Why Gold Could Climb Nearly 20% in the Next 12 Months

Gold is up… And it could go up a lot more… A gain of 16% to 19% over the next year is entirely possible, based on history.

Let me explain…

Yesterday, I told you about the buying opportunity that just appeared in the Japanese yen. The story for gold today is nearly identical – but the potential gains are much bigger.

The yen has three things in its favor:

1.  It has fallen dramatically since 2011,
2.  It has jumped recently in a short period, and
3.  It’s “up” over the last 12 months, for the first time in years.

These last two things had led to great returns over the NEXT 12 months, based on history.

Gold is in almost the same situation as the yen – but as I said, the upside is much greater

From its peak in 2011 to its trough in December 2015, gold fell 37%. But since then, it has clearly “broken out.”

This breakout comes thanks to that big 8% gain in January… and another 11% gain in February. But monthly gains of that size are rare.

This has only happened 7% of the time, going back to 1975. Importantly, this extreme monthly move is a good thing for gold prices going forward… The table below shows the full details…

Gold Returns
All periods
After being up 8% in one month

More than 40 years of history show that when gold climbs 8% or more in just one month, it tends to outperform going forward. And that outperformance is consistent, regardless of the time frame.

Importantly, based on the extraordinary performance in January, gold could deliver a gain of up to 19% over the next year.

Like the Japanese yen yesterday, it’s not just the one-month move that’s important…

Gold is actually “up” over the last 12 months. This is big news.

A positive 12-month stretch in gold returns has been tough to come by… Since the end of 2012, only two months showed positive 12-month trailing returns (out of 36 possible months) – until 2016.

Again, like the yen, gold does extremely well after a positive 12-month performance. Take a look:

Gold Returns
Annualized Return
Time in Trade
All periods
UP over the last 12 months
DOWN over the last 12 months

Specifically, this is the performance of gold in the month AFTER a positive 12-month gain, annualized.

In short, you want to own gold, now.

Yes, gold has done well… but based on history – these solid recent gains tell us that we could have more to come.

Good investing,

Brett Eversole

Editor’s note: In this month’s issue of True Wealth Systems, Steve and Brett alerted readers that their gold “Super Signal” is finally back. This gold system has delivered outstanding 46% annualized gains when in “buy” mode over the past 40-plus years.

This signal is rare… But their computers are now giving the all-clear to buy gold. You can learn exactly how you should be taking advantage of this opportunity with a subscription to True Wealth Systems. Click here to learn more.

Further Reading:
“When several of our analysts are bullish on the same thing, you should pay attention,” Sean Goldsmith writes. “That’s often when the biggest gains come.” Learn what some of our analysts are saying about gold in this essay from last month: This Could Be the Start of the Next Great Bull Market in Gold.

Before you invest one dime in natural resources like gold, this classic interviewwith master resource investor Rick Rule is a must-read. In it, he reveals everything you need to know to master the resource market’s cyclicality. If you catch one of these big cycles at the wrong time, you can lose a fortune. But if you catch one early, you may never have to work again…

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About the Author: Daily Wealth

Dr. Steve Sjuggerud is the founder and editor of one of the largest financial newsletters in the world, True Wealth. Since inception in 2001, True Wealth readers have made money every year with safe, contrarian investment ideas.

Steve did his Ph.D. dissertation on international currencies, he's traveled to dozens of countries looking at investment ideas, and he's run mutual funds, hedge funds, and investment research departments.

Steve's investment philosophy is simple: "You buy something of extraordinary value at a time when nobody else wants it. And you sell it at a time when people are willing to pay any price to get it." It's harder than it sounds, but Steve continues to be able to do just that for his readers. Click here to read classic issues of True Wealth.