All the Gold ever extracted is 160,000 tons (in 2009) , The American Debt = 14 Trillion Dollars = 1.8 All the Gold ever extracted in Human History !!! The monetary mass in the US is increasing by 15% a year ! Total gold divided by people in the world gives each of us 23 grams
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

As an asset bubble, gold may burst after reaching $2,000

Kunal Bose
Business Standard.com
August 18, 2010


Investment guru Marc Faber is a zealot when it comes to promoting the cause of gold. The publisher of the celebrated newsletter Gloom, Boom and Doom is at the same time rubbishing the dollar and currencies of countries which go on printing notes in attempts to stimulate their economies. The contrarian investor often referred to as Doctor Doom has got another equally controversial investor Jim Rogers to keep company in celebration of gold at the expense of currencies.

So is not Faber happy that his favorite precious metal gold has once again moved beyond the $1,200 an ounce resistance level after moving sideways for a while? What should be a cause of particular delight for Faber and Rogers is that their unbounded enthusiasm to make the public, going beyond the high networth individuals to see the virtues of regularly adding gold to the investment portfolios when the developed economies look wobbly is seeing its denouement.

We in India continue to buy gold mostly in the form of jewelery. Therefore, the Indian consumer demand for gold surging hugely in the first quarter of this year to 193.5 tonnes could not have drawn inspiration from exhortations of Faber and Rogers. The craving for gold jewelery here is so strong that the Indian womenfolk just needed some time to get reconciled to high prices of the precious metal before resuming buying and with some abandon. The World Gold Council says gold jewelery demand in non-Western countries will continue to recover from the first quarter level of 470 tonnes.
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