Some big investors see warning signs ahead for markets but are holding their positions. Egyptian billionaire\u00a0Naguib Sawiris\u00a0is taking action: He\u2019s put half of his $5.7 billion net worth into gold.\r\n\u00a0\r\n\u00a0\r\nHe said in an interview Monday that he believes gold prices will rally further, reaching $1,800 per ounce from just above $1,300 now, while \u201covervalued\u201d stock markets crash.\r\n\u00a0\r\n\u00a0\r\n\u201cIn the end you have China and they will not stop consuming. And people also tend to go to gold during crises and we are full of crises right now,\u201d Sawiris said at his office in Cairo overlooking the Nile. \u201cLook at the Middle East and the rest of the world and Mr. Trump doesn\u2019t help.\u201d\r\n\u00a0\r\n\u00a0\r\nPresident Donald Trump is aiding Sawiris in one way, though: If a North Korean peace deal can be reached, the Egyptian\u2019s investments there may finally pay off. After 10 years of waiting to repatriate all his profits easily and control his mobile-phone company, Egypt\u2019s second-richest man says an accord would let him reap some of his returns.\r\n\u00a0\r\n\u00a0\r\n\u201cI am taking all the hits, I am being paid in a currency that doesn\u2019t get exchanged very easily, I have put a lot of money and built a hotel and did a lot of good stuff there,\u201d said Sawiris, who founded North Korea\u2019s first telecom operator, Koryolink. The North Korean unit\u2019s costs and revenues aren\u2019t currently recognized on the financial statements of Sawiris\u2019 Orascom Telecom Media & Technology Holding SAE.\r\nSawiris over the years has been pressured by \u201cevery single Western government in the world\u201d for his presence in the country hit by international sanctions for its nuclear threats, he said, but he considered himself a \u201cgoodwill investor.\u201d His advice for governments and to Trump ahead of his expected\u00a0meeting\u00a0with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un: Don\u2019t bully him, and promise prosperity in exchange for concessions on nuclear.\r\n\r\nA successful meeting between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-In last week cleared the way for Trump to meet with the North Korean leader to discuss his nuclear-weapons and ballistic-missile programs. The date and the place haven\u2019t been set. An agreement -- elusive for almost seven decades -- would open the door for Sawiris to restore his investments there and possibly make new ones.\r\n\u201cI know these North Korean people. They are very proud, they will not yield under threat and bullying. You just smile and talk and sit down and they will come through,\u201d he said.\r\nSawiris, the son of Onsi Sawiris, who founded Orascom Construction, has built a name by investing in the telecom sector in Egypt and in less popular markets including Iraq, Pakistan, North Korea and Bangladesh. He also bought Italy\u2019s\u00a0Wind Telecomunicazioni\u00a0before\u00a0merging\u00a0it, along with a number of his telecom assets, with Veon Ltd. in 2011.\r\nSince then Sawiris has diversified into the financial sector by buying out Egyptian investment bank\u00a0Beltone Financial Holding\u00a0and attempting to buy\u00a0CI Capital Holding\u00a0to create Egypt\u2019s biggest investment bank. His offer was\u00a0blocked. He also expanded in mining, becoming, with his family, the largest investor in the sector through shareholdings in\u00a0Evolution Mining,\u00a0Endeavour Mining Corporation\u00a0and\u00a0La Mancha Resources Inc.