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Old 09-07-2013, 08:35 PM   #16
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Sure, I've got a question.

Moves in the gold price correlate tightly with short-term interest rates in the USA - when rates go up, the gold price goes down; and vice-versa.

My question, then: should I own gold if I think the Fed's going to spend the next three years tightening policy? If so, why?
I think the past couple of years the prices of gold have largely decoupled from the Fed's monetary policies. Case in point desoite liberal monetary policies past two years gold has reached astronomical highs driven purely by sentiment. The entry of a mew middle class from India and the Middle east into the gold dinar market has xjanfed the dynamics for a foreseeable fitire
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:37 PM   #17
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paging for me?

TS, why you buy coin? How do you mitigate the spread cost?

If anyone here is familiar with the gold dunar you wull understand that some coins habe an advantage over generic bulliins in that it has numismatics value. Some of the dinar gold coins in my collection are trading above the prevailing price of gold due to its numismatics
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:01 PM   #18
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If anyone here is familiar with the gold dunar you wull understand that some coins habe an advantage over generic bulliins in that it has numismatics value. Some of the dinar gold coins in my collection are trading above the prevailing price of gold due to its numismatics
sure. then that's not purely speculating on the future value of gold.

and how much premium does one pay for the numismatics? does numismatics inflate over time? not an expert, hence won't invest.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:48 PM   #19
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40% physical gold, 8% physical silver, 16% GLD, 14% metals mining stocks (gold, silver, copper etc.).

So all in all around 80% in the entire business of precious metals and metals.
with such an overweightage in gold, i wonder have you done any backtesting with such portfolio? if you look at the long term data, inflation adjusted returns of gold are mediocre compared to stocks.

just run some data from 1990, 1980, 1970 to current and compare the returns of gold with S&P.

Inflation Adjusted Gold Return Calculator

but if you run from 2000 to current, gold has outperformed stocks. i guess you believe the gold super bull cycle will still continue. but if it isnt?
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:39 AM   #20
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I guess he is just holding out for a huge correction in the stock market before he gets in.

That said, I am curious about long term gold bulls, aren't they afraid of a repeat of history, 1980s to early 2000s gold bear?
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:59 AM   #21
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If anyone here is familiar with the gold dunar you wull understand that some coins habe an advantage over generic bulliins in that it has numismatics value. Some of the dinar gold coins in my collection are trading above the prevailing price of gold due to its numismatics
OK, sure, but you pay the numismatic premium when you buy and you receive it back when you sell. Unless the numismatic premium itself rises, you might as well just be trading GLD or spot gold. Why bother paying the extra? Does the numi premium change over time?
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:02 AM   #22
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(derp derp derp derp)
Expert or no, I think we can make an educated guess as to the future. Consider the facts:

(derp derp derp)

What is actually happening is that the failed economy is allowed to continue and grow on QE money. The economy exists as long as QE exists. Ergo no QE -> no economy. So never mind the "numbers". Since are meaningless.

Consider rather the damage caused by QE. Naturally, an increase in supply of money leads to loss in purchasing power of said money. Naturally, loss in purchasing power can lead to owners of said money fleeing it for safer wealth vehicles (especially since the "easing" is so huge).

Gold, chosen by the market historically, is the safest wealth vehicle. On this basis we can make an educated guess that, whatever the short term numbers, gold must eventually climb to heights never been seeing before. On this basis revising those portfolio allocations may not be a bad idea.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is some absolutely primo derp right here.

Shahmatt is absolutely fixated on his belief that QE will cause hyperinflation, and won't listen to any evidence to the contrary - and it's cost him about a quarter of his net worth in the last six months.

Don't be derpy. Derp kills.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:15 AM   #23
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I think the past couple of years the prices of gold have largely decoupled from the Fed's monetary policies. Case in point desoite liberal monetary policies past two years gold has reached astronomical highs driven purely by sentiment.
What? That's exactly what I'm arguing. When monetary policy is loose, gold prices go higher; when monetary policy tightens, gold prices go down.

I'm saying that if the Fed hikes over the next couple of years, as it looks likely they'll do (assuming the US economy stays on its current trajectory), gold's going to keep grinding lower.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:26 AM   #24
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with such an overweightage in gold, i wonder have you done any backtesting with such portfolio? if you look at the long term data, inflation adjusted returns of gold are mediocre compared to stocks.

just run some data from 1990, 1980, 1970 to current and compare the returns of gold with S&P.

Inflation Adjusted Gold Return Calculator

but if you run from 2000 to current, gold has outperformed stocks. i guess you believe the gold super bull cycle will still continue. but if it isnt?
Its no use when theres a limitation to the early dates.

Should try to compare with DJ from 1929.

BTW some DJ stocks have gone into limbo!
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:36 AM   #25
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I guess he is just holding out for a huge correction in the stock market before he gets in.

That said, I am curious about long term gold bulls, aren't they afraid of a repeat of history, 1980s to early 2000s gold bear?
You should see what happened from 1974 to 1980



gold went from approx. $200 in 1974 to $100 in 1976.........


AND zoomed to $850 on 21 Jan 1980.


Whos to say it wont be repeated again?
Its a wildreamz!

the world's financial system/economy is worse than that in 1929.
The bubbles these days are much much bigger than that of yesteryears.

All they are doing nowadays is plastering those broken bubbles with paper debt.....in hope

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Old 10-07-2013, 07:48 AM   #26
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The point is with so many who have been vested for so long in the markets like 5 years or more will know that you will eventually be wrong about the markets. Be it stocks, bonds or gold. If it happens, it should not wreck your life savings. Stay diversified and do not be overconfident in one investment.

Take it from Nick Taleb. Your portfolio has to be Black Swan Robust.

Vested in stocks, bonds, gold, a ladder of FD and CIMB Starsaver account.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:48 AM   #27
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????????

I have a question:

Central banks were net sellers of gold in the early 2000s.
I remembered that idiotic UK Chancellor Gordon Brown sold about 395 tons of gold over 17 auctions from July 1999 to March 2002, at an average price of about US$275 per ounce

Now they are net buyers.
Why? Do they know something we don't?

2003 = -630 tons
2004 = -479 tons
2005 = -663 tons
2006 = -365 tons
2007 = -484 tons
2008 = -235 tons
2009 = -34 tons
2010 = +77 tons
2011 = +457 tons
2012 = +533 tons
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:53 AM   #28
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No, they don't know. They are just doing things to manipulate the money supply behind the scene making things very unstable.

Me? I just have a portfolio that needs to be balanced.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:35 AM   #29
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I guess he is just holding out for a huge correction in the stock market before he gets in.

That said, I am curious about long term gold bulls, aren't they afraid of a repeat of history, 1980s to early 2000s gold bear?
I think this is the psyche of gold investors that many gold bears do not understand. Gold is a store of value not an incremental asset such as securities and my mix in it is as a hedge against inflation. The price movement of gold matters very little to me because a. It is just part of the portfolio mix and b.coins such as the nabawi gold dinar increases over time.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:47 AM   #30
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To those who have been asking about numismatics and the purchase of gold coins over the purchase of gold stocks

1. My humble opinion is to pay a little more for the rarer coins from overseas especially the middle east. Coins like the maple leaf and kijang are fine but they keep making it every year hence there is ni numismatic value over the inherent value of the gold. Hence when gold prices drop you are left with a common piece of gold

2. Coins like the nabawi gold dinar issued in some special occasions like the inauguration of the saudi king increase in value over time. Numismatics increase in value over time. You may pay a premium for it intially over its inherent value but it will increase over time.
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