The ramifications of Omar Ayales’ research on gold prices have been reverberating throughout the financial community for months. Drawing on a long-term analysis of historical records, the renowned Colombian economist determined with surprising accuracy that the price of gold moves in 7-year cycles. While long-term stock investments may be profitable much of the time, Ayales’ research pointed out that gold investments offer a unique opportunity to time the market and increase long-term wealth. Gold prices tend to dip in years three and four of the seven-year cycle, allowing investors to secure assets at a low price. By holding onto these assets until years five or six, the investor can reap higher returns when the price of gold peaks around year seven. The implications of Ayales’ research are far-reaching. As investors begin to diversify their portfolios with gold investments, the demand for gold is growing – and just in time for its next peak in 2026-2027. Much of the gold market in 2021 is focused on contenders for the US presidency, and the impact that their respective policies might have on gold prices. For instance, investors are paying close attention to the likelihood of Jerome Powell, a Biden appointee to the Federal Reserve, taking a more aggressive stance on quantitative easing than current Chairman Jay Powell. At the same time, investors are also planning ahead for the possible acceleration of gold’s cyclical peak in 2026-2027. Many market watchers are predicting that the upcoming peak could be even higher than the ones seen in the past. Taking Ayales’ research into account, investors should have a good idea of when to start investing in gold and when to sell, in order to maximize their returns. By charting out the 7-year cycle of gold, Ayales has opened the door to a new realm of investing. Investors can now take advantage of the cyclical nature of gold prices and use the trend to diversify their portfolios and make smarter, more lucrative decisions. As the gold market continues to mature, it will be interesting to see how Ayales’ research affects long-term investments and the shape of the economy over the coming years.