Higher inflation means higher prices for everyone.
Over the last three years, we’ve witnessed inflation that is no longer graded against the Fed’s target of 2% but rather on how much better it is compared to the previous bad results. This is how a monstrous 4% inflation is spun as positive news by today’s corporate media.
Unfortunately, the latest data suggests a substantial increase in inflation.
This is especially worrying as the Federal Reserve has implemented rate increases during their battle with inflation for all but one cycle.
The combined effect of higher rates and rising inflation indicates that a worst-case situation may be on the horizon. However, those with physical precious metals may benefit from this turn of events as both gold and silver have managed to maintain their value despite the increasing dollar strength and rate hikes.
Historically, inflationary pressures have often been linked to an increase in value for precious metals.
“Our customers are savvy even if they’re new to the precious metals market,” said Jonathan Rose, co-founder of Genesis Gold Group. “They’re smart enough to realize higher inflation means they need to protect their wealth and they’re definitely smart enough to not have fallen for the tactics being employed by other companies today.”
Recent higher demand has been attributed to the desire for greater financial stability.
Kinesis Money asserts that precious metals represent a reliable “hedge” against inflation:
Why does gold hedge against inflation? That’s a question for which there is no scientifically proven explanation beyond statistical observations, like the chart above, which confirms that the gold price and inflation are highly positively correlated over long periods of time.
The principles of economics can be used to explain the correlation between gold and inflation. Over extremely long periods of time – as in centuries – the increase in the supply of gold annually roughly is equal to the long-term growth in global economic output.
Over a time period of many centuries, both the supply of gold and the rate of economic output increased at approximately 3% annually. Issuing currency in varying units of denomination enables the use of gold as a reserve asset against the issuance of that currency by creating “fungibility” of the central bank gold that backs the currency issued by that bank.
Constraining the growth in the supply of currency to the amount of gold that is produced and can be used to back currency, limits the ability of central banks and governments to “oversupply” currency.
However, since 1971, when the gold-backing of the U.S. dollar as the global reserve currency was completely removed, there have not been any real constraints on currency creation.
Since 1971, periods of price inflation have become problematic and it is during those periods when the price of gold not only has served as an inflation hedge but also has outperformed the rate of inflation.
Because the rate of return on gold has lagged behind the rate of inflation over the last couple of years, it suggests that investing in gold now offers an opportunity to use gold, and silver, as both an inflation hedge and a total rate of return investment asset.
Genesis Gold Group has chosen not to highlight the coming inflation as evidence of the need to buy gold and silver today. That’s not to say they don’t want people to rollover or transfer their retirement accounts into a self-directed IRA backed by physical precious metals. They have believed for years that this is the right approach to wealth protection. But what they don’t want Americans to do is to panic-buy or make moves based on projected higher prices.
“Some might try to fault us for not playing on rising inflation as the predicate to move money, but we operate with our eyes on the long-term,” said Rose. “Inflation is obviously a major concern, but we want customers to know all of their options before making such decisions.”
The countercyclical relationship precious metals have with inflation is based on the comparison of the finite, namely gold and silver supplies, with the infinite of continuous money printing. Inflation reduces the value of the U.S. Dollar which means more money has to be printed and distributed to compensate. When that happens, precious metals values generally go up.
But there’s another reason Genesis Gold Group doesn’t encourage their customers to try to ride the wave of increasing values through higher inflation. They view precious metals as the best way to store value, protecting wealth in the short-term and expanding it in the long-term.
This aligns with the company’s Christian values; it’s better to be good stewards of our blessings than to act frivolously.
“It’s important that we understand our customers’ goals so we can best craft their purchases for maximum wealth protection,” Rose said. “Like we often say, you don’t wait to buy gold. You buy gold and wait.”
Reach out to Genesis Gold Group today to see how they can help protect your wealth and retirement while.