Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Will Gordon Do It?

And the question still remains, will Gordon Brown take the plunge and sell off the majority of Britain's gold reserves? As the price of the commodity continues to near the $600 mark, the heat under Brown's collar could be just enough to lift the golden latch.

According to Gabriel Rozenburg, reporter for the Times, "The Chancellor sold 395 tonnes of Britain’s gold reserves between 1999 and 2002, generating $3.5 billion. At yesterday’s London closing price of $554.10 he would have generated more than $7 billion (£4 billion)."

With all the speculation factored in, that gold will peak at around $800 by the end of the year, keeping an eye on Mr. Gordon's temperament, could prove useful.

Bill Jamieson, reporter for the Scotsman newspaper exclaims of gold's upsurge: "This is all deeply embarrassing for our Chancellor, Gordon Brown." Brown has been known for his poor timing in the past, selling off the country's gold reserves at inopportune moments. Will he step in and lay a correction for his past actions? Stay tuned.
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