Gold prices are predicted to rise further amid the idea of an impending trade war between the U.S and China. The new trade tariffs imposed on China by President Trump, coupled with the recent air strikes by the U.S, France and the U.K against Syria, has gold at $1347.30 USD as of April 16th. A trade war can be detrimental to the economical growth worldwide, which in turn, will give rise to the demand of gold as a “safe haven” asset. 2017 saw a more stable stock market, where gold prices dropped to as low as $1230.00 USD last summer. Geopolitically, with further tensions rising between the West and Syria/Russia, gold prices seem to be on the upswing. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin recently issued a warning, stating that if there is another attack on Syria, there will be “chaos”.gold-market