20-Year Race: Gold (487%) Beats Buffett (386%)

David McAlvany, Quinton Hennigh and Michael Oliver return as guests on this week’s radio program.

While most investors stay focused on the Dow, one market that listeners to this show watch carefully is engaged in a stealth bull market. It may come as a shock to learn that gold has actually outperformed the most successful investment manager on the planet over the past twenty years. From 1999 into 2019 gold’s value increased 487% vs. a gain of 386% for the Berkshire Hathaway Fund. From all appearances, after six years of treading water, gold has broken out into a new bull market over the past three months.

What is gold’s recent price explosion telling us about current market conditions for conventional investments like those Mr. Buffet has chosen while expressing his disdain for gold? David discusses these theories. Novo Resources may be on to one of the most extensive gold discoveries in history. Dr. Hennigh updates us on Novo’s progress toward production. Michael provides his usual guidance on key markets.

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David McAlvany is the President of the McAlvany Financial Companies, McAlvany Wealth Management and ICA, a precious metals brokerage firm. He has been a featured speaker on radio and around the country analyzing world events and their impact on the global economy and financial markets. David can be heard weekly on his market commentary at www.mcalvany.com David is a graduate of Biola University and an associate member of Keble College, Oxford University, where he studied philosophy and political theory. He then went on to achieve honors as a top salesman with the Southwestern Company and gained extensive business expertise with Morgan Stanley, in California. His international research has given him a global perspective of developments around the world, which helps him avoid focusing too narrowly in his analysis of investment and risk in any give asset category. His interests are varied and he spends his free time with his wife and their children in Colorado.

Dr. Quinton Hennigh is an economic geologist with 25 years of exploration experience, mainly gold related.  Early in his career, he explored for major mining firms including Homestake Mining Company, Newcrest Mining Ltd and Newmont Mining Corporation.  Dr. Hennigh joined the junior mining sector in 2007 and has been involved with a number of Canadian listed gold companies including Gold Canyon Resources where he led exploration at the Springpole alkaline gold project near Red Lake Ontario, a 5-million-ounce gold asset that was recently sold.  In 2010, Dr. Hennigh helped start Novo Resources and began assembling its Australian exploration portfolio. Dr. Hennigh obtained a Ph.D. in Geology/Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines.  Currently is also a Director for Miramont Resources and Irving Resources.

Michael Oliver entered the financial services industry in 1975 on the Futures side, joining E.F. Hutton’s International Commodity Division, NYC. He studied under David Johnson, head of Hutton’s Commodity Division and Chairman of the COMEX.

In the 1980’s Oliver began to develop his own momentum-based method of technical analysis. In 1987 Oliver, along with his futures client accounts (Oliver had trading POA) technically anticipated and captured the Crash. Oliver began to realize that his emergent momentum-structural-based tools should be further developed into a full analytic methodology.

In 1992 he was asked by the Financial VP and head of Wachovia Bank’s Trust Department to provide soft dollar research to Wachovia. Within a year Oliver shifted from brokerage to full-time technical research. MSA has provided its proprietary technical research services to financial and asset management clients continually since 1992. Oliver is the author of The New Libertarianism: Anarcho-Capitalism.