History is about to repeat. Instead of addressing the causes of the 2008 financial crisis, the world’s governments have continued along the same path, accumulating even more debt and inflating even bigger financial bubbles. Thus, the outlook for 2014 is the same as it was for last year, the important point being the potential for a black-swan event like the one experienced in 2008 with the Lehman Brothers collapse.
The reason for this worrying outlook is simple. The interrelated sovereign debt and bank solvency crises have not been resolved, and central banks are following monetary policies that are favorable to governments and banks, not savers and investors.
So the outlook for gold and silver remains very bullish because another – even bigger – crisis is coming. Whether it ends up being called a “crack-up boom” or “the end of paper money” or “the second Great Depression,” it will change everything, from the kinds of investments that create new fortunes to the kinds of money that most of us save and spend.