Saturday , 18 November 2017


Gold

Why the World’s Billionaire Investors Buy Precious Metals

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Have you ever wondered why some of the most elite investors hold precious metals - especially gold - as a central part of their portfolios? This infographic illustrates 4 famous money managers who made bets on precious metals for different reasons, and what we can learn from each of them.

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Buffett’s Favorite Indicator Implies A 20.6% Annual Increase in Gold Over the Next 10 Years

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The ratio of total stock market capitalization to GDP, a favored indicator of the “Oracle of Omaha”, has historically proven to be a very useful and reliable harbinger of longer-term future returns in equities in the U.S. - and it suggests annualized total returns of -1.27% on the S&P over the next 10 years. Lower equity returns over a 10-year period have been clearly consistent with higher returns for gold. In fact, every 1% drop in annualized total returns on the S&P 500 implies a 1.5% increase in returns on gold. That would be consistent with returns for gold of around 20.6% on average per year.

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What Should the New Normal Be For the Gold:Silver Ratio?

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Why do some analysts argue that the gold:silver ratio should reflect the relative rarities of the two metals in the ground and therefore be 10:1 or lower? I don’t know, but it isn’t a valid argument. Neither is the argument that the gold:silver ratio should be around 16:1 because that’s what it averaged for hundreds of years prior to the last hundred years. So, what should it be?

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