Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Gold rose in London as investors and speculators bought bullion to diversify from assets such as stocks and bonds.
Gold reached its highest since January 1981 on Jan. 9, on speculation that higher oil prices will spur inflation, increasing the metal's appeal among some investors who regard it as a way to preserve purchasing power. Gold surged almost 13 percent in the 14 trading sessions to that high, 5 percentage points less than it gained for the whole of 2005.
LONDON (Reuters) - Gold, at its highest in a quarter of a century, is set for further gains in 2006 and has the potential to breach $600 an ounce, analysts said on Wednesday. Investment bank Macquarie and precious metals refiner Heraeus said gold had strong fundamentals.
Another bank, Barclays Capital, was more skeptical about many of the factors often used to explain gold's rally, but said it recognized early signs of a changing attitude toward bullion among longer-term investors.
Further dollar weakness, talk that Asian central banks might buy gold and increased inflows of new investment money were all cited as positive factors for bullion.
Originally posted by warpboost
I just learned that in march the fed is going to stop publishing! the M3 #'s which is one of the good measures of inflation
This economic stat has been published publicy for a long time, and now they are going to just stop Something just smells funny, and I wonder what's in store? This could be a sign that big inflation is on it's way, and gold might make a good investment
I came across this great thread discussing the M3 issue, and some of the posters make very intersting points.
Originally posted by suzy ryan
What I find with alot of people is that they see (read), hear (listen) and think they think about it, but "feel", "taste" and "smell", kept even deaf and blind people alive for thousands of years, yet so few people use these sences anymore.
No wonder we're all being led like lambs to slaughter.
...I know I'm being 'expansive' with the meaning and function of these 'sences'
This may even be behind the the acceptance of "womens intuiton". ...
"Mirror neurons allow us to grasp the minds of others not through conceptual reasoning but through direct stimulation. By feeling, not by thinking"