The New In Gold We Trust Report is Here!
As announced in our latest gold market update last week, this year’s In Gold We Trust report by our good friends Ronald Stoeferle and Mark Valek has just been released. This is the biggest and most comprehensive gold research report in the world, and as always contains a wealth of interesting new material, as well as the traditional large collection of charts and data that makes it such a valuable reference work for gold investors.
Nothing provides a feeling of material security comparable to the reassuring heft of a gold coin.
To provide a brief overview of the contents, here is the press release that accompanied the publication – the report is available for download via a link further below.
Gold and the Turning of the Monetary Tides
The 12th edition of the annual In Gold we Trust report discusses three fundamental turning points affecting the global monetary system. The authors of the report Ronald- Peter Stoeferle and Mark Valek refer to these as “Monetary Turns of the Tide”:
The Federal Reserve has sounded the bell on a beginning turn of the tide in monetary policy: the start of a global rate hike cycle and particularly the reversal from “QE” to “QT” puts an end to a decade of flooding the markets with liquidity. The fact that the liquidity tide is going out marks the first time in ten years that financial markets are facing a real test.
A turn of the tide in the global monetary system, away from the US dollar-centric monetary order toward a multi-polar order increases the relevance of gold. Gold is beginning to play a more prominent role in the currency policy deliberations of central banks, above all as a result of growing geopolitical polarization, increasing over-indebtedness and the continuing process of “de-dollarization”.
A technological turn of the tide has occurred due to the proliferation of blockchain technology and the cryptocurrencies associated with it. These new technologies are offering a multitude of innovations as virtual means of payment and stores of value. In the meantime even gold-backed crypto-tokens have been successfully launched.
Another topic examined in this year’s In Gold we Trust report are inflationary tendencies. In the ongoing tug-of-war between inflationary and deflationary forces, inflationary forces appear to have gained the upper hand in the course of the past year. Since September 2017 our proprietary Incrementum Inflation Signal also indicates that price inflation is gathering pace.
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