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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold clinging on to $1,800 – rises on Powell post FOMC statements

Lawrence Williams

29 July 2021With the ending of the latest FOMC meeting, gold in itially fell back marginally on what was seen as a more hawkish outcome, but subsequent statements from Fed Chair Powell seemed to rule out any short term changes to Fed tapering or interest rate policy or timing, following which precious metals prices all rose - a trend which accelerated in this morning's European trade

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Another Central Bank makes big gold purchase in June.

Lawrence Williams

25 July 2021Brazil's is the latest Central Bank to up its gold reserves by a significant amount buying 41 tonnes in June. Even so the gold price continues to stutter around the $1,800 level.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold stuttering.  All else playing catch-up

Lawrence Williams

22 July 2021After a positive early start to the week, the gold price has been stuttering above and below the $1,800 level, while equities and bitcoin have been recovering strongly despite some negative coronavirus data. Even so, there are some strong positives for gold in terms of negative real interest rates - which may well get worse, and news of yet another big central bank gold purchase - this time by Brazil

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: All Fall Down – Except Gold

Lawrence Williams

20 July 2021The current week started with across-the-board falls in most assets, with the notable exception of gold and the U.S. dollar, which both seem to be sticking to their safe have attributes.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Where’s gold going next? Will silver keep up?

Lawrence Williams

19 July 2021Despite the continuing weakness in the bitcoin price, gold seems as if it may be drifting downwards too and silver is faring even worse. Will the precious metals prices reverse and start to gain again? The prospects for price recovery look good.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: W(h)ither bitcoin.  Gold looks to be a better bet.

Lawrence Williams

16 July 2021Bitcoin has proved to be an extremely volatile investment asset. There are some ever-increasingly adverse media exposés of some of the more dubious antecedents of those controlling some of the biggest entities in the field which could lead to prices being driven down further. Meanwhile gold continues as one of the best, and safest, wealth protectors.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold tentatively holds above $1,800

Lawrence Williams

14 July 2021Gold has been mostly holding above the key $1,800 level in recent days and could be making a base from which it could well advance over the northern summer. Some demand elements tre looking very positive including higher levels of central bank purchasing.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Will she, won’t she?  Gold poised but which way will it move?

Lawrence Williams

10 July 2021The gold price ended the past week above $1,800 and may be making a base from which it could move onwards and upwards. We assess the likelihood of this occurring and also consider the latest gold price predictions from the cautiously bullish Canadian consultancy, Murenbeeld & Co.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Big demand boost for China gold in June

Lawrence Williams

08 July 2021Latest withdrawal figures for the month of June from the Shanghai Gold Exchange continue to see month-on-month gains over 2020 figures, but for the first time this year have exceeded those for the same month in 2019 too suggesting that demand in the world's No.1 consumer is definitely picking up.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Views on gold somewhat mixed.  We remain bullish.

Lawrence Williams

08 July 2021The release of the minutes for last month's FOMC meeting, even though they confirm the discussions which decimated the gold price a couple of weeks ago - from which it had mostly recovered - seem to have been received with equanimity. Precious metals prices are down, but not drastically so as some might have expected.

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