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Gold and the New Awakening of Colombia
August 16, 2011
Editorial By Ron Holland
Today the sovereign debt and dollar crisis, plus rising energy and gold prices, are combining with Colombia's growing reputation for tourism, real estate investing and retirement to create an investment potential long delayed by past decades of civil unrest. Many experts agree the former economic stagnation of Colombia is now considered a great benefit to foreign investors and the nation due to monetary events currently taking place on the world financial stage.
Would a company or nation rather have sold most of their oil reserves in the past at $25 dollars a barrel or prefer the future at $100-plus a barrel? How about mining gold during earlier decades at $300 an ounce in contrast to $2,000 or $5,000 an ounce in coming years? Of course, both company profits and share prices would likely increase exponentially from the higher prices but this is only one-third of the story.
What if the deepening sovereign debt crisis or a future collapse in public confidence in the dollar and other fiat currencies forces reluctant politicians and central bankers to return to a currency standard somewhat backed by a combination of gold, silver and oil reserves both above and in the ground? Because of past unrest, the nation of Colombia is uniquely situated to benefit from future oil and gold prices which could easily double from current levels due to a paradigm shift in Western monetary policies.
Although Colombia is one of the most resource-rich countries in South America, the earlier civil unrest forced the nation to miss out on the resource exploration and investment boom that swept the world during the last 30 years. This means Colombia may be the most under-explored and underdeveloped nation with untapped resources not just in South America but in the oil, coal and mineral resource hungry world today. Some experts suggest that only 20% of the in-ground mineral wealth has been explored, which translates into an unknown but tremendous opportunity for junior gold mining exploration ventures as well as other resource development, tourism and infrastructure projects in Colombia.
The delay in exploration is an even greater advantage to the nation and new investors because the current high prices of gold and oil along with stricter environmental concerns mean far higher revenues and better care of the environment than 20 years ago. Due to past history and political problems, Colombia today is an untapped and unexplored strategic petroleum reserve and Fort Knox combination that could really benefit investors and Colombia.
As I stated above, the profit opportunities for many will likely be enormous due to a paradigm shift in political, economic and monetary theory away from sovereign debt-financed democracy and fiat currency to new alternatives based on a more sound currency basis. This loss of confidence now seen across Europe and the US eventually could lead to more than a government-backed system, and later even to the Austrian economics ideal of public and private currency competition.
Today we see this loss in confidence evidenced by the growing EU sovereign debt crises and the American debt downgrade, as well as the recent debt ceiling political circus in Washington. In addition, governments and central banks began dramatically increasing their gold holdings in 2010 to diversify reserves out of the dollar, with net gold purchases in 2011 tripling so far this year.
Nations with substantial gold resources should benefit from the sudden end to 20 years of central bank gold sales as every nation and central banker in the world now understand the importance of gold to establishing a strong currency and monetary system. Every nation and central banker, that is, except America's "Abbot and Costello" financial comedy team of Geithner and Bernanke who have made the once secure American dollar and sovereign debt the joke of the monetary world.
Geithner's "strong dollar policy" is in tatters and met with laughter in foreign capitals. Bernanke's recent "gold and dollar disconnect" was apparent to all in a recent exchange with Congressman Ron Paul on whether gold was money. This stubborn resistance to the reality of thousands of years of world history showing the importance of gold to a secure monetary system is lost only on these two men, Geithner and Bernanke, as the price of gold, the weak dollar, foreign investors and bond rating entities vote in tandem in opposition to their monetary mistakes.
In the near future, a few nations like Colombia with a friendly, free-market business climate and adequate food and agricultural production combined with extensive untapped gold and oil resources are likely to be the primary beneficiaries of the paradigm shift toward resource backed currencies in the West.
Soon I will publish "The Opportunity of Colombia Report." I hope you will consider joining me in visiting and learning more about how you can take personal advantage of the looming currency, sovereign debt and political shift in the struggling democracies of Europe and America.