Monday, November 8, 2010
While nominal stocks will soon be reaching for new all time highs, very much in the spirit of the Zimbabwe stock market, all of these so-called price levels (and the associated “wealth effect”) are increasingly irrelevant as they continue to come solely at the expense of ongoing global currency devaluation, whose only alternative is the purchasing of hard currencies such as gold and silver. Which is why when expressed in terms of gold, it may be surprising to some that the stock market has barely moved from its generational lows recorded in March 2009. In other words, over the past two years there has been no real growth in asset values, as it has all come at the expense of every central bank’s ongoing, and accelerating, debasement of its currency.
This article was posted: Monday, November 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm