When gold blew past 500, everyone thought it was too expensive. Now after 6 years of nonstop advance and nearly triple the money you would have made since, I'm really beginning to think this damn thing is living beyond its shelf life. Frankly, I've not thought much about gold until now. So I'm trying to come up with a list of macroeconomic reasons that might precipitate its demise. As a starter, let me state what I believe would cause gold to rise: war hyperinflation So, naturally, in times of peace and tame inflation (or even mild deflation), gold should fall. Well, so I'm told. State one macroeconomic reason that you believe will send the price of gold south.