Amid rising U.S.-China tensions and worsening COVID-19 crisis, precious metals have become attractive and more appealing to investors. Gold has skyrocketed to an all-time high nearing $2,000 per ounce while silver has jumped to the highest level of nearly $25 in seven years.
The weakness in the U.S. dollar against major global currencies also raised the metal’s attractiveness, as it does not pay interest like fixed-income assets. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index is poised for its worst July in decades, having lost 3.9% so far this month. The index is trading at the lowest since 2018. Additionally, massive liquidity injections by central banks across the globe and hopes of further stimulus supported the price of metals.