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History Shows Gold Could Fall Another $500/oz

16 Jul

A slowdown in growth in China, as evidenced in data released on Monday which showed that growth had slowed to 7.5 percent, was one potential indicator of lower gold demand.

gold updatesThe price of gold could fall below USD 800 an ounce over a long-term horizon, a drop of some USD 500 from its current level of USD 1,294 an ounce, Duke University’s Campbell Harvey told CNBC on Monday.

Harvey, who works at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, said that over 2,500 years of history, the real price of gold (the nominal price adjusted for inflation) had remained roughly the same.

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“Right now we’re way above the mean,” Harvey said, suggesting that the price of gold would correct over the long-term to approximately USD 800 an ounce.

“If you look historically, it doesn’t just go down to the average and stay there. It actually goes through and falls below, then comes back up,” he said.

The price of gold could therefore potentially go even lower than USD 800, he said. “It has been lower in recent history.”

“It might not be tomorrow,” Campbell added, but “the cycles go in 10-15 years, and we’re well into one of these cycles.”

He said investors mulling the price of gold should focus on demand rather than supply, which he said was “amazingly constant”.

A slowdown in growth in China, as evidenced in data released on Monday which showed that growth had slowed to 7.5 percent, was one potential indicator of lower gold demand.

“China is a demander of gold, lower growth there means lower demand,” Campbell said.

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India, China consumers expect gold price to rise: WGC

31 May

In May 2013, 45 per cent of Chinese and Indian consumers said that they had bought gold in the previous six months, the report said. The outlook for the remainder of 2013 is even more positive.

After a sharp fall in gold rate in April, consumers in India and China see an opportunity in the price moves, believing that over the next five years it will increase, World Gold Council (WGC) said here today.

“New WGC research shows that 82 per cent of Asians believe that the price of gold will increase, or will be stable in the next five years. Not surprisingly, demand has surged as consumers have seen an investment opportunity to buy significant amounts of gold,” WGC Chief Executive Officer Aram Shishmanian said in a report here.

In May 2013, 45 per cent of Chinese and Indian consumers said that they had bought gold in the previous six months, the report said. The outlook for the remainder of 2013 is even more positive.

“We anticipate record quarterly totals for the second quarter in India and China. Even if ETF outflows continue, it is quite likely that gold previously held in the ETFs will find its way to Asian consumers taking a long-term view on gold,” WGC said.

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