Gold Demand Trends Q1 2013 Report Summary

The World Gold Council has produced the Gold Demand Trends (GTD) report since 1996 and the latest publication of this industry leading resource is now available. The findings for this financial quarter, Q1 2013 are summarized below. Overall Demand A fall of 13%, excluding OTC investment, otherwise flat compared to 2012. Individual Market Demand India … Read more

A Different Way To Own Gold?

With gold dominating headlines today, you might be wondering how to own the mysterious yellow metal.  After 11 years of gains, many investors are beginning to understand the logic professed by gold bugs throughout this bull market.  Once a decision to participate has been made, investors often face an even more confusing set of choices. … Read more

Gold Series Part III – Gold Rush!

We began this series with an attempt to cut through media spin and answer the question what is gold?  Next we laid out a fundamental strategy for owning gold in a balanced portfolio.  This proper mix of assets included physical metal, large mining firms, junior mining firms and finally exploration companies.  The latter is by … Read more

Gold Series Part II: How To Own Gold?

We have established gold’s critical role as the backbone of monetary systems. Hopefully there is an understanding at this point that your personal assets should likewise be backed by something real. The logical question remains, how should one acquire this misunderstood asset? In order to properly own gold an allocation of physical bullion, exchange-traded bullion, … Read more

Gold Series Part 1: Why do People Buy Gold?

By Edwin Tucker Sandwiched between mercury and platinum on the periodic table, gold is just another element occurring naturally in the earth’s crust.   This shiny yellow metal differs from its peers in that it has a powerful effect on human beings.  The search for gold has consumed untold resources and countless lives.  Often dubbed the … Read more

Gold ETF’s Shine In Inflationary Times

By Brian O’Connell What to make of the current inflationary economic climate? To hear a government economist tell it, it’s basically “nothing to worry folks. Nothing to see here.” That’s pretty much what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a press conference on April 27. Bernanke spoke of “keeping inflation low”, a theme that … Read more