Will Gold’s Safe Haven Rally Last?

Author: USGI
Date Posted: January 12, 2016 Read time: 1 min

Joining Kitco News’ Daniela Cambone, Frank Holmes starts this edition of Gold Game Film by commenting on gold’s recent gains, closing up 4 percent on Friday.

Joining Kitco News’ Daniela Cambone, Frank Holmes starts this edition of Gold Game Film by commenting on gold’s recent gains, closing up 4 percent on Friday. Frank says last week’s rally came on the back of geopolitical events in North Korea and the Middle East along with distress in Chinese markets, causing investors to return to the precious metal as a safe haven asset. Although it’s encouraging to see the gold price move upwards, Frank believes this rally isn’t particularly “sustainable,” but rather the normal DNA of volatility for the metal.

Watch the full episode for Frank’s thoughts on palladium as well – the metal was down over 12 percent at the close of last week.

 

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