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    Uncertainty High , Gold High

    Gold prices have surged this month, passing $1,400 an ounce for the first time since 2013. Gold is headed for its best week in three years with it set to close near $1,400 per ounce. Sentiments in markets are bullish and it’s quite simple to state the reasons for the same. Everything from dovish central

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    The biggest influences for gold currently are the US china trade war

    Be it bill gates or a common man, no one likes to loose money. As I stated in my previous article that one should always diversify his finances, to make the most of any opportunity. And to leverage such opportunities, a smart investor uses a variety of strategies and tactics to protect their wealth, including

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    World Gold

    History reveals that gold has always been considered as a safe haven asset, an asset that generates maximum returns in times of uncertainty. It is one of the oldest investment assets available to mankind. But what would the scene be like when all markets are stable, economies are developing, geopolitical unrest is at rest? Will

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    Markets wary of the war

    Last week the yellow metal was all green over escalating tensions of the US China trade war. Early in the week, spot gold prices rose 1.1%, registering their best one-day percentage gain in nearly three months after China announced that it would impose retaliatory tariffs on a range of U.S. goods. After Witnessing its biggest

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    Trade War pushes gold prices high

    Gold prices ended last week on a high note as prices rose on Friday over the escalating US China trade war. Gold posted a weekly rise as the United States raised tariffs on Chinese goods and increased fears of a global economic slowdown, with a weaker dollar also offering support to the precious metal. On

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    Gold struggles to sustain bullish sentiments

    Gold performed well in April. In fact it had a fairly moderate performance given the fact that a lot of macro factors were playing around its prices. US equities, Fed comments, US China trade war, were among the key macro factors that were highly influencing gold prices. Still it managed to stay stable for the

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    Akshaya Tritiya- Where Gold IS loved by All

    Akshaya Tritiya’ a day for GOLD? India is probably the only country where a religious day is linked to a practice of gold buying. It is the Akshaya Tritiya festival day and we are talking tons of gold here. According to estimates, Indian consumers bought about 20 tonnes of the precious metal on this festive

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    A very important week for gold

    Although the gold market has struggled to attract the attention of general investors, the precious metal might not be as unloved as one would think. The metal posted its biggest daily percentage gain in seven weeks on Friday after the dollar fell against a basket of currencies, as investors overlooked the strong economic growth in

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    Gold Not Concerned about a rising dollar

    Spot gold fell for a second straight month in March even after the Federal Reserve said it would pause on interest rate hikes for the rest of the year, which lead to a surge in equities instead.  The global spot gold prices were trading slightly higher at $1,274.20 an ounce, while silver was trading up

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    Gold is here to stay

    Gold was set for a decline last week over strong economic growth numbers. Last week, gold fell ahead of first-quarter earnings season as the dollar gained while the precious metal slumped to its lowest level of the month. Gold fell 1.23 percent at the close of Thursday’s trading session to settle at a price of

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    Gold declines but still a favourite

    Since the turn of the century, the gold industry has experienced a roller coaster ride, with prices rising from $255 an ounce in 2001 to highs of $1,906 a decade later, before falling to $1,056 by December 2015. After a gap of almost 4 years, gold is being seen on the green path once again.

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    Gold vs Stocks

    Past 3 to 4 years haven’t been that exciting for gold. In fact gold has surfaced to the current $1300 an ounce, a level that was previously seen 6 years ago. Gold has been trading in a tight range for quite some time. Gold is an investment that people prefer when the times are uncertain.

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    Fed Continues to be a key driver for gold and dollar

    Gold has been going strong since the mark of 2019. As we completed a quarter of the current year, gold continues to show the same sentiments as the second quarter began.  Gold prices rose to a more-than-one-week peak on Monday as the dollar slipped after data showed U.S. wage growth slowed last month, while investors

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    Dollar dependency reduced. Benefits gold

    Why is gold being reconsidered as a mode of investment globally? Why is the dollar dependency reducing? Why are central banks world over piling up their gold reserves? Well the answer to this looks simple but the reasons behind it are quite complex. There are so many things happening in the international markets. Gone are

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    Fed puts the dollar in red

    Gold is traditionally used to hedge against economic uncertainty. As sanctions fall into place and the screws tighten on other nations, the U.S. dollar loses power within the world economy. Where 2011 gold saw its life time high at 1917.90, in 2015 it bottomed at $1047. That was followed by a 31% rally to $1375

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    Market Sentiment Bullish

    Generally in my blog, I have mentioned about how gold has been behaving, or the=e weekly outlook for gold etc. But in this blog I have mainly picked 4 factors that I personally believe will influence gold prices in the near future. It has been a good year for gold so far and investors believe

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    Gold expected to perform well in 2019

    Last fortnight gold fell near two week lows. It was heading for its biggest weekly fall in nearly four months on 28th Feb. A strengthening dollar backed by rising equities created pressure on the yellow metal. Better sentiment on the stock markets and a reluctance by the physical gold investors are weighing on its price. The

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    Gold Restores Faith

    The uptrend has once again moved into gold’s life. Gold leaped towards $1365 and the highs of almost a year ago. From the last two quarters of 2018 till date, gold has been climbing up the staircase, leaping higher, then consolidating and then moving up once more. The middle two quarters of 2018 were bad

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    Gold preserves your wealth

    In 2018, gold fought against significant demand for traditional stock and mutual fund investments and weathered tremendous exchange-traded-fund outflows. Gold has been under pressure from a stable and slightly appreciating U.S. dollar. Still, gold has shown incredible resilience all year – especially through the first three quarters. It rallied at year-end, suggesting a flat or

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    Dollar strengthens but sentiments for gold are positive

    Gold started the week on its back foot, testing the $1,300 level mid week. The metal recovered sharply ending the week essentially unchanged. A key catalyst for the recovery in the USD gold price was the revelation that that Presidents Trump and Xi will not meet to resolve trade differences prior to the imposition of

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    Key data shifts market sentiments

    Last week a lot was happening for gold globally and in the domestic market. While there was important data released from the US, in the domestic market too all eyes were glued to the interim budget. While internationally, Fed rate hike is the topic of discussion, in India Gold duty cut was also being discussed

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    Union Budget 2019

    It’s an important week for gold, both internationally and in the domestic markets. Amidst the Fed chaos, our very own budget got overshadowed. Many suggestions have been made to the government, for the better of the Gems and Jewellery industry. The government had increased the import duty on gold in order to narrow the trade

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    Gold looks moderately bullish

    This week is all about the much awaited FOMC meet. The Federal Open Market Committee meets between Jan. 29 and Jan. 30, and Chairman Jerome Powell is widely expected to acknowledge growing risks to the U.S. economy as global momentum weakens. Speculations prevailed in the market that the Federal Reserve will keep its interest rates

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    Gold vs Dollar. Who will be the better performer

    The wave of positivist that started at the beginning of 2019 still continues to flow in the third week of the first month. The warmth of this wave has been felt across financial markets and commodities markets. Dovish comments from the US Federal Open Market Commission, rate and tax cut announcements from China, and raised

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    Gold gaining popularity

    Gold ended 2018 on a high note, beating global equities and commodities for the fourth quarter. Gold is a highly liquid asset and hence investors are majorly diversifying their portfolio towards gold as it proves to be a hedge tool and a safe haven asset in times of uncertainties. There is quite some scope for

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    Gold benefits from equity slide

    Reserves Reserves Reserves- it was all about piling up gold in the past week. And when I Say piling I mean in huge numbers. Peoples Bank China shocked the world when it’s released the figures of gold reserves that it sits on.  China’s gold reserves had been steady at 59.240 million fine troy ounces from October

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    Gold looks moderately bullish in 2019

    To recap, gold prices have held pretty firm in 2018. Trading just 5% lower versus the Dollar, gold has now risen back to last New Year’s Eve for Euro and UK investors. Gold futures on Monday closed out New Year’s Eve with a loss for the session and year, but garnered some upward momentum as

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    Series of Events await for the precious metals market

    Gold has been on a five month high, where prices climbed on Monday, with declines in a leading dollar index, Treasury yields and the U.S. stock market, as well as comments from a well-known fund manager, prompting prices to settle at their highest in just over a week. The gains in gold come ahead of

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    Has the scenario changed for gold

    Last week, gold prices had a chance to close at their highest since the middle of July. The fundamental backdrop was a combination of declines in the US Dollar and local front-end government bond yields. Since gold is priced in USD, a weaker greenback makes the precious metal relatively more expensive. As for the latter, when bond yields decline, the

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    Time to buy gold will arrive soon

    So far this week looks good for gold as we saw its prices edging higher in Thursday In Asia and it traded near a 5 month high amid U.S. yield curve inversion. The yield curve inversion triggered concerns about economic growth and a dollar sell-off recently. The two-year/10-year spread was at its flattest this week

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    Will gold witness an upward trend soon

    Gold was following a wave like movement during the week as we saw it moving up till Thursday and then diving down by the end of the week. Gold edged higher for the second consecutive session on Thursday and was placed at the top end of its weekly trading range, around the $1227-28 region during the

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    Gold remains positive but lacks direction

    Gold prices were modestly high last week reacting over a mixed bag of economic reports and geopolitical events. The yellow metal has been able to furnish gains over slightly weak US dollar. GOLD PRICES rose against a falling US Dollar on Friday, halving last week’s 1.9% drop to trade back above $1220 per ounce as Western

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    Investors mantra- Stay Calm

    Gold has lost around $30/oz. in less than one week as the US dollar charge continues. Last week’s FOMC meeting confirmed that US interest rates will continue to climb this year and next, while the Democrats’ victory in the House of Representatives is being taken as a USD positive so far, as it makes US President Trump more accountable

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    Wait and watch approach

    Gold was down last week till Wednesday but again gained momentum on Thursday. It saw a sharp rally from Wednesday’s bottom but pulled back once again on Friday. In 2018, gold was highly influenced by a wide variety of factors- Brexit Election of U.S President Donald Trump Geopolitical events US China trade war Global equities

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    Gold once disowned now being adopted

    After tentatively stabilizing in September, the gold price staged a $50/oz, rebound in early October, setting up the potential for a further short covering rally. Gold traded higher on Friday and is heading for the third straight weekly increase on the back of a rise of demand due to equity market volatility and a softer

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    Appetite for gold Rises

    Gold prices have rebounded 3% this month to $1,225-$1,230/oz as the confluence of asset market unwinds and escalating geopolitical risks have come roaring to the fore. A combination of factors ranging from depressed equity markets, trade disputes, global growth fears and geopolitical tensions have brought gold back into the limelight. The yellow metal found comfort

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    Portfolio Allocation Towards Gold Increases

    Lately there was a lot of discussion going around on the following issues- is it the time to buy gold? Will gold gain its safe haven appeal? Will investors continue to favour gold? Well past few days gold gave all these answers. Since last Thursday gold has been in a positive mood, rising constantly and

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    Gold might take time to recover

    Last week, the Fed had indicated that it will pursue a tighter monetary policy. This prompted the dollar to strengthen; and it’s after effect was seen on gold. Immediately gold prices dipped. The Fed raised U.S. interest rates last week and said it planned four more increases by the end of 2019 and another in

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    Investors continue to favour gold

    I have been talking in a few of my previous blogs about the right time to buy gold. Should we jump into the wagon or should we wait. Every time the market feels that now we should consider gold, each time gold has been failing at proving its worth. This week too gold showed some

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    The time for gold should come soon

    Gold prices gained on Friday and were at weekly record gains, while the dollar also traded higher although it is still hovering near two-month lows. The dollar fell to a nine-week low against a basket of major currencies on Thursday as investors shifted their focus from a trade row between China and the United States

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    Is It Time To Go For Gold

    Gold prices have tumbled in 2018, dropping, despite fears of a global trade war and turmoil in emerging-market economies. Such issues are risks that the market has mostly shrugged off, but the precious metal could be well positioned to provide some safety in the event those factors escalate and start to have a bigger impact on

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    Time To Add Gold In Your Portfolio

    Gold has fallen more than 8% this year as concern about trade disputes; currency weakness in emerging markets and rising US interest rates has strengthened the dollar, making bullion more expensive for buyers with other currencies. TRADE DISPUTE- Gold is trading back above $1,200/oz ahead of the expected announcement from the White House that China is

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    Political Turmoil Expected to influence Gold

    Gold turned negative on Tuesday as U.S. Treasuries rose after the United States and Mexico struck a trade deal, with analysts saying ongoing U.S.-China tensions would continue to weigh. Spot gold lost 0.4 percent to $1,206.39 per ounce during Tuesdays trading hours. Following suit, Gold price fell on Thursday and is set to record a

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    Time to Divert Our Attention Outside America

    The precious metal is down 8% so far in 2018, and nearly 14% on an annualized basis – making it the worst-performing major asset class this year. Gold has weakened this year alongside many emerging-market currencies because the dollar strengthened and US interest rates became more attractive. On August 13, gold fell below the key technical

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    winds of change for gold

    Though gold has not performed as per expectations, we saw it glittering once again by the end of the previous week. Friday saw the gold price pick up significantly to end at over $1,180 after spending much of the period in the low $1,170s, but the rise was almost all due to a turnaround in

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    Gold being pulled between bulls and bears

    Lately, gold has shown a typically consistent price pattern. It has witnessed a lot of pull and push in the trade range. It generally starts on a negative note, recovers and is pulled down again. So it’s a wave like movement, which leaves the markets perplexed over its behavior. It’s difficult for market players to

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    Uncertainties continue to prevail

    The gold market is once again under pressure as trade tensions between the U.S. and China continue to escalate. Tuesday, the U.S. government announced that it would raise tariff to 25% on $16 billion worth of good from China. China quickly followed suit and Wednesday also raised tariffs to 25% on $16 billion worth of U.S. imports.

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    Gold expected to end the year on a positive note

    Spot gold, which is down over 6 per cent this year, is close to a one-year low of $1,211.08 touched on July 19 as the dollar powered to a one-year high on expectations of higher US interest rates this year. Gold’s appeal has been fading this year with prices sliding near to the key US$1,200

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    3 types of rates influencing gold

    Gold lost its lustre this week, as it touched to one year lows. Spot gold, which is down over 6 percent this year, is close to a one-year low of $1,211.08 touched on July 19 as the dollar powered to a one-year high on expectations of higher U.S interest rates this year. Gold prices dropped

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    Is it time to go back to gold

    Markets have been more volatile than normal so far this year due to many factors, including geopolitical tensions with North Korea and the Middle East, Italian government upheaval, rampant speculation related to interest rates and the specter of potential trade wars involving the United States, Canada, China, and European powers as a result of tariffs.

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    Gold- Half year analysis

    We are halfway through 2018 and we have already seen gold showing some interesting movements. The first half of 2018 has been quite an action-packed for global financial markets. In US and Asia, most of the growth was captured by tech stocks. Equities experienced a few pullbacks during the first 3 months as geopolitical tensions

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