Most investors do not own gold and silver. In fact, most people worldwide don't own a single ounce—they never have and probably never will.
Gold ownership is down to less than 1% of the population, and that is similar to not owning insurance.
Fiat currencies are simply vehicles for governments to run deficit spending without taxing the population—instead, they simply issue more bonds. It's working (for now) since there's enough population growth to fund increasing tax revenues, which cover the interest payments on these fiat IOUs.
Like our friend at SRSrocco Report shows in this chart, the trading volume for gold rises tremendously every year, and that is how paper gold manipulation works.
As we showed on our micro-documentary, "Manipulation End-Game: JP Morgan Hoarding Silver," the major banks are behind blatant paper rigging, which is keeping a cap on precious metal prices.
If you truly understand the role of these metals in a portfolio, you understand this is actually a blessing in disguise, because you can accumulate more before a potential fiat crisis sends these safe havens into much higher price levels.
With cryptocurrencies, you can actually make a fortune just by owning this new coin!
It's a speculation, but allocating small amounts could yield huge gains.
For long-time international speculator Doug Casey, who is a long-time friend of mine, the best leveraged play for the bull market is, without a doubt, this stock.
It outperformed the GLD (SPDR Gold Shares), the GDXJ (VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF) and the price of bullion.
The reason is it was able to buy all of its gold assets during the bear market at seriously depressed valuations in exchange for shares, as well as cash!
That is a power play, and it’s why this stock has been Doug Casey's favorite for years.
It's not just him, though. Rick Rule is involved, as well as the "best stock picker in mining," Marin Katusa.
See, most of the major banks use the paper market to trade the ETFs, but once the desk managers at JP Morgan, HSBC, Barclays, and the other major banks realize that there's more money to be made in the juniors than the ETFs, it is all but guaranteed that they will turn towards companies like Doug's favorite.
What the major banks are waiting for is capex stabilization, and that is happening right now.
In fact, the major miners, like Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Vale and Anglo American are profitable again!
So, what does that mean to us?
Investment bankers, hedge funds and institutional money will buy the majors, as always, and begin to demand that they raise dividends.
They will start making acquisitions of small-cap companies to replace their depleting mines, and the retail investors, who were briefly bullish in 2016, will come back and fuel this sector.
My gut tells me that this stock, which I've been following for years, will be among those who break the 500% return levels.
Lior Gantz, an editor of Wealth Research Group, has built and runs numerous successful businesses and has traveled to over 30 countries in the past decade in pursuit of thrills and opportunities, gaining valuable knowledge and experience. He is an advocate of meticulous risk management, balanced asset allocation and proper position sizing. As a deep-value investor, Gantz loves researching businesses that are off the radar and completely unknown to most financial publications.
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