Inflation, falling yields and the US dollar pushed gold higher
Marking a turnaround from the first three months of the year, gold rebounded 4.5% in April to finish the month at US$1,768/oz - its highest monthly closing level since January and its first positive monthly return since December 2020.
A sharp rise in US interest rates and a stronger dollar have weighed on gold recently. But a rebound in economic activity and a lower gold price have provided opportunities for consumers and strategic investors alike.
The World Gold Council has conducted extensive research on gold and has demonstrated in past submissions to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision that gold meets the fundamental and market criteria required to be considered a high quality liquid asset for Basel III.