Gold, counted among the most precious metals of the world, has played a key role in the monetary framework. It is also used for producing gold bars, bullion coins and similar units of fixed purity and weight, which makes gold a medium to store wealth in hoards. The utility of gold in the monetary framework increased in the period leading to the first World War, when warring countries decided to use fractional gold standards in bid to inflate their currencies. The move was aimed at financing the war costs, point out experts. Following the war, the United Kingdom had begun restoring gold-convertibility, but global outflows of gold in the forms of bills of exchange remained embargoed. International shipments at the time were restricted exclusively for war reparations and bilateral trade. Following the second World War, gold was swapped by a regime of nominally convertible currencies regulated by fixed exchange rates -- based on the Bretton Woods system. In the period to come, gold standards and the direct convertibility of currencies to the precious metal was discontinued by most countries. This move was led by the United States of America, which decided not to redeem its dollars into gold in 1971. Currently, fiat currency fulfils most monetary roles in the world. More
Spot gold rose 0.4% to $1,946.58 per ounce by 0937 GMT after shedding 1% in the previous session. U.S. gold futures rose 0.2% to $1,961.50.
Conditions are hinting at a challenging environment for gold, with various factors weighing on international prices.
Gold has recently retreated from the $2,000 an ounce levels and now all eyes are on the Federal Reserve, Japan GDP numbers and China data.
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The pullback in Dollar index has helped gold shine on. The probability of the Fed pausing rates stands at 78%, providing support to the gold market.
This PMS manager argues that global banks will now increase their holdings in the yellow metal significantly.
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Spot gold was up 0.3% to $1,981.46 per ounce by 1215 GMT, while U.S. gold futures gained 0.5% to $1,984.30.
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Periods of inflation have often boosted the precious metal. This time it is also being bought by central banks worried about geopolitical risk
Spot gold was mostly unchanged at $1,968.79 per ounce by 14:35 GMT after shedding as much as 0.8% earlier.
Some jewellers who sought a premium for gold purchases using Rs 2,000 notes were rebuffed by customers, while others printed posters to lure buyers.
We can expect from the Fed interest rate cuts and money supply expansion to save the economy from this self-created downcycle and into the next cycle of high inflation.
Spot gold fell 0.2% to $1,973.40 per ounce by 10:45 a.m. ET (1445 GMT). U.S. gold futures fell 0.3% to $1,974.80.
However, there is no panic buying of the precious metal unlike the situation witnessed in 2016 during demonetisation, jewellers body GJC said on Sunday.
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Spot gold was up 0.1% to $2,013.99 per ounce by 1132 GMT, having hit its lowest since May 5 on Friday. U.S. gold futures were mostly unchanged at $2,018.80.
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The U.S. dollar and Treasury yields fell after the Labor Department reported that the consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.4% last month, in line with estimates.
Growing geopolitical uncertainty is a common factor that is making the US dollar and gold hard to ignore for investors. For the dollar, its lion’s share in central bank reserves and all cross-border deals ensures its supremacy
Spot gold rose 0.5% to $2,030.43 per ounce by 1021 GMT, while U.S. gold futures added 0.2% to $2,037.90.
Gems and jewellery exports declined by 3 per cent to about USD 38 billion during 2022-23.
Overall gold demand during the corresponding quarter in 2022, was at 135.5 tonnes, WGC's Gold Demand Trends Q1 2023 stated.