Gold has a lesson for stocks and bitcoin after Fed rate increase
London: Gold’s outperformed most major assets since the US Federal Reserve last month raised interest rates—even bitcoin.
“Since the December hike, gold is beating stocks, the dollar and bitcoin,” Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Mike McGlone wrote in a note. “Unless greenback weakness reverses, gold should shine.”
The metal’s sparkling performance in the face of tighter rates, though counter-intuitive, has become the norm. Gold prices have been turning higher soon after the Fed raises rates ever since the global financial crisis.
Since 12 December, the day before the Fed moved, gold climbed 5.7% to $1,314.36 an ounce, last week touching the highest level in three months. The S&P 500 Index gained 3.1% in the same period and bitcoin was down 14%. Gold’s advance was driven by the dollar, which fell 1.5%. Bloomberg
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