Gold Price Forecast: XAU/USD propelled by further dovish commentary from central bankers – ANZ

Gold (XAU/USD) has reached a new all-time high above $2,160. Economists at ANZ Bank analyze what is behind this move higher.

Safe haven buying is also likely to be behind the move

Gold extended its record-breaking rally amid further dovish commentary from central bankers. Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome Powell, told a Senate panel the Fed is not far from being confident enough to cut rates. President, Christine Lagarde, indicated the ECB may ease in June. This came amid fresh projections showing inflation falling to 2% in 2025. 

Safe haven buying is also likely to be behind the move after a Houthi attack on a ship in the Red Sea led to the first confirmed deaths of crew. 

While investors are still pulling metal out of Gold-backed ETFs, central banks remain strong buyers.

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