[Today's forecast by investor Jim Rogers that gold will double to at least $2,000 an ounce is] utter nonsense. [There is no inflation or] “near-depression” [to drive gold prices that high. If a severe depression came to pass, with investors buying canned goods and hiding out in log cabins,] maybe you want some gold in that scenario. Maybe it will reach $1,100 or so but $1,500 or $2,000 is nonsense.
~ Nouriel Roubini, speech at the Inside Commodities Conference in New York, reported by Bloomberg TV, "Rogers's $2,000 gold 'utter nonsense'," November 5, 2009
(Gold rose to a record $1,098.50 today.)