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Why is all this job data important anyway?

Last Friday the gold price had 1.1% wiped off its value, which saw it end the session at $1,209.70, its lowest since March 15. The main reason for this was a much higher than expected gain in US jobs last month. As we reported here, an extra 41,000 jobs than initially predicted were added to […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News | Read More »

“Quantitative Tightening” and sluggish bonds could see gold revisit $1,000 says latest report

According to a recent report the Federal Reserve’s “quantitative tightening” – the gradual shrinking of its balance sheet – is set to mark a global recovery, with mixed results for gold. “Just as QE caused shares to rise and bonds to fall (temporary inflation), the fear is that QT does the opposite,” writes Charlie Morris […]

July 10th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News | Read More »

Live: Reactions to UK hung parliament election result

Gold Made Simple will be updating this thread throughout the day with all the relevant investor and City reaction to the election result. Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general at the Confederation of British Industry, on the forming of a new government: “With a new Government, there has never been a more important time to refocus on the […]

June 9th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News,Markets | Read More »

UK Election Hung Parliament: Markets react

The UK’s general election has resulted in a hung parliament. The count at 8am on 9th June had the Conservatives on 315 seats and Labour on 26; 326 seats are needed for a party to form a majority government. The result represents a loss of 12 seats for Theresa May’s government and a gain of […]

June 9th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News | Read More »

Bitcoin’s surge past $1500 & its welcome in Japan suggest this is not a blip

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The future’s bright, the future’s bitcoin. The digital currency was the subject of a lot of media hype when it surpassed gold last February and “broke through” to $1,210.82. That number now seems pitiful in comparison to today’s weighted XBX index of $1,552.71, or even Hong Kong-based trading platform, Bitfinex’s, spot price of $1624.11. To […]

May 5th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News | Read More »

What Macron, May & Merkel polls mean for gold in 2017

The three major elections in Europe have presented gold with a triple set of variables. As France, the UK and Germany go to the polls this year the gold price looks set to benefit from the perceived uncertainty inherent in purdah and campaigning periods as well as the potential rise of extremist candidates. Although former […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News | Read More »

UK General Election: Markets, FX and Gold react

Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election has seen the pound hit a two month high of $1.26 while the FTSE 100 has plummeted almost 100 points. Meanwhile gold has remained atop a five-month high following weeks of geopolitical tension around American intentions in the Middle East and over North Korea. This morning’s […]

April 18th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News,Markets | Read More »

Gold price jumps following Trump’s legislative failure

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The gold price has risen by more than a percentage point after Trump’s healthcare reform bill failed to pass the American legislative. Reuters reported that spot gold rose 1.1 percent to $1,258 per ounce by 07:04 GMT after hitting $1,259.14, its highest since February 27, while U.S. gold futures were up 0.8 percent at $1,258. […]

March 27th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News,Markets | Read More »

Gold mines set to benefit from end of equity bull market

Mining shares have seen a resurgence in contrast to a broader equity stutter. Although markets have been beset by uncertainty following European hustings the slowdown in the equity bull has been largely attributed to Trump’s inability to render his economic policies in action. The absence of the much trumpeted red tape bonfire twinned with a […]

March 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News,Mining | Read More »

Greenspan provides reasoning for gold price’s resilience

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The World Gold Council released the February edition of Gold Investor last Thursday, with an interview with Alan Greenspan on his outlook for 2017. The ex-chairman of the Federal Reserve explained that the West had gone through stagnant productivity growth, fuelled by the aging of the baby-boomer generation and the channeling of savings into entitlements […]

February 20th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News | Read More »

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