From Frank Holmes, CEO, US Global Investors:
Precious metals are going insane right now, thanks in large part to the weaker U.S. dollar. Year-to-date, palladium is up 7%, platinum 19%, gold 21% and silver 25%. A correction at this point would be healthy, but looking ahead, this rally appears to have legs.
Many analysts are already making comparisons between now and 2007, when commodities skyrocketed in an unprecedented bull market that ended in September 2011 with gold hitting its all-time high of $1,900 an ounce.
Now, Paradigm Capital analysts observe that “a new upcycle has begun in the gold sector,” estimating that “a ‘standard’ upcycle would take us to $1,800 an ounce over the next three to four years.” Another analyst sees it climbing to $3,000.
Whether or not this turns out to be the case, it’s clear that sentiment in precious metals has shifted dramatically, giving the…