Gold Demand Trends Q1 2015

Gold Demand Trends Q1 2015

The World Gold Council’s leading industry publication on gold demand trends, analysed by both sector and geography for the first quarter 2015. Download the latest issue

Next releases:

Q2 2015: Thursday 13th August 
Q3 2015: Thursday 12th November

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Featured report: Gold Investor

Gold Investor, volume 8

In this edition of Gold Investor (Volume 8, March 2015), we take a closer look at gold’s performance and relevance for investors in the current environment, paying close attention to:

  • Gold in a rising dollar environment

In addition, we discuss:

  • The factors that drive gold
  • The relationship between gold and US interest rates.

Featured report: Investment Commentary

Investment - Featured report: Investment Commentary

The most recent edition examined gold’s performance during the first three quarters of 2014, exploring relevant macroeconomic factors that might have influenced gold’s performance in Q4 2014. This was published in October 2014

In our view, there are four main reasons investors should view gold as a valuable portfolio component today:

  • Positive economic growth is supportive of gold’s long-term demand
  • Rising interest rates do not necessarily push gold prices down
  • Gold’s cost effectiveness makes it an attractive portfolio hedge compared to other strategies
  • Constraints in mine production and falling gold recycling have kept the market in balance.

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China’s gold market: progress and prospects

Investment - China’s gold market: progress and prospects

Explore the factors that have driven China’s rise to become the number one producer and consumer of gold and why the market will continue to expand, irrespective of short term blips in the economy.