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With recent performance from gold miners, a weakening U.S. dollar and countries increasing gold reserves, gold could be setting up for a bull market by mid-year.
The question of gold vs. bitcoin comes up more than ever now. As we enter a post-pandemic era where interest rates and inflation may rise, we believe this landscape is amenable to both gold and bitcoin.
ESG reporting is becoming as important as operations and finance reporting for gold companies. We expect the Paris Agreement, calling for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, to be a primary goal.
An inflationary cycle would be the most bullish for gold, however, a low growth, low inflation situation can present risks that could drive gold for years.
While pandemic-related drivers were responsible for much of gold’s movement in 2020, we expect many of the other drivers that helped to propel gold in 2020 to continue in 2021.