30 Nov 2023

Is massive buying by China the main reason for the current gold rally?

Gold trading above $2,000 despite real fund rates above 2% and the strong dollar is one of the main surprises of 2023. One theory is that China's "Massive Accumulation Of Gold" is behind Gold resilience this year. Indeed, according to unofficial tallies - such as that kept by Gainesville Coins analyst Jan Nieuwenhuijs - total gold purchases by the Chinese central bank (reported and unreported) are significantly bigger than what has been officially disclosed, and in Q3 alone, China purchased 179 tonnes of physical; year-to-date the PBoC bought 593 tonnes, which is 80% more than what it bought in the first three quarters last year. As such, China's total estimated gold holdings are 5,220 tonnes, more than twice what’s officially disclosed at 2,192 tonnes... Source: www.zerohedge.com


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