To be honest, no one really knows if the rescue package just approved by Congress will restore order to world financial markets â€“ but whatever the impact, I feel confident about the future of gold.
For now â€“ and the near future â€“ gold is caught up in a mass liquidation of virtually all assets.
Expect â€śhigh-stakesâ€ť volatility in gold to continue as world financial markets size up the U.S. rescue package . . . and realize that Americaâ€™s politicians have thrown them a lifeline tied to a leaky boat.
Retail gold investors â€“ real people like you and me â€“ have a different view of the world and economic risks ahead than do the large institutional players and their armies of analysts.Â Unlike the large institutions, the small guy has been buying more gold lately as can be seen in a pick up in physical demand for bullion coins, small bars, and investment-grade jewelry.
Private investors â€“ from high net worth individuals to the average Joe and Jane â€“ are swapping cash for gold coins, small bars, and bullion ETFs.Â This is now a global phenomenon as retail outlets, coin fabricators, and refiners report a gold rush of demand around the world.