The precious metals sector of the commodities market posted a gain over the third quarter of 2020, with all members of the sector posting impressive gains. The sector has moved over 17% higher over the first nine months of 2020.
The composite of the four precious metals that trade on the COMEX and NYMEX divisions of the CME dropped by 5.44% in Q1 2020. In Q2, it gained 11.52%. In Q3, it vaulted 14.30% to the upside and was 17.46% higher over the first nine months of this year.
In Q1, the outbreak of coronavirus and the upcoming US election caused volatility in markets across all asset classes. During the final week of February, risk-off conditions caused central banks around the world to ease, which continued to support the price of gold. In March, the US central bank lowered the Fed Funds rate to zero percent and launched bazookas of