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While the outcome of this most recent market sell-off and related pandemic are yet-to-be-seen, we remain optimistic about the outlook for gold and gold stocks in the near-term.
Coronavirus concern was the dominant driver across markets in February, and gold was no exception. However, historically, gold stocks have experienced a quick rebound in a panic.
Recent geopolitical events lead to a rise in gold prices; ESG ratings often punish gold companies for factors beyond their control.
The gold market remained strong in December, aided by both the dollar and metal prices. Mergers and acquisitions dominated the news while current economic and social and political events may lead investors to seek safe haven assets.
Gold enters its fourth month of correction, though we believe late-cycle financial risks will increase. We take a closer look at the Zijin-Continental and Kirkland-Detour deals.
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