31 Jan '11, 2pm

Gold has good prospects this year: analysts

SINGAPORE: The prospects for gold remain good this year as prices are expected to reach about S$2,049 per ounce by the end of 2011. Analysts say this is despite gold prices coming down S$128 in December last year, to about S$1,700 per ounce. One of the reasons for this bullish trend is that investors are still using gold as a hedge against inflation. Some analysts said gold may be off to a slow start beginning this year due to increased investor confidence, but added that the uptrend for gold is still intact. Phillip Futures Investment Department investment analyst Ong Yi Ling said: "One of the strategies could be buying on dips. "Gold has been increasing for 10 years and 2011 would perhaps see the 11th year in which gold prices continue to trend higher. "For gold prices to hit to a new record high, one of the key factors would be a possibility of quantitative easing by th...

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