In a new commentary on MarketWatch, Cody Willard explains his reasoning for holding physical gold and silver for the long-term. In spite of short-term bearish sentiment, Willard has to admit that precious metals are an important part of his portfolio for the next 10 to 50 years!
“That doesn’t mean that I’m selling any of my own holdings of physical gold and silver coins and bullion. Far from it. I’d welcome yet another opportunity to scale into more physical gold if there were to be another near-term crash in its prices. I plan to own my own physical gold basically for the next 10 to 50 years. Let’s discuss…- in Peter Schiff's Official Gold Blog - Euro Pacific Precious Metals
We know that the developed world’s governments here and around the world are actively engaging in broad-reaching currency wars, mostly trying to keep their currencies weak in the name of spurring export growth and helping transnational conglomerates maximize their reported earnings. We know that the Fed is in way uncharted (and frankly, un-”chartered“) territory using all kinds of tools like 0% interest rates and QE and so on to artificially repress interest rates and force people to take on excess risk in search of yield.”
Peter Schiff is a well-known commentator appearing regularly on CNBC, TechTicker and FoxNews. He is often referred to as "Doctor Doom" because of his bearish outlook on the economy and the U.S. Dollar in particular. Peter was one of the first from within the professional investment field to call the housing market a bubble. Peter has written a book called "Crash Proof" and a follow-on called "The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets". He is the President of EuroPacific Capital, which is a brokerage specializing in finding dividend-yielding, value-based foreign stocks.