The gold market has been quietly continuing its recovery from the swing low seen a few weeks ago, and the metal is poised to get the New Year off to a great start. The market has an improving technical posture, and more investors appear to be taking notice.
The New Year could be big for the gold market, as numerous market forces could potentially fuel a significant price rise. In fact, overall market volatility could make a dramatic return in 2018, and it seems that some investors are already thinking ahead. Stock market volatility has remained stubbornly low for an extended period of time, and is likely to come back with a vengeance at some point. That point could come sooner rather than later, and when it does it is likely to catch the vast majority of investors off-guard.
Will 2018 be the year the stock market bull finally comes to an end? The possibility is undeniably there. Even with the recent tax legislation being signed into law and even with ongoing low rates, the market is likely to see some substantial headwinds in the months ahead. Once the market starts to run into resistance, investors may look to exit en masse, and the result could be a form of market carnage the world has not seen before. As investors look to get out of stocks, they will look for alternative asset classes in which to put capital to work. Gold could be at the top of the list.
As stocks have continued their meteoric rise, gold has patiently remained range-bound. Investors have stepped in time and time again to buy the metal on any significant dips, and the market’s underlying strength will at some point become too much to keep down. The ascent in price could be swift and severe, and may leave many would-be buyers wondering why they didn’t buy earlier.
Rising interest rates as well as the ongoing geopolitical landscape may also play a role in the markets next year, and investors may not take kindly to a more aggressive Fed.
As the year comes to an end, now is the ideal time to consider what a return of significant volatility could mean for your portfolio. It is also the ideal time to take steps to try to insulate your portfolio from many of the challenges likely to be seen in the New Year.
Adding hard assets like physical gold has never made more sense than it does right now, and adding this key asset class to your holdings has never been easier than it is today.
Speak with an Advantage Gold account executive today about the potential benefits of gold ownership. Our account executives can are here to answer any questions you may have about diversifying with physical gold, and can even show you how to buy and hold this important asset using your IRA account.
Don’t head into the New Year unprepared for the volatility that may lie ahead. Be proactive. Explore your options for gold ownership today. Call Advantage Gold at 1-800-341-8584 to get started now.Tags: 2018, advantage gold, gold, new year, stock market bull urn, tax legislation, technical