We have been discussing the five year old rally in stocks for a while now, and the rally is beginning to look a little tired. Markets have seen a bit more volatility in recent weeks due to several issues, and that increase in volatility could potentially indicate that we are nearing a top. Although no one can see the future, one cannot argue the fact that stocks have gone higher without looking back for years now, and that the current state of euphoria likely won’t last forever.
When it comes to investing in gold, silver or other precious metals, we believe that such purchases should be looked at as long-term investments. We believe that precious metals may be beneficial for their potential to hedge inflation, protect purchasing power and also potentially offer a degree of protection from geopolitical risks and economic concerns. That being said, we believe that gold and precious metals should be accumulated over time, and not “traded” in an attempt to time the market.