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Looks Like There’s a Whale Snapping Up Gold Bullion Below $1,800

  • Metal went from $150 discount to a $20 premium to fundamentals
  • Scale of purchases point strongly toward sovereign buyer
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World Gold Council India Regional CEO on Gold Demand

Spot gold is again bobbing along near $1,800 an ounce, as it has been since mid-2020. The stickiness of that level, particularly as fundamentals turned more bearish, suggests there’s a big buyer somewhere in these waters.

Since breaking above the round number in July 2020, the gold price dipped below it 19 times on a closing basis, only to regain its footing. In the past year, the modeled value of gold, based on a regression study that includes the dollar, real rates and ETF holdings, dropped nearly 10%. Yet the metal’s price only fell around 2%. Clearly, there is a big buyer who considers the metal a long-term hold.