Friday, January 31, 2014

How Much Gold Should you Have?

I recommend investors have 10 – 20 per cent in gold or other precious metals. 10 per cent for the conservative investors, 20 per cent for the more aggressive investor. This will serve you well in inflation or deflation, war and peace. So it really is an insurance policy, everyone should have it. Not all in, but 10 – 20 per cent.

- Source, Fin News:

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Stocks Will Go Higher for the Wrong Reasons

Stock prices will continue to go higher as long as the Fed and other central banks are pumping out money. It is a bubble. It will end badly. People will find that this crashes, 30 – 40 per cent in the matter of weeks, maybe even less. But, in the time being I expect stock prices will go higher, but not for the right reasons.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Kevin O’Leary Talks Taper with Jim Rickards

“The economy is not getting betterThe fundamentals of the economy are not good, and I think that’s what the Fed said today. If the fundamentals were good, they would have just tapered and left it alone. That’s not what they did. They said they’d taper, then gave a very dovish guidance.” Mr. Rickards also believes the Fed had to acknowledge that QE is not producing inflation, which was their goal all along. This is largely due to the fact that the velocity of money has not picked up enough to cause inflation. Now they will need to try other things. “They really don’t know what they’re doing.”

Saturday, January 25, 2014

We Should Expect A Dollar Collapse

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Inflation Will Take Precious Metals Much Higher

I think that the Fed and the other central banks are going to win the battle. Deflation is the national state of the world but central banks fear deflation so much they’re going to force inflation to happen. The problem is, when they’ll get a little inflation they’re going to find they’ve got a lot of inflation and it is going to take precious metals prices up much higher. But you know, if might play out of several years. I’m not saying this will happen in three to six months.

- Source Finance News Network:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Caution in the World of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is an interesting phenomenon. I’ve actually read a number of the technical papers, a number of legal briefs on them. I’m not anti-bitcoin or [a] bitcoin basher. I don’t invest in them personally, I don’t recommend them to clients. I understand them technically. They seem to appeal to technophiles and libertarians.

The only thing I say to bitcoin people is, watch out for a couple of things. Number one, if you buy a bitcoin at one level and you redeem it for goods or services at a higher level, you have a taxable gain you have to put on your tax return. I daresay, very few people are doing that so they’ve all sort of become tax evaders.

And, a lot of people think if you’re in the bitcoin cloud the government is not watching, they are watching. So, consider the fact that you may be a tax evader and the government is looking over your shoulder, this will play out in time. So there is a little bit of caution in the bitcoin world.

- Source, Finance News Network:

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Bernanke's Best and Worst Decisions

James Rickards, author of the national bestseller Currency Wars and the Making of the Next Global Crisis, joins Phillip Yin to discuss the legacy of Ben Bernanke.

- Source, Biz Asia America:

Monday, January 13, 2014

Where is Gold headed in 2014?

It really depends on the battle between deflation and inflation. Ultimately, I see gold much higher, as you know Lelde, I see it at $US 7,000 or $US 9,000 an ounce, possibly higher – Based on fundamentals and based on loss of confidence in the existing international monetary system.

But, if it did go lower that would be a very powerful price signal that deflation is winning the battle. There is a battle between deflation and inflation. I think ultimately inflation will win because the central banks will insist on it. But in the short run deflation could win, that could take it a bit lower.

- Source, Finance News Network:

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Chinese Gold Floor

When it [the price of gold] got to US $1,900 [per ounce] I feel like that was a little bit of a spike. Now, I don’t think it is a bubble because you have to look at fundamentals. The fundamental price of gold will be much, much higher. But, when any – again, it doesn’t matter if is gold or any other commodity or stock for that matter – when it runs up that far that fast, you can expect a pull-back.

I didn’t necessarily expect a pull back to these levels but it’s interesting we’ve tested kind of $1,250 level three times. And, there does seem to be a floor there. I call it the Chinese floor - they do need to buy at the end of the day.

- Source, Finance News Network:

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Jim Rickards - China, Gold, Bit Coin, Stocks, What to Expect in 2014

There are probably a number of things going on, not just one thing. I would expect that there is some central bank price manipulation. We know that this goes on, this is not speculation, it is actually disclosed in certain ways.

You know, whenever you are trying to solve a crime you say, ‘Who has the motive?’. The person with the greatest motive to keep the price of gold low is actually China, because they have the most to buy. So, people point the finger at the Fed, but you might suspect China, but also hedge funds are involved.

Traditionally hedge funds were not very involved in gold, they are now. Hedge funds don’t care if they trade gold or base ball cards, for them it is all about making money. And, they engage in manipulation. And, the enforcement side in the United States is very weak right now, so it’s almost an invitation for hedge funds to come in and play games.

So there are a number of things going on, some of them technical.

- Source:

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Buying Every Ounce They Can Get Their Hands On

“It’s a very high hurdle for [Yellen] to reverse course," but “she might because she’s more dovish than Bernanke and I expect a recession in 2014.

China and Europe are just buying every ounce they can get their hands on and that actually makes sense.

If the price is being suppressed because weak hands are dumping it or there’s manipulation in the market, you would expect people to buy it.”

- Jim Rickards via a recent Yahoo Finance interview.

Friday, January 3, 2014

You Can Borrow Money As Long As You Want

“We didn't get a pure tapering, we got two messages: one is they’re going to begin tapering in modest amounts and the other was that they've made it very clear that they’re not going to raise interest rates for a very long time.

What the Fed is saying is ‘Don’t worry we've got your back, you can borrow money for as long as you want,’ and that’s what the stock market wanted.”

- Jim Rickards via a recent Yahoo Finance interview.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

You’re Going To Find There’s No Gold Available

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke announced Wednesday that the Federal Reserve would begin tapering its $85 billion monthly bond-buying program in January.

The $10 billion dollar monthly cut to the Fed’s purchases of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities comes amid a series of positive economic indicators including a falling unemployment rate, higher GDP and improving housing numbers.

- Source Yahoo Finance: