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Gold Demand Trends Full Year 2015

Investment - Gold Demand Trends Full Year 2015

The World Gold Council’s leading industry publication on gold demand trends, analysed by both sector and geography for the fourth quarter and full year 2015.

Investment Commentary: 2015 review and 2016 outlook

Investment - Investment Commentary: 2015 review and 2016 outlook

The latest edition of our Investment Commentary reviews gold’s performance during 2015 and examines the factors that may influence gold in 2016.

The gold price declined in 2015 in US dollar terms – but not in all currencies. In our view, the effect that US rates have had on the gold price is overdone and may take a back seat in 2016.

Amid expensive stock valuations and high market risks, gold’s role as a portfolio diversifier and tail risk hedge is particularly relevant.

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Gold Demand Trends Q3 2015

Investment - Gold Demand Trends Q3 2015

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

Next release:

Q4 and full year 2015: Thursday 11th February

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Gold Demand Trends Q2 2015

Investment - Gold Demand Trends Q2 2015

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

Next release:

Q3 2015: Thursday 12th November

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Developing Indian Hallmarking

Investment - Developing Indian Hallmarking

The World Gold Council has conducted a study to assess  the current state of hallmarking in India.

Our intention was threefold:

  • To evaluate the existing hallmarking system
  • To stimulate debate around how best to strengthen hallmarking processes
  • To demonstrate the benefits of an effective hallmarking infrastructure. 

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Featured report: Gold Investor

Investment - Featured report: Gold Investor

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.

Why invest in gold

Gold has unique properties as an asset class. The diversity of gold-backed and gold-related products means that gold can be used to enhance a wide variety of individual investment strategies and risk tolerances.

Our analysis shows that gold can be used in portfolios to protect global purchasing power, reduce portfolio volatility and minimise losses during periods of market shock.

It can serve as a high-quality, liquid asset when selling other assets would cause losses. 

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.