Chinese demand for physical gold investment surged in the first three-quarters of 2017 while Americans ditched the shiny yellow metal for increased bets on the crypto mania and stock market bubble market. Chinese gold bar and coin demand increased by 44% while U.S. physical gold investment demand fell by 55%.
In this update, Tom Cloud reviewed his calls on for the precious metals market last year and what he sees taking place in 2018. Tom discusses their price targets and the overall precious metals market.
The U.S. Stock Market is reaching its biggest bubble in history. When the price of the Dow Jones Index only moves in one direction… UP, it is setting up for one heck of a crash. How will a market crash impact gold and silver?
Some nasty dark clouds are forming on the financial horizon as total world debt is increasing nearly three times as fast as total global wealth. Also, the percentage of world gold investment to global world assets is much higher than we realize.
So, why will the U.S. gold market suffer a deficit if gold demand is down sharply this year? Well, it seems as if the culprit is the huge increase in net gold exports. Thus, the U.S. net export deficit will be 225 mt in 2017…
Enjoy the good times while you can because when the economy BLOWS UP this next time, there is no plan B. Sure, we could see massive monetary printing by Central Banks to continue the madness a bit longer after the market crashes, but this won’t be a long-term solution.