Talking about gold with Mark Leibovit, one of the country’s dogged and frequently controversial gold trackers, is never dull or boring. Unlike many of his peers, Leibovit, a long-term gold bull, has no qualms about shouting fire when he thinks the price of the metal is headed south. You never know what he’s going to say or when he’ll occasionally shock you with some seemingly strange, off-the-wall forecast. Here’s a case in point. During a chat we had in September of 2009, just a few days after the price of the precious metal had just topped $1,000 an ounce on inflation worries and a weakening dollar, he suddenly struck me with the kind of talk you might expect from the strait-jacket crowd. “We will never see gold again below $1,000 in our lifetime.” he told me.
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