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  • Why Gold Shines vs. Other Commodities
    How To Analyze Currency-Adjusted Gold Trends Using Datastream
  • 27-Mar-2009
  • One way to judge the relative worth of gold is to compare it and other commodities in terms of a currency index, removing currency fluctuations from both prices. We used trade-weighted dollars. Shown this way, the price of gold and gold’s price change versus other commodity prices gives a view of inflation expectations. We used Thomson Reuters Datastream to compare currency-adjusted gold with a similarly adjusted CRB commodity index. This view indicates that gold is at a greater price extreme relative to other commodities than it was in the early 1980s, near the end of a decade-long bull run for the metal.

  • Regions: Global
  • Authors: Radhika Kamath
  • Products: Datastream
  • Keywords: gold
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