Is $10,000 Gold What Investors Want? - Jim Rickards

A rapidly increasing price level for gold may not be beneficial to investors, said best-selling author, Jim Rickards.$10,000 an ounce is “approximately the implied non-deflationary price of gold in a gold-backed monetary system,” Rickards told Kitco News on the sidelines of the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.Rickards noted, however, that gold at $10,000 levels may imply an increase of prices of other goods and commodities, thus eroding purchasing power.“All gold does is it preserves your purchasing power. But, if gold is $5,000, then oil is probably $400, and everything is double or triple, you’re not really ahead of the game,” Rickards said.The best-selling author added that 2018 may be a breakout year soon, and that a pending economic downturn is imminent and would be triggered by a liquidity crisis worse than the Great Financial Crisis in 2008. (show less)

A rapidly increasing price level for gold may not be beneficial to investors, said best-selling author, Jim Rickards.$10,000 an ounce is “approximately the implied non-deflationary price of gold in a gold-backed monetary system,” Rickards told Kitco News on the sidelines of the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.Rickards noted, however, that gold at $10,000 levels may imply an increase of prices of other goods and commodities, thus eroding purchasing ... (read more)

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