What Happens to Gold If One of These Two Men Wins?
Even socially distanced and muffled by masks it’s easy to overhear what people are asking one another this week:
“Who do you think will win the election?”
I get a slight variation on the question. As the co-author of the new book The Last Gold Rush Ever!: 7 Reasons for the Runaway Gold Market and How You Can Profit from It, I’m asked, “What happens to gold if (insert the name of the candidate the questioner fears most) is elected president?”
A wealth of evidence makes it easy to answer.
Trump’s first term has been remarkably bullish for gold. Gold, just over $1,200 when he took office in 2017, reached an all-time high of $2,089 this summer. That is up 74 percent.
Past performance may be no guarantee of future success, but gold’s upward trajectory has proven more dependable than Trump’s vow to balance the budget in eight years. US debt exploded under Trump, too. When he moved to Washington the debt was $19.94 trillion. Three years later in January 2020 – before Covid spending – the debt stood at $23.20 trillion. It grew by more than a trillion dollars a year. Little wonder that gold moved higher during in the Trump years.
The best we can do to triangulate the impact of a Biden presidency is to look at the Obama precedent. Biden and his surrogates are clearly offering the electorate a third Obama term. With the political bromide in mind that “personnel is policy,” we note
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