Last Sunday, Sept. 15, marked the five-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. At that time the gold price was trading near the $900 per ounce level. I believed that to be on the high side, actually expecting gold to trade down to around $700.
It will be the miners who are still undervalued and have growth potential that will really benefit from this next round of QE and rising gold prices. Expect to hear more stories about investments coming to the mining sector.
Since the 2008 financial panic, central banks in the US, UK, Europe, and Japan have experimented with the aggressive use of their balance sheets to stabilize their financial markets and encourage a return to higher rates of economic activity.
US dollar gold prices traded around $1,730 an ounce during Tuesday morning's London session, broadly in line with where they started the week, while European stock markets ticked lower and longer-dated US Treasuries dipped.
It is a deal with the devil: Governments churn out more and more cash for the promise of continued prosperity. But the day of reckoning is near, according to the chairman of Casey Research and an expert on crisis investing.
Gold prices fell towards the $1,645 level at the opening of the midweek session in New York as the US dollar climbed slightly on the trade-weighted index. The initial action was rather subdued but speculators were perhaps justifiably skittish.
If you want to see what such a rolling top looks like, take a peek at the chart for my old friend, Dr. Copper, that great prognosticator of future economic activity. He shows that we have already been putting in a rolling top for the last two months.