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How will the US Elections Affect Equities and Gold?

The experience of losing money is common in investing. But where is the certitude of loss even before your check clears? That’s the situation with sovereign debt right now. Gold is money and money is sterile. It does not pay dividends or earn income. I don’t suggest that it is the only thing that people should have their money in. But to me, gold is a very timely way to invest in monetary disorder.

A Stock Market Shock Is the Only Way Out: Deutsche Bank Analyst

The US stock market continues to hit new highs to the puzzlement of many. This run to new highs in the US stock market is bizarre seeing as the profit picture remains as muddled as ever. This is definitely not an earnings-based rally. Ironically the shock that is needed would require a collapse in risk assets for policymakers to then really panic and attempt dramatic fiscal stimulus.

The Facts About Gold and Gold Speculations

Excessive debt is deflationary. Central banks can’t tolerate deflation so inflation is their game. They will print more & more. Global debt (official), not counting unfunded liabilities, exceeds $200 Trillion. It will increase but probably will not be paid. More debt means more currency in circulation, currencies are devalued, and gold becomes more expensive.

Our Take on The Horrible Day for Gold

Gold just violated a key support level after holding steady in the $1,140-$1,150 range. This is not good for gold in the short term. Note that copper, nickel, aluminium, zinc & lead… the whole list of important metals is down, not just gold. This belies the rosy picture of economic recovery driving the markets. And that makes a sharp reversal a distinct possibility.

ABN AMRO: Safe Haven Status of Gold Should be Revised

The volatility in the price of gold is getting a lot of attention from investors world wide, more than ever. ABN AMRO is trying to change thousands of years of history by saying gold’s safe haven status should be revised, all because the price of gold did not behave as they expected in recent years.

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