by Mark O’Byrne
Gold and silver have been the standout winners in the fallout from Britain’s decision to leave the European Union according to Bloomberg. They compiled three charts showing how “precious” Brexit is for gold and silver.
Investors seeking a haven from volatile currencies and equities pushed prices of the metals to a two-year high. With central banks pledging more stimulus to prop up markets (the Bank of England may cut interest rates within months and traders have reduced odds on the Federal Reserve raising rates), the appeal of owning non-yielding assets like precious metals has increased.
Gold has climbed 6.2 percent and silver 11 percent since the June 23 referendum, outperforming global stocks, bonds and currencies, including those also often bought as a haven.