Gold in GBP hit an all time high just now, joining no less 72 other currencies including the Canadian Dollar, The Australian Dollar and perhaps most significantly, the Indian Rupee. In short, there has been a stealth bull run in gold and by simply watching the dollar gold price, some investors are missing out. 

This afternoon's p.m. benchmark price was a record £1187.28 which exceeds the previous all time high of £1182.82 from 6th September 2011. The previous high in the spot market was £1195 - the current spot price for gold.

Encouragingly the recent action of short shallow dips tells us that underlying sentiment remains strong as byers join in on any price correction suggesting the market may be set for futher strong gains.

Better still, the quality of buying is exceptional with Central Banks now buying at the fastest level of all time. Last year was the best since 1967 and H1 2019 has been 15% better than that.

Most interestingly, demand other than in India has not been too blunted by prevailing high prices as one might expect, leaving scope for better.

Ross Norman


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02 Aug 2019

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Ross Norman

Ross started his business career with business guru Sir Clive Sinclair of Sinclair Research in Cambridge, before joining Johnson Matthey as Gold Refining Manager (then the worlds largest gold refiners), then as a gold trader at NM Rothschild & Sons (the Chairman of the London Gold Fixing) and later Credit Suisse, where he was a Senior Dealer in physical bullion trading.

Ross has an enviable record within the London Bullion Market in forecasting the gold price over the last decade and is frequently sought by the media for commentary on the bullion markets. Ross has made frequent appearances on TV (BBC, CNBC, CBC) in newspapers (FT. Wall Street Journal) as well as in the newswires (Reuters, Bloomberg and Dow Jones).

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