Bank of America/Merrill Lynch: Gold headed to $2400/oz

September 18, 2012

When Wall Street starts admitting that gold is headed higher, it’s time to start doubling up on your gold investments.

Today Bank of America/Merrill Lynch weighed in on Fed monetary policy by proclaiming that it will send gold to $2,400 an ounce from its present price of around $1,770.

That’s a 36% increase. Not only that, the firm is calling for higher gold prices through the end of 2014…

In one of the most bullish gold calls since the Federal Reserve announced a new round of easing last week, one strategist sees a 36 percent jump in the metal’s price to $2,400 an ounce, by the end of 2014.

“The new target reflects our view that the Fed will maintain mortgage purchases until the end of 2014 and will move to buy Treasuries following the end of Operation Twist this coming December,” wrote Francisco Blanch, a global investment strategist with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in a note to clients Tuesday.

“Given the new open-ended nature of QE3, the upward pressure on gold prices should continue until employment is strong enough to require a change in policy,” Blanch added. “In our view, this is unlikely to happen until the end of 2014.”

Gold is up two percent since the Fed’s statement as others besides Bank of America pile into the metal on fear these actions may spark inflation and leave the metal as the only store of value in a world of paper currencies.

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