Gold prices surge on rotation into ‘safety of gold, silver and bonds’

Gold futures rose sharply Thursday as equities sank with markets focused on longer-term worries about the economy after a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee officials that ended Wednesday.

“We’re seeing a sector rotation out of risk assets like U.S. equities and into the safety of gold, silver and bonds,” said Phillip Streible, chief market strategist with Blue Line Futures.

Around 11:30 a.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down by around 1,106 points as the market gave up some of the steep recovery that had occurred after this spring’s sell-off that was due to economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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