Thursday, July 21, 2011

Marc Faber : Gold is nowhere close to a bubble

Marc Faber : I was in a resource conference this is one of the resource conferences run by Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong all the miners are there and all the big shots in commodities and investors that are interested in commodities are there , ask the audience and you will think that these people have an exposure to Gold only about 5 people in an audience of like 400 had more than 5 percent of their assets in Gold , I find it amazing , I went already to 2 hedge fund conferences these are relatively intelligent people you would think but none of them had any exposure to Gold personally I said to them , you all intelligent people how come you do not have any gold at all don't you see what is happening with the money printing in the world , Gold was $252 in 1999 it is now $1580 (15 July 2011) they think it is expensive at this level what they do not consider is by how much credit has increased over the last ten years by how much the world population have increased over ten years by how much the supply of gold have increased , it is not increasing it is actually contracting , it the next five to ten years the total gold supply in the world will go up by precisely 3.8 percent no more , you know you mine something it is gone it is no longer there and so the supply that is no longer there is like Oil burned it is no longer there , every oil well runs dry over time " .." let's  say you buy Gold today , I do not know it may go down say a $100 , here it goes down a $200 but looking at all the factors we discussed I do not believe that we are in a bubble stage , because I have lived through the last bubble in the late 70s I can tell you that the whole world followed the Gold market day and night and traded Gold 24 hours a day like the whole world traded NASDAQ stocks 24 hours a day in 1999 and 2000 that has not happened yet we do not have a heavy weighting we do not have a heavy kind of euphoria about Gold at all , the risk today is not to own Gold but to not to own any Gold , if you have no gold at all I think you are taking a risk , and my advise is simple every month you put some money aside and you buy a little bit of Gold you do not worry about the price fluctuation buy every month a little bit and your grand children will be very happy about that unless the US government takes it away that is a possibility with Mr Bernanke just look at him he particularly not a honest looking character ..."
- in The Financial Sense NewsHour Interview

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