This monthly commentary gives a roundup of global markets and trends.
In this edition:
- The price of gold bullion soared past $2,000 per troy ounce to hit a record high during April, helped by central bank and private sector buying
- Higher gold price may reflect an expected pause in US interest rate rises and its likely impact on the dollar
- The US Dollar has suffered, given that other major central banks will continue to raise interest rates
- A weaker US Dollar provides a tailwind for stocks and bonds
The value of an investment may go down as well as up and you may get back less than you originally invested.