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Saturday, April 07, 2012

Summary: Market Outlook 2012-2014

The outlook is for higher food and energy commodity prices, strong NZD, a two-speed economy, with high oil prices, the strong NZD going to undermine economic activity. There is going to be an attack on North Korea and Iran within a year; however they will be short-lived occurrences, but they will hit market confidence, so sell your shares. The high oil prices is what will impact consumer confidence most.
The US and other central banks will then look to offer stimulus, so you can expect a recovery in 2014. Give it a year to turn around, so we are 2 years away still from the resumption of the China 'bull market' story. Clearly the time to get back into equities is a few months after those missile attacks on North Korean and Iranian facilities. In neither case do I expect ground troops.
I think gold prices will certainly do better in this period of 'uncertainty', however not as well as you would expect because there will be broad-based selling pressure. I do however not write-off gold; I think gold will hold up until that stimulus comes through, but expect gold to be sold off thereafter...such that I'd not be surprised to see it under $1000/oz by 2016, so forget about the gold explorers. But in late 2013, we might expect those base metal stocks, including explorers, to look really good, as well as rare earth stocks like Alkane Exploration. Too early now though. Its always best to go for those exotic elements in these times; as they are relatively under-priced. i.e. Vital Metals might have advanced its wolframite (tungsten) project by this time. China produces 80% of the world's tungsten, and this company has the Japanese government as a partner. This is because the Japanese government invests where security of supply constraints are posed. Another appealing exotic company is South Australian based Archer Exploration....not yet though. Wait for the military strikes.
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