Despite Pullback Gold Headed To New All-Time Highs

On the heels of Ben Bernanke signaling that the U.S. economy is weak and needs a highly accommodative Fed policy, today one of the top economists in the world said that despite the recent capping of gold at $1,300, gold is heading to new all-time highs.  Michael Pento, founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies, wrote this piece for KWN.

Pento: “The prevailing mantra on Wall Street is that gold’s bull market is now over and it’s time to bury precious metals as an investment theme for the indefinite future.  The rational for this is based on the belief that many investors held misguided fears during the credit crisis about a breakout of massive inflation and economic chaos, which drove gold to nearly $2,000 per ounce….

“Of course, (the perma-bulls on stocks claim) those worries have now completely failed to materialize and will never be a genuine risk in the future.  This argument is patently false because it assumes that the final chapter has been written on the Great Recession and debt crisis that paralyzed the entire globe back in 2008.

The truth is the most pernicious effects of the devastating economic collapse that began five years ago have been merely held in abeyance due to record low interest rates and an aggressive expansion of central bank assets; which is being used to boost real estate values, equity prices and the economy.

Source: http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/7/17_Pento_-_Despite_Pullback_Gold_Headed_To_New_All-Time_Highs.html

“This Will Trigger A Tidal Wave Of Short Covering In Gold”

With Ben Bernanke ready to deliver his semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress starting today, a legend in the business warned King World News about what is going to “trigger a tidal wave of short covering in gold.” Keith Barron, who consults with major companies around the world and is responsible for one of the largest gold discoveries in the last quarter century, also spoke with KWN about the massive global demand for both gold and silver and what he is directly experiencing in the marketplace.

Barron: “Right now I am focused on the gold price. We are up over $100 off the lows on gold and silver has broken through $20. All of this is thanks to Bernanke, who shot himself in the foot yet again with talk about tapering QE again. This trashed the stock market briefly and had spectacularly chaotic consequences in the bond market as well….

“Anyway, the net effect was this caused a tremendous amount of disruption in key markets and I think he was chastised for that. So he came out with a speech and it was a complete turnaround from the FOMC minutes. The 180 degree turn was, ‘all systems go, and keep the printing presses going.’

Source: http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/7/17_This_Will_Trigger_A_Tidal_Wave_Of_Short_Covering_In_Gold.html

We Are Beginning To Approach The End Game

With tremendous volatility continuing in global markets this summer, John Williams, of Shadowstats, released an incredibly important report which contained an ominous warning.  Below is a key portion of this tremendous report, and King World News wanted to pass it along to our global readers:

Here is the ominous warning from John Williams of Shadowstats:

Beginning to Approach the End Game.  “Nothing is normal: not the economy, not the financial system, not the financial markets and not the political system.  The financial system still remains in the throes and aftershocks of the 2008 panic and near-systemic collapse, and from the ongoing responses to same by the Federal Reserve and federal government.  Further panic is possible and hyperinflation remains inevitable.

Typical of an approaching, major turning point in the domestic- and global-market perceptions, bouts of extreme volatility and instability have been seen with increasing frequency in the financial markets, including equities, currencies and the monetary precious metals (gold and silver).  Consensus market expectations on the economy and Federal Reserve policy also have been in increasing flux.  The FOMC and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke have put forth a plan for reducing and eventually ending quantitative easing in the form of QE3.  The tapering or cessation of QE3 is contingent upon the U.S. economy performing in line with overly-optimistic economic projections provided by the Fed.  Initially, market reaction pummeled stocks, bonds and gold.

Source: http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/7/3_John_Williams_-_We_Are_Beginning_To_Approach_The_End_Game.html