Source reports record demand for gold ETF in January

ETF provider Source has stressed record demand for its Source Physical Gold P-ETC (SGLD) product in January.

Source said SGLD saw $300m (€268.5m) of new assets last month. Over 2015, its gold ETF recorded less than $250m (€223.8m) of inflows.

Total assets in the product stand at more than $2bn (€1.8bn) as at 1 February 2016.

Source reported average daily turnover on-exchange for its gold ETF between August 2015 and February 2016 with as much as $97m (€86.8m) traded in a single day.

Christopher Mellor, executive director of the equities product management team at Source, said: “ETFs are a great barometer of market sentiment. Given the challenging start to 2016 and nervousness in the markets, there is clearly a renaissance in gold as a haven.

“We have seen record demand for our gold product, with investors attracted to its very low cost and high liquidity. Given the on-going concerns over the global economy, we expect demand to remain strong.”

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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