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Central Bankers’ Wisdom Faulted as Gold Holdings Surge 25%

  • ETPs have expanded to the highest level since December 2013
  • IG Asia’s Aw sees structural shift in gold investment demand
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Is Gold's Price Rally Ready for the Long Run?

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The great gold rush of 2016 is gathering pace. Holdings in exchange-traded funds have now surged by a quarter, with investors taking advantage of lower prices over the past two weeks to enlarge stakes on rising concern about central bank policy making worldwide.

The holdings have increased to 1,822.3 metric tons, the most since December 2013, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, after bottoming at a seven-year low in January. In the past two weeks, as prices lost 1.6 percent, ETFs swelled 63.2 tons, rising every day.