The Authority on Gold

Cryptocurrencies are no substitute for gold

Cryptocurrencies are no substitute for gold

Despite bitcoin’s parabolic price rise last year, which led to comparisons between bitcoin and gold, cryptocurrencies are a very different investment to gold. Learn more here

Investment Update

Investment Update: Market selloff bolsters case for gold

On February 5th, stock markets suffered one of their more precipitous falls in recent years. The gold price rose but, as stocks partly retraced their losses, gold trended lower.

Gold ETFs

Gold ETFs

Monthly gold-backed ETF flows and holdings by region and fund

Annual review 2017

Annual review 2017

The strong gold price performance was a positive for investors and producers, and was symptomatic of a more profound shift in sentiment: a growing recognition of gold’s role as a wealth preservation and risk mitigation tool. This goes to the heart of our strategy to make gold a mainstream asset.

Market Update: India's 2018 Budget - policy and progress

Market Update: India's 2018 Budget - policy and progress

Better gold policies combined with rising incomes could bode well for India’s gold industry.

Gold Demand Trends Full Year 2017

Gold Demand Trends Full Year 2017

The World Gold Council’s industry-leading publication on gold demand trends, analysed by both sector and geography for Q4 and full year 2017.

Guidance for Monetary Authorities on the recommended practice in accounting for monetary gold

Guidance for Monetary Authorities on the recommended practice in accounting for monetary gold

After receiving several queries from central banks seeking assistance on this issue, the World Gold Council commissioned this Guidance, providing a common accounting framework for monetary gold.

The relevance of gold as a strategic asset

The relevance of gold as a strategic asset

Gold is a highly liquid yet scarce asset, and it is no one’s liability. It is bought as a luxury good as much as an investment. As such, gold can play four fundamental roles in a portfolio.

Gold reserves statistics

Gold reserve statistics

Gold plays an important part in central banks’ reserves management, and they are significant holders of gold. This data – compiled using IMF IFS statistics – tracks central banks’ reported purchases and sales and gold as a percentage of central banks’ foreign exchange reserves.