The price of gold hit the $2,000 per ounce mark on Monday, March 7 – steadily approaching its all-time high of $2,073 per ounce, and reaching the highest level seen since August 2020.
Many investors wonder if the run-up in price will be short-lived or if the yellow metal will continue to climb. Although it’s hard to say for sure, there are a handful of things we have witnessed moving the yellow metal at this time.
Below are three things pushing the price of gold higher, for now.
Number One: Conflict in Russia and Ukraine continue to escalate, with more flight to perceived “safe-haven” demand propping up gold. Frank Holmes, CEO of U.S. Global Investors, believes that gold continues to be undervalued and we could potentially see prices climb as high as $3,000 per ounce if geopolitical tensions continue to escalate.
Number Two: With the U.S. and its Western allies freezing Russia’s foreign reserves and cutting off the flow of money, investor interest in real assets appears to have been renewed. Unlike fiat currency, gold is private property that’s traded and has historically been respected all across the globe.
Number Three: The Federal Reserve is preparing to raise interest rates, and historically, that’s been constructive for the price of gold. There’s concern that a rate hike at this time could stall economic expansion and sideline stocks, which could potentially favor gold as investors seek a store of value.
As supply disruptions worldwide are almost certain to persist, we believe exposure to gold and gold mining stocks could be prudent. One way for investors to gain exposure to a wide-ranging portfolio of companies within the gold mining industry, including production to gold royalty companies, is with the U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF (GOAU).
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