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.