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Gold Falls As Demand Waned on High Prices & Strong Dollar

August 13, 2010 at 18:35 by Vladimir Vyun

Gold dropped today from the highest price in six months after the stronger dollar decreased appeal of the precious metal as an alternative investment asset. The US currency gained as much as 0.2 percent versus the basket of six currencies today. Gold have tendency to move in an inverse pattern to the dollar. Gold also fell after some traders sold the metal to profit from high prices.

Gold prices previously surged on concerns about the global economic recovery. Outlook for the US economy is grim after dovish statement of the Federal Reserve this week, China’s economic expansion is slowing and Europe’s economy may be crippled by budget cuts. Actually, these concerns hadn’t gone away, so gold still has great potential. Considering increasing demand in Asia, especially in China and India, we can expand that bullion’s rally will continue.

December futures for gold delivery slid $2.30 (0.2 percent) to $1,214.40 as of 11:09 COMEX. Gold futures previously rose to $1,219.80, the highest price since July 1. The metal reached the record $1,266.50 level per ounce in June.

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