UAE: Analysts Predict Gold to $1,800 this Week

SourceAl Bawaba
SectorOil & Gas

Strong China buying could help keep gold prices buoyant in the near term Analysts are bullish about the gold prices this week due to China’s buying prowess and reduced upward pressure on US Treasury yields. Vijay Valecha, chief investment officer, Century Financial, said the rise in US Treasury yields is unlikely to be sustained as Jerome Powell, the chairperson of the US Federal Reserve, is not even discussing the tapering of bond purchases. “On the US stimulus front, the proposed infrastructure spending package faces opposition as Senator Joe Manchin, a key Democrat, only supports passing a bill with Republican support.

This political gridlock should reduce the fiscal stimulus size and reduce the upward pressure on yields and thus bullish for gold,” said Valecha. The sharp rise in the 10-year US Treasury yields from the previous week’s closing of 1. 529 per cent to 1. 686 per cent on Thursday pressured precious metal prices last week. On Friday, Treasuries closed at 1. 625 per cent. While spot gold prices last closed at $1, 768. 91 an ounce, down $2. 33 or 0. 13 per cent on Friday. In Dubai, 24K gold closed at Dh214. 25 per gram while 22K, 21K, and more...