It was a rough day for commodities as well. Gold continued its correction as the August gold contract fell $44.50, or 7.3%, to close at $566.80. Silver, platinum, and copper also had notable declines. While the recent correction has been rough, one investor quoted in a Bloomberg article took a longer term view:
Some investors say the price decline offers a buying opportunity for some metals.
HSBC Holdings Plc estimated last month about $100 billion will be invested in commodity indexes by the end of 2006, compared with $10 billion at the end of 2003.
``This is not the end of the commodities rally,'' said Michael Widmer, an analyst at Macquarie Bank Ltd. in London. ``The fundamentals for most commodities, such as gold, are strong.''
Moore of Dunvegan, who sold some shares of the StreetTracks Gold Trust exchange-traded fund as the metal was rising to a 26- year high, said he's considering buying metals.
``We're more interested in gold and metals generally,'' Moore said. ``There's still a bull run in gold, and the money will be back.''