital equity traders, the best action remains with gold stocks, and some of the best value now is in oil.
After months of patient waiting, the gold stocks came to life yesterday. Right across the board, whether it was junior or senior gold producers, the stock prices of gold companies were up sharply Wednesday. Hopefully, my readers have been following my guidance and seeking refuge in the gold-mining companies. Since the spring of this year, gold bullion prices have been rising sharply, while gold stocks stood pat. I have been writing that the leaders of the gold bull market would shift from the actual bullion to the gold stocks, and that’s what started happening Wednesday.
The precious yellow metal is sizzling on the price charts, as traders shift capital from the higher-risk equities to the safe-haven sanctuary of gold. The U.S. is battling crippling debt levels and deficits. Some cities across the nation are shutting down to save money. The once powerful U.S.economic engine continues to show breaks and is stalling at this most critical time for the country.
It’s pretty clear that the economy will be in a slow growth state for quite some time and the most important economic statistic to follow will be consumer spending. We know that the economy is going to be lackluster for the next several years, because government spending will continue to be reduced, putting pressure on any income growth. It’s the age of austerity and it’s going to last for quite a while.
Does America want members of the 17 eurozone countries to go bankrupt one by one? If only a few went under, the American currency would win the currency wars and reaffirm itself as the reserve currency of the world. If you were someone living outside the U.S., wouldn’t this sound like a “secret” strategy that could work? After all, are not all the major credit reporting agencies (that grant credit ratings to European countries) subsidiaries of major American corporations?
The stock market is facing some strong headwinds over the short term and all the wrangling is a real shame considering that we’re still getting great earnings results from large-caps. It’s no wonder the spot price of gold keeps ticking higher; there’s nothing else for investors to rally around.
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