The Bet: Gold=$1,650 by 2011; The Wager $1M

My S. African pal Prieur du Plessis informs us of this interesting wager from Jim Sinclair:  A $1 million wager for the price of gold over the next 3 years.

Assuming this is more than a marketing stunt, here are Sinclair’s terms:

My position on timing and price is that Gold will trade at USD $1650 before the second week of January 2011.

I am offering a $1,000,000USD wager to a financially
qualified party that this will occur within the stated timeframe. Any party on
Bloomberg, CNBC or CNN-Business stating an opposite opinion on the price of gold
should be informed of this challenge.

Please communicate to ANY vocal bearish so-called
gold expert that I challenge them to put their money on their views.

Any commentator unable to financially meet this
challenge should not be opining. If they really knew the gold and currency
market they could easily meet the challenge.

The technical procedure of a serious wager

  1. Prove you can in fact wage the challenge by an
    attorney’s letter.

  2. Segregate the funds in cash or near cash kind in the
    hands of your attorney.
  3. Execute an agreed upon binding contract stating the
    terms of the wager.

I have been a bull on commodities and Gold for quite some time. But there are plenty of Gold Bears out there. Will any of them rise to the bait?


UPDATE: April 3, 2008 6:43am

Neal informs us this is not a marketing ploy for several reasons:

1.   Jim Sinclair is the CEO of TRE
2.   His website  is a free website
3.   He has been bullish on gold since the upper $200′s
4.   He has been dead on with his accuracy of where gold is going.
5.   He is tired of the top callers of gold anytime gold has a correction
6.   He is one of the country’s top gold traders.


A $1 million wager for gold bears
Prieur du Plessis
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