by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com:
Economist Dennis Gartman announced in his newsletter, yesterday, that he has sold all of his gold. I don’t know if it was physical or paper gold in an ETF (exchange traded fund), but it is gone. According to Bloomberg, Gartman said, “Since the early autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere gold has failed to make a new high. . . . Each high has been progressively lower than the previous high, and now we’ve confirmation that the new interim low is lower than the previous low. We have the beginnings of a real bear market, and the death of a bull.” Mr. Gartman thinks so much damage has been done to the price of gold and to market psychology that, in his words, “. . . wholesale liquidation, and perhaps forced liquidation, shall be the outcome.” (Click here to read the complete Bloomberg story featuring Mr. Gartman’s call on Au.)
I think Mr. Gartman is a trader at heart, but there is a big difference between a gold trader and a gold investor. Traders are usually looking at the short term, and in the short term, Gartman is probably correct. The price of gold will probably sell off some more before this move is through, but the gold bull is hardly finished. I say this because of two main reasons. Unprecedented global debt is reason number one. More debt has been created than ever before in human history.