Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Be in Gold and Silver

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
By Paul Martin

By: Jeff Clark
Tuesday, 20 February 2018

We buy gold for many reasons—as monetary insurance, a crisis hedge, and even for simple diversification. And another one of those reasons is coming to the fore right now: as a hedge against overvalued stock and crypto markets.

We’ve been saying for some time that sooner or later these two markets had to correct—and that gold would serve as a buffer against those inevitabilities. It’s a short and simple message, but one that is crucial for investors to address: Are you sufficiently hedged against overvalued equity and cryptocurrency markets?

S&P Down, Gold Up
Through the end of last year, the S&P had nearly quadrupled from its 2009 low. This run currently ranks as the second-longest bull market in the last 140 years. It was clearly getting frothy; the only questions were when it would reverse and how big that reversal would be.

As you know, 2018 has seen an abrupt increase in volatility in the stock market.

So how has gold performed during that surge in volatility? Through Friday, February 16:

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