Gold - Current Thoughts

By: Ian Campbell | Wed, Nov 30, 2011
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It is said by many that gold is a store of wealth in the context of purchasing power. This is something I have been increasingly thinking about over the past several weeks as:

So, I ask myself, why has the gold price stagnated in a U.S.$1,620 - $1,800 range since September 15, most often trading toward the lower end of that range in that period?

I have concluded that one important reason is that it is highly likely (based on my reading and thinking) that the financial markets continue to see the U.S.$ as a 'safe haven'. Said in a different way, I think the financial markets broadly see the U.S.$ the best of a bad lot, and are not as yet ready to 'give up on the fiat currency' system.

If I am right in this I have reached four conclusions:



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