Why Hasn't Gold Bounced as Risks Have Risen?

An unpredictable Trump administration in the US, Brexit, North Korea, Russian-alleged poisonings and Turkish sanctions all have little impact on the gold price

External Writer 23 August, 2018 | 2:14PM

This article is part of Morningstar's "Perspectives" series, written by third-party contributors. Here, Chris Howard, Director of Bullion at the Royal Mint asks how precious metals fare in the face of declining trading

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Although gold has been trading at a low for a number of months now, its decline is not indicative of it being out of favour as a safe haven asset. And it’s not just gold. Silver was recently at a two-year low and platinum at levels not seen in 14 years. However, when assessing how precious metals are likely to fare over the coming months and beyond, it’s important to look a bit closer at what’s been happening to drive these changes.

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