“Red October” Highlights Importance of Rebalancing Portfolios and Gold’s “Very Positive” Outlook

Friday, November 2, 2018
By Paul Martin

By: GoldCore
Friday, 2 November 2018

After a volatile month, which is being called “Red October,” our latest video update was released and we considered the sharp fall in stock markets globally, falling property markets in the UK and Australia and gold’s safe haven gains in all currencies.

Gold acted as a hedge in all currencies in October, rising 1.7% in dollars, 4.4% in euro terms and 4.2% in sterling terms. Bitcoin and other crypto currencies did not act as hedges or stores of value and bitcoin was down nearly 4%.

October Market Performance (Source: Finviz.com)

As we told Bloomberg yesterday (excerpt below), the long term outlook “looks very positive for gold”:

“Risk aversion has crept back in as we’ve seen declines in emerging markets around the world and now Asian markets following,” said Mark O’Byrne, Dublin-based executive director at brokerage Goldcore Ltd. “Fund managers are rebalancing after a very good run on the stock market, taking chips off the table and putting money into gold and cash, hence why the dollar has also risen.”

Gold and the dollar may continue to rise in tandem in the short term, “but I’d be amazed if that continues into 2019,” said O’Byrne. U.S. policymakers won’t want the currency to go much higher, whereas gold demand is just starting to come back. “So although I wouldn’t want to bet against the dollar in the short-term, longer term it looks very positive for gold.”

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