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Market Update: India's 2018 Budget

Market Update: India's 2018 Budget

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

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.

Cryptocurrencies are no substitute for gold

Cryptocurrencies are no substitute for gold

Cryptocurrencies may become an established part of the financial system. But, in our view, they are very different to gold.

Enhancing the performance of alternatives with gold

Enhancing the performance of alternatives with gold

In recent years, buy-and-hold investors such as pension funds, endowments, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have gradually increased their investments in alternative assets to diversify their portfolios and boost returns.

Gold Investor, December 2017

Gold Investor, December 2017

The winter edition of Gold Investor, where leading commentators and market participants discuss new developments for gold and its evolving global role.

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.

Outlook 2018

Outlook 2018

In 2017, investors added gold to their portfolios as incomes increased, uncertainty loomed, and gold’s positive price momentum continued.

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.