Your Best ‘War Insurance’: Precious Metals

Two weeks ago, I told you how the war cycles I follow are now converging in a way we haven’t seen in decades.

These powerful forecasting tools are virtually screaming that all hell is about to break loose.

Then last week, we saw how the U.S. is more vulnerable to cyberattacks from our enemies than ever before. This directly threatens our financial system, including most stocks and bonds.

And now, our economic cycles — the same ones that helped us predict every major move in the GOLD MARKET since 1999 — are joining the chorus.

We’re looking at what could be the greatest precious metals bull market of our lives.

I am confident that gold and silver are headed substantially higher in the years ahead. To over $5,000 an ounce in gold, and over $125 in silver!

And most precious metal investors will get caught flat-footed, looking for evidence of inflation … instead of realizing that rising geopolitical unrest is ALREADY starting to light a fire under precious metals. And will do so for many years to come.

Gold has always been and will always be valuable.

The “love of gold” is hardwired into the human brain. That’s what makes it such a safe and reliable possession, and such an important investment.

Also, buying gold is like buying insurance. You insure your home and your car, just in case something bad happens. When you buy homeowners insurance, it’s not because you want your home to be consumed by fire, of wrecked by a hurricane.

It’s to protect yourself. And it’s the same with gold …

Owning gold doesn’t mean you expect war to break out and send bullion prices exploding higher. But you buy it anyway, just in case. So, it’s there for you if the rest of your wealth suddenly takes a hit.

And gold performed quite well in past wars.

The late ’70s, for example, saw the Iranian Revolution in 1978 … the Iran-Iraq war in 1979 … the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 … and the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979.

As you can see from the graph below, this period saw spikes in the price of gold … rising 23% in 1977, 37% in 1978, and a stunning 126% in 1979.

During the first Gulf War in 1991 — after Iraq invaded Kuwait — gold prices briefly spiked again.

These upticks in gold all coincided with relatively minor conflicts.

But after the 9/11 attacks in 2001, gold prices began a long bull market.

You see, the increase in spending, government debt and money-creation during times of major war — like the “War on Terror” — gives rise to major uptrends in gold (and silver).

If you don’t have any money in precious metals right now, what are you waiting for?

You probably have some gold or silver bullion sitting in a safe somewhere. But if you want to make money now, there are lots of ways to do just that.

An easy way to invest in “paper” gold is by buying shares of some of the more liquid Exchange-Traded Funds that track precious metals. ETFs like the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) and the iShares Silver Trust (SLV).

But your BIGGEST gains will come from buying the stocks of select gold and silver miners. And their smaller brethren, the junior miners, could offer even more explosive upside potential.

Why mining shares?

Well, during gold and silver’s four-year bear market from 2012 through 2015, most mining shares got beaten to a pulp. Which means select mining shares offer some of the most outstanding buys you can find.

Plus, as gold and silver prices rise, the gross profit margins of select mining shares expand exponentially, raking in huge profits for miners, sending their share prices into the stratosphere.

I expect mining shares to at least QUINTUPLE in the coming years.

Here are some top mining ETFs you should consider:

  • VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)
  • VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ)
  • Global X Silver Miners ETF (SIL)

But select mining stocks are your best bet for the best windfalls.

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Gold and silver are still in the early stages of a major new bull market. But if you don’t take advantage of this opportunity now, you’ll be at a huge disadvantage … and leave a LOT of money on the table.

All the best,
Sean

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