We continue to research how the financial markets moved amid the subprime-loan crisis in 2008. In the previous article, we illustrated that the fall of the US house prices had actually warned investors several months before the stock markets collapsed.
Many asset classes suffered from the crisis. In such a situation, bonds and commodities are sometimes the keys to benefit from the adversity.
Continue reading Benefiting from the financial crisis: gold and US Treasury bonds in 2008
RIT Capital Partners published a half-year report for early 2016, in which Jacob Rothschild, the chairman of RIT and the head of the Rothschild household of England, explains his investment view for 2016.
Continue reading Lord Rothschild buys gold, says low interest rates are ‘the greatest experiment in the history’
The Form 13F for the first quarter of 2016 has been published, and the portfolios of hedge fund managers revealed.
In the disclosure, Mr George Soros’s Soros Fund Management appeared to have started positions in gold and a gold miner and also to have continued short selling of US stocks as he claimed in Davos in January 2016.
Continue reading George Soros buys gold and a gold miner, short sells S&P 500
The currency war, the market turmoil and the secular stagnation will make the gold price skyrocket to $2,000 in 2017 or 2018.
In Jan, 2016, we predicted the turnaround of the gold price, and since then gold has indeed rebounded from its three-year bear market as you see in the following chart of the gold price:
The timing of our prediction was perfect. Investors finally realized three or four rate hikes in 2016 are practically impossible, and the secular stagnation will keep the US and global economy in need of financial easing. In addition to it, there are several facts for which we can be bullish about gold.
Continue reading Gold price will go up to $2,000: the Fed’s rate hikes, the currency war and the secular stagnation
After writing about the US economy and the oil price forecast, this is finally about the main issue: gold. The gold will be a boom in 2017, but the question is when to buy gold in 2016.
After the mortgage loan crisis in 2008, as the Fed started quantitative easing, the gold price once reached $1,900 in 2011. However, as the Fed stopped the QE in 2014 and started raising interest rates in 2015, the gold price has been radically falling.
Continue reading 2016 Gold price forecast: gold will be a boom when the Fed ceases rate hikes