Russia Probe, Flynn Guilty Plea Lifts Gold ETFs

The recent inflows to GLD whittle the ETF’s fourth-quarter outflows to just over $660 million, still among the top 10 for all ETFs this quarter. Year-to-date, GLD and IAU have added about $2.2 billion in new capital on a combined basis.

Tax reform along with other government initiatives coupled with higher interest rates and a stronger dollar are among the factors that could hamper potential upside for gold. The Trump Administration’s tax reform effort is widely seen as the major near-term catalyst for equities, meaning that passage of the initiative could encourage increased risk appetite while weighing on safe have assets like gold.

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Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of GLD.