Experts from the American investment bank Goldman Sachs have amended their projection for gold prices in 2022 upwards. They now assume that this precious metal will increase in price to $2,150 per troy ounce, while their prior plan indicated the assessment of this asset at $2,000. The main component pushing gold prices up, they say, is high inflation, which is expected to persist for quite a long term. Growth in gold prices will also take place against the backdrop of a slowdown in the US economy and an increase in the purchasing power of emerging markets. At the same time, Degussa analyst Torsten Polleit expects an ounce of gold to average $1,965 this year. According to his forecast, prices during the current year will vary from $1,700 to $2,280 per ounce. The expert does not rule out that gold will return to a long-term uptrend. At Friday’s auctions, gold fell in price by 0.55% – to 1827.3 dollars per ounce.