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Juan Carlos Artigas

Juan Carlos Artigas

Director, Investment Research

World Gold Council

Juan Carlos joined the World Gold Council in 2009 and is the Director of Investment Research. He and his team provide insights on gold’s drivers and its role as an integral part of investor portfolios. Juan Carlos previously worked at JPMorgan Securities as a US and Emerging Markets fixed income strategist.

Juan Carlos holds a BS in Actuarial Sciences from ITAM (Mexico), and an MBA and MS in Statistics from the University of Chicago. He was also a candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Econometrics and Statistics from the University of Chicago.

Juan Carlos Artigas
Director, Investment Research
World Gold Council

Key trends to watch as we conclude 2019

As 2019 comes to an end and 2020 begins, we believe that:

  • Financial and geopolitical uncertainty combined with low interest rates will likely continue supporting gold investment demand
  • Net gold purchases by central banks will likely remain robust even if they are lower than the record highs seen in recent quarters
  • Momentum and speculative positioning may keep gold price volatility high
  • Gold price volatility and expectations of weaker economic growth may result in softer consumer demand near term
  • But structural economic reforms in India and China will support demand in the long term.

Note: our comprehensive annual Outlook will be published by mid-January 2020.