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Price Drivers and Investment Strategies of Gold

Arayssi, Mahmoud (2013): Price Drivers and Investment Strategies of Gold. Published in: The Business Review Cambridge , Vol. 22, No. 1 (May 2014): pp. 87-92.


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The price determinants of gold are explained in this paper. Benefits from holding gold as an investment class asset in several forms, including ETFs are explored. Disadvantages of holding various gold investments are described, particularly in Contango markets. The gold prices are examined in the past two decades, focusing on the relationship with the S&P 500 and Dow index and various currencies, producer and consumer indices. We conclude with advice to potential individual investors in gold and an overview of some variables that affect the future trend of gold.

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