FINEX ’10 Burlington House, London. 28 th October 2010. Equity indices vs gold price. 2. Equity indices vs the gold price (YTD). Value of in-situ gold - selected markets, Jan & Oct 2010. Cost of discovery of gold resources (Jan 2010) vs value (Oct 2010).
28th October 2010
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Falling gold price environment
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“Like gold, US dollars have value only to the extent that they are strictly limited in supply. But the US government has a technology called a printing press that allows it to print as many dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost"
“But I see inflation as the greater future challenge. If political pressures prevent central banks from reining in their inflated balance sheets in a timely manner, statistical analysis suggests the emergence of inflation by 2012; earlier if markets anticipate a prolonged period of elevated money supply.”
A weak dollar and rising oil prices, which led to…
Inflation, to which…
The authorities reacted by raising interest rates, which caused…
A financial crisis, which…
Halved the Dow and…
Threatened deflation, to which…
The world’s monetary authorities reacted by adopting an excessively stimulative monetary policy, which…
Led to inflation (albeit on a different timescale).
In both the 1970s and the 2000s….