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LIQUIDITY IN THE MARKET Market liquidity is a market's ability to purchase or sell an asset at stable prices. High liquidity means that a high number of parties are willing to take the other side of the trade. Gold, like cash, shines as a very liquid...

Q2 gold demand in 2017, at 953.4t, was 10% lower than Q2 2016, resulting in the first half-year demand slowing 14% to 2,003.8t. According to the latest World Gold Council report, record ETF inflows in 2016 affected year-over-year comparisons: demand from this sector slowed dramatically after...

It’s been a busy week here in London at the 2017 Platinum Week, arranged by the London Platinum and Palladium Market (LPPM). We attended the Bloomberg Intelligence Precious Metals Seminar and here are some of the key insights we’d like to share with you about...

What you need to know when buying gold Now that we are familiar with the strong case for buying physical gold and what’s happening in the world of gold, it’s time to learn what you need to know when buying physical gold. 1. Know your gold bar Each...

Last issue, we discussed the case for buying gold, especially for having physical holdings of the metal. In this article, we will review the trends we see in the world of physical gold.   Global demand for gold is robust In 2013, investment in physical gold bars and coins...

For over 5,000 years mankind has seen gold as a symbol of prosperity, wealth and stability. Across the planet gold plays a distinct role in every major civilization - As Christopher Columbus famously said: “Gold is a treasure. He who possesses it does all he...

Historically, gold’s role in the global economy has been as the ultimate safe haven asset. Its value has been closely tied to our perceptions of global stability. Central banks use gold to shore up monetary stability. Fluctuations in a country’s gold reserves reflect how its central...

Three weeks after Mr. Trump was elected president, optimism is spreading, driving down gold prices and the US Dollar while 10Y yields go up. Those of you who read our previous post remember this isn’t what we predicted. What caused the market to behave against...