Dr Doom tips glittering, tense future

IN A prediction that would make even the most bullish of gold bugs blush, Hong Kong-based investment adviser and fund manager Marc Faber has forecast that gold could reach as high as $US3600 per ounce in the not-to-distant future.

Addressing the Commodity Investment World 2005 forum in Sydney on Monday, Faber told the audience that commodity markets were only in the fourth or fifth year of what will be a sustained 20-year run