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Gold Prices Reach New Heights

Updated on March 22, 2024

UPDATE: Gold pricing surged and hit a record $2,154 per ounce on Wednesday, March 20th as a global rush for bullion continues and traders expect interest rate cuts. If you’re considering selling gold, this is the time!

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Gold prices have been on a tear in recent months, with the precious metal reaching new all-time highs amid economic and geopolitical uncertainty. The price of gold has surged by over 10% this year, with investors piling into safe-haven assets as global risks continue to mount. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the factors driving the rally in gold prices and what it could mean for investors

Economic Factors and Geopolitical Risk Fuel Gold Rally

The federal reserve has increased interest rates to the highest levels in many years during 2023. The recent increase in gold price is related to geopolitical un-certainty created due to the Israeli Middle East War, anticipation that the Federal Reserve Bank has reached the top of the current rate hiking cycle and a recent selloff in value of the USD relative to a basket of G7 currencies.

In addition, the US government has been adding $1trillion to the deficit every 100 days. This is the fastest rate of expansion of United States government debt levels ever. The government is spending ~$870billion per year in interest payments to sustain these enormous debt levels.  Inflationary forces are still driving prices higher for businesses and citizens.  All these factors are helping gold prices rise.

Gold’s unique feature as a store of value and protection against USD currency debasement is beginning to shine.

Expectations of the first interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve Bank have been pushed out to the middle 2024. Recent inflation measures have remained somewhat elevated and not falling as quickly as they expected.

Within the investment community expectations of the first interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve Bank have been moved up to earlier in the year to March 2024 from June 2024 with 80% probability by various investment bank research departments.  This is due to recent inflation measures seen to be improving further confirm the interest rate hikes have been effective in cooling inflation.

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