“History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man” –Blue Oyster Cult, Godzilla
I would have written off the gold sector long ago in its ongoing bear market had I thought for one moment that gold’s utility as insurance against the acts of monetary madmen/women in high places had been compromised in any way. On the contrary, the monetary metal is simply having its price marked down in a bear market while its value, especially given its current price and all that has gone on in the financial system over the last 3 years remains just fine.
Indeed gold, an element dug out of the ground for centuries, once as money and now as a marker to sound money systems will one day be shown to be a calm oasis from the fallout to global monetary shenanigans currently ongoing. At least it would be an oasis to those who have valued it as such. It is going to feel like a giant dinosaur (minus the kitsch value) ripping through a city built on paper to the multitudes who have taken the bait on the current too big to fail global inflationary operations. They will fail. Timing is the only question.
Despite what many are compelled to believe by aggressive (read: maniacal) global policy making that has turned down to up, right to left and symmetrical to asymmetrical, gold is and has been a lump of monetary value just sitting there, waiting out a phase where monetary policy is working seemingly as intended, to impoverish the working and saving classes and further enrich the asset ownership and investment classes.
I have gone hard on the gold “community” for a few years now because I watched in real time as the dark clouds gathered against the honest money relic and those bullish upon it. The narrative never changed for many of the most high profile gold “community” leaders and spokespeople, and in the modern financial markets that simply will not do. In the past, even during the previous bull market, I have likened being a gold investor to being at war. You are at monetary war in support of ideals and a sense of what is right vs. entities that manipulate and control markets toward desired outcomes.