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Title: Goldman Sachs says it is time to buy gold — the ‘currency of last resort’
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URL Source: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/g ... ency-of-last-resort-2020-03-24
Published: Mar 24, 2020
Author: Steve Goldstein
Post Date: 2020-03-24 19:44:53 by Ada
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The current coronavirus-induced economic and financial market turmoil is seemingly the perfect environment for gold.

“We have long argued that gold is the currency of last resort, acting as a hedge against currency debasement when policy makers act to accommodate shocks such as the one being experienced now,” said analysts at Goldman Sachs led by Jeffrey Currie.

Yet while the yellow metal GC00, 1.861% has done far better than other assets, it has slipped 2% over the last month.

The Goldman analysts, with a 12-month price target of $1800 an ounce, said that is about to change, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s aggressive bond purchase plan unveiled on Monday, in which the U.S. central bank said it would buy as many Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities as needed to keep financial markets running smoothly.

The Goldman analysts said gold has been weighed down by a world in need of dollars, requiring forced sales of liquid assets like gold. The downturn in oil CL.1, 2.624% as Saudi Arabia and Russia fail to agree on production cuts has also created dollar shortages for emerging market economies, which may have made Russia a net seller of gold, according to Goldman.

In 2008, the Goldman analysts noted, the November announcement of quantitative easing was a turning point.

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#1. To: Ada (#0)

Gold is going boom, boom, boom. Charting new highs.

Silver is chugging right along with it, and will soon be back level with February performance.

www.investing.com/co mmodities/gold

randge  posted on  2020-03-24   20:07:23 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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