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Citi: $2,700 – $3,000 by 2025 – Gold Investment Demand to Rise

Citi analysts have introduced a framework for understanding and forecasting gold prices. Central to Citi’s framework is the idea that investment demand, from both private and public sectors, as a share of gold mine supply, is the primary driver of gold pricing. Citi forecasts that gold investment demand will continue to rise, potentially absorbing almost […]

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The Gold Market is Well-Positioned for the Second Half of 2024 – World Gold Council

“There’s a clear path for gold to outperform from here, likely fueled by Western flows.” Year-to-date gold prices are up roughly 12%; the yellow metal is one of the best-performing assets in global financial markets, Artigas said. Artigas noted that gold has been able to withstand these traditional headwinds due to robust retail demand in

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Schroders, UBS Global Wealth Push Gold as Key Haven This Year

Excessive government spending in the US and geopolitical uncertainty are underpinning calls from some investor heavyweights to buy gold as a hedge against sovereign debt risks. Gold offers better optionality than Treasuries: Schroders CIO Gold could rally to $2,700 per ounce next year: UBS GWM CIO (Bloomberg) — Excessive government spending in the US and

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Why Central Banks Are Increasing Their Gold Reserves: 29% Plan to Buy More in 2024 – World Gold Council Report

As central banks look to diversify away from the U.S. dollar, the participants said that “interest rate levels,” “inflation concerns,” and “geopolitical instability” continue to be the leading factors in central bankers’ reserve management decisions, relatively in line with the responses last year. According to the survey, central banks are motivated to hold gold because

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How Will CBDCs Impact Gold Prices?

China has launched its CBDC and continues to invest heavily in gold. There is palpable tension among Western central banks to keep up and assert their dominance. The introduction of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) seems inevitable, with significant potential repercussions for the gold market. While touted for their convenience and efficiency, CBDCs also herald

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Could the Shift of Gold West to East Set the Stage for a New Gold-Backed Currency?

China takes up over two-thirds of all the annual production…That’s where the gold price is set. During the first two months of 2024, China imported 367 metric tons of gold for non-monetary use. That was a 51 percent increase from the same period in 2023. Gold jewelry, coins, and bullion sales in China rose 24

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Gold Continues to Boom. The Major Buyer: Central Bankers

Gold is up 40% from Oct 2022 lows. Central banks emerged as a driver of this multiyear rally by buying gold bullion at unprecedented levels. Historically, prices track holdings in bullion-backed exchange-traded funds, a proxy for Western demand. However, that logic was turned on its head as gold gained in the face of persistent ETF

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Gold Is ‘Good Money’ as a Hedge Against Inflation and Default Risks, Says Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio

“It is held by central banks for this reason,” he said. “In fact, gold is the third-most-held reserve currency by central banks.” Ray Dalio, the former Bridgewater Associates CEO said he is holding gold as a hedge against a potential debt crisis and higher inflation. The IMF projects that public debt in the world’s two

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Gold Price Hits New Record Highs as the West Loses Price-Setting Powers

Canadian mining legends Frank Giustra, CEO of Fiore Group, and Pierre Lassonde, Chairman Emeritus at Franco-Nevada, say the West has lost its power to set the price of gold. “The marginal buyer of gold is no longer the U.S. It’s no longer Europe. It’s China. Between the country’s central bank and the Chinese public, China

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