Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Will Higher Rates Sink Gold and Silver?

Check out this Bloomberg article below. The headline speaks for itself. If you have ever read the work of Jim Sinclair, then you already know better :)

Gold, Silver Fall as Higher Interest Rates May Pare Demand
By Choy Leng Yeong

June 12 (Bloomberg) -- Gold fell, resuming its decline to a 12-week low in New York, on concern higher global interest rates will reduce demand for the precious metal as an alternative investment. Silver also dropped.

Gold tumbled 3.9 percent last week, the biggest weekly decline in three months, after the European Central Bank and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand raised rates. Holding gold becomes less attractive when rates rise because the metal has no fixed returns. U.S. Treasury yields rose today after China said prices increased at the fastest pace in two years, renewing speculation rising global inflation will prompt central banks to raise rates. (Read the rest of this article HERE)