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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The Eric Sprott Blog: HA! HA! -There is a Serious Shortage of Gold

The Eric Sprott Blog: HA! HA! - There is a Serious Shortage of Gold - (Read More)

 "I think it’s just been one big scheme to try to get people dissuaded from owning gold and to cause supply to come out. As you mentione...

So do want to buy our new book - with over 1 million pre-sold copies? The title is "The Secret to How to Make a Lot of Money Real Quick"; - write a book like this.

Sarcasm notwithstanding, Eric is basically a promoter and should disclose his personal, corporate and managed positions, so it is clear where he is coming from and fair to everyone who listens to his pitch. As well, to make this relevant for serious investors - sources, numbers and opposing views should be brought forward for objective analysis. We strongly believe, moreover, that if this was such a great investment, folks like Buffet, Bogle, Gates, Goldman and many others, would all be quietly chasing this huge home run. There is little evidence suggesting they are swinging at the plate.

In the meantime, we will continue to support the belief that gold is a psychotic placebo, that has lost substantial real purchasing power over the past 33 years, as well as being the one of the worst asset classes over that time. Making it just a speculative relic used by barbarian traders that holds none of the attributes true investors desire - like expected or defined returns.

Bottom line, we are not putting much faith in the rhetoric of gold promoters like Faber, Sprott and Rogers. For as Charlie Monger would say, "if its too good to be true, it usually is "

First Financial Insights
July 31, 2013

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