UniCredit Raises 2011 Gold Price Target From $1,400 To $1,500
It seems like it was a short month ago that UniCredit's Jochen Hitzfeld, the most accurate gold forecaster tracked by Bloomberg in the last
three quarters, raised his 2011 gold forecast from $1,250 to $1,400. Actually it was (link here). That target price lasted all of one month: earlier today the UniCredit analyst again revised his 2011 gold target price, this time to $1,500. As core revision catalysts UniCredit continues to see a "strong increase in investor demand" but the main driver will be continued risk aversion to "massive government stimulus measures" which have fuelled expectations of higher inflation further down the road. In other words, nothing major, just fine tuning. On the other hand, if China finally relents and admits it is indirectly hoarding gold, look for $2,000 to be the next Unicredit 2011 revised target.