Trump Will Actually Be Good for Gold – Here’s Why

Gold sold off sharply since the election based on the belief that President-elect Trump will bring higher growth. This sell-off makes little sense for those who understand that gold is an investment in monetary policy failure and the destruction of paper currencies.  Central banks remain hell-bent on printing money and creating inflation in order to deal with epic levels of global debt.  Donald Trump’s election not only doesn’t change that reality but likely exacerbates it since the President-elect plans to take dramatic steps to promote economic growth that will further increase US debt.  Investors should use recent weakness in gold to add to positions.

The stock market continued its post-election rally last week though things may be calming down. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 284 points or 1.5% to close at a record high of 19,152.14 while the S&P 500 jumped 31 points or 1.4% to a record 2213.35.   The Nasdaq Composite Index also rose 1.5% to a new record 5398.92.  The small cap Russell 2000 Index, however, left these three large cap indices in the dust since the election as investors convince themselves that a new anti-regulation president will lift the boot of the government off the backs of small and mid-sized businesses.  The Russell rose for 15 straight trading sessions and is up 15.8% since the election.

But that doesn’t mean gold is doomed.

Investors who believe the yellow metal is headed down long-term are missing one very important thing.

Trump’s presidency should be good for gold. Here’s why.

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This “Black Friday” Play Is A Retail Disaster

As I’ve told you time and time again, the retail industry is in crisis. Buffeted by structural changes such as the explosion of ecommerce, weak consumers and an increasingly selective consumer base, there’s been an epidemic of mall-based retailer bankruptcies lately (Sports Authority, RadioShack, Aeropostale, American Apparel, Pacific Sunwear…) and it’s only going to get worse. I’ve recommended some profit opportunities here.

Your personal Black Friday shopping spree won’t change that reality in the least, though I hope you score some good deals.

And while you’re in the mood for a bargain, you should probably think about a short position in this retail stock.

It may not even last until Christmas.

But I think this is one gift that will keep right on giving.

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