Is This Why Gold Is Taking Off?

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Brien Lundin

March 13th, 2024 Comments

What in the world is happening with gold?

Even the most insightful gold analysts have been left puzzled by gold’s amazing rally this month. No one can pinpoint one single issue that sparked the run.

I’ve been puzzling over this myself... and then realized that we might be overlooking the most obvious factor of all.

I told you on Monday that the metal had soared $150 over just 10 days in an unrelenting rally higher. Well, it relented a bit on Tuesday, dropping about $25 after a slightly hotter than expected CPI number.

It needed that break, as the market had gotten extremely overbought.

That said, gold was back at it again here on Wednesday, up about $20, with silver leaping about 3%. Whatever it is that has been sending investors around the world flocking to gold is apparently still in play.

So what could that be?

A prime candidate is something that’s been staring us in the face all along....

Accelerating Debt

You may have seen some commentators recently noting that the U.S. federal debt is now growing at an even more alarming pace of about $1 trillion every 100 days.

That’s absolutely frightening. But a quick personal story shows that this debt growth could be even worse than that might indicate....

Check out the famous – a real-time running total of the federal debt.

In the last week of February, the national debt grew by $137 billion!

Instead of $1 trillion every 100 days, that equated to nearly $2 trillion.

And if you annualize it? That translates to right about $7 trillion added to the federal debt in a year.

So far in March, we’ve added yet another $100 billion to the debt, so the rate has slowed to a projection of “only” a $4.3 trillion addition to the federal debt. What a relief.

Granted, we’re in a period just before tax revenues start to pile in and the deficit is growing at a pace that is unlikely to continue throughout the entire year.

But there’s also no doubt that the larger trend of ever-greater deficits and growing debt is accelerating.

President Biden just announced plans to double down on government spending, and I’ve seen nothing to indicate that President Trump will do anything to alter the trajectory in any meaningful way.

Perhaps this is the issue that investors and savers around the world — including central banks — are concerned about.

At this pace, it won’t be much longer before things come to a head. And when that happens, we’re going to want to own gold.

I’ll tell you again: Get prepared. The macro picture is telling us to own gold and silver, and to leverage the moves in these metals through the best mining stock opportunities.

Don’t let this opportunity get away.

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About the Author:

Brien Lundin is the publisher and editor of Gold Newsletter, the publication that has been the cornerstone of precious metals advisories since 1971.  Mr. Lundin covers not only resource stocks but also the entire world of investing. He also hosts the annual New Orleans Investment Conference. To get Brien Lundin’s ongoing commentary on the markets at no charge, click here to subscribe to his free Golden Opportunities newsletter.