Gold demand at its highest since 2011

The Bear Traps Report founder Larry McDonald looks ahead to the Federal Reserve’s first rate decision of 2023 on Wednesday. The demand for gold skyrocketed, rising to its highest point in over a decade last year. And that demand may continue, helped by substantial central bank buying and strong retail investment. The yellow metal jumped 18% year-over-year in 2022, reaching 4,741t last year as inflationary pressures persisted and traders sought material wealth in the face of a shrinking US dollar. Year to date, the value of gold is approximately 6% higher after gaining almost 20% the last three months. The yellow metal is predicted to reach $2,000 per ounce in 2023. (Discovery Channel / Fox News) Gold is up about 6% this year and is predicted to reach $2,000 per ounce in 2023. BIDEN JABS GOP WHILE ANNOUNCING $292M RAIL TUNNEL MEGA GRANTData compiled by the World Gold Council showed annual central bank demand more than doubled to 1,136t in 2022, up from 450t the year before and to a new 55-year record high. Ticker Security Last Change Change % GLD SPDR GOLD SHARES TRUST – EUR ACC 181.72 +2.34 +1.30%NEM NEWMONT CORP. 54.18 +1.26 +2.38%WPM WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS CORP. 45.79 +0.05 +0.11% Meanwhile, fourth-quarter purchases peaked at 417t, bringing the total for the second half of 2022 to more than 800t.US FARMERS SOUND ALARM ON CATASTROPHIC ISSUE FACING CORN”Gold appears to have got its groove back,” Edward Moya, a senior market analyst at Oanda in New York, told FOX Business. “The precious metal is seeing massive inflows as global bond yields decline and central banks near the end of their respective rate hiking cycles.” Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell is predicted to raise rates by 25 basis points, setting the federal funds rate between 4.5% to 4.75%, while marking the highest rate level since 2007. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press)The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates by 25 basis points, reducing the size of prior hikes but signaling inflation remains too high. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE Ken Martin at FOX Business contributed to this report.

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