Is gold looking up?
Some people think so. From Bloomberg News:
Coutts & Co. is adding gold for investors as rising wealth in China and increasing political risks including in Ukraine spur demand, helping prices rally from the biggest annual decline in more than three decades.
Gold is getting more attractive to hedge-fund managers even as Goldman Sachs Group Inc. says the metal’s surprising rally this year will soon fizzle.
Hedge funds and other speculators expanded bets on higher prices for a fourth week in New York futures and are now the most bullish since December 2012, government data show. While gold is off to its best start in six years after topping $1,350 an ounce, Goldman’s Jeffrey Currie says chances are increasing that prices will slump to $1,000 for the first time since 2009.
As Kamaaina Loan blog has noted many times, Goldman predicted a sharp drop in the price of gold in 2014. So far, Goldman has been wrong but they are not admitting it yet. $1,000 gold would be close to half the highest price from last year.