VanEck Is Maximum Bullish Gold

Technical signals, policy action form a case for the start of a new gold bull market

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Last week, the price of gold spiked above $1,400 per ounce, a level that, according to Joe Foster, Portfolio Manager for the VanEck International Investors Gold Fund (INIVX), signals the beginning of a new bull market for gold.

In his latest Gold Market Update, released yesterday, Foster discussed the factors that have been driving gold’s price higher, including recent changes in the U.S. Federal Reserve’s outlook that increase the chances of future rate cuts, the European Central Bank’s comments from earlier this month signaling that further rate cuts may also be a possibility in Europe, falling U.S. Treasury rates and a declining U.S. dollar.

We have talked frequently about the fundamental and technical importance of the $1,365 per ounce level for gold, which has roughly been the top of its trading range for the past six years,” writes Foster. “If gold holds above the $1,400 per ounce trading level over the course of this week, we believe there is a very good chance that this marks the beginning of a new gold bull market. Given the long-term technical support and fundamentals, this bull market is likely to last several years.”

Gold stocks are trading at low valuations and many mid-tier and junior stocks are carrying deep discounts,” he adds. “If we are correct in calling for a stronger gold market, we expect the equities to significantly outperform bullion. Gold companies carry earnings leverage to rising gold prices that should receive an additional value boost as positive sentiment returns to the sector.”

Foster will be sharing his views and answering questions on a webinar live this Thursday, June 27 at 11:00 AM EDT.

VanEck’s tactical strategies are also bullish on gold and gold shares, with the largest allocation of the VanEck Vectors® Real Asset Allocation ETF (RAAX) currently being to gold. RAAX is a quantitatively driven real assets allocation strategy that invests across commodities, natural resources equities, REITS, MLPs and infrastructure.

Using a combination of macroeconomic/fundamental, technical, commodity price and sentiment indicators, RAAX seeks to objectively address key volatility considerations across real assets through the ability to tactically allocate to gold and cash. Since its inception, RAAX has averaged a 20% exposure to gold and was allocated entirely to cash and gold in late 2018, which helped it avoid the significant drawdown in commodities.

Learn more about RAAX here: https://www.vaneck.com/etf/equity/raax/overview

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VanEck has a history of looking beyond the financial markets to identify trends that are likely to create impactful investment opportunities. We were one of the first U.S asset managers to offer investors access to international markets. This set the tone for the firm’s drive to identify asset classes and trend-including gold investing in 1968, emerging markets in 1993, and exchange traded funds in 2006- that subsequently shaped the investment management industry.

Today, VanEck offers active and passive strategies with compelling exposures supported by well-designed investment processes. As of May 31, 2019, VanEck managed approximately $45.6 billion in assets, including mutual funds, ETFs, and institutional accounts. The firm’s capabilities range from core investment opportunities to more specialized exposures to enhance portfolio diversification. Our actively managed strategies are fueled by in-depth, bottom-up research and security selection from portfolio managers with direct experience in the sectors and regions in which they invest. Investability, liquidity, diversity, and transparency are key to the experienced decision-making around market and index selection underlying VanEck’s passive strategies.

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