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Gold and Silver Best Performing Assets In Q1, 2017

by Mark O’Byrne, Gold Core:

– Gold, silver two of the best performing assets in the first quarter of 2017 with gains of 8% and 14% respectively
– Gold outperforms benchmarks – S&P 500 up 6%, MSCI (All Country World Index) up 6.4% (see tables)
– Nasdaq and German DAX rise 11.8% and 7.6%
– Silver best performing currency in quarter
– Five best performing currencies in Q1 are in order – silver, bitcoin, Mexican peso, Russian ruble and gold
– Gold’s biggest quarterly gain since Q1 16, when rose 16%
– Gold has seen gains in 8 of the last 10 first quarters
– Palladium and platinum gain 17.7% and 5.2% respectively
– Uncertainty over Trump’s economic and foreign policies and geo-political risks from Brexit and elections in the EU lead to safe haven demand for gold and silver bullion

Gold and Silver Bullion – News and Commentary

Gold prices steady, buoyed by tepid U.S. econ data (Reuters.com)

Metals Enjoy Longest Rally in Seven Years as Low Rates Lure Cash (Bloomberg.com)

Gold, lumber buck rough first quarter for commodities (MarketWatch.com)

Asia markets higher, Trump’s NKorea comments weigh (CNBC.com)

Gibraltar chief minister rejects any talk of war, but says Spain’s behavior is ‘abominable’ (CNBC.com)

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