Rick Rule talked with David Lin of Kitco News at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference. Rule is the senior managing director at Sprott Inc., and he’s bullish on gold. During this discussion, Rule explains why, touching on a range of subjects including the Federal Reserve, the trade war, the US dollar, the bond market and more.
To kick off the interview, Lin points out that gold has been rather range-bound since the price spiked in the wake of tensions in the Middle East. Rule said this is a sign of a healthy gold bull market.
Donald Trump was in Davos talking up the US economy in his typically hyperbolic terms. He called it “the greatest economy we’ve ever had in the history of our country.” To hear the president tell it, you would think that America is experiencing some kind of economic boom that has never been experienced by anybody in all of history. In his most recent podcast, Peter Schiff called this “nonsense.”
The price of gold is up by about 2.7% so far in 2020. But gold stocks are down on the year. Why is this happening and what is this telling us?
When we talk about gold stocks, we’re referring generally to stock in companies involved in gold mining and exploration. The valuation of these stocks as a group typically track with the price of physical gold. When the price of gold is going up, the miners typically follow along.
So, why this recent divergence?
On Jan. 19, Peter Schiff did an interview with Daniela Cambone on Kitco News to kick off the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference. Peter said gold is going to go through the roof, and he explained exactly why. He also offered a little historical context.
The interview began with a look at recent headlines in the news. With the war drums quieted and a Phase 1 trade deal signed, can markets breathe a sigh of relief?
It’s like Dawn of the Dead on Wall Street. Zombies are everywhere.
Even as stocks continue to push to new highs, the number of money-losing companies listed on US stock markets has ballooned to levels not seen since the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s.
According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, nearly 40% of US-listed companies are losing money.
Peter Schiff has been saying the Federal Reserve is going to let the inflation monster loose and this is going to be good for gold. Some people in the mainstream are starting to pick up on this theme.
During a recent interview with the Financial Times, Bridgewater Associates co-chief investment officer Greg Jensen said gold could surge over $2,000 as central banks embrace higher levels of inflation.
Are consumers getting close to the end of their road of debt?
There are some indications that they might be and that’s not good news for an economy built on consumers spending money they don’t have.
Uh oh! You know something good is coming, right?
Here it is — Florida man refuses to pay for gold-plated steak he didn’t order, Salt Bae calls cops
Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu inked their signatures on the Phase 1 trade deal this week. But was it really a big deal? Or was it no deal? Mike Maharrey talks about it on this week’s Friday Gold Wrap podcast. He also talks about why the gold market seems to be holding steady despite some strong headwinds and the outlook for the yellow metal in 2020.
Gold had a strong year in 2019 and a World Gold Council report says the outlook for 2020 remains bullish.
We expect that many of the global dynamics seeded over the past few years will remain generally supportive for gold in 2020.”
Gold charted its best year since 2010 last year. The price increased by 18.4% in dollar terms. The yellow metal also reached record highs in every G10 currency except the dollar and the Swiss franc. There were record inflows of metal into gold-backed ETFs and central banks continued to gobble up gold.