Investing in Gold: What to Expect?

5 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2012

Date Written: August 2, 2012


Gold is an attractive investment vehicle for many people. Some risks of in investing in gold are surveyed. The price of gold and its fluctuation are examined which raises the concern to all short and long-term investors in gold. This prompts us to study what drives the price movements of gold. In order to shed some light on this intriguing issue, we briefly review the recent history of gold prices within the last century and look at some relationships of gold with the US dollar and stock prices, among other variables. We conclude with some forecast of future prices.

Keywords: Gold price determinants, central banks, stock index, international business

JEL Classification: D92, E44

Suggested Citation

Arayssi, Mahmoud, Investing in Gold: What to Expect? (August 2, 2012). Available at SSRN: or

Mahmoud Arayssi (Contact Author)

Lebanese American University

P.O.Box 36
Chouran-Beirut 1102 2801

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