17
Feb
2009

Gold Investments Market Update – Gold Set to Surge Past Record Nominal High Over $1,000/oz Again on Very Significant International Demand

After another strong week last week (both gold and silver were up some 3%) despite falling stock markets, gold continues its outperformance of other asset classes due to safe haven demand.

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17
Feb
2009

Quantitative easing: Classic case of treating the symptom and not the patient

The answer to this global credit debacle is transparency. There are enormous sums of investor money waiting in the sidelines. The reason they have not been invested yet is due to a lack of transparency within the balance sheets of those institutions that constitute the global financial landscape. Make no mistake; capital needs to be deployed in order to create a return. With such uncertainty surrounding the global capital markets it is entirely normal that investors would pull back until a sense of clarity itself develops.

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13
Feb
2009

Gold Investments Market Update – US, UK Credit Ratings Look Set to Be Downgraded

Gold rose again yesterday, briefly rising above $950/oz and was up 0.6% on the day. Determined selling on the open in Asia saw gold fall and profit taking has seen gold fall in Asia and in early trading in London. This is to be expected as gold had risen by more than 15% in less than a month.

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12
Feb
2009

Gold Investments Market Update – Gold to Reach $5000/oz According to Respected Goldcorp Founder

Gold surged a further 3.3% yesterday to $942.45 (as did silver) as worries about the US and global financial system and economy continue to grow and governments print money on an unprecedented scale to combat the economic crisis.

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11
Feb
2009

Gold Investments Market Update – Chinese Nervous about U.S. to Diversify into Gold with Massive $1.95 Trillion Foreign Reserves

Gold surged yesterday (up 2.4% and silver was up 2.3%) as stock markets fell sharply with investors increasingly frustrated and nervous with the lack of details about the US government’s latest $2,000 billion bank bailout plan.

There is resistance at $930/oz and further consolidation may be necessary at these levels prior to closing above this level but gold is looking very strong both technically and fundamentally.

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10
Feb
2009

Gold Investments Market Update – Is FT’s Lex Right to Favour Platinum Over Gold?

Profit taking saw gold fall yesterday but continuing very robust demand for physical bullion and gold ETF’s for safe haven purposes means that this is likely another period of consolidation.

There is a dawning realization that we are in the early stages of a severe global recession and possibly even a global depression. In this uncertain climate for the global financial system and the global economy itself, risk aversion is set to remain elevated and thus demand for physical gold bullion will also remain elevated.

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09
Feb
2009

Gold Investments Market Update – Silver Surges but Remains Undervalued Vis-à-Vis Gold

Gold fell some 1.5% last week as investors took profits with gold having been up some 10% in the previous three 3 weeks. But the short and medium term prospects look sound in the light of strong fundamentals and some important indicators – silver was up by another 4.2% last week and the gold mining indices were also higher (XAU +4.6% and HUI +2.3%). The mining indices are often a leading indicator and silver usually underperforms gold in the early stages of rallies and outperforms in the latter.

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06
Feb
2009

Gold Investments Market Update – Money Printing and Debasement on an Unprecedented Scale While Gold Mining Supply is Falling Significantly

Gold remains firm as there is increasing nervousness about the global economy and indeed nervousness about the global monetary system and this is leading to continuing strong investment demand. Gold remains at or near record highs in nearly all major currencies ($914.00 £622.11 €713.06) and looks set to regain its nominal record high of $1,030/oz in the coming weeks. UBS joined Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch in drastically increasing their gold price forecasts yesterday.

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05
Feb
2009

The Financial Times: The charges laid against us

The following is an excerpt from John Kay’s new book ‘The Long and the Short of It: Finance and Investment for Normally Intelligent People who are not in the Industry’ as published in the Financial Times Personal Finance section:

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05
Feb
2009

Gold Investments Market Update – Goldman Sachs Sees Gold at $1,000/oz in 3 Months

With stock and bond markets under renewed pressure, gold remains very well bid and is up some 0.6% in early trading in Europe. Goldman Sachs have increased their forecast for gold from the previously very low $700/oz to over $1,000/oz in the next three months due to “rising investor demand for safe haven assets”.

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