End of the gold rush

Gold-linked structured products have yet to succeed in the retail market, despite high gold prices. And distributors are also divided over the future of structured gold products for the private client world. By Patrick Fletcher


Demand for gold structured products has risen over the past couple of years, as investors took bullish long views on the gold price and used the metal’s negative correlation with the dollar to hedge their currency exposures. However, most of these products were restricted to the private banking industry, aimed at high-net-worth clients. The retail side has attempted to catch up, but product launches are still lagging behind current investment advice that promotes gold in its many investment

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