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Nations are Buying Gold for the same reasons they

THERE IS a tide in the affairs of gold that is changing the entire shape of the gold market, writes Julian Phillips at GoldForecaster. We are not just talking about the demand side but the supply side as well. Neither the gold market nor the Gold Price has factored in these changes yet. And the

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Mr. Prithviraj Kothari, MD – RSBL- Annual Demand For Gold Rises, Despite Rising Prices (2012)

Today we scan and analyse the main highlight of the World Gold Council 4th Qua?rter Report 2012 - It states that demand for gold increased in the 4th quarter despite rising prices and economic slowdown. Let's see WHY and HOW.......... Of all the precious metals, gold is the most popular

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Gold's Inflation Problem

Everybody is fretting about inflation. Central bankers say there's too little, or will be (just you wait). Lesser mortals feel there's way more than the official numbers let on. And finance professionals think there's a lot more ahead. "By the time inflation becomes evident," reckons John Paulson of the $14 billion Paulson &

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SPROTT: "This is the Decade for Silver"

According to expert investor Eric Sprott, people are already putting as many dollars into silver investments as they are into gold. The ratio is almost 1:1 according to statistical data regarding public traders' holdings. Data released from the U.S. Mint shows that the Mint sold 50-times more sliver coins than gold coins

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World Silver Survey 2012 confirms bullish picture

The Silver Institute's "World Silver Survey 2012" report hasn't surprised investors and market participants. Silver mining output hit record highs last year, while silver demand from end users and investors remained robust – despite silver's correction phase which started close to a year ago. The Silver Institute is one of the most

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Are Gold and Silver Parting Ways?

After a very volatile late-February followed by several sharp mid-March downturns, gold and silver prices settled down for a brief period as the gold-to-silver ratio stabilized near historical norms in mid-April. Comex gold has traded range-bound between its April highs and lows of $1,685.40 and $1,613 per ounce and closed

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Is the Silver Bull Market Over?

Is the Silver Bull Market Over? This is one question that we feel very confident that the answer to it is no; but still we are specifically watching for articles or news stories suggesting that the precious metals bull market is over. We have seen a few articles announcing the

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Gold: Alternative Investment, Foundation Asset

The World Gold Council has produced another excellent piece of research entitled ‘Gold: Alternative Investment, Foundation Asset’. The research looks at diversified portfolios which contain non-traditional assets such as private equity, hedge funds, real estate and commodities and finds that such portfolios can be enhanced by a “discrete allocation to gold as

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Gerhard Schubert, Head-Commodities, Emirates NBD

1) Paper products are popular in West but not in Middle East or Asia. What exactly are the reasons? It is not people in the Middle East who do not like to trade in derivatives or in paper gold but the affinity to physical gold is very much stronger here

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Investing in Gold

If Baltimore gets hit with a major snowstorm again, my colleague Greg McCoach is one guy I wouldn't mind getting locked in the office with. He's smart. He's down to earth. And he always does the dishes — even when they're not his. What's not to like? Even still, Greg

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