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Gold ETFs surpass 1,000 tonnes of new demand in 2020

Gold-backed ETFs and similar products (gold ETFs) recorded their tenth consecutive month of net inflows during September, matching equivalent stretches in 2008 and 2016. Gold ETF holdings increased by 68.1 tonnes (t) (US$4.6bn) or 2.0% of assets under management (AUM) despite gold’s worst monthly price performance since November 2016. Global net inflows of 1,003t (US$55.7bn) in 2020 have led overall gold investment demand and taken the gold ETF holdings universe to a fresh new all-time high of 3,880t and US$235bn in AUM.

Sectors: Demand, Investment

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Appetite for gold ETFs in Asia increased as global demand levels off overall

Gold-backed ETFs and similar products (gold ETFs) recorded their ninth consecutive month of inflows in August, albeit at their slowest pace for 2020. Collectively, gold ETFs added 39 tonnes (t) during the month, equivalent to US$2.2bn or 0.9% of assets under management (AUM) as the price of gold reached a record high of US$2,067 early in August. As equities continued to climb to new all-time highs, interest rates rose and yield curves steepened, investor positioning in the gold market consolidated later in the month and the gold price ended the month slightly lower (-0.38% or US$1,957/oz) for the first time in five months.

Sectors: Demand, Investment

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The role of gold in a volatile world

RWC Partners is an investment management firm that specialises in helping clients to meet long-term financial needs. The group’s Diversified Return Fund aims to diversify investors’ holdings by providing defensive, uncorrelated returns. Here portfolio manager Charles Crowson and fund manager Clark Fenton explain the role of gold within this Fund.

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Gold ETFs added 21% in 2020 dominating gold demand

Gold-backed ETFs and similar products (gold ETFs) recorded their eighth consecutive month of positive flows, adding 166 tonnes (t) in July – equivalent to US$9.7bn or 4.1% of assets under management (AUM). Global holdings have once again reached a new all-time high of 3,785t1 and the price of gold hit a record high of US$1,976/oz by the July-end, leaving global AUM standing at $239bn. Global net inflows of 899t (US$49.1bn) to date are considerably higher than previous annual highs, and the trend of inflows has continued in the first few trading days of August as the price of gold has breached US$2,000/oz.

Sectors: Demand, Investment