Five Fundamentals Will Drive Gold Higher in 2008

Source:

Donald W. Doyle, Jr. Chairman and CEO of Blanchard, says expect to see record investor demand continue as global supply shrinks, emerging markets begin to play a more significant role in the world's economy, and as former sellers of gold, notably central banks and hedge books, reverse their selling trends and become buyers again themselves...

Since hitting record highs above $900 since the first of the year, gold had shown continued strength at those price levels amid expected volatility, and analysts at Blanchard and Company Inc. say five specific fundamentals will continue to drive the price up through the end of 2008.

"Gold has experienced a shift in fundamentals when compared to 1980's speculative highs, and today there are five factors that will drive prices higher - supply and demand, dollar weakness, institutional buying, the price relationship between gold and oil, and global economic uncertainty," says Donald W. Doyle, Jr. Chairman and CEO of Blanchard. "Expect some price consolidations, which are healthy for the market, and view them as buying opportunities because we see the price ultimately going significantly higher than current levels in the long-term."

Doyle says investor demand is at record levels, and the markets should expect to see that demand continue as global supply shrinks, emerging markets begin to play a more significant role in the world's economy, and as former sellers of gold - notably central banks and hedge books - reverse their selling trends and become buyers again themselves...

"The U.S. economy is slowing to a crawl, and the Fed is continuing to infuse liquidity through rate cuts that further weaken the dollar," Doyle says. "Look for large institutions and central banks to continue to move out of dollar-based assets and into quality alternative tangible assets such as gold."

Related Articles

Get Our Streetwise Reports Newsletter Free

A valid email address is required to subscribe