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(Wallace Refiners) – Reuters reported that the Polish central bank wants to buy at least 100 tonnes of gold. At current price levels, this is worth around $5.5 billion. President Adam Glapinski said, “At the moment, we have 229 tonnes of gold, of which more or less half was bought during my term in office,”. He added, “Over the course of a few years we want to buy at least another 100 tonnes of gold and keep it in Poland as well,”.
Some central banks have been stepping up their gold purchases as they become less reliant on the US dollar. Russia and China have been the most notable nations moving in this direction. Just three weeks ago Wallace reported that the nations gold share jumped to 22.9 percent over the year to June 30.
Today gold is trading 0.11% higher at $1733/oz but it seems as it is a retracement from a pretty low level. Interestingly as the price has moved back up the volume interest has been dropping off slightly. This could indicate that there is not too much buying interest at these current levels. If the move higher does continue $1760/oz looks like it could be a resistance zone as there is a low volume node on the volume profile on the right-hand side of the chart. For now, the bears are still in charge of the market and this could be a retracement.
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