by Jeff Clark, Casey Research:
Even the hardiest investors have been lamenting that gold prices have been stuck in a rut for a long time. Others with less experience have watched the market waiting for something to happen. And as always, many bailed out of the market entirely, licking their wounds.
But some, including me, have been stocking up. We’re convinced prices won’t stay down forever. In fact, I think there’s a good reason to buy gold if you can, and as soon as possible.
Based on the data I chart below, I believe the window of time to buy gold for less than $1,700 an ounce is very limited.
I examined gold’s three largest corrections since the bull market began in 2001, including how long it took to recover from those corrections and establish new highs.
The conclusion that emerged is that the current lull in gold prices will almost certainly end soon, if it hasn’t already.