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They say John Maynard Keynes called gold a barbarous relic They say there isn t enough gold to support finance and commerceThey say the gold supply can t increase fast enough to support world growth They re wrongIn The New Case for Gold, James Rickards explains why gold is one of the safest assets for investors in times of political instability and market volatility, and how every investor should look to add gold to his or her portfolio Drawing on historical case studies, monetary theory and his personal experience as an investor, Rickards argues that gold should be a part of any prudent investor s portfolioJames Rickards is the bestselling author of Currency Wars and The Death of Money He is a portfolio manager at West Shore Group and an adviser on international economics and financial threats to the Department of Defence and the US intelligence community He served as facilitator of the first ever financial war games conducted by the Pentagon

7 thoughts on “The New Case for Gold

  1. C. Bullen C. Bullen says:

    I only recently got exposed to Rickards work, and the man is unbelievably erudite, informed, just crazy intelligent and I m responding to his warnings by following his advice.I devoured his book The Death of Money and found it incredibly tightly written and informative There are many areas of global economics I find too hard really to get my head around, but his writing made it accessible and digestible.I felt disappointed with this work though So much of what I read in here I had already read in The Death of Money or heard on one of his talks on Youtube I can see the sense in him writing a new book explicitly arguing the case for buying gold but too much rehashing was a big turn off.I also felt this book seems written in a rush Compared with Death of Money which was so very well written, with incredible precision, this seems very flaccid in a way, quite under edited I think.So in general a big yes for Rickards in general, but if you ve read the Death of Money this isn t a worthwhile purchase.

  2. Customer Customer says:

    If you have read other books by this author the book is quite a re run of previously argued points.

  3. Mikeyman Mikeyman says:

    This book is very interesting and well written But there is very little in it that one could call new It pretty well sums up a lot of information and advice about gold that you can find for free from other commentators who give interviews on channels such as USAWatchdog and King World News Also, some of the content in the book is a repeat of what is in his excellent book The Death of Money That said, I would still recommend the book to those to whom the content is new.

  4. Alan Fairhurst Alan Fairhurst says:

    Interesting and thought provoking analysis of the use of gold in the current economic system One small error though, the author claims that gold has no industrial use, in fact it is essential for making modern electronic devices Without the peculiar physical properties of gold, all the modern electronic devices we rely on, would not function.

  5. Robert Terry James Robert Terry James says:

    Brilliant insights from a man who should know better than most what direction future monetary policy will probably take and the potential role of gold in that future I have read than a dozen books on gold in the last few years and for my money, this is undoubtedly the best yet A must read for everyone who wants to understand the pivotal point that global debt has reached and the likely implications for the US dollar as the world s reserve currency, and what actions they can take to prepare and protect themselves for that eventuality.

  6. Martin Dace, illustrator of 'A Mermaid in the Bath' the comic philosophical novel Martin Dace, illustrator of 'A Mermaid in the Bath' the comic philosophical novel says:

    Looking after number one might not be enough In a global economic collapse such as predicted in this book the question is not whether but when having our own personal investments protected would not save us What are we supposed to do pay for our groceries in gold coins Better to separate retail from investment banks and then tell the investment banks that there will be no bailouts Having a few rich and many poor, and making the poor liable for the banks through taxation will not be acceptable next time I might take some of the advice in this book but I think the solution is political Now reading The End of Alchemy by Mervyn King for insight.

  7. Neil Wills Neil Wills says:

    Intersting book He could very well be right about some of his claims Unfortunately he gives no real advice on where you are best placed to buy your gold Many people would have been capable of writing this book and with a very limited level of understanding of the gold markets, etc I believe what most people would have wanted to see in this book is some advice of how where you could actually buy your personal gold Stating you should do something but then fail to explain in detail how to do it is just amateur behaviour from someone whos clearly sees himself as some sort of expert Not what you want when you are paying for someone s apparent expert knowledge.