Metals

Precious Metals Update

5 May, 2017

Q1 2017 World Gold Council Demand Trends

Global gold demand fell by 18% y/y in Q1 2017, but this was from a high base a year earlier. In comparison to Q4 2016, demand was stronger as geopolitical concerns prompted investor buying. Subdued demand elsewhere, and the prospect for the Fed hiking interest rates three more times in 2017, means that we expect gold prices to fall back in the second half of the year.

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