Hard Assets Alliance was created as a cooperative of investment professionals who believe there’s a better way to invest in precious metals. This is a guest perspective on the markets from one of these partners; we hope you enjoy it.
We’re coming up on a paradigm shift.
Something is happening in the markets that’s never happened before.
And with no historical example to turn to, we have no way of knowing how it’s going to play out.
But one legendary investor has used similar circumstances before to turn his fund into the most successful in the world.
And right now, he’s pounding the table on this precious metal.
Profiting From Paradigm Shifts
With $160 billion in assets under management, Bridgewater Associates is the world’s most successful hedge fund, thanks to the legendary Ray Dalio and his brilliant front trading skills.
And as the founder and head, Dalio has amassed a solid $20 billion for himself along the way.
The key to Dalio’s massive success has been correctly spotting the major paradigm shifts in the market, which occur roughly once a decade.
These are points in time where Dalio has positioned himself for major profits.
And you can do the same.
Right now, Dalio believes we’re getting close to the next major paradigm shift.
And that precious metal he’s pounding the table on? None of than good old-fashioned gold.
A Decade of Scientific Experiments
To first understand why Dalio is calling for investors to buy gold, we need to take a look at what’s been going on inside the walls of the Central Bank.
For the past ten years, we’ve been the guinea pigs in a massive experiment conducted by “mad scientist” central bankers.
Don’t believe for a second that these folks actually know what they’re doing…
In rolling out wave after wave of easy money policies, Central Banks have loaded their balance sheets with debt.
And to handle that debt, they’ve forced interest rates down to absurdly low levels.
Not surprisingly, their actions have created some bizarre circumstances in the financial markets.
Case in point: $15 trillion worth of government bonds currently carry negative interest rates.
Yes, you read that right… These bonds require the buyer to pay the borrower!
These bonds are guaranteed to lose money, and yet investors are snapping them up!
Unfortunately, it’s not that investors actually want to own these bonds, they simply don’t have a choice.
Pension funds, insurance companies, and banks have to own a certain amount of government bonds for liquidity and currency management reasons.
But this isn’t normal… nor should it be.
By loading the world with debt, these central bankers are bringing about the next paradigm shift.
This is where Dalio comes in.
To escape from these massive debt loads that have been piled onto government balance sheets, Dalio sees that Central Bankers only have one option…
They’re going to have to massively devalue their currencies. They’ve already started doing so, becoming more aggressive seemingly every day.
And with that being their only option, Dalio is lauding gold as the single most obvious choice for investors looking to profit from this paradigm shift.
Given that the price of gold is already soaring above $1,500 per ounce, there are apparently lots of other investors who agree with him, including yours truly.
Dalio further notes that most investors are currently massively underweighting the precious metal.
This means the gold rally that just kicked off could be one for the ages.
Technically, there is no serious resistance for gold until it hits $1,800 per ounce. At that point, if it breaks through, then there’s no saying how high it will climb.
It’s worth noting that Dalio doesn’t make major macro calls like this often.
But when he does, he’s usually spot on.
So follow the lead of this legendary front trader, and add some gold to your portfolio.