The markets are no longer afraid

By 20/09/2021News

Gold  1749,375

EURUSD   1,1714

DJIA  34122,50

OIL.WTI  71,205

DAX  15487,50

Just over a year ago, the price of gold reached its record high of $2,000 per ounce. But lately, gold has been underperforming and often loses $40-50 per ounce before recovering almost all of its losses.



When strong macroeconomic data are released in the US, the dollar starts to show great momentum and rises while gold falls. As soon as the data is weak, the dollar falls and gold either rises very reluctantly or in most cases simply goes nowhere. It used to be just the opposite. As soon as the dollar is in trouble, investors move into gold and sell it only in exceptional cases, when the market is doing well.
This situation shows that gold is not fulfilling its role as a shelter asset at all. The situation has changed a great deal. The world’s banks have been pumping money into their economies for a very long time. The US alone has spent more than 2 trillion dollars in a year and a half to support the economy. By all the rules of economics, that much money should have devalued the dollar. But it is not happening. There are some factors that keep gold from rising.
One suggestion is that bitcoin has pulled in a significant amount of cash flow. Although it is now difficult to imagine that bitcoin could be an asset safe haven. Its value could change too much.
Another hypothesis is about inflation and the US Federal Reserve. After all, they say in all meetings now that inflation is under control. Therefore there is no need to protect assets from inflation and buy gold.
The market has completely lost its fear and is no longer afraid of anything. A serious correction in indices has not taken place for almost a year. There is no need for investors to fear and get out of risky assets. While the markets will be pumped with artificial liquidity, the gold will not reach the price of 2000 dollars per ounce. It takes enough serious negative news and “fear” in the market for that to happen.

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