Wednesday , 4 August 2021

Asset Allocation

Since Harry Dent is Calling for Catastrophe, Maybe It’s Time to Buy! Here’s Why (+2K Views)

Now marketing himself as a “rogue economist,” Harry Dent is forecasting “gold down to $750 an ounce, housing down 35%, oil down to $10 a barrel, the Dow down to 6,000, [and] a war between inflation and deflation” this year. His swami-like predictions in the past have been truly dreadful but, unlike most of his ilk, Dent has perhaps offered something actionable, if not in the way he intended. Let me explain.

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Get Ready to “Put the Pedal to the Metal” (Gold & Silver)! Here’s Why (+2K Views)

Over the next couple of months everything should generally rise together but once the dollar puts in an intermediate bottom sometime in March or April, commodities and gold will move down into an intermediate correction as the stock market completes its final blow off top. After the stock market parabola collapses later this summer it will be time to put the pedal to the metal in the commodity markets, and especially the precious metal markets as the Great Inflation begins in earnest.

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These 10 Charts Suggest the Outlook for Gold Is Good for 2014 and Beyond (+2K Views)

Very poor sentiment towards gold and oversold conditions is reminiscent of the conditions seen in late 2008 and January 2009 [as seen in the chart below] when gold prices had fallen by more than 25% in 9 months. Subsequently, gold rose from a low on January 15, 2009 at $802.60/oz to a high less than 12 months later at $1,215/oz for a gain of over 50%. A similar move today would see gold above $1,800/oz by year end.

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The Best 3 High-Yield, Top Quality, S&P 500 Stocks For 2014

While the S&P 500 yields less than 2%, much higher yield with specific stocks can be found. The key, though, is to find higher yield that is sustainable and will lead to wealth accumulation over time. Below I identify 3 such stocks and explain why they might be good choices for your portfolio in 2014.

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