Gold is in a correction, and the correction has gone on for four years. Although I am not buying gold, I am expecting an opportunity to buy gold sometime in the next year or two. For instance, if gold goes under $1,000, I hope I’m smart enough to buy a lot more gold.
When I say under $1,000, it’s not that I know what I’m doing, it’s just that typically 50% corrections are normal. Before this is over, gold is going to end in a bubble. In the past, when there are collapses of confidence in government or currencies, people flee to gold. Part of the problem is that many people consider gold to be holy. They are mystical about it. Some mystics are surprised that gold goes down at all. When the next problem comes, people will lose confidence in the government, central banks, and paper money. That’s when gold goes up the most. That’s also when the central banks will do anything to save the day.
Jim Rogers is a smart investor who co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros in 1973. By 1983 the fund gained more than 4000 percent.