The price of gold is expected to rise to $1,532 an ounce by October next year, delegates to the London Bullion Market Association`s annual gathering predicted on Tuesday.
A poll of delegates at the LBMA conference in Boston also predicted higher prices in a year`s time for silver, platinum and palladium.
But it has since clawed back to around $1,225 an ounce as volatility on global stock markets revived interest in bullion as a safe place to store assets.
A stronger dollar hurts gold prices by making it more expensive for buyers with other currencies. Higher interest rates make gold, which offers no yield, less attractive.
The poll also showed that delegates expect silver prices
Analysts and traders polled by Reuters this month said they expected gold prices to average $1,300 an ounce in 2019, silver to average $16.40, platinum to average $875 and palladium to average $1,025. [nL8N1X59DJ] [nL8N1X59GF]
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