This morning Gold has rallied approaching 7 year highs.
We can see Gold is pushing for a breakout looking at the 10 Year:
Why? A simple news list might explain:
- US looking to send families of 5 cheques upto $7500.
- Goldman Sachs projecting a 24% decline in US GDP in Q2’20.
- The Federal Reserve Bank offers open ended QE, starting with $125B of purchases a day.
- The Federal Reserve announcing they are now directly buying Corporate Debt.
- Canadian PM Justin Trudeau looks to give sweeping powers to Finance Minister Morneau to tax and spend without MP opposition.
- ECB Announces €750 billion Stimulus, Declares No Limits on Policy
Where are the discount rates? With the exception of China, everyone is near zero:
And of course, the expansion of Central Banks balance sheets:
In a letter on March 23, Goldman Sachs reaffirmed their 12-month target for gold to advance to $1,800 an ounce, which would bring us to 2011 levels.
We believe this will likely lead to debasement concerns similar to the post-GFC period…. Accordingly, we are likely at an inflection point where ‘fear’-driven purchases will begin to dominate liquidity-driven selling pressure, as it did in November 2008.”Goldman Sachs March 23 Note
Peter Schiff, one of the largest champions of Gold says this is just the beginning, expect an all time high before year end:
At the time of publishing, Silver has ran 6.7% to over $14. Platinum rose 6.8%. Palladium jumped as much as 16%, showing the largest intraday increase since 1998. South Africa said it will close its mines for 21 days as part of a nationwide lockdown; accounting for 75% of the world’s platinum and 38% of palladium supply.
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