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  • Kitco News: Gold Is A Currency, Even the Fed Thinks So - Tocqueville’s Hathaway

     

    (Originally Aired Sept. 19) - Gold’s role in the monetary system should not be questioned, this according to Tocqueville’s John Hathaway, who says even central bankers view it as a currency. ‘You see central banks accumulation, they bought more gold in the last couple of years than they bought U.S. treasuries so they think it's money,’ he told Kitco News at the Precious Metals Summit in Beaver Creek, Colorado. ‘They use it as a reserve because it is a reserve asset.’ Hathaway has been a vocal critic of the Federal Reserve, noting that he doesn’t expect much from the U.S. central bank’s latest meeting. ‘There's all this drama about shrinking the Fed balance sheet. At the end of the day, they're not going to do anything,’ he said. ‘They've put themselves into a corner they can't get out of and if they try, they'll destabilize the equity market.’ 

    This was found at Kitco.com

     
  • Gold as an Investment: a source of return

    According to a recent study by The World Gold Council, Gold has delivered strong returns over the long run, often outperforming other major assets classes.

    This was found at Gold.org

     
  • Kitco News: Gold Is Going Higher And Here's Why You Need More Of It

    A long time neutral voice in the gold industry has turned noticeably bullish. Jeff Christian, managing director for New York based research consultancy CPM Group says gold is headed much higher in the next three years. "We thought gold would find a bottom in 2015 and that by 2020 we could see gold set a new record gold price in nominal terms, above $1,700 an ounce." Christian adds that his firm conducted extensive research around the ideal gold allocation in today's world. Since the early 1980s, most portfolio managers allocated a 5-10% holding in gold. This model, Christian says, had not been updated in years. "Given everything that is happening, in terms of risk reward, it is now 27-30%.”

    This was found at Kitco.com