Last week saw investors continue to purchase safe haven assets as inflows into precious metals totalled US$111mn….
– Long crude oil saw inflows for the first time after nine straight weeks of outflows.
– Investors uncertainty fuelling inflows into both long and short GBP ETPs.
Last week saw investors continue to purchase safe haven assets as inflows into precious metals totalled US$111mn. Year to date inflows into precious metals now total US$2.5bn, closing in on the highest six-month period of US$2.8bn witnessed in October 2012 when the gold price hit US$1900, prompted by concerns over quantitative easing and the Greek crisis. This time around, we see investor concerns over the risk of the UK referendum and its potential departure from the EU destabilising the global economy, the US elections and overly dovish US Federal Reserve monetary policy supporting the gold price. We saw inflows across the board in precious metals, gold, silver, platinum and palladium ofUS$73mn, US$17mn, US$15mn and US$1mn respectively, whilst some investors sold out of short silver positions. Safe haven investing also saw outflows from industrial metals ETPs.