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Pretty Good Day For Gold Bugs

Commodities / Gold and Silver 2015 Aug 22, 2015 - 04:43 PM GMT

By: John_Rubino

Commodities

The bull market that wouldn't end finally has. In a brutal day that just kept getting worse, US stocks followed Asia and Europe into the deflationary vortex.


DJIA Aug 21

Whether this was just a speed bump on the road to infinite financial asset valuations or the return of sanity to a previously-insane world remains to be seen. But one thing that has the ring of certainty -- in the sense that it repeats a pattern in place for as long as there's been human civilization -- is the behavior of gold. While equities -- at today's levels a perfect example of hope triumphing over experience -- were being crushed, and even the lesser precious metals were under pressure, gold had a nice, calm, in all respects normal day.

Gold price Aug 21

It behaved, in short, like exactly the kind of port-in-a-storm that its fans claim it to be. Already this year it's up dramatically against a long list of national currencies. The chart below is the Brazilian real price, which is par for the emerging market course.

Gold price in real

Does this mean we're back in 2009, ready for another epic precious metals run? Who knows? Much, as always, depends on the shape of the central bank response to this week's equity meltdown. And the deflationary forces that are engulfing much of the world could be temporary bad news for an asset that many still see mostly as an inflation hedge. But each new instance of gold shielding its owners from crisis adds credence to the claim that it is sound money which holds its value while make-believe financial assets are getting whacked.

By John Rubino

dollarcollapse.com

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