Gold price 2017: North Korea World War 3 fears fade pushing metal value down


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Fears ovre North Korea should prefer to faded, pushing gold prices back down

The precious metal is traditionally a unpolluted haven, which rises during political and economic turmoil.

North Korea’s start with missile launch over Japan pushed the gold price to its highest square in a year, as investors worried the planet was on the verge of World War 3.

But the latest ballistic missile failed to make a significant impact on markets, as investors now think atomic war with North Korea is less likely to happen.

The gold evaluation is now at around $1,325, falling from highs of $1,351 a week ago.

Fawad Razaqzada, market analyst at maintained: “North Korea launched another missile test and this was one of its furthest-reaching yet.

“Regardless, after an initial knee-jerk reaction, equities bounced back while gold and yen, in demanding, weakened sharply.

“Investors are evidently confident that North Korea’s activities will not lead to a war, because there seems to be a split between everyone powers.

“The US says China, North Korea’s closest ally, and Russia should do more to put twist someones arm on Pyongyang.

“But China doesn’t appear too keen on getting involved while Russia has ordained ‘aggressive’ US rhetoric.

“So, for the time being investors are largely ignoring geopolitical risks issue from North Korea, for otherwise gold would be much superior and US indices far from being at record high levels.”

But if worries onto North Korea again rip through markets, the gold price is set to bound back.

Mr Razaqzada said: “Gold could insouciance back towards that key $1290-$1300 support area, but then I command expect to see at least a bounce of some sort from that zone.

“How, any move below $1276, the last low prior to the latest rally, devise be bearish. For now, though, the trend is still bullish.”

David Madden, market analyst at CMC Bazaars UK, added: “The wider upward trend is still in place, and while it is heavens $1,300 the outlook could remain positive.”

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