Kitco News, Released on 2/19/21
0:00 – Gold vs. U.S. dollar
1:21 – Gold sentiment
4:28 – Macroeconomic picture
7:11 – Commodity cycles
8:50 – Warren Buffett liquidating Barrick shares
13:10 – Silver vs gold in 2021
Rising yields and a stronger dollar from earlier this week have put pressure on gold, but the long-term macroeconomic fundamentals have not changed for the metal’s bullish outlook, said Peter Hug, global trading director, who added that we are still in the early innings of a bull cycle.
“I think gold has been mirroring the dollar and the dollar has been strengthening in the beginning of this week on the 10-year [yield] surging. Last Friday when we spoke the 10-year was trading around 1.12%, 1.14%, it’s now at 1.32%. So the yields on the 10-year have been going up this week and that has moved some assets into the dollar,” Hug said.
Peter Hug has been involved in precious metals since 1974. He began gaining first-hand investment industry experience at Deak-Perera. He served as SVP at Guardian Trust Company, which became one of the largest international trading houses for precious metals. He developed the first precious metals certificate program and the first margin trading accounts for metals on the cash market. Peter has acquired extensive experience in the wholesale markets and international asset diversification. A frequent speaker at precious metals conferences and in the financial media, he is one of the handful of experts who have succeeded through multiple bull and bear cycles on the strength and skills honed during the dramatic fluctuations of the 1980s. As the Director of Kitco’s Precious Metals Division, Peter develops newer and better investment options for Kitco customers.