It has been uncommon for gold to score single-digit percentage moves either way over the last decade; we see 2014 being an exception. Gold could be described as the 'Marmite' asset class — investors love it or hate it.
After a strong round of profit-taking selling , the oil complex is starting the New Year in negative territory once again. Heading into 2014, the oil complex will continue to focus on the ongoing geopolitical issues.
Brent crude prices, the benchmark for half the world’s oil, will weaken for a second year in 2014 as U.S. output expands and threats to Middle East and North African supply ease, the most-accurate forecasters said.
In today’s essay we look at three gold-related charts, each will tell a different story about gold’s performance, but ultimately, they will all point in the same direction – the direction of another move lower in the price of gold.
Even with OPEC forecast to keep its output quota unchanged at a meeting this week, falling oil demand and prospects for increased supply from some member states mean the group’s leader, Saudi Arabia, will have to cut production anyway.
Gold, iron ore, soybeans and copper will probably drop at least 15% next year as commodities face increased downside risks even as economic growth in the U.S. accelerates, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.