Adrian Ash

Adrian Ashbullion.directory author Adrian Ash

Adrian Ash is director of research at BullionVault, the physical gold and silver market with bullion owned by the citizens of over 175 countries and worth more than $2 billion.

Formerly head of editorial at London’s top publisher of private-investment advice, he was City correspondent for The Daily Reckoning from 2003 to 2008, and is now a regular contributor to many leading analysis sites including Forbes and a regular guest on BBC national and international radio and television news.

Gold Sees Biggest Weekly Gain Since 2008

Gold Sees Biggest Weekly Gain Since 2008

GOLD PRICES headed for their strongest weekly gain since late 2008 on Friday, adding more than 8.2% as the rebound in global stock markets faded despite governments and central banks unleashing record financial aid

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As UK Goes Into Lockdown Gold Futures Hit $100 Premium

As UK Goes Into Lockdown Gold Futures Hit $100 Premium

GOLD PRICES fractured worldwide, with dealing spreads widening sharply while the US derivatives market spiked $100 per ounce above global market reference point after Boris Johnson put UK into official coronavirus lockdown.

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Silver Demand Leaps on Cheapest Offers in 11 Years

Silver Demand Leaps on Cheapest Offers in 11 Years

GOLD prices in London, heart of the world’s wholesale bullion markets, again tried to rally above $1500 per ounce on Friday, while global stock markets bounced together with industrial metals and major government bond prices as the death-toll from novel coronavirus rose past 10,000

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Chinese Gold Premiums at 18-Month Low

Chinese Gold Premiums at 18-Month Low

GOLD prices ticked higher in London trade Friday, rising against the US Dollar for the 6th of 7 weeks so far in 2020 and setting fresh all-time highs against the Euro currency as global stock markets struggled despite a drop in new cases of coronavirus reported by world No.2 economy China.

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Gold Sets Record Euro Price

Gold Sets Record Euro Price

Gold Price Sets Fresh Euro Record as ETF Investing ‘Offsets’ China’s Coronavirus Slump Bullion.Directory precious metals analysis 13 February, 2020 By Adrian Ash Head of Research at Bullion Vault GOLD […]

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Gold Flat as Fed and ECB Urge Stimulus

Gold Flat as Fed and ECB Urge Stimulus

GOLD PRICES struggled $5 below last week’s closing level in London’s bullion market on Wednesday, trading at $1565 per ounce as world stock markets rose yet again, nearing last month’s fresh all-time highs on the MSCI World Index

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London Gold Volume Rising as Crude Bounces

London Gold Volume Rising as Crude Bounces

Over the last 2 years, gold bullion accounted for 7.0% of all UK imports of goods by value, and 5.9% of all exports according to source data from the HMRC tax authorities.

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Gold Shows 1st Weekly Drop in Nine

Gold Shows 1st Weekly Drop in Nine

GOLD PRICES headed for their first weekly drop in 9 on Friday, but held onto a $25 rally from Wednesday’s 2-week lows despite the United States reporting much stronger-than-expected January jobs data as the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown in China saw the death of a whistleblower spark anger with the authorities on social media

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Gold Struggles After Tesla Drop Burns Short Sellers

Gold Struggles After Tesla Drop Burns Short Sellers

GOLD PRICES struggled to regain half of this week’s $40 losses in London on Thursday, trading below $1565 per ounce as world stock markets rose yet again despite a fast-worsening economic outlook amid the coronavirus outbreak spreading from China.

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Gold Set to Grow, Stock Markets Defy Coronavirus

Gold Set to Grow, Stock Markets Defy Coronavirus

GOLD INVESTING prices steadied above 3-week lows of $1550 in London trade Wednesday, rallying $6 per ounce as world stock markets surged for a second day after Chinese TV claimed scientists have developed an effective treatment for coronavirus.

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Silver Lags Gold’s Gains as Banks Keep Rate Unchanged

Silver Lags Gold's Gains as Banks Keep Rate Unchanged

GOLD and SILVER PRICES rose trading at $1579 and $17.85 per ounce respectively as the WHO met to decide whether the coronavirus outbreak marks a global emergency and the Bank of England followed the US Fed in keeping its low-rate unchanged yet again

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Gold ‘Set to Rise 9%’ in 2020

Gold 'Set to Rise 9%' in 2020

“Going forward, gold is likely to continue benefiting from supportive central bank policies” forecasting an annual average gold price of $1515 per ounce – a rise of 9% from last year’s daily average – with a peak of $1650 to hit late in 2020.

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Spike In Gold Price Sets New 7-Year Record

Spike In Gold Price Sets New 7-Year Record

GOLD eased back Tuesday, below yesterday’s new 7-year US Dollar highs at London’s benchmarking, as confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus spread, Hong Kong closed its borders with mainland China.

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Gold Sets Euro Record as Trump Targets Europe

Gold Sets Euro Record as Trump Targets Europe

Ultimately it will be very easy,” Trump told Fox, “because if we can’t make a deal, we’ll have to put 25% tariffs on [European-made] cars.”

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Gold Firm as ECB Talks Negative Rates

Gold Firm as ECB Talks Negative Rates

Gold Prices Firm as ECB Seeks ‘Robust Inflation’ with Negative Rates, Deadly Virus Hits Chinese New Year Bullion.Directory precious metals analysis 23 January, 2020 By Adrian Ash Head of Research […]

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Gold Bid Below $1550 as Virus Hits Gold Gift-Giving

Gold Bid Below $1550 as Virus Hits Gold Gift-Giving

Already killing 17 and infecting 440 people in China, the coronavirus outbreak “is threatening to wreak havoc on Lunar New Year travel plans,” says the South China Morning Post, “at a time when many Chinese people journey to their hometowns for family reunions.

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Gold Flat and Flirting Bearishly

Gold Flat and Flirting Bearishly

GOLD BULLION rose to trade dead-flat for the week against the Dollar and all other major currencies lunchtime Friday in London as new US jobs data came in well below analyst forecasts.

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Comex Trading Sees Gold Price Spike

Comex Trading Sees Gold Price Spike

GOLD PRICES jumped to fresh all-time highs in a raft of major currencies early Wednesday as news broke of Iran striking US targets in Iraq with 2 dozen rockets in retaliation for last week’s assasination of special forces commander Qasem Soleimani.

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Gold Price Jump Hits Physical Buying

Gold Price Jump Hits Physical Buying

GOLD PRICES held onto yesterday’s steep rise in all major currencies on Tuesday, trading near 7-year highs in US Dollar terms as world stock markets rebounded but Washington and Tehran threatened fresh violence against each other following the assassination of a senior Iranian military chief.

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Gold Enters 2020 At Record New Year High

Gold Enters 2020 At Record New Year High

GOLD PRICES ended 2019 with their 3rd highest annual finish in US Dollar terms while setting fresh New Year’s Eve records in all other major currencies except the Swiss Franc.

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Trump Impeachment Leaves Gold Price Flat

Trump Impeachment Leaves Gold Price Flat

GOLD PRICES held unchanged again on Thursday as world stock markets retreated from this week’s new record highs following last night’s impeachment of Donald Trump by the US House of Congress.

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Gold Trade Quiet as UK Price Recovers Post Election

Gold Trade Quiet as UK Price Recovers Post Election

GOLD TRADING in London was quiet Tuesday, keeping prices in a tight $5 range as Western stock markets edged back from yesterday’s new record highs.

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Gold Holds Dollar Gains on Stock Market Record

Gold Holds Dollar Gains on Stock Market Record

GOLD PRICES held firm against a solid US Dollar in London trade Friday, heading for the highest weekly close in 6 even as global stock markets rose to new all-time highs following a solid victory for the UK’s Brexit-backing Conservative Party and amid rumors that a ‘phase one’ US-China trade deal is imminent.

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Gold Hits 5-Month GBP Low Ahead of General Election

Gold Hits 5-Month GBP Low Ahead of General Election

GOLD PRICES rallied on Tuesday in London, halving Friday’s $20 plunge against a fast-weakening US Dollar as world stock markets struggled below last week’s near-record highs and the British Pound jumped ahead of the UK General Election.

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Gold Drops on Trump’s “Record” Stock Market

Gold Drops on Trump's "Record" Stock Market

GOLD PRICES sank Friday lunchtime in London, erasing the week’s earlier gains as China offered the United States an “olive branch” in trade talks, and new US jobs data blew past analyst forecasts with the strongest growth since New Year

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Gold Hits UK 5-Mo Low on Likely Tory Win

Gold Hits UK 5-Mo Low on Likely Tory Win

GOLD PRICES held unchanged against a falling US Dollar in London trade Thursday, keeping a $15 gain for the week so far but taking the metal down to multi-month lows for UK investors as world stock markets rose together with longer-term interest rates.

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Gold Heads For High Close on Earnings Forecast

Gold Heads For High Close on Earnings Forecast

GOLD PRICES slipped but held on track for the highest weekly close in 6 after new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics said the United States jobs market was stronger than analysts expected in October.

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Gold Stuck In Range Ahead of US Fed Rate Cut

Gold Stuck In Range Ahead of US Fed Rate Cut

GOLD held little changed Wednesday morning ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s October decision on Dollar interest rates and QE asset purchases, trading at $1491 per ounce as world stock markets also moved sideways.

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Adrian Ashbullion.directory author Adrian Ash

Adrian Ash is director of research at BullionVault, the physical gold and silver market with bullion owned by the citizens of over 175 countries and worth more than $2 billion.

Formerly head of editorial at London’s top publisher of private-investment advice, he was City correspondent for The Daily Reckoning from 2003 to 2008, and is now a regular contributor to many leading analysis sites including Forbes and a regular guest on BBC national and international radio and television news.