Bill Holter: Comparing this gold bull market to those of the past is invalid
We are 7-8 years into a monetary experiment that has never been done before. In previous bull markets we weren’t looking at the potential end of the financial system as we know it. When central banks monetize, they destroy the currency. This is happening all over the world.
With world debt at least twice 2008 levels we are witnessing the dawn of a new system, and have been close to a collapse twice this year already. We now have central banks that are actually purchasing stocks. The monetization of stock markets is a factor in preventing the collapse.
Central Banks have already printed the money, now it’s just a matter of when will the panic out of money and into real assets happen. Velocity is at it’s lowest ever, and once investors- or even the average public is afraid of holding currency and moves their currency into ‘stuff’, hyperinflation will begin.
When the stock market turns and control is lost, there may be a period of 1-4 weeks where gold goes down. After that we will see capital moving back into gold, and we should see a massive influx of capital into the mining shares which will take out the 2011 highs- perhaps by multiples.
Talking points from this week’s interview:
• We’re in a 15-20% pullback phase for both gold and silver
• Mining shares and silver are still undervalued
• Commodity oriented companies will perform the best
• With physical gold, there is 24/7 liquidity.
• Implications of Apple having to pay the EU 14.5 billion for fraudulent tax practices.
Bill Holter writes, and is partnered with Jim Sinclair at the Holter/Sinclair collaboration. Prior, he wrote for Miles Franklin from 2012-15. Bill worked as a retail stockbroker for 23 years, including 12 as a branch manager at A.G. Edwards. He left Wall Street in late 2006 to avoid potential liabilities related to management of paper assets. In retirement he and his family moved to Costa Rica where he lived until 2011 when he moved back to the United States. Bill was a well-known contributor to the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) commentaries from 2007-present.