Gold price surge: Goldman Sachs' experts predict bullion will hit $2,500 by end of year

GOLDMAN SACHS’ experts have predicted gold prices will surge to hit $2,500 (around £2,000) by the end of the year.

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Analysts at the US-based financial services company are optimistic the metal will make the target after it cooled off following a rally in February. Gold had stood at $2,067 in August 2020, which is the equivalent of £1,655 today.

The surge would imply a possible gain of 32 percent.

However, Goldman Sachs also suggested the risk of recession made owning the bullion even more compelling.

According to the Telegraph, they said: “Our economists see a roughly 20 percent to 35 percent chance of a US recession occurring over the coming year.”

The metal peaked on March 8, with gold sitting at $2,049.30 (£1,641.12).

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Gold price surge: Goldman Sachs' experts predict bullion will hit $2,500 by end of year

Gold price surge: Goldman Sachs’ experts predict bullion will hit $2,500 by end of year (Image: Getty)

Goldman Sachs also suggested the risk of recession made owning the bullion even more compelling.

Goldman Sachs also suggested the risk of recession made owning the bullion even more compelling. (Image: Getty)

March 8’s peak was a profound bounce back from January 7, when it stood at just $1,778.50 (£1,424.26).

However, Goldman Sachs also suggested consumer demand would help support the price of gold.

They said: “With stagflation [high inflation combined with stalling economic growth] moving from a potential risk to a reality, consumers globally are turning to gold in order to protect the real value of their wealth.”

But analysts at FXStreet have claimed gold prices are struggling to hold their recovery as the price hovers around the $1,900 (£1,521.80) mark.

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The Euro hit a five-year low against the dollar of $1.04695 before paring losses.

The Euro hit a five-year low against the dollar of $1.04695 before paring losses. (Image: Getty)

They suggest the pullback comes after the US dollar witnessed a modest rebound compared to its major competitors.

The US dollar hit a 20-year high on Thursday after Wall Street rallied and European shares rose.

The Euro hit a five-year low against the dollar of $1.04695 before paring losses.

The drop has even raised concerns in Frankfurt that the European Central Bank could see the single currency reach parity with the dollar for the first time in two decades.

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The metal peaked on March 8, with gold sitting at $2,049.30 (£1,641.12).

The metal peaked on March 8, with gold sitting at $2,049.30 (£1,641.12). (Image: Getty)

ECB could see the single currency reach parity with the dollar for the first time in two decades.

ECB could see the single currency reach parity with the dollar for the first time in two decades. (Image: Getty)

The dollar index enjoyed its highest level since December 2002 at 103.930 as both the euro and the yen struggled.

However, recent spot gold prices were also up.

They rose from a ten-week low as gold futures settled up 0.1 percent to $1,891.30 (£1,5134.67).

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