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Gold Jewelry Buying Expected to be Exceptionally Strong

Plentiful monsoon rains in India tend to drive up demand for gold & gold jewelry among rural, income-flush farmers, who make up a third of the country’s consumption of the yellow metal. Gold jewelry sales in India are expected to surge as much as 60% over last year, during this year’s festival season thanks to the fortuitously timed sharp drop in gold prices.

The Major Catalysts That Influence Gold Prices

Physical gold had its best quarterly gain in 30 years during the first quarter, and year-to-date, even with its recent swoon, physical gold is higher by roughly $200 an ounce. Gold has firmly reestablished itself as being in a bull market. The factors that move gold prices are largely unknown or overlooked. Let’s have a look at the seven most common factors that influence physical gold prices.

Gold Bull Market Intact Regardless of Short Term Price Gyrations

Gold remains the asset Wall Street loves to hate. Currently the fundamental drivers of gold are mixed, which makes a sideways move the most likely prospect, barring new developments. We remain convinced that the monetary experiments of recent years will end quite badly, and that the long term case for gold remains intact regardless of short term price gyrations.

Has Gold Deviated from Long-Term Upward Trajectory or Again a Bout of Paper Manipulation?

Much of the recent selling has come from large-scale speculators operating in futures markets. Meanwhile, physical demand from retail investors, most importantly, hedge funds & other large-scale institutional investors has remained firm. When Chinese investors return, their buying alone should be enough to stabilize & re-launch gold on its long-term upward trajectory.

Surging Silver Demand Ensures Higher Prices for Bullion & Mining Shares

In 2015, the global silver deficit — more silver demand than mine supply — was about 130 million ounces, made up by selling stockpiles & inventory. According to Société Générale, silver supply in 2016 is likely to decrease another 9%. As the magnitude of the problem sinks in, I expect that more of the big-money players will rush into silver. And it’ll make for a pricing tsunami.

The New Gold and Silver Forecasts - Alternative Scenarios

The prospect of Fed rate hikes will weigh on gold and silver prices. As soon as Fed rate hikes for 2016 and 2017 are fully priced in, we expect gold and silver prices to rally again because of higher demand from investors. But if Trump becomes President and/or if investor sentiment deteriorates sharply, this would result in sharply higher gold and silver prices sooner.

Supplies of Physical Gold are Tight - A Super Spike in Gold Prices is Coming

The key to seeing a gold-buying panic in advance is to follow the flows of physical gold. Once the price of physical gold starts to move up on basic supply & demand, there are increases in paper gold prices. As soon as demand begins to overwhelm supply, then it’s “game on” for significantly higher physical gold prices followed by the toppling of the inverted pyramid of paper gold contracts.

The Unique Factor that could Drive Gold & the Stock Market to New Highs

It’s not often we see a strong correlation between gold and the stock market, as the historical data tends to suggest indifference, but the recipe is there for both to soar to new heights. An increase in the spot price of gold will have an immediately positive impact on the margins of both Royal Gold and Silver Wheaton, and as such could push the valuations of both companies substantially higher.

Who Will Decide the Fate of Gold ETFs? The Fed or Donald Trump

Citigroup sees gold prices touching $1,400 levels ‘not seen since early 2013’, while the metal will likely slide to the $1,250 level if Clinton makes it to the White House. Citigroup believes that Trump’s protectionist ideas on external trade and immigration, if realized, suggest a US recession sooner rather than later. Investors to keep a watch on gold ETFs like GLD.

Due to Financial Cancer of Debt, Devastation is Our Future- Gold the Only Remedy

The fact that demand for gold is soaring says a great deal about investors’ combined frame of mind these days. People are scared. I fear devastation is in our future. If central bankers had succeeded in their efforts, we would have no need for negative rates. There is simply too much debt (financial cancer) in the system to save it. And buyers of gold know this.

Gold Price Driven by Massive Speculation in Paper Gold

Speculation in paper gold is both an effect of the gold price and an important short-term driver of the gold price. It is therefore fair to say that although changes in GLD’s gold inventory don’t cause anything, they often reflect changes in speculative sentiment that at least on a short-term basis do have a significant influence on the gold price.

Record Swiss Gold Flows Into US. Are Americans finally Acquiring a lot of Gold?

While Switzerland has been a major source of U.S. gold exports for many years, the tables turned in May as the United States imported a record amount of Swiss gold – 50 times more than their monthly average. Why the big change? Could this have had something to do with the huge gold price rise since the beginning of 2016? Are wealthy Americans finally acquiring a lot more gold?

The Significance of the Massive Change in the Gold Market

The significance of the change in the gold market can be better seen by the average annual increase in total gold holdings during the 2009-2012 period which was 15 Moz compared to 25 Moz for the first half of 2016. If demand for gold continues as strong in the second part of the year, we could see upwards of 50 Moz move into these total gold holdings versus 45 Moz for the 2009-2012 period.

Silver and Gold Look Poised to Test Fresh Highs After Short Breather

Silver futures regained their footing to renew a charge to a fresh, nearly two-year settlement high, and gold tipped higher as surging U.S. stocks looked to pause their ascent. There are still numerous reasons for investors to choose gold and silver as a safe haven. The preponderance to ease further, now being pursued by a host of central banks, will likely provide an element of support.

You Can't Keep Gold Prices Down With Just A Strong Jobs Report

Some holders of gold took advantage of a small window to sell on Friday, worried that the 287,000 new jobs added in the U.S. would send the greenback to new highs against other major currencies. But as traders digested the headline, it became clear that the jobs report wasn’t that strong. What’s astounding is that the S&P 500 rallied 1.3%, the dollar gained 0.7%, yet gold closed up 1.7%.

Further Surge in Silver and Gold will kill Commercial Traders

In contemplating what occurs next, will the silver and gold commercial traders succeed in turning prices lower & triggering off technical fund selling on the COMEX & also cool off ETF demand for physical metal? To be fair, either outcome, a price selloff or surge, must be considered possible, but recent developments raise the odds of a commercial failure in which prices surge, especially for silver.

Gold Price Spike Triggers Massive Surge In Gold Investment Demand

The spike in the gold price during the holiday weekend triggered a record ONE-DAY surge in mainstream investor gold demand. How much gold flooded into Gold ETF’s and Funds on July 5th? Mainstream investors piled into gold on Tuesday, July 5th, thus pushing the ONE-DAY flow into Gold ETF’s to a record 1.4 million oz. The one-day previous record was about 1.25 Moz.

This Is What Will Push The Gold Market Over The Edge

While a fraction of investors continue to acquire a lot of physical gold, the mainstream investor is the key to driving the gold market and price going forward. Why? Because the diehard investors don’t have the sort of leverage as do the mainstream investors, which account for 99% of the market. This could be the year that the mainstream investor finally pushes the gold market over the edge.

Deflation Scares Central Bankers - Can Gold Be Their Biggest Ally?

Every Central Banker dreads deflation. They’re doing everything they can to generate a 2% annual rate of inflation, but can’t get it. Well, the last thing you want to see is the gold price going down. If prices continue to drop, they fall to a point where they start to impact jobs. Drilling rigs & mines shut down. So in-fact, they want gold and silver prices, copper & oil prices to go higher.

Gold Mania Will Fuel Gold Prices Beyond Anything Logical

Gold will suddenly be up by $100 one day, then by $200 the next day. At first the pundits will be claiming that it’s an anomaly, but as rises continue, a point will be reached when people say, “This seems to be a trend. Better buy some gold.” But once the trend is underway, the price then will have no bearing on whether gold is available. We shall see a gold price rise for the record books.

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