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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Wild ride of gold prices is a lesson for investors

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 02:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Golden lesson for investors The rollercoaster ride in the price of gold has spooked many investors. Early last week, it suffered a two-day rout of more than US$200, ... but is still down more than 10 per cent from the start of this month. The violent volatility in the price of gold  last week  proved that, far from being a safe store of value as many believed, it has ...

  2. Business - Commodities - GOLD

    End of a long bullion run?

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London and New York Gold has climbed in price for a record 12 years but market watchers are divided on just how much more shine it has as a hedge investment End of a long bullion run? Danske Bank and Credit Suisse Group, the most-accurate gold forecasters, say prices will probably peak this year while their nearest rival, UniCredit, sees no end in sight ...

  3. Business - Money - BULL VS BEAR

    The bullion-dollar question: will gold escape debt crisis?

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by MARTIN HENNECKE

    ... moves towards printing money and deficit spending. You don’t have to believe in the worst-case scenario to believe in gold. Gold will rise in price due to inflation pressures in a context ... – cannot be ruled out. Martin Hennecke is an associate director of Tyche Group, a financial advisory firm   Bear view: bolting through the barn doors Gold prices hit a high in 2011 following ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    CIC bullish on gold in face of price slump

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... the long term CIC bullish on gold in face of price slump A senior official at China Investment Corp says the US$500 billion sovereign wealth fund has exposure to gold, although "not on a big scale", and the fund is confident that gold prices will rise in the long run owing to limited global supply. Jin Liqun, supervisory board chief at China Investment Corp, made the comment yesterday ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Gold doldrums in private bank-speak

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 07:00pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... and a bull run in US equities, which are all conspiring to drive the gold price down beyond US$ 1,525/oz, he says. Well I think that’s what he says. ”Gold also finds no support from discussions ... humpty, but sorry, I don’t know what you are talking about. Investment houses have lowered their gold price forecasts and the technical chart picture has deteriorated as well, reinforcing ...

  6. Pedal to the metal

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... market, investors will invest in gold because the gold price is slightly less volatile than major market indices and other commodities,' Mr Cheng says. 'The gold market is deep ... the continuous demand for the metal supports the continuing trend of its price. Alfred Ming, of Morningstar Asia, adds that the performance of gold funds is correlated to its prices. 'A very ...

  7. At these prices, speculating on gold is a high-risk trade

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland The gold bugs were ecstatic. On Tuesday, the price of bullion leapt to a record high at US$1,048.43 an ounce. It must have seemed to the bulls as if all their predictions were coming true, and that the price of gold was finally heading for the massive rally they have long been forecasting. Invest in gold, they screeched. Invest now or you will miss out big time. ...

  8. SFC clears exchange-traded fund tracking the price of gold

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra and Cheryl Chui The Securities and Futures Commission has given the green light to Hong Kong's first exchange-traded fund tracking the price of gold as authorities speed ... to attract investors amid concerns about rising inflation and a weakening US dollar. Consumer prices in Hong Kong jumped to 6.1 per cent last month from 5.7 per cent in May. 'Gold has always ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE KRUGMAN COLUMN

    Supporters of the gold standard are usually set in their ways

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Krugman

    ... to listen to reason News flash: recent declines in the price of gold, which is off about 17 per cent from its peak, show that this price can go down as well as up. You may consider this an obvious ... it to you-know-who. But the runaway inflation that was supposed to follow reckless money-printing keeps not happening. For a while, rising gold prices helped create some credibility for the goldbugs, but now ...

  10. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Year of the Snake is a year to buy gold

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Fung shui master warns of a roller-coaster time and says precious metal may provide a haven Go for gold in the black snake year This being the first White ... investment, Wong predicts property prices in Hong Kong will gradually fall this year, as the fung shui signals are not good for bricks and mortar. So what is the best investment in the Year ...




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