Physical gold is money in the most pure and basic form. It will stand when everything else (paper) falls. Not only will it still be standing, it will be standing tall because of fear and panic.
The ripple effect of consequences from insane levels of counterparty risk that exist in today’s financial world will bring people to their knees as we witness the greatest wealth transfer of all time.
Today, an ounce of gold can still buy a quality man’s suit and all the trimmings. This tells us that gold, not the dollar, has held its purchasing power. Since 2013, it’s getting worse for the dollar and better for gold.
Governments hate gold, because a rising gold price exposes government fraud and corruption but, for the most part, we don’t want to see this truth. Every time gold rises it is slammed down because the battle lines are drawn between a corrupt government that can’t allow the price of gold to rise, and a free market economic volcano that is getting ready to blow.
The only time gold really takes off is when governments and their central banks lose control. The upward spikes in precious metals over the past 19 years have been related to an increasingly troubled financial world. Gold reacts to the upside, as it should, and welfare statists try to contain it to keep the perception that all is well. The two most likely candidates are a derivatives implosion and/or a major world credit event that causes severe and debilitating disruptions worldwide, and gold is the solution for those who wish to be on the receiving end of the upcoming transfer of wealth.
The physical gold market is tiny. If you took all the physical gold that exists aboveground and melted it into a giant cube, the cube would only measure 20 yards x 20 yards x 20 yards. This is why they are ‘precious metals.’ That is why the gold price will go to levels that most people cannot understand.
When reality sets in and panic ensues, gold will be the last one standing.
The comments above are an edited and abridged synopsis by bmgbullion.com of an article by Greg McCoach
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