Gold Demand is Plummeting
Those hoping the current turmoil in the technology sector may turn around the fate of gold will be upset by new data. Gold has suffered its worst start to a year in almost a decade despite the fact that the US equity market was in a correction for much of it. Now, economic data shows that demand for the shiny metal is at its lowest since 2009. The big drop in drop demand did not stem from industry, but instead from investment markets, with ETFs buying ~60% less gold in the last year than the year prior.
FINSUM : Gold is in a tough and interesting spot. On the one hand, it is easy to see why rising rates have depressed gold prices . But on the other, it seems gold have should have benefitted from all the geopolitical and market instability of this year.
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