Buying Gold at Near $1,200 for Insurance

Gold Silver ForecastGold Silver Reports — Gold will probably trade in a range of $1,200 to $1,300 an ounce in the short-term as the metal tracks US real interest rates, according to UBS Group’s wealth management unit.

“We are not saying we have a bullish bias; we are not saying we have a bearish bias,“ Wayne Gordon, executive director for commodities and foreign exchange, said in an interview on Tuesday.

“We’re saying that tactically, people should be buying it somewhere near $1,200 and selling it again somewhere near $1,300, and it’s because we have a view that real rates go sideways. So the pickup in nominal rates will be equally matched by the pickup in inflation.“  

Bullion climbed almost 9% in the first quarter of the year, buoyed by worries over Donald Trump’s presidency and geo political risks. Prices have fallen since then and posted their first monthly decline this year in June. On Monday, the metal had the biggest one-day drop since November as equities and bond yields rallied on positive US manufacturing data, and trad ed at $1,224.55 an ounce by 11:11 am in London on Tuesday. If US unemployment keeps falling, and the Federal Reserve keeps raising interest rates no matter what the inflation data show, that will be negative for gold in the short term, Gordon said.

Still, solid demand this year and weaker output, coupled with a lower dollar, are positive for prices, he said. If equity valuations start to drop, investors could turn to gold too, he added. Gold could also act as insurance if the labour market doesn’t show further improvement in the US and inflation doesn’t pick up, said Gordon. — Neal Bhai Reports

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Neal Bhai has been involved in the Bullion and Metals markets since 1998 – he has experience in many areas of the market from researching to trading and has worked in Delhi, India. Mobile No. - 9899900589 and 9582247600

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