According a mid-year outlook report released by the World Gold Council (WGC) on July 2, gold has performed well so far this year, with a 12% rise in returns year-to-date and outpacing most major asset classes. Gold has so far benefitted from continued central bank buying, Asian investment flows, resilient consumer demand, and a steady drumbeat of geopolitical uncertainty. However, the key question in investors’ minds going forward is whether gold’s momentum can continue or if it’s running out of steam, the WGC muses.