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May 27, 2016
Donald Trump is great for gold
MAY 26, 2016, 5:00 AM
Donald Trump is great for gold.
Or, at least, the possibility of his winning the presidential election in November is, according to Greg Collett, the World Gold Councils director of investment products.
The council sponsors the SPDR Gold Trust, the largest exchange-traded fund in the world that is backed by gold.
The possibility that the presumptive Republican nominee will win the general election could heighten the type of concern that drives investors to invest in the metal as a haven.
Hes very unclear in his policies, and uncertainty tends to make
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|people say, Maybe I should have something a little bit in gold, Collett told Business Insider on Wednesday.|
If hes elected, this time next year, what does the country look like? Who knows? Who knows if companies can do business with China or Mexico, [or] if were like rounding up people and deporting them, who knows?
That sort of weighs on peoples investments, except for gold. It helps gold.
Trump has come out in support of the gold standard, which effectively pegs the value of currency to gold.
We used to have a very, very solid country because it was based on a gold standard, Trump said on WMUR television in New Hampshire last March.
A disclosure of Trumps financial holdings released last year revealed that he owned physical gold worth $100,000 to $250,000.
Gold had a monster first quarter, its best in almost 30 years, as stock-market volatility and concern about Chinas economy boosted the metals demand as a safe-haven investment.
The prospect of higher interest rates in the US is one thing that may be bearish for gold.
But at least the gold bugs would still have Trump in the race.
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