You will find that Gold is a sensitive subject for many people. They behave differently than they normally do around this topic. My friend Dr. Phil has me reading Beck’s work on Cognitive Behavior Therapy so I can continue learning about how we behave as humans and why. It’s amazing how I see it specifically in the market but also in the rest of the world every day. The Gold Market is no different. There’s definitely something there. If you’ve been in this business long enough, you’ve noticed how people act differently about this one specific investment. Even investors who don’t have positions in this rock still have an opinion on it and one that steers away from their traditional approach.
It’s fascinating and I’ve been studying this for many years. I’m lucky that some of my predecessors who ultimately turned into mentors of mine used to price stocks and other assets in Gold terms. When I was a lot younger, this really helped me think more logically with respect to money flow around the world. Those early lessons have helped to this day. I have Gold to thank for that. (you see how in my mind, I also have an personal history with gold?) [Read more…]