Thursday, June 7, 2012

Is It Time To Buy Gold?

After last week's sell off, the stock market is rebounding, but don't let that fool you says one expert. According to Philip Silverman, investors should take advantage of the rally to sell out of their stock positions and buy gold. This is a dramatic shift from what some other experts are recommending. For more on this, continue reading the following blog post from Tim Iacono.

Following the remarkable rebound in the price of gold last Friday as other asset prices tumbled, a fresh round of mostly positive views of the metal as an investment have been popping up in the mainstream financial media (no word yet on any change in the views of Warren Buffett or Charlie Munger), highlighted this morning by a section title in this CNBC report that appears above and below.

It’s kind of stunning, actually, to see this sort of thing at CNBC, but it seems a good number of analysts think yesterday’s stock market rally will prove fleeting – more an opportunity to sell stocks than a reason to buy them – with some going so far as to suggest directing those proceeds toward the yellow metal.
Sell Everything Else and Buy Gold
Philip Silverman, Managing Partner Kingsview Management, said investors should use the “snapback” rally to sell stocks and commodities.
The only thing that investors should be looking to add is gold, which will benefit from further monetary easing, Silverman said.
“We would expect that there is going to be some sort of movement out of the ECB… some sort of movement out of the U.S. to continue doing their stimulus, which really hasn’t done anything substantial but they’ll continue to try,” Silverman told CNBC Asia’s “Squawk Box.”

Burkhard Varnholt, Chief  Investment Officer and Head of Asset Management at Sarasin Bank, also told CNBC he believes the precious metal will gain because of its status as an alternative currency. 

“I think gold ultimately will hit $2,000 and there are two reasons behind that,” Varnholt said. “One is continued central bank buying from Asia who are looking to diversify out of euro zone dollars and then because investors are concerned about fiscal recklessness.”
It may turn out that last Friday’s labor report was more important for how people see gold than for how people see the U.S. economy as the months-long derision about the metal not being a safe haven seems to have quickly been forgotten after it went up on that day and everything else went down.

The gold price is going up again today after China slashed interest rates and prior to Fed Chief Ben Bernanke telling Congress how he sees things. Given the change in sentiment expressed by Federal Reserve officials already this week, look for The Bernank to indicate his money printing trigger finger is getting itchy.

This blog post was republished with permission from Tim Iacono.


scrap platinum buyers said...

When will be right time to buy or purchase gold? That is one question you need to answer before jumping in. Gold value declines and sometimes it goes up.

Sergejs said...

It is too early to say whether there would be another rally in gold. It made so strong move earlier that it can be quite overbought right now. Even QE from the Fed won't guarantee another turn higher. ps. my website
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