Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Gold expected to touch 28700 by the end of 2011, 32500 by 2012
Gold will trade positive in 2012 driven by central bank buying, India China consumption, global macro-uncertainties and higher investment demand especially through exchange traded funds (ETFs). Gold prices surged 28% to $1923.70 in September in 11th year of bull run and with US interest rates close to zero and continuing Eurozone debt crisis that adds to the safe haven appeal of gold. Gold has surged 38 percent this year, touching a record 29300 rupees per 10 grams in Indian market. Weak rupee may provide further support for prices. Commodity Online Research expects gold to touch Rs 28700 per 10 gms by end of this month and Rs 32,500 by 2012. Gold held in ETFs globally has climbed to a record 2,358.206 metric tons on December 6. Global gold demand in third quarter of 2011 was strong at 1,053.9 tonnes, an increase of 6% compared to the same period last year. This equates to US$57.7bn, an all-time high in value terms. This increase was driven by investment demand which rose by 33% year-on-year to 468.1 tonnes, generating record quarterly demand of US$25.6 bn. Healthy growth in jewellery demand and modest gains in demand from the technology sector were offset by a year-on-year decline in investment, principally from ETFs and similar products. In India, latest industry report indicates that the average assets under management for Gold ETFs is more than Rs. 9000 Crores which indicates that Gold is emerging from the shadows of equity and debt with an identity of its own as a preferred investment opportunity. Gold has risen 20 percent annually in the past four years. In 2011, Gold has given highest return of more than 35 percent in last 10 years. This year closing prices are expected in range of 28700-900 rupees. In 2012, first quarter, gold to touch Rs 31,600 per 10 gms.
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