While the propaganda artists in America try to keep you to keep your money in the bank where they can take part of it from time to time “for your own good,” Chinese people are not so trusting of their governments. The chart below should be seen as a barometer for trouble brewing in the international markets. Look at the enormous amount of gold that is being purchased in China compared to the amount of gold that is being produced from the mines. The amount of physical gold being taken off the markets, especially as the yellow metal declines, is a statement of “no confidence” in the existing established monetary order. The Chinese know, as most humans do who have not been deprogrammed to think otherwise, that gold is the eternal store of value and that politicians use fiat money as a means of theft. The Chinese know that. Americans are about to learn that very soon!
Meanwhile, the Indian government, for fear it will lose control of its ability to use fiat money to rob its populace, is apparently trying to shut down gold buying in India: “India’s Reliance Capital Suspends Gold Sales” http://t.co/RF278yEzVY.
Pinocchio’s nose is getting longer and longer. The day is coming when people around the world will recognize the big lie and honest money. For now, what we all need to do is vote with our feet and to the extent possible opt out of the system by putting cash under the mattress or in some safe place, and of course with the cash you don’t need for transactional purposes, exchange it for real money, namely, gold and silver, which cannot be printed out of existence as Mr. Bernanke is now doing with the dollar.
So what is the downside for gold and gold shares? Charles Nenner’s downside target has been met but he is not quite yet ready to go long on gold. It could be that we meander around these levels for a bit longer. But whether you are talking about gold or gold shares, a look at the gold share chart above suggests to me the downside is very, very minimal. At the same time, the upside potential for the shares and bullion, given all the problems in the global economy is absolutely enormous. The risk/reward for gold and gold shares, compared to stock, has not been this favorable for quite a few years.