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Gold 2048: The next 30 years for gold

Gold 2048: The next 30 years for gold

Gold 2048 brings together industry-leading experts from across the globe to analyse how the gold market is set to evolve in the next 30 years. Learn more here

Gold Demand Trends Q1 2018

Gold Demand Trends Q1 2018

Gold demand of 973.5t was the lowest Q1 since 2008. The main cause was a fall in investment demand for gold bars and gold-backed ETFs, partly due to range-bound gold prices.

Investment Update: Using gold to hedge emerging market risk

Investment Update: Using gold to hedge emerging market risk

Over the long run, economic growth is a key driver of gold demand, especially in emerging market countries where there is high affinity for gold as jewellery and investment. At the same time, gold tends to perform well in period of crisis.

Investment Update: Gold tracks the dollar as rates take a back seat

Investment update: Gold tracks the dollar

Investors often use the direction of the US dollar as a bellwether for gold’s performance. However, over recent years, short-term movements in gold have been more heavily influenced by US interest rates and expectations of policy normalisation.

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.

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 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.