A prominent boutique investment firm in Toronto, Maison Placements Canada, is cautioning investors about the looming global threats and suggesting that gold could serve as a valuable asset in the months and years ahead.
In his recent research report, John Ing, the president, and CEO of Maison Placements Canada, anticipates a rally in gold prices to $2,200 per ounce. Ing attributes this optimism to the culmination of factors such as mounting inflation, de-dollarization, heightened geopolitical risks, global debt, and the rise in populism, creating a favorable backdrop for gold as a safe-haven asset.
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Ing emphasizes that a significant global economic threat stems from escalating debt issues in the United States. He notes that since 2008, the supply of Treasuries has surged five-fold, surpassing $25 trillion. The fiscal year has witnessed a surge in deficit spending, reaching $1.7 trillion, pushing the U.S. debt past $33 trillion. Ing warns of an impending “debt reckoning” for America.
Despite the growing threat, Ing observes that the U.S. government continues its record spending, particularly in the push for a transition to green energy to meet global carbon dioxide reduction targets. He characterizes this transition as a challenging “black hole” from which escape is nearly impossible. Ing criticizes President Joe Biden’s Green Deal, describing it as something between a mirage and a boondoggle due to challenges like high interest rates, permit delays, and supply problems.
Ing underscores that the colossal U.S. debt makes it difficult for the country to maintain stability in the face of two major conflicts, highlighting the dwindling military arsenal and the high cost of arming itself. He attributes the overconfidence of the American economy to arrogance and complacency, contrasting it with the strength that led the U.S. to victory in the Cold War.
Moreover, Ing points out that America’s massive debt is negatively impacting the U.S. dollar, as the trend of deglobalization prompts nations to diversify away from the greenback. He expresses concern that the biggest threat to the dollar comes from the U.S. government itself, labeling the burden of debt as America’s Achilles heel.
Ing predicts a continued selloff in bond markets, with investors reluctant to expose themselves to more U.S. debt. He describes the meltdown in Treasuries as among the worst in history, with significant declines in both 10-year and 30-year bonds. Ing concludes by asserting that, in this challenging environment, gold remains an attractive buying opportunity, offering investors a means to preserve their capital.
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