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Consumer Price Inflation has finally arrived and
Gold will have its day in the sun yet.
Not a day goes by without another
financial institution getting bailed out.
Let’s see, we have Countrywide Financial, German IKB and now the UK based
And the rumours. Oh the rumours. Let’s see, there has been rumours of
liquidity problems at Barclays Bank, Alliance & Leicester and Australian
Adelaide Bank and on and on…
Central Bankers the world over have predictably come to the aid of ailing
financial institutions by providing loan guarantees and emergency funds and
rate cuts in an attempt to keep credit markets operational
The message of course has not been lost on Gold.
When central bankers open their check books for all to come and borrow, to
borrow with abandon, the message the market receives is clear. Nobody will be
left to fail and central banks will print as much money as it takes to ensure
this. Predictably, Gold will continue to rise as the bailouts stack up.
Loose monetary policy is going to unleash devastating inflation and will
further underpin the bull market in Gold.
Chart 1 - 10-yr Note Yield bouncing off 50 month moving average
Bonds are challenging their 50 month moving average and long-term uptrend.
Probabilities favour higher yields going forward.
Talking about inflation, what better way to gauge Consumer Price inflation
than by looking at food prices? Just take a look at this chart of Corn going
back to 1972!
Chart 2 - 35 year Corn - 400c is tough resistance
400 – 420c has been incredibly strong resistance going back as far as 1973!
With the continued strength in Current Oil Prices it seems likely that Corn
will finally breakout of this consolidation and unleash a fire storm of price
This will cause long-term rates sharply higher along with Gold as the safe
haven investment of choice!
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Greg Silberman CA(SA), CFA
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