Investors look to gold and silver.
Financial professionals disagree whether the stock market’s current volatility signals the beginning of a significant downturn – or whether it could go even higher, as unbelievable as that sounds. New data now indicates if it does move higher it will be thanks to average investors who are unwilling to accept good times must come to an end. Do you have enough gold and silver to protect yourself against the irrational behavior of your fellow investors?
- Warren Buffett has said the greed and jealousy felt by average Americans go a long way to inflating the stock market bubbles that eventually make life miserable for everyone. Now, an article at ZeroHedge confirms it. As professional asset managers cash out and leave the market, retail investors are still buying like crazy, expecting everything will be just fine and continuing to drive an already-overvalued market.
- RT.com reports the continued effort by many nations to stockpile gold is linked to growing uncertainty about the global economy. Vladimir Rozhankovsky of the International Financial Center identifies Hungary, Poland, Russia, China, India, Turkey and Saudi Arabia as just a few of the countries hoarding gold right now. He notes, for countries wishing to assure their stability, “gold is, in fact, the only alternative.”
- Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges startled recent security forum attendees in Warsaw, Poland, with his declaration that the U.S. “will be at war with China in 15 years.” Other analysts also suggest shooting wars are increasingly likely with China, Russia and other significant nations, so the case for a static allocation to precious metals grows stronger. Military Times has more on Hodges’ remarks.
- One SEC commissioner says a retirement crisis “tsunami” is headed this way and it’s capable of whisking away personal savings and even much of the nation’s financial infrastructure. Uncle Sam may take extreme measures to care for America’s “seasoned citizens,” and that could be bad news for retirement savers. So how do you ready your financial profile to make it more likely your own retirement money lasts and you’re not one of the victims? For some answers, read Augusta’s latest blog article here.
Despite the stock market’s recent upheaval, plenty of investors are pretending nothing is amiss. They continue to buy even at extraordinary valuations, but it’s inevitable that the market will eventually drop. Fortunately, we know about gold’s potential to mitigate equities losses. In fact, the price of the yellow metal rose more than 4% in just the last two weeks. Do you have the safe-haven potential of gold working for you to help protect your critical retirement funds? If not, call Augusta Precious Metals today at 855-242-4121 or visit Augustapreciousmetals.com and take action soon to safeguard your future.