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Gold Heads for Biggest Weekly Advance Since 2008 After Squeeze

  • Disruptions in the physical bullion market have roiled trading
  • Gold-positive conditions aren’t over, RBC Capital Markets says
Gold Bar Casting At Valcambi SA Precious Metals Refinery
Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg
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Gold headed for the biggest weekly advance since 2008, rallying along with risk assets including equities, as investors weighed up the impact of massive monetary and fiscal stimulus for virus-hit economies and disruptions in the physical bullion market that have roiled trading.

The store of wealth is in demand as the outbreak spreads and investors seek havens from the damage, which has led to the flood of support from central banks and governments. The rush for bullion has come when supply channels are being strangled, with some refineries shutting down and flights halted. That’s limiting sellers’ capacity to meet commitments to deliver the metal.