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What Gold Did During the Great Depression

Commodities / Gold & Silver 2009 Nov 19, 2009 - 03:29 AM GMT

By: Chris_Vermeulen

Commodities

It seems to be the question of the week for me when speaking to people..What did Gold do during the Great Depression. Well if you had the physical you were required by law to turn it into the FED govt. In return you a certificate. Basically it was illegal to own physical gold during the darkest hours of the depression. However gold shares went through the roof. I had a client forward me a chart of Homestake mining.


It seems potentially if we get into the same situation as the great depression and even with the initial deflation gold shares went through the roof.

Maybe Paulson, David Einhorn and Jim Rogers are right…Gold has been hitting new highs…

Andrew Abraham
www.myinvestorsplace.com

Andrew Abraham has been in the financial arena since 1990. He is a commodity trading ddvisor and co manager of a Commodity Pool. Since 1993 Andrew has been a proponent of quantitative mechanical trading programs. Andrew's major concern is not only total return on investment but rather the amount of risk that one would have to tolerate in order to achieve returns He focuses on developing quant models that encompass strict risk adherence and correlation. He has been a speaker at conferences as well as an author of numerous articles. Andrew has spent years researching ideas that have the potential to outperform indices as well as maintain fewer draw downs.

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02 Dec 09, 00:56
In return you a certificate.

"In return you a certificate" makes no sense.


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