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Right on the Money: Doug Casey on Economics, Investing, and the Ways of the Real World with Louis James by Doug Casey

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Chapter 13

Doug Casey on Buying Physical Gold and Silver

September 28, 2011

Louis: So Doug, gold has dropped from its $1,917.90 high last month down to $1,540 yesterday and is currently hovering around $1,650. I know you don’t believe $1,900 was the top, but is this correction good enough? Are you buying again?

Doug: Well, I hate to recommend buying anything that’s gone up six or seven times in the last decade, but for all the reasons we’ve discussed in our recent conversations, as we exit the eye of the storm—first and foremost of which being the creation of trillions of new currency units—I am convinced gold is going much higher. So, yes, I do see the current correction as a buying opportunity.

L: In addition to the United States roughly tripling its money supply in the last couple of years, the EU just announced taking its bailout fund to $2 trillion, so saying trillions is no exaggeration. But gold dropped about 20 percent in a month—that’s a pretty impressive correction.

D: It’s par for the course. Gold is a volatile commodity for the time being, although that will change when it’s reinstituted as money. If you think about what the word correction means, it suggests a price either dropping back when it gets too far ahead of itself or catching up when it gets unreasonably low. If you look at longer-term—multiyear—gold charts, the surge this summer looked like gold was going vertical. Hyperbolic curves are always danger signs. Gold has now reverted to the mean it’s established ...

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