Gold's Going to $10,000 Per Ounce says Nick Barisheff. Nick Barisheff, President and CEO of Bullion Management Group on the financial sense network discusses Gold and Silver markets prospective with Kerry Lutz.
Nick Barisheff of Bullion Management Group Inc. is calling for gold to rise exponentially within the next five year time period. He's convinced that unlimited and excessive money printing by the world's central banks guarantee it. He's even got a book coming out later this year to back up his hypothesis. He believes a mix of gold, silver, and platinum as well as geographical diversity will protect you from the numerous economic uncertainties and governmental threats that are lurking. Nick's made it his life's work to help people protect their precious metals holdings from over zealous bureaucrats and other criminal types. How safe is your metal? In some parts of the world gold is viewed as the protector of wealth. In North America, gold is viewed as a speculative investment. Our economists regard a rising gold price as an admission of defeat, and their disparaging attitude toward higher gold prices took on a more desperate tone in 2010. Nevertheless, gold had another remarkable year, up 25% in 2010, its tenth straight annual gain. Meanwhile, over the same 10-year period, five major currencies -- the US and Canadian dollars, the euro, the British pound and the yen -- have lost between 70% and 80% of their value. In reality, gold is not rising; currencies are falling in value, and gold can rise as far as currencies can fall. Nick discusses the three dominant medium-term trends that pushed up gold prices in 2010 (central bank buying; movement away from the US dollar; China) as well as three longer-term, irreversible trends that will put upward pressure on the gold price for years to come (the aging population; outsourcing; peak oil). In addition to these trends, more and more investors will be competing to buy a shrinking gold supply. As safe-haven demand accelerates, there will be a transition from the $200-trillion financial asset market to the $3-trillion aboveground gold bullion market. About half of that $3 trillion is held by central banks as reserves; the remainder is privately held, and not for sale at any price. If the world's pension and hedge funds moved only 5% of their assets into gold, it would trade at over $5,000 per ounce. Nick's conclusion: Without any new financial crises, both mid- and long-term trends indicate that gold -- and silver -- will continue rising through 2011 and well beyond.