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Gold's safe-haven status tarnished by speculators

Its price has become more volatile as short-term investors and speculators dump the precious metal to raise cash

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Gold's price gyrations are due to speculative demand from hedge funds, commodity trading advisers and individuals, among others.

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VOLATILITY has been so extensive amid the current global financial slump that analysts and investors are questioning claims that gold is a safe haven.

Even the World Gold Council (WGC), the research and marketing organisation of member mines, is concerned about the...

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