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5 Reasons to Avoid Gold Rush

The reasons why one should sell the cat, pawn the mother-in-law, and use the proceeds to buy gold are well known: the Fed is printing money faster than you can read this, which will result in inflation; the government is borrowing like a drunken monkey, so the dollar will be devalued; this will debase all currencies, so the only thing that will save you is the shiny metal.

Five reasons to avoid the gold rush

 The arguments for why one should sell the cat, pawn the mother-in-law and use the proceeds to buy gold are well known: The Fed is printing money faster than you can read this, which will result in inflation; the government is borrowing like a drunken monkey, so the dollar will be devalued; this will debase […]

As investment, gold’s just a brick

Gold is an important but very different asset class that competes with stocks and bonds. Unlike stocks and bonds, its main attractions are scarcity, durability and resistance to oxidation – it simply never stops shining. In fact, most of the gold ever mined is around today. It is exhibited in museums, worn as jewelry and […]

Who’s going to buy gold?

“It gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head.”  – Warren Buffett Gold is one of those weird assets where nobody […]

Gold, Doomsday Currency?

I am sorry, I could not contain myself.  I got a call today from a financial journalist asking me if gold is “the” asset for the doomsday portfolio.  I took this question very seriously after all if you are reading the news we are on the brink of one.  I weighted my words very carefully.  […]

Will Gold Shine Again?

This article was originally called Will Gold Shine Again?.  It was excerpted from my book Active Value Investing and appeared in the Rocky Mountain News.  I have no intention of making an argument of where the gold prices will be over next month or five years from now – I simply don’t know.  My intention is to dispel this notion that gold […]