Gold News: Gold Prices Rise Following Paris Terrorist Attack

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After hitting a five year low last week, gold price rose on Monday, due to the terrorist attacks in Paris that left 129 dead on Monday. Gold has risen to $1086.75 an oz .

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The reason for the rise in price of gold is due to an increase in demand  as the metal is viewed as a safe-haven. The terrorist attacks sparked uncertainty about the global economy and commodities such as gold and crude oil are often viewed as safe bets. However gold’s role as a safe-haven has been called into question as its price has dropped.

Most analysts expect gold’s rise to be short-lived.  As  coverage of the terrorist attack will inevitably begin to fade, investors will gradually begin to focus more on the U.S. Federal Reserve and the interest rate. Talks last month at a Fed meeting gave  a strong indication that the interest rate will more than likely increase in December, for the first time in almost a decade.  A rate hike would weaken gold’s price.

Gold price rose to a high of $1090, but has already begun to drop down as the French government has promised to invest more.

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