Goldman Says the Return of Fear Is a Good Thing for Gold

(Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. says that “fear” has made a comeback and gold is benefiting as stocks slide and investors fret more about the possibility that the U.S. economy may tumble back into recession.

Bullion’s recent advance “happened on the back of the market sell-off and spike in volatility,” analysts including Mikhail Sprogis and Jeffrey Currie, wrote in a report dated Oct. 30. “In our view, it represents a rebound in fear-related demand for gold with ETFs beginning to build after several months of declines.”

Goldman Says the Return of Fear Is a Good Thing for Gold

Bullion is heading for the first monthly gain in seven after equities slumped and trade-war concerns festered, hurting the outlook for growth. The U.S. has a greater than 50-50 chanceof tipping into a recession in the next two years, according to a model tracked by JPMorgan Chase & Co. The spike in market worries on the possibility of a recession have been the primary reason behind a rebound in gold investment demand, according to Goldman.

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