Tuesday, Gold prices fnished higher, marking a 3rd straight gainer a day after the precious Yellow metal extended its rally toward fresh 6 year highs.
Gold for Dec delivery GCZ19, +0.68% on COMEX rose $7.70, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,484.20 oz, after closing 1.3% higher Monday, extending its highest finish for a most-active contract close since Y 2013, according to market data.
Gold has gained momentum since December 2018 on worries that the US-China tariff dispute will not subside soon. An environment with debt yields also hanging at ultra-low levels, and in many cases are negative. This market condition supports the buying of gold, which tends to rise during times of economic uncertainty.
Commodity traders say gold and other precious metals can prosper against a backdrop of weakening global economic growth and continued concerns on international trade with no immediate resolution in sight.
ETF SPDR Gold Shares GLD, +0.11% is up 14.6% YTD after climbing 0.9% Tuesday afternoon, while the miner-focused VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF GDX, +0.28%, flat to little changed on the day, has returned 36% YTD.