Not all gold bugs wear tinfoil hats
“We still don’t have very much inflation, and yet there is renewed interest in gold with prices reaching their highest since early 2013 at about $1,440 an ounce. There are a lot of reasons to like gold. One is that gold tracks fairly closely with budget deficits. The highs of 2009-2011 roughly corresponded with the large deficits that reached 10% of GDP during the Obama administration, which included the stimulus spending during the Great Recession and a sharp depreciation in the value of the dollar.”
USAGOLD note 1: Below we post a chart favorite here at USAGOLD showing, as mentioned above, the strong relationship over the long run between growth in the national debt and the rising price of gold.
USAGOLD note 2: By the way, we know more than our fair share of gold owners. Though a good many are business owners and managers, doctors, dentists, nurses lawyers, scientists, teachers, stay-at-home moms and ordinary working men and women (to name a few gold-owner job descriptions), none has ever mentioned anything about a tin foil hat and only a handful have referred to themselves as gold bugs. . . .yet some in the media persist with this nonsense. Gold owners, as we have said many times in the past, are a slice of Main Street America – nothing more, nothing less.