James Turk continues:

“The major drivers for the metals have been banking and financial problems worldwide.  So, I see no reason to suspect that the metals are going to do anything except go higher next year.  As we speak, gold is up 17% (for this year), so if we finish around here that will be the eleventh year gold has traded higher.  The average annual rate of appreciation over those eleven years is just about 17% per annum.

But I’m actually looking for something much better than average next year, simply because people are increasingly understanding that Europe is spinning out of control.  The US government’s own financial condition is (also) spinning out of control, Japan is spinning out of control, the UK is spinning out of control, there are no safe havens, except the precious metals.”

When asked about the recent smash in both gold and silver, Turk responded, “You know, Eric, we’ve seen so many of these takedowns over the past ten years and they are so contrived.  They basically go to the various technical points that cause people to sell and you get all of the gurus on television saying the bull market (in gold) is over and we are starting a new bear market.

But you have to ask yourself, ‘What fundamentally has changed to make me want to sell my precious metals?’  If anything the fundamentals have become even better than they were at the beginning of the year, given the fact there are so many problems out there that haven’t been solved.  Given the fact that when you own physical gold or physical silver you don’t have counterparty risk, that’s going to become an increasing issue in 2012 as well.

The last couple of weeks are no different than what we’ve seen many, many times before and to me, even if you look at it from a technical perspective, gold is still in an uptrend.  (Also), that flag formation on silver is still forming very, very nicely.  When we break out of that flag, I think you are going to see the price of silver double in (roughly) three months.

So, $70 silver by the end of March, is that realistic?  Yes, I think so.  Gold over $2,000 in 2012, probably in the first quarter, yeah.  That’s very realistic as well because the things which have been driving the metals are still very much in place.  So forget about a downdraft here and there, just see it as a buying opportunity.

View gold and silver as a form of savings and when is all said and done a few years from now, you are going to be very, very happy acquiring the precious metals at these prices.

I think the insights the ‘London Trader’ discussed with you are truly remarkable and I really recommend that everybody read that interview a couple of times to make sure all of the points he is making sink in...Yes there is tightness (in the physical market) and you see it in the interest rates.

There is nothing I can see out there that’s bearish for gold at the moment.  In fact, the way I look at it is everything I see is very bullish and we are down to the level that you are starting to see that huge physical demand.  That’s usually been a good sign you are at a major low and likely to go higher.”

Turk is outstanding in this timely and important interview.  The KWN interview with James Turk will be released today and you can listen to it by CLICKING HERE. 

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