One significant Japanese economic indicator has fallen to 22-year lows. And that means recovery could be a lot further off than many people expect, says Adrian Ash.
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Sweden’s deposit rate recently turned negative. Some analysts say that’s just what we need to stall the depression. But that’s dangerous talk, says Adrian Ash.
The US Federal Reserve wants us to believe hyper-inflation is looming. And analysts predicting it are doing Bernanke’s dirty work for him, argues Adrian Ash.
A good indicator of gold’s anti-inflation value is its worth versus the world’s currencies. And the world’s top ten currencies have lost nearly two-thirds of their value against gold since the start of 2000, says Adrian Ash.
Gold is attracting new buyers fast, writes Adrian Ash. But compared to the 1930s depression or the inflationary panic of the late 1970s, the world’s wealth is still very under-invested.
Gold’s bull-run continues. But it’s an expensive, largely useless metal and costs money just to hold. So why do people persist in buying the stuff? Adrian Ash explains gold’s three principal attractions.
When measured against the price of gold, UK house prices still have a very long way to fall. As Adrian Ash explains, we may only be half way to the bottom.
With RPI turning negative, deflation is on everyone’s minds. But the true picture is far from clear, says Adrian Ash. As he explains, we may not be experiencing deflation at all.
Many investors see gold as a defence against inflation, but the reality is different, says Adrian Ash. The real function of gold in times like these is the preservation of wealth.
Gold doesn’t give you any income, isn’t much of a hedge against inflation and its purchasing power is much the same as it was 2,500 years ago. It has been written off many times before, but still people buy it. Adrian Ash explains why.