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Gold Prices Pullback, But Gold Bulls Have Nothing to Worry About

Gold prices have fallen from a $1,260 peak to just under $1,200 as rate-hike expectations have grown. Despite this, we think that gold prices have been relatively resilient as the dollar failed to rally substantially as a result of the behaviour in US real yields. In the short term, those who are long gold might not have to suffer too much more downside.

Gold Price Correlation With Federal Funds Rates Since 1971

Everyone assumes higher interest rates will devastate zero-yielding gold, leaving it far less attractive. This premise led investors to avoid gold like the plague, and speculators to short sell it at wild record extremes. But provocatively, history proves gold price thrives in Fed-rate-hike cycles. Higher rates are actually bullish for gold.

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