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Gold Steady At $1,500 As Russia Buys Another 300,000 Ounces Of Gold In July

  • Russia increased it’s gold reserves by another 300,000 ounces in July and its gold reserves are now worth $101.9 billion
  • Total amount of Russian gold reserves rose 0.4% in July, reaching 71.3 million ounces or 2,218 tons as of August 1
  • Official figures show gold now accounts for 19.6% of the total reserves of the Russian Federation
  • Russia was the world’s largest gold buyer last year and bought nearly 275 tons, the largest amount ever purchased in a single year, according to the World Gold Council
  • Russia is en route to become the world’s fourth largest foreign exchange holder after China, Japan, and Switzerland



News and Commentary

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Russia Buys More Gold in July, Taking Reserves Well Above $100bn

Going for gold: Russia boosts bullion stockpile by 9 tons in July

Ira Epstein Precious Metals Update Video: Gold consolidating

Gold in USD – Last 3 Days



Gold Prices (LBMA – USD, GBP & EUR – AM/ PM Fix)

21-Aug-19 1499.65 1503.25, 1235.41 1238.53 & 1351.48 1354.43
20-Aug-19 1502.65 1504.55, 1242.69 1239.60 & 1356.44 1357.86
19-Aug-19 1499.35 1496.60, 1236.66 1235.29 & 1350.76 1348.89
16-Aug-19 1509.05 1515.25, 1242.55 1246.14 & 1361.46 1367.82
15-Aug-19 1517.65 1515.65, 1254.49 1250.26 & 1361.48 1363.78
14-Aug-19 1500.35 1513.25, 1241.69 1253.73 & 1341.61 1356.17
13-Aug-19 1527.20 1498.40, 1265.90 1240.38 & 1363.48 1338.67
12-Aug-19 1501.95 1504.70, 1244.82 1243.63 & 1343.64 1341.74
09-Aug-19 1503.50 1497.70, 1242.19 1240.99 & 1342.02 1338.05
08-Aug-19 1497.40 1495.75, 1230.26 1234.14 & 1335.08 1335.70
07-Aug-19 1487.65 1506.05, 1225.82 1239.33 & 1330.11 1341.44
06-Aug-19 1461.85 1465.25, 1199.59 1201.21 & 1304.85 1311.11
05-Aug-19 1457.45 1465.25, 1199.92 1203.85 & 1307.92 1310.23
02-Aug-19 1436.05 1441.75, 1184.17 1187.28 & 1294.02 1298.44


Gold in USD – Monthly – 10 Years



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