13 Jul '11, 5pm

Gold hits record high

Gold hits record high

LONDON: The price of gold surged to a record high of nearly $1,588 an ounce in London on Wednesday, as investors switched into the metal for safety from the eurozone debt crisis, traders said. The price of gold reached $1,587.97 an ounce on the London Bullion Market, beating the previous record of $1,577.57 set on May 1. "Gold hit a new all-time high today as investors continue to fret over the European sovereign debt situation," said analyst Ian O'Sullivan at trading firm Spread Co, noting that the metal has risen for eight days in a row. "With Italy, Spain, Ireland and Portugal worries intensifying and now the Fed minutes suggesting some members were thinking about the need for additional easing, investors have just hit the panic buy buttons this week. "We think that gold may top out here for a while and pull back to $1,520-1,540, before an assault on the $1,600 level," ...

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