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Gold And House Prices

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I was considering the relationship of gold prices and house prices. At the moment you need about 650 Toz of gold to buy an "average" house (that works out at just over £160K). Not such a spendid place, just a place to cover the head at night.

Now suppose house prices slide by 30% and the gold price rises by 100%. There is nothing unrealistic about this expectation for 2007/08, given the remarkably low price of gold relative to oil and the overblown housing market.

In this new circumstance you only need about 220 Toz to buy a house. Now that really puts into perspective how life-changing it could be to have gold at the right time. Even a modest holding of gold now might in a few years' time be your house deposit. It is so very tempting to put more and more into gold, but I'm going to stop it and consolidate my thoughts on what to do with the rest of my little savings plan.

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