Why the gold price drop was just more positive news for precious metals – Peter Hug

Kitco News, Released on 8/28/20 (Recorded on 8/27/20)

Despite Thursday’s precious metal sell-off, conditions have not changed for gold and silver, said Peter Hug, division head for precious metals at Kitco.

Speaking to Kitco News on Thursday, Hug said conditions are positive for gold due to the amount of fiscal support provided by banks.

“The macro picture has not changed. [Every] central bank in the world has got their foot on the pedal, and I don’t think they’re going to take their foot off the pedal probably until the end of 2021,” said Hug.

Peter Hug has been involved in precious metals since 1974. He began gaining first-hand investment industry experience at Deak-Perera. He served as SVP at Guardian Trust Company, which became one of the largest international trading houses for precious metals. He developed the first precious metals certificate program and the first margin trading accounts for metals on the cash market. Peter has acquired extensive experience in the wholesale markets and international asset diversification. A frequent speaker at precious metals conferences and in the financial media, he is one of the handful of experts who have succeeded through multiple bull and bear cycles on the strength and skills honed during the dramatic fluctuations of the 1980s. As the Director of Kitco’s Precious Metals Division, Peter develops newer and better investment options for Kitco customers.