Gold to be hardest hit commodity in 'massive crash', bear market in early stages - Harry Dent

Gold to be hardest hit commodity in ‘massive crash’, bear market in early stages – Harry Dent

(Kitco News) – Gold, which has been buying and selling up for 2023 and is presently at round $1,930 per ounce, will reverse the development and have a dramatic decline as “the most important crash in our lifetime” enters its second wave, in accordance to Harry Dent, Founder of HS Dent.

Dent is looking for gold to attain as little as $900 per ounce by mid-2024.

“Gold isn’t a secure haven,” he maintained. “I’m predicting that gold goes down to $900 to $1,000. That will be loads lower than different commodities… that’s nonetheless a 40 to 45 % fall from right here.”

Dent’s observe file consists of accurately forecasting the Japanese asset bubble, the DotCom bubble, and the election of Donald Trump as President in 2016.

Dent stated that an “every little thing bubble” has been manufactured by the Federal Reserve’s free financial coverage, which had induced booms in most asset lessons, particularly shares.

“The increase from 2009 to late 2021 in shares was 120 % synthetic,” he acknowledged. “It was simply [The Fed] stimulating increasingly more to maintain the inventory market going up… That is taking a poisonous monetary drug, which when it lastly goes down and fails, you have a hangup.”

He predicted {that a} “large crash’ will happen, amidst an already bearish market, as soon as the NASDAQ hits its 2022 low of 10,088.

“I really feel just like the final low at this level for shares is probably going to be… July or so of 2024,” Dent stated. “So, we’re nonetheless in the early stages. To know that this crash is persevering with and can go loads deeper, we’d like to break the final low… which is 10,088.”

“The subsequent wave” downwards will happen as soon as this essential stage is reached, he added. From its all-time excessive, Dent expects the NASDAQ to fall 92 % and the S&P 500 to fall 86 %.

Gold will crash, alongside with different belongings, to $900 per ounce, stated Dent, however will in the end attain $4,000 after markets get better and the following financial increase takes place.

Dent spoke with Michelle Makori, Lead Anchor and Editor-in-Chief at Kitco News.

The Fed Cannot Fix This

The Fed, which has elevated its rates of interest by 425 foundation factors over 2022 in an effort to cool rising costs, won’t be in a position to stop a market crash, Dent predicted.

“If [Jerome Powell] circled and pivoted on this, it will look actually ridiculous that he tightens a bit bit, after which has to flip round and return to easing,” he stated. “That would show how weak the financial system is and make the Fed look reckless.”

He added that the Fed would lose credibility if it pivoted in direction of free financial coverage.

“By the time the Fed realizes they overtightened after overstimulating, and wish to stimulate once more, they don’t seem to be going to have a lot credibility,” he acknowledged. “The authorities [printed money] lengthy sufficient… that it is not working now and it’s backfiring on the central banks.”

Although he steered {that a} Fed tightening pause would be “sensible,” he claimed it will not stop the inevitable crash in equities.

“This financial system has been going solely on escalating stimulus,” he stated. “You do not have to tighten in this bubble. All you might have to do is cease feeding this bubble. So, even when they pause, we’re not going to return to regular. The inventory market remains to be going to be on the weak aspect.”

The subsequent financial superpower

Dent, whose financial evaluation revolves round demographic traits, forecast that India would emerge because the world’s subsequent financial superpower due to its rising inhabitants and huge share of younger folks.

“India and Southeast Asia will do significantly better than China [in the long-run],” he predicted. “One day, across the 2050s or 2060s, India will be the most important financial system in the world and the U.S. will nonetheless in all probability be a bit greater than China.”

Dent claimed that China’s ageing and declining inhabitants, together with its overinvestment in buildings, will weaken its financial system over the century.

“China is already peaking in their demographics,” he stated. “China goes to go by 2100, from 1.4 billion folks down to 770 million. They’re going to be the primary rising nation to peak in demographic traits and go down.”

He added that China had “overbuilt their financial system… 22 % of their houses and workplaces are empty. They simply construct stuff to stimulate their financial system. They do not print cash. They print condos.”

His prognosis for India was extra optimistic.

“India is the following tremendous giant nation that may urbanize at 1 % per yr,” he stated.


Although he forecast a low gold value by 2024, Dent stated that the expansion of India bodes effectively for gold‘s lengthy-time period value forecast. He alluded in explicit to consumption of gold in the nation, which is the world’s second-largest gold importer.

“If India is the following large factor, gold goes to increase, as a result of Indians purchase and use gold for safety and jewellery and every little thing else,” he stated. “So, gold, for elementary causes, will do effectively and go up in the following increase.”

To discover out Dent’s lengthy-run prediction for the value of Bitcoin, in addition to how to climate the “large crash’ he predicts, watch the video above.

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