In Defense of Gold

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As the financial crisis unfolded, gold staged a spectacular rally, surging more than 60 percent to $1,032. It has since pulled back, but given that the long-term fundamentals remain intact, we believe it is setting the stage for the next leg up...

The price of gold has corrected by close to 20 percent since peaking on March 17. If you have been listening to the popular press and business TV, you may be convinced that the gold and commodity “bubbles” have popped.

Once you back away from the day-to-day noise and put things into perspective, we believe this correction in gold, while painful in the short term, is just another pause in a long-term secular bull market. As it has been said, bull markets climb a wall of worry.

Over the past year, gold bottomed around $640 per ounce in late June. As the financial crisis unfolded, it staged a spectacular rally, surging more than 60 percent to $1,032. Gold has since pulled back, but given that the long-term fundamentals remain intact, we believe it is setting the stage for the next leg up...

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