Sunday, October 20th, 2019 MST

Category: Gold

Inflows into gold-backed ETFs continue

Gold-backed ETFs and similar products added 52 tons of gold in July, in addition to the 125 tons added in June, increasing their collective holdings to 2,600 tons – a level not seen since March 2013.  ETFs are preferred by many institutional and large investors, while smaller investors (and some large investors) like to buy

Gold on the march

Record-breaking central bank and ETF buying boosted 2019’s first half demand to a three-year high, according to the World Gold Council.  Also contributing to demand was a more positive environment for Indian consumers, which have always been big jewelry buyers.

World economy slowing

By many measures, the world’s economy is slowing, and some CBs — namely New Zealand, India, Malaysia, and the Philippines — have already lowered rates.  Australia lowered June 4, the largest developed country to cut rates this year.  In May, China lowered reserve requirements for small- and medium-sized banks, which pushed interest rates there to

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