The Metals Breakout Continues
Source: Seeking Alpha, TraderMark (5/11/10)
"Gold is not buying the ECB's claim that all its purchases of gov't bonds would be sterilized. . ."
Gold is not buying the ECB's claim that all its purchases of government bonds (what was considered the nuclear option) would be sterilized and hence not add to the money supply. In the much broader picture, what gold is telling us is that printing money is the only solution for central bankers know. . .and the politicians are good with it. This will be how the massive shortfalls in U.S. public pensions will be solved, just as "stimulus" has been a backdoor bailout to the states who for the most part are out of control in their own spending. And it will be the crutch waiting for Medicare. As it will be (not clearly stated) the crutch for eurozone nations, many of which have no chance of growing out of their debt situations.
Silver (SLV) just breached January 2010 highs.
Gold (GLD), on the other hand, is on a serious breakout and has long since cleared its highs for the year. . .
As I do every so often, let me show clearly how your purchasing power is being sapped away by our "solutions." While the US stock market looks "great" in U.S. dollars, when viewed in terms of gold the story is far less impressive. This is the difference between "nominal" and "real" return... it is crucial to understand the difference.
Don't be fooled by the "strength" of the U.S. dollar, since every major floating currency on earth (yen, euro, dollar, pound) now engages in the same stealth default measures, "strength" is all relative.