In 2023, gold prices faced a decline, dropping over 10% in six months due to rising interest rates. However, experts at the FT Mining Summit expressed optimism for gold’s rebound once the Federal Reserve begins reducing interest rates. John Reade from the World Gold Council believes the current situation offers a prime opportunity for gold investment, predicting rate cuts by the Fed to benefit gold prices. Rhona O’Connell, a market analyst, emphasizes the challenges faced by medium-sized banks, suggesting that potential economic stresses in the U.S. will boost gold investments. The mining industry also showed concerns about insufficient exploration for new mines, indicating a future scarcity that could further elevate gold’s value.