Goldman Sachs (GS) analysts are predicting a short term move to $1,825 for gold in the next three months. The logic behind the call is that negativity surrounding the debt ceiling debate, even more easing by central banks, and a weaker than expected U.S. economy in the first half of the year, are all positives for the precious metal.
Longer term Goldman's commodity strategists think gold could fall as low as $1,200 an ounce by 2018.
Jeff Kilburg, founder & CEO of KKM Financial, thinks Goldman is right; to a point. "Every central banker globally is trying to devalue their currency so their products and exports can be sold at a better price," he notes in the attached video. Weaker currencies mean higher prices for all commodities, especially gold, which is regarded by some as the one true currency.
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Kilburg likes gold but he's not rushing in just yet. From current levels near $1690, he thinks prices will pull back somewhere near prior support around $1650. From there it's off to the races.
"As long as we see the central banks duking it out," Kilburg is inclined to stick with his overall bullish thesis for gold. His long term target is a return to the all-time nominal highs just above $1920.