Finally, gold is cheap.
In its latest fund manager survey, Bank of America Merrill Lynch noted that on a valuation basis, gold was viewed as “undervalued” by fund managers for the first time since August 2009.
By BAML’s measure, the precious metal is 1% undervalued.
Of course, it’s been a long road down for gold, which is now almost 40% lower than its all-time high hit back in 2011.
In a note to clients on Monday, Rick Bensignor, chief market strategist at R.F. Lafferty, said that $US1,150 — with a small margin either way — is a big price level for gold.
At $US1,159, gold hits a 61.8% Fibonacci retracement from its all-time high, a key technical support level.
Bensignor adds that at around current prices, almost every buyer since 2009 is holding a losing position, and in his view, it’s either time for a further drop or a bounce higher: the current price won’t be sustained.
On Tuesday morning, gold prices were unchanged at around $US1,155 an ounce.
And by at least one measure, people think gold is a buy.