Goldhub blog: Posts from July 2021

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Johan Palmberg
Senior Quantitative Analyst
World Gold Council

Markets stifled on Freedom Day

Monday, July 19 marked an eagerly anticipated milestone for the UK. ‘Freedom Day’ as it was dubbed, officially closed the chapter on over a year of local COVID-19 restrictions. But it arrived amidst soaring cases of COVID-19 worldwide – the UK included. Concern over the new variant strains has not only put a dampener on the reopening in the UK, but perhaps the global economic recovery.
Ray Jia
Senior Analyst, China
World Gold Council

China’s gold market in June: Chinese gold ETF holdings rose despite a fall in the gold price

International gold prices fell steeply in June. The weakness in the gold price can be largely attributed to the more-hawkish-than-expected monetary-tightening signals from the US Federal Reserve’s meeting on 18 June.  But the decline in the RMB gold price was narrower than that of the USD gold price, thanks to a 1.6% depreciation in the CNY against the dollar last month. 

Krishan Gopaul
Senior Analyst, EMEA
World Gold Council

Changing ECB strategy could be supportive for European gold investment

In a move which brings it closer in line with the US approach, the European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to adopt the tolerance for inflation overshooting its target. What does this mean for European investors, who have been watching the wrangling within the ECB over the direction of monetary policy for months now?

John Reade
Chief Market Strategist
World Gold Council

Watch: Spotlight on Alternatives webinar

I was pleased to speak at Fund Selector Asia's recent Spotlight on Alternatives virtual event. Watch the replay to hear my perspective on topics including: gold's characteristics, and why they may be attractive to investors in alternative assets, what makes gold a strategic asset and the drivers of gold performance.