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Johan Palmberg

Senior Quantitative Analyst

World Gold Council

Johan is a Senior Quantitative Analyst at the World Gold Council. He has spent 10 years researching precious metals markets, both within the World Gold Council, as an independent consultant, and with the World Platinum Investment Council. Prior to this, Johan worked in fund management and in investment research.

Johan has an MSc in Finance from the Swedish School of Economics in Helsinki.

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.
Johan Palmberg
Senior Quantitative Analyst
World Gold Council

Gold, commodities and reflation

Is the current commodity rally just another reflationary episode or something more pervasive? Recent market moves in commodities rank in the top 5% of six-month moves since 1971. Gold's weak performance so far is consistent with previous reflationary episodes – its time to shine may yet come.