Stoyan Bojinov: With equity markets charging (generally) higher since the start of 2012, it’s no wonder that gold has been largely off the radar for many investors. Despite evading news headlines over the past few months, speculation over where the precious yellow metal is headed has not died down one bit.
Przemyslaw Radomski: According to a Bloomberg survey at a precious metals conference this week, gold is poised for a 21 percent gain in 2012, extending its bull market to 12 consecutive years. Bullion may rise to $1,897 an ounce in New York by Dec. 31 from $1,566.80 at the end of 2011.
David Gillie: Traditionally gold has had an inverse relationship to equities as a safe haven against Dollar deflation, inflation and asset decline. That was, until gold had a fantastic run up after the '08 crash and was the daily talking point of the financial gurus. Then, it hit the ridiculous from sophisticated
Przemyslaw Radomski: The roller coaster metaphor we used two weeks ago after the $90 flash crash in the price of gold seems appropriate this week as well. It must be tough out there for precious metals investors. Wednesday gold futures tumbled again. April-delivery gold fell $51.30, or three per cent, to
Jeff Nielson: Ironically, there are few if any virtues in our society which are as under-appreciated/under-respected as humility. Living in a me-first world which worships the “Alpha wolf”, who aggressively takes what he wants in life; humility is mistakenly confused for weakness or timidity.