31 March 2022February's Swiss gold import and export figures have probabltycome too early to show any impact from the Russian invasion of Ukraine but still show the dominance of Asia in the global flow of gold from West to East
28 March 2022The gold price in particular has shown sone considerable vo#latility alongside the fortunes of the Russian military in its war on Ukraine. However President Putin may have made some serious miscalculations on the likely level of Ukraine's resistance to the supposedly impregnable Russian forces as well as inflicting some severe long term damage on his nation's own economy and world standing.
21 March 2022Australian gold output fell back a little in 2021, largely for Covid pandemic-related reasons, but had picked up again strongly by the year-end. According to Australian-based specialist gold consultancy, Surbiton Associates, Australia is the world's second largest gold producer after China and could be closing the gap further in the current year.
17 March 2022The latest FOMC meeting only implemented a 25 basis point interest rate rise, but with the promise of more rate rises to come this year. We consider this latest interest rate increase insufficient to have any effect on seemingly continuingly rising inflation.
10 March 2022Precious metals and equities prices have been particularly volatile, but ever-rising inflation looks to be the key price driver. We see gold and gold stocks as the best investment bets in these current erratic markets
09 March 2022The U.S. Senate is trying to pass a bipartisan bill to prevent Russia from using its huge gold reserves to mitigate the impact of economic sanctions on its economy. With the world's two biggest gold consumers unlikely to follow such a bill will likely only have a symbolic effect.
09 March 2022l figures from the Shanghai Gold Exchange for February show there that gold demand is holding up but perhaps no longer growing
08 March 2022The gold price hit the $2,000 level yesterday before falling back temporarily in U.S. trade, but by the end of the day was back close to $2,000 again. Today, so far, the price has surged again and may be setting a new base well above this level - at least as long as the Ukraine war continues. Meantime inflationary pressures are continuing to affect the gold price positively and equities negatively.
07 March 2022As the Russian attack on Ukraine continues the IMF warns of the likely dire effects of the war and the enhanced sanctions regime on Russia will have a huge impact on the global economy. We publish our updated forecasts for precious metals prices over the remainder of the year.
05 March 2022The military conflict in Ukraine, coupled with rising inflation, and attempts to control it has seen the gold price almost inevitably move towards the $2,000 level. If things continue without a diplomatic solution we feel that this level is inevitable and will be reached sooner rather than later
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