FridayJan 07, 2022 1:31 pm

A Recap of Major 2021 Gold Stories and What to Expect This Year

The performance of gold was less than expected last year after a record-breaking performance in 2020. The metal’s performance was heavily influenced by the hawkish stance the U.S. Federal Reserve held, which decreased the appeal of the metal and created a high interest rate environment. A signal for economic recovery and the arrival of coronavirus vaccines also tilted the market toward high-risk investments, with the promise of high return on other assets attracting even more investors. This didn’t help the metal’s appeal, causing it to make its first annual loss in three years. Despite gold’s slightly underwhelming performance, some advancements…

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ThursdayJan 06, 2022 12:30 pm

Sprott CEO Foresees Bull Run for Uranium in 2022

In a recent interview, CEO of Sprott Asset Management John Ciampaglia stated that he foresaw a bull run for uranium this year. Sprott’s Physical Uranium Trust is the sole publicly listed fund that invests in physical uranium in North America. The Toronto-based company was launched last year in July and has grown its assets to roughly $ 1.9 billion, which is a significant increase from its initial $630 million value. When Sprott’s units hit the market after its launch, uranium’s spot price was about $30/pound. Since that time, the company has amassed more than 41 million pounds of uranium, which…

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WednesdayJan 05, 2022 1:53 pm

Major Battery Energy Storage Project to Be Launched in San Diego

A major energy storage project is set to launch battery storage systems across San Diego, California, which will add more emissions-free energy to the state’s electric grid. The systems will be designed, constructed and operated by EnerSmart Storage, a renewable energy company based in the county. The company has a portfolio of more than 40 battery storage systems that will make up 160 megawatts and about 330 megawatt-hours of battery storage electricity. This amount is enough to power more than 100,000 homes for a couple of hours. The company plans to construct 12 sites in total by the project’s completion,…

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TuesdayJan 04, 2022 2:36 pm

Natixis Predicts $1,630 Price Range for Gold in 2022

Natixis analysts expect tighter monetary policies in the United States and the normalization of the global economy next year to impact silver and gold prices. Bernard Dahdah, a precious metals analyst at the French Bank, stated in an interview that while he wasn’t expecting a total collapse in gold in 2022, he did expect the price of the metal to decline to the levels recorded prior to the pandemic. The French Bank’s 2022 precious metals forecast shows the price of gold averaging at about $1630 per ounce. With regard to silver, Natixis isn’t optimistic either. Dahdah stated that the price…

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