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The Rally in Gold Prices is Just Getting Started

It’s been a stellar six months for gold investors. The yellow metal has surged 28% year-to-date, its best first half of the year since 1974. And now there are signs that the rally is just getting started. About $10 trillion worth of global government debt now carry historically low or negative yields are contributing to gold’s attractiveness right now & pushing it up on a new bull run.

What Do Negative Bond Yields Mean for the Gold Price?

Bonds are no longer trading like bonds. They now trade like commodities. Given that investors often buy gold and other precious metals as a hedge against risk — for instance, when the economy is doing poorly — it will be interesting to see whether this new way bonds are being traded has any impact on interest in such metals.

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