Sunday, August 29, 2010

What will happen to Gold in a Double-Dip Recession?

From Nearly all the commentary we have heard on this question says the same. "Yes, the prospects of a Double-Dip recession have increased but it remains unlikely that it will happen". We feel that there may be just a hint of self-interest in these answers. The shockwaves that will reverberate should some say it is going to happen, or if the news confirmed that it had started would rattle the markets hugely. Despite the ability to disseminate news instantly, we have to wait a month before reliable figures are published to confirm one way or the other that this is or is not the case. On the other hand a recession or depression has become a state of mind too. If consumers believe it is coming, it will come and at the moment that is the mood out there among the consumer. He is saving because he could become a victim if he hasn't cut debt and save. No doubt the sight of a neighbor being evicted stimulates thrifty habits. And that's what is coming from consumers now. They aren't spending. It's becoming a financial winter out there and we believe consumers minds are bringing on the recession again. Surely that's bad for gold? on

Where are we in the current PM bull market