Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Safety Concerns Drive Gold Prices Up

Greek Sovereign Debt and Liquidity Problems Drive Gold Prices Up

After gold rose well past $1,150 an ounce today before settling below the mark, safety was the key factor driving it, and as ongoing concerns about Greece and the euro continue in the forefront, that will be the case for some time to come.

There appears to be a return to a liquidity crisis in Greece, as Commerzbank is pulling it repos with Greek banks, which coupled with the ongoing withdrawal of funds by consumers, makes this a full-blown problem which really has no where to go but the loss of liquidity.

Once news of this gets out on a larger scale and is understood as to what it means, gold, the yen, and probably the U.S. dollar will be the place investors park their money until the result of this crisis finally plays out.

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