The price of gold eventually corrected back to its original pricing after a sudden drop from news about Japanís earthquake pulled it down to a surprising level. After all the speculations have been cleared out in the market, the price went back to the $1428.80 per ounce level and has remained steady there for quite some time.
There is a lot of news that are currently happening around the world that has affected the price of gold. Initially, the events in the Middle East and in Japan, pulled down the prices of gold which surprised a lot of people. During times of difficulty, people withdraw to safe haven sources and the number one safe haven is always gold. Itís the one that people turn to when things get worse. But what happened was that the price of gold fell after the tsunami incident that happened to Japan and the price of oil went down. After a few days in trading, they started correcting and now we see expected numbers as initially forecasted by traders.
Gold remains to be the safe haven in times of difficulty. It is what people keep with them when inflation starts coming in. Surprisingly, during the first few days after the Japan disaster, the US dollar gained strength over gold and other currencies which are most unlikely. There were some traders who scratched their heads when it happened because they were expecting the dollarís value to go down and not the value of gold. But because of the continuing stories and events that are happening in the Middle East particularly in Libya, the price of the dollar went down and people ran back to gold as their safe haven.
Analysts have been looking at the price of gold for quite some time. Based on the numbers that it is making, it looks like that the price of gold will remain steady at its current numbers and as the crisis in the Middle East worsens and oil prices climb up drastically, the price of gold will go up as well. There may also be possibilities that it may even go beyond the $1440 level which was the peak price of gold before the Japan disaster.
Gold will remain as safe haven and itís what people cash in when they need immediate funds. The good price of gold now may mean that selling gold will bring more dollars in our pocket. There are people at home who have old jewelries that they donít wear anymore or are broken and canít be repaired. These pieces of jewelry can be cashed in to gain additional funds to buy basic needs. There are also communities that still organize gold parties where right now, they gain a good price in the pieces of old and broken jewelries that they turn in. Check out your local communities for activities like this so that you can turn some useless pieces of old gold jewelry into cash to buy you what you need.