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Gold Prices Likely to Stay Elevated on Safe Haven Demand

According to the Bloomberg Intelligence team, the Fed could be “one and done” in 2017 when it comes to rate hikes. Gold’s top forecaster for the last quarter, Intesa Sanpaola SpA, says that the metal’s price could hit $1,350 by year end, citing faster inflation and geopolitical tensions. “Gold will likely stay elevated given safe haven demand,” Barnabas Gan, economist at OCBC, said.

The Safe Way to Play Emerging Market Stocks

There’s a lot to like about emerging market stocks. But like any investment, there are risks you have to consider. Today, we look at the biggest threat to emerging markets. But don’t worry. There’s a way to get around this risk. A strong dollar makes it hard for many emerging market companies to pay off their debts. Invest in countries with low levels of external debt like Russia, Brazil & India.

Gold Price Forecast: The Factors Influencing Gold Prices in 2017

Here are three things that are currently taking place that could have significant positive impacts on gold prices. They shouldn’t be ignored by investors, whatsoever. Every day that gold prices remain subdued, the precious metal becomes an even better opportunity. Keeping everything in mind, I am not ruling out $2,000/ounce gold prices in the next few years. It’s possible.

China’s Gold Hoard Will Slay the Mighty Dollar — Here’s Why

China is soon going to want to disclose its gold holdings in an effort to have the yuan join the IMF’s currency basket – the SDR, currently having only the dollar, euro, yen & British pound. If China’s gold reserve is revealed this year and the size of the addition surprises to the upside, it is going to be a major shot across the bow of the U.S. dollar.

Debt, Deflation, The Dollar & - Gold: The Ultimate Currency

The soaring dollar is now causing turmoil in the currency market. Gold, as the ultimate currency, is only second to the US dollar in terms of major currency strength. At some point coming up pretty quick, the dollar rise will be stemmed, either by intervention or exhaustion. And when that happens, a dollar decline will give gold a boost.

The Problem With Credit Booms Is That They Are Followed by Busts

Research on private sector credit booms over the last 20 years show that whenever credit to the private sector expanded by 30% or more within a 10-year period, a banking crisis & recession resulted without any exception. Credit booms always end badly & last longer than rational minds expect.

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