According to Ms. Pattanaik, GOLD is not the safe haven that it once was. In fact, she concludes that gold may only come back as a safe haven if the markets face even grimmer news than that of recent times.
1. According to the author, what are the reasons why investor panic is not translating into a bigger bounce in gold?
2. By how much has gold dropped in price since November 2015? What happened to gold’s rebound on January 20?
3. According to the author, explain why gold is not a good hedge against inflation in the western world.
Pattanaik, S. (2016). Gold’s prospects are dull. Reuters.com, Jan. 25 (Retrievable online at http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/01/25/golds-prospects-are-dull/)